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Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:47 pm
by Ballerina
I can't find a topic for him so am creating one. He's my pick in the BCC. Can't go with Arrogate. He didn't do well at Del Mar his last 2 races. I'll be paying close attention to West Coast. Florent can't let him get too much of a lead.

Maybe (???) you'll enjoy some photos of Gunner. His groom let us have an audience with him. He even took 2 of he photos. He (Gunner) is quite the ham.

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Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:18 pm
by WarBiscuit
Nice. Looks like he took a liking to Bills shirt - and was told in no uncertain terms to behave.

I like him in the BCC, as well.

WarBiscuit

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:28 pm
by Della
Great pictures, Bal. What fun to spend time with such a fine horse.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:40 pm
by Ballerina
WarBiscuit wrote:Nice. Looks like he took a liking to Bills shirt - and was told in no uncertain terms to behave.

I like him in the BCC, as well.

WarBiscuit
We couldn't stop laughing. When Bill waved his finger at him, he had this look "Wassamatter - can't take a joke?" I just love him.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:43 pm
by Ballerina
Della wrote:Great pictures, Bal. What fun to spend time with such a fine horse.
It was fun, and we were very fortunate to have gotten this opportunity. A couple dozen Dunkin Donuts early in the morning has its perks. :lol:

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 pm
by Treve
He's a nice consistent horse, always shows up and he's definitely got a good chance in the BCC.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:05 pm
by PJMIII
Della wrote:Great pictures, Bal. What fun to spend time with such a fine horse.
Ditto from me Bal. Great pictures...

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:19 pm
by Old Bones
My favorite photo you did not post, Ballerina. You with the coffee pot following Asmussen and Gun Runner from the barn to the Oklahoma track for the work.

BCC - Gun Runner looks to be doing awesome right now.

http://www.drf.com/news/breeders-cup-cl ... tles-early

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:44 pm
by Catalina
Great photos, Ballerina! Thanks for sharing them!

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 pm
by Ballerina
Old Bones wrote:My favorite photo you did not post, Ballerina. You with the coffee pot following Asmussen and Gun Runner from the barn to the Oklahoma track for the work.

BCC - Gun Runner looks to be doing awesome right now.

http://www.drf.com/news/breeders-cup-cl ... tles-early
Oh - you mean this one. That's not a coffee pot - it's a coffee cup. LOL!

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Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:49 pm
by Old Bones
That's the one! LOL.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:56 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Nice to see you looking so well, Bal. He does look like a character. How fun! I'll have to remember that about bringing donuts to the backside in the morning, lol.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:23 pm
by Ballerina
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Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:36 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
That shot with all four feet off the ground is very cool. And it's nice to see him with his ears forward. He's much more attractive when he's not looking so cranky. :lol:

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:42 pm
by Ballerina
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:That shot with all four feet off the ground is very cool. And it's nice to see him with his ears forward. He's much more attractive when he's not looking so cranky. :lol:
He really isn't a cranky horse - more bonvivant, hail fellow well met. - personality plus.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I stand corrected. Sorry, GR. ;)
I'm glad you got to spend time with him, Bal.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm
by Old Bones
My favorite Gun Runner moment - I was able to attend The Whitney Stakes this year and was seated not far from Asmussen and his boys in the clubhouse. That whole section just erupted with applause and cheers when Gun Runner won it. Anyone who could was slapping Steve A. on the back and congratulating him. It was neat to see.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:59 pm
by Della
The coffee mug picture is funny! Do you ever grab breakfast from the truck that circles the backstretch at Oklahoma? Maybe it's not there any more, but they had The Best bacon sandwiches!
Thanks for sharing the rest of the pics. Love Gun Runner.

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:41 am
by Kurenai
Love those pictures, thanks for sharing them. The one where he has Bill's shirt and the one afterwards where he is told to behave are awesome. The look on his (Gun Runners) face :lol: He seems like quite a funny character to be around.

Also - I have to say this: it's great to see you and Bill being so well and having a blast. I'm very happy for you both! :D

Re: Gun Runner

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:44 am
by Ballerina
I can't say we had the best summer in Saratoga this year. We didn't have the AC on once, but the furnace sure gobbled up a lot of propane - just a lot damp, chilly, rainy days and SOL luck betting. There was, however, some decent weather some race days. BUT, the trip was all worth it getting up close to Gun Runner. What a thrill. He's very special. And Old Bones recalling the crowd cheering for Steve when Gunner won the Whitney, the entire occupants of the Club House and Grandstand were on their feet when he crossed the finish line and walked back to the barn after the Woodward.

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