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Maldonado (FR)


Age: 6 years
Colour: chestnut

Mr A Saha
Foaled:05 May 2014
Sire: Rio De La Plata
Dam: Spanish Winner
Owner:Mr A Saha
Breeder:Snowdrop Stud Co Ltd
Purchased:Goffs January Sales 2017
OR Turf: 57
Flat form:42216/ 755600680/ 5170/ 083168- 664283

Sale Details:
Sale Status:For sale
Sale Details:Available at Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale 2020 (26th - 29th October 2020)


A winner over seven furlongs as a two year old, Maldonado joined us from Godolphin. He won his first race for his new owners at Wolverhampton in July 2018 ridden by Joanna Mason. He was a winner again in August 2019 when successful at Brighton.

We know him as Melvin and he has become a big favourite with the staff.

Stallion reference

RIO DE LA PLATA (USA), Chesnut horse, 2005, by Rahy (USA), out of Express Way (ARG), by Ahmad (ARG). Jt 4th top rated 2yr old in Europe in 2007. Champion older horse in Italy in 2010. Won 8 races, value £940,199, at 2 to 6, from 7 furlongs to 1 mile 2 furlongs, Premio Roma, Rome, Gr.1, Premio Vittorio di Capua - C. Int, Milan, Gr.1, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium, Longchamp, Gr.1, Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2, Sky Bet Strensall Stakes, York, Gr.3, Sky Bet Y'shire Festival Pomfret Stakes, Pontefract, L, also placed second in Bank of Scotland (Ire) National Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1, Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Longchamp, Gr.1, Premio Roma, Rome, Gr.1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Longchamp, Gr.1 (twice), Prix Daniel Wildenstein, Longchamp, Gr.2, Nayef Joel Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, and third in Prix Jean Prat, Chantilly, Gr.1, Qipco Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1. Retired to Stud in 2013.

Full pedigree can be downloaded in PDF format here.

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18/10/20 Six for Tattersalls Autumn Sales

20/08/19 Maldonado and Contrast in seaside double

Race entries
There are currently no entries for this horse.

Race wins

Date Race Jockey Racecourse

20/08/19 racingwelfare.co.uk Apprentice Handicap 1m Scott McCullagh Brighton

02/07/18 Sports Recruitment At sportingjobs.co.uk Amateur Riders' Handicap (Div I) 1m ½f Miss Joanna Mason Wolverhampton

08/09/16 British Stallion Studs EBF Median Auction Maiden Stakes 7f Jim Crowley Epsom

Maldonado: Three generation pedigree


chestnut gelding

05 May 2014
Rio De La Plata (USA) Rahy (USA) Blushing Groom (FR)
Glorious Song (CAN)
Express Way (ARG) Ahmad (ARG)
Escaline (USA)
Spanish Winner (IRE) Choisir (AUS) Danehill Dancer (IRE)
Great Selection (AUS)
Sparkling Isle (IRE) Inchinor
Brillante (FR)



Photo by Joanna Mason

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