Cross Traffic’s Capocostello continues to set records

June 1, 2021

Capocostello setting a track record on May 29, 2021 in Panama

Capocostello won his fifth Grade 1 and set a second track record with his May 29 win in the Gran Clasico Presidente de la Republica (Pan-G1) in Panama.

The five-year-old son of Cross Traffic, who has won 11 of 16 lifetime starts while dominating his competition in the Central America country, could be headed to the U. S. for a summer/fall campaign.

Saturday’s race was contested at 1 5/16-miles. Capocostello and California Music were side-by-side through six furlongs, when soon after Capocostello began to pull away from the field. He was all alone in the stretch to win by 10 lengths in 2:09 4/5 seconds.

Capocostello was bred in Kentucky by Kidder and Cole and is out of the Successful Appeal mare Ad Litem. He is one of seven eight stakes winners for Cross Traffic, who ranks In the top five on the Fourth-Crop Cumulative Sire list by black type winners and black type horses.