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Penn Mile Winner Moon Colony On Target For Belmont Derby

John Oxley’s Moon Colony is continuing to train for the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational following a victory in the Grade 2 Penn Mile on June 1. The Belmont Derby is the first leg of the Turf Triple, showcasing 3-year-old turf runners, with the 10-furlong contest slated for Saturday, July 6 as part […]

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John Oxley Accepts Dinny Phipps Award

John C. “Jack” Oxley, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and supporter of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, accepted the Dinny Phipps Award at a celebration of the 125th anniversary of The Jockey Club at The Sea Grill in New York City on Thursday, June 6. Earle Mack, an active participant in Thoroughbred racing and breeding for more […]

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Leparoux’s Penn Mile, Milestone Wins Net Jockey Of The Week Title

With an upset victory in the Penn Mile and leading all jockeys by earnings for the week, Julien Leparoux was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 28 – June 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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Flameaway Returns To Keeneland For Bid In Ben Ali Stakes

John Oxley’s Flameaway has shown an affinity for Keeneland during his career, winning the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) on a sloppy track as a 2-year-old in 2017 and finishing second to Good Magic in last spring’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2). On Saturday, he will try to add success in the Ben Ali (G3) to his local resume. “He tailed […]

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‘Grown Up’ Dream Maker Represents Friendly Competition In Tampa Bay Derby

On sultry summer evenings in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., it’s not unusual to see owners John C. Oxley, Charlotte Weber and Tracy Farmer sharing a table with trainer Mark Casse, reliving the day’s excitement and spinning yarns about the sport’s champions and colorful characters. No matter the outcome of Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa […]

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War Of Will ‘Great As Ever,’ Dream Maker ‘Very Good’ In Fair Grounds Breezes

Rain or shine, business typically goes on as planned at Mark Casse’s stable at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, so a sealed and muddy main track early Saturday morning did not deter assistant David Carroll from working two of the stable’s prized 3-year-olds. Owned by Gary Barber, two-time graded stakes winner War of Will […]

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Dream Maker ‘Smooth And Professional’ In Half-Mile Move Toward Tampa Bay Derby

Trainer Mark Casse’s barn on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots backstretch has done a fabulous job in displaying promising 3-year-old talent in New Orleans this winter and impressive Fair Grounds allowance winner Dream Maker took another step closer toward his expected start in the Grade II $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby on March 9 with a […]

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After Smashing Comeback Win, Casse Points Dream Maker For Tampa Bay Derby

John Oxley’s homebred Dream Maker backed up trainer Mark Casse’s high hopes in his return to racing action on Saturday afternoon with a stunning 8 1/2-length victory over the Fair Grounds main track and will target the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., on March 9. The 3-year-old son […]

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‘A Lovely, Quality Filly’: First Foal Arrives For Champion Classic Empire

Classic Empire’s first foal has arrived; a bay filly out of the Grade 3-placed Bernardini mare Sky My Sky foaled last week at John Oxley’s Fawn Leap Farm near Midway, Ky. “She’s a lovely, quality filly,” commented farm manager Laurie Gimmon. Sky My Sky has been booked back to Classic Empire this year. From the […]

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