Toast To Vino Rosso: Colt Out Of Ponya Brings An International Flair

Throughout the breeding season, the Paulick Report will be sharing photos of foals from the first crop of Spendthrift Farm‘s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso in the “Toast to Vino Rosso” series.

This week, we’ve got a colt from the debut crop of Vino Rosso out of the E Dubai mare Ponya. He was born on Feb. 22, bred in Kentucky by Dr. Charles Kidder.

Ponya is the dam of four winners from five runners, led by stakes-placed Majestic Edge. He comes from the family of a pair of French Group 1 winners, including French St. Leger winner Agent Double. The direct female line traces back through French-breds for most of the previous century, starting in 1920, and some of those branches have had success in Japan, as well.

Vino Rosso’s sire, Curlin, has had some successful crosses with heavy international pedigrees, and it’s going to be interesting to see if this young stallion is able to replicate that success. Colts like this will let us know pretty quickly.

Vino Rosso, a 6-year-old son of Curlin, stands at Spendthrift Farm for an advertised fee of $25,000.

Vino Rosso won won six of 15 starts and earned $4,803,125 on the racetrack. In addition to his signature Breeders’ Cup Classic score, the stallion picked up victories in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes, and the G2 Wood Memorial Stakes.

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