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Horse Racing

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Neither a blustery wind nor a wide post would deter the 2017 Horse of the Year as his racing career came to a rousing conclusion late Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park. As daylight waned at the South Florida track, Gun Runner defeated his 11 rivals and took down the $7 million prize as the winner of the second annual Pegasus World Cup Invita…

Horse Racing

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.  – Chapter two of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational is all about Gun Runner. The second annual edition of Frank Stronach’s brainchild will be run Saturday afternoon in South Florida, with the 2017 Horse of the Year installed as the 4-5 heavy favorite. The son of Candy Ride is hoping to ride off as the sun sets on the Gulfstream track, a winner…

Horse Racing

The post position draw for this Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational has been set with Gun Runner the heavy 4-5 favorite in his last career race. The $16 million race will be held for the second time at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The nationally televised race on NBC will feature the top five finishers from last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, won by Gu…

Horse Racing

It was a year of dominating performances in thoroughbred horse racing. You could even call it a tale of two seasons, with Arrogate dominating the first half of the year with two captivating victories and Gun Runner solidifying his claim to Horse of the Year in the second half. The 3-year-old season did not provide us with a Triple Crown chance with three different wi…

Horse Racing

The annual Racing Kreskin predictions are in the books with the Gun Runner victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic two weeks ago. The crystal ball emerged last December with a look at how we thought the 2017 racing year would progress. The Racing Kreskin was trying to improve on last year’s .350 batting average and started slowly before making a big run at the 2016 mark. L…

Horse Racing

DEL MAR, Calif. – On a picture perfect day at old Del Mar, Gun Runner staked his claim as the best horse in the land with a stunning performance in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Gun Runner, the 4-year-old colt out of the Steve Asmussen barn, defeated last year’s Classic winner Arrogate and three other horses from the Bob Baffert barn to claim the $6 million Classic on Satu…

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We approach the final weekend at Saratoga with some major graded stakes remaining in the Capital Region, including a last look at Gun Runner before the Breeders’ Cup Classic. One of the biggest races during the Saratoga meeting takes center stage on Saturday afternoon.  The $750,000 million Grade 1 Woodward Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward drew five horses, including W…