‘True Blessing’: Three Generations Of Asmussen Family Celebrate Texas Thoroughbred Futurity Victory

What a proud moment for the Asmussen family when jockey Keith James, son of the winning Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and grandson of winning owner Keith Asmussen, won his first stakes race on Tuesday night at Lone Star Park. The young rider guided Super Stock to victory in the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity; it was just his fifth career victory as well.

Favorite Super Stock ($5.60), a Kentucky-bred son of Dialed In raced between horses with the pace before shaking clear at the top of the stretch and going on to win by three and a half lengths over Lucky Promise ($7.50) in second and Hulen ($2.80) third. Final time for the five and a half furlong stake was 1:04.95 over a fast track.

What a celebration it was in the winner circle! You’ve never seen prouder parents, Steve and Julie Asmussen congratulating their first born son on his first stakes win. His grandparents Marilyn and Keith were certainly watching from their home in Laredo, Texas, as well.

“Every aspect of his connections having a family affair means the world to me,” said jockey Keith James Asmussen.

“Racing has given us so many blessings as a family,” said winning Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. “And just speaking to my mom and dad after the race, you know to be able to make your parents that happy in the circumstances in which it happens with Keith James riding for them is a true blessing.”

This was also Super Stock’s first career win. His initial start was last month at Keeneland on a yielding turf course which he didn’t care for. He returned to Lone Star and ran second in an open Maiden Special Weight. Third time was definitely the charm for everyone involved!

Super Stock earned $68,188 breaking his maiden in this futurity.

Full order of finish behind the first three was Policy Limit in fourth followed by Island Sun, Bobby Brinkley, K C Tiz Moro, Stans Hookin Bull and Redbird’s Interest.

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