Gun Runner

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Treve
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:12 pm

he really is one handsome son of a gun!
Really looking forward to the big race.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:24 pm

You can really see what a little fellow he is in this picture.
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Ballerina
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:00 pm

Gun Runner re his PP draw - "Here - hold my beer. Watch this."

He may not be tall, but he's built like a brick outhouse.
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 pm

Gun Runner, Steve Asmussen and a precious moment of rare understanding'
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In the narrow confines of a paddock saddling stall, the most personal kind of quiet conversation began to unfold between trainer Steve Asmussen and his sleek chestnut charge, Gun Runner. In those precious seconds, when horse and man communicated in ways that might forever be a mystery to most, they existed in a world of their own.

Asmussen reached to straighten the purple cooler emblazoned with gold draped over Gun Runner’s muscled shoulders, and the colt leaned into him with a comfortable familiarity, his eyes keen, his demeanor one of contained electricity.

Belying his own imposing physical frame, Asmussen gently embraced the horse’s neck and pressed his face into a soft shock of shimmering mane. While other horses, trainers and grooms shuffled around the paddock during the schooling session, Asmussen and Gun Runner quietly steeled themselves for what would be the race of their lives — a race that secured the gold Eclipse Award as America’s Horse of the Year.

“It was pretty overwhelming to me, that Thursday of Breeders’ Cup week when we schooled him after all the pressure we had put on him because of the way we felt the race would unfold,” Asmussen recalled. “But he just accepted it, and he had that look that said ‘I’ve got this’. That was the feeling that I got then; it was possibly premature, but then it proved correct.”
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Ballerina
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:12 pm

Eclipse award for Older Dirt Horse and Horse of the Year. Richly deserved.

A win in the Pegasus lets him go out in style and garners a nice spot in the pages of outstanding racing history.
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Treve
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:02 pm

He had an outstanding year and both of those awards should have been unanimous, in my humble opinion.
Hoping he can go out in style, but most importantly hope he can go out safe and sound to begin his new life. Something tells me he's going to light the breeding world on fire.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:26 pm

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Barbara Livingston
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Steve Asmussen trainee GUN RUNNER eyes the world, including his longtime hotwalker Juan Gonzalez, yesterday morning at @GulfstreamPark . Other horses' eyes who've reflected Juan include Curlin and Rachel Alexandra's.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Ballerina
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:54 pm

Juan is a real sweet guy. He's been with the Asmussen barn for a long time.
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Ballerina
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:19 pm

You did it sweet baby boy. You did it. I love you.
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Personal Ensign
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Any guesses on what his stud fee will be?
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields



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Ballerina
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:20 pm

Personal Ensign wrote:Any guesses on what his stud fee will be?
Three Chimneys already announced $70,000
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:39 pm

There's a Stallion Register page up for Gun Runner already, and it has his fee as $70,000 S&N.
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Ballerina
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:45 pm

Gun Runner farewell brings out the best of emotions

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Ballerina
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:04 pm

Gun Runner's first moments at 3Chimneys

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Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:30 pm

Gettysburg finally gets a chance against others in Oaklawn's 9th today.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Flanders
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:21 am

stark wrote:Gettysburg finally gets a chance against others in Oaklawn's 9th today.
I still don't understand why they don't try him sprinting. He has never run at less than a mile.
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Insane Crazy
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:58 am

Ballerina wrote:Gun Runner's first moments at 3Chimneys

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Good golly he is magnificent. I've always known he's an attractive horse but that really shows off how stunning he is.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 pm

It's your birthday today -5 years old. Happy, Happy Birthday and many, many, many more. sweet baby boy. Love you much. Hope to see you soon.
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