ORIENTATE filly shows spunk with Arlington stakes score

GRANDMA’S RULES, a 4-year-old daughter of ORIENTATE making her stakes debut, held off millionaire Hooh Why to take the Gaily Gaily Stakes on Saturday, June 8. After stalking the early leaders, the bay filly gunned for the lead on the turn for home in the mile and a sixteenth turf test and drove home a length on top.

Owned by Last Call Racing Partnership and trained by Richard Scherer, GRANDMA’S RULES got her sixth win in her last seven starts and has risen up the ranks from claimer to stakes winner. She boosted her earnings to $139,104 and has finished third or better in 10 of her 11 career starts.

ORIENTATE got his second new stakes winner in as many weeks, following 3-year-old colt WELL ACQUAINTED (Ire)’s score in the seven-furlong Surrey Stakes at Epsom in England on May 31.

The sire of 36 stakes winners from eight crops to race and total progeny earnings of more than $35 million, ORIENTATE has made a big splash in Maryland since joining the state’s ranks this year: he has sired the earners of nearly $1.5 million to top the sires list and his runners include Santa Anita Gr. 2 winner GREAT HOT (Brz).

The sensational Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and Eclipse champion is the sire of grade stakes winners both sprinting and going a distance—ORIENTATE proves he can go the distance!