Well into Thursday’s third session of the OBS Spring Sale, several of racing’s biggest names were out in force to duke it out for a juvenile colt by Horse of the Year Gun Runner. With several separate interests clashing, including agent Donato Lanni, accompanied by Bob Baffert, and trainer Steve Asmussen, the trainer of Gun Runner, it was Amr Zedan’s team that outlasted the rest to land the colt for a cool $2.2 million.
Offered as Hip 782, the Mar. 20 foal is out of Perfect Wife (Majesticperfection), the dam of full sibling GSP Runaway Wife. A $430,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling purchase, the bay was consigned by de Meric sales. The colt breezed in :10.1 last week.