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Red Rocks (IRE)

Red Rocks (IRE)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
L. Dettori
Trainer: 
B. Meehan
Owner: 
J. Paul Reddam
Breeder: 
Ballylinch Stud

The field for the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Turf included one past winner in Better Talk Now, a future winner in English Channel and a former European Horse of the Year in Hurricane Run, but it was the unheralded Red Rocks who stole the show. Unhurried running ninth in the 12-horse field, Red Rocks was swung out wide by jockey Frankie Dettori for a stretch run where he caught leaders Rush Bay and English Channel and held off Better Talk Now for a half-length victory.

It was only the third win in 10 starts, and first in a graded stakes, for Red Rocks, who would return to the Breeders’ Cup the next three years, finishing third in the 2007 Turf at Monmouth Park. Red Rocks won three of his final 13 starts, including the Grade 1 Man o’ War at Belmont Park in 2008.

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  • 2006 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2006 John Deere Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

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Pedigree

Red Rocks (IRE)
Galileo (IRE)
Sadler's Wells
Northern Dancer
Fairy Bridge
Urban Sea
Miswaki
Allegretta (GB)
Pharmacist (IRE)
Machiavellian
Mr. Prospector
Coup de Folie
Pharaoh's Delight
Fairy King
Ridge the Times

Career Highlights

April 8, 2003
Foaled in Ireland
April 24, 2006
Wins first career race at Royal Windsor in England in fourth lifetime start
November 4, 2006
Captures Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs
July 12, 2008
Earns only other graded stakes win in Grade 1 Man o’ War at Belmont Park
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
April 8, 2003
Foaled in Ireland

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