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  • Shaman Ghost after his win in the Santa Anita Handicap

    Shaman Ghost Heads Pimlico Special

    Multiple grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost looks to add another graded stakes win to his resume May 19 when he takes on nine others in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Honorable Duty turns for home in the New Orleans Handicap

    Surging Honorable Duty Back at Churchill for Alysheba

    After registering three straight stakes wins during the Fair Grounds meet, Honorable Duty will try to continue that winning form in Kentucky when he starts in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes Presented by Big Fish Casino (G2) May 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Salty wins the Gulfstream Park Oaks by 4 1/4 lengths

    State of Honor, Salty Get First Works at Churchill

    Less than 24 hours after champion Classic Empire crossed the wire first in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Mark Casse was overseeing approximately 20 of his runners put in their first works at Churchill Downs April 16. 

  • California Chrome and Arrogate will start from the outside and inside in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

    Arrogate, California Chrome Meet Again in Pegasus

    In many ways the entries alone mark an early "mission accomplished" for the first edition of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) as it has attracted the world's two top dirt horses in training in California Chrome and Arrogate.

  • Noble Bird winning the Hagyard Fayette Stakes in October

    Noble Bird May Start in Pegasus

    John C. Oxley's Noble Bird is under consideration for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park following a sharp half-mile work Jan. 15.

  • Gun Runner takes the Clark Handicap

    Gun Runner Overcomes Elders in Clark

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner handily defeated older horses to earn his first grade I victory Nov. 25, turning back longshot Breaking Lucky for a gate-to-wire score in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Noble Bird wins the 2016 Hagyard Fayette Stakes

    Noble Bird Brings Form Into Clark Handicap

    Noble Bird, the horse who has had a most fitful relationship with consistency, brings some of his best recent form to the table in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 25.

  • John Oxley  - Keeneland, October 12, 2016

    Classic Empire Lifts Oxley Operation Back Up

    Since teaming up with trainer Mark Casse, John and Debby Oxley have experienced a strong uptick in success with their Thoroughbred runners, evidenced by Breeders' Cup contenders Classic Empire and La Coronel.

  • Noble Bird Heads Field of Eight in Fayette

    The Noble Bird who turns jockey Julien Leparoux into a happy passenger is the one his connections hope shows up Oct. 29, when he headlines a field of eight entered in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) on the final day of the Keeneland fall meet.

  • Runhappy Sept. 25 at Keeneland.

    Runhappy Faces Five in Ack Ack

    Runhappy makes his long awaited 2016 bow Oct. 1 in Churchill Downs' one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). The race shares the bill with the $175,000 Lukas Classic featuring grade I winners Bradester and Noble Bird.

  • Tepin

    Casse Stars Work Out at Saratoga

    Mark Casse worked several of his stars July 22 at Saratoga Race Course, as Tepin and World Approval worked on the turf course, and Noble Bird went a sharp half-mile on the main track.

  • Belmont Return May Help Effinex in Suburban

    Effinex looks to rebound and reclaim his title July 9 in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, while Eagle aims to break through after two consecutive runner-up efforts in graded stakes.

  • Tepin Puts Polish on Royal Ascot Preparations

    The 5-year-old Bernstein mare clicked off the solid fractions that have become her trademark—splits of :12 2/5 and :24 1/5 under regular rider Julien Leparoux en route to a four-furlong time of :48 2/5 and a five-furlong gallop out in 1:01 1/5.

  • Stanford wins Charles Town Classic

    CT Classic Rematch in Pimlico Special?

    Stanford and Page McKenney, the one-two finishers in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) last time out, are set for a rematch in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course, if Stanford makes the gate.

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Pointing to Oaklawn Handicap

    Following a five-furlong workout earlier this week at Oaklawn Park, trainer Mark Casse said John Oxley's Noble Bird continues to progress toward his first major objective this year, the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).

  • Jack Swain III

    TOBA January Member of the Month

    Breeder Jack Swain III resides in Manhattan, but his heart may reside in the Bluegrass. This year, his biggest equine stars included the now-five-year-old Noble Bird, who won the June 13 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Out for Rest of Year

    Stephen Foster (gr. I) winner Noble Bird will sit out the rest of the year after emerging from the Aug. 8 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course with a hip injury, trainer Mark Casse said Sept. 12.

  • Tonalist breezed five furlongs at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track, clocking 1:02.55.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-PbXSxFR">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist, Noble Bird Among Whitney Workers

    Several Whitney (gr. I) contenders drilled July 31 for the upcoming $1.25 million race next weekend at Saratoga Race Course, including 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist, who put in his final serious work.

  • Inside the June 20, 2015 Issue

    John Oxley's Noble Bird wins the Stephen Foster, a closer look at the clocking crew at the New York Racing Association, American Pharoah is a model of efficiency, and more in the June 20, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Noble Bird holds off Lea to win the Stephen Foster Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vjW532M">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Bird Secures BC Bid with Foster Victory

    John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Conquest Curlinate

    No Belmont Stakes for Conquest Curlinate

    Conquest Curlinate has been withdrawn from the list of challengers to dual classic winner American Pharoah in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and instead will be pointed toward the July 5 Queen's Plate.