Champion Vino Rosso sires first foal

January 7, 2021

 

Vino Rosso is Curlin’s all-time leading earner to date | Autry Graham photo

Vino Rosso is Curlin’s all-time leading earner | Autry Graham photo

Spendthrift Farm stallion Vino Rosso, the 2019 Champion Older Male and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero, sired his first reported foal the night of Jan. 5th when a filly was born at Jim & Pam Robinson’s Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.

“I tell you what, you could not ask for a better foal. She is just beautiful and very smart. Physically, she is a strong filly with good bone. I cannot say enough positive things about her,” said Pam Robinson. “In 46 years of breeding, we have never sent three mares to a first-year stallion before, but we did to Vino Rosso last year. I think that tells you how much we think of the stallion, and we are sending a couple back to him this year.”

Bred by Brandywine, the chestnut filly is the second foal out of the Malibu Moon mare Shine Time, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Royal Mo and the stakes-winning juvenile Tara From the Cape.

Campaigned by Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable, Vino Rosso was undefeated as a 2-year-old before going on to capture a major Kentucky Derby prep race – the Wood Memorial (G2) – at three. The multiple Grade 1-winning son of Curlin also won the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) at four. He retired to Spendthrift after his Breeders’ Cup Classic triumph with earnings of $4,803,125, making him Curlin’s all-time leading earner to date.

Vino Rosso is out of the multiple stakes-producing Street Cry (Ire) mare Mythical Bride, a half-sister to Belmont S. (G1) runner-up & Grade 2 winner Commissioner and Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) runner-up & Grade 3 winner Laugh Track. He will stand in 2021 for a fee of $25,000 S&N.