04/01/2013 3:02PM

Fair Grounds: Amoss, Asmussen tie for training title; Napravnik easily wins riding title


A day after he came within a neck of winning the $1 million Louisiana Derby with Mylute, trainer Tom Amoss won four races on Sunday’s closing-day card at Fair Grounds to tie Steve Asmussen for the 2012-13 training title.

Amoss and Asmussen also tied for the Fair Grounds title during the 2000-01 season, when both trainers won 54 races. This time, they knotted at 42 after it looked like Asmussen would win the title outright when he came into closing day with a two-win lead. But Amoss won with four of the seven runners he sent out Sunday, earning a share of his first Fair Grounds crown since the 2006-07 season, when Asmussen was out on suspension. Other than that year, Asmussen has been leading trainer at Fair Grounds every season since the 2000-01 season.

The Fair Grounds riding title, on the other hand, had not been in doubt for months, with Rosie Napravnik easily leading the standings for the third straight year. Napravnik, who was awarded a key to the city of New Orleans late last year, won 125 races, 42 more than runner-up James Graham and her highest total yet at Fair Grounds.

Fair Grounds, as per policy of its parent company, Churchill Downs Inc., does not publicize business figures. Those figures are made available through the Louisiana State Racing Commission, which as of Monday hadn’t received final figures from Fair Grounds.

Jason Kassa More than 1 year ago
Congrats to both trainers.
iknownothing114 More than 1 year ago
What ever happen to the pending drug case for asmussen it Texas anyone hear anything?
pennyandy More than 1 year ago
didn't see any reporting of the big payout on black gold carryover; must have perked up Easter for about 140(?) Fair Grounds handicappers/bettors
Michael Infurna More than 1 year ago
Any idiot with alot of money to burn could win the training or owners title at any track!! How many horses did Asmissen drop 3 or 4 claiming levels in the last week of the meet to pad his stats? The training and owner titles are meaningless. Only Rosie deserves kudos as she is head and shoulders above anyone riding at that meet. I saw 2 jocks who were 4/206 and another 6/228 riding at that meet.
Charles Levy More than 1 year ago
He did the whole met . He dropped everything to 5k . He was all out to win the training title . he wants to lead the nation in wins this yr . Rosie from our home town here in NJ . Great rider !!! Bridgmohan Goncalves put up great numbers !
Gary More than 1 year ago
Equibase says Tom Amoss 42 wins, Steve Asmussen 41. What's going on?
Charles Levy More than 1 year ago
The 2 trainers with the most drug violations finih in a tie !!!! LOL ! TVG Guest trainer Tom Amoss 6 bad tests in less then 2yrs no days fines ! Steve has a list a mile long !!! The key to the guys are ??? they have the same owner - lawyer Maggie Moss !!!
John Smith More than 1 year ago
Asmussen doesnt train for Maggie Moss. Amoss and Chris Richard do.
Charles Levy More than 1 year ago
He still trains for her ! She is his original trainer since day one > Fact !!!
Charles Levy More than 1 year ago
Mar 20th 2013 Race 7 AQU Princess Maria Owned By Magie Moss Trained by Steve Asmussen !!!!!! He has trained for her for YRS !!!
John Smith More than 1 year ago
OMG my bad, you are right. Now im really confused. How does Asmussen training a horse for Moss at Aqu help him win the Fairgrounds training title? And one more thing, Moss is (was) a Discrimination attorney. She is pretty much retired. I guess she must show up at these violation hearings to claim her trainers are being descriminated against. I'm glad you cleared this up for me Mr. fact machine.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Congratulations, Rosie! Rosie Napravnik is a class act. She is an outstanding jockey and intelligent, she always gives it her all in a race. Her stature in this sport is growing by leaps and bounds, and rightly so. Brava, Rosie!
Horse 2win More than 1 year ago
Rosie, one of the best riders in America and although underated, she is tops, she works hard and gets results on both coasts and mid America. Can't wait till Keeneland opens where she is scheduled to ride, then Churchill and on to Saratoga, she should give the top three Dom, JV & Cast. a run and she will do well against the "boys". Keep going Rosie, you just keep getting better.
jttf More than 1 year ago
what are the chances ? amoss had 3 positives in 2012 and wins 4 on the last day. just too hard to believe.