In the second stakes start of his career and first since 2014, Sassicaia courageously split horses in deep stretch to register a neck victory in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack. By Eclipse Champion 3YO colt, BERNARDINI, Sire of 2017 G1 Vosburgh winner TAKAFUL.
Only TAPIT has more G1 winners on dirt since 2013. By BERNARDINI (2003). Champion 3-year-old colt in U.S., Classic winner of $3,060,480, Preakness S. [G1] (PIM, $600,000), etc. Sire of 7 crops of racing age, 1327 foals, 796 starters, 43 stakes winners,. 1 champion, 430 winners of 977 races and earning $50,669,274 USA, including Ruud Awakening.
RACE RECORD for Sassicaia: At 2, unraced; at 3, one win, 3 times 2nd, once 3rd; at 4, two wins, twice 2nd, once 3rd; at 5, one win (Toboggan S. [G3] (AQU, $90,000)) in 2 starts; at 6, 2017, once 2nd. Totals: 4 wins, 6 times 2nd, twice 3rd. Earned $307,127.
2020 Fee: $2,000-Live Foal
(payable September 1st of year bred)