Red Rocks (IRE)
OwnerJ. Paul Reddam
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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