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Kara's Orientation wires field in G2 Sky Classic S.


Sunday, August 21, 2011 |
Kara's Orientation led every step of the way to register a 2 1/4-length win in the $250,000 Sky Classic S. (G2) at Woodbine on Aug. 21. This was the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Orientate, who has seven stakes horses in 2011.

Making the lead right out of the gate in the 10 furlong marathon, Kara's Orientation opened up by about 15 lengths at the midway point. Emile Ramsammy nursed the dark bay colt's speed the rest of the way, and though the margin diminished late, he held the closers clear to finish in 2:04.87 over a turf course rated “good”.

“I was very concerned early on,” said winning trainer Steven Chircop. “I wanted him in front by about three or four lengths in a perfect world. To see him open up like that, you’re kind of wondering, ‘When’s he going to stop?’ But the horse has been doing amazing.”

The Sky Classic was the four-year-old’s third victory in five starts this year and sixth in 21 career starts for owners Max Berketa and Pinnacle Racing. His overall record is 6-6-1 with earnings of $383,086.

Kara's Orientation was bred in Kentucky by Stewart Armstrong; he is out of the Saros mare Crissy Aya, who placed in the Grade 2 El Encino S. and the Linda Vista H. (G3).