'Dream' horse Spun to Run on target for Aqueduct's Cigar Mile

NYRA Press Office
November 17, 2019 03:04pm
Following an upset victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Spun to Run remains likely for the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Trained by Juan Carlos Guererro and owned by Robert Donaldson, the sophomore son of Hard Spun set the pace in the Dirt Mile at Santa Anita and drew off to win by 2 ¾ lengths.

"We've been watching his training," Guererro said. "He's come back well from the Breeders' Cup and recouped quickly, so it looks like we're going there."

The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile was a third stakes victory for Spun to Run, who won the Grade 3 Smarty Jones and M.P. Ballezzi Appreciation Mile Stakes, both contested at Parx Racing, where Spun to Run is based.

Guererro, who has conditioned thoroughbreds for nearly three decades, got his first graded stakes wins with Spun to Run.

"I've been working with horses for a long time and it's been a dream come true," Guererro said. "He's just been a dream. Right now, he's been easy to train. We've developed a good training program for him. It seems the more you give him, the more he wants."

A five-time winner in 11 career starts, Spun to Run was purchased for $64,000 as a 2-year-old from Fasig-Tipton's Mid Atlantic Sale last May and has gone on to amass over $1 million in career earnings.

2019 Cigar Mile (G1)

 

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