Medaglia d’Oro: siring horses for any courses

His northern hemisphere Stakes winners reflect a 50/50 split on dirt and turf

Some stallions have a propensity for throwing dirt horses. Some for throwing turf horses. A few are able to make an impact on both surfaces, but no elite stallion standing today can approach the versatility that Medaglia d'Oro continues to show with his runners on the racetrack. 

Medaglia d'Oro's lifetime total of worldwide Stakes winners sits at 150. But given the reality of the absence of dirt racing in the southern hemisphere, where Medaglia d'Oro has 28 turf Stakes winners, an analysis of northern hemisphere racing provides a clearer picture of the versatile nature of his offspring.

With 123 dirt or turf Stakes winners in the northern hemisphere, Medagalia d'Oro boasts 62 on the main track and 61 on the grass, essentially a 50/50 split. Among his 21 G1 winners, we again see a similar spread with dirt getting an 11-10 nod, while among all of his Graded winners, it's dirt 59, turf 41.

Champion 2- and 3-year-old Songbird

You've undoubtedly heard of a few of them:

Dirt specialists

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra
Multiple Eclipse Champion Songbird
Breeders' Cup winner Bar of Gold
Pacific Classic winner Higher Power

Turf specialists

Breeders' Cup winner Talismanic
Breeders' Cup winner New Money Honey
French Champion Passion for Gold
Multiple G1W Cambier Parc

If we look at the nation's elite stallions, none can come close to Medaglia d'Oro in providing one stop shopping no matter what type of horse you are trying to breed.

Looking to breed a good dirt horse? Consider Medaglia d'Oro. But if you're looking to breed a good turf horse, oh yeah, you should also consider Medaglia d'Oro. 

You could also say his offspring are very "ad'aptable"!