Bred: Charles Woodson Jr. (W.V.)
Sire: War Front
Dam: Dancing Trieste, by Old Trieste
Bred in the United States, Giovanni Boldini is a Irish-based colt for the Coolmore group and trained by Aidan O'Brien. He won his debut by 1 3/4 lengths at Dundalk in September before turning around exactly one week later to run in the Group 1 Vincent O'Brien National Stakes. While it was a quick turnaround, it didn't seem to tire out Giovanni Boldini too badly as he finished third in the race.
Giovanni Boldini received a month off and returned on Oct. 11 to dominate the Star Appeal Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths, convincing his connections to send him to the 2013 Breeders' Cup where he finished second in the Grade 1 Juvenile Turf.