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Sire Lear Fan
Grandsire Roberto
Dam Carya
Damsire Northern Dancer
Sex Mare
Foaled 8 March 1994
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Juddmonte Farms
Owner Khalid Abdulla
Trainer John Gosden
Robert Frankel
Record 10: 7-0-1
Earnings £818,973
Major wins
Prix Marcel Boussac (1996)
Falmouth Stakes (1997)
Nassau Stakes (1997)
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997)
Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997)
European Champion Three-year-old filly (1997)
American Champion Female Turf Horse (1997)

Ryafan was an American-bred, Britih-trained thoroughbred racehorse.


She was sired by Lear Fan, an American stallion who raced in Europe, winning the Prix Jacques le Marois in 1984.[1] His other progeny included Good Ba Ba and Sikeston.[2]

Racing career[edit]

She won a number of prestigious races, including the Falmouth Stakes and the Nassau Stakes in England, the Prix Marcel Boussac in France, and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes and the Yellow Ribbon Stakes in the United States of America.

Breeding record[edit]

Ryafan produced at least three foals


  1. ^ Timeform staff (1985). Racehorses of 1984. Timeform. ISBN 0-900599-40-5.
  2. ^ "Lear Fan - Progeny". Racing Post.