Son of Medaglia d’Oro, Kallos swamps Rubiton Stakes rivals

Fourth Black Type success for son of Medaglia d’Oro first-up in feature sprint at Caulfield

Kallos returned from a spell in triumph on Saturday, 10 February and claimed his fourth Black Type event when the son of US stallion Medaglia d’Oro won the G2 Rubiton Stakes over 1,100m at Caulfield.

Kallos unleashed a brilliant sprint from the home turn under jockey Blake Shinn to race past Asfoora and stablemate Zapateo in the final 100 meters.

Kallos had trialed twice in Sydney before Godolphin Australia head trainer James Cummings sent the five-year-old gelding to Melbourne for his first-up assignment.

Out of the dual Stakes winner Calliope – who also has a two-year-old Street Boss filly (Tempted), a yearling Pinatubo colt and was covered by Brazen Beau last September – Kallos took his overall record to seven wins and three placings from 19 starts for prize money and bonuses of just under A$800,000.

Medaglia d’Oro continues to sire winners and his progeny now have 1169 victories worldwide, including 176 Stakes race winners of 373 Black Type races.

The stallion is also the sire of Hong Kong superstar Golden Sixty, who won his third consecutive G1 Hong Kong Mile just eight weeks ago.

Medaglia d’Oro is standing the 2024 breeding season at Darley’s Jonabell Farm at Lexington, Kentucky.