|Sire||Blarney Kiss (USA)|
|Grandsire||Irish Lancer (USA)|
|Dam||Kitty’s Dream (NZ)|
|Owner||K M Mitchell et al.|
|Trainer||L J Bridge|
|1987 Melbourne Cup|
|Last updated on 28 December 2011|
Bred in New Zealand he was sired by Blarney Kiss (USA), his dam Kitty’s Dream (NZ) was by Nauplius (NZ).
The horse was ridden by Larry Olsen and won the race by ½ length carrying just 51.5 kg from the champion mare Empire Rose. Prior to his win in the Melbourne Cup, Kensei ran second in the Group 2 Newcastle Cup and second in the Group 1 Metropolitan at Randwick.