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Gun Runner Wins For Funner in Foster

By Margaret Ransom

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farms Gun Runner wins the 2017 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Photo: Coady/Churchill Downs

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farms Gun Runner wins the 2017 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, 6/17/17. Photo: Coady/Churchill Downs

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner broke alertly from the gate, sped straight to the lead and never looked back en route to an impressive seven-length romp in Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs.

With regular jockey Florent Geroux in the irons, the chestnut son of Candy Ride sped through splits of :23.59, :47.23 and 1:10.69 for three-quarters of a mile with Stanford and Breaking Lucky in hot pursuit, easily increased his advantage to five lengths past the eighth pole in 1:34.86, switched leads to the left shortly thereafter when Geroux briefly… (more)

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