Capo Bastone

Street Boss - Fight to Love, by Fit to Fight , 16.2 hands   ·   $4,000 S&N

Saratoga Grade 1 Winner

  • First starter, first winner - the impressive Hargus at Keeneland! 
  • “He was always a beautiful individual with a great walk, a great shoulder & a great attitude." - D. Pate, owner of Hargus
  • Won G1 King's Bishop S. at 7 furlongs
  • Past King's Bishop winners include More Than Ready, Hard Spun, Tale of the Cat + 2 Champion First Crop sires
  • Exceptional G1 juvenile; placed in Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) & FrontRunner S. (G1)
  • Weighted 119 on Experimental Free Handicap 
  • Ultra-impressive 2YO debut winner at Del Mar going 5 1/2 furlongs
  • Named TDN 'Rising Star' on debut: "Proved worthy of the hype"
  • A son of speedy G1 sprinter & rising sire Street Boss
  • Grandson of the great Street Cry "(whose) contribution to the breed has been significant.” - John Ferguson
  • Earner of $731,756

Capo Bastone Street Boss Street Cry Machiavellian
Helen Street
Blushing Ogygian Ogygian
Fight to Love
Fit to Fight Chieftain
Hasty Queen
Love is Love Secretariat
Stephanie Leigh
Capo Bastone - King's Bishop S. (G1)
Hargus - Impressive First Winner
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 4 1 0 2 $288,000
3 7 2 1 0 $374,608
4 6 0 1 0 $69,148
Totals 17 3 2 2 $731,756

At 2


  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile -G1
  • FrontRunner S. -G1

At 3

  • King's Bishop S.-G1


  • Derby Trial S.-G3


Capo Bastone's First Starter Impresses at Keeneland

Hargus, the first starter by Grade 1 winner Capo Bastone, emulated his sire by scoring a brave and...

Hargus, the first starter by Grade 1 winner Capo Bastone, emulated his sire by scoring a brave and decisive debut victory on April 11.

Watch Hargus Win Debut

Owned by Danny Pate and trained by juvenile wizard Wesley Ward, Hargus broke sharply from post 10 under Joel Rosario in the 4 1/2 furlong Maiden Special at Keeneland. The 2-1 second choice quickly sprinted to the lead with favored stablemate Odie flanked to his outside. 

The pair dueled in tandem around the far turn with Odie gaining a slight advantage at the top of the lane. Hargus then parried right back under strong hand urging from Rosario. The flashy chestnut showed his bravery, holding position against the rail before rallying back to overtake Odie. He then coasted home with Rosario gearing him down in the final yards.

The final margin of victory over Odie, a promising son of the white-hot Scat Daddy, was 2 1/2 lengths with the timer stopped at :52.19.

Hargus was bred in Kentucky by J. D. Stuart out of the Put It Back daughter Call My Lawyer. He is named after Capo Bastone's co-breeder, the late Hargus Sexton, a friend and mentor of owner Danny Pate. 

“He was always a beautiful individual with a great walk, a great shoulder and a great attitude," Pate said. “I thought he’d get them. He was really working well at home. He worked a half mile up there the other day in :49, and that’s unheard of at my track. We knew he had a lot of talent.”

As is often the case when a horse wins a 2-year-old maiden at Keeneland, Pate said he’s already hearing from people who want to buy Hargus. He said he would consider selling a portion of the colt at some point, but as for right now he’s more focused on his upcoming racing schedule. Hargus’s next start will be in the May 3 $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile S. at Churchill Downs and Pate said if he runs well there, a start at Royal Ascot could be next.

- portions from, photo by Coady Photography

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Capo Bastone's first crop races in 2018.

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated 4/11/18 

Capo Bastone is by multiple Grade 1 winner Street Boss, a son of the late sire-of-sires, Street Cry. With Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer and Bold Ruler back in his fourth generation, Capo Bastone should work well with mares from all of North America’s most prominent broodmare lines.

Street Boss has done well with a return of Mr. Prospector and reinforcing this influence may also prove beneficial for Capo Bastone. Two of of Street Boss’ Grade 1 winners, Danza and Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia are out of mares returning Mr. Prospector. Street Boss has also sired stakes winners out of daughters of Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold), Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo), Not For Love and out of a granddaughter of Woodman

Cathryn Sophia is out of a dam by the A. P. Indy son Mineshaft, who’s bred A. P. Indy over Mr. Prospector. 2017 GSW Hence is out of a mare bred on the same cross, opening the door for mares from the broodmare lines of other similarly-bred stallions like Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Congrats and Girolamo. The broader Street Cry/Seattle Slew cross has yielded 10 stakes winners, seven of them graded winners. The second dam of Hargus, Capo Bastone's impressive first winner, is by Mineshaft.

Street Cry and his sons have done good work with Deputy Minister-line mares to the tune of eight stakes winners, half of them graded. Among this sample are a pair of Street Cry stakes winners out of daughters of Awesome Again (2nd dam by Mr. Prospector) and Street Boss’ Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Danza out of a mare by the Deputy Minister son French Deputy

Dixieland Band-line mares deserve strong consideration for Capo Bastone. Street Cry sired Kentucky Derby hero Street Sense and a Grade 3 winner out of daughters of Dixieland Band as well as Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champ New Year’s Day out of a mare by Dixie Union. Dixie Union is also the damsire of a multiple stakes winner by Street Boss. Retiring daughters of his son Union Rags (who shows both Seattle Slew and Mr. Prospector in his pedigree) should also be considered.

There are at least 37 stakes winners bred Street Cry over Danzig and Street Boss is the sire of four of those, including two group/graded winners. Overall, there are 24 group/graded winners on the cross, six at the Grade 1 level.

Street Boss is the sire of stakes winners out of a mares by the Storm Cat sons Hennessy and Forest Wildcat. Overall, there are 19 stakes winners bred Street Cry over Storm Cat, including G1SW Callback (dam by also Forest Wildcat). Tale of the Cat, Stormy Atlantic, and Harlan (sire of Harlan’s Holiday, grandsire of Into Mischief) are also represented.

The Street Boss Grade 1 winner Decked Out is out of a mare by the Roberto grandson You and I (by Kris S.). This is the same cross that produced the great Street Cry mare Zenyatta.

Mares carrying Meadowlake are also intriguing for Capo Bastone. Street Cry sired G1W Seventh Street and G3W Street Magician from only six starters out of daughters of Meadowlake, also damsire of a Street Boss stakes winner.

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