Kingsbarns has been retired and will stand at Castlehyde for 2015. One of the highest rated two-year-olds of his generation, Kingsbarns won his maiden by 7 lengths on debut before taking the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy to remain unbeaten. As a 3yo he returned from injury to finish a fine third in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes-Gr.1 at Ascot to Olympic Glory and Top Notch Tonto, with Gr.1 winners Dawn Approach and Elusive Kate behind him.
Kingsbarns is a half-brother to Group winners Sweeter Still and Belle Artiste and is closely related to European champion miler Rip Van Winkle (also by Galileo), a leading first crop sire in 2014.
We’re delighted to welcome Galileo’s son Kingsbarns for 2015,” said Castlehyde Manager Joe Hernon. “He was the second highest-rated two-year-old of his generation behind Dawn Approach and showed top class form again at three when third behind Olympic Glory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes ahead of Dawn Approach back in fourth.”