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Bridgmohan Notches First Churchill Spring Meet Riding Title

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Awesome Flower took the lead approaching the stretch of the Matt Winn Turf Course, kicked away to lead by as many as four lengths and was hand-ridden inside the sixteenth-pole to win the $46,871 feature at Churchill Downs by 2 ½ lengths on closing day of the 38-day Spring Meet. Trained […]

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Prayer for Relief Proves Divine in Prairie Meadows Cornhusker

Morning line favorite Prayer for Relief, under the instruction of Ricardo Santana, Jr., navigated a convincing win in the Grade 3 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker over early leader Silver Max at Prairie Meadows on Saturday night. The 5-year-old Steve Asmussen trainee picked up his first win since a victory in the 2011 Grade 2 Super Derby, […]

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Asmussen Masters Lone Star Park Handicap

Master Rick and Prayer for Relief led a one-two finish for Steve Asmussen in Monday’s $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, a Grade 3 race for older horses that attracted only four starters. Master Rick, owned by Richard Davis, was content to sit third while Isn’t He Clever carved out early fractions, then made a three-wide […]

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Nehro Dies of Colic

Nehro, the runner-up in the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) for Zayat Stables, died of colic Saturday morning. The 5-year-old had been in training with Steve Asmussen at Churchill Downs when he was discovered to be noticeably uncomfortable in his stall early Saturday. His condition “spiraled badly” according to Asmussen, and Nehro passed away in route […]

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Movin’ On Up: Hollendorfer Passes Leatherbury on All-Time Win List

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer edged past King Leatherbury to take over sole possession of fourth place among the all-time winningest trainers on Sunday when notched two victories on the day. The Hall of Fame trainer began the day tied with Leatherbury with 6,375 wins. According to the Daily Racing Form, Leatherbury’s only runner was scratched at […]

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Amoss, Asmussen Share Training Title at Fair Grounds

At the end of a Closing Day that saw the top two trainers winning half the races on the card, Tom Amoss and Steve Asmussen finished in a tie for leading trainer honors at the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season with 42 wins apiece. For the third straight season, jockey Rosie Napravnik and owner Maggi Moss […]

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Asmussen Notches Win No. 6,418, Passes Van Berg to Become Second Winningest Trainer

In Thursday’s fourth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, when Jake Jourdan romped home 5 1/2 lengths in front of his nearest rival, trainer Steve Asmussen moved into second place among the world’s all-time leading conditioners with the 6,418th victory of his career to surpass Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg. “It […]

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Sister Ginger earns 10 Oaks points in Martha Washington

Sister Ginger rebounded from a poor performance opening day to win Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes in front-running fashion. In the process, the 3-year-old Student Council filly, trained by Steve Asmussen, earned 10 points towards entry into the May 3 $1 million Kentucky Oaks based on Churchill Downs’ new criteria for making the race. Overlooked […]

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Asmussen, Berry win Remington Park titles

The 2012 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season came to a close on Sunday with the leading horsemen in the categories of jockey, trainer and owner the same as they’ve been for a number of years. Jockey Cliff Berry secured his 15th Pat Steinberg Award during Sunday’s Springboard Mile card. The Jones, Okla. resident won two races […]

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