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Madefromlucky takes Mountaineer’s West Virginia Derby

Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky was wide and out of trouble in the early going of the $750, 000 West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer Park, but he circled horses on the turn for home, surged to the lead at the eighth pole and eased away from there to win by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate War Story (March ’14) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by Todd Pletcher. He captured Belmont’s Peter Pan Stakes (G2) in May after chasing Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Oaklawn in the Rebel Stakes (G2) in March. Purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, he’s now 10-4-2-1 and has earned $875,200 to date. watch his under tack video

Four Horsemen Racing Stable and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Bullet Gone Astray is two for two and a stakes winner after running away in the stretch of the $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes and scoring by nine lengths over fellow OBS graduate Save the Drama (October’13).  The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Gone Astray, trained by Henry Collazo, has earned $89,500. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he was purchased by Four Horsemen Racing for $15,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky moved up to take command of Saturday’s $75,000 Trinniberg Stakes at Gulfstream at the top of the stretch, opened up daylight a furlong from home then held off a late challenge to win by a head. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Lion Heart, who topped the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale when purchased for $425,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. Trained by Marty Wolfson, he’s now 17-7-1-2 and has earned $513,758. watch his under tack video