The multiple graded stakes winner Kobe’s Back (Flatter–Well, by Well Decorated) has been retired to stand stud at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Maryland. The 6-year-old will command a fee of $3,000.
The $480,000 OBS March purchase won his first stakes in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes as a juvenile at Hollywood Park, defeating California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) in the process. The half brother to GSW Well Spelled (Spellbinder) won his first graded stakes in his sophomore bow in the GII San Vicente S. He went on to capture three more graded events in his career: the GII Palos Verdes S. and GII San Carlos S. at Santa Anita, and the GIII Commonwealth S. at Keeneland.
Campaigned by C R K Stable and trainer Peter Eurton, Kobe’s Back retires with a record of 26-5-3-5 and earnings of $1,116,595.