|Breeder||Hill 'n' Dale Farms|
|Owner||Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
Michael Stoute (UK)|
Neil Drysdale (USA)
|Rahy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Glorious Song by Blushing Groom. He was born around 1985 in the United States, and was bred by Hill 'n' Dale Farms.|
Sirenia Stakes (1987)|
Bel Air Handicap (1989)
|Leading broodmare sire in Britain & Ireland (2000)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on July 15, 2007|
Rahy (foaled 1985 in Kentucky, United States) was an Thoroughbred racehorse who competed in England and the United States. Bred by Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, he was a son of the very important sire Blushing Groom and out of the Eclipse Award winner and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame mare, Glorious Song.
Rahy was purchased as a yearling for US$2 million by Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum and brought to race in England for the 1987 season. Out of his seven starts at ages two and three, Rahy won three races and in his most significant event, ran second to Robert Sangster's colt Gallic League in the 1987 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse.
At age four, Rahy was sent to race in the United States where he was conditioned by Neil Drysdale. He had six starts and won three times with his most impressive and important win coming at Hollywood Park Racetrack where he captured the then GII Bel Air Handicap by 10 lengths.
An important sire
Retired after a racing career that saw modest success with no Grade I wins, in 1990 Rahy was sent to stand at stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky. As a stallion, Rahy very quickly established himself as an important sire of a number of great horses including twelve millionaires. Some of his progeny are:
- Fantastic Light - 2001 European Horse of the Year and United States Champion Male Turf Horse, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf
- Serena's Song - a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, she won eleven Grade 1 races and set a career earnings record for an American filly or mare.
- Noverre - multiple Group One winner based in England where he was voted Champion 3-year-old Miler for 2001
- Dreaming of Anna - winner of the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, voted 2006 U.S. 2-Year-Old Champion Filly
As of May 2006, Rahy's offspring had earned in excess of US$74 million. Rahy was pensioned from stud duty on July 1, 2009 due to declineing fertility.