|Breeder||Margaret Hager Rogers|
|Owner||Charles W. Engelhard, Jr.|
|Trainer||Fulke Johnson Houghton|
|Ribocco is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Libra by Ribot. He was born around 1964 in the United States, and was bred by Margaret Hager Rogers.|
British Classic Race wins:|
St. Leger Stakes (1967)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on July 26, 2008|
Ribocco (foaled 1964 in Kentucky) was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who competed for owner Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. in England, Ireland, and France. He was a son of the undefeated two-time Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner, Ribot.
Trained by Fulke Johnson Houghton, under jockey Lester Piggott Ribocco won the 1967 Irish Derby, ran second to Royal Palace in the Epsom Derby, then in September won the third leg of the British Triple Crown series, the St. Leger Stakes. In October he was sent to compete in France in that country's most prestigious race where he finished third in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe behind Salvo and the 82 to 1 longshot winner, Topyo. In his final race, Ribocco returned to the United States and finished seventh in the Washington, D.C. International Stakes.
Retired at the end of the 1967 racing season, American Thomas Mellon Evans acquired a part interest in Ribocco for breeding purposes. He stood at stud at Evans' Buckland Farm in Virginia where he met with modest success as a sire. After the 1972 breeding season he was sent to a stud farm in Japan.