Keyword: John Gunther

  • John Gunther

    TOBA April Member of the Month

    John Gunther hit it big time on March 28, 2015 when two horses he bred won graded/group races on two sides of the world.

  • Last Gunfighter Wins Return in Mountainview

    John Gunther's Last Gunfighter, away since his victory in the Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) last November, had plenty of ammunition for his return with a victory in the $200,000 Mountainview Handicap at Penn National May 31.

  • Devil By Design wins the Chicago Handicap.

    Devil by Design Dashes to Chicago 'Cap Win

    Devil by Design, making her season debut for trainer Bill Mott, overcame early trouble to take control in the final furlong, winning the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) July 3 at Arlington Park.

  • Commentary: Dirt Racing's Demise?

    <i>By Tanya Gunther</i> - It is impossible to put my head in the sand and ignore the demise of dirt racing's dramatic impact on the sport.

  • BC Hall of Fame Adds Three New Members

    The British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame added three new members during its 2006 Thoroughbred Industry Awards Dinner: trainer Lance Giesbrecht, owner/breeder John Gunther, and l998 British Columbia Horse of the Year and older male, Artic Son.

  • Breeders of Breeders' Cup Winners to be Honored

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Ltd. will honor the victorious breeders of the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at the 12th annual Breeders' Cup Ltd. dinner on Saturday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.

  • Heat Lightning

    Heat Lightning Strikes at Keeneland Thursday

    Heat Lightning lit up the bid board at Keeneland Thursday, selling for $1.1 million at the November breeding stock auction in Lexington less than two weeks after her son, Stevie Wonderboy, captured the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Molto Vita Headlines Spa's Honorable Miss

    A field of eight has been drawn for Friday's feature at Saratoga Race Course. Molto Vita looks to add to her fine resume in the six-furlong Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for older fillies and mares with $150,000 on the line, but highweight Bank Audit and multiple grade III winner Ebony Breeze may have their say.

  • Ashado figures to be the one to beat in Saturday&#39;s Ogden Phipps.

    Ashado Looms in Ogden Phipps Handicap

    A small but talented field of five will vie for a share of the $300,000 purse in Saturday's Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park. The 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares features grade I winners Ashado and Society Selection, along with grade II stars Bending Strings and Daydreaming--each looking for their first grade I score.

  • American Chance Dead In Argentina

    American Chance, second on New York's leading sire list by 2004 progeny earnings, died Oct. 18 of colitis-X while standing at Haras La Providencia in Argentina.

  • Bending Strings Takes Off in First Flight

    Favorite Bending Strings ran down Smokey Glacken in the stretch to win the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Nassau City winner Bending Strings faces seven in Saturday&#39;s Safely Kept.

    Bending Strings, Smokey Glacken Face Off in Safely Kept BC

    John Gunther's homebred Bending Strings will top a field of seven in Saturday's Safely Kept Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the 122-pound starting highweight will break from post seven.

  • Molto Vita Posts Front-Running Upset at Ellis

    Breaking quickly from the inside post, Molto Vita led every step of the way, holding off 4-5 favorite Tina Bull by a neck to win the $100,000 Ellis Park Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares Saturday.

  • Wildwood Flower Ships South for Moccasin Stakes

    Wildwood Flower, an unbeaten half sister to stakes star Eye Of The Tiger, will be shipped south from Bay Meadows Wednesday to make her stakes debut in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on Sunday, according to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.