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Country Grammer romps in Santa Anita’s San Antonio Stakes

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Commonwealth Thoroughbreds, LLC, Winstar Farm LLC and Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Country Grammer was much the best in Santa Anita’s $200,500 San Antonio Stakes (G2), tracking the early leaders, taking command turning for home and drawing off with authority to a 4-1/2 length score. Fellow OBS graduate Heywoods Beach (June ’19) checked in third. Reunited with rider Frankie Dettori, aboard in his Dubai World Cup (G1) victory in March, the 5-year-old son of Tonalist, trained by Bob Baffert, now boasts four graded stakes wins, a 14-5-5-1 career record and $11,277,320 in earnings. He was purchased for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

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Fortune Racing LLC’s (al Maktoum) Candy Light relaxed off the pace in Monday’s $100,000 Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream, rallied on the outside down the stretch, took over late and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Graham Motion, now 11-3-4-1 with $248,268 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5, she was purchased for $200,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video   June Sale walking video


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Oakwood Stables, Cheyenne Stable LLC and Christophe Clement’s Miss J McKay, well off the pace after being bumped at the start of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Abundantia Stakes on Christmas Eve, came out for the drive, caught the leaders a sixteenth out and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Hangover Kid, who also captured the same race a year ago. Consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 20-6-4-3 for trainer Christophe Clement, she has earned $466,893 to date. watch her under tack video