Steve Asmussen
Born:
1965-11-18
Gettysburg
South Dakota, USA

Currently Residing:
Arlington
Texas, USA

Steve resides at Arlington with his wife Julie and three sons - Keith, Darren and Eric.

Notes:
Steve Asmussen is an American Thoroughbr ed reacehorse trainer. Asmussen hails from a horse racing family. Both, mom and dad train horses. Older bro, cash Asmussen is a retired jockey of fame, winning the Eclipse Award. Steve Asmussen learned the art of horse rearing from his parents in his childhood days. Keeping the wish in mind to become a jockey, Asmussen took out jockeyâ s license at 16. Rode three successful years in New Mexico, California and New York and took retirement thereafter to concentrat e solely on training. He commenced his training career in 1986 training Thoroughbr eds in New Mexico. Asmussen had set 407 victories in 2002 to register a record of 400 single seasonâ s win as trainer. He set a new record in 2004 with 555 wins as a trainer. He trained Curlin, 2007 Preakness Stakes winner. Curlin managed the 3rd spot in 2007 Kentucky Derby and 2nd spot in 2007 Belmont Stakes. He was rewarded the title - Lone Starâs Hall of Fame - in 2007. In 2008, he received the Eclipse Award for Outstandin g Trainer.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2012 492 115 78 64 $3,953,539
2011 1 348 289 235 $16,288,735
2010 2 506 429 326 $16,308,920
2009 2 650 489 397 $21,884,695
2008 3 621 494 416 $24,223,187
2007 2 488 414 329 $23,899,544
2006 1 241 198 171 $7,715,373
2005 2 473 380 305 $13,293,265
2004 2 555 361 348 $14,003,203
2003 1 452 352 301 $11,725,782
2002 1 407 320 281 $10,248,260
2001 1 294 245 212 $8,068,409
2000 1 233 199 144 $5,864,231
1999 614 120 119 91 $4,181,586
1998 529 101 81 77 $2,496,959
1997 328 67 46 36 $1,786,611
1996 509 76 86 65 $1,331,340
1995 600 130 116 84 $1,019,210
1994 322 68 58 45 $631,484
1993 305 38 33 50 $480,214
1992 259 48 39 24 $424,025
1991 210 35 25 31 $222,110
1990 179 21 31 23 $198,230
1989 178 22 19 18 $153,491
1988 139 17 19 15 $144,183
1987 167 30 25 19 $154,964
1986 15 1 0 1 $2,324

Facts
Asmussen started training Thoroughbreds in 1986.
He was the trainer of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin
American Classics/Breeders' Cup wins:- Preakness Stakes (2007, 2009) Breeders' Cup Classic (2007)
Racing Awards:- United States Champion Trainer by wins (2002, 2004, 2008) Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer (2008)
He trained - Cuvee, Storm Treasure, Curlin, Lady Tak, Pyro
Major Racing Wins:- Sport Page Handicap (1996) Mother Goose Stakes (1999) Saratoga Special Stakes (2003) Belmont Futurity Stakes (2003, 2005) Test Stakes (2003) Lafayette Stakes (2003, 2004) Lexington Stakes (2004) Ballerina Handicap (2004) Cowdin Stakes (2005) Kentucky Oaks (2005) Rebel Stakes (2007) Cowdin Stakes (2005) Arkansas Derby (2007)