Tucci Stables’ unbeaten Riker could be heading for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) after leading from gate to wire en route to a 1-1/2 length victory in Sunday’s $150,000 Grey Stakes (G3) at Woodbine. Fellow OBS graduate Tizzarunner (March ’15) checked in third. After four wins in as many starts for trainer Nicholas Gonzalez, the 2-year-old colt by Include has earned $209,049 to date. He was sold for $60,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video
John C. Oxley’s Airoforce is two for two and a graded stakes winner after coming from off the pace and scoring in Sunday’s $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes on the turf course at Keeneland. The 2-year-old son of Colonel John sped a quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $350,000 out of the Richardson Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Mark Casse, he’s earned $222,000 to date. watch his under tack video
Doubledown Stables’ Ben’s Duchess was last in a field of five early in the $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita on Sunday, but the 3-year-old Munnings filly circled her rivals on the turn, took the lead a furlong from the wire and drew away to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trained by John Sadler, she picked up her first stakes win while improving her record to 9-4-1-4 and increasing her earnings to $222,936. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Top Line Sales, Agent, at the 2013 August Yearling Sale and then resold for $170,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2014 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video Selected Sale conformation photo
Thoroughbred Acquisition Group and Joseph Saffie’s Saraguaro picked up his first stakes win on Saturday in the $150,000 Florida Sire Foolish Pleasure Stakes with a determined run that carried him past the leaders in the stretch to a two length victory. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Express Tour is a two-time OBS graduate, first purchased by Jose Munoz out of the Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva) consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. After breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 prior to the 2014 April Sale, he was sold by Mr. Munoz to Mr. Saffie for $33,000. Trained by Joseph Saffie, Jr., he’s now9-2-1-2 and has earned $144,334. watch his under tack video
N.T.S. Stable and Kathryn Davey’s Andreya’s Reward circled horses to reach contention in the stretch of the $75,000 Our Dear Peggy Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream, took command in the final furlong and scored by two lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Warrior’s Reward filly, traind by Milt Wolfson, now 3-2-0-0 with $76,380 in earnings. She was sold by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. for $15,000 at the 2015 OBS June Sale after working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
Pinnacle Racing Stable and Norman Stables’ Moment of Delight scored her first stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, romping to a 6-1/4 length victory in the $150,000 Florida Sire Meadow Star Stakes. A 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of A. P. Warrior, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $58,000 to Pinnacle Racing by Southern Cypress Stable, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Bill Kaplan, she’s now 12-3-4-1 and has earned $296,420. watch her under tack video
Theresa Horky’s Worth the Worry took command of the $75,800 Last Dance Stakes at Suffolk Downs on Saturday on the second turn and ran away from there, galloping to an easy 9-1/2 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Hook and Ladder, trained by Jonathan Buckley, now 16-9-2-1 with $138,880 in earnings. He was consigned by Sharon Biamonte to the 2012 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.