Raintrap

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Raintrap
Sire Rainbow Quest
Grandsire Blushing Groom
Dam Suntrap
Damsire Roberto
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1990[1]
Country Great Britain
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Juddmonte Farms
Owner Khalid Abdullah
Trainer André Fabre (France)
Robert J. Frankel (USA)
Record 28: 9-2-2
Earnings US$$1,283,707 (equivalent)[2]
Major wins
Prix Berteux (1993)
Prix Royal-Oak (1993)
Prix Kergorlay (1993)
Canadian International Stakes (1994)
San Juan Capistrano Handicap (1996)

Raintrap (foaled 1990 in Great Britain) is a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire.

Background[edit]

Raintrap was a chestnut horse bred in England by his owner Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms. He was sired by Rainbow Quest who won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe before becoming a very successful breeding stallion. Rainbow Quest's other progeny included Quest for Fame, Saumarez, Sunshack, Nedawi, Armiger, Spectrum and Millenary.[3] Sunshack's dam Suntrap was a successful racemare who won three minor races and finished third in both the Prix d'Aumale[4] and the Lupe Stakes.[5] As a broodmare went on to produce Raintrap's full-brother Sunshack.[6] Raintrap was sent into training with Andre Fabre in France.

Racing career[edit]

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 England's 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 of 2:25.6[7] for 1½ miles. 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 was 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, he finished eighth and last in the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Stud record[edit]

Retired to stud in 1997, Raintrap has not been successful as a sire, although he has sired some winners over jumps.[8]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Raintrap (GB), chestnut stallion, 1990[1]
Sire
Rainbow Quest (USA)
1981
Blushing Groom (FR)
1974
Red God Nasrullah
Spring Run
Runaway Bride Wild Risk
Aimee
I Will Follow (USA)
1975 
Herbager Vandale
Flagette
Where You Lead Raise A Native
Noblesse
Dam
Suntrap (USA)
1983
Roberto (USA)
1969
Hail To Reason Turn-To
Nothirdchance
Bramalea Nashua
Rarelea
Sunny Bay (USA)
1975
Northern Bay Northern Dancer
Wendasy
Staunch Lady Staunchness
Fee Fee Girl (Family: 1-n)[6]

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