Asmussen Achieves New Training Records At Remington Park

National Racing Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen broke his own record for money earned for horses in a single Remington Park season on Saturday night when his two runners in the third race finished first and third.

That gave him $2,238,781 for purse money earned by his horses for the current meet, passing last year’s mark of $2,232,645. Blessings First, a 2-year-old filly by Pioneerof the Nile, out of the Deputy Minister mare Business Plan, put Asmussen over the top when she won the third, a 1-mile maiden race by 1-3/4 lengths in her career debut. Jockey Ramon Vazquez was in the saddle for Asmussen and owner WinStar Stablemates Racing LLC of Versailles, Ky. She won $19,749 for the victory and stablemate Giant Blossom, another firster for Asmussen, earned $3,621 by running third in the race.

Blessings First was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, LLC. She had a series of strong workouts coming into her debut, getting the bullet for five furlongs at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, covering the distance in 1:01.40 seconds, breezing from the gate on Nov. 10. She covered the mile tonight in 1:42.10, stalking the pacesetter Ciao Ciao, looking over her shoulder the whole way and pouncing at the top of the stretch. The early fractions for the race were :24.10 for the quarter-mile, :49.25 for the half-mile, 1:15.31 for three quarters of a mile, and 1:28.37 for 7 furlongs.

Blessings First paid $3.40 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show.

The 13-time champion trainer at Remington Park, Asmussen from Arlington, Texas, finished with $2,238,866 at the end of the night. He is well on his way to an unprecedented 14th title here, with 84 trips to the winner’s circle this meet compared to second-place Karl Broberg at 50 victories.

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