Beautiful Pleasure

After Smashing Comeback Win, Casse Points Dream Maker For Tampa Bay Derby

John Oxley’s homebred Dream Maker backed up trainer Mark Casse’s high hopes in his return to racing action on Saturday afternoon with a stunning 8 1/2-length victory over the Fair Grounds main track and will target the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., on March 9. The 3-year-old son […]

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Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Set For April 9, 2019

Keeneland officials announced that the 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held Tuesday, April 9. The Preview Day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held Monday, April 8. “Keeneland looks forward to the return of the April Sale, and we anticipate we will see several 2018 […]

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Dream Dancing Fights To The Wire To Win Del Mar Oaks

John Oxley’s homebred filly Dream Dancing scored the biggest victory of her career on Saturday, fighting down the length of the stretch to nail a blanket finish over Beau Recall and Madam Dancealot in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapit, ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Mark Casse, covered nine […]

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My Breeders’ Cup Presented By Woodbine: A Woman’s Touch

It’s been said that working horses is a little like being married: Sometimes you need to adapt. When trainer John Ward saw that his 3-year-old filly, Beautiful Pleasure, wasn’t living up to her potential during the 1998 racing season, he had the foresight to change things up. He handed the reins to his wife. As […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Mecke Euthanized

Mecke, winner of the G1 Arlington Million and Early Times Turf Classic in 1996, was euthanized due to the complications of old age June 26 at Hidden Springs Farm near Palmyra, Indiana. He was 21. According to the Blood-Horse, the stallion by Maudlin had covered two mares this season. Mecke was bred in Florida by […]

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Eclipse winner Beautiful Pleasure euthanized after complications from laminitis

Press Release Champion Beautiful Pleasure produced a colt by champion sire Medaglia d’Oro in February but was plagued for months by complications surrounding chronic laminitis. Campaigned by John C. Oxley the champion mare spent several weeks in the clinic and appeared to be on course for recovery, however progressing laminitis in recent months caused her […]

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