Kessaar Retired To Tally-Ho

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Kessaar | Racing Post

Kessaar (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}-Querulous, by Raven’s Pass), the winner of this year’s G2 Mill Reef S. and G3 Sirenia S., has been retired from racing and will stand at stud at his birthplace, Tally-Ho Stud, in 2019.

A 100,000gns yearling purchase by Hugo Merry for Mohammed Al-Qatami and Khalid Al-Mudhaf, Kessaar was John Gosden’s first 2-year-old runner this year when finishing second at York on May 17. He broke his maiden at third asking at Windsor on July 30 and in the space of two weeks in September took the Sirenia and the Mill Reef.

“We are delighted that Kessaar, one of the best 2-year-olds sired by Kodiac, will be returning to Tally-Ho as a stallion,” said the stud’s Roger O’Callaghan. “He’s a good-looking, tough horse with the juvenile speed so typical of his sire and we look forward to him contributing to Kodiac’s legacy.”

Khalid Al-Mudhaf added: “From the moment we saw Kessaar as a yearling at the sales we thought that he was an exceptionally good-looking colt with correct conformation, and very athletic. He’s never taken a lame step, always had a good mind and has proven himself versatile ground-wise,

winning on good to firm, soft and the all-weather. We have retained an interest in Kessaar and will obviously be supporting him with our broodmares.”

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