Bred by Albert and Joyce Bell, Medaglia d'Oro initially raced for Joyce Bell before Edmund Gann bought him and transferred him to trainer Bobby Frankel. Medaglia d'Oro, who was produced from the Bailjumper mare Cappucino Bay, earned $5,754,720.
Millionaire Medaglia d'Oro, a three-time grade I winner and twice runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington. No decision has been reached as to a fee.One of 50 stakes winners sired by El Prado, Medaglia d'Oro finished first or second in 15 of 17 starts and was a grade I winner three consecutive years. He won the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and Whitney (gr. I) and Donn (gr. I) Handicaps, plus four grade II events. His runner-up efforts also included the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Emirates Airlines Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).