Above: Gun Runner gets schooled in the historic Churchill Downs Paddock in 2016. Photo by Coady Photography.
Three exciting former Derby contenders will face off in
Saturday’s $1.2 million Whitney Stakes in Saratoga to earn a spot in the Breeder’s Cup
Classic at Del Mar in November.
- Keen Ice finished
7th in the 2015 Kentucky Derby but went on to upset Triple Crown
hero American Pharoah by winning the Traverse Stakes later that year
- Gun Runner, currently ranked 3rd in the world and 2nd in the US, finished
3rd in the 2016 Kentucky Derby but went on to win the Stephen Foster
Handicap at Churchill Downs this past June
- War Story
finished 16th in the 2015 Kentucky Derby
The 1 1/8-mile Breeders Cup Win and You’re In Challenge
Series race will be broadcast on NBC from 5 – 6:00 p.m.