| 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:|| 59 |
Wins: 3 2nd: 2 |
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.
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.