‘TDN Rising Star’ Holy Boss (Street Boss–Holy Grace, by Holy Bull), winner of the 2015 GII Amsterdam S. and third in that year’s GI King’s Bishop S., has been retired from racing and will enter stud for 2018 at Anchor & Hope Farm.
Bred by Adena Springs, Holy Boss graduated by better than 10 lengths at first asking, earning the Rising Star designation, and won his first four starts at three, capped by a 2 1/4-length victory in the Amsterdam. He was behind champion Runhappy (Super Saver) in the King’s Bishop and again when a creditable fourth in the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Runner-up to A. P. Indian (Indian Charlie) in the 2016 GI A. G. Vanderbilt H., Holy Boss added a victory in the Duncan F. Kenner S. at the Fair Grounds earlier this winter. He heads to stud with six wins from 22 starts and earnings of $771,527.
A half-brother to 2017 Queen’s Plate winner, the filly Holy Helena (Ghostzapper), Holy Boss is out of a half-sister to three full stakes winners, including GSWs Mark One (Alphabet Soup) and Rookie Sensation (Unbridled’s Song).
“Holy Boss is one of those unique stallion prospects that has precocity, speed, soundness, depth of family and the physicality to match,” said the farm’s Louis Merryman. “Adding him to the roster to be available to Mid-Atlantic breeders was an easy choice.”