08/11/2004 12:00AM

Medaglia d'Oro fee set: $35K


Medaglia d'Oro will have a $35,000 fee when he stands his first season in 2005 at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky.

A 5-year-old son of El Prado, Medaglia d'Oro retired earlier this year with three Grade 1 victories to his credit, in the 2002 Travers, 2003 Whitney, and 2004 Donn. He also finished second in five other Grade 1 events, most notably the 2002 Belmont and the 2002 and 2003 Breeders' Cup Classics. He retired with a lifetime record of 17-8-7-0 and $4,554,720 in winnings.

Edmund Gann campaigned Medaglia d'Oro, then sold him to Audrey Haisfield of Never Tell Farm, who stands him at Hill 'n' Dale.

Medaglia d'Oro is a son of the stakes-winning mare Cappucino Bay, by Bailjumper. Cappucino Bay also is the dam of the stakes-placed Metfield gelding Expresso Bay.