Looking back to the Tattersalls Yearling Sales in 2015, we would never have dreamt that when purchasing this daughter of Raven’s Pass we would have been lucky enough to have experienced a brilliantly successful racing career which saw our first ever Group winner!
Bought as a yearling for 38,000 Guineas at the Tattersalls Book 1 Yearling Sales, Raven’s Lady has progressed immensely throughout her career that began with a 4th place in a fillies maiden race at Newmarket’s July course on 30th July 2016. It didn’t take Raven’s Lady long to break her maiden tag however as she led from pillar to post to win impressively under Silvestre De Sousa at Kempton Park on 19th September 2016, netting the Plus 10/Book 1 Bonus prize on offer of £36,770! She followed this up with a respectable run in the Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes despite running keen early on.
During her 3yo campaign Raven’s Lady proved to be a revelation when dropping back to 6f. She won two consecutive races at Newmarket’s July course and ran a huge race to secure her first bit of Black Type when finishing 3rd in a Fillies Listed race at Pontefract despite not enjoying the track.
2018 however has been Raven’s Lady’s best season. It began with a 2nd place finish in a Class 2 Fillies Conditions’ Stakes at Wolverhampton before returning from a 93-day break to take the boys on for the first time and absolutely demolish them when winning her 3rd race under a brilliant front running ride from Andrea Atzeni.
More Black Type came for Raven’s Lady this year as she was placed in a Listed contest at Haydock under Frankie Dettori. However the best was yet to come as a trip to York on 13th July saw this filly try hard and battle to the line to win the Group 3 William Hill Summer Stakes followed by the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche on 26th August in Baden-Baden! 7 of her 10 Owners made the journey overseas to see Raven’s Lady compete in her biggest contest yet. We did have slight concerns over the ground and the filly looked to be struggling a long way out, however she was not going down without a fight as she dug deep, giving her all to ensure it was her nose in front at the line! These were two rides ridden to perfection by Gerald Mosse and two days her Owners will not be forgetting in a hurry!
Raven’s Lady will now head to the Tattersalls Broodmare Sales and will go through the ring on Tuesday 4th December (lot number 1915.) We hope that she attracts plenty of attention – especially given her pedigree page looks like it does, click here to see!
We will greatly miss Raven’s Lady. She has been the filly of a lifetime for both ourselves and her Owners and we will be following her offspring with great interest! Thank you to the Marco Botti team for all of their hard work over the years, especially to Rhys who rides her at home, Nikola/Christopher who looked after her, Clare who travels with her and to Marco for the excellent way he has campaigned this horse. Of course we have to give a special thank you to the superstar filly herself too for the incredible memories!