David Fiske

Pegasus World Cup: Only Four Of 12 Starting Slots Sold So Far

The Stronach Group announced in May of 2016 that all 12 of the starting slots for the inaugural Pegasus World Cup had been sold; this year, the company has only managed to sell four of those $1 million slots by mid-August. According to¬†drf.com, three of those shares were purchased by participants from 2016, including Coolmore, […]

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‘Unchartered Territory’: Gun Runner Prepares For Overseas Journey

Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner had his final U.S. work Saturday morning, predicating the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride’s overseas voyage to the $10 million Dubai World Cup to face champion Arrogate. At the Fair Grounds, Gun Runner breezed a six furlongs in 1:12 for trainer Steve Asmussen. The colt will ship […]

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Gun Runner Confirmed To Challenge Arrogate In Dubai World Cup

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner has been confirmed for a trip to Meydan Racecourse to contest the Dubai World Cup next month, reports bloodhorse.com. Scheduled for March 25, the $10 million race has also drawn the interest of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse, Arrogate. “We’ll just try and get there as good […]

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Gun Runner Could Make Trip To Dubai After Monday’s Razorback

Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson said he was kicking around ideas a couple of years ago to strengthen the track’s two-turn stakes program for older horses when he zeroed in on the Razorback Handicap. Jackson said he was thinking of a hefty purse hike. Racing secretary Pat Pope had an idea, too. He wanted to […]

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Fiske: Racehorses Like Gun Runner Are ‘Few And Far Between’

The winners of last year’s Triple Crown races, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator, are off to stud to try and produce classic winners. But, one of the country’s top 3-year-olds from 2016 is still around in Gun Runner, who is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday […]

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Pegasus Contender? Gun Runner’s Connections ‘Treading Water’ At Fair Grounds

David Fiske, manager of Winchell Thoroughbreds, confirmed to bloodhorse.com on Tuesday that Gun Runner is pointing to the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Neither Winchell nor Three Chimneys, which own the colt together, owns a starting slot in the Pegasus, so they would have to purchase one from a current owner, […]

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Untapable Scheduled To Be Bred To Frankel In 2017

The Breeders’ Cup Distaff heroine of 2014, Untapable has been scheduled to be bred to undefeated European Horse of the Year Frankel for 2017, according to bloodhorse.com. Retired in June of this year, Untapable will likely remain at Newmarket’s National Stud for her first two seasons, reported David Fiske, manager for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds. “I […]

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Gun Runner’s Connections Considering Clark Handicap, Pegasus

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner is being considered for a try in the G1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Nov. 25, according to bloodhorse.com. The sophomore son of Candy Ride finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to Tamarkuz, and has yet to win a G1 event, though he accumulated […]

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Untapable, Just Wicked Work Back After Winter Vacations

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Untapable, the Eclipse Award Champion 3-year-old filly of 2014 and a Grade 1 winner in her 4-year-old season for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the first steps toward what will likely be her final season of racing on Thursday morning. The leading female earner of champion sire Tapit worked an easy half-mile at […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: RACING’S JUGGLING JUGGERNAUTS

By Ray Paulick Steve Asmussen and Todd Pletcher have a lot in common: both were born into hands-on racing families; they have incredible work ethics but also maintain a family life away from the track; they’ve won Eclipse Awards (Pletcher has four, Asmussen is odds-on to get his second next month); and both are […]

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