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Take Command takes Gulfstream’s Carry Back Stakes

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Tropic Lightning Racing LLC’s Take Command moved to the leaders with a rush nearing the head of the stretch in Saturday’s $75,000 Carry Back Stakes at Gulfstream, took charge in the final furlong and drew away late to a four length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Field Commission, trained by Teresa Pompay, now 7-3-0-1 with $119,738 in earnings. Consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm) to the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he was sold to Tropic Lightning Racing for $12,000.

Tae In Lee’s Dolkong was far back turning for home in Sunday’s $519,504 Mayor’s Cup Stakes at Busan in Korea, but closed steadily down the middle of the track, took the lead in deep stretch and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed son of Afleet Alex, purchased for $35,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Simon Foster, he’s now 18-8-3-2 and has earned over $1.4-million.  watch his under tack video       video of the race