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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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Trio Of U.S.-Based Colts Pointed To Meydan’s UAE Derby

Americans to join the fray this week include a member of ‘Team Gun Runner,’ Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Steve Asmussen-trained Reride. Like Gun Runner, a son of Candy Ride, the game colt has two consecutive stakes wins and impressively took the Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park last out in the desert of New Mexico. Reride may […]

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Mine That Bird Stakes Winner Reride Will Ship For UAE Derby

Trainer Steve Asmussen told drf.com on Saturday that 3-year-old Reride, winner of the $100,000 Mine That Bird Stakes at Sunland Park in his most recent start, will travel to Dubai for his next start. The Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred, a son of Candy Ride, is being pointed to the UAE Derby on the Dubai World Cup undercard. […]

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Champion Gun Runner’s First Two Mares Scanned In Foal

2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner has wasted little time in transitioning from the racetrack to the breeding shed, with Graded Stakes producer But for Money (dam of Graded Stakes winner and Grade 1 placed Eskenformoney) and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapped (a full sister to Champion Untapable) both being confirmed in foal today. They are […]

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Geroux Reflects On Gun Runner’s ‘Desire Of Winning Races’

With 2017 Horse of the Year and Grade I Pegasus World Cup victor Gun Runner’s racing career in the rearview mirror, jockey Florent Geroux took some time to talk about what the horse meant to his riding career and how special he really was. Geroux began riding Gun Runner at the beginning of his 3-year-old campaign, which began […]

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That’s A Wrap: Gun Runner Closes His Career With A Bang In Pegasus World Cup

Champion Gun Runner left it all on the track on Saturday, and heads off to the breeding shed with no question left unanswered. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride is one of a small number of top-caliber Thoroughbreds to improve with each start, and he ended his career with a personal best Beyer Speed Figure […]

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Pegasus World Cup: Gun Runner Se Despide A Lo Grande En La Carrera Mas Rica Del Mundo

“El puesto no es el mejor, pero él es Gun Runner,” fueron las palabras del entrenador Steve Asmussen cuando se le preguntó acerca del puesto de pista 10 para su pupilo. Estaba totalmente en lo cierto. Con una magistral conducción por parte del jinete Florent Geroux, el hijo de Candy Ride se despidió de las […]

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Gun Runner Makes His Own Trip In Swan Song Pegasus World Cup Victory

There were questions about the post position and about the pace scenario, but Horse of the Year and race favorite Gun Runner answered them all with a 2 1/2-length triumph in Saturday’s second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup. Florent Geroux rode hard out of the gate on the 5-year-old son of Candy […]

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Texting Wraps Up Black Type To Kick Off Pegasus Card

Sarah Sharp Farish’s homebred Texting earned the first graded stakes victory of her career on Saturday, scoring by a half-length in the G3 La Prevoyante at Gulfstream Park. The first stake and third race on the Pegasus World Cup card, the La Prevoyante saw jockey Javier Castellano win his second start on the afternoon at […]

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Suspensions Will Force Bowman To Miss 2018 Debut Of Champion Winx

Jockey Hugh Bowman has been aboard wondermare Winx for 20 of her 22 consecutive victories, but he will be forced to miss her 2018 debut on Feb. 17. According to sportinglife.com, Bowman will be serving a pair of careless riding suspensions for a total of 19 days from Feb. 4 through 22. “I won’t be appealing […]

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