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Medaglia d'Oro - Cheery, By Distorted Humor

Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider



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Born 1:15 a.m. on 3/11/2022

Foaling Date

Claiborne Farm


In foal to Speightstown, Elate is an 8-year-old dark bay daughter of Medaglia d’Oro out of the Distorted Humor mare Cheery. She was bred and campaigned by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider and trained throughout her four-year career by Hall of Famer Bill Mott. After breaking her maiden in her career debut and only start as a 2-year-old at Aqueduct in November 2016, Elate won back-to-back Grade 1s in the Alabama Stakes and Beldame Stakes as a sophomore. As a 4-year-old in 2018, she won the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap and placed in the Personal Ensign. In her final season, Elate won the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap and repeated in the Delaware Handicap (a Grade 2 in 2018). Overall, Elate posted a record of 7-7-2 from 19 starts and earned more than $2.6 million.

Click here for more info about the stallion: Speightstown - WinStar Farm

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Daily Routine

5 quarts of grain twice a day
½ to ¾ bale of hay in the stall; free choice grazing during turnout
Free choice water

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About the Owner

Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider

In the heart of Kentucky horse country, among the rolling fields of bluegrass, limestone rich soil, and miles of plank board fences, lies an acreage of land steeped in tradition. For more than a century — from one generation to the next — the hallowed ground of Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, has stood the test of time. From world-class stallions, to breed-shaping broodmares, to legends of the turf ... few farms can match the majesty, the history, and the storybook success of Claiborne Farm.

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