Saturday, April 05, 2008

Half brother to Medaglia d’Oro rescued in Washington

Half brother to Medaglia d’Oro rescued in Washington

by Jeff Lowe

SOS Equines, a rescue organization in the state of Washington, recently bought Cappucino Kid for $425 from a feed lot. The half brother to multiple Grade 1 winner and freshman sire Medaglia d’Oro will join the Old Friends Equine retirement facility in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Cappucino Kid, a ten-year-old Pioneering gelding, earned $248,951 in a 44-race career that included ten wins, primarily in Northern California. He finished fourth in the 2000 Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita Park and drifted through the claiming ranks in Southern and Northern California before ending up at Grants Pass Downs in Oregon for his final start, a second-place finish in a $2,500 claiming race on June 17 for owner James Haverty and trainer Karen Haverty.

Old Friends founder Michael Blowen said Linda Madsen from Maine paid the $425 for Cappucino Kid, who will arrive at Old Friends later this week.

Blowen said Holly Hill Inn, a restaurant in Midway, Kentucky, owned by Chris and Ouita Michel, is organizing a cappuccino festival in the gelding’s honor.


Kara C. said...

That's a cool story! Glad he will have a sweet retirement.

Nora said...

Me too. It's pretty sad to see that a winner of almost $250,000 would end up in that predicament.