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More accolades for Kayf Tara at TBA NH Awards

Britain’s leading jumps sire wins the Horse & Hound Cup and Whitbread Silver Salver

Overbury Stud was fully involved in the TBA National Hunt Awards at Doncaster on Monday evening, both as sponsor of the award for the leading chase mare and as a dual recipient of awards for resident stallion Kayf Tara.

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Good Thyne Tara delivers late Christmas present

Kayf Tara mares notches Grade 3 success at Leopardstown

The ultra-consistent Good Thyne Tara delivered a Christmas to remember for her co-breeder and owner N King when landing more valuable black type in the G3 Advent Insurance Irish EBF Mares’ Hurdle at Leopardstown.

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Kayf Tara enjoying Christmas rush

A record-breaking sales price at Goffs for his daughter Whistle Dixie and a Listed-winning chaser on the track

Overbury stallions enjoyed a good week at the races and in the sales-ring, with a particular highlight being the record-breaking sale of a National Hunt mare at Goffs for €230,000.

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Once more for Whatmore

Schiaparelli’s prolific son strikes at Bangor; Kayf Tara colt sells for €80,000 at Fairyhouse

Already a three-time winner over hurdles, Whatmore added another victory to his tally on Wednesday in the 2m4f hurdle at Bangor for Henry Daly and his syndicate of owners.

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Kayf Tara doubly honoured at TBA Awards

British champion wins Whitbread Silver Salver for eight time and Horse & Hound Cup for fifth time

For the eighth time in nine years, Kayf Tara finished the National Hunt season as leading British-based sire with 87 winners of 123 races and £1,929,657 in progeny earnings.

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Kayf Tara leading sire at Derby Sale

Five sold for an average of €111,400 including second-top lot of €250,000

During a record-breaking Derby Sale in Fairyhouse, Kayf Tara played a prominent role, ending the two-day auction as the leading sire by average (with more than one sold) and with the second-top lot of the sale.

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Ninth British Championship for Kayf Tara

Irish Gold Cup winner Edwulf is his sire's top performer of the season

For the ninth time, Kayf Tara has finished the season as the leading National Hunt sire in Britain, with 87 winners of 123 races throughout the 2017-18 season helping him to total progeny earnings of £1,929,544.

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Impressive debut victory for Dorking Boy

Schiaparelli four-year-old wins bumper by six lengths

Schiaparelli celebrated an exciting new winner on Wednesday when Dorking Boy won on his bumper debut at Market Rasen by six lengths.

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Special Festival in store for Kayf Tara

The Champ represented by a swathe of runners at Cheltenham including defending Champion Chase hero Special Tiara

Kayf Tara’s star performer at last year’s Cheltenham Festival was the evergreen Special Tiara who landed the G1 Queen Mother Champion Chase for Henry de Bromhead and Sally Rowley-Williams. The 11-year-old had previously finished third twice in the race and is entered once again to defend his crown and to add to his tally of three Grade 1 victories.

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Strong day for Kayf Tara at Goffs UK

TBA Foal Show Champion sells for £52,000

Kayf Tara made his presence felt during the January Sale at Goffs UK, where 24 of his offspring of varying ages sold for an average of £23,028 and median of £19,000.

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Call Me A Winner

Schiaparelli's Call Me Sid wins at Ludlow at 100/1

Owner-breeders Nick and Sue Mills enjoyed a day to remember at Ludlow when Call Me Sid landed the Maiden Hurdle for trainer Jennifer Mason at odds of 100/1.

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Don’t miss Jack Hobbs and Dunaden on tour

Overbury sires join National Hunt Stallion Showcase in Doncaster

The Goffs UK January Sale will once again feature some exciting young British-based National Hunt sires and this year we are pleased to be able to show off our new recruit Jack Hobbs at Doncaster on Wednesday, 24 January.

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It's all go at Overbury

Two new stallions, a superstar visit and weekend winners for Kayf Tara and Schiaparelli

It’s been a busy time at Overbury Stud. Not only have we welcomed our new stallions Ardad and Jack Hobbs, but we’ve also enjoyed a visit from their former jockey Frankie Dettori, who is also familiar with two of our old favourites, having won an Ascot Gold Cup on Kayf Tara and the G1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club on Schiaparelli.

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A champion by a champion

A Kayf Tara colt on top again at TBA foal show

For the second year running, a colt by Britain’s multiple champion National Hunt sire Kayf Tara has been named champion at the TBA National Hunt foal show at Bangor-on-Dee.

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Is She Diesel wins twice in 24 hours

Schiaparelli mare proves her toughness with Ballinrobe double

Schiaparelli’s first-crop daughter Is She Diesel recorded her first victory on Monday evening at Ballinrobe, swiftly followed by her second at the same course less than 23 hours later.

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Overbury Stud stars at TBA Awards

Jo Brown and Kayf Tara among the many deserving winners

The Annual TBA Awards were presented at the Jockey Club Rooms on the eve of the Guineas meeting in Newmarket and it was a highly successful evening for Overbury Stud.

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Kayf Tara is eight-time British Champion

Our star lands another title in his homeland and finishes second to King’s Theatre in Britain and Ireland

At the close of the 2016-17 National Hunt season, Kayf Tara has recorded his best ever season, with 11 winners of 173 races with a whopping winners-to-runners strike-rate of 38% and progeny earnings of £2,428,367.

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Kayf Tara out in front

The British champion now heads all active National Hunt sires in GB and Ireland

A constant flow of winners, headlined in the last week with a second Grade 1 victory for Tea For Two at Aintree, has boosted Kayf Tara to the head of the list of all active National Hunt sires in Britain and Ireland and second only to the great King’s Theatre in the table, less than £100,000 in prize-money behind the reigning champion.

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Special day for Kayf Tara at Cheltenham

Third Grade 1 victory for Special Tiara in the Queen Mother Champion Chase

Twelve months after Ballyandy, Blaklion and Thistlecrack notched a hat-trick of Grade 1 wins at Cheltenham, Special Tiara added to Kayf Tara’s Festival haul with a stunning victory in the G1 Queen Mother Champion Chase for Henry de Bromhead and owner Sally Rowley-Williams.

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Illustrious mares lined up for Kayf Tara

Season starts well for British champion with first two mares scanned in foal

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, Kayf Tara will be well represented at National Hunt racing’s biggest meeting but not far down the road from Prestbury Park it’s business as usual for ‘the champ’ at Overbury Stud.

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A double a day

Kayf Tara keeps notching up the winners as Cheltenham approaches

It may only be three days into the month but Kayf Tara has already has six winners in March – two each day for good measure – in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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Five weekend winners for Kayf Tara

Excellent winning strike-rate of 33% has British champion flying high

In the table of British and Irish jumps sires, only Presenting has had more individual winner than Kayf Tara this season, but Kayf Tara’s 87 winners have come at a strike-rate of 33% – the highest of the leading trio in the championship race.

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Kayf Tara dominates Goffs UK foal trade

Eight of top ten yearlings by Britain’s champion National Hunt sire

Having consistently led all National Hunt sires in Britain for eight seasons, Kayf Tara’s stock are now heavily in demand at jumping sales and his was the dominant name on the leaderboard at this week's Goffs UK January Sale.

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Century up for Kayf Tara

Britain’s champion jumps sire in cruise control

Kayf Tara started the new year in positive fashion, with Some Reign bringing up a century of victories for his sire this season when landing the bumper at Wetherby by five lengths under Graham Lee.

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Second Desert Orchid Chase for Special Tiara

Kayf Tara nine-year-old wins fourth Graded chase

Special Tiara continued the great run for his sire Kayf Tara with his second victory in the G2 Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton.

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Cracking Christmas for Kayf Tara’s star

Thistlecrack remains unbeaten over fences with victory in the King George

Kayf Tara’s outstanding eight-year-old Thistlecrack belied his novice status with an imperious Boxing Day win in the G1 King George VI Chase at Kempton over his high-class stablemate Cue Card.

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Kayf Tara's progeny in demand

Plenty of winners on the track and success in the sales ring for Britain's leading National Hunt sire

As the jumps season clicks into top gear, Kayf Tara is once again enjoying a fantastic spell, with four winners across the card on Friday and some decent results in the sales ring.

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North Hill Harvey caps great weekend for Kayf Tara

G3 Greatwood Hurdle winner adds to Listed bumper victory of My Khaleesi

Kayf Tara was once again a dominant presence at Cheltenham as three of his offspring won major races during the three-day Open Meeting.

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Kayf Tara colt tops day 2 at Tattersalls Ireland

Goldford Stud offering sells for €65,000 to Aiden Murphy

Kayf Tara was responsible for two of the top three lots during the key session of Tattersalls Ireland’s November National Hunt Foal Sale on Tuesday with two colts fetching €65,000 and €58,000 respectively.

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Delegator already proving popular at new fee

Successful first-season sire Delegator, whose undefeated daughter Delectation ran away with the G3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes, has had his fee raised to £5,000 Oct 1, SLF  – and he is already attracting plenty of mares. 

The highly rated son of Dansili stands at Overbury Stud and has made a decidedly impressive start to his stud career, with seven winners from his first 21 runners. As well as Delectation, who is being pointed towards a 1,000 Guineas campaign, Delegator has sired Accidental Agent, who won the fiercely competitive 26-runner £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes. Clive Cox's impressive Newbury nursery winner Graphite Storm has won his latest two starts and may well progress into Stakes company.

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Kayf Tara colt is TBA Foal Show Champion

Great day for Overbury Stud at Bangor as Dunaden filly named Reserve Champion

Six-time Champion British National Hunt sire Kayf Tara also led the way at the fourth annual TBA National Hunt Foal Show on Sunday when his son out of the winning hurdler Lado d’Oro (Slip Anchor) was named best in show after winning the younger colts’ class.

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Seventh sires' championship for Kayf Tara

Britain's leading National Hunt stallion for a seventh time, Kayf Tara enjoyed his best ever season in 2015-16, his five Grade 1 winners led by Horse of the Year Thistlecrack

With earnings of £2,258,332, the 303 runners by Kayf Tara in the latest season saw him yet again lead all British jump stallions at the end-of-season totting-up. They include 106 winners (a rate of 35%) and win prize money of almost £1.6 million that makes Kayf Tara the leading living jump stallion in either Britain or Ireland – some achievement since the second horse on the list, Presenting, has sired almost twice as many foals as Kayf Tara.

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Cracking good season continues

Thistlecrack strike again with another Grade 1 win at Aintree

Another successful Festival meeting for Kayf Tara saw the outstanding Thistlecrack win his third Grade 1 event of the season with victory in the Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle at Aintree on Grand National day.

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Kayf Tara passes £2 million in earnings

Five Grade 1 winners cap an extraordinary season

For the first time in his stud career, Kayf Tara’s progeny have earned more than £2 million in prize-money, leaving him in contention near the top of the table behind King’s Theatre and Presenting.

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Another big prize for Kayf Tara

Value At Risk wins Fairyhouse Grade 2 contest

Dan Skelton’s foray to Ireland with the Kayf Tara gelding Value At Risk proved to be a fruitful one when the seven-year-old landed the Grade 2 Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle on the Irish Grand National undercard at Fairyhouse.

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Racing Post rates Thistlecrack the best hurdler in training

The leading staying hurdler rated superior even to Faugheen

Kayf Tara's outstanding son Thistlecrack, so impressive when turning the G1 World Hurdle into a procession of honour, has been afforded a rating of 178 by the Racing Post, 2lbs ahead of the leading two-miler Faugheen. Timeform also give him a 'p' after his name, meaning he has the potential to make more-than-usual improvement.

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Kayf Tara could make history

Leading British stallion challenging the best in Ireland at the top of the table

Kayf Tara finished Cheltenham week as not only the Festival's leading sire, but as the leading living stallion in Britain and Ireland for the season so far by winning prize money, some £40,000 ahead of his nearest pursuer, Presenting.

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Thistlecrack seals super week for Kayf Tara

World Hurdle winner is third Grade 1 Festival winner for his sire

Thistlecrack, who is unbeaten this season, claimed the third Grade 1 win of his career with a facile victory in the Ryanair World Hurdle at Cheltenham on Thursday to earn the highest Racing Post Rating of any hurdler at the Festival in the last 30 years.

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Grade 1 Cheltenham double for Kayf Tara

Blaklion and Ballyandy triumph on jump racing’s biggest stage

The British-bred duo of Blaklion and Ballyandy provided a memorable day for Kayf Tara when each landing a Grade 1 race at the Cheltenham Festival. Both horses are trained in Gloucsterhsire by Nigel Twiston-Davies.

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Kicking off the Cheltenham Festival in style for Kayf Tara

Saturday double and Sunday treble set up exciting week ahead

Victories for Rathlin and No Planning on Saturday, followed by an Anglo-Irish treble on Sunday courtesy of Bucking The Trend, Crest and Mystical Knight provided yet another reminder of the excellent season in progress for Britain’s multiple champion National Hunt sire Kayf Tara.

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Kayf Tara flying high with impressive strike-rate

Prize-money tally already close to last season's total with major festivals yet to come

Kayf Tara’s strike-rate for the season continues to improve, and now stands at 30 per cent winners to runners, with his 83 individual winners up to the end of February having landed 123 races between them.

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Third Grade 2 victory for Blaklion

Saturday double for Kayf Tara as Arthur’s Oak also obliges at Sandown

Blaklion was runner-up to Seeyouatmidnight in in the G2 Dipper Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day but went one better when recording his third black-type victory in the G2 Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby on Saturday.

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Kayf Tara passes 100-win mark at Cheltenham

Thistlecrack and Solstice Star in the spotlight to post a double at jump racing’s HQ

Kayf Tara’s sons Thistlecrack and Solstice Star each continued impressive winning streaks with victory at Cheltenham on Sunday to help their sire pass the 100-winner mark for the season.

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Kayf Tara all the rage at DBS January

Colt by Britain’s Champion jumps sire tops yearling session at £38,000. The top mare is in foal to him, too!

A yearling colt by Kayf Tara and consigned by Overbury Stud led the way at the DBS January Sale when selling to Brendan Bashford on behalf of Timmy Hyde for £38,000.

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Aunt Nora caps another great week for Kayf Tara

Irish Grade 2 hurdles victory for nine-year-old mare

Another four winners for Kayf Tara in the last week were led by the Pat Fahy-trained Aunt Nora, who won the 2m4f G2 Mares’ Novice Chase at Thurles on 14 January.

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New Year's Eve treble for Kayf Tara

The bandwagon rolls on for Britain's Champion National Hunt sire with 11 winners since Boxing Day

A terrific week for Kayf Tara continued on the final day of the year with another three winners for Britain’s leading National Hunt sire at Uttoxeter and Warwick.

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Slew of Kayf Tara winners tip his earnings over the million pound mark

Eight winners in the four days since Christmas consolidate the Champion sire's position at the top of the British list ~ and behind only Presenting among all active stallions.
29 December 2015

Tea For Two's stirring G1 Feltham win on Boxing Day began a new flurry of winners by Kayf Tara, which had totalled for the week so far when the promising novice hurdler Premier Bond stayed on strongly to take the last at Newbury on Wednesday ~ a race previously won by Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby.

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Third Grade 1 winner of the season for Kayf Tara

Tea For Two and Lizzie Kelly jump into the history books
27 December 2015

Currently enjoying his best season to date, Kayf Tara added another top-flight winner to his stud record when Tea For Two played his part in Lizzie Kelly becoming the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 race over fences in Britain. The duo landed the Kauto Star Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton by four lengths.

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Cracking staying power!

Kayf Tara’s son Thistlecrack notches second Grade 1 victory in Long Walk Hurdle
19 December 2015

Thistlecrack jumped his way to favouritism for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival with an impressive triumph over Reve De Sivola in the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

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Cheltenham treble for Kayf Tara

Blaklion, Solstice Star and North Hill Harvey star on Super Saturday
13 December 2015

Kayf Tara’s stellar season took another turn for the better on Saturday when his offspring took three of the races on the card at Cheltenham.

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Kayf Tara: 2016 fee set for the six-time Champ

Six-time British Champion Jump stallion Kayf Tara has had his fee set for the 2016 season. The son of Sadler's Wells, who enjoyed a wonderful treble at Cheltenham on Friday, will stand at £5,000 Oct 1, SLF. 

Simon Sweeting, manager of Overbury Stud, said, 'Kayf Tara is having his best ever season on the track, and is second only to Presenting among living stallions in Britain and Ireland. It's very exciting! He's reaping the rewards of top breeders entrusting him with quality mares, and long may it continue. He is fighting fit at the age of 21, with extraordinary fertility, and he retains great zest for his job. There is a long list of mares booked for 2016. We've capped it at 120, so he is, to all intents and purposes, fully booked, but we are drawing up a reserve list. As long as breeders keep wanting to use him, we'll do our best to cover their mares for them. Last year, we set the bar at 150 mares, and he got through that number so well we extended it to 200 – we're proud to say, the biggest book of any stallion in Britain, and a great testament to the horse. With luck on our side, we'll be in the same position next spring.'

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Graded hurdles double for Kayf Tara

Identity Thief steals Fighting Fifth and Thistlecrack impresses at Newbury
28 November 2015

Kayf Tara enjoyed a banner day on Saturday when his sons Identity Thief and Thistlecrack won the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle and Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury.

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Listed Cheltenham double for Kayf Tara

Rons Dream and Copper Kay scoop black-type wins at HQ while Kayf Blanco wins at Wetherby
14 November 2015

Kayf Tara enjoyed a super Saturday when his daughters Rons Dream and Copper Kay landed both Listed races on the card at Cheltenham’s Open Meeting.

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Kayf Tara shines on track and at sales

Weanling tops third day of foal trade at Tattersalls Ireland
13 November 2015

Kayf Tara has enjoyed a purple patch at the races over the last nine days, with six winners, including a treble at Chepstow and a double at Lingfield.

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Kayf Tara double at Newton Abbot

Victory for Philip Hobbs-trained pair Kayf Willow and Copper Kay
10 October 2015

Two Kayf Tara mares returned to the winner’s enclosure at Newton Abbot on Friday, both trained by Philip Hobbs.

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Ragdollianna back in the winner's enclosure

Eleven-year-old Kayf Tara mare secures third win on the Flat
30 August 2015

On this website we’re used to chronicling the many jumps winners for Kayf Tara but it’s lovely to be able to report on a recent Flat victory for one of his offspring, especially when it’s an 11-year-old who made her racing debut when she was three.

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Son of Kayf Tara in the ribbons at TBA Foal Show

Aiden Murphy's Warren Chase Stud wins younger colts’ class at Bangor
26 July 2015

The increasingly competitive TBA National Hunt Foal Show saw a son of Kayf Tara win the class for younger colts at Bangor on Sunday.

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Double honour for Kayf Tara at TBA Awards

Trophies for leading British-based sire and leading British sire by number of chase winners
8 July 2015

For the sixth time in seven seasons, Kayf Tara finished the National Hunt season as leading British-based sire with 87 winners of 127 races and £1,488,000 in progeny earmings.

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Cheltenham Festival winner The Package retires

Kayf Tara stalwart bows out at 12 with five wins to his credit
29 June 2015

The Package, whose five victories include the Fulke Walywn Kim Muir Challenge Cup at this year's Cheltenham Festival, has been retired by the Johnson family at the age of 12.

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Great start to new season for Kayf Tara

Britain's six-time champion National Hunt sire celebrates Grade 3 winner at Haydock 11 May 2015

Fresh from notching his sixth consecutive champion British National Hunt sire title, Kayf Tara has hit the ground running in the new jumps season, with eight winners to his name, including a Grade 3 hurdler.

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