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,...

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Mark Casse Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Recent Hall of Fame inductee Mark Casse joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to share what the recent induction means to him and discuss some of his top trainees, both past and present.

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Stars Abound In Final Galileo Crops

Two weeks removed from his death at age 23, Galileo (Ire)'s influence was keenly felt in Europe's feature races this weekend. At Ascot, Adayar (GB)-by Galileo's greatest son Frankel (GB)-became the first horse to do the Derby/King George double since Galileo himself accomplished the feat 20 years ago. On the same card, Godolphin's €260,000 Arqana Select purchase New Science (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) stamped himself a 2-year-old to watch with victory in the Listed Pat Eddery S. He is out of a Galileo mare. Up North at York, horses...

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Machmer Hall Sales Launch Yearling Consignment

Machmer Hall Farm, the breeder of champion Tepin and Grade I-winners Gift Box, Vyjack, Money Multiplier, So Perfect, have launched a sales consignment operation to focus specifically on yearling sales in North America. Machmer Hall owners, Sandy Fubini and Craig and Carrie Brogden, along with Amy Bunt and Mullikin Thoroughbreds, are the principals of the new company, named Machmer Hall Sales. The group has enjoyed success pinhooking Mind Your Biscuits and Flat Out. Among services available, the new organization will advise on matings, sale placements and pinhooking. The operation will...

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Tepin's Brother Back On Show In Ireland

1.30 Gowran Park, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, 8fT Aidan O'Brien trainee HARVARD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), who is kin to MGISW GI Breeders' Cup Mile and G1 Queen Anne S. heroine Tepin (Bernstein) and MGSW GI Wood Memorial and GI Forego S. third Vyjack (Into Mischief), shaped with a deal of promise when a close-up fourth tackling seven furlongs at Leopardstown on debut last month and gets a second chance to shed maiden status upped in trip for this one. His opposition features Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's hitherto unraced Wuqood...

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Half to Tepin Steps Out at Leopardstown

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Insights features a half to MGISW Tepin (Bernstein). 1.05 Leopardstown, Debutantes, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT HARVARD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is introduced by Aidan O'Brien away from the Goodwood fayre and is a fascinating runner as a half-brother to the six-times top-level scorer and GI Breeders' Cup Mile and G1...

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War of Will Back to Advance Casse's Fame

His thoughts, on Wednesday, turned naturally to his late father. How could they not? Mark Casse was only 11 or 12 when he toured the Hall of Fame in Saratoga with the man whose passion for the Thoroughbred was already lighting a path for his whole future. "I'm going to be in here someday," the boy announced. Most fathers think they know how to respond to a remark like that. "Sure you will. You'll be the janitor." But Norman E. Casse was different. As usual, they were camping in their...

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Who's Your Favorite Horse? with Julien Leparoux and John Fulton

JULIEN LEPAROUX, JOCKEY Favorite: My favorite racehorse is Tepin (Bernstein). What she accomplished in her career was amazing and it was an honor to be a part of it. She was also a sweet filly to be around, very playful. She loved to play with my whip when I put it in my back pocket, taking it from me and chewing it. Best: The best horse for me that I watched was Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). The way he won his races against very good fields was just amazing. JOHN...

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Lashara Has Hutson in the Game

When Cindy Hutson decided to upgrade her small racing stable a few years ago, bloodstock agent Deuce Greathouse suggested a trip to Deauville for the 2018 Arqana August Yearling Sale where owner and agent purchased a daughter of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah for a headline-grabbing €850,000. The filly, now named Lashara (GB) and owned by Hutson in partnership with Robert Masterson, graduated in her turf debut on her third birthday at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Hutson, whose late husband Dan owned the Hutson Ag Company in Murray, Kentucky, first decided...

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Tepin Among 2020 Canadian Hall of Fame Inductees

Six-time highest-level winner Tepin (Bernstein) will be among five Thoroughbred inductees into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame for 2020, it was announced Tuesday. Other Thoroughbred inductees are longtime industry fixture Sue Leslie, jockey Gary Boulanger, trainer Michael Keogh and Play the King (King of Spain {GB}). Tepin, trained by 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame inductee and 2020 U.S. Hall of Fame finalist Mark Casse for Robert Masterson, racked up 13 career wins and $4,437,918, including scores in the 2015 GI Breeders' Cup Mile, 2016 G1 Queen Anne S....

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Got Stormy Finds Safe Launchpad in Endeavour

Eclipse finalist Got Stormy (Get Stormy), a multiple Grade I winner in 2019 who blossomed from a nice minor stakes horse into a bonafide star turf filly, will look to follow in the footsteps of Mark Casse champions Tepin (Bernstein) and World Approval (Northern Afleet) when getting her 5-year-old campaign underway as a prohibitive favorite at Tampa Bay Downs in Saturday's GIII Endeavour S. A winner of two listed stakes and a Grade III in the summer of 2018, the chestnut was stepped up to Grade I company for the...

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