Charlotte Weber

Awesome Slew Looking To Add Grade 1 To Resume in Carter Handicap

Awesome Slew, most recently third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, will launch his 5-year-old campaign Saturday against 10 opponents in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. A three-time graded stakes winner, Awesome Slew is the 121-pound high weight in the seven-furlong race for 4-year-olds and up. The Carter was carded as […]

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World Approval Announced As 2017 Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2017 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala Monday night. The star of the night was Eclipse Award-winning Champion Turf Horse World Approval, who took home several additional trophies on the evening including the hardware […]

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World Approval Gana Ajustadamente En Su Debut De 2018, No Hará El Viaje A Dubai

World Approval respondió a las expectativas al ganar el Tampa Bay S. (G3, $175,000) el pasado sábado 10 en Tampa Bay Downs. Sin embargo, el plan inicialmente trazado ha sufrido una importante alteración. El tordillo no hará el viaje a Dubai para participar en la Dubai Turf (G1, $6,000,000) del venidero 31 de Marzo en […]

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Champion World Approval Set To Make Seasonal Debut In Saturday’s Tampa Bay Stakes

Those darn butterflies were already starting to churn in trainer Mark Casse’s gut around noon today. Not that Casse would trade the feeling. He’ll bring the reigning Eclipse Award Champion Turf Male, 6-year-old gray gelding World Approval, to the paddock for Saturday’s 11th race, the Grade III, $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes at a mile-and-a-sixteenth on the grass. “It’s always kind […]

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World Approval, Holding Gold Poised To Be Casse’s First Runners In Dubai

Live Oak Plantation’s aptly named World Approval, one of the top turf milers on the planet, has arrived back in the barn of multi-national Grade/Group 1-winning conditioner Mark Casse after a brief break at his owner-breeder Charlotte Weber’s farm in Ocala, Florida. The nearly white son of Northern Afleet finished his 2017 season with three consecutive […]

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World Approval Sets Sights On $6 Million Dubai Turf

Charlotte Weber’s World Approval, an Eclipse Award finalist for both Horse of the Year and older turf male in 2017, will make his next target the $6 million Dubai Turf on Mar. 31. According to drf.com, the 6-year-old gelding will prep for that contest in the G3 Tampa Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 10. […]

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World Approval Adds To Family Success With Breeders’ Cup Mile Win

Favored World Approval finished ahead of a wall of horses in a competitive field to win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile under John Velazquez on Saturday. Velazquez tucked the gelding in behind early leaders and saved ground along the rail, sneaking up behind Midnight Storm and Heart to Heart on the turn. After going […]

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World Approval Makes It Back-To-Back Grade 1 Wins In Woodbine Mile

Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak homebred World Approval took the Grade 1 United Nations in 2016 over good turf, and captured his second G1 over a yielding course in last month’s Fourstardave Handicap. On Saturday the course was firm, but the betting public had plenty of faith in the gallant grey and sent him off as […]

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Favored Souper Tapit Scores In Woodbine’s Marine Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Tapit seized control as the field headed for home and widened his advantage down the lane to take Sunday’s Grade 3, $134,250 Marine Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse, Souper Tapit was the 9-5 favourite in the 1 1/16-mile race for three-year-olds over Tapeta. A son of Tapit, Souper Tapit […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘Thoughtful, Considerate’ Live Oak Legacy

A beautifully sunny Saturday at Keeneland greeted Charlotte Weber on April 8 as she arrived in the Blue Grass, anxiously awaiting the opportunity to watch a pair of her Live Oak Stud homebreds compete in some of the country’s premier graded stakes action. When both Holding Gold and Awesome Slew crossed the wire first in […]

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