Bred: Jack T. Hammer
Sire: Full Mandate
Dam: Flambe', by Fortunate Prospect
Trained by Hall of Fame conditioner Bill Mott and owned by Jack T. Hammer and Gary Barber this bay son of Full Mandate scored his biggest victories in the 2012 Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap and Stephen Foster Handicap. Winner of the 2010 Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, Ron the Greek was at one time considered a Triple Crown contender. Those hopes did not pan out but Ron the Greek now emerges as a multiple graded stakes winner and placed this year in the 2013 Charles Town Classic Stakes and Stephen Foster Handicap.
In August of 2013 Ron the Greek took fourth in both the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap and the Woodward Stakes. Just a month later, he headed to Belmont Park where he won the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes by 6 3/4 lengths.