For Immediate Release
December 27, 2021
Ron Winchell and Three Chimneys to donate no guarantee season to Gun Runner with all proceeds to benefit victims of Western Kentucky tornado
Three Chimneys Farm and Ron Winchell, co-owners of Gun Runner, announced today that they will be auctioning off a 2022 no guarantee season to Horse of the Year and Champion Two Year Old sire Gun Runner at the upcoming Keeneland January Sale to benefit the victims whose lives were devastated by the recent catastrophic tornado which ravaged numerous towns in Western Kentucky.
“It is unimaginable the damage and suffering wreaked upon so many of the communities and good people of Western Kentucky. Three Chimneys, our partner Ron Winchell, and the entire thoroughbred horse industry share the grief of those whose lives have been impacted and this is a way we felt we could help directly” said Three Chimneys chairman Gonçalo Torrealba.
The resulting price of the nomination is expected to exceed $100,000. In addition, Three Chimneys and Kentucky Downs will collectively add another $100,000 to the donation, for a total donation of $200,000 or more.
Ron Winchell added, “With Kentucky Downs and Three Chimneys additional donations it shows the commitment the racing industry has to those affected by the devastation in Western Kentucky.”
100% of the funds raised will go directly to local community charities in the affected counties. The donated nomination will be auctioned at the conclusion of the first session of the Keeneland January sale, on Monday January 10. We also wish to thank Keeneland for the sales company’s assistance in this effort.
Any inquiries prior to the sale can be directed to the Three Chimneys’ farm office at 859.873.7053, or to Keeneland’s sales department, particularly for assistance with phone or online bidding of the live auction of the Gun Runner nomination.