King wins more Group 1 spoils and secures place at Coolmore Stud
After a pulsating victory in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes two weeks previously, King’s Legacy lined up to contest the Group 1 Champagne Stakes this weekend in a bid to join some true greats of the turf in becoming a dual Group 1 winner as a 2YO. On the day he did not disappoint, making many lengths despite a slack mid-race pace, and powering home to catch leader Glenfiddich.
In doing so King’s Legacy became the first horse by multiple Champion stallion Redoute’s Choice to win more than one Group 1 as a 2YO, and truely mark himself as a stallion prospect of the highest order. Notwithstanding him being a dual Group 1 winning juvenile, and by a Champion Sire, King’s Legacy comes from a family already littered with top-class sires. He is a three-quarter brother to Not A Single Doubt and from the family of Snippets.
So much was his appeal, that Coolmore made a move to secure the colt prior to the Champagne Stakes, and that is where he will stand upon his retirement. Coolmore Australia boss Tom Magnier said, “We are very excited to secure King’s Legacy for Coolmore. I see him as the best stallion prospect ever produced by champion stallion Redoute’s Choice and we just had to have him. He is an incredible physical specimen, as befits a $1.4 Million yearling and boasts a wonderful, world-class pedigree. Importantly, his racetrack performance completes the package, being a dual 2YO Group 1 winner with only upside to come. He comes from one of the best families in Australia, featuring high level stallions in Not A Single Doubt and Snippets plus a host of other top horses.”