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Falling Sky takes Tampa’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

Falling Sky tops the January Sale – Louise Reinagel photo

Newtown Anner Stud, James Covello and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky, who topped last month’s Horses of Racing Age section of the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, produced a quick return on investment, taking the lead at the start of the $202,500 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs then holding off the late charge of favored Dynamic Sky to win his first stakes race by a neck. The 3-year-old colt by Lion Heart, consigned by Off the Hook, went to Justin Casse, Agent, for $425,000 to top the sale. Now 4-3-0-0, he has earned $164,800 to date. watch his under tack video

Robbie Norman’s Hero Force picked up his second stakes victory at Delta Downs on Saturday night, taking charge in the final furlong and winning the $125,000 La. Bred Premier Night Prince Stakes by three quarters of a length. The 3-year-old colt by Political Force was sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2011 OBS Winter Mixed Sale before being resold for $60,000 by Halcyon Hammock, Agent at the 2012 OBS April Sale. He’s now 6-3-2-1 with earnings of $188,710.  watch his under tack video

Steve Ballou and Harriet Waldron’s Cor Cor shipped to the Fair Grounds from her Tampa Bay Downs home for Saturday’s $75,000 Battle of New Orleans Stakes, and the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Smoke Glacken went right to the front and never looked back en route to a 4-1/4 length victory. It’s her second stakes win and leaves her with a 4-3-1-0 record and earnings of $135,800. She was consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale before they sold her for $40,000 at the OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video