HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Gun Runner went out a winner, prevailing in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday in the final race of his career.
Gun Runner took the lead with about three furlongs remaining and pulled away from West Coast in the stretch. Gunnevera finished third in horse racing's richest race.
Gun Runner finished the 1 1/8 miles at Gulfstream Park in 1 minute, 47.41 seconds. He picked up $7 million for the win and will retire with nearly $16 million in earnings, ending his career with five straight victories and going out as the 2017 Horse of the Year.
Only Arrogate - the winner of the inaugural Pegasus a year ago - won more money in his career.