Asmussen Works Breeders’ Cup Herd

October 30, 2022

Epicenter breezing at Keeneland. Coady Photography

Hall of Fame Trainer works three today including Epicenter, four Monday

Amy Owens/Keeneland Press Office

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Racing Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen worked three of his Breeders’ Cup pre-entrants Sunday morning over a fast main track with the headliner being Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Classic (G1) hopeful Epicenter.

With Wilson Fabian aboard, Epicenter worked a half-mile in :50.80. 

“Epicenter worked a nice, smooth half-mile,” Asmussen said. “I am extremely pleased with how he is coming into the Classic.” 

Grand Love. Coady Photography

Working before Epicenter was Three Chimneys Farm’s Grand Love, who worked a half-mile in :50.20 with fractions of :13, :26 and :50.20 with Carmen Rosas aboard. Grand Love is pre-entered in the NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). 

Society. Coady Photography

Following Epicenter’s work, Rosas returned with Peter Blum Thoroughbreds’ Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) hopeful Society. She worked a half-mile in :49.60 after a first quarter-mile of :25. 

“The track is in excellent shape, and it was a typical week of work for us,” Asmussen said. “I am extremely happy with who we have and the shape they are in.” 

Expected to work Monday for Asmussen are: Jackie’s Warrior (Qatar Racing Sprint-G1), Clairiere (Distaff-G1), Gunite (Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile-G1) and Wicked Halo (Filly and Mare Sprint-G1). 

Keeneland will host the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday. Visit breederscup.com for more information. 

The last record work of Wicked Halo was 3F breeze at 37.80 at Keeneland on Oct. 17. Coady Photography
The last record work of Jackie’s Warrior was 5F breeze at 58.60 at Keeneland on Oct. 25. Coady Photography
The last record work of Gunite was 3F breeze at 37.80 at Keeneland on Oct. 17. Coady Photography
The last record work of Clairiere was 5F breeze at 1:00.80 at Keeneland on Oct. 23. Coady Photography

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