All maternal lines of horses go through periods where they seem to be winning everything they enter and the “Kenny” breed of North Otago is doing just that at the moment.
One Over Da Moon won the group two VHRSC Holmfield at Melton on Friday night, his eighth career success to date taking his earnings over the $150,000 mark.
At Oamaru on Sunday, King Kenny was very impressive winning his ninth race from just 24 starts after starting from a 50 meter handicap, while his half sister One Two Kenny also looked on the path to better things when easily winning her maiden race earlier in the day.
It is a breed that doesn't have a long history but one that seems to be on a real roll at the moment.
Raymauwarrhen Son (22 wins) and ($146,235) started the run off but it is the performance of his race winning half sister Frances Jay Bee (6 wins) at stud which has really lifted this family to such prominence.
She left three outstanding trotters headed by the champion mare, One Over Kenny ($1,098,007) as well as One Kenny (19 wins) ($110,133) and One Under Kenny (11 wins) ($87,919).
One Over Da Moon is a son of One Over Kenny while both King Kenny and One Two Kenny are from her full-sister One Under Kenny.
Another full sister to One Over Kenny and One Under Kenny is the two win mare ,Nice One Kenny who has already left the very promising Queen Kenny who has won three to date from just seven starts.
It is a breed that is quickly cementing itself as one of the premier trotting maternal families in the New Zealand studbook.
One Two Kenny