Medaglia d'Oro

Medaglia d'Oro's stud fee increased to $200,000

Barbara D. Livingston
Medaglia d'Oro stood for a $150,000 stud fee this year.

The 2018 advertised fees for Darley’s U.S. stallion roster have been revealed, with cornerstone sire Medaglia d’Oro entering rarified air at $200,000.

Bernardini, Medaglia d'Oro make mark as broodmare sires

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Bernardini and Medaglia d’Oro have both emerged as standout filly sires of the past decade. It stands to reason that the pair, both based at Darley’s Kentucky farm, would be poised in turn to become standout broodmare sires.

Hips to watch for the Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase

Following are horses to watch during the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase yearling sale. Horses were selected based on their pedigrees, family performances, and past auction results of notable family members. Conformation, veterinarian records, and pedigree updates after deadline were not taken into consideration.

Met Mile still a source of successful stallions

Barbara D. Livingston
Frosted wins the 2016 Metropolitan Handicap by 14 1/4 lengths.

The Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap has a history of being a stallion-making race because it showcases the brilliance that is so desired in the American market.

Zenyatta delivers Medaglia d'Oro filly

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm
Zenyatta, the winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, with her newborn foal.

Zenyatta, a Hall of Famer and the 2010 Horse of the Year, produced her fifth foal on Tuesday night, a Medaglia d’Oro filly.

The mare has been boarded at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky., since her retirement from the racetrack at the end of her 2010 campaign. Zenyatta and her foal are owned by Jerry and Ann Moss.

“Both mare and filly are in excellent health,” read a statement on the horse’s official website,

I'm a Chatterbox retired, will be bred to Medaglia d'Oro

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I'm a Chatterbox retired, will be bred to Medaglia d'Oro
Barbara D. Livingston
I'm a Chatterbox won 8 of 19 starts and $2.3 million during her racing career.

Three-time Grade 1 winner I’m a Chatterbox has been retired, her connections reported this week.

A daughter of Munnings who raced as a homebred for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, I’m a Chatterbox will visit Darley stallion Medaglia d’Oro before this breeding season concludes.

Sparkman: Four-win day for Godolphin homebreds at Keeneland

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Dickinson, by Medaglia d'Oro, gets up at the wire to win the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland.

Over the last two decades, the two largest racing and breeding operations on the planet have taken distinctly separate tacks. The Coolmore partnership has been all about the Northern Dancer line horses Sadler’s Wells and Danehill, with those two or their sons Danehill Dancer and Galileo leading the English sire list every year since 1992. Godolphin, meanwhile, has been much more eclectic, sprinkling ample doses of Mr. Prospector, Seattle Slew, and even the exotic Monsun into their global stallion rosters.

Beyer Sire Performance Standings: Medaglia d'Oro leads among triple-digit Beyer percentage

Barbara D. Livingston
Medaglia d'Oro leads active Kentucky stallions by percentage of individual triple-digit Beyer-earners.

In a year with several outstanding fillies and mares on the track, some of the most brilliant propelled their respective sires atop the rankings of Kentucky stallions by percentage of individual runners earning triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures.

Medaglia d'Oro well represented at Eclipse Awards

John Bambury
Songbird should win a divisional Eclipse Award for the second year in a row.

Three stallions are represented by multiple individual finalists at this weekend’s Eclipse Awards – Curlin, Dansili, and Medaglia d’Oro.

Sparkman: Streaking Songbird adds to Medaglia d'Oro's credentials

Barbara D. Livingston
Songbird, by Medaglia d'Oro, wins the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks.

Last weekend provided something of a harmonic convergence for the stud career of Medaglia d’Oro. On the same day that the retirement of the only daughter of his first great champion filly Rachel Alexandra was announced, Medaglia d’Oro’s second great American champion filly Songbird soared to an emphatic victory in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga.

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