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Lightening Larry wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Sprint Stakes

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Lea Farms, LLC’s Lightening Larry led from gate to wire and scored a 2-1/2 length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured, sold for $50,000 by Pick View LLC, Agent, at the 2021 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-5-4-1 for trainer Jorge Delgado, he has earned      $363,360 to date. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz’s 2022 Saudi Cup (G1) winner Emblem Road, idle since July, returned to work on Friday and prepped to defend his Saudi Cup title with a four-length victory in a $25,289 allowance test at King Abdulaziz Racecourse. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, the 5-year-old son of Quality Road was purchased for $80,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mitab Almulawah, he’s now 11-8-1-1 and has earned $10,221,492. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video 

OBS grads posted a pair of stakes victories at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

Stud Carmen Cristina, LLC’s Zydeceaux set the pace from the start of the $125,000 Pasco Stakes and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Champion’s Dream (March ’22) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Cajun Breeze, sold for $15,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2021 OBS October Yearling Sale. Trained by Ramon Minguet, he’s now 5-3-1-1 and has earned $153,540.

J.P.G. 2 LLC, Mr Pug LLC, Winning Stables, Inc. and Mary K, Thomas’ Tap Dance Fever turned in a strong stretch run to get up in the final yards and take the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes by a head. It’s the fist stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Tapiture, purchased for $17,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Gerald S. Bennett, she has compiled a 20-5-3-3 career record and earned $185,525. watch her under tack video