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Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:05 pm
by Ballerina
I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT. WHO LOVES YA BABY BOY?!~

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:33 pm
by Life At Zen
Life At Zen wrote:As much as an Arrogate fangirl that I am, I'm 100% certain this horse is a lock for the Classic. I think the only thing that might beat him is a bad start or worse.
I'm not right about much but damn that gut feeling was dead on 8-)

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:21 am
by Ballerina
Video of the Classic for those who didn't get to see it on TV.

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... ic_win_123

Gate to wire with Collected dogging him all the way until finally he said, "Enough of this crap. I am outta here." He won by 2-1/4 lengths with a 117 beyer. What a horse and what a great jockey - brilliant ride. Kudos to the Asmussen camp for bringing this horse up to his fullest potential going into the Classic. I've never seen Steve that animated. I'm happy for him. Now onto the Pegasus stopping off at the Eclipse Awards to pick up Horse of the Year honors.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:41 am
by Ziggypop
He ran a hell of a race.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:04 pm
by Ballerina
Gun Runner to return to training after some down time

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... up_win_123#

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:05 pm
by Treve
Mornings With Gun Runner - Steve Haskin

Enjoyed reading this, thought you might enjoy it too, Ballerina ;)
Some great photos too.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:29 pm
by Ballerina
Treve wrote:Mornings With Gun Runner - Steve Haskin

Enjoyed reading this, thought you might enjoy it too, Ballerina ;)
Some great photos too.
YUP - read it and responded. Thanks for thinking of me.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 pm
by Auburndee
https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... tired_123#

It's official! Gun Runner to target 2018 Pegasus before retired

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:29 pm
by Ballerina
Auburndee wrote:https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... tired_123#

It's official! Gun Runner to target 2018 Pegasus before retired

Beat me to it. Although 1/2 of me wanted to see him race another year, the other half didn't want to see him not go out a winner. Every horse, no matter how great, has a boiling point. Arrogate had his early on, but Gun Runner one day would reach his. I want him to go out a champ like Rocky Marciano and Sandy Koufax. He's in tip top condition and the Pegasus is calling for him. Here's to The Gun, the Champ.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:41 pm
by Ioya Two
Not to mention, he's about worth as much as a stallion as he'll ever be so might as well go for Chrome's North American earnings record before he's done. Not surprised he's bred in the purple. I'll bet they ask 100k for him easy.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:34 pm
by Treve
Ioya Two wrote:Not to mention, he's about worth as much as a stallion as he'll ever be so might as well go for Chrome's North American earnings record before he's done. Not surprised he's bred in the purple. I'll bet they ask 100k for him easy.
You mean Arrogate's ;) ?

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:21 pm
by Ballerina

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:34 pm
by Ioya Two
Yeah arrogate my bad. I forgot. Oops.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
by Retrospectiv
Ioya Two wrote:Not to mention, he's about worth as much as a stallion as he'll ever be so might as well go for Chrome's North American earnings record before he's done. Not surprised he's bred in the purple. I'll bet they ask 100k for him easy.
Nope. Standing for $70,000

Arrogate @ $75,000

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:49 pm
by Ballerina
Retrospectiv wrote:
Ioya Two wrote:Not to mention, he's about worth as much as a stallion as he'll ever be so might as well go for Chrome's North American earnings record before he's done. Not surprised he's bred in the purple. I'll bet they ask 100k for him easy.
Nope. Standing for $70,000

Arrogate @ $75,000
I doubt they would stand him for more than his daddy who's at $80K.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:51 pm
by Ioya Two
I think they're a little low on both of them, great to see value there. Gun Runner and his dad are worthy of a 100k fee and I'm surprised they didn't.

Arrogate should at least be the same as Gun Runner is now if not slightly less. Great horse but I'm afraid the what have you done for me this summer and fall syndrome got to him.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:00 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I would guess that Arrogate's fee is higher because, as arguably the late Unbridled's Song's most talented son, he will have a unique appeal. 'Runner is quite talented, but his sire is still with us and still siring a bunch of babies, so GR isn't as 'rare.'

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:40 am
by Izvestia
But you gotta love GR's female family!!!

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 am
by Ballerina
"Upon flying from California to Kentucky, Gun Runner spent three days at Three Chimneys, where he was on display for horsemen in town for the big breeding stock auctions. He vanned to New Orleans [Nov. 9] with his entire Breeders’ Cup entourage – chief assistant Scott Blasi, groom Idelberto “Gabino” Gutierrez, exercise rider Angel Garcia, hotwalker Juan Gonzalez and Red the pony. Gun Runner’s designated workmate, the stakes-placed Gettysburg, shipped down a day later.

“He travels like a rock star — the U.S. 7th fleet,” Fiske said. “He’s got a lot of guys who travel with him.”

Asmussen, who is currently with his Churchill Downs division, said Gun Runner has resumed training with “easy” gallops.

“We’ve got short of nine weeks for the Pegasus,” he said. “There won’t be much down time.”

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... _World_Cup#

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:51 pm
by Ballerina
Gun Runner gearing up for run in The Pegasus

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... ld_Cup_123#