Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • Gun Runner wins Matt Winn Stakes June 18 at Churchill Downs.

    Gun Runner Set for Derby Rematch in Haskell

    Coming off a wire-to-wire romp at Churchill Downs, Gun Runner will head to Monmouth Park for rematch with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31.

  • Untapable

    Champion Untapable Retired

    Untapable, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2014, has been retired, owner Ron Winchell of Winchell Thoroughbreds said June 19.

  • Gun Runner rolls to victory in the Matt Winn Stakes

    Gun Runner Dominant in Matt Winn Stakes

    Winchell Thoroughbreds, Three Chimneys Farm, and Besilu Stables' Gun Runner was a dominant winner over four other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • Gun Runner

    Gun Runner, Untapable Breeze at Churchill

    Trainer Steve Asmussen's duo of classic-placed Gun Runner and champion Untapable each breezed a half-mile June 13 at Churchill Downs ahead of their scheduled starts in graded stakes June 18 at the Louisville track.

  • WinStar Creates a Wild Ending

    No one knows how long the 2016 Triple Crown will remain in the public's memory banks, but for now at least it should be remembered for its eccentricities, following one of the most memorable and emotional Triple Crowns in history.

  • Gettysburg schooling at Belmont Park June 9

    Styles Vary in Asmussen Belmont Stakes Duo

    Trainer Steve Asmussen, who will be enshrined in the Racing Hall of Fame later this year, doesn't figure to have to use much time on strategy for his two Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) starters June 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Creator at Churchill before Kentucky Derby

    Creator Works, Set for Trip to New York

    WinStar Farm's Creator, winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), worked five furlongs May 30 at Churchill Downs and is expected to travel to New York May 31 to continue preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Salutos Amigos wins the Carter Handicap

    Salutos Amigos Tops Maryland Sprint Handicap

    Salutos Amigos will look to win what has been an elusive graded stakes score outside of his favorite venue of Aqueduct Racetrack May 21 in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Gun Runner Will Not Run in Preakness

    Steve Asmussen officially took Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner who finished third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), out of consideration for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) the morning of May 17.

  • Wright and Tom Ochiltree in Hall of Fame

    Wright won each Triple Crown race in separate years, and rose to prominence by number of wins and earnings quickly in his career. Tom Ochiltree also put together an excellent career early, winning the Preakness in his second start.

  • Other Trainers Impressed with Nyquist

    Trainers of some of the horses that finished behind Reddam Racing’s Nyquist in the champion colt’s May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) said Sunday morning they were impressed with what they saw the previous day.

  • Mo Tom will try to win the Kentucky Derby off a six-week racing break.

    Fresh Horses Plentiful in 2016 Kentucky Derby

    The three trainers of Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runners expected to start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) are confident the six weeks between races will not be a problem for their horses.

  • Carina Mia on the track at Churchill Downs May 3

    Carina Mia, Nickname Face Off in Eight Belles

    Carina Mia came up short in points for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Nickname's connections opted not to run, but both graded winners will still be prominent on Oaks Day in the $200,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. II) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Creator works at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.

    Creator Turns in Final Kentucky Derby Breeze

    With WinStar Farm owner Kenny Troutt looking on, Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Creator breezed four furlongs in :50 3/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 2 in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Gun Runner works at Churchill Downs April 25

    Asmussen Works His Derby, Oaks Hopefuls

    Trainer Steve Asmussen, to be inducted in racing's Hall of Fame in August, worked two colts and five fillies at Churchill Downs April 25 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I).

  • Creator gallops at Churchill Downs April 20, 2016.

    Making the Grade: Creator

    This week we take a closer look at Creator, winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) on April 16 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Gun Runner Works April 18, 2016 at Churchill Downs

    Gun Runner Validates Reasons for Partnership

    In an April 18 workout for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Gun Runner provided a snapshot why Three Chimneys Farm was keen on retaining part-interest when it sold the chestnut colt to Winchell Thoroughbreds last year.

  • Nickname Holds Class Edge in Beaumont

    LNJ Foxwoods' Nickname, winner of last year's Frizette Stakes (gr. I), holds a class advantage over her four rivals in Keeneland's Beaumont Stakes (gr. III). The race is for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, 184 feet.

  • Subtle Indian won the Hot Springs March 5.

    Subtle Indian Heads Count Fleet

    Subtle Indian is 5-for-6 in his Oaklawn career, and counts the 2015 Gazebo Stakes and Hot Springs March 5 in his last start among his victories for trainer Robertino Diodoro.

  • Terra Promessa wins the 2016 Honeybee Stakes.

    Terra Promessa Heads Fantasy Stakes

    Undefeated Taxable and four other entrants will vie with Stonestreet's runner on a win streak for a total of 170 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) points in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Oaklawn.

  • Gun Runner leaves the rest behind in the Louisiana Derby.

    Gun Runner Dominant in Louisiana Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, who captured the grade II Risen Star Stakes in his last start, was a commanding winner of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 26.

  • Untapable.

    Untapable Set for Azeri Return

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' champion racemare is set for her return to the races for the second year in a row in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Terra Promessa dominates the Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn.

    Terra Promessa Stings Rivals in Honeybee

    Stepping into a stakes race for the first time proved little challenge for Stonestreet Stables homebred Terra Promessa, as the daughter of Curlin drew off to an easy win in the March 12 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III).

  • Marquee Miss (left) defeated Nickname to win the Martha Washington Stakes on Feb. 6.

    Marquee Miss, Nickname Meet Again in Honeybee

    One start after Marquee Miss upset grade I winner Nickname to win the Martha Washington Stakes last month at Oaklawn Park, the two talented 3-year-old fillies are set for an Oaklawn rematch in the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III).

  • Rachel Alexandra (left) and Zenyatta (right) are Hall of Fame finalists for 2016.

    Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta Hall Finalists

    The finalists are jockeys Ramon Dominguez, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds English Channel, Kona Gold, Rachel Alexandra, and Zenyatta; and trainers Steve Asmussen and David Whiteley.

  • Untapable.

    Untapable Works at Oaklawn Park

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' champion Untapable moved closer to her 5-year-old debut by working five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 over a sloppy surface the morning of March 1 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Suddenbreakingnews worked a half-mile in :51 1/5 at Oaklawn Park.

    Suddenbreakingnews, Whitmore on Oaklawn Tab

    Whitmore worked a bullet half-mile in :48 1/5 Feb. 27, the gelding's first breeze since finishing second in the Feb. 15 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), while Southwest winner Suddenbreakingnews had an easy half in :51 1/5.

  • Gun Runner wins the 2016 Risen Star Stakes.

    Making the Grade: Gun Runner

    This week we take a closer look at Gun Runner, winner of the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) on Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Stageplay

    Asmussen Has Solid Pair in Rachel Alexandra

    Mike Rutherford's homebred Stageplay, who will be seeking her second consecutive Fair Grounds stakes, has been installed the 7-5 morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20

  • Legends: Rachel Alexandra, Filly for the Ages

    Jockey Calvin Borel said the key to their success together was to allow Rachel Alexandra to be the boss. She knew she could handle fractions that often seemed impossibly fast. His biggest job was to stay out of the way.

  • Nickname wins the 2015 Frizette Stakes.

    Nickname Returns in Martha Washington

    Grade I winner Nickname is among eight horses entered in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 6 at Oaklawn. She'll make her first start since finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Untapable

    Champion Untapable Returns to Worktab

    The 5-year-old daughter of Tapit returned to the worktab with a four-furlong breeze in :52 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 28 and is gearing up for a 2016 racing campaign.