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Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:12 pm
by Treve
he really is one handsome son of a gun!
Really looking forward to the big race.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:24 pm
by katmandu
You can really see what a little fellow he is in this picture.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:00 pm
by Ballerina
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.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 pm
by Sparrow Castle
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.”

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/gun-runner-steve-asmussen-and-precious-moment-rare-understanding/

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:12 pm
by Ballerina
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.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:02 pm
by Treve
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.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:26 pm
by stark
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Barbara Livingston
‏@DRFLivingston

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.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:54 pm
by Ballerina
Juan is a real sweet guy. He's been with the Asmussen barn for a long time.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:19 pm
by Ballerina
You did it sweet baby boy. You did it. I love you.

Re: Gun Runner

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:59 pm
by Personal Ensign
Any guesses on what his stud fee will be?