Jockey (from last start)
BreederMt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, MarcMcLean & Pope McLean Jr.
Got Stormy punched her ticket to the FanDuel Mile (G1) by winning the Fourstardave (G1), part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” challenge series. The 12-1 longshot thundered to beat the males by 1 1/2 lengths and prove she still loves the Saratoga contest: She won the 2019 Fourstardave in record-setting fashion and finished second in the race last year.
“It turned out perfect,” trainer Mark Casse said. “It’s what she loves; they’ll have some sharp turns at Del Mar (in the Breeders’ Cup Mile), so that’ll work out just fine.”
The Fourstardave was her seventh graded stakes win and her third Grade 1, bring her career earnings to more than $2 million. The versatile 6-year-old chestnut mare also has recorded victories at Gulfstream, Keeneland, Kentucky Downs, Woodbine, Belmont, Penn National and Del Mar, the host track for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup.
She finished second to Uni (GB) in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).
The daughter of Get Stormy is following in her father’s footsteps. He won the 2010 Fourstardave and competed in the Breeders’ Cup Mile the same year.
Casse trained Tepin, a filly who won the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and he has four other Breeders’ Cup wins. He received Canada’s Sovereign Award for Outstanding Trainer a record 13 times. This dominance led to his induction in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2016, and last year, he added the American Hall of Fame to his resume. Casse was born in Indianapolis on Valentine’s Day, and his family moved to Ocala, Florida, when he was 5 years old, where his father was one of the founders of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company. In 2019, Casse won two-thirds of the Triple Crown, with War of Will taking the Preakness (G1) and Sir Winston capturing the Belmont (G1).
|November 22, 2018||Winter Memories S.||AQUEDUCT||5|
|October 13, 2018||Pebbles S.||BELMONT PARK||7|
|July 21, 2018||Ontario Colleen S.||WOODBINE||3||1|
|June 23, 2018||Wild Applause S.||BELMONT PARK||1|
|June 02, 2018||Penn Oaks||PENN NATIONAL||1|
|May 04, 2018||Edgewood S. presented by Forcht Bank||CHURCHILL DOWNS||3||4|
|March 31, 2018||Sanibel Island S.||GULFSTREAM PARK||3|
|February 25, 2018||GULFSTREAM PARK||1|
|January 27, 2018||GULFSTREAM PARK||4|
|December 02, 2017||GULFSTREAM PARK||3|
- October 21, 2021
This is the last of eight weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at Del Mar.
- August 17, 2021
Dedicated racing fans are no doubt familiar with this talented racemare, who has run well twice previously in the World Championships, including a runner-up finish in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park.