This week we take a closer look at Gun Runner, winner of the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) on Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2007
Fueled by well-bred horses owned by the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans, the market at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale burned white-hot during its opening session.
With owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher watching, 2010 juvenile champion Uncle Mo blazed four furlongs in a bullet :46.57 over Belmont Park's training track for his next start in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II).
Odds-on choice Quiet Giant took charge midway on the far turn and drew away under brisk handling from jockey Julien Leparoux to register a five-length win in the $252,500 Hill 'N' Dale Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 3.
Quiet Giant, off a strong victory at Monmouth Park a month ago, looms a tough customer in the Sept. 3 Hill 'n' Dale Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II), but the race lured a solid field of nine.
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||Julien R. Leparoux|
|Owner||Estate of Edward P. Evans|
|Breeder||Edward P. Evans|
|Quiet Giant View Five-Cross Pedigree||Giant's Causeway||Storm Cat|
|Quiet Dance||Quiet American|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Besilu Stables||Lane's End, agent for Dispersal of the Estate of Edward P. Evans||$3,000,000|
|Irish War Cry|