GUN RUNNER PROVED BEST IN THE WORLD WINNING $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC AT DEL MAR SATURDAY

For Immediate Release
Saturday, November 04, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, November 4, 2017) – Gun Runner, trained by Lone Star Park’s all-time leader Steve Asmussen, proved himself a World Champion Saturday putting on a most impressive performance to win the Grade 1, $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

The 4-yr-old son of Candy Ride was quick to the lead from the start setting the pace with runner-up Collected just to his outside, coming within a head of the winner dueling briefly near the one mile point. Gun Runner dug in and showed some true grit going on to win by 2 ¼ lengths. Final time for the 1 ¼ mile race was 2:01.29 behind fractions of 22.50; 46.31 and 1:10.35. Favorite Arrogate finished in a dead-heat for fifth place with Gunnevera.

This was Asmussen’s second Breeders’ Cup Classic win. It was 10 years ago when Curlin won the race in 2007. Congratulations to Steve Asmussen and Gun Runner on an outstanding finish!

 

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 26-day 2017 Fall Meeting of Champions Season, which opens Friday, September 15 and concludes on Saturday, November 11. Live racing will be held three days a week, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m.  For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.

Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.

 

 

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