Nothing is guaranteed in this business, but there can be no doubt that Kingman is one of the most exciting horses to have gone to stud in recent decades. Horses such as Sadler's Wells, Galileo and Sea The Stars had such obvious potential when they began their stallion careers, and although Kingman has a monumental task ahead of him to join that elite trio, it is hard to imagine him failing to get winners at the highest levels.
He was a brilliant racehorse, a Timeform 134-rated champion and classic star, a high-class two-year-old who went on to win four Group 1s over a mile. He covered an outstanding first book of 143 mares at Banstead Manor Stud, his first crop includes a half-sister to this year's Derby hero Wings Of Eagles (by Pour Moi), and his first foals made up to €320,000.
What makes him such an exciting prospect is that all of this is backed up by a stallion's pedigree.
He is a son of the Group 1-winning sprinter Invincible Spirit (by Green Desert), whose early stallion sons include the Group 1-siring horses Lawman and I Am Invincible, and he is out of Zenda (by Zamindar), the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) winning half-sister to the triple Group 1 star and outstanding stallion Oasis Dream (by Green Desert).
Their dam, Hope (by Dancing Brave), is an unraced full-sister to the Group 1 Irish Oaks heroine Wemyss Bight and her offspring include the four-times Group/Grade 1 star Beat Hollow (by Sadler's Wells), a sire of top-level winners on the flat and under National Hunt rules. Hope's siblings also include the dam of Group 1-winning stayer Reefscape (by Linamix), and of Group 2 scorers Bellamy Cay (by Kris), Coastal Path (by Halling) and Martaline (by Linamix).
Bahamian (by Mill Reef), the Group 2 Prix de Pomone runner-up and Listed Oaks Trial scorer who is the third dam of Kingman, is also the third dam of the Group 2 Prix Chaudennay scorer Doha Dream (by Shamardal) and of New Bay (by Dubawi), who has completed his first season at Ballyinch Stud.
New Bay won the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby), Group 2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano and Group 3 Prix Gontaut Biron, he chased home Make Believe in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas), was third to Golden Horn in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and fourth to Almanzor in a vintage edition of the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.
This famous Juddmonte family is one of the strongest in the stud book. It has already given us an elite stallion in Oasis Dream, and with Kingman being so closely related to that Banstead Manor Stud standout, there is every reason to hope that he too can become a leading sire.
KINGMAN (GB) – b.2011 – Invincible Spirit – Zenda, 7 wins inc Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr1), Sussex Stakes (Gr1), Irish 2000 Guineas (Gr1), St James's Palace Stakes (Gr1), Greenham Stakes (Gr3), Solario Stakes (Gr3), 2nd 2000 Guineas (Gr1). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
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grf - Chill (by Verglas) Arqana Aug €160,000
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bf - Come Touch The Sun (by Fusaichi Pegasus) Tattersalls Oct 55,000gns
bc - Cubanita (by Selkirk) Goffs Sept €50,000
bf - Cut Short (by Diesis) Tattersalls Oct 550,000gns
bf - Damaniyat Girl (by Elusive Quality) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc - Don't Forget Faith (by Victory Gallop) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bc - Don't Forget Faith (by Victory Gallop) Tattersalls Nov 45,000gns
bf - Faithfilly (by Red Clubs) Arqana Aug €80,000
bc - Fallen In Love (by Galileo) Tattersalls Oct 260,000gns
bc - Fallen Star (by Brief Truce) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Farnesina (by Anabaa) Tattersalls Oct 95,000gns
bc - Gaditana (by Rainbow Quest) Tattersalls Nov 40,000gns
bc - Go Lovely Rose (by Pivotal) Goffs Sept €650,000
bc - Gradara (by Montjeu) Arqana Aug €140,000 (p/s)
bf - Hazel Lavery (by Excellent Art) Arqana Aug €240,000
bf - Hippy Hippy Shake (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Intense Pink (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Oct 47,000gns
bc - Janicellaine (by Beat Hollow) Arqana Aug €360,000
bf - Justlookdontouch (by Galileo) Tattersalls Oct 1,700,000gns
bc - Liberally (by Statue of Liberty) Goffs Sept €240,000
bf - Lovely Blossom (by Spinning World) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bc - Maganda (by Sadler's Wells) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Making Eyes (by Dansili) Tattersalls Oct 400,000gns
bf - Masaya (by Dansili) Tattersalls Oct 60,000gns
bf - Our Little Secret (by Rossini) Tattersalls Oct 400,000gns
brf - Palitana (by Giant's Causeway) Tattersalls Oct 250,000gns
bc - Phiz (by Galileo) Arqana Aug €340,000
bf - Platonic (by Zafonic) Arqana Aug €300,000
bc - Please Sing (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Oct 120,000gns
bc - Pontenuovo (by Green Tune) Tattersalls Oct 150,000gns
bf - Quaduna (by Duke of Marmalade) Tattersalls Oct 150,000gns
bc - Rose Et Noire (by Dansili) Arqana Aug €130,000
bf - Sewards Folly (by Rudimentary) Tattersalls Oct 55,000gns
bc - Shimmering Surf (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bc - Soul of Houdini (by Perfect Soul) Tattersalls Oct 90,000gns
bc - Split Trois (by Dubawi) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc - Stage Presence (by Selkirk) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc - Starfish (by Galileo) Tattersalls Oct 450,000gns
bc - Starlet (by Sea The Stars) Goffs Sept €140,000
bf - Stupendous Miss (by Dynaformer) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Swiss Diva (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bf - The Miniver Rose (by High Chaparral) Tattersalls Oct 45,000gns
bf - Three Mysteries (by Linamix) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc - Toi Et Moi (by Galileo) Tattersalls Oct 32,000gns
bf - Vedela (by Selkirk) Arqana Oct €35,000
bf - Wadaat (by Diktat) Tattersalls Oct 85,000gns
bf - Whirly Bird (by Nashwan) Tattersalls Oct 200,000gns
bc - Wild Mimosa (by Dynaformer) Tattersalls Oct 35,000gns
bf - Wittgenstein (by Shamardal) Arqana Aug not sold
grf - Wrong Answer (by Verglas) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
grf - Ysoldina (by Kendor) Arqana Aug €750,000
bc - Zacheta (by Polish Precedent) Tattersalls Oct 160,000gns
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