Update from Pimlico Racing, October 2023
The Kalanisi has come back into pre-training at Marcus Foley’s. He is doing very well physically and is developing into a particularly strong, impressive type. His workload will gradually increase over the next month before heading into Ben’s yard.
Update From Ben Pauling, September 2023
“The Kalanisi gelding is a quality individual and has looked an absolute natural through the breaking-in process, a very good-moving horse for his size and an excellent jumper in his early schooling. He is now having a short spell in the paddocks, before returning to training at the end of September”
Our latest acquisition to join Ben Pauling was purchased at the prestigious Goffs Arkle Sale in June, a very good-looking son of the Grade 1 sire Kalanisi and out of a black-type mare. He really is an exceptionally good-moving and athletic individual, as you’ll see in the video below.
This scopey three year old is by a stallion that Ben has done really well with, notably Barters Hill, a €16,000 store purchase whose several Graded wins included the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle, cementing his position as one of the star novice hurdlers in the UK and Ireland.
The dam was precocious enough to place on the flat as a two year old, but came into her own when sent jumping. Runner-up in both Listed and Graded company as a novice hurdler, she went on to reach the frame in Listed/Graded chases as well, so she was a highly talented and versatile performer. She was also very tough, running 67 times in her career.
Her dam was a Grade 2 winner on the flat and produced six winners, so it’s fair to say there is lots of ability on the page!
He has a pedigree that suggests he can make his mark in bumpers and we’ll work towards a spring start, though that will very much be guided by how quickly he develops. Longer-term, he is a really exciting prospect to go jumping, given both his imposing physique and strong, black-type pedigree.
|UNNAMED (IRE)||KALANISI (IRE)||DOYOUN (GB)||MILL REEF (USA)|
|1996||KALAMBA (IRE)||GREEN DANCER (USA)|
|2020||COLLA PIER (IRE)||HAWK WING (USA)||WOODMAN (USA)|
|1999||LA LORGNETTE (CAN)|
|2009||MEDALHA MILAGROSA (USA)||MINER’S MARK (USA)|
|1998||VIA LACTEA (CAN)|
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- Busy and varied Social Diary
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A financial statement is provided to all members every six months. Unused funds are returned to syndicate members, alongside any prize-money won, at the end of each 12-month term.
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Now into his 10th season as a trainer, Ben Pauling has trained over 300 winners to date.
Ben is established as one of the leading young National Hunt trainers in the UK. He has top-level successes and multiple winners at the Cheltenham Festival to his name, including in 2022 with Global Citizen.
His recent move to the hugely impressive, purpose-built yard at Naunton Downs is a real statement of intent, following what was a joint career-best tally of winners in 2021/22, and he has enjoyed a spectacular 2022/23 campaign, with a record-breaking number of winners. We are delighted to have our first syndicate horses in training with Ben in 2023.