Bill Casner

Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Asst. Fund Passes $1M in Scholarship Awards

The Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund has awarded 36 scholarships to children of full-time workers on central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms for the 2013-2014 school year. Scholarships for tuition are granted for education or skill training after high school and are based upon need, merit, biographical essays, and personal interviews.  Scholarships are also available for […]

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Johnny Football Readies for 2013 Debut – At Saratoga on Saturday

College football fans have been eagerly anticipating this weekend, as the 2013 season kicks off around the country. One debut that is generating plenty of excitement is that of Texas A & M’s star quarterback, Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner. Texas A & M will start their season at home on Saturday against Rice. […]

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Casner, Mack among six new members elected to Jockey Club

The Jockey Club today announced the election of six new members: Bill Casner is a Thoroughbred owner and breeder who serves on the board of trustees for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Breeders’ Cup Limited. In addition, he was a founding board member for The Race For Education. He is also vice chairman […]

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Whitney contender Endorsement: ‘The true cost of giving up Lasix’

Saturday’s Whitney Handicap (gr. I) is set to be one of the highlights of the 2012 Saratoga race meeting. A strong field of nine, led by the Bill Mott-trained tandem of Ron the Greek and Flat Out will go to the post. Trainer Eoin Harty will saddle Endorsement, winner of the Texas Mile (gr. III) […]

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Endorsement takes the Texas Mile

Endorsement put away favored Canonize with a furlong left to run to capture the $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III) by two lengths at Lone Star Park April 28. Ridden patiently by Robby Albarado, Endorsement (Distorted Humor-Charmed Gift, by A.P. Indy) was settled into fourth after the start, as Lydia’s Last Step led the field […]

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Casner: Weight loss, recovery time the key problems with anti-bleeding medication

The Thoroughbred Times talks with owner/breeder Bill Casner about his views on race day anti-bleeding medication.  Casner’s major reason for supporting a ban on Salix is that he believes it has been a significant factor in the reduced number of starts per horse in the U.S. due to the weight loss that occurs after horses […]

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HRTV wins nine regional Emmy Awards

Press Release HRTV (R) was honored with nine 2011 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards at the 47th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award ceremony on Saturday, July 30 at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, KY. The Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards encompass Kentucky. HRTV received Emmy Awards in seven separate categories, with the network’s acclaimed […]

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Casner: U.S. racing ‘out of step’ on medication

Bill Casner has been around the racetrack a long time, as an exercise rider, a trainer, and more recently as co-owner and co-breeder of a Dubai World Cup and a Kentucky Derby winner. He’s seen the rising tide of permissive therapeutic medications, and the problems he believes they have created for the sport and business […]

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UK Horse Racing Club invites public to “Derby Experience”

Anyone who’s been to Keeneland for the races this spring must wonder if the University of Kentucky called off all classes. The Lexington racetrack has become the place to see and be seen for UK students. While many of them are there strictly for social reasons, it’s not at all surprising to learn there is […]

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Hovdey: Well Armed’s World Cup win a pinnacle for Casner

He has wins in nearly every major three-year-old race in the U.S. but ask former WinStar Farm partner Bill Casner about his favorite victory and he is likely to look back at March of 2009 when Well Armed took the field to task in the Dubai World Cup. Then a $6 million race, Well Armed […]

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