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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Derby Trial on tap with top races in Hong Kong, Japan

The Derby Trial at Churchill Downs highlights a weekend of racing that also includes a pair of Top Group 1 events in Asia.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Two Derby preps, Black Caviar back in action and the second leg of the Global Sprint Challenge add sparkle to weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend horse racing

The "quarterfinals" of Kentucky Derby preps get under way this weekend, with challenging races in Florida and Louisiana.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Tapizar wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Tapizar shot clear in the stretch run to upset Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at 15-1 odds.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Semifinals for Breeders' Cup contenders

This weekend marks the start of the "semifinal" round leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Time for the 2-year-olds to step up

Competition heats up among the 2-year-olds this weekend with graded stakes on both coasts.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The weekend in Thoroughbred racing

Important turf races, some key tests for the 2-year-olds and a jockey challenge in England highlight weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Steve Asmussen
Steve Asmussen, trainer for Preakness winner and Belmont Stakes favorite Curlin, talks to reporters a day before the 139th running of the Belmont Stakes at the Belmont Racetrack in Elmont, New York on June 8, 2007. Curlin, the Preakness winner, is the favorite for the Belmont Stakes. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Sport Page Handicap (1996) Mother Goose Stakes (1999, 2009) Saratoga Special Stakes (2003) Belmont Futurity Stakes (2003, 2005) Test Stakes (2003) Lafayette Stakes (2003, 2004) Lexington Stakes (2004) Ballerina Handicap (2004) Cowdin Stakes (2005) Kentucky Oaks (2005) Rebel Stakes (2007) Cowdin Stakes (2005) Arkansas Derby (2002,2007) Jockey Club Gold Cup(2007,2008) Pimlico Special(2008) Spinaway Stakes(2009) Haskell Invitational Handicap (2009) Woodward Stakes(2009) Vosburgh Stakes(2009) Cigar Mile Handicap(2009)

Steven Mark Asmussen (born November 18, 1965 in Gettysburg, South Dakota) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. Born into a horse racing family, his parents, Keith and Marilyn "Sis" Asmussen, are both trainers who operate El Primero Training Center off the Mines Road in Laredo, the seat of Webb County in south Texas. His older brother, Cash Asmussen, currently a trainer himself, is a retired Eclipse Award-winning jockey and a champion in Europe.

Asmussen began racing at age sixteen as a jockey, competing at racetracks in New Mexico, California, and New York for three years until his height and weight ended his riding career. In 1986 he began training Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses in New Mexico. In 2002, he led all trainers in Thoroughbred flat racing with 407 wins then in 2004 set a new record for wins by a trainer with 555, surpassing the previous standard of 496 held since 1976 by Jack Van Berg.

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