05/23/2013 7:40PM

Well-traveled turf performer Archipenko represented by first winner


English-based stallion Archipenko was represented by his first winner on Thursday when Lady Penko won a 1,200-meter (about six furlong) turf race in Florence, Italy.

The 2-year-old filly is out of the Danehill Dancer mare Lady Rengali, won by 2 1/2 lengths. She covered the distance in 1:16 over turf rated as soft.

Archipenko, a 9-year-old Kingmambo horse, scored his signature victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong. A Group 2 winner in England, Ireland, and Dubai, he also finished second in the Grade 1 Arlington Million in 2008.

He retired with six wins from 17 career starts for earnings of $2,401,963. The stallion, who stands at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England, has 46 2-year-olds in his first crop.

Out of the Nijinsky II mare Bound, Archipenko is a half-brother to Claiborne Farm stakes winner and stakes producer Limit, and to stakes-placed Liable, dam of champion and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Blame. It is the family of leading sires Nureyev and Sadler's Wells.