Yield Boko (Se)

Viking Kronos (IT) - Ouzo Boko (USA)

Yield Boko siring winners in both hemispheres

15th July  2021 - By Peter Wharton

Yield Boko Se, who has returned to Sweden after a brief stint at the stud in Victoria, is again available via frozen semen at Aldebaran Park in the 2021/22 season at a modest fee of $1,500 including GST.

Actually, Yield Boko Se has a percentage record in Australia second-to-none. From his first crop he left 15 foals, of which seven have raced until halfway through their six-year-old season and six have been winners.

They include the talented Godofthunder, winner of the Redcliffe Trotters Cup, Gawler Hambletonian and Tasmanian Trotting Cup, the dual Melton winner Flyin Around, the Aldebaran Park bred Fend Off, who won a heat of the Vicbred 2YO and finished runner-up in the $80,000 final, and Forever Kronos.

Yield Boko Se’s current small three-year-old crop is headed by Australia’s fastest ever two-year-old trotter Aldedaran Ursula (1:55.7), the winner of seven races to date including the NSW Oaks and runner-up in the NSW Derby.

In all, Yield Boko Se has sired eight winners and two placegetters from 12 starters from 22 foals in Australia and boats an average of $23,400 per starter.

In Europe, Yield Boko has been represented by more than 20 individual winners including the three-year-old Global Badman, winner of the Swedish Breeders Crown at 2 and the Group 1 $150,000 E3 Final at 3.

Champions are measured by success in ‘black type’ races and in 11 countries the Breeders Crown is the premium Harness Racing brand for age classics.

Dual Breeders Crown champions are rare and Yield Boko Se is one of them, winning the Swedish Breeders Crown as a three and four-year-old.

In the 3YO Breeders Crown Yield Boko Se rated 1:58.8 over 2140 metres, a time that represented a race record and one that still stands.
The following year Yield Boko once again took out the Breeders Crown in equal race record time, on this occasion rating 1:58.4 over 2140 metres. Significantly, Yield Boko's performance in the 4YO Breeders Crown was faster than those of Copiad, Victory Tilly, From Above and Commander Crowe, a quartet of 4YO Breeders Crown champions that went on to win the Elitloppet.

Yield Boko Se then won the European 5YO Championship at Bjerke (Norway) in the third fastest time ever - 1:56.7 over 2140 metres - with the only quicker times being posted at the much faster rated circuits of Aby (Sweden) and Vincennes (France).

Viking Kronos, the sire of Yield Boko, was an out-and-out champion winning 12 of his 14 lifetime starts, capturing the award as the richest two-year-old in Europe in 1997 and the Swedish Horse of the Year title in 1998.

A son of Hambletonian victor American Winner and Hambletonian Oaks winner Conch, Viking Kronos quickly established himself as an exceptional stallion, topping the Swedish Sires’ table in 2010 and 2011.

Among his winners are three winners of the Swedish 2YO Breeders Crown, three winners of the Swedish 3YO Breeders Crown, three winners of the Swedish 4YO Breeders Crown, two Swedish Derby winners and a World Trotting Derby winner in America.

To date Viking Kronos has six millionaires to his credit - Maharajah ($2,491,794), Triton Sund ($2,046,837), Thai Tanic ($1,072,720), Fama Currit ($1,028,889), Raja Mirchi ($1,050,977) and Lantern Kronos ($1,009,175). He is also the sire of Joke Face ($957,596) and Going Kronos ($889,871).

Viking Kronos is now making an impact as a sire of sires with his first two sons, Turbo Sund and Going Knoros, having produced Group and classic winners in Europe.

Maternally, Yield Boko Se comes from the family of the noted foundation mare Minnehaha, however, Yield Boko Se belongs to one of its greatest branches in respect of trotting sires and trotting speed.

His fourth dam Somolli, a sister to Hambletonian winner Legend Hanover, is the dam of four brothers who have produced classic-winning progeny. The headline act is the world's first 1:55 trotter in a race and Hambletonian winner Speedy Somolli, the sire of three Hambletonian winners and more importantly the grandsire of the immortal Valley Victory, the sire of three Hambletonian winners including Muscles Yankee (also sire of three Hambletonian winners).

Speedy Somolli's brother Lord Of All sired the Elitloppet winner Remington Crown ($3,057,931), while his sisters include Sonoma (dam of World Trotting Derby winner Somatic Tr.1:53), Singer Lobell (dam of Bartali OK - sire of dual German Breeders Crown winner Bagley), Sheba Lobell (dam of European 3YO Championship winner Turbo Sund), Seascape Lobell (third dam of dual Prix d'Amerique winner and now sire Offshore Dream - $2,390,429) and Mae Jeans Crown (dam of USTA 2YO Trotter of the Year Royal Troubadour - sire of three USA Breeders Crown champions).

Speedy Somolli's other sister Chickasaw provides the direct link to Yield Boko Se through her daughter Chickadee Hanover (dam of Netherlands Derby winner Kelsea Boko - Tr.1:55.9).
Chickadee Hanover's daughter Chatty Hanover is the dam of dual Kentucky Sires Stake winner Capetown Hall who was exported to Finland where he sired Liquorice Pipe, the only triple Finnish Breeders Crown winner in history.

Chickadee Hanover is also the dam of Cash Hall Tr.TT1:51.2, who has sired the winners of over $7 million to date in North America and Oulu Boko, the dam of Yield Boko Se.

There are pedigree crosses of the all-time great sires all along the maternal line of Yield Boko Se - he has a 3x3 to Super Bowl, his dam has a 3x3 to Speedy Crown and his grand-dam has a 2x3 to Star's Pride.

Besides his pedigree and performance, Yield Boko Se has the conformation, gait and temperament to make a real impact as a sire ‘down under’.