Gunnevera: The Hope of a Nation
By Ramon Brito
When Gunnevera stormed home in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII), exultation was the feeling a few minutes later in the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park. It was the same feeling among several hundreds of Venezuelans present at the Hallandale track. A horse with all-Venezuelan connections had just reached the top spot in the point standings of the Kentucky Derby, establishing himself as a serious contender to take home the roses on the first Saturday in May.
Gunnevera, a $16K purchase as a yearling at the Keeneland September 2015 sale (he was the second horse to go to the sales ring), will run in the Grade I Florida Derby on April 1 and, if everything… (more)
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