OBS grads capture five stakes at Calder

OBS graduates enjoyed a big day at Calder on Saturday, drugs scoring five stakes wins. F. Muro, W. Cheekes, L. Ferrentino and Calascibetta Racing Stable’s D’nied Permission rallied to gain the lead late in the $125,000 Florida Stallion Affirmed Stakes, then held off a late charge to win by a neck at odds of 21-1. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, now 4-2-2-0 with $96,190 in earnings. He was sold for $18,000 by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2011 OBS August Sale.

Herb & Ione Elkins’ Putyourdreamsaway is two for three and a stakes winner after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Calder’s $125, 000 Florida Stallion Susan’s Girl Stakes. August Sale graduates Candy Coded Kisses and Capriccio Blue were second and third. The winner, a 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Put It Back, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale, is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $115,975. watch her under tack video

OBS graduates were 1-2-3 in Calder’s $73,800 Seacliff Stakes as Rosa Stephany Taveras’ unbeaten  Sr. Quisqueyano romped to a 13 ¾ length win over C D Gold (June ’12) with Uptown Anthem (June ’12, April ’12, August ’11, Ocotber ’10) a half-length back in third. Now three for three, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Exclusive Quality has earned $84,600 to date. He was sold for $5,500 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2011 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofani’s Rose to Gold made her first start in Calder’s $61,800 Lindsay Frolic Stakes and was much the best, rolling to a 13 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bama Rose (April ’12, August ’11). The 2-year-old daughter of Friends Lake, who earned $33,000, was consigned by Karrington Stables, Agent, to the 2011 OBS August Sale.

Trilogy Stables and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday picked up his first stakes win with a four length score in Calder’s $61,800 Fasig Tipton Turf Dash Stakes, taken off the turf and run over a sloppy main track. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $110,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale. Now 4-2-1-1, he has earned $71,600 to date. watch his under tack video

Arnold & Judy Bennewith’s Heidi Maria went to the lead at the start of the $75,585 City of Edmonton Distaff Handicap at Northlands Park on Saturday, put away the speed on the backstretch and opened up from there, pulling away to a 7-1/4 length victory. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 4-year-old filly by Rockport Harbor, consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2010 OBS February Sale. She’s now 20-4-4-6 and has earned $206,154. watch her under tack video