09/22/2014 12:03PM

Irish 2000 Guineas winner Kingman retired to stud


Kingman, a four-time Group 1 winner who captured this year’s Irish 2000 Guineas, has been retired by owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms. The 3-year-old Invincible Spirit colt was being treated for a throat infection, according to a report in Racing Post, and was doubtful to make his next scheduled start next month in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

A stud fee will be announced later for Kingman, who was also considered for the Breeders’ Cup Mile. He will stand at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, England, beginning in 2015.

Kingman won 7 of 8 starts and earned $1,607,201, racing for Juddmonte and trainer John Gosden. He won both of his starts at 2, including the Group 3 Solario Stakes, and, after taking some time off due to a minor injury, returned to capture the Group 3 Greenham Stakes in his first start at 3.

Kingman’s only loss came as the favorite in the English 2000 Guineas, where he finished second to Night of Thunder by a half-length, but he rebounded to win the Irish Guineas, the St. James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Sussex Stakes, and the Prix Jacques le Marois, all Group 1 events.

Kingman is out of French 1000 Guineas winner Zenda, by Zamindar, and is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Remote. Zenda is a half-sister to European champion sprinter and prominent sire Oasis Dream.