Run The Table

Hall of Fame Inductee, 2006


Run The Table was a major stakes winner in all three years of his racing career but his notoriety in the Canadian racing scene was as a formidable stallion in the 1990s for the McNivens of Killean Acres in Ingersoll, Ontario.

Run The Table was a world champion pacer during his career (p, 3, 1:51.1m) and has the distinction of being the sire and grandsire of world champions.

During his racing career the bay colt won a total of 20 races and surpassed $1.1 million in earnings. One of his major achievements was the fact that he was the first horse to defeat the seemingly invincible Jate Lobell in 1987 at The Meadowlands. In five meetings with Jate Lobell, who was the USTA’s champion three-year-old pacer that season, Run The Table won four times.

Following the end of his four-year-old year, he was purchased by Killean Acres and stood the 1989 breeding season at the Ingersoll nursery for a fee of $5,000.
Top performers were abundant in Run The Table’s first two crops and the young stallion showed his ability to produce good racehorses from all types of mares.

His first crop hit the track in 1992 and his starters made $629,853 in Ontario Sires Stakes events. A year later he topped the Ontario Sires Stakes earnings charts with starters earning over $1.3 million. He led all Canadian sires from 1992 through 1996 in two and three-year-old earnings.

His contribution to the Canadian breeding and racing scene is vast. Run The Table has sired more than 1400 foals and winners of more than $87 million, including 13 winners of $500,000 or more and 286 winners of $100,000 of more. The average earnings for a Run The Table starter is $73,985.

Some of the standout performers sired by Run The Table include: Jays Table ($840,370), Rabbi Of Racing ($838,848), Run To The Bank ($838,991), Elegant Killean (an O’Brien Award winner and winner of $780,154), Ryancoke ($740,917), Heatherjeankillean ($740,759) Cathedra ($733,789) who has also gone on to be a top broodmare as the dam of Cathedra Dot Com, ($1,632,543) and Cabrini Hanover ($1,473,729).

Now retired at Killean Acres, Run The Table’s progeny continue to hold rank in the lucrative Ontario Sires Stakes program.

Run The Table passed away in September 2012 at the age of 28.