|Grandsire||Raise a Native|
|Prix Djebel (1993)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1993)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1993)
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1993)
|Last updated on August 23, 2007|
He was sired by the leading stud, Mr. Prospector, who in turn was a son of Raise a Native, out of the 1999 United States Racing Hall of Fame mare Miesque, who in turn was a daughter of the great Nureyev.
Although born and bred in the U.S., Kingmambo raced in England and France for owner Stavros Niarchos. Niarchos owned both a U.S. thoroughbred farm, where his mare Miesque was stationed, and a French operation, where he did most of his racing.
1992: Two-Year-Old Season
As a two year old, after winning a six furlong race at Maisons-Laffitte racecourse, Kingmambo placed second in the French Group 1, Prix de la Salamandre, the Group 3 Prix Thomas Bryon, and the Group 3 Prix de Cabourg.
1993: Three-Year-Old Season
At the age of three, ridden by the American, Cash Asmussen, and trained by Francois Boutin, he won the Prix Djebel on his debut, beating Zafonic in an upset. He went on to prove himself to be a genuinely top class colt with three Group One wins in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, the St. James's Palace Stakes and the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.
Kingmambo was retired to stud in 1994 and stood at Lane's End Farm. He was pensioned from stud duties in 2010.
His outstanding progeny include 1999 Belmont Stakes winner Lemon Drop Kid, 2000 2,000 Guineas winner King's Best, 2008 2,000 Guineas winner Henrythenavigator along with multi graded stakes race winners King Kamehameha, American Boss, Star King Man, Tawqeet, King Cugat, Light Shift, Mambo Twist, El Condor Pasa, Divine Proportions, and Voodoo Dancer.