Asmussen Steven M

Starts

12712

1st

2403

2nd

2015

3rd

1722

Win %

19%

Show %

48%

$2 ROI

$1.46

DHP

Good

Surfaces

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf 2401 375 358 309 16% 43% $1.31 Avg
Dirt 10140 2012 1639 1385 20% 50% $1.50 Good
All Weather Track 171 16 18 28 9% 36% $1.03 Bad

Conditions

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Dirt - Sloppy 779 139 118 112 18% 47% $1.39 Good
Dirt - Fast 8421 1678 1363 1147 20% 50% $1.51 Good
Turf - Firm 2071 337 312 270 16% 44% $1.35 Avg
Dirt - Good 783 130 122 98 17% 45% $1.39 Avg
Dirt - Muddy 539 104 85 78 19% 50% $1.31 Good
Turf - Yeilding 42 5 3 3 12% 26% $0.84 Bad
Dirt - Wet Fast 70 9 11 12 13% 46% $0.82 Avg
Turf - Soft 7 1 1 2 14% 57% $2.43 Great

Posts

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
1-3 4876 996 804 702 20% 51% $1.47 Great
4-6 4603 915 762 639 20% 50% $1.49 Good
7-9 2546 395 378 322 16% 43% $1.38 Poor
10-12 670 97 69 58 14% 33% $1.44 Bad
13+ 17 0 2 1 0% 18% $0.00 Bad

Distances

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
5 Furlongs 1008 215 175 135 21% 52% $1.46 Great
5.5-6 Furlongs 4437 885 704 582 20% 49% $1.48 Good
6.5-7 Furlongs 1871 340 303 278 18% 49% $1.38 Good
1 Mile 2976 579 465 412 19% 49% $1.51 Good
1 1/16 Mile 2284 365 349 301 16% 44% $1.40 Avg
1 1/8 Mile and Over 136 19 19 14 14% 38% $1.45 Bad

Tracks

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Indiana Downs 331 55 69 48 17% 52% $1.18 Good
Ellis Park 588 95 95 89 16% 47% $1.66 Good
Churchill Downs 1571 265 246 192 17% 45% $1.35 Avg
Fair Grounds 833 158 132 102 19% 47% $1.46 Good
Charles Town 12 2 2 0 17% 33% $0.60 Good
Aqueduct 222 34 37 33 15% 47% $1.28 Good
Belmont Park 279 44 40 38 16% 44% $1.36 Good
Saratoga 381 83 58 53 22% 51% $1.78 Good
Lone Star Park 1488 313 241 227 21% 52% $1.43 Great
Sam Houston Race Park 1246 281 201 181 23% 53% $1.44 Great
Oaklawn Park 1915 334 264 225 17% 43% $1.44 Avg
Monmouth Park 84 13 11 13 15% 44% $1.28 Avg
Kentucky Downs 162 17 19 14 10% 31% $1.31 Bad
Thistledown 6 0 0 2 0% 33% $0.00 Bad
Keeneland 424 42 60 44 10% 34% $1.09 Bad
Remington Park 1631 369 303 220 23% 55% $1.73 Great
Prairie Meadows 74 18 12 15 24% 61% $2.62 Great
Colonial Downs 81 12 11 13 15% 44% $1.60 Avg
Mountaineer Race Track And 10 1 0 2 10% 30% $0.98 Poor
Parx Racing 21 8 3 2 38% 62% $3.17 Great
Pimlico 56 15 13 8 27% 64% $1.75 Great
Turfway Park 157 13 15 26 8% 34% $1.00 Bad
Evangeline Downs 12 6 1 2 50% 75% $1.80 Great
Louisiana Downs 551 133 95 84 24% 57% $1.54 Great
Will Rogers Downs 33 6 6 4 18% 48% $1.02 Good
Finger Lakes 3 2 0 1 67% 100% $4.43  - 
Delaware Park 21 7 3 4 33% 67% $1.80 Great
Laurel Park 35 10 4 5 29% 54% $1.78 Great
Gulfstream Park 3 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Retama Park 7 2 1 1 29% 57% $1.06 Great
Delta Downs 306 37 48 52 12% 45% $0.99 Avg
Albuquerque 14 4 2 2 29% 57% $1.60 Great
Penn National 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Santa Anita Park 20 1 3 2 5% 30% $0.28 Bad
Woodbine 19 4 4 4 21% 63% $1.35 Great
Zia Park 31 9 5 6 29% 65% $1.47 Great
Sunland Park 41 5 7 4 12% 39% $0.51 Poor
Sunray Park 1 0 1 0 0% 100% $0.00  - 
Arlington 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Tampa Bay Downs 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Fort Erie 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $13.20  - 
Del Mar 9 1 0 1 11% 22% $0.40 Bad
Canterbury Park 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Fanduel Horse Racing 4 0 1 0 0% 25% $0.00  - 
Arapahoe Park 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Mahoning Valley Race Course 2 1 0 1 50% 100% $12.70  - 
Belmont At The Big A 18 1 2 2 6% 28% $0.46 Bad
Turf Paradise 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Belterra Park 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $9.00  - 

Race Types

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Claiming 4454 885 754 637 20% 51% $1.44 Good
Maiden 4534 896 703 583 20% 48% $1.50 Good
Stake 1813 327 247 240 18% 45% $1.59 Avg
Allowance 1911 295 311 262 15% 45% $1.27 Avg

More Details

Primary Tracks: Remington Park, Belmont, Woodbine, Sam Houston, Churchill Downs

 

Steve Asmussen comes from a racing family with every member of his immediate family being involved in racing in some capacity. He started off as a jockey but struggled to make the rigid weight restrictions and transitioned to the conditioning side of things.

 

Although his training career began in 1986 Asmussen wouldn’t earn his first grade 1 victory until 1999. Despite taking his time to win the first grade 1 he has since made up for lost time winning double digit graded stakes races in 10 of the last 12 years.

 

Among his most famous horses was the talented race mare Rachel Alexandra who won the Preakness, Haskell, and Woodward in 2009 all over male horses under Asmussen’s care.

 

Accomplishments


Asmussen has been a win machine in his career earning the most wins in North America in 9 different years. He currently holds the record for most wins in a single year with 650 wins in 2009.

 

However, despite winning multiple grade 1 races including the Preakness twice and the Belmont once, he has never been able to win the Kentucky Derby. In fact he holds the dubious distinction of being the trainer who has started the most horses in the race without a win. His horses have finished second twice.

 

Asmussen won the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer in 2008 and 2009.

 

Top Riders: Ricardo Jr Santana, Stewart Elliott, Luis Contreras, Shaun Bridgmohan, Ramon Vazquez

 

Top 5 Career Horses in Earnings: Gun Runner, Curlin, Midnight Bisou, Untapable, Mitole