Six-year-old Great Hunter, one of the leading juveniles of his year, has been purchased privately to stand at Haras Los Samanes in Venezuela, according to the Racing Post.
A son of Aptitude, Great Hunter won the 2006 Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I), with subsequent champion Street Sense finishing third. The two met next in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), and this time Street Sense won and Great Hunter finished third.
Great Hunter began his 3-year-old season with a victory in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita. Two months later, he ran unplaced in Street Sense’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). At 4, Great Hunter finished fifth behind winner Curlin in the Emirates Airlines Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Great Hunter won or placed in nine of 17 races and earned $976,260 for owner J. Paul Reddam.
Bred in Pennsylvania by Ivy Dell Stud, Great Hunter was produced from the stakes-winning Roy mare Zenith.