Run Fox Run covered by Frankel

Ridgemont Highlands’ top-class sprinter Run Fox Run was covered recently by one of the world’s elite stallions.

The daughter of Foxwedge paid a visit to Juddmonte Farms’ unbeaten superstar, and outstanding stallion, Frankel, for a mating to Southern Hemisphere time on Wednesday.

The lightning-fast Australian-bred mare won eight of just 11 starts, including the Grade 1 Cape Flying Championship, was never out of the first four, for earnings of R1 140 350.

Trained by Brett Crawford throughout her career, the Philippi-based trainer held Run Fox Run in high regard.

“With loads of talent, obviously she was a very good filly, who was exceptionally fast. She had tonnes of ability and I have the utmost regard for her as one of the better fillies I have every trained.”

Riden by Anton Marucs in six of her eight career wins, the Champion jockey was effusive in his praise of speedster.

“Run Fox Run was potentially one of the best sprinters I have ever sat on and I’m of the opinion that she was only starting to realise her full potential and that was proven when she toyed with her opposition in her last win,” stated Marcus.

Ridgemont Highlands’ Craig Carey has always been a fan of the daughter of Foxwedge since the day he first saw her.

“Run For Run was a star from the day we laid eyes on her, and I hope she passes on her ability to her offspring. We are very lucky to be able to use the incredible sire Frankel for a Southern Hemisphere cover.”

“As the old saying goes in breeding racehorses, you send the best to the best and hope for the best. This is definitely the case with this mating.”

“She is arguable one of the fastest fillies in the world and combined with the blood of one of the greatest racehorses we have ever seen, let’s hope that the stars align, and we see something very special from this combination.”

Since retiring to stud, Frankel has proved a revelation, with the outstanding son of Galileo already the sire of 78 black type winners of which 18 are G1 winners, and recently become the fastest stallion in history to record 50. 

Rigdemont Highlands

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