Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • Unbridled's Note streaks home to win the Eddie D Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Takes Eddie D in Turf Debut

    Unbridled's Note, invading from New York for his debut on turf, captured the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the hillside turf course on opening day of the 2012 fall meet at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28.

  • My Miss Aurelia (left) outfinishes Questing to win the Cotillion Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2103714693&k=NP7qLxB">Order This Photo</a>

    Thrilling Cotillion Goes to My Miss Aurelia

    In a heavyweight battle between champion My Miss Aurelia and multiple grade I winner Questing through the stretch of the $971,200 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), My Miss Aurelia prevailed by a head to remain undefeated Sept. 22.

  • Dust and Diamonds flies home to win the Gallant Bloom.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2103186125&k=spzqgRq">Order This Photo</a>

    Dust and Diamonds Flawless in Gallant Bloom

    Dust and Diamonds, getting good at the right time, disposed of better-known rivals Musical Romance and Turbulent Descent with ease in capturing the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths at Belmont.

  • Questing

    Questing Highlights Short Cotillion Field

    Very few fillies were up for the challenge of facing undefeated 2-year-old champion My Miss Aurelia and two-time grade I winner Questing in the Sept. 22 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 22.

  • Macho Macho and Corey Nakatani are strong at the finish of the West Virginia Derby.

    Macho Macho Takes West Virginia Derby

    Jockey Corey Nakatani and Macho Macho let Louisiana Derby winner (gr. I) Hero of Order do the dirty work wearing out 3-5 favorite Hansen in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), then rolled to victory Aug. 4.

  • Hansen will make his first start since a mid-pack finish in the Kentucky Derby in the Iowa Derby.

    Hansen Returns in Iowa Derby

    Hansen, last year's champion 2-year-old male, makes his first start since a mid-pack finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) June 30 in Prairie Meadows' Iowa Derby (gr. III).

  • Steve Asmussen

    Oklahoma Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Class

    Steve Asmussen, Don McNeill, David Vance, Kip Deville, and Highland Ice are the 2012 Thoroughbred class set for induction into Oklahoma's Horse Racing Hall of Fame. They will be honored Sept. 26 at Remington Park.

  • Jockey Julien Leparoux and Daddy Nose Best will be reunited for the Preakness Stakes.

    Leparoux Reunited With Daddy Nose Best

    Jockey Julien Leparoux who guided Daddy Nose Best to victories in both the El Camino Real and Sunland Derbies (both gr. III), will be reunited with the son of Scat Daddy for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Hierro

    No Preakness for Derby Trial Winner Hierro

    After Hierro breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of May 14, Stonestreet Stables announced the son of Hard Spun would not be sent to Pimlico for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Hierro splashes home to win the Derby Trail.

    Hierro Overtakes Paynter in Derby Trial

    Stonestreet Stables' Hierro broke his maiden over the Churchill Downs main track as a juvenile and returned a winner under the Twin Spires April 28 in the $200,000 The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III).

  • Sabercat

    Sabercat Working Toward Arkansas Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Sabercat returned to the worktab March 26 at Oaklawn Park with plans on running in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) next month.

  • Thiskyhasnolimit

    Surgery Successful on Thiskyhasnolimit

    Thiskyhasnolimit, who suffered a fracture to his right front cannon bone during the Feb. 25 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, underwent successful surgery Feb. 26 and has a good prognosis for recovery.

  • Daddy Nose Best (right) holds off Lucky Chappy to win the  El Camino Real Derby.

    Daddy Nose Best Gets El Camino Real Nod

    Daddy Nose Best, getting a great ground-saving trip from Julien Leparoux, won an all-out duel with Lucky Chappy to capture the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) by a nostril at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 18.

  • Julien Leparoux

    Leparoux, Garcia to Ride in El Camino Real

    Julien Leparoux, a two-time champion jockey in the United States, and Alan Garcia, who won the 2008 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will both be at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 18 to compete in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).

  • San Fernando Stakes winner Tapizar will try for a repeat performance in the Strub Stakes.

    Tapizar Will Be Hard to Catch in Strub Stakes

    Off his scintillating front-running triumph in the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) lat month, Tapizar will be a heavy choice when he faces seven opponents in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 4.

  • Tapizar and Corey Nakatani dominate the San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Tapizar Makes San Fernando Look Easy

    Heavy favorite Tapizar dictated the pace under Corey Nakatani and was never threatened as he drew away in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 14.

  • Tapizar faces 7, including Prayer for Relief, in the San Fernando.

    Tapizar, Prayer for Relief Clash in 'Fernando

    Last seen running fifth in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), Tapizar starts off his 4-year-old campaign against Prayer for Relief in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Secret Circle tries two turns in the Sham.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9728923%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Secret Circle Makes 3YO Debut in Sham Stakes

    Undefeated Secret Circle, winner of the inaugural Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint two months ago, will make his first attempt around two turns for trainer Bob Baffert in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III).

  • The Factor
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    Baffert Happy With The Factor's Outside Post

    With The Factor giving way badly after setting a hot pace from the rail in his past two starts, trainer Bob Baffert was feeling better after his grade I winner drew the far outside post for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I).

  • The Factor

    Baffert, Asmussen Carry Heavy Load in Malibu

    There aren't many grade I races in California that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert hasn't won, but the Malibu Stakes is one of them. He'll take a mighty whack this year with four entrants, including The Factor.

  • It Happened Again pulls away to win the Claiming Crown Jewel.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9766213%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    It Happened Again Wins Claiming Crown Jewel

    It Happened Again, making his first start in more than five months, wore down pacesetter Isthmus to capture the $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel by 1 1/4 lengths at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 3.

  • Regally Ready in the 2011 Breeders' Cup.

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    Asmussen String Arrives at Santa Anita

    Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen returned to Santa Anita Nov. 29 with a stable of approximately 40 horses to begin preparation for a second season in Southern California this winter.