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Desert Dawn scores in Santa Anita’s La Canada Stakes

OBS grads Desert Dawn and Saudi Crown are closing in on a million dollars in earnings after graded stakes wins on Saturday.

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H & E Ranch, Inc.’s Desert Dawn (Cupid – Ashley’s Glory) tracked the leaders three wide from off the pace in Santa Anita’s $100,000 La Canada Stakes (G3), rallied to the lead turning for home, then held on gamely and was best by a length. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Cupid, trained by Philip D’Amato, now 19-3-5-5 with $956,525 in earnings. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for H & E Ranch, she went through the ring at the 2020 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale.  October Yearling Sale walking video

FMQ Stables’ Saudi Crown (Always Dreaming – New Narration) is on track for a trip to the rich Saudi Cup (G1) after bouncing to the lead in the $175,000 Louisiana Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds and never looking back en route to a facile 5-3/4 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the grade one stakes winning son of Always Dreaming, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, and sold for $240,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 7-4-2-0 and earned $982,085.  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Two OBS graduates earned TDN Rising Star status over the weekend.

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Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Maymun (Frosted – Handwoven) went straight to the lead in his debut for trainer Bob Baffert in an $86,000 maiden test at Santa Anita, quickly opened daylight then drew away effortlessly to a 7-1/2 length victory. Consigned by Longoria Training & Sales, Agent, to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, the colt by Frosted turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 was sold for $900,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent. watch his under tack video Spring Sale walking video

Manama Gold (Star Guitar – Charged Cotton) earned TDN Rising Star status on Friday at Meydan with a 9-1/4 length victory in the Cocoa Beach Stakes. Now two for two, the 3-year-old filly by Star Guitar was consigned to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, and purchased for $200,000 by Oliver St. Lawrence Bloodstock after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video Spring Sale walking video

OBS graduates captured a pair of stakes on Friday at Sunland Park.

Jeremy Ramsland’s Lucky Jeremy (Lookin At Lucky – Powder N Blush) tried stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Riley Allison Derby, tracked the pace, swung out for the drive, took command in deep stretch and eased away to win by two lengths. It’s the second straight win for the 3-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, now 3-2-0-0 with $115,080 for trainer William E. Morey. After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, he was purchased for $50,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable consignment. watch his under tack video June Sale walking video

Holly Wilson and David Wilson’s Chesterette (Practical Joke- Jenny’s So Great) came wide into the stretch in the $65,000 Bold Ego Handicap, caught the leaders a furlong out and drew off to win by 2-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Raneem (Fed Biz – J P’s Flashy Honey). It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old mare by Practical Joke, consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale and sold for $300,000 after speeding an Under Tack eighth in:9 4/5. Trained by Bart G. Hone, she’s now 10-4-3-0 and has earned $151,543. watch her under tack video Spring Sale walking video