Veteran trainer Mark Casse sending three horses to Woodbine Mile

TORONTO — Trainer Mark Casse will be well represented in the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Saturday. Casse, 15 times Canada's top thoroughbred conditioner, will have three entries in the six-horse field at Woodbine Racetrack. A win Saturday would be Casse's third and tie him with Neil Drysdale, Robert Frankel and Charles LoPresti for most Mile victories by a trainer. Casse's horses Ice Chocolat, My Sea Cottage and Lucky Score drew No. 4, 5 and 6 posts, respectively, Wednesday. Ice Chocolat is a Brazilian-bred horse while My Sea Cottage...

Elysian Field comes on late to capture $500,000 Woodbine Oaks

TORONTO — Trainer Mark Casse could have a formidable 1-2 punch in next month’s $1-million King’s Plate. Casse-trained horses won both the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks and $150,000 Plate Trial on Sunday. That puts the veteran conditioner in the enviable position of potentially having the top two favourites for the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown on Aug. 20 at Woodbine Racetrack. “Yeah, that’s kind of nice,” said Casse, a two-time Plate winner. “I don’t mind that at all.” Elysian Field won the Oaks impressively, overtaking stablemate Ticker Tape Home...

Casse wins eighth Glorious Song Stakes with Souper Charlotte

Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse continued his dominance in the Glorious Song Stakes, after Souper Charlotte took Sunday’s $100,000 feature at Woodbine Racetrack. There’s something about the Glorious Song that brings out the best in one of racing’s most accomplished conditioners. After today’s triumph, Casse has now won eight runnings overall, five of the past six and three straight editions, including in 2017 with Win the War. Today, it was Souper Charlotte’s turn to deliver the crown. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite in the field of five juvenile...