Robert Abbo Racing Stables LLC’s Immortal Eyes went over the million dollar mark in Laurel’s $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes in style, going right to the front, setting the pace, then drawing away to a 6-3/4 length score. The victory gives the the 8-year-old Florida-bred son of Greatness a dozen stakes wins, a 47-17-13-4 record and $1,090,051 in earnings. The three time veteran of the OBS sales ring was sold first at the 2006 Winter Mixed Sale then resold at the 2006 August Yearling Sale. Then, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2007 February Sale, he brought $220,000 after an working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Eisaman Equine OBS graduates took both juvenile stakes at Laurel on Saturday as Yes I’m Lucky and Aibhilin scored over the turf course.
Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Yes I’m Lucky picked up his third stakes win with a 6-1/2 length wire to wire victory in $100,000 Laurel Futurity. The 2-year-old colt by Yes It’s True, now 5-4-1-0 with $173,000 in earnings, was sold for $105,000 at the 2013 March Sale after his Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video
Laurel’s $100,000 Selima Stakes went to David & Margaret Wimer’s Aibhilin, who rallied from off the pace and got up in the final strides to win by a head. Her first stakes win gives her a 4-2-0-1 record and earnings of $98,600. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2013 April Sale, the 2-year-old Sky Mesa filly was sold for $140,000. watch her under tack video
Lynn and Lola Cash’s Take It Like a Man rolled up on the outside to take charge of the $400,000 Researcher Stakes on Saturday at Charles Town then edged away in the lane and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Run Away and Hide, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 before being sold for $27,000 by Ricky Leppala, Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale. His second straight win leaves him with a 12-6-1-1 record and earnings of $339,915. watch his under tack video
Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Little Miss Flurry is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and winning the $50,000 Lady Razorback Futurity on Saturday at Louisiana Downs by a length. The 2-year-old daughter of Awesome Again, who has earned $42,600 to date, was sold for $25,000 by J. R., Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
RAP Racing and Westside Rentals.com’s Avare led from start to finish and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Tree of Life (August ’11) in Saturday’s $50,000 Pomona Derby at Fairplex Park. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Johannesburg, sold for $130,000 by McKathan Bros., Agent at the 2012 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. He’s now 11-4-1-1 and has earned $144,370. watch his under tack video
Newtown Anner Stud’s Ol Donyo picked up her first stakes win on Friday at Belmont, rallying from off the pace and winning the $100,000 Zaftig Stakes by two lengths. The lightly raced 3-year-old filly by Curlin is now 7-2-2-1 and has earned $111,828. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2012 OBS April Sale, she sold for $195,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video