Raven’s Cry remained undefeated in her two North American starts with a determined half-length victory over Valentines Day in the Miss Houston Turf Stakes for fillies and mares at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, 3 April.
The four-year-old daughter of Raven’s Pass notched her first Stakes win in the Miss Houston, while improving her overall record to four wins from nine career starts. She has finished in-the-money six times.
Raven’s Cry broke alertly and settled into a stalking position in third through the first half-mile of the race. The bay filly began to rally on the far turn, taking command at the top of the lane before holding off the late challenge of Valentines Day to earn the victory.
Bred in Ireland by Tullpark Limited, Raven’s Cry is out of the Stakes-placed Street Cry mare, Sagami. Her second dam is the Group-placed Special Delivery, and she hails from the female family of Stakes winners Sahrawi and Sarrasin.
Raven’s Pass is the sire of over 35 Stakes winners. In 2020 Raven’s Pass was represented by the three-time Stakes winner, Lemista (G2 Kilboy Estate Stakes, G3 Park Express Stakes and Listed Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes) and Matterhorn, who took the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge-R3.
Raven’s Pass is standing the 2021 season at a fee of €7,500 Oct 1 SLF.