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Steve Asmussen

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Steve Asmussen's Biography

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.

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  • PETA: Undercover video shows cruelty to racehorses

    New York City : NY : USA | 1 month ago

    But with the clink of champagne glasses, the flutter of feather-bedecked sunhats and the drumming clomp of purebred hooves just weeks away, animal rights advocates may have turned over a rock, ...

  • NY investigates allegations of race horse abuse

    Albany : NY : USA | 1 month ago

    The New York Gaming Commission says it's investigating allegations of abuse and mistreatment of race horses by Racing Hall of Fame-nominated trainer Steve Asmussen and his top assistant, Scott Blasi. ...

Steve Asmussen News Stories

  • UPI weekend horse racing preview

      News Source: United Press International | 9 days ago
    Cup Mile runner-up Za Approval and Reload, who is undefeated in two grass starts. The Derby preps Trainer Todd Pletcher entered three of the 15 prospective starters for Saturday's 1 1/8-miles Blue Grass at Keeneland and was "rewarded" with post
  • Asmussen's Tapiture the favorite at Arkansas Derby

      News Source: Miami Herald | 9 days ago
    Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado suffered an injury Thursday morning at Keeneland during training hours and will be away from the races for at least 30 days. Steve Asmussen isn't answering questions at the moment about allegations that he and a former
  • Final Derby spots up for grabs at Keeneland, Oaklawn Park

      News Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun | 10 days ago
    The final spots in the 20-horse Kentucky Derby field will be decided Saturday in the Toyota Blue Grass at Keeneland and Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. The Derby point standings presently have the 20th horse with 20 points. That will change after the

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  • Horse Racing …. Drugs, deception and death!! | It Is What It ...

      Blog Source: | 8 days ago
    ... and enhance their performance. As reported in The New York Times, for the first time ever, PETA has captured cruel standard industry practices on camera during an undercover investigation of leading thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen.
  • Owning Racehorses: PETA or Not We Need Fixing

      Blog Source: | 8 days ago
    Entertaining is probably not how the “powers that be” in racing would describe the ongoing discussions over PETA's alleged “undercover investigation” of trainer Steve Asmussen's operation and allegations of animal abuse and ...
  • RCI Chief: Industry Must Get Its Act Together | BloodHorse....

      Blog Source: | 8 days ago
    He also touched on the investigations that resulted after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals made allegations of horse abuse and mistreatment in the barn of Steve Asmussen based upon secretly-taken video. "We stand here today as ...

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