winchell thoroughbreds

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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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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Gun Runner: ‘Horse Of The Year On Thursday And A Chance To Prove It On Saturday’

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has a big week ahead. On Thursday, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner – whom Asmussen has saddled to 11 victories and $8.9 million in earnings – is expected to be named Horse of the Year at the 47th Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park. Two days later, Gun […]

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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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‘Great Work Horse’ Gettysburg The Perfect Partner For Gun Runner

Gettysburg is a 5-year-old horse who is 1 for 13 lifetime, lost his last two starts by a combined 32 lengths and made a total of $1,768 in 2017. His value to owners Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds? Incalculable. Since Gettysburg was purchased privately last fall to serve as the designated workmate to Gun […]

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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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‘He Worked Amazing’; Gun Runner Gears Up With Sizzling 1:10 3/5 Pegasus Drill

With frigid weather looming in New Orleans, trainer Steve Asmussen wanted a little something extra from Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner during his weekly workout Sunday in preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $16-million Pegasus World Cup (G1). And in the case of Gun Runner, heavy favorite to be feted as North America’s Horse of […]

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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 ‘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 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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