Champion Vino Rosso sires first foal
January 7, 2021
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.