RAHY - GENUINE RISK, by EXCLUSIVE NATIVE | 1993 Horse - (View Pedigree)


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Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone
State Bred: KY

Foaled May 15, 1993.
At stud: stood at four farms in Virginia 1997-2001 starting at Blue Ridge Farm ($1,500)..
In 2002 standing in Sheridan, Wyoming at Perk's Horspital (sire of polo ponies).
Relocated from Wyoming to Old Friends in Kentucky in 2015 at age 22.
Modified On: 12/14/2015

In 1980 Genuine Risk became the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby. She ran 2nd in both the Preakness and the Belmont, and won the 1980 Ruffian Stakes (G1). Her impressive career of 10 wins in 15 races in which she never finished less than 3rd was recognized by induction into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1986. But as a broodmare the champion attracted fans outside racing when her reproductive difficulties endeared her to women experiencing similar challenges. Genuine Risk had only two foals who lived. The first was given the appropriate name Genuine Reward. Also a son of the great sire Rahy, Genuine Reward raised hopes of achievements on the track and went into the barn of his dam’s former trainer, Leroy Jolley, but the chestnut colt just did not make a racehorse. He never started in a race. At four years old he went to stud at Blue Ridge Farm in Virginia and sired a some winners, but it was as a sire of polo ponies in Wyoming that he found a successful career. He retired and was relocated to Old Friends in 2015. In looks a smaller replica of his mom, Genuine Reward is intelligent, friendly and loved by all.

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