Steve Asmussen

Steve Asmussen

Anne M. Eberhardt

Asmussen Ties Record for Most Wins

Trainer has 11 chances to set new record Nov. 23.

Trainer Steve Asmussen tied his own North American record for 555 wins by a trainer in a calendar year when Padua Stables’ Union Strike won a Nov. 22 maiden event on turf at Fair Grounds. Asmussen also won 555 races in 2004.

Luis Quinonez was aboard the son of Smart Strike, who is also the sire of Asmussen-trained reigning Horse of the Year Curlin.

Asmussen could surpass the mark Sunday, Nov. 23, as he has 11 horses entered at five tracks on Sunday -- Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Hawthorne, and Remington Park. The first Asmussen starter on Sunday is at Fair Grounds at 12:30 p.m. with the last of the 11 slated for Hawthorne at 5:23 p.m. All times are central.