DURING a recent visit to Boardsmill Stud I had the pleasure of seeing Kalanisi (Doyoun). It was appropriate that I should see him 20 years after he crowned a memorable season racing by travelling to Churchill Downs and winning the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf.

He had the likes of Fantastic Light and Montjeu behind him that day, and that was the culmination of a racing season that saw him win the Group 1 Dubai Champion Stakes, the then Group 2 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, and finish a head behind Giant’s Causeway twice, in the Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes and Group 1 Juddmonte International.