First it was Medaglia d'Oro's five-year-old daughter Bar of Gold who came flying home to capture the G1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Del Mar on November 4th and then it was his four-year-old son Talismanic who got home first in the G1 Breeders' Cup Turf.
They represent the sixth and seventh G1 winners in 2017 for Medaglia d'Oro, which is more than any other sire in North America. In Graded racing history, the only American stallions with as many G1 winners in a single year are Mr. Prospector, Danzig and Storm Cat.
Bar of Gold, who went off at 66-1, settled near the back of the pack early then flew home down the stretch to win by a nose over Ami's Mesa. It was the first G1 victory for Bar of Gold, a three-time Stakes winner who was previously placed in the G1 Test in addition to seven other Graded events.
Bred in New York by her owners, Chester and Mary Broman, Bar of Gold is the first foal out of the G3-winning Lemon Drop Kid mare Khancord Kid.