Asmussen Steven M

Starts

13034

1st

2455

2nd

2064

3rd

1775

Win %

19%

Show %

48%

$2 ROI

$1.45

DHP

Good

Surfaces

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf 2440 383 362 312 16% 43% $1.31 Avg
Dirt 10402 2052 1680 1430 20% 50% $1.49 Good
All Weather Track 192 20 22 33 10% 39% $1.05 Bad

Conditions

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Dirt - Sloppy 817 146 120 117 18% 47% $1.39 Good
Dirt - Fast 8606 1708 1399 1181 20% 50% $1.51 Good
Turf - Firm 2106 344 314 273 16% 44% $1.35 Avg
Dirt - Good 824 137 128 104 17% 45% $1.37 Avg
Dirt - Muddy 560 104 88 83 19% 49% $1.26 Good
Turf - Yeilding 44 6 3 3 14% 27% $0.91 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 4990 1018 824 719 20% 51% $1.47 Great
4-6 4714 930 781 663 20% 50% $1.48 Good
7-9 2619 408 385 330 16% 43% $1.37 Poor
10-12 694 99 72 62 14% 34% $1.42 Bad
13+ 17 0 2 1 0% 18% $0.00 Bad

Distances

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
5 Furlongs 1036 221 181 144 21% 53% $1.46 Great
5.5-6 Furlongs 4558 908 727 597 20% 49% $1.48 Good
6.5-7 Furlongs 1905 348 304 287 18% 49% $1.39 Good
1 Mile 3044 586 473 421 19% 49% $1.50 Good
1 1/16 Mile 2352 373 360 312 16% 44% $1.38 Avg
1 1/8 Mile and Over 139 19 19 14 14% 37% $1.42 Bad

Tracks

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Indiana Downs 341 55 70 50 16% 51% $1.14 Good
Ellis Park 588 95 95 89 16% 47% $1.66 Good
Churchill Downs 1588 268 248 196 17% 45% $1.36 Avg
Fair Grounds 858 161 140 103 19% 47% $1.44 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 386 84 59 55 22% 51% $1.77 Good
Lone Star Park 1537 323 249 235 21% 53% $1.45 Great
Sam Houston Race Park 1316 295 210 190 22% 53% $1.44 Great
Oaklawn Park 2020 351 275 243 17% 43% $1.42 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 59 15 14 9 25% 64% $1.66 Great
Turfway Park 178 17 19 31 10% 38% $1.03 Bad
Evangeline Downs 12 6 1 2 50% 75% $1.80 Great
Louisiana Downs 565 133 97 87 24% 56% $1.50 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 3 0 1 0 0% 33% $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  - 
Sandy Ridge At The Red Mile 1 0 1 0 0% 100% $0.00  - 

Race Types

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Claiming 4594 911 771 660 20% 51% $1.44 Good
Maiden 4652 912 723 599 20% 48% $1.48 Good
Stake 1837 330 252 244 18% 45% $1.58 Avg
Allowance 1951 302 318 272 15% 46% $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