By: Paulick Report
D J Stable's Helium transformed his synthetic track form to dirt and improved his record to a perfect 3-for-3 with an off-the-pace three-quarter-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla.
Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Jose Ferrer, Helium ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:43.55 and paid $32.80 as a 15-1 longshot. Hidden Stash, who ranged up to challenge the winner in mid-stretch, finished second as the 3-1 second choice, with...
By: Joe Nevills
Though we can certainly start to form opinions on the talent and preferences of freshman sires by the fall, no stallion's resume is completely written heading into their first crop's Breeders' Cup.
Up to this point, even the most prolific freshman sires only have a small sampling of horses at the distances and class levels seen during the championship races. Though it can help guide a narrative, a strong or poor performance by one or two runners from a debut crop on one day at a...
By: Carolyn Greer
A couple of weeks ago, trainer Mark Casse told Horse Racing Nation that he was likely bring seven horses to Keeneland for the Nov. 6-7 Breeders’ Cup.
Now, that number could be up to eight.
Casse said Wednesday morning that Souper Sensational is a possibility for the $2 million Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 6.
The possibility arose after the Curlin filly’s four-length win in the Glorious Song at Woodbine on Saturday. It was her second win in as many tries, after breaking her maiden in September at Woodbine.
“Mrs. Weber and I talked about...
Live Oak Plantation's 2-year-old filly Souper Sensational kept her record perfect with a stunning score on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, while giving Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse a record ninth Glorious Song Stakes title.
Jockey Patrick Husbands sent the 3-5 favorite to the lead through a first quarter in :22.76 in the seven-furlong main track sprint. Heidi (Daisuke Fukumoto) pressed the pacesetter to the half in :45.78 with Rocket Reload (Justin Stein) looming outside, but Souper Sensational left them all in the dust down...
Jockey Patrick Husbands and trainer Mark Casse completed a sweep of the Thanksgiving weekend stakes events at Woodbine as Salute With Honor won the Durham Cup (G3) Oct. 11 in front-end fashion.
Salute With Honor was followed by a hard-closing Skywire and Rafael Hernandez to complete a Casse exacta in the 1 1/16-mile main track test for 3-year-olds and up.
The Husbands-Casse duo also clicked in the Cup and Saucer Stakes on Saturday with Canadian-bred 2-year-old Master Spy.
Salute With Honor took command from the quick-leaving Inventing Blame into the first turn approaching the :23.43 quarter mark and...
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...
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.
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!
Trainer Mark Casse has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Big Sport of Turfdom award, the Turf Publicists of America announced Thursday.
The award recognizes a person or group of people who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists.
Casse, who was born into the business as the son of Norman Casse, an owner, trainer and breeder for more than 40 years as well as the former chairman of Ocala Breeders’ Sales, achieved a career milestone in 2019 when he won his...
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...