Kuro Switches Stables for Spring Racing Carnival

July 20, 2015

Kuro Switches Stables for Spring Racing Carnival

Rising four-year-old Kuro has posted several commendable results at the highest level for trainer Joe Pride since first appearing on course in 2015, but has been transferred to the care of Lee and Anthony Freedman for the 2015 Spring Carnival as a result of few targets in his formerly native Sydney.

Kuro has been transferred to the care of Lee and Anthony Freedman for the 2015 Spring Carnival. Photo: Daniel Costello

Kuro has been transferred to the care of Lee and Anthony Freedman for the 2015 Spring Carnival. Photo: Daniel Costello

Kuro has secured a particularly impressive six wins and four minors through only 13 competitive starts so far and arguably found career-best form to date for Pride through the recent Autumn Carnival; running third in the Listed Fireball Stakes (1100m) first-up before charging home for second in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) most notably.

Jason Abrahams from Kuro’s syndicate Champion Thoroughbreds told the Sydney Morning Herald the team has been thrilled with the Denman colt’s time with Pride and are disappointed there are so few Group 1 options for the horse in Sydney.

“Joe has done a great job with him but he is turning four and we are looking to make him a stallion prospect and there just aren’t the races in Sydney to achieve that,” Abrahams said.

“There are three Group 1s in Melbourne for sprinters in the spring and none in Sydney. It makes more sense to have him trained down there.

“There are more options in the autumn for him down there as well and he can come back after that for races up here.

“If he can win a Group 1 it would make him a stallion, and Royal Ascot would also become an option.

“Lee (Freedman) has been there with success before.”

Beginning his racing career under the guidance of now Godolphin trainer John O’Shea, Kuro won a Hawkesbury minor over 1000m first-up; progressing to sixth in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) and fifth in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) before returning to the paddock.

Returning in spring in exceptional condition, Kuro won each of his first four starts, including both the Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) and Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) before charging home for a close second behind Brazen Beau in the featured Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on November 1st.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best early odds on all major races through the 2015 Spring Carnival!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field