A winning pedigree…
KVT has had considerable success over the years. From 1988 to date we have sent out 167 winners, including winners of several Group 2 and 3 races and have earned over £4 Million in prizemoney.
This is some feat from a relatively small team of horses. Our 2021 squad looks highly exciting with the likes of Sir Busker and Dance Fever leading the team.
Tullius (11 wins and £500,137), Gateman (11 wins and £486,525) and Magical Memory (8 wins and £513,930) have been our most successful horses.
Magical Memory, an eight-year old-sprinter, won eight races including the Duke Of York Stakes (Group 2), the Hackwood Stakes (Group 3), the Abernant Stakes (Group 3), and The Stewards’ Cup at Glorious Goodwood and has been placed in Group 1 company, including at Royal Ascot and Deauville. He is KVT’s highest ever prizemoney earner.
Firebreak was our biggest seller to Godolphin for 525,000 guineas in 2001. He went on to win two Group 1 races in Dubai and Hong Kong. We also sold Charles The Great to Hong Kong for £280,000 in 2011, who was subsequently a dual Group race winner at Sha-Tin. Flaxen Flare, an 18,000 guineas purchase as a yearling in 2010 was sold as a three-year-old for 105,000 guineas and he was a subsequent winner at the Cheltenham Festival five months later. Bishop’s Leap who was bought for just 13,000 guineas as a yearling and a winner of three of his four starts for KVT was sold privately to Hong Kong in August 2015 for a considerable sum.
Sir Busker was a Royal Ascot winner in the Silver Hunt Cup in 2020 and placed in the Group 1 QEII. He started his year in 2021 coming third in the Listed Paradise Stakes and heads to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne.
Our most recent sales have seen the talented multiple winners Persian Moon and Flashcard head overseas having both been sold for many times their purchase price.
The table below shows our record over the last five seasons.
Dance Fever has won three from three to-date…an unbeaten two-year-old hat-trick.
Sir Busker has won five races to-date…including the first ever Silver Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot and 2nd Celebration Mile (GR2), 3rd Paradise Stakes (L), 4th Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (GR1).
Flashcard won three races for KVT and 2nd Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes, 3rd Sovereign Stakes (GR3). He has been sold to race in Hong Kong for a significant return.
Persian Moon won three races from 17 starts for KVT and 2nd Chester Stakes (L), Glasgow Stakes (L), 3rd Classic Trial (GR3), 3rd Acomb Stakes (GR3) 3rd Newmarket Stakes (L), 4th Cocked Hat Stakes (L). He was sold towards the end of this three-year-old season to race overseas, realising a decent return for his owners.
Contango won three consecutive races for KVT.
Bohemian Flame won one race and 3rd National Stakes (L).
Magical Memory won eight races to date and £513,930 including Duke Of York Stakes 2016 (GR2), Hackwood Stakes (GR3) Abernant Stakes (GR3), Betfred Mobile (Heritage Handicap) at Newmarket (July) and the Qatar Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) at Glorious Goodwood, 2nd Duke Of York Stakes 2017 (GR2), 3rd Haydock Sprint Cup (GR1), Bengough Stakes (GR3), 4th Diamond Jubilee (GR1), Prix Maurice de Gheest (GR1).
Bishop’s Leap won three consecutive races for KVT. Sold after four starts for KVT to Hong Kong for a substantial sum.
Tullius won 11 races and £500,137 including Bet365 Mile (GR2), Sky Bet York Stakes (GR2), Diomed Stakes (GR2), Totepool.com Sovereign Stakes (GR3), Ganton Stakes (L), Royal Windsor Stakes (L), Betway Doncaster Mile Stakes (L), 2nd Lockinge Stakes (GR1) Foundation Stales (L), 3rd Transformers and Rectifiers Ascot Summer Mile (GR2), Earl Of Sefton Stakes (GR3), 4th Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (GR1), Queen Anne Stakes (GR1), Festival Stakes (L).
Redact won two races, 2nd Mill Reef Stakes (GR2), 4th Weatherbys Super Sprint.
Charles The Great won two races as a two year old (2011) and £105,967 whilst owned by KVT including the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury, 3rd Molecomb Stakes (GR3). Sold for a substantial sum to Hong Kong where he won two Group races.
Drumfire won four races and £183,576 including the Solario Stakes (GR3) as a two-year-old, and the Racing UK Stakes (Heritage Handicap) at Glorious Goodwood.
Cape Fear won two races and £170,610 including the £200,000 St Leger Yearling Stakes, 2nd TNT July Stakes (GR2), Totesport Leicestershire Stakes (L), also 3rd Vodafone Woodcote Stakes (L).
Firebreak won 4 races and £85,983 including Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (GR2), Prix de Cabourg (GR3), 2nd Coventry Stakes (GR3), 4th Prix Morny (GR1).
Gateman won 11 races in UK, USA & Ireland and £486,515 including Emirates Airline Minstrel Stakes (GR3), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (GR3), Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (GR3), Freefone Stanley Superior Mile (L), LG&E Forerunner Stakes (L), Hopemont Stakes (L), totepool Midsummer Stakes (L), 2nd Prix Dollar (GR2), betfred.com Mile (GR2), Daily Record Scottish Derby (GR2), Palm Beach Stakes (GR3), Tom Fruit Leicestershire Stakes (GR3), Dubai Duty Free Cup (L), Royal Palm Handicap (L), Freefone Stanleybet Doncaster Mile (L), 3rd Premio Roma (GR1), Prix Daniel Wildenstein (GR2), Palm Beach Stakes (GR3), Stan James Hungerford Stakes (GR3), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (GR3), Michael Page International Silver Trophy Stakes (GR3), 4th Queen Anne Stakes (GR1).
Cathedral won Dubai Airport World Trophy (L), 2nd King George Stakes (GR3), 4th King’s Stand Stakes (GR2).
Petoskin winner, 3rd Washington Singer Stakes (L).
Crusade won 3 races in UK and USA, 3rd Gulfstream Park Stakes (L).
Autocracy winner, 2nd Goffs Million (L), Horris Hill Stakes (GR3).
Book The Band winner, 2nd Gimcrack Stakes (GR2), 3rd National Stakes (L), Free Handicap (L), 4th Poule d’Essai des Poulains (GR1), Cartier Million (L).
Contract Law won Richmond Stakes (GR2).
French Pretender won 2 races, 3rd Cartier Million, 4th Horris Hill Stakes (GR3).
Miss Demure won Lowther Stakes (GR2), 2nd Cartier Million.