Romacaca wins Arlington’s Modesty Handicap

Frank Calabrese’s Romacaca picked up her second graded stakes win on Saturday on the Arlington Park turf course, holding on gamely in the stretch to win the $200,000 Modesty Handicap (G3) by a neck. That’s two wins in five starts this year for the 6-year-old Florida-bred mare by Running Stag, a two-time OBS graduate, consigned by breeder Cashel Stud to the 2007 August Sale and 2008 April Sale. Her seventh stakes win leaves her with a 29-14-5-3 record and earnings of $799,492. watch her under tack video

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman’s 2012 OBS April sale topper Executiveprivilege had little trouble stepping into stakes company off an impressive June debut, stalking the early pace in the $150,000 Landaluce Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday before taking command and drawing off to win by 3-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Miss Empire (March ’12) checked in third. The 2-year-old filly by First Samurai, two for two with earnings of $120,000, was sold for $650,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent. watch her under tack video

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber’s Patrioticandproud scored his first stakes win Saturday, taking Woodbine’s $148,833 Toronto Cup Stakes by a length. It’s the first win in seven starts this year for the 3-year-old colt by Proud Citizen, now 11-2-5-1 with earnings of $207,936. He was consigned by Casse Sales, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb’s Ancient Rome broke his maiden at Delaware Park last year at two, and scored his second stakes win there Saturday with a half-length victory in the $50,250 Oh Say Stakes. Consigned by Bo Hunt, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale, the 3-year-old colt by Roman Ruler is now 6-3-1-0 and has earned $124,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Rob Chabot, Tim Kane and Joshua Schayer’s Up Jumps a Monster is four for four and a stakes winner after his 1-1/4 length win in the $50,000 Ky Alta Handicap at Northlands Park. The 3-year-old gelding by Proud Citizen, sold for $25,000 by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale, has earned $61,453. watch his under tack video