Kermadec, the winner of two of Randwick’s most coveted mile contests, has been retired from racing and will join the Darley roster at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley for the 2016 breeding season.
A stunningly handsome horse, Kermadec, who is from the first Australian-bred crop of his unbeaten sire Teofilo, sold for NZ$260,000 as a yearling.
Kermadec claimed the G1 Doncaster Handicap at three, defeating previous G1 winners Real Impact and Royal Descent. He then went on to add a second victory at the highest level in the G1 George Main Stakes the following season with no fewer than five G1 winners behind him that day.
Alastair Pulford, Head of Sales for Darley in Australia said, “We are thrilled to have purchased Teofilo’s best son Kermadec to stand alongside his father at Kelvinside this season.”
“Teofilo has quickly become a global star for us and we are very excited to have him returning to Australia this season as are many of our clients.”
“Kermadec was a horse of exceptional quality who was able to win a G3 on Derby day at Flemington on just his third start. He went on to win two of the best G1 mile races in Australia with only the superstar Winx denying him a third win at the elite level in George Ryder last month.”
Kermadec retires the winner of $2.9 million in prizemoney. He will stand at a fee of $22,000 inc. GST.