August Dawn Farm's Hit It Once More netted his first stakes victory in the $164,150 New York Derby July 23 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and gave his sire, Hard Spun , his 50th black-type winner.
Trained by Gary Sciacca and ridden by Kendrick Carmouche, Hit It Once More grabbed the early lead in a field of eight in the 1 1/16-mile event for New York-bred 3-year-olds and won by 6 1/2 lengths over Extinct Charm in 1:43.02 on a track rated fast. The colt, bred by JMJ Racing Stables out of the Sunday Break mare Sunday Geisha, won for the third time in nine starts.
Hit It Once More was a $90,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale. Hard Spun, who in 2007 won the King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) and finished second to Horse of the Year Curlin in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), stands at Darley in Kentucky.
Also at Finger Lakes July 23, Matthew Schera's Super Allison, by Super Saver , won the $75,000 New York Oaks for state-bred 3-year-old fillies. It was the first stakes win for Super Allison, who won by a neck over Mekes Madalyn in 1:46.79 for 1 1/16 miles under John Davila for trainer Carlos Martin.
Super Allison, a $230,000 buy at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale, is out of the Wildcat Heir mare Richiegirlgonewild and was bred by Doug Branham and Felicia Branham.