Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • Goncalo Torrealba (left) and Ron Winchell (right) lead Gun Runner into the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park

    Gun Runner Goes Out a Winner in Pegasus World Cup

    In the $16.3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm put an exclamation point on the end of a magnificent career with a determined win.

  • Gun Runner breezes Jan. 22 at Gulfstream Park

    Gun Runner Smooth in Final Breeze Before Pegasus

    In his typically professional manner Jan. 22, Gun Runner breezed a half-mile in :48.96 at Gulfstream Park in the last timed workout ahead of his career finale in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream.

  • Gun Runner will line up for the last race of his career in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup

    Gun Runner, Seeking the Soul Continue Pegasus Works

    Horse of the Year favorite Gun Runner had another methodical work on his march to Gulfstream Park's $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), motoring six furlongs in 1:13 1/5 with Gettysburg at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 7.

  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner Gun Runner

    Gun Runner Sets Track Ablaze in Latest Work

    With frigid weather looming in New Orleans, trainer Steve Asmussen wanted a little something extra from Gun Runner during his weekly workout Sunday in preparation for Gulfstream Park's $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

  • Gun Runner, who worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 Dec. 17 in preparation for his last start

    Gun Runner, Seeking the Soul Work Toward Pegasus

    Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner picked up the pace in his Dec. 17 workout at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, motoring five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 in his preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 27.

  • Gun Runner puts in an easy half-mile work Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    Gun Runner Back to Work for Pegasus

    Gun Runner had his first timed work Dec. 3 since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), as the Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's colt took a step toward his final career start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27.

  • Gainesway Farm 2016

    Tapit's World

    A look at three-time leading sire Tapit, from his up and down racing career to record heights as a stallion.

  • Breeders' Cup Post Wrap

    Breeders' Cup Sunday Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps what's next for Breeders' Cup Classic contenders Gun Runner, West Coast and Collected. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Breeders' Cup Saturday Wrap

    Breeders' Cup Saturday Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Breeders' Cup Saturday at Del Mar, including Gun Runners' dramatic victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Gun Runner rattles off five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Santa Anita

    Gun Runner Solid in Santa Anita Work

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner put in his third West Coast work toward the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), going five furlongs Oct. 16 at Santa Anita Park. 

  • Corey Lanerie accepts his fourth riding title at Ellis Park

    Asmussen, Lanerie Lead Ellis Park Meet

    It came down to the next-to-last race of the 2017 Ellis Park meet that ended Sept. 4, but 2016 meet-leader Steve Asmussen repeated as leading trainer, edging 2015 winner Brad Cox 18 wins to 17.

  • Copper Bullet wins the Saratoga Special Aug. 13

    Copper Bullet Sidelined With Shin Issues

    Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) winner Copper Bullet will almost surely miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) because of shin issues, co-owner Ron Winchell said Sept. 3.

  • Gun Runner draws off to win the Woodward Stakes

    Gun Runner Much the Best in Woodward

    Gun Runner continued his wash, rinse, repeat pattern of excellence Sept. 2 when the chestnut stunner rolled past pacesetter Neolithic on the far turn and drew off to capture the Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by open lengths.

  • Gun Runner heads back to the barn after his morning bath

    Gun Runner Puts in Final Woodward Work

    Multiple grade 1 winner Gun Runner put in his final breeze the morning of Aug. 28 for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2.

  • Gun Runner gets a bath at Saratoga Race Course

    Gun Runner Returns to Work Tab

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner returned to the work tab Aug. 14 after his score in the Whitney Stakes (G1) and is on target for the Woodward Stakes Sept. 2.

  • Copper Bullet drew away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special by four lengths

    Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

    After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13.

  • Gun Runner leads by seven lengths at the wire in the Stephen Foster Handicap

    All Eyes on Gun Runner in Whitney Stakes

    With rain in the forecast and a rabbit entered to try and disrupt his rhythm, Gun Runner will no doubt elevate himself should the 4-5 morning-line favorite run to form in the Aug. 5 Whitney Stakes (G1) over 1 1/8 miles.

  • Patch is the second choice on the morning line for the West Virginia Derby

    Patch, Lookin At Lee Head West Virginia Derby Field

    Calumet Farm's homebred Patch, the popular classic-placed colt from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, heads up a field of 11 sophomore runners scheduled to meet in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 5 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Iron Fist wins the Cornhusker Handicap

    Iron Fist Keeps Rolling in Cornhusker

    After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.

  • Gun Runner wins the Stephen Foster Handicap by seven lengths

    Gun Runner Powers to Easy Stephen Foster Win

    In his first start since finishing second in the March 25 Dubai World Cup (G1), Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner drew off in the stretch for an easy victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • Lookin At Lee prepping for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park

    Another Classic, Another Shot for Lookin At Lee

    Lookin At Lee will not be carrying a lunch pail during the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park, but trainer Steve Asmussen knows his horse will bring that mental approach to the 1 1/2-mile classic.