“Romantic” day for OBS at Calder’s Summit of Speed

 

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Pinnacle Racing Stables and trainer Bill Kaplan’s champion Musical Romance, second in Calder’s $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (G1) last year, stayed near the pace in this year’s renewal, hit the front in the final furlong and scored by half a length. It’s the second grade one win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Concorde’s Tune, now 38-11-6-7 with earnings of $1,627,695. Winner of the Eclipse Award as 2011’s champion Female Sprinter, she was sold for $22,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2009 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Kaplan also scored with Lewis Pell, Michael Eigner and Pinnacle Racing Stables Et Al’s Another Romance, who rallied from last of nine, made the lead in the final sixteenth and drew off to a 1-3/4 length victory in the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (G3). That’s two stakes wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Saint Anddan, a  three time veteran of the OBS sales ring. Sold first by Casse Sales, Agent, at the 2009 Fall Mixed Sale before being sold by Tara Stables, Inc. Agent, at the 2010 August Sale, she was purchased by Kaplan for $23,000 on behalf of her current connections at the 2011 OBS June Sale. Her first graded win leaves her with a 15-4-4-2 record and earnings of $231,195.   watch her under tack video

 

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Chester A. Bishop and Chrisos Gatos’ Tale of a Champion didn’t get to the races until his debut at Gulfstream in April, but the 4-year-old colt by Tale of the Cat is four for four and a stakes winner on grass after his 1-1/4 length victory in Calder’s $100,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Stakes. Sold for $13,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2010 OBS April Sale, he’s now 5-5-0-0 and has earned $102,740. watch his under tack video