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Raise Cain heads list of weekend stakes winners

Andrew N. Warren and Rania Warren’s Raise Cain (Violence – Lemon Belle) came outside for the drive in Saturday’s $250,000 Perryville Stakes at Keeneland, reached the leaders a sixteenth from home, battled to the wire and was best by a head. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Violence, trained by Ben Colebrook, now 13-3-2-1 with $577,066 in earnings. Consigned to the 2022 OBS June Sale by Eisaman Equine, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5.  watch his under tack videoJune Sale walking video

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Bob Baffert unveiled Baoma Corp.’s Nysos (Nyquist – Netta Z) in a Santa Anita maiden special on Saturday, and the 2-year-old colt turned in a dazzling debut, taking the lead turning for home and romping to a 10-1/2 length victory in 1:08 4/5 for the six furlongs. At the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, Donato Lanni, Agent for Baoma Corp. signed the ticket for the son of Nyquist, purchased for $550,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm consignment after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack videoSpring Sale walking video

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Leon King Stable Corp.’s unbeaten Bentornato (Valiant Minister – Her Special Way) made it four for four with a 2-3/4 length victory in Gulfstream’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes on Saturday. The 2-year-old son of Valiant Minister took charge on the turn, then cruised to a convincing win over OBS March graduate Mattingly (Bucchero – Battingstar). He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris at the October Yearling Sale then purchased for $170,000 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2023 March Sale. Trained by Jose Francisco D’Angelo, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt has earned $278,830.  watch his under tack videoOctober Sale walking video

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Averill Racing LLC and Two Eight Racing LLC’s R Harper Rose (Khozan – True Bliss) is three for three and a stakes winner after taking command on the backstretch of Gulfstream’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes and never looking back en route to a four-length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan is trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr. and has earned $197,30 to date. At the 2023 OBS March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before being purchased out of the GOP Racing Stable consignment for $60,000. watch her under tack videoMarch Sale walking video

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NBS Stable and Elements Racing, LLC’s Danse Macabre (Army Mule – Sylphide) got a jump on the weekend in Thursday’s $125,000 Glen Cove Stakes at Aqueduct, saving ground, angling out after turning for home, taking charge in deep stretch and scoring by a length and a half over fellow OBS March graduate Dontlookbackatall (Peace and Justice – Celtic Arch). It’s the third stakes win for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old daughter of Army Mule, purchased for $55,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Kelsey Danner, she’s now 9-5-3-1 and has earned $927,090. watch her under tack video

Highfield Investment Group, Inc.’s Grated Coconut (The Factor – Holiday Diva) scored his first stakes victory with a 12-1/4 length romp in Sunday’s $50,000 Birdcatcher Stakes at Century Downs. Consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, the 2-year-old son of The Factor was purchased by Highfield for $55,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-1-0-1 for trainer Craig Robert Smith, he has earned $27,043. watch his under tack videoSpring Sale walking video