11/08/2017 6:14PM

Three Chimneys sets Gun Runner's stud fee at $70,000

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Emily Shields
Breeders' Cup Classic winner Gun Runner is scheduled to have one more start before retiring to stud.

Gun Runner, the winner of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic and likely favorite for Horse of the Year, will stand his debut season at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., for an advertised fee of $70,000.

The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride will be available for inspection at Three Chimneys until Friday, after which he will ship to Fair Grounds to resume training in preparation for his final start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 27, 2018.

Gun Runner’s Breeders’ Cup Classic win at Del Mar improved his record to 11 wins in 18 starts for earnings of $8,988,500. His other wins of note include the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, Woodward Stakes, Clark Handicap, and Stephen Foster Handicap, the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and Risen Star Stakes, and the Grade 3 Razorback Stakes and Matt Win Stakes.

He finished second in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup in 2017, while his 2016 campaign also featured a second in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita and a third in the Kentucky Derby.

Gun Runner races for the partnership of Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm, and he is trained by Steve Asmussen.

Bred in Kentucky by Besilu Stables, Gun Runner is the first foal out of the Grade 2-winning Giant’s Causeway mare Quiet Giant. The extended family includes 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam, Grade 1 winner Buster’s Ready, Grade 3 winner Lull, and Grade 1-placed Miss Besilu.

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