River's Prayer

  • Gray or Roan Filly
  • Born 2003
  • USA-Bred
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River's Prayer Answers Polytrack Issue in 'Bernardo

River's Prayer Answers Polytrack Issue in 'Bernardo

The biggest concern for trainer Paula Capestro heading into the $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) was how her red-hot filly River's Prayer would handle Del Mar's Polytrack in her first start on a synthetic surface. In spite of drifting out some late, the California-bred proved best while winning her fifth successive race Aug. 17 by a half-length over Strong Faith.

River's Prayer Brings Four-Race Win Streak into 'Bernardo

River's Prayer Brings Four-Race Win Streak into 'Bernardo

River's Prayer, a half-length winner of the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) at Calder Race Course in her last start on July 7, brings a four-race victory streak into the $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs on the Del Mar Polytrack Friday evening.

River's Prayer Takes Wing in Las Cienegas

The speedy River's Prayer turned back favored Indian Flare in the stretch run to earn her first graded stakes win in Sunday's Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) for older fillies and mares on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.

Indian Flare Looks Hot in Las Cienegas

Juddmonte Farms' homebred Indian Flare should be formidable Sunday when she tries to give trainer Bobby Frankel his fourth Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) win within six years at Santa Anita on the hillside turf course.

River's Prayer Breezes Fast for Belmont Matron

California invader River's Prayer, a newcomer to Belmont Park, breezed a fast four furlongs in :46 4/5 Saturday morning in preparation for Saturday's $300,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

Connections

Trainer Paula S. Capestro
Jockey Clinton L. Potts
Owner Bantry Farms, Capestro & Martin Racing Stable, LLC
Breeder Vessels Stallion Farm LLC

Pedigree

River's Prayer View Five-Cross Pedigree Devon Lane Storm Cat
To the Hunt
Cozzy Flyer Cozzene
Olympic Bronze

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
BAROCT2004
Hip 173
Yearling John Brocklebank, agent Mary Knight, agent for Vessels Stallion Farm $15,000
BARMAR2005
Hip 177
Two-year-old BC3 Thoroughbreds, agent for Timberline ($180,000)
KEENOV2007
Hip 256
Racing or broodmare prospect Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent $1,500,000

Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.

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