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‘Simply The Real Deal’: Gun Runner To Aim For Saratoga After Stephen Foster Romp

Trainer Steve Asmussen was still beaming Sunday morning following Gun Runner’s stellar seven-length victory in Saturday night’s $ 500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I). “There’s not more I can say then this horse is simply the real deal,” Asmussen said. “We’ll look at races at Saratoga for his next start, possibly the Aug. 5 Whitney (GI), ...

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Gun Runner Tops Entry List For G1 Stephen Foster

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner, ranked fourth on the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, will return to action Saturday night at Churchill Downs as the 4-5 morning line favorite and 124-pound high weight for the 36th running of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time program billed as ...

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Gun Runner Works Half-Mile In Final Move For G1 Stephen Foster Handicap

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner completed his final workout for Saturday’s G1 Stephen Foster Handicap by working a half-mile in :49.40 at Churchill Downs June 12. The Steve Asmussen trainee worked shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Ridden by exercise rider Andrew Garcia, Gun Runner had splits of :13,:24.80 and out five furlongs in 1:03.40. “Gun Runner is a very ...

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Gun Runner ‘Awesome’ In Monday Breeze For Stephen Foster

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner, last fall’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner and runner-up to Arrogate in March’s Dubai World Cup (GI), breezed five furlongs in :59.80 Monday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a probable start in the $ 500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) on Saturday, June 17. Gun Runner, with ...

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Gun Runner Targeting Stephen Foster For Next Start

Grade 1 winner Gun Runner, who finished a good second to Arrogate in the G1 Dubai World Cup March 25, will make his first start since that race in the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs June 17. The BloodHorse reports that the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride has been training steadily over the past few weeks at Churchill Downs. “(The ...

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Weekend Lineup: Songbird Returns, Seven Contest Stephen Foster

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by both the return of undefeated juvenile champion Songbird, sidelined with a fever after the Santa Anita Oaks in April, and by Churchill Downs’ Grade 1 Stephen Foster on Saturday evening. The first graded stake Saturday afternoon is the Grade 3 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park, at one mile over the turf course. ...

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Effinex Leads The Field As Even-Money Favorite In Stephen Foster

Tri-bone Stables’ Effinex, the $ 2,682,950-earner who won last fall’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap returns to Churchill Downs as the red-hot, even-money morning line favorite and 122-pound high weight for Saturday night’s 35th running of the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time program billed as “Downs After Dark – The White Party presented by Stella Artois and ...

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Effinex Will Carry High Weight In Saturday’s Stephen Foster

Tri-bone Stables’ Effinex, the four-time graded stakes winner from the Jimmy Jerkens barn who won last fall’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), has been made the 122-pound high weight for next Saturday’s $ 500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI), which will be contested over 1 1/8 miles. The Stephen Foster Handicap for 3-year-olds and up is part of ...

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Effinex Tops 24 Stephen Foster Handicap Nominees

The Grade I, $ 500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, June 18 lured 24 nominations led by $ 2,682,950-earner Effinex, the four-time graded stakes winner from the Jimmy Jerkens barn who won last fall’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Health (GI) after finishing second to Horse of the Year and Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI). ...

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