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Raven's Pass

Raven's Pass

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
L. Dettori
Trainer: 
J. Gosden
Owner: 
H.R.H. Princess Haya of Jordan and Darley Stable
Breeder: 
Stonerside Stable

The 2008 Breeders’ Cup Classic was filled with uncertainty over whether defending champion Curlin would be able to handle Santa Anita’s synthetic Pro-Ride surface, and when the race was over it was clear that he wasn’t comfortable in the wake of the victory of Raven’s Pass over European arch-rival Henrythenavigator. Curlin had the lead into the stretch, but faded to fourth in the $5 million Classic.

Owned by Jordanian Princess Haya and Darley Stable, Raven’s Pass, a son of Elusive Quality went off at odds of $13.50-1 and used a wide sweeping move under Frankie Dettori to become the first English-trained winner of the Classic. Trainer John Gosden also won the Juvenile Turf earlier on the card, giving him three Cup victories at the time. It was Dettori’s eight winning Cup ride as European horses won five races over the two day event. The Classic was the third stakes win of 2008 for Raven’s Pass, who was previously owned by Stonerside Stable before it was dispersed in a sale earlier in the year. The 3-year-old colt was retired to Darley’s Kildargan Stud in Ireland after the race.

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  • 2008 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2008 Classic

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Raven's Pass
Elusive Quality
Gone West
Mr. Prospector
Secrettame
Touch of Greatness
Hero's Honor
Ivory Wand
Ascutney
Lord At War (ARG)
General (FR)
Luna de Miel
Right Word
Verbatim
Oratorio

Career Highlights

February 17, 2005
Born in Kentucky.
October 25, 2008
Won Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
January 20, 2010
First Raven’s Pass foal (filly) born in Ireland.
2005
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2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
February 17, 2005
Born in Kentucky.

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