2013 b. 16.2hh (1.65m)
Gio Ponti – Eltimaas
2024 Fee : JPY6,000,000

Three-time G1 Winning Eclipse Award Sprint Champion.
Sire of Geoglyph, winner of the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1.



Gio Ponti
2005 b.
Tale of the Cat
1994 dk.b.
Storm Cat Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Yarn Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Narrate Honest Pleasure
Chipeta Springs
1989 b.
Alydar Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Sweet Tooth On-and-On
Plum Cake
Salt Spring Salt Marsh Tom Rolfe
Jungle Mythologic Mount Athos
Jungle Queen
2007 b.
2000 b.
Awesome Again Deputy Minister Vice Regent
Mint Copy
Primal Force Blushing Groom
Prime Prospect
Baby Zip Relaunch In Reality
Foggy Note
Thirty Zip Tri Jet
1993 ch.
Trempolino Sharpen Up Atan
Trephine Viceregal
Sue Warner Forli Aristophanes
Bitty Girl Habitat
Garvey Girl

Inbreeding / Raise a Native 4S×5S


Age Country Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
  • 3yo (2016) Eclipse Awards Champion Sprint Horse
Age FP Race Name · Grade Race Course Dist. Finish Time
21stMaiden Special WeightDel MarD6F1.09.17
5thMaiden Special WeightSanta Anita ParkD5.5F1.05.0
31stBreeders' Cup Sprint-G1Santa Anita ParkD6F1.08.79
King's Bishop Stakes-G1SaratogaD7F1.21.25
Allowance Optional ClaimingSanta Anita ParkD6F1.08.50
Allowance Optional ClaimingSanta Anita ParkD6.5F1.14.65
41stForego Stakes-G1SaratogaD7F1.21.12
6thBreeders' Cup Sprint-G1Del MarD6F1.09.9
URBing Crosby Stakes-G1Del MarD6F


Drefong entered stud in Japan in 2018. He was crowned Japanese Champion Freshman Sire in 2021.

In 2023, his progeny performed very well on both dirt and turf with Consigliere winning the Listed Oasis Stakes on dirt and Thermal Wind taking the Listed Shinetsu Stakes on turf. Also in 2023, Continuar finished third in the Group 2 UAE Derby on dirt, and Cours Mirabeau finished third in the Grade 3 Kisaragi Sho on turf. He finished 2023 with 109 wins in JRA races and was ranked fourth on the JRA Leading Sire list by number of wins in 2023.

He was ranked fifth on the JRA Leading Two-Year-Old Sire list and seventh on the Japanese Leading Two-Year-Old Sire list in 2023.


  • Geoglyph(2019, chestnut, horse) Aromatico by King Kamehameha

    13 starts 3 wins in JRA, HK, KSA & UAE, Earn JPY235,814,000, HK$680,000, US$1,500,000
    1st: Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1 (Nakayama, T2000m), Sapporo Nisai Stakes-G3 (Sapporo, T1800m); 2nd: Kyodo News Hai-G3; 4th: Saudi Cup-G1; 5th: Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes-G1

  • Carne Asada(2019, grey, mare) Jalapeno Pepper by Zenno Rob Roy

    22 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY118,514,000
    1st: Tanzanite Stakes-OP (Hanshin, T1200m); 2nd: Yodo Tankyori Stakes-L, UHB Sho-OP, Seikan Stakes-OP

  • Kawakita Reverie(2019, dark bay or brown, horse) Kafuji Venus by Deep Impact

    20 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY112,292,000
    3rd: NHK Mile Cup-G1, Daily Hai Nisai Stakes-G2, Clover Sho-OP; 5th: Hakodate Nisai Stakes-G3

  • Consigliere(2019, bay, horse) Tasha's Star (USA) by Spanish Steps (USA)

    9 starts 5 wins in JRA, KSA & NAR, Earn JPY92,699,000, US$150,000
    1st: Oasis Stakes-L (Tokyo, D1600m), Cattleya Stakes-OP (Tokyo, D1600m); 3rd: Saudi Derby-G3, Hyogo Championship-L; 5th: Sakitama Hai-L

  • Tagano Christel(2019, dark bay or brown, mare) Tagano Candle by Agnes Tachyon

    23 starts 4 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY105,693,000
    1st: Nagatsuki Stakes-OP (Nakayama, D1200m); 2nd: Ritto Stakes-L; 3rd: Sparking Lady Cup-L

  • Taisei Drefong(2019, bay, horse) Date Your Dream by Twining (USA)

    15 starts 4 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY94,775,000
    1st: Heijokyo Stakes-OP (Kyoto, D1800m); 2nd: Leopard Stakes-G3, Hosu Stakes-L; 4th: Heian Stakes-G3; 5th: Miyako Stakes-G3

  • Thermal Wind(2019, bay, mare) La Fiesta by Special Week

    12 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY92,586,000
    1st: Shinetsu Stakes-L (Niigata, T1400m); 2nd: Toki Stakes-L

  • Colorful Cube(2019, bay, mare) Colorful Days by Fuji Kiseki

    20 starts 4 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY75,755,000
    3rd: Breeders' Gold Cup-L

  • Sunrise Flame(2020, chestnut, colt) Must Buy Item by Afleet (CAN)

    6 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY73,094,000
    1st: Autumn Leaf Stakes-OP (Kyoto, D1400m)

  • El Barrio(2019, bay, horse) Inner Urge by Deep Impact

    20 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY72,396,000
    4th: Prochyon Stakes-G3

  • Desierto(2019, dark bay or brown, horse) Admire Sceptre by King Kamehameha

    8 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY63,865,000
    1st: Green Channel Cup-L (Tokyo, D1600m, NTR), Wakaba Stakes-L (Hanshin, T2000m)

  • Unaginobori(2019, dark bay or brown, horse) Nonki by Sunday Silence (USA)

    28 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY59,021,000
    4th: Saudi Arabia Royal Cup-G3

  • Hyams Beach(2019, white, mare) Yukichan by Kurofune (USA)

    10 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY44,103,000
    1st: 4-Year-Old & up 10,000,000 & Less (C2W)

  • Mask All Win(2021, chestnut, filly) Chica Alegre by Heart's Cry

    6 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY43,188,000
    2nd: Fairy Stakes-G3, Canna Stakes-OP; 3rd: Dahlia Sho-OP

  • Water Licht(2021, chestnut, colt) Water Peony by Victoire Pisa

    5 starts 1 win in JRA, Earn JPY19,113,000
    3rd: Shinzan Kinen-G3