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Uncaptured Takes Prince of Wales for Casse, Oxley

Uncaptured has long been an enigma. But Tuesday night at humble little Fort Erie racetrack in Ontario, Canada, jockey Miguel Mena seemed to have solved it, to have found the key to Canada’s 2012 Horse of the Year.. The heavy favorite at 2-5 odds, Uncaptured dominated the CAN$500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel […]

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Ontario’s Leading Owners, Breeders Honored by CTHS

The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society honored its champion owners, breeders, and stallions at a dinner and awards ceremony June 14. William D. Graham was honored as Ontario’s 2012 Breeder of the Year. Graham also won the Sovereign Award as Canada’s outstanding breeder for 2012. Among the 2012 stakes winners bred by […]

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Uncaptured Is Canada’s Horse of the Year

Uncaptured, three-time stakes winner at Woodbine and winner of the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, has been declared Canada’s Horse of the Year and the Champion Two-Year-Old Male for 2012. Trained by Mark Casse for owner John Oxley, Uncaptured was bred by Bill Graham, all of whom took home Sovereign Awards in their respective […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Top Owner Takes Guesswork

Of all the Eclipse Award categories, the award for Outstanding Owner is perhaps the most schizophrenic and the most baffling if you’re trying to discern what motivates voters. In some years, voters seem to default to the overall earnings leader, as they often do in the other human Eclipse divisions, but it happens less often […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Great Chemistry’ Produces Top Tandem

Sometimes, a trainer/owner team just clicks. That’s how trainer Mark Casse describes his relationship with owner John C. Oxley. After working together consistently for about four years, Casse and Oxley have built an envious stable of young runners that appears to be hitting its best stride.  So far this year, the pair has teamed up […]

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Stealcase proves best in Ontario Derby

Stealcase surged to the lead in mid-stretch and held on strong to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Ontario Derby, Sunday at Woodbine. The chestnut son of Lawyer Ron-Steal the Show, trained by Mark Casse for owner John C. Oxley, settled off the early pace of Gung Ho and swooped to the lead late, under Patrick […]

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‘Dixie’ hopes to strike in Breeders’ Stakes

Filly Dixie Strike, winner of the Prince of Wales, has been listed the 5-2 favourite for Sunday’s $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, at Woodbine. The 122nd running of the Breeders’, for Canadian-bred three-year-olds, over one and one-half miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, will go postward at […]

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Stealcase added to Haskell line-up

Stealcase has worked himself into the 45th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational this Sunday at Monmouth Park. “He breezed so well at Saratoga yesterday (July 22) that afterward we decided we’ll be there,” said trainer Mark Casse on Monday morning. Stealcase, a son of dual Grade 1 winner Lawyer Ron and […]

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Connections of Dixie Strike eyeing Alabama Stakes

The connections of Dixie Strike, who recently defeated colts in the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie, are considering sending her to Saratoga for her next start. Trainer Mark Casse told the Daily Racing Form that after a short break, his 3-year-old daughter of Dixie Union may target the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. […]

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