OBS grads one-two in Calder’s Mecke Stakes

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Frank Carl Calabrese’s graded stakes winner Where’s Sterling had one horse beaten past the stands the first time in Calder’s $51,000 Mecke Stakes on Saturday, then rallied on the outside before blowing past pacesetting OBS graduate Oligarch (March ’10, August ’09) and drawing off to a 3-1/4 length victory. Oligarch settled for second. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Northern Afleet, two of four this year and 14-5-5-0 with earnings of $440,045 overall. Mayberry Farm, Agent sold him for $50,000 at the 2009 OBS April Sale.  under tack link

Three Lyons Racing’s Sensible Lady relaxed off the early pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Buckland Stakes at Colonial Downs, then rallied around the turn and drove to a 1-1/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Lady of Greatness (April ’08, August ’07) checking in third. It’s the third win and second stakes score of the year for the 3-year-old filly by Street Sense, sold for $9,500 by Kings Equine, Inc., Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. She’s now 10-5-0-2 with earnings of $154,330. under tack link

James Hirschmann III & B.J. Wright’s Boat Trip stepped into stakes company for the first time in Friday night’s $74,330 Tsunami Slew Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park, and was up in the final furlong to win by half a length, with fellow OBS graduate Canuletmedowneasy (April ’11) finishing third. That’s three straight wins for the 3-year-old Harlan’s Holiday colt, sold for $100,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. The win gives him a 7-3-0-1 record and $118,930 in earnings. under tack link