FORMER classy trotter Cardigan Boko has become a father!
Almost a year to the day after he was officially retired Cardigan Boko has sired a daughter.
The filly is the first foal from lightly-raced mare Landoras Girl, which is a half-sister to Group One winner One Muscle Hill.
The family also includes dual Trotters’ Inter Dominion winner Sundons Gift, Group One stars Let Me Thru and Always Ready and Trotters’ Inter Dominion heat winner, Landoras Pride.
A Swedish-bred son of Varenne, Cardigan Boko was retired by trainer Clive Dalton last October after showing signs of soreness following track work.
Having already overcome several major issues during his career, Dalton decided the stallion deserved to enjoy life and has been standing him at stud.
Boasting 22 wins and five seconds from 38 starts, which netted five track records, Cardigan Boko is the resident sire at Fairhaven Park in Shepparton
“He is a magnificent looking stallion, which had a great gait and plenty of ability,” Dalton said. “Hopefully he will pass those traits onto his progeny.
“He’s got such a marvellous temperament you wouldn’t even know he’s a stallion.”