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Balthazar King breaks course record at Cheltenham

Article Date: 13-March-2012

Balthazar King (by King's Theatre) broke the course record when narrowly winning the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase over the 3m7f cross country circuit at Cheltenham.

The eight-year-old is trained by Philip Hobbs and he was bred by Sunnyhill Stud. He is out of Afdala (by Hernando) whose string of winning siblings include the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle third Afarad (by Slip Anchor) and the listed handicap hurdle winner Afarka (by Kahyasi).

King's Theatre (by Sadler's Wells) stood at Ballylinch Stud. He died in 2011.

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