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Kentucky Downs: Heavenly Love Returns, Valadorna Tries Turf

Heavenly Love won a Kentucky Downs maiden race last year as a 2-year-old, then was the romping winner of Keeneland’s Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades on dirt in her next start. Now Debby Oxley’s filly will try to get back in the winner’s circle in Kentucky Downs’ $300,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks on Sept. 9. Also among […]

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Wonder Gadot ‘In Great Shape,’ Could Return In Fair Grounds Oaks

Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes third-place finisher Wonder Gadot could return to action in the Gr. II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (100-40-20-10) on Mar. 24 according to trainer Mark Casse’s assistant David Carroll. “Mark and (Owner) Mr. (Gary) Barber will talk about that,” Carroll said. “I think a lot depends on what (Rachel Alexandra winner) Monomoy Girl […]

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Wonder Gadot, Monomoy Girl Headline Talented Field Of Eight In G2 Rachel Alexandra

A field of eight 3-year-old fillies will face off in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, a mile-and-a-sixteenth event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track which is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs Road To The Kentucky Oaks and awards the Top 4 finishers points according to […]

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Heavenly Love, Wonder Gadot Training ‘Forwardly’ For Rachel Alexandra

Trainer Mark Casse’s two contenders for the Gr. II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra – Wonder Gadot and Heavenly Love – turned in half-mile works over the Fair Grounds main track on Friday morning, which were their final serious preparations for the mile-and-a-sixteenth event. Casse’s assistant trainer David Carroll sent Wonder Gadot to the track first set. The last out runner-up to Stronger […]

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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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