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Mitole ‘Really Proud Of Himself’ After Bullet Gate Work At Santa Anita

Met Mile winner Mitole served notice on Monday that he’s ready to take on all comers in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in two weeks’ time. The 4-year-old Eskendereya colt posted a bullet five-furlong move from the gate at Santa Anita Park, turning in a sharp final time of 58 4/5 seconds, according to drf.com. “He hasn’t […]

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East Coast Quartet Takes On Pacific Classic

They’ve come from the East in numbers unprecedented in TVG Pacific Classic history. Four horses in a field of 10, with highly-regarded connections, have shipped in for the $1 million, 1 ¼-mile signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. The group is sufficiently impressive to track oddsmaker Russ Hudak that he made Seeking the […]

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Gun It’s Connections Hoping For ‘A Little New Orleans Luck’ In Risen Star

Early on in a horse’s 3-year-old year is the time when a lot of developing and learning experiences take place. Many horses that appear quirky and green will eventually blossom into classy, talented top-level runners later in the year. In the case of royally bred Gun It, the connections acknowledge his idiosyncratic tendencies but have […]

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‘Quality Filly’ Midnight Bisou Gets A First Look At Parx Track

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou got her first look at Parx’s main track and paddock on Friday morning just a day before she tries to capture her second Grade 1 victory this year in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. The 3-year-old filly by Midnight Lute enters off […]

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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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Gun Runner ‘Ready For Saturday’, Works Half-Mile Ahead Of Pegasus World Cup

In his typically professional manner Monday, Gun Runner turned in the last timed workout for his career finale in the Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) with a half-mile breeze in :49 at Gulfstream Park. Gun Runner, co-owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm, will be the morning line favorite in the […]

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Gun Runner, Seeking The Soul Breeze At Fair Grounds On Christmas Eve

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner took another step Christmas Eve in his training preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) on Jan. 27, two days after he’s expected to be crowned Horse of the Year. Gun Runner, with jockey Florent Geroux aboard, had his first workout in company since […]

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Gun Runner Back On Track At Fair Grounds, Expected For Pegasus Work Dec. 3

Soon-to-be Horse of the Year Gun Runner is back on the track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and enjoying taking it easy in The Big Easy. The Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm-owned 4-year-old colt is expected to make his next start in the Grade I $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Gun Runner Se Consagra Como Caballo Del Año 2017 Ganando De Punta A Punta

Durante meses, las conexiones de Gun Runner estaban convencidas de que tenían en sus manos al mejor caballo de los Estados Unidos. Con cada triunfo del hijo de Candy Ride esta percepción se fue afianzando hasta llegar al sábado 3 de Noviembre. Gun Runner les dio la razón al ganar de extremo a extremo la […]

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Barn Buddies: Frank Started At The Bottom, Now He’s Jetsetting

In the final week before the Breeders’ Cup, there’s little for trainers and their teams to do but wait. It can be a nerve-wrecking time for some. In the Steve Asmussen barn, which will lead four contenders over to the paddock this weekend (including Classic hopeful Gun Runner), you’d think there could be a lot […]

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