Stands at Castlehyde Stud
Kingston Hill - A Gr.1 winner at 2 and 3 years with a Gr.1 sire's pedigree
2nd top-rated 2YO colt in Europe in 2013 & one of the best of his generation as a 3YO
- By European Champion 2YO & proven Gr.1 sire MASTERCRAFTSMAN
- His dam is a Group-winning half-sister to a Group-winning 2YO
- His second dam is a half-sister to DANSEUSE DU SOIR, Prix Robert Papin-Gr.2 winner as a 2YO and French 1,000 Guineas-Gr.1 & Prix de la Foret-Gr.1 winner as a 3YO
“one of the best of an above average Classic crop… Kingston Hill is a well-made, attractive individual and a good walker” Timeform Racehorses of 2014
"He was a very special horse for the yard, giving us our first two-year-old Group 1 and Classic successes. In another year he might well have won the Epsom Derby but he ran into a very good horse in Australia. He's a beautiful mover with a great cruising speed and turn of foot - pretty much everything you look for in a top-class racehorse." Roger Varian, trainer
“Kingston Hill, focused on jumps duty nowadays, took the eye at Castlehyde” Martin Stevens, Racing Post
- Already sire of exciting National Hunt prospect Hear Me Out who bolted up to win his Bumper on debut at Market Rasen by 3¼ lengths for trainer Keith Dalgleish!
His first flat-bred crop includes winners Galador, Ineedaleader, Karios, St George's Head, Redon, Maravedi, Kingston Lilly, Kairos, Kommodity Kid, Face Of Energima, Franceska Bella, Luna Kalejs, Zent, La Mal Amada, Asturien, Carino, Dawn Hill, Rebel's Angel, Sebille, Belador, Byron Hill, Catbird Seat, Ceraunavolta, Irish Hill, Tashi etc.