Twenty OBS graduates have been entered for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Championship races set for this Friday and Saturday, November 4th & 5th at Santa Anita.
Klaravich Stables Inc. & William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome and Carolyn Wilson’s Wellabled will be the first to see action in Friday’s $1-million Juvenile Turf (G1).
Favorable Outcome enters the race off a third place finish in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont in October. The 2-year-old colt by Flatter, trained by Chad Brown, was a $300,000 purchase at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, he was sold to Klaravich Stable after turning in a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Wellabled’s two straight stakes wins include a 7-3/4 length victory in the Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3). The 2-year-old son of Shackleford, trained by Larry Rivelli was consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 prior to being sold for $340,000. watch his under tack video
Trainer Mark Casse will send out John C. Oxley’s La Coronel as the lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Colonel John was a 4-1/4 length winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G3) in her last start. After breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment for $375,000. watch her under tack video
Reddam Racing’s Land Over Sea will carry the OBS banner by herself in the $2-million Distaff. The 3-year-old filly by Bellamy Road was a winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) in March and has been on the board in five other graded stakes. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she was purchased by his brother Dennis from Victor Davila for $130,000 at the 2015 April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
The division championship will be up for grabs in Saturday’s $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1) with five OBS graduates entered.
Ciaglia Racing LLC’s Champagne Room broke her maiden in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in August and was third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, trained by Peter Eurton, was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
Michael J. Ryan’s Colorful Charades comes into the race off a third place finish in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont. A two-year-old daughter of Discreet Cat, she was sold by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, for $130,000 to Xavier International Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She’s trained by Rudy Rodriguez. watch her under tack video
When Chadds Ford Stable’s Dancing Rags captured Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1), she was the seventh OBS graduate to win the race in its last eight runnings. A 2-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Graham Motion, she was consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Kinsman Farm, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Chadds Ford Stable for $210,000. watch her under tack video
Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted, trained by Bob Baffert, comes in to the race off a victory in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1). The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and then resold by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Speedway for $375,000 at the 2016 March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5. watch her under tack video Selected Sale conformation photo
It took Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike two starts to break her maiden, but she did it in style with a 2-1/4 length victory in the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1). Craig Dollase now trains the 2-year-old filly by Union Rags, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000. watch her under tack video
J Stables, M. Scott Summers, Hope Summers and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits, winner of Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July, is the only OBS graduate entered in the $1.5-million Sprint (G1). The 3-year-old colt by Posse, trained by Robert Falcone, Jr. was consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
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Two OBS graduates are now set for the $1-million Turf Sprint (G1). James A. Bryan, Jr.’s Celestine captured Belmont’s Just a Game Stakes (G1) in June, running the mile on the turf in 1:31.63, one hundredth of a second off Elusive Quality’s 1996 track record. The 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, trained by Bill Mott, was consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, where she breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, the sale’s fastest work at the distance. watch her under tack video
Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask has drawn into the race from the also-eligible list after the defection of Suedois due to injury. The well traveled 5-year-old graded stakes placed gelding by Mizzen Mast, trained by Brad Cox was purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video
The connections of Ranlo Investments LLC’s graded stakes winner Lady Shipman, on the also-eligible list as well, elected to remain in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (G3) on Saturday, where she’ll face fellow OBS gradautes Acapulco (March ’15) and Wild At Heart (March ’14).
Three OBS graduates with Eclipse Award hopes are set for the $2-million Juvenile (G1).
Kaleem Shah’s Klimt, winner of the Best Pal (G2) and Del Mar Futurity (G1), is trained by Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old colt by Quality Road sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 prior to his purchase for $435,000 by Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video
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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna and Harris Fein’s Syndergaard comes into the Juvenile after finishing second by a nose in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont. The stakes winning 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection is trained by Todd Pletcher. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. watch his under tack video
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Todd Pletcher also sends out China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory, the talk of Saratoga after an eye catching maiden victory. The 2-year-old son of Gemologist returned to the races and won the Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park by 3-1/2 lengths in his only other start. He was purchased for $335,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video
A trio of OBS grads will go postward in the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).
Reddam Racing’s lightly raced Gomo captured last year’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland for trainer Doug O’Neill and returned from a layoff to run well in a stakes race at Santa Anita in her last start. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $75,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
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Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway comes into the race off two graded stakes wins, the last in Saratoga’s Ballerina (G1) in August. Trained by Thomas Morley, the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats was consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal broke her maiden in a stakes race in her debut at two, and has been on the board in five graded stakes during her 14 race career. Leah Gyarmati trains the 4-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, purchased by Jeffrey Treadway for $210,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video
Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Ellis G. Weaver and Imaginary Stables’ War Story has kept good company throughout his career, and is the only OBS graduate entered in the Classic (G1). The graded stakes placed 4-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, a half brother to OBS graduate Land Over Sea, is trained by Mario Serey. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video