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Hurricane Run (2002–2016) was a world champion Irish-bred thoroughbred racehorse. He was the second French-trained horse, after his sire Montjeu to win both the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Hurricane Run
HURRICANE RUN with Kieran Fallon.jpg
Hurricane Run with Kieran Fallon: Painting by Charles Church
GrandsireSadler's Wells
DamHold On
BreederGestüt Ammerland
OwnerMichael Tabor
TrainerAndré Fabre
Record14: 8-3-2
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)
1st in World Thoroughbred Rankings (2005)
Last updated on June 22, 2007


Hurricane Run was 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 breeders Gestüt Ammerland and bought by Tabor in May 2005. The colt was a son of champion Montjeu out of a German-bred dam, Hold On.

Racing careerEdit

2005: Three-year-old seasonEdit

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 a 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: Four-year-old seasonEdit

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 lost the June 25, 2006, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in Paris. He returned to action on 29 July, ridden by Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon, to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot Racecourse. His season ended with runs in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Champion Stakes and, finally, the Breeders' Cup Turf.

Stud recordEdit

Hurricane Run was retired for the 2007 breeding season to Coolmore Stud in Ireland. His 2012 stud fee was 12,500 Euros. His progeny include Ormonde Stakes winner Memphis Tennessee, Prix Penelope winner Don't Hurry Me, Prix du Lys winner Kreem and Futurity Stakes winner First Cornerstone.[2] Hurricane Run was euthanized after complications during an operation on 14 December 2016.[3]


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


  1. ^ "Hurricane Run". Racing Post. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Run | Bloodstock Stallion Book". 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  3. ^ Scully, Mark. "Arc winner Hurricane Run dies aged 14". Racing Post. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

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