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Sire Mr. Prospector
Grandsire Raise a Native
Dam Miesque
Damsire Nureyev
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1990
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Flaxman Holdings
Owner Stavros Niarchos
Trainer Francois Boutin
Record 13: 5-4-2
Earnings $734,804
Major wins
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

Kingmambo (foaled February 19, 1990 in Kentucky) was an American-bred, French-trained thoroughbred racehorse and sire.


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.

Racing career[edit]

1992: Two-Year-Old Season[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Stud career[edit]

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 Lemon Drop Kid, King's Best, Henrythenavigator, El Condor Pasa, Divine Proportions and Alkaased, along with multi graded stakes race winners King Kamehameha, American Boss, Star King Man, Tawqeet, King Cugat, Light Shift, Mambo Twist, and Voodoo Dancer.

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