Eugene Kappushev, a Russian turf editor who maintains a Russian racing website, wrote today that Chechen president Ramzan A. Kadyrov is now the owner of US-bred Russian 2000 Guineas winner Indian Jameson, a son of Airdrie Stud’s Indian Charlie.
The feared Kadyrov is an associate of Chechen owner Saeedhusein Zakayev, who races the US-bred Quiet American colt Quiet and Danger, one of the leading contenders for the Russian Derby. Zakayev won the Russian Derby in 2000 with Arcansas (by Al Batal). Quiet and Danger was bred in Kentucky by writer Frank Mitchell and Darley Stud. Mitchell, a former deputy bloodstock editor of Daily Racing Form, blogs at bloodstock in the bluegrass.
Indian Jameson was bred in Kentucky by Cheryl Green and Malinda Fiveash on the recommendations of pedigree consultant Alan Porter.
Click here to read about the Russian 2000 Guineas. Note that Kadyrov’s Sky Mesa colt Sky Life finished seventh behind Indian Jameson in the race.