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Honor Way wins Aqueduct’s Garland of Roses Stakes

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Saul J. Kupferberg’s Honor Way picked up her second straight stakes victory on Sunday at Aqueduct in the $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes, circling wide to reach contention turning for home, surging to the lead a sixteenth out and easing away to score by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Gale (April ’17, August ’16) checked in third. Trained by Charlton Baker, she’s now 41-13-8-7 and has earned $688,892. The 6-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Caleb’s Posse, is a three-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August and 2016 March Sales, she was purchased for $77,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2016 June Sale after working three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s unbeaten Jaxon Traveler is three for three and a stakes winner after going to the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel, setting the pace, holding on gamely in the stretch and winning by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, has earned $120,762 to date. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $140,000 to L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

M Bar O LLC’s Elle Z stepped into stakes company for the first time in Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes on Saturday, took the lead at the start, turned back a challenge a sixteenth from the wire and then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Into Mystic (April ’18) and was best by a length. The 3-year-old City Zip filly, who went through the ring at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is now 7-4-0-0 for trainer Chris Hartman and has earned $131, 024 to date. watch her under tack video