What's in a Name? Sole Volante


Sole Volante | Ryan Thompson


There is quite a convergence of different languages in the brilliant name of Gulfstream winner and Classic player Sole Volante–Italian for “Flying Sun”. His sire's name Karakontie (Jpn) (whose dam is Sun Is Up) is Mohawk (American Indian) lingo for, voila'!, “Flying Sun”. Great name: every horse tells a story, some even more so.

9th-Gulfstream, $46,000, Alw, Opt. Clm ($100,000), 6-10, 3yo, 1m, 1:34.80, ft.
SOLE VOLANTE (g, 3, Karakontie {Jpn}–Light Blow, by Kingmambo) Sales history: $6,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP; $20,000 2yo '19 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: GSW, 6-4-1-1, $293,310. *1/2 to Explode (Trappe Shot), GSW, $255,863. O-Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Andie Biancone; B-Flaxman Holdings Limited (KY); T-Patrick L Biancone.

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