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Commanche Run

Commanche Run
Sire Run the Gantlet
Dam Volley
Grandsire Tom Rolfe
Damsire Ratification
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1981
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Majors Racing International
Owner Ivan W. Allan
Trainer Luca Cumani
Record 14: 7-2-3
Earnings $630,917 (equivalent)
Summary
Commanche Run is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Volley by Run the Gantlet. He was born around 1981 in Great Britain, and was bred by Majors Racing International.
Major wins

March Stakes (1984)
Gordon Stakes (1984)
Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1985)
Benson & Hedges Gold Cup (1985)
Irish Champion Stakes (1985)

British Classic Race wins:
St. Leger Stakes (1984)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Commanche Run (1981–2005) was an British Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred in England, he was out of the mare, Volley. His sire was Run the Gantlet, an American multiple Grade I winner and successful sire. He was purchased and raced by Ivan W. Allan, an owner and preeminent trainer in Asian horse racing for many years.

Trained by Luca Cumani, Commanche Run made his racing debut on October 13, 1983 with second-place finish at Newmarket Racecourse. He next started at age three in May 1984 at York Racecourse, finishing tenth. He then got his first win twelve days later on May 28 at Doncaster Racecourse. Moving up in company, the colt ran third in the 1984 King Edward VII Stakes and the Princess of Wales's Stakes, then won his next two starts at Goodwood Racecourse, taking both the Gordon and the March Stakes. Under jockey Lester Piggott, Commanche Run went on to win three Group One races, capturing the Benson & Hedges Gold Cup, Irish Champion Stakes and the Classic St. Leger Stakes.

Retired to stud duty at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, Commanche Run met with limited success. In 1999 he was transferred to Astley Grange Stud in Leicestershire where he died in March 2005. The sire of a number of steeplechase runners, he got fifteen stakes winners in all. His best flat racing runner was Lord Weinstock's filly Bonny Scot whose wins included the Great Voltigeur Stakes.

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