Ownere Five Racing Thoroughbreds
BreederFred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding
SireMore Than Ready
2020 has been a rollercoaster for many, but it has been all highs for Rushing Fall, who has all three of her starts, including graded stakes wins at Saratoga, Belmont Park and Keeneland.
In her latest triumph, the 5-year-old captured the Diana Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, a race that eluded her in 2019 when she finished second to fellow Chad Brown-trainee Sistercharlie (IRE). In this edition, Rushing Fall crushed this rival and snapped Mean Mary’s three-race win streak, beating her by a neck after a duel in the stretch. The purse pushed the bay mare’s earnings to over $2.5 million and brought her overall record to 11 wins and two seconds from 14 starts, with 10 wins coming in graded stakes.
The Diana marked Brown’s fifth consecutive victory in the race and sixth overall. A turf specialist, he has guided 15 horses to victory in Breeders’ Cup races, received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer four times and has led North American trainers by earnings the past four years.
“She's a remarkable horse," trainer Chad Brown said. "This is a horse that has won
Grade 1s in four straight years. This is very rare company to do this. She's a horse of a lifetime for anybody—for an owner, for a trainer, for racing.”
Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano, who has been on Rushing Fall for each of her 14 starts, agrees.
“She knows how to win. I'm so lucky to ride her because she's one of the best fillies I've ridden in my life."
Owner e Five Racing Thoroughbreds was established in 2015 by Bob and Kristine Edwards and the “Five” represents them and their three children. Success came quickly: they won the 2016
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) with New Money Honey. They duplicated success in this race in 2017 with Rushing Fall and also went to the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner’s circle as partners with Stonestreet Stables in Good Magic. This horse went on to win the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes (G2), finish second in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and prevail in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1). Bob is the owner of e5 Pharma, which sells pharmaceuticals for pets.
|August 23, 2020||Diana S.||SARATOGA||1||1|
|July 11, 2020||Coolmore Jenny Wiley S.||KEENELAND||1||1|
|June 03, 2020||Beaugay S.||BELMONT PARK||3||1|
|October 05, 2019||First Lady S. Presented by UK HealthCare||KEENELAND||1||4|
|July 13, 2019||Diana S.||SARATOGA||1||2|
|June 08, 2019||Longines Just a Game S.||BELMONT PARK||1||1|
|April 13, 2019||Coolmore Jenny Wiley S.||KEENELAND||1||1|