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Sire Roman Ruler
Grandsire Fusaichi Pegasus
Dam One Last Salute
Damsire Salutely
Sex Gelding
Foaled February 13, 2007
Died May 21, 2016(2016-05-21) (aged 9)
Pimlico Race Course
Baltimore, Maryland
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Dark Hollow Farm and William Paca Beatson
Owner Lazzinnaro, Louis and Bulger, et al
Trainer 1) Richard E. Dutrow Jr.
2) Ronald Moquett
3) Francis P. Campitelli
Earnings US$1,385,143
Major wins
Champagne Stakes (2009)

Homeboykris (foaled February 13, 2007, died May 21, 2016) was a racehorse bred in Maryland in the United States. A son of Roman Ruler, he was purchased privately by a group headed by restaurateur Louis Lazzinnaro that included Major League Baseball executive and manager Joe Torre and turned over to Richard Dutrow Jr., for training. Lazzinnaro purchased Homeboykris from Brenda Tabraue after he broke his maiden at Calder Race Course. Dutrow is known for conditioning the Dual Classic winner Big Brown.

Homeboykris was one of three winners from as many starters out of stakes-place winner One Last Salute, by Salutely. His sire was Roman Ruler, a son of Mr. Prospector. Homeboykris' most important win was the 2009 Grade I Champagne Stakes, which he won by 1 1/2 lengths over Discreetly Mine.[1]

Homeboykris died May 21, 2016, while returning to his barn after winning the first race of the day during the 2016 Preakness Stakes card.[2] According to ESPN, the cause of death may have been from cardiovascular complications.[3] It was his 14th win in 63 career starts.[2]

Homeboykris was the first of two horses that died at Pimlico Race Course that day. The second horse, four year-old filly Pramedya, fractured her front left leg in the final turn of the fourth race. She was euthanized on the track.[3] Pramedya's owners also owned 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.


  1. ^ "Belmont Park − Race 9". Equibase Company. October 10, 2009. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Werner, Barry (May 21, 2016). "Joe Torre-owned horse dies after winning opening race on Preakness card". FOXSports.com. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b ESPN.com News Services (May 21, 2016). "Homeboykris dies after win; Pramedya euthanized after breaking leg". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 4, 2016.