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Right Boy

Right Boy
Sire Impeccable
Dam Happy Ogan
Grandsire His Highness
Damsire Ballyogan
Gender Colt
Foaled 1954
Country Great Britain
Color Grey
Trainer Bill Dutton
Pat Rohan (1959)
Record 29: 16-?-?
Earnings $53,212
Summary
Right Boy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Happy Ogan by Impeccable. He was born on 1954 in Great Britain.
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
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 15, 2008

Right Boy (1954-1977) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who cost only 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, and when Dutton died in 1958, the horse was taken over by his late trainer's son-in-law Pat Rohan. Perhaps rather surprisingly, his early career was of no particular significance, but he certainly made his mark later on under reguklar jockey Lester Piggott with 16 wins including the Nunthorpe Stakes (twice), and the July Cup, King George Stakes and Cork & Orrery Stakes, as well as the King's Stand Stakes. At stud he fell a long way below expectations and the only decent 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.

References

  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - written by Bill Mooney and George Ennor




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