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Ragusa (horse)

Sire Ribot
Dam Fantan II
Grandsire Tenerani
Damsire Ambiorix
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1960
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Harry F. Guggenheim
Owner James R. & Meg Mullion
Trainer Paddy Prendergast
Record 12: 7-1-2
Earnings US$421,147 (equivalent)
Ragusa is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Fantan II by Ribot. He was born around 1960 in Ireland, and was bred by Harry F. Guggenheim.
Major wins

Irish Derby (1963)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1963)
Great Voltigeur Stakes (1963)
Eclipse Stakes (1964)

British Classic Race wins:
St. Leger Stakes (1963)
Irish Champion 3-Year-Old Colt (1963)
Timeform rating: 137
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on August 29, 2008

Ragusa (foaled 1960 in Ireland) was a Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by American Harry Guggenheim who owned his dam Fantan II, he was sired by Ribot. Sold at the Ballsbridge Sales for 3,800 guineas, Ragusa was purchased by trainer Paddy 'Darkie' Prendergast for owners James R. Mullion and Meg Mullion with whom he had a long and illustrious association at their Ardenode and Ragusa stud in County Kildare, Ireland.

Ragusa's notable wins included the St. Leger (the oldest of the Classic horseracing prizes), the Irish Derby, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Great Voltigeur Stakes, and the Eclipse Stakes. He was third in the Epsom Derby 1963 losing out to his great rival Relko.



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