Tag: Steve Asmussen

A BIG-A SLICE OF PUMPKIN PIE

An interesting 7-furlong sprint for fillies and mares and a rare opportunity to get value on a Shug McGaughey-trained runner. But then you should get

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BRICKS AND MORTAR #1

With the major North American prep races complete in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the leaders in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

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CODE PLACED FIRST IN JCGC

HRI Edited Release – JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor was once again part of a dramatic ending that saw a stewards

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BISOU HORSE OF THE YEAR?

By BOB EHALT for BLOODHOSE.COM The $300,000 Beldame Invitational Stakes (G2) has taken shape as one of those intriguing stakes within a race. At the

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BRIT’S BIG KY DOWNS MEET

EDITED RELEASE HRI STAFF—FRANKLIN, Ky.– Jose Ortiz, Kentucky Downs’ defending leading rider, enjoys a substantial three-win advantage in the standings heading into Thursday’s final day

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A PROMISING HOPEFUL

If you’re annoyed by the fact that Steve Asmussen has three of the seven starters in the closing day Grade 1 Hopeful I think you

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NO CRUISE FOR CATALINA

But the G2 Pat O’Brien did provide a hell of a stretch battle coming down the lane; not quite the Personal Ensign–no bias intended–but pretty

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INSCRUTABLE PACIFIC CLASSIC

At first blush, Pacific Classic early line favorite Seeking the Soul looks like the right horse. But can he give two big efforts back to

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BETTORS ALABAMA BOUND

On paper, it’s very difficult to get away from the two early favorites; Dunbar Road (8-5) and Point of Honor (5-2). When last seen, Dunbar

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CRUISER-MITOLE DIRT MILE?

Personally, this handicapper is happy that the owners of Catalina Cruiser have decided to pass on Saturday’s Pacific Classic in favor of a possible return

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SPA STATS: THREE WEEKS LEFT

We are passed the halfway point of the 2019 Saratoga racing season and little has changed almost right from the jump. The Chad Brown operation,

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