LARC NEWS Posted: 3/24/2020 2:24:13 PM


Bill Hoburg, the owner-breeder-trainer of 6-time Grade I winner BH Lisas Boy $963,053, told TRACK Magazine on Monday afternoon that he has retired the eight-year-old gelding. Hoburg made the decision following a Friday morning workout at Los Alamitos.

“He’s done just about everything I have ever asked him to do,” Hoburg told TRACK.  

Eleven of the gelding’s 15 stakes wins came at Los Alamitos, with 6 of the 11 being Grade I wins and 4 being Grade III wins. One of the most successful horses ever in the AQHA Challenge program, BH Lisas Boy scored six stakes wins in the AQHA Racing Challenge, four of which were at Los Alamitos. He won the 440-yard Los Alamitos Championship Challenge in 2016, 2018 and 2019 and won the Grade I AQHA Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos in 2018. He also won the 440 yard Emerald Challenge Championship in 2015 and the 400-yard Arapahoe Challenge. The other Grade I wins at Los Alamitos for BH Lisas Boy were the 2017 Vessels Maturity, 2018 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship, 2017 Los Alamitos Winter Championship (before it was named for Brad McKinzie) and the 2018 Go Man Go Handicap and the 2019 Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship.

In addition to the six Grade I wins at the Southern California track, the gelding was also second in five Grade 1 events and ran third in the Grade 1 Champion of Champions.

“He was truly the people’s horse,” Hoburg told TRACK. “A fan favorite. Thanks to TVG and Los Alamitos, he has fans from Iowa to California, Washington to Louisiana and Alaska to Texas. We heard from Thoroughbred people, Quarter Horse people, Arabian people, Paint people, Appaloosa people. He was the people’s horse. I love him just like I love my kids. He will be missed at the track. But he will always have a great home. I wish he had made a million, and I guess with all the Challenge money he really did.”

BH Lisas Boy retires as one of only 11 Quarter Horses with 11 or more stakes wins at Los Alamitos. Congratulations Bill Hoburg and BH Lisas Boy on a spectacular career.


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