winchell thoroughbreds

‘Closing Sprinter’ Nitrous Making Move Up To Graded Stakes Company In Amsterdam

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Nitrous will look to add graded stakes-winner to his accomplishments after coming within a neck of earning that status last out. Nitrous will be headlining a talented 12-horse field in the 27th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds going 6 ½ furlongs on Saratoga Race Course’s main […]

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For Sale-Topping Tapit Colt Chestertown, Asmussen Is A Natural Fit

Steve Asmussen began training for West Point Thoroughbreds this winter, just in time for a key appointment a few months later when West Point landed a colt for $2-million at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training. It was the most money West Point had ever paid for a horse at […]

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Tenfold Back To Winning Ways With Closing Effort In G3 Pimlico Special

Tenfold, who contested the 2018 Grade 1 Preakness at Pimlico a year ago, returned to winning form Friday with a closing victory in the G3 Pimlico Special. Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and the Curlin colt had the best in group of closing efforts at the end of the 1 1/4 miles, sitting toward the back […]

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Nitrous Hits The Afterburners In Oaklawn’s Bachelor Stakes

A gray horse won, just not the one everyone was expecting as Winchell Thoroughbred LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Nitrous used a powerful late kick to rally past the early leaders for the victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Gray Attempt, the 6-5 favorite, finished third. Ridden by leading rider Ricardo Santana […]

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Kentucky Derby Points, $400,000 Up For Grabs In Remington Park’s Springboard Mile

Trainer Steve Asmussen, entered five horses in Sunday’s $400,000 Springboard Mile. Remington Park’s featured 2-year-old event of the Thoroughbred meet. The Springboard Mile is the final race on this year’s calendar with valuable qualifying points for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Leading the Remington Park trainer standings with 93 wins thru Dec. 10, Asmussen placed a […]

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Stakes Winner Counterforce Retired To Road’s End Farm In British Columbia

Stakes winner Counterforce will enter stud for the 2019 season at Road’s End Farm near Abbotsford, British Columbia. The 5-year-old son of two-time leading North American sire Smart Strike, out of the Bernardini mare Achieving, will stand for a fee of $2,000, Canadian funds, as the property of a partnership. Bred and raced by Winchell […]

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Half-Brother To Belmont Winner Creator Tops Sunday’s Trade At Keeneland September

The close of Book 2 at the Keeneland September carried on a continued run of accelerated trade that put the auction on the precipice of surpassing last year’s final gross in just six sessions. With six days in the books, a total of 1,144 horses changed hands for $303,926,700, up 19 percent from the same […]

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Tenfold A ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Winchell, Asmussen Connections

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner came to Saratoga last summer and firmly established his Horse of the Year credentials with back-to-back Grade 1 victories in the Whitney and Woodward, two of racing’s most prestigious races for older horses. On Saturday, Ron Winchell will take aim at Saratoga’s premiere prize for 3-year-olds, the Grade 1 Travers, with […]

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Tenfold Drifts Out But Holds On In Jim Dandy

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Tenfold bore out badly in the final sixteenth of a mile, but still managed to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Flameaway and Vino Rosso. For the red-hot partnership of jockey Ricardo Santana and trainer Steve Asmussen, Tenfold completed nine furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main […]

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‘Talented’ Derby Runner Combatant Hopes To Rebound In Matt Winn

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton’s ultra-consistent Combatant will try for just his second-career victory as the 4-1 second choice on the morning line in Saturday’s $100,000 Matt Winn (GIII) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs. “He needs to get over the hump,” Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen said. “I think he needs a little more […]

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