What’s in a Name: Detroit Tesoro


Speightstown, the sire of Detroit Tesoro | Louise Reinagel


DETROIT TESORO may not sound as an operatic name for this winning filly, but it is. The dam is Bella Traviata and Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” is the ideal opera for some, and definitely one of the most popular. The most famous song (romanza) of “La Traviata” is “Parigi O Cara” “Paris, Oh Dear”. I do not know where Detroit comes from (owner’s prerogative), but in Italian Tesoro (treasure) is definitely a synonym of Cara as a term of endearment. I am exhausted and I rest my case.
Detroit Tesoro, f, 3, Speightstown–Bella Traviata (SP), by Indian Charlie. Niigata, 5-24, Maiden ($90k), 6f. Lifetime Record: 6-1-1-3, $106,481. O-Kenji Ryotokuji Holdings; B-Blackstone Farm LLC (PA); T-Noboru Takagi. *$190,000 RNA Ylg ’18 FTNAUG; $127,000 RNA Ylg ’18 FTKOCT; $375,000 2yo ’19 FTFMAR.

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