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Newly Minted, Mrs. Orb one-two in Saratoga’s Union Avenue

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Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Newly Minted tracked the leader in the early going of Thursday’s $85,000 Union Avenue Handicap at Saratoga, swung out to take command after turning for home and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Mrs. Orb (June ’17) to score by a neck. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Central Banker, consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, and purchased for $110,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 11-6-3-1 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $515,988 to date.  watch her under tack video

Big E Stables LLC’s Blissful Change took the lessons learned in a troubled July debut on the Keeneland turf course to good use on Tuesday at Indiana Grand Race Course. The 2-year-old filly by Treasure Beach (GB) took charge of an off the turf maiden special weight test three furlongs out, turned back a challenge from the favorite turning from home and drew away to a 9-1/4 length victory for trainer Joe Sharp. A three time OBS graduate, she was sold by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale and went through the ring, consigned by Summerfield, at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale. Consigned to the 2020 March Sale by Paul Sharp, Agent, she was purchased by Big E Stables for $25,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video  selected sale walking video