Retired sound in wind and limb
A Leading First and Second Season Sire
Sire of 6 Stakes Winners incl. GO BEARS GO Gr.2 Winning Juvenile
In 2021/22 progeny realised: 500,000 gns, £340,000, 210,000 gns, 210,000 gns x 2, €185,000, 175,000 gns, 115,000 gns, etc.
Group 2 Winner of 4 Stakes races and €325,000 at 2 and 3 years
Quality Books of Black Type Mares covered in 2021/22 incl. dams of: Classic Performers & Multiple Group Winners and half-sisters to Gr.1/Gr.2 Winners
Won Gr.2 Doom Bar Celebration Mile, Goodwood, 8f.
(defeating Cable Bay (IRE), etc.).
Won Gr.3 Totepool Sovereign Stakes, Salisbury, 8f.
(defeating Custom Cut (IRE), etc.).
Won LR Unibet Midsummer Stakes, Windsor, 8½f.
Won LR Titanic Belfast Winkfield Stakes, Ascot, 7f.
(defeating Muhaarar (GB)).
2nd Gr.1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, Newmarket, 7f.
(to Belardo (IRE), defeating Estidhkaar (IRE)).
4th Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat, Chantilly, 8f.
(to Territories (IRE)).
“KODI BEAR was a pleasure to train and showed a lot of class right from the beginning. He was an exceptional winner of the Sovereign Stakes and confirmed that form when winning the Celebration Mile at Goodwood in tremendous style. His temperament and appetite for racing was first class and I am sure he will pass on these qualities to his offspring”. Clive Cox, Trainer
Sire of 6 Individual Stakes Winners and Notable Winners incl.
GO BEARS GO 4 wins incl. Gr.2 Railway Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 Pavilion Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes, Curragh, Novice Stakes, Ascot on debut, also placed viz Gr.1 Phoenix Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint, Del Mar
MYSTERY ANGEL 3 wins incl. LR Pretty Polly Stakes, Newmarket, placed 7 times incl. Gr.1 Cazoo Oaks, Epsom, Gr.3 Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 Prix de Psyche Sky Sports Racing, Deauville
EVER GIVEN 6 wins incl. LR Surrey Stakes, Epsom, Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes, York, Novice Stakes, Ripon on debut, Nursery Handicap, Goodwood, Nursery Handicap, Chester, placed Gr.3 Criterion Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 Qatar Prix du Pin, Longchamp
MEASURE OF MAGIC 4 wins incl. LR Committed Stakes, Navan, LR Goffs Irish EBF Polonia Stakes, Cork also placed five times viz Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup, Ascot, Gr.2 Flying Childers Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.3 William Hill Ireland Renaissance Stakes, Curragh, LR Marwell Stakes, Naas, LR Legacy Stakes, Dundalk.
COBH 2 wins incl. LR Stonehenge Stakes, Salisbury, Maiden Stakes, Haydock on debut, also placed twice viz Gr.2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, Newmarket, LR Pat Eddery Stakes, Royal Ascot
DIABLOTINE 2 wins incl. LR Prix des Reves d’Or-Jacques Bouchara, Vichy, Prix du Debut, Chantilly, only runs to date
HELENS WELL won Maiden, Del Mar also second viz. LR Surfer Girl Stakes, Santa Anita, LR Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes, Del Mar
EYE TO THE FUTURE
It would appear that the best is yet to come from exciting young sire Kodi Bear.
A leading first and second crop sire, the talented son of Kodiac impressed many by upgrading his first mares, which yielded three Group 1 performers, each of whom were the first black-type produce of their dams. Additionally, four of his Stakes performers are out of maiden or unraced mares.
Breeders’ took note of his early success at stud, resulting in quality books of Black Type mares being covered in recent seasons which include: the dams of Classic performers and Group winners and half sisters to Group 1/Group 2 winners.
The dam of multiple Stakes-placed Helens Well has since returned to the sire, as have the dams of Epsom Oaks runner-up Mystery Angel, Group 1 sprinter Measure Of Magic and unbeaten Stakes winner Diablotine.
Kodi Bear remains as popular with buyers as breeders, with his yearlings selling for up to 210,000gns in 2022. Purchasers of his yearlings in 2022 included: Kevin Ryan, Marco Bozzi, Nick Bradley Racing, Charlie Gordon Watson Bloodstock, Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock, Joe Foley, Jason Kelly Bloodstock/Sean Quinn, etc. His proven horses were also in demand, commanding prices up to £340,000.
Group 2 Winning Juvenile Go Bears Go proved himself a class performer at three, winning the Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes and the Phoenix Sprint Stakes collecting second in between to the Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup victor Minzaal. Ever Given was another that impressed in 2022 when winning the Listed Surrey Stakes and placing in both the Group 3 Qatar Prix Du Pin and Criterion Stakes.
In 2021/22 progeny realised: 500,000 gns, £340,000, 210,000 gns, 210,000 gns x 2, €185,000, 175,000 gns, 115,000 gns, etc. including a Kodi Bear Filly x Scarlet Plum, purchased for 210,000 gns by Kevin Ryan at Book 1 Tattersalls UK.
Jour De Galop Analysis after LR Prix Des Reves d'Or Win
EVER GIVEN's Trainer Tom Dascombe after winning the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes
Racing Post Analysis after Gr.2 Railway Stakes Win
Trainer Richard Spencer on his Dual 2-Y-O Winner