steve asmussen

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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Asmussen: If shorter meets are good for Texas racing, I’m absolutely for them

Trainer Steve Asmussen has horses in training at Santa Anita, Fair Grounds, Oaklawn and Belmont. But he’s a Texas boy at heart a cherishes his stable of fifty at Sam Houston Race Park. And while he admits the new shorter boutique meet at Sam Houston is more expensive for trainers, if it’s good enough for […]

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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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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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