Chetwood is a 7-year-old bay gelding by Exceed and Excel out of Eldarin. Chetwood had a great start to his racing career with 5 wins and 2 third placings from 12 starts, including placings at Listed and Group 2 & 3 level. Chetwood ended a successful racing career with a total of $300,110 in prize money.
In May 2018 Chetwood was retired from Godolphin’s racing program and afforded an extended spell before being pulled out of the paddock to compete in the 2019 Jump Off TV Series. Kelvinside employee, Cade Hunter, began Chetwood’s 6 week retraining to compete in the TV Series. Whilst the combo didn’t qualify for the Jump Off final, they came leaps and bounds throughout the 6 weeks. Chetwood was very trainable thanks to his relaxed and level-headed nature. He showed great potential in the jumping arena which could be easily developed with time spent building his strength and confidence over the fences.
Following the completion of the Jump Off competition Chetwood was offered for rehoming to staff and the general public. He soon found the perfect home with Laura Kelly making his way down to Victoria. Laura has continued his retraining, initially focusing on building his top line and suppleness through flat work, whilst gradually adding jumps to their training regime. Laura looks forward to competing with Chetwood in the Victorian show jumping circuits in the near future.