The Fasig-Tipton news release doesn't mention who provided the season, but whoever did so has certainly taken advantage of the moment to raise funds for a worthy cause. There isn't a hotter sire in North America right now than Medaglia d'Oro, who on Saturday had two major winners in Songbird, an effortless winner of the Las Virgenes Stakes (USA-II), and Mshawish, now a Grade I winner on both dirt and turf after taking the Donn Handicap (USA-I). For good measure, Medaglia d' Oro also supplied the Donn runner-up, Valid. The stallion also had an allowance winner at Gulfstream on Sunday, Seeking Alpha.
The current asking price for a season to Medaglia d'Oro is US$150,000 stands and nurses, and with good reason. The handsome son of El Prado currently has 74 Northern Hemisphere stakes winners according to The Jockey Club's database, including 14 Grade/Group I winners. One of those G1 winners, of course, is 2009 American Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. That and the chance to benefit a worthy cause seem like pretty good reasons to jump on this offering if one's purse permits. Mine doesn't, but I could wish it did.