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Brave Raj Stakes

The Brave Raj Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late September at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida. Open to two-year-old fillies, it is raced over a distance of one mile and seventy yards. The race currently offers a purse of $90,000 and the winner often will run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

First run in 1975, the race was previously known as the Gardenia Stakes until 1996 when it became the Jack Smallwood Stakes for 1997 and 1998. It was renamed the Brave Raj Breeders' Cup Stakes in 1999 to honor Brave Raj, the 1996 American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly who won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Silk Ridge set a new stakes record in winning the 2007 race.

Winners since 2001






2008 Renda Sebastian Madrid Juan Arias Richard Rowan 1:45.88
2007 Silk Ridge Manuel Aguilar Gordon R. Potter Karen Keen 1:44.60
2006 Gal Wonder Rosemary Homeister, Jr. Larry Pilotti Carrol Castille 1:47.33
2005 Mia's Reflection Manoel Cruz Barry R. Rose Rose Family Stable 1:47.79
2004 Dansetta Light Jose Lopez David Brownlee J D Farms 1:40.09
2003 Marina De Chavon Manuel Aguilar J. Cantanese III Establo Madoca 1:46.37
2002 Ivanavinalot Manoel Cruz Kathleen O'Connell Gilbert Campbell 1:45.04
2001 Ms Brookski Rosemary Homeister, Jr. Reed Combest Phil Combest 1:47.16



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