Gun Runner

Gun Runner

Candy Ride (ARG) - Quiet Giant, by Giant's Causeway   ·   Stud Fee: $70,000 S&N

"Can't tell you the level of appreciation I have for him. Because very few horses accept the amount of pressure that was applied to him. Especially in the style in which he did it.”
— trainer Steve Asmussen on Gun Runner's Breeders' Cup Classic win

2017 Horse of the Year Champion and Older Male Champion

Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Champion

Capped his brilliant career with a dominating win in the world's richest race, the $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1)

Retired with earnings of $15,988,500

On the board in 17 of 19 career starts — won 6 G1s

Broke his maiden on 2-year-old debut at Churchill Downs

At 3: in the money 8 of 9 times, including winning the Clark H. (G1), defeating older horses and 4 G1 winners

At 4: 5 wins in 6 starts by over 30 lengths with single season earnings of $6,950,700

Won the Stephen Foster (G1) by 7 lengths — the largest winning margin in the history of the race, 1/5th off the track record

Won the Woodward S. (G1) by 10 ¼ lengths, covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.43, the fastest of 12 Woodwards run at Saratoga

Graded Stakes Wins:

$16,000,000 Pegasus World Cup (G1)
$6,000,000 Breeders Cup Classic (G1)
$1,200,000 Whitney S. (G1)
$750,000 Woodward S. (G1)
$500,000 Stephen Foster H. (G1)
$500,000 Clark H. (G1)
$1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (G2)
$400,000 Risen Star S. (G2)
$500,000 Razorback H. (G3)
$100,000 Matt Winn S. (G3)

Candy Ride's leading earner and best son 

Out of a Grade 2-winning half-sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam


Gun Runner
02/27/02018
2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner has wasted little time in transitioning from the racetrack to the breeding shed...

01/27/02018
Gun Runner's brilliant racing career ended with a tremendous victory in Saturday's $16 million Pegasus Inv. (G1) at Gulfstream Park...

01/25/02018
Gun Runner's outstanding 2017 campaign earned the now 5-year-old Eclipse Awards as both Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male...

11/07/02017
The owners of Breeders Cup Classic Champion and leading candidate for Horse of the Year Gun Runner announced today that Gun Runner will stand the 2018 breeding season at Three Chimneys Farm...

11/04/02017
Gun Runner wrapped up a near-perfect 2017 with a front-running victory in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Saturday at Del Mar...

10/31/02017
Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds' Gun Runner was installed the 9-5 favorite for Saturday's $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar...

09/03/02017
Gun Runner continued on his march towards the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) with another dazzling display in Saturday's $750,000 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga...

02/20/02017
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner didn't disappoint in his much-anticipated 2017 debut...

11/26/02016
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner turned in the best rest of his career Friday at Churchill Downs with a front-running, three-length victory in the $500,000 Clark H. (G1)...

06/19/02016
Gun Runner returned to Churchill Downs for first start since his gritty third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1)...
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View Pedigree
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earnings
2 3 2 0 0 $66,920
3 9 4 (4) 2 (2) 2 (2) $1,970,880
4 6 5 (5) 1 (1) 0 $6,950,700
5 1 1 (1) 0 0 $7,000,000

19 12(10) 3(3) 2(2) $15,988,500

 

At 2: Won

A maiden special weight at Churchill Downs (8f in 1:37.83 by ¾ lengths, defeating Gametown, Gray Sky, Blame the Caddie, My Majestic Flight, Paschal, Hint of Roses, Arcus)

An allowance at Keeneland (8.5f in 1:44.69 by 2 lengths, defeating Uncle Jerry, Rafting, Bandwidth, One Fine Dream, Meeteetse Fly, Smart Moon, He’s From Queens)

 

At 3: Won

Clark H. at Churchill Downs (G1, 9f in 1:48.50, by 2 ¾ lengths, defeating Breaking Lucky, Shaman Ghost, Hoppertunity, Hawaakom, Effinex, Noble Bird, Are You Kidding Me, Prayer for Relief, Mr. Z) [WATCH RACE]

Risen Star S. at Fair Grounds (G2, 8.5f in 1:43.94, defeating Forevamo, Mo Tom, Candy My Boy, Zapperini, In Equality, Tom’s Ready, Its All Relevant, Bistraya, Airoforce, Uncle Walter) [WATCH RACE]

Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds (G2, 9f in 1:51.06, by 4 ½ lengths, defeating Tom’s Ready, Dazzling Gem, Mo Tom, Forevamo, Candy My Boy, Greenpointcrusader, Conquest Windycity, Uncle Walter, Battery) [WATCH RACE]

Matt Winn S. at Churchill Downs (G3, 8.5 in 1:41.12, by 5 ¼ lengths, defeating Gray Sky, Texas Chrome, Virtual Machine, Yo Carm, Cutacorner) [WATCH RACE]

 

At 3: 2nd

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park (G1, 8f, to Tamarkuz, defeating Accelerate, Dortmund, Tom’s Ready, Point Piper, Vyjack, Runhappy, Texas Chrome) 

Pennsylvania Derby at Parx (G2, 9f, to Connect, defeating Wild About Deb, My Man Sam, Awesome Slem, Nyquist, Exaggerator, Cupid, Summer Revolution, Discreet Lover, Sunny Ridge, Hit It Once More)

 

At 3: 3rd

Kentucky Derby  at Churchill Downs (G1, 10f, to Nyquist and Exaggerator, defeating Mohaymen, Suddenbreakingnews, Destin, Brody’s Cause, etc.)

Travers S.  at Saratoga (G1, 10f, to Arrogate and American Freedom, defeating Gift Box, Governor Malibu, Connect, etc.)

 

At 4: Won

Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar (G1, 10f in 2:01.29, by 2 ¼ lengths, defeating Collected, West Coast, War Story, Arrogate, Gunnevera, Churchill (IRE), Mubtaahij (IRE), War Decree, Pavel, Win The Space) [WATCH RACE]

Woodward S. at Saratoga (G1, 9f in 1:47.43, by 10 ¼ lengths, defeating Rally Cry, Neolithic, War Story, Discreet Lover) [WATCH RACE]

Whitney S. at Saratoga (G1, 9f in 1:47.71, by 5 ¼ lengths, defeating Keen Ice, Breaking Lucky, War Story, Discreet Lover, Tu Brutus (CHI), Cautious Giant) [WATCH RACE]

Stephen Foster H. at Churchill Downs (G1, 9f in 1:47.56, by 7 lengths, defeating Honorable Duty, Breaking Lucky, Hawaakom, Stanford, Texas Chrome, Mo Tom, Bird Song) [WATCH RACE]

Razorback H. at Oaklawn Park (G3, 8.5f in 1:40.97,  by 5 ¾ lengths, defeating Hawaakom, Domain’s Rap, Goats Town, Smack Smack, Blue Tone) [WATCH RACE]

 

At 4: 2nd

Dubai World Cup  at Meydan (G1, 10f in 2:02.15, to Arrogate, defeating Neolithic, Mubtaahij (IRE), Awardee, Hoppertunity, Keen Ice, Lani, etc)

  

At 5: Won

Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park (G1, 9f in 1:47.41, by 2 ½ lengths, defeating West Coast, Gunnevera, Fear the Cowboy, Seeking the Soul, Stellar Wind, Collected, Sharp Azteca, Giant Expectations, War Story, Singing Bullet, Toast of New York) [WATCH RACE]

At 4: Won
At 4: Won
At 4: Won
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Gun Runner

Gun Runner

  • Candy Ride (ARG)
  • Quiet Giant
  • KY
  • Stud Fee: $70,000 S&N
  • B
  • 2008
Gun Runner wins the 2016 Clark H. for his first Grade 1 victory Gun Runner wins the 2016 Clark H. for his first Grade 1 victory
Gun Runner finishes his career with a victory in the $16M Pegasus Inv. (G1) - Coglianese photo Gun Runner finishes his career with a victory in the $16M Pegasus Inv. (G1) - Coglianese photo
Gun Runner cruises to victory in the 2017 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga - NYRA photo Gun Runner cruises to victory in the 2017 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga - NYRA photo
Gun Runner winning a 2-year-old allowance at Keeneland on Oct. 17, 2015 - Coady photo Gun Runner winning a 2-year-old allowance at Keeneland on Oct. 17, 2015 - Coady photo
Gun Runner is in hand in his easy 2017 Razorback H. (G3) win - Coady photo Gun Runner is in hand in his easy 2017 Razorback H. (G3) win - Coady photo
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Gun Runner triumphs in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar - Eclipse Sportswire photo Gun Runner triumphs in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar - Eclipse Sportswire photo
Gun Runner and Florent Geroux take the 2017 Stephen Foster H. (G1) at Churchill Downs - Coady photo Gun Runner and Florent Geroux take the 2017 Stephen Foster H. (G1) at Churchill Downs - Coady photo
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