Gio Ponti

2023 STUD FEE: $5,000 S&N

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Gio Ponti Pedigree
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1st Dam

Chipeta Springs, by Alydar. 2 wins at 3, $93,518, 3rd Azalea H. (RP, $3,818).
Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners including;

  • GIO PONTI (c. by Tale of the Cat). Champion see below.
  • BON JOVI GIRL (f. by Malibu Moon). 5 wins at 2 and 3, $518,743, Susan's Girl S. [L] (DEL, $75,000), Fairway S. [L] (DEL, $60,000), Blue Hen S. [L], (DEL, $45,000), 2nd Fitz Dixon Cotillion S. [G2] (PHA, $148,500), Black-Eyed Susan S. [G2] (PIM, $30,000), 3rd Gazelle S. [G1] (AQU,$30,000), Honeybee S. [G3] (OP, $10,000).
  • FISHER POND (c. by A.P. Indy). 3 wins at 3 and 5, $251,490, Lawrence Realization H. [L] (BEL, $90,000), 2nd Red Smith H. [G3] (AQU, $30,000), 3rd Gallant Fox H. [G3] (AQU, $12,342), Gallant Fox H. [L] (AQU, $8,393). Sire.

2nd Dam

SALT SPRING (ARG), by Salt Marsh. 6 wins, 3 to 6 in NA and Argentina, $523,310 (USA$), Copa de Plata-G1, Premio Los Haras-G2, Yerba Buena H. [G3], Osunitas S.-R, 2nd Vanity H. [G1], Golden Harvest H.-G2, California Jockey Club H.-G3, Countess Fager H. [G3], etc. Half-sister to =Juvenilia (ARG) ($86,135 (USA), 2nd Premio Apertura [G3]). Dam of 7 winners including;

  • Salt Ridge (g. by Cox's Ridge). 5 wins at 3 and 4, $150,400, 2nd Gallant Fox H. [G3].
  • Chipeta Springs (f. by Alydar). Black type placed winner, see above.
  • Salty Sal (f. by Cox's Ridge). 4 wins at 3 and 4, $68,531. Dam of - PUXA SACO (f. by Dehere). 6 wins, 2 to 5, $400,575, Desert Stormer H. [G3], (HOL, $63,840), Moccasin S. [L] (HOL, $60,000), Anoakia S. [L] (SA, $48,690), 2nd Las Flores H. [G3] (SA, $21,920), Monrovia H. [L](SA, $22,710), etc. Dam of - EXCLUSIVE DIVA (f. by Bernardini). 2 wins in 3 starts at 2, 2011, $43,105, Angie C. S. (EMD, $27,225), 3rd Barbara Shinpoch S. (EMD, $6,750).
  • Salty Gal (f. by Cox's Ridge). Winner at 4, $53,658. Dam of MONGOOSE (c. by Broad Brush). 6 wins, 2 to 4, $694,531, Donn H. [G1] (GP, $300,000), Miller Genuine Draft Cradle S. [L] (RD, $120,000), 2nd Gulfstream Park H. [G1] (GP, $60,000), Summing S. [L] (MED, $15,000), 3rd Turfway Spiral S. [G2]. Sire.
  • HESANOLDSALT (c. by Broad Brush). 4 wins at 2 and 3, $514,938, Fred W. Hooper H. [G3] (CRC, $60,000), 2nd Donn H. [G1] (GP, $95,000), Gulfstream Park H. [G2] (GP, $70,000), William Donald Schaefer H. [G3] (PIM, $20,000), Birdstone S. [L] (BEL, $20,450), etc.

3rd Dam

=Jungle Mythologic (ARG), by =Mount Athos. 3 wins at 3 in Argentina, 2nd Premio Colombia-G3. Half-sister to *JUNGLE DUCHESS ($31,084 (USA), champion 2-year-old filly in Argentina, Premio Carlos Casares, etc.), GOLD SUN (ARG) ($101,644 (USA), Gran Premio Internacional Ciudad de Buenos
Aires-G1, etc.), *SUNNY DAY III ($78,873 (USA), Premio Maipu-G2, etc.), =SUNNY SUMMER (ARG) ($124,777 (USA), Premio Escuela Granaderos de San Martin, etc.), =MATRERO (Premio Club Estudiantes de la Plata-Campeon de America, etc.). Dam of 3 winners--

  • SALT SPRING (ARG) (f. by Salt Marsh). Black type winner, see above.
  • =Juvenilia (ARG) (f. by =Fort de France (ARG)). 2 wins at 3 in Argentina, $86,135 (USA$), 2nd Premio Apertura [G3]. Dam of =Jacinto Mio (ARG) (c. by Montreal Marty). 3 wins, 3 to 5 in Argentina, $28,338 (USA$), 3rd Jockey Club de la Provincia de Buenos Aires [G2].
  • =Juglara (ARG) (f. by Southern Halo). Winner at 4 in Argentina, $5,856 (USA$). Dam of =FUNNY JOKE (ARG) (g. by Indygo Shiner). 7 wins, 2 to 5 in Chile, $59,318 (USA$), Raimundo Valdes Cuevas [G3], 3rd Polla de Potrillos-HELP-Chilean Two Thousand Guineas [G1], Julio Prado Amor, Luis Larrain P.
  • =JOIE DE VIVRE (ARG) (f. by Louis Quatorze). 3 wins at 2 and 3 in South Africa, Debutante S. [G3], 3rd The Bloodstock South African Fillies' Nursery [G2], Swallow S.
  • =Srta. Clemen (ARG) (f. by Southern Halo). Unraced. Dam of El Sevillano (ARG) (g. by Distinct Reality). 3 wins, 2 to 6 in Argentina and NA, $47,462 (USA$), 2nd San Isidro [G1], Polla de Potrillos La Plata [G2], Asociacion de Propietarios de Caballos de Carrera de Buenos Aires [G3], 3rd Old Man-Copa 81 Aniversario Palermo [G3].
  • =Far Famed (f. by Farnesio (ARG)). 4 wins at 3 and 4 in Argentina. Dam of =FISIQUERA (ARG) (f. by Rainbow Corner (GB)). 6 wins, 2 to 4 in Argentina, $58,638 (USA$), Francia [G3], 2nd Olavarria [G3], General Viamonte [G3], General Francisco B. Bosch [G3], 3rd Tomas Lyon [G2]. Producer.
  • =My Sun (f. by Solazo). Unraced. Dam of =Minesota (f. by Salt Marsh). Unraced. Dam of =Armenia (f. by Devil's Moon). Placed at 2 and 3 in Peru, $50,604 (USA$), 2nd Polla de Potrancas-Peruvian One Thousand Guineas [G1].
  • =Samat (f. by =Misilero). Placed at 3 in Peru, 3rd Premio Hipodromo de Santa Beatriz [G3]. Producer.
  • =My Jungle (ARG) (f. by Peter Prompt). Unraced. Dam of =Aguili (ARG) (f. by =Fitzcarraldo (ARG)). 3 wins at 5 in Argentina, $18,181 (USA$). Dam of-- =OXIGENADA (ARG) (f. by Ibero (ARG)). 8 wins, 3 to 5 in Australia and Argentina, $84,252 (USA$), Joaquin V. Gonzalez [G1], Republica del Peru.
  • =Boscosa (ARG) (f. by =Fitzcarraldo (ARG)). Unraced. Dam of =RITZ BOSS (URU) (c. by =Ritz (ARG)). 12 wins, 2 to 7 in Argentina, $98,852 (USA$), Prensa Hipica, Vicente Centurion, 2nd Necochea, Prensa Hipica-Copa Diario Popular, 3rd Irlanda [G3]. Sire.
  • =Liana (ARG) (f. by =Fitzcarraldo (ARG)). Unraced. Dam of =Licito (ARG) (c. by Equalize). 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Argentina, $15,199 (USA$), 2nd Velocidad [G3], Asociacion Argentina de Fomento Equino.

Gio Ponti Family

By TALE OF THE CAT (1994). Stakes winner of $360,900, King's Bishop S. [G2], etc. Sire of 10 crops of racing age, 1782 foals, 1283 starters, 74 stakes winners, 3 champions, 910 winners of 2504 races and earning $79,226,704 USA, including Gio Ponti (champion 3 times, to 6, 2011, $6,049,800 USA$, Arlington Million S. [G1] (AP, $588,000), etc.), Platinum Couple (champion in Ecuador, $260,256, Damon Runyon S.-R (AQU, $51,150), etc.), Malevola (champion in Panama, Clasico Dia de la Madre, etc.), Lion Heart ($1,390,800, Haskell Invitational H. [G1] (MTH, $600,000), etc.), Tale of Ekati ($1,182,992, Wood Memorial S. [G1] (AQU, $450,000), etc.), Eishin Bodin ($999,516 USA$, Hokuriku S.).

Race Record For Gio Ponti

  • In NA. At 2, two wins (Woodford Reserve Bourbon S.[L] (KEE, $93,000)) in 3 starts;
  • at 3, three wins (Virginia Derby [G2] (CNL, $450,000), Hill Prince S. [G3] (BEL, $66,600), Sir Beaufort S. [G3] (SA,  $60,000)), twice 2nd (Del Mar Derby [G2] (DMR, $70,000), Jamaica H. [G2] (BEL, $50,000)) in 6 starts;
  • at 4, Champion grass horse (2009), Champion older horse (2009), 4 wins (Arlington Million S. [G1] (AP, $588,000), Man o' War S. [G1] (BEL, $300,000), Woodford Reserve Manhattan H. [G1] (BEL, $240,000), Frank E. Kilroe Mile H. [G1] (SA, $180,000)), twice 2nd (Breeders' Cup Classic [G1] (OSA, $900,000), Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. [G1] (BEL, $120,000)) in 7 starts;
  • at 5, Champion grass horse (2010), 2 wins (Man o' War S. [G1] (BEL, $360,000), Shadwell Turf MileS. [G1] (KEE, $360,000)), 4 times 2nd (TVG Breeders' Cup Mile [G1] (CD, $360,000), Arlington Million S. [G1] (AP, $194,000), Woodford Reserve Manhattan H. [G1] (BEL, $80,000), Tampa Bay S. [L] (TAM, $30,000)). Earned $4,537,800.  In United Arab Emirates. At 5, unplaced in 1 start,        at 6, 2011, unplaced in 1 start. Earned 2,937,936 Dirhams ($800,000 USA).
  • In NA. At 6, 2011, one win (Shadwell Turf Mile S. [G1] (KEE, $360,000)), twice 2nd (Arlington Million S. [G1] (AP, $192,000), Man o' War S. [G1] (BEL $120,000)), once 3rd (Woodford Reserve Manhattan H. [G1] (BEL, $40,000)). Earned $832,000.
Grand Totals: 12 wins, 10 times 2nd, once 3rd.
Earned: $6,169,800 (USA).