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OBS grads Alsvid, Jack Milton post graded stakes wins

Gary Barber’s Jack Milton won Friday’s $300, 000 Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) on the Keeneland turf course in his customary fashion, trailing early, circling the field on the turn and blowing past them in the lane. He hit the front a furlong from home and drew off to a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Aripeka (April ’12). It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of War Front, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 15-5-1-5 with $751,161 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2012 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid overcame a stumble leaving the gate in Oaklawn’s $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) on Thursday, then came from just off the pace to run past the leaders in the stretch and win by three quarters of a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old son of Officer, trained by Chris Hartman. With eight stakes wins to his credit, he’s now 29-12-7-3 and has earned $933,465. He was sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations Inc.’s Wolf Man Rocket had yet to win prior to the $100,000 Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn on Saturday, but  the 3-year-old son of Mineshaft came from last to first, hit the front in the final furlong and broke his maiden in style by a length and three quarters. Second in two previous efforts at Santa Anita for trainer Bob Baffert, he’s now 3-1-2-0 and has earned $82,400.  Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $550,000. watch his under tack video

Ike and Dawn Thrash & Sam and Janet Alley’s Katie’s Eyes sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Giant’s Causeway Stakes at Keeneland, came after the leaders in the stretch and drew away in the final sixteenth to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the third straight win and first stakes victory for the 4-year-old filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), sold for $75,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Sale. Trained by Michael Stidham, she’s now 9-4-0-3 with earnings of $168,161. 

Hronis Racing LLC’s Yiannis is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire in Santa Anita’s $81,800 San Pedro Stakes on Sunday. Trained by John Sadler, he assumed command after battling for the early lead, took charge going to the turn then refused to yield to fellow OBS graduate Serbian Syclone (April ’14), beating him to the wire by a length and a quarter. He’s earned $81,000 to date. The 3-year-old son of Midshipman worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at the 2014 OBS March Sale’s Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $560,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm consignment. watch his under tack video