HORSE OF THE YEAR FINALIST GUN RUNNER TO LOG HIS FINAL FAIR GROUNDS BREEZE BEOFRE SUNDAY’S FIRST RACE
By Ryan Martin —-
Gun Runner; All Photos by Amanda Hodges Weir
NEW ORLEANS (January 12, 2018) – Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and finalist for 2017 Horse Of The Year Gun Runner is scheduled to work over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots one final time on Sunday, January 14 before the first race, which has a post time of 1:00 PM central time. He is scheduled to fly out on Thursday, Jan. 18 for Gulfstream Park where he will make the final start of his stellar career in the Gr. I $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27. Following the Pegasus World Cup, he will assume stallion duties at Three Chimneys Farm in Lexington, Ky. where he will carry a $70,000 stud fee.
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Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, LA, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 11 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 146th Thoroughbred Racing Season – highlighted by the 105thrunning of the Louisiana Derby – will run from November 18, 2017 through March 31, 2018. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.