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Trial By Fire: Tepin’s Achievements Help Prepare Casse For KY Derby Run With Classic Empire

Mark Casse has had a successful career training Thoroughbred racehorses for over 30 years, and during that time, has conditioned numerous champions and won several Sovereign Awards. The 55-year-old Casse is wrapping up his most successful career yet, with his horses having compiled earnings of $17,540,438. The star of the Casse stable no doubt is […]

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Vox Populi Voting Now Open: Finalists Are Beholder, California Chrome, Songbird, Tepin

Online voting is now open for the seventh annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. Four […]

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Luck: ‘Cautious Optimism For The Future Of American Racing’

Following a trip to the Breeders’ Cup for NBC, six-time British racing broadcaster of the year Nick Luck laid out 10 reasons that he has not given up on American horse racing’s future at the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, tossing aside the notion that Thoroughbred spot in the United States is on its last legs. Luck’s […]

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Official Breeders’ Cup Hats Available In Online Auction To Support After The Finish Line

A total of 46 official Breeders’ Cup hats, donated by the horses’ connections, are now listed on Ebay for online auction to support After The Finish Line, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization “dedicated to the welfare of Thoroughbred horses who can no longer race or breed,” according to its website. After The Finish Line donates funding […]

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Tepin Aims For $6 Million Dubai Turf In 2017

Reigning Champion Turf Mare Tepin will not venture to Sha Tin Racecourse for the $2.967 million Longines Hong Kong Mile (Grade I) on Dec. 11 after all. Instead, this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) runner-up will target next year’s $6 million Dubai Turf (GI), according to assistant trainer Norman Casse. “She seemed like she was […]

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Casse: Stable Stars Tepin, Valadorna May Race Once More This Year

Mark Casse’s son and assistant Norman is mapping out future plans for his Breeders’ Cup contingent. Following a solid runner-up effort behind 33-1 long shot Champagne Room in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I), Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna is a “possibility” for Churchill Downs’ $200,000 Golden Rod (GII) on Saturday, Nov. 26. “That might happen,” […]

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Casse: Tepin ‘Ran A Winning Race’ In BC Mile, May Try Hong Kong Mile Dec. 11

Trainer Mark Casse’s septet of Breeders’ Cup entrants are all well as of Sunday morning. Stable star Tepin, a charging second to Tourist in her Mile defense attempt, and appeared no worse for the wear. “She ran a winning race and I’m not overly upset about it,” Casse said. “She was maybe just a little […]

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Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog Presented By TVG: Cue The Violins

If there’s one thing this year’s Breeders’ Cup had in spades, it was emotion. From the thrilling last furlong in the Distaff, to California Chrome’s defeat in the Classic, this weekend was the kind of racing turfwriters live to write about. It’s also the kind of weekend public relations specialists hope for, with plenty of replays to […]

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Tourist Gets Revenge Against Late-Flying Tepin In Breeders’ Cup Mile

Tourist avenged last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile loss on Saturday, turning the tables on a determined, late-closing Tepin in the Santa Anita Park stretch. Joel Rosario was aboard the Tiznow son for trainer Bill Mott and owners WinStar Farm, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber. Tourist chased a sizzling early pace set by early leader What […]

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Casse’s Breeders Cup Contingent Full Of ‘Legitimate Chances’

Trainer Mark Casse has his finest assembly of horses for the Breeders’ Cup this year, even if you didn’t count his champion mare Tepin, the international star who Saturday at Santa Anita Park shoots to repeat last year’s Mile victory Casse, who after a hiatus of two decades resumed having a strong Kentucky presence several […]

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