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Korakor

Racing Career and Breeding

     

Korakor was a successful National Hunt chaser, running at both the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National Meeting.

He won 7 races in his career, accumulating nearly £200,000 in prize money. He has been ridden by top jockeys including Mick Fitzgerald, Ruby Walsh and AP McCoy.

However, a very nasty hock injury at Sandown in 2005 ended his racing career and we were asked to take him in the hope that a considerable rest period may prove beneficial to his recovery. 

 

Life after racing

Kokopops (as he is known in the yard) is everyone’s favourite due to his stunning good looks, but by no means is he a novice riders horse. Once he had been retrained and was ready to be rehomed we successfully found a loving adoption home for him. He remained there for 5 ½ years until he was returned to us due to family commitments in November 2012.

In one respect we weren’t too disappointed as Koko is not only beautiful but he is also extremely affectionate. He is always one of the first to greet you in the morning with a cheery wicker. However, soon after his return we sadly discovered he had gingivitis, a serious gum disease resulting in his teeth becoming very loose and misshapen. He has already lost a couple of top teeth and quite comically his tongue hangs out as his teeth can no longer keep it in his head.

   

 

Therefore, every single day Kokopops has his teeth brushed with a normal tooth brush and antibacterial mouth wash which is helping keep the disease at bay. He will now remain at the charity for the rest of his life as he will eventually lose all his teeth and need a special diet to survive, but we think he is worth all the effort as his personality is just adorable.

Racing Stats

Korakor (FR)
07May94 ch g
Nikos (9.7f) — Aniflore (FR) (Satingo)
Trainer - Ian Williams, Breeder Philippe Morruzzi

 Lifetime record

 Starts

 Wins

 2nds

 3rds

 Winnings

 Earnings

     

 Flat Turf

10

 0

 1

 1

 £0

 £395

 

 

 

 Hurdle

 7

 2

 1

 1

 £35,915

 £62,851

 

 

 

 Chase  41  5  6  7  £67,428  £131,573      

 Rules Races

58

 7

 8

 9

 £103,163

 £194,819

 

 

 


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