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Casse Wins His Eighth Glorious Song Stakes With Souper Charlotte

Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse continued his dominance in the Glorious Song Stakes, after Souper Charlotte took Sunday’s $100,000 feature at Woodbine Racetrack. There’s something about the Glorious Song that brings out the best in one of racing’s most accomplished conditioners. After today’s triumph, Casse has now won eight runnings overall, five of the […]

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Souper Striking All The Way In Hilltop

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Striking went all the way on the lead to earn her first career stakes victory in the $100,000 Hilltop Friday at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 46th running of the 1 1/16-mile Hilltop for 3-year-old fillies was one of two turf stakes on a spectacular 14-race program featuring seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 […]

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Let It Ride Mom Nails Photo Finish In Whimsical

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom edged out favourite Moonlit Promise at the wire to win the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (Grade 3) on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Woodbine’s first graded stakes of the 2018 meet went to the Mark Casse trainee in a photo finish with Patrick Husbands aboard. Let It Ride Mom raced behind […]

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Awesome Slew Looking To Add Grade 1 To Resume in Carter Handicap

Awesome Slew, most recently third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, will launch his 5-year-old campaign Saturday against 10 opponents in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. A three-time graded stakes winner, Awesome Slew is the 121-pound high weight in the seven-furlong race for 4-year-olds and up. The Carter was carded as […]

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World Approval Announced As 2017 Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2017 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala Monday night. The star of the night was Eclipse Award-winning Champion Turf Horse World Approval, who took home several additional trophies on the evening including the hardware […]

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World Approval Comienza La Temporada 2018 Ajustando Condiciones En El Tampa Bay Stakes

Al igual que en 2017, la campaña del Campeón Gramero World Approval arrancará en Tampa Bay Downs. Esta vez, sin embargo, el compromiso es más importante, ya que el tordillo hijo de Northern Afleet buscará ajustar su condición para emprender luego viaje a Dubai, donde participará en la Dubai Turf (G1, $6,000,000) el venidero 31 […]

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World Approval Adds To Family Success With Breeders’ Cup Mile Win

Favored World Approval finished ahead of a wall of horses in a competitive field to win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile under John Velazquez on Saturday. Velazquez tucked the gelding in behind early leaders and saved ground along the rail, sneaking up behind Midnight Storm and Heart to Heart on the turn. After going […]

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World Approval ‘Really High On Himself’ Heading Into Breeders’ Cup Mile

Live Oak Plantation’s World Approval has won a pair of Grade 1 races in 2017, positioning himself as a prime contender for next month’s Breeders’ Cup Mile at Del Mar. The 5-year-old gelded son of Northern Afleet had a two-month break prior to targeting the Fourstardave at Saratoga, which he won by 2 1/4 lengths. […]

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Honorable Duty Dominates Lukas Classic; Awesome Slew Prevails In Ack Ack

Honorable Duty went straight to the front, repelled challenges with a quarter-mile to run and proved to be utterly superior in the stretch to win Saturday’s fifth running of the $200,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 4 ¾ lengths over Money Flows. The 5-year-old Distorted Humor gelding, owned by David A. Ross’ […]

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World Approval Named Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse Of The Month After Fourstardave Victory

Live Oak Plantation’s World Approval got back on the winning track with an impressive 2¼-length win over European invader Time Test in the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga and for his efforts was named the Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for August on the all-things grass-racing website, TurfTalk360.com. The victory was accomplished over […]

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