Strong Quality Triumphs in Knicks Go Stakes

LOUISVILLE, Ky – May 4, 2024 - As rain transformed Churchill Downs into a muddy battleground this Oaks Day, the adverse conditions couldn't dampen the spirits of the team behind Strong Quality, who clinched a victory in the $200,000 Knicks Go Stakes by half a...

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...

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...

Barn Tour: Mark Casse gears up for Saratoga

Mark Casse is having a pretty typical Mark Casse kind of year. He’s at the top of the Woodbine trainer standings, with about twice as many wins and twice as much earnings as the next guys. He has had eight graded-stakes wins this year with seven...

Ticker Tape Home leads Casse sweep in Fury Stakes

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Trainer Mark Casse swept the top three positions in Saturday's $125,500 Fury Stakes, with the favored Ticker Tape Home romping over Elysian Field and Me and My Shadow in the Woodbine Oaks prep. Ticker Tape Home set moderate fractions under Patrick Husbands in...