Notable Winners

'GO BEARS GO, supplemented for this race following his cracking effort in the Norfolk Stakes, where he won his race on the far side, confirmed himself a top-notch sprinting prospect by putting away a field jam-packed full of quality. He's a hugely exciting colt. The strongest Railway Stakes there has been for some time both in terms of quality and quantity.'
Racing Post Analysis after Gr.2 Railway Stakes Win

'DIABLOTINE, Winner of the Prix du Début by more than 5 lengths ahead of Miramar (Profitable), which has since won, Diablotine was the logical favourite for the race. It was 200m from the finish that Mickaël Barzalona's partner Diaboltine easily took the measure of her opponents to pass the post two and a half lengths in front.'
Jour De Galop Analysis after LR Prix Des Reves d'Or Win

‘What a tough horse. I’ve been quite hard on Ever Given and he’s improved with every run. He won at Goodwood and we sent him to Ireland three days later and ran a blinder there. He’s come here 17 days later and he’s really toughed it out.’
EVER GIVEN's Trainer Tom Dascombe after winning the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes

‘Space Cowboy is going to be a very nice 3-Y-O, he’s very smart and we’ll probably look at the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and work back from there. We’ve always held him in very regard.’
Trainer Richard Spencer on his Dual 2-Y-O Winner

Sire of 10 Individual Stakes Performers and Notable Winners incl.

GO BEARS GO 2 wins incl. Gr.2 Railway 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.

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.

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

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

EVER GIVEN 4 wins incl. Novice Stakes, Ripon on debut, Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes, York, Nursery Handicap, Goodwood, Nursery Handicap, Chester

SPACE COWBOY 2 wins incl. EBF Maiden Stakes, Wolverhampton, EBF Conditions Stakes, Newcastle

A TALKING SIRE

Kodi Bear’s strong start at stud gathered momentum in 2021, as his first crop trained on at 3, while his second crop produced Group 2 Railway Stakes winner Go Bears Go.

Having won on debut, Go Bears Go was just touched off in the Gr.2 Norfolk S.. David Loughnane’s stable star then earned a rating of 111 when taking the Gr.2 Railway S. at the Curragh. He went on to finish third in the Gr.1 Phoenix S. beaten by the shortest of margins and culminated his season with a gutsy performance in the Gr.2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint when finishing half a length second whilst closing on the winner.

Go Bears Go is an example of perhaps the most impressive aspect of Kodi Bear’s early success at stud; each of his Stakes winners are the first black-type winners produced by their dams. Additionally, four of his Stakes performers are out of maiden or unraced mares.

Small breeders have enjoyed tremendous success with Kodi Bear, led by Stakes Winner Mystery Angel, also Stakes placed on 6 occasions including when chasing home Snowfall in the Gr.1 Epsom Oaks. Measure Of Magic finished third in the Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup, following back-to-back Listed wins. Johnny Murtaghs’ charge previously enjoyed a successful juvenile campaign which yielded two wins and three black-type placings, including in the Gr.2 Flying Childers S.

Other highlights in 2021 include Ever Given’s valuable victory in the Goffs UK Sales Stakes, while Diablotine remains unbeaten following her win in a Listed sprint at Vichy.

Kodi Bear’s success has increased his commercial appeal and his popularity brought
a bumper book of mares, giving us plenty to look forward to in the future.