Green Mask a millionaire after scoring in Saratoga’s Troy Stakes

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Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask is the newest OBS millionaire after taking charge of Sunday’s $250,000 Troy Stakes at Saratoga coming to the eighth pole and drawing clear to win by a length and three quarters. The time for five furlongs on the turf was 1:00.49, just missing OBS graduate Lady Shipman’s (April ’14) track record 1:00.46. It’s the third stakes win of the year for the 6-year-old gelding by Mizzen Mast, purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 27-8-8-3 and has earned $1,064,761 to date. watch his under tack video

Wong Chi Tat’s Forever Young led from start to finish and won Singapore’s $300,000 Chairman’s Trophy (G2) on Sunday by half a length. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Run Away and Hide, who captured the Singapore Guineas (G1) in the same front-running style on May 14th. Trained by Kuah Cheng Tee, he’s now 8-4-0-1 and has earned $533,285 to date. Consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video watch the Chairman’s Trophy Stakes                

Richard Keith’s American Dubai took the lead after a quarter in the $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap and ran away from there, scoring an easy nine length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by E Dubai, trained by Rodney Richards, now 15-6-2-3 with $406,122 in earnings. Consigned by Calex Stables, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Mr. Keith for $50,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Raroma Stable’s unbeaten Phantom Ro took charge at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream and the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Wildcat Heir led all the way, drawing off in the lane to a 2-3/4 length victory. Two for two for trainer Ralph Nicks, he has earned $94,000. Consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

 

 

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Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast was relaxed in the early going of Gulfstream’s $75,000 Eight Miles East Stakes on Sunday, rallied wide to reach the lead in the stretch and then turned back a challenge by fellow OBS graduate My Point Exactly (April ’14, August ’13) and won by a head. Consinged by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Now 18-5-5-4 for trainer David Fawkes, he has earned $222,400. watch his under tack video

 

 

Fig Tree Farm’s Sweet Sandy saved ground on the turn in Saturday’s $75,000 William M. Backer Stakes at Laurel, moved to the outside down the stretch and closed with a rush to get up in the final yards and score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old mare by Flatter, trained by Danielle Hodsdon, now 18-4-5-1 with earnings of $129,260. She was purchased for $25,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Robert L. Cole’s 6-year-old Roman Officer successfully defended his title in the $75,000 West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup Stakes at Mountaineer Park on Saturday, leading every step of the way and turning back fellow OBS graduate American Sailor (April ’14) by a length. It’s his third win in four starts this year for trainer Kevin Patterson, leaving him 40-13-5-6 with earnings of $325,014. Consigned by SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud), Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 before he was sold for $70,000. watch his under tack video

I. C. Racing LLC and Shalom TR’s La Piba scored her first stakes win in Saturday’s $75,000 West Virginia Senate President’s Cup Stakes at Mountaineer Park, closing in deep stretch and getting up in the final strides to win by a neck. Trained by Brad Cox, who enjoyed a huge weekend, the 4-year-old daughter of Lookin At Lucky is now 19-4-2-2 and has earned $153,501. She was sold for $45,000 by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Understood picked up his first stakes win on Saturday in the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude Stakes on the turf course at Louisiana Downs, rallying to take the lead after turning for home and cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory. That’s three wins in four starts this year for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale and purchased by Flurry Racing for $130,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 9-5-1-0 and has earned $123,794 to date. watch his under tack video

Brad Cox also saddled Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes in the $50,000 John Henry Stakes at Louisiana Downs. The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman tracked the early leaders, took charge a furlong from home and eased away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Crowes Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. He was then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. He’s now 13-4-3-1 and has earned $201,030. watch his under tack video

Anton Kubacak’s Emily’s Lollipop is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies at Louisiana Downs and never looking back en route to a five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Feisty Embrace (January ’16) checked in third. The 2-year-old filly by Tiz the One, trained by Scott Gelner, has earned $48,525 to date. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS Selected Yearling Sale, she was purchased by her trainer for $1,500. Selected Sale Conformation photo