Above: Run Fox Run has been retired to stud

Outstanding Australian bred and South African trained sprinter 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 $420,000 buy from the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and was the most expensive yearling by her sire sold in that year.

Sent into training with Brett Crawford, she 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 Cape Flying Championship, beating a field that included 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.”

The next opportunity to secure a yearling from the family of Run Fox Run 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, a half sister to Run Fox Run.

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