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Gun Runner Deal Struck For Pegasus World Cup; Contingent On End Of Fair Grounds Quarantine A deal has been struck for Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner to be in the starting gate for the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Jan. 28. Ron Winchell, who co-owns the 4-year-old Candy Ride colt with Three Chimneys Farm, announced on Twitter Thursday night that the deal is contingent on the EHV-1 quarantine being lifted at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., where Steve Asmussen has had Gun Runner in steady training for the last month. Officials with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said the Fair Grounds quarantine could be lifted by Saturday in barns not directly affected by the infectious disease outbreak, provided there are no further confirmed cases of EHV-1. XBTV.com reporter Camilla Yakteen reported the Gun Runner deal was made with Ruis Racing, which purchased one of a dozen guaranteed starting berths in the Pegasus World Cup last May for $1 million. Ruis Racing had previously declared that War Envoy, a 5-year-old son of War Front with just two wins from 21 starts, would carry their silks in the Pegasus World Cup. If Gun Runner is able to leave Fair Grounds and there are no blockades put in place by officials with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or Gulfstream Park, Mick Ruis told Yakteen the Craig Dollase-trained War Envoy would instead race in the Poseidon Stakes on the Pegasus under card. Gun Runner recorded two five-furlong breezes Dec. 24 and 31 and two six-furlong works Jan. 7 and 15. He may have another timed workout on Sunday morning at Fair Grounds before leaving for Gulfstream Park. Gun Runner has won six of 12 starts with two seconds and two thirds, earning $2,037,800. Prior to his victory in the Nov. 25 Clark at Churchill Downs, Gun Runner finished second to Tamarkuz in the G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/gun-runner-deal-struck-pegasus-world-cup-contingent-end-fair-grounds-quarantine/
At a Mile and an eighth I think The Runner would have a shot at being close & up at the pace-he can do that distance-even with the best as has been proven...But... I HAVE A QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU..SERIOUSLY.... What do you think the odds would be for him if he would go in the Peg????
in chromes 1st 6 races who did he beat that actually won much ?
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  • RealDynastyPicks · Seeing as Chrome only won 2 of his first 6 races, no one with any importance sadly. · 1 day ago
  • Blue Larkspur via Disqus · How small does one's self image have to be to keep making inane posts about one particular horse? How much disability or welfare does one receive to have the time to come up with as many disparaging comments? To answer your question, no one cares. · 1 day ago
Anyone here on H R N know what is going on with Beach Bum ? After a great 7F race I heard this horse had some issues and was out of training, but was returning to training in the middle of Dec. Anyone have updates on this horse?
Any news
After going to frankel twice she will come home in 2018
Is it true the yearling filly is named California Chromet? I am looking for photos of her
Excited to see this one run this year
Pegasus bound. They have a deal to run him in the Pegasus assuming he's allowed to leave quarantine.
First foal. A filly out of the mare Peeker.
I got a horse for you. Hes called Devileye and hes undefeated. Looks like a talented horse.
There needs to be an age restriction for the comments section. Stubborn, rude, ignorant children should not be allowed. There are enough adults acting childish without having to endure "expert advice" from someone who doesn't even have a driver's license!
First foal. A colt out of the mare Look to the Stars.
Will be a scratch from the Lecomte.
I can't believe all you bandwagons...no way Arrogate or anyone else beats Chrome.
Standing at Ballena Vista farm for $3500
BREAKING NEWS: Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Valadorna has been entered in an allowance race at the Fair Grounds on January 27th in a one mile and 70 yards race. race 5, Julian Leporaux will ride. She is using this race as a prep for the Rachel Alexandra.
I have a question about the Eclipse Awards, so I will ask it here, since I think Chrome is going to win the Big Prize on Saturday. *fingers crossed* Question- Was there always a presentation award banquet for this award? I see that the Eclipse Awards started in 1971, and in the movie "Secretariat" (yes, I know... it wasn't very accurate with LOTS of things) the jockey "Ron Turcotte" comes in a diner and is waving a paper saying, "look, Secretariat won Horse of the Year!" I'm assuming they found out the night of the awards banquet, and not in the casual manner portrayed in the movie, right? Or maybe they didn't have the awards presented like they are today? Does anyone know?
"If he can get out of the racetrack... if he can get into Florida, I think we can get him into the gate," Fiske said of Gun Runner Via Bloodhorse.... Could be interesting if he can draw in. He is going very well right now. I will be shocked, but hey anything can happen.

Meet Andrew Champagne


A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at andrewdchampagne@gmail.com.

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