Porfido was bred in Chile and ran his first thirteen races there. He won the Grade 1 El Ensayo-Cristal Chilean Derby. In 2006 he was imported to the US where he was trained by Hall-of-Famer Bobby Frankel, and after Frankel’s death, his assistant, Humberto Ascanio. Though Porfido did not repeat his graded stakes win in America, he finished second in the 2008 San Luis Rey (G2) and 2009 Round Table (G3) Handicaps, third in the 2008 San Juan Capistrano (G2), 2008 and 2009 Sunset Handicap (G2), and 2012 Round Table Stakes. At the ages of eleven and twelve Porfido was a game competitor, finishing second in the 2013 Hasta La Vista and third in the 2014 Hasta La Vista Handicap at Turf Paradise. He retired with 79 starts, 15 wins, 11 seconds and 14 thirds and $756,876. Old Friends thanks Gail Hirt, Donna Keen, Sue Sefscik, Fred Krakowiak and John Murrell for the collaborative work that made Porfido’s retirement possible. Share sheet info – click here. Donate to sponsor Porfido and receive a certificate and 8×10 photo
79 Starts: 15 - 11 - 14, $756,876
At 4: Won Premio El Derby (CHI-1).
At 5: 2nd San Luis Rey H. (G2,SA,12fT), 3rd San Juan Capistrano Inv. H. (G2,SA,14fT), Tanforan S. (GG,11fT), Round Table H. (Hol,14fT).
At 6: 2nd Round Table H. (G3,Hol,14fT), 3rd Sunset H. (G2,Hol,12fT).
At 7: 3rd Sunset H. (G2,Hol,12fT).
At 9: 3rd Round Table S. (BHP,12fT).
At 11: 2nd Hasta La Vista H. (N,TuP,15fT).
At 12: 3rd Hasta La Vista H. (N,TuP,15fT).
First 13 races were in Chile, then sent to USA.
4 Nov 2014; At age 12, retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Kentucky.
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