OBS grads win weekend stakes coast to coast

Bernard Connaughton and Andrew J. O’Connnor’s I’ll Stake U scored his first stakes win at Belmont on Saturday, taking the $100,000 New York Stallion Times Square Stakes by three quarters of a length. That’s two wins in seven starts this year for the 3-year-old son of Utopia (JPN), now 11-2-2-3 with earnings of $103,913. He was sold by Journeyman Bloodstock for $20,000 at the 2011 OBS June Sale. under tack link

Saul and Max Kupferberg’s Sunny Desert stepped into Belmont’s $100,000 New York Stallion Park Avenue Stakes off a maiden win and scored her first stakes win by a nose. The 3-year-old daughter of Wild Desert, now 7-2-3-0 with earnings of $117,350, was sold as a weanling for $2,000 by Quiet Time Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS October Sale.

George Bolton, Majestic Racing Stable LLC and Summit Racing LLC’s Flightofalifetime picked up his first stakes win Saturday, scoring by a length and a quarter in the $72,400 Cool Frenchy Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park. Sold for $140,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, at the 2010 OBS June Sale, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Werblin is now 5-2-1-0 with earnings of $88,990. under tack link

Kidwells Petite Stable’s Pretension picked up his second stakes win on Saturday at Pimlico with a neck decision in the $51,000 Canonero II Stakes. Two for five this year, the 3-year-old colt by Bluegrass Cat is now 8-3-3-0 and has earned $128,620 to date. He was sold for $75,000 by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. 
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