Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • 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.

  • Untapable outfinishes Stonetastic to win the Pocahontas Stakes.

    No Stopping Untapable in Pocahontas Victory

    Untapable, under a patient ride from Rosie Napravnik, collared favored Stonetastic in deep stretch and edged away to a half-length victory in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Dunkin Bend wins the Sapling Stakes.

    Dunkin Bend Prevails in Sapling Stakes

    After tracking the leaders through the turn, Michael Langford's Dunkin Bend rallied three wide turning for home on his way to a clear victory in the $96,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park.

  • Justin Phillip will be making his 30th career start.

    Zayat Pair to Tangle in Forego Stakes

    Ahmed Zayat hopes to make an early trip to the winner's circle in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 31, just before Paynter continues on his comeback trail in the featured Woodward (gr. I).

  • Brazen Persuasion (right) and Bahnah cannot be separated at the finish of the Schuylerville.
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    Fillies Fight to Draw in Schuylerville

    The $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) ended in a draw after a tremendous battle down the stretch between pacesetter Brazen Persuasion and favored Bahnah on opening day of the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet July 19.

  • Prayer for Relief surges to victory in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Prayer for Relief Answers All in Cornhusker

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, second in his only two starts this year, broke through with a victory in the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 29.

  • D'cajun Cat Set to Pounce in Bashford Manor

    After impressively winning his debut June 1 at Churchill Downs, D'cajun Cat will try to make it 2-for-2 under the twin spires when he faces six other juveniles in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) June 29.

  • Master Rick wins the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Master Rick Rolls On in Lone Star Park 'Cap

    In a near replay of last month's Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III), Master Rick galloped past stablemate Prayer for Relief in the stretch to win the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) by one length May 27.

  • Funnys Approval won the Barbara Fritchie Handicap in February.

    Funnys Approval Could Raise Winning Colors

    Grade II winner Funnys Approval will try to return to top form when she faces an expected six other fillies and mares in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes on Memorial Day May 27 at Churchill Downs.

  • Master Rick will try for a third straight win in the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Master Rick Seeks to Extend Winning Streak

    Richard Davis' Master Rick will try for a third straight win overall and second straight graded stakes score when he faces four other rivals in the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) Monday, May 27.

  • Master Rick Rallies to Texas Mile Victory

    After racing along the rail in the backstretch, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. angled Master Rick out in the far turn and the Master Command colt rallied from third in the stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III).

  • Vuitton nips Beat the Blues by a nose to win the Carousel Stakes.

    Vuitton Bags Carousel for Red-Hot Asmussen

    Vuitton came from well off the pace to edge favored Beat the Blues by a nose in the $100,000 Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 11, capping a sensational afternoon for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.

  • Tom Amoss

    Amoss, Asmussen Tie for Fair Grounds Title

    Trainers Tom Amoss and Steve Asmussen ended the 141st Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meeting in a dead-heat for most victories with 42 apiece when they combined to win half of the races on the closing-day card March 31.

  • Carve Beats Rain at Oaklawn for Rebel Work

    Michael Langford's recent purchase Carve was among the first horses to hit the track at Oaklawn Park early on the morning of March 10, breezing a half-mile before heavy rains left the track in sloppy condition.

  • The connections of King Henny accepting the winning trophy.

    King Henny Wins Inaugural Big Drama Via DQ

    Favored King Henny won the inaugural running of the $100,000 Big Drama Stakes for 3-year-olds at rainy Delta Downs when Mr. Bandini's Band was disqualified from first for interference in the stretch on the night of Jan. 5.

  • Great Mills
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    Dozen Set for Hillside Turf in Daytona Stakes

    The $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) attracted a dozen entrants to the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29 including Great Mills, most recently fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the course.

  • My Miss Aurelia

    La Brea: My Miss Aurelia Can Nail Down Title

    In spite of her abbreviated campaign, My Miss Aurelia can likely wrap up an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading 3-year-old filly with a win in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26.

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    My Miss Aurelia Works Half-Mile for La Brea

    Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic runner-up My Miss Aurelia worked a half mile in :48 3/5 on Santa Anita's fast main track on the morning of Dec. 20 in preparation for next week's La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at seven furlongs.

  • King Henny won the Clever Trevor Stakes last month.

    King Henny Draws Outside in Springboard Mile

    King Henny, winner of the Clever Trevor Stakes last month, drew the far outside post in a maximum field of 12 juveniles entered in the $300,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes Dec. 9 at Remington Park.

  • Dust And Diamonds

    Shine On Dust and Diamonds in Sugar Swirl

    After finishing second to Groupie Doll in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) in November, Dust and Diamonds looms as a prohibitive favorite in the Adena Springs Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 8 at Gulfstream Park