Right Boy

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Right Boy
SireImpeccable
GrandsireHis Highness
DamHappy Ogan
DamsireBallyogan
SexColt
Foaled1954[1]
CountryIreland
ColourGrey
BreederW J Byrne
OwnerGeoffrey Gilbert
David Wills
TrainerBill Dutton
Pat Rohan (1959)
Record29: 16-8-1
Earnings$53,212
Major wins
King's Stand Stakes (1957)
Nunthorpe Stakes (1958, 1959)
July Cup (1958, 1959)
King George Stakes (1958, 1959)
Cork & Orrery Stakes (1958, 1959)
Awards
Timeform rating: 137
Last updated on January 15, 2008

Right Boy (1954–1977) was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire

Background[edit]

Right Boy cost 575 guineas as a yearling. He was the second top sprinter of the 1950s to be trained in Yorkshire by Bill Dutton - the first was Pappa Fourway, who cost even less. When Dutton died in 1958, the horse was taken over by his late trainer's son-in-law Pat Rohan.

Racing career[edit]

As a two-year-old won his first four races against moderate opposition but was then unplaced behind Eudaemon in the Gimcrack Stakes. As a three-year-old he developed into a top-class sprinter, winning the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and finishing second in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

In 1958 he won six consecutive races including the Cork and Orrery Stakes, July Cup, King George Stakes and Nunthorpe Stakes.

In his final season, Right Boy recorded repeat wins in the Cork & Orrery Stakes, July Cup, King George Stakes and Nunthorpe Stakes. He ended his racing career by finishing second, when attempting to concede thirty-two pounds to the winner in the Portland Handicap at Doncaster.

Stud record[edit]

At stud, the only notable winners he produced by the time he was put down in 1977 were Reet Lass, who won the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, and Village Boy, who landed the Richmond Stakes at the same course.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Right Boy (IRE), grey stallion, 1954[1]
Sire
Impeccable (IRE)
1944
His Highness (GB)
1936
Hyperion Gainsborough
Selene
Moti Ranee Spion Kop
Moti Mahal
Mairi Bhan (GB)
1939
Mieuxce Massine
L'Olivete
Marie Dhu Blandford
Double Dutch
Dam
Happy Ogan (GB)
1947
Ballyogan (GB)
1939
Fair Trial Fairway
Lady Juror
Serial Solario
Booktalk
Content (GB)
1938
Sir Walter Raleigh Prince Galahad
Smoke Lass
River Saint Upsalquitch
Saints Way (Family: 1-g)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Right Boy pedigree". equineline.com. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - written by Bill Mooney and George Ennor