Birth Year:
Jason Barkley 

Why We Bought This Horse

  • Rozafa is a 3 YO Kentucky-bred filly that we purchased privately.   As a private purchase, we were able to vet and inspect the horse closely before the transaction was complete.  
  • The price of $9,500 represents the purchase price plus our vetting and vanning expense for the purchase.
  • This filly has only made one start, where she ran 4th in her debut.  She was a $72,000 RNA as a yearling and is well-bred.
  • For the Wasabi Ventures Stables safety net, we will put her value at $2,000 as a straight broodmare prospect.  This is a figure we will put on her if we still have her at the end of her racing career.
  • The horse will be training under Jason Barkley at the Oaklawn Park.
  • If we still have the horse racing at the end of the meet, our plan will be to move the horse to Monmouth Park for the summer meet.

Tidbits from the Pedigree

Rozafa is a 3yo filly by the promising young sire, Cairo Prince, out of the winning Divine Park mare, Divine Excitement. She is bred along the same general cross as Pioneerof the Nile's best female runners: Jojo Warrior and Insta Erma. Although both her sire and dam sire were dirt horses, there is enough in her pedigree to suggest that she could be successful on the turf as well.

Cairo Prince himself is a son of the mighty Pioneerof the Nile, who is best known for siring Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. Cairo Prince was widely considered the early favorite for the G1 Kentucky Derby after scoring dominating wins in the G2 Nashua and G2 Holy Bull. An injury forced his early retirement, but he has consistently ranked among the leading sires in his crop. His best progeny include Royal Charlotte (G3 Victory Ride and G2 Prioress), New and Improved (G2 Sands Point), and Cairo Cat (G3 Iroquois). These three runners alone prove that he can sire sprinters and routers on both surfaces.

Rozafa is the first foal out of her dam, Divine Excitement. As a 2yo, Divine Excitement won impressively on debut by 4 lengths at the maiden special weight level. She later went on to win at the allowance level, with both victories earned sprinting on the dirt.

Divine Excitement's dam, Ghazo, is an unraced daughter of Ghazi. Ghazo produced 10 other foals to race, of which 9 were winners and 3 of those were stakes winners: Indian Way (My Juliet Stakes), Yankee Master (Woodford Reserve Bourbon Stakes), and Divine Beauty (Letellier Memorial Stakes, Mardi Gras Stakes, and a full-sister to Divine Excitement). Her total progeny earnings were over $1.1 million. Ghazo is also the granddam of G3 winner Covey Trace.

This is also the female family of Silver Streaker (Puerto Rican Champion Older Imported Mare), Hartfelt (La Senorita Stakes), and Ghost Hunter (G3 Arlington Handicap winner and three-time course record setter).

WVS Stats:

Starts Wins Places Shows Wins % In The Money %
6 0 0 1 0% 17%

Last 3 Races:

Jul 04, 2020
Finish: 7
Jun 12, 2020
Finish: 8
May 21, 2020
Finish: 9

Next Race:


Last 3 Workouts:

Jun 27, 2020
Four Furlongs
48:20 Breezing
Jun 05, 2020
Four Furlongs
48:80 Breezing
Apr 03, 2020
Four Furlongs
50:00 Breezing

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