Gun Runner

Gun Runner passes his final test, wins the Pegasus

This was the scenario that Gun Runner's team envisioned a year ago: Get a perfect ride at Gulfstream Park and win the sport's richest race.

It didn't get the chance last year.

The wait was most certainly worthwhile.

Gun Runner went into retirement as not only the reigning Horse of the Year, an award he picked up two nights before his racing finale, but now a winner of the biggest paycheck in the game. The 5-year-old pulled away from West Coast in the stretch to win the Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday, taking home $7 million of the $16 million purse and ending his career on a five-race winning streak — all of them Grade 1 tests.

"Just so proud of...