steve asmussen

Asmussen Stable Sued By U.S. Department Of Labor For Third Time

For the third time since 2012, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has been sued by the United States Department of Labor for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 by his KDE Equine LLC, which does business as Asmussen Racing Stable. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern […]

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Mia Mischief Overwhelms Covfefe In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Mia Mischief, winner of the $500,000 Humana Distaff (Grade I) on Kentucky Derby Day, ran shoulder-to-shoulder with swift pace-setter Covfefe and put away the 2-5 favorite inside the final 50 yards to win Saturday’s 10th running of the $120,100 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length. Late-closing Awestruck narrowly picked up […]

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Record-Breaking Covfefe To Take On Humana Distaff Winner Mia Mischief At Churchill Downs

LNJ Foxwoods’ stellar Miss Preakness (Grade III) winner Covfefe is set to clash with Billand Corinne Heiligbrodt, Heider Family Stables and Madaket Stables’ Humana Distaff (GI) hero Mia Mischief in Saturday’s 10th running of the $120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong Roxelana, named for the crack female sprinter who won seven of 11 starts and earned […]

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Fresh Off La Troienne, She’s A Julie Takes Aim At Fleur De Lis But Will Have To Face Elate

Grade 1 La Troienne winner She’s a Julie will clash with Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s two-time G1-winning mare Elate in Saturday’s 44th running of the $250,000 Fleur de Lis Presented by Budweiser (GI) at Churchill Downs. For the fifth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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For Sale-Topping Tapit Colt Chestertown, Asmussen Is A Natural Fit

Steve Asmussen began training for West Point Thoroughbreds this winter, just in time for a key appointment a few months later when West Point landed a colt for $2-million at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training. It was the most money West Point had ever paid for a horse at […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival News & Notes, June 9

Since coming off of a 14-month layoff, Bricks and Mortar has done no wrong and the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway continued his winning ways in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan. The Chad Brown trainee made his triumphant comeback against allowance company over the turf at Gulfstream Park in December before taking the Grade 1 Pegasus […]

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Mitole Stretches His Speed To Hold Off Favored McKinzie In Thrilling Met Mile

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole proved in his last start that he could stretch his speed to seven furlongs, and this Saturday he stretched it even farther to win a talent-laden edition of the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Eskendereya colt and Ricardo Santana were sent to post at 7-2, rated […]

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Hog Creek Hustle Leads Parade Of Longshots In Woody Stephens

Something Special Racing’s Hog Creek Hustle overtook favorite Honest Mischief and pacesetter Strike Silver in the final furlong and outkicked a charging Nitrous by a neck to capture the 35th running of the seven-furlong Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont Park, N.Y. Off at 18-1, Hog […]

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Midnight Bisou Easily Lowers Stakes Record In Ogden Phipps

She was sent to post as the 8-5 second choice, but Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stable, and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou staked her claim on top her division this season with an easy win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Midnight Lute filly and jockey Mike Smith sat off early […]

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Escape Clause Gets Rematch With Midnight Bisou In Ogden Phipps

Multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Bisou, who is a perfect three-for-three so far this year, leads a talented field of seven entered for the 51st running of the Grade 1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday at Belmont Park. The Ogden Phipps is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re […]

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