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1st Winner For Multiple Gr1-Winning Freshman Raven's Pass
Darley's dual Gr1-winning & 4-times Gr1-placed 7YO freshman stallion Raven's Pass (Elusive Quality-Ascutney, by Lord At War) recorded his 1st winner when Irish-bred 2YO filly Lovely Pass (Raven's Pass-Macadamia, by Classic Cliche) scored on debut over 6 furlongs at Lingfield in England for Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni. Her sire Raven's Pass stands at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for €22,500 (A$28,800). On the track, Raven's Pass recorded 6 wins (including the US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Classic over 10 furlongs at Santa Anita, UK Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over 8 furlongs at Ascot, UK Gr2 Celebration Mile over 8 furlongs at Goodwood, UK Gr3 Solario Stakes over 7 furlongs at Sandown Park & Listed Winkfield Stakes over 7 furlongs at Ascot) & 5 placings (including the UK Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes over 8 furlongs at Royal Ascot, French Gr1 Prix Jean Prat over 1600m at Chantilly, UK Gr1 Sussex Stakes over 8 furlongs at Goodwood & UK Gr1 Dewhurst Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newmarket) from 12 starts for US$3,658,556 earnings.