A Different Style scores in Aqueduct’s Jimmy Winkfield Stakes

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Leonard C. Green’s A Different Style went right to the front in Saturday’s $150,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct and led every step of the way, opening up in the stretch and cruising to a three length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by The Factor, now 5-3-1-0 with earnings of $196,400 for trainer John Servis. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $160,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video 

 

Keith Plaisance’s Pacific Pink was unhurried in the early going of Delta Downs’ $145,000 LA Bred Premier Night Distaff Stakes on Saturday, but came around horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took charge in the stretch and drew away late to win by two lengths. It’s the seventh stakes win for the 6-year-old daughter of Private Vow, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before being purchased by Nick Hines, Agent, for $90,000 out of the Robert Brewer consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Edward Johnston, she’s now 25-10-6-6 and has earned $609,120 to date. watch her under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man picked up his first stakes win on Saturday at Delta Downs, rallying from well off the pace, wearing down the leaders, and getting up the final yards to win the $120,000 LA Bred Premier Night Sprint Stakes by a neck. That’s three wins in a row for the 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, trained by Ron Fauncheux, now 24-6-4-3 with $226,055 in earnings.  Consigned by Royal Thoroughbred International to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $125,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

Karl Pergola’s K P Wildcat ducked to the inside after turning for home in the $75,000 El Diario Stakes on Saturday at Sunland Park, hit the front a furlong from home and eased away to score by a length. Fellow OBS graduate Babes Cylver Slew (April ’14) checked in third. It’s the third straight stakes victory and fifth win in a row for the 5-year-old daughter of Include, now 15-10-2-2 with $418,636 in earnings for trainer Weston Martin. She was sold for $40,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

March grads Lombo, Take Charge Paula post graded stakes wins

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Michael V. Lombardi’s Lombo led a 1-2-3 OBS March sweep of Santa Anita’s $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) on Saturday, taking the lead at the start, shaking off a challenge on the turn and cruising to a two length victory. Ayacara (GB) rallied to be second; Dark Vader settled for third. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old colt by Graydar, now 4-2-0-1 for trainer Michael Pender with earnings of $129,225. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $75,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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Peter Deutsch’s Take Charge Paula tracked the pace in Saturday’s $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, swung out to take command turning for home and pulled away down the stretch, hitting the wire in front by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the third straight stakes win and fourth overall for the 3-year-old daughter of Take Charge Indy, now trained for her new owner by Kiaran McLaughlin. Consigned to the 2017 OBS March Sale by Envision Equine on behalf of E. J. Sipus Jr. and sold for $50,000, she’s now 6-5-1-0 and has earned $308,520 to date. watch her under tack video

Chris Wilkins’ Wilbo relaxed off the early lead in Saturday’s $125,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park, moved on the outside to take the lead after straightening away in the stretch and eased away to a two length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Candy Ride (ARG), purchased for $120,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 24-9-3-6 for trainer Chris Hartman, he has earned $470,681.  watch his under tack video

Calculator captures Santa Anita’s Clocker’s Corner Stakes

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Richard C. Pell’s Calculator took the lead shortly after the start of Sunday’s $82,955 Clocker’s Corner Stakes over the downhill turf course and led all the way, scoring by a length. It’s the second stakes victory for the 6-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes winning son of In Summation, now 20-5-5-4 for trainer Peter Miller, with earnings of $642,560.  He was purchased for $132,000 from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Westrock Stables LLC’s Swing and Sway led from flag fall to finish in the $125,000 American Beauty Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park, coasting to victory by seven lengths. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Macleans Music, purchased for $185,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after speeding an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-4-3-0 for trainer Ron Moquett, she has earned $243,040. watch her under tack video 

BB Horses’ Afleet Willy took command of Laurel’s $75,000 Native Dancer Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, drawing away in the stretch to victory by five lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Wilburn, purchased for $50,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, he’s now 26-11-7-2 and has earned $427,735. watch his under tack video 

Jay’s Way wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Millions Classic

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Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Jay’s Way set the pace from the start of the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, was headed by fellow OBS graduate Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13) in the stretch, but battled back to regain the lead and won by half a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old Florida-bred horse by Gone Astray, trained by Armando De la Cerda, now 20-6-5-2 with $345,456 in earnings. A three time OBS graduate, he was sold by Sue Vacek, Agent, at the 2014 Winter Mixed Sale, went through the ring at the 2014 Selected Yearling Sale, and then was purchased by for $50,000 out of the Shadybrook Farm (Michael Yates) consignment at the 2015 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Three other OBS graduates won stakes races on the Sunshine Millions card.

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Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast posted his fourth stakes victory in his last five starts, circling from next to last to get up in the final yards of the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes and win by a head. The 5-year-old Florida-bred Mizzen Mast gelding is now 22-8-6-4 for trainer David Fawkes, and has earned $404,644 to date. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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Kevin Attard and Soli Mehta’s Starship Jubilee sat just off the pace in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes, moved to the leaders in the stretch and took charge late to win by a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, now 18-9-1-2 with $385,011 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

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Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet warmed up for a possible trip to the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes, leading almost every step of the way en route to a 5-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduates Mo Cash (June ’16) and Sweetontheladies (April ’16) rallied to be second and third. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, a two time OBS graduate, 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. Now 19-8-6-2 for trainer Jorge Navarro, he has earned $920,813 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Michael Dubb’s World of Trouble went right to the front at the start of Tampa Bay Downs’ $125,000 Pasco Stakes and was much the best, drawing away with ease in the stretch and winning by 13-3/4 lengths. The time of 1:21.52 was .12 off OBS graduate Catalina Red’s seven furlong track record. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent to the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale. Trained by Jason Servis, he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $149,400.

Carolyn Wilson’s Wellabled gave nothing else a chance in Saturday’s $50,000 Forego Stakes at Turfway Park, going to the lead at the start and never looking back on his way to a seven length score. It’s the third stakes victory for the 4-year-old graded stakes winning colt by Shackleford, trained by Larry Rivelli, now 9-5-1-0 with $214,856 in earnings. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 prior to being sold for $340,000. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou, Steph Being Steph one-two in Santa Anita’s Santa Ynez Stakes

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Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Midnight Bisou broke her maiden in style at Santa Anita on Sunday, stalking the pace in the $201,035 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2),taking over from fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17) inside the eighth pole, then drawing off to beat her to the wire by 4-1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Bill Spawr, is now 3-1-2-0 with $150,000 in earnings. She was purchased by Jeffery Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Steph Being Steph, a stakes winner at two, was purchased out of the same Woodford consignment.  watch Midnight Bisou’s under tack video

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Derek Chin’s Piven rallied to take charge of Saturday’s $75,000 Limehouse Stakes at Gulfstream Park a furlong from home, then smartly drew off to his first stakes victory by four lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Empire Power (June ’17) checked in third. It’s the first stakes score for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Turtle Pond Farm, Agent, at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold to Mr. Chin for $75,000 by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Prospective, trained by Kevin Attard, is now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $101,346 to date. watch his under tack video

Durocher scores in Gulfstream’s Tropical Park Derby

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Sterling Racing LLC, John Herzberg and Michelle Allan’s Durocher sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on the Gulfstream Park turf course, came out for the drive, wore down the leaders late and edged away to a three quarter length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the now 4-year-old colt by Niagara Causeway, trained by Joseph Russo, who ended his 3-year-old campaign 13-5-0-4 with earnings of $135,173. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold as a yearling by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale, and then purchased for $20,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2016 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misunderstood ended his 3-year-old campaign with seven wins in eight starts, taking command of Saturday’s $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds after turning for home and drawing off to victory by a length an three quarters. It’s the fifth straight stakes win for the graded stakes winning gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, and sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 13-9-1-0 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $409,694 to date.  watch his under tack video

Giant Expectations wins Santa Anita’s San Antonio Stakes

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, Gatto Racing LLC & Garrett Zubok’s Giant Expectations was overlooked at 13-1 going into Tuesday’s $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, but the 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant took the lead at the start and was never headed, cruising to a 3-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Collected (March ’15) rallied to finish third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 2015 OBS March graduate, purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-4-3-1 for trainer Peter Eurton, he has earned $449,200 to date. watch his under tack video

X Y Jet scores in Gulfstream’s Mr. Prospector Stakes

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Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet went right to the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, set rapid fractions into the stretch then held on gamely to win by half a length. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, a nine length winner of the Mr. Prospector (G3) in 2015. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he has compiled an 18-7-6-2 career record and earned $860,053 to date.  The two time OBS graduate 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

Rich Mommy wins Gulfstream’s Sugar Swirl Stakes

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Winds of Change Racing Stable Corp.’s Rich Mommy tried stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Gulfstream Park, and the 3-year-old daughter of Algorithms rallied to reach contention turning for home, took charge in the final furlong and scored by two lengths. She was purchased at the 2016 OBS June Sale by Winds of Change for $6,500 out of the Thoroughbreds Champions Training Center consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s now 10-5-3-1 for trainer Victor Borboza, Jr., with earnings of $162,810. watch her under tack video

Marco Thoroughbred Corp’s Mo Cash slipped between horses to take the lead approaching the head of the stretch in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, then held off favored Three Rules down the stretch to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the third stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Adios Charlie, trained by Ron Spatz, now 8-4-2-0 with $246,984 in earnings.  He worked quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to being sold by Ocala Stud, Agent, for $11,000 at the 2016 OBS June Sale.  watch his under tack video

Lael Stable’s Tricks to Doo set the pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, opened up daylight on the turn and drew off down the stretch to a 7-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Arazi Like Move (March ‘17). Two for three with a third place finish for trainer Arnaud Delacour, the 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief has earned $59,300 to date. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Lael Stable after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5.   watch his under tack video

Take Charge Paula takes Gulfstream’s House Party Stakes

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Bruce Tallisman’s Take Charge Paula sat just off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Razorback Lady (June ’17, October ’15) in Saturday’s $75,000 House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park, collared her turning for home, out-fought her to the wire and won by half a length. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Take Charge Indy, consigned to the 2017 OBS March Sale by Envision Equine on behalf of E. J. Sipus Jr. and purchased for $50,000 by Mr. Tallisman after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Kelly Breen, she has three stakes wins, a 6-4-0-1 record and $188,240 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

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Treadway Racing Stable’s Malibu Saint relaxed well off the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Wait a While Stakes on the Gulfstream turf course, moved wide to reach contention nearing the stretch, and ran past the leaders despite traffic trouble in the lane to win at half a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, trained by Mike Maker, now 5-2-1-1 with $81,481 in earnings. She breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $90,000 by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Town and Country Racing, LLC’s My Miss Chiff rallied to take charge of the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes a furlong from home and held off fellow OBS graduate Look Into My Eyes (June ’14, January ’13) in the deep stretch to score by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Into Mischief, now 6-4-0-1 with earnings of $159,660 for trainer Albert Stall, Jr. She was sold for $60,000 by Tonya Jurgens, Agent, as a weanling at the 2014 OBS Fall Mixed Sale.

Sharp Azteca romps in Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca sat behind the leaders down the backstretch of Aqueduct’s $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) on Saturday, moved to take command after turning for home and ran off to score by five lengths over fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits (April ’15). It’s the first grade one win for the 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 16-8-5-1 with $1,756,740 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot pressed the pace in the early going of the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct, took over at the head of the stretch and drew off to win by 3-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, trained by Mark Casse, now has three graded stakes wins, a 5-3-0-1 record and earnings of $312,973. She was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport saved ground off the pace in Saturday’s $125,400 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine, came out for the drive after avoiding trouble on the turn, blew past the leaders in the final furlong and won by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, winner of the Sir Barton in 2015. Trained by Sid Attard, he’s now 23-7-7-3 and has earned $498,888 to date. He breezed 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

Stormy Liberal a millionaire after scoring in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, ignored at 30-1, saved ground in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, came off the rail after straightening away in the stretch and was up in the final strides to beat stablemate Richard’s Boy by a neck. Joel Rosario was aboard the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, now 22-8-6-1 and the newest OBS millionaire with earnings of $1,033,570 for trainer Peter Miller. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,000. watch his under tack video

A pair of OBS millionaires and a promising 2-year-old filly also made their presence felt during the two days of championship racing at Del Mar.

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected pressed front-running winner Gun Runner into the stretch of the $6-million Breeders’ Classic (G1), battled gamely into the final furlong and then held off a late run by top 3-year-old West Coast to finish second. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 12-9-1-0 and has earned $2,280,500. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca set the pace in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), led to deep stretch but missed by half a length to promising 3-year-old Battle of Midway. The 4-year-old colt by Freud is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 15-7-5-1 and has earned $1,306,740. watch his under tack video 

Baoma Corporation’s Alluring Star put away favored Moonshine Memories turning for home in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) but was unable to withstand a late charge by Caledonia Road and settled for second, earning $340,000. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $436,000 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2017 OBS March Sale before she was purchased for $850,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch her under tack video

Engage wins the Futurity at Belmont Park

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Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage is two for three and a graded stakes winner after taking command of Saturday’s $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont after turning for home and then drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS March graduate Barry Lee. The 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $156,400 to date. watch his under tack video

Significant Form wins Belmont’s Miss Grillo Stakes

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form picked a good spot to break her maiden, taking command of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Belmont a furlong from home and easing away to score by a length. It was the second trip to the post for the 2-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who was disqualified from a victory in her debut although she finished first by a wide margin. After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 2-1-0-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $120,415 to date. watch her under tack video

 

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood rallied to take command of the $100,000 Jefferson Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday passing the eighth pole and drew off from there to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Adonis Creed (April ’16). That’s two stakes wins in a row for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, and sold for $130,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 11-7-1-0 and has earned $304,554 to date. watch his under tack video

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Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s millionaire Madefromlucky tracked the leaders into the stretch of Sunday’s $200,000 Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes at Belmont, took the lead coming to the sixteenth pole and was best by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of  Lookin At Lucky, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 24-6-5-5 earnings of $1,351,500. He was purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita scored her second straight stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, coming from off the pace to take the lead in the stretch and holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Dessert Honeys (April ’17) to win the $400,000 FTBOA My Dear Girl Stakes by a neck. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was 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. Trained by Steve Dwoskin, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $374,400. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast ran off with his third straight stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, rallying to get up in the final yards to take the $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes by half a length. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. He’s five for nine this year for trainer David Fawkes, and is now 20-7-5-4 with $298,815 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom was well back in the early going of Woodbine’s $100,000 La Lorgnette Stakes on Saturday, but she rallied wide on the turn, took the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Into Mischief, consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 before she  was purchased by Live Oak for $375,000. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 9-3-3-0 and has earned $187,106. watch her under tack video 

Granpollo Stable’s Dreaming of Gold took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $50,000 Bull and Whistle Handicap on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to victory by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Unbridled’s Song, sold for $220,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 24-3-6-1 for trainer Victor Barboza, Jr., she has earned $177,521.  Selected Sale conformation photo

BB Horses’ Afleet Willy led from gate to wire in the DTHA Governor’s Day Handicap at Delaware Park on Saturday, romping home by 5-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Twocubanbrothersu (June ’12, August ’11). Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, the 4-year-old gelding by Wilburn picked up his first stakes victory, improved his career record to 23-9-7-2, and boosted his bankroll to $307,735. At the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS June Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $50,000. watch his under tack video 

Selected Yearling Sale grad Sharp Azteca a millionaire after taking Belmont’s Kelso Handicap

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Ivan Rodriguez’ Selected Yearling Sale graduate Sharp Azteca is the latest OBS millionaire after leading from gate to wire and taking Saturday’s $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park by four lengths.  It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2015 April Sale, he was purchased for $220,000 by Mr. Rodriguez’ Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables. Trained by Jorge Navarro, the 4-year-old colt by Freud is now 14-7-4-1 and has earned $1,136,740 to date. watch his under tack video 

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front set the pace in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) at Parx on Saturday, surrendered the lead briefly in the final furlong, then came again late and scored by half a length, running six furlongs in 1:08 4/5. Entrymate and fellow OBS graduate Petrov (June ’16) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, now 5-4-0-0 with earnings of $411,000 for trainer Todd Pletcher. At the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped a sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. watch his under tack video

Hieroglyphics, Small Bear one-two in Saratoga’s Better Talk Now Stakes

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Hieroglyphics saved ground in the early going of Monday’s $100, 000 Better Talk Now Stakes on the turf at Saratoga, found a lane in the stretch between horses to take the lead in deep stretch then held off a charge by fellow OBS graduate Small Bear (April ’16) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile, now 8-3-3-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher with $164,272 in earnings. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Eclipse for $450,000.  watch his under tack video

Giant Expectations takes Del Mar’s Pat O’Brien Stakes

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Exline-Border Racing LLC and Gatto Racing LLC’s Giant Expectations circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $201, 725 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, caught fellow OBS graduate Calculator (April ’14) in the final sixteenth and beat him to the wire by a length and a half. It was the stakes debut for the 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by Peter Eurton, he’s now 10-3-3-1 and has earned $253,200 to date. watch his under tack video

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Team D’s Get Jets came from well off the pace in Friday’s $150,00 West Point Stakes at Saratoga, rallied wide to reach the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by half a length over the late running fellow OBS gradate Offering Plan (April ’14).  It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, purchased for $300,000 by Team D out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 10-5-3-0 for trainer Anthony Dutrow, he has earned $450,850 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Gold Square LLC’s Aveenu Malcainu is two for two and a stakes winner after stalking the leaders in Saratoga’s $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes on Friday, taking the lead in deep stretch and easing away to a 2-1/2 length victory. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, the 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief has earned $163,800. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before he was purchased for $150,000 by Gene Parrotta, Agent for Gold Square LLC. watch his under tack video

 

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Shenandoah Queen tried stakes company for the first time in Friday’s $101,045 Tranquility Lake Stakes at Del Mar, took command turning for home, opened up daylight in the stretch and held off a late bid to win by three quarters of a length. The 5-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes is now 11-5-1-2 for trainer John Sadler, and has earned $111,300. 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

Collected a millionaire after winning Del Mar’s Pacific Classic

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected is the newest OBS millionaire after a wire to wire win in Del Mar’s $1, 000, 000 Pacific Classic (G1). He took the lead at the start, turned back San Diego Handicap (G2) winner Accelerate on the turn then held off a late run by champion Arrogate and scored by half a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of City Zip, trained by Bob Baffert, and leaves him with an 11-8-1-0 career record. Four for four this year, he has earned $1,260,500 to date. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Literata scores in Saratoga Dew Stakes at the Spa

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Michael Dubb’s Literata stalked the pace-setter in the early going of Monday’s $100, 000 Saratoga Dew Stakes, took command a half mile from home, turned back a challenge at the sixteenth pole and prevailed by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old mare by Read the Footnotes, now 33-8-9-4 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased for $18,000 out of the Casey Newick consignment at the 2012 OBS August Yearling Sale.