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Sire Mr. Prospector
Grandsire Raise a Native
Dam Miesque
Damsire Nureyev
Sex Stallion
Foaled February 19, 1990[1]
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 (February 19, 1990 – January 20, 2016) was an American-bred, French-trained thoroughbred racehorse and sire.


He was sired by the leading stallion, 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.[2]

Kingmambo was euthanized at age 25 on January 20, 2016 due to the infirmities of old age. Kingmambo will be buried at Lane's End.[3]

Major winners[edit]

c = colt, f = filly, g = gelding

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins
1995 El Condor Pasa c NHK Mile Cup, Japan Cup, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
1996 Lemon Drop Kid c Belmont Futurity, Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Whitney Handicap, Woodward Stakes
1997 Bluemamba f Poule d'Essai des Pouliches
1997 King's Best c 2000 Guineas
1998 Malhub c Golden Jubilee Stakes
1998 Okawango c Grand Criterium
1998 Voodoo Dancer f Garden City Handicap, Diana Handicap
1999 Dubai Destination c Queen Anne Stakes
2000 Alkaased c Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Japan Cup
2000 Russian Rhythm f 1000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes, Nassau Stakes, Lockinge Stakes
2001 Boboman c Hollywood Turf Cup
2001 King Kamehameha c NHK Mile Cup, Tokyo Yūshun
2001 Rule of Law c St Leger
2002 Divine Proportions f Prix Morny, Prix Marcel Boussac, Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Prix de Diane, Prix d'Astarte
2002 Student Council c Pimlico Special, Pacific Classic
2002 Tawqeet c Caulfield Cup
2002 Virginia Waters f 1000 Guineas
2004 Archipenko c Queen Elizabeth II Cup
2004 Light Shift f Epsom Oaks
2005 Campanologist c Deutschland Preis, Rheinland-Pokal, Preis von Europa, Gran Premio del Jockey Club
2005 Henrythenavigator c 2000 Guineas, Irish 2000 Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes
2005 My Kingdom of Fife g Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC)
2005 Thewayyouare c Criterium International
2008 Master of Hounds c Jebel Hatta
2009 Encke c St Leger


Pedigree of Kingmambo (USA), bay stallion, 1990[1]
Mr Prospector (USA)
Raise a Native (USA)
Native Dancer Polynesian
Raise You Case Ace
Lady Glory
Gold Digger (USA)
Nashua Nasrullah
Sequence Count Fleet
Miss Dogwood
Miesque (USA)
Nureyev (USA)
Northern Dancer Nearctic
Special Forli
Pasadoble (USA)
Prove Out Graustark
Equal Venture
Santa Quilla Sanctus
Neriad (Family: 20)


  1. ^ a b "Kingmambo pedigree". 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  2. ^ Blood-Horse Staff (28 September 2010). "Standout Stallion Kingmambo Pensioned". The Blood-Horse. 
  3. ^ Blood-Horse Staff (20 January 2016). "Influential Sire Kingmambo Euthanized". The Blood-Horse. 

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