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Racehorse Profile    

Kenyan was sent to the Tattersall's Breeze-up sales in April 2016, and trainer Seamus Durack went to 22,000 guineas to secure him. He was drawn to the youngster for two reasons - his pedigree and his stride.

This French-bred gelding really has a superb pedigree - combining the top 2YO black-type generating sire with a Listed Class mare. We would urge potential shareholders to view the full pedigree (available in the pedigree section), as there is bold type in abundance. Kenyan\'s mother was a winner over a mile and a half at three, and his father was a Group performer over seven furlongs and a mile - which shows that this gelding has stamina in abundance.

He also possesses the looks to go with his potential on paper. He is long and scopey, walks really well and has a decent temperament. His breeze at Tattersalls showed him to be a little inexperienced, as you would expect from a horse who will need a mile+ in time on the turf, but once he was able to settle and compose himself, he pointed his toe was covering the ground very nicely.

The gelding really came into his own during his 2017 season, where he showed ability on the flat, but then improved hand over fist when switched to hurdling. He showed form figures of 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st as he went through the summer and into autumn last season - winning really well at Plumpton in October. Seamus Durack says of the gelding \"Everything about him screams scope and continued development and that\'s exactly how he has done last season. His sire has done well with moderate dams - and only this year has he started to get some really decent types going to him like this one\'s mother, who was Listed class. He is now 16 hands tall but I'm hopeful he will grow some more through the winter and I think we stole him at the sales - he could have brought four times as much.\"

Prospective shareholders will be a part of a horse who has found his feet as a racehorse, but is still more than capable of improving and developing further through his 4YO season. Trainer Seamus Durack has told us that he fully expects Kenyan can provide more competitive racing in this 2018 campaign.

This is a great opportunity for small-share owners to be involved in a promising young horse at a value-for-money rate. Kenyan should provide his shareholders with runs at Southern based racetracks through spring, summer and early autumn, and has already proven to be a quality horse, possibly capable of rising through the handicapping ranks, both on the flat and over hurdles.

The plan with the gelding is to give him a decent break from December through to February and then bring him back for the tail-end of the National Hunt season, before going through the summer on the flat and over hurdles.

Please note that Kenyan should race in the Midlands and South. During 2017 he ran at tracks such as Plumpton, Lingfield, Uttoxeter and Newton Abbott.


  Breeding Information

3-Y-O (3YO in 2017) - Bay Gelding by Kendargent (FR) out of Landora (FR) (Lando)

This gelding has a superb all-French pedigree.  The dam (Landora) was a quality racehorse, winning as a  3YO on her debut in France over 12f and ending her racing career running in Listed company a few times before heading off to the paddocks after only five runs.  Kenyan is her third foal.

Kendargent was a Group performer over seven furlongs and a mile when racing.  He didn't quite fulfil his potential on the track, with decent placed efforts in quality races.  However, his stallion record is where he has excelled, currently standing at the top of the black-type 2YO sires listings.  He started his stallion career off at a cost per mating of 1,000 euros and five years later is now 18,000 euros.  He has an incredible record with 2YO's, often from very moderate dams and his progeny tend to get better with age.  

- View a full three-generation pedigree

Race Plans      

The race plans for Kenyan are quite well developed, mainly due to the fact that he has so much stamina.

This horse will need a distance of ten furlongs as a minimum during his 4YO season on the flat and he will race over two to two and a half miles over hurdles. he will have a dual-purpose spring and summer campaign, with Seamus aiming the gelding for race mostly over hurdles, but we do expect he could have one or two spins on the flat as well, as he is still well handicapped on the flat.

Kenyan will be rested in January and February before returning for his 2018 4YO season in April.  

If the gelding continues to improve over hurdles Seamus has floated the possibility that he could give shareholders the opportunity to see him racing in France.  He is qualified for the French Breeders Premiums - which means that he could run in France and recieve a significant boost in his prizemoney.  He would need to be of a high enough quality, but we should know by April/May 2018 if a few sojournes to the Paris tracks are a possibility.   

Race Record        

Kenyan has run eight times, being very much in need of the experience the first few runs.  His handicap runs displayed that he is a horse which is improving, winning an above average race for the grade in October 2017.

23Oct17Plu C5NvHcH 3K2mGS10-9 tp1/11 by ½L Cheltenam De Vaige 11-88/1C O'Farrell
24Sep17Plu C5HcH 3K2mGd10-6 tp2/14 btn 4½L Rob Robin 10-1316/1C O'Farrell
16Aug17Nab C33yH 7K2m1fGd10-12 tp13/8 btn 14L The Raven Master 10-1225/1A Coleman
30Jul17Utt C43yH 3K2mGS10-12 t4/6 btn 11½L Crucial Moment 10-123/1C O'Farrell
16Jul17Str C43yH 5K2m½fGd10-12 t5/9 btn 12L Taxmeifyoucan 10-725/1C O'Farrell

View his full, up to date form at the Racing Post

Value Guarantee        

We expect to get 3-6 runs and possibly more from this racehorse in his share period, however, you should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury or training setbacks.   This share period starts April 1st 2017 and runs through the summer turf season, finishing on November 1st 2017.

During the season the horse may be rested or have time away from the track to recover and it is quite normal for a racehorse to have periods of 3-6 weeks rest between races. Young horses are particularly susceptible to sore shins, bone chips and growing pains, and can need a greater time to recover between races.   

For this 3YO we offer the following guarantee:  If due to injury or retirement, his season is cut short and he will not race again, and he has not raced at least twice, we will replace him with a similar horse for the remainder of the 2017 turf season. Please note that we are unable to pay prizemoney on any replacements and the replacement will be a horse of our own choosing. 

As a shareholder you must understand that we cannot guarantee your horses performance, a specific volume of runs (beyond our minimum guarantee) or that runs will be evenly spaced throughout the share period.  This is the chance you take when owning any racehorse and participating in this ownership experience.  If you will be disappointed with only 2-3 runs from your racehorse during the season, then please DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS OR ANY OTHER RACEHORSE.  We believe in being crystal clear with our shareholders - any participation in racehorse ownership is high risk, and we are unable to make any refunds because of share periods which finish early due to injury or retirement - as training and livery fees for the horse still remain whether they are racing or not.  This is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves, when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.

  Number of runs 9  
  Wins 1  
  Placed runs (1st 3) 3  
  Prizemoney to Date 5433  
  Horse Age 3  
  Gender Gelding  
  Best Distance 2m 3f  
  Trainer Seamus Durack  
  Based Lambourn, Berkshire.  
  Regular Jockey Connor OFarrell  
  Data Correct At 2016-04-20  


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