Brave Raj

  • Jockey
    P. Valenzuela
  • Trainer
    M. Stute
  • Owner
    Dolly Green
  • Breeder
    Dr. Wallace S. Karutz
  • Sire
  • Dam
    Bravest Yet

Dolly Green’s Brave Raj was sent off third choice in the Juvenile Fillies with jockey Pat Valenzuela aboard for veteran trainer Mel Stute and drew off in the stretch for a commanding 5 1/2 lengths victory, her fifth consecutive tally after two wins at Del Mar and two back east in Calder’s Florida Stallion Stakes series. Earlier that year, Stute was at Garden State Park to run Preakness hero Snow Chief in the Jersey Derby and watched Brave Raj win her debut by 7 1/2 lengths that week, soon after making a deal to buy her privately for $300,000 on behalf of longtime client Green. Brave Raj made one more sporting start after the Breeders’ Cup that season, finishing a respectable fifth against colts in the Hollywood Futurity. She was voted Eclipse champion 2-year-old filly.

Previous Races

December 14, 1986Hollywood FuturityHOLLYWOOD PARK15
November 01, 1986Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
October 12, 1986Florida Stallion/My Dear Girl S.CALDER RACE COURSE 1
September 21, 1986Florida Stallion/Susan's Girl S.CALDER RACE COURSE 1
August 31, 1986Del Mar Debutante S.DEL MAR21
August 18, 1986Sorrento S.DEL MAR31
August 06, 1986Junior Miss S.DEL MAR 2
July 04, 1986Landaluce S.HOLLYWOOD PARK35
May 22, 1986 GARDEN STATE PARK 1