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Vino Barbarino gives Vino Rosso two dozen juvenile winners

December 29, 2023

Vino Rosso, currently third on the 2023 First-Crop sire list, got his 24th individual winner on Dec. 29 at Aqueduct when Vino Barbarino broke his maiden at one mile on the main track.

Vino Barbarino, who was making his second lifetime start, broke alertly and settled nicely as he allowed Fluff the Pillow to take the lead after the first furlong. They continued one-two around the turn and into the stretch, when Vino Barbarino took control just outside the furlong marker, going on to win by a half-length over the muddy going.

The winner is owned by BKLYN Racing and Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Racing and was bred in Kentucky by Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm. Out of Sweet Temper, Vino Barbarino is a half-brother to millionaire and graded stakes winner Colonelsdarktemper.

Vino Rosso is the leading First-Crop sire by both graded stakes horses and Grade 1 horses, with four each, and is third behind fellow Spendthrift stallions Mitole and Maximus Mischief by juvenile progeny earnings, with $2.1 million. His nine stakes horses on the year is one behind Omaha Beach on the First-Crop list. Vino Rosso will stand for $25,000 S&N in 2024.