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Medina Spirit romps in Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Medina Spirit is on his way to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) after going straight to the lead in Santa Anita’s $301,500 Awesome Again Stakes (G1), turning back a challenge on the turn for home then drawing away in the stretch to score by five lengths. It was the first test against older horses for the Kentucky Derby (G1) winning 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Protonico, trained by Bob Baffert, now 9-5-3-1 with four stakes wins and earnings of $2,525,200.  A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold for $1,000 as a yearling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, on behalf of breeder Gail Rice at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $35,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2020 June Sale by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables after he breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show. under tack video:


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Lawrence Goichman’s Myhartblongstodady led early in Friday’s $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes at Belmont, was headed on the backstretch, took the lead back a furlong out and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the third stakes victory for the 6-year-old mare by Scat Daddy, trained by Jorge Abreu, now 15-6-3-3 with $442,966 in earnings. Consigned to the 2017 OBS Spring Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

Winning Stables, Inc.’s Xy Speed stalked the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes, took charge after turning for home, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late challenge and was best by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of First Samurai, purchased for $125,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Gerald S. Bennett, he’s now 18-8-2-1 and has earned $228,690 to date. watch his under tack video