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East Coast jockeys Leparoux, Garcia head west for El Camino Real Derby

French rider Julien Leparoux, a two-time champion jockey in the U.S., and Peruvian rider Alan Garcia, who won the 2008 Belmont Stakes aboard longshot Da’ Tara, will both be at Golden Gate Fields Saturday to compete in the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby. Leparoux, one of only four jockeys in racing history to […]

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Reunion likely in Risen Star for Lecomte top three

The top three finishers in Saturday’s Lecomte Stakes are all pointing to the Risen Star Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds as they continue on the road to the Kentucky Derby.  Trainer Larry Jones indicated that winner Mr. Bowling – by Istan – would be Risen Star-bound while trainer Steve Asmussen said runner-up Z Dager would […]

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Tapizar romps to San Fernando victory

Tapizar romped home to win the Grade 2 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita by 3-1/2 lengths over Balladry. Prayer for Relief finished third. Tapizar, a 4-year-old colt by Tapit, is trained by Steve Asmussen for Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. He was ridden by Corey Nakatani. Running time for the mile and one-sixteenth was 1:41.94. Tapizar […]

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Nehro posts first timed workout of 2012

Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro posted his first timed workout of the year Thursday, going a half-mile in 53 seconds, reports the Daily Racing Form. Nehro is returning from a rest following surgery after the Belmont Stakes to repair a chipped bone. Trainer Steve Asmussen said that it has not been decided when Nehro will make […]

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Remington Park: Asmussen clinches 8th training title

Chuck Taliaferro Award to Steve Asmussen Trainer Steve Asmussen was shutout from the winner’s circle on Saturday night but had clinched his eighth Remington Park training title before the night had started with an even 50 winners, 17 ahead of runner-up Chris Hartman. Asmussen, from Arlington, Texas, has now won five consecutive training titles at Remington […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Who Should Win Training Award?

If the past is any indication, most Eclipse Award voters will be casting their ballots for either Todd Pletcher or Steve Asmussen as the outstanding trainer of 2011.  With one month left in the year, the two men are battling for top honors in the money won category, which seems to be the most important […]

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Asmussen back for another go at Santa Anita

Eclipse Award winning trainer Steve Asmussen returned to Santa Anita on Tuesday for the second consecutive year and will maintain a stable of approximately 40 horses through Santa Anita’s upcoming winter/spring meeting, which will open on Dec. 26. Assistant trainer Scott Blasi will once again oversee Asmussen’s operation at Barn 27, which will include managing […]

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Sabercat hits the Delta Downs Jackpot

Sabercat powered home to win the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot by four lengths over Basmati. Longview Drive finished third. Sabercat is a 2-year-old colt by Bluegrass Cat trained by Steve Asmussen for Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. He was ridden to victory by Gerard Melancon. Sabercat covered the mile and one-sixteenth in 1:46.62 and returned $18.00, […]

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Asmussen reaches 6,000-win milestone on his birthday

Trainer Steve Asmussen celebrated his 46th birthday on Friday with a training milestone, when Basalt captured the first race on the evening card at Remington Park. Asmussen became the fifth trainer in North American racing history to reach 6,000 wins, reports Marty McGee in Daily Racing Form. Asmussen is easily the youngest trainer to hit […]

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Regally Ready is ready for next challenge

After Regally Ready’s dominant victory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Saturday, trainer Steve Asmussen is mapping out a plan for his next race, according to Marty McGee in the Daily Racing Form. Those plans could include a workout at Churchill Downs as soon as Monday, Nov. 14 for Regally Ready. “We’ve […]

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