Grand servant to the sport who was retired to stand as a stallion in 2008, only to prove infertile. Since then, he’s just kept on running.
By the end of 2015, he had won seven of his 54 races (runner-up on ten occasions) and scooped his connections £840,000 in prize money.
Kingsgate Native lost his maiden tag in stunning fashion, in 2007, when becoming the first juvenile in 15 years to triumph in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
He recorded an equally impressive success in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot the following June. At that time he was trained by John Best.
In 2013, he won the opening race in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint division, the Betfred Temple Stakes at Haydock Park, in really game fashion, taking the spoils by by a neck from Swiss Spirit with the previously unbeaten Reckless Abandon in third.
He is only the second horse in the history of the Temple Stakes to win the race twice, following in the footsteps of Mind Games who won it in twice in the mid-90s.