Keyword: Steve Asmussen

  • Kensei finishes strong to win the Salvator Mile.

    Kensei Breaks Losing Streak, Wins Salvator

    Winless since August, 2009 and dismissed at 15-1 against an accomplished field, Kensei sprung a big upset in the $200,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) when he came from off the pace under Edgar Prado to win July 2 at Monmouth Park

  • Dominus and Julien Leparoux control the Dwyer at Belmont Park.<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%3D9584392%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dominus an Easy Dwyer Winner

    Beaten in the final jump during his stakes debut in his last start, Dominus was not to be caught this time, as he took the field wire-to-wire to win the $150,000 Dwyer (gr. II) July 2 at Belmont Park.

  • Nehro worked a half-mile in :50 4/5 on June 6 at Belmont Park.<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%3D9553218%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby Runner-Up Nehro Breezes at Belmont

    Zayat Stables' Nehro went to the Belmont Park track early Monday, June 6, and the son of Mineshaft breezed a half-mile in :50 4/5 in preparation for the June 11, $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Graham Motion

    Graham Motion: 'Yesterday Was Surreal'

    The morning after saddling Animal Kingdom to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Graham Motion was still trying to absorb the overwhelming feelings associated with winning America's biggest race.

  • Thiskyhasnolimit outfinishes Gladding to win the Texas Mile at Lone Star Park.

    Thiskyhasnolimit All In for Texas Mile Win

    Favored Thiskyhasnolimit prevailed in a terrific stretch duel with Gladding to win the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) by a half-length at Lone Star Park April 23 for his first graded stakes triumph since 2009.

  • Archarcharch

    Archarcharch, Nehro Heading for Louisville

    Archarcharch and Nehro, first and second, respectively in the $1 million Arkansas Derby April 16, are both destined for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7, according to their connections.

  • Regally Ready hangs on to win the San Simeon Handicap.<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%3D9493609%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Regally Ready Hangs On for San Simeon Win

    Odds-on choice Regally Ready set a blazing pace coming down the Santa Anita hillside turf course, staving off the fast-closing Camp Victory by a nose for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 San Simeon H. April 16.

  • Astrology gets his 3-year-old season started in the Sunland Park Derby.

    Astrology Draws Outside Post in Sunland Derby

    Astrology has been a bit star-crossed so far in 2011, but the well-regarded son of A.P. Indy will finally get his 3-year-old season started in the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby (gr. III) in New Mexico March 27.

  • It Happened Again and Michael Baze take the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn.

    It Happened Again Wins Razorback for Asmussen

    Trainer Steve Asmussen took the top two spots in the $125,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) when It Happened Again scored his first graded stakes win by a half-length over stablemate Thiskyhasnolimit March 12 at Oaklawn Park

  • Z Humor controls the pace to win the Maxxam Gold Cup.

    No Catching Z Humor in Maxxam Gold Cup

    Z Humor went gate to wire to win the $150,000 Maxxam Gold Cup at Sam Houston Race Park on the night of March 5, turning back a serious challenge in the stretch for an 11-1 upset.

  • Asmussen Wins Fifth Borderland With Fusa Code

    Steve Asmussen's latest bend on the Triple Crown trail took the two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer back to New Mexico Feb. 26 where his maiden Fusa Code upset the field in the $100,000 Borderland Derby at Sunland Park.

  • Tapizar<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%3D9372203%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapizar Off Derby Trail With Knee Chip

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapizar has been taken off the Derby trail after a chip was discovered in his left knee following his disappointing fifth-place finish in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at odds of 1-5 Feb. 12

  • Silver Medallion flies home under Russell Baze to win the El Camino Real Derby.

    Silver Medallion Finds Gold in El Camino Real

    After losing the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) an hour earlier, trainer Steve Asmussen landed a nice consolation prize when Silver Medallion drove to an upset victory in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby Feb. 12.

  • The Robert B. Lewis is next for Sham winner Tapizar.<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%3D9372201%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapizar Looks Like a Star in Robert B. Lewis

    Tapizar, probably the leading 3-year-old in California following his 4 1/4-length victory in last month's Sham Stakes (gr. III), appears to be a standout in the $250,000 Robert B. Lewis (gr. II) Feb. 12.

  • Tapizar and Garrett Gomez are in control in the Sham Stakes.<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%3D9372191%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapizar Serves Notice in Sham Romp

    Sent off as the even-money favorite Jan. 15, the son of Tapit proved he is a serious 3-year-old when he won his stakes debut in the $100,000 Sham (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • And They're Off: New Year's Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Robert J. Frankel Stakes, the breathalyzer tests at Gulfstream Park, and remember Edward Evans. Plus, comments from Bob Baffert on the new dirt at Santa Anita.

  • Astrology wins the Iroquois S.

    Astrology Takes Star Turn in Iroquois

    Heavily favored Astrology was an appropriate winner on Churchill Downs' Stars of Tomorrow card on opening day of the Louisville track's fall meet, convincingly taking the $122,300 Iroquois Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 31.

  • Buyers, Sellers React to Book Two Format

    Following the first few days of Book Two horses being offered under a new format at the Keeneland September yearling sale, buyers and consignors had a chance to reflect on the positives and negatives of the change.

  • Rachel Alexandra, seen here in a previous work, breezed a strong six furlongs in 1:12.96 Aug. 9 at Saratoga.

    'Rachel Breezes Six Furlongs in 1:12.96

    With jockey Shaun Bridgmohan in the irons, reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continued preparations for the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, breezing a strong six furlongs in 1:12.96 Aug. 9.

  • Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to make her next start in the Personal Ensign.<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%3D9116822%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel on Her Way to Personal Ensign

    Rachel Alexandra, coming off two consecutive wins, will race next in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 in Saratoga. The race for fillies and mares will be run at 1 1/4 miles.

  • Rachel Alexandra

    'Ensign May be Rachel Alexandra's Next Start

    Rachel Alexandra's trainer Steve Asmussen said that he and co-owner Jess Jackson would soon sit down to discuss what's next for the reigning Horse of the Year after her facile victory in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24.