Grade II winner Dream Run has arrived at Lakland North near Hudson, N.Y., where he will stand the 2004 season for $5,000 live foal. The son of Cherokee Run earned $456,734 in four seasons of racing.
"We're excited about standing a son of Cherokee Run in New York," said Becky Thomas, who owns Lakland North with Lewis and Brenda Lakin.
Bred by Jonabell Farm, Rick Avare, and DWB Management, Dream Run won five races and placed in 10 others from 25 starts for owner John Murphy Sr. He captured the 2002 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) and the previous year's Perryville Stakes at Keeneland. All three of his stakes-placings came in graded events. He ran second in the Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) and third in the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and Kentucky Cup Sprint Stakes (gr. II).
Dream Run, who was trained first by Paul McGee, then by Michael Gorham, was retired because of an injured sesamoid. His dam, Miss Dreamland (by Naevus), is a half-sister to stakes winners Wouldn't We All, Trajectory, and Western Dreamer.