Yorkiepoo Princess scores in Aqueduct’s Ruthless Stakes

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Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess shook off a slow start, took charge of Saturday’s $100,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct on the turn and drew away to a 7-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Tiz Rae Anna (April ’16) settled for second. That’s two straight stakes wins for the two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Edward Barker, the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos is now 6-3-0-0 and has earned $154,811 to date. watch her under tack video 

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey took the $75,000 What A Summer Stakes at Laurel for the second straight year, slipping through on the rail in the final sixteenth and scoring by half a length. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 35-10-8-5 with $425,137 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before she was sold for $20,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent. watch her under tack video

Wonder Gal romps in Aqueduct’s Ladies Handicap

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Clearveiw Stable LLC’s Wonder Gal took the lead at the start of Friday’s $98,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct and never looked back, galloping away to a 13-1/2 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for multiple grade one stakes placed 5-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Leah Gyarmati, now 17-4-2-6 with earnings of $887,145. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeff Treadway for $210,000. watch her under tack video

El Areeb romps in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes

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MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb took charge of Monday’s $150,000 Jerome Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on the turn and the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate ran away from there, bounding to an 11-1/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Bonus Points (April ’16) checking in second. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show before being purchased by MMG for $340,000. Trained by Cathal Lynch, he’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $184,200 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita and held it to the wire, finishing in a dead heat for the victory with stablemate Solid Wager. It’s the first graded stakes win for the now 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, a two time OBS graduate. He was consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 20-4-5-3 and has earned $257,175. watch his under tack video

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stable LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 East View Stakes, but surged to the lead on the outside, hit the front coming to the eighth pole and drew off to win by 5-1/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, now 4-3-0-1 with earnings of $276,000 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased by Michael Dubb for $97,000 from Dormellito Stud Sales at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Jim Wells and Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Paige picked up her first stakes victory in the $75,000 Via Borghese Stakes at Gulfstream on New Year’s Eve, finding room on the rail in the stretch and rallying late for a half length victory. The now 5-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Sky Mesa was consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Christophe Clemente, she’s now 15-4-3-3 and has earned $260,844.  watch her under tack video

 

Martin S. Schwartz’s High Bridge Road circled horses on the turn in Saturday’s $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes at Laurel, took the lead after turning for home and scored her first stakes win by half a length. The newly turned 5-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Quality Road, trained by Linda Rice, is now 10-4-2-3 and has earned $233,990 to date. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $350,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Constellation wins Santa Anita’s La Brea; Mind Your Biscuits, Sharp Azteca one-two in Malibu

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation battled between horses for the early lead in Monday’s $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, fell back in the stretch and then came again late and got up to win by half a length. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the daughter of Bellamy Road, and her fourth stakes win in her last five starts. Now trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she’s 8-5-1-1 and has earned $479,464. She turned in 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.  watch her under tack video

 

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits sat off the pace in the early going of Santa Anita’s $301,380 Malibu Stakes (G1), then rallied to catch fellow OBS graduate Sharp Azteca (April ’15, August ’14)  in deep stretch and beat him by a half length. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Posse, who scored in Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July. Trained by Robert Falcone, Jr., he’s now 13-4-4-3 and has earned $675,366 to date. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Gainesway Stable’s Danzatrice took control of the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds on Monday at the quarter pole and ran away from there, drawing off in the lane to a 7-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Dunkirk, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 9-5-1-1- with earnings of $227,865. She was sold for $105,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC at the 2014 OBS April Sale after she turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Dearest scores in Gulfstream’s Sugar Swirl Stakes

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest picked up her first graded stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. She took charge of the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) after half a mile, held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate You Bought Her (April ’12) and won by a length. It’s the third stakes victory of the year for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, trained by Gilberto Zerpa, now 7-5-1-1 with $295,550 in earnings. She was purchased for $150,000 at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Gelfenstein out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Mingyeonggeun’s Clean Up Joy took the Grand Prix Stakes (G1) at Seoul Race Track, the fifth time an OBS graduate has won the race. (watch the race video) He joins 2012 winner Gamdonguibada, 2011 winner Tough Win and Dongbanui Gangja, back to back winner  in 2008 and 2009. Clean Up Joy turned back heavy favorite Triple Nine (KOR) by a length a quarter, with Triple Crown winner Power Blade (KOR) settling for third. The 5-year-old gelding by Purge was purchased for $14,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds, then came running in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the well-traveled 5-year-old graded stakes placed Mizzen Mast gelding, purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 21-5-5-3 and has earned $600,916. watch his under tack video

William & Corrinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief circled horses on the turn of the $60,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, then ran by the leaders in the stretch to take the race by 2-1/4 lengths with fellow OBS graduate Forest Circle (April ’16) checking in third. It the second stakes score for the 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, now 8-4-1-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen with $166,730 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Loooch Racing Stables, G. Ellis, D. Weaver and Imaginary Stables’ War Story scored his first stakes win in emphatic fashion, taking the lead at the start of the $125,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct and drawing away in the stretch to a 7-3/4 length victory. The multiple graded stakes placed 4-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet is now 17-4-3-2 for trainer Mario Serey, Jr. and has earned $559,395 to date. A half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Land Over Sea, he was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent , to the 2014 OBS March Sale, where he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Bode’s Dream takes Gulfstream’s House Party Stakes

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St. Elias Stable’s unbeaten Bode’s Dream went to the front at the start of Saturday’s $75,000 House Party Stakes at Gulfstream and never looked back, rolling to a 2-3/4 length victory with fellow OBS graduate Brahms Cat (June ’16) checking in third.  Three for three with two stakes wins for trainer Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old daughter of Bodemeister has earned $180,105 to date. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

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Magic Stables LLC’s Lirica picked up her first stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, rallying to take charge of the $75,000 Hut Hut Stakes approaching the eighth pole, opening a big lead and easing home from there a winner by a length. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2014 Winter Mixed Sale and then sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, for $20,000 at the 2015 August Yearling Sale. Trained by Antonio Sano, she’s now 6-3-2-0 and has earned $129,320. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

Maggi Moss’ Big World took the lead on the turn of Fair Grounds’ $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes on Saturday, turned back a stretch challenge a furlong from home and held on to post her third stakes victory by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Pink (April ’14) settled for third. Trained by Tom Amoss, she’s now 8-4-0-4 and has earned $318,600. The graded stakes winning 3-year-old filly by Custom for Carlos was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2014 OBS August Sale and purchased for $98,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Dundalk 5 LLC’s Miss Mo Kelly tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $100,000 She’s All In Stakes at Remington Park, and the 4-year-old daughter of Congrats came from far back, took command with a rush at the eighth pole and cruised from there to a two length victory. Now 18-3-6-3 for trainer Paul Holthus, she has earned $216,841. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Yorkiepoo Princess wins Aqueduct’s Furlough Stakes

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Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess took the lead at the start of Aqueduct’s $100,000 Furlough Stakes on Thanksgiving Day and was never headed, opening a big lead and coasting home a winner by 2-2/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, trained by Edward Barker, now 5-2-0-0 with $94,811 in earnings. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch her under tack video 

MMG Stables’ Undulated was still last of five a furlong from home in Sunday’s $125,000 Swynford Stakes at Woodbine, but the 2-year-old colt by Curlin turned in a strong late run and was up in the final yards to win his first stakes race by three quarters of a length. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Cathal Lynch, he has earned $93,263 to date. Consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat before he was sold to MMG for $625,000. watch his under tack video 

John Sadler’s Rockport Kat tried stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Zia Park Sprint Stakes, rallied to take charge at the eighth pole and drew off smartly from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second win in six starts this year for the 5-year-old gelding by Rockport Harbor, trained by his owner, leaving him with a 10-4-0-0 record and earnings of $141,305. He was consigned to the 2014 OBS April Sale by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, where he breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video 

Mr. Jordan takes the Millions Classic Preview in track record time

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan relaxed just off the leaders in the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Stakes at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday, moved to take charge a furlong from home then dew off to win by 3-3/4 lengths in a track record 1:42.52 for the mile and a sixteenth. Fellow OBS graduate Saraguaro (April ’14, August ’13) checked in third. It’s the fourth stakes win for the graded stakes winning 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, and leaves him with a 17-6-4-5 record and $513,735 in earnings. 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. watch his under tack video

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Averill Racing LLC and CCF Racing Stable’s R Angel Katelyn stepped into stakes company for the first time in Gulfstream Park West’s $100,000 Juvenile Filly Sprint Stakes and handled the jump in class with ease, tracking the leader into the stretch then wearing her down and scoring by half a length. That’s two wins in three starts for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of High Cotton, who breezed and Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $50,000 out of the Craig L. Wheeler consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale. Trained by Gerald Bennett, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $87,120. watch her under tack video

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Four Horsemen Racing Stable, Inc. and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Sweetontheladies picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, charging from off the pace, running past the leaders a sixteenth from home and scoring by three lengths over fellow OBS graduate Storming My Way (March ’16, January ’15). It’s the third win in four trips to the post for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy, trained by Henry Collazo, now 4-3-0-0 with earnings of $119,342. Consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $25,000. watch his under tack video

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Pinnacle Racing Stable and Norman Stables’ Moment of Delight took the lead at the start of Gulfstream Park West’s $100,000 Millions Distaff Preview Stakes and stayed there to the wire, holding off a late run by fellow OBS graduate You Bought Her (April ’12) by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by A. P. Warrior, who turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $58,000 to Pinnacle Racing by Southern Cypress Stable, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Stanley Gold, she’s now 18-5-5-1 and has earned $428,418. watch her under tack video

Champagne Room captures the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

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Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s Champagne Room, overlooked at 33-1, moved up to take command of the $1,841,380 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at the top of the stretch, opened up daylight a furlong from home and cruised from there to a three quarter length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, trained by Peter Eurton, now 5-2-1-1 and the newest OBS millionaire graduate with $1,386,600 in earnings. She was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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It was the second trip to the Juvenile Fillies (G1) with an OBS graduate for Mr. Ciaglia and Peter Eurton. They finished third in 2011 with Weemissfrankie, trained by Eurton and owned by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Rob Dyrdek. The daughter of Sunriver, a two time grade one winner of $559,920, went through the ring in the 2010 August Sale before she was purchased at the April Sale. .

Champagne Room is the fourth OBS graduate to win the Juvenile Fillies (G1). February graduate Brave Raj won the 1986 renewal and Stardom Bound (March ‘08) and She Be Wild (April ’09) scored consecutive victories in 2008 and 2009.

Big contingent of OBS grads set for the Breeders’ Cup Championships

Twenty OBS graduates have been entered for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Championship races set for this Friday and Saturday, November 4th & 5th at Santa Anita.

Klaravich Stables Inc. & William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome and Carolyn Wilson’s Wellabled will be the first to see action in Friday’s $1-million Juvenile Turf (G1).

Favorable Outcome enters the race off a third place finish in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont in October. The 2-year-old colt by Flatter, trained by Chad Brown, was a $300,000 purchase at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, he was sold to Klaravich Stable after turning in a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Wellabled’s two straight stakes wins include a 7-3/4 length victory in the Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3). The 2-year-old son of Shackleford, trained by Larry Rivelli was consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 prior to being sold for $340,000. watch his under tack video

Trainer Mark Casse will send out John C. Oxley’s La Coronel as the lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Colonel John was a 4-1/4 length winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G3) in her last start. After breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment for $375,000. watch her under tack video

Reddam Racing’s Land Over Sea will carry the OBS banner by herself in the $2-million Distaff. The 3-year-old filly by Bellamy Road was a winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) in March and has been on the board in five other graded stakes. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she was purchased by his brother Dennis from Victor Davila for $130,000 at the 2015 April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

The division championship will be up for grabs in Saturday’s $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1) with five OBS graduates entered.

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Ciaglia Racing LLC’s Champagne Room broke her maiden in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in August and was third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, trained by Peter Eurton, was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Michael J. Ryan’s Colorful Charades comes into the race off a third place finish in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont. A two-year-old daughter of Discreet Cat, she was sold by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, for $130,000 to Xavier International Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She’s trained by Rudy Rodriguez. watch her under tack video

 

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When Chadds Ford Stable’s Dancing Rags captured Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1), she was the seventh OBS graduate to win the race in its last eight runnings. A 2-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Graham Motion, she was consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Kinsman Farm, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Chadds Ford Stable for $210,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

 

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted, trained by Bob Baffert, comes in to the race off a victory in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1). The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and then resold by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Speedway for $375,000 at the 2016 March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5.  watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

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It took Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike two starts to break her maiden, but she did it in style with a 2-1/4 length victory in the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1). Craig Dollase now trains the 2-year-old filly by Union Rags, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

J Stables, M. Scott Summers, Hope Summers and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits, winner of Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July, is the only OBS graduate entered in the $1.5-million Sprint (G1). The 3-year-old colt by Posse, trained by Robert Falcone, Jr. was consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

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Two OBS graduates are now set for the $1-million Turf Sprint (G1). James A. Bryan, Jr.’s Celestine captured Belmont’s Just a Game Stakes (G1) in June, running the mile on the turf in 1:31.63, one hundredth of a second off Elusive Quality’s 1996 track record. The 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, trained by Bill Mott, was consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, where she breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, the sale’s fastest work at the distance. watch her under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask has drawn into the race from the also-eligible list after the defection of Suedois due to injury. The well traveled 5-year-old graded stakes placed gelding by Mizzen Mast, trained by Brad Cox  was purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

The connections of Ranlo Investments LLC’s graded stakes winner Lady Shipman, on the also-eligible list as well, elected to remain in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (G3) on Saturday, where she’ll face fellow OBS gradautes Acapulco (March ’15) and Wild At Heart (March ’14).

Three OBS graduates with Eclipse Award hopes are set for the $2-million Juvenile (G1).

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Kaleem Shah’s Klimt, winner of the Best Pal (G2) and Del Mar Futurity (G1), is trained by Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old colt by Quality Road sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 prior to his purchase for $435,000 by Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

 

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna and Harris Fein’s Syndergaard comes into the Juvenile after finishing second by a nose in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont. The stakes winning 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection is trained by Todd Pletcher. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. watch his under tack video

 

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Todd Pletcher also sends out China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory, the talk of Saratoga after an eye catching maiden victory. The 2-year-old son of Gemologist returned to the races and won the Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park by 3-1/2 lengths in his only other start. He was purchased for $335,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

A trio of OBS grads will go postward in the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).

Reddam Racing’s lightly raced Gomo captured last year’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland for trainer Doug O’Neill and returned from a layoff to run well in a stakes race at Santa Anita in her last start. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $75,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway comes into the race off two graded stakes wins, the last in Saratoga’s Ballerina (G1) in August. Trained by Thomas Morley, the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats was consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal broke her maiden in a stakes race in her debut at two, and has been on the board in five graded stakes during her 14 race career. Leah Gyarmati trains the 4-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, 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. watch her under tack video

Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Ellis G. Weaver and Imaginary Stables’ War Story has kept good company throughout his career, and is the only OBS graduate entered in the Classic (G1). The graded stakes placed 4-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, a half brother to OBS graduate Land Over Sea, is trained by Mario Serey. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Bonita Bianca wins Belmont’s Maid of the Mist Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stable LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca is two for two and a stakes winner after surging to the lead a furlong from home in Saturday’s $250,000 Maid of the Mist Stakes at Belmont Park then running away to a 5-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by Curlin, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, has earned $186,000 to date. Consigned by Dormellito Stud Sales to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 before she was purchased by Michael Dubb for $97,000. watch her under tack video

William & Corrinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief picked up her first stakes victory on Friday night at Delta Downs, coming from off the pace and getting up in deep stretch to win the $100,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes by a length and three quarters, with fellow OBS graduate Forest Circle (April ’16) finishing third. The 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale where she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, and has earned $132,350. watch her under tack video

T D C B E Stable’s Nicaradalic Rocks stepped into stakes company for the first time in Laurel’s $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint Handicap on Saturday, tracked the leader to the head of the stretch, took command, and scored by a length. The 3-year-old gelding by Rock Slide, consigned by Mayberry Farm, breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Kieron Magee, he’s now 18-3-2-5 and has earned $139,462. watch his under tack video

Michael R. Cox’s Rockin Jojo circled horses on the turn of Saturday’s $99,000 Maryland Million Distaff Handicap at Laurel, closed down the center of the track in the stretch and was up late for a half length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Street Magician, consigned  by Best a Luck Farm LLC, Agent,  to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Guadalupe Preciado, she’s now she’s now 17-4-3-4 and has earned $244,012. watch her under tack video

Curtis Landry and Red Diamond Stable’s unbeaten Ruffenuff has started three times and has won three stakes by a combined 29-1/4 lengths. Her latest was a 10-1/4 length score in the $50,000 Freedom of the City Stakes on Saturday at Northlands Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Dialed In, trained by Greg Tracy, has earned $68,715 to date. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Theory takes the Futurity at Belmont

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China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory is two for two and a graded stakes winner after taking command of the $200, 000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park leaving the eighth pole and drawing away from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Moves Like Ali (April ’16) checked in third. Theory, a 2-year-old son of Gemologist who romped to a 5-1/2 length victory in his debut at Saratoga in July, was purchased for $335,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he has earned $169,800 to date. watch his under tack video

Stilletos and Spurs’ Tiz a Melody is still unbeaten after putting in a strong late run and winning the $75,000 El Joven Stakes by a length and three quarters on Saturday at Retama Park. Trained by Mike Neatherlin, the 2-year-old gelding by Tizway has two wins in as many starts and has earned $53,460. Consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Noted and Quoted scores in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes

Speedway Stable's Noted and Quoted and jockey Rafael Bejarano,   right, overpower With Honors (Flavien Prat), left, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted tracked the leader in Santa Anita’s $302,070 Chandelier Stakes (G1) until the top of the stretch, took over from there and scored her first stakes win with a half length victory. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $239,580. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and then resold by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Speedway for $375,000 at the March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5.  watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

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Donald R. Dizney’s Dude Fantasy is two for two and a stakes winner after rallying from well off the pace in Saturday’s $500,000 Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream, striking the front in deep stretch and scoring by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of First Dude was consigned by Mark White, Agent, to the 2016 OBS June Sale where she turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Ralph Nicks, she has earned $331,000 to date. watch her under tack video

 

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Robert V. LaPenta and Madaket Stables LLC’s Mirai is also two for two and a stakes winner after going to the front after half a mile in Sunday’s $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont and going on from there to a two length victory. Trained by Chad Brown, the 2-year-old Trappe Shot colt has earned $133,800 to date.  He breezed a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to his purchase for $280,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Our Sugar Bear Stable LLC’s She’s Incredible was a maiden going into Gulfstream’s $150,000 Florida Sire Meadow Star Stakes on Saturday, but the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by High Cotton came from last in the field of five, took command a furlong from home and drew away to a 4-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate R Kinsley Doll (March ’15) checked in third. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 1/5 before she was sold for $20,000. Now 12-1-3-2 for trainer Fernando Abreu, she has earned $149,590. watch her under tack video

 

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Arindel’s Silver Diva came from off the pace in the $75,000 Our Dear Peggy Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream, reached contention turning for home then wore down fellow OBS graduate Devilish Romance (April ’16, August ’15) in deep stretch and beat her by half a length. It’s the second straight win and first stakes victory for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Circular Quay, trained by Ronny Werner, now 7-2-3-1 with $97,875 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, at the 2015 Winter Mixed Sale and then resold for $4,000 by Twin Stars Equine LLC, Agent, at the 2015 August Sale.

Klimt captures the Del Mar Futurity

Kaleem Shah's Klimt and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade I $300,  000 Del Mar Futurity Monday,   September 5, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. ©Benoit Photo

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Kaleem Shah’s Klimt moved up to challenge front-running favorite Straight Fire turning for home in Monday’s $300,345 Del Mar Futurity (G1), put him away a furlong from home then drew away to win by 4-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Midnight Pleasure (April ‘16) checked in third. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, who took Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2) earlier in the meet. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 4-3-0-0 and has earned $336,960 to date. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 prior to his purchase for $435,000 by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Drawing Away Stable’s Doctor J Dub posted his first graded stakes win at Parx Racing on Labor Day, taking the lead at the start of the $300,000 Turf Monster Stakes (G3) and never looking back en route to a half length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 6-year-old gelding by Sharp Humor, trained by Jena Antonucci, now 26-6-6-5 with $335,395 in earnings. Consigned to the 2012 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he breezed and eighth in :10 flat before he was sold for $195,000. watch his under tack video

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Averill Racing LLC and Silver Oak Stable LLC’s R Kinsley Doll scored her second straight stakes victory on Saturday in $150,000 Florida Sire Jewel Princess Stakes at Gulfstream, tracking the leaders in to the stretch and wearing them down late to win by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate She’s Incredible (April ’15) finishing third. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Big Drama was consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Ralph Ziadie, she’s now 8-3-2-0 and has earned $238,085. watch her under tack video

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman was head and head for the early lead in Monday’s Turf Amazon Stakes at Parx Racing, but took control down the stretch and eased away to win by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Sunnysammi (April ’14) closing to get third.  Her second straight stakes win is her fifth in seven starts this year and the eleventh of her career. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, she’s now 19-13-2-2 and has earned $896,042. The 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

Curtis Landry and Red Diamond Stable’s Ruffenuff is two for two with two stakes wins after running off to a 12-1/4 length victory in Monday’s $50,000 Bird of Pay Stakes at Northlands Park. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. The 2-year-old daughter of Dialed In, trained by Greg Tracy, has earned $50,079. watch her under tack video

Union Strike takes the Del Mar Debutante

Ruis Racing's Union Strike and jockey Martin Garcia,   draw away from heavy favorite American Cleopatra,   to win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. ©Benoit Photo

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Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike picked a choice spot to break her maiden, surging to the lead in the stretch of the $300,690 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1), taking charge in the final sixteenth and drawing off to win by 2-1/4 lengths despite rider Martin Garcia losing his whip in the lane. Fellow OBS graduate Champagne Room (April ’16) settled for third. Second in her only other start, the 2-year-old daughter of Union Rags is the first grade one stakes winner trained by 25 year old Shelbe Ruis. The first grade one winner for her sire as well, she has earned $192,600 to date. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000. watch her under tack video

William K. Helwig and Brent Gasaway’s All Right also broke his maiden in a stakes race, tracking the leaders in Saturday’s $342,855 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes, taking command after turning for home and holding on to win by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Hot Dad (April ’16) checked in third. The 2-year-old colt by Dominus was purchased for $20,000 out of the Costanzo Sales consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kellyn Gorder, he’s now 2-1-1-0 and has earned $214,090. watch his under tack video

Our Way takes Saratoga’s Better Talk Now Stakes

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William L. Clifton’s Our Way relaxed off the pace in the early going of Monday’ $100, 000 Better Talk Now Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, moved into contention turning for home, took the lead a sixteenth from home and drew off late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS March graduate Mighty Mo checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred Tizway gelding, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $140,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by H. James Bond, he’s now 9-3-1-2 and has earned $163,390.  watch his under tack video

Haveyougoneaway scores in Saratoga’s Ballerina Stakes

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Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway rallied wide into the stretch of Saturday’s $500, 000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, forged to the front a sixteenth from home and held on gamely to win by half a length. It’s the fourth straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, who took Saratoga’s Honorable Miss Stakes (G2) in late July. Trained by Thomas Morley, she’s now 26-11-4-6 and has earned $897,495. She was consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

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William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Reckling settled for second behind fellow OBS April graduate Theory in a swiftly run maiden race at Saratoga at the end of July, but the 2-year-old colt by Dialed In put the lesson to good use in a $93,000 Maiden Special weight test at the Spa on Saturday. Taking the lead at the break, he was never headed en route to a 1-1/4 length victory. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to OBS April, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now one for two for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $72,400 to date. watch his under tack video

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N.T.S Stable’s Yourdreamsormine circled horses on the turn in the $75,000 Groomstick Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, took the lead in the stretch then drew off late to win by a length and three quarters, with fellow OBS graduate Bullet Gone Astray (April ’15) rallying from last to finish third. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, trained by Milt Wolfson, now 27-6-6-4 with $344,185 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was  consigned first by breeder Bridlewood Farm to the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale and then purchased for $37,000 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.  watch his under tack video

Syndergaard romps in Saratoga’s Funny Cide Stakes

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna and Harris Fein’s Syndergaard is two for two and a stakes winner after pitching a complete game shutout in Saratoga’s  $190, 000 Funny Cide Stakes, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 10-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, trained by Todd Pletcher, has earned $163,800 to date. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. watch his under tack video

Flatter colt tops OBS Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 24, a son of Flatter consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to Stan Hough, Agent for Sagamore Farm, for $210,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Selected Yearling Sale. The bay colt is out of Madoffwiththecash, by Dixie Union, a full sister to graded stakes winner Nothing But Fun.

Hip No. 99, a bay filly by Bernardini consigned by Baccari Bloodstock LLC, Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent, for $200,000. She’s out of stakes winner Seacrettina, by Sea of Secrets, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ramsgate.

Hip No. 133, a dark bay or brown colt by Shanghai Bobby consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Stonestreet Stables LLC and M. V. Magnier for $160,000. A half brother to stakes winner Katie’s Kiss, he’s out of Sydney’s Kiss, by Boston Harbor.

Rigney Racing LLC paid $155,000 for Hip No. 174, a daughter of Soldat consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Baldomera, by Doneraile Court, and is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Big John B.

Hip No. 56, a bay colt by Paynter consigned by Janie Roper, Agent, went to C R K Stables LLC for $150,000. He’s out of Oral Argument, by Outofthebox, and is a half brother to stakes placed Tupancy Links.

Hip No.144, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was purchased by FHMB for $150,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to graded stakes winner Maddalena, is out of Two Foxie, by Fair Skies.

Moneyballs Racing & Sales paid $150,000 for Hip No. 227, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Imagine… The dark bay or brown filly is out of  Dark Nebula, by Exchange Rate, a daughter of stakes placed Pure Glitter.

Hip No. 245, a dark bay or brown colt by Gemologist consigned by Select Sales, Agent for Machmer Hall and Grey Dawn Stables, went to H. H., Agent for $150,000. He’s out of Evening Sun, by Dixie Union, a half sister to stakes placed Askara.

For the day, 138 horses sold for a total of $5,612,100, compared with 150 yearlings bringing $6,774,500 at the 2015 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,667 compared with $45,163 last year, while the median was $25,000, compared with $35,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 38.1%; it was 21.9% a year ago. Fifteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared to eleven in 2015.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 275 – 660 selling in the first of two Open sessions. The session will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.