Kodi Bear

Kodi Bear

Brown, 2012, 16.1hh
Retired sound in wind and limb
Kodi Bear head

Sire of 15 Individual Stakes Performers incl. Stakes Winners GO BEARS GO, THUNDERBEAR, CLOUNMACON, MYSTERY ANGEL, MEASURE OF MAGIC, etc. and of ROOM SERVICE, Winner of the £300,000 2-Y-O Weatherbys Stakes Race

100% of Stakes Winners are the only Black Type Winners out of their Dams (to 24/10/2023)

Yearlings in 2023 sold for: 150,000 gns, 110,000 gns, 100,000 gns, 90,000 gns, €140,000,  etc. conceived at €6,000

Group 2 Winner of 4 Stakes races and €325,000 at 2 and 3 years

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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 15 Individual Stakes Performers 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.

Thunderbear 3 wins incl. Gr.3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes, Newbury.

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.

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.

EVER GIVEN 6 wins incl. LR Surrey Stakes, Epsom, Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes, York, Novice Stakes, Ripon on debut, placed Gr.3 Criterion Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 Qatar Prix du Pin, Longchamp.

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.

Clounmacon 2 wins incl. LR Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes, Naas.

DIABLOTINE  2 wins incl.  LR Prix des Reves d’Or-Jacques Bouchara, Vichy, Prix du Debut, Chantilly.


What I particularly like about Kodi Bear, and should keep buyers coming back for his yearlings, is that all bar one of his 12 runners with Racing Post Ratings of 100 or higher are the highest rated performers out of their dams. That shows he has not relied on mare power and has done it the hard way, to a large extent. In some cases the difference in ability between Kodi Bear’s best representatives and their siblings is quite stark. All of which suggests that Kodi Bear could be that most priceless of commodities in the bloodstock industry: an upgrader of stock.

Extracts from Martin Stevens Bloodstock Analysis
1st August 2023



2024 represents an exciting time for Kodi Bear, with a quality crop of 2-Y-O’s set to represent the Rathbarry Stud sire. Bred off the back of an impressive start by his first runners, the 2022 crop sold for up to 150,000gns at the yearling sales. Two of Kodi Bear’s six-figure sales were bought by Alex Elliott, while other notable buyers included Highflyer Bloodstock, Peter and Ross Doyle, Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and Robson Aguiar etc.

Many of the purchasers had enjoyed previous success with Kodi Bear, with Sackville Donald having previously sourced Listed winner and Group performer Ever Given. David Loughnane trained Go Bears Go to win three Group races and place at Gr.1 level, while Nick Bradley and George Boughey enjoyed Stakes success with Epsom Oaks second Mystery Angel. Johnny Murtagh and Eddie Linehan are hoping for another Measure Of Magic, a dual Stakes winner and Gr.1 placed.

Clounmacon who won a Listed race this season was bred by Newtown Anner Stud, who were also among renowned the breeders to support Kodi Bear in 2023. Others included Airlie Stud, Ballylinch Stud, Ballyphilip Stud, Branton Court Stud, Corduff Stud and Rabbah Bloodstock, to name just a few. Breeders were no doubt influenced by Kodi Bear’s commercial appeal, having been listed as the fifth most profitable stallion in 2022 by Weatherbys.

Kodi Bear’s three Gr.1 performers are the first Stakes horses out of their dams and 2023 provided further evidence of how his progeny punch above their weight. Gr.3 scorer Thunderbear (OR 107) became the first black-type produce of his dam, with the same applying to the twice Stakes-placed Lady Onyx. Exciting juvenile Room Service (OR 102) looks sure to continue the trend after winning a £300,000 sales race for Kevin Ryan.

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Yearlings in 2023 sold for: 150,000 gns, 110,000 gns, 100,000 gns, 90,000 gns, €140,000,  etc. conceived at €6,000