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Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

WASHINGTON, Apr. 4 (UPI) -- Two major Kentucky Derby preps and a potentially historic race meeting in mainland China are the highlights of the weekend horse racing agenda.
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
U.S. Jockey Club may seek federal regulation of sport

U.S. Jockey Club may seek federal regulation of sport

March 31 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Jockey Club says he will seek federal regulation of horse racing and a ban on all race-day medication if state authorities do not act.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer
American horse racing trainer in PETA's sights

American horse racing trainer in PETA's sights

March 31 (UPI) -- International racing authorities have taken note of the controversy surrounding allegations by PETA against American trainer Steve Asmussen.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer

Weekend KY Derby preps at Gulfstream, Fair Grounds

The Kentucky Derby pot starts to simmer this weekend, with valuable races in Florida and Louisiana.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Tapiture wraps up weekend Derby Preps with Oaklawn win

Tapiture wrapped up the first phase of Kentucky Derby preps with an emphatic win Monday at Oaklawn Park.
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

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

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

A look ahead at weekend horse racing

The big weekend events are at Parx Racing near Philadelphia -- a pair of 3-year-old events each worth $1 million.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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