|Foaled||January 24, 1997|
|Trainer||Sir Michael Stoute|
|2000 Guineas Stakes (2000)|
|Last updated on July 1, 2011|
Kings Best (foaled January 24, 1997) was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 2000 Guineas Stakes. He was described by his trainer Michael Stoute as the best miler he'd ever trained.
King's Best is a bay horse bred in Kentucky by M3 Elevage. King's Best's sire, Kingmambo, was a highly successful breeding stallion. His progeny included the British Classic winners Russian Rhythm, Henrythenavigator, Virginia Waters and Rule of Law, as well as major winners in Japan (El Condor Pasa), France (Divine Proportions) and the United States (Lemon Drop Kid). His dam Allegretta was a very influential broodmare who also produced the Arc-winning Urban Sea, the dam of Sea the Stars and Galileo. Another of Allegretta's daughters was Allez Les Trois, the dam of the Prix du Jockey Club winner Anabaa Blue.
After winning his maiden race at Newmarket he won, from the front, in York's 1999 Acomb Stakes, a Group 3 race for juveniles. His first start as a three-year-old resulted in a second place to Umitism in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket. Few horses beaten in that race go on to win the 2000 Guineas, so it was a surprise when he claimed the first classic of the season, sprinting past Giant's Causeway from off the pace. Ridden by Kieren Fallon he sprinted to a three-and-a-half length victory, the widest margin winner since Zafonic in 1993.
King's Best true ability was never satisfactorily determined as injury in his next race, the Irish Derby ended his career prematurely.
Standing with Darley Stud, Kings Best has sired numerous high profile winners including Champion miler Creachadoir, Allybar and Eishin Flash, but his most famous son is the Michael Stoute-trained Workforce, who won the Derby by seven lengths in 2010, followed by the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
|Mr. Prospector (USA)
|Raise A Native||Native Dancer|
|Promised Lady||Prince Chevalier|
|Asterblute (Family: 9-h)|
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