Works, entries, and results for the Midlantic-breds nominated to the Triple Crown.  The latest:

The big statement of the weekend — among the mid-Atlantic set, at least — was made by Virginia-bred Stellar Wind.  The daughter of Curlin-Evening Star, by Malibu Moon won for the third time in four starts, romping to a five-length win in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks.  It was her second graded stakes win and her third win overall in four starts.

In the Oaks, Stellar Wind, the 6-5 favorite, broke a bit slowly and dawdled in the last in the early going.  She shifted outside down the backstretch, made a three-wide move into second rounding the turn for home, and drew off for the comfortable score under Victor Espinoza.  She was bred by Keswick Stables and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC and these days is owned by Hronis Racing LLC and trained by John Sadler.

As for the future, Sadler said, “The plan is to go the Kentucky Oaks (May 1). That’s the idea. It’s a month away so the spacing is right. Hopefully, we’ll be there the day before the (Kentucky) Derby.”

The only other Midlantic-bred nominated to the Triple Crown in action this weekend was Ruby’s Love, who finished fourth in a maiden event at Penn National.

On the worktab:

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  • Maryland-bred Bridget’s Big Luvy breezed a half-mile in 47 2/5 seconds on Sunday at Oaklawn Park.  He is nominated to next weekend’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby.
  • Pennsylvania-bred The Man went five furlongs in 1 minute flat at Santa Anita Park on Sunday.  He is nominated to Sunday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes at that track.
  • Maryland-bred Jackson P worked a half-mile in 48 3/5 seconds at Parx Racing, fourth fastest of 20 at the distance.

And don’t forget to check out our Mid-Atlantic Triple Crown Trail page, featuring a sortable (and searchable) table of all of this year’s Midlantic-bred Triple Crown nominees.