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Conglomerate captures Woodbine’s Valedictory Stakes

Gary Barber’s Conglomerate (Lemon Drop Kid – Maddy’s Heart) saved ground in the early going of Woodbine’s $159,600 Valedictory Stakes (G3) on Sunday, came off the rail after turning for home, caught the leaders in deep stretch and drew away to win by a length and a half. It’s the second straight win and first stakes victory for the 6-year-old gelding by Lemon Drop Kid, purchased for $150,000 out of the Naill Brennan Stables at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Mark Casse, he has compiled a 26-8-7-4 career record and earned $352,175. watch his under tack video

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Brad Grady and David Grund’s Seminole Chief (Girvin – Secret Song) led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $300,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes on Saturday, pressing the pace, taking the lead turning for home and besting October/June graduate Secret Lover (Khozan – Wave Bye Bye) by a head. October/March grad Bentornato (Valiant Minister – Her Special Way) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred son of Girvin, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2023 OBS June Sale and sold for $80,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Jack Sisterson, he has earned $195,960 to date. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

OBS graduates captured both stakes races at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

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Case Chambers’ Let Them Watch (Maximus Mischief – My Rolex) took the lead at the start of the $50,000 Sandpiper Stakes and never gave it up, holding off OBS January graduate Chi Chi (Audible – Simply Confection) by three quarters of a length. That’s two stakes wins for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Maximus Mischief, trained by Mike Maker, now 4-3-0-0 with $129,095 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2022 October Selected Yearling Sale, and then purchased for $55,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2023 Spring Sale after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking videoSelected Yearling Sale walking video

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Mellon Patch, Inc.’s Patriot Spirit (Constitution – Mistical Plan) sat just off the lead in the $50,000 Inaugural Stakes, took command after turning for home and eased away down the stretch to score by a length and three-quarters. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old colt by Constitution, purchased for $80,000 out of the Clary Bloodstock consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Michael B. Campbell, he’s now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $78,500. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video