Mark Casse

Pennsylvania Derby: Casse Anxious For War Of Will To Regain Top Form

The last time the racing world saw War of Will, the 3-year-old colt was a fading fifth in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. That was in late July and after that race trainer Mark Casse thought it was time to regroup. That time is done. War of Will, who earlier […]

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Improbable Now 8-5 On Pennsylvania Derby’s Revised Morning Line

Maximum Security, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 40th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, will not run. Trainer Jason Servis announced Tuesday that the colt will miss the race because of an issue with his colon. “He was doing great,” Servis said. “I was really looking forward to […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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‘Nice And Relaxed’ Perfect Alibi Works Toward Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s multiple graded-stakes winner Perfect Alibi breezed a half-mile in 49.05 on the Belmont main track Sunday under exercise rider Amy Mullen in preparation for the Grade 1, $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at 1 1/16-miles on October 4 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse, Perfect Alibi was perfect in two starts at Saratoga, including a […]

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Casse Pair Top Inaugural Running of Woodbine Cares Stakes

Lady Fatima and Quality Heat, both winners on the turf for conditioner Mark Casse, will be looking to add a new stakes to their trainer’s bulky portfolio when they contest Sunday’s first running of the Woodbine Cares. The Woodbine Cares, which offers a purse of $100,000, will be run over five furlongs on the inner […]

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War Of Will Posts Another ‘Stiff Breeze’ In Preparation For Pennsylvania Derby

Gary Barber’s War of Will, under exercise rider Amy Mullen, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 59 flat on the Belmont main track on Saturday in preparation for the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on September 21. “He ended up going a little faster than we anticipated on paper, but the track […]

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Got Stormy Displays Echoes Of Tepin In Preparation For Woodbine Mile

When Got Stormy made her first Woodbine appearance last summer, she was an up-and-coming three-year-old filly who was winning her first graded stakes race in the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen over one mile of turf. Next Saturday, Got Stormy will be the talk of the town when she returns for the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine […]

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Perfect Alibi Rides The Rail To Spinaway Victory

Tracy Farmer’s Perfect Alibi needed no excuses in Sunday’s Grade 1 Spinaway, squeezing through at the rail to defeat 9-5 favorite Frank’s Rockette by 1 1/4 lengths on the wire. The 2-year-old Sky Mesa Filly, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Mark Casse, was recording her second straight win at Saratoga after a defeating […]

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War Of Will ‘Really Thriving’ In Preparation For Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Mark Casse breezed Grade 1 winners War of Will and Got Stormy over Woodward weekend at Saratoga in preparation for upcoming Grade 1 starts out of town. Gary Barber’s War of Will, a four-time winner with more than $1.5 million in purse earnings, captured the Grade 1 Preakness in May ahead of an off-the-board […]

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Snapper Sinclair Shines In Opening Day Tourist Mile At Kentucky Downs

Saturday in the richest race of the opening day of the RUNHAPPY meet at Kentucky Downs, the $749,000 Tourist Mile, Snapper Sinclair rallied to catch pacesetting Real Story in the shadow of the wire to score by a half-length, pushing his local record to two-for-two. In 2017 during his 2-year-old season, he won the Fasig-Tipton […]

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