Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured Retired

John Oxley’s millionaire Uncaptured, Canada’s Horse of the Year at two in 2012, has been retired from racing, trainer Mark Casse announced today. The precocious Ontario-bred son of Lion Heart-Captivating, by Arch, a $290,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase in 2011, began his racing career a perfect 4-for-4. He broke his maiden on debut at Woodbine […]

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Uncaptured, ‘Fiftyshades’ Headline Noms for Indiana Derby, Oaks

Uncaptured, the reigning Canadian Horse of the Year and 2012 champion two-year-old, leads the list of 40 nominations to the prestigious $500,000-added Indiana Derby(G2), and a pair of multiple graded stakes winners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert are among the 30 fillies nominated to the $200,000-added Indiana Oaks (G2). The […]

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Uncaptured Takes Prince of Wales for Casse, Oxley

Uncaptured has long been an enigma. But Tuesday night at humble little Fort Erie racetrack in Ontario, Canada, jockey Miguel Mena seemed to have solved it, to have found the key to Canada’s 2012 Horse of the Year.. The heavy favorite at 2-5 odds, Uncaptured dominated the CAN$500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel […]

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Photos of the Week: 6.17.13

Churchill Downs hosted a big night of racing on Saturday with four graded stakes races on the card. The Stephen Foster Handicap took center stage Saturday night, as Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned wired the field to earn his first victory of the year. Fellow Breeders’ Cup champion Royal Delta was also at Churchill, […]

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Blue Grass Also-Rans Doing Well, Regrouping on Sunday

On Sunday morning, the trainers or assistant trainers of other entrants stabled at Keeneland reported their horses came out of the race in good order. The field of 14 in this year’s Toyota Blue Grass equaled the largest fields in history, in 1954 and 1974. Beaten favorite Rydilluc, who finished fourth after leading the field to deep […]

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Overflow Field of 15 Drawn for Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

A full field of 14 horses plus one also-eligible passed the entry box Wednesday morning for Saturday’s 89th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. The 1 1/8-mile Toyota Blue Grass serves as a major steppingstone for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). The race offers 170 […]

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Uncaptured captures KY Jockey Club

Uncaptured stamped himself as an early favorite for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after a outlasting a tenacious Frac Daddy in deep stretch to win Saturday’s 86th running of the $171,150 Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) at Churchill Downs by a neck. By clocking 1 1/16 miles in […]

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Uncaptured romps in Iroquois

John Oxley’s Uncaptured took the lead from runner-up Positively in mid-stretch and increased his advantage from there to take the 31st running of the Grade III, $114,800 Iroquois by a widening 5 1/2 lengths on opening day at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Miguel Mena for trainer Mark Casse, Uncaptured broke well with the rest of the […]

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Uncaptured puts perfect record on line in Grey Stakes

Uncaptured, undefeated in four starts at Woodbine this year, including scores in the Clarendon, Vandal and Swynford Stakes, headlines Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Grey Stakes, set for 1 1/16 miles on the Toronto oval’s main track. The dark bay Lion Heart colt, trained by Mark Casse for owner John C. Oxley, was recently made the […]

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