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Mark Casse

2016 Eclipse Awards: Mark Casse

Byron King Trainer Mark Casse has long been a fixture at the Sovereign Awards ceremony for Canada’s leading trainer, winning eight times. Now, he joins the Eclipse Award ceremony as a finalist for North American’s outstanding trainer of 2016. Casse’s horses made more than $17.9 million in North America last year, placing him third by earnings behind trainers Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher, with a tally that shortchanged him to some extent. Casse won races in America and Canada last year, but also in Britain, when his star grass...

Mark Casse

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 Tepin, the 2015 Eclipse Award champion turf mare and six-time G1 winner. Casse appears to have another potential star in his barn in the 2-year-old colt Classic Empire. The son of Pioneerof the Nile...

Mark Casse

Casse Barn Loaded With Star Power

The Mark Casse barn has made its winter home at the Palm Meadows training facility in South Florida and has started initial preparations for a very exciting 2017 mnsidering the star power under the veteran trainer’s tutelage; standout horses in the barn are grade 1 winners Classic Empire, Pretty City Dancer and Tepin. Other notable runners include Valadorna, Thirstforlife and Our Stormin Norman, just to name a few. John Oxley’s Classic Empire, to start off, is the current winter book favorite for the 2017 Kentucky Derby (GI) following...