Star Mare Run Fox Run Retired

Foxwedge’s flying daughter Run Fox Run has been officially retired from racing, and is expected to retire to stud in Ireland.

The plans are that Run Fox Run will be transferring to her owners’ Barnane Stud in County Tipperary, Ireland, where the daughter of Foxwedge is destined for a first covering with Juddmonte’s star stallions Frankel or Kingman.

Bred by Mill Park, Quality TB Joint Venture, the Ridgemont owned Run Fox Run was a A$420,000 buy from the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale (pictured below as a yearling).

Sent into training with Brett Crawford, the Foxwedge daughter made a big impression straight away. The filly won her first five starts by an aggregate of nearly 12 lengths, with her five race winning streak including scores in both the 2019 G2 World Sports Betting Southern Cross Stakes and Listed Olympic Duel Stakes.

Run Fox Run went on to win three more races, and ended her season on the perfect note when holding off Rio Querari by three-parts of a length to win the 2021 G1 Cape Flying Championship (on that occasion, Run Fox Run accounted for seven G1 winners, including champions Celtic Sea, Kasimir, Russet Air and Tempting Fate).

In total, the brilliant mare won eight of just 11 starts, for earnings of R1 140 350.

Ridgemont’s Craig Kieswetter paid tribute to Run Fox Run by saying, “Run Fox Run is a beautifully bred athletic mare and has nothing more to prove on the track. She has given us so much pleasure and we could not have scripted her final Cape appearance better. Bowing out with a dazzling Grade 1 victory on Met day was the cherry on the top.”

Run Fox Run is one of 20 stakes winners sired thus far by Woodside Park’s G1 winning Fastnet Rock sire Foxwedge, and her dam Victory Cry (a full-sister to the stakes winning Victory Chant) is also the dam of ATC Heritage Stakes winner Guard Of Honour.

The well related Run Fox Run’s granddam, Classic Status (by Marscay), was a three time winning half-sister to G1 MRC Thousand Guineas winner Serious Speed.

The next opportunity to secure a yearling from the family comes up at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, where Mill Park Stud will consign Lot 540, a colt by G1 Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win out of Champagne Jane, herself a half sister to Run Fox Run.

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