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Cherokee Run

Cherokee Run

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
M. Smith
Trainer: 
F. Alexander
Owner: 
Jill E. Robinson
Breeder: 
George C. Onett

Cherokee Run was bred in Florida and it was there he did all his running as a 2-year-old winning five of seven starts from five furlongs to 1 mile 70 yards. Trained by Frank Alexander, he faced tougher company as a 3-year-old, winning a quick Derby Trial at a mile and then just missing in the Preakness Stakes by a half-length to Prairie Bayou. He was able to stretch his speed to win the 1 1/8 mile Grade 2 Dwyer, but it became evident his strength was shorter distances.

Cherokee Run was brilliant as a sprinter, but he didn’t need to be on the lead. In his run up to his win in the Sprint, he competed in seven graded stakes races, winning one and finishing in the top three in the rest. In a fourteen-horse field there is little room for error and while breaking from post position 11, Mike Smith rode a flawless race on the favorite to win by a breathtaking head over the filly Soviet Problem.

Replay

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  • 1994 TwinSpires Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1994 Sprint

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Cherokee Run
Runaway Groom
Blushing Groom (FR)
Red God
Runaway Bride (GB)
Yonnie Girl
Call the Witness
Po'chile
Cherokee Dame
Silver Saber
Drone
Happy Flirt
Dame Francesca
Francis S.
Maid to Rule

Career Highlights

June 27, 1992
Wins his first start at 5 furlongs at Calder Race Course.
May 30, 1994
Runs second to Horse of the Year Holy Bull in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap.
November 5, 1994
Wins Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
January 16, 1995
Voted Eclipse Award as Champion Sprinter in 1994.
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
June 27, 1992
Wins his first start at 5 furlongs at Calder Race Course.

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