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Academic wins Woodbine Oaks

Bear Stables, Ltd.’s Academic stepped into Sunday’s $500, 800 Woodbine Oaks fresh off a maiden win, and although dismissed at 66-1, she took the lead at the break and never looked back en route to a 1-3/4 length victory. The 3-year-old filly by Henny Hughes, trained by Reade Baker, is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $293,141. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat before she was purchased for $54,000 out of the Flying Fish consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

James A. Bryan, Jr.’s Celestine ran off her third straight stakes win on Sunday at Belmont, taking charge of the $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes turning for home and hanging on to win by a nose, with fellow OBS June graduate Stormy Regatta checking in third. Trained by Chad Brown, the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy is now 7-4-1-0 and has earned $201,075. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she turned in the Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Winning Stables, Inc. and Midnight Rider LLC’s Fast Flying Rumor won Monmouth’s $56,400 Select Stakes in front running fashion on Sunday, coasting to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by West Acre, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the 2104 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $35,000 by Texhoma, Inc. (Flint Fesmire), Agent. Trained by Gerald Bennett, he’s now 9-3-4-0 and has earned $101,770. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Amaranth led wire to wire in Sunday’s $82,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita, beating fellow OBS graduate Wasted at Midnight (August ’11) by a length and  a quarter.  That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley, purchased for $150,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment by Dominic Brennan on behalf of Highland Yard after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2013 OBS April Sale. Trained by O. J. Juaregui, she’s now 11-5-1-0 with $227,670 in earnings.  watch her under tack video