Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • Untapable

    Untapable Set for Apple Blossom Rematch

    Champion Untapable will get another chance at Oaklawn Park and should be sharper in her second start of the season against unlikely rival Gold Medal Dancer in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 10.

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    Gold Medal Dancer Works for Apple Blossom

    Gold Medal Dancer traveled five furlongs in a brisk :59 1/5 March 28 at Oaklawn Park, prepping for a run in the April 10 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I). A decision will be made March 30 as to whether Untapable will run.

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    Untapable Exits 2015 Debut in Good Shape

    Trainer Steve Asmussen said champion Untapable exited her runner-up effort in the $300,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) March 14 in good condition and will remain in training at Oaklawn Park until early April.

  • Houston Ladies Classic Stakes winner Cassatt was named the 2015 Horse of the Meet at Sam Houston.

    Sam Houston Reports Increased Handle

    Total handle for the recently concluded 32-day Thoroughbred meet at Sam Houston Race Park increased more than 15% to $51,258,598 in 2015 compared with the 2014 meet, as average daily handle improved a fourth straight year.

  • Tapiture makes his seasonal debut in the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapiture Set for 2015 Debut in Razorback

    Two-time grade II winner Tapiture, who closed out last season with a runner-up finish to Goldencents in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), is scheduled to make his 4-year-old season debut March 14, in the Razorback H.

  • Scott Blasi

    Kentucky Approves Racing License for Blasi

    A licensing committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the license request of Scott Blasi, Steve Asmussen's assistant trainer who last year was at the center of allegations from an animal rights group.

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    Untapable, Tapiture Drill for Asmussen

    Untapable completed the first workout of her 4-year-old season Monday, Jan. 26, when she breezed four furlongs in :51.4/5 on a fast track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Remington Springboard Mile and Kip Deville Stakes winner Bayerd is co-highweight in the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Smarty Jones Kicks off Oaklawn 3YO Series

    The road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park will begin Jan. 19 with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, a one-mile test for 3-year-olds which drew a group of nine.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen with Tapiture

    Review Cites Strong Safety Stats for Asmussen

    As part of its extensive investigation into Steve Asmussen stable following allegations of horse mistreatment from an animal rights group, the KHRC compiled safety numbers in which the trainer fared well

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    Kentucky Investigation Clears Asmussen

    A nearly one-year investigation in Kentucky cleared trainer Steve Asmussen of allegations of horse abuse brought by the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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    KHRC Report on Asmussen Expected Jan. 15

    Kentucky horse racing commissioners are expected to listen Jan. 15 to a staff report on an investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen that followed allegations of horse mistreatment from PETA.

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    Asmussen Won't Be Considered for Hall in 2015

    Citing unresolved investigations in New York and Kentucky of Steve Asmussen following a 2014 video from an animal rights group alleging horse abuse, the trainer will not be considered in 2015 for the Hall of Fame.

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    2014 Newsmakers

    Achievement and retirement. Shame and success. Low points and comebacks. 2014 offered a taste of just about everything. Here are a dozen people who stood out this year for leaving their mark on the industry.

  • Bayerd wins the Remington Springboard Mile.

    Bayerd Bounces Back in Springboard Mile

    All out in the drive, Bayerd reached the wire a head in front of Shotgun Kowboy in a terrific renewal of the $255,000 Remington Springboard Mile in the mud Dec. 14 on closing night of the 2014 Remington Park meet.

  • Shotgun Kowboy defeated Bayerd in the Clever Trevor Stakes on November 7.

    Springboard Mile Pits Bayerd, Shotgun Kowboy

    After splitting two previous juvenile stakes earlier in the meet, Bayerd and Shotgun Kowboy square off in the rubber match, the $250,000 Remington Springboard Mile on closing night Dec. 14 at Remington Park.

  • Lord Nelson won the Speakeasy Stakes Oct. 13 at Santa Anita.

    Lord Nelson Could Rule Kentucky Jockey Club

    Peachtree Stable's Lord Nelson, an easy winner of a stakes race at Santa Anita Park in his previous start, will take aim at his first graded victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

  • BC 2014: Distaff Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Untapable, including trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Rosie Napravnik.

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    Untapable Tops Worktab Sunday at Santa Anita

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, who suddenly looms as a possible favorite in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the defection of Beholder, turned in a bullet five-furlong move at Santa Anita Oct. 19.

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    Beholder Posts Breeders' Cup Distaff Work

    Working under a fog so thick her trainer couldn't even see it, two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder went five furlongs in company the morning of Oct. 12 in 1:02 1/5 under regular rider Mike Smith at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lucky Player holds off Bold Conquest to win the Iroquois Stakes.

    Lucky Player Hits Big in Iroquois Surprise

    Lucky Player outfought stablemate Bold Conquest through the Churchill Downs stretch to win the $115,500 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) and give trainer Steve Asmussen the winning exacta Sept. 6.

  • Remington Park Meet Features Oklahoma Derby

    A daily purse structure of more than $200,000 and a 35-race stakes program worth $3.5 million have horsemen arriving from all over the country to Oklahoma City for the Remington Thoroughbred season that begins Aug. 15.

  • Haskin: The Girls Who Lost Curlin

    No one can really predict Hall of Fame greatness after one start, but there have been a number of fortunate trainers who have had the thrill of foreseeing potential greatness in a young horse.

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    Emotional Inductions Highlight Hall of Fame

    With celebration and nostalgia, the 2014 Hall of Fame class that began tinged with controversy was inducted Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in a ceremony that honored two equine champions, Ashado and Curlin.

  • Tapiture outfinishes Candy Boy to take the West Virginia Derby.

    Tapiture Noses Out Candy Boy in WV Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture overcame a troubled trip and a lost shoe to gamely defeat a determined Candy Boy at the wire in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 2.

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    Untapable Favored in Haskell Against Boys

    Fresh off a 9 1/4-length drubbing of her own division and undefeated in four starts for Winchell Thoroughbreds this year, Untapable seeks a challenge versus males July 27 in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).

  • Bessie's Boy won the Tremont Stakes by 6 lengths at Belmont June 20.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Stakes Winners Clash in Saratoga's Sanford

    The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course pits two undefeated stakes winners in Bessie's Boy, six-length winner of the Tremont at Belmont, and impressive Bashford Manor victor Cinco Charlie.