Steve Asmussen first person to reach 1,000 wins at Lone Star Park

by | 04.17.2012 | 1:47pm
Steve Asmussen

Trainer Steve Asmussen became the first person to notch 1,000 career wins at Lone Star Park, when Primal Jones won Saturday's second race at the Grand Prairie, Texas racetrack during the 16th Spring Thoroughbred Season.

Asmussen, the two-time Eclipse-Award winning trainer (2008-09), has won the training title at Lone Star for a record 11 seasons. With Saturday's victory, the Arlington, Texas resident has amassed earnings of over $22 million dollars since sending out Double Fortune, for his first win on April 17, 1997, at the Grand Prairie Track.

In addition to being Lone Star's career win leader, Asmussen holds track records for career stakes victories (71), career earnings ($22,426,734 million), single season earnings ($2.2 million in 2001), single season stakes wins (eight in 1999), single day stakes wins (four on Memorial Day, 2004) and single day wins (seven on July 14, 2002).

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