In a column for ESPN on April 5, Steve Davidowitz expressed his feelings on Steve Asmussen and the storm that has surrounded him every day since PETA unleashed their video weapon.
“A win [in the Kentucky Derby] could put even more negative spin on the situation than already has unfolded,” writes Davidowitz, and we're left to envision the ramifications of a Derby win for the accused Asmussen.
Though he is one of the most successful trainers in racing history, Asmussen's personal story has been laced with controversy, such as numerous drug violations. This video seemed to be the straw that broke the camel's back; assistant trainer Scott Blasi was fired, Ahmed Zayat moved his horses from Asmussen to others, and the trainer was taken off the voting ballot for this year's Hall of Fame induction.
In light of what has happened lately, extensive media coverage of a win by Asmussen could serve to only make things worse.
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