Classic Empire, shown here winning the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland last fall, finished 8 3/4 lengths behind the winner in Saturday’s Holy Bull Stakes. “He had no excuse, none whatsoever,” trainer Mark Casse told the Miami Herald.
Classic Empire, shown here winning the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland last fall, finished 8 3/4 lengths behind the winner in Saturday’s Holy Bull Stakes. “He had no excuse, none whatsoever,” trainer Mark Casse told the Miami Herald. Matt Goins
Classic Empire, shown here winning the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland last fall, finished 8 3/4 lengths behind the winner in Saturday’s Holy Bull Stakes. “He had no excuse, none whatsoever,” trainer Mark Casse told the Miami Herald. Matt Goins

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