A pair of OBS Yearling Sale graduates scored graded stakes victories over the weekend.
Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee successfully defended her title in Woodbine’s $253,500 Canadian Stakes (G2) on Saturday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back, opening a long lead on the turn and coasting to victory by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the sixth stakes win for the multiple graded stakes winning 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, now 30-13-4-3 with earnings of $865,670. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
ERJ Racing LLC, Great Friends Stable LLC and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy is two for three and a graded stakes winner after dueling for the lead from the start of Saturday’s $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, putting away her rival in deep stretch and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old filly by Paynter is a two time OBS graduate, consigned by First Finds to the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $39,000 by Mr. Mansor out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2019 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Doug O’Neill, she has earned $174,880 to date. watch her under tack video
Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing LLC and Two Rivers Racing Stable LLC’s Phat Man was in no rush in the early going of Sunday’s $75,000 Good Magic Mile Stakes at Monmouth Park, but circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took the lead in the stretch and held on gamely to score by a head. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Munnings, trained by J. Kent Sweezey, leaving him with a 23-6-6-1 career record and $353,823 in earnings. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video