Candy Ride - Quiet Giant, By Giant's Causeway
About Gun Runner
Gun Runner, the 2017 Eclipse Award Horse of the Year and Champion Older Dirt Male, is owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm. Gun Runner was bred in Kentucky by Besilu Stables, LLC and trained by Hall of Fame member Steve Asmussen. Racing from 2015 through 2018, Gun Runner won 12 of 19 starts and earned $15,998,500, the second-highest total in history for a North American-based horse.
A chestnut son of Candy Ride out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Quiet Giant (a half-sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam), Gun Runner won 10 graded stakes races in his career, including six Grade 1 events: the Clark Handicap, Stephen Foster Handicap, Whitney Handicap, Woodward Stakes, Breeders’ Cup Classic, and Pegasus World Cup. Gun Runner covered 171 mares in his first book in 2018 and 166 in his second book in 2019 at Three Chimneys Farm, located near Midway, KY. One of his first-crop weanlings sold for $750,000. Gun Runner stands for a fee of $70,000.
About the Owner
Three Chimneys Farm
Three Chimneys Farm is one of the leading thoroughbred breeding operations in North America. Based in Versailles, KY, the farm was founded by Robert and Blythe Clay more than 40 years ago and has overseen prominent stallions such as Seattle Slew, Dynaformer and Rahy. Three Chimneys has also been involved with the breeding and or racing careers of such stellar mares as Hidden Lake, Pompeii, Gorgeous, Ave and Miss Keller.
Committed to continuing this illustrious history, the Borges Torrealba family acquired a controlling interest in Three Chimneys in November 2013. Gonçalo Borges Torrealba now serves as its chairman and upholds the longtime core philosophy that has driven Three Chimneys for decades – “nobody does it alone.”
For 2020, Three Chimneys will stand eight stallions, including Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Gun Runner, champion Will Take Charge and 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice.