When the ceremonial painting of the canoe at Saratoga Race Course takes place, there just might be a Hall of Famer with a paint brush in hand. “This is extremely exciting,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “Coming from a racing family, [knowing] what Saratoga means to American racing and what the
It’s not a stretch to conclude Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga is much more than a battle for the winner’s share of a $1.25 million purse. In addition to the lucrative prize money, the historic “Mid-Summer Derby” is shaping up as a defining battle for division leadership.
Posted on: August 23, 2022, 09:42h. Last updated on: August 23, 2022, 09:42h. Steve Bittenbender Read More Epicenter goes for his second straight win this weekend in Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in New York, but he’ll also seek a little bit of revenge as well. Epicenter, with
On a gorgeous late July afternoon at Saratoga Race Course, it was suddenly late April in Bluegrass Country. Once again, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Epicenter stands atop the 3-year-old male division. While the impending Aug. 27 Runhappy Travers Stakes has the potential to settle championship honors, Epicenter illustrated why he was the
Epicenter galloping at Pimlico Winchell Thoroughbreds racing manager and bloodstock advisor David Fiske is hoping that Epicenter can solidify himself as a leader amongst his 3-year-old male counterparts in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course. Despite being favored in both the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and
Posted on: May 19, 2022, 07:15h. Last updated on: May 19, 2022, 07:15h. Steve Bittenbender Read More A prominent Kentucky horseman said Thursday he’s worried about the impact state Rep. Adam Koenig’s loss in a primary election earlier this week may have on horse racing in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky
There could not have been a more agonizing defeat than the one Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen endured as he attempted to end a 0-for-24 drought in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 7. Asmussen’s Epicenter seemingly took command by unleashing the kind of sudden, explosive
On the same day in which Japanese horses won five races in Dubai, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and Eclipse Award-winning jockey Joel Rosario teamed to win five races themselves March 26 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, capped by the $1 million Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby