OBS Sprint Stakes headlines live racing on November 20th

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Live racing returns to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company on Tuesday, November 20th. Two sprint stakes for OBS sale graduates headline the day and will be open to older horses. Free nominations to both races close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The new position on the calendar provides horsemen a stakes opportunity before the kickoff of the Gulfstream Park Championship and the Tampa Bay Downs meets.

The stakes races will be run over six furlongs with a guaranteed purse of $125,000 and restricted to OBS graduates. The OBS Sprint and the OBS Filly and Mare Sprint are for three years old and upward. Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 13th. Both races will be run as non-wagering events.

All starters finishing fifth through last will earn $5,000. Supplementary nominations of $500 may be made at time of entry for those horses missing the free nomination deadline. There is a fee of $1,250 to enter and $2,500 to start. Nomination forms and the condition book may be found in the OBS website at: 2018 OBS Sprint Stakes

There will be pari-mutuel wagering available on eight races, featuring quarter horse races for two year olds as well as for three years old and upward at distances from 220 yards to 440 yards. Up to four thoroughbred maiden and starter allowance races may be used as substitute races. Purses range from $4,000 to $7,000 with all starters guaranteed a minimum of $200. The condition book may be found online at: November QH 2018 Condition Book

Complete information for the OBS Day of Racing – November 2018 will be updated in the OBS website at obssales.com. For more information, please contact Jay Friedman at (352) 237-2154 or via email obs@obssales.com.

World of Trouble takes Belmont’s Allied Forces Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Allied Forces Stakes on the turf at Belmont, took over under wraps a quarter mile from home and cruised from there to a 5-3/4 length victory. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, now 7-4-1-1 with $333,400 in earnings for trainer Jason Servis. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Yukio Baba’s Moanin had a lot to do turning for home in Sunday’s $623,995 Keeneland Korea Sprint Stakes at Seoul Racecourse, but found room between horses in the stretch, took the lead late and scored by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Doraonpogyeongseon (April ’15, August ’14) came from far back with a late run to be third. (video) The 6-year-old graded stakes winning son of Henny Hughes, trained by Sei Ishizaka, is now 21-8-2-2 and has earned $2,576,748. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased at the 2014 OBS March Sale out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $335,000 on behalf of Mr. Baba by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International. watch his under tack video

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sassy Agnes was a maiden going in to Saturday’s $112,388 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes, but battled for the lead from the start, took command nearing the head of the stretch, opened up daylight in mid-stretch and held off a late run to win by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old daughter of Central Banker, trained by Linda Rice, is now 3-1-1-0 and has earned $83,182. She breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $105,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose posted her second straight stakes score on Saturday at Woodbine, leading from gate to wire en route to a 4-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 La Lorgnette Stakes. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of First Dude, now 8-3-2-1 for trainer Mark Casse, has earned $217,687 to date. Consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $120,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

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Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita overcame a wide trip in Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream, opened up daylight after straightening away in the stretch and rolled from there to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Ms Meshak (August ’16). It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray, now 10-3-3 with $492,775 in earnings for trainer Steve Dwoskin. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $72,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2017 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth  in :10 flat. watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

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Riley Racing Stables, LLC, Jason Tackitt, Megan J. Tackitt and Mike Henson’s lightly raced Gas Station Sushi fought head and head for the early lead in Saturday’s $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos, put them away after turning for home and romped from there to a six length victory over fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17). It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Into Mischief, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she fetched $240,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $187,600 to date.  watch her under tack video 

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Ricardo R. Vallejo’s Deland romped to his second straight mainland stakes win in Friday’s $75,000 Mo Exception Stakes at Gulfstream Park, taking command on the turn for home and effortlessly drawing away to an eight length win over fellow OBS graduate Hy Riverside. The 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Gottcha Gold, a multiple graded stakes winner in Puerto Rico, trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., is now 22-12-6-2 and has earned $313,819 to date. He was consigned by Hawks Nest LLC to the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale where he was purchased by Greg Jackson, Agent for Ruben Vallejo, for $12,000.

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Hickory Woods Farm’s One of a Kind stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 The Vid Stakes at Gulfstream on Friday, tracked the leader in the early going, took charge three eighths from home and held off a late charge to get his first stakes win by a neck. It’s the sixth win in ten starts his year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Lemon Drop Kid, purchased for $100,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by David Fawkes, he’s now 24-6-6-3 and has earned $249,778 to date.  watch his under tack video

Ride a Comet wins Del Mar Derby

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John C. Oxley and My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Sunday’s $252,415 Del Mar Derby (G2), closed strongly to take over in deep stretch and scored by a length and a half. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-0-1 with earnings of $305,856. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $375,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael Langford’s Limation tracked the leader in the early going of the $300,000 Super Derby (G3) on Sunday at Louisiana Downs, took over in the lane and drew off to a 5-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Alternation, purchased for $100,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 8-3-0-3 and has earned $272,950 to date. watch his under tack video

Sippican Harbor scores in Saratoga’s Spinaway Stakes

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Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor, ignored at 16-1 despite a 17-length maiden victory over the same surface ten days ago, charged from far off the pace, swept to the lead a sixteenth from home and took Saratoga’s $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Cassies Dreamer (June ’18) checked in third. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Gary Contessa, she has earned $242,650 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Orb went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Axelrod takes the Smarty Jones at Parx Racing

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Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod sat wide just off the pace in the early going of Parx Racing’s $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (G3) on Saturday, surged to take command a furlong from home and drew off to win by four lengths. It’s the second straight graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward, purchased for $25,000 by Slam Dunk out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Mike McCarthy, he’s now 9-4-1-1 and has earned $540,925.

 

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Batchelor Family Trust’s True Royalty came from just off the pace to take charge of Saturday’s $101,725 Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) at Del Mar turning for home and opened up from there, drawing off to win by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Yes It’s True, trained by John Sadler, now 7-3-1-2 with $154,510 in earnings. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $180,000 out of the Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale.  watch her under tack video

 

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Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Tatters to Riches tracked the pace of fellow OBS graduate Afleet Ascent (April ’17, August ’16) in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar, moved to challenge on the turn for home, took the lead in the lane and eased away to beat her to the wire by a length. It’s the second straight win and first stakes score for the lightly raced 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags, now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Jeff Mullins with earnings of $133,545. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before selling for $1,000,000. watch her under tack video

 

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Marco Thoroughbred Corp’s Mo Cash led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $100,000 Benny The Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, rallying to take over at the quarter pole and drawing away to a 4-1/2 length victory over Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13), with Hy Riverside (April ’14) checking in third. That’s two straight wins and four stakes victories for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Adios Charlie, sold by Ocala Stud, Agent, for $11,000 at the 2016 OBS June Sale after breezing a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show. The first winner saddled by trainer Ricko Maragh, Mo Cash is now 14-6-3-1 and has earned $370,224 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Shenandoah Queen successfully defended her title in Friday’s $77,700 Tranquility Lake Stakes at Del Mar, pressing the pace, taking over turning for home, and drawing away down the stretch to an 8-1/2 length victory. The 6-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, now 20-6-2-2 for trainer John Sadler, she has earned $212,610. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before she went through the ring at the 2014 March Sale, consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent for Inversiones Fl. LLC, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

 

Stormy Liberal wins Del Mar’s Green Flash Stakes

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, in a virtual rerun of his victory in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, came running late to again nail stablemate Richard’s Boy at the wire in Friday’s $88,840 Green Flash Stakes over the same turf course, this time the margin was a nose. It’s the second straight win and sixth stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, where he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,00. Now 28-10-8-1 for trainer Peter Miller, he has earned $1,308,930 to date. watch his under tack video

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Nicholas Vaccarezza and Michael A. Pietrangelo’s Little Chesney came off the rail turning for home in Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach Stakes at Gulfstream, took over in the final furlong and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old City Zip gelding, trained by Carlo Vaccarezza, now 10-4-1-1 with $139,495 in earnings. Consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $70,000. watch his under tack video

Bonita Bianca, Swing and Sway one-two in Saratoga’s Union Avenue

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca rallied to chase front-running fellow OBS graduate Swing and Sway (March ’16) in the stretch of Thursday’s $97,000 Union Avenue Stakes at Saratoga, caught her a sixteenth from home and eased away to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, consigned by Dormellito Stud Sales to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before going to Michael Dubb for $97,000. Trained by Jason Servis, she’s now 12-6-1-2 and has earned $470,917 to date. watch her under tack video

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Marc Tacher’s Lovely Luvy is the latest OBS Yearling Sale graduate to win at first asking, going right to the lead in a six furlong maiden special on Thursday at Gulfstream and never looking back en route to a 4-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings, and then purchased by Mr. Tacher for $70,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., she earned $41,000 for her effort. Selected Sale conformation photo     watch her under tack video

OBS Yearling Sale graduates enjoying summer from coast to coast

The 2018 OBS Yearling Sale is set for October 9 – 11, and while the catalog is being assembled, the sale’s previous graduates are enjoying a run of summer success across the country.

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The latest stakes winner is Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s lightly raced World of Trouble,  who led from the start in the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes on the Saratoga turf course on August 8th and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 6-3-1-1 with $278,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

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John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat got the meet off on the right foot for OBS, leading all the way and winning the $150,000 Schuylervillle Stakes (G3) on Opening Day, with fellow October Sale graduate Congrats Gal running third. It was the second straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, trained by Mark Casse, consigned by Turtle Pond Farm to the 2017 October Open Sale of Yearlings, and sold for a session topping $170,000.

The following day, the same connections settled for second as Mr. Oxley’s Strike Silver was beaten by a neck in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) after winning at first asking for trainer Mark Casse in June. The colt by Violence, sold by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent for $275,000, was the sale topper at the 2017 October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

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The Spa’s biggest day so far was Whitney Day, and OBS Yearling Sale graduates played a major role all day. In the day’s main event, Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover continued his march to a million with a third place finish in the grade one fixture.  The 5-year-old graded stakes winning Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, is now 42-6-7-7 and has earned $941,560 to date. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Earlier on the card, Ike and Dawn Thrash’s stakes winner Kelly’s Humor added a third place finish in the prestigious Test Stakes (G1) to her resume, improving her record to 10-2-3-2 and boosting her bankroll to $252,870. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

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The Whitney Day’s opening OBS attraction was Nice Guys Stables and Dermot Magner’s Hersh, who trailed in the early going of a seven furlong maiden special for three and up, but circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took command in the stretch and scored by a length and a half in his second lifetime start. The 3-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed is a three time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold at the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale by Select Sales, by Mark White at the 2016 August Yearling Sale and by de Meric Sales at the 2017 OBS April Sale. He’s the first winner saddled by trainer Dermot Magner, former assistant to Chad Brown.  watch his under tack video

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A day earlier, Treadway Racing Stable’s Miss Mystique came from off the pace to get up late and take a 5-1/2 furlong $77,000 allowance. The 3-year-old daughter of Teuflesberg, trained by Leah Gyarmati, is now 9-2-0-2 and has earned $136,500. A two time OBS graduate, she went through the ring, consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, at the 2016 August Sale, and then was resold for S180,000 by New Hope at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

 

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Not far from The Atlantic Ocean, OBS Yearling Sale graduates are making the most of their opportunities at Gulfstream Park. On July 28, Michael Yates sent out Shadybrook Farm’s Jessica for her first start in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Prospective overcame a bit of traffic in the stretch to draw away late to win by a length and a quarter. Consigned to the 2017 Open Sale of Yearlings by Camelot Acres Racing & Sales, Agent, she was sold for $8,000.

 

 

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Three races later, Blue River Bloodstock’s Mozo Bello rallied to take charge of a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special a furlong from home and drew away to win by 4-1/4 lengths for trainer Armando De La Cerda. The 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Bellamy Road is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings before going through the ring at the 2018 April Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo     watch his under tack video

 

 

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On August 11, Kales Company LLC’s Elgin Escape pressed the pace in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special, took over in the drive and eased away to a two length victory in his second trip to the post. Trained by David Fawkes, the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by He’s Had Enough was sold by his breeder, The Acorn, for $105,000 at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

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Gulfstream’s latest stakes winning Yearling Sale graduate is King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet, winner of the $75,000 Panama City Stakes at Gulfstream this past Saturday, as well as fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) finishing third in the race. The winner, a 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby, was purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. She’s now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, and has earned $107,040. Selected Sale conformation photo

While the East coast horses are enjoying  either the Florida sun or the warm days and cool nights in the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga, out west the OBS yearling sale grads spend the summer alongside the Pacific Ocean at Del Mar. The Opening Day feature was the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes and Kelly Brinkerhoff and Bob Grayson Jr.’s two-time OBS graduate Afleet Ascent was a sharp second after leading in the stretch. The 3-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, came out of the race with a 9-2-2-1 record and $126,125 in earnings. Sold by Top Line Sales at the 2016 August Sale, he was resold for $300,000 at the 2017 April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent.   watch his under tack video

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The younger set was heard from on July 28 when Doubledown Stables’ Forloveofcountry came from out of the clouds with a late charge to win a one mile maiden special on the turf by half a length. It was the second start for the 2-year-old Sky Mesa colt, sold first by Stuart Morris at the 2017 Selected Sale of yearlings and then resold for $300,000 by Pick View, Agent, at the 2018 March Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo
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Although probably less in need of sunscreen than his coastal compatriots, Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It romped to a 6-3/4 length win in last Friday’s Prairie Meadows Juvenile Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by H. Steve Davidson, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $54,224.  Consigned by breeder Kinsman Farm to the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings, he was sold for $37,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

Shanghai Starlet scores in Gulfstream’s Panama City Stakes

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King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet sat just off the lead in the $75,000 Panama City Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, went to the front on the turn, surrendered the lead in the stretch but came again late and was best by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. It’s the second straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby, purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. Now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, she has earned $107,040 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC and Lynn Chleborad’s Tracy Racy pressed the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $103,150 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks at Prairie Meadows, took over on the turn, opened up daylight in the stretch and coasted home a winner by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Algorithms, trained by Ms. Chleborad, now 9-3-1-4 with $144,133 in earnings.  Consigned to the 2017 OBS June Sale by Rick Lopez Training & Sales, she sped a quarter in :21 2/5 before she was sold for $6,000. watch her under tack video

Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It stepped into stakes company straight from a June maiden win in Friday’s $65,000 Prairie Meadows Juvenile Stakes, trailed early, but circled horses on the turn, took command in the final furlong and drew away to win by 6-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Castlewood Terrace (March ’18) settled for third. Consigned by breeder Kinsman Farm to the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearling, he was sold for $37,000. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by H. Steve Davidson, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $54,224.  Selected Sale conformation photo

World of Trouble wins Saratoga’s Quick Call Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s lightly raced World of Trouble tried turf for the first time in Wednesday’s $100,000 Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga, led from the start, set the pace, then eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 6-3-1-1 with $278,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Asmussen, Santana strike with trio of OBS babies at the Spa

The team of trainer Steve Asmussen and rider Ricardo Santana, Jr. combined to win three races with 2-year-old OBS graduates last weekend at Saratoga

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On Friday, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit made no mistakes in his second start, going head and head for the lead into the stretch and then drawing away down the lane to win a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 6-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Central Banker, who settled for second after leading into the final furlong in his debut at Belmont in June, was consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, and was purchased for $260,000 by Winchell Thoroughbreds after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The same team took the first race on the Saturday card, as Santana came from off the pace with Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Carter Cat, blew by the leaders a furlong from home and took the 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 2-1/2 lengths. Winchell Thoroughbreds bought the 2-year-old son of Tale of the Cat for $155,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the March Sale after he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.  watch his under tack video

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Santana and Asmussen struck again four races later with Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable’s first time starter Absolutely Aiden, who led every step of the way en route to a 2-3/4 length victory in a six furlong maiden special test. He’s a 2-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Old South Farm LLC and sold to Lee Ackerley for $120,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Broadway Run, Originator one-two in Saratoga’s Coronation Cup

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Curragh Stables’ Broadway Run led at every call in Monday’s $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Originator (June ’17) and beat her by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Prospective, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before she was purchased for $120,000 by Curragh out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by John Terranova, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $115,400 to date. watch her under tack video

Way to Versailles wins Woodbine’s Royal North Stakes

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Mahamoud Pootoolal’s Way to Versailles relaxed off the pace in the early going of Woodbine’s $177,550 Royal North Stakes (G2) on Sunday, moved up to reach the leaders at the top of the stretch and kept coming to get up in the final yards and score by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Tizway, trained by Kevin Attard, now 10-4-2-1 with $197,666 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, at the 2015 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then purchased for $16,000 at the 2016 June Sale from RiceHorse Stables, Agent for T & M Limited Partnership after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.   Selected Sale conformation photo
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Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC and Stein Racing LLC’s Bella Vincenza picked up her third straight win and first stakes victory in the $75,000 Added Elegance Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, circling horses on the turn, taking command inside the final furlong and drawing off to win by a length and an half. Fellow OBS graduate Sweet Tooth Haven (June ’16) checked in third.  The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Biondetti is a two-time OBS graduate, purchased as a weanling out of the Caballo Grande consignment at the 2014 Fall Mixed Sale before she was sold for $66,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Kim Jin Young’s Korean sprint champion Doraonpogyeongseon found room on the rail, took command of Sunday’s $456,286 Owner’s  Cup Stakes at Busan 300 meters from home, and drew off to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate Mighty Ssing (April ’17). The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos is also a two time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold by Hunter Valley Farm, Agent, at the 2014 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then purchased for $50,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Nearing a million in earnings for trainer Min Jang Ji, he has compiled a 23-10-4-3 career record. Selected Sale conformation photo       watch his under tack video
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Deland captures Gulfstream’s Coast is Clear Stakes

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Ricardo R. Vallejo’s Deland, a multiple graded stakes winner in Puerto Rico, picked up his first stakes win since returning to the mainland, coming from off the pace to take command of Sunday’s $75,000 Coast is Clear Stakes at Gulfstream a furlong from home and drawing off to win by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Hy Riverside (April ’14) checked in third. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Gottcha Gold, consigned by Hawks Nest LLC to the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale where he was purchased by Greg Jackson, Agent for Ruben Vallejo, for $12,000. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., he’s now 21-11-6-2 and has earned $268,249.

Mark Norman & Norman Stables LLC’s Taylor’s Spirit is two for two and a stakes winner after going head to head with fellow OBS graduate Agai’s Cait (March ’18) for half a mile in Friday’s $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows, getting the better of her rival in the stretch and beating her to the wire by 3-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old filly by Algorithms, who broke her maiden by 13-3/4 lengths, has earned $57,480 to date for trainer Scott Gelner, who purchased her for $80,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2018 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay romped to her fourth straight stakes win on Saturday, leading at every call and taking the $66,250 California Governor’s Cup Handicap at Sacramento by three lengths. That’s six stakes victories for the 4-year-old daughter of City Zip, now 12-7-1-1 with $192,247 in earnings for trainer Blaine Wright. She worked an Under Tack eighth in  :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $150,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale.  watch her under tack video

Catherinethegreat scores in Saratoga’s Schuylerville Stakes

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John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat was hustled to the front at the start of the $150,000 Schuylervillle Stakes (G3) on Opening Day at Saratoga, led through a quarter in :21 3/5 and a half in :44 3/5, then drew away down the stretch to a 4-1/2 length victory in 1:09 4/5 for six furlongs. Fellow OBS graduate Congrats Gal (October ’17, April ’18) checked in third. It’s the second straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, who came into the race off a 10-1/4 length score at Gulfstream. Consigned by Turtle Pond Farm, she topped the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings, purchased for $170,000. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $136,300 to date.

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Lyrical Lady went right to the lead in her debut in an $85,000, 5-1/2 furlong maiden special weight dash at Saratoga, shook loose turning for home and cruised to a 5-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Winandyourin Gin (March ’18) checked in third.  The daughter of More Than Ready, trained by Steve Asmussen, picked up $46,750 for her effort. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Ocala Stud, Agent, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before she was purchased for $625,000. watch her under tack video

Up the Ante wins Belmont’s Manila Stakes

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Castleton Lyons’ Up the Ante got the long holiday weekend off to a nice start, taking the lead at the start of the $100,000 Manila Stakes on the turf at Belmont Park on July 4th and leading all the way, drawing away in the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Smart Strike, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $350,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Christophe Clement, he has earned $157,385 to date.  watch his under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport was last of five in the early going of Sunday’s $100,000 Shepperton Stakes at Woodbine, but rallied down the stretch, came between horses a sixteenth from home and was best by a length and a half at the wire, snapping the eleven race win streak of 1-9 favorite Pink Lloyd, who settled for third.  It’s the sixth stakes win for the 6-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, winner of the Shepperton in 2016. Now 26-8-7-3 for trainer Sid Attard, he has earned $553,796 to date. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Juddmonte Farms’ Golden Mischief moved up four wide to take control of Friday’s $100,000 Saylorville Stakes at Prairie Meadows at the head of the stretch then drew away down the stretch to win by five lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Swing and Sway (March ’16) checked in third. That’s five stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where she turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now trained by Brad Cox, she’s 19-8-3-0 and has earned $469,400 to date.  watch her under tack video

Brad Cox also trains Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes,  who tracked the leader in Saturday’s $50,000 John Henry Stakes at Evangeline Downs, battled for the lead down the lane and scored by a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman, now 18-6-5-1 with $275,350 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Crowes Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

Wonder Gadot wins Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added blinkers before taking on the boys in Saturday’s $1,008,000 Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine and the 3-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Medaglia d’Oro found the view to her liking, moving to the leaders on the outside on the turn, taking charge a quarter mile from home and bounding away in the stretch to win by 4-3/4 lengths. She’s the second OBS graduate to capture the Canadian classic. Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges (June ’15) won the 2016 renewal. The latest millionaire OBS graduate, Wonder Gadot is now 12-4-4-3 for trainer Mark Casse and has earned $1,199,053 to date. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC & Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou pressed fellow OBS graduate Road to Victory (April ’17) in the early going of the $237,500 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, took command at the head of the stretch and drew off down the lane to beat her by six lengths. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Now in the care of trainer Steve Asmussen, she has compiled a 7-4-2-1 record and has earned $$691,000. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet showed no ill effects from his recent trip to Dubai, where he was caught at the wire by fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits (April ’15) in the Golden Shaheen (G1), bouncing right to the front in Gulfstream’s $272,500 Smile Sprint Stakes (G3) and never looking back en route to a 2-1/4 length victory. OBS graduates Sweetontheladies (April ’16) and Petrov (June ’16) were moved up to second and third by the stewards. That’s seven stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, now 22-10-7-2 for trainer Jorge Navarro with $1,558,663 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

John C. Oxley and Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet had only one horse beaten early in Woodbine’s $105,200 Charlie Barley Stakes, but the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) advanced on the turn, caught the leaders a sixteenth from home and eased away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Elusive Mischief (April ’17, August ’16) settled for third. Trained by Mark Casse, his first stakes win leaves him with an 8-4-0-0 career record and earnings of $131,856. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 flat before he was sold for $375,000. watch his under tack video

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Wilfredo Agusti, Jr.’s War Giant stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Carry Back Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the start and led all the way, coasting home to a 5-3/4 length victory. Three for three this year for trainer Oscar Gonzalez, the 3-year-old colt by Data Link is a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Azpurua Stables to both the 2016 August Selected Sale of Yearlings and the 2017 March Sale where he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. He’s now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $87,790.  Selected Sale conformation photo  watch his under tack video

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JAL Racing’s Alter Moon picked up her first stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking the lead on the turn of the $75,000 Azalea Stakes and drawing away smartly down the stretch to a five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. It’s the second straight win for 3-year-old filly by Alternation. She was purchased for $22,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa) consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Jose D. Velez, she’s now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $128,255. watch her under tack video

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.’s C Z Rocket sat just off the pace in the early gong of the $68,130 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, blew past the leaders approaching the eighth pole and drew off to a four length victory, running the seven furlongs in a sprightly 1:21 2/5. Fellow OBS graduate Warrior’s Club (April ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by City Zip, purchased in 2016 out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment for an OBS June Sale record $800,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :21 1/5. Now 6-4-0-1 for trainer Albert Stall, Jr., he has earned $164,075.   watch his under tack video

American Anthem leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s San Carlos Stakes

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WinStar Farm LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, China Horse Club & SF Racing LLC’s American Anthem battled head to head with fellow OBS graduate St. Joe Bay (June ’14, Jan ’13) from the start of Saturday’s $251,035 San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, took a short lead in mid-stretch then held his rival off late to win by a head. Horse Greedy (March ’15, August ’14) completed a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the race. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Bodemeister, trained by Bob Baffert, now 10-5-1-2 with $673,945 in earnings. He was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

Frederick J. Seitz, Danny Ward and John D. Stephens’s Altamura tried stakes company in Laurel’s $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes on Saturday after breaking his maiden last time out, circled horses on the turn to reach contention and got up in the final yards to score by a head. The 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller was consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by John D. Stephens, she’s now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $68,750. watch her under tack video

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bano Solo made his debut on Saturday, went right to the lead in a five furlong maiden special weight test, shook off the field turning for home and cruised to a three length victory for trainer Steve Asmussen. The 2-year-old colt by back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents was sold for $400,000 by Hoby & Layna Kight at the the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance. He earned $30,600 for the victory.  watch his under tack video

 

John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat settled for second in her debut on April 26, but she put the lesson to good use in her second start on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking command of a five furlong maiden special weight dash on the turn and romping from there to a 10-1/4 length victory in :57.83.  The 2-year filly by Uncaptured, who also raced for Mr. Oxley, was purchased for $170,000 out of the Turtle Pond Farm consignment, topping the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Mark Casse, she has earned $53,800 to date.

Shang Shang Shang scores in Royal Ascot’s Norfolk Stakes

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Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang took the lead at the start of the Norfolk Stakes (G2) against the boys at Royal Ascot on Thursday and led all the way, holding off a late charge to win by a nose. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Shanghai Bobby provided a quick return on investment, breaking her maiden at first asking at Keeneland on April 26 in her only other start. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment by Breeze Easy for $200,000 at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She had been sold previously as a short yearling by Summerfield at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Wesely Ward, she has earned $101,524 to date. watch her under tack video