Vino Rosso

Vino Rosso

Curlin's Most Accomplished Horse Yet

$30,000 S&N
Curlin – Mythical Bride, by Street Cry (Ire)
2015, Chestnut - Entered Stud: 2020 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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Multiple G1 winner in the mold of elite sire CURLIN – arguably his closest-resembling son by looks, quality, style & type.

At 4: Won $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) by 4 1/4 lengths over 9 G1 winners, incl. McKinzie, Higher Power, Elate, Code of Honor, Yoshida, Seeking the Soul, Math Wizard, War of Will, etc. – 111 Beyer.

Won $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), defeating 2019 G1 winners Gift Box, Mongolian Groom & Higher Power and earning a 105 Beyer.

At 3: Won $1,000,000 Wood Memorial (G2) going away by 3 lengths at Aqueduct, defeating G1 winner Firenze Fire in 1:49.79 – second fastest in the last decade.

At 2: Undefeated in two starts by open lengths, including a 7f MdSpWt win on debut at Aqueduct and Allowance win over a mile at Tampa.

111 BEYER – Only Palace Malice was faster among sons of Curlin; Faster than Good Magic, Exaggerator, Keen Ice, Connect, etc.

The best-looking Curlin I’ve ever seen. He’s spectacular looking and about as well bred a horse as there is. He and Justify were our best yearlings (in 2016).” -Breeder John Gunther, 2018 Eclipse Award Winner for Outstanding Breeder

Finished first before being DQ’d and placed in second in $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont in 2019, finishing ahead of 2019 G1 winners Code of Honor & Preservationist and G2 winner Tacitus – 106 Beyer.

Won Stymie S. at Aqueduct in 4-year-old debut, earning a 4 Ragozin at a mile.

Out of the multiple stakes-producing Street Cry (Ire) mare Mythical Bride, a half-sister to Belmont S. (G1) runner-up COMMISSIONER-G2 and Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) runner-up LAUGH TRACK-G3 – 18 stakes performers under his first four dams.

$410,000 yearling at Keeneland September – among Curlin’s top yearlings in 2016.

Earned $4,803,125 – the most accomplished horse ever by leading sire Curlin, who’s the most accomplished horse ever by SMART STRIKE (one of Mr. Prospector’s most influential sires).

I think he’s got a big future. He’s a very good-looking horse. He resembles Curlin a lot. He was able to win at 2,3 and 4 and is a classy type of horse which is what the people are looking for. He has a great disposition, he’s healthy and sound and has all the attributes you look for in a stallion.” -Todd Pletcher



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 2 2 0 0 $48,000
3 7 1 (1) 0 2 (2) $794,500
4 6 3 (3) 1 (1) 1 (1) $3,960,625
Totals 15 6 (4) 1 (1) 3 (3) $4,803,125

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • An allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs (1 mile & 40 yards, by 2 1/2 lengths, defeating Bon Raison, Moveslike Molasses, etc.)
  • A maiden special weight race at Aqueduct (7 furlongs, by 2 3/4 lengths, defeating Point to Remember, Home Run Maker, Allured, On Patrol, etc.)

Won at 3

  • Wood Memorial S. at Aqueduct (G2, 9 furlongs in 1:49.79, by 3 lengths, defeating Enticed, Restoring Hope, Firenze Fire, King Zachary, Evaluator, Old Time Revival, etc.)

3rd at 3

  • Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga (G2, 9 furlongs, to Tenfold and Flameaway, defeating Reride and Sporting Chance)
  • Sam F. Davis S. at Tampa Bay Downs (G3, 8.5 furlongs, to Flameaway and Catholic Boy, defeating Hollywood Star, Navy Armed Guard and Septimus Severus)

Won at 4

  • Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park (G1, 10 furlongs, defeating McKinzie, Higher Power, Elate, Math Wizard, Code of Honor, Yoshida, Seeking the Soul, War of Will, Owendale and Mongolian Groom)
  • Gold Cup at Santa Anita S. (G1, 10 furlongs, defeating Gift Box, Lone Sailor, Mongolian Groom, Higher Power, Core Beliefs and Blitzkrieg)
  • Stymie S. at Aqueduct (8 furlongs in 1:35.27, defeating Title Ready, Shivermetimbers, Sunny Ridge, California Night, Stan the Man, Curlin's Honor and Hero's Welcome)
2nd at 4
  • Jockey Club Gold Cup S. at Belmont Park (G1, 10 furlongs in 2:00.30, (finished 1st but DQ'd to 2nd) to Code of Honor, defeating Tacitus, Preservationist and Olympic Village)
3rd at 4
  • Whitney S. at Saratoga (G1, 9 furlongs, to McKinzie and Yoshida, defeating Preservationist, Forewarned, Monongahela and Imperative)

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BEYER
Second fastest route performance in 2019
STAKES PERFORMERS
Under his first 4 dams
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EARNINGS
Curlin’s all-time highest earner

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 5-4-15-0-0 (24) DI = 2.20 CD = 0.58

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Vino Rosso

A Grade One-winning millionaire, Vino Rosso has been among the leaders of his generation for two straight seasons. He is by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, now an outstanding sire, and promising sire of sires, out of a Street Cry mare from a family full of black type.

From the Northern Dancer line, Curlin had developed a particularly strong affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line, this cross producing 13 of his stakes winners. In addition to daughters of Storm Cat himself, this including stakes winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway (whose son, Shamardal would be particularly interesting here, and who is also represented by such as Creative Cause, Eskendereya, First Samurai and Frost Giant),  Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes and Cactus Ridge; grandsire of Scat Daddy), Tale of the Cat (sire of Gio Ponti and Lion Heart; grandsire of Kantharos), Stormy Atlantic and Stormin Fever. Daughters of Bernstein, Bluegrass Cat, Cat Thief, Discreet Cat, Forest Wildcat, Forestry, Freud (brother to Giant’s Causeway), Harlan (sire of Harlan’s Holiday and Menifee; grandsire of Into Mischief), Pure Prize and Yankee Gentleman are among other Storm Cat sources that could be considered.

Smart Strike, the sire of Curlin, had a tremendous success rate with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer. Curlin has followed that trend, and already has nine stakes winners out of Danzig line mares. This includes Champion Good Magic out of a mare by Hard Spun; a quartet of stakes winners out of daughters of Polish Numbers; and stakes winners out of mares by Foxhound, Pine Bluff and Ascot Knight. This would also make it worth considering daughters of War Front, Langfuhr, Belong to Me and Bellamy Road.

There is a Curlin stakes winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags). This line could also be sourced through High Cotton, Hook and Ladder and Overanalyze. Out of mares from the Nureyev branch of Northern Dancer, Curlin has a classic winner out of a mare by Royal Anthem and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Theatrical, and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Great Commotion. This also suggests trying daughters of such as Atticus, Fasliyev and Spinning World.

Curlin is out of a Deputy Minister mare and has enjoyed exceptional success with inbreeding to that strain. Vino Rosso has a double of Deputy Minister, but that strain will be in the fourth and fifth generation of his foals, making crossing back over Deputy Minister line mares a possibility. Among likely sources are Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Daheer, Toccet, Awesome of Course and Awesome Patriot), Dehere (whose son, Graeme Hall, is broodmare sire of Curlin Grade One winner Curalina), Silver Deputy (sire of Archers Bay, Badge of Silver, Spring at Last and Posse), Forest Camp and French Deputy.

Curlin’s champion, Stellar Wind, is out of a mare by Malibu Moon, a son of A.P. Indy. He also has three stakes winners out of mares by A.P. Indy himself, and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s son Bernardini. There is also a stakes winner by a son of Curlin out of a mare by Flatter. There is also a Grade Two winner out of a mare by Tapit (sire of Concord Point, Tapizar, Hansen and Trappe Shot). Tapit is by A.P. Indy son, Pulpit (also sire of Sky Mesa and Stroll), and it could also be worth considering mares by Congrats (a brother to Flatter) and Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine), Jump Start, Majestic Warrior and Stephen Got Even.

A.P. Indy is by Seattle Slew, and Curlin also has classic winner Exaggerator out of a mare by Seattle Slew son, Vindication, and there is also a Grade One winner out of a mare by Boston Harbor (by Capote), and stakes winners out of mares by Seattle Slew sons, Avenue of Flags and Slewdledo. Curlin also has two graded stakes out of mares by Yes It’s True, whose grandsire Raja Baba is from the same sire line and family as A.P. Indy.

Curlin already has two stakes winners, including Grade One winner Collect, out of mares by Holy Bull, and he is sire of Macho Uno, Flashy Bull, Woke Up Dreamin and Giacomo. The cross with mares from the Roberto line has provided Curlin with graded winners by Dynaformer (sire of Temple City, Point of Entry and Purim) and Red Ransom.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Vino Rosso

A Grade One-winning millionaire, Vino Rosso has been among the leaders of his generation for two straight seasons. He is by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, now an outstanding sire, and promising sire of sires, out of a Street Cry mare from a family full of black type.

From the Northern Dancer line, Curlin had developed a particularly strong affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line, this cross producing 13 of his stakes winners. In addition to daughters of Storm Cat himself, this including stakes winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway (whose son, Shamardal would be particularly interesting here, and who is also represented by such as Creative Cause, Eskendereya, First Samurai and Frost Giant),  Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes and Cactus Ridge; grandsire of Scat Daddy), Tale of the Cat (sire of Gio Ponti and Lion Heart; grandsire of Kantharos), Stormy Atlantic and Stormin Fever. Daughters of Bernstein, Bluegrass Cat, Cat Thief, Discreet Cat, Forest Wildcat, Forestry, Freud (brother to Giant’s Causeway), Harlan (sire of Harlan’s Holiday and Menifee; grandsire of Into Mischief), Pure Prize and Yankee Gentleman are among other Storm Cat sources that could be considered.

Smart Strike, the sire of Curlin, had a tremendous success rate with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer. Curlin has followed that trend, and already has nine stakes winners out of Danzig line mares. This includes Champion Good Magic out of a mare by Hard Spun; a quartet of stakes winners out of daughters of Polish Numbers; and stakes winners out of mares by Foxhound, Pine Bluff and Ascot Knight. This would also make it worth considering daughters of War Front, Langfuhr, Belong to Me and Bellamy Road.

There is a Curlin stakes winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags). This line could also be sourced through High Cotton, Hook and Ladder and Overanalyze. Out of mares from the Nureyev branch of Northern Dancer, Curlin has a classic winner out of a mare by Royal Anthem and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Theatrical, and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Great Commotion. This also suggests trying daughters of such as Atticus, Fasliyev and Spinning World.

Curlin is out of a Deputy Minister mare and has enjoyed exceptional success with inbreeding to that strain. Vino Rosso has a double of Deputy Minister, but that strain will be in the fourth and fifth generation of his foals, making crossing back over Deputy Minister line mares a possibility. Among likely sources are Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Daheer, Toccet, Awesome of Course and Awesome Patriot), Dehere (whose son, Graeme Hall, is broodmare sire of Curlin Grade One winner Curalina), Silver Deputy (sire of Archers Bay, Badge of Silver, Spring at Last and Posse), Forest Camp and French Deputy.

Curlin’s champion, Stellar Wind, is out of a mare by Malibu Moon, a son of A.P. Indy. He also has three stakes winners out of mares by A.P. Indy himself, and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s son Bernardini. There is also a stakes winner by a son of Curlin out of a mare by Flatter. There is also a Grade Two winner out of a mare by Tapit (sire of Concord Point, Tapizar, Hansen and Trappe Shot). Tapit is by A.P. Indy son, Pulpit (also sire of Sky Mesa and Stroll), and it could also be worth considering mares by Congrats (a brother to Flatter) and Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine), Jump Start, Majestic Warrior and Stephen Got Even.

A.P. Indy is by Seattle Slew, and Curlin also has classic winner Exaggerator out of a mare by Seattle Slew son, Vindication, and there is also a Grade One winner out of a mare by Boston Harbor (by Capote), and stakes winners out of mares by Seattle Slew sons, Avenue of Flags and Slewdledo. Curlin also has two graded stakes out of mares by Yes It’s True, whose grandsire Raja Baba is from the same sire line and family as A.P. Indy.

Curlin already has two stakes winners, including Grade One winner Collect, out of mares by Holy Bull, and he is sire of Macho Uno, Flashy Bull, Woke Up Dreamin and Giacomo. The cross with mares from the Roberto line has provided Curlin with graded winners by Dynaformer (sire of Temple City, Point of Entry and Purim) and Red Ransom.

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Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic G1
Vino Rosso | 2019 Gold Cup G1
Vino Rosso | 2018 Wood Memorial G2
Vino Rosso | 2019 Stymie S.
Vino Rosso | 2017 Maiden Special Weight
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 | Benoit photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 | Benoit photo
Horse Racing 2019: Breeders’ Cup Championship Saturday NOV 02
Horse Racing 2019: Breeders’ Cup Championship Saturday NOV 02
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 | Benoit photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 | Benoit photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 | Benoit photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 | Benoit photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Jockey Club Gold Cup-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Vino Rosso | 2019 Jockey Club Gold Cup-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Vino Rosso G1 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita | Photo By Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM
Vino Rosso G1 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita | Photo By Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM
Vino Rosso G1 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita | Photo By Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM
Vino Rosso G1 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita | Photo By Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM
Vino Rosso takes the G2 Wood Memorial Stakes | Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images
Vino Rosso takes the G2 Wood Memorial Stakes | Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images
Vino Rosso takes the G2 Wood Memorial Stakes | Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images
Vino Rosso takes the G2 Wood Memorial Stakes | Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images