Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young sire Kingsbarns, the only G1 winning son of Galileo at stud in South Africa, has made a pleasing start to the 2016 covering season.
The handsome bay has already had three of his early mares tested in foal, suggesting Kingsbarns is on track to enjoy a potent season in 2016.
An outstanding two-year-old, Kingsbarns was unbeaten in two appearances as a juvenile, with his first campaign culminating in a win in the historic G1 Racing Post Trophy.
Among those defeated by Kingsbarns in that Doncaster feature were subsequent G1 Irish Derby hero Trading Leather, as well as the group winners Steeler, First Cornerstone and Weary.
Kingsbarns joined an elite group of thoroughbreds when he won the Racing Post Trophy, with the race having previously won by such outstanding champions as Vaguely Noble, High Chaparral, Green Dancer, Camelot, and Noblesse –to name a few.
Not only is Kingsbarns a proven G1 horse but he is also a son of the world’s (and possibly history’s) greatest sire in Galileo.
The latter, whose sire sons include proven success stories New Approach and Teofilo as well as red hot sire star Frankel, has over 230 stakes winners to his credit, with Galileo’s tally including a whopping 10 individual G1 winners in 2016 alone!
Kingsbarns, himself a half brother to G3 Senorita Stakes winner Sweeter Still, hails from the same family as champion and successful sire Halling, legendary New Zealand champion sire Volksraad and the very popular young Shadwell stallion Mukhadram.