André Fabre (France)|
Robert J. Frankel (USA)
|Raintrap is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Suntrap by Rainbow Quest. He was born around 1990 in Great Britain, and was bred by Juddmonte Farms.|
Prix Berteux (1993)|
Prix Royal-Oak (1993)
Prix Kergorlay (1993)
Canadian International Stakes (1994)
San Juan Capistrano Handicap (1996)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Raintrap (foaled 1990 in Great Britain) is an British Thoroughbred racehorse. His dam was Juddmonte Farms Suntrap, a daughter of the 1972 Epsom Derby winner, Roberto. His sire was Rainbow Quest, who won the 1985 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and was the Leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 2003 & 2004.
Trained in France by André Fabre, Raintrap made his racing debut on April 24, 1993 with a second-place finish in a three-horse field in the Prix Le Pacha at Saint-Cloud Racecourse. He then won three races in a row, the Prix Nimbus, the G3 Prix Berteux, and the G2 Prix Kergorlay. In October at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, he ran second in the Prix de Lutece then won the G1 Prix Royal Oak.
Racing at age four, Raintrap was fourth in Englands Ascot Gold Cup then back in France won the Prix Du Carrousel at Evry. On October 16, 1994 he won the most important race of his career at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. Earning the second win for trainer André Fabre in the Canadian International Stakes, Raintrap captured the prestigious race in a stakes record time for 1½ miles that still stands going into 2009. Turned over by his owner to American trainer Bobby Frankel, three weeks later on November 5, Raintrap finished tenth to winner Tikkanen in the November 5, 1994 Breeders' Cup Turf then was shipped to Tokyo Racecourse in Japan where on November 27 he ran thirteenth and last to Marvelous Crown in the Japan Cup.
As a five-year-old, Raintrap's best finish was a third in the Carleton F. Burke Handicap at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. At age six, he won Santa Anita's Cedar Key Stakes and the 1¾ mile San Juan Capistrano Handicap. Later that year at Chicago's Arlington Park he was second by a nose in the Stars and Stripes Handicap and fourth in the Arlington Handicap. In September 1996, Raintrap finshed eighth and last in the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
Retired to stud in 1997, Raintrap has not been successful as a sire.