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Pennsylvania Derby: Casse Anxious For War Of Will To Regain Top Form

The last time the racing world saw War of Will, the 3-year-old colt was a fading fifth in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. That was in late July and after that race trainer Mark Casse thought it was time to regroup. That time is done. War of Will, who earlier […]

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War Of Will Posts Another ‘Stiff Breeze’ In Preparation For Pennsylvania Derby

Gary Barber’s War of Will, under exercise rider Amy Mullen, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 59 flat on the Belmont main track on Saturday in preparation for the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on September 21. “He ended up going a little faster than we anticipated on paper, but the track […]

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Got Stormy Displays Echoes Of Tepin In Preparation For Woodbine Mile

When Got Stormy made her first Woodbine appearance last summer, she was an up-and-coming three-year-old filly who was winning her first graded stakes race in the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen over one mile of turf. Next Saturday, Got Stormy will be the talk of the town when she returns for the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine […]

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War Of Will ‘Really Thriving’ In Preparation For Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Mark Casse breezed Grade 1 winners War of Will and Got Stormy over Woodward weekend at Saratoga in preparation for upcoming Grade 1 starts out of town. Gary Barber’s War of Will, a four-time winner with more than $1.5 million in purse earnings, captured the Grade 1 Preakness in May ahead of an off-the-board […]

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War Of Will ‘Like A Monster’ In Bullet Work At Saratoga

Looking more like the horse that gave Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse his first American Classic victory in the Grade 1 Preakness this spring, Gary Barber’s War of Will sizzled through a half-mile breeze in 47.04 seconds over Saratoga’s main track Sunday morning. With regular rider Tyler Gaffalione aboard, it was the second […]

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The Jockey Club Adds Six New Members

The Jockey Club announced the election of six new members: Shannon Bishop Arvin, Gary Barber, Terry Finley, Pope McLean Jr., Jaime Roth, and Chuck Winner. Shannon Bishop Arvin is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden law firm in Lexington, Ky. Arvin represents many Thoroughbred organizations in the industry, including Keeneland Association, Breeders’ Cup Limited, the Thoroughbred […]

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Eyeinthesky Proves Deserving Favorite In Galway

One day after capturing the Grade 1 Fourstardave at Saratoga Race Course with Got Stormy, conditioner Mark Casse and owner Gary Barber teamed up again to take Sunday’s feature with Eyeinthesky winning the inaugural running of the $100,000 Galway for 3-year-old fillies. Breaking sharply as the 5-2 post-time favorite with Joel Rosario aboard, Eyeinthesky contently […]

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Got Stormy Responds Beautifully To ‘Big Ask,’ Will Target Woodbine Mile

Gary Barber and Southern Equine Stables’ Got Stormy had her connections in positive spirits after the 4-year-old Get Stormy filly bested the boys in a 2 ½-length win in the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on Saturday. The Mark Casse trainee, who won the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose on August 3 at Saratoga, stormed back […]

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Got Stormy Crushes Male Rivals, Course Record In Fourstardave

Gary Barber and Southern Equine Stable’s Got Stormy became the first filly to win the G1 Fourstardave on Saturday, crushing her male rivals by 2 1/2 lengths and lowering the course record by more than a second in the process. The 4-year-old daughter of Get Stormy, trained by Mark Casse and returning off just one […]

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‘Poetry In Motion’: War Of Will Dazzles In Final Breeze For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will put in his breeze for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets on Friday morning on the Saratoga main track. Tyler Gaffalione, aboard War of Will for the easy half-mile in 49.33 seconds, said the move was his best yet. “He went great. It was […]

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