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'Horse of a lifetime' Kachy set for penultimate career run on Saturday

Kachy: blitzed the field in the sprint championship on all-weather finals day last year
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Owner David Lowe called Kachy the horse of a lifetime as his seven-year-old prepares to line up for the penultimate run of his career in the Betway Cleves Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday.

Trained by Tom Dascombe, Kachy broke the 6f course record in this race last year before going on to blitz the field in the sprint championship on All-Weather Championship day on Good Friday.


View the result and replay of Kachy's sprint championship win here


However, his greatest achievement arguably came in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot where he was a 33-1 third behind Blue Point.

That was the last time Kachy was seen on a racecourse and Lowe reminisced about the memorable year he gave him.

Lowe said: "The thrill of watching him perform like he did last season, you just can’t beat it. He has been the horse of a lifetime for me.

"He is a joy to watch and has changed our lives over the last couple of years, because you could never dream of owning a horse like him."

The son of Kyllachy will bid for a third straight win in the Cleves Stakes and is then set for the sprint championship before retiring to stud.

Kachy (green) finished third to Blue Point in last year's Diamond Jubilee Stakes

"Finals Day has always been touted as his swansong before his retirement," Lowe said.

"I will probably never have another one like Kachy and it has been a privilege to have him. Hopefully, he can go out on a high by winning the Cleves for a third time and then going on to Finals day.


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"People have suggested we should send him abroad and that sort of thing but we absolutely love him to bits and the end game for us is to breed from him. He won't be sold to anyone."

Betway Cleves Stakes card


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He is a joy to watch and has changed our lives over the last couple of years, because you could never dream of owning a horse like him
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