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2/5/12 - I'll Have Another wins Santa Anita's Robert B. Lewis Stakes

1/18/12 -Congrats colt tops Winter Mixed Sale finale

1/17/12 - Lady Clara tops Winter Mixed Sale's opening session
1/16/12 - Red Roy fastest at Winter Mixed Sale's Under Tack Show
1/15/12 - Winter Mixed Sale starts Tuesday; Under Tack Show Monday at 10:00 a.m.
1/9/12 - Delightful Mary wins Gulfstream's Ocala Stakes
12/12/11 - Pomeroys Pistol takes Gulfstream's Sugar Swirl Stakes
12/5/11 - Ancient Rome, For Oby one-two in Gulfstream's Spectacular Bid Stakes
11/28/11 - Ultimate Eagle, Jeranimo score in graded stakes at Hollywood
11/25/11 - Arena Elvira captures Churchill's Falls City Handicap
11/21/11 - Atlantic Hurricane takes Woodbine's Bessarabian Stakes
11/14/11 - Turbo Compressor wins Calder's Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap
11/7/11 - Musical Romance, Stephanie's Kitten, Secret Circle win Breeders' Cup races
11/4/11 - Humble and Hungry scores in Churchill's Commonwealth Turf Stakes
10/31/11 - Atlantic Hurricane wins Woodbine's Ontario Fashion Stakes
10/18/11 - Congrats colt tops Fall Mixed Sale finale
10/18/11 - Great Venue tops Fall Mixed Sale's Consignor Preferred session
10/17/11 - Fall Mixed Sale begins Tuesday
10/16/11 - Ultimate Eagle wins Santa Anita's Oak Tree Derby
10/10/11 - Stephanie's Kitten captures Keeneland's Alcibiades Stakes
10/3/11 - Plum Pretty romps in Parx Racing's Cotillion Stakes
10/2/11 - Flat Out, Giant Ryan score in Super Saturday stakes at Belmont
9/26/11 - Pomeroys Pistol romps in Belmont's Gallant Bloom
9/19/11 - Northern Passion wins Woodbine's Natalma Stakes
9/12/11 - Musical Romance wins Presque Isle Masters Stakes
9/6/11 - Currency Swap leads OBS sweep of Saratoga's Hopeful Stakes
9/4/11 - Ask the Moon wins Saratoga's Personal Ensign; Weemissfrankie scores in Del Mar Debutante
8/25/11 - Wildcat Heir colt tops Yearling Sale finale
8/24/11 - Lemon Dop Kid colt tops Yearling Sale's first Open session
8/23/11 - Midnight Lute filly tops Selected Yearling Sale
8/20/11 - Where's Sterling takes Monmouth's Iselin Stakes
8/8/11 - Turbulent Descent aces Saratog's Test Stakes
8/1/11 - Ask the Moon romps in Saratoga's Ruffian Invitational Handicap

2/5/12
I'll Have Another scores in Santa Anita's Robert B. Lewis Stakes
J. Paul Reddam’s I’ll Have Another scored his first stakes win in his first start at three on Saturday, going wire to wire en route to a three quarter length victory in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. Second last summer in the Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, the Flower Alley colt is now 4-2-1-0 with earnings of $184,000. He was sold for $35,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. under tack link

B. J. Wright’s Ultimate Eagle showed a new dimension on Saturday, romping to a 7-1/4 length victory in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (G2) on the dirt at Santa Anita, after winning a pair of graded stakes on grass in 2011. The 4-year-old son of Mizzen Mast, sold for $70,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2010 OBS April Sale, has compiled a 9-5-0-3 record and has earned $467,800 to date.
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Kathleen Amaya & Raffaele’s Musical Flair came from off the early pace in the $60,000 Needles Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream on Saturday, closing well in the final eighth to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Songandaprayer, sold for $47,000 by Kings Equine, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. The win gives him a 5-3-0-0 record and earnings of $88,580. under tack link

Thomas F. Conway and Michael J. Maker’s Mr. Prankster made it two straight Turfway Park stakes wins Saturday, rolling to a 7-1/2 length in the $50,000 WEBN Stakes. Now 6-3-0-2, the the 3-year-old colt by It’s No Joke was sold for $40,000 by Kilbride Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale.
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1/18/12
Congrats colt tops Winter Mixed Sale finale
Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Stroud’s Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route.

Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake.

Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou.

Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol.

For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $ 917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3% increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2% from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0%; it was 31.7% a year ago.

For Tuesday’s Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2% from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7% from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29%; it was 28.2% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3%.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday & Wednesday, March13 th &14 th. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday & Friday, March 8 th & 9 th. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12th.

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1/17/12
Lady Clara tops Winter Mixed Sale's opening session
Hip No. 145, Lady Clara, a 3-year-old stakes placed daughter of Hard Spun, went to Hard Acre Farm for $240,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly, third in the recent Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct, is out of stakes winner Victorica, by Exbourne, and is a half sister to stakes winner King Hasperus.

Hip No. 128, Hard as Steel, a colt by Hard Spun consigned by W.D. North Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., Agent, for $85,000. The dark bay or brown unraced 3-year-old colt, whose half in :45 flat was the fastest work at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack Show, is out of stakes winner Swift Alliance, by Afleet, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Sky Alliance.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 71 horses sold for a total of $997,200, averaging $14,045 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 28.3%.

Hip No. 37, a yearling filly by Hard Spun consigned by Montgomery Equine Center LLC, Agent, went to Kaizen Sales, Agent, for $87,000 to top the Consignor Preferred session. The bay filly is out of graded stakes placed Alarming Prospect, by Darn That Alarm, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner French Park.

Hip No. 62, a colt by Congrats consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, was sold to Tristan de Meric for $67,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to stakes winner Imperial Czar, is out of Evil Eyed Czarina, by Carson City.

The session’s highest priced broodmare was Hip No. 53, Above It, a 5-year-old daughter of Holy Bull sold to WinStar for $60,000. The dark bay or brown mare, in foal to Scat Daddy, is out of Dame Avie, by Lord Gaylord, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Primitive Hall.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 64 horses grossed $1,159,000 compared with 117 horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $18,109, up 45.3% from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66% from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 36%; it was 28.2% last year.

The Winter Mixed Sale concludes Wednesday with the Open Session, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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1/16/12
Red Roy fastest at Winter Mixed Sale's Under Tack Show
Hip No. 253, Red Roy, a 3-year-old Van Nistelrooy filly consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, worked three eighths in :32 flat to post the fastest work of the day at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The gray or roan filly, a half sister to stakes placed Run Red Run, is out of stakes placed Red Melody, by Runaway Groom.

Hip No. 113, Greyfriars, a Wildcat Heir colt consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock (Brent and Crystal Fernung), Agent, worked three eighths in :32 2/5. The 3-year-old bay colt is out of Silk Petticoat, by Halo’s Image.

Hip No. 128, Hard as Steel, a colt by Hard Spun consigned by W.D. North Thoroughbreds, Agent, sped the session’s fastest half mile, stopping the timer in :45 flat. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt is out of stakes winner Swift Alliance, by Afleet, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Sky Alliance.

Hip No. 117, Vitium, a colt by Pure Prize consigned by Kim Harrsion (Top Speed Farm), Agent, worked a half in :46 flat. The gray or roan 3-year-old colt is out of Small Vices, by With Approval, a half sister to graded stakes winner Stradivinsky.

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1/15/12
Winter Mixed Sale begins Tuesday: Under Tack Show Monday at 10 a.m.
The Under Tack Show for the new Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. It’s a first for the Winter Mixed Sale, which begins a two day run on Tuesday.

There are 530 horses cataloged for the two day sale, with hip numbers 1-110 selling in Tuesday’s Consignor Preferred session, followed by numbers 111 – 264 in the new Horses of Racing Age section. Hip numbers 301 - 572 sell on Wednesday, January 18th in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 11:00 a.m. Updates to the catalog may be viewed in a sortable index at the OBS website.

The Racing Age Section, including 35 newly turned two year olds and 119 older horses is headed by Hip No. 145, Lady Clara, a daughter of Hard Spun who had a timely update by finishing third in the recent Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct. Past performances are currently available via the website.

The optional Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds. The sale will also be streamed live via the OBS website.

The 203 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Mr. Greeley, Congrats, Hard Spun, Wildcat Heir, Discreet Cat, High Cotton, With Distinction, Yes It’s True, Graeme Hall, Exchange Rate, Harlans’s Holiday, Bluegrass Cat, Pollard’s Vision, City Zip, Rockport Harbor and Freud.

War Pass heads a deep group of promising sires with yearlings in the sale including Street Boss, Pioneerof the Nile, Dunkirk, Einstein, Cowboy Cal and Kodiak Kowboy. Florida-based sires include Circular Quay, In Summation, Two Step Salsa and Cowtown Cat.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to an exceptionally strong group of stallions. Among the proven sires are Leroidsanimaux (BRZ), Scat Daddy, Pomeroy, Montbrook, Tale of the Cat, Rock Hard Ten, Awesome of Course, Langfuhr, D’wildcat, Mizzen Mast and Put It Back as well as up and comers Lookin At Lucky, Tiz Wonderful, Munnings, Cool Coal Man and Noonmark.

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1/9/12
Delightful Mary dead heats for win in Gulfstream's Ocala Stakes
John C. Oxley’s Sovereign Award winner Delightful Mary was up in the final jump to finish in a dead heat for the win in Sunday’s $60,000 Ocala Stakes at Gulfstream, with fellow OBS graduate All Due Respect (March ’09, August ’08, October ’07) a length back in third. The 4-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Limehouse, winner of the 2011 OBS Championship Stakes, is now 8-5-1-1 and has earned $435,277 to date. She was sold by Craig Wheeler, Agent, for a sale topping $500,000 at the 2010 OBS April Sale.
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Thomas F. Conway and Michael J. Maker’s Mr. Prankster got his 2012 campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1/2 length romp in Saturday’s $50,000 Turfway Prevue Stakes. Sold for $40,000 by Kilbride Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale, the 3-year-old colt by It’s No Joke is now 5-2-2-0 and has earned $88,612. under tack link

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12/12/11
Pomeroys Pistol takes Gulfstream's Sugar Swirl Stakes
Hardacre Farm’s Pomeroys Pistol had little trouble racking up her third graded stakes win, scoring by two lengths in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) on Saturday. That’s four stakes wins in ten starts this year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Pomeroy, consigned by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2009 OBS August Yearling Sale. The win gives her a 13-5-3-2 record and earnings of $570,178.

Brenda Tabraue & Andrea's Farm’s Angelofdistinction, ignored at odds of better than 21-1, caught Pomeroys Pistol’s half brother (and fellow OBS graduate) Wildcat Creek (August ’10) at the wire to win Saturday’s $75,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred With Distinction gelding, sold for $7,500 by Tara Stables, Agent, at the 2010 OBS August Sale. He’s now 7-2-0-2 and has earned $85,818.

D. Bilinski, H. Patten, D. Cohen, McConnell Racing Stable and W. S. Chandoha’s Sam Sparkle tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $57,000 Hunch Stakes at Aqueduct and scored by half a length. It’s the second win in 14 starts this year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Too Much Bling, sold by Top Line Sales, Agent, at the 2009 OBS August Sale before being purchased for $55,000 out of the W. D. North consignment at the 2010 OBS April Sale. Now 14-2-4-3, he has earned $129,092 to date. under tack link

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12/5/11
Ancient Rome, For Oby one-two in Gulfstream's Spectacular Bid Stakes
Michael Dubb’s Ancient Rome tried stakes company for the first time in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes on Saturday, and edged fellow OBS graduate For Oby (August ’10) by a nose for his first stakes win. Consigned by Bo Hunt, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old Roman Ruler colt is 3-2-1-0 and has earned $92,000. under tack link

Owner Eric Fein had a big weekend at Aqueduct as his Swag Daddy found stakes company to his liking in the $65,000 Damon Runyon Stakes on Sunday, beating fellow OBS graduate Pretension (March ’11) by a head for his first stakes victory. The 2-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, now 5-2-0-0 with earnings of $66,490, was sold for $170,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.
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On Saturday, Fein’s C C’s Pal scored her third stakes win of the year, taking the $63,700 Garland of Roses Stakes by 2-1/4 lengths over Isn’t She Grand (March ’09). Now 24-6-5-5 with $406,086 in earnings, the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Alex’s Pal was sold for $7,500 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2007 OBS October Sale.

Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Zero Rate Policy took Gulfstream’s $60,000 Sunshine State Stakes on Sunday by a length and a quarter, with fellow OBS graduate It’s Never to Late (August ’06) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Trippi, a three time OBS graduate, sold by Janie Roper, Agent, at the 2008 Fall Mixed Sale and by All Dreams Equine, Agent, at the 2009 August Sale before being sold for $100,000 by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, at the 2010 March Sale.The win gives him a 9-5-2-0 record and $209,884 in earnings. under tack link

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11/28/11
Ultimate Eagle, Jeranimo score in graded stakes at Hollywood
B. J. Wright enjoyed a big holiday weekend at Hollywood Park, with his Ultimate Eagle winning the Hollywood Derby (G1) on Sunday after Jeranimo won the Citation Handicap (G2) on Saturday. The three quarter length victory in the Hollywood Derby was the fifth straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Mizzen Mast, sold for $70,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2010 OBS April Sale. His second straight graded stakes win gives him a 7-4-0-2 record and earnings of $329,800. under tack link

It’s the second graded stakes win of the year for Jeranimo, now 24-7-4-4 with earnings of $810,400. The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Congaree was sold for $50,000 by On Course Sales, Agent, at the 2007 OBS August Sale. The win gives him a 22-6-4-4 record and $660,400 in earnings.

Klaravich Stables Inc. & William H. Lawrence’s Populist Politics romped to his second stakes win of the year on Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds, winning the $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes by 6-1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old colt by Don’t Get Mad, now 12-4-2-2 with $268,395 in earnings, was sold for $70,000 by M & H Training and Sales, Agent, at the 2010 OBS April Sale. under tack link

Happy Tenth Stable’s Deliburnsky made it two straight stakes wins on Saturday, taking Laurel’s $56,500 Dave’s Friend Stakes by 2-1/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Trippi’s Secret (April ’11) checking in third. The 2-year-old gelding by Flatter, 5-3-0-0 with earnings of $104,175, was sold for $70,000 by Shadybrook Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. under tack link

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11/25/11
Arena Elvira captures Churchill's Falls City Handicap
Carolyn Wilson’s Arena Elvira reeled off her fourth straight stakes win on Thanksgiving Day, winning Churchill’s $193,725 Falls City Handicap (G2) by a neck. That’s two graded wins in a row for the 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly, now 12-7-3-2 with earnings of $391,436. She was sold by Straightaway Farm Agent, for $210,000 at the 2009 OBS March Sale. under tack link

West Point Thoroughbreds, B C Stables & Nick Cammarano’s Sunrise Smarty celebrated Thanksgiving with his first stakes win, scoring by half a length in the $95,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct. That’s three wins in seven starts this year for the 4-year-old Smarty Jones colt, sold for $100,000 by Shadybrook Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS March Sale. He’s now 12-4-3-1 and has earned $191,961. under tack link

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11/21/11
Atlantic Hurricane takes Woodbine's Bessarabian Stakes
B. & R. McLellan, C. Hollick & S. Simon’s Atlantic Hurricane scored her second graded stakes win at Woodbine Sunday, romping to a five length victory in the $162,312 Bessarabian Stakes (G3). It’s the second straight stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Halo’s Image, sold for $21,000 by Bridlewood Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale. After six wins in eight starts this year, she’s 15-8-2-1 and has earned $434,553. under tack link

Just For Fun Stable LLC’s Decisive Moment added Delta Downs’ $125,000 Delta Mile Stakes to his resume on Saturday, scoring his third stakes win of the year by a neck. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by With Distinction, consigned by Derby Dreams, Agent, to the 2010 OBS April Sale, is now 15-4-3-3 and has earned $685,630. under tack link

Copper Penny Stables’ Made To Love Her stepped into stakes company off a maiden victory and waltzed to her first stakes win by four lengths. Her second win in six tries leaves her with a 6-2-1-2 record and $113,960 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Stevie Wonderboy was sold by breeder Sienna Farms at the 2010 August Sale before being sold for $30,000 by Mighty White Stallion LLC at the 2011 March Sale. under tack link

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11/14/11
Turbo Compressor takes Calder's Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap
P and G Stables and Off the Hook Racing's Turbo Compressor took the early lead in Calder’s $150,000 Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap and kept on going, rolling to his second stakes victory by 10-1/2 lengths. Unraced at two, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Halo's Image is now 9-4-1-1 and has earned $246,780. He was sold for $22,000 by breeder Bridlewood Farm at the 2010 OBS April Sale.
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Maestre Racing Stable’s For Oby scored his first stakes win on Saturday at Calder with a half length win over fellow OBS graduate Rev It Up (April ’11, August ’10) in the $125,000 Jack Price Juvenile Stakes. Consigned by Thoroughstock, Agent, to the 2010 OBS August Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by With Distinction is now 5-2-0-1 and has earned $114,712.

Peras International’s Yara led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Calder’s $125,000 Joe O’Farrell Juvenile Fillies Stakes on Saturday, beating Given Enchantment (April ’11) by 5-1/4 lengths, with Sinner’s Gold (April ’11, August ’10, October ’09) checking in third. Consigned by Brambly Lane Farm to the OBS ’09 October and ’10 January Sales before selling her at 2010 OBS August Sale, she was sold for $24,000 by Nickajack/Rey De Oros, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Put It Back is now 4-2-0-0 with earnings of $103,920. under tack link

Wesley Ward & Ice Wind Stable’s well traveled Italo scored his first stakes win on Saturday, taking Calder’s $100,000 Arthur I. Appleton Juvenile Turf Stakes by three quarters of a length, with fellow OBS graduate Twin (August ’10) another head back in third. Sold for $42,000 by Kaizen Sales, Agent, at the 2010 OBS August Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred son of With Distinction is 5-2-0-0 and has earned $86,135 to date.

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11/7/11
Musical Romance, Stephanie's Kitten, Secret Circle win Breeders' Cup races
Pinnacle Racing Stable & William A. Kaplan’s Musical Romance fought to the lead on the inside between fillies in the stretch of the $909,000 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) then held off the late closers to win by a length and a half. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Concorde’s Tune, now 32-9-5-7 and OBS’ newest millionaire with earnings of $1,217,850. She was sold for $22,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2009 OBS April Sale. under tack link

Ken & Sarah Ramsey's Stephanie's Kitten wore down pacesetting fellow OBS graduate Stopshoppingmaria (March ’11) in the final yards and won the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight graded stakes wins for 2-year-old daughter of Kitten's Joy, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale. The win gives her a 5-3-0-2 record and earnings of $817,526. under tack link

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman’s unbeaten Secret Circle pressed a wicked pace in the $454,500 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint, took command turning for home and won his second stakes race by a length. The 2-year-old Eddington colt, three for three with earnings of $348,990, was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. under tack link

Carolyn Wilson’s Arena Elvira romped to her first graded stakes win Friday, taking Aqueduct’s $98,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (G3) by 6-3/4 lengths. That’s three straight stakes wins for the 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly, sold by Straightaway Farm Agent, for $210,000 at the 2009 OBS March Sale. The win gives her a 11-6-3-2 record and earnings of $274,930. under tack link

RnB Racing LLC’s Shadowbdancing settled for second in last year’s $125,000 Mountaineer Mile, but returned and won the 2011 renewal by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win of the year for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Montbrook, now 34-13-6-5 with earnings of $863,197. He was sold for $200,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2007 OBS February Sale. under tack link

Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Managed Account picked up his first stakes victory on Sunday at Aqueduct, scoring by a neck in the $75,000 Toccet Stakes. Sold for $75,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sales, the 2-year-old colt by Malibu Moon is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $93,883. under tack link

Kretz Racing LLC’s John Johny Jak, sold for $37,000 by Two Sharp Hats, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale after consigning him to the 2008 August Sale, won Saturday’s $70,150 Lure Stakes at Santa Anita by a nose. It’s the fourth win in nine starts this year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, giving him a 23-8-5-2 record and $284,799 in earnings. under tack link

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11/4/11
Humble and Hungry captures Churchill's Commonwealth Turf Stakes
Sagamore Farm’s Humble and Hungry took over turning for home in the $111,200 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs on Thursday and cruised to his first stakes victory by 1-1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old colt by Limehouse, now 10-2-3-4 with earnings of $168,727, was sold for $200,000 by Alexandra de Meric & Brandon Rice at the 2010 OBS April Sale.

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10/31/11
Atlantic Hurricane wins Woodbine's Ontario Fashion Stakes
B. & R. McLellan, C. Hollick & S. Simon’s Atlantic Hurricane added Woodbine’s $165,019 Ontario Fashion Stakes to her resume on Sunday, winning her second stakes race by half a length. That’s five wins in seven starts this year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Halo’s Image, now 14-7-2-1 with earnings of $346,974. She was sold for $21,000 by Bridlewood Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale.

Earl J. Trostad, Jr. and David Machtemes’ Awalkinthemoonlite score her first stakes win on Sunday, winning the $66,000 Gold Digger Stakes at Hawthorne by 2-1/2 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Magic Chapel (August ’10) checking in third. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Repent, now 3-2-0-0 with earnings of $50,318, was sold for $17,000 by A. Clare Silva, Agent for Hickory Meadow Farm at the 2010 OBS August Sale.

Happy Tenth Stable’s Deliburnsky romped to his first stakes win by six lengths in Saturday’s $60,000 Jersey Juvenile Stakes at Monmouth Park. Sold for $70,000 by Shadybrook Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old gelding by Flatter is 4-2-0-0 and has earned $73,800 to date.

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10/19/11
Congrats colt tops Fall Mixed Sale finale
Hip No. 253, Private Party Game, a weanling colt by Congrats consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Fall Bloodstock for $47,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 Fall Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Private Prom Party, by Private Terms, and is a half brother to stakes winner Ribo Bobo.

Michael Sucher went to $37,000 for Hip No. 265, Too Tall Cotton, a weanling colt by High Cotton also consigned by Summerfield. The bay colt is out of Royal Cadence, by Rhythm, a half sister to stakes winner Shirley’s Legacy.

Summerfield also consigned Hip No. 313, a weanling colt by Congrats and sold to Rustlewood Farm for $31,000. The bay colt is out of Sweettay, by Crafty Friend, a half sister to graded stakes winner Sweet Saree.

Hip No. 240, a weanling colt by High Cotton consigned by Andy Cant, Agent, went to Top Speed Farm for $29,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Party Date, by Formal Dinner, a half sister to stakes winner Out ‘Till Midnight.

Hip No. 325, Zip Trick, a 6-year-old mare by City Zip consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Jolane McAlister, Agent, for $29,000. The stakes placed bay mare, in foal to Wildcat Heir, is out of Tricky Mistress, by Clever Trick, and is a half sister to OBS June graduate Shkspeare Shaliyah, recent winner of the Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont.

For the final session, 185 horses grossed $1,131,000, compared with 182 horses bringing a total of $870,200 last year. The average was $6,114, up 27.9% compared with $4,781 in 2010, while the median price was $3,700, up 37% compared with $2,700 a year ago. The buyback rate was 22.3%; it was 34.3% last year.

At Tuesday’s Consignor Preferred session, 84 horses brought a total of $1,123,600 compared with 166 horses selling for a total of $2,600,200 at last year’s consignor preferred session. The average was $13,376 compared with $15,664 in 2010 while the median price was $8,500, up from with $7,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 30%; it was 35.1% last year.

The sale topper was Hip No. 63, Great Venue, a mare by Unbridled’s Song consigned by Glen Hill Farm, and sold to Rustlewood Farm for $95,000. The 3-year-old gray or roan mare, in foal to Scat Daddy, is out of stakes winner Rose Colored Lady, by Formal Dinner, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Too Much Bling.

The sale’s second highest price, originally an RNA, was Hip No. 41, Alike, a 4-year-old Grand Slam mare consigned by Pauls Mill Bloodstock, Agent for Cloverleaf Farm II and sold post-sale to Steve Holliday for $60,000. The bay mare, a full sister to graded stakes winner Alke out of stakes placed Pasampsi, by Crow (FR), is in foal to Congrats.

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10/18/11
Great Venue tops Fall Mixed Sale's Consignor Preferred session
Hip No. 63, Great Venue, a mare by Unbridled’s Song consigned by Glen Hill Farm, went to Rustlewood Farm for $95,000 to top the Consignor Preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company’s 2011 Fall Mixed Sale. The 3-year-old gray or roan mare, in foal to Scat Daddy, is out of stakes winner Rose Colored Lady, by Formal Dinner, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Too Much Bling.

Hip No. 121, a weanling colt by Pomeroy consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan and Valery de Meric), Agent, was sold to Machmer Hall for $48,000. The bay colt is out of Clever Me, by Not For Love, a daughter of stakes winner Lady Clever Trick.

H.H., Agent went to $42,000 for Hip No. 55, a weanling filly by D’wildcat consigned by Andy Cant, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Pure Adrenalin, by Saint Ballado, and is a half sister to stakes winner John Johny Jak, third in the recent Oak Tree Mile Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita.

Hip No. 61, Love My Daddy, a weanling filly by Scat Daddy consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, was sold to Machmer Hall for $37,000. The bay filly is out of River of Faith, by Bahri, a half sister to stakes winner Musaalem.

For the session, 80 horses brought a total of $1,038,100 compared with 166 horses selling for a total of $2,600,200 at last year’s consignor preferred session. The average was $12,976, compared with $15,664 in 2010 while the median price was $8,250, up from with $7,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 33.3%; it was 35.1% last year.

The OBS Fall Mixed Sale concludes on Wednesday with an Open session beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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10/17/11
Fall Mixed Sale begins Tuesday
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2011 Fall Mixed Sale begins a two day run on Tuesday, October 18th. A total of 441 horses have been cataloged for the sale, with a Consignor Preferred session on Tuesday, October 19th (Hip No.’s 1 – 152) and an Open session on Wednesday, October 19th (Hip No.’s 153 – 441). Tuesday’s session begins at 1:00 p.m. to give horsemen additional time for inspection; the Wednesday session begins at 10:30 a.m.

The sale will be streamed live on the internet via the OBS website.

Fall Sale weanling graduates enjoyed great success at the races in 2011. Fall Sale graduates Giant Ryan, Flat Out and Vexor dominated the headlines on the first weekend in October, scoring major stakes wins at Belmont Park. Giant Ryan added the Vosburgh Stakes (G1) to his previous win in Calder’s Smile Sprint Handicap (G2) and Suburban Stakes (G2) winner Flat Out punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a victory in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1). The following day, Vexor claimed a spot among the leaders of the 2-year-old division with a score in the Nashua Stakes (G2), joining fellow Fall Sale graduate Currency Swap, winner of the Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Additionally, Duke of Mischief and Wildcat Marie won graded stakes earlier in the year.

There are 169 weanlings in the Fall Mixed Sale, featuring youngsters by prominent sires Afleet Alex, Birdstone, Congrats, El Corredor, Posse, Roman Ruler and Yes It’s True.

Promising young stallions with weanlings in the sale include Tiz Wonderful, Scat Daddy, Old Fashioned, Dunkirk, Master Command, Spring at Last, Half Ours, Student Council, U S Ranger and Magna Graduate.

Established Florida sires Wildcat Heir, Pomeroy, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Montbrook, D’wildcat, Put it Back and Graeme Hall have weanlings in the sale and so do up and comers High Cotton, Circular Quay, Two Step Salsa, In Summation, Cowtown Cat, Benny the Bull, Saint Anddan, Maimonides, Exclusive Quality and Silver Tree.

As always, the sale features mares in foal to a strong group of proven sires including Bluegrass Cat, Kitten’s Joy, Sky Mesa, With Distinction, Mizzen Mast, Northern Afleet, Awesome of Course, Flatter and Point Given.

Hard Spun, Midshipman, Munnings, Majestic Warrior, Kodiak Kowboy, Into Mischief and First Defence are among a group of promising young sires with mares in foal in the sale, as are locally based Kantharos, Cool Coal Man, Kiss the Kid, Teuflesberg and Simon Pure.

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10/16/11
Ultimate Eagle wins Santa Anita's Oak Tree Derby
B.J. Wright’s Ultimate Eagle made his stakes debut in Santa Anita’s 150,000 Oak Tree Derby (G2) on Saturday, and although ignored at 34-1, went to the early lead and stayed there all the way en route to a half length victory. It’s the third straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Mizzen Mast, sold for $70,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2010 OBS April Sale. He’s now 6-3-0-2 and has earned $179,800.

George Michaels’ Luke of York is two for two and a stakes winner after scoring by a nose in the $125,000 Keeneland 75 th Anniversary Stakes. Sold for $23,000 by Derby Daze Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Put It Back has earned $96,336 to date.

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Wild About Marie picked up her second stakes victory of the year on Saturday, taking the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland by two lengths. That’s three wins in eight starts this year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Wildcat Heir, now 16-6-5-0 with earnings of $261,985. She was sold for $40,000 by Tonya Jurgens, Agent, at the 2008 OBS August Sale.

Caroni Stable’s Oligarch won Calder’s $73,600 Tropical Park Derby by a head on Saturday, scoring the first stakes victory of his career. It’s the second win in four starts this year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Congrats, sold first by Moreau Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2009 OBS August Sale before being purchased for $140,000 out of the Off The Hook consignment at the 2010 March Sale. He’s now 8-3-1-1 with earnings of $93,204.

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman’s Secret Circle stepped into stakes company off a winning debut and cruised to a 5-1/4 length victory in Friday’s $71,340 Jack Goodman Stakes at Santa Anita. Two for two with earnings of $78,990, the 2-year-old Eddington colt was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.

Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s Sneak A Cold Treat, third in last year’s $50,000 Best of Ohio Sprint Stakes at Thistledown, came back this year and won the 2011 renewal by 2-1/4 lengths. After four wins in five starts this year, the 6-year-old gelding by Snuck In is 40-14-6-3 and has earned $292,096. He was consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2007 OBS June Sale.

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10/10/11
Stephanie's Kitten captures Keeneland's Alcibiades Stakes
Ken & Sarah Ramsey's Stephanie's Kitten was overlooked at odds of 9-1 coming into Keeneland's $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) on Friday, but the 2-year-old daughter of Kitten's Joy rallied down the stretch and won her first stakes race by a length and a half. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale, she's now 4-2-0-2 and has earned $277,526.

B.J. Wright’s Jeranimo added Santa Anita’s $150,000 Oak Tree Mile Stakes (G2) to his resume on Saturday, winning by three quarters of a length, with fellow OBS graduate John Johny Jak (April ’09) finishing third.. It’s the first win in seven starts this year for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Congaree, sold for $50,000 by On Course Sales, Agent, at the 2007 OBS August Sale. The win gives him a 22-6-4-4 record and $660,400 in earnings.

Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid is two for two and a stakes winner after his 1-1/2 length victory in the $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes at Remington Park on Friday. The 2-year-old colt by Officer, who has earned $61,545 to date, was sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale.

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10/3/11
Plum Pretty romps in Parx Racing's Cotillion Stakes
Peachtree Stable’s Plum Pretty took command of Parx Racing’s $750,000 Cotillion Stakes (G2) at the start and never looked back en route to an overpowering 7-1/2 length victory over rival It’s Tricky, with fellow OBS graduate Daring Reality (April ’10) checking in third. The newly minted millionaire 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $130,000 by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, at the 2010 OBS March Sale, is now 9-4-4-2 and has earned $1,296,700 to date.

Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Ron Dyrdek's Weemissfrankie is a perfect three for three after her half length victory over fellow OBS graduate Candrea (March ’11) in the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes (G1) on Sunday. That’s two grade one wins for the 2-year-old daughter of Sunriver, who has earned $337,800 to date. She was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2010 August Yearling Sale before being purchased for $175,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2011 April Sale.

Gold Mark Farm’s Vexor was off the board behind OBS graduate Currency Swap in a sloppy Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga in his last start but rebounded in Belmont’s $150,000 Nashua Stakes (G2) to best OBS grad Trinniberg (April ’11) by three quarters of a length for his first stakes win. Now 4-2-1-0 with earnings of $133,000, the 2-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir was sold first at the 2009 OBS Fall Mixed Sale before being purchased for $90,000 out of the Bath Bayer consignment at the 2010 August Sale.

Shivmangal Racing Stable LLC’s Shkspeare Shaliyah trailed in the early going of the $100,000 Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont on Sunday, but rallied on the outside down the stretch and won his first stakes race by a length. That’s two wins in three starts for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Shakespeare, sold for $21,000 by Max Ubide Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale. He has earned $96,700 to date and his record stands at 3-2-0-1.

Martin Brothers Inc. and Napierstables LLC’s Big Wednesday scored by 2-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Mr. Prankster (June ’11) in Saturday’s $150,600 Fitz Dixon Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Repent, consigned by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, to the 2010 OBS August Sale. The win gives him a 4-3-0-0 record and $142,250 in earnings.

Sherry Parbhoo’s Exclusively Maria posted her first stakes win in Sunday’s $96,150 Cassidy Stakes, beating fellow OBS graduate Another Romance (October ’09, Augsut ’10, June ’11) by a neck. It’s the second win in five starts for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Exclusive Quality, giving her $98,258 in earnings. The three-time veteran of the OBS Sales ring was consigned by Summerfield, Agent to the 2009 October Sale and 2010 January Sale before they sold her for $1,700 at the 2010 August Sale.

Rey Wan Racing’s Hello Prince led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $93,000 Birdonthewire Stakes at Calder Saturday, romping to a six length win over Seattle Ex (March ’11) with Angelofdistinction (August ’10) checking in third. It’s the second straight win and first stakes score for the Florida-bred 2-year-old colt by Halo’s Image, now 6-3-0-1 with earnings of $120,210. he was sold for $14,000 by Dean’s List, Agent for Bonnie Heath Farm at the 2010 OBS August Sale.

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10/2/11
Flat Out, Giant Ryan score in Super Saturday stakes at Belmont
Preston Stables LLC’s Flat Out moved to the lead turning for home in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont and he cruised home from there to a 2-1/2 length victory. His first grade one win puts him over the million dollar mark in earnings, and his next start should be in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Flatter, sold for $11,000 as a weanling by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2006 OBS Fall Mixed Sale, is now 12-5-3-0 and he’s earned $1,109,713.

Shivananda Parbhoo’s Giant Ryan took the lead at the break of the $350,000 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes (G1) and stayed there all the way for a half length victory. It’s the sixth straight win for the 5-year-old son of Freud, now 14-8-1-1 with earnings of $626,841. The three time OBS graduate was sold first by Burleson Farms LLC, Agent, at the 2006 Fall Mixed Sale. After being consigned by M & H Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2008 March Sale, he was sold by M & H for $27,000 at the 2008 June Sale.

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9/26/11
Pomeroys Pistol romps in Belmont's Gallant Bloom
Hardacre Farm LLC’s Pomeroy’s Pistol tracked the pace in Belmont's $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) on Saturday, took over at the head of the stretch and drew off to a a four length victory. It's the third stakes win of the year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Pomeroy, now 11-4-3-2 with earnings of $450,178. She was consigned by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2009 OBS August Yearling Sale.

F. Thomas & Matt Conway’s Matthewsburg scored his first stakes victory Saturday, winning the Speightstown Kentucky Cup Sprint Stakes (G3) by 2-1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old colt by Ghostzapper, now 10-3-1-0 with earnings of $123,609, was sold for $95,000 at the 2010 Adena Springs Sale.

MAT Stables LLC’s Royal Currier rolled to a 3-3/4 length victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing, running six furlong in a track record 1:07 2/5. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Red Bullet, now 16-7-4-1 with earnings of $395,850. He was sold for $5,500 at the 2010 Adena Springs Sale.

Priscilla Vaccarezza’s My Due Process led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $122,718 Monmouth Park NATC Futurity (filly division), beating Singlet (April ’11) by 3-1/4 lengths, with Fiftyfour Forever (June ’11, August ’10) another length back in third. It’s the first stakes score for the 2-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, sold for $30,000 by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. The win gives her a 6-2-2-0 record and $130,087 in earnings.

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9/19/11
Northern Passion wins Woodbine's Natalma Stakes
John C. Oxley’s Northern Passion scored by a length and a quarter in Woodbine’s $240,345 Natalma Stakes (G3) Saturday, with fellow OBS graduate Stephanie’s Kitten (April ’11) checking in third. That’s two wins in three starts for the 2-year-old First Samurai filly, now 3-2-0-1 with earnings of $235,707. She was sold for $220,000 by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.

Alex Lieblong’s Conway Two Step tried stakes company for the first time in Calder’s $90,900 Brave Raj Stakes on Saturday, and the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Spanish Steps won by 2-1/2 lengths. Consigned by Cashel Stud, Agent to both the 2011 OBS April and 2009 Fall Mixed Sales, she’s now 5-2-0-1 and has earned $94,260 to date.

Richard Santulli’s Stormy Dixie posted her first stakes victory in Monmouth’s $60,000 Politely Stakes on Sunday, scoring by a neck. The 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Stormy Atlantic, now 17-4-4-2 with $197,540 in earnings, was sold for $200,000 by Bridlewood Farm at the 2008 OBS March Sale.

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Candrea is two for two and a stakes winner of $61,000 after her four length romp in Friday’s $50,000 Phil D. Shepherd Stakes at Fairplex. The 2-year-old Florida-bred Trippi filly was sold for $340,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2011 OBS March Sale.

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9/12/11
Musical Romance wins Presque Isle Masters Stakes
Pinnacle Racing Stable & William A. Kaplan’s Musical Romance scored her first graded win Saturday with a neck decision in the $400,800 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (G2). It’s the fourth stakes victory in twelve starts this year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Concorde’s Tune, now 31-8-4-7 with earnings of $637,850. She was sold for $22,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2009 OBS April Sale.

Frank Fletcher’s Rocket Twentyone is two for two and a graded stakes winner after scoring by half a length in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (G3) on Saturday. Sold for $300,000 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie has earned $73,365 to date.

La Marca Stable’s Compliance Officer scored his second straight stakes win Sunday, taking Belmont’s $100,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes by 3-1/2 lengths. That’s four straight wins for the 5-year-old gelding by Officer, now 21-8-4-2 with earnings of $334,566. He was sold for $65,000 by King’s Equine, Agent, at the 2008 OBS April Sale.

Henco Inc. & Four Horsemen Stable’s Tannersville led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Calder’s $54,500 Our Dear Peggy Stakes, beating Trust the Deputy (June ’08) by four lengths, with Motovato (March ’07) checking in third. It’s the second win in eight starts this year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred West Acre colt, sold for $10,500 by M & H Training and Sales, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale. The win gives him a 19-7-2-4 record and $235,135 in earnings.

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9/6/11
Currency Swap leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saratoga's Hopeful Stakes
Klaravich Stables Inc. & William H. Lawrence's Currency Swap wore down a stubborn fellow OBS graduate Trinniberg (April '11) in deep stretch to win Saratoga's $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (G1) by three quarters of a length, with Big Blue Nation (March '11) rallying to finish third. Two for two and a grade one winner of $180,000, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by High Cotton is a two time OBS graduate. Sold as a weanling by Summerfield, Agent for breeder Stonecliff Farm at the 2009 OBS Fall Mixed Sale, he was also consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2011 OBS March Sale.

Carolyn Wilson’s Arena Elvira posted her second straight Saratoga stakes win Sunday, scoring by a length and a half in the $75,000 Sightseek Stakes. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly, sold for $210,000 by Straightaway Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS March Sale, is now 10-5-3-2 and has earned $214,930 to date.

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9/4/11
Ask the Moon scores in Saratoga's Personal Ensign; Weemissfrankie wins Del Mar Debutante
Farnsworth Stables LLC’s Ask the Moon made it two straight grade one wins at Saratoga on Saturday, going right to the lead at the start of the $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes (G1) and staying there all the way en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. Now 32-10-5-7, the 6-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon has earned $713,640 to date. Claimed by her current connections in June, she was sold for $125,000 by Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2007 OBS March Sale.

Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Ron Dyrdek's Weemissfrankie is two for two and a graded stakes winner after coming from off the pace to win Saturday's $250,000 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) by a length and a quarter. The two-time OBS graduate was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2010 August Yearling Sale before being purchased for $175,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2011 April Sale. The 2-year-old daughter of Sunriver has earned $187,800.

B. & R. McLellan, C. Hollick & S. Simon’s Atlantic Hurricane racked up her first stakes victory on Saturday at Woodbine, taking the $165,019 Seaway Stakes (G3) by three quarters of a length. That’s four straight wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Halo’s Image, sold for $21,000 by Bridlewood Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale. The win gives her a 12-6-2-0 record and earnings of $245,740.

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8/25/11
Wildcat Heir colt tops Yearling Sale finale
Hip No. 537, a colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Vision Racing and Sales for $85,000 to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2011 August Yearling Sale. The bay colt is out of Tiz What It Waz, by Tiznow, a daughter of stakes placed Ualoaa Lani.

Hip No. 596, a filly by Chapel Royal consigned by Greystone Manor Farm, was sold to Steve Dwoskin for $48,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Aggressive Broad, by Broad Brush, and is a half sister to stakes winner Awesomewithbroads.

Vision Racing and Sales went to $43,000 for Hip No. 583, a colt by Tiz Wonderful consigned by Eversole Thoroughbreds, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Witchful Saint, by Saint Ballado, and is a half brother to stakes placed How Bout Tonight.

Hip No. 732, a Rockport Harbor colt consigned by Imagine…, went to Quarter Pole Enterprises, LLC for $40,000. The gray or roan colt is out of Europium, by Exchange Rate, a daughter of stakes winner Just Bet On Me.

For the session, 195 horses sold for a total of $1,929,400, compared with 229 horses grossing $1,793,850 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $9,894, up 26.3% from $7,833 in 2010, while the median price of $7,000 rose 40% from $5,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 25.6%, identical to last year’s session.

For the two Open sessions, 408 horses sold for a total of $4,562,100, compared with 475 horses bringing $4,138,350 a year ago. The average price was $11,182, up 28.4% from $8,712 in 2010, while the median price of $8,000 rose 45.4% from $5,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 24.4%; it was 25.1% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 114 horses brought a total of $4,278,000, compared with 135 horses grossing $4,838,500 in the 2010 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $37,526, up 4.7% from $35,841 last year, while the median price was $32,500, a gain of 25% compared with $26,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 23.5%; it was 25.4% a year ago.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Fall Mixed Sale, scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 19th.

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8/24/11
Lemon Drop Kid colt tops Yearling Sale's first Open session
Hip No. 459, a Lemon Drop Kid colt consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Sallusto/Albina, Agent, for $105,000 to top the first Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 August Yearling Sale. The bay colt is out of stakes winner Secondary School, by Honor Grades.

Hip No. 383, a colt by Political Force consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to Mersad Metanovic & Jeff Bonde, Agent, for $100,000. The gray or roan colt is out of Pine Hill, by Siphon (BRZ), a half sister to graded stakes placed Merger.

Hip No. 180, Gotta Love Gold, a filly by Scat Daddy consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent, went to Sarazen Stable for $68,000. The bay filly is out of Glitz N Gold, by Seeking the Gold, a daughter of stakes winner Timely Broad.

Mark Casse, Agent, went to $55,000 for Hip No. 362, a filly by Birdstone consigned by Sienna Farms LLC. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed On the Podium, by Bold Executive.

For the session, 212 horses sold for a total of $2,635,200, compared with 246 horses bringing a total of $2,344,500 at last year’s first Open session. The average price was $12,430, up 30.4% from $9,530 a year ago, while the median price rose 38.5% to $9,000 compared with $6,500 in 2010. The buyback percentage was 23.7%; it was 25.5% last year.

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

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8/23/11
Midnight Lute filly tops Selected Yearling Sale
Hip No. 115, a filly by champion OBS graduate Midnight Lute consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent for Cloverleaf Farms II, went to SGV Thoroughbreds for $110,000 to top the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company’s 2011 Selected Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Wasted Wisdom, by Gold Fever, a half sister to graded stakes winning millionaire Desert Code.

Hip No. 118, Yes She’s Wild, a Yes It’s True filly consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, for $105,000. The bay filly is out of stakes placed Wildcard Cat, by Forest Wildcat, a daughter of stakes winner Clever Kat.

Hip No. 61, a colt by Midnight Lute consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent for Cloverleaf Farms II, went to Patrice Miller EQB, Agent, for $87,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Rainbow Promise, by Known Fact, and is a half brother to stakes winner Class Above.

Buzz Chace, Agent, went to $87,000 for Hip No. 65, a colt by Flatter consigned by Dapple Stud, Agent. The bay colt is out of Relay, by Smoke Glacken, a half sister to stakes winner Network.

Hip No. 169, a colt by Tiz Wonderful out of stakes placed Foolish Kiss, by Kissin Kris, was sold to Buttonwood Bloodstock LLC for $82,000. The dark bay or brown colt was consigned by Dapple Stud, Agent.

For the day, 110 horses brought a total of $4,181,000, compared with 135 horses grossing $4,838,500 in the 2010 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $38,009, up 6% from $35,841 last year, while the median price was $34,000, a gain of 30.1% compared with $26,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 26.2%; it was 25.4% a year ago. Thirty-two horses brought $50,000 or more compared with 31 last year.

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

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8/20/11
Where's Sterling takes Monmouth's Iselin Stakes
Frank Carl Calabrese’s Where’s Sterling scored the first stakes win of his career at Monmouth on Saturday, taking the $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes by a length. That’s three wins in five starts this year for the 4-year-old colt by Northern Afleet, sold for $50,000 by Mayberry Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS April Sale. Now 8-3-3-0, he has earned $224,110.

Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s Sneak A Cold Treat won Thistledown’s $50,000 Honey Jay Stakes for the second straight year Saturday, taking the 2011 renewal by a length. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2007 OBS June Sale, the 6-year-old gelding by Snuck In has accounted for three stakes wins, compiled a 39-13-6-3 record, and earned $262,096.

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8/8/11
Turbulent Descent aces Saratoga's Test Stakes
Blinkers On Racing et al’s Turbulent Descent tracked the early leaders in Saratoga's $250,000 Test Stakes (G1) on Saturday, surged to the lead at the head of the stretch and then drew away to a 3-3/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Pomeroys Pistol (August '09) rallying to be second. It's the third grade one win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Congrats, sold for $160,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2010 OBS April Sale. The win gives her an 8-6-2-0 record and earnings of $828,350.

Doubledown Stables Inc.’s Backdoor Kenny romped to a 5-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Next Right Thing (April ’11) in Saturday’s $85,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes for his first stakes victory. The 2-year-old colt by Half Ours, now 3-2-0-1 with earnings of $74,140, was sold for $85,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.

Robert Abbo Racing Stable LLC’s Immortal Eyes ran off his third straight stakes win Saturday, taking the $85,000 West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup Handicap at Mountaineer Park by a nose. The 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Greatness, now 26-9-6-3 with earnings of $395,422, was first sold by Adena Springs South at the 2006 Winter Mixed Sale then resold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2006 August Yearling Sale. He finally was sold for $220,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2007 February Sale.

Patsy C. Symons’ Trix In The City scored her first stakes win on Saturday at Saratoga with a 2-1/4 length victory in the $80,000 De La Rose Stakes. That’s two wins in four starts this year for the 5-year-old mare by Friends Lake, sold for $300,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2008 OBS April Sale. The win gives her a 17-5-3-0 record and earnings of $167,598.

Carolyn Wilson’s Arena Elvira stepped into stakes company for the first time in Friday’s $77,000 Madame Jumel Stakes at Saratoga, and came back a winner by 1-1/4 lengths. That gives the 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly three wins in five starts this year, a 9-4-3-2 record and earnings of $169,930. She was sold by Straightaway Farm, Agent, for $210,000 at the 2009 OBS March Sale.

C.E. Glasscock & Vinery Stables’ Chipshot scored the first stakes win of his career on Saturday at Monmouth, taking the $75,000 Select Stakes by 2-3/4 lengths, with Royal Currier (Adena ’10) checking in third. It’s the second win in five starts this year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred Peace Rules colt, now 13-3-3-3 with $209,480 in earnings. He was sold for $$25,000 by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2009 OBS August Sale, and his half brother by Circular Quay is consigned to the 2011 OBS August Sale.

Bluestone Thoroughbreds LLC’s Black Diamond Cat led 1 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Calder’s $55,000 Major Moran Stakes on Saturday, beating Peace at Dawn (April ’09, October 07) by 4-1/2 lengths , with Accredit (October ’05) checking in third. It’s the second straight stakes score for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Wildcat Heir, sold first by Kaizen Sales, Agent, at the 2008 Winter Mixed Sale, then consigned by Marion Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2008 August Sale. The win gives him a 27-6-4-4 record and $187,684 in earnings.

Pinnacle Racing Stable & William A. Kaplan’s Musical Romance racked up her third stakes win of the year in Calder’s $54,000 Barb’s Dancer Stakes, scoring by half a length with fellow OBS graduate Indulgence (March ’09) running third. The 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Concorde’s Tune was sold for $22,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2009 OBS April Sale. She’s now 29-7-4-6 with $391,850 in earnings.

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8/1/11
Ask the Moon romps in Saratoga's Ruffian Invitational Handicap
Farnsworth Stables LLC’s Ask the Moon found a fine spot for her first win of the year, taking the lead at the break and improving her position throughout en route to a 5-3/4 length victory in Saratoga’s $250,000 Ruffian Invitational Handicap on Sunday (G1). Her first graded stakes win gives the 6-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon a 31-9-5-7 record and earnings of $533,640. Claimed by her current connections in June, she was sold for $125,000 by Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2007 OBS March Sale.

Frank Carl Calabrese’s Romacaca scored her first graded stakes win on Sunday, posting a 1-1/4 length victory in Monmouth’s $250,000 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes (G3). That’s six in a row for the 5-year-old Florida-bred-daughter of Running Stag, consigned by Cashel Stud, Agent, to both the 2007 August and 2008 April OBS Sales. Now 23-12-4-2, she has earned $598,092.

Just For Fun Stable LLC’s Decisive Moment scored his second stakes win of the year on Saturday at Calder, taking the $75,000 El Kaiser Stakes by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Chiseled Light (August ’09). Now 11-3-2-3 with earnings of $580,010, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by With Distinction was consigned by Derby Dreams, Agent, to the 2010 OBS April Sale.

M E S Stable, Inc.’s Battle of Love ran off her fifth straight win on Saturday at Calder, scoring her first stakes win by 3-1/4 lengths in the $63,000 Three Ring Stakes. Sold for $3,500 by Leprechaun Racing, Agent, at the 2010 OBS June Sale, the 3-year-old A.P. Warrior filly is now 10-4-0-2 with earnings of $70,183.

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