David Fiske

‘Closing Sprinter’ Nitrous Making Move Up To Graded Stakes Company In Amsterdam

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Nitrous will look to add graded stakes-winner to his accomplishments after coming within a neck of earning that status last out. Nitrous will be headlining a talented 12-horse field in the 27th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds going 6 ½ furlongs on Saratoga Race Course’s main […]

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For Sale-Topping Tapit Colt Chestertown, Asmussen Is A Natural Fit

Steve Asmussen began training for West Point Thoroughbreds this winter, just in time for a key appointment a few months later when West Point landed a colt for $2-million at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training. It was the most money West Point had ever paid for a horse at […]

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Winchell’s Homebred Pair ‘Hard To Separate’ Ahead Of Lecomte

As the Racing and Bloodstock Manager for prominent horse owner Ron Winchell, one of David Fiske’s most important roles is to find a path to the Kentucky Derby for the stable’s top 3-year-olds. On Saturday, promising sophomores Wicked Indeed and Tight Ten hope to cement their status in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at […]

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Fiske On Tenfold: ‘No Better-Bred Belmont Horse In The Crop’

David Fiske has been declaring for months that Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Preakness Stakes third-place finisher Tenfold has the best pedigree for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes of any horse in this 3-year-old crop. “I guess it’s put up or shut up,” Fiske, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ long-time racing and bloodstock manager, said recently with a laugh. “I’ve been telling people […]

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Winchell Seeking First Triple Crown Race Triumph With Improving Homebred Tenfold

David Fiske, who since 1980 has been Winchell Thoroughbreds’ racing and bloodstock manager, came out to Churchill Downs to watch Preakness third-place finisher Tenfold train Monday morning, saying, “I think he looks as good or better than he did before the Preakness. He’s got a great attitude, just wandering around on a loose lead and seems happy to participate.” […]

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UAE Derby: Asmussen-Trained Reride Taking ‘Undiscovered Road’ To Kentucky Derby

It has been one year and seems like only yesterday that the two best dirt horses in the world came storming down the stretch in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). Arrogate collared Gun Runner and drove past to an epic victory, but the latter’s connections – trainer Steve Asmussen and part-owner […]

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Pegasus World Cup: La Historia De Gettysburg, El “Sparring” De Gun Runner

El hipismo está lleno de héroes anónimos, y esos héroes en muchas ocasiones son equinos. Tal es el caso del tordillo Gettysburg, el caballo que ha acompañado a Gun Runner en sus trabajos durante cierto tiempo. Se trata de un cincoañero hijo de Pionnerof the Nile en L.A. Devine, por Pulpit, ganador de una sola […]

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Gun Runner ‘Looked Pretty Sharp’ In Final Major Work At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his final major workout for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Sunday afternoon, working six furlongs in 1:11 at Fair Grounds. Working in company with regular workmate Gettysburg, Gun Runner was clocked galloping out seven furlongs in 1:23.40 and the mile in 1:37 under jockey Florent Geroux as they prepare for […]

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Gun Runner ‘Picking It Up Nicely’ In Pegasus Preparations

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner picked up the pace — especially the late pace — in Sunday’s workout at the Fair Grounds, motoring five-eighths of a mile in1:00 4/5 in his preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, Jan. 27. The time matched the second-fastest of 64 works. According to the Fair […]

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Gun Runner ‘On Schedule’ With Second Timed Work Toward Pegasus World Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner, the favorite to be crowned 2017 Horse of the Year on Jan. 25, had his second timed work Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans in preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) on Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Gun Runner worked five-eighths of a mile in 1:02 2/5 with […]

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