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Fair Grounds His & Hers Locals Headed to Breeder’s Cup

 

2016 Louisiana Derby Winner Gun Runner qualified for the Breeder’s Cup on September 1 when he won the 64th Woodward Stakes at Saratoga in a record breaking time. In 1:47:43 with Florent Geroux aboard, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride, Gun Runner, went uncontested in the race outdistancing the second place finisher by 10 ¼ lengths. This colt is no stranger to first place, having only lost once in the past six months when he came in second at the Dubai World Cup.

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Owner: Winchell Throughbreds

 

Forever Unbridled, filly of Unbridled’s Song (1995 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile winner) & Lemons Forever (2006 Kentucky Oaks Winner), will race in the Breeder’s Cup Distaff after winning her only two races this year, both the Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs & Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga (which gave her a guaranteed spot in the Distaff). After a long break from the races, only having finished worse than third twice in her career, this filly swept into contention off the final turn necking out Songbird in a thrilling finish in the Ensign.

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

Owner: Charles Fipke

Good Luck to Gun Runner, Forever Unbridled and all connections in the Breeder’s Cup running November 3 & 4, 2017.

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Runner_(horse)

http://challenge.breederscup.com/gun-runner-much-the-best-in-woodward

http://www.breederscup.com/contender/126/forever-unbridled

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-getting-know-forever-unbridled