|Breeder||Joseph & Helen Barbazon|
|Owner||Patricia A. Generazio|
|Presious Passion is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Princesas Passion by Royal Anthem. He was born around 2003 in the United States, and was bred by Joseph & Helen Barbazon.|
Jersey Derby (2006)|
Cliff Hanger Stakes (2007)
Pan American Handicap (2008)
United Nations Stakes (2008, 2009)
W. L. McKnight Handicap (2007, 2008)
Monmouth Stakes (2009)
Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (2009)
Mac Diarmida Handicap (2009, 2010)
|Florida-bred Horse of the Year (2009)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Presious Passion (foaled March 5, 2003) is a multiple Grade I winning Thoroughbred racehorse best known for his wins in the United Nations Stakes (twice) and the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes.
Bred in the United States, he ran second in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Turf. The 2009 Breeders' Cup earned him national respect. He opened up ten lengths and set suicidal fractions of 45 flat for the half mile and 1:09 1/5 for three quarters of a mile. Many believed him too be too exhausted after all that and expected him to finish up the track. In a brave effort he fought the defending champion Conduit (horse) to the finish and grudgingly gave up a half a length. Many believe this too be one of his finest moments even though it was a losing one. It's thought to be one of the best losing performances in Breeders Cup history.
Presious Passion is a gelding son of multiple Grade I winner Royal Anthem and the unraced mare, Princesa's Passion, who comes from an extended family of stakes winning horses. There is no sign of retirement for this exciting front runner. Presious Passion comes out of the gate and immediately opens up between a couple lengths or twenty, like he did in the 2009 United Nations. He then fights everyone in the stretch and usually prevails. Presious Passion has developed a very strong fan base of horseracing fans who enjoy his gritty performances on the track. One of his greatest fans is his trainer, Mary Hartmann, who has voiced praise of his unwillingness to lose, his gutsy stretch runs, and his resulting winning efforts saying, "He is not a cheap suitcase. He doesn't fold."