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Kingmambo - wins the St James Palace Stakes - 1993

Kingmambo winning the 1993 St James's Palace Stakes


Star sire Kingmambo retired from stud duties

LANE'S END Stud owner Will Farish has said that his star stallion Kingmambo has probably covered his last mare.

The son of Mr Prospector and Miesque won the Poule d'Essai des Poulains in 1993 along with the St James's Palace Stakes and the Prix du Moulin in the Niarchos family colours, before a hugely successful stud career.

His runners include El Condor Pasa, Alkaased, Rule Of Law, Virginia Waters, Russian Rhythm, Divine Proportions, and among his stallion sons in Europe and the USA are King's Best, Henrythenavigator, Archipenko and Lemon Drop Kid.

"He has had a terrible neck problem for some time," Farish told the Bloodhorse. "We only bred one mare to him this year, and she didn't get in foal. It's not his fertility; it's his ability to perform. We've tried everything in the world, as you can imagine.

"He's one of the great stallions of all time. What I liked about him originally was that he was a great miler in Europe. He has a phenomenal pedigree and he has lived up to it in every respect. He's sired Classic horses, sprinters, and milers."




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