After showing considerable promise throughout her career, Elate finally broke through and earned her first G1 victory when she charged to a five-and-a-half length victory in the historic Alabama Stakes at Saratoga.
Elate provided her sire, Medaglia d’Oro, with his second straight winner of the Alabama. Champion Songbird captured the 10-furlong contest in 2016 on her way to earning an Eclipse Award.
Settled in mid-pack through the early stages of the race, Elate began to close on the leaders on the far turn. Elate took command at the top of the stretch, and pulled away to win convincingly.
Elate was bred in Kentucky by her owners, Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider. She is out of the Stakes-winning Distorted Humor mare Cheery, a daughter of G2 winner and G1-placed Yell, and a half to G1 winner Eastern Echo and multiple Graded Stakes winner Roar.
Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of four G1 winners in 2017, more than any other active sire. In addition to Elate, Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of Songbird, New Money Honey, and Dickinson.
Medaglia d’Oro will stand the 2017 breeding season at Kelvinside for a fee of $110,000 inc GST.