Kessel Runner was a fathier colt owned by Big Sturg Ganna. Kessel Runner was born to a sire and dame named Hydian Dreams and Distant Star in 31 ABY. He participated in fathier races at Canto Bight racetrack. Ridden by jockey Arca Yroca, Kessel Runner participated in a race that took place shortly before the Battle of Crait.[3]

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Kessel Runner was one of several possible names offered by Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo to director Rian Johnson for use in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. The other options were Hoth Stuff and Mynock Minute. Johnson chose Hoth Stuff.[4] The names "Kessel Runner" and "Mynock Minute" were later used in the novella collection Canto Bight[2] and the replica journal The Last Jedi: Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter.[3]

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  1. According to The Last Jedi: Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter, Kessel Runner was three when Rose Tico and Finn visited Canto Bight, as seen in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. Since The Last Jedi continues directly from the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places in 34 ABY, it can be deduced that Kessel Runner's year of birth is 31 ABY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Rules of the Game"—Canto Bight
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Last Jedi: Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter
  4. SWYTlogo.png Star Wars: The Last Jedi Secrets Explained on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
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