steve asmussen

Asmussen will stable horses at Prairie Meadows

Steve Asmussen, who won the Eclipse Award as America’s champion trainer in 2008 and 2009, is among the new additions to Prairie Meadows’ stable roster in 2012. The track’s 67-day thoroughbred season opens at 6:30 p.m. Friday and runs through Aug. 11. Asmussen trained three straight Horse of the years in Curlin in 2007-08 and […]

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Steve Asmussen first person to reach 1,000 wins at Lone Star Park

Trainer Steve Asmussen became the first person to notch 1,000 career wins at Lone Star Park, when Primal Jones won Saturday’s second race at the Grand Prairie, Texas racetrack during the 16th Spring Thoroughbred Season. Asmussen, the two-time Eclipse-Award winning trainer (2008-09), has won the training title at Lone Star for a record 11 seasons. […]

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Nehro reroutes to Arkansas to target Oaklawn Handicap

Zayat Stables’ Nehro, runner-up in both the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Kentucky Derby (G1) last year was scratched from the New Orleans Handicap Sunday after reportedly tying up after training Saturday at Fair Grounds and could possibly run now in the April 14 Oaklawn Handicap (G2). Trainer Steve Asmussen called Oaklawn’s racing office to confirm […]

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Nehro will scratch from New Orleans Handicap

Trainer Steve Asmussen confirmed Saturday night that Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro will be scratched from today’s New Orleans Handicap after tying up following a training session, according to Daily Racing Form. “He got a little tight today when he trained,” Asmussen said. “I’m not going to run him unless he’s 100 percent.”

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Secret Circle, Sabercat head field of 13 for Rebel Stakes

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby prep, the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, looks to have a full field of 13 with Southern California invaders Sabercat and Secret Circle topping the lineup. Sabercat will be making his 2012 debut, his first start since winning the Delta Downs Jackpot for trainer Steve Asmussen, while Secret Circle returns […]

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Sabercat hits the Derby trail in Rebel Stakes

Delta Downs Jackpot winner Sabercat already has enough earnings to get into the Kentucky Derby field.  Now, he just needs to get his preps in.  The son of Bluegrass Cat is set to make his three-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.  If all goes well, owner Ron Winchell says Sabercat, […]

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DeRosa: Dec. 26, 2014 – Rachel’s colt vs Zenyatta’s?

While racing fans never got to see a matchup between Zenyatta and Rachael Alexandra on the track, there’s still a chance their foals could one day race against each.  At the Twinspires.com blog, Ed DeRosa is already plotting out a path for it to happen.  In a column he wrote before Zenyatta’s foal was born […]

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Thiskyhasnolimit retired from racing, recovering from surgery

Thiskyhasnolimit, who was vanned off due to an injury in Saturday’s Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds, has been retired from racing and undergone surgery on a fractured right front fetlock.  The five-year-old son of Sky Mesa finishes his career for trainer Steve Asmussen with six wins from 20 starts, including victories in the 2009 Iroquois […]

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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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