Pricedtoperfection wins Gulfstream’s Sweetest Chant Stakes

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Pricedtoperfection picked up her first stakes win in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream on Saturday, closing with a rush to take the lead in deep stretch and scoring going away by three quarters of a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Temple City is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed Sale and then resold by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, for $230,000 at the 2015 April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $129.960. watch her under tack video

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A pair of promising youngsters broke their maidens on Saturday. At Gulfstream, Repole Stable’s Mo Power put the lessons learned in his first start last month to good use, leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of a $50,000 maiden special weight test taking over from front running Dixie Runner (March ’15) inside the final furlong and then holding off a late charge by Doctor Mounty (June ’15) to win by a length. Dixie Runner settled for third. Mo Power, trained by Todd Pletcher, earned $30,000 for his effort. The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo was purchased for $325,000 by Jonathan Thomas on behalf of Repole Stable out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

At Tampa Bay Downs, trainer Baltazar Galvan unveiled Miguel Barraza’a Tiger Blood,  and the 3-year-old Florid-bred colt by Cowtown Cat colt took charge of the six furlong maiden special weight test at the start, shrugged off a challenger at the head of the stretch and bounded away to a 9-1/4 length victory under wraps in 1:09 4/5. He was consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, to the 2014 August Yearling Sale and sold to Juan Pablo Malagon for $4,500.

Whatawonderflworld, Vieja Luna win at the 27th OBS Day of Champions

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Gary Barber’s Whatawonderflworld rallied in deep stretch and was up in the shadow of the wire to beat Get Away Farm’s Two Step Time by a length and take the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 27th annual Day of Champions. Golden Legacy Stable LLC’s Golden Ray, who set the pace and led into the final furlong, settled for third. Jose Lezcano rode the winner, who ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat, for trainer Mark Casse. A gelding by Tiz Wonderful, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $50,00 by James Layden, Agent, to T M Ventures. His first stakes win leaves him 4-3-0-1 with $136,200 in earnings. Arthur Ringfield, who has been Clerk of Scales at all twenty seven OBS Day of Champions race programs, presented the trophy to the winning connections.

Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna took charge of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies at the start and never looked back en route to a 2-1/2 length victory over Evergreen Stables LLC’s Silver Magnolia. Roger L. Justice’s Will Be Magical settled for third. Ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, the winner ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat. After turning in a eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, the daughter of Street Hero was purchased for $23,000 by Mr. Landaeta out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Marcos Fernandez, she’s now 8-2-0-2 and has earned $122,098.

In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, Michael G. Bernard’s Danbury, ridden by Eddie Castro, took charge in the stretch and held off a late run by Leonard C. Green and Robert McLynn’s Lazarus Project to win by a length and a half. Sandra New’s Drama Club was another length back in third. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 2/5.  It’s the first stakes win for the Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, bred by Robert C. Roffey, Jr. A three time veteran of the OBS sales ring, he was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale then resold by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent to Christy Whitman at the 2014 August Yearling Sale. He was then purchased for $25,000 by Bill Kaplan on behalf of Mr. Bernard out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under tack eighth in :10 2/5 . Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 8-2-0-0 and has earned $86,203.  The winner paid $46.00, 16.40 and 6.80. Lazarus Project returned 7.00, 4.60 and Drama Club paid $10.00 to show. The 6-9 exacta was worth $248.00 and the 4-6 daily double paid $43.40.

In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies, WinStar Farm LLC’s Social Butterfly wore down Bell Racing LLC’s Kandoo in the shadow of the wire and scored her first stakes win by half a length. Leonard C. Green’s Hi Holiday rallied to be third. Scott Spieth rode the daughter of Hold Me Back for trainer Shannon Ritter. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 4/5. Social Butterfly consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she was sold for $140,000 to McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, Agent for WinStar Farm, LLC after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 3-2-0-1, she has earned $53,480.

In the afternoon’s first race, Irma Mirabal’s Cootinks Flying Ace beat Bobby McKibben’s Of Royal Decent by a length in a $10,000 440 yard allowance test for Quarter Horses. Alma D. Barraza’s Gold In This Lane was a length and quarter back in third.  The winner returned $4.80, 2.60 and 2.80. Of Royal Decent returned $3.80 and 2.80; Gold In This Lane paid $2.80 to show. The 4-5 exacta returned $19.00.

Constellation romps in Aqueduct’s Ruthless Stakes

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation was much the best in Sunday’s $95,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct, taking an early lead, shrugging off a challenge on the turn and cruising to a ten length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Bellamy Road, who sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the win gives her a 5-3-1-1 record and earnings of $274,800. watch her under tack video

Reddam Racing’s Frank Conversation took charge of Saturday’s $100,105 California Derby at Golden Gate a furlong from home and drew away to a 2-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes score for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old son of Quality Road, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 5-2-0-1 with $110,450 in earnings. He was sold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to Dennis O’Neill at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

MMG Racing Stable’s Never Gone South picked up his second stakes win in the $74,250 Frank J. Whiteley, Jr. Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 7-1/4 length victory. A 3-year-old colt by Munnings, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold by Grassroots Training & Sales, Agent, for $90,000 at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Cathal Lynch, he’s now 5-3-2-0 and has earned $141,125. watch his under tack video

Randy Patterson’s Street Strategy rallied from just off the pace and got up in the shadow of the wire to win the Saturday’s $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn Park by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old horse by Street Sense, trained by Randy Morse, now 11-6-1-1 with earnings of $282,920. Consigned by Rice Horse Stables, Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold for $425,000. watch his under tack video

GRD Racing’s Karen’s Silk made it three straight wins on Saturday, taking the lead leaving the eighth pole and driving to a 1-1/4 length victory in the $74,250 Marshua Stakes at Laurel. Her first stakes score leaves her 4-3-0-0 with $107,850 in earnings for trainer Michael Dilger. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by High Cotton worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before being sold for $50,000 by Omega Farm, Agent, at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Joe Ragsdale’s Marquee Miss got the weekend rolling on Friday at Opening Day at Oaklawn Park with a front-running 2-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Cowboy Cal filly, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Mr. Ragsdale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show. Trained by Ingrid Mason, the win leaves her 5-2-0-0 with earnings of $104,925. watch her under tack video

King Kranz captures Aqueduct’s Lost in the Fog Stakes

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Zayat Stables’ King Kranz picked a fine spot to break his maiden and celebrate the New Year, taking charge of Friday’s $122,500 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Aqueduct after turning for home and posting a one length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Sallisaw (March ’15) settled for third. Second in the Futurity (G2) at Belmont in October, the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by JohnTerranova, is now 6-1-2-3 and has earned $146,990 to date. He was purchased for $95,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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West Point Thoroughbreds’ Empire Dreams came from off the pace in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes on New Year’s Eve, reached the leaders in the stretch and fought to victory in the final yards by a head. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the now 5-year-old son of Patriot Act, consigned to the 2013 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, and purchased by West Point for $35,000 after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Tom Albertrani, he’s now 19-6-6-3 with earnings of $746,501. watch his under tack video

 

Roger G. Smith’s Smitty’s Cougar ended her 2-year-old season with a flourish, taking the lead at the start of Thursday’s $95,770 Louisiana Futurity and romping to a 9-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the daughter of Half Ours, trained by Ron Faucheux, leaving her 5-3-0-2 with $118,312 in earnings. Consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Extinct Charm takes Aqueduct’s Damon Runyon Stakes

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John L. Moirano, William Achenbaum, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Extinct Charm scored his first stakes win on Saturday at Aqueduct, coming from just off the pace in the $98,000 Damon Runyon Stakes and proving best by a neck in a four horse blanket finish. Fellow OBS graduate Taoiseach (April ’15) settled for third. The 2-year-old colt by American Lion was purchased by trainer Gary Contessa for $55,000 out of the Shooting Star Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  The first stakes winner for his sire, he’s now 9-2-2-1 with earnings of $143,054 and being pointed for the 2016 OBS Championship Stakes on January 26th.  watch his under tack video

 

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J and J Stables’ Jewel of a Cat put her head in front turning for home in Sunday’s $75,000 Windley Key Stakes at Gulfstream then held off challengers on both sides down the stretch, winning by a neck. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Wildcat Heir and the sixth of her career. Trained by Carlos Vaccarezza, she’s now 23-6-7-2 and has earned $435,695 to date.  She was sold for $40,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

X Y Jet romps in Gulfstream’s Mr. Prospector Stakes

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Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet gave nothing else a chance in Saturday’s $102,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, taking the lead right from the start, opening a long lead on the turn and coasting home a winner by 9-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 12-4-5-1 with earnings of $214,863. A two time OBS graduate, he was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

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Long Lake Stable LLC and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo rallied to hook up with front running fellow OBS graduate Celestine (June ’14) down the stretch of Gulfstream’s $80,250 Tropical Park Oaks and was best by a neck at the wire. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of More Than Ready picked up her first stakes win, improved her record to 6-3-0-1 and boosted her bankroll to $164,500. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the OBS April Sale, she was sold for $225,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. watch her under tack video 

Constellation romps in Aqueduct’s Furlough Stakes

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation took charge of Aqueduct’s $150,000 Furlough Stakes on Thanksgiving Day approaching the head of the stretch and she rolled from there to an 8-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Bellamy Road, second in the Matron (G2) and third in the Spinaway (G1). Trained by Steve Asmussen, the win leaves her with a 4-2-1-1 record and earnings of $214,800. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport tracked the leader in Thursday’s $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine to the top of the stretch, took command in the lane and scored by a length. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale and sold for $45,000 after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Sid Attard, he’s now 12-5-3-2 and has earned $297,271 to date. watch his under tack video

Maggi Moss’ Control Stake went to the lead at the start of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap and refused to surrender it, easing away in deep stretch and winning by a length and a quarter. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Discreetly Mine, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, for $85,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Trained by Tom Amoss, he’s now 12-6-3-2 and has earned $266,760. Selected Sale conformation photo

OBS grads win three stakes at Gulfstream Park West’s Millions Preview Day

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Thoroughbred Acquisition Group and Saffie Joseph’s Saraguaro rallied to take charge of the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Stakes at the quarter pole, then eased away in the stretch and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the second straight stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, first purchased by Jose Munoz out of the Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva) consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale, then resold by Mr. Munoz to Mr. Saffie for $33,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 prior to the 2014 April Sale. Trained by Saffie Joseph Jr., the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Express Tour is now 10-3-1-2 and has earned $205,404. watch his under tack video

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J and J Stables’ Jewel of a Cat tracked the early speed in the $101,250 Millions Turf Sprint Preview Stakes, took command on the turn then drew away down the lane and won by three lengths. That’s three stakes wins 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 she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Carlo Vaccarezza, she’s now 22-6-6-2 with $390,590 in earnings. watch her under tack video

 

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Gilbert Campbell’s Legal Laura moved to the rail for the drive in the $100,000 Millions Distaff Preview Stakes, hit the front inside the final furlong and drew off to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Wildcat Heir, trained by Kathleen O’Connell, now 15-5-2-5 with earnings of $194,750. She was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

Big World wins Aqueduct’s Tempted Stakes

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Maggi Moss’ Big World went to the lead at the start of the $200,000 Tempted Stakes (G3) on Opening Day at Aqueduct and stayed there all the way, easing away in deep stretch to win by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by Custom for Carlos, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2014 OBS August Sale and purchased for $98,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent. Her second straight win leaves her with a 4-2-0-2 record and $185,600 in earnings. Selected Sale conformation photo      

Stephanie’s Kitten takes the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten closed out her racing career in style, coming between horses in the stretch, taking the lead in the final furlong and scoring by a length and a quarter over favorite Legatissimo (IRE) in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1). It’s the fifth grade one win for the 6-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) in 2011 and runner-up in this race last year. Trained by Chad Brown, she retires with nine graded stakes wins, a 25-11-4-4 record and earnings of $4,292,904. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Stopchargingmaria scores in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff

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Town & Country Farms’ Stopchargingmaria was wide and out of trouble going to the far turn of the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland, moved to take the lead approaching the eighth pole then held off a late charge by Stellar Wind to win by a neck.  Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat was acquired from Repole Stables, who purchased her for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.Stopchargingmaria is the is the third OBS graduate to take the Distaff. Jewel Princess took the 1996 renewal and Ginger Punch scored in 2007. She’s three for five this year, and her eighth graded stakes win leaves her with a 16-9-3-1 record and $2,924,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

OBS grads enjoy big day at Belmont’s New York Showcase

OBS graduates stole the show at Belmont Park on Saturday, capturing four stakes and a maiden race with an impressive first time starter at the 2015 New York Showcase Day card.

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West Point Thoroughbreds’ Empire Dreams swept to contention on the turn in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, took the lead after turning for home and held off a late run to post a three quarter length victory. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Patriot Act, trained by Tom Albertrani, now 17-5-6-2 with earnings of $674,001. Consigned to the 2013 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, he was purchased by West Point for $35,000 after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.  watch his under tack video

 

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Team D’s Get Jets picked up his first stakes win in the $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, rallying to reel in front-running fellow OBS graduate Fish Trappe Road (March ’15) in deep stretch and score by a length and a half. The 2-year-old Scat Daddy colt is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $223,800 to date. He was purchased for $300,000 by Team D out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in:11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal took charge of the $250,000 Empire Distaff Handicap at the head of the stretch and opened up steadily from there, reaching the eighth pole in front by two and cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the multiple grade one stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeff Treadway for $210,000. Trained by Leah Gyarmati, the win leaves her 9-2-2-3 with $697.000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

 

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Antonino Miuccio’s Palace was kept wide and out of trouble in the early going of the $150,000 Hudson Handicap, but circled horses on the turn, reached the leaders in the final furlong then wore them down late to win by half a length. It’s the seventh stakes win for the graded stakes winning 6-year-old, sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He’s trained by Linda Rice, who also trained his sire, OBS graduate City Zip. The win gives him a 27-12-4 record and earnings of $1,481,550.  watch his under tack video

 

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Alpha Delta Stables’ Ancient Secret was anything but a secret prior to her debut in a six furlong $70,000 maiden special on the Belmont turf course, and the Chad Brown trained 2-year-old filly by Kantharos was sent off the even money favorite. Living up to her advance billing, she surged to the lead a furlong from the wire and sailed home a three length winner. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before being purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $225,000. The win was worth $42,000. watch her under tack video

 

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Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan came running on the far outside off the turn, took the lead approaching the eighth pole and captured Sunday’s $100,000 English Channel Stakes at Belmont Park by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Spring At Last, trained by Chad Brown, now 6-3-0-1 with $180,800 in earnings. He was sold for $135,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Brittlyn Stables’ Forevamo was a maiden going in Saturday’s $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs, but came from off the pace, took charge in the stretch and held on to win by three quarters of a length. Trained by Albert Stall, Jr., the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncle Mo, a half brother to champion OBS graduate Musical Romance, is now 3-1-1-0 and has earned $130,550. Consigned by Ocala Stud to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before he was sold for $320,000.  watch his under tack video

OBS record priced Inheritance romps at Belmont

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Inheritance, sold for an OBS record $1.9-million at this year’s April Sale, took the lead at the start of a one mile $75,000 Maiden Special Weight test at Belmont on Sunday and improved her position from there, cruising to an effortless 16 length victory. The 2-year-old old daughter of Tapit, who settled for second in her only other start, is trained by Steve Asmussen. After breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, she was purchased for the highest price in OBS history by Solis & Litt out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. She’s out of Silver Wolf, by Silver Deputy, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Corinthian. watch her under tack video

Stephanie’s Kitten, Appealing Tale take graded stakes at Belmont

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten successfully defended her title in Saturday’s $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, wearing down front-running Danza Cavallo in the final furlong and scoring by a length and a half. Trained by Chad Brown, her eight graded stakes wins include four grade ones, and she has compiled a 24-10-4-4 record and earned $3,192,904. The 6-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Gary Barber’s Appealing Tale went right to the lead in the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont and never looked back, coasting to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the well traveled 5-year-old gelding by Tale of the Cat, who took Del Mar’s $235,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) in his last start. Purchased by trainer Peter Miller for $95,000 out of the Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, he’s now 25-6-6-6 and has earned $773,222 to date. watch his under tack video

Melodic takes Belmont’s Joseph A. Gimma Stakes

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Treadway Racing Stable’s Melodic jumped from a maiden win at first asking into Belmont’s $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma Stakes on Sunday, and the 2-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat took the lead a furlong from home and drew away to a three length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Surprise Cameo (April ’15) checking in third. After breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was sold by Off The Hook, Agent, for $150,000. Two for two for trainer Leah Gyarmati, she has earned $133,800 to date. watch her under tack video

Morris Bailey’s Full Salute picked up his first stakes win in the $145,500 Hall of Fame Stakes at Parx on Saturday, taking the lead turning for home and then holding off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Discreet Lover (August ’14), scoring by a length. Trained by Eddie Plesa, Jr., he’s now 5-2-3-0 and has earned $149,120 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, the 2-year-old son of Speightstown turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Conquest Stables’ Conquest Strate Up is three for three and a stakes winner after she came from last and got up in the final strides to win Saturday’s $125,000 La Prevoyante Stakes at Woodbine by a head. The 3-year-old daughter of Not Bourbon, trained by Mark Casse, was purchased for $57,000 out of the Scanlon Training Center consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Her first stakes score leaves her with earnings of $128,741. watch her under tack video

Champion Racing Stable’s Haveyougoneaway turned in a strong move to take command of Sunday’s $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes at Remington Park after straightening away in the lane and the drew off to a 4-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by Congrats, trained by Allen Milligan, now 18-6-2-6 with $250,255 in earnings. Consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Lady Shipman breaks course record in Saratoga’s Smart N Fancy Stakes

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman took command of Sunday’s $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes at Saratoga on the turn, then cruised from there to a 2-3/4 length victory in a course record 1:00 2/5 for the 5-1/2 furlongs on the turf. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, winner of the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time last January. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, she has six stakes wins, a 10-8-0-2 record and has earned $338,800 to date. Consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Joe Ragsdale’s Marquee Miss wasted no time getting a stakes victory, charging from off the pace, taking the lead in the final furlong and capturing Saturday’s $75,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes in her first start by three lengths. The 2-year-old filly by Cowboy Cal was sold by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Mr. Ragsdale for $20,000 at the 2015 OBS June Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Ingrid Mason, she earned $42,750 for her effort. watch her under tack video

Norman Stables LLC and Scott Gelner’s Flashy Appeal picked up her first stakes win on Saturday in the $75,000 Evangeline Downs Starlet Stakes, going head and head for the lead for half a mile before taking charge turning for home and galloping to a seven length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Flashy Bull was purchased by Mr. Gelner for $9,500 out of the TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric) consignment at the 2014 OBS August Sale. Trained by Scott Gelner, she’s now 5-2-2-0 and has earned $74,794. 

Arch filly tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 214 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 214, a daughter of Arch consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Niall Brennan, Agent for Marc Keller for $320,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Selected Yearling Sale. The bay filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen.

Hip No. 190, a son of Gemologist consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold  to Gary S. Broad for $280,000. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Bailzee, by Grand Slam, a daughter of graded stakes winner Golden Gale.

Hip No. 186, another son of Gemologist consigned by Summerfield, was sold to Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables LLC, for $240,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to stakes placed True to You, is out of April True, by Yes It’s True.

Summerfield also consigned Hip No. 131, a daughter of The Factor purchased by Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC for $160,000. The gray or roan filly is out of stakes winner Silver Cub, by City Zip, a half sister to stakes winner Silver Heart.

Hip No. 94, a chestnut filly by Hansen consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to W.D. North Thoroughbreds LLC for $110,000. She’s out of Point Empress, by Empire Maker, from the family of graded stakes winner Fair Judgement.

Hip No. 202, a bay filly by Scat Daddy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold for $150,000 to de Meric Stables, Agent. She’s out of stakes placed Bridge and Tunnel, by Lemon Drop Kid, a daughter of stakes placed Devious Dame.

Hip No. 216, a son of Shackleford consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $130,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to stakes placed Classy Gem, is out of Classiest Gem, by Dehere.

Hip No. 207 also went to de Meric Stables, Agent, with the son of Into Mischief selling for $120,000. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Cayman Colada, by Yonaguska, a daughter of graded stakes placed Miss Maggie.

Hip No. 191, a dark bay or brown filly by Broken Vow consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent for BryLyn Farm, was sold for $115,000 to Thor-Bred Stables LLC. Out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Baldomera, by Doneraile Court, she’s a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Big John B, who successfully defended his title in the Del Mar Handicap (G2) last Saturday.

Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, went to $100,000 for Hip No. 38, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by M.E.C.C.O. Sales LLC (Mary Ellen Coenen), Agent. The bay filly, out of Joyful Wager, by Valid Wager, is a half sister to stakes winner Wild About Marie.

Hip No. 110, a chestnut colt by Maclean’s Music consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent, was sold for $100,000 to Redwings. He’s out of River Glow, by In Excess (IRE), a half sister to graded stakes winner Lucky J.H.

For the day, 144 horses sold for a total of $6,609,000, compared with 170 yearlings bringing $7,830,700 at the 2014 Selected Sale. The average price was $45,896 compared with $46,063 last year, while the median was $35,000, identical to the figure attained in 2014.  The buyback percentage was 25%; it was 27% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the first of two Open sessions. It will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

Yourdreamsormine takes Gulfstream’s Unbridled Stakes

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Ione Elkins’ Yourdreamsormine trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $150,000 Florida Sire Unbridled Stakes at Gulfstream but came running wide off the turn, charged past the field in the stretch and got up at the wire to win by a head at odds of 35-1. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, purchased for $37,000 by trainer Bill Kaplan on behalf of Mrs. Elkins out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after breezing three eighths in :32 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Now 15-3-3-3, he has earned $169,500 to date. watch his under tack video

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Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red cruised to his third stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, taking the lead from fellow OBS graduate Looks Good  (June ’14) in the $75,000 Jackson Bend Stakes a furlong from home and easing away late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Trained by Chad Stewart, the 3-year-old  Florida-bred colt by Munnings is now 7-3-1-2 and has earned $127,285.  A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 Selected Yearling Sale prior to his purchase by Mr. Lenci for $71,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

WinStar Farm LLC’s Net Gain came from well off the pace in The $80,000 Iowa Breeders’ Derby at Prairie Meadow on Saturday, took command  turning for home and drew away to  a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Include, sold for $325,000 by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Bill Mott, he’s now 9-2-1-3 and has earned $129,651. watch his under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville had only one horse beaten in the early going of Saturday’s $58,165 Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa, but the 5-year-old gelding by Broken Vow charged down the outside in the stretch and won going away by a length and a half.  He was sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the win gives him four stakes wins, a 23-6-3-4 record and $269,430 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

Joseph P. Morey  Jr.’s Solomon Bay picked up his first stakes win at Santa Rosa on Saturday in the $53,550 Robert Dupret Derby, stalking the leaders before taking over in the stretch, surrendering the lead in deep stretch and then coming again to getting up to win by a nose. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), trained by William Morey, is now 7-2-2-0 and has earned $61,735. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was purchase by his trainer for $32,000 after a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

David Wolochuk, Patrick Dale Montoya and Blue Snow Racing Stables’ Cat Trap took the lead at the start of the Saturday’s $50,000 Aspen Cup Stakes at Ruidoso Downs and never looked back en route to a 9-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Cowtown Cat, trained David Wolochuk, now 4-3-0-0 with $61,660 in earnings.  A two-time OBS graduate, she was consigned to the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale by Silver Oaks Farm before she was purchased for $60,000 by Mr. Wolochuk out of the Silver Star consignment at the2014 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video