Golden Award took the lead in the stretch and held off the late charge of Another Broad to win the G3 Turnback the Alarm Stakes by three-quarters of a length at Aqueduct Nov. 2.
Ridden patiently by jockey Junior Alvarado, Golden Award, a four-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, sat just off the leader in third through the early stages of the race. Racing a bit wide on the far turn, Golden Award overtook a tiring Jeltrin and opened a slight lead.
Golden Award continued lead through the stretch and to the wire and easily held off a belated bid by Another Broad to notch the win.
Bred in Kentucky by Harvey A. Clarke, Golden Award races for Summer Wind Farm. She is out of the winning Arch mare, Arch’s Gal Edith, and is a half-sister to Champion Three-Year-Old colt and Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another.
Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of eight northern hemisphere Graded Stakes winners in 2019. In addition to Golden Award, he is the sire of Cambier Parc (G1 Del Mar Oaks and G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup), Higher Power (G1 TVG Pacific Classic), Elate (G2 Delaware Handicap, G2 Fleur de Lis), Fools Gold (G3 Waya), Café Americano (G3 Pucker Up), Majestic Eagle (G3 American Stakes) and Marzo (G3 Sycamore). He is also the sire of G1 winners Flit (G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield) and Crown Prosecutor (G1 Rosehill Guineas) in Australia in 2019.
Medaglia d'Oro will stand the 2020 breeding season at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $200,000, stands and nurses.