Mehmet Kurt was born on 6 January 1947 in Ceyhan, in southern Turkey. His father was industrialist who had a passion for horses, Mehmet inherited this love and passion from his father from an early age.
His intention throughout his life was to create something that would make a difference and leave its footprint on the world. He has been a great entrepreneur in his own country, often pioneering new innovations and businesses. He was successful in the food, textile and packaging industries. He entered into the world of publishing with “Channel 6”, one of Turkey’s first television stations. He later also established “Six News” that broadcast in six languages. He was pivotal in many important international projects in many countries including U.S.A., Russia and Switzerland.
In addition to his very successful business life, he raised Thoroughbred racehorses on his farms which were located in both Istanbul and Ceyhan. He achieved many successes in races with horses that he had bred himself, including The Turkish Derby, the most prestigious race in Turkey, where he was presented with the Champion’s Cup by the President. ( The Gazi Race 1993, The Gazi Race 1999 )
However, he was constantly reminded and concerned about the injuries that young horses faced during their first year of training. He was driven with the thought “Can there be a technology that can prevent these injuries?”. As a result, many years later, in 2000 the Kurtsystems concept started operating and thus the first model of this new and innovative technology was created. Trials that began in Ceyhan continued in Istanbul and in 2010 he decided to continue these trials in United Kingdom, the motherland of horseracing; so he purchased Kingwood Stud in Lambourn and established the Kurtsystems there.