Mark Casse

Longshot Stronger Than Ever Out-Finishes Wonder Gadot In Silverbulletday

Fern Circle Stables’ Stronger Than Ever appeared to be just that after out gunning a stubborn Wonder Gadot in the Fair Grounds stretch to take the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at odds of 33-1 under Florent Geroux. The 3-year-old daughter of Congrats was the last of eight early on while 74-1 longshot Shes Our Fastest set the pace and led the Silverbulletday […]

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Stablemates Heavenly Love, Wonder Gadot Headline Silverbulletday Stakes

While the featured event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Road to the Derby Kickoff Day presented by Hotel Monteleone on Saturday, Jan. 13 is the Grade III $200,000 LeComte Stakes for Gr. I Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve aspirants, the 3-year-old fillies will be able to prepare for their hopeful start […]

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Pegasus World Cup Hopeful Leavem In Malibu Suffers Fatal Injury During Workout

Canadian stakes winner Leavem in Malibu had to be euthanized following a workout Monday at the Palm Meadows training center. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old son of Malibu Moon suffered a catastrophic injury to a hind ankle. The Mark Casse trainee had just completed a five-furlong breeze in 1:00.40 and was being pulled up […]

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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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Wonder Gadot, Heavenly Love ‘Breezed Beautifully’ Toward Jan. 13 Starts

The Mark Casse-trained pair of 3-year-old fillies, Wonder Gadot and Heavenly Love, breezed in company with one another over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track on Saturday morning in preparation for their starts on Saturday, Jan. 13. Both fillies went a half-mile in :49.40. Owned by Debby Oxley, Heavenly Love is slated […]

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Flameaway Guts Out Turf Victory In $100,000 Kitten’s Joy

Nine weeks after making his grass debut in the Breeders’ Cup, John Oxley’s Flameaway transferred his stakes-winning form from dirt to turf with a gutsy front-running victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream Park. Already a two-time stakes winner at 2 in races rained off the grass, including the 1 11/6-mile Bourbon (G3) last fall at […]

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Casse: ‘Good Possibility’ That Leavem In Malibu Will Enter Pegasus World Cup

Grade 3 winner Leavem in Malibu is officially being considered for the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup. Trainer Mark Casse said Saturday a decision on the Pegasus will come after Leavem in Malibu breezes Monday morning at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. His most recent work came over the dirt Dec. 27 at Casse’s […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Flying South

With a winter freeze taking over most of the northeast this weekend, horseplayers will focus their attention on racing in those warm, sunshine-filled climates of Florida and Southern California. Saturday’s card at Gulfstream Park features five listed stakes races, three with $100,000 purses and two for $75,000. Tampa Bay Downs will offer a 10-race card […]

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Wonder Gadot Could Take On Males In Jan. 13 Lecomte

Gary Barber’s multiple graded stakes winning filly Wonder Gadot could possibly make her next start against colts in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte on Jan. 13 at the Fair Grounds. Trained by Mark Casse, the Ontario-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro made her first start a winning one against allowance company over the Polytrack at Woodbine before running switching […]

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