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.
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 – ?