Joe and Helen Barbazon announced the arrival of four additional stallions at their newly formed Pleasant Acres Stallions near Morriston, Fl., along with the 2014 stud fees for the roster, which now numbers six.
Passion for Gold
- Bay Colt
- Born 2007
Passion for Gold, a 6-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro, has been retired to stud in Chile.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation announced that Medaglia d'Oro, the sire of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, will shuttle to Australia for the 2010 Southern Hemisphere breeding season
Maktoum family stable owner of seven U.S. grade I winners in 2009 including Flashing, Gayego, Music Note, Pyro, Seventh Street, and Vale of York
Tait, COO of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation, has been based in Central Kentucky now for just more than a year.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
A win in the group I Criterium de Saint-Cloud sets up Passion for Gold as an early favorite for the French classics next year-and also validates Medaglia d'Oro as a sire who can produce top colts along with his abundance of black type fillies.
Passion for Gold rallied wide in the straight to score an impressive six-length win in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds, the final group I race of the French season at the Paris racetrack Nov. 14.
|Trainer||BIN SUROOR SAEED|
|Breeder||MR AND MRS M ROY JACKSON|
|Passion for Gold View Five-Cross Pedigree||Medaglia d'Oro||El Prado (IRE)|
|C'Est L' Amour||Thunder Gulch|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Yeomanstown Stud||Mill Ridge Sales, agent||$125,000|
|Two-year-old||R. O'Gorman Bloodstock||Yeomanstown Stud||$407,180|