Mark Casse

Break Even Relishes Turf, Remains Unbeaten In Coronation Cup

Neither a surface chance nor an unfamiliar racetrack jeopardized Break Even’s unblemished record as the even-money favorite surged to the front and fended off Eyeinthesky’s late-stretch charge for a one-length win in the eighth running of the $100,000 Coronation Cup for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday to cap the opening week at Saratoga Race Course. Klein […]

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War Of Will ‘Effortless’ In Breeze Toward Jim Dandy; Tacitus ‘Going Good’

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will breezed in company with John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday as the sun rose over the Saratoga main track. With Tyler Gaffalione in the irons, War of Will, breezing outside of Strike Silver, overtook his stablemate down the lane and galloped out […]

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Street Band, Chocolate Kisses Top Overflow Field For Indiana Oaks

The Grade 3, $200,000-guaranteed Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., has assembled the largest group of 3-year-old fillies in the 24-year history of the race. Indiana’s first graded stakes event will lead into the G3 $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday, July 13, as the eighth race with a post time of 9:15 p.m. ET. […]

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War Of Will Stabled With Casse’s Saratoga String, Could Target Jim Dandy, Travers

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will is now stabled with trainer Mark Casse’s contingent in Saratoga and could potentially target the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Saturday, July 27 at Saratoga Race Course. War of Will, who ran ninth in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8, registered a […]

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Casse: Distance Only Question For Moon Colony In Belmont Derby; War Of Will ’50-50′ For Jim Dandy

John Oxley’s Moon Colony will look to handle a stretch out in distance in the 1 ¼-mile Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday as part of the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Moon Colony has never run further than 1 1/16 miles in seven previous career starts. But […]

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Champion Sprinter Shamrock Rose Retired

Shamrock Rose, the champion female sprinter of 2018, has been retired from racing and will likely be entered in a breeding stock sale this November, Horse Racing Nation reports. The 4-year-old Pennsylvania-bred First Dude filly wraps her on-track career with five wins in 13 starts for earnings of $968,962. Owned by Conrad Farms and trained […]

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Belmont Derby: Turf ‘Should Suit’ Plus Que Parfait, Moon Colony ‘Doing Extremely Well’

Trainer Brendan Walsh will be racing Plus Que Parfait back on turf in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, which is the headlining event for the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival, July 6. The 3-year-old chestnut son of Point of Entry made his career debut on grass when third behind multiple graded-stakes […]

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Trouble-Prone Souper Tapit Stretches Out To 10 Furlongs In Dominion Day

Souper Tapit, who remained undefeated in two starts at Woodbine when capturing the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on May 20, will be looking to keep that streak alive when he stretches out to 1 1/4 miles for Sunday’s Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes. The Dominion Day, a 1 1/4-mile race which […]

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Emmaus Looking For Breakthrough North American Win In Woodbine’s King Edward

Emmaus, a sharp second when making his local bow in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup, will be looking to go one better as he returns from his Kentucky base for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. The $175,000 King Edward, a one-mile turf race for th3ee-year-olds and upward, attracted a field of eight. […]

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The Queen’s Plate News Minute: Girl Power Up North?

Things appear to be going smoothly leading up to the 160th running of Canada’s prestigious Queen’s Plate. In today’s edition of the Queen’s Plate News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack on the history of the race; specifically, why have fillies had so much success racing against the boys? Renowned […]

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