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‘Very Bright And Not Tired’: Risen Star Winner War Of Will Pointed To Louisiana Derby

Gary Barber’s War of Will emerged from Saturday evening’s triumph in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., in good order according to trainer Mark Casse’s assistant David Carroll who stated that the G2, $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 23 would likely be his next start. “He looked […]

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War Of Will Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Risen Star; Country House A Good Second

The major obstacle facing Gary Barber’s War of Will in Saturday’s G2 Risen Star Stakes was his draw of the 14-post. Trainer Mark Casse wasn’t terribly worried, however, and the 3-year-old War Front colt showed he wouldn’t be hampered by it either. Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, War of Will used his speed to a good […]

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Casse: Far Outside Post ‘Shouldn’t Matter’ For War Of Will In Risen Star

At this point, trainer Mark Casse knows what to expect when War of Will steps foot onto the racetrack. On Saturday morning the Grade III Lecomte Stakes winner solidified Casse’s belief that he deserves be considered a major contender on the Road To The Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of War Front hit the Fair […]

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Lecomte Winner War Of Will ‘Acts Like He Didn’t Even Really Run,’ Says Casse

The four-length winner of Saturday’s G3 Lecomte Stakes was in good spirits on Sunday, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. War of Will, a 3-year-old son of War Front, looked to have much more in the tank as he and jockey Tyler Gaffalione stopped the clock in 1:43.44 for 1 mile 70 yards. “He acts like he didn’t […]

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War Of Will ‘Wow’s Them In Lecomte

Gary Barber’s War of Will was absolutely dominant in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes, tugging jockey Tyler Gaffalione around the course and powering away to win by four lengths at the wire. The 3-year-old son of War Front was making just his second start on the dirt for trainer Mark Casse, and in so […]

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‘We Like Our Chances’: War Of Will Really ‘Wow’-ing Team Casse

They call him ‘Wow’. Sure it’s an acronym for his name, but it’s also the first thought that came to mind when the connections of Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes contender of War of Will watched him train early on. Owned by Gary Barber and trained by Mark Casse, the 3-year-old son of War Front […]

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‘Fit,’ ‘Clean-Winded’ War Of Will Ready For Dirt In Lecomte

Just a couple of more steps away from his sophomore debut in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds, War of Will continues to train the way that he is supposed to. Over a fast main track early Saturday morning, the Gary Barber-owned son of War Front breezed five furlongs in 59.60 […]

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Santa Ynez: Sold It Should Be ‘Best’ At Two Turns, Says O’Neill

Sold It, a gray daughter of multiple Grade I winner The Factor, is ticketed for this Sunday’s Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita, carded for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs. Sold It broke her maiden in a turf sprint at Del Mar on Nov. 15, then weakened to fifth after prompting the pace […]

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Breaking The Rules Does It All Right In Tropical Park Derby

Phipps Stable’s Breaking the Rules ran to his 4-5 odds Saturday, driving away from 13 opponents down the stretch to win the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby by 3 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Breaking the Rules covered a firm 1 1/16 mile turf course in […]

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Lecomte: War Of Will ‘Couldn’t Have Been More Impressive’ On The Dirt

With Road to the Derby Kickoff Day five weeks away, trainers have already started making plans with some of their highly regarded soon-to-be 3-year-olds. Trainer Mark Casse is pointing impressive maiden winner and Grade I-placed War of Will to the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes on January 19 at the Fair Grounds. Owned by Gary […]

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