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Kyprios Horse: Age, rating, trainer, owner, race record and form

Kyprios was the dominant stayer on the Flat during a stunning six-race winning sequence in 2022 that included the Gold Cup at Ascot and he'll be aiming to reclaim that crown this summer.

A setback early in 2023 ensured he missed the defence of his crown at Ascot and he was beaten in both starts last year. He's back on track now, however, and Ascot-bound once more.

Horse Racing

Kyprios Owner

Kyprios runs in the famous black and white silks and red cap of Moyglare Stud.

They Moyglare operation are part owners in conjunction with Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Westerberg. The former trio are the Coolmore operation, with Westerberg being the racing operation of Georg von Opel, who has invested in numerous horses with Coolmore in recent years.

Kyprios is a son of Coolmore's late, great stallion Galileo, winner of the Epsom Derby in 2001 alongside the Curragh version and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.  

Kyprios Trainer

Kyprios is trained by the great Aidan O'Brien, the maestro of Ballydoyle. The Irishman continues to redefine the boundaries of possibility in terms of worldwide success in Flat racing.

He bagged his 100th European Classic via Kyprios in the 2023 Irish Derby, while the Tipperary-based handler has won 43 Classics in Britain alone.

He has won the Ascot Gold Cup a record eight times, including four-in-a-row with Yeats from 2006-2009, while his winners since then were Fame and Glory (2011), Leading Light (2014), Order of St George (2016) and Kyprios (2022).

Kyprios Age

Kyprios is a six-year-old entire, now embarked on his fifth season of racing.

Kyprios Rating

Kyprios has an official rating of 117 in Britain.

Kyprios Record

Kyprios has an impressive 10 wins on his record from just 14 starts and has only finished out of the first two twice in his career.

One of those was the Zetland Stakes at Newmarket in 2020 on his second start, while he finished fourth in Lingfield's Derby Trial the following May.

He returned 11 months later and turned his attention to stayers' races with scintillating effect. He won the Vintage Crop at Navan on his comeback and added the Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes at Leopardstown soon after.

From there to Ascot where he justified favouritism in the Gold Cup with a gutsy success from Mojo Star before adding the Goodwood Cup, the Irish St Leger and the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp to complete an unbeaten sequence as a four-year-old.

He got an inner infection on the inside of a joint that threatened to end not only his season, but his entire career, and was only second in the Irish St Leger on his 2023 comeback, before a slender defeat behind Trawlerman in the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot after they'd left a decent field flailing behind them.

As he did in 2022, Kyprios has started this campaign with successes in the Vintage Crop at Navan and the Saval Beg at Leopardstown en route to Ascot.

Kyprios Prize Money

The star stayer has pocketed £1,281,747 in prize money for his connections to date.

Kyprios News

Though he was somewhat workmanlike in his latest Leopardstown success, that isn't something that gives O'Brien concern.

The Ballydoyle trainer believes it is in his nature and is looking forward to returning to Ascot, where he's in no doubt that 1/1 Kyprios is a massive contender to regain his Gold Cup crown come Thursday 20th June.

"Kyprios did everything we wanted him to do at Leopardstown so we were delighted with him and the plan is to head straight on to the Gold Cup now. We couldn't be any happier really," the trainer reported via the Racing Post.

"He's lovely and has always been a lovely, relaxed horse. He's never done much once he gets to the front, that's the way he has always been. He was the same at Leopardstown the other day. Ryan [Moore] was very, very happy with him. It's just lovely the way he relaxes in his races and he's pacy too, so he can sit handy and relax from an early stage in his races."

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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