winchell thoroughbreds

‘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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Heavily Favored Gun Runner Takes Razorback As He Pleases

Off as the 1-5 favorite in a field of six older horses, Gun Runner took the lead out of the gate and was never seriously challenged to win Monday’s G3 Razorback Handicap by open lengths at Oaklawn Park. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was never really […]

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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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Gun Runner’s Connections Opt Out Of Pegasus World Cup Consideration

It was announced early last week that Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner was a candidate for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup, when owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm made a deal with Pegasus slot-holder Mick Ruis. That deal was contingent upon lifting of the EHV-1 quarantine at the Fair Grounds, […]

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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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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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Champion Untapable Retired With Nearly $4 Million In Earnings

Ron Winchell’s homebred Untapable, the Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old champion of 2014, has officially been retired. Winchell announced the 5-year-old daughter of Tapit’s retirement via Twitter on Sunday evening: “Untapable is officially being retired,” wrote Winchell. “After having a truly great 3-year-old season and currently the number one US earner of Tapit – it’s time!” Trained […]

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Gun Runner Turns In ‘Nice Maintenance Work’ At Churchill Downs

Winchell Racing LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner continued his preparation for a start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 over a fast track Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs clockers caught the son of Candy Ride in eighth-mile splits of […]

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Gun Runner Back On Work Tab At Churchill Downs

Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner was back on the work tab at Churchill Downs Monday morning, recording a half-mile breeze under regular rider Florent Geroux. The sophomore son of Candy Ride was clocked in :50 3/5 for the move, 16th fastest of 19 at the distance. The Steve Asmussen trainee most recently […]

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Kentucky Derby Next Stop For Gun Runner, Mo Tom

Louisiana Derby winner Gun Runner came out of the race well, and his trainer, Steve Asmussen, indicated the colt will head straight to the Kentucky Derby. The Daily Racing Form reports that Mo Tom, who once again experienced a troubled trip, will also make his next start at Churchill Downs. Asmussen told the Form that Gun Runner was […]

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