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Recent winners lift Vino Rosso to the head of his class

October 15, 2023

With a pair of winners and a new stakes horse over the past two days, Vino Rosso has climbed to the top of the 2023 First-Crop Sire list.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero now has over $1.35 million in progeny earnings, and also tops the list by Grade 1 horses, graded horses, and black type horses.

Vino Rosso’s latest maiden winner came on Oct. 14 at Aqueduct when Wine Responsibly went gate-to-wire to win a one-mile maiden special weight race by two lengths. The chestnut colt, trained by Linda Rice, is owned by his breeders Chester and Mary Broman. He is the first foal out of their stakes-winner mare Held Accountable. Third dam Battle Creek Girl produced the graded stakes-winning trio of Parade Leader, Parade Ground and Speed Dialer.

Vino Rosso got his seventh stakes horse of the year on Saturday at Aqueduct when Kino Rosso place in Woodbine’s Cup and Saucer S. King Rosso, who was making just his second lifetime start, is owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling and was bred by Tan Hyka.

A day earlier at Gulfstream Park, the filly Alcohol came from off the pace to win a 1 mile and 70 yard allowance race by a half-length. This was the second win in as many starts for the chestnut 2-year-old trained by Joe Orseno. Alcohol is owned by D. J. Stable LLC and was bred by Roger and Joyce Schipke.