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June grad Seeking the Soul scores in Churchill’s Stephen Foster

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After saving ground early, Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul swung outside for the drive in Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, closed steadily down the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE), who earned a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), improved his career record to 27-7-6-1, and increased his earnings to $3,335,802. He was consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS June Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Mucho Gusto tracked the leaders on the outside in Sunday’s $100,351 Affirmed Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, took command turning for home, opened a daylight lead in the stretch and cruised home a winner by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the the 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, where he went through the ring after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 7-5-1-1 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $430,800 to date. watch his under tack video


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Next Wave Racing, BG Stables and Dario Bernardi’s Supercommittee moved to take charge on the turn in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch Stakes at Gulfstream, turned for home in front, then drew away down the stretch and scored by five lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Passion Plus (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by The Factor, purchased for $80,000 out of the Journeyman Bloodstock consignment at the 2016 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Robert Falcone, Jr. she’s now 13-4-3-3 and has earned $207,549. Selected Sale conformation photo

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport came from off the pace to reach the leaders a furlong from home in Saturday’s $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes at Woodbine, put his head in front and held on gamely from there to win by a neck. That’s ten stakes wins for the 7-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. Now 32-12-7-3 for trainer Sid Attard, he has earned $740,963 to date. watch his under tack video

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty moved to the outside on the turn in Laurel’s $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes on Sunday, surged to the lead with a rush nearing the wire and scored going away by a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Street Sense, purchased for $170,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Trained by Shug McGaughey, he’s now 29-6-8-4 and has earned $499,920.  watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan, Inc., Bethlehem Stables LLC and David Simon’s A Bit of Both led every step of the way in the $79,500 Honey Bee Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park, ducked out turning for home but was much the best, winning by 2-1/2 lengths. That’s four straight wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Paynter, now 5-4-1-0 for trainer Jason Servis with $175,610 in earnings. She was sold by breeder Darsan, Inc. for $10,000 at the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo