Another of our recent acquisitions is the seven year old gelding Kildrum, he is the first racecourse representative of the unraced Westerner mare Close Flame, his sire Milan who is a noted for providing high class National hunt horses was the St Leger winner back in 2001.

To date Kildrum has raced in nine point to points, and a further six times under rules.

Kildrum began his racing career in the yard of Brian F McCarthy, he made his debut in a four year old maiden point to point at Boulta in Ireland, in December 2017, finishing second. His next appearance was at Quakerstown, where once more he showed promise to finish third. Two weeks later at Rathcannon he once again showed his consistency, by taking the runner up spot. In May he made his rules debut in Novice Hunters Chase at Tipperary, with a respectable seventh of the 11.

He didn't reappear until February 2019, when back in a point at Kildorrery he finished second again, and two weeks later at Lingstown he was forth. A further two runs in March, and April saw him finish second and third, before a return to Tipperary in May to once again under rules.

Kildrum returned at Moig South in November, and again showed his consistency when finishing third, Mainstown was his next stop in December when he came the closest yet to winning a race, when going down by just a head.

His final race for the McCarthy yard was in a maiden hunters chase at Limerick in December.

Kildrum next appeared in January 2020, now in the care of the Michael J McDonagh yard, in Shannon, County Clare, where he ran in his first handicap chase off a mark of 90 at Naven. In February he made his hurdles debut, but got no further than the first when coming down. Kildrum has had some lovely educational runs under rules and learnt his trade while been super competitive in point to point.

Kildrum has done all of his racing over three miles in soft or heavy ground, which bowds well for the winter season and has proved admirably consistent, so there is every hope that he will give his new connections some exiting days ahead.

If you are interested in Full Ownership or Shares in Kildrum please call Micky on 07808 572 777

01969 625 223

Micky Hammond Racing, Oakwood Stables, Middleham, DL8 4PT.