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Between November 26 and December 17, four horses who went through the breaking process in South Carolina won Stakes races.

On November 26, Swayin To and Fro, bred in South Carolina by Franklin “Goree” Smith, quickly took the lead in the Safely Kept Stakes at Laurel Park and never looked back winning as much the best by 3 ½ lengths. Swayin To and Fro is a son of Straight Talking, who was owned by Smith and stood at stud at the Elloree Training Center before his untimely death. During his 13 race career, Swayin To and Fro has recorded 7 wins and 2 thirds.

The 2-year-old Post Time has made three career starts all at Laurel Park. In September, he broke his Maiden, then came back and won an Allowance race three weeks later. On December 3, Post Time trailed the field early on in the Maryland Juvenile Stakes before launching his bid approaching the stretch. During the final ¼ mile, Post Time also proved much the best crossing the finish line 3 ¾ lengths in front under a hand ride. Post Time was purchased by Cary Frommer as a yearling and developed to become a racehorse in Aiken.

Wudda U Think Now won his third Stakes restricted to New York-breds proving best in the Alex M. Robb Stakes at Aqueduct on December 17. Wudda U Think Now, developed by Donna Freyer at the Camden Training Center, was in the lead at every call. In the Alex M. Robb, Wudda U Think Now started to draw clear at the top of the stretch and led the field across the finish line 3 ¼ lengths in front. A 5-year-old son of Fast Anna, he has 8 career wins with 4 of them happening this year. In 19 career starts, Wudda U Think Now has accumulated $503,750. He is owned by SCTOBA member Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group LLC. Grant is also the owner of the Camden Training Center.

General Banker finally broke his maiden in his eighth career start. This victory occurred in a Stakes race no less! General Banker, a 2-year-old son of Central Banker, was 4th for the the opening ½ mile in the New York Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct on December 17. He began to advance while between horses before shifting to the outside. When he hit the stretch, he took off winning by 8 ½ lengths. General Banker came up through Travis Durr’s program at the Travis Durr Training Center in St. Matthews.

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