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Maldonado (FR)

Mr A Saha

AGE: 5

GENDER: gelding

COLOUR: chestnut

FOALED: 05 May 2014

SIRE: Rio De La Plata
DAM: Spanish Winner


BREEDER: Snowdrop Stud Co Ltd

PURCHASED: Goffs January Sales 2017

OWNER: Mr A Saha

TRAINER: MW Easterby (Sheriff Hutton)


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.

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.


20/08/19 Maldonado and Contrast in seaside double

02/07/18 Joanna Mason lands double at Wolverhampton

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 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)

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