Keyword: Mark Casse

  • World Approval, John Velazquez, and Mark Casse after the Tampa Bay Stakes

    World Approval to Bypass Dubai, Aim for U.S. Races

    World Approval, 2017 champion turf male, will not head to Dubai to compete in the March 31 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) but will stay in the U.S. and be pointed to grade 1 stakes going a mile, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 12. 

  • Monomoy Girl is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Rachel Alexandra Stakes Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds

    Monomoy Girl, Wonder Gadot to Meet at Fair Grounds

    After they both just missed victory in their most recent starts, Wonder Gadot and Monomoy Girl will each try to take care of business in the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • World Approval in his stall at Del Mar ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    World Approval Opens 2018 Season at Tampa Bay

    Champion turf male World Approval will make his 2018 debut at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 10, as trainer Mark Casse will use the $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T) as a prep for the $6,000,000 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) March 31 at Meydan.

  • Norman Casse with Rate of Return at Palm Meadows

    Norman Casse Set to Saddle First Starter

    After announcing last October plans to go out on his own after more than a decade as the right-hand man of Casse Racing, Norman Casse will saddle his first starter as a head trainer Wednesday, when he sends out Rate of Return at Gulfstream Park.

  • Win the War pulls away to win the Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine

    Undefeated Win the War Ships West for Santa Ynez

    A 3-year-old daughter of War Front owned by Gary Barber and John Oxley, Win the War won the Glorious Song Stakes by 11 1/4 lengths last time out and will try dirt for the first time in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) Jan. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • New Money Honey earned her first grade 1 win in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and will return to the Santa Anita grass Dec. 30 in the American Oaks

    Chad Brown Sends Two West for American Oaks

    The last opportunity to win a grade 1 against 3-year-old competition has attracted a talented group of invading fillies from the East to Santa Anita Park for the $300,000 American Oaks (G1T) Dec. 30.

  • Valadorna and Brian Hernandez Jr. gallop home to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Tiffany Lass Stakes

    Valadorna an Easy Winner in Tiffany Lass

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Valadorna coasted home an easy winner in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 26. The win was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, who is grade 1-placed. 

  • Eurico Da Silva was the meet's leading jockey with 203 wins

    McKnight, Da Silva Lead Woodbine Meet

    Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.

  • Wonder Gadot takes the Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Wonder Gadot Rebounds in Demoiselle

    Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2.

  • Win the War surges ahead of Grace and Dignity to win the Glorious Song Stakes in the Woodbine stretch

    Win the War Dominates Glorious Song Stakes

    Win the War waited patiently to make her move around fading favorite Grace and Dignity, who set a quick early pace, and drew off to a 11 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine. 

  • Norman Casse (left) will go out on his own after serving as assistant to his father, Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse (right)

    Norman Casse Prepares to Walk His Own Path

    What had been an abstract idea now has reality bearing down upon it as, effective in the spring of 2018, Norman Casse will officially depart as assistant trainer to his father and hang his own shingle, starting in his home state.

  • A Sky Mesa colt consigned as Hip 886 sells for $270,000 at Fasig-Tipton

    Heavenly Love's Half Brother to Farmer for $270,000

    On Oct. 6, Mark Casse-trained Heavenly Love won the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) for Debby Oxley. Nineteen days later, Casse signed the sales ticket on the Malibu Moon filly's half brother for $270,000 on behalf of Kentucky owner Tracy Farmer.

  • Hip 736, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Broadway Gold, brought $700,000 during the Oct. 25 third session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale

    Casse Strikes Early to Get Colt for $700,000

    Acting on behalf of a partnership group, trainer Mark Casse went to $700,000 to buy a Medaglia d'Oro colt early during the Oct. 25 penultimate session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, becoming the top-priced individual at the sale.

  • The Empire That Almost Was

    There is no doubt the greatness was there with Classic Empire. And there is no doubt it was confronted by enough obstacles to prevent it from fully surfacing. But it did on occasion manage to trickle out, to show the world what might have been.

  • La Coronel seeks her fourth straight win when she runs in the Sands Point Stakes (G2T) at Belmont Park Sept. 16

    La Coronel Seeks Rebound in Sands Point

    John Oxley's La Coronel will seek her fourth stakes victory when she takes on a field of eight competitors in the $400,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2T) contested at 1 1/8 miles over Belmont Park's inner turf course.

  • World Approval wins the Fourstardave going one mile Aug. 12

    World Approval Takes Aim at Woodbine Mile

    The notion that World Approval thrives when given something to attack was the catalyst behind the decision to shorten him to up one mile. Trainer Mark Casse hopes that call will produce a victory in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) Sept. 16.

  • Racing at Kentucky Downs begins Sept. 6 after rain delayed the weekend start

    Kentucky Downs Ready for Opening Day

    Big purses at Kentucky Downs, which completed a $5 million off-season renovation, attracted an overflow of entries to the track's maiden and allowance races, the richest in the nation.

  • Mark Casse, pictured here with Classic Empire, said he is unable to predict when the champion colt might race again

    Classic Empire to Bypass PA Derby, Future Undecided

    John Oxley's multiple grade 1 winner Classic Empire will not run in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing and his connections do not have plans yet for the colt's next start, trainer Mark Casse said Aug. 29.

  • Yellow Agate wins the 2016 Frizette

    Ontario Colleen Stakes Features Tough Field

    A compact field of 3-year-old fillies, including three graded stakes winners, highlight the Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 27. Yellow Agate, winner of the Frizette Stakes, will try the turf for the first time.

  • Patrick Husbands guides Conquest Panthera (pink silks) to victory in the Play the King Stakes

    Conquest Panthera Takes Play the King

    Conquest Panthera, trained by Mark Casse, wore down pacesetter Dowse's Beach to capture the Play the King Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Aug. 19, earning his first graded stakes score. The race was marred by the death of Calgary Cat.

  • Salty may have a chance to land a top-level score in the Alabama Stakes

    Salty Seeks Breakout Win in Alabama

    After suffering three straight defeats at the hands of the multiple grade 1 winner Abel Tasman, Salty has a chance to snag a top-level score for herself in the 10-furlong Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Manuel Franco celebrates his first Saratoga Race Course grade 1 on World Approval

    World Approval Kicks Clear in Fourstardave

    Dialing back in distance and skimming easily over good turf after a heavy rainstorm Aug. 12 at Saratoga Race Course, veteran World Approval kicked clear to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T).