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Gio Ponti
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Gio Ponti

Status:
Retired
Owner(s):
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Kilboy Estate Inc.
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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Gio Ponti...

Which horse was better Gio Ponti or Goldikova
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  • Sullivan · Gio Ponti · 45 days ago ·
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  • 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. · 45 days ago ·
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The third of five top ten countdowns, revealed ... Dead Heat Debates' Laura Pugh gives you her Top 10 Turf runners from 2003-present.Read More
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  • Sullivan · I don't recall her saying he won the BC Classic. I think you need glasses. · 135 days ago ·
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  • johnbarbaro · No Better Talk Now??? He won the Breeders Cup Turf, Sword Dance, United Nations, Man O' War,Manhattan and he was considered a top horse for multiple years. He is most certainly on my list. I would also give consideration to The Tin Man. Cool to see Presious Passion on the list · 49 days ago ·
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Just days away from the big race, Zipse at the Track continues his look back at thirty years of the Arlington Million...Read More
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  • EP Taylor · ILTR- Marketing Mix is Canadian Bred ;) I know you know and probably where talking American Based horses. Not very often we can breed a talented G1 filly to run down south. · 251 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · I think most of the time (and with INFLATED purses here) the connections don't try outside of Keeneland, Gulfstream and the Fair Grounds · 251 days ago ·
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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. :) · 265 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · number 3, number 5, number 6 and number 1 twice today · 265 days ago ·
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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 · 290 days ago ·
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  • 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 ;) · 290 days ago ·
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As a new resident of the greater Richmond, VA area, I didn’t know a lot about Colonial Downs. That is until I talked to some key insiders at the track and found out how cool this summer boutique turf meet is going to be…Read More
Nineteen up, nineteen down. Zenyatta has done it all. Her quest for a pair of perfect 10s comes in a few weeks at Churchill Downs with the world watching in the Breeders' Cup Classic. But there is an undeniable question standing in her way to 20 consecutive victories -- the competition. Even the mos...Read More
One horse that has quietly emerged as a potential turf star, and has actually already defeated both Silver Max and Summer Front, is the Dale Romans’ three-year-old Finnegans Wake. That victory over the previous top two sophomore turfers in America, came when he finished a fast closing second in the ...Read More
On what farm there is GP?
A trio of contenders for the Oct. 3 $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) had their final tune-ups for the 1 1/4-mile race on a busy morning at Belmont Park Sept. 26.Read More
How many already mares Gio Ponti covered?:))
I miss seeing him run :/
Nearing the halfway mark of 2012, who are racing's best of the best? Ashley Tamulonis makes her choices...Read More
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  • TimSmith · She has to enter and win the races though.. its tricky has stats to back up hype...RD need to run in and win 2-4 races depending on which ones to pass IT · 650 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · Royal Delta has had a light campaign this year. She was fantastic in the Fleur de Lis, but Mott needs to pick it up if he has any hopes of his filly earning another championship. · 650 days ago ·
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As one of America’s most consistent and popular horses over the last several years, Gio Ponti not only racked up more than $6 million in earnings, but he also collected a legion of loyal fans who appreciated every race he ran. As we all know, all good things must eventually come to an end, and so di...Read More
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. · 699 days ago ·
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  • 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. · 699 days ago ·
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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?))
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti will shuttle from Castleton Lyons near Lexington to Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia in 2012. The 7-year-old son of Tale of the Cat out of the Alydar mare Chipeta Springs entered stud this year. His U.S. fee is $20,000. Read More
  • colonialtom · I love the competitive spirit of Gio Ponti and wish him well. I remember the Va. Derby win as a highlight as long as the near BC Classic win when Zenyatta overtook him at 12 to 1. · 740 days ago ·
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Time for us to realize that sending our top horses to Dubai to race on an unknown surface, thousands of miles away from their home, is no longer worth the money and prestige. Time for the connections of top horses to concentrate their efforts keeping their stars at their peak through a full and high...Read More
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  • TimSmith · What if it happened in the Goodwood> Would it be the same as winning the Belmont? · 748 days ago ·
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  • CraigBradshaw · considering the tapeta surface, the final time for this race on tapeta was very good. · 745 days ago ·
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Who are the best of the best of the first dozen years of the 21st century? Help me decide...Read More
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  • racingrooter · I'm with winplaceshow. I think Ghostzapper is the best horse of the 20th century thus far. There are some other great horses mentioned here, but GZ would have left them all eating his dirt. · 818 days ago ·
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  • racingrooter · Oops, meant 21st century. I'm only 12 years behind. :-) · 818 days ago ·
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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 Handicap-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 Handicap-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 Handicap-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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