Mark Casse

Casse’s Belmont Duo: Sir Winston Puts In ‘A+ Work,’ War Of Will ‘Feeling Good’

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle both War of Will and Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. Casse said Gary Barber’s War of Will, who was a powerful winner of the Grade 1 Preakness, is in good order in Kentucky where he is currently preparing for the third leg of the Triple […]

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Da Silva Looking For Woodbine Stakes Double With Skywire, Pink Lloyd

Eurico Rosa Da Silva, a six-time Sovereign Award winner and Woodbine’s five-time leading rider, goes for an added-money double this Saturday at the Toronto, Canada, oval when he teams with Skywire in the Grade 3 $125,000 Marine Stakes, and Pink Lloyd in the $125,000 Greenwood Stakes. The first Woodbine jockey to achieve 200 wins or […]

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War Of Will Jogs At Keeneland, Assistant Carroll Says Preakness Winner ‘Building Up His Energy’

Grade 1 Preakness Stakes winner War of Will went back to the track for the first time since his classic triumph, turning in an easy jog at Keeneland on Thursday, May 23. Getting the bay colt’s energy reserves replenished following the first two legs of the Triple Crown is the main objective for David Carroll, assistant to […]

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Casse-Trained Let It Ride Mom Tops Dozen Contenders In Grade 3 Winning Colors

Live Oak Plantation’s multiple stakes-winning mare Let It Ride Mom heads a competitive field of 12 filly and mare sprinters that were entered in Saturday’s 16th running of the $100,000 Winning Colors (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.          The six-furlong Winning Colors, which honors the Hall of Fame filly that prevailed against colts in the 1988 Kentucky Derby, is […]

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Casse Continues Hot Streak With Victory By Souper Tapit In Woodbine’s Eclipse Stakes

Trainer Mark Casse completed a sweep of the Victoria Day long weekend stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, as Souper Tapit prevailed in a photo finish in Monday’s Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes. With Patrick Husbands aboard, Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Souper Tapit defeated his determined rival Mr Ritz in a head bob at the […]

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Maximum Security Still Leads War Of Will In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

War of Will’s statement-making victory in the 144th Preakness Stakes was heeded as the Mark Casse-trained colt earned 18 first-place votes and 411 points to move up to second overall in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. War of Will came into the middle leg of the Triple Crown after avoiding […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: An Opportunity Lost For Racing

More than 18 million households tuned in to NBC Sports to watch the Kentucky Derby on May 4. According to Sports Media Watch, the A.C. Nielsen ratings actually grew in the minutes after the race to 18.5 million households as stewards deliberated whether or not to disqualify Maximum Security from his apparent win. Controversy followed […]

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Federal Law Carries Team Casse Momentum Through Queenston Stakes Win

After celebrating former Woodbine runner War of Will’s Preakness Stakes victory yesterday at Pimlico, Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse carried his winning momentum into Sunday’s 10-race program at the Toronto oval with a grand slam including the featured $125,000 Queenston Stakes for three-year-olds. Casse has dominated recent stakes action at Woodbine, sweeping the […]

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Stringhalt: War Of Will’s Post-Preakness Motion Isn’t Lameness

Savvy racing fans may have noticed a strange “hitch” in War of Will’s stride after his triumphant Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday, and several took to social media to express their concern about the colt’s well-being. There’s no need to worry about the 3-year-old son of War Front, trainer Mark Casse confirmed to the media […]

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Gaffalione: War Of Will’s Preakness Win ‘Really Hasn’t Sunk In Yet’

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione returned back to his “new home” in the Churchill Downs jockey colony following his victory aboard War of Will in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (Grade I) at Pimlico Race Course. Gaffalione, a 24-year-old native of Davie, Fla., was on the Churchill Downs backstretch early Sunday morning to work horses and was named to […]

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