Tale of Ekati filly earns second stakes win of ’19

Totally Obsessed taking the Queen City Oaks - Coady photo

Totally Obsessed held off the late challenge of H. F. Carmel to win Sunday’s $75,000 Queen City Oaks by three-quarters of a length to give the 3-year-old Tale of Ekati filly her fifth win in six outings this year.

Now a two-time stakes winner, the dark bay is 6-2-0 in 12 starts and has earned $223,667 for Ron Paolucci Racing LLC. Totally Obsessed wrapped up an excellent week for Tale of Ekati, who had eight winners at as many different tracks.

In the 1 1/16-mile Queen City, Totally Obsessed tracked in third while longshot Cinder Queen set the early pace. The leader threw in the towel at the halfway point, and Totally Obsessed assumed command, winning under a driving finish (VIDEO).

Bred by Schleprock Racing LLC, Totally Obsessed is one of six winners from as many foals out of the Grand Slam mare Dark Obsession.