News - Gio Ponti

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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September 27, 2015 American Heaven, a two-year-old colt by triple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti, won first time out in a maiden at Nakayama earlier today. Bred by Bruce Smart, the $90,000 Keeneland September Sales graduate, turned in an impressive performance for owner Katsumi Yoshizawa in...
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September 16, 2015 In a manner reminiscent of her sire Gio Ponti, Lou, a two-year-old filly showed an impressive turn of foot to win a maiden special weight at Indiana Downs earlier today. The debutant was bred by her owner Thad Ackel and won over five furlongs of the turf track for trainer...
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July 31, 2015 Most Inspiring won race 5, a $55,900 maiden special weight at Woodbine earlier today giving triple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti his first winner in North America. The juvenile filly is owned by Derek Chin, trained by Danny Vella and was ridden to a 3 length victory by...
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February 11, 2015 Renowned pedigree consultant and industry expert, Bill Oppenheim had this to say in today's Thoroughbred Daily News regarding first runners for freshman sires in 2015: "There are plenty of worthy candidates, but GIO PONTI, who went to stud for $20,000 in 2012 and is now...
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At last night's boutique Fasig Tipton November Sale, a colt by Gio Ponti and a mare pregnant to the Champion sold well in a catalog that contained some of the best and most current pedigrees of 2014. Early in the evening a weanling out of Revealed brought $175,000 to the bid of Springdell Farm,...
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The marathon Keeneland November Sale kicks off on Tuesday November 4th with a catalog containing plenty of opportunity for buyers to acquire a mare pregnant to Gio Ponti or to buy a weanling by him. There are a bakers dozen of mares in foal to the three time Eclipse Award winner in this sale by...
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