Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • Untapable, shown winning the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Untapable Breezes at Churchill Downs

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred Untapable, likely favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs the morning of April 20.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

    At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months.

  • Lemon Drop Dream wins the 2014 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

    Lemon Drop Dream Bursts to Count Fleet Upset

    Lemon Drop Dream, tracking a blistering pace into the stretch, charged home to register a well-timed victory in the $294,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) in his graded stakes debut April 10 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Untapable rolls home to take the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Untapable Unstoppable in Fair Grounds Oaks

    Untapable will head to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) as the likely favorite after another decisive victory in the $384,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it will "go away" if horse racing addresses its medication issues, and industry officials who have been trying to do just that suggest progress is evident but not recognized.

  • Survey Results: Racehorses Receive Good Care

    A survey of more than 800 people conducted by HorsePlayerNOW.com, a fan education website that hosts the weekly "Night School" program, indicates a strong belief that racehorses are well cared for in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Speaks Out About PETA Video

    Zayat Stables has terminated Steve Asmussen and moved all 12 of its horses that were previously in the trainer's care following an internal investigation on the PETA report and video that was published in the New York Times.

  • Scott Blasi

    Report: Blasi No Longer Working for Asmussen

    Scott Blasi, the assistant trainer to Steve Asmussen, has been relieved of his duties pending an examination of documents and videos released by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which alleges animal abuse.

  • Groups Step Up Call for Model Drug Rules

    Racing industry organizations have greatly stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing in the wake of probes into allegations of mistreatment and over-medication of horses.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Hall of Fame Nomination Tabled

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced March 21 that the nomination of Steve Asmussen for possible induction into the shrine this year has been tabled as a result of developments over the last two days.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Zayat Scratches Asmussen-Trained Horses

    Prominent owner Zayat Stables has directed the scratching of all of the stable's horses entered for this weekend's races under the name of trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • The stretch battle during the Rebel Stakes.

    Rebel Rematch Expected in Arkansas Derby

    The first four finishers of the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 15 came out of the race none the worse in spite of the roughly-run final furlong, and three of them are definitely pointed for a return in the Arkansas Derby.

  • Tapiture

    Tapiture Takes On Rebel Invaders and Old Foes

    Homebred Tapiture looks to continue his journey to the Kentucky Derby when he takes on two he beat in the Southwest Stakes along with California invaders, among others, in the March 15 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn.

  • Euphrosyne (left) was awarded the Honeybee Stakes via disqualification.

    Euphrosyne Elevated to Honeybee Victory

    Euphrosyne was awarded the win in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 8 after first-place finisher Sugar Shock was disqualified for interference in the Oaklawn Park stretch.

  • Taris won the 2014 Wide Country Stakes.

    Shippers Head Wide-Open Honeybee

    The major prep for the grade II Fantasy Stakes April 5 drew mostly up-and-coming locally based fillies, but it is the two shippers -- Please Explainand Taris -- who may be the most intriguing.

  • Tapiture Gets Back to Work at Oaklawn Park

    Southwest Stakes (gr. III) winner Tapiture got back to serious work the morning of March 2 at Oaklawn Park as he prepares to make his next stop along the Triple Crown trail in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II).

  • Untapable (left) makes her move in the Rachel Alexandra.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088418865&k=jv59xxq">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable Cruises in Rachel Alexandra

    Add another to the list of impressive Tapit homebreds campaigned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen this season; Untapable won the Feb. 22 Rachel Alexandra (gr. III) by 9 1/2 lengths.

  • Daddy Nose Best won the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap on Jan. 18.

    Daddy Nose Best Enters Fair Grounds on Roll

    Multiple grade III winner Daddy Nose Best will try for a third straight stakes win on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots turf and sixth victory in seven starts in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 22.

  • Tapiture wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Tapiture Strides on in Southwest

    Ron Winchell's homebred Tapiture made his season debut a stirring one Feb. 17 when he galloped to a 4 1/4-length victory over Strong Mandate in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Rough Debut for Rachel's Sis at Fair Grounds

    Samantha Nicole, a full sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, had an adventurous career debut, but managed to run on for second in a maiden special weight test for 3-year-old fillies Feb. 16 at Fair Grounds.

  • Daddy Nose Best flies late to win the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.

    Daddy Nose Best Finds Wire in Col. Bradley

    Closing with a rush under Rosie Napravnik, favored Daddy Nose Best tagged upset-minded Adios Nardo at the wire to win the $125,000 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) on yielding turf at Fair Grounds Jan. 18.

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  • Prayer for Relief will carry 123 pounds in the Louisiana Handicap.

    Prayer for Relief Leads Louisiana Handicap

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, 6 1/4-length winner of the Tenacious Handicap last time out, looms a strong choice despite top impost of 123 pounds in the Louisiana Handicap Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds.

  • Daddy Nose Best won the Buddy Dilberto Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds on Dec. 21.

    Daddy Nose Best Rides High Into Col. Bradley

    Daddy Nose Best, a smashing stakes winner in his first start over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, returns to the New Orleans track as the top weight in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Street Story and Ricardo Santana Jr. take the Dixie Belle Stakes on opening day at Oaklawn.

    Street Story Best in Sloppy Oaklawn Opener

    Street Story got the Oaklawn Park meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031 Jan. 10.

  • Todd Pletcher compiled total purse earnings of $25,248,816.

    Castellano, Pletcher Best Among 2013 Leaders

    Javier Castellano led North American jockeys in victories and total purse earnings for the first time in 2013, while Todd Pletcher ended the year far ahead on the national earnings list for trainers for the eighth time.

  • Unbridled's Note wins the Daytona Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Rolls to Daytona Victory

    Favored Unbridled's Note collared El Commodore near mid-stretch en route to his first victory in 10 months, taking the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 28.

  • Tapiture runs away with the win in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Tapiture Turns Heads in Kentucky Jockey Club

    Maiden Tapiture put away early leader Laddie Boy in the stretch and then drew off to register a 4 1/4-length knockout victory in the $175,200 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Justin Phillip Brings Experience to Sprint

    In the often wild Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), trainer Steve Asmussen believes experience could prove a valuable commodity for his talented starter Justin Phillip Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Cluster of Stars is in control in the Gallant Bloom Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2780832028&k=3WgvBqR">Order This Photo</a>

    Cluster of Stars Wires Gallant Bloom

    Turtle Bird Stable's Cluster of Stars improved her undefeated record to six wins at the cost of Dance to Bristol in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. III) Sept. 21 at Belmont Park.