was purchased at the Karaka Premier Sale by David Ellis for $35,000, King’s Chapel won his first race at Avondale which was worth $27,500 and carried with it a $50,000 bonus. His next start was at Awapuni in a $150,000 race for colts and geldings where he beat Maroofity providing a Mark Walker quinella. He then went on to win the $500,000 Mercedes Super Classique stylishly.
As a 3YO King’s Chapel won the Ray Coupland Stakes at Ashburton, The Guineas Trial and the $300,000 Group 1 2000 Guineas. King’s Chapel added the $100,000 Group 1 Telegraph Handicap, to his name brilliantly extending his record to seven wins and two thirds from just 10 starts.