ORIENTATE runners finding success at every turn!

DECLASSIFY-4.6.13-360An undefeated California star. . . a filly winning her stakes debut. . . an English sophomore stakes winner. . . ORIENTATE runners have taken off this summer.

DECLASSIFY (pictured) got his second win in as many starts with another brilliant effort at Hollywood Park on Saturday, June 8. The 3-year-old owned by Kaleem Shah Inc. and trained by Bob Baffert charged home seven and a half lengths on top in the first-level allowance. That effort followed an 11 1/2-length drilling while getting six furlongs in 1:08 4/5 at Santa Anita in April. A $450,000 April OBS two-year-old in training in 2012, DECLASSIFY is being aimed for the $500,000 King’s Bishop S.-G1 at Saratoga in late August.

ORIENTATE’s 4-year-old daughter GRANDMA’S RULES, making her stakes debut, held off millionaire Hooh Why to take Arlington Park’s Gaily Gaily Stakes on 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.

GRANDMA’S RULES was ORIENTATE’s 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!