Leave the Light On wins Aqueduct’s Remsen Stakes

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Klaravich Stables, LLC and William H. Lawrence’s Leave the Light On took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $400,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct and gamely stayed in front to the wire, holding off a late run by 9-5 favorite Frosted by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the the 2-year-old colt by Horse Greeley, trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was purchased by Klaravich for $210,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. With two wins from three starts, he has earned $285,375 to date.  watch his under tack video

Undefeated Mr. Jordan takes Gulfstream West’s Smooth Air Stakes

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s unbeaten Mr. Jordan is three for three by a combined 13-3/4 lengths after a frontrunning 4-1/2 length victory in the $94,250 Smooth Air Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West. The two-turn mile was the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa and ridden by Gabriel Saez. 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. He has earned $139,215 to date. watch his under tack video

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White Wabbit Wacing LLC’s It’s Not Me scored his first stakes win in Saturday’s $97,250 Buffalo Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, going to the lead at the start and staying there all the way, scoring by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Brother Bobo (April ’14, October ’12). It’s the third straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 6-3-0-0 with $83,835 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate, claimed by his current connections on October 20, was sold first by Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva), Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Sale and then sold for $50,000 by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent, at the 2014 OBS June Sale after an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

East Hall leads OBS sweep of the Million Classic Preview Stakes

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H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s East Hall returned home after a summer on the road and came running from well behind to collar fellow OBS graduate Wildcat Red (June ’13) a furlong out and take Saturday’s $100,000 Million Classic Preview Stakes at Gulfstream Park West by two lengths. Schivarelli (April ’13) completed an OBS trifecta. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale and then worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased by trainer Bill Kaplan for $55,000 on behalf of Hendricks and Justice out of the Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2013 April Sale. It’s the third stakes win for 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Graeme Hall, who captured the Ohio Derby and Indiana Derby (G2) earlier in the year. He’s now 19-5-3-4 and has earned $723,305. watch his under tack video

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan is two for two and a stakes winner after romping to a three length victory in Gulfstream Park West’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes, taking command in the stretch and drawing away in hand. Fellow OBS graduate Morgans Harbour (April ’14) rallied for second. Mr.Jordan, a 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, is a two time OBS graduate, 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. He has earned $80,040 to date. watch his under tack video

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Skychai Racing LLC, Charles Kevin Warner and Sand Dollar Stable LLC’s Firespike came wide off the turn in the $100,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, hit the front in the final furlong and drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Less Than Perfect (August ’13) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Flower Alley, consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, to the 2013 August Sale before trainer Mike Maker bought him from Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, for $70,000 at the 2014 April Sale after he breezed a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-2-1-1, he has earned $122,509 to date. watch his under tack video

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John Eaton, Steve Laymon and Mark Sayeg’s Hangover Saturday took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Juvenile Filly Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West and never looked back en route to her first stakes win, a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Miss Margaret (June ’14, August ’13). Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Pomeroy breezed an eighth in :10 flat, she’s now 4-2-0-0 with earnings of $91,305. watch her under tack video

Goldencents repeats in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

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W. C. Racing’s Goldencents became the first repeat winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita, hustling to the front under Rafael Bejarano, cooking Vicars in Trouble with a sizzling half in :44 4/5 and then holding Tapiture off in the stretch, scoring by a length and a quarter. Saddled by Doug O’Neill’s longtime assistant Leandro Mora , the 4-year-old colt has six graded wins, an 18-7-7-0 record and earnings of $3,044,000. He’s sired by OBS graduate Into Mischief, sold by M&H Training & Sales, Agent, to B. Wayne Hughes for $180,000 at the 2007 March Sale after the son of Harlan’s Holiday worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Goldencents,consigned to the 2012 OBS June Sale by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent for Webb Carroll, was sold to Dennis O’Neill for $62,000 after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Tanma Corporation’s Chitu idle since the Kentucky Derby (G1), returned to work at Santa Anita on Friday in the $101,750 Damascus Stakes, went right to the lead and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Unbridled’s Note (March ‘11) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for last spring’s Sunland Derby (G3) winner, now 5-4-1-0 with $561,800 in earnings. Chitu’s win began a big day for OBS consignor Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), who sold the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes for $300,000 at the 2013 March Sale after he sped a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound’s full brother tops Fall Sale’s Racing Age Section

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Hip No. 532, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the  Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, a full brother to champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound, breezed three eighths in :33 3/5 at Monday’s Under Tack Show. He’s out of graded stakes placed stakes winner My White Corvette, by Tarr Road.

Amy Tarrant went to $180,000 for Hip No. 554, an unraced daughter of Medaglia d’Oro whose three eighths in :32 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show.  Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 561, a son of Arch consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Jena Antonucci, Agent for Gallo Stable, for $75,000. The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, is out of  Star Dixie, by Dixie Union, from the family of stakes winner  Rose Park.

Hip No. 530, a son of Tale of the Cat consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $65,000. The unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack session, is out of Miss Fremont, by Rahy, from the family of grade one stakes winner Dixie Union..

Hip No. 503,  Joe Tess, a stakes placed son of Macho Uno consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC & George Bolton, went to  Emerald Spring Stable for $55,000. The 4-year-old gelding is out of graded stakes placed Forty Moves, by Gold Fever.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, who worked the session’s fastest quarter in :20 2/5 was sold for $50,000 to Inversiones F. I.  The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

For the Racing Age Section, 50 horses sold for a total of $1,308,500, averaging $26,170 with a $11,750 median figure. The buyback percentage was 27.5%. There was no corresponding session in 2013.  

The Open Session topper was Hip No. 323, Moored, a daughter of Mr. Greeley consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Machmer Hall for $52,000. The 3-year-old bay mare, a half sister to graded stakes winner Western Smoke out of Echo Harbor, by Boston Harbor, is in foal to Crown of Thorns. Her 2-year-old half brother by Lookin At Lucky, One Lucky Dane, was a 9-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Santa Anita on October 4th.

Hip No. 437, Circuit Breaker, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a stakes placed mare by Yes It’s True, sold to Juan Centeno & Isidro Centeno for $28,000. The 11-year-old chestnut mare, in foal to New Year’s Day, is out of grade one winner Shocker T, by Nodouble.

Hip No. 365, a Discreetly Mine filly consigned by Triple L Sales, Agent, was sold to Etarip Stables, Inc. for $25,000. The bay weanling filly is out of Letha B, by Wild Rush, from the family of stakes winner Pretty Tricky.

For the Open session, 124 horses brought a total of $608,900, compared with 155 selling for a total of $1,508,100 in 2013. The average was $4,910, compared with $9,730 a year ago, median price was $3,000 compared with $5,200 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.5%; it was 16.7% a year ago.

Next on the OBS calendar is the OBS Championship Stakes, set for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. The Winter Mixed Sale & Horses of Racing Age Section is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th – 29th. The Under Tack Show is set for Monday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.

OBS on the March at Saratoga

OBS graduates put on a quite a show at the Saratoga meeting, winning seven of the fifteen grade one stakes, with OBS March graduates accounting for six of them.

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Stopchargingmaria wins the Alabama (Adam Coglianese)

The curtain went up on July 20th when Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria passed the million dollar mark in earnings with a five length romp in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).  The fourth OBS grad to win the CCA Oaks, she joined 1992 winner Turnback the Alarm (April ’91), 1995 winner Golden Bri (August “93) and 2006 victor Wonder Lady Anne L (August ’04). The 3-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat returned to take the meet’s premier races for sophomore fillies, scoring by three quarters of a length in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) on August 16th.  Now 10-6-1-1 with earnings of $1,414,000, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2013 OBS March Sale, then was sold for $220,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. watch her under tack video

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Palace takes the Forego (Adam Coglianese)

Antonino Miuccio’s Palace also accounted for a pair of grade one victories, vaulting past the million dollar mark in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) on August 2nd, and then returning to romp to a 3-1/2 length victory in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (G1) on the meeting’s final Saturday. The 5-year-old son of City Zip is now 21-11-5-2 with $1,309,550 in earnings. He was sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

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The Big Beast in the King’s Bishop (Adam Coglianese

Travers Day is the main event at Saratoga, and OBS graduates used the occasion to grab the spotlight. Alex & JoAnn Lieblong’s April Sale graduate The Big Beast got things started, making his stakes debut in the $500,000 King’s Bishop Stakes (G1). Although further from the lead turning for home than expected, he put in a determined run down the stretch and was up to win by a neck in the final strides. Consigned by Ends Well, Agent, to the 2013 April Sale, the 3-year-old colt by Yes It’s True was purchased by the Lieblongs for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. His third straight victory leaves him 5-3-1-1 with earnings of $415,500. watch his under tack video

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V. E. Day takes the Travers (Adam Coglianese)

Despite coming into the $1,250,000 Travers Stakes (G1) off three straight wins, Magalen O. Bryant’s V. E. Day was overlooked at 19-1 facing Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tonalist and Wood Memorial (G1) and Jim Dandy (G2) winner Wicked Strong. But the 3-year-old colt by English Channel uncorked a sustained run down the stretch, caught Wicked Strong in the last jump and won the “Mid-Summer Derby” by a nose. The victory, his fourth in a row and second straight stakes win, gave him a 6-4-1-0 record and $829,010 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Itsmyluckyday wins the Woodward (Adam Coglianese)

OBS’ six sensational weeks at the Spa closed with a show stopper, with Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday turning the tables on Whitney Stakes (G1) winner Moreno on the meeting’s final Saturday in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (G1). Tracking his rival right from the gate, he collared him at the top of the stretch, fought him head to head the rest of the way and was best by a neck at the wire. It was the first grade one victory for the 4-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $110,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale. The win gives him a 19-9-4-1 record and $1,662,600 in earnings. watch his under tack video

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Carpe Diem wins debut (Adam Coglianese)

Closing day provided an encore, and possibly a glimpse of the future, courtesy of WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem. The $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale came out running in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special, popping to the lead at the break, setting fast fractions on the lead and then responding when challenged in the stretch. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway had the answer, shrugging off a bid in the final furlong, drawing away to a 2-1/2 length victory and running the 5-1/2 furlongs in a swift 1:03 4/5. He was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Building on the success of its graduates, the 2015 OBS March Sale will kick off the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 two-year-old sale schedule on March 17 with an expanded format designed to provide buyers with a greater selection of horses and adding another session to the sale.

Three sessions, set for Tuesday – Thursday, March 17 – 19, 2015, will be preceded by the Under Tack Show on Wednesday through Friday, March 11 – 13. The March Sale will continue to offer a high quality group of horses with top physicals and solid pedigrees that buyers have become accustomed to in previous years, as well as the addition of the next tier of horses that have advanced through their early training and are prepared to showcase their talents in March.

The OBS Baby Watch

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The Hot List: 

Less Than Perfect - Clyde D. Rice’s Less Than Perfect dueled for the lead from the start of the $100,200 Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs on September 25, took charge at the top of the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bourbon Cowboy (April ’14, August ’13).  It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred Pleasantly Perfect colt, now 7-2-0-1 with $107,655 in earnings. Consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, he was purchased by Rice for $22,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale.  

Saratoga Heater – P. R. Racing’s Saratoga Heater jumped into stakes company off a maiden win in August, went to the front in Saturday’s $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont and was never headed, splashing to a four length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bullheaded Boy (June ’14). A 2-year-old colt by Temple City, he was sold for $100,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-0-0, he has earned $134,287 to date. watch his under tack video

A pair of 2014 OBS March graduates won at first asking in Japan on Saturday, with Henny Swift winning a six furlong dash over the Niigata turf course and Wonderful Luster scoring over seven furlongs on the dirt at Hanshin. 

Henny Swift – Yasushi Kubota’s Henny Swift was sold for $340,000 by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to Polo Green Stable, Agent, after the colt by Henny Hughes worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Wonderful Luster - Narvick International, Agent, went to $140,000 to buy Silk Company’s Wonderful Luster, a colt by Tiz Wonderful consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the sale. watch his under tack video

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Carpe Diem – WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s  Carpe Diem, the $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, came out running in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special at Saratoga on Labor Day, popping to the lead at the break, setting fast fractions on the lead and then responding when challenged in the stretch, pulling away to a 2-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, who covered 5-1/2 furlongs in a swift 1:03 4/5, was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Cinco Charlie - William William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first graded stakes winner of the OBS graduate class of 2014, added Delaware Park’s $75,525 First State Dash Stakes to his resume on Saturday, taking over turning for home and then drawing away to an authoritative 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Indian Charlie colt, winner of Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June, leaving him with a 5-3-0-1 record and $159,422 in earnings. He was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Dunn Listening - John L. Moirano, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Dunn Listening also chose a stakes race for her first victory, coming from well off the pace with a sustained late run to win the $141,675 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes by a head on September 6. Purchased by trainer Gary Contessa for $30,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the 2-year-old filly by Intidab is now 2-1-0-0 and has earned $88,655. watch her under tack video

Mr. Jordan – David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan got his career off to a flying start at Monmouth Park on September 14 in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special, bursting from the gate on top and giving nothing else a chance, galloping away to an easy 6-1/4 length victory in a rapid 1:03 1/5. The 2-year-old colt is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale before working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 April Sale and being purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $155,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. watch his under tack video

My Point Exactly – Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly,  fresh off a maiden special victory at Gulfstream in August, shipped to Louisiana Downs for Saturday’s $75,000 Sunday Silence Stakes, stayed close to the pace, closed with late rush and got up late to win by a neck. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $72,220. watch his under tack video

Nagzilla - Brian Chenvert and Eddie Kenneally’s Nagzilla used the lessons learned in her Saratoga debut in August to good use in a Churchill maiden special on September 12, rallying to take command a furlong from the finish and drawing away from there to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trainer Eddie Kenneally bought the 2-year-old Speightstown filly for $55,000 from SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud), Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Naval Command – Pinnacle, Hendricks and Justice struck again two races later at Louisiana Downs with Naval Command, who tried turf for the first time in the $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Midshipman tracked the leader, took over in the stretch and scored her first stakes win by a head, leaving her with a 4-3-1-0 record and $109,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was first sold by breeder Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 April Sale, she brought $60,000 after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Nicky’s Brown Miss – Savino A. Capilupi’s Nicky’s Brown Miss was a maiden going into the $199,667 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes on September 6, but came home a stakes winner, rallying past her rivals in the stretch and drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Third in Monmouth’s Colleen Stakes last time out, the 2-year-old Big Brown filly is now 5-1-0-2 and has earned $133,180. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she breezed and eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Quality Rocks – Destiny Oaks of Ocala LLC’s Quality Rocks is two for two and a stakes winner leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes on September 6, scoring by 3-1/2 lengths over Sarah Sis (June ’14), with Happy to Go (August ’13, October ’12)  checking in third. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Rock Hard Ten, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, has earned $76,200 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Sum Roar – Waterford Stable’s Sum Roar made no mistakes in her debut in a Gulfstream maiden special on September 13, going right to the front, putting away the speed, turning back a challenge in the stretch and then holding off a late charge to win by half a length. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by In Summation was purchased from Ocala Stud, Agent, for $100,000 by Steven W. Young, Agent, at the 2014 OBS June Sale after she sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video

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Tammy the Torpedo – Long Lake Stable LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo saved ground in the early going in her debut in an $83,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 17, but rallied on the second turn, hit the front after straightening away in the stretch and rolled to a 3-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old More Than Ready filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, was sold for $225,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Zandar – Zilla Racing Stables’ Zandar was overlooked at 8-1 in a $75,000 Belmont maiden special on September 13 on the after a wide trip in his debut at Saratoga in August. But the 2–year-old Kitten’s Joy colt saved ground, took over on the inside in the stretch then bounded home a winner by a length and a quarter, covering the seven furlongs on the turf in 1:22 2/5. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he worked a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show before being purchased for $40,000. watch his under tack video

Graded Stakes Winners: 

Cinco Charlie - William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first graded stakes winner of the OBS graduate class of 2014, added Delaware Park’s $75,525 First State Dash Stakes to his resume on Saturday, taking over turning for home and then drawing away to an authoritative 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Indian Charlie colt, winner of Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June, leaving him with a 5-3-0-1 record and $159,422 in earnings. He was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Stakes Winners:

Concealedwithakiss – Laurie Plesa and Vincent Rizzuto’s Concealedwithakiss is two for two and a stakes winner after a two length wire to wire win in the $77,500 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 31. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June, the 2-year-old filly by Political Force sped an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. She has earned $57,540 to date. watch her under tack video

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

Harlan’s Honor- Margaret & David Wimer’s Harlan’s Honor led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $61,200 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 10, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a four length victory. Perpetual Novena (March ’14, August ’13) was second, half a length ahead of late running Nicky’s Brown Miss (March ’14). That’s two wins in three trips to the post for the 2-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday, who has earned $63,250 to date. After an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, she was purchased for $165,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Hashtag Bourbon- Bourbon Lane Stable’s Hashtag Bourbon was a maiden going into the $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes on August 2 but came back a stakes winner, charging from behind on the turn, taking command in the lane and pulling away to a 4-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Gotta Get Paid (August ’13). After a first and a third from two starts, the 2-year-old colt by Super Saver has earned $66,000 to date. He was sold by Secure Investments, Agent for $130,000 to McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Heat TransferPatricia’s Hope LLC’s Heat Transfer sat just off the pace in the $50,000 Ohio Miss Stakes at Thistledown on July 26, came out for the drive, ran past the leaders and was best by half a length. It was the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Latent Heat, sold for $190,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Following a third place finish in the Tah Dah Stakes at Belterra Park on August 31, she’s now 4-2-0-2 and has earned $59,000. watch her under tack video

Imperial Dream – Tucci Stables’ Imperial Dream is two for two and a stakes winner after battling for the early lead in the $137,626 Vandal Stakes at Woodbine on August 16, putting away the speed at the top of the stretch and hitting the wire first by a length and three quarters. The 2-year-old colt by Stormy Atlantic, with earnings of $120,077 to date, worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $70,000 out of the SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud) consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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

Up and Coming: 

American Sailor – Steve Landers’ American Sailor put the lessons learned in his July debut to good use in a $75,750 Del Mar maiden special on August 16, going to the lead and refusing to yield, reporting home first a half length winner. The 2-year-old City Zip colt worked an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 at the 2014 OBS April Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 by Garry Simms on behalf of Landers out of the Silver Star consignment. watch his under tack video

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

 

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Clothes Fall Off – Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Clothes Fall Off lagged behind in the sloppy early going in a $99,600 Saratoga maiden special in her debut on August 21, but swung out for the drive after saving ground on the turn, ran past the leaders and scored by three lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Daaher was sold to Cheyenne for $150,000 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Conquest Misbehave – Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest Misbehave was allowed to drop well off the pace in her debut in the early going of a $76,250 maiden special at Del Mar on August 17, but the 2-year-old daughter moved toward the front on the turn, blew past the leaders in the lane and was going away under a hold at the wire, winning by 2-1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale, and was sold to Conquest for $250,000 by King’s Equine, Agent for Spendthrift Farm. watch her under tack video

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

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

 

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El Kabeir – Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir was a troubled third in his debut on August 14, but left nothing to chance in an $83,000 Saratoga maiden special on August 30, taking the lead at the break and improving his position from there, romping home a 10-3/4 length winner. The 2-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, was purchased for $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

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Feathered – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Feathered just failed to last going six furlongs in her debut at Saratoga in early August, but the 2-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie made no mistakes going seven furlongs in an $83,000 maiden special at the Spa on August 31. She took command at the start, cruised on the lead, opened up in the stretch, and then drew away to a convincing 9-3/4 length victory. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 flat and was purchased by Eclipse for $300,000.  watch her under tack video

 

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Firespike – Skychai Racing LLC & Charles Kevin Warner’s Firespike had troubled trips in his first two starts, but overcame even more problems in an $83,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 30. After losing ground on the turn, altering course and steadying to avoid clipping heels, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Flower Alley again changed lanes looking for room, split horses in deep stretch and charged home to score by a neck. A two-time OBS graduate, he failed to meet his reserve when consigned by Beth Bayer  to the 2013 August Sale, but was purchased by trainer Mike Maker for $70,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2014 April Sale after zipping a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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

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

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

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

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

Manahatta – Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. & Peachtree Stable’s Manahatta went right to the front in her August 10 debut in a $76,000 Del Mar maiden special and refused to yield the lead, edging clear down the stretch and scoring by a length. Peachtree’s John Fort signed the ticket for the 2-year-old filly by Old Fashioned, buying her from King’s Equine, Agent, for $90,000 at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

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

 

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Skinner Box – Patsy C. Symons’ Skinner Box went head and head with Loon River in her debut in a $73,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 11, surrendered the lead in mid-stretch then battled back in the final yards and prevailed by half a length. The 2-year-old filly by Freud worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale before Symons purchased her out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment for $190,000. watch her under tack video

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

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

Strong Coffee – Albert Frassetto’s Strong Coffee made his debut in a $98,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 2 and ran like a horse with a future, tracking the leaders before coming out for the drive, striking the front a furlong from home and cruising under the wire a three length winner. After working a quarter in :22 1/5, the 2-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward was sold to Frassetto for $120,00 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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

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

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

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

 

 

Carpe Diem wins at first asking at the Spa

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s  Carpe Diem, the $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, came out running in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special at Saratoga on Labor Day, popping to the lead at the break, setting fast fractions on the lead and then responding when challenged in the stretch, pulling away to a 2-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, who covered 5-1/2 furlongs in a swift 1:03 4/5, was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Itsmyluckyday takes Saratoga’s Woodward Stakes

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Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday turned the tables on Whitney Stakes (G1) winner Moreno, dogging him from the start, battling him head to head down the stretch and proving best by a neck at the wire in Saratoga’s $600,000 Woodward Stakes (G1). It’s the first grade  one victory for the 4-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $110,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale. The win gives him a 19-9-4-1 record and $1,662,600 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Donato Lanni & John F. Youngblood’s Avanzare picked up his first stakes win in Arlington’s $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (G3) on Saturday, going right to the front, opening up a daylight lead and hanging on when challenged late to win by a head. Four for eight this year, the 4-year-old Grand Reward gelding improved his record to 9-5-3-0 and has earned $217,180 to date. Consigned by Cutting Edge Equine, Agent, to the 2012 OBS June Sale, he was purchased by Lanni and Youngblood for $52,000 after a quarter in :21 3/5 a the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Quality Lass went to the lead in the $200,000 Turf Amazon Handicap at Parx Racing on Labor Day and stayed there all the way, holding on gamely to win by a head, with fellow OBS graduate Jewel of a Cat (April ’12) checking in third. It’s the second stakes score for the 5-year-old mare by Exclusive Quality, now 26-8-4-3 with earnings of $415,265. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by breeder Sienna Farms at the 2010 August Sale before being purchased for $82,000 by the late Buzz Chace on behalf of West Point out of the Kenny Lejeune consignment at the 2011 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Laurie Plesa and Vincent Rizzuto’s Concealedwithakiss is two for two and a stakes winner after a two length wire to wire win in Sunday’s $77,500 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June, the 2-year-old filly by Political Force sped an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. She has earned $57,540 to date. watch her under tack video

Palace romps in the Forego Stakes at the Spa

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Antonino Miuccio’s Palace cut the corner along the rail turning for home in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, bounded to the lead and cruised from there to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Big Business (March ’10), running the seven furlongs in a slick 1:21 4/5. It’s the second straight grade one win at the Spa for the 5-year-old son of City Zip, now 21-11-5-2 with $1,309,550 in earnings. He was sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Trappe Shot colt tops Open Yearling Sale’s first session

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Hip No. 593, a son of Trappe Shot consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Ciaran Dunne, Agent, for $140,000 to top the first Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 August Yearling Sale. The bay colt is out of Good Witch Glinda, by Unbridled’s Song, from the family of graded stakes winner Broom Dance.

Hip No. 478, a filly by Haynesfield consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, was sold to Arboritanza Racing LLC for $80,000. The bay filly is out of Darjeeling, by Cat Thief, a half sister to stakes placed Swing Boldly.

Danzel Brendemuehl, Agent for Zweifach Clocker Z went to $70,000 for Hip No. 501, a Gone Astray colt consigned by Northwest Stud. The dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to stakes placed Major Hope. He’s out of stakes placed Double Major, by Bertrando, a half sister to champion Shared Belief, winner of the recent Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar.

Hip No. 300, a son of Flashstorm consigned by Northwest Stud, went to Doble Jak Investments LLC & Gelfenstein Farm for $55,000. The bay colt is out of You Know It’s True, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to stakes placed This Side Up.

Patrice Miller, EQB Inc, Agent for Zayat Stables, paid $55,000 for Hip No. 482, a daughter of Posse consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed D’ Country, by D’wildcat.

Hip No. 517, a chestnut daughter of Big Drama consigned by Silver Oaks Farm, Agent, was purchased for $50,000 by Matt Schera. She’s out of Emotional Roar, by Roar of the Tiger, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mayakovsky.

Hip No. 504, a High Cotton colt consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, was sold to Dr. Robert McMartin, Agent, for $45,000.  A half brother to graded stakes placed Stormin’ Julia, the chestnut colt is out of Dream Storm, by Storm Bird.

For the session, 258 horses brought a total of $3,411,000, compared with 269 yearlings grossing $4,638,600 at last year’s first Open session. The average price was $13,221, compared with $17,244 in 2013, while the median price was $8,750 compared with $15,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 28.3%; it was 10.9%% last year.

The Open Yearling Sale’s final session begins Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

Big Drama colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 75, a colt by Big Drama out of stakes winner Doc’s Doll, by Out of Place, was sold to George Bolton for $230,000  to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Selected Yearling Sale. The chestnut colt, consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winner Gator Brew.

Hip No. 21, a colt by Curlin consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to John Patitucci, Juan Vazquez, Agent, for $185,000. The bay colt is out of Awesome Fleet, by Awesome Again, a half sister to champion Afleet Alex.

Hip No. 41 also brought $185,000, with the son of Broken Vow going from Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to Nick de Meric, Agent. The chestnut colt, out of graded stakes placed Cameron Crazies, by Lion Heart, is a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Prudhoe Bay.

Hip No. 24, a daughter of Yes It’s True consigned by BryLynn Farm, Inc., was sold for $150,000 to Live Oak Plantation. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Circle Unbroken, is out of stakes winner and graded stakes placed Baldomera, by Doneraile Ciourt.

Live Oak also went to $150,000 for Hip No.  29, a bay colt by Yes It’s True out of stakes winner Big Miss, by Chief Honcho, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.

Hip No. 132, a Warrior’s Reward filly also brought $150,000, purchased by Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. The dark bay or brown filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner The Niagara Queen, is out of Inspirational, by Lord At War (ARG).

Hip No. 45, a son of Tale of Ekati consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold for $140,000 to Preston Stables LLC. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Charlie Papa, by Indian Charlie.

Ike and Dawn Thrash paid $130,000 for Hip No. 196, a daughter of Include consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Rocket’s Lady, by Whywhywhy, a daughter of graded stakes winner Bella Bella Bella.

For the day, 161 horses sold for a total of $7,597,200 compared with 143 grossing $7,705,000 at the 2013 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $47,188 compared with $53,881 last year, while the median was $35,000 compared with $42,000 in 2013.  The buyback percentage was 30.9%; it was 13.3%  in 2013. Seventeen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with twelve at last year’s sale.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the first of two Open sessions. It will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

V. E. Day scores in the Travers at Saratoga

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Magalen O. Bryant’s V. E. Day came into Saratoga’s $1,250,000 Travers Stakes (G1) riding a three race win streak and the 3-year-old colt by English Channel, overlooked at 19-1, made it four in a row, putting in a sustained run down the stretch that ended in victory by a nose in the last jump. It’s his second stakes win and gives him a 6-4-1-0 record and $829,010 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael House’s Big John B tried stakes company for the first time Saturday in the $201,250 Del Mar Handicap (G2), rallied on the turn to take command in the stretch then drew off to 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the sixth win in nine starts this year for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Hard Spun, now 28-11-5-3 with earnings of $458,805. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 he was sold for $30,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Robert K. Johnson, Frank Coniglio, Richard Rendina and Frank Ferrigine’s lightly raced Speed Seeker scored her first stakes win in Saturday’s $154,417 Ontario Colleen Stakes (G3) on the turf at Woodbine, rallying from off the pace, finding room between horses a furlong from home and charging to a 4-3/4 length victory. Purchased for $10,000 out of the Classic Quarter Farm consignment at the 2012 OBS August Sale, the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Heatseeker (IRE) is now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $118,915 to date.

The Big Beast takes Saratoga’s King’s Bishop Stakes

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Alex & JoAnn Lieblong’s The Big Beast jumped into stakes company for the first time in the $500,000 King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, and although a bit further from the lead turning for home than expected, put in a determined run down the stretch and got up to win by a neck in the final strides. Consigned by Ends Well, Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, the 3-year-old colt by Yes It’s True was purchased by the Lieblongs for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. His third straight victory leaves him 5-3-1-1 with earnings of  $415,500. watch his under tack video

Stopchargingmaria scores in Saratoga’s Alabama Stakes

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Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria added Saturday’s $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga to an already glittering resume that includes the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) and Black Eyed Susan Stakes (G2). After taking the lead in the lane, the 3-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat was tested, but turned back a late challenge and scored her second grade one victory by three quarters of a length. Now 10-6-1-1 with earnings of $1,414,000, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2013 OBS March Sale, then was sold for $220,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. watch her under tack video

Rustlewood Farm’s Prudhoe Bay forged to the front in the stretch of Monmouth’s $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) and stayed there the rest of the way to earn a three quarter length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Songandaprayer, winner of the OBS Sprint Stakes this past January. Consigned by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale, he has three stakes wins to his credit, a 9-4-1-1 record and $191,535 in earnings. His half brother by Broken Vow (Hip No. 41) sells in the 2014 OBS Selected Yearling Sale on August 26. 

Tucci Stables’ Imperial Dream is two for two and a stakes winner after battling for the early lead in Saturday’s $137,626 Vandal Stake at Woodbine, putting away the speed at the top of the stretch and hitting the wire first by a length and three quarters. The 2-year-old colt by Stormy Atlantic, with earnings of $120,077 to date, worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $70,000 out of the SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud) consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Ike & Dawn Thrash, Janet Alley and Sam Alley’s Istanford captured Del Mar’s $96,350 Sandy Blue Handicap on Friday the same way she posted two recent graded stakes wins, going to the front and never looking back, coasting home first a 3-1/4 length winner over fellow OBS graduate Miss Machiavelli (April ’13). It’s the third win in eight starts this year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Istan, sold for $25,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 11-5-2-0, she has earned $332,205 to date. Selected Yearling Sale photo

James L. Driver and H. Ywachetta’s Rivers Run Deep took charge of Sunday’s $50,000 Honey Jay Stakes at Thistledown a quarter mile from home and she drew clear to score by two lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Candy Bites (April ’12) checking in third. That’s three stakes wins this year for the 3-year-old colt by Ready’s Image, leaving him 11-4-3-2 with $189,300 in earnings. He was sold by Rod McVey, Agent, for $77,000 to Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

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

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

OBS graduates reap dividends in Japan

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

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

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

Itsmyluckyday a millionaire after scoring in Monmouth’s Salvator Mile

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

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

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

Wildcat Red romps in Gufstream’s Quality Road Stakes

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