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Lady Shipman breaks course record in Saratoga’s Smart N Fancy Stakes

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman took command of Sunday’s $100, 000 Smart N Fancy Stakes at Saratoga on the turn, then cruised from there to a 2-3/4 length victory in a course record 1:00 2/5 for the 5-1/2 furlongs on the turf. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, winner of the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time last January. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, she has six stakes wins, a 10-8-0-2 record and has earned $338,800 to date. Consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Joe Ragsdale’s Marquee Miss wasted no time getting a stakes victory, charging from off the pace, taking the lead in the final furlong and capturing Saturday’s $75,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes in her first start by three lengths. The 2-year-old filly by Cowboy Cal was sold by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Mr. Ragsdale for $20,000 at the 2015 OBS June Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Ingrid Mason, she earned $42,750 for her effort. watch her under tack video

Norman Stables LLC and Scott Gelner’s Flashy Appeal picked up her first stakes win on Saturday in the $75,000 Evangeline Downs Starlet Stakes, going head and head for the lead for half a mile before taking charge turning for home and galloping to a seven length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Flashy Bull was purchased by Mr. Gelner for $9,500 out of the TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric) consignment at the 2014 OBS August Sale. Trained by Scott Gelner, she’s now 5-2-2-0 and has earned $74,794.