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 experience a brilliantly successful racing career in which we celebrated 2 Group wins!
Bought 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. However, it didn’t take Raven’s Lady long to break her maiden tag and she led from pillar to post to win impressively under Silvestre De Sousa at Kempton Park on 19th September 2016, netting both the Plus 10 and 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 being very keen early on.
During her 3yo campaign Raven’s Lady proved to be a revelation when dropping back to 6furlongs. She won two consecutive races at Newmarket’s July course and ran a huge race to secure her first bit of Black Type when 3rd in a Fillies Listed race at Pontefract despite not enjoying the track.
2018 however was when it all come together! It began with a 2nd place finish in a tactically ridden Class 2 Fillies Conditions’ Stakes at Wolverhampton before returning 93 days later to take the boys on for the first time…. absolutely demolish them when winning under a brilliant front running ride from Andrea Atzeni.
More Black Type then came for Raven’s Lady when finishing 2nd in a Listed contest at Haydock under Frankie Dettori. This very decent 2nd seemed to be the confidence she needed and next time out we witnessed how very tough Raven’s Lady can be, when she battled to the line alongside classy sort Pretty Baby to win the Group 3 William Hill Summer Stakes at York on 13th July 2018!
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Marco felt trying our luck overseas was now in order and even though Raven’s Lady looked to be struggling early on, as always she kept fighting and won the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche in Baden-Baden on 26th August! 7 of her 10 Owners made the journey overseas to see Raven’s Lady compete in her biggest contest yet and it was a victory we will cherish forever!
Both her Group wins came under perfects rides from the legend Gerald Mosse and and we cannot thank him enough her getting her nose in front when it mattered!
Raven’s Lady will now head to the Tattersalls Broodmare Sales on Tuesday 4th December (lot number 1915.) She has a very decent page and we hope that she attracts plenty of attention – click here to see lot 1915.
We will greatly miss Raven’s Lady. She has been the filly of a lifetime for both ourselves and her Owners and we will follow 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!