Born: Senlis, France
Residence: Duarte, Ca
Racing Background: The son of jockey-turned-trainer Robert Leparoux, Julien Leparoux grew up riding jumpers near Chantilly, France, before moving to California to work as an exercise rider for trainer Patrick Biancone in 2003. Leparoux earned the Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice jockey in 2006, when his mounts amassed a record $12,491,316 in earnings. Based in Kentucky, Leparoux has won eight riding titles at Keeneland and nine jockey titles at Churchill Downs. In 2011, he rode Dialed In to victory in both the Florida Derby (G1) and Fountain of Youth (G2) for trainer Nick Zito. Leparoux won three Breeders' Cup events in 2009 with Informed Decision (F/M Sprint), She Be Wild (Juvenile Fillies) and Furthest Land (Dirt Mile), and subsequently was honored with the Eclipse Award as leading jockey. He is one of only four riders in history to win Eclipse Awards as both an apprentice and journeyman.
John C. Oxley
Residence: Oklahoma, Florida, Kentucky
Born in Tulsa, Okla, Oxley established Oxley Petroleum, an oil and gas exploration firm, in 1962. Oxley experienced the heights early in his racing endeavors with Monarchos, who won both the Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) in 2001; and Beautiful Pleasure, who earned Eclipse Award honors as the nation's champion older mare following her victory in the 1999 Breeders' Cup Distaff at Gulfstream Park. Oxley received a Sovereign Award as Canada's leading owner of 2012, when he campaigned Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and champion 2-year-old filly Spring in the Air. He is an accomplished polo player and was inducted into the Polo Hall of Fame in 2010, in addition to owning the Royal Palm Polo Club in Boca Raton, Fla.
Mark E. Casse
Born: Indianapolis, IN
Residence: Kleinburg, Ontario and Ocala, Fl
Racing Background: Mark Casse is the son of famed horseman Norman Casse, who ran Cardinal Hill Farm and was a chairman of the board of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company. He became hooked on racing at 12 when he rode in a horse van on the way to watch Secretariat win the 1973 Kentucky Derby. Casse took out his trainer's license at 18 and became the private trainer for Harry Mangurian's Mockingbird Farm. For most of the year, Casse is based at Woodbine in Ontario, and also has a division based in Kentucky with his son, Norman. Casse has won five Sovereign Awards as the top trainer in Canada, and his runners have earned more than $81 million to date. He has trained a pair of Canadian Horses of the Year in Uncaptured (2012) and Sealy Hill (2007). Together with his wife Tina, Casse owns and operates Moonshadow Farm, a training center in Ocala.
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