Prominent breeder Bobby Kennard dies
MAJOR Bobby Kennard, who bred the champion sprinter and successful sire Cadeaux Genereux in partnership with his wife Helen, has died. The Kennards also bred Solar, Dominio and Dominica, all from the same family, descending from the mare L'Anguissola.
Kennard was an army major who served in the Second World War. He trained horses in Australia and India, and also lived in Kenya. On returning to England, Kennard and his wife set up a small stud near Salisbury, before moving to Upshire Farm in Lambourn.
Cadeaux Genereux was foaled at Whitsbury Manor Stud, where he later retired to stallion duties and still covers mares at the age of 26. Their homebred Dominica won the King's Stand Stakes and is currently a broodmare at Bob McCreery's Throop Farm.
Peter Walwyn, who trained the Kennards' horses for many years, said: "They were great owners. We had great success and he will be sorely missed. He was a wonderful person."
Kennard's horses were previously trained by Bill Wightman and latterly by Marcus Tregoning.
The memorial servie will be held in Lambourn on April 27.