Some kings have to win a throne, fighting their way through the ranks. But some arrive for their coronation as an absolute birthright. This is true of Kingman.
He retired with the crown of a brilliant champion - and, as sceptre, a pedigree that qualifies him as the most eligible of heirs to the Green Desert line.
Along with a knockout miler’s physique, everything is in place for breeders to try and get ahead of the next big thing.
Introducing his first foals in 2016.
#BrillianceRedefined - Frankel wins the 2000 Guineas
"The climatic strides were played out to the soundtrack of thousands applauding, because there was no better way to express admiration for what we were watching, and gratitude to be present on the day" - Alastair Down