Medaglia d'Oro's Most Accomplished 2YO Son
2015, Bay - Entered Stud: 2019 | Fee: $13,750 Inc. GST
The greatest start by a 2yo that American racing has seen since Uncle Mo (USA), and the fastest U.S. 2yo colt since Uncle Mo.
Won 1400m Del Mar Futurity (G1) in second start in 1:22 4/5, overcoming a poor start and wide trip to defeat a quality field.
Dominated 1700m FrontRunner (G1) at Santa Anita in third start in a sizzling 1:43 1/5, drawing off by 7 ¾ lengths in the fastest-rated performance by a U.S. 2yo.
Historic U.S. 2yo speed figures: 103 Beyer — fastest by a 2yo since 2014; 4 ¾ Ragozin & -1 ½ Thoro-Graph — both fastest by a 2yo in 2017 and fastest in recent years.
Eye-catching 1300m debut winner at Del Mar; unlucky third in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) as the race’s biggest favorite since Dehere (USA) in 1993.
Won 1700m San Felipe (G2) at Santa Anita over G1 winner McKinzie (USA) in 1:42.71, earning a 101 Beyer in 3yo debut; Runner-up to Triple Crown winner Justify (USA) in Santa Anita Derby (G1), earning a 102 Beyer.
US$630,000 Saratoga Select yearling out of the multiple stakes-producing A.P. Indy mare Globe Trot, from a speedy family that includes 12 black type horses from 1200-1600m in his first 3 dams.
Earned US$1,016,000 — US$576,000 as a 2yo. No son of Medaglia d’Oro (USA) possesses his combination of pedigree, physique, speed, class and precociousness.
Completely Danzig/Danehill free, giving breeders the opportunity to breed on the Golden Slipper/Golden Rose-winning cross.
2015, Bay - Entered Stud: 2019 | Fee: $13,750 Inc. GST
|Age||Starts||1st (SW)||2nd (SP)||3rd (SP)||Earned|
|2||4||3 ( 2 )||0||1 ( 1 )||US$576,000|
|3||4||1 ( 1 )||1 ( 1 )||0||US$440,000|
Won at 2
- FrontRunner S. at Santa Anita (G1, 1700m, by 7 ¾ lengths, defeating Solomini (USA), Take the One O One (USA), Zatter (USA), etc.)
- Del Mar Futurity at Del Mar (G1, 1400m, by ¾ of a length, defeating Zatter (USA), Run Away (USA), Tatters to Riches (USA), Soul Street (USA), etc.)
- Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar (1300m by 2 ¼ lengths, defeating Bank Walker (USA), Runaway Saturday (USA), etc.)
3rd at 2
- Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar (G1, 1700m, to U.S. Champion 2-Year-Old Male Good Magic (USA), defeating Firenze Fire (USA), U S Navy Flag (USA), Free Drop Billy (USA), The Tabulator (USA), etc.)
Won at 3
- San Felipe S. at Santa Anita (G2, 1700m, defeating McKinzie (USA), Kanthaka (USA), Lombo (USA), Peace (USA), etc.)
2nd at 3
- Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita (G1, 1800m, to Justify (USA), defeating Core Beliefs (USA), Instilled Regard (USA), etc.)
Kristen Manning Breeding Analysis for Bolt d’Oro (USA)
Not only does Bolt d’Oro (USA) hail from one of the world’s great stallion families, he also boasts multiple strains of it – the prolific family that has its ancestress the famed matriarch Frizette (USA).
Bolt d’Oro’s 12th dam features three times in the pedigree of Medaglia d’Oro (USA) being ancestress of Djeddah (Fr) (dam sire of Sadler’s Wells’ (USA) dam sire Bold Reason (USA)), Bailjumper (USA) (Medagalia d’Oro’s dam sire) and Tourbillon (Fr) (grandsire of My Babu (Fr), dam sire of Bailjumper’s sire Damascus (USA)). She is all the more prolific in Bolt d’Oro’s dam Globe Trot (USA) – represented by her descendants Seattle Slew (USA) (sire of Globe Trot’s sire A.P. Indy (USA)), Jet Pilot (USA) (sire of Seattle Slew’s second dam sire Jet Action (USA)), Sunrise County (USA) (Globe Trot’s fifth dam sire) and Mr. Prospector (USA) (grandsire of Globe Trot’s second dam sire Forty Niner (USA)).
Three different daughters of Frizette make their mark in Bolt d’Oro’s pedigree…
BANSHEE (Fr): French 1000 Guineas winning grandam of Tourbillon, third dam of Djeddah
FRIZEUR (Fr): third dam of Jet Pilot, fifth dam of Sunrise County, dam of…
MYRTLEWOOD (USA): multiple stakes winning fourth dam of Mr. Prospector, fifth dam of Seattle Slew, tenth dam of Bolt d’Oro
PRINCESS PALATINE (Fr): sixth dam of Bailjumper
This is a family you can never have too much of and fortunately there are plenty of strains within the Australian broodmare population, making Bolt d’Oro an exciting prospect. Of particular interest for him are mares carrying strains of Lomond (USA) (Exceed And Excel‘s dam sire) and Seattle Dancer (USA) (half-brother to Seattle Slew), Twenty Four Karat (USA) (3/4 brother to Mr. Prospector), Darshaan (GB) (bred on a 6 X 6 cross of his own sixth dam Djezima (Fr), dam of Djeddah) and his close relation Daliapour (Ire), Jugah (USA) and his close relations Bahri (USA) and Bahhare (USA) (descendants of Bolt d’Oro’s fourth dam Durazna (USA)), Bismark II (GB) (his fifth dam is Banshee (Fr)), Roan Rocket (GB) (Rory’s Jester‘s dam sire has Banshee as his fifth dam), Sing Sing (GB) (Banshee is his fourth dam), Shecky Greene (USA) (his fourth dam Janet Blair (USA) is also Sunrise County’s fourth dam), Straight As A Die (USA) (his third dam Durazna is Bolt d’Oro’s ninth dam).
Strains of the Frizette’s granddaughter Valkyr (USA), fifth dam of Bailjumper, are easily found via strains of her descendants Elusive Quality (USA), Mukaddamah (USA), Baldric (USA), Prince True (USA), Heart Of Darkness (GB), Artie Schiller (USA) (also provides for a cross of El Prado (Ire)), Half Iced (USA) and Gold And Ivory (USA) (of special interest as he is a son of Key To The Mint (USA), descendant of Venturesome II (GB) to whom Bolt d’Oro is line-bred via her descendants Cyclotron (USA) and Summer Tan (USA).
Being a member of the Sadler’s Wells sire line, Bolt d’Oro will appreciate strains of that great stallion’s family; namely Nureyev (USA), Fairy King (USA), Thatching (Ire) and Ridan (USA) – and the locals Northern Meteor and Smart Missile.
Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Bolt d’Oro (USA)
Bolt d’Oro (USA) is a brilliant multiple grade one winning two-year-old by Medaglia d’Oro (USA) out of a multiple stakes producing A.P. Indy (USA) mare.
Medaglia d’Oro has enjoyed tremendous success when crossed with Mr. Prospector (USA) line mares, and out of mares from this line. Medaglia d’Oro’s magnificent daughters, Rachel Alexandra (USA) and Songbird (USA), are out of Forty Niner (USA) line mares, and there are also two Medaglia d’Oro grade one winners out of mares from that horse’s son, Distorted Humor (USA) (sire of multiple stakes winner Sonic Mule (USA) out of the dam of Bolt d’Oro). From other branches of Mr. Prospector, there are Medaglia d’Oro line grade one winners out of mares by Machiavellian (USA) (sire of Street Cry (USA)), Gone West (USA) (who is sire of Elusive Quality (USA), Mr. Greeley (USA), Grand Slam (USA) and Speightstown (USA)), Thunder Gulch (USA) (sire of Point Given (USA)), Lemon Drop Kid (USA) and Seeking the Gold (USA). There are also graded winners from daughters of Smart Strike (USA), Jade Hunter (USA) and Smoke Glacken (USA), and stakes winners from daughters of Miswaki (USA), Marquetry (USA), Woodman (USA) and Trippi (USA), and from the Fappiano (USA) branch, daughters of Victory Gallop (USA) and Unbridled’s Song (USA).
Bolt d’Oro is out of a mare by A.P. Indy, a son of Seattle Slew (USA), and he should work well under other branches of Seattle Slew. Those that have provided the dams of Medaglia d’Oro stakes winners include Vindication (USA), Capote (USA) (sire of Boston Harbor (USA)), Avenue of Flags (USA), Williamstown (USA), Fast Play (USA) and Doneraile Court (USA). It also might be feasible to consider mares by A.P. Indy grandsons such as Tapit (USA), Sky Mesa (USA), Dialed In (USA), Algorithms (USA) (sire of a stakes winner from this family), Discreetly Mine (USA), Stay Thirsty (USA) and To Honor and Serve (USA).
Medaglia d’Oro has a grade one and a grade two winner out of mares by Kris S. (USA) (sire of Arch (USA)) and a stakes winner out of a mare by his son Rock Hard Ten (USA), and a stakes winner out of a mare by Dynaformer (USA), all from the Roberto (USA) branch of Hail to Reason (USA). From the Halo (USA) branch of Hail to Reason (USA), Medaglia d’Oro has a graded stakes winners out of a mare by Devil His Due (USA) (by Devil’s Bag (USA), a brother to Saint Ballado (USA)), and from the Stop the Music (USA) branch, he has a stakes winner out of a mare by Cure the Blues (USA), also sire of the second dam of Rachel Alexandra.
From his own Northern Dancer (Can) line, Medaglia d’Oro has enjoyed success with the Danzig (USA) branch, with a champion from a Danehill (USA) mare and a grade one winner from a Belong to Me (USA) mare. We might also consider daughters of War Front (USA) (sire of two stakes winners from Bolt d’Oro’s family), Hard Spun (USA), Exchange Rate (USA) and War Chant (USA) (broodmare sire of a Medaglia d’Oro graded winner). Medaglia d’Oro is a Sadler’s Wells (USA) line horse, and he has a grade one winner out of a mare by Ashkalani (Ire), from the male line of Nureyev (USA), a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells, and there is also a stakes winner out of a mare by Nureyev, and Theatrical (USA). There has also been success form Medaglia d’Oro with Blushing Groom (Fr) line mares, including via Rahy (USA) and Runaway Groom (USA).