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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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March To The Arch Storms Home On Top In Wise Dan

Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak homebred March to the Arch got his first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G2 Wise Dan at Churchill Downs, sparking a 10-1 upset by a neck over 71-1 longshot All Right on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Arch, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, covered 1 1/16 […]

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Holding Gold Hopes To Use Colonel Power Stakes As Springboard For Dubai Trip

Live Oak Plantation’s Holding Gold makes his seasonal bow in Saturday’s $50,000 Colonel Power Overnight Stakes. Should the son of Lonhro (Aus.) put up a solid effort in the five-and-a-half furlong event over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course, trainer Mark Casse will likely send him overseas next out in the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) at Meydan […]

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World Approval Has To Work A Little In Tampa Bay Stakes

Reigning Eclipse Award champion World Approval made his 2018 debut in Saturday’s G3 Tampa Bay Stakes, and was sent off at odds of 1-5 over the field of nine. The now 6-year-old son of Northern Afleet had to dig in late in the stretch to fend off a run from Forge, but maintained a 3/4-length […]

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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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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Souper Trooper

Souper Tapit earned his first graded stakes victory when he took command at the top of the Woodbine homestretch and cruised to a two-length victory in the G3 Marine Stakes May 28. The 3-year-old son of Tapit, who improved his record to two wins from four starts, races as a homebred for Live Oak Stud. […]

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Favored Souper Tapit Scores In Woodbine’s Marine Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Tapit seized control as the field headed for home and widened his advantage down the lane to take Sunday’s Grade 3, $134,250 Marine Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse, Souper Tapit was the 9-5 favourite in the 1 1/16-mile race for three-year-olds over Tapeta. A son of Tapit, Souper Tapit […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Rising ‘Approval’

World Approval remained undefeated in two starts this year when he rallied from off the pace to win the G2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico May 20. The 5-year-old gelding provided his owner, Live Oak Plantation, with its third graded stakes winner of the year, which moves them into a tie for fourth on the American […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘Thoughtful, Considerate’ Live Oak Legacy

A beautifully sunny Saturday at Keeneland greeted Charlotte Weber on April 8 as she arrived in the Blue Grass, anxiously awaiting the opportunity to watch a pair of her Live Oak Stud homebreds compete in some of the country’s premier graded stakes action. When both Holding Gold and Awesome Slew crossed the wire first in […]

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