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Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Vino Rosso arrives, available for inspection

November 7, 2019

Vino Rosso, last Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero, has arrived at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY to take up residence for his next career as a stallion. The multiple Grade 1 winner by Curlin is set to be unveiled to the public for the first time at Spendthrift on Friday, Nov. 8th from 1-3pm.

Coal Front, the five-time graded stakes-winning millionaire, has also arrived and will be available for inspection.

Owner Vinnie Viola and Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey greet Vino Rosso upon arrival at Spendthrift

“Vino Rosso and Coal Front both came to the farm in great shape, and we’re extremely excited to be able to show them to breeders starting Friday afternoon from 1-3,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “It’s not every day you get to stand a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, especially one that’s as well-bred and as good looking as Vino Rosso. And you would be hard pressed to find many stallions better looking than Coal Front, who is the newest horse being offered through our Share The Upside program. We think people are going to like what they see with both.”

Vino Rosso, an earner of $4,803,125 on the track, will stand his first season in 2020 for a fee of $30,000 S&N. Coal Front, who earned $1,825,280, will stand for $5,000 S&N and will be offered at $7,500 S&N through Spendthrift’s renowned “Share The Upside” program.

For more information about Vino Rosso or Coal Front, Spendthrift’s open house, or for details on Spendthrift’s Share The Upside program, please contact Des, Mark or Brian at 859-294-0030 or visit