Goldwood took command at the top of the stretch and drew off through the lane on her way to winning the Listed Politely Stakes by one-and-three-quarter lengths at Monmouth Park 18 May.
It was the first Stakes victory for the five-year-old mare by Medaglia d’Oro, who came into the race off a third-place finish in the Captiva Island Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Sent off as the race favorite, Goldwood broke alertly and was settled just off the pace in third by jockey Jose Ferrer through the early stages of the race. As the field swept through the far turn, Goldwood moved up to challenge outsider Miss Deplorable for the lead. The pair matched strides briefly before Goldwood hit another gear and took the lead. The dark bay mare continued to pull away through the stretch, eventually crossing the line an easy winner.
Goldwood was bred in Kentucky by her owner, Colts Neck Stables LLC, and is out of Crimson Maple, a winning daughter of Rahy. Crimson Maple is out the multiple G1 winner and blue hen mare, Maplejinsky, making her a half-sister to Champion Older Mare and Filly Triple Crown winner, Sky Beauty.
Goldwood becomes Medaglia d’Oro’s 127th Stakes winner.
Medaglia d’Oro is standing the 2019 breeding season at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of US$200,000, stands and nurses.