05/29/2011 4:52PM

Lone Star: Asmussen nearing 1,000 local wins


Steve Asmussen, who is the all-time leading trainer at Lone Star Park, is nearing 1,000 wins at the track that opened in 1997. He was at 980 local wins entering Sunday's program, according to stats provided by Lone Star media relations manager Brian Pochman.

Asmussen has had just over 4,200 starters at Lone Star, and his charges have earned more than $21 million in purses here in Grand Prairie, Texas. Asmussen, who is the current leading trainer by wins in North America, is a resident of Texas.