A pair of OBS graduates posted holiday weekend stakes wins at Aqueduct.
The Estate of Paul P. Pompa, Jr.’s Turned Aside sat just off the early pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Stakes, battled to the lead after turning for home and cruised to the wire a winner by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 Spring Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Now 9-4-2-1 for trainer Linda Rice, he has earned $241,967 to date. watch his under tack video
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man picked up his second stakes win in Friday’s $100,000 Gio Ponti Stakes, pressing the pace from the inside, swinging out for the drive and battling head to head to victory by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Price Talk (October ’18) checked in third. The win leaves the 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, with a 10-3-2-1 career record and $303,000 in earnings. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Primonetta Stakes at Laurel, took the lead at the start and never looked back en route to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the fourth straight win for the 3-year-old daughter of Stay Thirsty, purchased for $160,000 out of the Hemingway Racing & Training Stables consignment at the 2019 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Lacey Gaudet, she’s now 7-4-0-2 and has earned $142,790. watch her under tack video