New York champion Coraggioso returns home

Saratoga Springs, NY — New York Sire Stakes champion Coraggioso will return home to the Empire State to stand the 2022 season at Mill Creek Farm outside of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Coraggioso returns to New York to stand the 2022 breeding season. Skip Dickstein photo.

Current track record holder and 3-year-old NYSS trotting champ, Coraggioso 1:52.4 ($677,398) is an 11-year-old son of Conway Hall, from the Lindy Lane dam Electra Hanover and has stood the last six seasons in Ohio.

Already the sire of several multiple stakes winners and hundred thousand dollar earners from a limited book, Coraggioso returns home to establish himself among the trotting stallion ranks where he enjoyed much success on the racetrack.

“Convinced that an opportunity exists for Coraggioso to breed more mares in New York, we felt the timing was right to bring him back home to Saratoga,” stated co-owner Joseph Spadaro, who shares ownership of the horse with famed announcer Tom Durkin.

A multiple stakes winner at both ages two and three, the strapping 16-hand trotter has taken fast records on all sized tracks and has a best beaten time of 1:51.3f.

Wally Hennessey was quick to praise the horse that he drove to his 1:54.4 half-mile track record.

“A true testament about how good he was is that he still holds the record at Saratoga and that’s only half the story — great gait and excellent manners with a whole lot of talent,” exclaimed the Hall of Fame reinsman.

Another Hall of Fame driver to sit behind Coraggioso was Brian Sears, who won the 2012 NYSS championship with the colt, defeating favorite Archangel in the process.

“I’ve driven some tremendous trotters and Coraggioso was one of the best on a half-mile track,” noted Sears.

Clearly, Coraggioso has passed down his tactical speed and talent to his offspring, many of whom have excelled on the swift half-mile tracks of Ohio.

Lima Gold 4,1:55.4f ($179,000) was from his first crop of just eight foals, and one of only two fillies foaled in 2017. Trained by Chris Beaver, she took a mark of 1:57 at Northfield at age two, winning one of several Ohio Sire Stakes, and was an Ohio Breeders champion at age three, winning at Delaware in 1:56.2.

Panzano 3,1:55.1f-’21 ($155,468) is from the second crop of Coraggioso, one of just 10 foals. Panzano took a mark of 1:58.3 at age two, winning a $50,000 division of the Ohio Sire Stakes at Northfield. Now 3, and already a multiple stakes winner, he is also trained by Chris Beaver and has trotted several miles faster than 1:55.

Coraggioso will stand the 2022 season for a service fee of $2,500 at Mill Creek Farm, Stillwater, N.Y., a full service equine facility on 100 acres and located just five miles from both Saratoga Racing and Gaming and Saratoga Race Course.

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