Kinnaird Succumbs to Colic

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Kinnaird | Racing Post

G1SW Kinnaird (Ire) (Dr Devious {Ire}-Ribot’s Guest {Ire}, by Be My Guest), winner of the 2005 G1 Prix de l’Opera, died after a bout of colic, Newsells Park’s Julian Dollar announced. Sold for €10,000 out of the Goffs October Sale and then for just £8,400 at two from the Doncaster Breeze Up Sale, the dam of MGSW Berkshire (Ire) (Mount Nelson {GB}) was 18.

A winner of the G2 May Hill S. as a juvenile for trainer Patrick Haslam and S. Dinsmore, the bay was purchased privately by the Jacobs family prior to her return at three. Kept with Haslam, she was the bridesmaid three times at group level in 2004, in the G3 Daffodil S., G3 Prix de Psyche and in the G2 Blandford S. At four, however, the Victor Stud-bred reached her racecourse high point, with a win in the G1 Prix de l’Opera, as well as two thirds in the G2 Ridgewood Pearl S. and G2 Blandford S. earlier in the season. She retired to Newsells with a mark of 16-6-3-2 and $406,445 in earnings.

“She was a farm favourite,” said Newsells Park General Manager Julian Dollar to Racing Post. “Mr. Jacobs bought her in training and she went on to win the Prix de l’Opera. That was a great day for the family and it came when they’d only recently bought Newsells, so that was a big moment.

“She started off as quite a tough cookie but became a real sweetheart and everyone here absolutely loved her. She had terrible feet and was always prone to colic–she had three colic surgeries and a cecum bypass–so we had to manage her very carefully. And yet she still toughed it out and in the last couple of years she’d been looking fantastic.”

From 11 foals–nine of racing age–she has six winners, among them the aforementioned Berkshire. She also produced SW Abdon (GB) (Cacique {Ire}) and GSP 450,000gns yearling Ben Vrackie (GB) (Frankel {GB}). However, her first foal has the opportunity to make the longest lasting impact on the breed, as the Red Ransom filly Keenes Royale (GB) counts MGSW & MG1SP sire Ivawood (Ire) (Zebedee {GB}) among her offspring. Farther back in her female family is MG1SW Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), as well as G1SW Ridasiyna (Fr) (Motivator {GB}). Kinnaird leaves behind Oasis Dream (GB) juvenile colt Kinellar (GB), who has yet to race, a Kingman (GB) yearling filly retained by Newsells, and a 2019 colt by Kodiac (GB).

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