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Cherokee Run

Cherokee Run
Sire Runaway Groom
Dam Cherokee Dame
Grandsire Blushing Groom
Damsire Silver Saber
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1990
Country United States
Color Black
Breeder George Onett
Owner Jill E. Robinson
Trainer Frank Gomez
Frank A. Alexander (at age 3)
Record 28: 13-5-5
Earnings $1,531,818
Cherokee Run is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Cherokee Dame by Runaway Groom. He was born around 1990 in the United States, and was bred by George Onett.
Major wins

Dwyer Stakes (1993)
Lafayette Stakes (1993)
Derby Trial (1993)
Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (1994)
Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (1995)

American Classic Race wins:
Breeders' Cup Sprint (1994)
American Champion Sprint Horse (1994)
Calder Race Course Hall of Fame (1998)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Cherokee Run (foaled 1990 in Florida) is an American thoroughbred stallion racehorse. He was sired by 1982 Canadian Hall of Fame inductee, Runaway Groom, who in turn was a son of leading sire, Blushing Groom. He was out of the mare, Cherokee Dame, who is the daughter of Silver Saber, and traces directly back to Nearco, War Admiral, and Tom Fool.

Cherokee Run got his start as a two-year-old under trainer, Frank Gomez at Calder Race Course. He ran a total of seven times, winning five, including placing second in the What A Pleasure Stakes.

At three, he was sent to trainer, Frank Alexander. Among his accomplishments, he took the Dwyer Stakes, the Derby Trial, the Lafayette Stakes, and placed second in the Preakness Stakes to Prairie Bayou.

At four, he placed second to Holy Bull in the Metropolitan Handicap, and went on to win the Breeder's Cup Sprint. He also placed second in the A Phenomenon Handicap and the Tom Fool Stakes, and third in the Vosburgh Stakes and the Carter Handicap.

At five, he won the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Handicap.


Cherokee Run was retired in 1996 and currently stands at Jonabell Farm, in Lexington, Kentucky for a fee of $40,000 live foal. He has been very successful. His Family lines show great ability to run on turf as well as dirt. The Onett family, breeders of Cherokee Run proved this versatility by racing his kinship in sprints as well as distance races on the dirt and turf. Earning black type status in every category. Cherokee Run was bred to be a versatile horse and to ultimately become a broodmare sire. His legacy will be realized in years to come as a foundation sire to advance the breed.

Some of his offspring are War Pass, Chilukki, Kafwain, Zanjero, Madame Cherokee, During, Sir Cherokee, Recapturetheglory, and Dash for Daylight. Sebastian's Song is also a son of Cherokee Run and has had a successful start to his career with three wins in seven lifetime starts. He ran in the 2008 Queen's Plate but is regarded as a terrific sprint prospect. One of his notable and promising young colts Chelokee, who won the Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup and Barbaro Stakes suffered a career ending injury at the Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs, May 2, 2008.


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