2013 b. 16.2hh (1.65m)
Gio Ponti – Eltimaas
2023 Fee : JPY7,000,000

Three-time G1 winning Eclipse Award Sprint Champion.
Champion first-crop sire in Japan. 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.

Althogh he excelled at sprint distances on dirt, his progeny has performed well not only in the category but also on turf and longer distances. In 2022, his first-crop colt Geoglyph became his sire's first winner at the highest level when winning the Grade 1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas). Also in 2022, Desierto won the Listed Wakaba Stakes on turf and the Listed Green Channel Cup on dirt, and Kawakita Reverie finished third in the Grade 1 NHK Mile Cup on turf.


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

    11 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

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

    18 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, colt) 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

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

    13 starts 4 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY85,903,000
    1st: Heijokyo Stakes-OP (Kyoto, D1800m); 2nd: Leopard Stakes-G3, Hosu Stakes-L; 4th: Heian Stakes-G3; 5th: Miyako Stakes-G3

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

    19 starts 4 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY76,041,000
    2nd: Ritto Stakes-L; 3rd: Sparking Lady Cup-L

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

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

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

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

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

    6 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY58,165,000
    1st: Green Channel Cup-L (Tokyo, D1600m, NTR), Wakaba Stakes-L (Hanshin, T2000m)

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

    23 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY57,181,000
    4th: Saudi Arabia Royal Cup-G3

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

    9 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY41,303,000
    1st: 4-Year-Old & up 10,000,000 & Less (C2W)

  • Historic Nova(2019, bay, filly) Hana's Revenge by Heart's Cry

    22 starts 1 win in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY23,320,000
    2nd: Edelweiss Sho-L