Ria Antonia

  • Jockey
    Javier Castellano
  • Trainer
    Jeremiah Englehart
  • Owner
  • Breeder
    Lynn B. Schiff
  • Sire
    Rockport Harbor
  • Dam
    Beer Baroness

Ron Paolucci and Christopher Dunn purchased Ria Antonia privately from her owner-trainer Ricky Griffiths for less than $200,000 after her third start because they loved the way she moves over the ground, her commanding presence making her a standout even before she made the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita Park, her first stakes win. Ridden by Javier Castellano, Ria Antonia was rolling strongly down the stretch until bumped from the inside by tiring pacesetter She’s a Tiger just before the wire. Ria Antonia, at 32-1, was moved up to first on disqualification, only the second time that a winner has been taken down in Breeders’ Cup history. Ria Antonia had doubters, supported by a fifth-place in the Frizette Stakes (G1) just before the Breeders’ Cup, her first race for trainer Jeremiah Englehart and first on dirt. Englehart still believed in the daughter of Rockport Harbor, and equipped her with blinkers for the first time in the Juvenile Fillies, giving Ria Antonia the focus necessary to reveal her talent. A sweet-natured filly, she was nicknamed “Mia” as a baby at Clover Hill farm where she was born and raised, after the daughter of farm managers Amy and Wendell Teboe.

Previous Races

October 31, 2014Longines Breeders' Cup DistaffSANTA ANITA PARK14
October 05, 2014Juddmonte Spinster S.KEENELAND12
September 06, 2014Locust Grove S.CHURCHILL DOWNS 4
August 09, 2014Monmouth OaksMONMOUTH PARK34
June 28, 2014Iowa OaksPRAIRIE MEADOWS32
May 17, 2014Preakness S.PIMLICO110
May 02, 2014Longines Kentucky OaksCHURCHILL DOWNS16
April 05, 2014Santa Anita OaksSANTA ANITA PARK12
February 22, 2014Rachel Alexandra S.FAIR GROUNDS34
November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup Juvenile FilliesSANTA ANITA PARK11
October 05, 2013Frizette S.BELMONT PARK15
August 24, 2013Swynford S.WOODBINE 4
July 21, 2013 WOODBINE 1
July 06, 2013My Dear S.WOODBINE 5