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Hurricane Run

Hurricane Run
Sire Montjeu
Dam Hold On
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Damsire Surumu
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2002
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Gestüt Ammerland
Owner Michael Tabor
Trainer André Fabre
Record 14: 8-3-2
Earnings £2,447,602
Hurricane Run is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Hold On by Montjeu. He was born around 2002 in Ireland, and was bred by Gestüt Ammerland.
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)
European Three-Year-Old Champion Colt (2005)
European Horse of the Year (2005)
#1 - World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings (2005)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on June 22, 2007

Hurricane Run (born 2002) is a world champion thoroughbred racehorse 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 French-trained colt is a son of champion Montjeu out of a German bred dam, Hold On.

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 an inadequate 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 campaign

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 a shock defeat in 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 creditable, though substandard efforts in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Champion Stakes and, finally, a most disappointing run in the Breeders Cup Turf. Hurricane Run was retired for the 2007 breeding season to Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

Major wins

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  • Prix de Ferrières 2005
  • Prix de Belleville 2004

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



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