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Dunn Ranches Purchases Multiple Graded Stakes Sire One Valiant Hero
Multiple stakes sire One Valiant Hero has been purchased by Dunn Ranch.

TRACK Magazine / Mark Herron
Dunn Ranches Purchases Multiple Graded Stakes Sire One Valiant Hero

WYNNEWOOD, OK---OCTOBER 4, 2021Dunn Ranch near Wynnewood, Oklahoma announced today they have purchased the stakes winner and grade 1 placed One Valiant Hero, a leading third-crop sire that they have stood since 2020. His 2022 fee will remain $2,000 and cooled semen is available.

One Valiant Hero has gotten off to tremendous start with limited starters and we except nothing but great things in his future," owner Matt Dunn said today. "We appreciate Valeriano Racing Stables making him available to us."

A son of champion sire Valiant Hero, One Valiant Hero SI 102 is currently the #11 Leading third-crop sire of money earners in 2021. From very limited starters in three-crops to race, he has sired 18 winners(62%), 3 stakes winners(10%), earners of more than $780,000 and average earnings per starter of $26,904. His 2021 sale yearlings have averaged $19,000 per head.

Love Is Everything V qualifying for the 2019 Grade 1 $1 million Rainbow QH Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.
Jake Rogers / Ruidoso Downs
One Valiant Hero's top performers are Love Is Everything V SI 103 (8 wins to 3, $329,676, Oklahoma Derby-G3, etc.), A Valiant Diamond SI 104 (5 wins to 4, $71,474 Mystic Lake Northlands Juvenile, etc.), Centers Valiant Hero SI 102 (4 wins at 2, $56,840 Beehive Futurity), Valiant Memorie SI 93 (4 wins, $56,620, finalist OHA Mystery Futurity-RG3, etc.), You Buy I Fly V SI 97 (3 wins to 4, $31,933), Silk For My Hero V SI 91 (1win, $38,041 finalist Ruidoso QH Futurity-G1), What Say U SI 91 (3 wins to 4, $30,459), etc.

One Valiant Hero won or placed 12 times, earning $389,799. He won the Oklahoma Derby and All American Juvenile Invitational, was second in the Ruidoso Derby(G1), Bob Moore Memorial(G2) and Black Gold 350 Futurity. He was also a finalist in the Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Inv. Championship(G1), Leo S.(G1), Oklahoma Futurity(G2), Remington Championship Challenge S.(G2), Eastex S.(G2) and Black Gold Futurity Championship(RG3).

One Valiant Hero's sire, Grade 1 winner Valiant Hero SI 105 ($668,633) has sired 52 stakes winners, 3 champions, earners of $26.5 million to include Feature Hero SI 99 (champion twice, $1,418,960, All American Derby-G1, etc.), Ima Fearless Hero SI 92 (champion, $1,062,435, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Sass Me Blue SI 94 (champion, $296,378, Mildred N. Vessels Memorial H.-G1, etc.), Houdini SI 105 ($1,223,198, Rainbow Derby-G1, etc.), First Valiant Sign SI 99 ($1,053,844, Ruidoso Futurity-G1, etc.), Sam Crow SI 103 (to 7, 2019, $1,011,935, Mr. Jet Moore S. [R]-G2, etc.).

One Valiant Hero's dam is the multiple stakes-producing Feature Mr Jess mare Smiles All Around SI 94, dam of 7 ROM, 6 winners, 2 black-type including stakes winner One Valiant Hero SI 102 (see above), stakes-placed Governor Pete SI 92 ($25,198), One Hidden Feature SI 94 (4 wins, $40,013), All Around Hero SI 97 ( 3 wins, $25,085), etc.

The second dam Shades Of Perfection SI 9,1 ($24,759) was a finalist in the Grade 1 Dash For Cash Futurity. She is a half-sister to Elans Special SI 98 ($1,186,540, All American Futurity-G1, etc.), stakes winner Reach Together SI 101 ($193,261), and G3 winner Special Elan SI 98 ($100,831), etc. She is the dam of 6 ROM including Grade 2 winner One Special Shade SI 107 (11 wins $368,297) and the granddam of stakes winner and RG1-placed Shades Of Buck SI 92 ($73,560), etc.

For additional information or breeding contacts contact Matt Dunn at 314-960-3260.