GUN RUNNER FULL BROTHER STANDING IN THE MIDATLANTIC
Fortune Ticket was initially raced by his breeder, Three Chimneys Farm, where Gun Runner will stand in 2022 for $125,000, stands and nurses. Fortune Ticket was a multiple winner at 3 who ran a 7 on Thoromanager. He was a determined front-running winner of a maiden special weight at Lone Star Park at 3 for Three Chimneys and trainer Steve Asmussen, prevailing by a head as he completed a mile in 1:39.41. That season he also captured a one-mile allowance race at Remington Park, where he rallied from fourth and held off a late-running rival by a neck in 1:38.40.
Both Fortune Ticket and Gun Runner are produced from the grade 2-winning Giant’s Causeway mare Quiet Giant . The mare is a half sister to 2005 Horse of the Year and champion older horse Saint Liam, as well as 2018 United Nations Stakes (G1T) victor Funtastic.
Asmussen also trained Gun Runner for Three Chimneys and Winchell Thoroughbreds. Gun Runner collected six grade 1 victories (five consecutively) and earned nearly $16 million. He was named Horse of the Year and champion older dirt male of 2017. The Three Chimneys resident currently leads the first-crop sire rankings with nearly $3.8 million in progeny earnings. He has sired six black-type winners, four of which are graded winners, and two of which have captured a grade 1 event, including his unbeaten daughter and NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) heroine Echo Zulu.
Fortune Ticket will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500, stands and nurses—just 2% of Gun Runner’s advertised 2022 stud fee.