Gio Ponti's first foals born in the United States
The first US foals by Gio Ponti , the 7-time Grade 1 winner who stood his first Australian season at Arrowfield last spring, are now arriving in the United States.
Among them is this attractive colt from the Coronado’s Quest mare History, foaled at Blackburn Farm, Kentucky and seen here giving his legs an early workout, a few hours after his arrival.
History, from the family of Lyphard and Grade 1 winners No Review and Another Review, is one of almost 150 mares Gio Ponti served at Castleton Lyons, Kentucky last year. They are headed by Grade 1 producers Arch’s Gal Edith, dam of the Kentucky Derby & Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another; Shandra Smiles (dam of three-time Grade 1 winner Smiling Tiger); Reduced Sentence (dam of Hot Cha Cha); and Moonstar (dam of Miss World).
Gio Ponti’s first US book included a further 34 Graded & Listed Stakes-producing mares, 28 half-sisters to Graded Stakes winners and 28 Graded & Listed Stakes winners, among them Catchascatchcan (Yorkshire Oaks G1, and dam of Group 2 winner Antonius Pius) and dual US Grade 1 winner Voodoo Dancer.