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Surfside Tiara leads OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s Anoakia Stakes

M. Racing, R. Dang, M. Pageler, Gatto Racing & M. Mellen et al’s Surfside Tiara led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunday’s $95,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita, coming from off the pace to catch Uptown Twirl (March ’15) in deep stretch and score by half a length. Find Joy (April ’15) settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, now 4-2-1-0 with $96,350 in earnings. She breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS March Sale, before she was purchased by her trainer for $120,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch her under tack video

James L. Driver and H. Ywachetta’s Rivers Run Deep defended his title in the $150,000 Best of Ohio Sprint Stakes on Saturday at Thistledown, taking over from front-running fellow OBS graduate Candy Bites (April ’12) a sixteenth from home and beating him by a length and three quarters. It’s the eighth stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Ready’s Image, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $77,000 by Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, out of the Rod McVey consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale. Trained by Chris Hartman, he’s now 23-10-7-3 and has earned $589,450 to date. watch his under tack video

Jason DaCosta’s Unbridled Trick picked a good spot to break his maiden, battling down the stretch with fellow OBS graduate Sawyers Mickey (April ’15) in Thistledown’s $150,000 Juvenile Stakes and edging him by a head.  The 2-year-old gelding by Songandaprayer, trained by his owner, is now 4-1-2-1 and has earned $106,250. He was sold for $1,300 by G.T.M. Corp. at the 2014 OBS August Sale.