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Silver Medallion not headed to Derby

Trainer Steve Asmussen and co-owner Mike Ryan said they will freshen Silver Medallion after two races in 14 days and not point to next week’s Derby. The defection makes Anthony’s Cross the next horse to get into the field.

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Thiskyhasnolimit gets up in Texas Mile

Thiskyhasnolimit outdueled game rival Gladding to take the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes at Lone Star Park Saturday. With Justin Shepherd riding, Thiskyhasnolimit angled outside at the top of the stretch and came after Gladding, who helped set the pace.  The two horses separated from their three rivals and surged to the wire neck-and-neck.  […]

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Silver Medallion has eyes on graded cash in Lexington Stakes

Connections for El Camino Real Derby winner Silver Medallion find themselves short of the necessary cash to make the Kentucky Derby field with only $184,334 in graded earnings. One of seven three-year-olds considering the Lexington Stakes, trainer Steve Asmussen seems to be leaning towards running the colt this weekend at Keeneland.

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Christine: There’s something wrong with a ballot without Asmussen

Despite acknowledging some past transgressions by trainer Steve Asmussen, Bill Christine is amazed the two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer was passed over by the Hall of Fame committee in his first year of eligibility. As he says, “a career of 5,780 wins and $173 million in purses ought to count for something.” Do you hold his […]

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It Happened Again beats stablemate in Razorback

Trainer Steve Asmussen owned the exacta Saturday when It Happened Again beat stablemate Thiskyhasnolimit in the Grade 3, $125,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park. The half-length victory at 1 1/16 miles was the third straight win for It Happened Again, out of Quiet Lucky by Quiet American.

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Asmussen, Rachel make Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

Press Release Three new members have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame: Steve Asmussen, a nine-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds; Peace Rules, the 2003 Louisiana Derby and 2004 New Orleans Handicap winner; and Rachel Alexandra, the dominant 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner. The first Fair Grounds Hall of Fame class since […]

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Owner buys majority interest in Silver Medallion

A majority interest in Silver Medallion has been sold to Steven Marshall, with original owner Michael Ryan retaining a minority interest.  The three-year-old son of Badge of Silver is two for two in 2011, with victories in the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields and the Eddie Logan Stakes. Marshall was […]

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Asmussen’s Fusa Code takes key Sunland Derby prep

A Steve Asmussen-trained maiden upset the $100,000 Borderland Derby Saturday at Sunland Park. 7-1 Fusa Code ran greenly in the stretch but held on to win by three-quarters of a length for his first victory in five starts.  The 1 1/16-mile Borderland Derby is the major local prep for the Grade 3 Sunland Derby March […]

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Knee chip sidelines Tapizar after disappointing performance at Santa Anita

Tapizar, who finished off the board after being rank and setting fast fractions in Saturday’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park, has been sidelined with a knee chip that will require surgery, reports Gary West of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. The Tapit colt, owned and bred by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve […]

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