Multiple graded stakes winner on turf and dirt.
Kudos’ racing career features multiple graded stakes wins, including the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap, Californian Stakes (G2) and San Marino Handicap. Possessing a late running style, his most impressive win was the 2002 Oaklawn Handicap (G1) in which he trailed by as much as 15 lengths before storming to the front in the stretch and galloping away to a 4 3/4 length victory. A successful runner on both turf and dirt, Kudos earned an impressive $1,238,000.
Raced primarily on the West Coast, Kudos was bred in Kentucky by Jerry and Ann Moss. The Mosses, who are the owners of the 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo and multiple stakes winner Ruhlmann, are avid supporters of Old Friends. They generously opted to donate Kudos to Old Friends upon his retirement, following in Ruhlmann’s footsteps.
Modified On: 12/4/2012
Bred in KY by Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Moss. Foaled April 17, 1997
24 Starts, 7 Wins, 5 Places, 4 Shows. Career Earnings: $1,238,935
Racing Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Moss
Trainers: Richard Mandella
Jockeys: Eddie Delahoussaye, Alex Solis, Julie Krone
Biggest wins: Oaklawn S (G1) at Oaklawn Park 2002, Californian S (G2) at Hollywood Park 2003, Jim Murray H at Hollywood Park 2001, San Marino H at Santa Anita 2002
Other notable races: 3rd in Santa Anita Handicap (G1) 2002, 3rd in Santa Anita Handicap (G1) 003, 2nd Sunset H (G2) at Hollywood Park 2001, 3rd Oaklawn H (G2) 2003
Won stakes on both turf and dirt. Performed well at top levels from distances of 1 1/8 mile to a 1/2 mile