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28 February 2008

Curlin Under Wraps

Have to give credit to Assman for his training, he has a questionable reputation in some circles but Curlin proves there is plenty of horsemanship in the Assman barn. You do not keep a horse like Curlin rolling from a syringe. Curlin has been trained smartly and it is great to see the champ come back for one more year.

It was a brilliant move prepping in Dubai, Maktoum pays all the expense at the Dubai meet if you ship in and run twice. Th connections would have been saddled with costs if they prepped in the US. Not only do they take down the $175K purse, but the Sheikh pays for the plane ride, picks up the tab for the feed, the vet care, the farrier and even the grooms lunch.



Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but you are spelling Steve Asmussen's last name incorrectly!! I am one of Curlin's biggest fan's, therefore having the respect for Steve that he deserves!!

As you know being in the racing industry, it's not just Steve involved in this behavior-- as Hillary said so well, "You are living in Fantasy Land if you believe that"!!

G. C. said...

Assman is a term of endearment among the horseplayers for Asmussen. Steven runs a amazing operation, it is nice to see train a horse of Curlin's caliber. Sorry you were offended by Assman.

Anonymous said...

That's OK- I do tend to get a bit defensive when it comes to Steve since everyone gives him a hard time!! :>)

I'm actually a big nick-name fan myself. I have to admit, the horse I Love most in this world (Curlin), I jokingly refer to as "Fat-A**" from time to time!! :>) LOL!!