Breeders’ Cup Announces Trainer Steve Asmussen as Special Guest on Thursday’s Cocktails and Conversation Live Stream

April 13, 2021

WHAT: “Cocktails & Conversation,” the weekly virtual happy hour series, returns for the third episode of the season on Thursday (April 15) with special guests Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and his son, jockey Keith Asmussen; hosted by Britney Eurton and Nick Luck of NBC Sports; and joined by renowned mixologist and creator of Breeders’ Cup’s official cocktails Mark Tubridy.   

This week’s cocktails focus on the slightly sweet flavors of the Maraschino cherry. The first cocktail is the Bourbon Bushwick, a sweet, bourbon-based sipper made with Maker’s Mark®, sweet vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur and Amaro. The second is the Last Word, a prohibition-era drink made with London Dry Gin, green chartreuse, Maraschino Liqueur and lime juice. 

In addition to the cocktail mixing segment, fans will be able to submit questions via social media for the hosts and the Asmussens to answer during the live stream. Throughout the cocktail hour, viewers will be encouraged to donate to industry workers and communities in need through the official Breeders’ Cup website

All donations generated from Cocktails & Conversation are wholly donated to organizations benefiting the horse racing and hospitality industries, including the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, USBG National Charity Foundation and Restaurant Workers Relief Program. 

WHO: The two-time Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Trainer and Hall of Famer, Steve Asmussen, joins us this week, fresh off a huge Arkansas Derby win to earn a spot in the 2021 Kentucky Derby for his family-owned horse Super Stock. With over $352 million in earnings and nearly 9,300 lifetime wins, Asmussen has achieved many coveted racing milestones including winning famous races around the world such as the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Longines Kentucky Oaks and the Dubai World Cup. 

Keith Asmussen started his jockey career in June 2020 and has $272,000 in earnings. He achieved his first stakes victory in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star park on Aug. 11, 2020, on Kentucky Derby contender, Super Stock.   

WHEN: Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. ET  

WHERE: Live streams can be viewed at Breeders’ Cup’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.  

HOW: To learn more about the virtual happy hour series, watch past episodes, and to support those in need, please visit

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