Totally Boss punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup this fall with an authoritative one-and-one-quarter-length victory in the G3 Runhappy Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs Sept. 7.
The victory earned the four-year-old Street Boss gelding an automatic berth into the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. The six-furlong turf contest is part of the ‘Win & You’re In’ series sponsored by the Breeders’ Cup.
It was the second straight Stakes win for Totally Boss; he captured the Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint at Ellis Park last month.
Under a heady ride by Florent Geroux, Totally Boss sat just behind the pacesetting Smart Remark through the early stages of the race. As the field raced through the far turn and into the homestretch, Totally Boss set his sights on the longtime leader, charging past him in deep stretch to win going away.
Totally Boss was bred in Kentucky by Mike Pressley, and is out of Totally Tucker, a winning daughter of the late Darley stallion, Elusive Quality. Totally Tucker is a half-sister to Majestic Harbor, winner of the G1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita and G2 Alysheba Stakes. In addition to Totally Boss, Totally Tucker is the dam of Super Steed, winner of the 2019 G3 Southwest Stakes.
Street Boss is the sire of over 30 Stakes winners. In addition to Totally Boss, Street Boss is the sire of 2019 Stakes winner Lady Alida (Treasure Coast Stakes and In the Breeze Stakes) and Graded Stakes-placed performers Social Paranoia (2nd, G1 Belmont Derby Invitational; 3rd, G2 American Turf Stakes) and Manhattan Up (2nd, G2 Lazaro Barrera Stakes).