March Two-Year-Old Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links to complete information regarding the state of the art Repository and updated Conditions of Sale, implemented at the recent OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 611 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day expanded format sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15th and 16th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Wednesday, March 9th with Hips 1 – 204. Hips 205 – 408 will go Thursday, March 10th and Hips 409 – 613 will go Friday, March 11th. All three session will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 22 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2015, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 161 stakes races, including 72 graded events.

Highlights in the past year included grade one wins by March graduates at home and overseas. Town & Country Farms’ Eclipse Award finalist Stopchargingmaria won three of five starts in 2015 capped by her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland. Also trained by Todd Pletcher, the daughter of Tale of the Cat was acquired from Repole Stables, who purchased her for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. She ended the year with eight graded stakes wins, a 16-9-3-1 record and $2,924,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Michael E. Pegram , Karl Watson, Paul Weitman’s  2011 March Sale graduate Secret Circle,  who beat the world’s  best sprinters at four in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), returned in 2015 and did it again in the $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)  at Meydan. It was the fourth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old colt by Eddington, trained by Bob Baffert. It was his final start, retiring to stud with a 16-8-6-1 record and $3,670,790 in earnings. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.  watch his under tack video

WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem joined the millionaire ranks in 2015 with his three length victory in Keeneland’s $1,000,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1). It was the third graded stakes win for the colt by Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Pletcher. He went to stud this year with a 6-4-1-0 and earnings of $1,519,800. After working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment for a co-sale topping $1.6-million. watch his under tack video

Gary Barber’s Jack Milton earned his grade one stripes in April with a victory in the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) on the Keeneland turf course. It was the third graded stakes win for the son of War Front, another Todd Pletcher trainee, who wrapped up the year with a 19-5-2-5 record and $853,938 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2012 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Reddam Racing’s Gomo was a 2-3/4 length winner of the $400,000 Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in October. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $75,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. The victory gave her a 5-2-1-2 record and $332,320 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the March  Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the March Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

2016 March Sale

Catalog

Hip No.  1 – 306
Tuesday March 15  11 a.m.
Hip No.  307 – 613
Wednesday March 16  11 a.m.
New For 2016: 
Repository Information   Conditions of Sale  Consignor Letter
Sortable Master Index  Index In Excel Format
 Entire Sale w/indexes  Entire Sale w/o indexes
Barn Index Barn Chart
March Sale Outs  Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App

Under Tack Show

Hip No.  1 – 204
Wednesday March 9  8 a.m.
Hip No.  205 – 408
Thursday March 10  8 a.m.
Hip No. 409 – 613
Friday March 11 8 a.m.
 Under Tack Times In Excel Format
 Under Tack Times (1 – 306)
 Under Tack Times (307 – 613)


Sale Results          

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Tuesday, March 15 (1 – 306)  Wednesday, March 16 (307 – 613)
Top 20 Horses

 

 

Pricedtoperfection wins Gulfstream’s Sweetest Chant Stakes

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Pricedtoperfection picked up her first stakes win in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream on Saturday, closing with a rush to take the lead in deep stretch and scoring going away by three quarters of a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Temple City is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed Sale and then resold by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, for $230,000 at the 2015 April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $129.960. watch her under tack video

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A pair of promising youngsters broke their maidens on Saturday. At Gulfstream, Repole Stable’s Mo Power put the lessons learned in his first start last month to good use, leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of a $50,000 maiden special weight test taking over from front running Dixie Runner (March ’15) inside the final furlong and then holding off a late charge by Doctor Mounty (June ’15) to win by a length. Dixie Runner settled for third. Mo Power, trained by Todd Pletcher, earned $30,000 for his effort. The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo was purchased for $325,000 by Jonathan Thomas on behalf of Repole Stable out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

At Tampa Bay Downs, trainer Baltazar Galvan unveiled Miguel Barraza’a Tiger Blood,  and the 3-year-old Florid-bred colt by Cowtown Cat colt took charge of the six furlong maiden special weight test at the start, shrugged off a challenger at the head of the stretch and bounded away to a 9-1/4 length victory under wraps in 1:09 4/5. He was consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, to the 2014 August Yearling Sale and sold to Juan Pablo Malagon for $4,500.

One More Shot tops Winter Mixed Sale’s closing day

Hip No. 593, One More Shot, a 3-year-old chestnut colt by Trappe Shot consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Jagger, Inc. for $145,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale. An impressive eight length winner of his only start in December, he’s out of Orion’s Daughter, by Tactical Cat, a half sister to stakes winning graded stakes producer Cayman Sunset.

Hip No. 624, Giocouragement, a 3-year-old son of Gio Ponti consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Castleton Lyons Farm for $75,000.  The  dark bay or brown colt, third in maiden special weight company in his debut on January 23rd,  is out of  Encouragement, by Bertrando, a half sister to graded stakes producer and grade one stakes winner Key Phrase.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 61 horses grossed $987,700, compared with 71 selling for a total of $1,235,700 last year. The average was $16,192, compared to $17,404 a year ago, while the median jumped to $10,000 compared to $7,500 in 2015. The buyback percentage was 16.4%; it was 15.5% in 2015.

Hip No. 234, a yearling daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to W.D. North TB’s LLC & Morris Bloodstock, Agent, for $105,000 to top the sale’s Open Session. The chestnut filly is out of graded stakes placed Perennial Song, by Songandaprayer.

W.D. North TB’s LLC & Morris Bloodstock, Agent also bought Hip No. 295, a Data Link chestnut yearling colt from Summerfield for $60,000. He’s out of Simsational, by Johannesburg, from the family of graded stakes winner Southern Tradition.

Hip No. 240, a yearling son of Currency Swap consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Silver Oaks Farm for $57,000. The chestnut colt is out of Pimpinella, by Forest Danger, a half sister to stakes placed Ottawa Chief.

For the Open session, 165 horses sold for a total of $1,197,300 compared with 142 horses bringing $1,091,100 in 2015. The average price was $7,256 compared with $7,684 a year ago, while the median price was $4,000, identical to last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 31.8%; it was 15.9% in 2015.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 15 – 16. The expanded format Under Tack Show is set for March 9 – 11, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

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.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale, the upcoming March Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Curlin colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 53, a chestnut yearling colt by Curlin consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to Redbud Partnership for $150,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale. He’s out of stakes placed Tapaline, by Eavesdropper, a half sister to stakes winner Dreamin of Victory.

Tyra Holdings paid $145,000 for Hip No. 108, a yearling daughter of Curlin consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Capote Blues, by Capote, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Blues Street.

Hip No. 3, a dark bay or brown yearling filly by Uncle Mo, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased by Fox Hill Paso Fino Farm LLC for $110,000. She’s out of Patsy’s Kim, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Romy.

Hip No. 45, a yearling son of Shanghai Bobby consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Douglas Arnold for $100,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to graded stakes winner Teuflesberg, is out of St. Michele, by Devil’s Bag.

Hip No. 217, Love You Crazy, consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, was the session’s highest priced broodmare, going to Maria M. Haire for $85,000. The 12-year-old bay daughter of Touch Gold, in foal to Uncle Mo, is a half sister to stakes placed Sacred Ground, out of stakes winner Moonlight Affair, by Friendly Lover.

Crupi’s New Castle Farm went to $80,000 for Hip No. 61, a yearling daughter of Into Mischief out of Touche de Velours, by Meadowlake. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, the bay filly is a half sister to graded stakes placed The Pharaoh.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 135 horses sold for a total of $2,380,100, compared with 128 horses grossing $2,520,000 in 2015. The average price was $17,630, compared with $19,688 a year ago, while the median price was $8,500 compared with $10,100 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.8%; it was 18.5% last year.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Open Session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

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.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

Whatawonderflworld, Vieja Luna win at the 27th OBS Day of Champions

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Gary Barber’s Whatawonderflworld rallied in deep stretch and was up in the shadow of the wire to beat Get Away Farm’s Two Step Time by a length and take the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 27th annual Day of Champions. Golden Legacy Stable LLC’s Golden Ray, who set the pace and led into the final furlong, settled for third. Jose Lezcano rode the winner, who ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat, for trainer Mark Casse. A gelding by Tiz Wonderful, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $50,00 by James Layden, Agent, to T M Ventures. His first stakes win leaves him 4-3-0-1 with $136,200 in earnings. Arthur Ringfield, who has been Clerk of Scales at all twenty seven OBS Day of Champions race programs, presented the trophy to the winning connections.

Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna took charge of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies at the start and never looked back en route to a 2-1/2 length victory over Evergreen Stables LLC’s Silver Magnolia. Roger L. Justice’s Will Be Magical settled for third. Ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, the winner ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat. After turning in a eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, the daughter of Street Hero was purchased for $23,000 by Mr. Landaeta out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Marcos Fernandez, she’s now 8-2-0-2 and has earned $122,098.

In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, Michael G. Bernard’s Danbury, ridden by Eddie Castro, took charge in the stretch and held off a late run by Leonard C. Green and Robert McLynn’s Lazarus Project to win by a length and a half. Sandra New’s Drama Club was another length back in third. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 2/5.  It’s the first stakes win for the Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, bred by Robert C. Roffey, Jr. A three time veteran of the OBS sales ring, he was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale then resold by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent to Christy Whitman at the 2014 August Yearling Sale. He was then purchased for $25,000 by Bill Kaplan on behalf of Mr. Bernard out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under tack eighth in :10 2/5 . Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 8-2-0-0 and has earned $86,203.  The winner paid $46.00, 16.40 and 6.80. Lazarus Project returned 7.00, 4.60 and Drama Club paid $10.00 to show. The 6-9 exacta was worth $248.00 and the 4-6 daily double paid $43.40.

In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies, WinStar Farm LLC’s Social Butterfly wore down Bell Racing LLC’s Kandoo in the shadow of the wire and scored her first stakes win by half a length. Leonard C. Green’s Hi Holiday rallied to be third. Scott Spieth rode the daughter of Hold Me Back for trainer Shannon Ritter. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 4/5. Social Butterfly consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she was sold for $140,000 to McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, Agent for WinStar Farm, LLC after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 3-2-0-1, she has earned $53,480.

In the afternoon’s first race, Irma Mirabal’s Cootinks Flying Ace beat Bobby McKibben’s Of Royal Decent by a length in a $10,000 440 yard allowance test for Quarter Horses. Alma D. Barraza’s Gold In This Lane was a length and quarter back in third.  The winner returned $4.80, 2.60 and 2.80. Of Royal Decent returned $3.80 and 2.80; Gold In This Lane paid $2.80 to show. The 4-5 exacta returned $19.00.

Pioneerof the Nile filly fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Hip No. 556, a filly by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, sped three eighths in :32 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the  Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale. The unraced dark bay or brown 3-year-old filly is out of Bojangle’s Cat, by Tabasco Cat, from the family of stakes winner Colonel Rutledge.

Two horses breezed eighths in :33 2/5.

Hip No. 607, supplemented to the sale by James Layden, Agent, is an unraced 3-year-old son of  Harlan’s Holiday. The bay colt is out of That Look, by Cryptoclearance, from the family of grade one winners Will’s Way and Willa On the Move

Hip No. 616, Majestic Gal, a supplemental entry consigned by M  & M Ventures, Agent, is a 4-year-old bay filly by Majesticperfection. Out of Bijou Belle, by Cryptoclearance, she’s a half sister to stakes winner Lisa Stannard.

A pair of horses breezed three eighths in :33 4/5.

Hip No. 594, supplemented to the sale by James Layden, Agent, is an unraced 3-year-old chestnut colt by Freud. A half brother to stakes placed Motor City Mama, he’s out of Private Idaho, by Private Terms.

Hip No. 599, a supplemental entry consigned by M  & M Ventures, Agent, an unraced 3-year-old gelding by Society’s Chairman. He’s out of Romanced, by Smoke Glacken, from the family of graded stakes winner Silent Greeting.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com. Videos may also be viewed at the sales grounds in the video room and via kiosks in the breezeway and walking ring areas.

Horses in the Racing Age section, Hip No.’s 525 – 639, will be offered immediately following the Open session on Thursday, January 28th. The 115 horses in the Racing Age section include 28 older horses, 54 three-year-olds and 33 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 525 – 594 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 595 – 639 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds.

A total of 522 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 27th with Hip Numbers 1 – 230 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 231 – 524 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 28th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index, which also includes the supplemental entries, provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 26th, with first post at 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed live via the OBS, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

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.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

27th OBS Day of Champions set for Tuesday, January 26th

Racing returns to Ocala on Tuesday, January 26th as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 27th annual Day of Champions. The races feature large, well matched fields along with a star studded roster of trainers and riders that includes 2015 Eclipse Award winning jockeys Javier Castellano and Tyler Gaffalione.

Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the third straight year, the five-race card again offers pari-mutuel wagering on the first two races. The day gets underway with a $10,000 allowance 440 yard dash for quarter horses followed by the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colt and geldings who have gone through the ring at an OBS Sale.

The entire card will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites. Post time for the first race is 1:00 p.m.

Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Pinstripe as the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of thirteen in the day’s second race, the $50,000 OBS Sprint for colt and geldings. The colt by High Cotton, who will be ridden by Javier Castellano, was a convincing five length winner of his only start, a Gulfstream maiden special weight test on December 30th.

Second choice at 4-1 is Three Diamonds Farm’s Oscar Mike, a winner over the turf course at Belmont Park in his last start on November 15th.  The colt by U S Ranger is trained by Mike Maker and will be ridden by Joel Rosario.  Leonard C. Green and Robert McLynn’s Lazarus Project, a winner in fast time at Aqueduct in his last start, is 5-1 with Joe Bravo aboard for trainer Joe Orseno.

Jose Lezcano will be aboard John C. Oxley’s 6-1 Our Nation for trainer Mark Casse and trainer Bill Kaplan returns to Ocala with Michael G. Bernard’s 8-1 Danbury, a son of Kantharos who will have the services of Eddie Castro.

Here’s the field in post position order: Oscar Mike; Get Away Farm’s I’m No Secret, Aaron Gryder, 10-1; Mighty White Stallion LLC’s Dioscuri, K. J. Coa, 15-1; Pinstripe; A. Delaperriere Stables’ Brassy Ben, Scott Spieth, 10-1; Danbury; Our Nation; Alexis Lopez-Cordero’s G.A. Betting, Ricardo Feliciano, 10-1; Lazarus Project; DB DOJO LLC’s Silver Starship, no rider, 12-1; Sandra New’s Drama Club, Edgard Zayas, 10-1; Golden Legacy Stable LLC’s American Luxury, Emisael Jaramillo, 15-1; Ridenjac Racing’s Royal Almighty, Jose Ferrer, 10-1. All will carry 122 pounds.

Leonard C. Green’s stakes winning Hi Holiday headlines a field of eleven in the third race, the $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies.  The daughter of Harlan’s Holiday, trained by Joe Orseno, won the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park in September after a runaway victory in her debut two weeks earlier. Joe Bravo will ride.

She’ll be tested by Bell Racing LLC’s Kandoo, who comes into the race off a third place finish in Tampa Bay’s Sandpiper Stakes in December. Tyler Gaffalione will ride the daughter of Kantharos for trainer Ralph Nicks.

The field also includes Patricia’s Hope LLC’s stakes placed Moms Choice,  a filly by Kitten’s Joy trained by Larry Rivelli and ridden by Jose Valdivia. In addition, trainer Bobby Persad will send out Richie Rich Racing Stable’s Fabulous Dream, a stakes placed daughter of Magna Graduate with Pablo Morales aboard. In an unusual twist, Quintessential Racing’s Wicked One is in pursuit of a stakes win before she enters the OBS sales ring on Thursday as Hip No. 526 in the Horses of Racing Age section of the Winter Mixed Sale. The filly by In Summation, who broke her maiden last time out for trainer Mark Casse, will have Jose Lezcano aboard.

The field in post position order: Flying Finish Farm’s Emma Missouri, Jose A. Garcia; Kandoo; Hi Holiday; Sandra Henson’s Pyrite Tonight, Eduardo Nunez; Moms Choice; Tommy G. Ligon and Anthony Granitz’s Fast Justice, Antonio Gallardo; Fabulous Dream; DB DOJO LLC’s Sunrise Ruby, no rider; Wicked One; Martin Silver & Mike and Martha Borchetta’s Scrammy, Geovany Garcia; WinStar Farm LLC’s Social Butterfly, Scott Spieth. All carry 120 pounds.

A field of twelve will go in fourth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies, headed by Mario Silva’s Bonita, third in the Hut Hut Stakes at Gulfstream Park West after breaking her maiden at first asking in October. Trained by Chad Stewart, the Bluegrass Cat filly will be ridden by Jose Caraballo.

Larry Rivelli has cross-entered Moms Choice, and Ralph Nicks sends out Averill Racing LLC and Silver Oak Stable LLC’s R Kinsley Doll, fourth in Gulfstream Park West’s Juvenile Filly Sprint Stakes. The Big Drama filly will have Tyler Gaffalione aboard.

The field in post position order: Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna, Emisael Jaramillo; R Kinsley Doll; West Point Thoroughbreds’ Awesome Dame, Luis Saez; Lou Dunn Diekemper Trust’s Sweet Angel Roan, Geovany Garcia; Moms Choice; Lightner Color LLC’s Toother Belle, Gary Boulanger; Town and Country Farms’ Vroomvroomvroom, Edgard Zayas; Michael Dahir and Sandra Bromagen’s Cinder, Javier Castellano; Roger L. Justice’s Will Be Magical, Eddie Castro; John L. Moirano, Alan Sokol, Nehoc Stables and Robert Chimienti’s Dean’s Ticket, Joel Rosario; Evergreen Stables LLC’s Silver Magnolia, Fernando De La Cruz; Bonita. Carrie L Brogden’s Try Your Luck has been scratched. All carry 120 pounds.

Warner Thoroughbreds et al’s Swagger Jagger and John L. Moirano, William Achenbaum, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Extinct Charm headline the fifth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings.

Swagger Jagger, by Crown of Thorns, came from off the pace to win the Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park West in November. He’ll be ridden by Eddie Castro for trainer Mike Maker. Aaron Gryder will ride Extinct Charm for trainer Gary Contessa. The son of American Lion scored in Aqueduct’s Damon Runyon Stakes in his last start on December 26th.

The field in post position order: DB DOJO LLC’s Isofass, Javier Castellano; Get Away Farm’s Two Step Time, Joel Rosario; Gary Barber’s Chief Admiral, Paco Lopez; Swagger Jagger; Golden Legacy Stable LLC’s Golden Ray, Emisael Jaramillo; Thomas D. Foley’s Volt, Pedro Monterrey, Jr.; Four Horsemen Racing Stable and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Bullet Gone Astray, Luca Panici; Prestonwood Racing and Preston Racing Stable LLC’s Ganges, Ronald Hisby; Extinct Charm; Jason DaCosta’s Unbridled Trick, Fernando De La Cruz; Gary Barber’s Whatawonderflworld, Jose Lezcano; Tim Mawhinney and Kathleen O’Connell’s Gone Local, Eduardo Nunez. All carry 122 pounds.

Irma Mirabal’s stakes winner Cootinks Flying Ace is the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of five for the first race, a 440 yard quarter horse allowance event. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Hernan Parra, will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo. Randy L. Thompson’s multiple stakes winner Air Born Leader is the 3-1 second choice. Gerardo Garrido has the riding assignment for trainer Tom Mosley.

The field in post position order: Air Born Leader; Alma D. Barraza’s Gold In This Lane, Fernando Fonseca-Soto, 8-1: Joshua R. Henderson’s Two Karat Nahlee, Dale Beaty, 6-1; Cootinks Flying Ace; Bobby McKibben’s Of Royal Decent, Pedro Monterrey Jr., 8-1. All carry 124 pounds. Charlton Hunt’s Eyeowa Cyclone has been scratched.

For more information regarding the OBS Championship Stakes, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com

Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show set for Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.

There are 115 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins with Hip No. 525. Hip No.’s 525 – 593 can be found in the regular Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, Hip No’s 594 – 639, is now available at the sales grounds. The entire Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The iPad version of the entire catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog app. The app allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The Horses of Racing Age catalog features a mix of experienced race horses, promising 3-year-olds and unraced 2-year-olds.

Buyers will also have the opportunity to watch one of the horses race live the day before the sale when Hip No. 626, Wicked One, goes to the post in the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes on Tuesday. The 3-year-old daughter of In Summation broke her maiden last time out at Gulfstream in December,

Graded stakes winner Reporting Star will sell as Hip No. 639. The 6-year-old gelding by Circular Quay, winner of Woodbine’s Play the King Stakes (G2) in June, comes into the sale with earnings of $617,746. He captured the El Prado Stakes at Gulfstream in December and was a sharp second in the recent Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes.

Miss Margaret (Hip No. 621), a 4-year-old stakes placed filly by Bwana Charlie, was on the board in the Honey Ryder and Sanibel Island Stakes at Gulfstream last year.

Hip No 593, One More Shot, 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, will be offered on the heels of an impressive eight length victory at first asking in a Maiden Special Weight test on December 23.

Hip No. 555, Time Will Tell, a colt by Malibu Moon out of stakes placed What Time Is It, was second in an Aqueduct Maiden Special Weight in his only start on December 19th.

Lillie’s Answer (Hip No. 623), broke her maiden at first asking last summer. The 4-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy was third in a Tampa Bay turf allowance on January 2nd in her only other start.

The 2-year-olds include Hip No. 534, Tizuis or Tizuaint, a half brother by Tizdejavu to stakes winner Mellow Fellow; Hip No. 553, Wing and Wheel, a colt by Wilburn, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Devil’s Cave; Hip No 569, filly by Majestic Warrior out of multiple graded stakes winner Ebony Breeze, and Hip No. 581, a half brother to stakes winner Westmoreland Girl by Kantharos.

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.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Constellation romps in Aqueduct’s Ruthless Stakes

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation was much the best in Sunday’s $95,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct, taking an early lead, shrugging off a challenge on the turn and cruising to a ten length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Bellamy Road, who sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the win gives her a 5-3-1-1 record and earnings of $274,800. watch her under tack video

Reddam Racing’s Frank Conversation took charge of Saturday’s $100,105 California Derby at Golden Gate a furlong from home and drew away to a 2-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes score for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old son of Quality Road, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 5-2-0-1 with $110,450 in earnings. He was sold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to Dennis O’Neill at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

MMG Racing Stable’s Never Gone South picked up his second stakes win in the $74,250 Frank J. Whiteley, Jr. Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 7-1/4 length victory. A 3-year-old colt by Munnings, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold by Grassroots Training & Sales, Agent, for $90,000 at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Cathal Lynch, he’s now 5-3-2-0 and has earned $141,125. watch his under tack video

Randy Patterson’s Street Strategy rallied from just off the pace and got up in the shadow of the wire to win the Saturday’s $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn Park by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old horse by Street Sense, trained by Randy Morse, now 11-6-1-1 with earnings of $282,920. Consigned by Rice Horse Stables, Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold for $425,000. watch his under tack video

GRD Racing’s Karen’s Silk made it three straight wins on Saturday, taking the lead leaving the eighth pole and driving to a 1-1/4 length victory in the $74,250 Marshua Stakes at Laurel. Her first stakes score leaves her 4-3-0-0 with $107,850 in earnings for trainer Michael Dilger. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by High Cotton worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before being sold for $50,000 by Omega Farm, Agent, at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Joe Ragsdale’s Marquee Miss got the weekend rolling on Friday at Opening Day at Oaklawn Park with a front-running 2-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Cowboy Cal filly, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Mr. Ragsdale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show. Trained by Ingrid Mason, the win leaves her 5-2-0-0 with earnings of $104,925. watch her under tack video

OBS Championship Day entries taken Tuesday January 19

Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty seventh annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 19th. The five-race card, held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, will be run on Tuesday, January 26th with first post at 1:00 p.m.

The first race is a $10,000 Allowance for Quarter Horses at four hundred forty yards, followed by the four OBS races which are restricted to 3-year-olds which have gone through the ring at an OBS sale: the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies and the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings.

Entries will be taken at the OBS office by racing secretary Jay Friedman, steward Richard Coyne and the racing office staff. They may be reached at (352) 237-2154.  Condition books are available at the OBS office or on the OBS website at obssales.com.

The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 27th and 28th.  The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 25th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Consignor Preferred session begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Florida Thoroughbred Charities Live Auction of Stallion Seasons. Thursday’s Open Session also begins at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

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.

Sales results are available on the OBS website during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Day of Champions, Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Big day for OBS at the Sunshine Millions at Gulfstream Park

OBS graduates enjoyed a big day on Saturday at Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park, posting four stakes wins that included a 1-2-3 sweep of the Distaff Stakes and one-two finishes in the Classic and Sprint Stakes.

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Team Valor International’s Mexikoma circled wide on the turn for home in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes, collared front running fellow OBS graduate Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13) coming to the sixteenth pole, then eased away in the final yards and beat him by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Birdstone, who sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the 2013 OBS April Sale’s Under Tack Show before being purchased for $55,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. Trained by Michael Dilger, he’s now 11-4-1-2 and has earned $290,554. watch his under tack video 

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Lilli Kurtinecz’s Manchurian High successfully defended his title in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes, putting in a late charge to catch and beat Reporting Star by half a length. The pair were also one-two in the 2015 renewal. That’s three stakes wins for the 8-year-old gelding by The Daddy, trained by his owner, leaving him 40-10-3-9 with $479,013 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, Manchurian High went through the ring at the 2008 Fall Mixed Sale before being sold for $1,000 by Hoofprints Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2009 August Sale.

Reporting Star is slated to go on the block on Thursday, January 28th as Hip No. 639, the final horse in the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. The 6-year-old graded stakes winning son of Circular Quay has a 27-6-7-8 record and has earned $617,746. (Past Performances)

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A. Bianco Holding’s Mom’z Laugh led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes, taking command a quarter from home and holding off You Bought Her (April ’12) by a head, with Legal Laura (August ’12) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), trained by Marcus Vitali, now 17-6-1-4 with earnings of $277,650. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased by Northwest Stud out of the Pleasant Acres Farm consignment at the 2013 August Yearling sale. Consigned by Northwest Stud to the 2014 April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before going to A. Bianco Holdings for $50,000. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

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Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet went straight to the front and never looked back in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes, scoring by 4-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Wildcat Red (June ’13) after six furlongs in a snappy 1:08 2/5. It’s the second straight stakes victory and fourth win in a row for the two time OBS graduate, first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. The 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jorge Navarro, is now 13-5-5-1 and has earned $304,893 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

Polar River impressive in UAE 1000 Guineas prep at Meydan

Valentin Bukhtoyarov & Evgeny Kappushev’s Polar River is two for two and on her way to the UAE 1000 Guineas after overpowering graded stakes winning Promising Run by 4-3/4 lengths in a $75,000 allowance at Meydan on Thursday(VIDEO) The 3-year-old daughter of Congrats had previously broken her maiden by 13-1/2 lengths over older males in December. After breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $40,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent.  She was purchased on behalf of her owners by Ireland’s Tony Watkins, making his first visit to OBS with his son David. Trained by Doug Watson, she heads to her stakes debut with earnings of $65,423. watch her under tack video

Collected captures Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected was hung out to dry around the first turn of the $100,750 Sham Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita, finally took command at the quarter pole and cruised from there to a length and a quarter victory. Switching to the dirt after a second place finish in the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on the Del Mar turf course, the 3-year-old colt by City Zip, trained by Bob Baffert, is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $111,200 to date. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Speedway Stable for $170,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Winning Stables, Inc. and Midnight Rider LLC’s Fast Flying Rumor took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $90,000 Turf Dash Stakes and never looked back, opening up and winning by 4-3/4 lengths, running five furlongs in a swift :55 flat. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by West Acre, trained by Gerald Bennett, now 15-5-5-0 with $180,795 in earnings. He breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the 2104 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $35,000 by Texhoma, Inc. (Flint Fesmire), Agent. watch his under tack video

Winter Mixed Sale’s Racing Age supplements now online

Supplements to the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale are now online on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. A printed catalog of the supplemented horses is now available at the OBS Sales office.

The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links to complete information regarding the Repository and updated Conditions of Sale, effective at the Winter Mixed Sale and all future OBS auctions.

The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

The 46 horses supplemented to the Racing Age section  bring the total to 115, including 28 older horses, 54 three-year-olds and 33 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 525 – 639. The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.

Graded stakes winner Reporting Star will sell as Hip No. 639. The 6-year-old gelding by Circular Quay, winner of Woodbine’s Play the King Stakes (G2) in June, comes into the sale off a victory in the El Prado at Gulfstream in December with earnings of $589,546.

Miss Margaret (Hip No. 621), a 4-year-old stakes placed filly by Bwana Charlie, was on the board in the Honey Ryder and Sanibel Island Stakes at Gulfstream last year.

Hip No 593, One More Shot, 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, will be offered on the heels of an impressive eight length victory at first asking in a Maiden Special Weight test on December 23.

Hip No. 555, Time Will Tell, a colt by Malibu Moon out of stakes placed What Time Is It, was second in an Aqueduct Maiden Special Weight in his only start on December 19th.

Harbor Pilot, Hip No.577, 3-year-old half brother to stakes winner Tensas Harbor, won at first asking at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, January 10th.

Lillie’s Answer (Hip No. 623), broke her maiden at first asking last summer. The 4-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy was third in a Tampa Bay turf allowance on January 2nd in her only other start.

The 2-year-olds include Hip No. 534, Tizuis or Tizuaint, a half brother by Tizdejavu to stakes winner Mellow Fellow; Hip No. 553, Wing and Wheel, a colt by Wilburn, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Devil’s Cave; Hip No 569, filly by Majestic Warrior out of multiple graded stakes winner Ebony Breeze, and Hip No. 581, a half brother to stakes winner Westmoreland Girl by Kantharos.

A total of 522 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 27th with Hip Numbers 1 – 230 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 231 – 524 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 28th followed immediately by Horses of Racing Age section.

Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 26th, with first post at 1:00 p.m.

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.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

Four OBS graduates named Eclipse Award finalists

Four OBS Two-Year-Old Sale graduates have been chosen as Eclipse Award finalists for their accomplishments in 2015. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, January 16th at Gulfstream Park.  

John C. Oxley’s Airoforce, a finalist in the 2-year-old male division, launched his juvenile campaign with a win at first asking for trainer Mark Casse in a maiden special weight test on the turf at Kentucky Downs in September. A month later he scored in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (G3) on grass at Keeneland before he just missed by a neck in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). He wrapped up the year in style, switching to the main track and taking the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Down by a length and a half.  The colt by Colonel John sped a quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $350,000 out of the Richardson Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. He enters 2016  with a 4-3-1-0  record and has earned $516,080 to date. watch his under tack video

Two previous OBS graduates have won the Eclipse Award as juvenile champion. Gilded Time was a winner in 1992 and Favorite Trick won the award in 1997.

Ranlo Investments LLC’s female sprint finalist Lady Shipman served notice of things to come in January, when she returned to OBS and took the filly division of the OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time. Campaigned by trainer Kathleen O’Connell, she scored five more stakes victories; one at Pimlico, two at Monmouth Park and two at Saratoga, culminating in a course record 1:00 2/5 for 5-1/2 furlongs on the Saratoga turf course. In her final start of the year, she came charging late but settled for second by a neck in the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) against males at Keeneland. She ended the year with a 12-8-2-2 record and earnings of $538,800.  Consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

OBS graduates Jewel Princess (1996), Fleet Indian (2006) and Ginger Punch (2007) won Eclipse Awards in the Older Female division.  Town & Country Farms’ Stopchargingmaria is a finalist to be the fourth. She made five starts in 2015, all in graded stakes company. She won the Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) at Pimlico in May and the Saratoga’s Shuvee Handicap (G3) in August before closing out the year with a victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland.  Trained by Todd Pletcher, the newly turned 5-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat was acquired from Repole Stables, who purchased her for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Now 16-9-3-1 record, she has amassed $2,924,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten would join Forever Together (2008) as the second OBS graduate honored in the Older Female Turf division. She began the year with a win in the Hillsborough Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs in March and ended it with two grade one victories. The first was at Belmont Park in the Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) in early October followed by a convincing triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1). It was the fifth grade one win for daughter of Kitten’s Joy, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) in 2011 and runner-up in the Filly and Mare Turf (G1) last year. Trained by Chad Brown, she retired with nine graded stakes wins, a 25-11-4-4 record and earnings of $4,292,904. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Forever Darling scores in Santa Anita’s Santa Ynez Stakes

Richard Baltas, Hebert Bloodstock and J K Racing LLC’s Forever Darling joined the ranks of graded stakes winners on Saturday at Santa Anita, battling down the stretch between rivals and taking the $200,500 Santa Ynez Stakes (G3) by half a length. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old filly by Congrats, trained by Richard Baltas, now 4-2-0-0 with earnings of $155,400. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack work

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey picked up her first stakes win in the $75,000 What a Summer Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, taking over on the turn for home and easing away from there to a 2-1/2 length victory. The 4-year-old daughter of Succcessful Appeal worked a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale before she was sold by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, for $20,000. Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, she’s now 23-7-4-4 and has earned $216,470 to date. watch her under tack work

Clark O. Brewster’s Bayerd rallied to take command of Saturday’s $60,000 Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds a furlong from home and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Attain (January ’14, June ’13). That’s three stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Speightstown, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 14-4-6-2 with $486,900 in earnings. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, he worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack work

King Kranz captures Aqueduct’s Lost in the Fog Stakes

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Zayat Stables’ King Kranz picked a fine spot to break his maiden and celebrate the New Year, taking charge of Friday’s $122,500 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Aqueduct after turning for home and posting a one length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Sallisaw (March ’15) settled for third. Second in the Futurity (G2) at Belmont in October, the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by JohnTerranova, is now 6-1-2-3 and has earned $146,990 to date. He was purchased for $95,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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West Point Thoroughbreds’ Empire Dreams came from off the pace in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes on New Year’s Eve, reached the leaders in the stretch and fought to victory in the final yards by a head. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the now 5-year-old son of Patriot Act, consigned to the 2013 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, and purchased by West Point for $35,000 after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Tom Albertrani, he’s now 19-6-6-3 with earnings of $746,501. watch his under tack video

 

Roger G. Smith’s Smitty’s Cougar ended her 2-year-old season with a flourish, taking the lead at the start of Thursday’s $95,770 Louisiana Futurity and romping to a 9-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the daughter of Half Ours, trained by Ron Faucheux, leaving her 5-3-0-2 with $118,312 in earnings. Consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video