Rio de la Plata

Ch 2005 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Rahy – Express Way (Ahmad)
€5,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Haras du Logis, Normandy
Strikingly well-made French Champion juvenile who trained on to be an exceptionally tough, high-class miler. First yearlings have sold for up to €250,000. Sire of tough, high-earning runners including Stakes winners Thais and Aiming For Rio and the high-class juvenile Rioticism.

Pedigree

RIO DE LA PLATA

RAHY

BLUSHING GROOM

RED GOD

NASRULLAH

SPRING RUN

RUNAWAY BRIDE

WILD RISK

AIMEE

GLORIOUS SONG

HALO

HAIL TO REASON

COSMAH

BALLADE

HERBAGER

MISS SWAPSCO

EXPRESS WAY

AHMAD

GOOD MANNERS

NASHUA

FUN HOUSE

AZYADE

CHURRINCHE

ZEILAH

ESCALINE

HAWK II

EARLDOM

WITEH

ESCOLASTICA

GREAT HOST

EMPIRIC

By RAHY (1985) Bel Air H (G2), 2nd Middle Park S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,171 foals aged three and up, including RIO DE LA PLATA, ALLOW, DANCING FOREVER, DESIGNED FOR LUCK, DREAMING OF ANNA, EARLY PIONEER, EXOTIC WOOD, FANTASTIC LIGHT, NOVERRE, SERENA’S SONG, SHINING ENERGY, TATES CREEK, TRANQUILITY LAKE, POUNCED, etc.

1st dam: Express Way by Ahmad. Placed at 3. Dam of 14 foals, 12 to race, 11 winners:

RIO DE LA PLATA (c Rahy) G1 winner, see Race record.

EL EXPRESIVO (c Candy Stripes) 7 wins (7f-9f), 2 to 7, Gran Premio Raul y Raul E Chevalier (G1). Sire.

Epsilon (c Acceptable) 2 wins (10f) at 3, 2nd Clasico Provincia de Buenos Aires (G2). Sire.

ARABIAN BEAUTY (f Shamardal) 2 wins (10f-12f) at 3.

VOICE OF TRUTH (f Dubawi) Winner (7f) at 2, 2016.

2nd dam: Escaline by Hawk II. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners:

ESCALINATA (f Ride The Rails) 2 wins at 3.

Express Time (f Shy Tom) Placed at 5. Dam of:

ERAGON (c Offlee Wild) Gran Premio Estrellas Mile (G1), Gran Premio Joaquin Anchorena (G1), Gran Premio Hipodoromo de Palermo (G1), Clasico Macon, 3rd Clasico Benito Villanueva (G2).

El Atlantico (c Stormy Atlantic) 3rd Gran Premio Gran Criterium (G1).

3rd dam: ESCOLASTICA by Great Host. 6 wins, Premio Patagonia Argentina. Dam of 5 winners:

Escolasera Top (f Redtop III) Winner, 4th Gran Premio Polla de Potrancas (G1). Dam of:

ESCENOGRAFO (c Bold Second) Gran Premio Comparacion (G1).

ESCOLA DO SAMBA (f Redtop III) 3 wins. Dam of:

EVALUDAO (c Pepenador) Clasico Eduardo Casey (G2).

ESCOLTADA (f Political Ambition) Clasico Sibila (G2).

ESCOLTADO (c Cinco Grande) Clasico Uberto F Vignart (G2). Sire.

Escoleta (f Mariache II) Unraced. Dam of: ESCOLETA FITZ (f Fitzcarraldo) Garden Province S (G1). Grandam of: HERMOSO MUNDO (g Ideal World) SABC Gold Vase (G3), Elan Gold Cup (G3).

Escalada (f Mariache II) Unraced. Dam of: EXCHANGER (c Exchange Rate) Clasico Luis Maria Doyhenard (G3).

Enmendada (f Mari’s Book) Placed at 3. Dam of:

ESTRICTA (f Roy) Gran Premio Gilberto Lerena (G1).

Escorada (f Mari’s Book) Dam of:

Escarlatte (f Sonus) ESCAPE OF GLORY (g Lode) Gran Premio Gran Criterium (G1), 2nd Gran Premio Estrellas Juv.Copa Sr. R.F.M.Lottero (G1).

Mariache’s Dancer (f Mariache II) Dam of:

MALAMBO DANCER (c Forlitano) Gran Premio Gran Criterium (G1).

FOX TROT DANCER (f Fitzcarraldo) Winner at 3 and 4. Dam of: FOX DANCER (c Lode) Gran Premio San Isidro (G1). Sire.

Tough Dancer (f Tough Critic) Dam of: CANDY CRITIC (f Candy Stripes) Champion Stayer in South Africa, The Oaks (G2), 2nd South African Fillies Classic (G1); LA DANZADORA (f El Sembrador) Clasico General Luis Maria Campos (G2).

 

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 6 3 1 1 1
Three 3 - 1 1 -
Four 3 - 1 - -
Five 8 5 1 - -
Six 6 - 3 2 1
Seven 4 - - - -
Total 30 8 7 4 2

At 2

1st
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium (G1), 7f, by 2½l, Longchamp, beating Hatta Fort, Young Pretender.
1st
Vintage S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, beating Lizard Island, Scintillo.
2nd
National S (G1), 7f, Curragh, to New Approach, beating Myboycharlie, Lizard Island, Famous Name.
4th
Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, to New Appraoch, Fast Company, Raven’s Pass, beating Dark Angel.

At 3

2nd
Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1), 8f, Longchamp, to Falco, beating Thewayyouare, Paco Boy, Tamayuz.
3rd
Prix Jean Prat (G1), 8f, Chantilly, to Tamayuz, Raven’s Pass, beating Cat Junior, Trincot, Winker Watson, Falco.

At 4

2nd
Joel S (G3), 8f, Newmarket, to Confront.

At 5

1st
Premio Roma (G1), 10f, Rome, by 2½l, beating Voila Ici, Estejo, Zazou, Jakkalberry, Saratoga Black, Clowance, Flying Cloud, Miss Europa, Cima de Triomphe.
1st
Premio Vittorio di Capua (G1), 8f, Milan, beating Vanjura, Worthadd, Pressing, Earl Of Fire, Estejo, Selmis.
1st
Strensall S (G3), 9f, York, beating Rainbow Peak, Kings Gambit, Confront, Cesare, Halicarnassus.
2nd
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Longchamp, by a head, to Fuisse, beating Siyouni, Paco Boy, Lope de Vega, Via Medici.

At 6

2nd
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Longchamp, to Excelebration, beating Rajsaman, Dubawi Gold, Royal Bench, Tin Horse, Planteur.
2nd
Premio Roma (G1), 10f, Rome, by a nose, to Zazou, beating Voila Ici, Russian Tango, Mawingo.
2nd
Prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2), 8f, Longchamp, to Rajsaman, beating Best Dating, One Clever Cat, Zinabaa.
3rd
Sussex S (G1), 8f, Goodwood, to Frankel, Canford Cliffs.

Timeform 121

Best progeny

Video footage

Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium (G1), 7f, Longchamp, 7 October 2007
Premio Roma (G1), 10f, Rome, 7 November 2010
Premio Vittorio di Capua (G1), 8f, Milan, 9 October 2010
Strensall S (G3), 9f, York, 20 August 2010
Vintage S (G2), 7f, Goodwood, 1 August 2007

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