|News: 12 March 2008
Kalanisi sires Champion Hurdle Winner
new champion was crowned at Cheltenham yesterday as Katchit put
in a gusty and determined performance to land the Grade 1 Smurfit
Kappa Champion Hurdle.
From the 1st crop of Boardsmill Sire KALANISI, Katchit became the
1st 5 year old to win the two mile hurdle showpiece since See You
Then in 1985.
Sent off a relatively unfancied 10/1 shot, KATCHIT kept pacemaker
Osana firmly in his sights throughout. He pounced in typical Katchit
style around the home turn and battled gamely up the stiff Cheltenham
hill to fend off all challengers. He became the 1st horse since
Persian War in 1968 to land the Triumph Hurdle and Champion Hurdle
in consecutive years.
Everyone at Boardsmill Stud would like to congratulate winning
connections, Alan King (Trainer), Robert Thornton (Jockey), DSJP
Syndicate (Owners) and Dominic Burke of Whitley Stud (Breeder).
Kalanisi is covering a limited book of approved mares in 2008.
There is still some limited availability so
immediate booking is advisable.
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