Yeats  Introduction

 

A horse of some repute and success, Yeats is a horse that – for a period of four years – was one of the most prominent horses on the Irish racing circuit. With wins at major events, including seven Group One race wins, Yeats was a horse that became associated with the power of victory. It was a horse that managed to win a variety of trophies, winning several over a very successful career.

 

Career Summary

 

From the Ballysax Stakes in 2004 to the Prix Royal-Oak in 2008, this is a horse that picked up a huge amount of trophies. By far and away the most impressive part of the career of this legend, though, is the incredible and singular record that it holds when it comes to the world famous Ascot Cup. Despite being one of the hardest races to win, it holds the honour of being the only horse in the history of the sport to win four Ascot Gold Cup events.

 

Best of all? They were won from 2006-09, meaning that they all followed one another. This is testament to the incredible appetite for success and trophies that it held. Once the final season of its career, the 2009 season, where it won the Ascot Cup the final time, came to an end, it retired.

 

Then, it went on to become a stud after the 2009 season was over. There, it works from the National Hunt breeding farm, working as a major part of the successful operation that they have up there.

 

Achievements & Highlights

 

 

Wins – Ballysax Stakes (2004), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2004), Coronation Cup (2005), Goodwood Cup (2006, 2008), Ascot Gold Cup (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Vintage Crop Stakes (2007, 2008), Saval Beg Stakes (2007), Irish St. Leger (2007), Prix Royal-Oak (2008)

 

Associations – Barronstown Stud, Orpendale.

 

Earnings – £1.1m+

 

 

Kingman  Introduction

 

Sometimes, a name just stands out and seems a perfect fit for an animal. Kingman is one such horse that carries a rather fitting name, with a career that showcased an incredible level of success. Owned by Khalid Abdullah and mastering the art of racing with John Gosden, this horse went on to make headlines with various major wins across a two-year spell.

 

While its career lasted a mere two years, in that time it picked up an impressive six major trophy wins, from the Solario Stakes in 2013 to the Prix Jacques le Marois in 2014.

 

Career Summary

 

In its debut season, Kingman impressed with a win under Ryan Moore at Newmarket, seeing it priced for the Solario Stakes as an underdog. There, it won by a whole two lengths and surprised all. It missed out on a potential big win at the Dewhurst Stakes with a chipped bone.

 

Then, it went on a stunning trophy run that seen it lift five trophies in the year. Starting with the Greenham Stakes, it went on to also win the Irish 2000 Guineas, the St. James Palace Stakes, the Sussex Stakes and lastly the Prix Jacque le Marois.

 

Sadly, problems began to start for the horse after this incredible run of racing. It was retired from the sport in September of 2014, when it was announced that it had picked up a horrible throat infection. This was stopping it from being trained properly, weakening its chances of succeeding at any point in the future at the same level.

 

Now, it can be found at the Bandstead Manor stud.

 

Achievements & Highlights

 

Wins – Solario Stakes (2013), Greenham Stakes (2014), Irish 2000 Guineas (2014), St. James’s Palace Stakes (2014), Sussex Stakes (2014), Prix Jacques Le Marois (2014).

 

Associations – Juddmonte Farms, Khalid Abdullah, John Gosden, James Doyle.

 

Earnings – ?

 

 

Peter Scudamore  Introduction

 

Born in 1958 to the son of a jockey, Michael, and wife Mary, Peter Scudamore went on to become one of the most iconic jockeys of his generation. While many of his records for the likes of seasonal wins have been broken, at one stage he was a prolific record holder who had managed to establish himself as one of the finest in the industry.

 

While he’s out of the game a long time now, his determination to succeed from a young age – and impress his father – formed the backbone for a man who has become one of the most determined and committed of his time. As the son of a Grand National winner, he had a lot to live up to!

 

Career Summary

 

Across his career, starting out in 1978, Scudamore won an incredible volume of trophies. Stable jockey for the world-class Martin Pipe, Scudamore became one of the most successful jockeys of the 80s and 90s. with 1,678 winners across his career – not to mention a glut of medals – he won a huge amount in his career.

 

From two Champion Hurdles to a Queen Mother Champion Cash and a Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, Scudamore won a lot of trophies. The Mackeson Gold Cup joined four Welsh Nationals and two Scottish Nationals on the medal cabinet, too, further reinforcing his position as a prolific winner at an incredibly competitive time for the sport.

 

While he never won the Grand National, the Gold Cup or the King George events, he’s still one of the most respected and revered names within the entirety of the racing circuit.

 

Achievements & Highlights

 

Major Wins – Champion Hurdles (1988, 1993), Queen Mother Champion Chase, Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, Mackeson Gold Cup, Welsh National, Scottish National.

 

Associations – Miinnehoma, Little Polveir.