New Money Honey takes the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational
New Money Honey provided trainer Chad Brown with a G1 trifecta when she held off the challenge of stablemate Sistercharlie to win the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational July 8.
It was the second G1 victory for the three-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, who captured the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last year. New Money Honey has now won four of her six lifetime starts.
Settled in fourth through the early stages of the 2000m turf contest, New Money Honey began to make up ground on the leader on the far turn. New Money Honey took command in mid-stretch, and held off the late rally of Sistercharlie to win by a long neck.
New Money Honey was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, LLC, and was purchased for $450,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling sale. She is out of the Distorted Humor mare Weekend Whim, a full-sister to Any Given Saturday, winner of the G1 Haskell Invitational, and a half-sister to Bohemian Lady, winner of the G3 Cicada Stakes.
In addition to New Money Honey, in 2017 Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of champion Songbird, winner of the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes and Dickinson, winner of the G1 Jenny Wiley.
Medaglia d’Oro will stand the 2017 breeding season at Kelvinside for a fee of $110,000 inc. GST alongside his highest-rated son Astern, who will stand at a fee of $38,500 inc. GST.
B/Br 1999 16.2HH (1.68M)
By El Prado – Cappucino Bay (Bailjumper)
$110,000 Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Kelvinside, NSW
He sired one of the greats in Rachel Alexandra who was Horse of the Year at three and the best 3yo filly since the 1970s. Seventeen G1 winners so far, including G1 Golden Slipper hero Vancouver and Champion American filly Songbird while his latest stars include G1 Golden Rose hero Astern and G1 Jenny Wiley Stakes winner Dickinson in America. Sire of 100 Stakes winners, his success remains both on and off the track with a $2.4 million colt becoming a record price for his Australian-bred yearlings.