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 25 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, 93 OBS March graduates have won or placed in 178 stakes races, winning  25 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

 

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Currently working steadily for trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Beach Downs toward his 3-year-old debut in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem ended 2014 by finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) after an eye-catching win in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. High on everyone’s lists of Triple Crown contenders, the son of  Giant’s Causeway was a $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He begins 2015 with a 3-2-1-0 record and $709,800 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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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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Ringing in the new year for OBS March grads on January 3rd, Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Ekati’s Phaeton pressed the pace in the 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 was 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, her resume boasts three wins and a second after five starts. 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

Goldencents repeats in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

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W. C. Racing’s Goldencents became the first repeat winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita, hustling to the front under Rafael Bejarano, cooking Vicars in Trouble with a sizzling half in :44 4/5 and then holding Tapiture off in the stretch, scoring by a length and a quarter. Saddled by Doug O’Neill’s longtime assistant Leandro Mora , the 4-year-old colt has six graded wins, an 18-7-7-0 record and earnings of $3,044,000. He’s sired by OBS graduate Into Mischief, sold by M&H Training & Sales, Agent, to B. Wayne Hughes for $180,000 at the 2007 March Sale after the son of Harlan’s Holiday worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Goldencents,consigned to the 2012 OBS June Sale by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent for Webb Carroll, was sold to Dennis O’Neill for $62,000 after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Tanma Corporation’s Chitu idle since the Kentucky Derby (G1), returned to work at Santa Anita on Friday in the $101,750 Damascus Stakes, went right to the lead and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Unbridled’s Note (March ‘11) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for last spring’s Sunland Derby (G3) winner, now 5-4-1-0 with $561,800 in earnings. Chitu’s win began a big day for OBS consignor Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), who sold the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes for $300,000 at the 2013 March Sale after he sped a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound’s full brother tops Fall Sale’s Racing Age Section

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Hip No. 532, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the  Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, a full brother to champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound, breezed three eighths in :33 3/5 at Monday’s Under Tack Show. He’s out of graded stakes placed stakes winner My White Corvette, by Tarr Road.

Amy Tarrant went to $180,000 for Hip No. 554, an unraced daughter of Medaglia d’Oro whose three eighths in :32 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show.  Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 561, a son of Arch consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Jena Antonucci, Agent for Gallo Stable, for $75,000. The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, is out of  Star Dixie, by Dixie Union, from the family of stakes winner  Rose Park.

Hip No. 530, a son of Tale of the Cat consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $65,000. The unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack session, is out of Miss Fremont, by Rahy, from the family of grade one stakes winner Dixie Union..

Hip No. 503,  Joe Tess, a stakes placed son of Macho Uno consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC & George Bolton, went to  Emerald Spring Stable for $55,000. The 4-year-old gelding is out of graded stakes placed Forty Moves, by Gold Fever.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, who worked the session’s fastest quarter in :20 2/5 was sold for $50,000 to Inversiones F. I.  The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

For the Racing Age Section, 50 horses sold for a total of $1,308,500, averaging $26,170 with a $11,750 median figure. The buyback percentage was 27.5%. There was no corresponding session in 2013.  

The Open Session topper was Hip No. 323, Moored, a daughter of Mr. Greeley consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Machmer Hall for $52,000. The 3-year-old bay mare, a half sister to graded stakes winner Western Smoke out of Echo Harbor, by Boston Harbor, is in foal to Crown of Thorns. Her 2-year-old half brother by Lookin At Lucky, One Lucky Dane, was a 9-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Santa Anita on October 4th.

Hip No. 437, Circuit Breaker, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a stakes placed mare by Yes It’s True, sold to Juan Centeno & Isidro Centeno for $28,000. The 11-year-old chestnut mare, in foal to New Year’s Day, is out of grade one winner Shocker T, by Nodouble.

Hip No. 365, a Discreetly Mine filly consigned by Triple L Sales, Agent, was sold to Etarip Stables, Inc. for $25,000. The bay weanling filly is out of Letha B, by Wild Rush, from the family of stakes winner Pretty Tricky.

For the Open session, 124 horses brought a total of $608,900, compared with 155 selling for a total of $1,508,100 in 2013. The average was $4,910, compared with $9,730 a year ago, median price was $3,000 compared with $5,200 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.5%; it was 16.7% a year ago.

Next on the OBS calendar is the OBS Championship Stakes, set for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. The Winter Mixed Sale & Horses of Racing Age Section is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th – 29th. The Under Tack Show is set for Monday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.

OBS on the March at Saratoga

OBS graduates put on a quite a show at the Saratoga meeting, winning seven of the fifteen grade one stakes, with OBS March graduates accounting for six of them.

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Stopchargingmaria wins the Alabama (Adam Coglianese)

The curtain went up on July 20th when Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria passed the million dollar mark in earnings with a five length romp in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).  The fourth OBS grad to win the CCA Oaks, she joined 1992 winner Turnback the Alarm (April ’91), 1995 winner Golden Bri (August “93) and 2006 victor Wonder Lady Anne L (August ’04). The 3-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat returned to take the meet’s premier races for sophomore fillies, scoring by three quarters of a length in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) on August 16th.  Now 10-6-1-1 with earnings of $1,414,000, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2013 OBS March Sale, then was sold for $220,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. watch her under tack video

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Palace takes the Forego (Adam Coglianese)

Antonino Miuccio’s Palace also accounted for a pair of grade one victories, vaulting past the million dollar mark in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) on August 2nd, and then returning to romp to a 3-1/2 length victory in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (G1) on the meeting’s final Saturday. The 5-year-old son of City Zip is now 21-11-5-2 with $1,309,550 in earnings. 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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The Big Beast in the King’s Bishop (Adam Coglianese

Travers Day is the main event at Saratoga, and OBS graduates used the occasion to grab the spotlight. Alex & JoAnn Lieblong’s April Sale graduate The Big Beast got things started, making his stakes debut in the $500,000 King’s Bishop Stakes (G1). Although further from the lead turning for home than expected, he put in a determined run down the stretch and was up to win by a neck in the final strides. Consigned by Ends Well, Agent, to the 2013 April Sale, the 3-year-old colt by Yes It’s True was purchased by the Lieblongs for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. His third straight victory leaves him 5-3-1-1 with earnings of $415,500. watch his under tack video

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V. E. Day takes the Travers (Adam Coglianese)

Despite coming into the $1,250,000 Travers Stakes (G1) off three straight wins, Magalen O. Bryant’s V. E. Day was overlooked at 19-1 facing Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tonalist and Wood Memorial (G1) and Jim Dandy (G2) winner Wicked Strong. But the 3-year-old colt by English Channel uncorked a sustained run down the stretch, caught Wicked Strong in the last jump and won the “Mid-Summer Derby” by a nose. The victory, his fourth in a row and second straight stakes win, gave him a 6-4-1-0 record and $829,010 in earnings. 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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Itsmyluckyday wins the Woodward (Adam Coglianese)

OBS’ six sensational weeks at the Spa closed with a show stopper, with Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday turning the tables on Whitney Stakes (G1) winner Moreno on the meeting’s final Saturday in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (G1). Tracking his rival right from the gate, he collared him at the top of the stretch, fought him head to head the rest of the way and was best by a neck at the wire. It was the first grade one victory for the 4-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, who 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. The win gives him a 19-9-4-1 record and $1,662,600 in earnings. watch his under tack video

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Carpe Diem wins debut (Adam Coglianese)

Closing day provided an encore, and possibly a glimpse of the future, courtesy of WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem. The $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale came out running in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special, popping to the lead at the break, setting fast fractions on the lead and then responding when challenged in the stretch. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway had the answer, shrugging off a bid in the final furlong, drawing away to a 2-1/2 length victory and running the 5-1/2 furlongs in a swift 1:03 4/5. He was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Building on the success of its graduates, the 2015 OBS March Sale will kick off the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 two-year-old sale schedule on March 17 with an expanded format designed to provide buyers with a greater selection of horses and adding another session to the sale.

Three sessions, set for Tuesday – Thursday, March 17 – 19, 2015, will be preceded by the Under Tack Show on Wednesday through Friday, March 11 – 13. The March Sale will continue to offer a high quality group of horses with top physicals and solid pedigrees that buyers have become accustomed to in previous years, as well as the addition of the next tier of horses that have advanced through their early training and are prepared to showcase their talents in March.

The OBS Baby Watch

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The Hot List: 

Less Than Perfect - Clyde D. Rice’s Less Than Perfect dueled for the lead from the start of the $100,200 Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs on September 25, took charge at the top of the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bourbon Cowboy (April ’14, August ’13).  It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred Pleasantly Perfect colt, now 7-2-0-1 with $107,655 in earnings. Consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, he was purchased by Rice for $22,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale.  

Saratoga Heater – P. R. Racing’s Saratoga Heater jumped into stakes company off a maiden win in August, went to the front in Saturday’s $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont and was never headed, splashing to a four length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bullheaded Boy (June ’14). A 2-year-old colt by Temple City, he was sold for $100,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-0-0, he has earned $134,287 to date. watch his under tack video

A pair of 2014 OBS March graduates won at first asking in Japan on Saturday, with Henny Swift winning a six furlong dash over the Niigata turf course and Wonderful Luster scoring over seven furlongs on the dirt at Hanshin. 

Henny Swift – Yasushi Kubota’s Henny Swift was sold for $340,000 by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to Polo Green Stable, Agent, after the colt by Henny Hughes worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Wonderful Luster - Narvick International, Agent, went to $140,000 to buy Silk Company’s Wonderful Luster, a colt by Tiz Wonderful consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the sale. watch his under tack video

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Carpe Diem – WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s  Carpe Diem, the $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, came out running in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special at Saratoga on Labor Day, popping to the lead at the break, setting fast fractions on the lead and then responding when challenged in the stretch, pulling away to a 2-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, who covered 5-1/2 furlongs in a swift 1:03 4/5, was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Cinco Charlie - William William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first graded stakes winner of the OBS graduate class of 2014, added Delaware Park’s $75,525 First State Dash Stakes to his resume on Saturday, taking over turning for home and then drawing away to an authoritative 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Indian Charlie colt, winner of Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June, leaving him with a 5-3-0-1 record and $159,422 in earnings. He was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Dunn Listening - John L. Moirano, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Dunn Listening also chose a stakes race for her first victory, coming from well off the pace with a sustained late run to win the $141,675 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes by a head on September 6. Purchased by trainer Gary Contessa for $30,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the 2-year-old filly by Intidab is now 2-1-0-0 and has earned $88,655. watch her under tack video

Mr. Jordan – David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan got his career off to a flying start at Monmouth Park on September 14 in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special, bursting from the gate on top and giving nothing else a chance, galloping away to an easy 6-1/4 length victory in a rapid 1:03 1/5. The 2-year-old colt is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale before working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 April Sale and being purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $155,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. watch his under tack video

My Point Exactly – Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly,  fresh off a maiden special victory at Gulfstream in August, shipped to Louisiana Downs for Saturday’s $75,000 Sunday Silence Stakes, stayed close to the pace, closed with late rush and got up late to win by a neck. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $72,220. watch his under tack video

Nagzilla - Brian Chenvert and Eddie Kenneally’s Nagzilla used the lessons learned in her Saratoga debut in August to good use in a Churchill maiden special on September 12, rallying to take command a furlong from the finish and drawing away from there to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trainer Eddie Kenneally bought the 2-year-old Speightstown filly for $55,000 from SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud), Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Naval Command – Pinnacle, Hendricks and Justice struck again two races later at Louisiana Downs with Naval Command, who tried turf for the first time in the $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Midshipman tracked the leader, took over in the stretch and scored her first stakes win by a head, leaving her with a 4-3-1-0 record and $109,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was first sold by breeder Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 April Sale, she brought $60,000 after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Nicky’s Brown Miss – Savino A. Capilupi’s Nicky’s Brown Miss was a maiden going into the $199,667 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes on September 6, but came home a stakes winner, rallying past her rivals in the stretch and drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Third in Monmouth’s Colleen Stakes last time out, the 2-year-old Big Brown filly is now 5-1-0-2 and has earned $133,180. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she breezed and eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Quality Rocks – Destiny Oaks of Ocala LLC’s Quality Rocks is two for two and a stakes winner leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes on September 6, scoring by 3-1/2 lengths over Sarah Sis (June ’14), with Happy to Go (August ’13, October ’12)  checking in third. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Rock Hard Ten, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, has earned $76,200 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Sum Roar – Waterford Stable’s Sum Roar made no mistakes in her debut in a Gulfstream maiden special on September 13, going right to the front, putting away the speed, turning back a challenge in the stretch and then holding off a late charge to win by half a length. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by In Summation was purchased from Ocala Stud, Agent, for $100,000 by Steven W. Young, Agent, at the 2014 OBS June Sale after she sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video

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Tammy the Torpedo – Long Lake Stable LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo saved ground in the early going in her debut in an $83,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 17, but rallied on the second turn, hit the front after straightening away in the stretch and rolled to a 3-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old More Than Ready filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, was sold for $225,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Zandar – Zilla Racing Stables’ Zandar was overlooked at 8-1 in a $75,000 Belmont maiden special on September 13 on the after a wide trip in his debut at Saratoga in August. But the 2–year-old Kitten’s Joy colt saved ground, took over on the inside in the stretch then bounded home a winner by a length and a quarter, covering the seven furlongs on the turf in 1:22 2/5. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he worked a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show before being purchased for $40,000. watch his under tack video

Graded Stakes Winners: 

Cinco Charlie - William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first graded stakes winner of the OBS graduate class of 2014, added Delaware Park’s $75,525 First State Dash Stakes to his resume on Saturday, taking over turning for home and then drawing away to an authoritative 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Indian Charlie colt, winner of Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June, leaving him with a 5-3-0-1 record and $159,422 in earnings. He was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Stakes Winners:

Concealedwithakiss – Laurie Plesa and Vincent Rizzuto’s Concealedwithakiss is two for two and a stakes winner after a two length wire to wire win in the $77,500 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 31. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June, the 2-year-old filly by Political Force sped an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. She has earned $57,540 to date. watch her under tack video

Enchanting Lady - Kaleem Shah’s Enchanting Lady avenged a loss to Seduire in her May 22 debut in the $126,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita on June 22, chasing that rival to the top of the stretch before putting her away and drawing off to a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the first win for the 2-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, purchased on the recommendation of Bob Baffert and Donato Lanni for $650,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. With a 2-1-1-0 record, she has earned $86,200 to date.  watch her under tack video

Harlan’s Honor- Margaret & David Wimer’s Harlan’s Honor led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $61,200 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 10, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a four length victory. Perpetual Novena (March ’14, August ’13) was second, half a length ahead of late running Nicky’s Brown Miss (March ’14). That’s two wins in three trips to the post for the 2-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday, who has earned $63,250 to date. After an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, she was purchased for $165,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Hashtag Bourbon- Bourbon Lane Stable’s Hashtag Bourbon was a maiden going into the $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes on August 2 but came back a stakes winner, charging from behind on the turn, taking command in the lane and pulling away to a 4-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Gotta Get Paid (August ’13). After a first and a third from two starts, the 2-year-old colt by Super Saver has earned $66,000 to date. He was sold by Secure Investments, Agent for $130,000 to McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Heat TransferPatricia’s Hope LLC’s Heat Transfer sat just off the pace in the $50,000 Ohio Miss Stakes at Thistledown on July 26, came out for the drive, ran past the leaders and was best by half a length. It was the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Latent Heat, sold for $190,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Following a third place finish in the Tah Dah Stakes at Belterra Park on August 31, she’s now 4-2-0-2 and has earned $59,000. watch her under tack video

Imperial Dream – Tucci Stables’ Imperial Dream is two for two and a stakes winner after battling for the early lead in the $137,626 Vandal Stakes at Woodbine on August 16, putting away the speed at the top of the stretch and hitting the wire first by a length and three quarters. The 2-year-old colt by Stormy Atlantic, with earnings of $120,077 to date, worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $70,000 out of the SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud) consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 Story to Tell- Cecil N. Peacock’s Story to Tell took charge of the $98,000 W. L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Los Alamitos on July 13 after turning for home and eased away to a 1-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Bluegrass Cat; he was second in last month’s Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes. Now 3-2-1-0 with $118,600 in earnings, he was sold for $82,000 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

Up and Coming: 

American Sailor – Steve Landers’ American Sailor put the lessons learned in his July debut to good use in a $75,750 Del Mar maiden special on August 16, going to the lead and refusing to yield, reporting home first a half length winner. The 2-year-old City Zip colt worked an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 at the 2014 OBS April Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 by Garry Simms on behalf of Landers out of the Silver Star consignment. watch his under tack video

Boast – Margaret V. Bloss’ Boast wasted no time winning his first race, going wire to wire en route to a 2-3/4 length victory in his debut in a maiden special at Arapahoe Park on June 29. A 2-year-old gelding by Ready’s Image, he was consigned to the 2013 OBS August Sale by Moreau Bloodstock International, Agent.

 

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Clothes Fall Off – Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Clothes Fall Off lagged behind in the sloppy early going in a $99,600 Saratoga maiden special in her debut on August 21, but swung out for the drive after saving ground on the turn, ran past the leaders and scored by three lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Daaher was sold to Cheyenne for $150,000 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Conquest Misbehave – Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest Misbehave was allowed to drop well off the pace in her debut in the early going of a $76,250 maiden special at Del Mar on August 17, but the 2-year-old daughter moved toward the front on the turn, blew past the leaders in the lane and was going away under a hold at the wire, winning by 2-1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale, and was sold to Conquest for $250,000 by King’s Equine, Agent for Spendthrift Farm. watch her under tack video

Conquest So True- Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest So True wasted no time getting her diploma, taking the early lead in her debut in a Woodbine maiden special on July 27, shaking off a challenge on the turn for home and then drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Yes It’s True worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show before the 2014 OBS April Sale, and was sold for $200,000 to Conquest by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent. watch her under tack video

Danzatrice – Gainesway Stable’s (Antony Beck) Danzatrice made short work of her opposition in a maiden special at Parx Racing on July 4, leading by daylight all the way and winning her debut by a length and three quarters. The 2-year-old daughter of Dunkirk was sold for $105,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to John Fort on behalf of Gainesway Farm after she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

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El Kabeir – Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir was a troubled third in his debut on August 14, but left nothing to chance in an $83,000 Saratoga maiden special on August 30, taking the lead at the break and improving his position from there, romping home a 10-3/4 length winner. The 2-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, was purchased for $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

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Feathered – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Feathered just failed to last going six furlongs in her debut at Saratoga in early August, but the 2-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie made no mistakes going seven furlongs in an $83,000 maiden special at the Spa on August 31. She took command at the start, cruised on the lead, opened up in the stretch, and then drew away to a convincing 9-3/4 length victory. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 flat and was purchased by Eclipse for $300,000.  watch her under tack video

 

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Firespike – Skychai Racing LLC & Charles Kevin Warner’s Firespike had troubled trips in his first two starts, but overcame even more problems in an $83,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 30. After losing ground on the turn, altering course and steadying to avoid clipping heels, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Flower Alley again changed lanes looking for room, split horses in deep stretch and charged home to score by a neck. A two-time OBS graduate, he failed to meet his reserve when consigned by Beth Bayer  to the 2013 August Sale, but was purchased by trainer Mike Maker for $70,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2014 April Sale after zipping a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Guderian  - Germania Farms’ Guderian settled for second in his debut at Pimlico in May, but made no mistakes second time out in a $38,625 maiden special at Delaware on June 19, bolting quickly to a big lead and staying there all the way en route to a three length victory.The 2-year-old son of Stroll, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2014 OBS March Sale, was purchased for $185,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment. watch his under tack video

Harlan’s Honor – David and Margaret Wimer’s Harlan’s Honor led a 1-2-3-4 OBS parade in her debut in a $38,200 maiden special at Monmouth Park on June 27. The 2-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday beat fellow 2014 OBS April Sale graduate Anna May Our Queen by 2-1/2 lengths, with March Sale graduates Fancy Malka and Cali Thirty Seven finishing third and fourth. The winner was sold for $165,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, after she breezed an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Hey Bartender – Robert O. Johnson’s Hey Bartender had no trouble winning at first asking in a maiden special at Louisiana Downs on July 6, taking charge early, turning away a challenge in the stretch and drawing off to a 4-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old son of Behindatthebar is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Dapple Stud, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale before working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the 2014 April Sale and being purchased for $25,000 by Johnson out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch his under tack video

High Dollar Woman – Alex & JoAnn Lieblong’s High Dollar Woman put the lessons learned in her June debut to good use on July 27 at Saratoga, taking charge of an $83,000 maiden special after turning for home and cruising from there to victory by a length and a half. After working an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2014 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old Super Saver filly was purchased for $675,000 by the Lieblongs out of the Eddie Woods consignment.  watch her under tack video

Holiday Camp – Michael Lund Peterson’s Holiday Camp got his career off on the right foot on June 7 with an authoritative 2-1/2 length victory in a $56,000 maiden special at Santa Anita. The 2-year-old colt by Street Boss was one of the stars of the 2014 OBS March Sale, working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show before being purchased for $700,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch his under tack video

Manahatta – Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. & Peachtree Stable’s Manahatta went right to the front in her August 10 debut in a $76,000 Del Mar maiden special and refused to yield the lead, edging clear down the stretch and scoring by a length. Peachtree’s John Fort signed the ticket for the 2-year-old filly by Old Fashioned, buying her from King’s Equine, Agent, for $90,000 at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

Platinum Patty – Charles A. Castille Jr.’s Platinum Patty showed her heels to her rivals in her debut in an Evangeline Downs maiden special on June 27, going right to the front at the break and romping to a four length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Pomeroy is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before she was purchased for $47,000 out of the BryLynn Farm consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale.

 

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Skinner Box – Patsy C. Symons’ Skinner Box went head and head with Loon River in her debut in a $73,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 11, surrendered the lead in mid-stretch then battled back in the final yards and prevailed by half a length. The 2-year-old filly by Freud worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale before Symons purchased her out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment for $190,000. watch her under tack video

Sky Preacher- Success Racing’s Sky Preacher stretched out to a mile on the turf course at Santa Anita on June 27, took over on the second turn and and then ran off to a 7-1/2 length victory in a $73,550 maiden special.  The 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa worked and Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before being purchased for $80,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment by Russell Smith at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Starless Night- Tucci Stables’ Starless Night jumped from a front-running maiden win on June 28 into Woodbine’s $150,000 Shady Well Stakes on July 13 and the result was a carbon copy gate to wire 2-1/2 length victory. Now two for two with earnings of $121,583, the 2-year-old daughter of Grand Slam was purchased by Carlos Tucci for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Strong Coffee – Albert Frassetto’s Strong Coffee made his debut in a $98,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course on August 2 and ran like a horse with a future, tracking the leaders before coming out for the drive, striking the front a furlong from home and cruising under the wire a three length winner. After working a quarter in :22 1/5, the 2-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward was sold to Frassetto for $120,00 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Two Six Wins- Ciardella, Fedkin, Fazio, Joslin and Pender Racing LLC’s Two Six Wins put his experience to good use in his second start, going to the early lead, surrendering it briefly in the lane, then battling back and drawing away to win a July 6 maiden special at Los Alamitos by a length and a quarter. A two time OBS graduate, the 2-year-old colt by Midshipman was sold at the 2013 August Sale by Summerfield, Agent, prior to being consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent to the 2014 March Sale and breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Unbridled Reward – John C. Oxley’s Unbridled Reward looks like a she has a big future after  her 7-3/4 length front-running score at first asking in a $44,000 maiden special at Churchill Downs on May 30 followed by a sharp second in the Debutante Stakes three weeks later. The 2-year-old filly by Warrior’s Reward was purchased for $330,000 by Mark Casse on Oxley’s behalf at the 2014 OBS March Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Wonder Gal – Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal was last of five for a quarter mile in her debut in the $122,500 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park on July 6, but moved up quickly on the outside on the turn, took command a quarter mile from home and galloped to a 14-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Accelebrate (April ’14, January ’13). Purchased by Jeffrey Treadway for $210,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the 2-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful earned $75,000 for her effort.  watch her under tack video

Zip’s Moondance – Nicholas Cammarano, Jr.’s Zip’s Moondance took the shortest way home in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special on July 24 at Saratoga, surging to the lead on the inside in the lane and drawing away to a 3-1/4 length victory, running five furlongs in a sprightly :57 4/5. Trainer Guadalupe Preciado signed the ticket for the 2-year-old colt by City Zip, sold for $55,000 by Crystal Eclipse Stable at the 2014 OBS April Sale after he worked an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

 

 

Carpe Diem wins at first asking at the Spa

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s  Carpe Diem, the $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, came out running in his debut in an $83,000 maiden special at Saratoga on Labor Day, popping to the lead at the break, setting fast fractions on the lead and then responding when challenged in the stretch, pulling away to a 2-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, who covered 5-1/2 furlongs in a swift 1:03 4/5, was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video