Spendthrift Acquires Cyberknife Reproduction Rights

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Updated: August 7, 2022 at 2:14 p.m.

Cyberknife | Sarah Andre

Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to recent GI TVG.com winner Haskell Invitational S. and GI Arkansas Derby winner Cyberknife (Gun Runner–Awesome Flower, by Flower Alley). The Gold Square LLC flag bearer will be on the farm in Lexington, KY at the end of his racing career.

“We are grateful to [owner] Al Gold and his team for allowing us to acquire the stallion rights to such an exciting horse as Cyberknife,” said Ned Toffey, Managing Director of Spendthrift. “Gun Runner has certainly established himself as a serious sire with his first crop, and Cyberknife is his only son to win multiple Grade Is, having impressively won two of the biggest US million dollar 3-year-olds – the Derby of Arkansas and Haskell.

Toffey added: “Cyberknife is a very handsome and very athletic colt, and I know their team thinks he is only getting better. He will be a wonderful addition to our roster when his racing career is over. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see what Cyberknife can accomplish on the trail.

Conditioned by Brad Cox, the $400,000 FTKSEL yearling picked up a decisive victory in the Arkansas Derby on April 2 and bounced back from a wide trip in the Kentucky GI Derby to annex Churchill’s Matt Winn S. on April 12. June. He set a Monmouth track record of 1:46.24 for nine panels by beating top-tier winners Taiba (Gun Runner) and Jack Christopher (Munnings) at Haskell on July 23.

“I am thrilled to team up with Spendthrift on Cyberknife, and look forward to seeing him have a productive stud career,” Gold said. “Cyberknife is a very athletic and maneuverable colt. You did see [jockey] Florent [Geroux] use it at multiple points to be able to make the winning move in the Haskell, which produced one of the fastest Ragozin numbers of any 3-year-old. We are very excited about him in the [Aug. 27 GI Runhappy] Through and further in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Cyberknife returned to the work tab on Saturday, winning a half at Saratoga in: 49.96 (73/104).

“Cyberknife was always a terrific talent from day one, and he just got better at age 3,” said trainer Brad Cox.

One of five Grade I winners of the mighty first generation of Horse of the Year Gun Runner, Cyberknife is out of MSW/MGSP Awesome Flower and descended from the family of GISW Well Armed (Tiznow) and American Patriot (War Front ).

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