Kind (horse)

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Racing colours of Khalid Abdulla
Sire Danehill
Grandsire Danzig
Dam Rainbow Lake
Damsire Rainbow Quest
Sex Mare
Foaled 21 April 2001
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Juddmonte Farms
Owner Khalid Abdulla
Trainer Roger Charlton
Jockey Richard Hughes
Record 13: 6-0-4
Earnings £72,402
Major wins
Flower of Scotland Stakes (2004)
Kilvington Stakes (2005)

Kind (foaled 21 April 2001) is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. She won six of her thirteen races, including the Listed Flower of Scotland Stakes and Kilvington Stakes, as well as being placed in the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes. Since retiring from racing she has become one of Juddmonte Farms' top broodmares, foaling the undefeated, 10-time Group 1 winner Frankel. All of her first five foals have won races, including the Group winners Bullet Train and Noble Mission. Kind was trained by Roger Charlton and owned by Khalid Abdulla.


Kind is a bay mare who was bred by Juddmonte Farms and foaled on 21 April 2001.[1] She was sired by Danehill who won the Haydock Sprint Cup in 1989.[2] He went on to become a leading sire and was champion sire of Great Britain and Ireland in 2005, 2006 and 2007.[3] Danehill also sired Danehill Dancer, Dansili, Duke of Marmalade, Dylan Thomas, George Washington and Rock of Gibraltar.[2] Kind's dam is Rainbow Lake, a daughter of Rainbow Quest. Rainbow Lake won three of her six starts, including the Ballymacoll Stud Stakes and Lancashire Oaks.[4] Kind was trained by Roger Charlton.[5]

Racing career[edit]

2003: Two-year-old season[edit]

Kind made her racecourse debut on 5 September 2003 in a six-furlong maiden race at Kempton Park. She was slowly away at the start, but ran on strongly in the closing stages to finish in third place, about two and a half lengths behind winner Unshooda.[6] One month later Kind started as the odds-on favourite for another six-furlong maiden at Newmarket. She was slowly away again and finished fourth, four lengths behind winner Valjarv.[7]

2004: Three-year-old season[edit]

In her first start as a three-year-old, on 14 April 2004, Kind stepped up in distance for a seven-furlong maiden at Newmarket. This time she got away from the start well and led the group that was racing on the far side of the course. She was overtaken near the finish and finished third, with the race being won by the filly Relaxed.[8] On 22 May, Kind returned to Kempton Park, where racing against colts for the first time, she started as the odds-on favourite. She took the lead and went clear, with the other horses being unable to challenge her. Kind won the race by six lengths from Farewell Gift.[9] Eleven days later she won again at Kempton, this time beating Swinbrook by a head over six furlongs.[5] Racing at Kempton Park for the fourth time in her career on 23 June, Kind recorded her third successive victory. This was in the Classified Stakes, where after tracking the leaders in the early stages, she took the lead with one furlong still to run and won by half a length from Celtic Thunder.[10]

In July Kind raced in her first Handicap, the Vibe FM Fillies' Rates Stakes at Newmarket. As with her previous race, she followed the front runners and took the lead one furlong out, this time winning by a short-head from Valjarv.[11] In her final race as a three-year-old, she stepped up in class for the Listed Flower of Scotland Stakes at Hamilton. The pre-race favourite was Enchantment,[12] who had finished fourth in her two previous runs in Listed races.[13] Kind was priced at 8/1. Ridden by regular jockey Richard Hughes, she raced near the front of the field of eleven, just behind the leaders, in the early stages and took the lead inside the final furlong. She won the race by half a length from Autumn Pearl, with Frascati a further three quarters of a length behind in third place.[12]

2005: Four-year-old season[edit]

Kind started the 2005 season in the Landsdown Fillies' Stakes at Bath, where she finished third behind winner Indian Maiden.[5] In May, Kind contested the Kilvington Stakes at Nottingham, where she started at the price of 3/1. She took the lead with over one furlong left to run and held on to win by half a length from Forever Phoenix, with pre-race favourite Ringmoor Down a further three quarters of a length back in third place.[14] On 1 June, Kind started in her first Group race, the six-furlong Ballyogan Stakes. She started the race as favourite and Richard Hughes placed her in about third place in the early stages of the race. She took the lead of the race in the penultimate furlong, but was overtaken by La Cucaracha before the field entered the final furlong. Kind finished the race in third place, less than one length behind winner La Cucaracha.[15] In the Summer Stakes Kind raced near the rear of the field and could not challenge the leaders, finishing in fifth place, with the race being won by Lucky Spin.[16] Kind's final race start came in the Phoenix Sprint Stakes, when she finished fifth again.[17] Throughout her racing career she earned £72,402 in prize money.[5]

Stud career[edit]

Kind's son Frankel after winning the Champion Stakes

Kind was retired to Juddmonte Farms stud[18] and has become a successful broodmare. Her first three foals all won Group races and all of her first five foals won at least two races. Her foals are:

Kind was mated with Galileo in 2013 and 2014, and Juddmonte first season stallion Kingman in 2015 but all three pregnancies resulted in miscarriage. She was covered by Kingman again in 2016.[35] but the mating did not produce a foal.


Pedigree of Kind, bay mare, 2001[1]
Danehill (USA)
b. 1986
Danzig (USA)
b. 1977
Northern Dancer
b. 1961
Pas de Nom
b. 1968
Admiral's Voyage
Razyana (USA)
b. 1981
His Majesty
b. 1968
Flower Bowl
Spring Adieu
b. 1974
Rainbow Lake (GB)
b. 1990
Rainbow Quest (USA)
b. 1981
Blushing Groom
ch. 1974
Red God
Runaway Bride
I Will Follow
b. 1975
Where You Lead
Rockfest (USA)
ch. 1979
Stage Door Johnny
ch. 1965
Prince John
Peroxide Blonde
Rock Garden II
ch. 1970
Roan Rocket

Note: b. = Bay, ch. = Chestnut

* Kind is inbred 4x4 to Natalma. This means that the mare appears twice in the fourth generation of her pedigree.


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