Mark Casse

Tepin Headlines 2020 Inductees To Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2020. Five people and five horses have been elected from a very deep ballot of candidates. Thoroughbred inductees include Builder Sue Leslie, Jockey Gary Boulanger, Trainer Michael Keogh along with horses Tepin and Play the […]

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28 Days: Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Tightens Clenbuterol Restrictions

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency on April 3 updated its medication elimination guidelines to further restrict the use of clenbuterol, a bronchodilator designed to treat airway obstruction in horses but now called “the most abused drug in our industry” by trainer Mark Casse, perennially the leading trainer at Woodbine and a member of the Canadian Hall […]

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Grade 1 Winner Perfect Alibi ‘Coming Along,’ Could Target Delayed Kentucky Oaks

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1-winner Perfect Alibi, trained by Mark Casse, breezed a half-mile in 49.50 Friday on the Belmont Park training track under the watchful eye of assistant Jamie Begg. Bred in Kentucky by Pin Oak Stud, the dark bay daughter of Sky Mesa won the Grade 2 Adirondack at 6 ½-furlongs and Grade 1 […]

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Sir Winston Back At Belmont After Clearing Quarantine On Return From Dubai

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to familiar surroundings at Belmont Park after clearing quarantine on his return from Dubai. Trained by Mark Casse, the Awesome Again chestnut was a leading contender for the Group 1 Dubai World Cup which was postponed due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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Enforceable Tabbed As Lukewarm Favorite In 14-Strong Louisiana Derby

John Oxley’s Enforceable, who won the Lecomte (G3) in advance of a second place run behind the recently sidelined Mr. Monomoy in the first division of the Risen Star (G2) presented by Lamarque Ford-Lincoln, has been tabbed as Mike Diliberto’s 7-2 lukewarm morning line favorite over 13 fellow 3-year-olds for Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana […]

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1998 Flashback: Clenbuterol Use ‘Simply Incompatible With Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing’

(Editor’s Note: The following commentary on clenbuterol as a performance enhancing drug was written in June 1998 by Paul Berube, who retired in 2005 after serving for 17 years as president of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau. Berube brought the article from the Standardbred Investigative Services newsletter to our attention in the wake of commentaries […]

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Casse, Clement, O’Neill Among Hall Of Fame Finalists: Havre de Grace, Wise Dan Among Six Racehorses

Six racehorses, four trainers, and one jockey account for the 11 finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2020 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are racehorses Blind Luck, Game On Dude (first year of eligibility), Havre de Grace, Kona Gold, Rags to […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: It’s Time To Get Rid Of Clenbuterol

It’s been nearly eight years since the late Kent Stirling, then the executive director of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, said during a Congressional hearing on “Medication and Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing” that the bronchodilator clenbuterol is “probably the best drug that’s come out in 30 years.” Veterinarians I’ve spoken to have […]

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Sir Winston Will Ship To Florida, Acclimate To Warmer Weather Before Dubai

Following a triumphant return to action in a January 31 allowance race at the Big A, Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to the work tab on Friday when recording a half-mile breeze in 48.74 seconds over the Belmont Park training track in preparation for the Group 1, $12 million […]

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