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Lovely Bernadette wins Keeneland’s Valley View Stakes

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette sat just off the leaders in Friday’s $150,000 Valley View Stakes (G3) at Keeneland, took charge in deep stretch and eased away late to win by a length and a half. It’s the first graded stakes win for 3-year-old daughter of Wilburn, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 at the  2016 OBS June Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Miller for $28,000 from Bobby Jones Equine LLC & Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent.  A three time stakes winner for trainer Jim DiVito, she’s now 13-6-0-3 with earnings of $390,613. watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points circled horses to reach contention in the stretch of Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Stakes at Laurel, ran past the leaders a sixteenth from home and was clear by 2-3/4 lengths at the wire. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 14-3-3-2 with $340,560 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Black Tide went right to the front in Sunday’s $200,000 Mohawk Stakes on the turf at Belmont Park, opened a long lead after half a mile and was never threatened from there, reporting home by a length and a quarter over fellow OBS graduate Offering Plan (April ’14). It’s the first stakes win for two-time OBS graduate, sold by Harry L. Landry Bloodstock at the 2013 August Yearling Sale and then purchased for $50,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by David Cannizzo, the the 5-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back is now 34-7-6-5 and has earned $450,832 to date. watch his under tack video

Jordan V. Wycoff’s Gianna’s Dream picked up her second straight stakes victory in the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf Stakes on Friday at Remington Park, taking the lead after straightening away in the stretch and drawing off to a 2-1/4 length win. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy, now 17-9-1-4 with earnings of $401,791 for trainer Mike Maker.  She was purchased for $42,000 out of the Perrone Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Sale Conformation photo

Hronis Racing LLC’s Artistic Diva is two for two and a stakes winner after leading every step of the way and winning Sunday’s $71,500 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita by 2-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17). The 2-year-old daughter of Munnings sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $425,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by John Sadler, she has earned $78,900 to date.  watch her under tack video