Yield Boko (Se)

Viking Kronos (IT) - Ouzo Boko (USA)

1st August 2019 - By Peter Wharton

The frozen semen of Yield Boko Se will again be available at Aldebaran Park, Nagambie (Vic.) in the 2019/20 season at a fee of $3,300 including GST.

Well patronised by broodmare owners in his first three seasons in Australia, Yield Boko Se returned to Sweden to stand again in the northern hemisphere in 2016.

Prior to Yield Boko Se returning to Sweden it was decided to collect limited quantities of his semen to ensure the opportunity to breeders on both sides of the Tasman this outstanding opportunity to breed to one of the finest stallions to have come from Europe to Australasia.

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

They include a smart mare in Flyin Around, a winner of five races including two at Melton, and a talented colt in the Aldebaran Park bred Fend Off, who won a heat of the Vicbred 2YO series and finished runner-up in the $80,000 final.

Aldebaran Jaytee (4 wins), Godofthunder (3 wins), Aldebaran Alex (2 wins) and Forever Kronos were other winners from the initial crop of Yield Boko Se.

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 3YO Breeders Crown and the 4YO Breeders Crown.

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 2YO 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 Breeders Crown, two Swedish Derby winners and even a USA World Trotting Derby winner.

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 as do thousands of other trotters, however, Yield Boko SE stands on greatest branch in terms 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 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 grand sire 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 - 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’.