It appears that Medaglia d’Oro’s daughter Osare has a preference for distance. And a slight give in the ground isn’t hurting her either. The three-year-old filly took the lead shortly after the start in the one and three-eighths mile Dueling Ground Oaks on September 12, over a turf course rated “good” shortly after the start, and never looked back. She had earlier broke her maiden going one and one-quarter miles at Belmont on the turf in June, also on an off track.
Osare, translated from Italian into English, means “to dare”. One might say that in the "Oaks" she dared others in the race to try and go past her but she dispatched all comers and went on for a convincing two and three quarter-length win over Midshipman’s Princess Warrior, who never really threatened the winner, but did finish well coming from eighth place in the field of 12.
Osare was bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms and is a half-sister to Eclipse Champion and G1 Dubai World Cup winner Arrogate. First dam Bubbler is a multiple Stakes winner and G3-placed and the third dam is Eclipse Champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Meadow Star.
Medaglia d’Oro continues to excel on both the track and in the sales ring for 2018. His six Graded winners this year include G2 Glen Falls Stakes winner Lady Montdore, who will make her next start in either the G1 Flower Bowl Handicap or the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Two-year-old son Endorsed, and impressive maiden winner first time out with an 89 Beyer at Saratoga last month, is aiming for the G1 Champagne on October 6th.
No fewer than five million-dollar yearlings by Medagalia d’Oro have sold this year, including the top-priced colt and filly at Saratoga. He is also the current leading sire of sale two-year-olds with an average of $527,000.