By Ryan Martin —-
Gun Runner; Lou Hodeges, Jr/Hodges Photography
BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER AND HORSE OF THE YEAR FINALIST GUN RUNNER TO SCHOOL IN FAIR GROUNDS PADDOCK DURING THURSDAY’S FOURTH RACE
NEW ORLEANS (January 10, 2018) – Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and finalist for 2017 Horse Of The Year Gun Runner is scheduled to school in the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ paddock during the fourth race on Thursday afternoon, which has a slated post time of 2:34 PM central time. Gun Runner will make the final start of his stellar career in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27 before going off to stud at Three Chimneys Farm, where he will stand for a stud fee of $70,000.
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Cover Photo: Gun Runner; Reed Palmer/CD Photo