Hurricane Run

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Hurricane Run
Racing silks of Michael Tabor.svg
Racing silks of Michael Tabor
Sire Montjeu
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Dam Hold On
Damsire Surumu
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2002
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Gestüt Ammerland
Owner Michael Tabor
Trainer André Fabre
Record 14: 8-3-2
Earnings £2,447,602[1]
Major wins
Prix Hocquart (2005)
Irish Derby (2005)
Prix Niel (2005)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2005)
Tattersalls Gold Cup (2006)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (2006)
Awards
European Three-Year-Old Champion Colt (2005)
European Horse of the Year (2005)
1st in World Thoroughbred Rankings (2005)
Last updated on June 22, 2007

Hurricane Run (foaled 2002) is a world champion Irish-bred thoroughbred racehorse. He was the second French-trained horse, after his sire Montjeu to win both the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Background[edit]

Hurricane Run was trained by André Fabre and ridden in most of his races by jockey Kieren Fallon for owner Michael Tabor.

Hurricane Run was bred by German owners Gestüt Ammerland and bought by Tabor in May 2005. The colt is a son of champion Montjeu out of a German-bred dam, Hold On.

Racing career[edit]

2005: Three-year-old season[edit]

Hurricane Run was voted the Cartier Racing Award for European Horse of the Year and was the "World's Top Ranked Horse" for 2005 plus the "World's Top Ranked Long Distance Horse" as compiled by the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings. Hurricane Run lost only one race in 2005 when his late charge from behind a wall of horses just failed to catch the winner in the Prix du Jockey Club over a trip of 10 furlongs.

During 2005, Hurricane Run won two Group 1 and two Group 2 races. His victories included the prestigious Irish Derby at the Curragh and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris. His two length win was rated the best performance during the year by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. He was scheduled to run at Belmont Park in New York in October in the 2005 Breeders' Cup Turf but was sidelined with health problems.

2006: Four-year-old season[edit]

In an uncanny parallel to the career of his sire Montjeu, Hurricane Run's campaign as a four-year-old began brightly, but then tailed off somewhat towards the end of the season. After winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh, he suffered lost the June 25, 2006, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in Paris. He returned to action on July 29, ridden by Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon, to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot Racecourse. His season ended with runs in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Champion Stakes and, finally, the Breeders' Cup Turf.

Stud record[edit]

Hurricane Run was retired for the 2007 breeding season to Coolmore Stud in Ireland. His 2012 stud fee is 12,500 Euros. His progeny include Ormonde Stakes winner Memphis Tennessee, Prix Penelope winner Don't Hurry Me, Prix du Lys winner Kreem and Futurity Stakes winner First Cornerstone.[2]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Hurricane Run
Sire
Montjeu
Sadler's Wells Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
Special
Floripedes Top Ville High Top
Sega Ville
Toute Cy Tennyson
Adele Toumignon
Dam
Hold On
Surumu Literat Birkhan
Lis
Surama Reliance
Suncourt
Hone Sharpen Up Atan
Rocchetta
Lucy Sheshoon
Laverock

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurricane Run". Racing Post. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Hurricane Run | Bloodstock Stallion Book". Bloodstock.racingpost.com. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-09-29.