G2-winner and the current New Zealand Broodmare of the Year¬†Triassic (Tights), the dam of one of the world‚Äôs leading thoroughbreds in So You Think (High Chaparral), will be covered in 2011 by Darley-stallion Medaglia d’Oro. This is the same Sadler’s Wells sire-line that produced So You Think.
Medaglia d’Oro has produced seven G1 winners including the exceptional Horse of the Year¬†Rachel Alexandra, Kentucky Oaks winner¬†Plum Pretty, as well as¬†C. S. Silk,Passion For Gold,¬†Champagne d‚ÄôOro,¬†Gabby‚Äôs Golden Gal and¬†Warrior‚Äôs Reward.
In addition to Triassic other G1 winners booked to Medaglia d’Oro in 2011 include ¬†Jessicabeel,¬†Miss Margaret,¬†Miss Victory,¬†Oxigenada,¬†Regal Cheer,¬†Sleek Chassis as well as the dams of G1 winners¬†Roman Emperor,¬†StarWitness,¬†Skilled and¬†No Wine No Song for the current breeding season.
Medaglia d’Oro is standing the current breeding season at Darley Kelvinside at a fee of $77,000 (inc GST)
Darley stallions have been in demand at the Saratoga Yearling Sale near New York.¬†Superfection, a Medaglia d‚ÄôOro (USA) half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, topped the opening session of the Fasig Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale on Monday when selling to John Ferguson, acting for Sheikh Mohammed, for $1.2 million.
Irish bloodstock agent John McCormack signed ¬†for a Bernardini ¬†(USA) filly at $950,000, making her the top-selling filly on the opening night . The filly is out of Grade I winner Sugar Shake.
Sheikh Mohammed also purchased a $750,000 Bernardini ¬†colt, and a $600,000 Bernardini filly.¬†Both yearlings were consigned by Gerry Dilger‚Äôs Dromoland Farm, agent.
‚ÄúWell obviously, as you know, Bernardini has had a fantastic start to stud and they‚Äôre two very nice Bernardinis,‚Äù Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock manager, John Ferguson told the Blood Horse. ‚ÄúThe colt is an exceptionally athletic horse, and he‚Äôs a particular favorite of Sheikh Mohammed‚Äôs. We‚Äôre delighted to have him.”