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Stablemates Heavenly Love, Wonder Gadot Headline Silverbulletday Stakes

While the featured event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Road to the Derby Kickoff Day presented by Hotel Monteleone on Saturday, Jan. 13 is the Grade III $200,000 LeComte Stakes for Gr. I Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve aspirants, the 3-year-old fillies will be able to prepare for their hopeful start […]

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Wonder Gadot, Heavenly Love ‘Breezed Beautifully’ Toward Jan. 13 Starts

The Mark Casse-trained pair of 3-year-old fillies, Wonder Gadot and Heavenly Love, breezed in company with one another over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track on Saturday morning in preparation for their starts on Saturday, Jan. 13. Both fillies went a half-mile in :49.40. Owned by Debby Oxley, Heavenly Love is slated […]

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Wonder Gadot Could Take On Males In Jan. 13 Lecomte

Gary Barber’s multiple graded stakes winning filly Wonder Gadot could possibly make her next start against colts in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte on Jan. 13 at the Fair Grounds. Trained by Mark Casse, the Ontario-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro made her first start a winning one against allowance company over the Polytrack at Woodbine before running switching […]

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Talented Wonder Gadot May Challenge Colts In G3 Lecomte Stakes

Wonder Gadot and Heavenly Love are both graded stakes winners trained by Mark Casse. The talented fillies are set to make their sophomore debuts Jan. 13 at the Fair Grounds, but may not line up against each other in the same race. The Daily Racing Form reports that Heavenly Love, winner of the G1 Darley Alcibiades in […]

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Younger Casse Preparing To Start His Own ‘Legacy’

When the Breeders’ Cup comes to Churchill Downs next year, Norman Casse hopes he’s trying to beat his dad instead of helping Mark Casse add to the three championship races the sprawling stable has captured the past two years. Norman — the Louisville native and Bellarmine graduate who encouraged his father to add a major […]

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Keeneland: Busy Friday Morning As Six Breeders’ Cup-Bound Runners Record Works

Four horses pre-entered in the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar each worked 4 furlongs Friday on a fast Keeneland track after the morning renovation break, and later in the morning another two Breeders’ Cup pre-entrants worked 4 furlongs over the firm turf course. Going together for trainer Mark Casse were […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carroll Embraces ‘Inspirational’ Role With Team Casse

It takes a strong person to pursue his dreams, but it takes an even stronger person to set aside those dreams and put his family first. David Carroll has lived on both sides of that coin. Over the course of a 24-year training career which began in 1992, Carroll demonstrated strong horsemanship and a straightforward […]

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Heavenly Love, Flameaway ‘Stretch Their Legs’ In Keeneland Breeze

Trainer Mark Casse was honing his Breeders’ Cup hand on two fronts Friday morning headlined by stakes winners Heavenly Love and Flameaway working together before the break at Keeneland. Debby Oxley’s Heavenly Love, winner of the opening-day Darley Alcibiades (G1), and her husband, John Oxley’s Flameaway, winner of the Oct. 8 Dixiana Bourbon (G3), matched […]

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Heavenly Love Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup At Churchill Downs

Trainer Mark Casse enjoyed a tremendous opening day to the Keeneland Fall Meet on Friday with three victories headlined by Heavenly Love’s 5½-length romp in the Darley Alcibiades (G1). However, he did not see a single race live. “I was supposed to leave Gainesville (Florida) at 6 in the morning but they were having trouble with the plane,” Casse said. […]

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Near-Record Crowd Sparks Increased Handle On Keeneland’s Opening Day Card

Indian summer weather and exciting racing combined to produce a near-record crowd of 19,204 for opening day of the Keeneland Fall Meet. On-track wagering rose eight percent to $1,470,920, and all-sources handle increased two percent to $8,756,822. Debby Oxley’s homebred Heavenly Love shook clear at the top of the stretch and drew off to win […]

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