Prominent French stallion Kendor died June 6 at Haras de la Reboursiere et du Montaigu in France after severe hemorrhaging. The 21-year-old son of Kenmare sired 33 stakes winners.
Kendor was a French champion 2-year-old and a classic winner for breeder/owner Adolf Bader. As a juvenile, he won the Grand Criterium (Fr-I) and Prix de Cabourg (Fr-III), and at 3 took the mile classic Dubai Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I) and Prix de Fontainebleau (Fr-III).
A member of the Nasrullah male line, Kendor sired English and French champion miler Keltos and French champion sprinter Nombr Premier. Several of his European runners found their way to North America, including Bonapartiste, Charges d'Affaires, and Histoire Sainte.
Bonapartiste captured the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) and was multiple grade I stakes-placed. Charges d'Affaires won the Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) and consecutive runnings of the Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIT). Histoire Sainte took four turf stakes at Fair Grounds.
Kendor, who was out of the Gay Mecene mare Belle Mecene, stood this year for €12,000 (approximately $16,000).