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