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Cyberknife

Cyberknife

Haskell-G1 & Arkansas Derby-G1 Winner by Gun Runner

$30,000 S&N
Gun Runner – Awesome Flower, by Flower Alley
2019, Chestnut, 16.1 1/2h | Entered Stud: 2023 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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The first multiple G1-winning colt by leading sire GUN RUNNER and a record-setting 3-year-old of 2022.

Captured two of North America’s biggest races for 3-year-olds: $1,250,000 Arkansas Derby-G1 & $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational-G1.

Dominant 2 ¾-length winner of the ARKANSAS DERBY-G1, defeating next-out Kentucky Oaks-G1 winner Secret Oath, G2 winner We The People, etc.

Tenacious winner of the HASKELL INVITATIONAL-G1 over one of the best fields of 3-year-olds assembled in 2022, defeating multiple G1 winners Taiba & Jack Christopher, G1 winner White Abarrio, etc.

NTR at Monmouth Park – 1:46.24 for 1 1/8 miles in winning the prestigious Haskell, breaking the 37-year-old mark established by Spend a Buck (1:46.80).

“Cyberknife has always been a tremendous talent from day one” —Trainer Brad Cox

Won the MATT WINN-G3 at Churchill Downs over G1 winner Rattle N Roll, running 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.98 — the second fastest time in the history of the race at the distance to his sire GUN RUNNER (1:41.12).

Runner-up in the prestigious Travers-G1 & Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1, falling a head short to older horse Cody’s Wish in the latter with a 3 3/4 Ragozin — the third fastest performance at the 2022 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland, only behind 4yo Flightline (1) and 4yo Cody’s Wish (2 3/4).

Gun Runner’s most accomplished son to date: $2,087,520 in earnings (as of press time).

One of the fastest 3-year-olds in 2022: 105 BEYER (twice), 3 ¾ RAGOZIN.

Broke his maiden as a 2-year-old in a MdSpWt race at Fair Grounds.

A $400,000 yearling out of the multiple SW mare AWESOME FLOWER and from the immediate family of multiple G1 winner WELL ARMED ($5,179,803).

“He outworks every horse in the barn” —Jockey Florent Geroux



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 1 2 0 $75,000
3 9 4 (3) 2 (2) 1 (1) $2,012,520
Totals 12 5 (3) 4 (2) 1 (1) $2,087,520

Racing Highlights

Won at 3
  • Maiden Special Weight at Fair Grounds (8.5f in 1:44.90, defeating Jeeper, Jego, Art Heist, Stavanger, Monologue, etc.)

2nd at 2

  • Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs (6f in 1:09.64, DQ'd from 1st and placed 2nd to Hoist the Gold), defeating Coffee With Alex, Fast Lane, Cloudy, Devil's Glen, etc.)
  • Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs (6.5f, to Classic Moment, defeating Kupuna, Call Me Jamal, Sensei Lawrence, Words of Wisdom, Keen Heir, etc.)

Won at 3

  • Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park (G1, $1,000,000, 9f in 1:46.24 [NTR], defeating Taiba, Jack Christopher, Howling Time, Benevengo, White Abarrio, etc)
  • Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park (G1, $1,250,000, 9f in 1:50.42, by 2 3/4 lengths, defeating Barber Road, Secret Oath, Doppelganger, Kavod, Ben Diesel, We the People, Un Ojo, Chasing Time)
  • Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs (G3, $225,000, 8.5f in 1:41.98, defeating Howling Time, Rattle N Roll, Camp David, Trafalgar, Tough to Tame, etc.)
  • Allowance at Fair Grounds (8.5f in 1:42.53, by 3 lengths, defeating Kupuna, Strava, Gunfighter, Yono, Peaceful Waters, Shinnecock Hills, Stowaway, Guntown, etc.)

2nd at 3

  • Travers Stakes at Saratoga (G1, $1,250,000, 10f, to Epicenter, defeating Zandon, Rich Strike, Gilded Age, Artorius, Ain't Life Grand, Early Voting)
  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland (G1, $1,000,000, 8f, by a head to Cody's Wish, defeating Slow Down Andy, Gunite, Law Professor, Three Technique, Simplification, Senor Buscador, Pipeline)
3rd at 3
  • Pennsylvania Derby at Parx (G1, $1,000,000, 9f, to Taiba and Zandon, defeating Simplification, White Abarrio, B Dawk, We the People, Skippylongstocking, Tawny Port, etc.)

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RAGOZIN
Only Flightline & Cody's Wish ran faster at the Breeders' Cup
YEARS
The 9-furlong track record at Monmouth he broke in 1:46.24
$
EARNINGS
The most accomplished son of the great Gun Runner to date

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 0-2-6-0-0 (8) DI = 1.67 CD = 0.25

Alan Porter’s 2023 Breeding Analysis for Cyberknife

Winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1) and Haskell Stakes (G1), Cyberknife is from the first crop of Horse of the Year and sensational sire, Gun Runner, out of a multiple stakes-winning mare.

The strongest cross from Gun Runner has been with mares carrying Storm Cat, who appears in six of his 12 stakes winners. In three of those the appearance is in the male line of the dam. Echo Zulu is out of a mare by Menifee, a son of Harlan also sire of Harlan’s Holiday (himself sire of Into Mischief – whose son, Goldencents, is sire of millionaire, Mr. Money from this family – and Majesticperfection).

Gun Runner has grade one winner Gunite out of a mare by Cowboy Cal, a son of his own broodmare sire, Giant’s Causeway. Giant’s Causeway, Eskendereya, is broodmare sire of a Candy Ride line graded stakes winner, and one could also look to daughters of First Samurai, Creative Cause and Not This Time.

Gun Runner’s multiple graded stakes-winning and grade one-placed Pappascat is out of a mare by Scat Daddy (by a son of Hennessy, also sire of Henny Hughes, the broodmare sire of a Candy Ride line stakes winner).

Candy Ride and sons have enjoyed exceptional success with mares by Forest Wildcat, and there is also a stakes winner by a son of Candy Ride out of a mare by D’Wildcat, a son of Forest Wildcat. There are two graded winners by Candy Ride out of mares by Storm Cat son Forestry. Storm Cat could be introduced through daughters of Shackleford (who looks particularly appealing) or Discreet Cat. Other likely Storm Cat sources that are already proven under Candy Ride include Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart; grandsire of Kantharos), Stormy Atlantic and Yankee Gentleman.

The cross with mares by Tapit has already provided Gun Runner with graded stakes winner Wicked Halo and stakes winners Red Run and Society. In addition to Tapit himself, he might also be introduced through Constitution (who would double Distorted Humor), Frosted, Cupid, Tonalist, Trappe Shot, Tapiture and Tapizar.

Tapit is by Pulpit, and stakes winner Optionality is by Gun Runner out of a mare by Pulpit, and there is also a Candy Ride grade one winner out of a mare by Pulpit son, Stroll. Gun Runner has a stakes-placed horse out of a mare by Pulpit son, Sky Mesa, and two other Pulpit sons that have pedigrees that would be interesting here are Flashback and Mr. Speaker.

Pulpit is by A.P. Indy out of a mare by Mr. Prospector and therefore bred on an identical cross to Flatter (sire of Upstart), the broodmare sire of Gun Runner’s grade one winner Taiba, and to Malibu Moon, the broodmare sire of Gun Runner stakes winner Shotgun Hottie. This also suggests mares by similarly-bred A.P. Indy sons such as Congrats (brother to Flatter) and Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In – out of a Storm Cat mare – and Discreetly Mine). It would also be worth considering mares by A.P. Indy sons Bernardini (bred very similarly to Tapit) and his son Take Charge Indy, Jump Start (out of a Storm Cat mare) and Majestic Warrior.

Tiznow has worked well with this family, including in combination with Distorted Humor, grandsire of the dam of Cyberknife. In addition to mares by Tiznow himself, it would be possible to consider mares by his sons, Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John (sire of a stakes winner from this family), Gemologist, Morning Line (whose dam is an A.P. Indy/Storm Cat cross) and Strong Mandate.

Gun Runner is inbred to Fappiano, a pattern that has worked very well for Candy Ride and his sons. The inbreeding in Gun Runner is far enough back to permit a third strain and Gun Runner has sired graded stakes winner, Wicked Halo, and stakes winners Red Run, Shotgun Hottie and Society, who all have Fappiano through Unbridled.

Candy Ride and sons have enjoyed tremendous success crossed over Fappiano lines, particularly through Unbridled. Out of mares by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister; grandsire of American Pharoah, Classic Empire and Cairo Prince) there are two graded winners, including grade one winner Separationofpowers. There are five graded winners, including grade one winners Gift Box and Leofric, by Candy Ride and sons out of mares by Unbridled’s Song. Out of mares by sons of Unbridled’s Song there is a grade one winner out of a mare by First Defence, a graded winner out of mare by Songandprayer, and stakes winners out of mares by Political Force and Rockport Harbor. Other sources of Unbridled’s Song include Liam’s Map, Arrogate (who gives inbreeding to Distorted Humor), Cross Traffic, Midshipman, Songandaprayer, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Even The Score, DunkirkHalf Ours and Buddha. Unbridled could also be brought in through Broken Vow. We also find Candy Ride grade one winner Finley’sluckycharm out of a mare by Victory Gallop from this line, and it could also be worth considering introducing Fappiano through Quiet American, the grandsire of Midnight Lute, and Rubiano, sire of Burning Roma and Too Much Bling.

From the Gone West line Speightstown (out of a Storm Cat mare) is broodmare sire of Candy Ride grade one winner Vekoma. It can work well to cross a stallion over his own broodmare sire line, here Distorted Humor. This could be achieved through Alternation, Jimmy Creed, Khozan or Maclean’s Music.

From the Caro line, Candy Ride did very well with mares by In Excess, and he also has a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s grandson, Uncle Mo (broodmare sire of a Candy Ride stakes winner), a son of Indian Charlie. Gun Runner has stakes winner Concept out of mare by Cindago (also by Indian Charlie). Of Uncle Mo sons, Laoban is out of a mare by Speightstown; Nyquist is out of a mare by Forestry; and Outwork out of a mare by Empire Maker.

War Front is sire of stakes winner Bombard out of a mare closely related to the dam of Cyberknife, and he brings in Fappiano through Rubiano, which should work well, and he is sire of The Factor and Declaration of War.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2023 Breeding Analysis for Cyberknife

Winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1) and Haskell Stakes (G1), Cyberknife is from the first crop of Horse of the Year and sensational sire, Gun Runner, out of a multiple stakes-winning mare.

The strongest cross from Gun Runner has been with mares carrying Storm Cat, who appears in six of his 12 stakes winners. In three of those the appearance is in the male line of the dam. Echo Zulu is out of a mare by Menifee, a son of Harlan also sire of Harlan’s Holiday (himself sire of Into Mischief – whose son, Goldencents, is sire of millionaire, Mr. Money from this family – and Majesticperfection).

Gun Runner has grade one winner Gunite out of a mare by Cowboy Cal, a son of his own broodmare sire, Giant’s Causeway. Giant’s Causeway, Eskendereya, is broodmare sire of a Candy Ride line graded stakes winner, and one could also look to daughters of First Samurai, Creative Cause and Not This Time.

Gun Runner’s multiple graded stakes-winning and grade one-placed Pappascat is out of a mare by Scat Daddy (by a son of Hennessy, also sire of Henny Hughes, the broodmare sire of a Candy Ride line stakes winner).

Candy Ride and sons have enjoyed exceptional success with mares by Forest Wildcat, and there is also a stakes winner by a son of Candy Ride out of a mare by D’Wildcat, a son of Forest Wildcat. There are two graded winners by Candy Ride out of mares by Storm Cat son Forestry. Storm Cat could be introduced through daughters of Shackleford (who looks particularly appealing) or Discreet Cat. Other likely Storm Cat sources that are already proven under Candy Ride include Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart; grandsire of Kantharos), Stormy Atlantic and Yankee Gentleman.

The cross with mares by Tapit has already provided Gun Runner with graded stakes winner Wicked Halo and stakes winners Red Run and Society. In addition to Tapit himself, he might also be introduced through Constitution (who would double Distorted Humor), Frosted, Cupid, Tonalist, Trappe Shot, Tapiture and Tapizar.

Tapit is by Pulpit, and stakes winner Optionality is by Gun Runner out of a mare by Pulpit, and there is also a Candy Ride grade one winner out of a mare by Pulpit son, Stroll. Gun Runner has a stakes-placed horse out of a mare by Pulpit son, Sky Mesa, and two other Pulpit sons that have pedigrees that would be interesting here are Flashback and Mr. Speaker.

Pulpit is by A.P. Indy out of a mare by Mr. Prospector and therefore bred on an identical cross to Flatter (sire of Upstart), the broodmare sire of Gun Runner’s grade one winner Taiba, and to Malibu Moon, the broodmare sire of Gun Runner stakes winner Shotgun Hottie. This also suggests mares by similarly-bred A.P. Indy sons such as Congrats (brother to Flatter) and Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In – out of a Storm Cat mare – and Discreetly Mine). It would also be worth considering mares by A.P. Indy sons Bernardini (bred very similarly to Tapit) and his son Take Charge Indy, Jump Start (out of a Storm Cat mare) and Majestic Warrior.

Tiznow has worked well with this family, including in combination with Distorted Humor, grandsire of the dam of Cyberknife. In addition to mares by Tiznow himself, it would be possible to consider mares by his sons, Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John (sire of a stakes winner from this family), Gemologist, Morning Line (whose dam is an A.P. Indy/Storm Cat cross) and Strong Mandate.

Gun Runner is inbred to Fappiano, a pattern that has worked very well for Candy Ride and his sons. The inbreeding in Gun Runner is far enough back to permit a third strain and Gun Runner has sired graded stakes winner, Wicked Halo, and stakes winners Red Run, Shotgun Hottie and Society, who all have Fappiano through Unbridled.

Candy Ride and sons have enjoyed tremendous success crossed over Fappiano lines, particularly through Unbridled. Out of mares by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister; grandsire of American Pharoah, Classic Empire and Cairo Prince) there are two graded winners, including grade one winner Separationofpowers. There are five graded winners, including grade one winners Gift Box and Leofric, by Candy Ride and sons out of mares by Unbridled’s Song. Out of mares by sons of Unbridled’s Song there is a grade one winner out of a mare by First Defence, a graded winner out of mare by Songandprayer, and stakes winners out of mares by Political Force and Rockport Harbor. Other sources of Unbridled’s Song include Liam’s Map, Arrogate (who gives inbreeding to Distorted Humor), Cross Traffic, Midshipman, Songandaprayer, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Even The Score, DunkirkHalf Ours and Buddha. Unbridled could also be brought in through Broken Vow. We also find Candy Ride grade one winner Finley’sluckycharm out of a mare by Victory Gallop from this line, and it could also be worth considering introducing Fappiano through Quiet American, the grandsire of Midnight Lute, and Rubiano, sire of Burning Roma and Too Much Bling.

From the Gone West line Speightstown (out of a Storm Cat mare) is broodmare sire of Candy Ride grade one winner Vekoma. It can work well to cross a stallion over his own broodmare sire line, here Distorted Humor. This could be achieved through Alternation, Jimmy Creed, Khozan or Maclean’s Music.

From the Caro line, Candy Ride did very well with mares by In Excess, and he also has a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s grandson, Uncle Mo (broodmare sire of a Candy Ride stakes winner), a son of Indian Charlie. Gun Runner has stakes winner Concept out of mare by Cindago (also by Indian Charlie). Of Uncle Mo sons, Laoban is out of a mare by Speightstown; Nyquist is out of a mare by Forestry; and Outwork out of a mare by Empire Maker.

War Front is sire of stakes winner Bombard out of a mare closely related to the dam of Cyberknife, and he brings in Fappiano through Rubiano, which should work well, and he is sire of The Factor and Declaration of War.

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Cyberknife | 2022 Haskell Invitational-G1
Cyberknife | 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1
Cyberknife defeats Taiba & Jack Christopher in the 2022 Haskell-G1 | Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Cyberknife defeats Taiba & Jack Christopher in the 2022 Haskell-G1 | Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Cyberknife out-finishes Taiba in the 2022 Haskell-G1 | Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Cyberknife out-finishes Taiba in the 2022 Haskell-G1 | Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Cyberknife defeats Taiba & Jack Christopher in the 2022 Haskell-G1 | Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Cyberknife defeats Taiba & Jack Christopher in the 2022 Haskell-G1 | Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife dominates the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife runs away from Secret Oath in the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife runs away from Secret Oath in the 2022 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife | Winner of the $1,250,000 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife | Winner of the $1,250,000 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife | Winner of the $1,250,000 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife | Winner of the $1,250,000 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Coady photo
Cyberknife trains at Churchill Downs | Coady photo
Cyberknife trains at Churchill Downs | Coady photo
Cyberknife at Spendthrift | Fall 2022 | Nicole Finch photo
Cyberknife at Spendthrift | Fall 2022 | Nicole Finch photo