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Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Winner Classic Empire Fine After Victory

October 9, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 9) – John Oxley’s Classic Empire, who delivered a three-length victory as the 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1), was “tired but good” Sunday morning, according to David Carroll, who is in charge of trainer Mark Casse’s Keeneland string.

Classic Empire gave Oxley his second victory in the race to go with the triumph by Sky Mesa in 2002. The colt is scheduled to join Casse’s string at Churchill Downs this week where the trainer’s Breeders’ Cup horses will have their final preparations before going to California.