Conquest Two Step leads OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s Palos Verdes Stakes

Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest Two Step led a 1-2-3-4 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $200,250 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, taking advantage of a sizzling pace to rally in the stretch and score by a length and a quarter over Secret Circle (March ’11), with Wild Dude (April ’12, October ’10) finishing third. Distinctiv Passion (August ’11, January ’11) settled for fourth after leading for a half in :43 2/5. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Two Step Salsa, sold as a yearling by Get Away Farm at the 2012 OBS August Sale, and then purchased by Conquest for $420,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Casse, he’s now 10-3-5-1 and has earned $309,408. watch his under tack video

Donato Lanni and John F. Youngblood’s Avanzare took control of Santa Anita’s $200,500 Arcadia Stakes (G2)  turning for home, opened up daylight a furlong from the wire and cruised to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Grand Reward, trained by Tom Proctor, now 12-6-3-2  with earnings of $385,180. He was purchased by Lanni and Youngblood for $52,000 out of the Cutting Edge Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS June Sale after working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Showwatch his under tack video

Ocean Knight takes Tampa Bay’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin thought enough of Stonestreet Stable’s Ocean Knight to send him to the $201,500 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs off a win at first asking in an Aqueduct maiden special on December 13. The 3-year-old colt by Curlin did not disappoint. Despite going wide on the first turn, he sat off the pace under Irad Ortiz, Jr. on the backstretch, circled horses on the far turn before moving to Divining Rod at the top of the stretch and then wore him down in the final yards,winning by a neck. Two for two with earnings of $156,000, he was purchased at the 2014 OBS March Sale for $320,000 by John Moynihan on behalf of Stonestreet after working a quarter in :20 3/5, the Under Tack Show’s fastest work at the distance. watch his under tack video

OBS March Sale set for March 17 – 18

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company will hold its 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th.  The Under Tack Show will be held over three sessions from March 11th through March 13th.  Both sale sessions will start at 11:00 a.m. and the Under Tack sessions will begin each morning at 8:00 a.m.

“With just over six hundred horses in the catalog, two sale sessions will be more beneficial for both buyers and sellers,” said OBS president Tom Ventura. “Three Under Tack sessions provide flexibility to adapt to weather conditions and affords buyers more time in the afternoon to evaluate potential purchases. The extended Under Tack format was well received last year.”

“The goal when we set out to expand the sale was to continue to attract the quality offerings expected at OBS March while adding another group of precocious and athletic horses,” said OBS director of sales Tod Wojciechowski. “The response has been excellent and reflected in the catalog.”

The catalog will be online early next week 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 went to press.

The iPad version of the catalog will be 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. 

Euro Exchange tops Winter Mixed Sale’s closing session

Hip No. 405, Euro Exchange, a 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate consigned by Cutting Edge Equine, Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent for Jim Stackpoole, for $90,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale. The gray or roan colt, whose three eighths in :33 2/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack Show, is out of Merciful, by Rahy, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner El Facha.

Hip No. 508, Amazing Littlelady, a 4-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song was purchased by Machmer Hall for $87,000. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the bay filly is out of stakes winner Amazing Buy, by High Yield, a half sister to Sovereign Award winning graded stakes winner Alpha Bettor.  Her 3-year-old full sister, Just Like Pop, Hip No. 121, was sold yesterday by for $70,000.

Hip No. 489, All Day Alice, a 3-year-old daughter of Posse consigned by Wes Carter, was sold for $75,000 to Ragnar H. Korthase Equine. The chestnut filly, whose three eighths in :33 2/5 was co-fastest at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes placed Hay Allison, by Hay Halo.

Carter also consigned Hip No. 494, Edisto Bay, a 3-year-old son of Bullsbay sold to Louis Linder for $72,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes placed Immune to Gloom, by Citidancer, a half sister to stakes placed Dirge.

Hip No. 498, Foxy Posse, a 3-year-old Posse filly also brought $72,000, going to Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock LLC. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the chestnut filly, who turned in three eighths in :33 3/5, is out of Just Parker, by Forest Camp, a half sister to stakes winner Stormin’ Lyon.

Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent for Edward McAlvain, went to 72,000 for Hip No. 504, a 3-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The gray or roan colt, who breezed three eighths in :34 1/5, is out of stakes placed Shaunavon, by El Prado (IRE), a full sister to graded stakes winner Sweet and Ready.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 70 horses grossed $1,200,700, compared with 98 selling for a total of $1,608,900 last year. The average was $17,153 compared to $16,417 a year ago, while the median was $7,350 compared to $10,000 in 2014. The buyback percentage was 16.7%; it was 21.6% in 2014.

Hip No. 341, a Tiz Wonderful colt consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to Mike Recio, Agent for Rockbridge Bloodstock for $50,000 to top the sale’s Open Session. The chestnut yearling colt, a full bother to stakes winner Bourbonize, is out of Brown Eyes, by Halo’s Image, a half sister to stakes winner CaptainVideo.

Hip No. 366, a son of Put It Back consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent for $40,000. The dark bay or brown yearling colt, a half brother to champion and Horse of the Year Good Ba Ba, is out of Elle Meme, by Zilzal.

Hip No. 266, Bella Couture, a 7-year-old bay mare by Pulpit consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Get Away Farm for $38,000. In foal to Soldat, she’s out of graded stakes winner Sabellina, by Langfuhr.

Hip No. 363, a yearling son of Overdriven consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to  Arindel Farm LLC for $32,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Double Bridled, by Broken Vow, a half sister to stakes winner Notgivinmyloveaway.

Hip No. 203, a 4-year-old daughter of Curlin consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was also sold for $32,000, going to Arboritanza Racing. The chestnut filly, a half sister to stakes placed Lady Malkin, is out of stakes placed Lady Dynasty, by Richter Scale.

For the Open session, 141 horses sold for a total of $1,088,100 compared with 209 horses bringing $1,754,900 in 2014. The average price was $7,717 compared with $8,397 a year ago, while the median price was $4,000 compared with $5,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 16.6%; it was 25.9% in 2014.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. With its new expanded format, it is scheduled for March 17 – 18, with the Under Tack Show set for March 11 – 13, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

The Factor filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

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Hip No. 105, a yearling daughter of The Factor consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, was sold to George Bolton & Peter Leidel for $190,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale. The gray or roan filly is out of Viva Vega, by Cobra King, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Southern Dude.

Hip No. 145, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a Pioneerof the Nile filly purchased by EQB, Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables LLC, for $87,000. The bay yearling filly is out of Cinnamon Kisses, by Doneraile Court, a half sister to graded stakes winner The Mailet.

Hip No. 44, Pyrite Final, a 9-year-old mare by Formal Dinner in foal to Kantharos consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, went to Harris Training Center LLC for $80,000. The bay mare, out of Pink Forest, by Green Forest, from the family of Derby contender OBS graduate El Kabeir, is a half sister to stakes winner Forest Picnic and the dam of the stakes placed 3-year-old Morgans Harbour.

Hip No. 11, a yearling son of Tale of the Cat consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, was sold for $72,000 to Justin Casse, Agent for JSM Equine LLC. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Lentil, by Alphabet Soup, a daughter of stakes placed Black Tie Diamond.

Hip No. 121, Just Like Pop, a 3-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, went to Rustlewood Farm, Inc. for $70,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes winner Amazing Buy, by High Yield, a half sister to Sovereign Award winning graded stakes winner Alpha Bettor.

Hip No. 179, a yearling son of Kantharos consigned by Andy Cant, Agent, was sold for $70,000 to Southern Chase Farm, Inc. The bay colt is out of Granny’s Kat, by Sanctuary, a half sister to stakes winner Comet Cat.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 124 horses sold for a total of $2,462,200, compared with 154 horses grossing $2,962,700 in 2014. The average price was $19,856, compared with $19,238 a year ago, while the median price was $10,600 compared with $15,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 21%; down from 31.9% 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. 

Lady Shipman takes OBS Sprint in track record time at 26th Day of Champions

The large crowd that turned out in sunny weather was treated to a track record performance as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company held it’s 26th annual Day of Champions.

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman took charge of the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turn, opened a big lead in the lane and scored by eighth lengths in a track record 1:08 4/5 for the six furlongs. The time surpassed the previous mark of 1:09 3/5 by Megalith in 2011 and equaled by Cor Cor in 2013. Raul Bahena’s Happy to Go came running late to be second, a nose in front of Ten Broeck Farm’s Cool Comfort. The 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman, consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where she sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She’s now 4-3-0-1 and has earned $80,400 to date. Lady Shipman returned $2.80, 2.40 and 2.10. Happy to Go paid 2.40 and 2.10 with Cool Comfort returning 2.20 to show. The 8-2 exacta was good for 6.60 and completed a 6-8 Daily Double worth 20.80. watch her under tack video

In the first half of the Double, Jody Mihalic’s Sweet Gatorgirl edged Donald L. Ming’s I See Visions by a neck in a 440 yard Quarter Horse Allowance purse.  S and L Racing’s Vision Quest Corona was another half a length back in third. Trained by Grover Cleveland Wheeler and ridden by Luis Castillo, the winner ran the distance in :21.86. The winner returned $12.00, 4.20 and 2.40. I See Visions returned 3.40 and 2.20. Vision Quest Corona paid 2.40 to show. The 6 -5 exacta returned $18.20

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In the third race, White Wabbit Wacing LLC and Marco Thoroughbred Corp.’s It’s Not Me went to the lead early in the $50,000 OBS Sprint for 3-year-old colts and geldings and gave nothing else a chance, cruising to the wire an 8-3/4 length winner over Stanley S. Moles and Starr Stables’ Charlie’s Brother. Rontos Racing Stable’s Social Request was a head back in third. Trained by Jorge Navarro and ridden by Edgard Zayas, he ran the six furlongs in 1:09 3/5. Claimed by his current connections at Gulfstream West in October, the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat is two time OBS graduate, sold by Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva), Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then resold for $50,000 by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent, at the 2014 June Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. His first stakes win leaves him 8-4-0-1 with $123,335 in earnings. watch his under tack video

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John L. Moirano, Nehoc Stable and Alan Sokol’s Arctic Ocean scored her first stakes win in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, rallying on the outside down the stretch and scoring by a neck over Leonard C. Green and Crush Racing Stable’s Save Rock and Roll. Bortolazzo Stable’s Back Flip was third and the time for the mile and a sixteenth was 1:46 4/5. Ridden by Rafael Hernandez and trained by Gary Contessa, the 3-year-old Concord Point filly is now 7-2-3-0 and has earned $125,340. After an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, she was sold for $33,000 by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

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Skychai Racing, Charles Kevin Warner and Sand Dollar Stable’s Firespike was last in the early going of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings, but circled horses on the turn, ran by the leaders in deep stretch and drew off to a 2-1/4 length victory. Murray Stroud’s Big Yum put in a good late run to be second, a neck in front of DiBello Racing’s Prince Vincenzo. Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Joel Rosario, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Flower Alley ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 2/5. It’s the second stakes win for Firespike and leaves him with a 7-3-1-1 record and earnings of $183,259.  He’s a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Beth Bayer to the 2013 August Sale prior to being plucked by Maker out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment for $70,000 after working quarter in :21 flat at the 2014 April Sale Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The total pari-mutuel handle on the first two races was $21,212.

Five Horses Share Honors at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Five horses shared honors for the fastest three eighths at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale, each stopping the timer in :33 2/5.

Hip No. 402, Miss Marianne, consigned by Wes Carter, is a 3-year-old daughter of Munnings out of Marianne’s Dream, by Dynaformer. The unraced chestnut filly is from the family of graded stakes winner Mutafaweq.

Hip No. 441, Success At Sunup, also consigned by Carter, is a 3-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal out of stakes placed Sunup, by Smart Strike. The bay filly, a winner in two starts at two, is a half sister to stakes winner You Need Me.

Carter also is the consignor of Hip No. 489, All Day Alice, a 3-year-old daughter of Posse. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Hay Allison, by Hay Halo.

Hip No. 405, Euro Exchange, is a 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate consigned by Cutting Edge Equine, Agent. The gray or roan colt is out of Merciful, by Rahy, a half sister to stakes winner El Facha.

Hip No. 417, Smokin Special, is a 5-year-old mare by Kela, consigned by Hendry Training Stables LLC, Agent. The bay mare is out of stakes placed One for Smoke, by Special Lineage.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in 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 393 – 513, will be offered immediately following the Open session on Thursday, January 29th.

A total of 392 horses are cataloged for the Mixed sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 28th with Hip Numbers 1 – 194 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The sale begins at 10:30 a.m. each day.

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/

Hip Numbers 195 – 392 in the Open Session will be offered on Thursday, January 29th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

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 27th, with first post at 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed live via the OBS, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

OBS Day of Champions set for Tuesday, January 27

A strong lineup of stakes winners and well known trainers and riders is on tap as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 26th annual Day of Champions race card on Tuesday, January 27th .

Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the second 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 fillies 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.

Averill Racing LLC, Silver Oak Stable and Gregory Kaufman’s R Sassy Lass is the morning line favorite in a field of seven in the OBS Sprint for fillies. The original field of nine was reduced with the scratches of Vandelita and Perpetual Novena. Second to fellow OBS graduate Ekati’s Phaeton in Gulfstream’s Old Hat Stakes (G3) in her last start, R Sassy Lass took Tampa Bay Downs’s Sandpiper Stakes in December. Trained by Kirk Ziadie, the daughter of Exclusive Quality will be ridden by Jose Lezcano.

Second choice in the Filly Sprint is Ranlo Investments’ Lady Shipman, impressive winner of her last two outings. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, she’ll be ridden by Eduardo Nunez. Raul Bahena’s Happy to Go is returning from a layoff after her victory in the Paxson Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle in September. Joel Rosario has the riding assignment for trainer Armando de la Cerda.

Here are the horses and riders in post position order: Happy to Go, Hallmarc Racing’s Gold Value, Corey Lanerie; Golden Legacy Stable’s Polly My Love, Luis Contreras; R Sassy Lass; John Eaton, Steve Laymon and Mark Sayeg’s Hangover Saturday, Abdiel Jaen; Lady Shipman; Ten Broeck Farm’s Cool Comfort, Rafael Hernandez. All carry 120 pounds. 

White Wabbit Wacing and Marco Thoroughbreds’ It’s Not Me and Stanley S. Moles and Starr Stables’ Charlie’s Brother headline a field of nine set to go in the third race, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings.

Supplemented to the race by trainer Jorge Navarro, It’s Not Me was claimed by his current connections in October and two starts later took the Buffalo Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park West. Third last time out in the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream, the son of D’wildcat will be ridden by Edgard Zayas.

Charlie’s Brother was third behind fellow OBS graduate Catalina Red in his track record performance in Tampa Bay Down’s Pasco Stakes after chasing him home in the Inaugural Stakes over the Oldsmar oval a race earlier. The colt by With Distinction, trained by Lynn Scace, will be ridden by regular rider Harry Vega. 

Here are the horses and riders in post position order: Brent Fernung, Eugene P. Cahalan and Michael B. Sebastian’s Never Give In, Gary Boulanger; It’s Not Me; John G. Allen’s Go Pita Go, Keiber Coa; Northwind Thoroughbreds’ Copper Hill, Jesus Rios; J. Armando Rodriguez Racing Stable’s Tiger of Wales, Joel Rosario; Charlie’s Brother; Rontos Racing Stable’s Social Request, Luis Contreras; Arturo Rodriguez’ Vakeesh, Luis Garcia; Buddy Jones’ Really Blue Moon, Alexis Batista. Less Than Perfect has been scratched. All will carry 122 pounds.

A field of eleven will go in fourth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies, after Quality Rocks was scratched. Her connections opted to run in Gulfstream’s Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3) on Saturday where she finished a strong second in her 2015 debut.

Leonard C. Green and Crush Racing Stable’s Save Rock and Roll rates top billing in the mile and a sixteenth test based on her third place finish in Aqueduct’s Tempted Stakes (G3) in November. Fourth in the Matron (G2) at Belmont in October, she’ll be ridden by Joe Bravo for trainer Joe Orseno.

Two fillies have been supplemented to the race. Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out Bortolazzo Stable’s Back Flip and Gary Contessa has entered CJP Thoroughbreds, Winning Move Stable, McConnell Racing Stable and Green’s More Than Rainbows. Back Flip will be ridden by Javier Castellano; Paco Lopez will be aboard More Than Rainbows.

 Here are the horses and riders in post position order: Back Flip; More Than Rainbows, Kenwood Racing’s Titanium Joe, Edgar Prado; Book Buddy LLC’s Our Sister Ania, David Carstens; Ruben A. De Jesus’ Danube River; Edgard Zayas; Save Rock and Roll; Michael Laurato’s Rue Royale, Ronnie Allen; G. Watts Humphrey’s B Rockett, Corey Lanerie; Kenwood Racing’s Jersey Jules, Antonio Gallardo; Jeff Drown’s Magnificent Margo, Joel Rosario; John L. Moirano, Nehoc Stables and Alan Sokol’s Arctic Ocean, Rafael Hernandez. All will carry 120 pounds.

Skychai Racing, Charles Kevin Warner and Sand Dollar Stable’s Firespike headlines a field of seven in the finale, the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings. The son of Flower Alley captured the Juvenile Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West in November for trainer Mike Maker and will be ridden by Joel Rosario. He’ll be tested by James Covello, Thomas Coleman and Sand Dollar Stable LLC’ Royal Squeeze and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting Master. Royal Squeeze was second in the In Reality division of the Florida Sire Stakes for trainer Chad Brown, and Toasting Master scored in two straight races at Churchill Downs for trainer Dale Romans.

The field in post position order. Murray Stroud’s Big Yum, Paco Lopez; Firespike; Royal Squeeze, Jose Lezcano; DiBello Racing’s Prince Vincenzo, Antonio Gallardo; Chris B. Seaman’s Andy Po Po, Luis Contreras; Toasting Master, Corey Lanerie; Silver Leaf Stable’s Bordini, Rafael Hernandez. All will carry 122 pounds.

Donald L. Ming’s five time winner I See Visions is the 2-1 morning line favorite in a nine horse field for the first race, a 440 yard quarter horse allowance event. The 5-year-old horse, trained by Cleveland Wheeler, will be ridden by Juan Ramos and carry 124 pounds. Co-second choices at 5-1 are S and L Racing’s four time winner Vision Quest Corona, ridden by Miguel Martinez and Steven P. Miller’s James Mt Man, with Sue Martin aboard, a five length winner of his last start at Delta Downs. Both carry 124 pounds.

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Cinco Charlie romps in Sunland’s Riley Allison Stakes

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie took control of Saturday’s $100,000 Riley Allison Stakes at Sunland Park at the start and ran away from  five outclassed rivals, cantering home an 8-1/2 length winner. It’s the third straight stakes win for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Indian Charlie, and his fifth stakes score overall. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s compiled a 9-6-0-2 record and has earned $335,802 to date. He was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Peter Redekop’s Go West Marie relaxed near the rear in the early going of the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Santa Anita, but came running in the stretch, found room on the rail to take the the lead in the final yards and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by Western Fame, who was sold for $52,000 by Mayberry Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Eddie Truman, she’s now 17-5-1-5 and has earned $402,520. watch her under tack video

 Adolfo J. Exposito’s Double Secret tried stakes company for the first time in the five furlong $96,250 Lightning City Stakes on the Tampa Bay Downs turf course. Ignored at 30-1, the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Double Honor went to the lead and never looked back, reporting home first by 3-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate You Bought Her (April ’12), who rallied for second at odds of 37-1, producing a $1,150.40 exacta. Double Secret is trained by her owner, who purchased her for $5,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2012 OBS August Sale. She’s now 14-4-3-2 and has earned $141,598. 

Winter Mixed Sale begins Wednesday; Under Tack Show set for Monday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company begins its 2015 sales calendar with it’s annual Winter Mixed Sale. The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to supplemental entries and pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. Printed catalogs are also available at the sales grounds.

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/

A total of 392 horses are cataloged for the Mixed sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 28th with Hip Numbers 1 – 194 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 195 – 392 in the Open Session will be offered on Thursday, January 29th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 26th and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Wednesday and Thursday sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 27th, with first post at 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed via the OBS and DRF websites.

There are 246 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Distorted Humor heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Broken Vow, Exchange Rate, Into Mischief, Majestic Warrior, Pioneerof the Nile, Tale of the Cat, Warrior’s Reward plus Florida-based Kantharos and Wildcat Heir.

Promising second crop yearling sires represented include Drosselmeyer, Haynesfield, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Twirling Candy as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.

Frankel’s three quarter brother Bullet Train (GB) heads the sale’s list of graded stakes winning first crop yearling sires, as well as Algorithms, Brilliant Speed, Dialed In, Gemologist, Hansen and The Factor.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Bellamy Road, Candy Ride (ARG), Congrats, Eskendereya, Into Mischief and Lookin At Lucky.

The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first and second year sires including Data Link, Jimmy Creed, New Year’s Day, Overanalyze and Trappe Shot, along with Florida-based Brethren, Factum, Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat and Treasure Beach (GB). 

Eloquent Tribute, a 3-year-old filly by fashionable sire Tapit highlights the 121 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes placed Angels in Arms, comes into the ring fresh off a five length victory in a maiden special test at Aqueduct in early January. The catalog also includes full or half siblings to graded stakes winners Egg Drop, Reneesgotzip and champion Lost in the Fog, as well as stakes winners Bluesbdancing, Isabelle, La Rocca, Lavender Lass and last year’s OBS Championship Stakes winner Here’s Johnny.

 The Racing Age sire roster includes offspring of A.P. Indy, Any Given Saturday, Curlin, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Indian Charlie, Kitten’s Joy, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Lookin At Lucky, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tale of Ekati and Unbridled’s Song.

Sr. Quisqueyano takes Gulfstream’s Florida Sunshine Millions Classic

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Loooch Racing Stables’ Sr. Quisqueyano took command of Gulfstream’s $250,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic going to the far turn then held off a strong stretch run by fellow OBS graduate East Hall (April ’13, August ’12) and scored by half a length. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Exclusive Quality, claimed by trainer Peter Walder on behalf of Looch Racing on December 21. Now 29-8-6-3 with $713,560 in earnings, he was sold for $5,500 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2011 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

 

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Lilli Kurtinecz’s Manchurian High picked up his second stakes win in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes on Saturday, circling horses on the turn, hitting the front a furlong from home and drawing away to a 3-1/4 length victory. The 7-year-old Florida-bred son of The Daddy, trained by his owner, is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2008 Fall Mixed Sale before being sold for $1,000 by Hoofprints Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2009 August Sale. The win gives him a 31-8-3-8 record and earnings of $322,990. 

Repole Stable’s Overprepared went to the front at the start of Friday’s $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct, turned back a challenge in the lane and eased away to a 1-1/4 length victory for trainer Todd Pletcher. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, purchased for $310,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. With two wins and a third place finish after three starts, she’s earned $115,000 to date. watch her under tack video

J-LU LLC’s Hip Four Sixtynine took his time in the early going of the $70,000 Fremont Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday, but swung out for the drive and closed with a rush to win going away by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Southern Image, sold for $4,500 by Andy Cant, Agent, at the 2011 OBS August Sale. Trained by James Hodges, he’s now 21-5-3-3 and has earned $196,827.  

 

 

OBS Championship Stakes Day entries taken Tuesday, January 20

Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty sixth annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 20th. The five-race card will be run on Tuesday, January 27th 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 four races restricted to 3-year-olds which have gone through an OBS sales ring: 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 and his staff. He may be reached at (352) 237-2154.  Condition books are available at the OBS office or in the OBS website at obssales.com.

The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th and 29th.  The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 26th, 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.

As always, the Under Tack Show, Day of Champions and Winter Mixed Sale will all be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

Parranda romps in Gulfstream’s Marshua’s River Stakes

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China Horse Club’s Parranda is back in Florida and up to her old tricks in the care of trainer Christophe Clement, powering to the lead in the final sixteenth of Gulfstream Park’s $150,000 Marshua’s River Stakes (G3) and cruising to a three length victory. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :11 flat before she was sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. Closing in on a million with seven stakes wins on her resume, she’s now 29-11-4-4 and has earned $893,005. watch her under tack video 

Andrew Sulley’s Bold Thunder led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $80,000 Turf Dash Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, going to the front at the start and never looking back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory over Green Mask (April ’13), with Stormofthecentury (August ’09) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Bold n’ Flashy, now 18-6-2-3 with $251,980 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2012 June Sale where he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, and then he was consigned by Ms. Woods to the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. watch his under tack video

Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Control Stake led from gate to wire in the $75,000 Big Drama Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday, coasting to his first stakes win by three lengths. Trained by Tom Amoss, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Discreetly Mine is now 6-3-2-1 and has earned $139,600. He was sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, for $85,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale photo

Calculator takes Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes

Richard C. Pell’s Calculator broke his maiden in style on Saturday at Santa Anita, charging to the lead on the turn and drawing away in the stretch, taking the $100,750 Sham Stakes (G3) by 4-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Pioneerof the West (August ’13) settled for third. Sent off as the odds on choice in the Sham after strong efforts against Eclipse Award finalists American Pharoah and Texas Red in his final starts at two, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by In Summation is now 5-1-2-1 and has earned $193,500. He was purchased for $132,000 by trainer Peter Miller from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Night Prowler scores in Gulfstream’s Dania Beach

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Paul P. Pompa’s Night Prowler was way back in the early going of the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, but the 3-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway came running in the lane and closed with a rush to win her first stakes race by half a length. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 4-2-0-2 and has earned $118,375. Consigned by Eddie Woods,Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ekati’s Phaeton takes Gulfstream’s Old Hat Stakes

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Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Ekati’s Phaeton pressed the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, took charge on the turn for home and then turned back a late run by fellow OBS graduate R Sassy Lass (April ’14) en route to a half length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati, sold to Phaedrus Flights for $50,000 by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bill Kaplan, she’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $118,360 to date. Selected Sale photo        watch her under tack video

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Stronach Stables’ Devine Aida stepped into stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream, took command after turning for home and then drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Nicky’s Brown Miss (March ’14) . Trained by Ramon Morales, the 3-year-old filly by Unbridled’s Song is now 4-3-1-0 and has earned $109,320. She was purchased by Adena Springs for $120,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

El Kabeir romps in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes

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Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir left no doubt he was best in the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday, taking over after turning for home and drawing away in the stretch to a four length victory despite losing ground on both turns. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Scat Daddy, trained by John Terranova, now 6-3-1-1 with $388,892 in earnings. He was purchased for a co-sale topping $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables from Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Rustlewood Farm, at the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo