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Grade 1 winner Boboman retires to Walmac

GRADE I winner Boboman will enter stud next season at Walmac Farm in Kentucky.

Bred in Kentucky by Wertheimer & Frere, Boboman won a 1m1f race at Longchamp at two for Criquette Head-Maarek before transferring to Richard Mandella in the US, for whom he won the  Grade 1 Hollywood Turf Cup, worth $250,000, on his stakes debut.

Boboman was also effective on dirt, running third in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap to Lava Man and Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap to champion Lawyer Ron.

The eight-year-old retires as the winner of four races and $444,363 in prize-money.

Out of the Group 3-placed Seattle Slew mare Slewvera, Boboman is bred on the same cross as leading sire Lemon Drop Kid.

"Kingmambo is one of the world's truly elite sires," said John T. L. Jones III, managing director. "Boboman showed immense determination coming back time and again from injury. If he passes on half his determination and class, he will be quite a sire.

"Kingmambo is also becoming a sire of sires, and Boboman has the same breeding cross as his best American-raced son, Lemon Drop Kid."

A fee for Boboman, whose retirement to Kentucky was announced on the same day asanother top level-winning son of Kingmambo in Thewayyouare, will be set at a later date.

 

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