Mark Casse

‘Sometimes I Can’t Believe It’: Apprentice Torres Enjoying The Ride At Gulfstream

When he launched his professional riding career eight months ago, Cristian Torres just wanted to win some races. His dedication and success over that time has put the 22-year-old in position to win something much more. Based year-round in South Florida, riding at Gulfstream Park and Gulfstream Park West, Torres heads into the final weeks […]

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Dickinson: Racing On Dirt ‘Past Its Sell-By Date’; Politicians Will Force Change To Synthetics

Former trainer Michael Dickinson, who with his wife owns Tapeta Footings, told a panel Wednesday the “revolution against dirt” over safety concerns has already started, and that it’s unlikely racetracks will make the change to synthetics without political pressure. As reported by the Daily Racing Form, Dickinson was part of some heated exchanges during a […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Targets Comeback Race On The Turf

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston, who has not raced since posting a 10-1 upset in the Belmont Stakes (G1) in June, posted a bullet half-mile work of :47 3/5 (fastest of 90) on Sunday morning at Fair Grounds for trainer Mark Casse and top assistant David Carroll, who handles the local string. After running a game […]

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Preakness Winner War Of Will Getting ‘Well-Deserved Break’ Before 2020 Campaign

Following a highly successful and somewhat adventurous 2019 campaign, Gary Barber’s War of Will is enjoying some well-deserved time off. Last winter/spring at Fair Grounds, the 3-year-old son of War Front stamped himself as a Triple Crown force to be reckoned with, taking both the LeComte (G3) and the Risen Star presented by Lamarque Ford […]

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Brown, Cox, Casse Shippers Spice Fields For Del Mar’s Closing Weekend Stakes

Chad Brown, No. 1 trainer in America by money earnings, has shipped five horses for the final weekend stakes of the Bing Crosby meeting. He’ll have two from his stable in the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby on Saturday and one in the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch on Sunday. Brad Cox, No. 4 by earnings nationally, […]

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Live Racing Returns To Ocala On Tuesday, Highlighted By Pair Of OBS Sprint Stakes

Live racing returns to Ocala on Tuesday, November 26th with a ten-race card highlighted by a pair of six furlong $125,000 OBS Sprint Stakes. First post is at 12:00 noon, and there will be pari-mutuel wagering on the first eight races. The entire card will be streamed live on the OBS website at Admission […]

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Experienced Oxley Colt Likely A ‘Force’ In Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

John Oxley’s regally-bred $500,000 Breeders Futurity (Grade I) third-place finisher Enforceable will rely on his previous two-turn experience in next Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GI) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs. “I think his experience going a route of ground will help him for the (1 1/16-mile) race,” trainer Mark Casse’s assistant David Carroll said. “He’s a […]

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Casse Already Thinking Queen’s Plate With Coronation Futurity Contender Muskoka Gold

Conrad Farms’ Muskoka Gold, a 2-year-old son of Lea, will go after his second added-money crown in Saturday’s $225,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes, at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. The Grade 2 $175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes, for 3-year-olds and upward, is also on tap. Trained by Mark Casse, Muskoka Gold takes on seven rivals in the 1 […]

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Trainer Mark Casse To Be Honored With Big Sport Of Turfdom Award

The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced today that the 2019 Big Sport of Turfdom award, which recognizes a person or group of people who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists, will be presented to trainer Mark Casse.  Casse, who was born into the business as the son of […]

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