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Two Spring Sale graduates capture Sovereign Awards

On the eve of the 2016 OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, two of its graduates were honored with Sovereign Awards for their achievements last year.

Tucci Stables’ Riker, sold for $60,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, was chosen as Champion Two-Year-Old Male. The son of Include won four of his five starts at two, including wins in the Grey (G3) and Swynford Stakes after breaking his maiden in the Colin Stakes. He ended his juvenile campaign with a 5-4-0-0 record and $209,049 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Bear Stables and Riversedge Racing Stables’ Academic posted three stakes victories in 2015, the first against her own sex in the Woodbine Oaks in June. In late summer, she returned and scored consecutive wins against males in the Canadian (G3) and British Columbia (G3) Derbies. Voted 2015 Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, the daughter of Henny Hughes was 6-4-1-0 last year and earned $500,312. She was sold for $54,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2014 Sale after working a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video