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‘He’s Got That Heart’: Dontblamerocket Shoots For The Stars In Muniz Memorial

Timing has a tendency to break one of two ways in Thoroughbred racing, either thrilling horsemen when it lands on the fortuitous side of the equation or testing their resolve when it arrives in the form of hard luck. It is one of the more fitful intangibles in the sport due to its inability to […]

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Louisville Equine Industry Grad Jason Barkley Among ‘New Wave Of Trainers’ In Kentucky

University of Louisville graduate Jason Barkley is quickly moving up the training ranks at Churchill Downs as the 30-year-old conditioner leads a “new wave” of horse trainers in Kentucky. “There are a lot of us here in Kentucky that are around the same age and just starting out,” Barkley said. “Guys like Bentley (Combs), Jordan (Blair), Norm […]

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14 Take Aim At Saturday’s Del Mar Oaks; Mucho Unusual Faces East Coast Duo

Mucho Unusual, a change-of-tactics last-to-first winner of the Grade 2, $200,000 San Clemente Stakes on July 20, will be facing her stiffest competition in the biggest field of her career in Saturday’s  $300,000 Del Mar Oaks presented by The Jockey Club at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The second Grade 1, […]

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Aptly-Named Hard Legacy Gives Norm Casse First Graded Win In Regret

Marylou Whitney’s homebred Hard Legacy gave trainer Norm Casse the first graded stakes win of his young career on Saturday night at Churchill Downs, taking the G3 Regret field from gate to wire to triumph by just over a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed nine furlongs over the […]

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Norm Casse Seeking First Gulfstream Stakes Win Saturday

Norm Casse, a longtime assistant for his father Mark Casse before going out on his own earlier this year, recently notched the first victory of his training career at Gulfstream Dec. 23. The 35-year-old trainer will seek to win his first stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday in the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks. Casse, who visited […]

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Norm Casse Takes Aim On First Stakes Victory With Angel Of Mischief

Trainer Norm Casse is closing in on his first year as a trainer with 14 victories but the 35-year-old Louisville-native hopes improving filly Angel of Mischief can give him his first stakes victory in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere (Grade II) on Friday, Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs. “This is going to be the most logical […]

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Friday’s Schuylerville, Lake George Lift Lid On Saratoga Meet

John Oxley’s Catherinethegreat will look to build on an impressive maiden-breaking win last out when she steps up to stakes competition in the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for juvenile fillies on Friday, opening day, at Saratoga Race Course. The 100th running of the Schuylerville will be the first of 69 stakes worth a record $18.85 […]

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First Career Win ‘An Absolute Honor’ For Norm Casse At Churchill Downs

Trainer Norm Casse, longtime assistant to his father Mark, won his first-career race Thursday evening at Churchill Downs when $25,000 claimer Tiznoble romped by 7 ¼ lengths under jockey Julien Leparoux. “It was an absolute honor to win for the first time at Churchill Downs,” Casse said. “It was even more special to team up with Julien for the win. We’ve been […]

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Flameaway Guts Out Turf Victory In $100,000 Kitten’s Joy

Nine weeks after making his grass debut in the Breeders’ Cup, John Oxley’s Flameaway transferred his stakes-winning form from dirt to turf with a gutsy front-running victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream Park. Already a two-time stakes winner at 2 in races rained off the grass, including the 1 11/6-mile Bourbon (G3) last fall at […]

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