Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • Gainesway Farm 2016

    Tapit's World

    A look at three-time leading sire Tapit, from his up and down racing career to record heights as a stallion.

  • Breeders' Cup Post Wrap

    Breeders' Cup Sunday Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps what's next for Breeders' Cup Classic contenders Gun Runner, West Coast and Collected. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Gun Runner rattles off five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Santa Anita

    Gun Runner Solid in Santa Anita Work

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner put in his third West Coast work toward the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), going five furlongs Oct. 16 at Santa Anita Park. 

  • Corey Lanerie accepts his fourth riding title at Ellis Park

    Asmussen, Lanerie Lead Ellis Park Meet

    It came down to the next-to-last race of the 2017 Ellis Park meet that ended Sept. 4, but 2016 meet-leader Steve Asmussen repeated as leading trainer, edging 2015 winner Brad Cox 18 wins to 17.

  • Copper Bullet wins the Saratoga Special Aug. 13

    Copper Bullet Sidelined With Shin Issues

    Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) winner Copper Bullet will almost surely miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) because of shin issues, co-owner Ron Winchell said Sept. 3.

  • Gun Runner draws off to win the Woodward Stakes

    Gun Runner Much the Best in Woodward

    Gun Runner continued his wash, rinse, repeat pattern of excellence Sept. 2 when the chestnut stunner rolled past pacesetter Neolithic on the far turn and drew off to capture the Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by open lengths.

  • Gun Runner heads back to the barn after his morning bath

    Gun Runner Puts in Final Woodward Work

    Multiple grade 1 winner Gun Runner put in his final breeze the morning of Aug. 28 for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2.

  • Gun Runner gets a bath at Saratoga Race Course

    Gun Runner Returns to Work Tab

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner returned to the work tab Aug. 14 after his score in the Whitney Stakes (G1) and is on target for the Woodward Stakes Sept. 2.

  • Copper Bullet drew away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special by four lengths

    Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

    After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13.

  • Gun Runner leads by seven lengths at the wire in the Stephen Foster Handicap

    All Eyes on Gun Runner in Whitney Stakes

    With rain in the forecast and a rabbit entered to try and disrupt his rhythm, Gun Runner will no doubt elevate himself should the 4-5 morning-line favorite run to form in the Aug. 5 Whitney Stakes (G1) over 1 1/8 miles.

  • Patch is the second choice on the morning line for the West Virginia Derby

    Patch, Lookin At Lee Head West Virginia Derby Field

    Calumet Farm's homebred Patch, the popular classic-placed colt from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, heads up a field of 11 sophomore runners scheduled to meet in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 5 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Iron Fist wins the Cornhusker Handicap

    Iron Fist Keeps Rolling in Cornhusker

    After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.

  • Gun Runner wins the Stephen Foster Handicap by seven lengths

    Gun Runner Powers to Easy Stephen Foster Win

    In his first start since finishing second in the March 25 Dubai World Cup (G1), Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner drew off in the stretch for an easy victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • Lookin At Lee prepping for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park

    Another Classic, Another Shot for Lookin At Lee

    Lookin At Lee will not be carrying a lunch pail during the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park, but trainer Steve Asmussen knows his horse will bring that mental approach to the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Kentucky Derby runner up Lookin At Lee

    Lookin At Lee Logs Final Belmont Breeze

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) runner-up Lookin At Lee breezed four furlongs in :48.33 under the early morning sunshine on the Belmont Park main track June 4 in preparation for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1).

  • Gun Runner scores in the Razorback Handicap

    Gun Runner Breezes for Stephen Foster

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's grade 1 winner Gun Runner breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 May 29 at Churchill Downs in preparation for a probable start in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17.

  • Terra Promessa winning the Allair DuPont Distaff on Black Eyed Susan Day

    Asmussen Earns $50,000 Preakness Weekend Bonus

    Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen finished with 38 points to earn a $50,000 bonus from a total pool of $100,000 offered to trainers who ran a minimum of five horses in the 15 stakes races over Preakness Stakes (G1) weekend at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Trainer Mike Maker

    Trainers’ Dinner Notes and Quotes

    The annual Kentucky Derby Trainer's Dinner gives trainers a chance to laugh a little and blow off some steam. Trainer Mike Maker was first up May 2 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville, and he stole the show.

  • Gun Runner gallops at Churchill Downs

    Gun Runner to Return in Stephen Foster Handicap

    Grade 1 winner Gun Runner has been steadily training since returning from a runner-up finish in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) and is targeting the June 17 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, Asmussen said May 1.

  • McCraken works at Churchill Downs under Brian Hernandez Jr. April 24

    McCraken Finishes Strong in Five-Furlong Move

    Whether McCraken becomes the latest Derby winner to come out of Churchill's Barn 26 remains to be seen, but the bay colt put in five-furlong drill in 1:00 3/5 April 24 that was nearly as buzz worthy as Street Sense's final move before his triumph.

  • Calumet Farm's Hence at Churchill Downs April 5

    Hence, J Boys Echo Breeze at Churchill

    Calumet Farm's Sunland Derby (G3) winner Hence and Albaugh Family Stable's Gotham Stakes (G3) winner J Boys Echo worked April 17 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.