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Forever Darling scores in Santa Anita’s Santa Ynez Stakes

Richard Baltas, Hebert Bloodstock and J K Racing LLC’s Forever Darling joined the ranks of graded stakes winners on Saturday at Santa Anita, battling down the stretch between rivals and taking the $200, 500 Santa Ynez Stakes (G3) by half a length. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old filly by Congrats, trained by Richard Baltas, now 4-2-0-0 with earnings of $155,400. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack work

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey picked up her first stakes win in the $75,000 What a Summer Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, taking over on the turn for home and easing away from there to a 2-1/2 length victory. The 4-year-old daughter of Succcessful Appeal worked a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale before she was sold by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, for $20,000. Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, she’s now 23-7-4-4 and has earned $216,470 to date. watch her under tack work

Clark O. Brewster’s Bayerd rallied to take command of Saturday’s $60,000 Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds a furlong from home and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Attain (January ’14, June ’13). That’s three stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Speightstown, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 14-4-6-2 with $486,900 in earnings. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, he worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack work