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Old 12-23-2020, 12:14 PM   #46
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Nobody would've "crushed" Gun Runner when he was 4 or 5.
Actually, Arrogate did.

Regardless, sticking their pps next to each other doesn't draw a favorable comparison to Gun Runner, who was terrific in the latter half of his career. Skip Away danced every dance for years, and met a slew of far better horses than Gun Runner ever faced, save Arrogate. Skip Away had some down days, no doubt, but on his many good days, he would have beaten even the older Gun Runner....and as 3YOs, Skip Away would have dusted him.

Should we compare their respective trainers:-)
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Old 12-23-2020, 01:14 PM   #47
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Skip Away v Gun Runner

Iím in the Skip Away camp.
Maybe he wouldnít have Ďdustedí Gun Runner, but Iím certain he would have beaten him.

As TLG said, he danced every dance. Hine boldly campaigned him and took on everyone, coast to coast. I think he ran over 35 times, which is something you just donít see from a Gr1 runner anymore.
Gosh I miss those days.

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Old 12-23-2020, 05:22 PM   #49
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In order to pressure Ruffian, a horse would have to run as fast as her. Clearly none of them could. It wasnít that was the only way she could beat them, it was the only way she had to.
I'm assuming your completely forgetting or ignoring Ruffian's match race with Foolish Pleasure!? Clearly he did!
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Actually, Arrogate did.

Regardless, sticking their pps next to each other doesn't draw a favorable comparison to Gun Runner, who was terrific in the latter half of his career. Skip Away danced every dance for years, and met a slew of far better horses than Gun Runner ever faced, save Arrogate. Skip Away had some down days, no doubt, but on his many good days, he would have beaten even the older Gun Runner....and as 3YOs, Skip Away would have dusted him.

Should we compare their respective trainers:-)
Gun Runner did return the favor. 😀
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