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King Cause takes Lone Star’s Texas Turf Classic Stakes

Nice Guys Stables’ King Cause was unhurried in the early going of Saturday’s $300,000 Texas Turf Classic Stakes at Lone Star, but swept to the leaders on the turn, took charge after turning for home and eased away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the third stakes victory for the 8-year-old graded stakes winning son Creative Cause, purchased out of the Parrish Farms consignment for $200,000 by Dennis O’Neill at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Mike Maker, he has compiled a 38-9-4-8 career record and earned $823,828. watch his under tack video

Clark O. Brewster, L. William Heiligbrodt and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Cogburn trailed early in Lone Star’s $150,000 Grand Prairie Turf Sprint Stakes, but came out for the drive turning for home, charged past the field down the stretch and was up in time to score by a head. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Not This Time, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 10-5-2-0 with $426,710 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Pick View LLC, Agent, he was sold for $150,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. watch his under tack video  Spring Sale walking video

Kerredge Farm and Glen Stouffer’s Mine Me tracked the leaders from the outside in the $49,000 Shirley Vargo Handicap on Friday at Century Mile, but the 5-year daughter of Mineshaft, trained by Rick Hedge, closed down the stretch, took the lead late and was best by a length. It’s her first stakes victory, and leaves her with a 20-5-3-1 record with $112,827 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased for $17,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment after breezing a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video