Skyway Could Provide a Big Finale for Casse
September 03, 2014 12:49pm

Trainer Mark Casse, a six-time winner of the Sovereign Award as Canada’s top trainer, has pronounced his first season at sunny Del Mar successful enough that  he plans to make it more than a one-season stand.

“We were out to dinner the other night and my son was checking on the internet for houses we could buy,” Casse said recently. “I don’t know if we’re ready to go quite that far yet, but I love the place and I’m looking forward to racing here again.”

Casse will saddle Skyway, the 7-2 morning line favorite in Wednesday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Futurity. Skyway, a 2-year-old son of Sky Mesa owned by John C. Oxley, provided Casse’s stable with its first Del Mar stakes victory in the Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes on August 3.

WHAT’S IN A NAME -- Del Mar’s traditional closing-day feature, the Futurity has been won by three two-year-olds who went on to win the Kentucky Derby the following spring – Tomy Lee, Gato Del Sol and Silver Charm. Two others competed in the Futurity and subsequently won the Run for the Roses -  Canonero II and California Chrome. The Futurity was inaugurated in l948 when it was won by Star Fiddle.

Source: Del Mar


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