Sunday, March 6, 2022
Winngate Stables’ unbeaten Kathleen O. is three for three and a graded stakes-winner after a two-length victory in the $200,000, Gr. II Davona Dale Stakes. The 3-year-old daughter of Upstart trailed early, waited behind a wall of horses at the head of the stretch, rallied to take command inside the final furlong and was going away at the wire. OBS March 2021 graduate Cocktail Moments ran well late to finish third.
A two-time OBS graduate, Kathleen O was sold by Stuart Morris at the 2020 Fall Mixed Sale, then purchased for $275,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Shug McGaughey, she has a pair of stakes victories to her credit and has earned $226,280.
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Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Temple tracked the leaders in the early going of the $200,000, Gr. II Mac Diarmida Stakes, took the lead on the turn for home and was best by a length at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate Media Blitz (April ’19) checked in third. It’s the first graded stakes score for the 6-year-old son of Temple City, trained by Mike Maker, now 34-7-8-7 with $598,563 in earnings. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.