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Mystic Lake takes Tampa’s Gasparilla Stakes

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C2 Racing Stable LLC and Stefania Farms, LLC’s Mystic Lake (Mo Town – Salty Soul) overcame a rough start to take the early lead in Saturday’s $50,000 Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, set the pace, refused to yield and held on gamely to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Mo Town, third in Woodbine’s Mazarine Stakes (G3) in her final start at two. Now 5-2-1-1 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., she has earned $117,446 to date. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2022 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $130,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2023 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5.  watch her under tack video March Sale walking video