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Ventura

Ventura

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
G. Gomez
Trainer: 
R. Frankel
Owner: 
Juddmonte Farms (Khalid Abdullah)
Breeder: 
Juddmonte Farms

Going up against 2007 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies champion Indian Blessing on her home track was a tall order for Ventura in the 2008 Filly & Mare Sprint, but the dark bay and jockey Garrett Gomez were equal to the task. The rangy speedster came from 10th on the backstretch to explode down the lane for a four-length victory in the eye-stopping time of 1:19.90 for seven furlongs on the Pro-Ride surface.

The victory gave Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel his sixth Breeders’ Cup win and the homebred provided Juddmonte Farms with its third triumph in the World Championships in this second edition of the $1 million stake. Originally sent to Europe, Ventura came to the U.S. at the end of her 3-year-old season and ended up winning six graded stakes here.

Ventura returned to race in 2009 and won three Grade 1 stakes, but was thwarted in her bid to repeat in the 2009 Filly & Mare Sprint when she finished second to Informed Decision.

Replay

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  • 2008 Filly & Mare Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2008 Sentient Jet Filly & Mare Sprint

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Ventura
Chester House
Mr. Prospector
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Toussaud
El Gran Senor
Image of Reality
Estala (GB)
Be My Guest
Northern Dancer
What a Treat
Roupala
Vaguely Noble
Cairn Rouge (IRE)

Career Highlights

January 31, 2004
Born in Kentucky.
October 24, 2008
Won Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
September 21, 2009
First female to win Woodbine Mile in Canada.
November 7, 2009
Finished second in Filly & Mare Sprint.
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
January 31, 2004
Born in Kentucky.

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