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.