Gun Runner closed out his stellar career on Saturday with a 2-1/2 length vistory over West Coast in the $16 Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park.
Gunnevera, the local and South Florida fan favorite finished third; 10-3/4 lengths behind West Coast. Fear the Cowboy finished 4th and Seeking the Soul finished 5th.
Gun Runner won the 1-1/8 mile race in 1:47.42 on a dirt track listed as fast.
Florent Geroux rode Gun Runner for trainer Steve Asmussen and onwers Winchell Thoroghbreds and Three Chimney’s Farm.
It was the final race for the 5 year old Gun Runner, as he logged his fifth win in a row - all being Grade 1 stakes.
At a dinner Thursday night at Gulfstream Park, it was announced that Gun Runner won the Eclipse award winner for 2017 and West Coast was the champion 3 year old.
Voting was done by a group of industry racing officials and racing writers and broadcasters.
We were among several media outlets that lost internet access at the track part of today, and – thus – will file more racing reports Sunday morning.
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