Mark Casse

Woodbine Oaks Kicks Off Canadian Triple Tiara; Wonder Gadot Favored

Wonder Gadot, who has been holding her own against the best of her set south of the border, returns to friendlier confines on Saturday for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented By Budweiser. The Woodbine Oaks, a 1 1/8 mile race for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies, attracted a field of five and will go as the 11th […]

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Casse Hopes Awesome Slew Will Fill In Resume Gap With Grade 1 Met Mile

Live Oak Plantation’s multiple Grade 3 winner Awesome Slew returns to Belmont Park for Saturday’s $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap with another chance to fill what trainer Mark Casse said is the only blank spot on the 5-year-old’s resume – a Grade 1 victory. A Florida-bred son and grandson of two-time Grade 1 winners Awesome […]

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Salty Looking For Sweet Victory In Grade 1 Ogden Phipps On Belmont Undercard

Multiple graded stakes winner Salty remains on target for the Grade 1, $750,000 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day, June 9, trainer Mark Casse said by phone Thursday morning. Last out, Salty earned her first career Grade 1 win, rallying for a 1 ¾-length score over Farrell in the La Troienne on May 4 at […]

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Miss Mo Mentum Upsets Dixie Moon In Selene Stakes

Gary Barber’s Miss Mo Mentum and jockey Patrick Husbands chased down 8-5 favourite Dixie Moon in the stretch to win the $125,000 Selene Stakes (Grade 3) by a neck on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Last in the eight-filly field early on, the three-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo mustered up the momentum down the stretch […]

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Preakness Undercard: Champion World Approval Bids For Title Defense In Dixie

Reigning male turf champion World Approval looks to return to his winning ways when he makes a title defense in Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2), one of seven stakes worth $2.55 million in purses on the 14-race Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard at legendary Pimlico Race Course. A winner of four of five graded stakes […]

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First Career Win ‘An Absolute Honor’ For Norm Casse At Churchill Downs

Trainer Norm Casse, longtime assistant to his father Mark, won his first-career race Thursday evening at Churchill Downs when $25,000 claimer Tiznoble romped by 7 ¼ lengths under jockey Julien Leparoux. “It was an absolute honor to win for the first time at Churchill Downs,” Casse said. “It was even more special to team up with Julien for the win. We’ve been […]

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World Approval ‘Getting Back To Himself,’ Points To Dixie On Preakness Undercard

World Approval, Live Oak Plantation’s 2017 male turf champion and Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner, is termed “more than likely” to run in the $250,000 Dixie Stakes (G2) at 1 1/16 miles on turf on the Preakness Stakes undercard, trainer Mark Casse said in a text Tuesday. The now 6-year-old gelded son of Northern Afleet won […]

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‘More Than You Would Ever Expect’: Cox Relishes Monomoy Girl’s Oaks Triumph

Trainer Brad Cox had the blanket of lilies proudly displayed outside his barn and was a popular person among media and well-wishers Saturday morning at Churchill Downs, less than 12 hours after winning the biggest race of his career with Monomoy Girl in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I). Cox reported that Monomoy Girl and her two less heralded […]

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Salty Up The Rail For La Troienne Victory; Abel Tasman Fourth

Tracking the pacesetter Farrell up to the far turn in Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, Gary Barber, Chester Prince and Baccari Racing Stable’s Salty appeared to drop out of the contest. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione continued to save all the ground at the rail, however, and the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road re-rallied in the stretch […]

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Let It Ride Mom Nails Photo Finish In Whimsical

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom edged out favourite Moonlit Promise at the wire to win the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (Grade 3) on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Woodbine’s first graded stakes of the 2018 meet went to the Mark Casse trainee in a photo finish with Patrick Husbands aboard. Let It Ride Mom raced behind […]

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