Kuyt F.Boko wasn’t cheap when he was sold 2018 at the Wenngarn Yearling Sale. 550,000 were on the board when the club fell.
And a little fun is that the talented 3-year-old, bred by Dutchman John Bootsman, went to Sweden to be sold at auction and bought by – a Dutchman.
But on the first four starts of his career, he has earned SEK 800,000 - and on Sunday a million SEK awaits the winner of the Breeders Course final at Solvalla. So it looks like a successful business
- Exciting, says trainer Paul Hagoort. I think the horse has improved since its last start.
Those who follow the Breeders Course know that Kuyt F.Boko won his debut at Victoria Park in Wolvega as a 2-year-old, then he won the Breeders Course elimination race and went to Jägersro and also won the final. In his debut this year, he lost for the first time in his career. Philisopher was sharp after an early gallop and passed a brave Kuyt F.Boko at the homestretch.
- I see Philosopher and Hell Bent for Am [winner of the elimination at Solvalla] as our most difficult competitors, analyzes Paul, who is in Sweden to follow his big talent in the important race.
Kuyt F.Boko himself has stayed in Sweden after the race at Jägersro in mid-May. Along with a bunch of other Dutch horses he has been at Dunevad's trotting camp where world champion Rick Ebbinge is responsible. Apart from Hagoort, Jeroen Engwerda has also invested in a Swedish branch in these Corona time.
On Sunday Kuyt F.Boko starts from the fifth lane behind the gate and has as usual company by Robin Bakker. And of course, he has the chance to win his second straight Breeders Course Final.
- The horse has done some really good workout in Sweden so I think the shape should be really good.
And the future?
- Not to 100 per cent, but he probably will stay in Sweden. After all, it's not that long for the next series in Breeders Course.
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