Steve Asmussen, trains track record setter Posse.

Steve Asmussen, trains track record setter Posse.

Barbara Livingston

Posse Lassoes Track Record at Fair Grounds

Edited release from Fair Grounds
Heiligbrodt's Racing Stable Posse set a track record for five furlongs Monday at Fair Grounds.

Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Corey Lanerie, Posse rated behind a pair of leaders before sweeping to the outside. He ran the five furlongs in 57.35 seconds and returned $3.00 to win.

Posse was third in the Three Chimneys Juvenile on Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs before winning the grade III Kentucky Breeders' Cup.

The five-furlong track record was previously held by Foreign Pass, who ran 57.50 in November 1998.

Punching, another Asmussen horse, won Monday's $34,000 allowance feature. by a nose in 1:11.53 for six furlongs. Owned by Dean Cecil, Punching ($8.80) edged out Brown Eyed Beauty