Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches, a chestnut American Thoroughbred filly, became Queen of the Sport of Kings on June 9, 2007 when she became only the third filly to win the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown and the longest, oldest race of the prestigious triad. Only 21 fillies before her raced at Belmont, the last being Silverbulletday, who finished seventh in 1999. It had been more than a century since Tanya's victory in 1905 and since Ruthless first made history in 1867.



©Barbara Livingston Rags to Riches' Breyer model


Foaled February 27, 2004, Rags to Riches hails from a distinguished line of Thoroughbred racehorses. Her sire, A.P. Indy was the 1992 Belmont winner, U.S. Horse of the Year and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Inductee. His sire was the great Seattle Slew, the 1977 Triple Crown winner, and she is a half sister of 2006 Belmont winner, Jazil.