Early Voting

Distance won over: 8f. to 9½f.
Bay 201916.1 hh
Gun Runner - Amour D'Ete
Fee for 2023: $25,000

Classic Winner by brilliant young sire GUN RUNNER, from the family of top-class sire SPEIGHTSTOWN

[WON] Gr.1 Preakness Stakes defeating Gr.1 Travers Stakes winner Epicenter, Gr.1 Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath etc.

“Getting a perfect trip under Jose Ortiz, Klaravich Stables' Early Voting tracked pacesetter Armagnac, took command rounding the stretch turn and held off favored Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter to win the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes” - Paulick Report, 21st May 2022

His 105 Beyer rating is the joint-highest by a son of Gun Runner! Other 3YOs with that rating in 2022 include Gr.1 Haskell winner Cyberknife and Gr.1 Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike

[WON] Gr.3 Withers Stakes by 4½ lengths defeating Gr.2 Rebel Stakes winner Un Ojo

“cleared the field and it was pretty much over from there. The Klaravich Stables colorbearer led comfortably through sharp fractions of :23.57 and :48.04, gave them the slip rounding the far turn and was in a race of his own down the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths” - TDN

  • Horse of the Year GUN RUNNER is the hottest young sire in America with 5 Grade 1 winners from his first crop
  • Both his sire GUN RUNNER and broodmare sire TIZNOW won the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Classic
  • SPEIGHTSTOWN is a leading sire with 69 GSWs including 25 Gr.1 winners and his leading sons at stud include MUNNINGS

“Silken Doll's Storm Cat daughter Silken Cat, the champion 2-year-old filly in Canada for 1995, is the second dam of Early Voting. Silken Cat had already made a significant impact before the arrival of Early Voting, as her offspring include 2004 champion sprinter and very successful sire Speightstown” - Preakness Pedigree Analysis by Alan Porter, Blood-Horse Daily, 23rd May 2022