Toast To Vino Rosso Presented By Spendthrift Farm: First Weanlings Break Ground At Fasig-Tipton November

After stealing the show at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed sale with a pair of six-figure offerings, the first weanlings by Spendthrift Farm‘s champion Vino Rosso will take center stage on Tuesday at the elite Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Vino Rosso has five weanlings cataloged for this year’s Fasig-Tipton November sale, tied for the second most among first-year stallions.

We caught up with a couple of Vino Rosso’s debut yearlings at Fasig-Tipton to find out more about their backgrounds and discuss them with their consignors.

Hip 106 – Colt out of Silk Road, by Giant’s Causeway

Hip 106, a first-crop Vino Rosso colt out of Silk Road, at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Dam Silk Road has gotten off to a fast start as a broodmare, producing two winners from three foals to race, including the Grade 3-placed Seve’s Road.

Silk Road is herself a sibling to three other black type producers, including the Grade 1 winner Summer Colony. The page includes a strong Japanese influence in the form of champion Still In Love and seven-figure earner Shonan Rise. Panamanian Horse of the Year Smart D N A is also in the extended family.

The colt was bred in Texas by Paul Pruett, who purchased the dam pregnant with this colt at last year’s Keeneland November sale.

“The one we have here is exceptional,” said Jay Goodwin of consignor Eaton Sales. “He’s got a great body, and a lot of leg and some stretch, but he still looks fast, a lot like his father looks. He’s just what you’d be thinking to get and hoping to get. I’m glad we’ve got this one, and I think he’ll be one of the best ones in the sale.”

Hip 114 – Colt out of Storm Raven, by Bodemeister

The second foal out of Storm Raven, who was a winner at age two.

The page under this colt is filled with black type. Stakes-winning second dam Crystal Current has produced three stakes-placed runners, including Grade 3-placed Crystal Glacier.

His third and fourth dams are both Grade 1 winners, with third dam Dream Supreme producing Grade 1 winner Majestic Warrior and Grade 3 winner Evolutionist. The colt’s fourth dam is the Grade 1 winner Spinning Round, who is the pivot point for runners including Argentine Derby winner Kung Fu Mambo and Argentine Group 1 winner Sweet Sorrel.

The colt was bred in Ohio by Smokin C LLC.

“He’s a really nice colt, very well balanced,” said Carl McEntee of consignor Ballysax Bloodstock. “He’s got plenty of leg underneath him. The mare is good-sized herself, and a winner at two. He’s obviously from a very good family. He covers the ground very nicely, he’s got a good step and good stride to him. He’s a very mentally sound horse, and we’re delighted for the owner that he has him.”

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

Vino Rosso 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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