Wonder Wheel is the champion 2-year-old filly of 2022.

By Frank Angst  As trainer Mark Casse watched Wonder Wheel improve as spring turned to fall, he couldn't resist sharing the encouraging progress of the 2-year-old filly—even comparing her precocity with that of 2016 champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire. "I put some pressure on myself, and sometimes I would ask myself, 'Why did I do that,'" Casse said after this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). "But I tell people the way I feel." Voting for 2-year-old filly: Wonder Wheel, 240; Hoosier Philly, 3; Meditate, 2; Julia Shining, 1.    The pressure most assuredly was off Casse...

Patience, Passion Led Horse Racing Hall of Fame Trainer Mark Casse to Stardom

January 23rd, 2023 BY J. Keeler Johnson There she was – in the lead, vying for victory in the final furlong of the historic Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in England. When Tepin gallantly crossed the finish line in front, the mare had made history as the first American-trained racehorse to win Royal Ascot’s signature meet-opening race. Sharing the glory was the trainer who made it all possible, the trainer who never made a wrong move in managing a versatile but slow-maturing racehorse until she was ready to make history on...

Watch: Wonder Wheel Breezes At Casse’s Training Center In Her First Work Since Breeders’ Cup Win, Presumptive Champion Title In Sight.

Wonder Wheel is expected to be crowned Champion 2-Year-Old Filly for 2022 after her impressive win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. On Jan 11, 2023, the 3-year-old filly of Into Mischief returned to the work tab and breezed three furlongs in 35.4 seconds at conditioner Mark Casse's training center in Ocala, Florida. Casse posted a video of the workout on social media, revealing his plans for Wonder Wheel's sophomore debut. https://twitter.com/markecasse/status/1613212692063330304?s=61&t=Ua7Ej5Xj7v9NNdN3RcqZ1w Casse mentioned that the Suncoast Stakes on Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs is part of the...

New Hall of Famer Mark Casse Joins Writers’ Room

Fresh off of a year-delayed induction into racing's Hall of Fame Friday, Mark Casse joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Wednesday morning for an expansive discussion on his career and the sport at large. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Casse reflected on his family's growing legacy in the sport, remembered arguably his most famous pupil Tepin (Bernstein) and assessed where the industry stands on stamping out its drug problems. Asked about the emotion of his Hall of Fame speech, Casse said, “[Racing]...

Family Ties Run Deep In Racing For Hall Of Famer Casse

By: NYRA Press Office Friday will be a capstone day for Mark Casse and his family when the trainer is inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in a morning ceremony prior to the afternoon races across the street at Saratoga race course. His son Norman, who was his top assistant before going out on his own, and daughter-in-law and TVG analyst Gabby Gaudet could not be prouder. “It's very exciting. I know this has been one of Dad's biggest goals...

Barn Tour: Check out summer plans for 13 Mark Casse horses

By: Brad Stephens Mark Casse will be honored next month for accomplishments as a trainer when he is inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. He can add to those accomplishments a little farther down Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course. Casse spoke to Horse Racing Nation last week about summer plans for his stable. Included in his runners’ targets are Grade 1 events during the Saratoga meet, which begins Thursday. The conditioner also has notable names racing or training north of the U.S.-Canada border at Woodbine, including 2019...

Trainer Mark Casse among 7 elected to Racing Hall of Fame

sports.nbcsports.com SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Trainer Mark Casse has more than $174 million in purse earnings, has captured two legs of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, and has been honored as Canadian trainer of the year a record 11 times. And now, election to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. “It’s unbelievable. It’s very emotional for me,” Casse said via telephone Wednesday from his farm in Ocala, Florida. “It just brings back a lot of memories, especially of my dad. I used to go to it with him...

Doping indictments show we have a lot of work to do – but are we up to it?

By: Charles Hayward  Early on the morning of Monday March 9, I was starting work on an article on trainer Mark Casse, who one week earlier published an op-ed in Thoroughbred Daily News titled ‘Clenbuterol - it has to be stopped, and now’. “Clenbuterol is the most abused drug in our industry,” Casse wrote in his introduction.  Clenbuterol is a bronchodilator that was designed to be used in the treatment of asthma and respiratory diseases. Casse stated that, if used inappropriately: It increases muscle massIt improves endurance and staminaIt boosts energy levels.  However,...

Casse Racing Needs Your Help!

We so appreciate the love and support from each and every one of our fans! And now we’re asking you to show us some love and support in the Fan Choice Awards! Mark Casse is up for Best Trainer of 2019 and the Preakness Stakes is up for Best Race of 2019! Plus, with your vote you’ll be entered to win a VIP trip for you and a guest to the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and a chance to place a $10,000 win bet on the Classic! You...

At Belmont Stakes, Sir Winston gives Mark Casse two jewels in Triple Crown

By: Tom Canavan NEW YORK—Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. Sir Winston captured the $1.5-million (U.S.) race Saturday, holding off favoured Tacitus by a length. The win gave Woodbine-based trainer Mark Casse the final two jewels in the showcase for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. He won the Preakness with War of Will, who was expected to battle Tacitus in the 1 1/2 mile...