Giorgino to Haddad Ranch

Multiple graded stakes winner set to retire at the end of the year.
November 17, 2012


Giorgino * Robert Edwards photo

Haddad Ranch has announced their multiple graded stakes winner Giorgino will go to stud in 2013 following his retirement from racing at the end of the year. His fee has been set at $1,500.

A homebred for Jorge Haddad, Giorgino has won or placed in 16 of 25 starts with earnings of $318,854. His stakes wins include the Sunland Park Winter Futurity (G2), TQHA Sire's Cup Futurity (RG2) and John Deere Delta Juvenile Challenge (G3). He was second in the Bank of America Sam Houston Championship Challenge (G1), Miss Polly Classic and Prairie Meadows Bonus Challenge. He was third in the Sam Houston Classic (G2) and Keokuk Stakes (G3).

A multiple Grade 1 contender, Giorgino also qualified to the Texas Classic Futurity (G1), Rainbow Derby (G1), Ruidoso Derby (G1), Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) and Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1).

The son of leading Thoroughbred sire Apollo is out of multiple Grade 1-placed Las Alamitos, by First Down Dash. An earner of $202,480, she finished second in the PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity (G1), third in the Governor's Cup Derby (RG1) and was a finalist in the Los Alamitos Million Futurity (G1) and Los Alamitos Derby (G1). Las Alamitos is the dam of 10 ROM, four stakes horses including Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity winner Ragazzo ($559,500), stakes winner Features Lucky Charm ($42,925 to 4, 2012) and stakes-placed Las Pink Panther ($21,474).

The second dam is the Grade 3-placed Easy Jet mare Easy Henryetta, who also produced full siblings champion Four Forty Blast ($321,356), Grade 1 winner and leading sire Holland Ease ($361,227), Grade 1-placed and stakes sire Brisco County Jr ($118,225) and Grade 1-placed Dividends Declared ($93,160, dam of Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner High Rate Of Return $456,010 to 3, 2912).

For additional information or breeding contracts, contact Jorge Haddad at (830) 303-4109.