steve asmussen

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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Bloom: Midnight Bisou ‘Up For The Challenge,’ To Take On Monomoy Girl ‘Sometime’ In 2019

Midnight Bisou, who scored an impressive six-length victory in the 2018 Grade 1 Mother Goose, returns to Belmont Park for Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps, a Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In event to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, with a clear lead in the older female division. After Midnight Bisou ended 2018 […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Curlin Climbs To The Top

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rightfully dominate headlines every May, but the sons and daughters of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Curlin put in quality work during the month, not only rocketing their sire to the top of his division in the American Graded Stakes Standings but giving him a comfortable lead. Curlin had five […]

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Richard’s Boy Claimed By Clark Brewster, Slated For Rest And ‘Very Best In Care’

Near-millionaire Richard’s Boy was entered for a $40,000 tag in his most recent start, and a claim was dropped by trainer Steve Asmussen on behalf of owner Clark Brewster. They walked away with the 7-year-old son of Idiot Proof, a winner of nine of his 39 lifetime starts, after the gelding finished last in the […]

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Brad Cox Wins Top Prize In Preakness Weekend’s Trainer Bonus Program

Brad Cox edged Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course. Cox led the way with 36 points, three more than two-time defending champion Asmussen, to earn a $50,000 […]

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