Kingman Stallion Wins G1 Queen Anne

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 15

A year ago progressive colt Palace Pier claimed his first Black Type victory when taking out the Group I St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m) and the son of Kingman has barely missed a beat since, returning this year to score a dominant win in the Group I Queen Anne Stakes (1m).

Palace Pier - Royal Ascot Twitter

Trained by John and Thady Gosden, Palace Pier was a last start winner of the Group I Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and went to the post a hot favourite.

He ran right up to expectation for Frankie Dettori, coasting to a length and a half win over the Aidan O’Brien trained entry Lope Y Fernandez (Lope de Vega).

“Palace Pier just takes that moment to go and when he hits the front he just pulls up, 'I've done enough'. He's a gorgeous horse. He's not a flashy worker but he does it on the track,” said John Gosden.

“He's the same as his father (Kingman), he can go on any ground, he's got plenty of scope and he's a pleasure to be around.”

Purchased for 600,000 guineas at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book One from the Highclere Stud draft by his trainer, Palace Pier runs for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and has the impressive record of eight wins from nine starts.

He is the best of two winners from Beach Frolic a half-sister by Nayef to Group II winners Bonfire and Jovialty.

Palace Pier is the best of 35 stakes-winners for Invincible Spirit’s champion sire son Kingman, who stands at Juddmonte at a fee of 150,000 pounds.

Australian breeders can access the bloodline here this spring with Coolmore set to stand Kingman’s first son to stud Calyx at a fee of $13,750.



More Reading...
Second Winner for Alpine Eagle
Armidale Stud's High Chaparral (IRE) stallion Alpine Eagle put a second winner on the board when the Scott Brunton-trained filly Verbano made a winning career debut over 1100m at Hobart on Sunday.
Sires With Winners - Sunday July 25
Here is the full list of 75 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
First Season Sires at MM National Weanling Sale
The dust has now settled on a super charged Magic Millions National Weanling Sale last week, so we thought a closer look at how the first season sires fared would prove interesting.
Frankel Colt Wins Another G1
A last start winner of the Group I Epsom Derby, Godolphin’s homebred Frankel colt Adayar scored another big win overnight taking out the Group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1m 4f) at the expense of race favourite Love.
Master of Reality Back in Winning Form
Frankel gelding Master of Reality (IRE) has contested the past two Melbourne Cups and returned to winning form overnight to win the Listed Her Majesty’s Plate (1m 5 ½ f) at Down Royal for the second year in a row.
US Stakes Double for Vancouver
Quality Vancouver filly Madone was already a three time stakes-winner, but soared to new heights when taking out the Group II San Clemente Stakes (1m) on turf at Del Mar on Saturday.
New Stakes-Winner for Starspangledbanner
Starspangledbanner filly Aristia claimed her first Black Type success in the UK overnight taking out the Listed Lyric Filles Stakes (1m 2 ½ f) at York.
Aussie Mares Feature in Japan
There were a couple of interesting results emanating from Japan on Saturday.
Vale Mr Brian Russell
Eminent racing and breeding journalist, bloodstock agent, historian and renowned pedigree authority, Brian Russell, passed away peacefully in his family home at North Richmond on Saturday, 22nd May 2021, aged 90.
Triple Century for Widden Stud Victoria Sires
Widden Stud Victoria is in a unique position this spring in having three stallions on the roster that have all sired 100 winners this season with Star Witness joining his barn mates Nicconi and Magnus in the ‘Century Club’ on Sunday.