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Ultimate Eagle wins Santa Anita’s Oak Tree Derby

B.J. Wright’s Ultimate Eagle made his stakes debut in Santa Anita’s 150, 000 Oak Tree Derby (G2) on Saturday, and although ignored at 34-1, went to the early lead and stayed there all the way en route to a half length victory. It’s the third straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Mizzen Mast, sold for $70,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2010 OBS April Sale. He’s now 6-3-0-2 and has earned $179,800.

George Michaels’ Luke of York is two for two and a stakes winner after scoring by a nose in the $125,000 Keeneland 75 th Anniversary Stakes. Sold for $23,000 by Derby Daze Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Put It Back has earned $96,336 to date.

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Wild About Marie picked up her second stakes victory of the year on Saturday, taking the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland by two lengths. That’s three wins in eight starts this year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Wildcat Heir, now 16-6-5-0 with earnings of $261,985. She was sold for $40,000 by Tonya Jurgens, Agent, at the 2008 OBS August Sale.

Caroni Stable’s Oligarch won Calder’s $73,600 Tropical Park Derby by a head on Saturday, scoring the first stakes victory of his career. It’s the second win in four starts this year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Congrats, sold first by Moreau Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2009 OBS August Sale before being purchased for $140,000 out of the Off The Hook consignment at the 2010 March Sale. He’s now 8-3-1-1 with earnings of $93,204.

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman’s Secret Circle stepped into stakes company off a winning debut and cruised to a 5-1/4 length victory in Friday’s $71,340 Jack Goodman Stakes at Santa Anita. Two for two with earnings of $78,990, the 2-year-old Eddington colt was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.

Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s Sneak A Cold Treat, third in last year’s $50,000 Best of Ohio Sprint Stakes at Thistledown, came back this year and won the 2011 renewal by 2-1/4 lengths. After four wins in five starts this year, the 6-year-old gelding by Snuck In is 40-14-6-3 and has earned $292,096. He was consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2007 OBS June Sale.