HOME STALLIONS HOW TO FIND US CONTACT US Cityscape
 
DOWNLOAD NOW GET SENT A COPY

We won’t share your data. Click here to see our Privacy Policy.

STALLIONS

OUR TERMS

DUNADEN PREMIUMS!

SERVICES

HISTORY

HOW TO FIND US

SENDING A MARE?

ABOUT US

LATEST NEWS

Kayf Aramis marks Cheltenham firsts all round 13/3/09

Kayf Aramis’ bold front-running victory in the Listed Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle marked the first winner at the Cheltenham Festival for his sire Kayf Tara and also for owner/breeder Isobel Phipps Coltman and jockey Aidan Coleman.

The seven-year-old, who is also a three-time winner on the flat, has now notched the same number of hurdle victories following wins at Chepstow and Warwick in February.

‘I would have been happy with sixth,’ said a delighted Isobel Phipps Coltman, who was enjoying having a Festival runner for the first time. ‘I bred him from my little mare that I used to ride and I have his full-brother and full-sister at home in a muddy field in Gloucester.’

She continued: ‘I can’t believe it, it’s so fantastic. I am really, really pleased. It’s all thanks to the team and Venetia for all their hard work.’

Kayf Aramis’ victory was part of a double on the card for trainer Venetia Williams, who said after the race: ‘That’s the best he’s ever jumped and I’m thrilled for Isobel, who has stuck with him through thick and thin. I said to Aidan that the horse would never lack for stamina and to have him up front,’

On the opening day of the Festival, Planet Of Sound, also by Kayf Tara, was third in the Grade 1 Arkle Chase, the second of Kayf Tara’s G1-placed horses at Cheltenham after Venalmar’s good second to Fiveforthree in the Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle last season.