OBS grads score four on Saturday at Gulfstream

OBS graduates posted four stakes wins at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

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Oscar Diaz’s Mishegas was much the best in the $77,500 Invitational Cup Stakes, taking over on the far turn and drawing off to a 10-1/4 length victory although well in hand in the final yards. The 5-year-old gelding by Include, a multiple graded stakes winner in Puerto Rico, is trained by Jose D. Velez and has compiled a 31-11-4-5 career record and earned $375,316. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $30,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

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Monarch Stables’ Bye Bye J tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $75,000 House Party Stakes. She tracked the leader into the stretch, took over a furlong from home and eased away to a two length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Uncaptured was sold for $21,000 by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent for McDowell Farm, at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Ron Spatz, she’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $73,105 to date.

 

 

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Bloom Racing Stable’s graded stakes placed Henley’s Joy relaxed off the pace in the early going of the $75,000 Pulpit Stakes, moved to the leaders at the top of the stretch, took command leaving the eighth pole and drew off to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy, now 5-3-1-0 with $352,960 in earnings for trainer Mike Maker. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2018 April Sale.  watch his under tack video

 

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Pichi Investments LLC’s Zenden is two for two and a stakes winner after sitting just off the lead in the $75,000 Buffalo Man Stakes, taking over turning for home and winning by two lengths despite drifting wide down the stretch. A 2-year-old son of Fed Biz, he breezed a quarter in :20 3/5 before he was sold for $47,000 by Potrero Stables, Agent, at the 2018 OBS June Sale. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., he has earned $78,570. watch his under tack video

Patternrecognition wins Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Patternrecognition went straight to the front at the start of Aqueduct’s $784,125 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) on Saturday and led all the way, cruising under the wire with a three quarter length victory. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie, trained by Chad Brown, now 11-5-5-0, with earnings of $812,325. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $420,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport successfully defended his title in Sunday’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine, rating off the lead in the early going, moving to the leaders on the turn, taking over a quarter mile from home and drawing off to win by 3-3/4 lengths. It’s the ninth stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, who also took the Sir Barton in 2015. Now 31-11-7-3 for trainer Sid Attard, he has earned $695,945 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Yorkiepoo Princess wins Aqueduct’s Autumn Days

Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess took charge of Sunday’s $125,750 Autumn Days Stakes at Aqueduct at the top of the stretch, and the 4-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos romped home from there, drawing away to a 5-3/4 length victory. It’s her fourth stakes win, leaving her with a 19-6-1-2 record and $435,627 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before her purchase by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sassy Agnes posted her third straight stakes win in Friday’s $100,000 Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to victory by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old daughter of Central Banker turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was sold for $105,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $168,102 to date. watch her under tack video

 

OBS grads warmed up for the holiday weekend with four stakes victories at Zia Park on Wednesday.

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the $100,000 Zia Park Distaff Stakes, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Woman At the Well (March ’17, August ’16) coming to the eighth pole and eased away to beat her by three lengths. K P Wildcat (June ’15) rallied for third to complete the OBS trifecta. That’s five straight stakes scores and seven overall for the 4-year-old daughter of City Zip, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $150,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. Trained by Blaine Wright, she’s now 13-8-1-1 and has earned $252,247.  watch her under tack video

The Redekop/Wright combination scored a second stakes win two races later when Anyportinastorm went wire to wire in the $100,000 Zia Park Sprint Stakes, cruising to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred City Zip colt, now 9-4-1-3 with $133,225 in earnings. He was sold for $320,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The next race saw Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Forevamo battle his way down the stretch and held on gamely to win the $150,000 Zia Park Championship Stakes by a head. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncle Mo, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 23-3-8-3 with $504,955 in earnings. The half brother to champion OBS graduate Musical Romance was consigned by Ocala Stud to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before he was sold for $320,000.  watch his under tack video

Earlier in the afternoon, Charles Garvey’s Oil Money jumped from a maiden win into the $75,000 Zia Park Juvenile Stakes and had no problems with the class raise, taking the lead a quarter mile from home and drawing off down the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by J P’s Gusto is a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Journeyman Bloodstock at the 2017 October Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $28,000 out of the Victory Stable consignment at the 2018 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Robertino Diodoro, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $58,088. watch his under tack video

Southern Sis, Lookin to Strike score at the 2018 OBS Day of Racing

Trainer Mark Casse saddled the winners of the inaugural runnings of the OBS Sprint Stakes as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company presented it’s 2018 November Day of Racing.

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Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike came running late to edge Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Star Juancho in the shadow of the wire and win the $125,000 OBS Sprint by a nose, with Michael Dubb’s Yummy Bear a length back in third. Triple bug apprentice rider Declan Carroll picked up the first stakes win of his career aboard the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky. The winner is a two-time OBS graduate, consigned by Select Sales to the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then sold at the 2017 April Sale by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $210,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The victory leaves the winner with a 10-5-0-0 record and earnings of $195,644. watch his under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo 

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In the $125,000 OBS Filly and Mare Sprint, Bill and Vicki Poston Racing’s Southern Sis, came flying in the final sixteenth to beat Averill Racing et al’s R Happy Ending by two lengths, with Westbury Stables’ Sierra Aleone a nose back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione. The time for the six furlongs was 1:09 2/5. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Southern Cypress, Agent at the 2015 August Yearling Sale to the winning connections for $35,000. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales to the 2016 April Sale, she was bought back for $50,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 12-4-3-0, she has earned $194,432 to date. watch her under tack video

The first six races of the ten-race card were for quarter horses. In the first race, Rocio Lopez’ Eyes Have a Fortune was the winner by a nose, running the 220 yards in a track record :21.727. Trained by his owner, the 6-year-old gelding was ridden by Ruben Serna.

Despite delaying the start by his reluctance to enter the starting gate, Howard Kleinberg and Kelly Kleinberg’s Mr So So Comment was a one length winner of the second race, running 330 yards in :17.207. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Howard Kleinberg, was ridden by Natasha Fritz.

The third race went to Myron McKinnon’s Toast to Clever Two by three quarters of a length, with David Boraco aboard for trainer Walter Lee Graham, running the 330 yards in :17.204.

The combination of McKinnon and Graham made it two in a row in the fourth, with Dlj Royal Flow scoring by a head.  The 4-year-old horse, ridden by Reynier Arrieta, ran 330 yards in :17.041.

The same connections scored their third win in a row in the fifth, with One Way Flight running 220 yards in :12.19 and winning by a head. Reynier Arrieta was aboard the 4-year-old gelding.

Rocio Lopez picked up her second win of the day in the sixth race, as Hesa Trickie Lad won by a length and survived a claim of foul, running the 220 yards in :12.006. Ruben Serna rode the 9-year-old gelding.

The seventh race was a six furlong race for maiden thoroughbreds, and it went to Jack Treadway and Ken Westlye’s Tellbuffy, who caught front-running Silver Springs in the final furlong and scored by a 4-1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Telling, trained by Ken Westlye and ridden by Odilon Martinez, ran the distance in 1:13.

Race eight, a six furlong thoroughbred starter allowance, was won by Michaelle Bordis’ Circle Away, who rallied to get up in deep stretch and win going away by a length and a quarter, running the distance in 1:11 4/5. The 4-year-old gelding by Circular Quay, trained by Robert W. Bordis, was ridden by Raymond Torres.

For more information regarding the OBS Day of Racing, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com.

Mucho Gusto scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Mucho Gusto is two for two and a graded stakes winner after leading at every call and taking Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Savagery (April ’18, January ’17). The 2-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man was consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, where he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Bob Baffert, he has earned $84,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood sat just off the pace in the $100,000 River City Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Churchill Downs, took over a furlong from home and eased away to a half length victory. It’s the eighth stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, trained by Brad Cox, now 21-12-2-1 with $772,354 in earnings. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Diamond Racing Inc. and Jay and Joan Janssen’s Cafe Du Monde went straight from a Gulfstream maiden victory in September to Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs. He rallied to take over in the stretch and drew away late to score by two lengths. The 2-year-old colt by New Year’s Day is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Select Sales at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the L. G. consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Leo G. Gabriel, Jr., he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $96,450 to date. watch his under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man racked up his seventh straight stakes win on Saturday at Fair Grounds with a 2-3/4 length wire to wire victory in the $50,000 Heitai Overnight Stakes. The 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos was purchased for $125,000 out of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5. Trained by Ron Faucheux, He’s now 28-10-4-3 and has earned $373,745. watch his under tack video 

OBS grads post five weekend stakes wins at Gulfstream West; Three at Laurel

Five OBS graduates posted stakes victories at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday.

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan captured the $75,000 Million Preview Stakes for the third straight year, saving ground in the early going before shifting outside in the stretch and closing to beat fellow OBS graduate Deland (August ’13) by a nose at the wire. It’s the seventh stakes win for the graded stakes winning 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 34-10-7-7 with $827,335 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate 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. watch his under tack video

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast rallied on the hedge to reach contention turning for home in the $75,000 Millions Turf Preview on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West, came out for the drive and was up at the wire to score by a nose. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the 5-year-old Florida-bred Mizzen Mast gelding, now 29-9-10-5 for trainer David Fawkes with $539,050 in earnings. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Lovesick is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and heading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $75,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes. Starship Nala (January ’17) was three lengths back in second; Busy Signal (June ’18) checked in third. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2018 April Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie was purchased for $80,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. Trained by David Fawkes, she has earned $86,105. watch her under tack video

 

 

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N. T. S. Stable’s Stirling Drive tracked the leader down the backstretch in the $75,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, took command on the turn and held off a late charge to win by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Mr Wrench It (October ’17) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Verrazano, trained by Milton Wolfson, now 5-2-0-1 with $101,655 in earnings. He was purchased for $75,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

 

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King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet picked up her second stakes win in the $75,000 Millions Distaff Stakes, moving to the leader a quarter mile from home and easing away in the final furlong to win by a length and three quarters. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby was purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she’s now 8-4-1-1 and has earned $155,318.  Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

A trio of OBS grads score in stakes at Laurel:

R. A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel Stakes, but rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, purchased for $100,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by George Weaver, he’s now 10-4-1-2 and has earned $215,724 to date. watch his under tack video

Charles L. Biggs’ Congrats Gal took charge of the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes after turning for home, and the 2-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Congrats bounded away down the stretch to win her first stakes race by 6-3/4 lengths. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2017 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $57,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-3-1-1 for trainer Cathal Lynch, she has earned $134,740. watch her under tack video

Naveed Chowhan’s America’s Tale went right to the lead at the start of the $100,000 Safely kept Stakes, shook off a challenge a furlong from fellow OBS graduate Estilo Femenino (April ’17) a furlong from home and beat her to the wire by two lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Gio Ponti, trained by Bernard Flint, leaving her with a 14-4-3-1 record and $224,823 in earnings. Consigned by Eisaman Equine to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal post Breeders’ Cup victories

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose was 14th and last in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), but charged between horses under Irad Ortiz Jr. in the stretch and was best by a head in a four horse blanket finish. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint,, she followed in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who captured the 2011 renewal. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal successfully defended his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), moving up on the turn to reach contention turning for home, catching fellow OBS graduate World of Trouble (August ’16) in the shadow of the wire and scoring by a head under Drayden Van Dyke. That’s four straight stakes wins for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 30-12-8-1 and has earned $1,923,930 to date. watch his under tack video

Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal post Breeders’ Cup victories

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose was 14th and last in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), but charged between horses under Irad Ortiz Jr. in the stretch and was best by a head in a four horse blanket finish. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint,, she followed in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who captured the 2011 renewal. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal successfully defended his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), moving up on the turn to reach contention turning for home, catching fellow OBS graduate World of Trouble (August ’16) in the shadow of the wire and scoring by a head under Drayden Van Dyke. That’s four straight stakes wins for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 30-12-8-1 and has earned $1,923,930 to date. watch his under tack video

Sower scores in Belmont’s Pumpkin Pie Stakes

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Leonard C. Green’s Sower took the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Pumpkin Pie Stakes at Belmont Park and never looked back en route to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old filly by Flatter, purchased for $120,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in : 10 1/5. Now 7-4-0-2 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $256,840 to date. watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm and Joseph Besecker’s Dunph is two for two and a stakes winner pressing the pace in the $150,000 Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Sunday at Churchill Downs, taking command in the stretch and drawing away to a 7-3/4 length victory.  The 2-year-old gelding by Temple City, trained by Mike Maker, has earned $105,540. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $27,500 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

City Zip colt tops Open Yearling Sale finale

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Hip No.  677, a son of City Zip consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold for $95,000 to Tracy Farmer to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Prettyatthetable, by Point Given, is a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Pomeroy’s Pistol.

Hip No. 648, a chestnut colt by Giant Surprise consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, went to Bladen Bloodstock for $75,000. He’s out of stakes placed No Mo Magic, by Mo Mon, a half sister to stakes winner At the Disco.

Hip No. 565, a daughter of Uncaptured also consigned by Summerfield, was sold to S G V Thoroughbreds LLC for $72,000. The bay filly is out of Jim’s Lonesa, by Put It Back, a half sister to stakes winner Who What Win.

Summerfield also consigned Hip No. 603, a son of Kantharos purchased by W.D. North Thoroughbreds LLC for $72,000. The bay colt is out of Luca’s Lady, by Hold Me Back, a half sister to stakes placed Jet Majesty.

Champion Equine LLC paid $72,000 for Hip No. 756, a son of Central Banker consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Spirit of Rose, by City Zip.

Hip No. 614, a chestnut colt by Kitten’s Joy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $70,000. He’s out of Mayakoba, by War Chant, a half sister to graded stakes winner Juniper Pass.

For the session, 142 yearlings sold for a total of $1,845,400, averaging $12,996 with a $7,500 median figure. The buyback percentage was 25.6%.

For the two Open sessions, 294 horses sold for a total of $3,870,250, compared with 291 horses selling for a total of $3,126,100 in a single session a year ago. The average was $13,164, up 22.5%, compared with $10,743 in 2017 while the median was rose to $7,000 compared to $5,000 last year.  The buyback percentage was 24%; it was 23.4% in 2017.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 139 horses sold for a total of $5,698,000 compared with 115 yearlings bringing $4,959,400 at the 2017 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,993, compared with $43,125 last year, while the median was $28,000 compared with $30,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 25.3%; it was 33.9% a year ago. Nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with six a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 138, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, sold to John C. Oxley for an OBS Yearling Sale record $340,000. The gray or roan colt is out of Minutia, by Concord Point, a half sister to stakes winner Mykindasaint. The price bettered the previous mark of $335,000.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2018 OBS Day of Racing, set for Tuesday, November 20. The next sale is the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29 – 30.

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.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Record Cairo Prince colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 138, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to John C. Oxley for an OBS Yearling Sale record $340,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Minutia, by Concord Point, a half sister to stakes winner Mykindasaint. The price bettered the previous mark of $335,000.

Stonestreet Stables LLC went to $210,000 for Hip No. 145, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner It’s High Time, is out of My Rolex, by Proud Accolade.

Hip No. 128, a son of Commissioner consigned by First Finds, was purchased by de Meric Stables, Agent, for $200,000. The bay colt is out of stakes winner Lunarlady, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winners Lunarpal and Astrology.

De Meric Stables, Agent for Backstretch Farm, purchased Hip No. 177, a bay filly by Into Mischief, for $170,000. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, she’s out of She’s a Rainbow, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of stakes placed Rainbow’s Song.

Hip No. 36, a son of Kitten’s Joy consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, also went to de Meric Sales, Agent, for $150,000. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Blue Grass Music, by Bluegrass Cat, is a full brother to Henley’s Joy, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes on September 1st and second by a nose this past Saturday in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G3).

H. H., Agent, went to $140,000 for Hip No. 69, a daughter of Take Charge Indy consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Divine Heart, by Divine Park, a half sister to grade one stakes winners Include Me Out and Check the Label.

Hip No. 192, a daughter of American Pharoah consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent, was purchased by First Stop Stable for $130,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Toast to Ashley, by First Defence, a half sister to stakes placed Moka Jumbie.

Calumet Farm paid $115,000 for Hip No 195, a son of Lemon Drop Kid also consigned by Taylor Made. The bay colt is out of You Hear Us Coming, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Quiet Meadow.

Hip No. 153, a son of Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Tracy Farmer for $100,000. The chestnut colt is a half brother to stakes placed J Isle out of Orchid Isle, by Zamindar.

For the day, 124 horses sold for a total of $5,464,000 compared with 115 yearlings bringing $4,959,400 at the 2017 Selected Sale. The average price was $44,065, up 2.2% compared with $43,425 last year, while the median was $30,000, identical to last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 33.3%; it was 33.9% a year ago. Nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with six a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 12:00 noon with Hip No.’s 301 – 550 selling in the first of two Open sessions. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse websites. 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.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Stormy Liberal, Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Doctor Mounty post graded victories

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s ’s Stormy Liberal tuned up for a defense of his title in next month’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), stalking stablemate Conquest Tsunami in Friday’s $101,380 Eddie D Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita and wearing him down late to beat him by a head. It’s the third straight win and seventh stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, now 29-11-8-1 with $1,368,360 in earnings. He breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2014 OBS June Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

Shadai Farm, J Stables LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Scott M. Summers, Daniel Summers, Chad Summers and Michael E. Kisber’s Mind Your Biscuits sat just off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, took charge after turning for home and drew away in deep stretch to a 4-3/4 length victory. It’s the sixth graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Posse, consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Trained by Chad Summers, he’s now 24-8-10-3 and has earned $4,279,566. watch his under tack video

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders in Churchill’s $100,000 Ack Ack Stakes (G3), took command a furlong from home and eased away to score by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Giant Expectations (March ’15) rallied to be third. Trained by Dallas Stewart, the 5-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) picked up his second graded stakes victory, improved his record to 21-6-4-5 and boosted his bankroll to $1,482,542. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS June Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty picked up his first stakes victory in Laurel’s Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes (G3) on Saturday, charging from off the pace to a clear lead in mid-stretch and holding off a late challenge to win by a nose. The 5-year-old son of Street Sense, trained by Shug McGaughey, is now 22-6-5-2 and has earned $347,060. He was purchased for $170,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Rags Racing Stable LLC’s Marquee Miss went right after the lead in Sunday’s $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes at Remington Park, put away the pacesetter on the turn and drew off in the lane to score by 5-1/4 lengths. That’s five stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old mare by Cowboy Cal, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Joe Ragsdale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show. Now 33-6-4-3 for trainer Ingrid Mason, she has earned $371,608 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS Yearling Sale graduate Discreet Lover a millionaire after taking the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont

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Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover, ignored at 45-1, sat well off a blistering early pace in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park, moved on the turn to reach contention turning for home, closed strongly down the stretch and was up in the final strides to win by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, now 44-7-7-7 and the newest millionaire OBS graduate with earnings of $1,354,060. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Patternrecognition, Union Strike take graded stakes at Belmont

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Patternrecognition took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $301,800 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park and refused to yield, holding off a wall of challengers and scoring by a length. It was the stakes debut for the lightly raced 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie, sold for $420,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 10-4-5-0 and has earned $379,200. watch his under tack video

 

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Mick Ruis and Wendy Ruis’ Union Strike was relaxed off the pace early in the $300,600 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park on Sunday, but rallied on the turn, slipped through on the inside and got up late to win by half a length, with fellow OBS graduate Kirby’s Penny (March ’15) settling for third after setting the pace.  It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 11-3-2-1 with earnings of $537,625. She was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

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Ivery Sisters Racing’s Black Tide scored his second stakes victory Sunday’s $128,813 Ashley T. Cole Stakes at Belmont Park, leading from gate to wire and holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Offering Plan (April ’14) and winning by a length and a quarter. Now 40-8-6-5 with $535,220 in earnings for trainer David Cannizzo, the 6-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Harry L. Landry Bloodstock at the 2013 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Lael Stables’ Monkeys Uncle is two for two and a stakes winner after coming from well of the pace to hit the front in mid-stretch of Saturday’s $100,000 Selima Stakes at Laurel, opening up daylight, then holding off a late challenge to score by half a length. Trained by Arnaud Delacour, she has earned $80,400 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased for $300,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Bran Jam Stable and David W. Clark’s Order and Law was a maiden going into the $100,000 Laurel Futurity on Saturday and a stakes winner at the finish, circling the field from last and closing down the center of the track to get up in the last jump and win by a nose. The 2-year-old son of Violence sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, for $30,000 at the 2018 OBS April Sale. He’s now 3-1-1-0 with $72,000 in earnings for trainer Louis C. Linder, Jr. watch his under tack video

Kendall E. Hansen’s Fast and Accurate rallied to take charge of Saturday’s $100,000 Alphabet Soup Stakes at Parx Racing at the quarter pole, and held on gamely down the stretch to win by a length. That’s four stakes wins for the graded stakes winning 4-year-old colt by Hansen, purchased for $85,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 18-5-3-3 for trainer Mike Maker, he has earned $514,547 to date. watch his under tack video

Susan Moulton’s Altamura won her fourth straight race on Sunday at Laurel, tracking the pace in the $75,000 Oakley Stakes, taking command a furlong from home and easing away to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller, trained by Wayne Catalano, now 6-4-0-0 with $157,400 in earnings. Consigned by Stephens Thoroughbeds LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Lothenbach Stables’ Elusive Mischief picked up his first stakes victory in the $75,000 Punch Line Stakes at Laurel on Sunday, going head and head for the early lead, taking command on the turn and then drawing away down the stretch to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the third win of the year for the 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, trained by Ian Wilkes, now 7-3-1-1 with $122,225 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was purchased out of the Michael & Julia O’Quinn consignment at the 2016 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then resold by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, for $350,000 at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Selected Sale conformation photo   watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou a millionaire after winning Parx’s Cotillion Stakes via DQ

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou is the newest OBS millionaire after winning Parx Racing’s $1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes (G1) via the disqualification of Monomoy Girl for interference in the stretch drive. She crossed the wire second by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Wonder Gadot (April ’17) checking in third. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 OBS April Sale, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Now trained by Steve Asmussen, she now sports a 10-5-3-2 career record and has earned $1,385,000 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS Sprint Stakes headlines live racing on November 20th

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Live racing returns to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company on Tuesday, November 20th. Two sprint stakes for OBS sale graduates headline the day and will be open to older horses. Free nominations to both races close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The new position on the calendar provides horsemen a stakes opportunity before the kickoff of the Gulfstream Park Championship and the Tampa Bay Downs meets.

The stakes races will be run over six furlongs with a guaranteed purse of $125,000 and restricted to OBS graduates. The OBS Sprint and the OBS Filly and Mare Sprint are for three years old and upward. Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 13th. Both races will be run as non-wagering events.

All starters finishing fifth through last will earn $5,000. Supplementary nominations of $500 may be made at time of entry for those horses missing the free nomination deadline. There is a fee of $1,250 to enter and $2,500 to start. Nomination forms and the condition book may be found in the OBS website at: 2018 OBS Sprint Stakes

There will be pari-mutuel wagering available on eight races, featuring quarter horse races for two year olds as well as for three years old and upward at distances from 220 yards to 440 yards. Up to four thoroughbred maiden and starter allowance races may be used as substitute races. Purses range from $4,000 to $7,000 with all starters guaranteed a minimum of $200. The condition book may be found online at: November QH 2018 Condition Book

Complete information for the OBS Day of Racing – November 2018 will be updated in the OBS website at obssales.com. For more information, please contact Jay Friedman at (352) 237-2154 or via email obs@obssales.com.

World of Trouble takes Belmont’s Allied Forces Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Allied Forces Stakes on the turf at Belmont, took over under wraps a quarter mile from home and cruised from there to a 5-3/4 length victory. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, now 7-4-1-1 with $333,400 in earnings for trainer Jason Servis. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Yukio Baba’s Moanin had a lot to do turning for home in Sunday’s $623,995 Keeneland Korea Sprint Stakes at Seoul Racecourse, but found room between horses in the stretch, took the lead late and scored by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Doraonpogyeongseon (April ’15, August ’14) came from far back with a late run to be third. (video) The 6-year-old graded stakes winning son of Henny Hughes, trained by Sei Ishizaka, is now 21-8-2-2 and has earned $2,576,748. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased at the 2014 OBS March Sale out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $335,000 on behalf of Mr. Baba by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International. watch his under tack video

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sassy Agnes was a maiden going in to Saturday’s $112,388 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes, but battled for the lead from the start, took command nearing the head of the stretch, opened up daylight in mid-stretch and held off a late run to win by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old daughter of Central Banker, trained by Linda Rice, is now 3-1-1-0 and has earned $83,182. She breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $105,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose posted her second straight stakes score on Saturday at Woodbine, leading from gate to wire en route to a 4-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 La Lorgnette Stakes. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of First Dude, now 8-3-2-1 for trainer Mark Casse, has earned $217,687 to date. Consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $120,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

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Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita overcame a wide trip in Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream, opened up daylight after straightening away in the stretch and rolled from there to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Ms Meshak (August ’16). It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray, now 10-3-3 with $492,775 in earnings for trainer Steve Dwoskin. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $72,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2017 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth  in :10 flat. watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

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Riley Racing Stables, LLC, Jason Tackitt, Megan J. Tackitt and Mike Henson’s lightly raced Gas Station Sushi fought head and head for the early lead in Saturday’s $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos, put them away after turning for home and romped from there to a six length victory over fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17). It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Into Mischief, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she fetched $240,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $187,600 to date.  watch her under tack video 

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Ricardo R. Vallejo’s Deland romped to his second straight mainland stakes win in Friday’s $75,000 Mo Exception Stakes at Gulfstream Park, taking command on the turn for home and effortlessly drawing away to an eight length win over fellow OBS graduate Hy Riverside. The 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Gottcha Gold, a multiple graded stakes winner in Puerto Rico, trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., is now 22-12-6-2 and has earned $313,819 to date. He was consigned by Hawks Nest LLC to the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale where he was purchased by Greg Jackson, Agent for Ruben Vallejo, for $12,000.

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Hickory Woods Farm’s One of a Kind stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 The Vid Stakes at Gulfstream on Friday, tracked the leader in the early going, took charge three eighths from home and held off a late charge to get his first stakes win by a neck. It’s the sixth win in ten starts his year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Lemon Drop Kid, purchased for $100,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by David Fawkes, he’s now 24-6-6-3 and has earned $249,778 to date.  watch his under tack video

Ride a Comet wins Del Mar Derby

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John C. Oxley and My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Sunday’s $252,415 Del Mar Derby (G2), closed strongly to take over in deep stretch and scored by a length and a half. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-0-1 with earnings of $305,856. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $375,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael Langford’s Limation tracked the leader in the early going of the $300,000 Super Derby (G3) on Sunday at Louisiana Downs, took over in the lane and drew off to a 5-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Alternation, purchased for $100,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 8-3-0-3 and has earned $272,950 to date. watch his under tack video

Sippican Harbor scores in Saratoga’s Spinaway Stakes

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Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor, ignored at 16-1 despite a 17-length maiden victory over the same surface ten days ago, charged from far off the pace, swept to the lead a sixteenth from home and took Saratoga’s $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Cassies Dreamer (June ’18) checked in third. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Gary Contessa, she has earned $242,650 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Orb went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video