Bernardini colt Zero Hour tops March Sale’s opening session

OBS March 2015 Monday ; 285 21.1 Bernardini-Misty Hour13c Kentucky, SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent

Hip No. 285 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 285, Zero Hour, a son of Bernardini consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, went to Live Oak Plantation for $1.4-million to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Misty Hour, by Miswaki, and is a half brother to stakes winner Pilfer, dam of grade one winner To Honor and Serve.

Hip No. 34, a dark bay or brown colt by Midnight Lute whose quarter in :20 4/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session was the day’s co-fastest at the distance, was sold for $900,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, he’s out of Circumstance, by Vindication, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Tres Coronas.

Hip No. 139, a daughter of Bellamy Road consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent, was sold to Solis / Litt for $800,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is out of stakes winner For Royalty, by Not For Love, and is a half sister to recently stakes placed OBS graduate Back Flip.

Hip No. 12, a son of Smart Strike consigned by Old South Farm LLC went to M. V. Magnier & Stonestreet Stables for $800,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat, by Forestry, and is a half brother to recent graded stakes winner Mufajaah.

Conquest Stables LLC went to $800,000 for Hip No. 239, a son of Tiznow consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5, is out of Lasting Appeal, by A.P. Indy, a full sister to graded stakes winner Jump Start.

Hip No. 155, a daughter of Scat Daddy whose Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 last Wednesday was the co-fastest of the entire sale at the distance, was sold to M. V. Magnier for $750,000. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, the chestnut filly is a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep.

C. F. Farms went to $725,000 for Hip No. 33, a daughter of Congrats consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, is out of Christie Village, by Deputy Minister, a half sister to multiple grade one winner Take Charge Lady.

Hip No. 60, a Street Sense colt consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, was sold to Mark Casse, Agent, for $675,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Czechers, by Indian Charlie.

Mark Casse also went to $675,000 for Hip No. 162, a Malibu Moon colt consigned by Thomas and Casse, Agent, out of Goldilocks’ Cat, by Seeking the Gold, a half sister to stakes winner Beautiful Daniele from the family of champion Countess Diana. The bay colt worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at  Wednesday’s Under Tack session.

Spendthrift Farm paid $650,000 for Hip No. 61, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The gray or roan colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, is out of stakes winner Dance Quietly, by A.P. Indy, a half sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam.

For the session, 160 horses sold for a total of $30,540,000 averaging $190,875. The median price was $130,000 and the buyback percentage was 24.9%. There was no corresponding session last year since the 2014 sale was held in one continuous session. Fifteen horses sold for $500,000 or more, compared with ten in the entire 2014 March Sale.

The March Sale continues on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 305 – 610 set to go through the ring. 

Bernie’s Prize fastest at Under Tack Show final session

Hip No. 509, Bernie’s Prize, a son of Noonmark consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned  in the sale’s fastest quarter mile breeze, stopping the timer in :20 2/5 at the third and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay colt is out of Truss, by Friends Lake, a half sister to graded stakes winner Khancord Kid.

Four horses worked quarters in :20 3/5. Hip No. 428, a bay filly by Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie. Hip No. 474, consigned by Jose Munoz, is a dark bay or brown colt by Forty Grams out of Sutton Place, by Matty G., a full sister to graded stakes winner Mayakovsky. Hip No. 550, Cotton Colors, a dark bay or brown colt by High Cotton consigned by Boutte Sales, is out of Act Out, by Storm Cat, a full sister to stakes placed Ultimate Goal. Hip No. 584, a son of Exchange Rate consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of stakes placed Back in the Shade, by Put It Back.

Six youngsters worked quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 451, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Scat Daddy out of Starlight Tiara, by More Than Ready, a half sister to stakes placed Chatham. Hip No. 516, consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is a bay filly by Speightstown out of Valarchos Destiny, a half sister to stakes winner Whitewaterspritzer. Hip No. 527, a gray or roan colt by Sky Mesa consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Westling, by Gone West, a half sister to champion Peaks and Valleys. Hip No. 548, also consigned by de Meric Sales, is a chestnut colt by Put It Back out of stakes winner Abuela Esther (URU), by Crater, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Marathon Lady. Hip No. 581, another de Meric consignee, is a dark bay or brown filly by High Cotton out of Aztec Sally, by Medaglia d’Oro, and is a half sister to stakes placed Aztec Key. Hip No. 565, a bay colt by Mineshaft consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes placed April Frost, by Dynaformer, and is a half brother to stakes placed Late Spring.

Hip No. 508, a bay colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, worked the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the clock in :9 3/5. He’s out of stakes winner Truly Blushed, by Yes It’s True, and is a half brother to stakes placed Truly Marie.

Eight youngsters turned in eighths in :9 4/5. Hip No. 436, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Street Boss out of Smooth Kitten, by Holy Bull, a full sister to stakes winner Bam Bam Bull. Hip No. 481, a bay colt by Broken Vow consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is out of stakes placed Tale of the South, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Futural. Hip No. 487, consigned by Whitman Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Proud Citizen out of Tender Storm, by Honour and Glory, a half sister to graded stakes winner Zantenda. Hip No. 499, a bay filly by Drosselmeyer consigned by Robert Brewer, is out of Tizmeanttobeme, by Tiznow, a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Capo Bastone. Hip No. 525, consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Street Boss out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Wealthy, by Regal Classic. Hip No. 544 is a bay colt by Street Boss out of You Call That Art, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes placed Leading Role, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. Hip No. 591, Thinkingofbillie, a dark bay or brown colt by Archarcharch consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Best Practices, by Tough Knight and is a half brother to stakes placed Best Reward. Hip No. 607, consigned by Jimmy Miranda, is a bay filly by Courageous Cat out of Stakes winner Bridesmaid, by Valid Expectations.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed in kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge.

The March Sale begins Tuesday, March 17, at 11:00 a.m.

Discreetly Mine, You Luckie Mann, Wildcat Heir colts fastest at Under Tack Show’s second session

Three horses worked quarters in :20 3/5 to share honors for the session’s fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training.

Hip No. 215, a son of Discreetly Mine consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt out of Jazzy Melissa, by Grand Slam, from the family of millionaire multiple graded stakes winning OBS graduate Caller One. Hip No. 220, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is out of Just Call Me Berty, by Bertrando, and is a half brother to stakes placed All Said And Done. Hip No. 298, Diamond Outlet, a chestnut colt by You Luckie Mann consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of My Outlet, by Montbrook, and is a half brother to  graded stakes placed Handsome Jack.

Two youngsters breezed quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 263, consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, is a bay colt by Colonel John out of Magnificentapproval, by Distant View, a half sister to champion Miesque’s Approval.  Hip No. 273, a chestnut filly by Horse Greeley consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of Meetmeontime,by General Meeting, and is a half sister to stakes placed Bucchero.

Two horses posted quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 305, a bay colt by Include consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, worked a quarter in :21 flat. He’s out of Nancy G., by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Brushing Gloom. Hip No. 342, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, is a dark bay or brown colt by Ready’s Image out of Primetime Miss, by Five Star Day, a half sister to stakes winner Founding Chairman.

Six youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5. Hip No. 224, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Midshipman out of Keowee Clai, by Cherokee Run, a daughter of stakes winning stakes producer Dootsie. Hip No. 336, a dark bay or brown filly consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is by Tiz Wonderful out of Polish Silk, by Polish Pro, and is a full sister to stakes winner I Got It All.  Hip No. 246, a bay colt by Quality Road also consigned by Halcyon Hammock, is out of Lesson Plan, by Forestry, a half brother to graded stakes winner Dixie Band. Hip No. 287, a son of Scat Daddy consigned Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay colt out of Molly Peaches, by Meadowlake, a half sister to stakes winner Shezacrazygirl. Hip No. 398, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, is a dark bay or brown filly by Tale of the Cat out of Savviest, by El Corredor, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Tactical Cat. Hip No. 401, a dark bay or brown colt by Uncle Mo consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Sea Road, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Great Intentions.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com.

The Under Tack Show’s third and final session begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13 with Hip No’s 407 – 610 scheduled to breeze.

Scat Daddy filly fastest at March Under Tack’s opening session

Hip No. 155, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by McKathan Bros, Agent, worked an eighth in :9 3/5, the fastest work at the distance at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The chestnut filly is out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep, and is a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial.

Seven youngsters worked eighths in :9 4/5. Hip No. 12 is a son of Smart Strike consigned by Old South Farm LLC. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat, by Forestry. Hip No. 60, consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Street Sense out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Czechers, by Indian Charlie. Hip No. 67, My Girl Ariana, a bay filly by Broken Vow consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Agent, is out of Deaconess Bonnie, by Pulpit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Diabolical. Hip No. 139, consigned by Northwest Stud, is a chestnut filly by Bellamy Road out of stakes winner For Royalty, by Not for Love. Hip No. 161, a chestnut filly by Afleet Alex consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Goldfield, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winner Springside. Hip No. 174, consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Super Saver out of Great Design, by Storm Cat, a half sister to multiple grade one stakes winner General Challenge. Hip No. 189, Makes Good Sense, is a bay colt by Street Sense out of graded stakes winner Hello Liberty, by Forest Camp, consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc., Agent.

Three horses from the Eddie Woods consignment worked quarters in :20 4/5.

Hip No. 34 is a dark bay or brown colt by Midnight Lute out of Circumstance, by Vindication, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Tres Coronas. Hip No. 172, Sky High Kitten, is a bay colt by Kitten’s Joy out of Granny Broughton, by Sky Mesa, and is a full brother to stakes placed Broughton Kitten. Hip No. 183 is a dark bay or brown colt by Summer Bird out of Hawaiian Love, by Not For Love, a half sister to stakes placed Machikane Hokushin.

There were three quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 8, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay filly by Blame out of stakes placed Cape Cod Lady, by Yonaguska. Hip No. 78, also consigned by Woods, is a dark bay or brown filly by More Than Ready out of Denim n’ Motion, by Unbridled’s Song, a full sister to stakes placed Sunlight Sonata. Hip No. 181, a bay colt by Street Boss colt consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent, is out of Hard to Know, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes winner Megan’s Bluff.

There were five quarters in :21 1/5. Hip No. 39, Ghostly, a bay filly by Ghostzapper consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Clever Me, by Not For Love, a daughter of stakes winner Lady Clever Trick. Hip No. 88, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter also consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of stakes placed Dixie Crisp, by Dixieland Band, and is a half brother to stakes winner Reconstruction. Hip No. 55, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir out of Cry Hallelujah, by Street Cry (IRE), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Joha, is consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent. Hip No. 90, consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Munnings out of Dona Bonita, a daughter of stakes winner Cheers and Tears. Hip No. 164, Go Mo Go, is a bay colt out of stakes winner Go Milan Go, by Broken Vow, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed in kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge.

The Under Tack Show continues at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 with Hip No’s 204 – 406 scheduled to breeze.

Carpe Diem, El Kabeir score in graded Derby preps

WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem returned to the races in style, sitting just off the pace in the early going of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2), taking command turning for home and drawing off to a five length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 4-3-1-0 with $919,800 in earnings. A $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win gives him a 4-3-1-0 record and $919,800 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

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Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir used new tactics in Saturday’s $400,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, relaxing near the rear of the  pack in the early going before angling off the rail turning for home, taking charge in the stretch and cruising to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the third graded stakes win for the John Terranova trainee, purchased for a co-sale topping $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables from Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Rustlewood Farm, at the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale. Now 8-4-2-1, he has earned $678,892 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

Parranda a millionaire after capturing inaugural CECF Singapore Cup

China Horse Club’s Parranda was the even money favorite vs. an international field in the inaugural running of the S$3.05 million CECF Singapore Cup Sunday at Kranji Racecourse, and she made no mistakes, taking over about a quarter mile from the finish and cruising from there to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the eighth stakes win for the newest millionaire OBS graduate, giving her a 30-12-4-4 career record with $2,162,692 in earnings. Trained by Christophe Clement for her new connections, the 6-year-old daughter of English Channel, bred in Florida by Kinsman Farm, was originally sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video 

Ekati’s Phaeton takes Gulfstream’s Davona Dale Stakes

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Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Ekati’s Phaeton, ignored at 26-1 in Gulfstream’s $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2), took the lead at the start and refused to give it up, holding off two late challengers and scoring by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati, trained by Bill Kaplan, leaving her now 7-4-1-0 with earnings of $241,840. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased by Phaedrus Flights for $50,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Selected Sale photo        watch her under tack video

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J and J Stables and GSP Racing Stable’s Jewel of a Cat went wire to wire in Gulfstream’s $75,000  Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes, posting a half length victory with fellow OBS graduate Zamquick (April ’11, January ’10) checking in third. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Wildcat Heir, sold for $40,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Ben Perkins, she’s now 16-5-5-2 and has earned $310,050 to date.  watch her under tack video

 

Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two jumped from a Santa Anita maiden win in January straight to Saturday’s $75,000 Turf Paradise Derby, went to the lead at the start and never looked back en route to a one length victory. The 3-year-old Bob and John colt is trained by Mike Machowsky, who bought him for $120,000 from Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after her breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  After two wins from three starts, he’s earned $82,065. watch his under tack video

Edward J.  Brown, Jr., Alan Klein and Phillip Lebherz’s Distinctiv Passion put his speed to good use in Sunday’s $74,284 Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita, leading all the way and finishing in front by 4-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Chief Lion (January ’11) was third. It’s the third stakes win for the Jeff Bonde trainee, now 15-7-1-4 with $393,600 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of With Distinction was sold first by Kaizen Sales, Agent for Plumley Farms, at the 2011 OBS January Sale before bringing $65,000 when purchased out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2011 OBS August Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Richard Perkins & Hinsley Racing Stable’s You Bought Her picked up her first stakes win at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, circling horses on the turn then running past the leaders in the lane for a half length victory in the $50,000 Minaret Stakes. Fellow OBS graduate Puddifoot (June ’13) reported home third.  Trained by David Hinsley, the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Graeme Hall was purchased by Richard Perkins for $18,000 out of the Southern Cypress Stable consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s now 28-6-6-5 and has earned $213,678. watch her under tack video

OBS March Grads Post 27 Graded Wins

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and the winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014, 94 OBS March graduates have won or placed in 188 stakes races, winning  27 graded stakes. Six March graduates accounted for eight grade one victories, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.

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Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria’s three 2014 graded stakes wins included back to back victories in Saratoga’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in July and Alabama Stakes (G1)  in August after she took Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) in May. The daughter of Tale of the Cat ended the year with an 11-6-2-1 record and $1,494,000 in the care of trainer Todd Pletcher. She was purchased by Repole Stables for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

 

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Antonino Miuccio’s Palace took the True North Stakes (G2) at Belmont in June before enjoying summer at The Spa, where he scored in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) before his victory in the Forego (G1) four weeks later. The son of City Zip ended his 5-year-old campaign with a 23-11-5-3 record and earnings of $1,349,550. Trained by Linda Rice, 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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Magalen O. Bryant’s late blooming V. E. Day skipped the Triple Crown races in the spring, but also found Saratoga to his liking, following a win in the Curlin Stakes with a sensational stretch run that carried him to a last jump victory in the Travers Stakes (G1). Unraced at two, he was 8-4-1-0 under the care of James Jerkens and ended his 3-year-old campaign with earnings of $859,010. 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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Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday surpassed the million dollar mark with a victory in Monmouth’s Salvator Mile (G3) in July, before topping off the year by avenging his defeat by Moreno in Saratoga’s Whitney (G1) by beating him a month later in the Spa’s Woodward Stakes (G1). The colt by Lawyer Ron 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. He retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm with a 21-9-4-2 record and $1,706,350 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Tom's Tribute and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade I $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA.

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On the west coast, Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute carried the OBS March banner and was a force in graded stakes company all year, highlighted by a victory in Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes (G1) in July before taking the Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2) a month later. Trained by Jim Cassidy, the son of Lion Heart completed 2014 with a 16-6-3-2 record and earnings of $634,880. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $310,000 by Marilyn Braly from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale on the recommendation of Gary Young. watch his under tack video

 

CARPE DIEMThe Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Gr I - 101st RunningKeenland Race Course   Lexington, KentuckyOctober 4, 2014Purse $500,0001-1/16 Miles  1:43.38WinStar Farm, LLC & Stonestreet Stables, LLC, OwnersTodd A. Pletcher, TrainerJohn Velazquez, JockeyMr. Z (2nd)Bold Conquest (3rd)$6.80  $5.00  $4.00Please Give Photo Credit To:  / Coady Photography

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem returned to the races in 2015 in style, sitting just off the pace in the early going of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2), taking command turning for home and drawing off to a five length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 4-3-1-0 with $919,800 in earnings. A $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win gives him a 4-3-1-0 record and $919,800 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

There’s another March graduate on the Derby Trail. Stonestreet Stable’s unbeaten Ocean Knight jumped from an Aqueduct maiden win in December to the recent Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and despite losing ground on both turns, scored his first stakes victory in the care of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Two for two with earnings of $156,000, he was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale for $320,000 by John Moynihan on behalf of Stonestreet after working a quarter in :20 3/5, the Under Tack Show’s fastest work at the distance. watch his under tack video

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Alto Racing LLC’s Sweet Whiskey, trained by Todd Pletcher, got 2014 off to a good start for OBS March, taking Gulfstream’s Old Hat Stakes (G3) by 2-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Co Cola (June ’13).  It was the first stakes win for the daughter of Old Fashioned, sold for $300,000 at the 2013 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. She ended the year 11-2-4-1 with earnings of $432,500.  watch her under tack video

C R K  Stable’s Kobe’s Back blew by front-running fellow OBS graduate Cherubim (June ’13) in deep stretch of the San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, and beat him by 5-1/4 lengths. It was the first graded stakes win for the colt by Flatter, sold for $480,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale after an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by John Sadler, he finished the year 9-2-1-1 with earnings of $276,250. watch his under tack video

Guillermo Berrios’ My Wandy’s Girl,   trained by Mike Hushion, tracked the pacesetter in the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel in February, then wore her down in deep stretch and scored by a length. It was the first American graded stakes win for the mare by Flower Alley, repatriated to the U.S. after an eight race winning streak in Puerto Rico that included three stakes wins. Purchased for $15,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2011 OBS March Sale, she’s now 23-15-4-2 and has earned $573,710 to date. watch her under tack video

Under the care of Bob Baffert, Tanma Corporation’s Chitu stalked the pace in the Sunland Derby (G3) in March, moved up on the turn and battled Midnight Hawk for the lead until mid-stretch, then drew away late and scored by 2-1/4 lengths. It was the first stakes win for the colt by Henny Hughes, sold for $300,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc.(Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, after working a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2013 OBS March Sale. The win gives him a 4-3-0-1 record and earnings of $501,800. watch his under tack video

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WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary, a multiple graded stakes winner at three, added the Pimlico Special (G3) to his resume in May. It was the third graded stakes win for the Todd Pletcher trainee, hero of 2013 Withers Stakes (G3) and Louisiana Derby (G2). Retired to stud at WinStar Farm after compiling a 13-5-2-3 record and earnings of $1,353,125, the colt by War Pass was sold for $235,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air circled horses on the turn then closed with a rush on the outside and won the $162,891 Hendrie Stakes (G3) at Woodbine by a length on May 24th. It was the second graded stakes win for the daughter of Spring at Last, sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale for $130,000 after a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. At year’s end, the 2012 Sovereign Award winner, trained by Mark Casse, was 20-4-6-2 with $930,318 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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Gary Barber’s Jack Milton trailed in the early going of the Poker Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, but came wide off the turn, hit the front near the eighth pole and drew off from there to score by 2-3/4 lengths. It was the second graded stakes win for the son of War Front, consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2012 OBS March Sale. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he finished 2014 with a 13-4-1-5 record and $564,261 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, currently on a three stakes race win streak for trainer Steve Asmussen, wasted no time getting his first graded stakes score, taking Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June after winning at first asking. Purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, the Indian Charlie colt is now 9-6-0-2 and has earned $335,802. watch his under tack video

G. Biegler, J. Border, S. Eberwine, R & R Exline & G.  Zubok’s Sheza Smoke Show led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s Senorita Stakes (G3) in June, closing down the stretch and getting up late to beat Famous Alice (April ’13) by a length and a quarter, with Morning Fix (April ’13) another half length back in third. The daughter of Wilko ended her juvenile campaign 10-3-0-1 with $150,644 in earnings. Trained by Peter Eurton, she was purchased by Marette Farrell for $100,000 on behalf of Ryan Exline out of the Secure Investments consignment at the 2013 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

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Asia Express in the Asahi Hai Futurity winners circle

At two in 2013, Yukio Baba’s Asia Express, trained by Takahisa Tezuka and ridden by globetrotting superstar Ryan Moore, scored a 1-1/4 length victory in the $1.3-million Asahi Hai Futurity (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, and was voted Japan’s champion two year old colt. This year at three, his 3-1/2 length victory in the $750,000 Leopard Stakes (G3) at Niigata Racecourse in August boosted his earnings over the million dollar (U.S.) mark.  watch his under tack video 

 

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Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Ekati’s Phaeton, ignored at 26-1 in Gulfstream’s $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2), took the lead at the start and refused to give it up, holding off two late challengers and scoring by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati, trained by Bill Kaplan, leaving her now 7-4-1-0 with earnings of $241,840. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased by Phaedrus Flights for $50,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Selected Sale photo        watch her under tack video

 

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Paul P. Pompa’s Night Prowler was way back in the early going of the Dania Beach Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, but the 3-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway came running in the lane and closed with a rush to win his first stakes race by half a length. Never off the board for trainer Chad Brown, he’s won two of his four trips to the post. Consigned by Eddie Woods,Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

A total of 610 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day expanded OBS March Sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The extended Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Wednesday, March 11th with Hips 1 – 203. Hips 204 – 406 will go Thursday, March 12th and Hips 407 – 610 will go Friday, March 13th. All three sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

 

The Factor filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

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Hip No. 105, a yearling daughter of The Factor consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, was sold to George Bolton & Peter Leidel for $190,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale. The gray or roan filly is out of Viva Vega, by Cobra King, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Southern Dude.

Hip No. 145, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a Pioneerof the Nile filly purchased by EQB, Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables LLC, for $87,000. The bay yearling filly is out of Cinnamon Kisses, by Doneraile Court, a half sister to graded stakes winner The Mailet.

Hip No. 44, Pyrite Final, a 9-year-old mare by Formal Dinner in foal to Kantharos consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, went to Harris Training Center LLC for $80,000. The bay mare, out of Pink Forest, by Green Forest, from the family of Derby contender OBS graduate El Kabeir, is a half sister to stakes winner Forest Picnic and the dam of the stakes placed 3-year-old Morgans Harbour.

Hip No. 11, a yearling son of Tale of the Cat consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, was sold for $72,000 to Justin Casse, Agent for JSM Equine LLC. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Lentil, by Alphabet Soup, a daughter of stakes placed Black Tie Diamond.

Hip No. 121, Just Like Pop, a 3-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, went to Rustlewood Farm, Inc. for $70,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes winner Amazing Buy, by High Yield, a half sister to Sovereign Award winning graded stakes winner Alpha Bettor.

Hip No. 179, a yearling son of Kantharos consigned by Andy Cant, Agent, was sold for $70,000 to Southern Chase Farm, Inc. The bay colt is out of Granny’s Kat, by Sanctuary, a half sister to stakes winner Comet Cat.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 124 horses sold for a total of $2,462,200, compared with 154 horses grossing $2,962,700 in 2014. The average price was $19,856, compared with $19,238 a year ago, while the median price was $10,600 compared with $15,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 21%; down from 31.9% last year.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Open Session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. 

Lady Shipman takes OBS Sprint in track record time at 26th Day of Champions

The large crowd that turned out in sunny weather was treated to a track record performance as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company held it’s 26th annual Day of Champions.

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman took charge of the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turn, opened a big lead in the lane and scored by eighth lengths in a track record 1:08 4/5 for the six furlongs. The time surpassed the previous mark of 1:09 3/5 by Megalith in 2011 and equaled by Cor Cor in 2013. Raul Bahena’s Happy to Go came running late to be second, a nose in front of Ten Broeck Farm’s Cool Comfort. The 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman, consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where she sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She’s now 4-3-0-1 and has earned $80,400 to date. Lady Shipman returned $2.80, 2.40 and 2.10. Happy to Go paid 2.40 and 2.10 with Cool Comfort returning 2.20 to show. The 8-2 exacta was good for 6.60 and completed a 6-8 Daily Double worth 20.80. watch her under tack video

In the first half of the Double, Jody Mihalic’s Sweet Gatorgirl edged Donald L. Ming’s I See Visions by a neck in a 440 yard Quarter Horse Allowance purse.  S and L Racing’s Vision Quest Corona was another half a length back in third. Trained by Grover Cleveland Wheeler and ridden by Luis Castillo, the winner ran the distance in :21.86. The winner returned $12.00, 4.20 and 2.40. I See Visions returned 3.40 and 2.20. Vision Quest Corona paid 2.40 to show. The 6 -5 exacta returned $18.20

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In the third race, White Wabbit Wacing LLC and Marco Thoroughbred Corp.’s It’s Not Me went to the lead early in the $50,000 OBS Sprint for 3-year-old colts and geldings and gave nothing else a chance, cruising to the wire an 8-3/4 length winner over Stanley S. Moles and Starr Stables’ Charlie’s Brother. Rontos Racing Stable’s Social Request was a head back in third. Trained by Jorge Navarro and ridden by Edgard Zayas, he ran the six furlongs in 1:09 3/5. Claimed by his current connections at Gulfstream West in October, the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat is two time OBS graduate, sold by Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva), Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then resold for $50,000 by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent, at the 2014 June Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. His first stakes win leaves him 8-4-0-1 with $123,335 in earnings. watch his under tack video

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John L. Moirano, Nehoc Stable and Alan Sokol’s Arctic Ocean scored her first stakes win in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, rallying on the outside down the stretch and scoring by a neck over Leonard C. Green and Crush Racing Stable’s Save Rock and Roll. Bortolazzo Stable’s Back Flip was third and the time for the mile and a sixteenth was 1:46 4/5. Ridden by Rafael Hernandez and trained by Gary Contessa, the 3-year-old Concord Point filly is now 7-2-3-0 and has earned $125,340. After an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, she was sold for $33,000 by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

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Skychai Racing, Charles Kevin Warner and Sand Dollar Stable’s Firespike was last in the early going of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings, but circled horses on the turn, ran by the leaders in deep stretch and drew off to a 2-1/4 length victory. Murray Stroud’s Big Yum put in a good late run to be second, a neck in front of DiBello Racing’s Prince Vincenzo. Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Joel Rosario, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Flower Alley ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 2/5. It’s the second stakes win for Firespike and leaves him with a 7-3-1-1 record and earnings of $183,259.  He’s a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Beth Bayer to the 2013 August Sale prior to being plucked by Maker out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment for $70,000 after working quarter in :21 flat at the 2014 April Sale Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The total pari-mutuel handle on the first two races was $21,212.

Sr. Quisqueyano takes Gulfstream’s Florida Sunshine Millions Classic

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Loooch Racing Stables’ Sr. Quisqueyano took command of Gulfstream’s $250,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic going to the far turn then held off a strong stretch run by fellow OBS graduate East Hall (April ’13, August ’12) and scored by half a length. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Exclusive Quality, claimed by trainer Peter Walder on behalf of Looch Racing on December 21. Now 29-8-6-3 with $713,560 in earnings, he was sold for $5,500 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2011 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

 

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Lilli Kurtinecz’s Manchurian High picked up his second stakes win in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes on Saturday, circling horses on the turn, hitting the front a furlong from home and drawing away to a 3-1/4 length victory. The 7-year-old Florida-bred son of The Daddy, trained by his owner, is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2008 Fall Mixed Sale before being sold for $1,000 by Hoofprints Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2009 August Sale. The win gives him a 31-8-3-8 record and earnings of $322,990. 

Repole Stable’s Overprepared went to the front at the start of Friday’s $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct, turned back a challenge in the lane and eased away to a 1-1/4 length victory for trainer Todd Pletcher. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, purchased for $310,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. With two wins and a third place finish after three starts, she’s earned $115,000 to date. watch her under tack video

J-LU LLC’s Hip Four Sixtynine took his time in the early going of the $70,000 Fremont Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday, but swung out for the drive and closed with a rush to win going away by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Southern Image, sold for $4,500 by Andy Cant, Agent, at the 2011 OBS August Sale. Trained by James Hodges, he’s now 21-5-3-3 and has earned $196,827.  

 

 

OBS Championship Stakes Day entries taken Tuesday, January 20

Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty sixth annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 20th. The five-race card will be run on Tuesday, January 27th with first post at 1:00 p.m.

The first race is a $10,000 Allowance for Quarter Horses at four hundred forty yards, followed by four races restricted to 3-year-olds which have gone through an OBS sales ring: the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies and the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings.Entries will be taken at the OBS office by racing secretary Jay Friedman and his staff. He may be reached at (352) 237-2154.  Condition books are available at the OBS office or in the OBS website at obssales.com.

The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th and 29th.  The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 26th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Consignor Preferred session begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Florida Thoroughbred Charities  Live Auction of Stallion Seasons. Thursday’s Open Session also begins at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

As always, the Under Tack Show, Day of Champions and Winter Mixed Sale will all be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

Parranda romps in Gulfstream’s Marshua’s River Stakes

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China Horse Club’s Parranda is back in Florida and up to her old tricks in the care of trainer Christophe Clement, powering to the lead in the final sixteenth of Gulfstream Park’s $150,000 Marshua’s River Stakes (G3) and cruising to a three length victory. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :11 flat before she was sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. Closing in on a million with seven stakes wins on her resume, she’s now 29-11-4-4 and has earned $893,005. watch her under tack video 

Andrew Sulley’s Bold Thunder led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $80,000 Turf Dash Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, going to the front at the start and never looking back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory over Green Mask (April ’13), with Stormofthecentury (August ’09) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Bold n’ Flashy, now 18-6-2-3 with $251,980 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2012 June Sale where he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, and then he was consigned by Ms. Woods to the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. watch his under tack video

Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Control Stake led from gate to wire in the $75,000 Big Drama Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday, coasting to his first stakes win by three lengths. Trained by Tom Amoss, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Discreetly Mine is now 6-3-2-1 and has earned $139,600. He was sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, for $85,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale photo

Night Prowler scores in Gulfstream’s Dania Beach

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Paul P. Pompa’s Night Prowler was way back in the early going of the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, but the 3-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway came running in the lane and closed with a rush to win her first stakes race by half a length. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 4-2-0-2 and has earned $118,375. Consigned by Eddie Woods,Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ekati’s Phaeton takes Gulfstream’s Old Hat Stakes

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Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Ekati’s Phaeton pressed the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, took charge on the turn for home and then turned back a late run by fellow OBS graduate R Sassy Lass (April ’14) en route to a half length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati, sold to Phaedrus Flights for $50,000 by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bill Kaplan, she’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $118,360 to date. Selected Sale photo        watch her under tack video

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Stronach Stables’ Devine Aida stepped into stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream, took command after turning for home and then drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Nicky’s Brown Miss (March ’14) . Trained by Ramon Morales, the 3-year-old filly by Unbridled’s Song is now 4-3-1-0 and has earned $109,320. She was purchased by Adena Springs for $120,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

El Kabeir romps in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes

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Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir left no doubt he was best in the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday, taking over after turning for home and drawing away in the stretch to a four length victory despite losing ground on both turns. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Scat Daddy, trained by John Terranova, now 6-3-1-1 with $388,892 in earnings. He was purchased for a co-sale topping $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables from Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Rustlewood Farm, at the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

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