2017/11/03 14:25

Red Rocks (IRE)

The field for the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Turf included one past winner in Better Talk Now, a future winner in English Channel and a former European Horse of the Year in Hurricane Run, but it was the unheralded Red Rocks who stole the show. Unhurried running ninth in the 12-horse field, Red Rocks was swung out wide by jockey Frankie Dettori for a stretch run where he caught leaders Rush Bay and English Channel and held off Better Talk Now for a half-length victory.

It was only the third win in 10 starts, and first in a graded stakes, for Red Rocks, who would return to the Breeders’ Cup the next three years, finishing third in the 2007 Turf at Monmouth Park. Red Rocks won three of his final 13 starts, including the Grade 1 Man o’ War at Belmont Park in 2008.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2006 John Deere Turf

Previous Races

November 07, 2009Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup TurfOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA15
September 27, 2009Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge S.ASCOT34
March 28, 2009Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by NakheelNAD AL SHEBA112
February 01, 2009Gulfstream Park Turf H.GULFSTREAM PARK18
October 25, 2008Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup TurfOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA110
July 12, 2008Man o' War S.BELMONT PARK11
June 06, 2008Juddmonte Coronation CupEPSOM16
May 10, 2008Enter The Flat Totetentofollow Conditions S.LINGFIELD 1
December 09, 2007Cathay Pacific Hong Kong VaseSHA TIN19
October 27, 2007John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfMONMOUTH PARK13
September 08, 2007Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion S.LEOPARDSTOWN14
June 20, 2007Prince of Wales's S.ASCOT14
April 27, 2007Betfred Gordon Richards S.SANDOWN PARK31
March 31, 2007Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by NakheelNAD AL SHEBA19
November 04, 2006John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS11
September 09, 2006Ladbrokes St. LegerYORK13
August 22, 2006Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur S.YORK22
July 14, 2006Juddmonte Grand Prix de ParisLONGCHAMP12
June 23, 2006King Edward VII S.ASCOT22
May 27, 2006Shadwell Estates Fairway S.NEWMARKET 1
April 24, 2006Reed And Mackay Maiden S.ROYAL WINDSOR 1
October 14, 2005Newmarketracecourses.co.uk Houghton Conditions S.NEWMARKET 2
September 29, 2005MacMillan Cancer Relief Coffee Morning S.NEWMARKET 3
September 16, 2005Haynes, Hanson And Clark Conditions S.NEWBURY 9