Yorkiepoo Princess wins Aqueduct’s Busher Stakes

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Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess continued her dominance of the 3-year-old filly division at Aqueduct this winter by coming from off the pace, taking command a furlong from home and winning the $150,000 Busher Stakes by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Tiz Rae Anna (April ’16) checked in third. It’s the third straight stakes win at the meeting for the Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, trained by Edward Barker, now 7-4-0-0 with earnings of $244,811. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before her purchase 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. watch her under tack video 

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Partly Mocha is better than ever at the age of eight, rallying down the stretch of the $50,000 Bucharest Turf Sprint Stakes at Sam Houston Downs and catching front running fellow OBS graduate American Sailor (April ’14) in the final strides and scoring by a neck. It’s the second straight stakes win for the gelded son of Half Ours, purchased for $47,000 from Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 36-9-8-7 and has earned $445,392 to date. watch his under tack video 

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 

 

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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 

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

 

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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

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

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.

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 Ridge 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

 

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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

Dearest scores in Gulfstream’s Sugar Swirl Stakes

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest picked up her first graded stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. She took charge of the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) after half a mile, held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate You Bought Her (April ’12) and won by a length. It’s the third stakes victory of the year for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, trained by Gilberto Zerpa, now 7-5-1-1 with $295,550 in earnings. She was purchased for $150,000 at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Gelfenstein out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Mingyeonggeun’s Clean Up Joy took the Grand Prix Stakes (G1) at Seoul Race Track, the fifth time an OBS graduate has won the race. (watch the race video) He joins 2012 winner Gamdonguibada, 2011 winner Tough Win and Dongbanui Gangja, back to back winner  in 2008 and 2009. Clean Up Joy turned back heavy favorite Triple Nine (KOR) by a length a quarter, with Triple Crown winner Power Blade (KOR) settling for third. The 5-year-old gelding by Purge was purchased for $14,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds, then came running in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the well-traveled 5-year-old graded stakes placed Mizzen Mast gelding, purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 21-5-5-3 and has earned $600,916. watch his under tack video

William & Corrinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief circled horses on the turn of the $60,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, then ran by the leaders in the stretch to take the race by 2-1/4 lengths with fellow OBS graduate Forest Circle (April ’16) checking in third. It the second stakes score for the 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, now 8-4-1-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen with $166,730 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Loooch Racing Stables, G. Ellis, D. Weaver and Imaginary Stables’ War Story scored his first stakes win in emphatic fashion, taking the lead at the start of the $125,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct and drawing away in the stretch to a 7-3/4 length victory. The multiple graded stakes placed 4-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet is now 17-4-3-2 for trainer Mario Serey, Jr. and has earned $559,395 to date. A half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Land Over Sea, he was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent , to the 2014 OBS March Sale, where he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Bode’s Dream takes Gulfstream’s House Party Stakes

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St. Elias Stable’s unbeaten Bode’s Dream went to the front at the start of Saturday’s $75,000 House Party Stakes at Gulfstream and never looked back, rolling to a 2-3/4 length victory with fellow OBS graduate Brahms Cat (June ’16) checking in third.  Three for three with two stakes wins for trainer Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old daughter of Bodemeister has earned $180,105 to date. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

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Magic Stables LLC’s Lirica picked up her first stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, rallying to take charge of the $75,000 Hut Hut Stakes approaching the eighth pole, opening a big lead and easing home from there a winner by a length. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2014 Winter Mixed Sale and then sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, for $20,000 at the 2015 August Yearling Sale. Trained by Antonio Sano, she’s now 6-3-2-0 and has earned $129,320. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

Maggi Moss’ Big World took the lead on the turn of Fair Grounds’ $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes on Saturday, turned back a stretch challenge a furlong from home and held on to post her third stakes victory by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Pink (April ’14) settled for third. Trained by Tom Amoss, she’s now 8-4-0-4 and has earned $318,600. The graded stakes winning 3-year-old filly by Custom for Carlos was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2014 OBS August Sale and purchased for $98,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Dundalk 5 LLC’s Miss Mo Kelly tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $100,000 She’s All In Stakes at Remington Park, and the 4-year-old daughter of Congrats came from far back, took command with a rush at the eighth pole and cruised from there to a two length victory. Now 18-3-6-3 for trainer Paul Holthus, she has earned $216,841. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Yorkiepoo Princess wins Aqueduct’s Furlough Stakes

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Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess took the lead at the start of Aqueduct’s $100,000 Furlough Stakes on Thanksgiving Day and was never headed, opening a big lead and coasting home a winner by 2-2/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, trained by Edward Barker, now 5-2-0-0 with $94,811 in earnings. She’s a 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.  watch her under tack video 

MMG Stables’ Undulated was still last of five a furlong from home in Sunday’s $125,000 Swynford Stakes at Woodbine, but the 2-year-old colt by Curlin turned in a strong late run and was up in the final yards to win his first stakes race by three quarters of a length. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Cathal Lynch, he has earned $93,263 to date. Consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat before he was sold to MMG for $625,000. watch his under tack video 

John Sadler’s Rockport Kat tried stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Zia Park Sprint Stakes, rallied to take charge at the eighth pole and drew off smartly from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second win in six starts this year for the 5-year-old gelding by Rockport Harbor, trained by his owner, leaving him with a 10-4-0-0 record and earnings of $141,305. He was consigned to the 2014 OBS April Sale by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, where he breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video 

Mr. Jordan takes the Millions Classic Preview in track record time

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan relaxed just off the leaders in the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Stakes at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday, moved to take charge a furlong from home then dew off to win by 3-3/4 lengths in a track record 1:42.52 for the mile and a sixteenth. Fellow OBS graduate Saraguaro (April ’14, August ’13) checked in third. It’s the fourth stakes win for the graded stakes winning 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, and leaves him with a 17-6-4-5 record and $513,735 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Averill Racing LLC and CCF Racing Stable’s R Angel Katelyn stepped into stakes company for the first time in Gulfstream Park West’s $100,000 Juvenile Filly Sprint Stakes and handled the jump in class with ease, tracking the leader into the stretch then wearing her down and scoring by half a length. That’s two wins in three starts for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of High Cotton, who breezed and Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $50,000 out of the Craig L. Wheeler consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale. Trained by Gerald Bennett, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $87,120. watch her under tack video

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Four Horsemen Racing Stable, Inc. and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Sweetontheladies picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, charging from off the pace, running past the leaders a sixteenth from home and scoring by three lengths over fellow OBS graduate Storming My Way (March ’16, January ’15). It’s the third win in four trips to the post for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy, trained by Henry Collazo, now 4-3-0-0 with earnings of $119,342. Consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $25,000. watch his under tack video

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Pinnacle Racing Stable and Norman Stables’ Moment of Delight took the lead at the start of Gulfstream Park West’s $100,000 Millions Distaff Preview Stakes and stayed there to the wire, holding off a late run by fellow OBS graduate You Bought Her (April ’12) by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by A. P. Warrior, who turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $58,000 to Pinnacle Racing by Southern Cypress Stable, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Stanley Gold, she’s now 18-5-5-1 and has earned $428,418. watch her under tack video

Champagne Room captures the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

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Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s Champagne Room, overlooked at 33-1, moved up to take command of the $1,841,380 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at the top of the stretch, opened up daylight a furlong from home and cruised from there to a three quarter length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, trained by Peter Eurton, now 5-2-1-1 and the newest OBS millionaire graduate with $1,386,600 in earnings. She was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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It was the second trip to the Juvenile Fillies (G1) with an OBS graduate for Mr. Ciaglia and Peter Eurton. They finished third in 2011 with Weemissfrankie, trained by Eurton and owned by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Rob Dyrdek. The daughter of Sunriver, a two time grade one winner of $559,920, went through the ring in the 2010 August Sale before she was purchased at the April Sale. .

Champagne Room is the fourth OBS graduate to win the Juvenile Fillies (G1). February graduate Brave Raj won the 1986 renewal and Stardom Bound (March ‘08) and She Be Wild (April ’09) scored consecutive victories in 2008 and 2009.

Big contingent of OBS grads set for the Breeders’ Cup Championships

Twenty OBS graduates have been entered for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Championship races set for this Friday and Saturday, November 4th & 5th at Santa Anita.

Klaravich Stables Inc. & William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome and Carolyn Wilson’s Wellabled will be the first to see action in Friday’s $1-million Juvenile Turf (G1).

Favorable Outcome enters the race off a third place finish in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont in October. The 2-year-old colt by Flatter, trained by Chad Brown, was a $300,000 purchase at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, he was sold to Klaravich Stable after turning in a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Wellabled’s two straight stakes wins include a 7-3/4 length victory in the Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3). The 2-year-old son of Shackleford, trained by Larry Rivelli was consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 prior to being sold for $340,000. watch his under tack video

Trainer Mark Casse will send out John C. Oxley’s La Coronel as the lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Colonel John was a 4-1/4 length winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G3) in her last start. After breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment for $375,000. watch her under tack video

Reddam Racing’s Land Over Sea will carry the OBS banner by herself in the $2-million Distaff. The 3-year-old filly by Bellamy Road was a winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) in March and has been on the board in five other graded stakes. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she was purchased by his brother Dennis from Victor Davila for $130,000 at the 2015 April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

The division championship will be up for grabs in Saturday’s $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1) with five OBS graduates entered.

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Ciaglia Racing LLC’s Champagne Room broke her maiden in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in August and was third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, trained by Peter Eurton, was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Michael J. Ryan’s Colorful Charades comes into the race off a third place finish in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont. A two-year-old daughter of Discreet Cat, she was sold by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, for $130,000 to Xavier International Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She’s trained by Rudy Rodriguez. watch her under tack video

 

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When Chadds Ford Stable’s Dancing Rags captured Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1), she was the seventh OBS graduate to win the race in its last eight runnings. A 2-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Graham Motion, she 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 purchased by Chadds Ford Stable for $210,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

 

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted, trained by Bob Baffert, comes in to the race off a victory in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1). The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is 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

 

 

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It took Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike two starts to break her maiden, but she did it in style with a 2-1/4 length victory in the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1). Craig Dollase now trains the 2-year-old filly by Union Rags, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

J Stables, M. Scott Summers, Hope Summers and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits, winner of Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July, is the only OBS graduate entered in the $1.5-million Sprint (G1). The 3-year-old colt by Posse, trained by Robert Falcone, Jr. was consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

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Two OBS graduates are now set for the $1-million Turf Sprint (G1). James A. Bryan, Jr.’s Celestine captured Belmont’s Just a Game Stakes (G1) in June, running the mile on the turf in 1:31.63, one hundredth of a second off Elusive Quality’s 1996 track record. The 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, trained by Bill Mott, was consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, where she breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, the sale’s fastest work at the distance. watch her under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask has drawn into the race from the also-eligible list after the defection of Suedois due to injury. The well traveled 5-year-old graded stakes placed gelding by Mizzen Mast, trained by Brad Cox  was purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

The connections of Ranlo Investments LLC’s graded stakes winner Lady Shipman, on the also-eligible list as well, elected to remain in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (G3) on Saturday, where she’ll face fellow OBS gradautes Acapulco (March ’15) and Wild At Heart (March ’14).

Three OBS graduates with Eclipse Award hopes are set for the $2-million Juvenile (G1).

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Kaleem Shah’s Klimt, winner of the Best Pal (G2) and Del Mar Futurity (G1), is trained by Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old colt by Quality Road sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 prior to his purchase for $435,000 by Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

 

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna and Harris Fein’s Syndergaard comes into the Juvenile after finishing second by a nose in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont. The stakes winning 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection is trained by Todd Pletcher. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. watch his under tack video

 

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Todd Pletcher also sends out China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory, the talk of Saratoga after an eye catching maiden victory. The 2-year-old son of Gemologist returned to the races and won the Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park by 3-1/2 lengths in his only other start. He was purchased for $335,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

A trio of OBS grads will go postward in the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).

Reddam Racing’s lightly raced Gomo captured last year’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland for trainer Doug O’Neill and returned from a layoff to run well in a stakes race at Santa Anita in her last start. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $75,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway comes into the race off two graded stakes wins, the last in Saratoga’s Ballerina (G1) in August. Trained by Thomas Morley, the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats was consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal broke her maiden in a stakes race in her debut at two, and has been on the board in five graded stakes during her 14 race career. Leah Gyarmati trains the 4-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, 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. watch her under tack video

Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Ellis G. Weaver and Imaginary Stables’ War Story has kept good company throughout his career, and is the only OBS graduate entered in the Classic (G1). The graded stakes placed 4-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, a half brother to OBS graduate Land Over Sea, is trained by Mario Serey. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Bonita Bianca wins Belmont’s Maid of the Mist Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stable LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca is two for two and a stakes winner after surging to the lead a furlong from home in Saturday’s $250,000 Maid of the Mist Stakes at Belmont Park then running away to a 5-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by Curlin, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, has earned $186,000 to date. Consigned by Dormellito Stud Sales to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 before she was purchased by Michael Dubb for $97,000. watch her under tack video

William & Corrinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief picked up her first stakes victory on Friday night at Delta Downs, coming from off the pace and getting up in deep stretch to win the $100,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes by a length and three quarters, with fellow OBS graduate Forest Circle (April ’16) finishing third. The 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale where she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, and has earned $132,350. watch her under tack video

T D C B E Stable’s Nicaradalic Rocks stepped into stakes company for the first time in Laurel’s $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint Handicap on Saturday, tracked the leader to the head of the stretch, took command, and scored by a length. The 3-year-old gelding by Rock Slide, consigned by Mayberry Farm, breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Kieron Magee, he’s now 18-3-2-5 and has earned $139,462. watch his under tack video

Michael R. Cox’s Rockin Jojo circled horses on the turn of Saturday’s $99,000 Maryland Million Distaff Handicap at Laurel, closed down the center of the track in the stretch and was up late for a half length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Street Magician, consigned  by Best a Luck Farm LLC, Agent,  to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Guadalupe Preciado, she’s now she’s now 17-4-3-4 and has earned $244,012. watch her under tack video

Curtis Landry and Red Diamond Stable’s unbeaten Ruffenuff has started three times and has won three stakes by a combined 29-1/4 lengths. Her latest was a 10-1/4 length score in the $50,000 Freedom of the City Stakes on Saturday at Northlands Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Dialed In, trained by Greg Tracy, has earned $68,715 to date. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Theory takes the Futurity at Belmont

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China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory is two for two and a graded stakes winner after taking command of the $200, 000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park leaving the eighth pole and drawing away from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Moves Like Ali (April ’16) checked in third. Theory, a 2-year-old son of Gemologist who romped to a 5-1/2 length victory in his debut at Saratoga in July, was purchased for $335,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he has earned $169,800 to date. watch his under tack video

Stilletos and Spurs’ Tiz a Melody is still unbeaten after putting in a strong late run and winning the $75,000 El Joven Stakes by a length and three quarters on Saturday at Retama Park. Trained by Mike Neatherlin, the 2-year-old gelding by Tizway has two wins in as many starts and has earned $53,460. Consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video