Drakenstein Stud resident Galileo stallion Kingsbarns passed away from colic Wednesday night –a sad loss to the Cape stallion band at the age of 8.
The impeccably-bred Kingsbarns was one of the very best two-year-olds of his generation. Timeform of 2012 rated the colt at 120.
Kingsbarns, described by Timeform as “he was a revelation….establishing himself as one of the leaders of his generation…most imposing physically, a rangy attractive colt”, won both his outings at two, with a seven length maiden win being followed up by a facile 1.75 length victory in the Gr1 Racing Post Trophy.
Injury played havoc with Kingsbarns’ subsequent career, but the bay did finish third, beaten by Gr1 winner Olympic Glory in the 2013 Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, where he beat Dawn Approach, Elusive Kate and Gordon Lord Byron.
The young sire’s first SA crop are yearlings in 2018.