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OBS grads take two at Tampa

Averill Racing LLC, Silver Oak Stable and Gregory Kaufman’s R Sassy Lass sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $92, 500 Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, wore down the leaders in the stretch and scored by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Exclusive Quality, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung) Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale and sold to Richard Averill for $40,000 after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kirk Ziadie, she’s now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $86,455. watch her under tack video

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red broke his maiden in style, saving  ground in the early going of Tampa Bay’s $60,000 Inaugural Stakes, sweeping to the front on the outside turning for home  and drawing off to a  7-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Charlie’s Brother (June ’14, August ’13). Trained by Chad Stewart, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings is now 4-1-1-2 with $44,860 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased by Mr. Lenci for $71,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :231 1/5.  watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Goldmart Farms’ Kingsport gave nothing a chance in Saturday’s $125,400 Kingarvie Stakes at Woodbine, going to the lead at the break and easing away from the field in the drive, reporting home first by 3-1/2 lengths.  It’s the first stakes win for the Sid Attard trainee, now 4-2-0-1 with earnings of $99,605. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, the 2-year-old colt by Milwaukee Brew was sold for $45,000 at the 2014 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video