winchell thoroughbreds

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 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 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 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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Geroux, Stidham, Midwest Thoroughbreds Lead Fair Grounds Meeting

Three new faces were crowned meet winners on Sunday at the conclusion of the 144th thoroughbred racing season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La. Jockey Florent Geroux, coming off a career year in 2015, kept his momentum going throughout the winter, capturing the title of leading jockey with 87 wins. Not […]

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Gun Runner Draws Away From The Crowd In Louisiana Derby

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner strung together back-to-back victories with a win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, re-establishing his position atop the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 100 additional points. The sophomore son of Candy Ride and jockey Florent Geroux drew away from the field by 4 1/2 lengths on the […]

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Winchell And Three Chimneys’ First-Time Partnership A ‘Win-Win’ In Gun Runner

The partnership between Kentucky-based industry giants Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm is unique not just because the it is their first partnership, but also because the Gun Runner was not bred by either organization, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. Instead, the colt was purchased as a yearling as part of a package deal […]

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