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EL PRIMERO TRAINING CENTER
CONGRATS TO EL PRIMERO TRAINING CENTER GRADUATE LOOKIN AT LEE ON HIS SECOND-PLACE FINISH IN THE $2 MILLION KENTUCKY DERBY! L and N Racing LLC's Lookin at Lee, trained by Steve Asmussen, ran a strong second in America's biggest race and has now hit the board in five graded stakes with earnings of more than $850,000!
EL PRIMERO TRAINING CENTER STRIKES AGAIN!
At the Keeneland meet, which features some of the top 2-year-olds in the nation, El Primero Training Center grads won two races, with a second, third and a fourth from five starts. Direct Dial (left), a Texas-bred colt by Too Much Bling who sold for $105,000 at the Texas Summer Yearling Sale, broke his maiden at first asking by nearly eight lengths in a $60,000 special weight for trainer Steve Asmussen and breeder/owner W.S. Farish!
J. Kirk and Judy Robison's Buy Sell Hold (right), by Violence, broke her maiden first time out at Keeneland in a $60,000 special weight by 4 1/2 lengths for trainer Steve Asmussen! She then won the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes against colts and geldings at Churchill Downs to increase her earnings to $96,140 in two starts!
LAST YEAR OUR GRADS SWEPT BOTH DIVISIONS OF THE TEXAS THOROUGHBRED FUTURITY AND INCLUDED:
Texas-bred BLING ON THE MUSIC broke her maiden at first asking by nearly five lengths at Lone Star Park for owner Danny Keene and trainer J.R. Caldwell and then romped to win the $93,903 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity for fillies and the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity against a field of male horses at Arapahoe Park. The filly finished third in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. She sold for a sale-topping $95,000 at the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale and has already earned more than $150,000.
Texas-bred SHADED, who sold to Clark Brewster for $36,000, won his debut by nearly four lengths on June 17 at Lone Star and then took the $90,248 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity for colts/geldings. He has already banked $80,782!
Texas-bred COUNTRY CANDY was another of the top sellers at the Texas sale when the filly by our stallion INTIMIDATOR went for $65,000 to Danny Keene and trainer J.R. Caldwell. She has already won the Evangeline Downs Princess Stakes and the Texas Stallion Stakes and placed in three other stakes to earn $119,780 with a record of 6-3-2-1.
MADE ME SHIVER, running for Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings Inc. and trainer Steve Asmussen, broke her maiden at Churchill Downs and then won the $100,000 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park. She has earned more than $90,000.
LOOKIN AT LEE won the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes for owner L and N Racing LLC and trainer Steve Asmussen and then hit the board in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes and Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity before finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile while earning nearly $300,000.
PRADOS WAY took the Manzano Stakes at Albuquerque for breeder/owner Kathryn East and trainer Steve Asmussen.
At Indiana Grand, Texas-bred Pure Grey, who sold for $20,000 at the Texas sale, broke her maiden first time out by 13 lengths while being eased up at the wire! She nearly earned back her purchase price in one race.
Texas-bred More Than Gone, who did not meet her reserve at the Texas sale, broke her maiden second time out at Lone Star Park.
Here's how some of our other graduates have performed:
Clutch City - won maiden special at Lone Star Park
Asmussen Horse Center was the leading consignor at the 2016 Texas 2-year-old sale, with 10 sold for $262,900!
Asmussen Horse Center is honored to have received this plaque from Webb County Commissioner John C. Galo and the Webb County Commissioners Court in recognition of "worldwide achievements in your careers as Professional Horsemen. You make Webb County proud!"
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