Shoemaker Mile

Raging Bull Punches Ticket To Breeders’ Cup With Shoemaker Mile Victory

In a race that looked oh-so-close on paper, French-bred Raging Bull turned Monday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile into a grassy walk in the Santa Anita Park, as he wheeled six-wide turning for home en route to a comfortable 2 1/4-length score under Joel Rosario.  Trained by Chad Brown and owned by Peter M. Brant, […]

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What Goes Around: After Kentucky Derby DQ, Prat And War Of Will Meant For Each Other

Racing takes strange twists and turns on occasion, to wit: on Monday, when America  celebrates Memorial Day, Flavien Prat rides War of Will for trainer Mark Casse in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. As fate has it, War of Will is the horse that was interfered with in the […]

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Unlucky True Valour Looking To Turn The Tables For Callaghan In Shoemaker Mile

If it weren’t for bad luck in his last four races, True Valour would have had no luck at all. The Irish-bred turf miler trained by Simon Callaghan for Qatar Racing Limited was 10th in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile last Nov. 2, steadying past the eighth pole; eighth in the G2 Joe Hernandez […]

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Preakness Winner War Of Will Headlines Monday’s Shoemaker Mile On Turf

Gary Barber’s War of Will, a winner of last year’s Grade I Preakness Stakes and idle since well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, squares off with sharp veteran turf miler River Boyne, top French-bred miler Raging Bull and others, as they head an outstanding field of 11 three-year-olds and up in Monday’s […]

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As Tracks Reopen, A Thankful Casse Branching Out From Ocala Base

Newly-minted Hall of Fame member Mark Casse plans to have two starters in the Grade 1, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile on turf for 3-year-olds and up on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at Santa Anita. They are G1 Preakness winner War of Will and Sunshine Millions Turf and G2 Wise Dan winner March to the Arch, […]

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Grade 1 Winner Got Stormy Tops Saturday’s Powder Break Stakes At Gulfstream

Gary Barber’s Got Stormy is scheduled to flaunt her gaudy Grade 1 credentials in Saturday’s $75,000 Powder Break at Gulfstream Park, where the daughter of Get Stormy kicked off an auspicious 2019 campaign with an optional claiming allowance victory. Got Stormy had been under consideration for the May 25 Shoemaker Mile (G1), but trainer Mark […]

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War Of Will Heading West For 2020 Debut In Shoemaker Mile

Gary Barber’s War of Will, who has not raced since finishing ninth behind Vino Rosso in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, will return to the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack to make his 2020 debut in the G1 Shoemaker Mile on turf. Trainer Mark Casse had entered War of Will […]

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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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Got Stormy Ready For ‘A Big Performance’ In Saturday’s Endeavour Stakes

Four years ago, trainer Mark Casse arrived for the Grade III Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes with his reigning Eclipse Award Champion Grass Female, Tepin, who had concluded her 2015 campaign with a convincing victory against males in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland. Tepin won the Lambholm South Endeavour in smashing fashion and was even […]

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