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OBS grads Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal win Eclipse Awards

OBS 2-year-old sale graduates Shamrock Rose and Stormy Liberal have won 2018 Eclipse Awards.

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose, voted 2018’s Champion Female Sprinter, ended her 3-year-old campaign with four straight stakes wins, the last a victory in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). The newly turned 4-year-old daughter of First Dude was purchased for $120,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She’s the second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award, following in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who accomplished the feat in 2011. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal wrapped up his 2018 campaign with a successful defense of his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and earned the Eclipse Award as 2018’s Champion Male Turf Horse.  It was the fourth straight stakes win for the now 7-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he has captured eight stakes races, compiled a 31-12-9-1 career record and earned $1,938,930 to date. watch his under tack video