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BC Classic Notes: Baffert Contingent Arrives At Del Mar, Gunnevera ‘Feeling Good’

Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij, West Coast – Bob Baffert’s four runners – Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij and West Coast – all shipped from Santa Anita Park to Del Mar in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The Classic horses were part of a group of 16 Baffert horses moved to Del Mar. Eleven of them are scheduled to compete in Breeders’ […]

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Breeders’ Cup 2017: Noticias Y Notas, Lunes 30 De Octubre

EL SORTEO: En una ceremonia larga – o excesivamente larga, se llevó a cabo el sorteo de los puestos de partida para las 13 carreras que conforman la Breeders’ Cup. Casi tres horas de transmisión que culminaron con la Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), sin duda la competencia que mayor expectativa ha generado en esta edición. […]

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Gun Runner Works ‘Beautiful’ Half-Mile In Final Move For BC Classic

David Fiske spent Monday morning watching the sun rise from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. “Hard to believe this might be the second most-amazing thing I see this week,” tweeted the racing and bloodstock manager for Winchell Thoroughbreds, co-owner of Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Gun Runner, America’s top-ranked horse and Fiske’s top-ranked wonder. […]

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BC Juvenile Turf: Snapper Sinclair Working ‘Brilliantly’ In Hopes Of Making Field

Bloom Racing’s 2-year-old colt Snapper Sinclair hadn’t even cooled out after capturing Kentucky Downs’ $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile when the plans were made to send him to Friday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar. Trainer Steve Asmussen said at Kentucky Downs that Snapper Sinclair would not have another race in between, […]

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Gun Runner ‘Just Bouncing’ In Del Mar Gallop, Will Work Half-Mile Monday

Looking every bit the favorite that he figures to be for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Gun Runner galloped two miles around the Del Mar track on Sunday morning, the third day of his presence after shipping south from Santa Anita. “He’s doing great,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen. “We’ll put another half-mile (work) in […]

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Gun Runner ‘Playing Coming Off The Track’ After Five Furlong Breeze Monday

Gun Runner, expected to vie for favoritism with Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 4, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Monday in 1:01.60. “He had good rhythm, looked good and felt good coming off the race track,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen, who was on hand for the 6:45 a.m. drill. “He’ll […]

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Gun Runner ‘Smooth’ In First Southern California Breeze Monday

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Gun Runner had his first breeze in Southern California on Monday morning, clocking an easy half-mile in :50 2/5 over the main track at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride shipped in from Churchill on Sept. 25, in an effort to acclimate him to the local weather and racing […]

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Gun Runner Realiza Un Buen Trabajo En Churchill Downs Antes De Su Viaje A California

El alazán Gun Runner, hoy por hoy uno de los mejores corredores en Norteamérica, realizó el pasado domingo 24 un último briseo en la pista de Churchill Downs previo a su viaje a California, donde se espera que sea uno de los protagonistas principales de la Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) el venidero 4 de Noviembre […]

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Lucky ‘Rabbit’s Foot’: Gun Runner’s Extra Horseshoe Brings Additional Intrigue To Whitney

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney’s Gun Runner was in fine fettle Sunday morning following his 5 ¼-length domination in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney – a performance made all the more memorable by a wayward horseshoe that mystifyingly made its way into the chestnut colt’s tail. “He’s fabulous, happy with himself, came back great,” […]

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Gun Runner ‘Got Over The Track Beautifully’ In Half-Mile Work Monday In Dubai

Preparing for a tilt in Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup, Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner breezed just after 5 a.m. Monday morning at the Meydan Racecourse. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride covered four furlongs in 49 4/5 seconds under exercise rider Carlos Rosas, who also exercised 2008 Dubai World Cup […]

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