2020 Bay gelding by Kodiac (GB) ex Fixed Gaze (USA) (Speightstown (USA))
Owner KVT XV
We purchased Alaskan, a powerful son of Kodiac at the Goffs UK breeze-up sale in 2022 for £58,000. Kodiac is one of the finest stallions in Europe, siring numerous fast and precocious horses such as Tiggy Wiggy, Campanelle and Ardad. He is renowned for producing tough and sound horses that ‘do what they say on the tin’!
The dam, Fixed Gaze, has produced three winners from four runners on the track to date and these include the colt’s talented full-sister, the Group 3-placed two-year-old, Fixette. Her own dam, Unique Pose, was Group placed herself and was a sister to the dam of the Group 1 Grand Prix De Paris winner Gallante.
He is trained by Charlie Hills in Lambourn, who often excels with fast horses such as the legendary Battaash and our own Group 2-winning sprinter Magical Memory. Having been gelded and after a winter break, Alaskan is set to provide his Partners with great fun in sprint handicaps on the all-weather this spring.
Luke Lillingston at the time of purchasing Alaskan commented:
A wise and experienced American horseman once said to me: “If you like a horse in the first ten lots in a sale, go ahead and buy it as it will always be good value in the prevailing market.” This piece of advice is fine, while not making any reference to budgetary constraints.
On this occasion our new boy by the mighty Kodiac was Lot 2 and while Sam and I were very keen on him, we frankly did not expect to be able to afford him. While an early number can obviously be disadvantageous to a seller, it can work in a buyers favour. His consignor Mick Murphy, one of the most respected of the Breeze Up clan, had recommended him and he was just the sort of horse that we were trying to find for Charlie Hills – a real sprinter to fit into the Farringdon Place home of speed. His new owners shouldn’t have to wait too long for their fun with him to begin.
Charlie is a classic and multiple Group 1 winning trainer, who has had the likes of Magical Memory, Just The Judge, Battaash and Muharrar under his care. Part of the Hills family dynasty he is a master trainer of very fast horses. Charlie trains three-time winner Equality, three-year-old Alaskan, and a lovely 2-year-old by Dark Angel for KVT.
|ALASKAN (GB)||KODIAC (GB)||DANEHILL (USA)||DANZIG (USA)|
|2001||RAFHA (GB)||KRIS (GB)|
|2020||FIXED GAZE (USA)||SPEIGHTSTOWN (USA)||GONE WEST (USA)|
|1998||SILKEN CAT (CAN)|
|2009||UNIQUE POSE (IRE)||SADLER'S WELLS (USA)|
|2002||DESERT EASE (IRE)|