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Gio Ponti

Status:
Retired
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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Kilboy Estate
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Older Comments about Gio Ponti...

how about the filly zagora. breeder cup filly and mare turf. 1 mile and a fourth in 1:59.7
Which horse was better Gio Ponti or Goldikova
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  • Sullivan · Gio Ponti · 167 days ago
  • EP Taylor · Gio Ponti never had the turn of foot to beat Goldikova over a mile. Even in the BReeders cup at the top of the lane he was right on her ass with running room and she put him away by the 16th. · 167 days ago
Last spring, Arrowfield Stud struggled to attract a big book of mares to the outstanding North American turf champion Gio Ponti (by Tale Of The Cat (USA)) despite the fact the stallion is by a sire-line we are familiar with and he won seven times at the highest level. This was a quote from Messara on Gio Ponti on the Arrowfield website: “His athleticism, good looks and Tale Of The Cat’s proven compatibility with Australasian bloodlines make him (Gio Ponti) a very exciting addition to our roster.” A wonderful recommendation, but Gio Ponti covered only 53 mares last spring at a fee of $22,000 (inc. GST). With this in mind, Gio Ponti will not be shuttling to Australia this year, but will be covering mares on Southern Hemisphere time at Castleton Lyons
SO who are some of y'alls non-always winner, decent but not great (As that seems to be a VERY important distinction here) horses? Gio Ponti has always been one of my favorite. He may not always have won, but I always found myself cheering for him.
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  • kaitlinefree1 · horses i always root for that don't always win : Alpha, Amarish, Atigun, Brown Almighty, Daddy Nose Best, Dirty Swagg, Frac Daddy, Know More, Mucho Macho Man, Narvaez, Optimizer, Oxbow, Percussion, Prospective, Purple Egg, Rattlesnake Bridge, Richard's Kid, Ron the Greek, Rousing Sermon, Saginaw, Shanghai Bobby, Super Ninety Nine, Teddy's Promise, Titletown Five, Unstoppable U, Vyjack, Zetterholm. to name a FEW. :) · 387 days ago
  • travel_vic · number 3, number 5, number 6 and number 1 twice today · 387 days ago
Does he have any starters yet? His first crop should be two this year right?
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  • goblin · Yes, SS, I just checked BH to make sure. His foals are not old enough to race. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/66106/gio-ponti-to-stand-at-castleton-lyons · 412 days ago
  • SSilence86 · First reported foal was a chestnut colt foaled Jan. 11, 2013 to the mare Kissin Party by Kissin Kris in Ontario. I'd say they're not old enough ;) · 412 days ago
On what farm there is GP?
How many already mares Gio Ponti covered?:))
I miss seeing him run :/
Gio Ponti this year will cover mares?
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  • AnnaK · The wonderful Gio Ponti. Should be a great sire, ran well until 6, sound, smart, great heart, the whole package. · 821 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Two things: I'll Have Another's dam is in foal to Gio Ponti, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcuQCGUUG00 and if Tim didn't touch the sire having the whole package comment, he must be away from a computer. · 821 days ago
Oh, Gio Ponty! For me it is the most gorgeous stallion. Too bad he ended his career, I would like at least one more jump to it * - *! And how is it now? :) You have already started to think about his offspring, or even sooner?))
Gio Ponti has had a great race career. Now it is time for him to leave, as his best times are far behind him. Leave it to the new fresh horses to do it now.
  • yukichan · Umm...he's been retired since mid-November to Castleton Lyons--enjoying droves of visitors and fans I hear. Castleton Lyons. Castleton Lyons. Read: "Gio Ponti retired to Castleton Lyons www.brisnet.com" · 992 days ago
Gio Ponti was a great competitor
I think that maybe this year Gio Ponti just wasnt how he used to be but im gld he was actually race fore six year instead of endiing at two, three or even four year olds people just want the money from retiring them even though the horses could be at the top of there game but i understand horses who are injured to be retired not just to be retired just for the money purposes
I think it's about time Gio Ponti got retired. What do you think?
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  • Mary Z. · Shores, lol, that was supposed to be an Uncle Mo comment. I put it at the wrong thread. · 1020 days ago
  • shores · Funyy, Mary :) As for Mo, I just don't know... I think he should come back so we can see a full year out of him, but I think they need to keep him at a mile. · 1020 days ago
He's my favorite horse because he wins a lot of races...
I knew he would be entered in both, but I wonder if anything should be read into Gio Ponti being listed as first preference for the Classic.
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  • travel_vic · this one is showing HANG in its runs. Started last year and screams either disinterest or just aging inability · 1031 days ago
  • RamonD · if PONTI goes to the CLASSIC this race is going to be goog just cuz of him!! · 1031 days ago
Gio Ponti done? I don't think so!!!
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  • medlocke · @BrianZipse, Last year's Shadwell Turf Mile was about when Gio Ponti hit his best stride of the season, and it looks like 2011 is going to be the same for him. Although, Gio Ponti's not really run badly all season. He's just had the misfortune of running into a really good middle distance turf horse from Ireland in Cape Blanco in the Man O' War and Arlington Million. I personally think a solid case could now be made that Gio Ponti's even better over a mile than he is at 1-1/4? Or at least he has been in 2010-2011. Whereas in 2008-2009, he looked very much like a 1-1/4 suited him better. Regardless, glad to see that his class came to the fore at Keenland on Saturday!! JMO. · 1048 days ago
  • BrianZipse · You are right, medlocke ... he has not run a bad race in a long time. As for what is his best distance, you may be right with the mile these days, but I am still not sure. One thing I am sure of ... he is a factor in any race that he enters, and he has been for the past five racing seasons! · 1048 days ago
ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Gio Ponti!
Umm, how is this horse ranked 13th of active horses? Haha, he is definitely better than 7.
Gio Ponti, welcome back to Chicago!

Gio Ponti - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/05/11Gio Ponti4thCD101 mileTBreeders Cup Mile-G1 3+ MCourt VisionTurallureGoldikova1:37.05
View DetailsView Video10/08/11Gio Ponti1stKee91 mileTShadwell Turf Mile-G1 3+ MGio PontiGet StormySidney's Candy1:34.17
View DetailsView Video08/13/11Gio Ponti2ndAP101 1/4 mTArlington Million-G1 3+ MCape BlancoGio PontiDean's Kitten2:05.39
View DetailsView Video07/09/11Gio Ponti2ndBel91 3/8 m TMan o' War Stakes-G1 3+ MCape BlancoGio PontiBoisterous2:14.06
View DetailsView Video06/11/11Gio Ponti3rdBel101 1/4 mTManhattan Hcp.-G1 3+ MMission ApprovedBim BamGio Ponti2:06.32
View DetailsView Video03/26/11Gio Ponti5thMey71 1/4 mSDubai World Cup-G1 3+ MVictoire PisaTranscendMonterosso2:05.94
View DetailsView Video11/06/10Gio Ponti2ndCD81 mileTBreeders Cup Mile-G1 3+ MGoldikovaGio PontiThe Usual Q. T. 1:35.16
View DetailsView Video10/09/10Gio Ponti1stKee101 mileTShadwell Turf Mile-G1 3+ MGio PontiSociety's ChairmanCourageous Cat1:35.06
View DetailsView Video08/21/10Gio Ponti2ndAP101 1/4 mTArlington Million-G1 3+ MDebussyGio PontiTazeez2:03.01
View DetailsView Video07/10/10Gio Ponti1stBel91 3/8 m TMan o' War Stakes-G1 3+ MGio PontiMission ApprovedExpansion2:16.20
View DetailsView Video06/05/10Gio Ponti2ndBel101 1/4 mTManhattan Hcp.-G1 3+ MWinchesterGio PontiExpansion1:59.46
View Details03/27/10Gio Ponti4thMey81 1/4 mSDubai World Cup-G1 3+ MGloria De CampeaoLizard's DesireAllybar2:03.83
View DetailsView Video02/20/10Gio Ponti2ndTam71 1/16 mTTampa Bay Stakes 4+ MKarelianGio PontiRahystrada1:42.61
View DetailsView Video11/07/09Gio Ponti2ndSA91 1/4 mSBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3+ MZenyattaGio PontiTwice Over2:00.62
View DetailsView Video10/03/09Gio Ponti2ndBel91 1/2mTJoe Hirsch Turf Classic-G1 3+ MInterpatationGio PontiGrand Couturier2:41.22
View DetailsView Video08/08/09Gio Ponti1stAP91 1/4 mTArlington Million-G1 3+ MGio PontiJust As WellStotsfold2:04.19
View DetailsView Video07/11/09Gio Ponti1stBel71 3/8 m TMan o' War Stakes-G1 3+ MGio PontiMusketierQuijano2:12.56
View DetailsView Video06/06/09Gio Ponti1stBel101 1/4 mTManhattan Hcp.-G1 3+ MGio PontiMarsh SideBetter Talk Now2:02.91
View Details03/07/09Gio Ponti1stSA91 mileTFrank E. Kilroe Mile-G1 4+ MGio PontiVenturaDixie Chatter1:33.65
View Details02/07/09Gio Ponti5thSA91 1/8 mSStrub Stakes-G2 4 MCowboy CalBlue ExitVictory Pete1:48.22
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