Kementari, the dominant three-year-old of his generation when winning the G1 Randwick Guineas, has been officially retired from racing and will stand alongside his sire Lonhro at Kelvinside for the forthcoming southern hemisphere breeding season.
Kementari showed huge talent from very early on in his career, with a four-length victory over 1,400m at Randwick on his second start at two.
He opened his Classic season with promise, making the frame in both the G2 Run To The Rose and G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude, before finishing the unluckiest of seconds in the G1 Caulfield Guineas. Behind him that day was G1 Blue Diamond winner Catchy, plus future G1 ATC Derby winner Levendi.
After a summer spell, Kementari returned for the autumn with successive wins in the 1,200m G3 Eskimo Prince Stakes and the 1,400m G2 Hobartville Stakes.
He then lined up in the G1 Randwick Guineas as favourite to take the coveted race and certainly did not disappoint, once again demonstrating an explosive turn of foot to beat home nine G1 performers including Trapeze Artist, Pierata, D’Argento and Ace High, confirming his place as Australia’s leading three-year-old.
His Randwick Guineas victory was in record time, and by the widest margin since the race was moved to its present format and course.