Gun Runner’s first foal born in Japan

Horse of the Year Gun Runner’s first foal is a chestnut filly born at Japan’s Shadai Farm.

THE 2017 American Horse of the Year Gun Runner has produced his first progeny after a filly was born in Japan at Shadai Farm.

The 2018 Pegasus World Cup winner stands the 2019 breeding season at Three Chimneys Farm for a fee of $70,000 LFS&N.

The first foal, a filly out of Group I winner Giuliet Seattle, has taken on the characteristics the sire according to Shadai Farm own Teruya Yoshida.

“The filly is a beautiful and well-balanced foal. She looks just like her father,” he said.

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Expectations will be high around any Gun Runner progeny.

A winner of 12 of his 19 career starts, the son of Ride The Rails accumulated just shy of $16 million USD to go along with four successes at Grade 1 level.

Tom Hamm of Three Chimneys’ Director of Stallion Seasons said a number of foals are expected to be born in the coming weeks.

“We are happy to announce the arrival of Gun Runner’s first foal out of multiple Group I winner Giuliet Seattle (Arg) bred by Shadai Farm. We look forward to more of Gun Runner’s foals arriving in the coming weeks off the exceptional book of mares he covered during his first year at stud,”