Toast To Vino Rosso: Stallion’s First Foal Is ‘Not Afraid Of A Thing’

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 time around, we’re turning our focus on a history-making filly in the stud career of Vino Rosso. This is the first foal out of the Grade 1-winning son of Curlin, born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky., on Jan 5.

She’s the second foal out of the Malibu Moon mare Shine Time.

The dam is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Royal Mo and stakes winner Tara From the Cape. Her extended family includes Grade 2-winning second dam Irish Linnet, and Grade 2-placed stakes winner Irish Art.

“She’s very correct,” breeder Pam Robinson of Brandywine Farm said of the foal. “She’s balanced, precocious, and smart. From day one, she’s loved people, and she’s not afraid of a thing. She’ll march right up to you and expects to have attention.”

While Brandywine Farm is frequently a supporter of Spendthrift’s incoming stallions, Robinson said they were especially drawn to Vino Rosso in his first season at stud.

“We bred four mares to that stallion, and we hardly ever breed that many mares to the same horse, so we’re pretty high on him,” she said. “We’re sending three mares back to him this year, so we’re counting on him being well received by the public. I think he will be.”

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.

A first-crop Vino Rosso filly out of Shine Time.

A first-crop Vino Rosso filly out of Shine Time.

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