Miss Steele Thriving At Stud

Jan 04, 2017

Even after our favourite horses leave the stable we love to keep track of their progress and it is exciting news that Gr.3 winner Miss Steele is in foal to the outstanding stallion Medaglia d'Oro.

The sire of 96 stakes winners including US star mares Songbird and Rachel Alexander as well as local big race winners Astern and Vancouver, Medaglia d'Oro served 87 mares from his Darley NSW base last spring and Miss Steele's owner Ralph Zito is delighted that Miss Steele was one of them.

Due in early September, Miss Steele is pictured looking in great order recently and Ralph is keenly anticipating the arrival of her first foal - product of a carefully analysed and planned mating.

"Medaglia d'Oro is a world class stallion who is a great match for Ana (Miss Steele) both on paper and on type. Aside from some lovely close up duplications in the match there is plenty of depth in the background."

A keen student of pedigrees, Ralph is a member - along with several other of our owners including Joan Walker, Nigel Berry, Karin MacNab and Kristen Manning - of the Victorian Pedigree Group that meets once a month in Moonee Ponds.

Both Ralph and Nigel have runners - Leodoro and Oncidium Ruler - at today's Sandown meeting and we wish them the best of luck!