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June Sale graduate Adare Manor romps in Santa Anita’s Santa Margarita Stakes

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Michael Lund Petersen’s OBS June graduate Adare Manor bumped with fellow OBS graduate Desert Dawn (October ’20) at the start of Saturday’s $200,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, but she went to the front, opened a long lead in the stretch and coasted to a 4-1/2 length victory, with Desert Dawn checking in third. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, purchased for $375,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2001 OBS June Sale by Donato Lanni, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Bob Baffert, she has compiled an 11-5-4-0 career record and earned $621,000.  watch her under tack video

Omar Aldabbagh and Jeff Ganje’s Shotgun Hottie battled for the lead in the early going of Monmouth’s $100,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes, took command in the stretch and drew away in hand to win by 5-1/2 lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Gun Runner, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 14-4-4-2 with $470,607 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Gene Recio, Agent, she was sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5.  watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads won a pair of stakes on Sunday at Gulfstream.

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Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Me and Mr. C rallied wide into the stretch in the $90,000 Soldier’s Dancer Stakes, took the lead a sixteenth from home and was best by a length and a half at the wire. It’s the third stakes victory for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Khozan, consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale where he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 31-8-6-5 and has earned $398,925. watch his under tack video


Stefania Farms, LLC’s Tamarindo scored her first stakes win in the $65,000 Ginger Punch Stakes, coming from off the pace, reaching the lead in deep stretch and winning by a length and a half. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., she’s now 10-2-2-0 and has earned $93,020. Consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, she went through the ring after and Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video