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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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Prospective shows his class with easy win in Ohio Derby

John Oxley’s Prospective sat just off the pacesetting Politicallycorrect and Z Rockstar for much of the race before charging past them in midstretch to win the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) at Thistledown July 7. As the only stakes winner in the field of four, Prospective (Malibu Moon-Spirited Away, by Awesome Again) was sent off […]

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Eclipse winner Beautiful Pleasure euthanized after complications from laminitis

Press Release Champion Beautiful Pleasure produced a colt by champion sire Medaglia d’Oro in February but was plagued for months by complications surrounding chronic laminitis. Campaigned by John C. Oxley the champion mare spent several weeks in the clinic and appeared to be on course for recovery, however progressing laminitis in recent months caused her […]

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By Ray Paulick A national survey from the Unwanted Horse Coalition released Thursday shows that the number of neglected, unwanted or abused horses has been on the rise as economic conditions across the country have worsened. No surprise there (though a group called the Equine Welfare Alliance said the Unwanted Horse Coalition survey was “slanted” […]

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By Ray Paulick Three Chimneys stallion Sky Mesa, the leading second-crop sire of 2008, underwent colic surgery Sunday morning and is expected to miss at least a month of the breeding season that got under way this past week. The 9-year-old son of Pulpit out of the graded stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Caress, is recovering […]

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