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Raven Run Stakes

Grade II race
Raven Run Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1999
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.keeneland.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Raven Run Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run at Keeneland during the third week of October as part of the race course's annual Fall Meet. The Grade II event is open to three-year-old fillies willing to race seven furlongs on Polytrack synthetic dirt and offers a purse of $300,000.

Due to the sponsorship by the Lexus division of the Toyota Motor Corporation beginning in 2005, the race is now referred to as the Lexus Raven Run Stakes.

This race is named for the 374-acre (1.51 km2) nature sanctuary outside Lexington, Kentucky. There was also a three-year-old colt called Raven Run who, while vying for the lead at a Keeneland race, died on the track in 2000.


Speed record:

  • 1:20.86 - Informed Decision (2008) (Stakes and track record on Polytrack)
  • 1:20.88 - Darling My Darling (2000) (Stakes and track record on natural dirt)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Debby & John Oxley & (2000, 2005)







2009 Satans Quick Chick Leandro Goncalves Eric Reed Jerry Jamgotchian 1:22.62
2008 Informed Decision John Velazquez Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1:20.86
2007 Jibboom Robby Albarado Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:22.01
2006 Leah's Secret Mark Guidry Helen Pitts First Klass Stable, LLC 1:22.74
2005 For All We Know Shaun Bridgmohan John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:23.74
2004 Josh's Madelyn Justin Shepherd J. Larry Jones M. Pressley / J. Neidig 1:22.86
2003 Yell Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1:21.75
2002 Sightseek Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:23.98
2001 Nasty Storm Pat Day Dallas Stewart Crum, Elser, et al. 1:23.30
2000 Darling My Darling Mike E. Smith John T. Ward, Jr. Debby M. Oxley 1:20.88
1999 Dreamy Maiden Pat Day W. Elliott Walden Four Fifths Stable 1:22.64



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