This Horse Can Run!

This is a picture of Gulchrunssweet and jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr.

At the $100,000 Mount Cristo Rey Handicap at Sunland Park Racetrack, 6-year-old bay gelding, Gulchrunssweet sped to his third consecutive win in 49.83 seconds, breaking Bold Liz’s 34-year-old track record at 4 1/2 furlongs in the process. WHEW! Anyone familiar with horse racing and the track knows this horse is rocket powered. Gulchrunssweet’s win came from just off the pace, where he was behind, he let the 2 top contenders wear each other down during fractions of 21.74 and 43.99 seconds. This horse was purchased 3 months ago for $20,000 and has won $380,000 to this date in 38 starts. That was $20,000 well spent! Lets hope Gulchrunssweet’s career lasts long and he is as successful as his talent promises.

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If anybody expects to calm a horse down by tiring him out with riding swiftly and far, his supposition is the reverse of the truth.- Xenophon

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