OBS grads capture five stakes at Calder

OBS graduates enjoyed a big day at Calder on Saturday, 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