Viva Rafaela, a group I winner in her native Brazil, will try stakes company for the first time on United States soil while facing a full field in the Jan. 4 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT).
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2009
|Trainer||J. David Braddy|
|Owner||Champion Equine LLC|
|Breeder||Barry Simpson, Shelly Simpson & Orientate Syndicate|
|Miss Montreal View Five-Cross Pedigree||Orientate||Mt. Livermore|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Michael Sucher||Gainesway, agent||$80,000|
Even-money choice Baffle Me scored her third consecutive stakes triumph with a half-length tally in the $100,000 South Beach Stakes Dec. 15 on the turf at Gulfstream Park.
RGM Stables' Sweet Little Lion held on in the stretch among a wall of contenders to win the $100,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes by a neck in the Summit of Speed July 6 at Calder Casino & Race Course.