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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Three to Watch This Week

Three-year-olds under consideration for the road to the Triple Crown got to take Super Bowl weekend off for the most part, but this weekend promises to help us all understand a bit more about the 3-year-old crop of 2011. A trio of graded stakes  on Saturday — the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis at Santa […]

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Asmussen ‘blessed’ by Tapizar

In Steve Asmussen’s first year with a California division, the veteran trainer may have scored the top left coast Derby contender in Sham Stakes winner Tapziar. “I’m blessed to have him,” Asmussen said. “He’s a tremendously talented horse.” Even rival trainers are heaping on the praise for the 3-year-old who has already won at Churchill […]

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No decision on Tapizar but will be California dreamin’

After an impressive showing in the Sham Stakes on Saturday, trainer Steve Asmussen doesn’t know where Tapizar will go next, but he does know he’ll stay in California. “His last two races have been impressive,” Asmussen said. “He established that the maiden race was not a fluke.” Most likely, the son of Tapit will run […]

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Asmussen shoots for first Santa Anita graded stakes win

Trainer Steve Asmussen hopes to win his first graded stakes at Santa Anita with Tapizar, a three-year-old colt running in this Saturday’s Sham Stakes (G3). With Garrett Gomez aboard, Asmussen will need everything he has as they face off against primary competition Uncle Sam trained by Bob Baffert and the much-experienced Clubhouse Ride.

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Asmussen grabs first Santa Anita victory

Trainer Steve Asmussen secured his first career win at Santa Anita Friday when Silver Medallion took the Eddie Logan Stakes for two-year-olds. Asmussen has a 30-horse stable based at Santa Anita this winter.  Silver Medallion was his sixth starter of the current meet and his 20th career starter at the track.

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Eclipse Awards for Trainer and Jockey

So maybe he didn’t break any records, but trainer Todd Pletcher did get one persistent monkey off his back, and he had an outstanding year in 2010, leading all North American trainers by money won and victories in American Graded Stakes. It wasn’t even close. With only two days of racing left in 2010, Pletcher […]

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Asmussen to have 30 horses at Santa Anita

Trainer Steve Asmussen says he plans to stable 30 horses at Santa Anita for the winter meet, featuring a new dirt surface.

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Sprint

PRESS RELEASE An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, to be run November 6th, post time 5:20 PM ET: Atta Boy Roy The Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint contender tack-walked at Trackside Training Center on Monday morning, part of his usual routine following a pre-race work. Trainer Valorie Lund said the 5yo […]

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Churchill Opening Day: Astrology Takes Grade 3 Iroquois

By Scott Jagow On a day devoted to two-year-olds at Churchill Downs, Astrology showed he could be a bright star of the future, winning the Grade 3, $100,000 Iroquois Stakes. Under Garrett Gomez, Astrology stalked the pace, took the lead before the quarter pole and widened his lead, winning by almost four lengths […]

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Mine That Bird, Haynesfield Tune Up at Churchill

PRESS RELEASE Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), and Haynesfield, upset winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (GI) last time out, tuned up for runs in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships with workouts on Sunday at Churchill Downs. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Double Eagle Ranch and […]

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