Horse Trainer Steve Asmussen Records His 6,000th Career Win With Basalt

Steve Asmussen, trainer of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and 2009 Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, has recorded his 6,000th career victory.

Asmussen reached the mark today on his 46th birthday with 2-year-old Basalt in the first race at seven furlongs at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.

Asmussen trails Dale Baird (9,445 wins), Jack Van Berg (6,409), King Leatherbury (6,331) and Jerry Hollendorfer (6,056) on the all-time list.

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