Prince of Zenda
The racehorse that was, and the super sire that is, KINGMAN needs no introduction. Outstanding in his Champion 3yo miler’s career, he’s just about the best young stallion out there. Read about him here: https://stallions.juddmonte.com/stallion/kingman
Couple that with a Selkirk dam, who has already produced a 100 rated horse, from a family littered with Group 1 performers (the 2nd dam is the mighty MY BRANCH.) Two of the top seven Kingman progeny, are out of Selkirk mares: KING OF COMEDY and KINROSS, so that's a good 'nick' from a breeding perspective.
He possesses plenty of size and substance; he won’t just be a 2yo who doesn’t train on, given his imposing stature; he could make up into a high class 3yo too. In a market where the bidders were lining up left right and centre at Tattersalls, we were delighted to bring him in, precisely on the Kingman nomination budget at the time, of 100,000.
A strapping son of one of the World’s finest stallions, whose nomination price is set at £125,000 for 2024 and from one of Bjorn Nielsen’s finest families.
Racing update: He has a big engine and loves soft ground. A massive 12 lengths winner at Chester on his penultimate start, however, it’s fair to say that we’re still working him out. We’re certain regarding his underfoot preferences, but his optimum racing distance, we’re much less sure about. Were he to be top class sprint handicapper, that’d be of little surprise, his dam’s side suggests so, but he has, on occasions, seemingly, stayed a mile well. We’re still honing in on how we can maximise his achievements for us - it’s proving exciting, in finding out where his journey takes us next. TIMEFORM RATED: 95