News - Gio Ponti

Drefong, despite being bumped at the start, muscled his way to the lead early in the $1.5m Twinspires Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Saturday. Trading blows with Masochistic for much of the contest, the Gio Ponti colt got the best of his rival deep stretch, found another gear and stormed...
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Gio Ponti offspring Drefong a surprise sprint success By Mark Simon   Barbara D. Livingston Drefong posted 103 Beyers in his last two wins sprinting. Gio Ponti had all the qualities an owner wants in a...
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August 27, 2016 Drefong broke on top from the widest draw and rolled home an easy 3 1/4 length winner of the G1 King's Bishop at Saratoga this afternoon. The son of Gio Ponti was making his debut in stakes company and made it look easy for owner Charles Chu, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike...
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July 28, 2016 Planchart, a three-year-old filly by Gio Ponti out of the Castleton Lyons mare Tarrip, won the Arthur Guinness EBF Corrib Fillies Stakes at Galway earlier today. Racing in the colors of Pat Garvey and trained by Andy Slattery, the filly turned in a resolute performance over the 7...
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July 4, 2016 Baomoa Corporation's Drefong won for fun again at Santa Anita in a 6 1/2 furlong allowance for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. Settling in second early, the son of Gio Ponti took control leaving the backstretch and cruised home by 5 1/4 lengths under a motionless Smith...
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July 3rd 2016 Sir Dudley Digges from the first crop of Gio Ponti, won the prestigious CAN$1million Queen's Plate over ten furlongs at Woodbine earlier today. Racing in the colors of Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the Mike Maker trainee was very well ridden by jockey of the moment Julien Leparoux...
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May 31, 2016 Drefong made his seasonal debut in a six furlong main track allowance at Santa Anita last night, winning with ease to register a Beyer of 97. Breaking very well in the hands of Mike Smith the Gio Ponti colt sped through fast fractions to assert in the straight and win by a...
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November 15, 2015 Drefong broke his maiden today at Del Mar over 6 furlongs on the main track. Breaking in front, the $450,000 Keeneland September Sales graduate shot clear to lead wire to wire, and win by an eventual 9 1/2 lengths. The colt has obviously learnt a lot from his first green trip...
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October 15, 2015 A very classy individual by Gio Ponti out of the Dixie Union mare Groovitude easily topped the OBS Fall Mixed  and Horses of Racing Age Sale last night in Ocala. Conquest Stables bid $250,000 for the colt consigned by Ciaran and Amy Dunne's Wavertree Stables and he will...
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October 8, 2015 Pirellone, a juvenile colt by Gio Ponti fulfilled the promise of an encouraging debut by wining an eight furlong maiden at Belmont earlier today. Owned by PHS Racing and trained by Ralph Nicks the colt ran an excellent second at Saratoga in September to subsequent G1 Champagne...
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