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Venetian Harbor takes Keeneland’s Raven Run Stakes

Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard LLC, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor went right to the front in Saturday’s $200,000 Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, opened up daylight a furlong from home then held off a late charge along the rail to score by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings, consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 7-3-4-0 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $503,400 to date. watch her under tack video

Sonata Stable’s Premier Star pressed the pace from the inside in the early going of Monmouth’s $102,000 Jersey Shore Stakes on Wednesday, slipped through on the rail to take the lead on the turn, then drew off down the stretch to score by 4-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Meru (April ’19) rallied late to pick up third. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Tapiture, now 7-4-0-1 with earnings of $160,750 for trainer Mike Trombetta. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video