Gun Runner To Debut at $70K at Three Chimneys


Gun Runner winning the Classic | Horsephotos

Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}–Quiet Giant, by Giant’s Causeway), who concluded what is likely to be a Horse of the Year campaign with his front-running tour-de-force in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 4, will enter stud at Three Chimneys following a programmed start in the $16-million Pegasus World Cup and will command a first-season fee of $70,000.

Campaigned by Three Chimneys and Winchell Thoroughbreds, Gun Runner was overhauled by Arrogate in the late stages of the G1 Dubai World Cup in late March, his only loss of the season. Returned to the U.S., the slick chestnut colt won the GI Stephen Foster H., the GI Whitney S. and the GI Woodward S. over the summer and set a searching pace in the Classic en route to a 1 1/2-length victory. He sports a career record of 18-11-3-2 for earnings of $8,998,500.

Gun Runner was flown to Kentucky and is currently available for inspection at Three Chimneys through Friday, Nov. 10. He will then ship to trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn at the Fair Grounds to begin preparations for the Pegasus.


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