Joy Valley, Dam Of Champion Riboletta, Dies At Age 31

Taylor Made Farm announced Oct. 30 that Joy Valley (BRZ) has died from infirmities of old age. She was 31 years old.

By Ghadeer (FR) out of multiple Brazillian-Grade 1 winner Belle Valley (BRZ), Joy Valley was owned by Aaron and Marie Jones and resided at Taylor Made Farm.

Joy Valley was the dam of four stakes winners, including Riboletta (BRZ). Named 2000 Eclipse champion older mare, Riboletta was a Group 1 winner in her native Brazil before coming to the U.S. Once she was stateside, she captured an additional five Grade 1 victories, including the Beldame, Santa Margarita, Milady Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Vanity, Clement L. Hirsch, and Ruffian Handicap She retired with over $1.5 million in earnings.

Joy Valley was also the dam of Super Power (BRZ) a multiple Grade 1 winner, Horse of the Year, and twice named Champion colt at ages two and three in Brazil.

Additionally, she produced stakes winners Forest Attack and Tamara Princess (BRZ).

“She was an incredible mare,” said Frank Taylor. “We were privileged to have her here for so many years at Taylor Made Farm for Aaron and Marie Jones. She produced an Eclipse champion in Riboletta and was just a great mare. Everything you could hope for.”

Joy Valley will be buried at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.

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