Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • 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.

  • Ever So Clever comes home strong to take the Fantasy

    Ever So Clever Rallies to First Stakes Win in Fantasy

    Behind a sustained late run through the far turn that saw her split horses entering the stretch, Clearview Stable’s Ever So Clever surged past rivals to register an upset victory April 14 in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Calumet Farm's Hence closed from 10th to win the March 26 Sunland Derby by 3 3/4 lengths

    Hence Springs Upset in Sunland Derby

    Yet again an upset was sprung at Sunland Park, with 50 Road to the Kentucky Derby points going to Calumet Farm's homebred 10-1 longshot Hence, as he hit the wire 3 3/4 lengths ahead of previously unbeaten Conquest Mo Money.

  • Uncontested blazes a bullet five furlongs in :58 4/5

    Rebel Prospects Turn in Oaklawn Works

    It was a busy morning March 10 at Oaklawn Park for 3-year-olds pointing toward the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2), with top local prospects Petrov, Silver Dust, and Uncontested all posting impressive works.

  • Gun Runner wins the 2017 Razorback Handicap (G3)

    Gun Runner Rolls to Razorback Handicap Victory

    Finally free from what seemed like interminable quarantine in Louisiana, Gun Runner put on an impressive display in his first start of the season, leading every step of the way for a 5 3/4-length victory in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3).

  • Terra Promessa wins the 2017 Bayakoa Stakes

    Terra Promessa Goes Gate to Wire in Bayakoa

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Terra Promessa made easy work of her seven rivals, taking control around the first turn and never looking back in the $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Terra Promessa topping Ready to Confess, Streamline in the Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes

    Pippin Trio Back in Bayakoa

    Stonestreet Stables' Terra Promessa, winner of Oaklawn's Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes, figures to dictate the tempo again in the Feb. 18 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs.

  • The rules go before the state's Gaming Commission board Jan. 23

    NY Proposes Sweeping Equine Drug, Record Rules

    New York racing regulators Jan. 20 released a set of proposed sweeping equine drug and recordkeeping rules that arose from the state's investigation into allegations made by PETA against trainer Steve Asmussen in 2013.

  • Front Pocket Money after his Jersey Shore Stakes win

    Back to Dirt for Front Pocket Money

    In his previous start on dirt, Front Pocket Money won the six-furlong Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 23 at Monmouth Park and he will return to that surface in the Nov. 21 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes.