Steve Asmussen Extends Churchill Record To 21st Training Title

Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen dominated the trainer standings at Churchill Downs’ 2019 Spring Meet with 27 victories to win his record-extending 21st leading trainer title at the Louisville track.

Asmussen, 53, enters Saturday’s card ready to eclipse 180 starts for the 38-day meet, smashing his previous record of 130 starters at the 2011 Spring Meet. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer won a milestone 700th victory June 22 at Churchill Downs when 5-year-old gelding Rocky Tough rallied to win the ninth race.

Asmussen accumulated four stakes victories at the Spring Meet including a trio of Grade I wins on Kentucky Derby weekend with She’s a Julie ($500,000 La Troienne); Mitole ($500,000 Churchill Downs); and Mia Mischief ($500,000 Humana Distaff). Six weeks later, Mia Mischief would go on to defeat Awestruck and Covfefe in the $120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes.

Entering Saturday’s 12-race program, Asmussen had 703 career victories at Churchill Downs and trails all-time leader Dale Romans by 26 wins.

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