Champion Boston Harbor Dies In Japan At Age 27

Boston Harbor, the champion 2-year-old male and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner of 1996, died March 9 in Japan from the infirmities of old age. He was 27.

The announcement was made on social media by Shigeki Yusa of the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association.

Racing as a homebred for Overbrook Farm, the son of Capote proved himself to be the best in his class as a juvenile, securing the Eclipse Award with wins in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Woodbine, the Grade 2 Breeders’ Futurity, the G3 Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes and Bashford Manor Stakes, and the listed Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes.

He raced just once at three, finishing fourth in the listed Santa Catalina Stales at Santa Anita Park. He suffered a fractured cannon bone in training a few weeks later, and he retired to Overbrook Farm in Kentucky for the 1998 breeding season.

Boston Harbor has sired 18 crops between his time at Overbrook and his eventual sale to Japan for the 2001 breeding season, with 431 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $54.7 million.

His top domestic runner was Healthy Addiction, winner of the G1 Santa Margarita Invitational. Other U.S.-born runners of note included Grade 2 winners My Boston Gal and Boston Common, and Grade 3 winners Mark Four and Boston Bull.

After moving to Japan, Boston Harbor was led by Group 3 winners Daiwa Bandit and Wonderful Days.

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