Farewell, Genuine Risk

Today brings the sad news of the passing of the great Genuine Risk, winner of the 1980 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).  (Developing story)

Genuine Risk (pedigree) won or placed in all 15 of her starts. In addition to becoming the second filly to win the Run for the Roses, Genuine Risk captured three additional stakes including the Ruffian Handicap (gr. I). She was named champion 3-year-old filly in 1980.

Her career as a broodmare was disappointing as she was unable to conceive or retain a foal year after year.  She did produce two colts, but neither ran. Half-sister to one other stakes winner, Genuine Risk was by Exclusive Native out of the Gallant Man mare Virtuous, and was a representative of Thoroughbred family 1-n.

Genuine Risk turned 31 on Feb. 15, 2008.

Farewell to a fine mare and a racing legend.

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