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Sir Winston, Perfect Alibi Gearing Up For Casse As Belmont Opening Approaches

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston, winner of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes in 2019, is likely to make his return to Big Sandy in the $80,000 Flat Out set for Thursday, June 11, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Trained by multiple Hall of Famer Mark Casse, Sir Winston breezed five furlongs in 1:01.76 Friday on the […]

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Grade 1 Winner Perfect Alibi ‘Coming Along,’ Could Target Delayed Kentucky Oaks

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1-winner Perfect Alibi, trained by Mark Casse, breezed a half-mile in 49.50 Friday on the Belmont Park training track under the watchful eye of assistant Jamie Begg. Bred in Kentucky by Pin Oak Stud, the dark bay daughter of Sky Mesa won the Grade 2 Adirondack at 6 ½-furlongs and Grade 1 […]

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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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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Performs ‘Above Expectations’ In Friday Allowance

Making his second start since winning the 2019 Belmont Stakes, Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston posted a 2 1/4-length victory in a Friday allowance race at Aqueduct. The Mark Casse trainee’s previous start, over the yielding Fair Grounds turf in the listed Woodchopper Stakes on Dec. 28, had resulted in a 12th-place finish. This time, Sir […]

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‘Nice And Relaxed’ Perfect Alibi Works Toward Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s multiple graded-stakes winner Perfect Alibi breezed a half-mile in 49.05 on the Belmont main track Sunday under exercise rider Amy Mullen in preparation for the Grade 1, $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at 1 1/16-miles on October 4 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse, Perfect Alibi was perfect in two starts at Saratoga, including a […]

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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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‘Trying To Get Him Back Up To Where He Was’: War Of Will Aiming For Pennsylvania Derby

Mark Casse assistant Jamie Begg said the Barber-owned Preakness-victor War of Will is doing well, and will continue to train up to the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on September 21 at Parx. War of Will is getting some extra time between races after running fifth in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy on July […]

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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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Belmont Derby: Turf ‘Should Suit’ Plus Que Parfait, Moon Colony ‘Doing Extremely Well’

Trainer Brendan Walsh will be racing Plus Que Parfait back on turf in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, which is the headlining event for the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival, July 6. The 3-year-old chestnut son of Point of Entry made his career debut on grass when third behind multiple graded-stakes […]

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