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Order and Law heads parade of weekend OBS grad stakes winners

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Larry S. Buckendorf, Jeffrey Lambert, Lawrence A. Rodriguez, Paul G. Schneider, Peter Stotland and Matthew. D. White’s Order and Law (Violence – Poetic Kid) rated off the pace in the early going of the $126,000 Cougar II Stakes (G3) at Del Mar on Sunday, rallied on the turn, took command passing the eighth pole and drew off to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 7-year-old ridgeling trained by Robert B. Hess, Jr., who has compiled a 42-8-6-2 career record and earned $456,804. At the 2018 OBS Spring Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 and was purchased for $30,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment.  watch his under tack video

Omar Aldabbagh and Jeff Ganje’s Shotgun Hottie (Gun Runner – Re Entry) stalked the leaders from the outside in Saturday’s $500,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park, circled horses on the turn, took the lead a sixteenth out and eased away to win by half a length. It’s the first graded stakes win and third stakes victory for the 4-year-old filly, consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Gene Recio, Agent, and sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5.  Trained by Cherie DeVaux, she’s now 15-5-4-2 and has earned $770,607.  watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Exline-Border Racing LLC, Peter Eurton, Richard Hausman and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Dream Shake (Twirling Candy – Even Song) picked a nice spot for his first stakes victory, capturing the $179,000 Connaught Cup Stakes (G2) by a length at Woodbine on Sunday, with fellow OBS graduate Lucky Score (Lookin At Lucky – Miss Matzo) (June ‘20) checking in third.  Michael Stidham trains the 5-year-old gelding, now 12-4-1-2 with $469,265 in earnings. Consigned by Cary Frommer LLC, Agent, to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $75,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Jill Baffert and Debbie Lanni’s Du Jour (Temple CityGuiltless) scored his second stakes victory in Sunday’s $134,000 Wickerr Stakes at Del Mar, rallying from far back, finding room late and getting up in final yards to win by half a length. The 5-year-old gelding was purchased for $280,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 14-4-3-2 and has earned $738,220. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Team Valor International and Gary Barber’s Elysian Field, (Hard Spun – Elysian) off the pace early in the $503,000 Woodbine Oaks on Sunday, swung out for the drive, took charge a furlong from home and eased away to score by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly, trained by Mark Casse, now 6-2-2-0 with $306,692 in earnings. After breezing an Under tack quarter in :21 3/5 at the 2020 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $70,000 by Bruce Brown, Agent, out of the Ocala Stud consignment. watch her under tack video   June Sale walking video