King’s Best

B 1997 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Kingmambo – Allegretta (Lombard)
1.0 million yen Standing at Darley Japan
World-class sire of exceptional derby winners Eishin Flash and Workforce. Over 55 winners in his first Japanese-bred crop with the promising Aithon, winner of the Listed Wakaba Stakes at Hanshin this year, in his second­.

Pedigree

KING'S BEST

KINGMAMBO

MR PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

NATIVE DANCER

RAISE YOU

GOLD DIGGER

NASHUA

SEQUENCE

MIESQUE

NUREYEV

NORTHERN DANCER

SPECIAL

PASADOBLE

PROVE OUT

SANTA QUILLA

ALLEGRETTA

LOMBARD

AGIO

TANTIEME

ARALIA II

PROMISED LADY

PRINCE CHEVALIER

BELLE SAUVAGE

ANATEVKA

ESPRESSO

ACROPOLIS

BABYLON

ALMYRA

BIRKHAHN

ALAMEDA

By KINGMAMBO (1990) Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1), etc. Sire of 913 foals aged three and up, including KING’S BEST, ALKAASED, ARCHIPENKO, CAMPANOLOGIST, DIVINE PROPORTIONS, DUBAI DESTINATION, EL CONDOR PASA, ENCKE, KING CUGAT, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR, KING KAMEHAMEHA, LEMON DROP KID, MALHUB, MASTER OF HOUNDS, OKAWANGO, RULE OF LAW, THEWAYYOUARE, etc.

1st dam: Allegretta by Lombard. 2 wins (1800m-2000m) at 2, 2nd Oaks Trial S (G3). Sister to ANNO, ARIONETTE. Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners:

KING’S BEST (c Kingmambo) Classic winner, see race record.

URBAN SEA (f Miswaki) 8 wins (1600m-2400m), 2 to 5, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Prix d’Harcourt (G2). Dam of:

SEA THE STARS (c Cape Cross) European horse of the year, Derby S (G1), 2,000 Guineas (G1), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), International S (G1), Eclipse S (G1), Irish Champion S (G1). Sire.

GALILEO (c Sadler’s Wells) Champion three-year-old colt in Europe, King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond S (G1), Derby S (G1), Irish Derby (G1), 2nd Irish Champion S (G1). Sire.

BLACK SAM BELLAMY (c Sadler’s Wells) Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1), Gran Permio del Jockey Club (G1). Sire.

MY TYPHOON (f Giant’s Causeway) Diana S (G1).

ALL TOO BEAUTIFUL (f Sadler’s Wells) Middleton S (G3), 2nd Oaks S (G1). Dam of WONDER OF WONDERS (f Kingmambo) Cheshire Oaks, 2nd Oaks (G1); VICTORY SONG (c Dansili) Coppa d'Oro di Milano. Grandam of: ALLURINGLY (f Fastnet Rock) Hurry Harriet S, 3rd Oaks (G1).

URBAN OCEAN (c Bering ) Gallinule S (G3), Mooresbridge S. Sire.

BORN TO SEA (c Invincible Spirit) Blenheim S, 2nd Irish Derby (G1). Sire.

MELIKAH (f Lammtarra) Pretty Polly S, 2nd Irish Oaks (G1), 3rd Oaks S (G1). Dam of: MASTERSTROKE (c Monsun) Grand Prix de Deauville (G2), 3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1). Sire; HIDDEN GOLD (f Shamardal) River Eden Fillies S, 3rd Lonsdale Cup (G2); MOONLIGHT MAGIC (c Cape Cross) Meld S (G3), 2nd Mooresbridge S (G2). Grandam of: KHAWLAH (f Cape Cross) UAE Derby (G2); VANCOUVERITE (c Dansili) Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (G2). Third dam of: MASAR (c New Approach) Craven S (G3), Solario S (G3), 3rd Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1), 2,000 Guineas (G1).  

Cherry Hinton (f Green Desert) 2nd Blue Wind S (G3). Dam of:

BRACELET (f Montjeu) Irish Oaks (G1), Ribblesdale S (G2);

WADING (f Montjeu) Rockfel S (G2).

ALLEZ LES TROIS (f Riverman) 3 wins (1600m-2100m) at 3, Prix de Flore (G3). Dam of:

ANABAA BLUE (c Anabaa) Prix du Jockey Club (G1), Grand Prix de Chantilly (G2), Prix Noailles (G2). Sire.

AL ISHQ (f Nureyev) Winner at 3. Dam of: TAMAYUZ (c Nayef) Prix Jacques Le Marois (G1), Prix Jean Prat (G1). Sire.

ANJA (f Indian Ridge) Winner at 2. Dam of: ABOULIE (f Exceed And Excel) Prix Miesque (G3). Grandam of MUSTAJEEB (c Nayef) Greenlands S (G2), Jersey S (G3), 3rd Irish 2000 Guineas (G1). Sire.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 3 2 - - -
Three 3 1 1 - -
Total 6 3 1 - -

At 2

1st
Acomb S, 7f, York, beating Race Leader, Shamrock City.
1st
Maiden race, 7f, Newmarket.

At 3 Timeform Champion miler

1st
2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, by 3½l, beating Giant's Causeway, Barathea Guest, Distant Music, Primo Valentino, Summoner, Bernstein, Lincoln Dancer, Fath, Umistim, Cape Town.
2nd
Craven S (G3), 8f, Newmarket, beating Ekraar, Rossini, Adilabad.

Timeform 132

Best progeny

Video footage

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Sajjhaa
Dubai Duty Free (G1), 9f, Meydan, 30 Mar 2013
Sajjhaa
Jebel Hatta S (G1), 9f, Meydan, 09 Mar 2013
Royal Diamond
Irish St Leger (G1), 14f, Curragh, 15 Sep 2012
Workforce
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1), 12f, Longchamp, 03 Oct 2010
Workforce
The Derby (G1), 12f, Epsom, 05 Jun 2010
King's Apostle
Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1), 6½f, Deauville, 09 Aug 2009

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, 06 May 2000
Acomb S (LR), 7f, York, 17 Aug 1999

News

Best Fouad sweeps home to land the Grand Prix de Compiegne

King’s Best’s seasoned campaigner Best Fouad added a fifth Black type win to his record on 24 June, landing the Grand Prix de Comp

Darley has announced the fees for the six stallions that will stand at their stud in Japan for the 2017 breeding season.

World Champion three-year-old and proven G1 sire 


Son of King’s Best lands the G3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury

King’s Best’s talented son Kings Fete landed his second successive Group race on Saturday 13 August when taking the G3


Juvenile daughter of King’s Best impresses on her debut

King’s Best, whose first Japanese-bred crop are juveniles of this year, sired a new winner on Saturday 30 July when his daughter Namura Ido


Son of King’s Best lands the Listed Derby du Midi in France

Sagaroi, a three-year-old son of King’s Best, won his third straight race and first in Stakes company on Saturday 28 Ma


Three-year-old son of King’s Best lands the Prix du Conseil de Paris at Chantilly

Ming Dynasty, a lightly-raced three-year-old son of King’s Best, landed his biggest career success on Sunday 18 October


Son of King’s Best takes the Grand Prix de Craon

Bernay, a four-year-old son of King's Best, added a third consecutive Black type win to his record on 7 September when landing the


Unbeaten Ming Dynasty wins the Grand Prix de Clairefontaine

Three-year-old King's Best colt Ming Dynasty maintained his unbeaten record in impressive style on 25 August when landing the 2400


Bernay lands Listed contest in France

Bernay, a four-year-old son of King's Best, has been a very consistent performer this year and on 20 July he added a second consec


Bernay triumphs in the Grand Prix de Bordeaux

King's Best sired a new Stakes winner on Saturday May 23, when his four-year-old son Bernay triumphed in the Listed Gra


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