Haveyougoneaway scores in Saratoga’s Honorable Miss Stakes

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Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway came around horses to reach the leaders in the stretch of Saratoga’s $200,000 Honorable Miss Stakes (G2), went after favored Paulassilverlining in the final furlong, then wore her down in shadow of the wire and scored by a neck. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, 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. Trained by Thomas Morley, she now has six stakes wins, a 25-10-4-6 record and earnings of $622,425. watch her under tack video

Bitumen, Random Walk one-two in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes

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Joseph W. Sutton’s Bitumen dropped off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga on Saturday, circled horses to reach contention turning for home, took over leaving the eighth pole and scored by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Random Walk (March ’16). Two for two with earnings of $117,900 for trainer Eddie Kenneally, the 2-year-old colt by Mineshaft was purchased for $280,000 by Barry Berkelhammer, Agent, out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Michael Lay, Mike Loughry and D Mac Racing Stable’s Puntrooskie scored his first graded stakes win in Woodbine’s $150,600 Bold Venture Stakes (G3) on Saturday, battling to the lead in the stretch and holding on gamely for a half length decision. The 6-year-old Florida bred son of In Summation, trained by Donald MacRae, now has two stakes victories, a 29-5-6-5 record and $361,969 in earnings. He was sold for $62,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video

J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Front Pocket Money tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo took the lead at the break and held it to the wire, turning back a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Yellow Chips and scoring by three quarters of a length. Sold for $67,000 by Highbury Farm at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he’s now 5-3-1-0 with earnings of $152,050 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Ancient Secret makes it four for four in Saratoga’s Lake George

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Alpha Delta Stables’ unbeaten Ancient Secret is a graded stakes winner after rallying to take command of Saratoga’s $200,000 Lake George Stakes (G2) on opening day a furlong from home and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. Four for four for trainer Chad Brown, the 3-year-old daughter of Kantharos has two stakes victories and earnings of $259,200 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $225,000 by Steve Young, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video

Miss Freeze takes Belmont’s Lynbrook Stakes

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Joseph Bulger, Michael Imperio and DJC Racing Stables’ Miss Freeze, the only first time starter in Belmont’s $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Sunday, slipped through on the rail to take command at the head of the stretch and drew away smartly to win by 6-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Paz the Bourbon (March ’16) checked in third. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, the daughter of Frost Giant was sold for $150,000 after working a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by David A. Cannizzo, she earned $75,000 for the effort. watch her under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Watchyourownbobber pressed the pace in the $103,900 Warrior Veterans Stakes at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday, took over in the stretch and eased away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Hard Spun, sold for $62,000 by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Michael Maker, he’s now 14-5-3-2 and has earned $263,213. watch his under tack video

ERJ Racing LLC, Slam Dunk Racing and Neil Haymes’ Crosscheck Carlos is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 D. S. Shine Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs and staying there to the wire, turning back a stretch long challenge to win by a head.  The 2-year-old colt by Custom for Carlos, trained by Albert M. Stall, Jr., has earned $78,600 to date. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $37,000 out of the Inside Move consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Curtis Landry and Red Diamond Stable’s Ruffenuff made her debut in Saturday’s $50,000 Princess Margaret Stakes at Northlands Park, took the lead at the break and cruised from there to a 6-3/4 length victory. Trained by Greg Tracy, the 2-year-old daughter of Dialed In earned $35,000 for her effort. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she turned in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Hronis Racing LLC’s Morganite enjoyed her debut at the opening weekend by the sea at Del Mar, holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Champagne Room (April ’16) and scoring by a length and a half in a $64,725 Maiden Special Weight test. The 2-year-old daughter of Gemologist, the first winner for her sire, was consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale. She was sold to Lane’s End Bloodstock for $360,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by John Sadler, her victory was worth $37,800. watch her under tack video

Fish Trappe Road, Coppa take graded stakes at Belmont Park

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Martin Racing Stable LLC’s Fish Trappe Road took charge of Saturday’s $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont after straightening away in the stretch then eased away and won by a length and a quarter. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, now 9-3-3-0 with $518,185 in earnings for trainer Bret Calhoun. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Martin Racing for $95,000. watch his under tack video

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Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s unbeaten Coppa is three for three and a graded stakes winner after holding off a pair of challengers in the final furlong and taking Belmont’s $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (G3) by a neck. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Yesbyjimminy is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2014 August Sale before she was purchased by Boomer Bloodstock, Agent, for $210,000  out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. Trained by Philip D’Amato, she has earned $153,000 to date. selected sale conformation photo  watch her under tack video

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey scored her third stakes victory on Saturday at Delaware Park, getting up in the final yards to win the $50,125 Dashing Beauty Stakes by a head. It’s the third win in seven trips to the post this year for the 4-year-old filly by Successful Appeal, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 29-9-5-5 with $340,070 in earnings. She was sold for $20,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Dearest heads parade of holiday weekend stakes winners

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest posted her second straight stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, taking command a quarter mile from home, opening up a big lead in mid-stretch then coasting home a winner of the Azalea Stakes by a length and a half. She was purchased for $150,000 at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Gelfenstein out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Midshipman, trained by Gilberto Zerpa, is now 5-4-0-1 and has earned $173,550. watch her under tack video

Although Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid broke a step slowly in Saturday’s $67,700 Kelly’s Landing Stakes at Churchill Downs, the graded stakes winning millionaire recovered quickly, took the early lead and was never headed en route to a 1-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Schivarelli (April ’13). It’s the eleventh stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Officer, trained by Chris Hartman, now 43-15-11-7 with $1,274,618 in earnings. He was sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Doctor J Dub the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint

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Drawing Away Stable’s Doctor J Dub was ignored at 28-1 going into Saturday’s $75,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but he went right to the front and stayed there until the wire, holding off a stretch-long challenge to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Sharp Humor, sold for $195,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, after he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jena Antonucci, he’s now 22-5-5-4 and has earned $129,205 to date. watch his under tack video

Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway relaxed off the early pace in Sunday’s $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes at Belmont Park, rolled up in the outside turning for home, made the lead in the final furlong and drew away to win by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, now trained by Thomas Morley, and leaves her with a 24-9-4-6 record and $502,425 in earnings. Consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville scored his second stakes win of the year in Monday’s $65,900 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes, coming from far off the pace to take the lead a sixteenth from home and drawing off to win by a length and a half. That’s six stakes wins for the 6-year-old gelding by Broken Vow, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working  an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, he’s now 34-9-5-5 and has earned $390,805.  watch his under tack video

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Stirrup Trouble LLC’s Temple Fur came after front-running fellow OBS graduate First Illusion (August ’14) in the stretch of the $75,000 Betsy Ross Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Monday, took over at the eighth pole and beat her to the wire by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Temple City, trained by Jessica Campitelli, now 8-4-1-0 with $109,970 in earnings. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he worked a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

J and G Racing Stable’s Don’t Hold Me Back picked up his first stakes win on Friday in the $75,000 Lieutenant Governor’s Handicap at Hastings Park, rallying to take over a furlong from home and scoring by half a length at 29-1. The 4-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back, trained by Steve Henson, is now 20-4-1-2 and has earned $92,465. Consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $100,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Ancient Secret takes Belmont’s Wild Applause Stakes

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Alpha Delta Stables’ Ancient Secret is three for three and a stakes winner after putting in a strong late run and getting up in the final yards to win Sunday’s $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes at Belmont Park by a head. She was purchased for $225,000 by Steve Young, Agent, out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. The 3-year-old daughter of Kantharos, trained by Chad Brown, has earned $139,200 to date. watch her under tack video

Hronis Racing LLC’s Uptown Twirl scored her second straight stakes win on Saturday, taking charge of the $65,000 Pleasanton Oaks a furlong from home and easing away to a two length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Andean (April ’15) checked in third. That’s three wins in five starts this year for the 3-year-old filly by Twirling Candy, sold to Lane’s End Bloodstock for $630,000 at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, after breezing and eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by John Sadler, she’s now 8-4-1-0 and has earned $166,214. watch her under tack video

Kretz Racing LLC’s Mr. Roary picked a nice spot to break his maiden, going to the front at the start of Saturday’s $85,320 Rainbow Stakes at Santa Anita and staying there all the way, holding off a late charge by Hopeful Stakes (G1) winner Ralis and winning by a nose. Trained by George Papaprodromou, he’s now 9-1-2-1 and has earned $84,895. The 3-year-old Scat Daddy gelding, consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, was purchased for $110,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Record City Zip colt tops June Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 926, a bay colt by City Zip consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Frank Fletcher Racing Operations for a sale record $800,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. Out of graded stakes placed Successful Sarah, by Successful Appeal, his quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Thursday’s Under Tack session.

The price surpassed the previous mark of $680,000 set last year for a colt by Candy Ride (ARG).

Christina R. Jelm, Agent, paid $375,000 for Hip No. 936, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The bay colt, a half brother to Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver out of Supercharger, by A.P. Indy, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.

Hip No. 1109, a son of Fastnet Rock consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, was sold to Jerry & Ronald Frankel for $360,000. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, is out of Alone (IRE), by Galileo, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Lush Lashes.

Hip No. 940, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, was sold to Breeze Easy LLC for $240,000. The bay colt, out of Surrender, by Stormy Atlantic, a daughter of stakes placed Beaucette, breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 on Thursday.

Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Moss paid $230,000 for Hip No. 1133, a dark bay or brown colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent. Out of Anna Sun, by Trippi, a full sister to stakes winner Dark Thunder, he worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.

St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. went to $200,000 for Hip No. 952, a son of Aikenite whose eighth in :10 flat was co fastest at the distance on Thursday. The dark bay or brown colt, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is out of Switcheroo, by Exchange Rate, a half sister to graded stakes winner I Spent It.

For the session, 145 youngsters sold for a total of $5,237,000, compared with 131 two-year-olds grossing $5,417,100 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $36,117, compared with $41.352 a year ago while the median price was $13,000 compared with $15,000 in 2015. The buyback percentage was 26%; it was 26.8% in 2015. Five horses sold for $200,000 or more compared with three a year ago.

Sixteen Horses of Racing Age grossed $146,500, compared to 13 bringing $568,000 a year ago. The average was $9,156 compared to $43,692 in 2015 while the median was $4,250; it was $12,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 15.8% against 38.1% last year.

For the entire sale, 621 two-year-olds sold for $18,427,900 compared with last year’s sale record $23,608,500. The average was $29,675 compared with 2015’s sale record $39,612, while the median price was $13,000 compared with $18,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24%; it was 24.8% a year ago.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for August 23rd, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on August 24th – 25th.

Into Mischief filly tops June Sale’s third session

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Hip No. 866, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold for $250,000 to John P. Fort to top session three of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Simple Symphony, by Consolidator, a half sister to stakes winner Doc Calls Her Kate.

Three horses sold for $190,000.

Hip No. 662, a son of Bellamy Road consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Gary Young, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is a full brother to graded stakes winner Position Limit out of Payable On Demand, by Out of Place.

Susan Moulton purchased Hip No. 761, a chestnut colt by Tapit consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. Out of grade one stakes winner River’s Prayer, by Devon Lane, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.

Hip No. 840, a bay filly by Hard Spun consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, was sold to Mercedes Stables LLC. A half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Amaranth out of stakes winner Shedoesrock,  she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 765, Glencairn, a son of Candy Ride (ARG) who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5, was sold to William Werner for $155,000. Consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent, the chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Roan Inish, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes placed In Equality.

Bluewater Sales, Agent, paid 140,000 for Hip No. 660, a dark bay or brown filly by Trappe Shot consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The half sister to stakes winner Bebhinn, who also worked in :10 flat on Wednesday, is out of Passion Overflow, by Hennessy, a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Ocean Ridge.

Hip No. 842, a daughter of Giant’s Causeway consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Rockbridge Bloodstock for $115,000. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, is out of stakes placed Sheraton Park, by Cozzene, a half sister to graded stakes winner Gemswick Park.

For the session, 164 horses grossed $4,096,700, compared with 156 selling for a total of $6,702,500 at last year’s third session. The average was $24,980 compared with $42,965 in 2015 while the median price was $12,000 compared to $18,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 20.8%; it was 23.5% last year.

The June Sale concludes on Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 901 – 1226 will be offered, including the supplemental entries and Horses of Racing Age.

 

War Front filly tops June Sale’s second session

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Hip No. 316, Black Canary, a bay filly by War Front consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent, for $425,000  to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. A half sister to stakes placed Joe Tess out of graded stakes placed Forty Moves, by Gold Fever, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Monday session of the Under Tack Show.

Nick J. Hines, Agent, paid $370,000 for Hip No. 484, a bay colt by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. Out of La Maestranza, by Storm Cat, a daughter of grade one winner Cash Run and full sister to stakes winner Great War Eagle, his eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance at Tuesday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 476, Letsgoidaho, a bay colt by Uncle Mo who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5, was sold to Michel Everett for $350,000. Consigned by Classic Bloodstock LLC, Agent, he’s out of Lady Mocha, by Tale of the Cat, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Resplendency.

Charles J. Cella went to $260,000 for Hip No. 310, a bay colt by Shackleford out of Flashy Future, by Bertrando, a full sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Lacquaria. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent for Emerald Sales LLC, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.

Hip No. 413, a son of Quality Road consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold for $160,000 to Alistair Roden Bloodstock. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of champion Inish Glora, by Regal Classic, and is a half sister to stakes winner Roan Inish as well as a full sister to graded stakes placed In Equality.

Gary Young, Agent, paid $130,000 for Hip No. 404, a chestnut colt by Candy Ride who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, he’s out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Humble Janet, by Humble Eleven.

Gary Young also went to $120,000 for Hip No. 428, a daughter of Dialed In consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent for Emerald Sales LLC. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is a half sister to stakes placed Resortes out of Iyieldtonoone, by High Yield, a daughter of graded stakes winner Miroswava (FR).

Hip No. 324, a son of Colonel John consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Dennis O’Neill for $120,000. The bay colt is out of stakes winner Friendofthefamily, by Wild Rush, a half sister to graded stakes winner Commanche Trail.

Hip No. 306, a bay filly by Pure Prize consigned by Costanzo Sales, was purchased by E. L. R. Corp. for $105,000.  A full sister to stakes placed Faerie Queene out of Firm Affair, by Colonial Affair, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.

For the session, 146 horses sold for a total of $4,828,400, compared with 158 bringing at total of $5,931,300 at last year’s second session. The average was $33,071 compared with $37,540 in 2015 while the median price was $15,500 compared to $20,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 27.7%; it was 23.7% last year.

The June Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 601 – 900 will be offered.

June graduate Celestine scores in Belmont’s Just a Game Stakes

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With OBS June beginning this Tuesday, the sale got a boost when James A. Bryan, Jr.’s catalog cover girl Celestine took charge of Belmont’s $700,000 Just a Game Stakes (G1) turning for home and then drew off in the stretch to win by 3-3/4 lengths. The time for the mile on the turf was 1:31.63, one hundredth of a second off Elusive Quality’s 1996 track record. It’s the second straight graded stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, trained by Bill Mott, and leaves her with a 12-6-2-1 record and earnings of $784,755. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, 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

Majesticperfection filly fastest at June’s final Under Tack session

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Hip No. 1026, a bay filly by Majesticperfection consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, worked a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the sixth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. A half sister to stakes winner Overvalued, she’s out of Undervalued, by Cox’s Ridge.

Two youngsters sped quarters in :21 flat.

Hip No. 1012, a bay filly by Kantharos consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dune), Agent, is out of Truly Loved, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Karama.

Hip No. 1109, consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a bay colt by Fastnet Rock out of Alone (IRE), by Galileo, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Lush Lashes.

There were seven quarters in :21 1/5.

Hip No. 838, consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Congrats out of stakes placed Shaunavon, by El Prado (IRE), a full sister to graded stakes winner Sweet and Ready.

Hip No. 1020, a dark bay or brown colt by Gio Ponti consigned by Doble Jak LLC, Agent, is out of Two Step Trudy, by Capote, and is a half brother to stakes placed Dixie Crisp, dam of graded stakes placed Southern Freedom, second in the recent All American Stakes (G3) at Golden Gate.

Hip No. 1023, consigned by Marcial Galan, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Stratford Hill out of Ucanttakeitwithu, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes winner Sok Sok.

Hip No. 1056, a bay filly by Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of Western Tornado, by Proud Citizen, from the family of grade one winner Critical Eye.

Hip No. 1098, consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds (Bruno deBerdt), Agent, is a dark bay or brown gelding by Stay Thirsty out of A Footstep Away, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes winner Lu Ravi.

Hip No. 1112, a dark bay or brown colt by Exchange Rate consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winner Our Caravan out of Alwaan, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Jersey Town.

Hip No. 1133, a dark bay or brown colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is out of Anna Sun, by Trippi, a full sister to stakes winner Dark Thunder.

Four horses worked the distance in :21 2/5

Hip No. 1047, consigned by Ortiz Training Stable LLC, Agent, is a bay colt by Proud Citizen out of Wahoo Gold, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Divine Park.

Hip No. 1093, a gray or roan filly by Concord Point consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of stake placed Actceptional, by Noactor, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Omniscient.

Hip No. 1137, Skipper Kipper, a bay colt by Skipshot consigned by Jimmy Miranda, Agent, is out of A.P. Information, by A.P. Indy, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Arena Elvira.

Hip No. 1220, a dark bay or brown gelding by Hansen consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds (Bruno deBerdt), Agent, is out of Valentine Rose, by Tabasco Cat, a daughter of stakes winner Maple Lake.

Four youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :10 flat.

Hip No. 1082, consigned by GOP Racing Stable Corp., Agent, is a chestnut filly by In Summation out of Yes I’m Fast, by Yes It’s True, a full sister to stakes winner Ciaran’s Prize.

Hip No. 1108, a dark bay or brown colt by Gone Astray consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, is out of Alluring Power, by Milwaukee Brew, from the family of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Pleasant Virginian.

Hip No. 1127, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is a bay colt by Discreetly Mine out of Andes, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes winner  India.

Hip No. 1143, a bay filly by Archarcharch consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Greeley’s Galaxy out of Ascot Starre, by Ascot Knight.

Hip No. 1013, a bay filly by Caleb’s Posse consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, worked the session and sale’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :33 1/5. She’s out of Truth and Honor, by Yes It’s True, a daughter of stakes winner Honor the Flag.

Hip No. 1011, a chestnut colt by Backtalk consigned by Renegade Bloodstock (Heath Stokes), Agent, breezed the distance in :33 2/5. He’s out of Trufast, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to stakes winner Grand Bank.

Highlighting the Horses of Racing Age section was Hip No. 1161, Nothingbutdaylight, an unraced 3-year-old bay colt by Ready’s Image, worked three eighths in :33 3/5. Consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, he’s out of Champagne Launch, by Cuvee, a daughter of stakes winner Launch a Double.

The June Sale begins Tuesday, June 14th and runs through Friday, June 17th. All four session will begin at :10 :30 a.m.

Bode’s Dream wins Belmont’s Astoria Stakes

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St. Elias Stable’s Bode’s Dream is two for two and a stakes winner after setting the pace in the $197,000 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park on Thursday and never looking back en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old filly by Bodemeister is the first stakes winner for her sire, and has earned $135,000 to date. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

 

Gemologist colt quickest at second June Under Tack session

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Hip No. 215, a chestnut colt by Gemologist consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, worked an eighth in :9 4/5, the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. He’s out of Distant Storm, by Storm Cat, from the family of champion Outstandingly.

Nine horses worked eighths in :10 flat.

Hip No. 214, Leslie’s Moon, a dark bay or brown Gone Astray filly consigned by Rancho Monarca LLC, is out of Disperse a Star, by Dispersal, a half sister to Japanese stakes winner South Vigorous.

Hip No. 260, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Super Saver out of Emosewa, by Smarty Jones, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Shashobegon.

Hip No. 277, Yola Humor, a bay filly by Distorted Humor consigned by Omega Farm, Agent, is out of graded stakes placed Ex Caelis, by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to stakes winner Le Rossignol.

Hip No. 287, consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, is a bay gelding by Ready’s Image out of Fallseed, by Forest Wildcat, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Numero Uno.

Hip No. 310, consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent for Emerald Sales LLC, is a bay colt by Shackleford out of Flashy Future, by Bertrando, a full sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Lacquaria.

Hip No. 316, Black Canary, a bay filly by War Front consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Joe Tess out of graded stakes placed Forty Moves, by Gold Fever.

Hip No. 357, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent for Small Batch Thoroughbreds, is a dark bay or brown filly by Giant’s Causeway out of grade one stakes placed Grace Anatomy, by Aldebaran, from the family of champion Soaring Softly.

Hip No. 359, a bay colt by Proud Citizen consigned by Mayberry Farm, is out of Gracious Sakes, by Langfuhr, a half sister to stakes winner House of Grace.

Hip No. 386, a bay filly by Jersey Town consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is out of Her Holiday, by Harlan’s Holiday, a half sister to stakes winner Montero.
Two horses shared honors for the fastest quarter, timed in :21 flat

Hip No. 204, a bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a half brother to grade one stakes winner Marylebone, out of Desert Queen, by Wavering Monarch.

Hip No. 221, consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is a bay filly by Dominus out of stakes placed Dixieland Baby, by Dixieland Heat.

There were four quarters in :21 1/5.

Hip No. 218, a dark bay or brown colt by Bodemeister consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of stakes placed Dixie Crisp, by Dixieland Band, and is a half brother to stakes winner Reconstruction and graded stakes placed Southern Freedom, third in the All American Stakes (G3) last week.

Hip No. 339, consigned by Ocala Stud, is a chestnut colt by High Cotton out of Glamalert, by Vindication, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Swift Temper.

Hip No. 348, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, is a bay colt by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) out of graded stakes placed Golden Silk, by Songandaprayer, a half sister to graded stakes winner Flag Down.

Hip No. 378, a bay Tale of the Cat colt consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Haute Couture, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Get Funky.

Four youngsters worked quarters in :21 2/5.

Hip No. 212, a bay filly by Put It Back consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Tropic Storm out of Diplomatic Angel, by Valid Appeal.

Hip No. 274, a dark bay or brown High Cotton filly consigned by Peacock Ridge, Agent, is out of Ever Optimistic, by Elusive Quality, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Everhope.

Hip No. 323, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, is a bay filly by Lookin At Lucky out of stakes placed Freud’s Irish Miss, by Freud, a half sister to graded stakes winner Unacceptable.

Hip No. 329, a bay filly by Biondetti consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Gale Warning, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Storm Mesa.

Hip No. 398, a gray or roan filly by Mizzen Mast consigned by Longstride Training Center (Bill and Kim Deaton) worked the session’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :34 2/5. She’s out of Honeymoon girl, by Sligo Bay (IRE), a half sister to graded stakes placed Riveting Reason.

The Under Tack Show resumes Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 401 – 600 are scheduled to breeze.

OBS To Renovate Sales Complex; Hiatus For Fall Mixed Sale

Renovation2With the approach of the year’s final two-year-old sale, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company has announced a major renovation project, with extensive improvements in store for the sale pavilion, offices and customer service areas.

The facelift will include expansion of the sale pavilion as well as extensive remodeling of the Horsemen’s Lounge, featuring a bar and seating area overlooking the covered walking ring and chute.

Renovation1In order to complete as much of the renovation work as possible in time for the 2017 sale calendar, the Fall Mixed Sale will not be held this year. “We are excited about the upgrades designed to improve the sales experience for our customers,” said OBS president Tom Ventura. “With windows of opportunity between our sales so limited, skipping the sale in October permits four uninterrupted months of work. Although the entire project will not be completed in that time frame, a significant portion of the exterior structural work will be done. The Winter Mixed Sale will be held in its normal Renovation3time slot, featuring broodmares, newly turned yearlings and horses of racing age, allowing our consignors to target January instead of October this year.”

For more information regarding future sales or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

 

Wild Dude a millionaire after taking Santa Anita’s Kona Gold

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Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude is the newest OBS millionaire after taking charge of Saturday’s $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (G2) in deep stretch and easing away to victory by a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, now 22-8-5-4 with $1,095,345 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and before he was resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales at the 2012 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman scored her second straight stakes win on Saturday at Pimlico, prompting the pace in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes before going to the front turning for home and drawing away to a 2-1/4 lengths victory. That’s nine stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, leaving her 16-11-2-2- with $703,905 in earnings. She was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Augustin Stable’s Gone Away was thirteenth and last going to the turn in Friday’s $100,000 Hilltop Stakes on the Pimlico turf course, but she rallied on the outside down the stretch and got up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), trained by Michael Matz, now 5-2-0-1 with earnings of $109,495. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $35,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  watch her under tack video

Lady Shipman scores in Belmont’s License Fee Stakes

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman, showing  no ill effects from her trip to Dubai, overwhelmed a small field in in Sunday’s $95,000 License Fee Stakes on the Belmont Park turf course, running six furlongs in 1:07 2/5 en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the eighth stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by Midshipman, consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, she’s now 15-10-2-2 and has earned $643,905. watch her under tack video

 

Park Kwang Soon’s OBS April graduate Gamdonguibada added another chapter to her remarkable career on Sunday with a five length victory in the Busan Ilbo Cup (video), the first leg of the 2016 Korean Sprint Series. In her wake was the highly regarded Success Story, who settled for third in his return to Korea after running third to California Chrome at the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Gamdonguibada made history in 2013 when she became the first filly in twelve years to win the Grand Prix Stakes at Seoul Race Park. Still going strong at the age of seven, the daughter of Werblin is now 34-15-5-7 and has earned $2,497,365,000 (KRW) to date, the equivalent of over $2-million U.S. She was sold for $31,000 to KOID Co. Ltd for Park, Kwang-Soon, by The Team, Agent at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Cali Thirty Seven the Powder Break credit Leslie Martin

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Crush Management and D.J. Stable LLC’s Cali Thirty Seven took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Powder Break Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, cruising to victory  by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, purchased for $52,000 out of the Scanlon Training Center consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing and Under Tack eighth in :10 2;/5. Trained by Joe Orseno, she’s now 12-4-1-1 and has earned $178,030 to date.  watch her under tack video

Drafted scores in debut at Keeneland

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P.R. Laird and Eoin Harty’s Drafted scored at first asking at Keeneland on Wednesday, becoming the first horse to come out of a 2016 two-year-old in training sale and break his maiden. The 2-year-old colt by Field Commission took command of the $50,000 maiden special weight test at the top of the stretch and drew away from there to a 2-3/4 length victory in a track record :50.45 for 4-1/2 furlongs. A two time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 by Eoin Harty out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Harty, he earned $26,650 for his effort. watch his under tack video

Quality Road filly tops Spring Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 1214, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $775,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose quarter in :20 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Over Andover, by War Chant, a half sister to graded stakes winner Called to Serve.

Baoma Corp. went to $720,000 for Hip No. 1127, a bay filly by Ghostzapper consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent. Out of stakes winner Mighty Eros, by Freud, her quarter in :20 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session also equaled the sale’s fastest work at the distance.

Hip No. 1132, a bay colt by Stay Thirsty, consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent for Robert LaPenta, for $575,000. A half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Conquest Titan out of Miner’s Secret, by Mineshaft, he breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 1090, a son of Majesticperfection consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. The chestnut colt, whose eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5 was the session and sale’s co-fastest at the distance,  is out of Magic Belle, by Gold Case, a daughter of stakes placed Magical Thinking.

Hip No. 1060, La Coronel, a dark bay or brown filly by Colonel John consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC, was sold for $375,000 to East – West Stable. Out of graded stakes placed Listen, by Chester House, a half sister to graded stakes winner Listen Here, she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday.

Hip No. 1118, a son of Bodemeister consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, who worked an Under Tack eighth on Saturday in :10 flat, went to Robert Baker & William Mack for $350,000. The bay colt is out of grade one stakes winner Meadow Breeze, by Meadowlake, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Overanalyze and current 3-year-old Majesto, second in the recent Florida Derby (G1).

Hip No. 1186, a dark bay or brown colt by Scat Daddy consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, was sold to Gayle Van Leer, Agent, for $325,000 after turning in an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat. She’s out of Never Ever, by In Excess (IRE), a half sister to millionaire grade one stakes winner Cost of Freedom.

Alistair Roden Bloodstock went to $320,000 for Hip No. 1019, a bay colt by City Zip who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, he’s out of La Defense, by Wild Again, and is a half brother to stakes winner Quelle Surprise.

Hip No 1081, a bay filly by Broken Vow consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, who breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday, went to Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. for $310,000. She’s out of Lucky to Be Me, by Bernstein, a half sister to stakes winner Inhisglory.

Jay Hanley paid $300,000 for Hip No. 1153, a bay colt by Awesome Again out of graded stakes winner Moon Catcher, by Malibu Moon. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, he breezed a quarter on Saturday in :21 2/5.

Hip No. 1134, a bay colt by Henny Hughes consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Narvick International for $250,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday. He’s out of Minny’s Niece, by Quiet American, a half sister to stakes placed Doe Na Wane.

For the session, 163 two-year-olds sold for a total of $13,999,000, compared with 160 horses bringing $13,871,000 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $85,883 compared to $86,694 in 2015 while the median was $50,000, up from $43,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 17.3%; it was 21.2% a year ago.

For the entire sale, 660 horses grossed $52,279,500, compared with 674 youngsters bringing $53,291,900 a year ago. The average price was a sale record $79,211, surpassing last year’s sale record $79,068, while the median figure was a record $47,000 bettering the $45,000 mark set in 2014 and matched last year.  The buyback percentage was 22.6%; it was 22.3% a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 901, a son of Broken Vow consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, sold to Breeze Easy LLC for $1,200,000 on Thursday. The chestnut colt, who sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at last Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Haddie Be Good, by Silver Deputy, and a half brother to stakes winner Story to Tell.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age; set for Tuesday through Friday, June 14 – 17. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Sunday through Friday, June 5 – 10.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Spring Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.