Hierro wins Derby Trial

Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Hierro found the sloppy track and one mile distance to his liking in the $232,600 The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial Stakes (G3), rallying from off the pace on the outside and drawing off to his first stakes win by a length and a half, with fellow OBS graduate Stealcase (March ’11, August ’10) checking in third. The 3-year-old colt by Hard Spun, who could be heading for the Preakness (G1) in three weeks, was sold by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, for $350,000 at the 2011 OBS March Sale. He’s now 6-2-1-0 and has earned $186,966. under tack link

First Samurai filly tops final session of record breaking April Sale

Hip No. 929, a filly by First Samurai consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to The Three Amigos for $650,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed Refugee, by Unaccounted For, and is half sister to stakes placed Profit, from the family of Calumet Farm’s champion Davona Dale. It was the highest price of the entire sale, which set Spring Sale records for gross, average and median

Mark Casse, Agent, went to $475,000 for Hip No. 967, a colt by Broken Vow, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance for the entire Under Tack Show. Out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom, the dark bay or brown colt was consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm.

Hip No. 1171, a colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, who also worked an eighth in :9 4/5, was sold to Narvick International for $275,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet, a half sister to stakes winner Top Shoter.

Hip No. 1089, a colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Zayat Stables for $250,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Stormy Monday, by Storm Cat, and is a full brother to stakes winner Pinkarella.

The Three Amigos also purchased Hip No. 1022 for $220,000, a colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Pick View Stables, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Shoreline, by Unbridled, and is a half brother to stakes placed Boston Brahmin.

Hip No. 961, filly by Curlin consigned by Mayberry Farm, agent, went to Nick Sallusto, Agent for Newtown Anner Stud for $195,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Royal Tigress, by Storm Cat.

For the session, 165 horses brought a total of $8,468,700, compared with 199 horses grossing $6,982,700 at last year’s final session. The average price was $51,325, up 46.3% from $35,089 a year ago, while the median price rose 47% from $17,000 in 2011 to $25,000. The buyback percentage was 22.5%; it was 24.3% last year. Twenty five horses sold for $100,000 or more compared to thirteen a year ago.

For the entire sale, 760 horses sold for a total of a sale record $33,706,400, compared with 830 horses grossing the previous record of $25,980,200 in 2011. The average price was a sale record $44,351, up 41.7% from $31,301 a year ago, and surpassing the previous record of $32,494 set in 2006. The median was $27,000, breaking the record of $20,000 set in 2010 and equaled last year. The buyback percentage was 17.6%; it was 23.4% in 2011. Seventy-three horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 52 last year.

Next on the OBS calendar is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, set for June 19-20, with Under Tack Shows scheduled for Friday through Sunday, June 15-17 at 7:30 a.m.

Orientate colt tops third April Sale session

Hip No. 731, a colt by Orientate consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Hill N Dale Bloodstock for $450,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of Mir Cat, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to stakes placed Runnin Ute.

Hip No. 814, a Stormy Atlantic filly consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Narvick International for $300,000. The chestnut filly, who worked a quarter in :21 flat, is out of One West, by Gone West, a half sister to graded stakes winner Indescribable.

Zayat Stables went to $270,000 for Hip No. 802, Brother Ny, a Brother Derek colt consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent. The bay colt out of Nyanza, by Montbrook, a half sister to stakes winner Sweet Nanette, worked a quarter in :21 flat.

Eddie Woods also consigned Hip No. 648, a Street Sense filly sold to Mark Casse, Agent, for $240,000. The bay filly, out of stakes winner Leona’s Knight, by Suave Prospect, breezed an eighth in :10 flat.

Hip No. 685, a filly byGreeley’s Galaxy consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to XIB, Agent, for $215,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Maggie’s Pearle, by Bright Launch, a half sister to graded stakes placed and graded stakes producer Manduria.

For the session, 193  horses grossed $8,402,200, compared with 209 horses selling  for a total of $6,086,200 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $43,535, up 49.5% from $29, 121 a year ago, while the median price rose 50% from $20,000 in 2011 to $20,000. The buyback percentage was 17.2%; it was 22.3% last year. Seventeen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with eleven a year ago.

The Spring Sale’s final session begins Thursday at 10:30 a.m. 

Majestic Warrior colt tops April Sale’s second session

Louise Reinagel photo

Hip No. 441, a colt by Majestic Warrior consigned by Harris Training Center, Agent, went to Narvick International for $400,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Flirtatious Miss, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to graded stakes winners Across the Rhine and Prospectress.

Hip No. 363, a filly by Keyed Entry whose quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at last Wednesday’s Under Tack session, went to John Fort for $260,000. Consigned by H.J. Parra Racing Stables, the bay filly is out of Dixie Image, by Halo’s Image, a full sister to millionaire grade one winning OBS graduate Southern Image.

Hip No. 398, a colt by Political Force consigned by Azpurua Stables, Agent, was sold for $260,000 to Bear Stables, Ltd. The gray or roan colt, who worked a quarter in :21 2/5, is out of Endless Virtue, by Monarchos.

Hip No. 518, Foundthecandy, a filly by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Old South Farm, Agent, was sold to Cam Allard for $230,000. The chestnut filly, out of Harlow Gold, by Orientate, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Sea of Tranquility, worked an eighth in :10 flat, co-fastest at Wednesday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 469, a colt by Tiznow whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, was sold to Mark Casse, Agent, for $225,000. Consigned by Ricky Leppala, Agent, the bay filly is out of Gdanska, by Danzig.  

Bear Stables also paid $175,000 for Hip No. 415, a colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The gray or roan colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5, is out of Fabulous Sun, by Maria’s Mon, a half sister to stakes winner Colony Band.

Hip No. 488, Spare No Expense, a colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock (Brent and Crystal Fernung), Agent, went to Steven W. Young, Agent,  for $170,000. The chestnut colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the session’s co-fastest, is out of Golden Horseshoe, by Belong to Me, a daughter of stakes winner Striking People.

For the session, 197 horses sold for a total of $8,731,500, compared with 223 horses bringing $7,247,900 last year. The average price was $44,322, up 36.4% from $32,502 a year ago, while the median price rose 50% from $20,000 in 2011 to $30,000. The buyback percentage dropped from 20.1% a year ago to 18.9%. Eighteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 20 last year.

The Spring Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. 

Medaglia d’Oro filly tops April Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 160, a filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Southwind Stables, Inc. for $400,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes winner Bashful Charmer, by Capote, and is a half sister to stakes winner Saturday’s Child.

Hip No. 50, a Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Cairan Dunne), Agent, went to Deborah Easter, Agent for Jon & Sarah Kelly for $285,000.  The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of West Indian, by Indian Charlie, and is a half brother to stakes winner Golden Dreamer.

Hip No. 233, a filly by Henny Hughes consigned by Best A Luck Farm, Agent, was sold for $225,000 to Oh, Ho Kuck (Oh, Jong Hwan). The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show, is out of Cape Discovery, by Cape Town, from the family of graded stakes winner Inexplicable.

Tommy Hutton’s Dream Stable went to $220,000 for Hip No. 92, a filly by Street Boss consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes placed Airizon, by Boston Harbor.

Jim & Susan Hill went to $220,000 for Hip No.267, a colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Hoppel’s Horse and Cattle Co., Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in:10 flat, is out of Cita My Dear, by Kris S., a daughter of stakes winner Sophie My Love.

Hip No. 105, an Unbridled’s Song colt consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, was sold to Bloom Racing Stable LLC, for $210,000. The gray or roan colt, out of stakes winner Amazing Buy, by High Yield, worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.

For the day, 179 horses grossed $7,403,000, compared with 199 horses grossed $5,663,400 at last year’s opening session. The average price was $41,358 a gain of 45.3% compared with $28,459 a year ago while the median price was $25,000, up 25% from $20,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 23.2%; it was 27.1% last year.

Thirteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with eight at last year’s opening session.

The Spring Sale continues Tuesday at10:30 a.m.

April Sale starts Monday

The 2012 OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins on Monday, April 23rd.  There are 1,196 two-year-olds cataloged for the four-day sale, which continues through Thursday, April 26th. All four sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com.

Seven previous Spring Sale graduates have won grade one races since the beginning of last year, with 2011 graduate I’ll Have Another heading for the Kentucky Derby (G1) as one of the favorites after his victory in the recent Santa Anita Derby (G1).  Atlantic Hurricane, a 2009 graduate, recently joined Eclipse Award winners Musical Romance and Blind Luck on the roster of champion Spring Sale graduates, winning the Sovereign Award as Canada’s champion female sprinter.

The other grade one winners include Stephanie’s Kitten, whose victory in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) was a springboard to her win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes (G2). Turbulent Descent and Weemissfrankie both posted a pair of grade one victories and Ultimate Eagle’s three graded wins included the G1 Hollywood Derby.

At the Under Tack Show, four horses worked an eighth in :9 4/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance. Last Tuesday, it was Hip No. 233, a filly by Henny Hughes consigned by Best A Luck Farm, Agent. The bay filly is out of Cape Discovery, by Cape Town, from the family of graded stakes winner Inexplicable. She was joined on Friday by three more youngsters. Hip No. 967, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Broken Vow out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom. Hip No. 1171, a dark bay or brown colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet. Hip No. 1194, a dark bay or brown filly by Wildcat Heir consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, is out of Unrepentant, by Pleasant Tap, a daughter of stakes placed Roadie.

Seven horses worked quarters in :20 3/5. Hip No. 28, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Put It Back out of stakes winner Wabash Gal, by Jungle Express, and is a half sister to stakes winner Sheza Pretty Gal. Hip No. 201, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse and Cattle Co., Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Ready’s Image out of Bound to Blush, by Boundary, a daughter of graded stakes winner Blush. Hip No. 278, a chestnut filly by Cowtown Cat consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, is out of stakes placed Classy Daniela, by Regal Classic. Hip No. 602, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Safe in the U S A out of Just Call Me Berty, by Bertrando, a full sister to stakes winner Little Snake Bit. Hip No. 711, Really Mr Greely, is a dark bay or brown colt by Horse Greeley consigned by Thoroughbred  Friends and Associates, Agent, out of Mattie Camp, by Forest Camp, a half sister to stakes placed Promise One. Hip No. 714, consigned by Everett Livestock, is a dark bay or brown filly by Freud out of Maya’s Note, by Editor’s Note, a half sister to stakes winner Spectacular Cat. Hip No. 1000, a bay filly by Put It Back consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is out of Seemein Seattle, by Seattle Sleet, a daughter of stakes placed One for Smoke.

The Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths was turned in on Tuesday by Hip No. 64, My Jealous, a colt by Halo’s Image consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent. The bay colt is out of Windjammin Lady, by Helmsman, a daughter of stakes winner Loudon Top. 

Colts by Broken Vow and After Market, filly by Wildcat Heir quickest at Under Tack finale

Three horses breezed a furlong in :9 4/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Hip No. 967, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Broken Vow out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom. Hip No. 1171, a dark bay or brown colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet. Hip No. 1194, a dark bay or brown filly by Wildcat Heir consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, is out of Unrepentant, by Pleasant Tap, a daughter of stakes placed Roadie.

The works equaled the Under Tack Show’s earlier fastest eighth, posted at Tuesday’s session by Hip No. 233, a filly by Henny Hughes consigned by Best A Luck Farm, Agent. The bay filly is out of Cape Discovery, by Cape Town, from the family of graded stakes winner Inexplicable.

Ten youngster worked eighths in :10 flat on Friday. Hip No. 955, consigned by Everett Livestock, is a chestnut colt by Dehere out of Roses N Bows, by Roar, a half sister to stakes winner Whoozie. Hip No. 1022, a bay Harlan’s Holiday colt consigned by Pick View Stables, Agent, is out of Shoreline, by Unbridled, and is a half brother to stakes placed Boston Brahmin. Hip No. 1023, consigned by M & H Training and Sales (David and Kaylynn McKathan), Agent, is a bay filly by Hook and Ladder out of Shortstop, by Allen’s Prospect, and is a half sister to stakes placed Stopbluffing. Hip No. 1056, a bay filly by Private Vow consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of Sophie’s Cat, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to stakes winner Smart N Fast. Hip No. 1063, consigned by Old South Farm, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Street Hero out of  Special Me, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to stakes winner Our New Recruit. Hip No. 1068, Tizan Honor, a chestnut colt byTiz Wonderful consigned by Costanzo Sales, is out of Splendid Honor, by Double Honor, a half sister to stakes winner Crusader’s Poetry. Hip No. 1103, consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is a bay colt by Exclusive Quality out of Summer Dream, by Wild Rush, a daughter of stakes winner Strawberry Fizz. Hip No. 1135, a bay Concorde’s Tune filly consigned by Best A Luck Farm, Agent, is out of Terry M. by Crusader Sword, and is a half sister to stakes placed Capitan Heroe. Hip no. 1166, Jet Blue Hottie, a chestnut filly by Bring the Heat consigned by SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud), Agent, is out of Tori’s Portia, by Beau Genius, and is a half sister to stakes placed Jet Blue Girl. Hip No. 1167, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Exchange Rate out of Touchallthebases, by Grand Slam, a half sister to stakes winner Ruskin.

The session’s fastest quarter was turned in by Hip No. 1000, a bay filly by Put It Back clocked in :20 3/5. Consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, she’s out of Seemein Seattle, by Seattle Sleet, a daughter of stakes placed One for Smoke.

Two youngsters worked quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 928, consigned by Off The Hook LLC, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Big Brown out of Refrain, by Unbridled’s Song, and is a half sister to stakes winner Girlfriendontheside. Hip No. 989, High Indy Ibis, a dark bay or brown colt by High Cotton consigned by de Meric Sales,Agent, is out of Scarlet Combo, by Scarlet Ibis, a half sister to stakes winner Volterra.

Five horses worked quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 929, a bay filly by First Samurai consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of graded stakes placed Refugee, by Unaccounted For, and is a half sister to stakes placed Profit. Hip No. 983, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock (Brent and Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a bay filly by Exclusive Quality out of Sassy Bear, by Cherokee Run, a half sister to stakes winner Madam Bear. Hip No. 1075, a bay filly by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Casse Sales, Agent for Justin Casse, is out of Star of Glory, by Unbridled, a half sister to champion Comet Shine. Hip No. 1134, a bay filly by Pomeroy of Terri’s Choice, by West Acre, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner You Luckie Mann. Hip No. 1152, consigned by Off The Hook LLC, Agent, is a bay filly by Kafwain out of Tight Lipped, by Kissin Kris, a half sister to stakes winner Barrier Reef.

The quarter in :20 3/5 by Hip No. 1000, equaled the Under Tack Show’s fastest at the distance, shared by six other horses. Hip No. 28, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Put It Back out of stakes winner Wabash Gal, by Jungle Express, and is a half sister to stakes winner Sheza Pretty Gal. Hip No. 201, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse and Cattle Co., Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Ready’s Image out of Bound to Blush, by Boundary, a daughter of graded stakes winner Blush. Hip No. 278, a chestnut filly by Cowtown Cat consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, is out of stakes placed Classy Daniela, by Regal Classic. Hip No. 602, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Safe in the U S A out of Just Call Me Berty, by Bertrando, a full sister to stakes winner Little Snake Bit. Hip No. 711, Really Mr Greely, is a dark bay or brown colt by Horse Greeley consigned by Thoroughbred  Friends and Associates, Agent, out of Mattie Camp, by Forest Camp, a half sister to stakes placed Promise One. Hip No. 714, consigned by Everett Livestock, is a dark bay or brown filly by Freud out of Maya’s Note, by Editor’s Note, a half sister to stakes winner Spectacular Cat.

The Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths was turned in on Tuesday by Hip No. 64, My Jealous, a colt by Halo’s Image consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent. The bay colt is out of Windjammin Lady, by Helmsman, a daughter of stakes winner Loudon Top.

The four-day sale begins Monday, April 23rd and continues through Thursday, April 26th. All four sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Colts by Safe in the U S A, Horse Greeley; filly by Freud fastest at third April Under Tack session

Three horses sped quarters in :20 3/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Hip No. 602, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Safe in the U S A out of Just Call Me Berty, by Bertrando, a full sister to stakes winner Little Snake Bit. Hip No. 711, Really Mr Greely, is a dark bay or brown colt by Horse Greeley consigned by Thoroughbred  Friends and Associates, Agent, out of Mattie Camp, by Forest Camp, a half sister to stakes placed Promise One. Hip No. 714, consigned by Everett Livestock, is a dark bay or brown filly by Freud out of Maya’s Note, by Editor’s Note, a half sister to stakes winner Spectacular Cat.

Sixteen horses shared the spotlight for the session’s fastest eighth, each stopping the timer in :10 flat. Hip No. 623, Quick Chick, a chestnut filly by Orientate consigned by Texhoma, Inc. (Flynt Fesmire), Agent, is out of stakes winner Kuanyan, by Carson City. Hip No. 641, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a chestnut colt by Songandaprayer out of Launch the Rocket, by Forest Wildcat, and is a half brother to stakes placed Silver Rocket. Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, consigned Hip No. 643, a chestnut filly by Simon Pure out of Legally Insane, by Tabasco Cat as well as Hip No. 878, a dark bay or brown filly by The Green Monkey out of Pretty Ready, by More Than Ready. Hip No. 648, a bay Street Sense filly consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of stakes winner Leona’s Knight, by Suave Prospect. Woods also consigned Hip No. 673, a chestnut colt by City Zip out of stakes placed Love Boot, by Storm Boot, and a half brother to stakes winner Made to Love Her. Hip No. 685, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a chestnut filly byGreeley’s Galaxy out of Maggie’s Pearle, by Bright Launch, a half sister to graded stakes placed Manduria. Bo Hunt, Agent, consigned Hip No. 698, a bay filly by Wildcat Heir out of Marbleous Routine, by Pentelicus, a half sister to stakes winner Calldara. Hip No. 724 is a bay colt by Freud consigned by Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), Agent, out of Mighty Good, by Good and Tough, a half sister to stakes winner Mighty Eros. Eddie Woods also consigned Hip No. 731, a dark bay or brown colt by Orientate out of Mir Cat, by Tale of the Cat, and a half sister to stakes placed Runnin Ute. Hip No. 746 is a bay gelding by Henny Hughes out of stakes placed Miss Smart Strike, by Smart Strike, and a half brother to stakes placed Sister Glady Oh La, consigned by Sescan LLC, Agent. Hip No. 756, Whymonawhy, a chestnut filly by Whywhywhy consigned by M & H Training and Sales (David and Kaylynn Mckathan), Agent, is out of Monaree, by Maria’s Mon, a half sister to stakes winner Tin Smithen. Hip No. 782, a chestnut filly by Wildcat Heir consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Nasty Sabina, by Sabona, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Bonapaw. Hip No. 840, also consigned by de Meric, is a bay colt by Forestry out of Penilee, by Affirmed, a half sister to stakes winner Devil’s Bag Copy.  Hip No. 850, a dark bay or brown filly by Bernstein out of stakes winner Phantom Income, by Montbrook, is consigned by Best A Luck Farm, Agent. Hip No. 863, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a dark bay or brown Lawyer Ron filly out of Pondering, by Storm Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Lucayan Prince.

Hip No. 662, Smooth Bert, a dark bay or brown colt by Smooth Jazz out of Little Bertie, by Devil His Due turned in the session’s fastest three eighths with a :34 flat clocking. He’s consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent.

The Under Tack Show concludes with Friday’s session, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Hip No’s 899 – 1196 are scheduled to breeze. 

Keyed Entry filly, Wildcat Heir colt quickest at Under Tack Show’s second session

Hip No. 363, a filly by Keyed Entry, and Hip No. 488, a Wildcat Heir colt, worked quarters in :20 4/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly by Keyed Entry, consigned by H.J. Parra Racing Stables, is out of Dixie Image, by Halo’s Image, a full sister to millionaire OBS graduate Southern Image. The chestnut colt by Wildcat Heir, named Spare No Expense and consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock (Brent and Crystal Fernung), Agent, is out of Golden Horseshoe, by Belong to Me, a daughter of stakes winner Striking Profile.

Three horses worked quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 316, consigned by Nickajack/Rey de Oros, is a dark bay or brown colt by Bob and John out of Credential, by Valid Appeal, a half sister to stakes winner Table the Motion. Hip No. 352, a gray or roan Concorde’s Tune colt consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of Delta Silks, by Montbrook, a half sister to stakes winner Rocky River. Hip No. 379, Dubai Bob, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Forestry out of Dreamworld, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to graded stakes placed Womble.

Six youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, each stopping the timer in :10 flat. Hip No. 469, consigned by Ricky Leppala, Agent, is a bay filly by Tiznow out of Gdanska, byDanzig. Hip No. 518, Foundthecandy, is a chestnut filly by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Old South Farm, Agent, out of Harlow Gold, by Orientate, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Sea of Tranquility. Hip No. 529, Shawtown, consigned by Costanzo Sales, is a chestnut colt by Cowtown Cat out of grade one stakes placed Her She Shawklit, by Air Forbes Won, and is a half brother to graded stakes winning millionaire Crafty Shaw. Hip No. 566, a bay colt by Sky Mesa consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Ing Ing (FR), by Bering (GB), a half sister to grade one winner Execute. Hip No. 567, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a chestnut filly by Candy Ride (ARG) out of stakes winner Into Reality, by Untuttable. Hip No. 584, Indian Splendor, a dark bay or brown filly by Indian Ocean consigned by Ravensway (Rick and Christine Lopez), Agent, is out of Jeet, by Tactical Advantage, a half sister to stakes winner Rich Pearl.

Two horses worked three eighths in :33 3/5. Hip No. 489, a bay colt by Wild Desert consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is out of Golden Park, by Touch Gold, and is a half brother to stakes placed Artie Luvsto Party. Hip No. 502, La Thali, a chestnut filly by Ecclesiastic consigned by Tres Potrillos, is out of Gratorious, by Honor Grades, a half sister to stakes placed Voluptuous.    

The Under Tack Show resumes Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. with Hip No’s 599 – 898 scheduled to breeze. 

Henny Hughes filly fastest at April Under Tack Show opener

Hip No. 233, a filly by Henny Hughes consigned by Best A Luck Farm, Agent, sped an eighth in :9 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly is out of Cape Discovery, by Cape Town, from the family of graded stakes winner Inexplicable.

Nine youngsters worked eighths in :10 flat. Hip No. 45, consigned by Rod McVey, is a bay colt by Private Vow out of Weight No More, by Pure Prize, a half sister to graded stakes winner Beefchopper. Hip No. 50, a dark bay or brown colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of West Indian, by Indian Charlie and is a half brother to stakes winner Golden Dreamer. Hip No. 80, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is a bay filly by Spring At Last out of Zambezi Belle, by Lord At War (ARG), and is a half sister to stakes winner Law Enforcement. Hip No. 101, a chestnut filly by D’wildcat consigned by James Layden, Agent, is out of Always Twining, by Twining, and is a half sister to stakes placed Always Wildcatin’. Hip No. 105, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Unbridled’s Song out of stakes winner Amazing Buy, by High Yield. Hip No. 119 is dark bay or brown filly by City Place out of Anythingispossible, by Songandaprayer, consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. Hip No. 251, a chestnut filly by Forestry consigned by Kings Equine, Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Charm a Gendarme, by Batonnier. Hip No. 261, consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy, Agent), is a bay filly by Bluegrass Cat out of stakes placed Chit Chatter, by Lost Soldier, a full sister to stakes winner Chatter Chatter. Hip No. 267, a bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Hoppel’s Horse and Cattle Co., Agent, is out of Cita My Dear, by Kris S., a daughter of stakes winner Sophie My Love.

A trio of horses shared honors for the session’s fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 3/5. Hip No. 28, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Put It Back out of stakes winner Wabash Gal, by Jungle Express, and is a half sister to stakes winner Sheza Pretty Gal. Hip No. 201, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse and Cattle Co., Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Ready’s Image out of Bound to Blush, by Boundary, a daughter of graded stakes winner Blush. Hip No. 278, a chestnut filly by Cowtown Cat consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, is out of stakes placed Classy Daniela, by Regal Classic.

Hip No. 213, a bay Cowtown Cat filly consigned by All Dreams Equine, worked a quarter in :20 4/5. Out of Brooks N Boots, by Odyle, she’s a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Gato Go Win.

There were five quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 7, consigned by Ocala Stud, is a chestnut filly by Brother Derek out of Valid Silk, by Valid Appeal, and is a half sister to stakes winner Rocky River. Hip No. 160, a half sister to stakes winner Saturday’s Child, is a bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro out of stakes winner Bashful Charmer, by Capote, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. Brennan also consigned Hip No. 266, Livin Peace, a chestnut filly by Songandaprayer out of Cinnamon Girl, by Meadowlake, a full sister to stakes winner Abby Girl. Hip No. 249, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock (Brent and Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a bay colt by Notional out of stakes winner Celestial Legend, by City Zip, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Speed Demon. Hip No. 284, a dark bay or brown colt by Put It Back consigned by Blas Perez, Agent for Blue Top Holdings Stable, is out of Cloudrunner, by Dixieland Band, a half sister to grade one winner Seek Gold.

The session’s fastest three eighths was turned in by Hip No. 64, My Jealous, a colt by Halo’s Image consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent. The bay colt is out of Windjammin Lady, by Helmsman, a daughter of stakes winner Loudon Top.

The Under Tack Show resumes Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. with Hip No’s 301 – 598 scheduled to breeze. 

April Sale Under Tack Show begins Tuesday

The Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins on Tuesday, April 17th.  Hip No.’s 1-300 will breeze on Tuesday, Hip No.’s 301-598 on Wednesday, April 18th, Hip No.’s 599-898 on Thursday, April 19th and Hip No.’s 899-1196 on Friday, April 20th. Each session begins at 8:00 a.m.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and will also be streamed live via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts will also be recorded and videos will be available on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. In-room viewing is available at Holiday Inn, The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on theOBSwebsite.

There are 1,196 two-year-olds cataloged for the four-day OBS sale, beginning Monday, April 23rd and continuing through Thursday, April 26th. All four sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.

I’ll Have Another became the seventh Spring Sale graduate to win a grade one race since the beginning of 2011, punching his ticket to the Kentucky Derby with a victory in last week’s $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1). It’s the second straight graded win for the 3-year-old colt by Flower Alley, sold for $35,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale.

Atlantic Hurricane recently joined Eclipse Award winners Musical Romance and Blind Luck on the roster of champion Spring Sale graduates, racking up three stakes victories in 2011 and winning the Sovereign Award as Canada’s champion female sprinter. Sold for $21,000 by Bridlewood Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale, the 5-year-old Florida-bred filly by Halo’s Image, who  scored her first graded stakes win in the Seaway Stakes (G3) at Woodbine in September, ended her 2011 campaign with a victory in Woodbine’s Bessarabian Stakes (G3) in November.

The other grade one winners include Stephanie’s Kitten, whose victory in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) was a springboard to her win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes (G2). Turbulent Descent and Weemissfrankie both posted a pair of grade one victories and Ultimate Eagle’s three graded wins included the G1 Hollywood Derby.

Plum Pretty takes Oaklawn’s Apple Blossom Handicap

Coady Photography / Oaklawn Park

Peachtree Stable’s Plum Pretty pressed the pace in the early going of the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park, took over on the turn and eased away to a convincing 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the second grade one win for the 4 year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $130,000 by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, at the 2010 OBS March Sale. The win leaves her with a 11-5-2-2 record and earnings of $1,656,700.

2011 April grad Master Rick wins Oaklawn’s Northern Spur Stakes

Coady Photography / Oaklawn Park

Richard L. Davis’s Master Rick stepped into Oaklawn’s $98,000 Northern Spur Stakes off a maiden win and found the company to his liking, fighting for the lead between horses on the turn before pulling away and winning his first stakes race by a length and a quarter. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2010 August Sale before being purchased for $47,000 out of the D S B Stable consignment at the 2011 April Sale. The win gives the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Master Command a 6-2-0-1 record and earnings of $94,930. under tack link

 

Coady Photography / Oaklawn Park

April Sale grad I’ll Have Another scores in Santa Anita Derby

J. Paul Reddam’s I’ll Have Another could be on his way to Louisville as one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby after battling favored Creative Cause down the stretch of the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) and winning his first grade one race by a nose. It’s the second straight graded win for the 3-year-old colt by Flower Alley, sold for $35,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. The win gives him a 5-3-1-0 record and earnings of $634,000. under tack link

Trinniberg cruises to easy win in Aqueduct’s Bay Shore Stakes

Adam Coglianese photo

Shivananda Parbhoo’s 2011 OBS April graduate Trinniberg took command shortly after the start of Aqueduct’s $250,000 Bay Shore Stakes (G3) and was never threatened en route to a three length victory. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Teuflesberg, now 7-3-2-0 with $341,300 in earnings. He was sold for $21,000 by M & H Training and Sales (David & Kaylynn Mc Kathan), Agent. under tack link

Xunlei, Tarpy’s Goal win stakes at Tampa’s Florida Cup Day

Gold Mark Farm LLC’s Xunlei and Mike Tarp’s Tarpy’s Goal, both trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Leandro Goncalves, scored stakes wins at Florida Cup Day at Tampa Bay Downs.

Xulei, third to Who Is Camille in the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for fillies in her last start, rallied from off the pace, caught the leaders in mid stretch and drew off  to a four length victory in the $75,000 Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Stakes, with fellow OBS graduate Backstage Magic (April ’11) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of D’wildcat, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, for $90,000 at the 2010 OBS August Sale. She’s now 7-3-1-2 and has earned $126,795 to date.

It was also the first stakes win for Tarpy’s Goal, third in the Futurity (G2) at Belmont last July. The 3-year-old Florida-bred son of High Cotton rallied on the outside down the lane and won the $75,000 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore Stakes by a length. Now 9-4-0-2 with $129,849 in earnings, he was sold for $8,500 by Quiet Time Farm, Agent at the 2009 OBS Fall Mixed Sale.

Atlantic Hurricane chosen Canada’s champion female sprinter

Brent & Russ McLellan, Carl Hollick & Stuart Simon’s Atlantic Hurricane racked up three stakes victories in 2011 and has been chosen as winner of the Sovereign Award as Canada’s champion female sprinter. The 5-year-old Florida-bred filly by Halo’s Image, who  scored her first graded stakes win in the Seaway Stakes (G3) at Woodbine in September, ended her 2011 campaign with a victory in Woodbine’s Bessarabian Stakes (G3) in November. Sold for $21,000 by Bridlewood Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale, she’s now 15-8-2-1 and has earned $434,553. under tack link