Graded Winner Rob's Spirit to Italy
Graded stakes winner Rob's Spirit will stand at Allevamento Ri.Ma. outside of Rome for 5,000 euros. Giuliano Fratini's Scuderia Golden Horse, represented by Paul Romanelli's Ital-Cal Horse Management, bought half-interest in the 6-year-old son of Theatrical from the Allen Paulson Living Trust. Allen Paulson bred Rob's Spirit and raced him prior to his death in the summer of 2000."We are very pleased to stand a stallion of the quality of Rob's Spirit in Italy," said son Michael Paulson, who manages the trust.Rob's Spirit won the Lexington Stakes (gr. IIIT) and Saranac Handicap (gr. IIIT) among his four wins from 14 starts. He earned $249,960. He is half-brother to champion Ajina and his dam, grade II winner, Winglet (by Alydar), is a daughter of Irish champion filly Highest Trump.