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Breeze Rider takes Turfway’s Wintergreen Stakes

Mike Piazza Racing Stable LLC’s Breeze Rider pressed the pace in the $100,000 Wintergreen Stakes on Saturday at Turfway Park, took over after turning for home and drew away down the stretch to score by 5-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Paynter, consigned by SBM Training & Sales to the 2019 OBS June Sale and sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Steve Manley, she has compiled a 27-13-3-2 career record and earned $457,344. watch her under tack video

Jeremy Ramsland’s Miss Hard Knocks rated just off the pace in Sunday’s $75,000 Island Fashion Stakes at Sunland Park, rallied four wide to reach contention on the turn, took the lead a furlong from home and was best by a length and a half. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr Speaker, trained by Bart Hone, leaving her with a 5-3-1-1 record and earnings of $104,670. She was purchased for $17,000 by Jeremy Ramsland out of the Gutierrez Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Ellen Epstein’s Vodka Gimlet posted his second straight stakes victory on Saturday at Delta Downs, taking the $75,000 Big Drama Stakes. The 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents moved to contention on the turn, waited for room to run, came out for the drive and was up late to win by a neck. Trained by Allen Landry, he’s now 7-3-0-2 and has earned $147,645, purchased for $41,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 2/5. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video