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Gun Runner ‘Very Sharp’ In Pre-Dirt Mile Work At Santa Anita

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is on the shelf, his career quite possibly over. Preakness winner Exaggerator is done for the season. Belmont victor Creator was sold as a stallion to Japan. And then there’s their fellow 3-year-old Gun Runner, third in the Kentucky Derby behind Nyquist and Exaggerator, and Creator’s former stablemate. Gun Runner and […]

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Creator To WinStar For Extended Break After Seventh-Place Finish In Travers

Belmont Stakes winner Creator failed to rebound from his last-place finish in the Jim Dandy, running seventh in the Travers. Assistant trainer Scott Blasi said Creator, who also won the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, will be given an extended break now and leaves tomorrow for WinStar Farm in Kentucky. Winchell Thoroughbreds, Three Chimneys and Besilu […]

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Gun Runner Turns In ‘Nice Maintenance Work’ At Churchill Downs

Winchell Racing LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner continued his preparation for a start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 over a fast track Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs clockers caught the son of Candy Ride in eighth-mile splits of […]

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Brewster: Asmussen ‘Cruelly And Unjustifiably Defamed’

It’s time to move on. Finally. Twenty months have passed since People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a sensational hidden-camera video that purported to portray Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen’s stable as a callous operation that treated horses as commodities, indiscriminately gave them drugs, and relied on a foul-mouthed assistant who appeared to […]

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New York: Results Of Asmussen Investigation Delayed By Gaming Commission

The long-awaited report by the New York Gaming Commission of their investigation into the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen has been delayed. The Blood-Horse reports that the commission announced Wednesday that they decided to pull the results of the investigation from its board meeting, which is scheduled for Sept. 24. “It’s not ready,” agency spokesman […]

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Untapable Turns In Final Work For Ogden Phipps

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC homebred Untapable, the unanimous choice as the 2014 champion 3-year-old filly, put in her final work over a sloppy Belmont Park track on Monday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes to be contested on Saturday as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by DraftKings. […]

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Report: Blasi Approved for Kentucky Racing License

In a meeting held Jan. 28, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the request of Scott Blasi to be licensed as an assistant trainer in the state. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the KHRC License Review Committee unanimously approved Blasi’s request. Blasi, a longtime assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen, did not work in […]

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Chapa Summarily Suspended in Texas, Pending Investigation

Jockey Roman Chapa, whose career has been interrupted twice for carrying an illegal device used to stimulate horses, has been summarily suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards investigating his ride aboard Quiet Acceleration, winner of the $50,000 Richard King Stakes on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston. A photograph of the finish – taken […]

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Kentucky Commission Will Take No Action Against Asmussen

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will take no action against trainer Steve Asmussen or his assistant Scott Blasi based on accusations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, according to a report released Thursday. The report concluded a months-long investigation prompted by an undercover video released by PETA in March 2014, which PETA […]

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Report: Kentucky Officials to Review Asmussen Report Thursday

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials expect to have the results of a months-long investigation into trainer Steve Asmussen this week, according to a Daily Racing Form report. The investigation launched in March 2014 after People for Ethical Treatment of Animals released a 9.5-minute video showing what PETA claimed was evidence of numerous rules violations and mistreatment of […]

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