News - Breeding February  21, 2024

Successful Sire Sir Runaway Dash Dead at 14

Multiple RG1 sire Sir Runaway Dash died October 20.

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VILLE PATTE, LA—NOVEMBER 22, 2018—Sir Runaway Dash, a G1-placed son of leading sire First Down Dash who enjoyed his best success as a leading sire in Louisiana, died October 20 from colic according to Stephen Tate, Farm Manager of Tate Farms where the 14-year-old stallion stood his entire career.

"Unfortunately we lost him due to colic," Tate said on Wednesday. "He was at University of Missouri getting radiation treatment. After all treatments were done three weeks later he colic'ed and they did surgery."

According to Tate the farm has plenty of frozen semen to take care of breeding for the next few years. His fee will remain $3,000 with no consideration.

Sir Runaway Dash (#7) defeats world champion Blue Girl Too in the 2007 Golden State Derby trials at Los Alamitos Race Course. © Scott Martinez
"He is back home where he belongs," Tate said, of the stallion who is buried at the Ville Platte farm.

Bred by Lucas Racing, Inc., the brother to World Champion Wave Carver and two-time champion Ocean Runaway, won or placed in 12 of 19 career starts and earned $120,706. He was second in the Grade 1 Golden State Derby, and second and third in the Z Wayne Griffin Directors Stakes-Div. 1 at Los Alamitos.

Sir Runaway Dash was also a finalist in the Governor's Cup Futurity(G1), Los Alamitos Invitational Championship(G1), Governor's Cup Derby(G2) and First Down Dash Handicap(G3)-twice.

Campaigned by Runaway Ranch, the royally-bred G1-placed winner was trained by 14-time AQHA Racing champion trainer Paul Jones. He was the property of a partnership at the time of this death.

Sir Runaway Dash began his second career in blue-collar fashion when he entered stud in 2009 at Tate Farms in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Sir Runaway Dash sired his first LQHBA Million Futurity(RG1) winner in 2012 with Jls Dashn And Zoomin.
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His first crop hit the track in 2012 and from a limited number of starters he ended the year as the #7 Leading First-Crop Sire of Money Earners getting six winners from nine to race, earnings of $297,352 and siring the stakes winner Perrys Runaway, who won the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile(RG2).

From seven crops to race, Sir Runaway Dash has sired 128 winners, 18 stakes horses, two winners of the LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1), earners of more than $5.5 million and average earnings per starter in excess of $24,200.

His top performers include LQHBA Breeders' Futurity(RG1) winner Tf Racee Runaway SI 104 (4 wins, $536,196), LQHBA Breeders' Futurity(RG1) winner Jls Dashn And Zoomn SI 105 (7 wins, $534,505), Louisiana QHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) winner Jrs Taylors Runnaway SI 102 (5 wins to 3, $306,090, etc.), Louisiana Champions Day Derby(RG3) winner T Boy C SI 107 (6 wins, $250,109), LA Champions Day Juvenile(RG2) winner Perrys Runaway SI 104 (6 wins, $226,868), Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) winner Guidry Pride II SI 98 (2 wins to 2, 2018 $223,981), etc.

Sir Runaway Dash got his second LQHBA Million Futurity(RG1) winner in with Tf Racee Runaway in 2016.
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Sir Runaway Dash's dam, former Broodmare of the Year Runaway Wave SI 105 ($79,183), is a G2-placed daughter of leading broodmare sire Runway Wave.

She is the dam of 31 ROM, 29 winners, 12 black type including three-time champion and champion sire Ocean Runaway SI 105 ($1,642,498), world champion and grade 1 sire Wave Carver SI 104 ($1,005,9446), Ed Burke Million Futurity(G1) winner Wave Her Down SI 95 ($435,915 at 2, 2018), Southern California Derby(G1) winner Trisk SI 102 ($253,233), stakes winner and stakes producer Aquafina SI 99($188,336), stakes winner and stakes producer Little Surfer SI 103 ($102,749), stakes winner The Ocean King SI 105 ($96,830), stakes winner Whip Curl SI 96 ($24,853), G1-placed and multiple RG1 sire Sir Runaway Dash SI 97 see above), G2-placed Bring The Bling SI 97 ($67,320), stakes-placed and stakes producer Seaside SI 90 ($38,296), stakes-placed Runaway Preslee SI 85, etc.

This is the immediate family of 2018 stakes horses Valley Junction Futurity winner Aqua Flash SI 95 ($204,518), Grade 1-placed Call Me Cole SI 93 ($296,684), Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge winner Corona Springs SI 106 ($91,463), stakes-placed and G1 finalist Rip Tide SI 103 ($97,883), etc.

For additional information for breeding contracts to Sir Runaway Dash contact Stephen Tate at 337-363-8283 or 337-658-8283.

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