Gun Runner Returns in Razorback at Oaklawn
By Margaret Ransom
Eight older runners will head postward in Monday’s 58th running of the Razorback Handicap (GIII), led to the gate by Winchell Thoroughbreds, Three Chimneys Farm and Besilu Stables’ Grade I winner Gun Runner, who is making his 2017 debut and first start since winning the Nov. 25 Clark Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs. The talented son of Candy Ride had initially been expected to start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park last month, but the quarantine due to the EVH1 outbreak at his home base of Fair Grounds made that start problematic, so he shows up here in his seasonal debut instead.
The 1 1/16-mile Razorback, which is a traditional prep for the Oaklawn Handicap (GI) held later in the
meeting, is one of the few actual handicaps left on the modern racing calendar, as many are … (more)