Go West Marie takes Del Mar’s Fleet Treat Stakes

Peter Redekop’s Go West Marie is enjoying life on the west coast after moving to California in June, taking command of the $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday on the turn and outfighting fellow OBS graduate Wonderful Lie (April ’12) down the stretch, proving best by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Western Fame, now 11-3-1-2 with earnings of $228,280. After an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat she was purchased for $52,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment by Funky Munky Stable LLC. watch her under tack video

Magalen O. Bryant’s V.E. Day tried stakes company for the first time in Friday’s $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga. Last of nine in the early going, he saved ground on the turn before swinging out for the drive, closing on the outside and battling his way to winning a three-horse photo by a head. With a 5-3-1-0 record after his first stakes victory, the 3-year-old colt by English Channel has earned $159,010 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Mike Maker’s Burn the Mortgage picked up his first stakes win in Saturday’s $75,000 Eight Miles East Stakes at Gulfstream, charging between horses to take command after turning for home and drawing away to a 4-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Decisive Moment (April ’10). The 5-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $18,000 by Tim Kegel, Agent, out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2011 OBS April Sale. He’s now 29-8-4-4 and has earned $328,244. watch his under tack video

Mr. Amore Stable’s Miss d’Oro picked up her second stakes win on Saturday after battling to a neck decision in the $75,000 Power by Far Handicap at Parx Racing. A 5-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, she was sold for $50,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, to Ron Lombardi’s Mr. Amore Stables LLC at the 2011 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. The victory gives her a 12-5-1-3 record and $270,752 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Heat Transfer is two for three and a stakes winner after prompting the pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Miss Ohio Stakes at Thistledown and proving best by half a length at the wire. A 2-year-old daughter of Latent Heat, she was sold to Vince J. Foglia for $190,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. With two wins and a third from three starts, she’s earned $54,000. watch her under tack video

New March format kicks off 2015 OBS Juvenile Sale Schedule

The March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training will kick off the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 two-year-old sale schedule on March 17 with a new open-style format designed to provide buyers with an expanded selection of horses and adding another session to the sale.

Three sessions, set for Tuesday – Thursday, March 17 – 19, 2015, will be preceded by the Under Tack Show on Wednesday through Friday, March 11 – 13. While no longer carrying the Selected moniker, the March Sale will continue to offer a high quality group of horses with top physicals and solid pedigrees that buyers have become accustomed to in previous years, as well as the addition of the next tier of horses that have advanced through their early training and prepared to showcase their talents in March.

Performance on the track at the highest levels of the sport continues to highlight the OBS Two Year Old Sales as a prime source of quality racehorses, on display this past weekend with victories by March graduates Tom’s Tribute in Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes (G1) and millionaire Stopchargingmaria in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga.  

“The evolution of the juvenile market is telling us that buyers prefer a larger and more varied sample than they have in the past,” said OBS sales director Tod Wojciechowski. “We plan to monitor our entries so as to blend our usual March sale offerings with an additional group of precocious, athletic horses.  The result of the past few sales seasons proves that buyers are responding to the quality as well as quantity of the offerings, not the date and title on the catalog cover.”

Initial response to the new format by consignors has been enthusiastic.  “I think this is going to be great.” stated Nick de Meric,  “The new format will certainly allow us to increase the variety of horses we offer and will be attractive not only to buyers accustomed to the March sale, but also new buyers who may not have considered coming to this sale in the past.”

Trainer Bret Calhoun also applauded the change.  “There have been times that I or my owners bypassed the March sale because we didn’t feel there would be enough horses within our budget.  This new format definitely changes that and makes coming to the March sale a must, regardless of how much we have to spend.”

The four-day Spring Sale is set for Tuesday, April 21 through Friday, April 24. There will be six Under Tack sessions, beginning Monday, April 13 and continuing through Saturday, April 18.

“Both consignors and buyers were pleased with the extended Under Tack Shows we began in June,’ said OBS board Chairman Mike O’Farrell. “Shorter sessions allow for flexibility to react to inclement weather, and level the playing field for consignors.”

The June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age is planned for four sessions, beginning Tuesday, June 16 and ending Friday, June 19. The six-session June Under Tack Show gets underway on Monday, June 8 and runs through Saturday, June 13.  

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The Hot List: 

High Dollar Woman – Alex & JoAnn Lieblong’s High Dollar Woman put the lessons learned in her June debut to good use on July 27 at Saratoga, taking charge of an $83,000 maiden special after turning for home and cruising from there to victory by a length and a half. After working an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2014 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old Super Saver filly was purchased for $675,000 by the Lieblongs out of the Eddie Woods consignment.  watch her under tack video

Conquest So True - Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest So True wasted no time getting her diploma, taking the early lead in her debut in a Woodbine maiden special on July 27, shaking off a challenge on the turn for home and then drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Yes It’s True worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show before the 2014 OBS April Sale, and was sold for $200,000 to Conquest by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent. watch her under tack video

Zip’s Moondance – Nicholas Cammarano, Jr.’s Zip’s Moondance took the shortest way home in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special on July 24 at Saratoga, surging to the lead on the inside in the lane and drawing away to a 3-1/4 length victory, running five furlongs in a sprightly :57 4/5. Trainer Guadalupe Preciado signed the ticket for the 2-year-old colt by City Zip, sold for $55,000 by Crystal Eclipse Stable at the 2014 OBS April Sale after he worked an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Starless Night - Tucci Stables’ Starless Night jumped from a front-running maiden win on June 28 into Woodbine’s $150,000 Shady Well Stakes on July 13 and the result was a carbon copy gate to wire 2-1/2 length victory. Now two for two with earnings of $121,583, the 2-year-old daughter of Grand Slam was purchased by Carlos Tucci for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Story to Tell - Cecil N. Peacock’s Story to Tell took charge of the $98,000 W. L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Los Alamitos on July 13 after turning for home and eased away to a 1-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Bluegrass Cat; he was second in last month’s Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes. Now 3-2-1-0 with $118,600 in earnings, he was sold for $82,000 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

Wonder Gal – Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal was last of five for a quarter mile in her debut in the $122,500 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park on July 6, but moved up quickly on the outside on the turn, took command a quarter mile from home and galloped to a 14-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Accelebrate (April ’14, January ’13). Purchased by Jeffrey Treadway for $210,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the 2-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful earned $75,000 for her effort.  watch her under tack video

Danzatrice – Gainesway Stable’s (Antony Beck) Danzatrice made short work of her opposition in a maiden special at Parx Racing on July 4, leading by daylight all the way and winning her debut by a length and three quarters. The 2-year-old daughter of Dunkirk was sold for $105,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to John Fort on behalf of Gainesway Farm after she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Harlan’s Honor – David and Margaret Wimer’s Harlan’s Honor led a 1-2-3-4 OBS parade in her debut in a $38,200 maiden special at Monmouth Park on June 27. The 2-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday beat fellow 2014 OBS April Sale graduate Anna May Our Queen by 2-1/2 lengths, with March Sale graduates Fancy Malka and Cali Thirty Seven finishing third and fourth. The winner was sold for $165,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, after she breezed an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Hey Bartender – Robert O. Johnson’s Hey Bartender had no trouble winning at first asking in a maiden special at Louisiana Downs on July 6, taking charge early, turning away a challenge in the stretch and drawing off to a 4-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old son of Behindatthebar is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Dapple Stud, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale before working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the 2014 April Sale and being purchased for $25,000 by Johnson out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch his under tack video

Two Six Wins - Ciardella, Fedkin, Fazio, Joslin and Pender Racing LLC’s Two Six Wins put his experience to good use in his second start, going to the early lead, surrendering it briefly in the lane, then battling back and drawing away to win a July 6 maiden special at Los Alamitos by a length and a quarter. A two time OBS graduate, the 2-year-old colt by Midshipman was sold at the 2013 August Sale by Summerfield, Agent, prior to being consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent to the 2014 March Sale and breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

 

 

Graded Stakes Winners: 

Cinco Charlie - William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie,  the first OBS graduate of the class of 2014 to break his maiden, is now it’s first graded stakes winner, going to the lead in the $108,100 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs and staying there all the way, easing away late to score by a length and three quarters. Two for two, the 2-year-old Indian Charlie has earned $93,422 to date. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the March Sale Under Tack Show, he was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment.  watch his under tack video

Stakes Winners:

Enchanting Lady - Kaleem Shah’s Enchanting Lady avenged a loss to Seduire in her May 22 debut in the $126,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita on June 22, chasing that rival to the top of the stretch before putting her away and drawing off to a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the first win for the 2-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, purchased on the recommendation of Bob Baffert and Donato Lanni for $650,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. With a 2-1-1-0 record, she has earned $86,200 to date.  watch her under tack video

 

Up and Coming: 

Boast – Margaret V. Bloss’ Boast wasted no time winning his first race, going wire to wire en route to a 2-3/4 length victory in his debut in a maiden special at Arapahoe Park on June 29. A 2-year-old gelding by Ready’s Image, he was consigned to the 2013 OBS August Sale by Moreau Bloodstock International, Agent.

Guderian  - Germania Farms’ Guderian settled for second in his debut at Pimlico in May, but made no mistakes second time out in a $38,625 maiden special at Delaware on June 19, bolting quickly to a big lead and staying there all the way en route to a three length victory.The 2-year-old son of Stroll, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2014 OBS March Sale, was purchased for $185,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment. watch his under tack video

Heat Transfer – Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Heat Transfer took the lessons learned in her debut to good use in her second start, going right to the front in a $34,000 maiden special at Arlington Park on June 19 and staying there all the way, reporting home a 2-1/2 length winner. The 2-year-old daughter of Latent Heat was sold for $190,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eight in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Holiday Camp – Michael Lund Peterson’s Holiday Camp got his career off on the right foot on June 7 with an authoritative 2-1/2 length victory in a $56,000 maiden special at Santa Anita. The 2-year-old colt by Street Boss was one of the stars of the 2014 OBS March Sale, working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show before being purchased for $700,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch his under tack video

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Naval Command – Pinnacle Racing Stables, H. Jack Hendricks and Roger L. Justice’s Naval Command was sent off the 9-5 favorite in her debut on June 21 in a $41,600 Gulfstream maiden special and lived up to her billing, rallying to take charge in deep stretch and scoring by a length. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Midshipman is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by breeder Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 April Sale, she brought $60,000 after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Platinum Patty – Charles A. Castille Jr.’s Platinum Patty showed her heels to her rivals in her debut in an Evangeline Downs maiden special on June 27, going right to the front at the break and romping to a four length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Pomeroy is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before she was purchased for $47,000 out of the BryLynn Farm consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale.

Sky Preacher- Success Racing’s Sky Preacher stretched out to a mile on the turf course at Santa Anita on June 27, took over on the second turn and and then ran off to a 7-1/2 length victory in a $73,550 maiden special.  The 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa worked and Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before being purchased for $80,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment by Russell Smith at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Unbridled Reward – John C. Oxley’s Unbridled Reward looks like a she has a big future after  her 7-3/4 length front-running score at first asking in a $44,000 maiden special at Churchill Downs on May 30 followed by a sharp second in the Debutante Stakes three weeks later. The 2-year-old filly by Warrior’s Reward was purchased for $330,000 by Mark Casse on Oxley’s behalf at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

 

 

Fall Mixed Sale adds Horses of Racing Age section

A new Horses of Racing Age section will be added to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale. The sale, scheduled for October 14th – 16th, closes on August 1st, but horses may be entered in the Racing Age section through September 22nd. Two-year-olds as well as older horses may be entered in the Racing Age section, and can be showcased at the optional Under Tack Show.

“Adding a Racing Age section and Under Tack Show to the Fall Sale gives horsemen the opportunity to market two-year-olds who were not ready for the spring juvenile sales as well as horses with proven form,” said OBS sales director Tod Wojciechowski. “It also offers racing stables a new opportunity to buy and sell horses prior to the end of the year. We are unique in that we are the only sales company with an under tack show for horses of racing age.”

The Racing Age section will have an online catalog on the OBS website at www.obssales.com and a printed catalog available at the sales grounds in October. The online catalog features a sortable master index and links to daily pedigree updates.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts will also be recorded and videos will be available on the website, by individual hip number or entire Under Tack session. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

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 capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

Tom’s Tribute takes Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes

Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute tracked the pace in Sunday’s $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, took over in the lane and scored his first graded stakes win by a length and a quarter, with Spring Up (August ’11) checking in third. It’s the third stakes victory for the 4-year-old colt by Lion Heart, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $310,000 by Marilyn Braly on the recommendation of Gary Young from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale. He’s now 12-5-3-1 and has earned $442,880 to date. watch his under tack video

Thomas D. Shank and Stan Young’s Good Lord captured Ellis Park’s $50,000 Don Bernarhardt Stakes for the third straight year on Saturday, leading from gate to wire and holding on to win by a neck. That’s eight stakes wins for the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Greatness, now 60-13-9-12 with earnings of $645,454. He was consigned by Tradewinds Farm, Agent, to the 2009 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Stopchargingmaria a millionaire after winning Saratoga’s Coaching Club American Oaks

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Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria took charge of Saratoga’s  $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in the upper stretch and the 3-year-old Tale of the Cat filly ran away from her rivals and scored by five lengths, becoming the 81st OBS graduate to top the million dollar mark in earnings. The fourth OBS grad to win the CCA Oaks, she joins 1992 winner Turnback the Alarm (April ’91), 1995 winner Golden Bri (August “93) and 2006 victor Wonder Lady Anne L (August ’04). Sold for $220,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, her fourth graded stakes win leaves her with a 9-5-1-1 record and $1,054,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Istanford wins Del Mar’s San Clemente

Ike & Dawn Thrash, Janet Alley and Sam Alley’s Istanford took Saturday’s $201,750 San Clemente Stakes (G2) at Del Mar the same way she beat the boys in the Arlington Classic (G3) in May, taking the lead at the break and never looking back, scoring by 2-1/2 lengths with fellow OBS graduate My Conquestadory (March ’13) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Istan, now 10-4-2-0 with earnings of $326,365. She was sold for $25,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Yearling Sale photo

H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s East Hall shipped to Thistledown in search of his first stakes win and he got it in the $300,000 Ohio Derby, relaxing off the pace before rallying on the turn, swinging wide for the drive and closing with a rush to get up in the final yards, winning by a head. The 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Graeme Hall is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale. After working an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 at the 2013 April Sale, he was purchased by trainer Bill Kaplan for $55,000 on behalf of Hendricks and Justice out of the Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment. The win gives him a 16-3-3-4 record and $360,370 in earnings. watch his under tack video

August Yearling Sale catalog now online

Boasting an increase in size and a several welcome new additions to the consignor ranks, the catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 August Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com. The website features a sortable master index for the catalog and links to daily pedigree updates. The print version will be mailed by the end of July.

GO TO THE CATALOG

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 capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 257 yearlings cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale, representing a forty-five percent increase in size over last year. Scheduled for Tuesday, August 26th, it will begin at 10:30 a.m. Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings will be in the website beginning on or about August 4th.

The two-day Open Sale, which has grown by nearly twenty percent, features 773 yearlings. Hip No.’s 259 – 648 sell on Wednesday, August 27th and Hip No.’s 649 – 1037 will be offered Thursday, August 28th.  Both Open sessions also begin at 10:30 a.m.

An important source of quality horses throughout its history, the OBS August Sale has produced twenty-two millionaires, a roster that includes Eclipse Award winners Groovy, Kodiak Kowboy, Not Surprising, Silver Charm and Xtra Heat.  Since the beginning of 2013, 100 August alumni have won or placed in 177 stakes races, and last year’s August graduates have begun to make their mark. Sixteen precocious 2-year-olds are already winners and Cecil N. Peacock’s Story to Tell is the first stakes winner, taking the W.L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Los Alamitos after running second in the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes.

The sale features a strong sire roster, with yearlings by stallions residing on the upper reaches of the general sire list. Top ten sires Speightstown, Kitten’s Joy, Giant’s Causeway, Curlin and Lemon Drop Kid have OBS August offspring, as well as proven stallions Bellamy Road, City Zip, Ghostzapper, Freud, Harlan’s Holiday, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Mineshaft, Scat Daddy, Stormy Atlantic, Street Sense and Unbridled’s Song.

OBS August is always a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, and the 2014 sale features the offspring of first crop sires Archarcharch, Cape Blanco (IRE), Drosselmeyer, Dublin, Gio Ponti, Haynesfield, Paddy O’Prado, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Trappe Shot, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo and Wilburn. In addition, up and comers Blame, Cowboy Cal, Lookin At Lucky, Majesticperfection, Majestic Warrior, Midnight Lute, Pioneerof the Nile, Super Saver, Tale of Ekati and Warrior’s Reward are all well represented.

Wildcat Heir and Two Step Salsa head the list of Florida-based stallions with offspring in the sale, along with Big Drama, Cool Coal Man, First Dude, Gone Astray, High Cotton, Kantharos and Put It Back.

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

OBS graduates reap dividends in Japan

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OBS graduates were in the headlines at Tuesday’s Japan Racing Horse Association Select Sale of yearlings and foals, as a weanling colt by leading Japanese sire Deep Impact (JPN) out of two-time OBS graduate Weemissfrankie was sold for $1,372,550 to young Ryouichi Ootuka. The colt is the first foal out of the daughter of Sunriver, consigned first by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2010 August Sale before she was sold for $175,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Joe Ciaglia at the 2011 April Sale. Trained by Peter Eurton and racing for Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Ron Dyrdek,  she won three of five starts including the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) and the Oak Leaf Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita.

A weanling colt by Deep Impact (JPN) out graded stakes winning OBS graduate May Day Rose was sold to David Redvers for $647,039. In the colors of Kaleem Shah and trained by Bob Baffert, the Florida-bred daughter of Rockport Harbor won the Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita and Hollywood’s Railbird Stakes (G3) en route to earnings of early $400,000. Consigned by her breeder Bridlewood Farm to the 2010 OBS March Sale, she failed to meet her reserve but was purchased by trainer Bob Baffert on Shah’s behalf for $220,000 at the OBS June Sale three months later.    

A colt out of three time OBS graduate Two Item Limit, also by Deep Impact (JPN), was sold to Hajime Satomi for $647,059. The daughter of Twining was sold first by Beth Bayer to R. Schweiger and Coastable as a weanling at the 1998 Fall Mixed Sale before she was resold to Jockey Club Farm at the 1999 August Yearling Sale. After she was purchased by Joseph Graffeo from Jockey Club Farm for $50,000 at the 2000 March Sale, she was trained by Stephen L. DiMauro and carried Graffeo’s silks to four graded stakes wins and earnings of $1,060,585.

Starless Night, Story to Tell score in weekend stakes races

Tucci Stables’ Starless Night jumped from a front-running maiden win on June 28th into Sunday’s $150,000 Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine and the result was a carbon copy gate to wire win, this time by 2-1/2 lengths. Now two for two with earnings of $121,583, the 2-year-old daughter of Grand Slam was purchased by Carlos Tucci for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Cecil N. Peacock’s Story to Tell took charge of Sunday’s $98,000 W. L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Los Alamitos after turning for home and eased away to a 1-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Bluegrass Cat; he was second in last month’s Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes. Now 3-2-1-0 with $118,600 in earnings, he was sold for $82,000 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Empire Dreams was content to relax off the pace in Saturday’s $161,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, but circled the field on the far turn, rallied down the middle of track and rolled to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Patriot Act, consigned to the 2013 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, and sold to West Point for $35,000 after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. He’s now 9-3-4-1 and has earned $320,500. watch his under tack video

Yukio Baba’s millionaire Best Warrior picked up his second graded stakes win on Sunday at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan, taking the Procyon Stakes (G3) (race video)  by a neck. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior, now 13-6-3-1 with earnings of $1,585,095. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2012 OBS April Sale, he was purchased out of the Harris Training Center consignment by Narvick International for $400,000. watch his under tack video 

Itsmyluckyday a millionaire after scoring in Monmouth’s Salvator Mile

Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday became the 80th OBS graduate to top a million in earnings on Sunday at Monmouth Park, rallying from just off the pace, taking command in the lane and drawing off to a 1-1/2 length victory in the $160,500 Salvator Mile Stakes (G3). It’s the third straight stakes score for the 4-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $110,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale. With two graded stakes wins to his credit, he’s now 17-8-3-1 and has earned $1,022,600. watch his under tack video

Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal was last of five for a quarter mile in her debut in Sunday’s $122,500 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park, but moved up quickly on the outside on the turn, took command a quarter mile from home and galloped to a 14-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Accelebrate (April ’14, January ’13). Purchased by Jeffrey Treadway for $210,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the 2-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful earned $75,000 for her effort.  watch her under tack video

Acclaimed Racing Stable’s Mr. Baker gave nothing else a chance in Saturday’s $90,000 Housebuster Stakes at Gulfstream, taking the lead at the break and staying there all the way, opening up in the lane and coasting home by 3-1/4 length. It’s the second straight stakes victory and fourth straight win overall for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Imperialismn, now 15-6-2-2 with earnings of $188,614. He was sold for $18,000 by breeder Get Away Farm at the 2011 OBS April Sale after breezing a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Northern Passion wins Woodbine’s Sweet Briar Too Stakes

John C. Oxley’s Northern Passion sat comfortably off the pace in the $115,000 Sweet Briar Too Stakes at Woodbine on July 1, came wide off the turn then ran down the leaders, taking charge in deep stretch and scoring by a length and a half over front-running fellow OBS graduate Unhedged (October ’10). It’s the fourth black type win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning mare by First Samurai, now 15-5-2-1 with earnings of $617,122. After working a Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, she was purchased by trainer Mark Casse for $220,000 from Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Declassify, Sheza Smoke Show score in Santa Anita graded stakes

Kaleem Shah’s Declassify went head and head with Cyclometer in the early going in Santa Anita’s $300,250 Triple Bend Stakes (G1), appeared beaten in the final furlong but came again along the rail and was up in the final jump to win by a nose. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Orientate, purchased for $450,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after he turned in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-3-1-0, he has earned $261,240. watch his under tack video

G. Biegler, J. Border, S. Eberwine, R & R Exline & G.  Zubok’s Sheza Smoke Show led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s $101,250 Senorita Stakes (G3), closing down the stretch and getting up late to beat Famous Alice (April ’13) by a length and a quarter, with Morning Fix (April ’13) another half  length back in third. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Wilko, now 6-3-0-1 with $138,438 in earnings. She was purchased by Marette Farrell for $100,000 on behalf of Ryan Exline out of the Secure Investments consignment at the 2013 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Parranda prevails in Santa Anita’s Royal Heroine Stakes

G. Campbell, D. Clark, Gatto Racing, LLC, Jerry Hollendorfer and G. Skoda’s Parranda had to overcome her outside post position in Santa Anita’s $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2), but she turned for home three wide with dead aim on the leaders, battled the length of the stretch and got up late to win by a neck. That’s three graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. With six stakes wins to her credit, she’s now 24-10-2-3 with earnings of $668,655. watch her under tack video

Wildcat Red romps in Gufstream’s Quality Road Stakes

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Honors Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Red tracked the early pace in the $90,000 Quality Road Stakes at Gulfstream Park, took over going to the far turn and then rolled from there, cantering home a 10-1/4 length winner over fellow OBS graduate East Hall (April ’13). It’s the fourth stakes win for the  3-year-old Florida-bred colt by D’wildcat, purchased by trainer Jose Garoffalo for $30,000 from Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. He’s now 9-5-3-0 and has earned $690,910 to date.watch his under tack video

Cinco Charlie captures Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie,  the first OBS graduate of the class of 2014 to break his maiden, is now it’s first graded stakes winner, going to the lead in the $108,100 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs and staying there all the way, easing away late to score by a length and three quarters. Two for two, the 2-year-old Indian Charlie has earned $93,422 to date. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the March Sale Under Tack Show, he was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment.  watch his under tack video

Thomas D. Shank and Stan Young’s Good Lord took charge of Churchill’s $66,000 Kelly’s Landing Stakes at the break and he never looked back, leading by daylight from start to finish en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the seventh stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Greatness, consigned by Tradewinds Farm, Agent, to the 2009 OBS June Sale. The win leaves him with a 59-12-9-12 record and earnings of $615,454. watch his under tack video

Enchanting Lady scores in Santa Anita’s Landaluce Stakes

Kaleem Shah’s Enchanting Lady avenged a loss to Seduire in her May 22 debut in Sunday’s $126,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita, chasing that rival to the top of the stretch before putting her away and drawing off to a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the first win for the 2-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, purchased on the recommendation of Bob Baffert and Donato Lanni for $650,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. With a 2-1-1-0 record, she has earned $86,200 to date.  watch her under tack video

Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky took command of Parx Racing’s $100,000 Donald Levine Memorial turning for home then held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Mezzano (March ’11) to score by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Lion Heart, now 13-5-1-1 with earnings of $385,118. The sale topper at the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he was purchased for $425,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Amaranth picked up her first stakes win on Sunday in the $56,515 Bet America.com Oaks at Oak Tree at Pleasanton, taking the lead at the break and giving nothing a chance, cruising to a seven length score over seven overmatched rivals. It’s the third straight win for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley, purchased for $150,000 by Dominic Brennan on behalf of Highland Yard LLC at the 2013 OBS April Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The win leaves her 6-3-0-0 with $69,820 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

Conquest Top Gun takes Woodbine’s Victoria Park Stakes

Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest Top Gun made no mistakes in the $137,798 Victoria Park Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday, taking the lead shortly after the break, rating nicely on the lead and then drawing away in the stretch for a 5-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile, purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment for a sale topping $525,000 at last year’s OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. The win gives him a 5-3-0-1 record with earnings of $183,297. watch his under tack video

Quality Road colt tops June Sale’s final session

Hip No. 1121, a son of Quality Road consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Conquest Stables LLC for $390,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked a quarter in :21 flat at last Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of  Pirate Queen, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Be Gentle.

 Wavertree also consigned Hip No. 1030, a son of City Zip sold to Mike Recio, Agent for Matt Schera for $140,000. The bay colt, out of graded stakes placed Morethanaprincess, by More Than Ready, breezed an eighth in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 1070, a son of Scat Daddy whose quarter in :20 1/5 was the Under Tack Show’s fastest at the distance, was sold to Stonestreet Stables LLC for $270,000. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Noshameinmygame, by Silver Deputy, a half sister to stakes winner Happy Humor.

Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, went to $240,000 for Hip No. 1052, a gray or roan filly by Tapit consigned by Secure Investments. Out of grade one stakes winner My Trusty Cat, by Tale of the Cat, she worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 961, a bay filly by Awesome Again consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Alister Roden Bloodstock, Agent for Breen Racing, for $170,000. Out of Mamselle Aries, by Artax, she worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at last Friday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 1065, a son of Lemon Drop Kid consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Calumet Farm for $120,000. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, is out of Nobility, by Lion Heart, a half sister to grade one winner Well Chosen. Hip No. 1101, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song also consigned by de Meric Sales, brought $120,000 as well, purchased by Adena Springs. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 1/5, is out of graded stakes winner Passion, by Came Home,

Steven W. Young, Agent, paid $120,000 for Hip No. 1149, a bay colt by Curlin out of stakes placed Provincial, by Pulpit. Consigned by  Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5.

For the session, 144 two-year-olds grossed $4,724,300, averaging $32,808 with a $16,000 median price. The buyback percentage was 27.3%. There was no corresponding session in 2013.  

Twenty-six Horses of Racing Age grossed $262,000, compared with eight bringing $86,000 last year. The average was $10,077 compared with $10,750 in 2013 while the median was $6,500; it was $8,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 13.3% against 50% a year ago.

For the entire sale, 706 two-year-olds sold for a sale record $22,498,300, surpassing the 2013 Sale when 439 horses grossed a record $14,596,700. The average was $31,867 compared with $33,250 last year while the median price was $20,000, equaling last year’s sale record. The buyback percentage was 20.7%; it was 21.6% in 2013.

The sale topper was Hip No. 756, a daughter of Indian Charlie consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, sold to Bridlewood Farm for $500,000 on Thursday. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Greyciousness, by Miswaki, and is a half sister to grade one stakes winner The Factor.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for August 26th, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on August 27th – 28th