MULTIPLE G1 WINNER AND UNDEFEATED 2YO
2015, Chestnut - Entered Stud: 2020 | Fee: $TBA
Earned $4,803,125 – the most accomplished horse ever by leading sire Curlin.
Multiple G1 winner in the mould of elite sire CURLIN – arguably his closest-resembling son by looks, quality, style & type.
Undefeated 2yo, G2 winner at 3yo, $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero at 4yo by 4 1/4 lengths over 9 G1 winners, incl. McKinzie, Higher Power, Elate, Code of Honor, Yoshida, Seeking the Soul, Math Wizard, War of Will, etc.
Won the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), defeating 2019 G1 winners Gift Box, Mongolian Groom & Higher Power.
Fastest Breeders’ Cup Classic on record by THORO-GRAPH: -6 ¼ (Arrogate -5, Saint Liam -4 3/4, Ghostzapper -4 1/2, California Chrome – 4 1/2, Curlin -4, American Pharoah -3 1/2, Mucho Macho Man -3 1/2, Invasor (Arg) -3 1/2, etc.).
Out of the multiple stakes-producing Street Cry (Ire) mare Mythical Bride, a half-sister to Belmont S. (G1) runner-up COMMISSIONER-G2 and Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) runner-up LAUGH TRACK-G3– 18 stakes performers under his first four dams.
The Mr Prospector/Street Cry cross is familiar to Australian breeders with significant success in recent years, having produced fast G1 winners Con TePartiro, Lyre, Trekking and The Quarterback.
“He’s spectacular looking and about as well-bred a horse as there is. He and Justify were our best yearlings (in 2016).”–John Gunther, 2018 Eclipse Award Winner for Outstanding Breeder
“Vino Rosso represents really affordable value and therefore great opportunities for such an outstanding racehorse by an elite stallion in Curlin who has over 14% stakes winners to runners.” — Adrian Hancock, Hancock Quality Bloodstock
“When Vino Rosso first came out to parade, I got that ‘wow’ factor straight away. He is a very Aussie-looking stallion – very strong hindquarter, good bone, just a powerful-looking animal.” — Peter Boyle, Cornwall Park
2015, Chestnut - Entered Stud: 2020 | Fee: $TBA
|Age||Starts||1st (SW)||2nd (SP)||3rd (SP)||Earned|
|3||7||1 (1)||0||2 (2)||US$794,500|
|4||6||3 (3)||1 (1)||1 (1)||US$3,960,625|
|Totals||15||6 (4)||1 (1)||3 (3)||$4,803,125|
- An allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs (1640m, by 2 1/2 lengths, defeating Bon Raison, Moveslike Molasses, etc.)
- A maiden special weight race at Aqueduct (1400m, by 2 3/4 lengths, defeating Point to Remember, Home Run Maker, Allured, On Patrol, etc.)
- Wood Memorial S. at Aqueduct (G2, 1800m in 1:49.79, by 3 lengths, defeating Enticed, Restoring Hope, Firenze Fire, King Zachary, Evaluator, Old Time Revival, etc.)
- Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga (G2, 1800m, to Tenfold and Flameaway, defeating Reride and Sporting Chance)
- Sam F. Davis S. at Tampa Bay Downs (G3, 1700m, to Flameaway and Catholic Boy, defeating Hollywood Star, Navy Armed Guard and Septimus Severus)
- Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park (G1, 2000m, defeating McKinzie, Higher Power, Elate, Math Wizard, Code of Honor, Yoshida, Seeking the Soul, War of Will, Owendale and Mongolian Groom)
- Gold Cupat Santa Anita S. (G1, 2000m, defeating Gift Box, Lone Sailor, Mongolian Groom, Higher Power, Core Beliefs and Blitzkrieg)
- Stymie S. at Aqueduct (1600m in 1:35.27, defeating Title Ready, Shivermetimbers, Sunny Ridge, California Night, Stan the Man, Curlin'sHonor and Hero's Welcome)
- Jockey Club Gold Cup S. at Belmont Park (G1, 2000m in 2:00.30, (finished 1st but DQ'd to 2nd) to Code of Honor, defeating Tacitus, Preservationist and Olympic Village)
- Whitney S. at Saratoga (G1, 1800m, to McKinzie and Yoshida, defeating Preservationist, Forewarned, Monongahela and Imperative)
Spendthrift Australia’s new shuttle stallion Vino Rosso (USA) heads down under this year, bringing an impressive race record and blood that is likely to cross successfully with families in the southern hemisphere.
Unbeaten in two starts as a juvenile, Vino Rosso compiled six wins and more than US$4.8 million on the racetrack, headed by victories in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, G1 Gold Cup and G2 Wood Memorial.
He will be the only son of two-time American Horse of the Year Curlin (USA) at stud in Australia.
Curlin is emerging as a sire of sires, with his Belmont Stakes-winning son Palace Malice (USA) making a strong start to his own stud career. Palace Malice’s four individual stakes winners to date include Structor (USA), who won the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
Notably for breeders in the southern hemisphere, Structor is out of a mare by long-serving and highly successful shuttle stallion More than Ready (USA). Curlin himself has also sired multiple stakes winners out of More Than Ready mares.
But there are many other bloodlines worth considering with this well-credentialled young Spendthrift stallion.
• A son of the globally influential Smart Strike (CAN), Curlin has formed an affinity with mares from the prolific Storm Cat (USA) line. That cross has produced 18 individual stakes winners for Curlin, headed by the G2 winners Point Of Honor (USA), Tenfold (USA) and Diversy Harbor (USA). Palace Malice has also sired G2 Risen Star Stakes winner Mr Monomoy (USA) with this cross.
• Storm Cat sources to be considered include Tale of the Cat (USA) and Giant’s Causeway (USA). Curlin has sired three stakes performers out of Giant’s Causeway mares, including the G3 Matt Winn Stakes winner King Zachary (USA).
• Curlin has also struck black-type gold with the Danzig (USA) line, producing nine stakes winners. Good Magic (USA), by Curlin out of a mare by Danzig’s son Hard Spun (USA), won the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Haskell Invitational and finished second to Triple Crown champion Justify (USA) in the Kentucky Derby. More than half a dozen other stakes winners come from this cross, including G2 winner and Belmont Stakes runner-up Irish War Cry (USA).
• Curlin is out of a Deputy Minister (CAN) mare and has crossed successfully with descendants of that sire, producing 10 stakes winners including four at G1 level. A good cross here could be with Deputy Minister’s son Dehere (USA).
• Daughters or granddaughters of Red Ransom (USA) have produced multiple stakes winners for Curlin, including Palace Malice, and he has crossed successfully with mares by Tapit (USA).
• One of Curlin’s standout progeny, the champion Stellar Wind (USA), is out of a mare by Malibu Moon (USA). Malibu Moon is by A.P. Indy (USA), who in turn is by Seattle Slew (USA). Seattle Slew also features in the pedigree of Curlin’s G1 Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator (USA).
Vino Rosso will stand for a service fee of $13,750 including GST.