New Group 1 Winner for Medaglia d’Oro

By Darley

Medaglia d’Oro sires his second Just A Game Stakes winner.

Medaglia d’Oro filly Coffee Clique won the G1 Just A Game Stakes at Belmont June 7, following in the footsteps of her paternal half-sister C. S. Silk who took the race in 2011.

In the 1600m feature Coffee Clique pressed the pace from fourth position, in between horses. Into the stretch it was wide open, and Coffee Clique put forth a powerful run down the lane and fought hard to seal the win in the final strides.

Bred in Kentucky by Mrs. Jerry Amerman, four-year-old Coffee Clique is out of the Royal Academy mare Miss Chapin, who is a daughter of Stakes winner and Graded Stakes-placed mare Society Dream.

Coffee Clique marks the 11th G1 winner for her sire Medaglia d’Oro and joins rank with such phenomenal runners as Horse Of The Year Rachel Alexandra, G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty, and fellow G1-winning turf specialist Marketing Mix, among others.

Medaglia d’Oro’s
oldest Australian-bred progeny are two-year-olds and include the Stakes performers Thalia and Shaumari and impressive debut winners Nostradamus, Meursault and Matilija.