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Frank Conversation takes Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby

Reddam Racing’s Frank Conversation came around horses on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $200, 840 El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields, opened up daylight in the stretch and reported home a winner by three quarters of a length. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Quality Road, sold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to Dennis O’Neill at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $230,450 to date.  watch his under tack video

Baoma Corporation’s Swift Lady stepped into stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $101,580 Sweet Life Stakes on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita, and the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Awesome of Course took the lead at the top of the stretch then drew away to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Trained by Bob Baffert, her third straight victory leaves her with a 4-3-0-1 record and earnings of $122,420.  After breezing a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $170,000 by Charles Chu out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.  watch her under tack video   Her half brother by Adios Charlie is cataloged in the upcoming OBS March Sale: Hip No. 322

Glenn S. Bromagen’s Weep No More stepped into Tampa Bay Downs’ $60,000 Suncoast Stakes fresh from a maiden victory, and the 3-year-old daughter of Mineshaft came off the rail turning for home, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Valueable Charmer (June ’15, August ’14) inside the eighth pole, and beat her to the wire by 2-3/4 lengths. Trained by Rusty Arnold, she’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $42,269. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased by Bo Bromagen for $120,000. watch her under tack video

Maggi Moss’ Control Stake took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes and never looked back on his way to a three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Double Ours (March ’12, October ’10) checked in third. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Discreetly Mine, trained by Tom Amoss, now 14-7-3-3 with $301,490 in earnings.  He was sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, for $85,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo