Iliad scores in Santa Anita’s San Vicente Stakes

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Kaleem Shah’s Iliad jumped from a December maiden victory at Los Alamitos into Sunday’s $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita and the 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper handled the class raise with ease, taking command at the head of the stretch and cruising to a 3-1/2 length victory in 1:21 3/5 for the seven furlongs. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the win leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and earnings of $147,345. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was sold for $285,000 after turning in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

 

Sharp Azteca the GP Hdcp credit Kenny Martin (2)

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca took charge of Saturday’s $350,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) three furlongs out, opened a big lead in the stretch and won eased up by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the second graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Sale. He was then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. The 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, is now 10-5-3-0 with $576,740 in earnings. watch his under tack video 

Third Day takes Gulfstream’s Just One More Stakes

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Spendthrift Farm LLC & Town and Country Racing’s Third Day is two for two and a stakes winner after scoring by a neck and leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Wednesday’s $60,000 Just One More Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Barry Karafin Bets (April ’16) was second with Basha (March ’16) checking in third. The 3-year-old colt by Bernardini sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he has earned $62,850 to date. watch his under tack video

March grads El Areeb, Favorable Outcome score graded wins

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Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome moved up on the outside on the turn in Saturday’s $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream, closed relentlessly down the lane and wore down odds-on favorite Three Rules and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flatter, third in the Champagne Stakes (G1) last fall. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Klaravich for $300,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-2-0-1 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $222,560 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb scored his second straight graded stakes win in Aqueduct’s $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3), taking command after turning for home and cruising to a 4-1/4 length victory. That’s four in a row for the 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Cathal Lynch, now 6-4-1-0 with $334,200 in earnings to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by MMG for $340,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

St. Joe Bay and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay led from gate to wire and scored his second straight graded stakes victory with a 2-1/4 decision in Saturday’s $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. That’s three straight wins for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by Peter Miller, now 21-5-5-3 with $377,175 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

2017 March Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 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 the Conditions of 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 674 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14th and 15th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday, March 9th with Hips 1 – 225. Hips 226 – 450 will breeze Friday, March 10th and Hips 451 – 677 will go Saturday, March 11th. All three sessions 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, 24 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2016, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 202 stakes races, including 71 graded events.

Highlights in the past year include grade one wins by March graduates at home and overseas. In Japan, Yukio Baba’s Moanin won six times since he was purchased at the 2014 OBS March Sale out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $335,000 on behalf of Mr. Baba by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The biggest win for the now 5-year-old son of Henny Hughes was his victory in the $1,683,438 February Stakes (G1-Jpn) at Tokyo Race Course in a track record 1:34 for the 1600 meters. (video) Trained by Sei Ishizaka, he has earned over $1.7-million to date.  watch his under tack video

In April Ashbrook Farm’s Weep No More achieved grade one status by getting up in the final yards and winning the $300,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. The daughter of Mineshaft, trained by Rusty Arnold, has compiled a 7-3-0-0 record and earned $407,269. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $120,000 by Bo Bromagen out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Racing for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Illuminant celebrated Memorial Day by taking the $301,035 Gamely Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. The now 5-year-old mare by Quality Road, trained by Mike McCarthy, ended 2016 with a 11-4-2-1 record and $367,650 in earnings. She was purchased on the recommendation of Gary Young by Eclipse for $180,000 out of the Don R. Graham consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Resold in November to SF Bloodstock for $900,000, she is currently in training at Santa Anita.  watch her under tack video

The class of 2016 moved into the spotlight in the summer and Kaleem Shah’s Klimt joined the grade one club with a victory in the $300,345 Del Mar Futurity (G1) in September. It was the second straight graded stakes win for the colt by Quality Road who ended his juvenile campaign 6-3-1-0 with $416,960 in earnings and a top ten ranking on the Experimental Handicap. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 prior to his purchase for $435,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Last year’s sale also produced a pair of grade one winning fillies ranked on the Experimental Handicap’s top ten.  Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted made five starts at two for trainer Bob Baffert, with her biggest moment coming when she captured Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1) on October 1st.  The Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is now 5-2-0-0 and has earned $259,580. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and then resold by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Speedway for $375,000 at the 2016 March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5.  watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

A week later, Chadds Ford Stable’s Dancing Rags became the eleventh OBS graduate to win Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1).  The filly by Union Rags was consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Kinsman Farm, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was sold to Chadds Ford Stable for $210,000. Trained by Graham Motion, she ended the year 4-2-0-1 with $296,360 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

No other juvenile sale venue but OBS was represented in the top ten of either division of the Experimental, a group including OBS graduates Syndergaard and champion Champagne Room.

As the year came to a close, LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation served notice she’d be a force in the handicap division in 2017 with a victory in the $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. It was the fourth stakes win for the daughter of Bellamy Road, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, leaving her 8-5-1-1 with earnings of $479,464. She turned in 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.  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.

The 2017 March Sale

Catalog

Hip No.  1 – 338 Tuesday March 14  11 a.m. Hip No.  339 – 677 Wednesday March 15  11 a.m.
Repository Information   Conditions of Sale  Consignor Letter
Sortable Master Index & videos  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

Sale Results          

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Tuesday March 14 (1 – 338)  Wednesday, March 15 (339 – 677)
Top 20 Horses

Under Tack Show

Hip No.  1 – 225
Thursday March 9  8 a.m.
Hip No.  226 – 450
Friday March 10  8 a.m.
Hip No. 451 – 677
Saturday March 11 
8 a.m.
 Under Tack Times In Excel Format
 Under Tack Times (1 – 225)
 Under Tack Times (226 – 450)
 Under Tack Times (451 – 677)

 

 

Clyde Rice passes away at 79

Clyde D. Rice (79) has passed on January 30, 2017 at his home in Anthony, Florida. Preceded in death by his brother Don Rice, he is survived by his wife Jean (59 years married), sisters Kaye Prough and Connie Steckbaurer, sons Bryan, Wayne and Curt, and a daughter Linda. He is also survived by grandchildren Brandon, Ashley, Taylor, Kevin, Adam and Cash, and great grandchildren Clyde Wesley Harvey, Preston Rice and Baylee Rice. He was a native of Antigo, Wisconsin. Born on August 3, 1937.

Clyde was passionate. He loved family, horses and competition. He taught high school while racing horses in the summers. His dream of racing year round led him to Waterford Park and on to Penn National Race Course.

After several training titles under his belt he transitioned to Pin-Hooking of yearlings to two-year-olds. His vision of an athlete within a young equine allowed him to forge a new direction in business. He was one of the first horsemen that created the concept “Pin-Hooking.” He was a long time shareholder and director of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company and many high level have been sold by his consignment, “Indian Prairie Ranch.” His sons, daughter, nephews, nieces and hundreds of former employees have studied his lead and have found their own niche in areas of the thoroughbred industry. Clyde was a born teacher. He taught people and horses alike.

Clyde’s greatest legacy is most certainly the people he has touched. He helped everyone that had an interest in helping themselves. He has been an inspiration to watch, follow, learn from, live with and most of all, to call Family or Friend.

With Love,
From your family and friends

Hiers Baxley Funeral Services
910 East Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
352-629-7171

Services: 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Please make donations to:
American Diabetes Association

Yes It’s True colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s final session

Hip No. 490, a yearling son of Yes It’s True consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to Zachary Kilgus for $28,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of Datttcatsgotrhythm, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes placed Tenfold, from the family of grade one winner Chaposa Springs.

Hip No 473, a dark bay or brown Florida-bred colt by Handsome Mike consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Patriot Racing for $22,000. He’s out of Clever Dancer, by Old Fashioned, a daughter of stakes winner Ashville.

Will Brewer, Agent, also went to $22,000 for Hip No. 485, My Daddy Kan, a Florida-bred chestnut colt by Kantharos out of stakes placed Daddy’s Honor, by The Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.

For the Open session, 177 horses sold for a total of $677,700 compared with 163 horses bringing $1,179,300 in 2016. The average price was $3,829 compared with $7,235 last year, while the median price was $2,000, compared with $4,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 38.9%; it was 32.6% in 2016.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 10, a Florida-bred yearling daughter of Shanghai Bobby consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, sold to East Hickman Bloodstock for $110,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 93 horses sold for a total of $1,644,000, compared with 137 horses grossing $2,471,100 in 2016. The average price was $17,677, compared with $18,037 a year ago, while the median price rose to $10,000 compared with $8,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 42.2%; it was 30.8% last year.

At the Horses of Racing Age session 56 horses grossed $649,000 compared with 61 selling for a total of $947,200 in 2016. The average was $11,589 compared with $15,528 a year ago, while the median price was $8,000 compared to $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 13.8%; it was 16.4% in 2016.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 326 horses sold for a total of $2,970,700, compared to 361 horses bringing $4,597,600 last year. The average was $9,113 compared with $12,736 in 2016 while the median price was $4,500 compared with $6,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 36.8%, it was 29.6% in 2016.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 14 – 15. 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.

Shanghai Bobby filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 10, a Florida-bred yearling daughter of Shanghai Bobby consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to East Hickman Bloodstock for $110,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor.

East Hickman Bloodstock paid $90,000 for Hip No. 115, a gray or roan yearling filly by Into Mischief. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, she’s out of Maren’s Melody, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Maren’s Meadow.

Hip No. 136, a bay yearling filly by Into Mischief consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Fox Hill Paso Fino Farm LLC for $85,000. She’s out of Pashmina, by Pentelicus and is a half sister to stakes winner Pashito the Che.

Stripes Stable paid 80,000 for Hip No. 135, a yearling daughter of Shanghai Bobby out of stakes winner Paisley Park, a daughter of stakes winner Silent Ridge. The dark bay or brown filly was consigned by Bird In Hand Stables.

Hip No. 11, a yearling son of City Zip was sold to T.J. Jackson for $70,000. Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, the bay colt is out of Zadig, by Rio Verde, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Willa B Awesome.

East Hickman Bloodstock went to $65,000 for Hip No. 30, a son of Flat Out consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Beautiful Stranger, by Foxhound, and is a half brother to stakes winner Reata’s Quik Punch.

Hip No. 202, Lake Sebago, a 5-year-old stakes winning daughter of Munnings consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Douglas Arnold for $87,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age session.The bay mare is out of Aviva’s Pride, by Borrego, a half sister to Canadian champion Hollinger.

Hip No. 297, Hill Croome, a 3-year-old son of American Lion whose three eighths in :33 4/5 was the fastest work at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack Show went to Brett Brophy for $40,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the unraced gelding is out of stakes placed Sauternes, by Gold Legend, a full sister to stakes winner Princess Turandot.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 84 horses sold for a total of $1,522,000, compared with 137 horses grossing $2,471,100 in 2016. The average price was $18,119, compared with $18,037 a year ago, while the median price rose to $10,000 compared with $8,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 47.8%; it was 30.8% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session 55 horses grossed $639,000 compared with 61 selling for a total of $947,200 in 2016. The average was $11,618 compared with $15,528 a year ago, while the median price was $8,000 compared to $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 15.4%; it was 16.4% in 2016.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Open Session.

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 or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Master Plan takes the 28th OBS Championship Stakes

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The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company celebrated its 28th annual Day of Champions with an eleven race card highlighted by a track record performance in the OBS Sprint Stakes and a sensational victory by Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm LLC and China Horse Club’s Master Plan in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy had one horse beaten going into the far turn, but found room under John Velazquez between horses in the stretch and sailed past the leaders in the final sixteenth and won going away by 2-1/2 lengths over Ashbrook Farm’s Convict Pike, running the mile and one sixteenth in 1:44 flat. Conrad Farms’ Sailing Home was half a length back in third. Master Plan, trained by Todd Pletcher, was purchased by his owners for $850,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $97,490.  watch his under tack video

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In the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail battled most of the way with Alexander Levengood and Greg Kadel’s On Her Honor, took control in the final furlong and beat her to the wire by a length and three quarters. Gary Barber and Quintessential Racing Florida LLC’s My Arch Enemy settled for third, half a length away. Saddled by Michael Dini and ridden by Orlando Bocachica, the winner ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 1/5. A daughter of Hightail, Dynatail was consigned to the 2016 June Sale by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, and purchased by Ballybritt for $5,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. The victory leaves her with a 6-3-1-1 record and $89,740 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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Hernandez Racing Club’s Yes I’ll Go went to the front in the early going of the eighth race, the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. She reclaimed the lead on the inside in the stretch after yielding it briefly on the turn and went on to beat Newtown Anner Stud’s Lady Racer by 2-1/2 lengths, with Breeze Easy LLC’s Heart Astray another length back in third. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 4/5. The daughter of Yes It’s True, ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Armando de la Cerda, picked up her first stakes win, leaving her with a 3-2-0-0 record and earnings of $49,942. The two time OBS graduate was purchased for $40,000 by Salvador Hernandez out of the Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent) consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed Sale before she was consigned by Blue River Bloodstock to the 2016 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. Yes I’ll Go returned $6.20, $9.00, $4.40; Lady Racer paid $10.80, $6.60; Heart Astray paid $34.20 to show. The 5-4 Exacta was worth $68.60 and the 7-5 Daily Double returned $5.00. watch her under tack video

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In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, Lucio Tucci and Martha K. Gonzalez’ Uncle B dueled with Donald H. Mensh and Mel Paikoff’s Storming My Way through a torrid half mile in :44 2/5, opened up in the stretch and scored by three lengths over Debra Posgai’s My Friend in a track record 1:08 3/5 for six furlongs. The time bettered Lady Shipman’s 2015 mark by a fifth of a second. Storming My Way was another 1-1/2 lengths back in third. Rider Luis Saez picked up his second win of the day for trainer Nick Gonzalez. Uncle B is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $78,188. The 3-year-old colt by Zensational was purchased for $25,000 by Hidden Brook, Agent from S G A Sales, Agent, at the 2016 June Sale after he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The afternoon’s first seven races were for Quarter Horses. Anthony Stewart’s Doyles Fast Cash, trained by Braulio Lopez, Jr., won the first race by a neck under Ubaldo Luna, running 440 yards in :22.09.

Bucket List, owned and trained by Salvador Lopez and ridden by Yordanis Amaro took the second race by two lengths, stopping the timer in :22.22 for the 440 yards.

The third race went to Myron McKinnon’s Jewels Gal, ridden by Ubaldo Luna and saddled by Erin Thompson, establishing a track record :17.23 for 330 yards.

In the fourth race, Miguel Martinez rode Jose Vasquez’ Of Royal Decent to victory by three quarters of a length in a track record :17.03 for the 330 yards.

Salvador Lopez and Yordanis Amaro combined again to take the fifth race with Get Carter, who won a blanket finish by a neck and lowered the track record to :16.88.

The trio of Myron McKinnon, Erin Thompson and Ubaldo Luna clicked again in the sixth with Dash of Pride scoring by a neck in :12.38 for the 220 yard distance,

Salvador Lopez and Yordanis Amaro combined for a third time in the seventh and final Quarter Horse race, when heavily favored Silver Wings posted a 1-1/4 length victory in a track record :11.84 for the 220 yards.

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

Hill Croome fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

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Hip No. 297, Hill Croome, a 3-year-old son of American Lion, breezed three eighths in :33 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 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the unraced gelding is out of stakes placed Sauternes, by Gold Legend, a full sister to stakes winner Princess Turandot.

Two horses worked three eighths in :34 flat. Hip No. 233, Voo Dude, consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, is an unraced 3-year-old gray or roan colt by First Dude out of Itsgetineardawn, by Lion Hearted, a daughter of stakes winner Winnie D. from the family of champion Holy Bull. Hip No. 262, River of Love, is an unraced bay colt by Majesticperfection consigned by RiceHorse Stables (Brandon and Ali Rice), out of Sing Our Song, by Miner’s Mark, a daughter of graded stakes winner Sweetest Chant.

Hip No. 253, Dubai Princess, consigned by Corona Leaders Cup, Agent, worked the session’s fastest half mile, stopping the timer in :47 2/5. She’s an unraced 3-year-old bay filly by Overdriven out of Poitrine, by Gulch, and is a half sister to stakes placed Raise the Bridle.

Hip No. 205, Salute the Street, worked a half in :47 4/5. An unraced dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Salute the Sarge consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, he’s a half brother to stakes winner Kylie’s Cutie out of Beat the Street, by Corinthian.

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 193 – 297, will be offered immediately following the Preferred session on Wednesday, January 25th. The 105 horses in the Racing Age section include 16 older horses, 55 three-year-olds and 34 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 193 – 275 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 276 – 297 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds.

A total of 541 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 25th with Hip Numbers 1 – 192 selling in the Consignor Preferred session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. Hip Numbers 401 – 749 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 26th.

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 24th, with first post at 12:00 noon. 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.

Hy Riverside takes the Sunshine Millions Classic

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Mar Racing Stable’s Hy Riverside picked a good spot to get his first stakes win, coming with a late surge to take the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes by a nose. The 5-year-old gelding by Macho Uno, trained by Antonio Sano, is now 16-5-3-2 and has earned $273,790. Consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Mar Racing for $190,000. watch his under tack video

 

 

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William L. Clifton’s Our Way moved up on the turn of the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes, went after the leaders in the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Tizway, purchased for $140,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by H. James Bond, he’s now 11-4-1-2 and has earned $224,484 to date.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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Tommy Roberts Racing Stable LLC’s Early Entry tracked the early leader in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes into the stretch, stuck his head in front in the final furlong and stayed there to the wire, winning by half a length. Idle since his victory in Gulfstream’s Rail Splitter Stakes last February, the 6-year-old son of Keyed Entry, trained by Kathleen O’Connell, is now 23-9-2-2 and has earned $299,742. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold as a weanling by TdM Sales at the 2011 Fall Mixed Sale then consigned by Boutte Sales to the 2013 March Sale where he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Reddam Racing LLC’s So Conflated stepped into Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate fresh off a maiden win in December but had no problem with the raise in class, coming from off the pace with a strong late run that carried him to a three quarter length victory. After two wins and a third in his debut for trainer Doug O’Neill, he has earned $98,640.  Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $70,000. watch his under tack video

Rohan Crighton and Cheryl Baker’s The Money Monster is two for two and a stakes winner after slipping through on the rail in the stretch of the $100,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and scoring by half a length over fellow OBS graduate Chance of Luck (June ’16).  Trained by Rohan Crighton, he has earned $48,000 to date. The 2-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior was consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, where he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 before he was sold for $6,500. watch his under tack video

Louis J. Ulman and Stephen L. Parker’s High Roller took charge of Saturday’s $75,000 Frank Whitely, Jr. Stakes after turning for home and the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by High Cotton opened up daylight then held off a late charge to win by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate Butch Walker (April ’16) checked in third. It’s his first stakes victory for trainer Dale Capuano and leaves him 4-2-1-1 with earnings of $86,620. A two time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $30,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  watch his under tack video

Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna celebrated the upcoming anniversary of her victory in the 2016 OBS Championship Stakes by taking the lead at the start of the $70,000 Eldorato Stakes at Delta Downs and never looking back en route to a 1-1/4 length victory.  After breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale, the newly turned 4-year-old daughter of Street Hero was purchased for $23,000 by Mr. Landaeta out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment. Now trained by Jose Camejo, she’s 19-4-1-3 with two stakes wins and $234,102 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Averill Racing LLC and CCF Racing Stable’s R Angel Katelyn posted her third straight stakes win at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, taking the lead going to the turn of the $86,000 and staying there to the wire, winning by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Lirica (January ’15, August ’15) settled for third. Trained by Gerald Bennett, the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of High Cotton is now 5-4-1-0 and has earned $207,120. She was purchased for $50,000 out of the Craig L. Wheeler consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

OBS Day of Champions set for Tuesday, January 24

Racing returns to Ocala Tuesday, January 24 as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 28th annual Day of Champions. The four races for OBS graduates feature quality fields conditioned by leading trainers and ridden by a star-studded jockey colony.

Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the fourth straight year, the expanded card offers pari-mutuel wagering on the first eight races, starting with seven quarter horse races and followed by the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The three other OBS races are non-wagering events. Post time for the first race is 12:00 noon.

The entire card will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Trainer Armando De la Cerda sends out Hernandez Racing Club’s Yes I’ll Go as the 3-1 favorite in a field of eleven in the eighth race, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for 3-year-old fillies who have gone through the ring at an OBS Sale. The daughter of Yes It’s True, who will be ridden by Luis Saez, was a nine length winner in her November debut and returned to finish fifth in the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream in December.

WinStar Farm LLC’s Spirituality makes her 3-year-old debut as the second choice at 9-2. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Jose Ortiz, the filly by Gemologist was a runaway winner at Delaware Park in her first start and a sharp third in the Matron Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park in October.

Here are the fillies and riders in post position order: Heart Astray, Erin Walker, 12-1; My Arch Enemy, Julien Leparoux, 6-1; Breeze Easy LLC’s Love and Lemons, Luis Saez, 8-1; Newtown Anner Stud’s Lady Racer, John Velazquez, 12-1; Yes I’ll Go; Serjeant Equine’s Schema, no rider, 10-1; Spirituality; Mercedes Stables LLC’s Rockin, Victor Carrasco, 10-1; Joseph and Helen Barbazon and John Nichols’ Star Gala, Edwin Gonzalez; 8-1; Carl L. Hess’ Historical Tablet, Pablo Morales, 8-1; Glen S. Bromagen II’s My Ticket Home, Angel Cruz, 10-1. All horses carry 120 pounds.

Stephen Rousseau and Calypso Stable’s Front Loaded gets top billing in a field of nine in the ninth race, the non wagering six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings. He comes into the race off a second place finish in the Juvenile Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West in November after he was on the board in both the Affirmed and Dr. Fager Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream. He has earned $155,400 for trainer Jose Pinchin and will be ridden by Emisael Jaramillo.

Lucio Tucci and Martha Gonzalez’ Uncle B and Conrad Farms’ Sailing Home renew acquaintances after running second and third respectively in Woodbine’s Swynford Stakes last November. Sailing Home, trained by Mark Casse, will be ridden by Julien Leparoux. Luis Saez will ride Uncle B for trainer Nick Gonzalez.

Here’s the field in post position order: Breeze Easy LLC’s Silver Defense, Joe Bravo; Ballybrit stable LLC’s Mizzen Lynx, Orlando Bocachica; Clyde D. Rice’s Made to Fit, Jose Ortiz; Debra Posgai’s My Friend, Jose Lezcano; Dale Hagedorn’s Simply Tizway, Shannon Uske; Front Loaded; Sailing Home; Donald H. Mensh and Mel Paikoff’s Storming My Way, Paco Lopez; Uncle B. All will carry 122 pounds.

Dennis Farkas’ grade one stakes placed Fun heads a field of eleven entered for the non wagering tenth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth for 3-year-old fillies.  A daughter of Harlan’s Holiday, Fun was third in the Schuylerville (G3) and fourth in the Spinaway (G1) at Saratoga before shipping to Keeneland and running third in the Alcibiades Stakes (G1). Trained by Ian Wilkes and ridden by Julien Leparoux, she comes into the race with earnings of $117,400.

Her main rival looks to be Bourbon Lane Stable’s Paz the Bourbon, saddled by Mark Hennig and ridden by Paco Lopez. On the board in five of seven starts with $110,479 in earnings, the filly by Mission Impazible was third in the Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park last July.

Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail and Pinnacle Racing Stable, LLC and Stein Racing LLC’s Bella Vincenza come into the race after a one-two finish in a Tampa Bay Downs Allowance test on New Year’s Day. Orlando Bocachica will ride Dynatail for trainer Michael Dini and Bella Vincenza, trained by Kathleen O’Connell, will be ridden by Juan Leyva.

My Arch Enemy was cross entered by trainer Mark Casse as was Schema, trained by Ignacio Correas.

Here’s the field in post position order: Bella Vincenza; Ashbrook Farm’s Miss O’Hara, Angel Cruz; Michael G. Bernard’s  Bill’s Legacy, Luca Panici; Paz the Bourbon; Dynatail; Steven Throne’s Larryandpearlslucy, Larry Mejias; Anthony A. Lenci’s Livin a Dream, Daniel Centeno: My Arch Enemy, Luis Saez; Alexander Levengood and Greg Kadel’s On Her Honor, Jose Ortiz; Fun; Serjeant Equine’s Schema, John Velazquez. All carry 120 pounds.

Three Diamonds Farm’s graded stakes placed Shiraz gets top billing in a field of nine in the eleventh and final race, the non wagering $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth for colts and geldings. The son of Tale of the Cat comes into the race off a troubled third place finish in the Dania Beach Stakes (G3) on the Gulfstream Park turf course on January 7th.

His main rival looks to be Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm LLC and China Horse Club’s Master Plan. John Velazquez has the riding assignment for trainer Todd Pletcher on the colt by Twirling Candy, a fast closing second in the Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park in his last start.

Sailing Home was cross entered by trainer Mark Casse as was My Friend, trained by Larry Pilotti.

The field in post position order: Zilla Racing Stables’ Adonis Creed, Jose Lezcano; Breeze Easy LLC’s Harlan’s Quest, Paco Lopez; Altamira Stable LLC’s Major Key, Elvis Trujillo: Ashbrook Farm’s Convict Pike, Angel Cruz; Sailing Home; Chalk Racing and Our Sugar Bear Stable’s  Manifest Destiny; Master Plan; My Friend; Shiraz. All will carry 122 pounds.

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

Champagne Room wins Eclipse Award as champion Juvenile Filly

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Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Champagne Room has won the Eclipse Award as 2016’s champion 2-year-old filly. The daughter of Broken Vow was on the board in four of five starts at two, breaking her maiden in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in her second start, running third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and wrapping up her juvenile campaign with her Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) victory. Trained by Peter Eurton, she earned $1,386,600. Currently in training at Santa Anita, she turned in a bullet five eighths in :58 2/5 on Saturday morning.

Consigned by de Meric Sales to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent, on behalf her owners.  watch her under tack video   Champagne Room’s April Sale auction footage

These connections also purchased multiple graded stakes winning Weemissfrankie for $175,000 at the 2011 April Sale. She went to be a two time grade one winner of $559,920 at the races and a valuable broodmare, with two of her offspring selling for more than a million dollars at auction in Japan.

Champagne Room is the fourth OBS graduate to win the Juvenile Filly championship, joining 2009 winner She Be Wild, Stardom Bound (2008) and Brave Raj (1986). All three also captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filles (G1) en route to the title.

Winter Mixed Sale’s Horses of Racing Age breeze Monday, January 23

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

There are 105 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 193 – 275 in the regular Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, Hip No’s 276 – 297, 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 newly turned 2-year-olds.

Multiple stakes winner Lake Sebago will sell as Hip No. 202. The 5-year-old mare by Munnings captured Laurel’s Gin Talking and Smart Halo Stakes at two and was recently second in a stakes race at Delaware Park. She brings earnings of $243,225 into the sales ring.

Hunter O’Riley, Hip No. 248, was third in Aqueduct’s Gio Ponti Stakes in his last trip to the post. On the board in seven of his ten starts, the 5-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful has earned $143,690.

Stakes placed Perfect Kay will sell as Hip No. 296. The 3-year-old filly by Kantharos was third in the Cassidy Stakes at Gulfstream after breaking her maiden at first asking.

The 3-year-olds also include Hip No. 226, by Quality Road, a half sister to graded stakes winner Beau’s Town; a colt by Distorted Humor, Hip No. 244, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Hooh Why; Teodoro, Hip No. 251, a son of Bodemeister, a half brother to grade one winning millionaire Seattle Smooth; Hip No. 281, a colt by Hard Spun out of graded stakes placed stakes Brisquette, and a half brother to graded stakes winner Medal Count.

The 2-year-olds include Hip No. 206, Discount Diva, a daughter of Sidney’s Candy out of stakes placed Be Silver and a half sister to grade one stakes winner Heir Kitty; Hip No. 217, a Warrior’s Reward colt out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Dashing Daisy; Hip No. 243, by Street Cry (IRE), a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Comma To The Top; Hip No. 279, a half brother to stakes placed Boston Cat by Sidney’s Candy; Hip No. 280, a colt by Keep Up, a half brother to stakes placed Grand Ginjo; Hip No. 282, a half brother to graded stakes placed Hakama by Flatter;

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.

OBS Race Day entries taken Tuesday, January 17

Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty eighth annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 17th. The card, held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, will be run on Tuesday, January 24th with first post at 12:00 noon.

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.

There are four races for OBS graduates, 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.

Seven Quarter Horses races will be drawn from the condition book which includes maiden, allowance (NW2 or NW in 2016/17), and open allowance races at distances of 220, 330 and 440 yards, with purses up to $7,000.

The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 25th and 26th.  The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Consignor Preferred session (Hip No.’s 1 – 192)  begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 193 – 297). Thursday’s Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 749) also begins at 10:30 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 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.

Yorkiepoo Princess scores in Aqueduct’s Ruthless Stakes

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Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess shook off a slow start, took charge of Saturday’s $100,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct on the turn and drew away to a 7-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Tiz Rae Anna (April ’16) settled for second. That’s two straight stakes wins for the two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Edward Barker, the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos is now 6-3-0-0 and has earned $154,811 to date. watch her under tack video 

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey took the $75,000 What A Summer Stakes at Laurel for the second straight year, slipping through on the rail in the final sixteenth and scoring by half a length. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 35-10-8-5 with $425,137 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before she was sold for $20,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent. watch her under tack video

Wonder Gal romps in Aqueduct’s Ladies Handicap

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Clearveiw Stable LLC’s Wonder Gal took the lead at the start of Friday’s $98,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct and never looked back, galloping away to a 13-1/2 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for multiple grade one stakes placed 5-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Leah Gyarmati, now 17-4-2-6 with earnings of $887,145. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeff Treadway for $210,000. watch her under tack video

El Areeb romps in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes

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MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb took charge of Monday’s $150,000 Jerome Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on the turn and the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate ran away from there, bounding to an 11-1/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Bonus Points (April ’16) checking in second. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show before being purchased by MMG for $340,000. Trained by Cathal Lynch, he’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $184,200 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita and held it to the wire, finishing in a dead heat for the victory with stablemate Solid Wager. It’s the first graded stakes win for the now 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, a two time OBS graduate. He was consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 20-4-5-3 and has earned $257,175. watch his under tack video

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stable LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 East View Stakes, but surged to the lead on the outside, hit the front coming to the eighth pole and drew off to win by 5-1/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, now 4-3-0-1 with earnings of $276,000 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased by Michael Dubb for $97,000 from Dormellito Stud Sales at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Jim Wells and Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Paige picked up her first stakes victory in the $75,000 Via Borghese Stakes at Gulfstream on New Year’s Eve, finding room on the rail in the stretch and rallying late for a half length victory. The now 5-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Sky Mesa was consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Christophe Clemente, she’s now 15-4-3-3 and has earned $260,844.  watch her under tack video

 

Martin S. Schwartz’s High Bridge Road circled horses on the turn in Saturday’s $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes at Laurel, took the lead after turning for home and scored her first stakes win by half a length. The newly turned 5-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Quality Road, trained by Linda Rice, is now 10-4-2-3 and has earned $233,990 to date. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $350,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Constellation wins Santa Anita’s La Brea; Mind Your Biscuits, Sharp Azteca one-two in Malibu

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation battled between horses for the early lead in Monday’s $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, fell back in the stretch and then came again late and got up to win by half a length. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the daughter of Bellamy Road, and her fourth stakes win in her last five starts. Now trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she’s 8-5-1-1 and has earned $479,464. She turned in 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.  watch her under tack video

 

Mind Your Biscuits and jockey Joel Rosario, right, outleg Sharp Azteca (Edgard Zayas), left, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes, Monday, December 26, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits sat off the pace in the early going of Santa Anita’s $301,380 Malibu Stakes (G1), then rallied to catch fellow OBS graduate Sharp Azteca (April ’15, August ’14)  in deep stretch and beat him by a half length. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Posse, who scored in Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July. Trained by Robert Falcone, Jr., he’s now 13-4-4-3 and has earned $675,366 to date. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Gainesway Stable’s Danzatrice took control of the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds on Monday at the quarter pole and ran away from there, drawing off in the lane to a 7-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Dunkirk, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 9-5-1-1- with earnings of $227,865. She was sold for $105,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC at the 2014 OBS April Sale after she turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video