The colt is owned by Asmussen’s father, Keith, in a partnership with Erv Woolsey. When he broke his maiden at Lone Star Park in August, Steve’s son, also named Keith, was in the irons.
Now with the Derby fast approaching, the Dialed In colt, a $70,000 purchase at the 2019 Keeneland September yearling sale, comes in off a win in the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn on Saturday.
“Obviously very exciting for the whole family,” Asmussen said in a video released by the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. “Just continuously reliving the moment at this stage, just a true blessing and a wonderful experience.”
Asmussen also explains the twists of fate that led to Super Stock winning the Arkansas Derby. The video, shot by Jennie Rees of the Kentucky HBPA, can be seen below.