Jack Milton, June grads have big holiday weekend

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Gary Barber’s Jack Milton trailed in the early going of the $300,000 Poker Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, but came wide off the turn, hit the front near the eighth pole and drew off from there to score by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of War Front, consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2012 OBS March Sale. Two for two this year, he’s now 10-4-1-4 and has earned $505,900. watch his under tack video

A trio of OBS June Sale graduates posted stakes wins on over the weekend, with the 2014 June Sale set to begin a four-day run on Tuesday, June 17.

Hronis Racing LLC’s Sky High Gal tracked the leader in Sunday’s $82,300 Mizdirection Stakes on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita, took the lead a furlong from home and edged away to a 1-1/4 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Leroidesanimaux (BGZ), now 9-5-1-1 with $232,533 in earnings. After an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, she was sold by sold for $30,000 by Kenny Lejeune, Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest Top Gun stepped into stakes company on Sunday fresh off a maiden special victory  in April at Keeneland, set the pace in Woodbine’s $128,843 Marine Stakes, and although narrowly defeated in a photo finish, was awarded his first stakes win via disqualification. Purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment for a sale topping $525,000 last June after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the lightly raced colt by Pioneerof the Nile is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $110,099. watch his under tack video

James W. Green’s Skipberry Wine was last in the early going in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legends Turf Stakes at Evangeline Downs, but swept past the entire field down the lane and got home first by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Skip Away, consigned by Brookshire Farm, Agent, to the 2011 OBS June Sale. Now 15-5-1-4, he has earned $173,786 to date.  watch his under tack video

B J D Thoroughbreds LLC’s Right to Vote picked up his second stakes win of the year on Memorial Day at Prairie Meadows, taking charge of the $75,000 Jim Rasmussen Memorial Stakes on the turn going on to a 1-3/4 length victory. Three for five this year, the 5-year-old graded stakes placed gelding by Political Force has three stakes wins to his credit, a 21-7-2-4 record and $412,124 in earnings. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, Agent, he was purchased by Doug Cauthen, Agent, for $20,000 at the 2011 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid racked up his seventh stakes win in Saturday’s $75,000 Prairie Express Stakes at Prairie Meadows, rallying between horses from off the pace and scoring by half a length. It’s the first win of the year for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old son of Officer, giving him a 23-10-6-2 record and earnings of $678,215. He was sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video