Asmussen Steven M

Starts

9770

1st

1892

2nd

1569

3rd

1344

Win %

19%

Show %

49%

$2 ROI

$1.44

DHP

Good

Surfaces

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf 1948 305 292 251 16% 44% $1.24 Avg
Dirt 7739 1582 1270 1078 20% 51% $1.51 Good
All Weather Track 83 5 7 15 6% 33% $0.48 Bad

Conditions

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Dirt - Sloppy 582 107 88 84 18% 48% $1.37 Good
Dirt - Fast 6415 1322 1053 890 21% 51% $1.52 Good
Turf - Firm 1657 269 253 217 16% 45% $1.26 Avg
Dirt - Good 630 108 99 79 17% 45% $1.38 Avg
Dirt - Muddy 383 76 63 60 20% 52% $1.34 Great
Turf - Yeilding 39 5 3 2 13% 26% $0.91 Bad
Dirt - Wet Fast 60 5 10 10 8% 42% $0.48 Poor
Turf - Soft 4 0 0 2 0% 50% $0.00  - 

Posts

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
1-3 3781 773 635 538 20% 51% $1.40 Great
4-6 3518 721 594 506 20% 52% $1.52 Great
7-9 1943 322 287 253 17% 44% $1.43 Avg
10-12 513 76 51 46 15% 34% $1.33 Bad
13+ 15 0 2 1 0% 20% $0.00 Bad

Distances

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
5 Furlongs 776 174 131 112 22% 54% $1.51 Great
5.5-6 Furlongs 3278 670 540 433 20% 50% $1.49 Good
6.5-7 Furlongs 1468 272 237 223 19% 50% $1.39 Good
1 Mile 2341 468 371 329 20% 50% $1.48 Good
1 1/16 Mile 1793 291 275 234 16% 45% $1.33 Avg
1 1/8 Mile and Over 114 17 15 13 15% 39% $1.57 Poor

Tracks

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Indiana Downs 192 30 39 27 16% 50% $1.01 Good
Ellis Park 422 61 68 66 14% 46% $1.50 Avg
Churchill Downs 1267 217 201 162 17% 46% $1.36 Avg
Fair Grounds 616 120 92 81 19% 48% $1.59 Good
Charles Town 9 1 2 0 11% 33% $0.53 Avg
Aqueduct 202 30 36 30 15% 48% $1.20 Good
Belmont Park 262 40 38 37 15% 44% $1.36 Good
Saratoga 336 72 49 49 21% 51% $1.76 Good
Lone Star Park 1188 256 188 191 22% 53% $1.42 Great
Sam Houston Race Park 904 213 141 124 24% 53% $1.45 Great
Oaklawn Park 1306 239 203 144 18% 45% $1.40 Avg
Monmouth Park 83 13 11 13 16% 45% $1.30 Avg
Kentucky Downs 136 14 15 12 10% 30% $1.17 Bad
Thistledown 6 0 0 2 0% 33% $0.00 Bad
Keeneland 299 28 42 28 9% 33% $1.04 Bad
Remington Park 1334 311 249 183 23% 56% $1.79 Great
Prairie Meadows 68 16 11 14 24% 60% $1.30 Great
Colonial Downs 50 10 10 7 20% 54% $1.56 Great
Mountaineer Race Track And 8 0 0 2 0% 25% $0.00 Bad
Parx Racing 17 8 2 2 47% 71% $3.91 Great
Pimlico 52 14 12 8 27% 65% $1.63 Great
Turfway Park 69 2 4 13 3% 28% $0.30 Bad
Evangeline Downs 12 6 1 2 50% 75% $1.80 Great
Louisiana Downs 439 112 76 68 26% 58% $1.56 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 33 9 4 5 27% 55% $1.76 Great
Gulfstream Park 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Retama Park 7 2 1 1 29% 57% $1.06 Great
Delta Downs 275 35 48 46 13% 47% $1.06 Avg
Albuquerque 13 4 1 2 31% 54% $1.72 Great
Penn National 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Santa Anita Park 15 1 2 2 7% 33% $0.37 Poor
Woodbine 19 4 4 4 21% 63% $1.35 Great
Zia Park 17 4 3 4 24% 65% $1.04 Great
Sunland Park 27 2 4 3 7% 33% $0.23 Bad
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 3 0 1 0 0% 33% $0.00  - 
Arapahoe Park 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0.00  - 
Mahoning Valley Race Course 1 0 0 1 0% 100% $0.00  - 
Belmont At The Big A 6 1 1 1 17% 50% $1.37 Avg

Race Types

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Claiming 3459 706 597 492 20% 52% $1.42 Great
Maiden 3405 696 540 449 20% 49% $1.52 Good
Stake 1465 259 203 202 18% 45% $1.45 Avg
Allowance 1441 231 229 201 16% 46% $1.31 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