Gun Runner will skip Preakness

by | May 17, 2016 | Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Racing, Triple Crown Trail

From a Maryland Jockey Club release

Trainer Steve Asmussen officially took Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby (G2) winner who finished third in the Kentucky Derby (G1), out of Preakness (G1) consideration Tuesday morning.

“We’re going to pass on the Preakness,” the newly elected Hall of Famer said by phone. “We’re going to continue to train at Churchill and plan on a serious summer of 3-year-old races with him. He’s been in tremendous physical condition going into the Derby and coming out of it, and we expect for him to continue to physically develop.”