Goldencents headlines four Del Mar holiday weekend maiden winners

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Paul Cohen, Dave Kenney, W.C. Racing and Robert Master’s Goldencents  was one of four OBS graduates scoring maiden victories as over the holiday weekend as the Del Mar meeting neared its close. The 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief went right to the front in his debut in a $71,750 Del Mar maiden special on September 2, opened a long lead and ran away to an easy 7-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Wild Dude (April ’12, October ’10), speeding 5-1/2 furlongs in 1:02.79, just a tick off the track record of 1:02.70.  He was sold for $62,000 by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Two races later, Bruce Chandler, Double Kee LLC & Purple Shamrock Racing’s Merit Man wasted no time getting his diploma, tracking the early speed in his debut in a $71,750 Del Mar maiden special, taking over in midstretch and winning by three-quarters of a length over fellow OBS graduate Sacred Ovation (March ’12). A two-time OBS graduate, the 2-year-old With Distinction colt was consigned to the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale by Hartley DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent before they sold him for $75,000 at the 2012 April Sale. watch his under tack video

Two more races later in the eighth, John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer & Green Smith’s Scarlet Strike stretched out to a mile in a $71,750 maiden special weight test, rallied between horses in the final sixteenth and won by half a length. The 2-year-old Smart Strike filly was sold by Casse Sales, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

The day before, Always Believe Inc.’s Kinz Funky Monkey pressed the pace in a $71,400 special weight test, took the lead in the final sixteenth and won by a neck. It was the second start for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Green Monkey, who brought $82,000 when sold by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds at the 2012 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Archwarrior wins debut at Saratoga

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Alto Racing, LLC’s Archwarrior had little trouble living up to his advance billing, pulling away in the stretch of Saratoga’s third race on August 30 and winning his debut by 3-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Malachite (April ’12). After tracking the early leaders down the backstretch, the 2-year-old son of Arch moved up on the turn, hit the front after turning for home and finished six furlongs under a hand ride in 1:10 flat. He was sold for $375,000 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

OBS grads capture five stakes at Calder

OBS graduates enjoyed a big day at Calder on Saturday, scoring five stakes wins. F. Muro, W. Cheekes, L. Ferrentino and Calascibetta Racing Stable’s D’nied Permission rallied to gain the lead late in the $125,000 Florida Stallion Affirmed Stakes, then held off a late charge to win by a neck at odds of 21-1. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, now 4-2-2-0 with $96,190 in earnings. He was sold for $18,000 by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2011 OBS August Sale.

Herb & Ione Elkins’ Putyourdreamsaway is two for three and a stakes winner after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Calder’s $125, 000 Florida Stallion Susan’s Girl Stakes. August Sale graduates Candy Coded Kisses and Capriccio Blue were second and third. The winner, a 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Put It Back, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale, is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $115,975. watch her under tack video

OBS graduates were 1-2-3 in Calder’s $73,800 Seacliff Stakes as Rosa Stephany Taveras’ unbeaten  Sr. Quisqueyano romped to a 13 ¾ length win over C D Gold (June ’12) with Uptown Anthem (June ’12, April ’12, August ’11, Ocotber ’10) a half-length back in third. Now three for three, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Exclusive Quality has earned $84,600 to date. He was sold for $5,500 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2011 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofani’s Rose to Gold made her first start in Calder’s $61,800 Lindsay Frolic Stakes and was much the best, rolling to a 13 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bama Rose (April ’12, August ’11). The 2-year-old daughter of Friends Lake, who earned $33,000, was consigned by Karrington Stables, Agent, to the 2011 OBS August Sale.

Trilogy Stables and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday picked up his first stakes win with a four length score in Calder’s $61,800 Fasig Tipton Turf Dash Stakes, taken off the turf and run over a sloppy main track. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $110,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale. Now 4-2-1-1, he has earned $71,600 to date. watch his under tack video

Arnold & Judy Bennewith’s Heidi Maria went to the lead at the start of the $75,585 City of Edmonton Distaff Handicap at Northlands Park on Saturday, put away the speed on the backstretch and opened up from there, pulling away to a 7-1/4 length victory. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 4-year-old filly by Rockport Harbor, consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2010 OBS February Sale. She’s now 20-4-4-6 and has earned $206,154. watch her under tack video

Turbulent Descent a millionaire after Ballerina score at Saratoga

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Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Turbulent Descent is the newest OBS millionaire after coming from just off the pace in Saratoga’s $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1), taking command at the top of the stretch and cruising from there to a 1-1/4 length win. Fellow OBS graduate All Due Respect (March ’09, August ’08, October ’07) checked in third. A grade one winner at two,three and four, the Florida-bred filly by Congrats is now 12-8-2-0 and has earned $1,201,640. She was sold for $160,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2010 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Old Fashioned colt tops August Yearling Sale finale

Hip No. 564, a colt by Old Fashioned consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, went to Greg Gilchrist for $55,000 to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 August Yearling Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Catspaw, by Storm Cat, a daughter of stakes winner Footing.

Hip No. 482, consigned by Dapple Stud, Agent, is a Proud Citizen colt sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, for $50,000. The chestnut colt is out of Wildcat Classic, by Perfect Vision, a half sister to stakes winner Avenue Shopper.

Nick de Meric also paid $50,000 for Hip No. 721, a Kitten’s Joy filly from the same Dapple consignment. The bay filly is out of Indyan Lisa, by Lemon Drop Kid.

Hip No. 653, a Two Punch colt consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold for $42,000 to Black Swan Stable. The gray or roan colt is out of Flying Oxshun, by Iskandar Elakbar, a half sister to the dam of OBS graduate Spurious Precision, winner of the recent Saratoga Special (G2).

Hip No. 620, a colt by Behindatthebar consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to Quarter Pole Enterprise LLC for $38,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Dues Up Front, by Devil His Due, a half sister to stakes winner Wrzeszcz.

Select Sales also sold a filly by Behindatthebar as Hip No. 745 went to All In Sales for $37,000. The dark bay or brown filly  is out of Kerry Gold, by Private Terms, a half sister to grade one winner Tranquility Lake.

For the session, 189 horses grossed $2,128,900 compared with 198 selling for a total of $1,967,400 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $11,264, up 13.4% from $9,936 in 2011 while the median price rose 14.3% from $7,000 a year ago to $8,000. The buyback percentage was 23.2%; it was 24.4% last year.

For the two Open sessions, 397 horses sold for a total of $5,042,000, compared with 411 grossing $4,603,800 a year ago. The average price was $12,700, up13.4% from $11,201 in 2011, while the median price was $9,000, up 12.5% compared to $8,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 21.9%; it was 23.9% in 2011.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 131 horses brought a total of $5,762,000, compared with 114 horses grossing $4,278,000 in the 2011 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $43,985, up 17.2% from $37,526 last year, while the median price rose 7.7% from $32,500 to $35,000. The buyback percentage was 26.4%; it was 23.5% in 2011. Six horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with two last year.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Fall Mixed Sale, scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 17th

Kitten’s Joy colt tops August Sale’s first Open Session

Hip No. 284, a colt by Kitten’s Joy consigned by Dapple Stud, Agent, was sold to Al Pike, Agent, for $110,000 to top the first Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 August Yearling Sale. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes winner and graded stakes placed Cannonball, is out of No Deadline, by Skywalker.

John Stephens went to $70,000 for Hip No. 466, a colt by Songandaprayer consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The chestnut colt is out of Viola Blew By, a daughter of stake winning stakes producer Mighty Rose.

Hip No. 259, Spring Action, a colt by Spring At Last consigned by I. C. Stables, Agent, went to Mark Casse, Agent, for $60,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Miss Icicle, by Charlie Barley, and is a half brother to stakes placed Mankato Strike.

Hip No. 311 also brought $60,000, with the Offlee Wild colt going to W.D. North Thoroughbreds. Consigned by Dapple Stud, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Perpetual Motion, by Kingmambo, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Royal F J.

Hip No. 274, a colt by Keyed Entry consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to W.D. North, Agent for Bruno DeBerdt, for $55,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of My Favorite Rose, by Favorite Trick, a half sister to Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Ruler On Ice.

Wesley Ward also went to $55,000 for Hip No. 389, Acoma’s Sky City, a Tueflesburg filly consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent for Keith Dickey. The chestnut filly is out of Sky’s Honor, by Double Honor, a half sister to stakes winner Cigar Charlie.

Hip No. 367, Abide in Me, a Tiz Wonderful filly consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, went to The Big Stable Inc, for $50,000. The bay filly is out of Scoot On By, by Catienus, and is a half sister to stakes placed Triple Cross.

Hip No. 408, a colt by Offlee Wild consigned by Perrone Sales. Ltd., Agent, was purchased by Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Sparkling Blue, by Smoke Glacken, a full sister to stakes winner Smoke Mountain.

For the session, 206 horses sold for a total of $2,890,100, compared with 213 horses bringing a total of $2,636,400 at last year’s first Open session. The average price was $14,030, up 13.3% from $12,377 in 2011, while the median price rose 11.1% from $9,000 a year ago to $10,000. The buyback percentage was 21.4%; it was 23.4% last year. Eight horses sold for $50,000 or more compared with four a year ago.

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

Colonel John colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

Hip No 114, a colt by Colonel John consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Wesley Ward for $220,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Selected Yearling Sale. Out of Bon Caro, by Bon Point (GB), the bay colt is a half brother to stakes winner Glitter City and graded stakes placed Wild Forest Cat.

Hip No. 45, Angelus, a colt by Empire Maker consigned by Country Road Farm, Agent, was sold to F.H.M.B. for $180,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of graded stakes placed Redhead Riot, by Top Account.

Hip No. 134, a colt by Majestic Warrior consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, for $150,000. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes winner Calico Bay, is out of Countrywishingwell, by Country Pine, a full sister to stake winner Springinthecountry.

Hip No. 123, a Street Sense filly consigned by Kaizen Sales, Agent, was purchased for $140,000 by William Schettine. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Charming Lauren, by Meadowlake, a full sister to grade one winner Greenwood Lake.

Hip No. 88, a filly by Congrats consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent for Cloverleaf Farms II, was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, for $120,000. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Wasted Wisdom, by Gold Fever, a half sister to graded stakes winner Desert Code.

Tom McCrocklin, Agent for Robert & Lawana Low, went to $100,000 for Hip No. 172, a filly by Harlan’s Holiday out of graded stakes placed Habiboo, by Unbridled’s Song. The dark bay or brown filly was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.

For the day, 127 horses brought a total of $5,684,000, compared with 114 horses grossing $4,278,000 in the 2011 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $44,756, up 19.3% from $37,526 last year, while the median price rose 7.7% from $32,500 to $35,000. The buyback percentage was 28.7%; it was 23.5% in 2011. Six horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with two last year.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the first Open session.

Stephanie’s Kitten a millionaire after winning Saratoga’s Lake Placid Stakes

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten had to wait for room in the final sixteenth of Saratoga’s $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2), but surged strongly once clear and was up in time to win by half a length. It’s the third graded stakes win for the Alcibiades (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) winner, the newest OBS millionaire with a 9-5-0-3 record and earnings of $1,104,082. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale.  watch her under tack work

A pair of well-bred youngsters broke their maidens on Sunday at Woodbine and Del Mar. John C. Oxley’s Indiano Jones, applying the lessons learned in his July 28 debut, stalked the early pace in a $61,274 maiden special weight test on the Woodbine turf course, took the lead an eighth from home and won going away by 1-1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by A.P. Indy was purchased for $425,000 out of the Hartley/DeRenzo consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack work

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Truly Marie took the early lead in a 5-1/2 furlong $70,700 maiden special weight test at Del Mar, opened a daylight lead in the stretch and scored her first win by a length. The 2-year-old Hard Spun filly was sold for $50,000 by Four Star Sales, Agent for Glencrest Farm LLC, at the 2011 OBS August Sale.

August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, August 21st. There are 751 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which begins Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with 188 horses offered in the Selected session. The Sale continues with two Open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, August 22nd and 23rd. Hip No.’s 189-470 will be sold Wednesday; Hip No.’s 471-751 sell on Thursday. Both Opens sessions will start at 10:30 a.m.

Conformation photographs of most of the Selected yearlings may be viewed via a Sortable Master Index in the OBS website. The Master Index also includes links to pedigree updates via equineline.com. The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The catalog can also be downloaded for iPad use. For more information and to obtain the application go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

OBS August Sale graduates have a long history of success at racing’s highest levels, headed by the accomplishments of Hall of Fame classic winner Silver Charm.  Eclipse Award winners Kodiak Kowboy, Not Surprising, Xtra Heat and Groovy also were August Sale graduates.

B.J. Wright’s Jeranimo became the 21st and newest millionaire OBS August Sale graduate after his victory in Betfair Hollywood Park’s $300,000 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1). The son of Congaree was sold for $50,000 by On Course Sales, Agent, at the 2007 August Sale.

Jeranimo is one of 122 August graduates who have won or placed in 230 stakes races since the beginning of 2011.  Other August alumni in the headlines recently include Lewis Pell, Michael Eigner and Pinnacle Racing Stables Et Al’s Another Romance, winner of Calder’s $150,000 Azalea Stakes (G3) for trainer Bill Kaplan at Calder’s Summit of Speed in July. Purchased from Tara Stables, Inc. Agent, at the 2010 August Sale, Kaplan and Pinnacle are looking to duplicate their success with Eclipse Award winning OBS graduate Musical Romance.

Frank Calabrese’s 6-year-old mare Romacaca added Arlington’s $200,000 Modesty Handicap (G3) to her resume recently, boosting her bankroll to just under $800,000. The seven time stakes winner was  consigned by breeder Cashel Stud to the 2007 August Sale .

The Selected Sale’s catalog cover features Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Ron Dyrdek’s Weemissfrankie, winner of her first three starts, two in grade one company. With earnings of over $500,000 to her credit, she was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2010 August Yearling Sale.

Graduates of the 2011 August Sale have begun making their mark. Last year’s graduates are off to promising starts, scoring in high class  maiden races at Arlington, Belmont, Calder, Hollywood, Saratoga and Woodbine, with Easten & Elsaida DeSouza’a Candy Coded Kisses capturing the recent Florida Stallion Desert Vixen Stakes at Calder.

The 2012 catalog features a full brother to graded stakes winner Hurricane Ike, half brothers to graded winners Lismore Knight, Now a Victor and Yara and half sisters to graded stakes winners Birdbirdistheword and Bustin Stones.  

  The 2012 OBS August Sale boasts a strong roster of leading stallions. Giant’s Causeway, Empire Maker, War Front and  Kitten’s Joy are represented along with  Candy Ride (ARG), Elusive Quality, Pulpit, Hard Spun, Congrats and Afleet Alex.

Up and coming sires are featured, with yearlings by Curlin, Pioneerof the Nile, Colonel John, Majestic Warrior, Tiz Wonderful, Dunkirk, Old Fashioned, Cowboy Cal, Midnight Lute and Kodiak Kowboy.

Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) is atop the list of Florida-based stallions, along with Wildcat Heir, High Cotton, Put It Back, With Distinction, Montbrook, Pomeroy, Two Step Salsa, Cowtown Cat and In Summation.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.  

Empire Builder, Musical Flair one-two in Calder’s Naked Greed Stakes

Luis Duco Stables Inc.’s Empire Builder swept to the lead on the turn of the $75,000 Naked Greed Stakes at Calder Saturday, and pulled away to a convincing two length victory over fellow OBS graduate Musical Flair (March ’11). It’s the third stakes win of the year for the 3-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy colt, sold for $10,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. The win gives him a 12-5-1-1 record and earnings of $151,145. watch his under tack video

A pair of young OBS graduates did their running when it counted on Saturday, scoring impressive victories at first asking. At Woodbine, Stoneway LLC and Gary Barber’s Spring Venture closed from eighth of ten to hit the front in mid-stretch before drawing off to a 4-1/4 length score in a $63,539 maiden special weight test. The 2-year-old Spring at Last filly was purchased for $320,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2012 June Sale. watch her under tack video

A few hours later at Del Mar, West Point Thoroughbreds’ Tree of Life overcame a slow beginning in a $71,750 maiden special weight dash, came running in the final sixteenth and was going away at the wire, winning his first start by a length and a half. The 2-year-old colt by Lion Heart was sold for $60,000 by Hunter Valley Farm at last year’s August Yearling Sale. 

Sensible Lady makes it three straight in Saratoga’s Coronation Cup

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Matt Lyons’ Sensible Lady swept to the lead with a four-wide move in Monday’s $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes at Saratoga, then drew away in the final eighth to a 2-3/4 length victory. That’s three straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old Street Sense filly, sold by King’s Equine, Agent, for $9,500, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. The win gives her a 12-7-0-2 record and earnings of $274,330.  watch her under tack video

Spurious Precision speeds to Saratoga Special victory

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As impressive as Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Spurious Precision was in his July 21 debut at Saratoga, it was merely a warmup for his performance in Sunday’s $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2). Taking the lead at the start and setting the pace with a half in :44 flat, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by High Cotton drew away in the stretch and coasted to a five length victory. Two for two and a graded stakes winner of $168,000, he’s following in the footsteps of his older stablemate, OBS graduate Currency Swap (March ’11, October ’09). Currency Swap, also by High Cotton, broke his maiden at Saratoga before winning the Hopeful Stakes (G1) in his second start. Both horses were consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, with Spurious Precision bringing $105,000 at the 2012 OBS April Sale.   watch his under tack video

Southern Chase Farm’s Sweet Redemption made her debut in Saturday’s $151,350 Ontario Debutante Stakes and despite no previous experience, tracked the leaders into the stretch and then ran them down in the final strides to win her first start by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Lady Bear (April ’12, January ’11) checked in third. Earning $90,810 for her effort, Sweet Redemption, a 2-year-old daughter of D’wildcat, was consigned by Southern Chase (Greg & Karen Dodd) to the 2012 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid picked up his fourth stakes victory on Saturday at Remington Park, taking command of the $103,000 David M. Vance Sprint Stakes in the final furlong and drawing off to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the third win in four starts this year for the 3-year-old gelding by Officer, sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. He’s now 9-6-0-1 and has earned $241,465 to date.  watch his under tack video

Unbeaten Executiveprivilege wins Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman’s unbeaten Executiveprivilege is three for three and a graded stakes winner after her 1-1/4 length victory in Del Mar’s $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (G3). The 2012 OBS April Sale topper was sold by Eddie Woods, Agent for $650,000. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old First Samurai filly; she’s earned $210,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

Selected Yearling photos now available on-line

For the tenth year, conformation photos of the horses cataloged for the upcoming OBS August Selected Sale of Yearlings can be viewed on the company’s website. A link on the homepage leads to a sortable Master and Photo Index with links to the individual photos at:  http://obssales.com/augpreview/2012/

There are 188 yearlings cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale, scheduled for Tuesday, August 21st beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Following the Selected Sales, the two-day Open Sale features 563 yearlings. Hip No.’s 189 – 470 sell on Wednesday, August 22nd and Hip No.’s 471 – 751 will be offered Thursday, August 23rd. Both Open sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

OBS first timers win at Del Mar; Spring at Last filly wows ‘em at Woodbine

A pair of two-year-old OBS graduates, favored in their debuts at Del Mar on Saturday, took different approaches to their first victories, each winning a $70,000 5-1/2 furlong maiden special weight test.

In the fifth race, Eclipse Thoroughbreds Partners’ Capo Bastone had one horse beaten after a quarter, but came outside after turning for home and ran by the rest of the field of nine and was up to win by a neck. The 2-year-old colt by Street Boss was sold for $175,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Two races later, Arnold Zetcher’s Rolling Fog was head and head for the early lead before pulling away in the final furlong and scoring by 2-1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Posse is a three-time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2010 October and 2011 January Sales before being purchased out of the Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl) consignment at the 2012 April Sale. watch his under tack video

At Woodbine, John Oxley’s Spring in the Air, who had broken poorly as the 7-5 favorite in her debut in the Shady Well Stakes in July, made no mistakes in a $63,273 maiden special weight race on Saturday, powering to the lead on the turn and cruising under wraps to a 10-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Spring at Last was sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale for $130,000. watch her under tack video

Alpha Bettor wins Woodbine’s Seagram Cup Stakes

Bulldog Racing’s Alpha Bettor, overlooked at 23-1 in the $152,202 Seagram Cup Stakes (G3) at Woodbine on Saturday, got up in the final yards to win his first stakes race by half a length. It’s the second win in five starts this year for the 4-year-old colt by Alphabet Soup, now 17-5-3-1 with earnings of $292,547. He was sold for $27,000 at the 2010 Adena Springs Sale. watch his under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Major Marvel shipped to Mountaineer Park for Saturday’s $100,000 West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup Stakes, took the lead turning for home and drew clear for 1-3/4 length victory in a course record 1:37 1/5 for the mile and seventy yards on the turf. It’s the first stakes score for the well-traveled 6-year-old son of Bernstein, consigned by True South, Agent, to the 2008 OBS March Stakes. He’s now 39-13-4-3 and has earned $343,378. watch his under tack video

Tri-Star Racing LLC and Joe B. Denson’s Brown Almighty is two for two and a stakes winner after his 2-3/4 length win in Saturday’s $50,000 Sunny’s Halo Stakes at Louisiana Downs. The 2-year-old colt by Big Brown, the first stakes winner for his sire, has earned $54,000 to date. He was sold for $22,000 by Tradewinds Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

C C’s Pal scores in Saratoga’s Honorable Miss Handicap

C C's Pal (Courtney Stafford photo)

Eric Fein’s C C’s Pal rallied from off the pace to gain command of Saratoga’s $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) in the final eighth, then held off Island Bound’s late charge to post her second graded stakes win by a neck. That’s six stakes victories overall for the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Alex’s Pal, sold as a weanling for $7,500 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2007 OBS Fall Mixed Sale. The win gives her a 31-9-7-7 record and earnings of $798,086.

Jocosity leaves them laughing at the Spa

Jocosity (Adam Coglianese photo)

The dictionary defines jocosity as “joking  or jesting” and his backers laughed all the way down the stretch as Let’s Go Stable’s Jocosity rolled to an eight length victory in Friday’s fifth race at Saratoga. After pressing a wicked pace in :21 3/5 and :44 4/5, the bay colt by Sharp Humor took over and extended his lead with every stride, stopping the timer in a quick 1:02 4/5 for the 5-1/2 furlong maiden special weight test for two-year-olds. Sold for $210,000 by W.D. North Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale, the stakes placed son of Sharp Humor is now 3-1-2-0 and has earned $90,576. watch his under tack video