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.

April grads Harlan’s Harmony, Wellabled one-two in Saratoga’s Skidmore Stakes

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Curragh Stables’ Harlan’s Harmony is two for two and a stakes winner despite being bumped at the start of Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes on the turf at Saratoga. The 2-year-old colt by Spring At Last trailed in the early going but rallied down the stretch, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Wellabled (April ’16) in the shadow of the wire, and scored by a head. Trained by John Terranova, he has earned $105,000 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 April Sale, he was sold to Curragh Racing for $75,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

March grads Klimt, Big League one-two in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes

Kaleem Shah's Klimt and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $200,00 Best Pal Stakes, Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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Kaleem Shah’s Klimt tracked pace-setting fellow OBS graduate Big League (March ’16) in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar and then went after him on the turn. The pair raced as a team down the stretch into the final furlong before Klimt proved best, easing away in the final yards to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the second win in three starts for the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Bob Baffert, who has earned $156,960 to date. He was purchased for $435,000 by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 March Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Great Point Stables’ Noble Beauty was awarded victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Pucker Up Stakes (G3) at Arlington Park via the disqualification of fellow OBS graduate Try Your Luck (October ’15), placed third by the stewards for interference in the stretch. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Kitten’s Joy, whose stretch charge left her a nose short of Try Your Luck at the wire. Trained by Chad Brown, the win gives her a 5-2-2-0 record and earnings of $127,350. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before going through the ring. watch her under tack video

Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two picked up his second stakes victory in the $84,535 Green Flash Stakes at Del Mar, rallying to take command in the final sixteenth and easing away late to win by a length and a quarter. The 4-year-old son of Bob and John, trained by Mike Machowsky, is now 11-4-0-1 and has earned $210,665. He was purchased by his trainer for $120,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 flat a the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep won Thistledown’s $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes for the third straight time on Saturday, taking command a furlong from home and drawing away to win by a length and a half. It’s the ninth stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Ready’s Image, trained by Chris Hartman, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $77,000 by Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, out of the Rod McVey consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale. Now 28-13-8-3, he has earned $742,540 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates having a great summer at Del Mar

While East Coast OBS graduates spend their summer vacations in the mountain air and cool nights at Saratoga, their California cousins are basking in the sun and enjoying the surf at Del Mar.

CHAMPAGNE ROOM a1 8.6.16

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The big splash to date was made in the juvenile division with the victory by Ciaglia Racing LLC, Exline- Border Racing LLC & Alesia et al.’s Champagne Room in last Saturday’s $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (G2). Breaking her maiden in the race for trainer Peter Eurton, she’s now 2-1-1-0 and has earned $132,600. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old filly by Broken Vow sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr.  watch her under tack video

MORGANITE a1 7.16.16

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The Sorrento winner was second in her debut in July to Hronis Racing’s Morganite, who broke her  maiden at first asking for trainer John Sadler. The first winner for her sire Gemologist, Morganite was purchased for $360,000 by Lane’s End Bloodstock out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm consignment at the March Sale after working  an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

MIDNIGHT PLEASURE ACTNT

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Alvin and Wendy Ruis’ Midnight Pleasure made short work of his rivals in his July 24th debut, drawing off to a 2-1/4 length victory for trainer Shelbe Ruis. The colt by Midnight Lute worked an eighth in :10 flat before he was sold by Randy Miles, Agent, for $310,000 to Ruis Racing at the 2016 April Sale. watch his under tack video

BIG LEAGUE a1 7.30.16

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The boys get their turn on Saturday, with a trio of OBS graduates set to go in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2). They’ll be led by Rockingham Ranch’s Big League, a 3-1/4 length winner of his debut at Del Mar on July 30. The Speightstown colt, trained by Peter Miller, was consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was sold to Rockingham for $100,000. watch his under tack video

He’ll be joined in the starting gate by Godolphin Stable’s Drafted and Kaleem Shah’s Klimt.

Drafted, a Florida-bred son of Field Commission, broke his maiden at first asking at Keeneland in April prior to a trek to Ascot in June. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 by trainer Eoin Harty out of the Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm) consignment at the 2016 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Klimt was a 5-1/4 length winner in his second start at Santa Anita in July for trainer Bob Baffert. The colt by Quality Road sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2016 March Sale Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $435,000  by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch his under tack video

NOTED AND QUOTED a1 8.7.16

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Last weekend, Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted put on quite a show, romping to her first victory by 9-1/2 lengths on August 7th for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is also a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and 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 his under tack video

JAZZY TIMES a1 7.31.16

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Older OBS graduates are also enjoying summer at the beach. Zayat Stables, LLC’s Jazzy Times picked up her second win in four starts with a 6-1/2 length victory on July 31st at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Discreetly Mine, trained by Bob Baffert, was purchased for $460,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables, out of the SGV consignment after an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5.  watch her under tack video

WHY TWO (inside) a1 7.20.16 (2)

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Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two was an allowance winner on July 20th. He’s trained by Michael Machowsky, who signed the ticket for the Bob and John gelding at the 2014 April Sale. Purchased for $120,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment, he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

SECRETO PRIMERO a1 8.3.16 (2)

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Machowsky also clicked later in the meet with another 2014 April purchase when Ernest Marchosky, John Perlstein, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Secreto Primero scored his third win in four trips to the post this year in a $65,000 allowance test on August 3. The trainer bought the son of First Samurai, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, for $150,000 after he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

SCATTAGIRL a1 8.6.16 (2)

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Benowitz Family Trust, 3 R 3 Racing LLC, Mathilde Powell and Binith Shah’s Scattagirl picked up her third win in five starts this year on August 6th at Del Mar for trainer Leonard Powell. The 4-year-old Scat Daddy filly won a $66,380 allowance test by a length and a quarter. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and resold for $87,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, to Hubert Guy Bloodstock, Agent at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video   selected sale conformation photo

OBS grads enjoying the summer at Saratoga

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Jeff Drown’s unbeaten Summer Revolution is two for two and heading for either the Travers (G1) or King’s Bishop (G1) after the 3-year-old colt by Summer Bird scored by three lengths in an $85,000 allowance test on Saturday at Saratoga. Taking command after a half in :44 4/5, he sailed home from there, running the seven furlong distance in 1:21 flat. Trained by Rudy Rodriquez, he has earned $96,000 to date. Consigned to the 2015 OBS March Sale by Thoroughbred  Champions Training Center, he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent for $90,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Carl Lizza Racing Stables, LLC’s Uno Emayo took on the leaders at the top of the stretch of Monday’s $98,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, battled on the outside down the stretch and stuck his nose in front at the wire to win a three-horse photo.  It’s the third straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old gelding by D’Funnybone, purchased for $30,000 out of the Hidden Horse Bloodstock consignment at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale. Also trained by Rudy Rodriguez, he’s now 14-4-1-3 and has earned $146,382.

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna, Harris Fein, Guri Singh and Jerry Walia’s Syndergaard had an impressive career debut at Saratoga on Monday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a three length victory in a $73,000 Maiden Special Weight test. The 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection was purchased by Eric Fein for $450,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. The Todd Pletcher trainee earned $43,800 for his effort. watch his under tack video

Mind Your Biscuits takes Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes

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J Stables, M. Scott Summers, Hope Summers and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits trailed in the early going of Saratoga’s $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2), but moved up on the inside on the turn, fought to the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Maniacal (October ’15). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Posse, trained by Robert Falcone, Jr., now 9-3-3-2 with $285,366 in earnings. 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

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China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory was a short-priced favorite in his debut in an $83,000 Maiden Special Weight test at Saratoga on Saturday and the 2-year-old son of Gemologist lived up to his billing. He pressed the early pace, took charge a quarter mile from home and cruised to a 5-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Reckling (April ’16) in 1:09 4/5 for six furlongs. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he earned $49,800 for his effort. 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

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JSM Equine’s Ancient Warfare moved up on the hedge to reach the leaders in an $83,000 Maiden Special Weight test on the turf to open the card at Saratoga on Saturday, got through to take command in the final sixteenth and drew away late to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It was the first start for the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, sold to Justin Casse, Agent, by L & S Thoroughbreds for $250,000 at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Casse, the victory was worth $49,800. watch his under tack video

Rockingham Ranch’s Big League got his career off to a flying start at Del Mar on Saturday, scoring at first asking by 3-1/4 lengths in an $82,935 Maiden Special Weight race. The 2-year-old son of Speightstown pressed favored Honor and Courage early, put him away on the turn and rolled from there to a 3-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate What’sontheagenda (April ’16). Consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Rockingham for $100,000. Saddled by Peter Miller, he earned $37,800. watch his under tack video

 

Haveyougoneaway scores in Saratoga’s Honorable Miss Stakes

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Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway came around horses to reach the leaders in the stretch of Saratoga’s $200,000 Honorable Miss Stakes (G2), went after favored Paulassilverlining in the final furlong, then wore her down in shadow of the wire and scored by a neck. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, 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. Trained by Thomas Morley, she now has six stakes wins, a 25-10-4-6 record and earnings of $622,425. watch her under tack video

Bitumen, Random Walk one-two in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes

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Joseph W. Sutton’s Bitumen dropped off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga on Saturday, circled horses to reach contention turning for home, took over leaving the eighth pole and scored by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Random Walk (March ’16). Two for two with earnings of $117,900 for trainer Eddie Kenneally, the 2-year-old colt by Mineshaft was purchased for $280,000 by Barry Berkelhammer, Agent, out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Michael Lay, Mike Loughry and D Mac Racing Stable’s Puntrooskie scored his first graded stakes win in Woodbine’s $150,600 Bold Venture Stakes (G3) on Saturday, battling to the lead in the stretch and holding on gamely for a half length decision. The 6-year-old Florida bred son of In Summation, trained by Donald MacRae, now has two stakes victories, a 29-5-6-5 record and $361,969 in earnings. He was sold for $62,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video

J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Front Pocket Money tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo took the lead at the break and held it to the wire, turning back a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Yellow Chips and scoring by three quarters of a length. Sold for $67,000 by Highbury Farm at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he’s now 5-3-1-0 with earnings of $152,050 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Ancient Secret makes it four for four in Saratoga’s Lake George

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Alpha Delta Stables’ unbeaten Ancient Secret is a graded stakes winner after rallying to take command of Saratoga’s $200,000 Lake George Stakes (G2) on opening day a furlong from home and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. Four for four for trainer Chad Brown, the 3-year-old daughter of Kantharos has two stakes victories and earnings of $259,200 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $225,000 by Steve Young, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video

Miss Freeze takes Belmont’s Lynbrook Stakes

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Joseph Bulger, Michael Imperio and DJC Racing Stables’ Miss Freeze, the only first time starter in Belmont’s $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Sunday, slipped through on the rail to take command at the head of the stretch and drew away smartly to win by 6-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Paz the Bourbon (March ’16) checked in third. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, the daughter of Frost Giant was sold for $150,000 after working a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by David A. Cannizzo, she earned $75,000 for the effort. watch her under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Watchyourownbobber pressed the pace in the $103,900 Warrior Veterans Stakes at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday, took over in the stretch and eased away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Hard Spun, sold for $62,000 by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Michael Maker, he’s now 14-5-3-2 and has earned $263,213. watch his under tack video

ERJ Racing LLC, Slam Dunk Racing and Neil Haymes’ Crosscheck Carlos is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 D. S. Shine Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs and staying there to the wire, turning back a stretch long challenge to win by a head.  The 2-year-old colt by Custom for Carlos, trained by Albert M. Stall, Jr., has earned $78,600 to date. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $37,000 out of the Inside Move consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Curtis Landry and Red Diamond Stable’s Ruffenuff made her debut in Saturday’s $50,000 Princess Margaret Stakes at Northlands Park, took the lead at the break and cruised from there to a 6-3/4 length victory. Trained by Greg Tracy, the 2-year-old daughter of Dialed In earned $35,000 for her effort. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she turned in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Hronis Racing LLC’s Morganite enjoyed her debut at the opening weekend by the sea at Del Mar, holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Champagne Room (April ’16) and scoring by a length and a half in a $64,725 Maiden Special Weight test. The 2-year-old daughter of Gemologist, the first winner for her sire, was consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale. She was sold to Lane’s End Bloodstock for $360,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by John Sadler, her victory was worth $37,800. watch her under tack video

Fish Trappe Road, Coppa take graded stakes at Belmont Park

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Martin Racing Stable LLC’s Fish Trappe Road took charge of Saturday’s $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont after straightening away in the stretch then eased away and won by a length and a quarter. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, now 9-3-3-0 with $518,185 in earnings for trainer Bret Calhoun. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Martin Racing for $95,000. watch his under tack video

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Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s unbeaten Coppa is three for three and a graded stakes winner after holding off a pair of challengers in the final furlong and taking Belmont’s $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (G3) by a neck. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Yesbyjimminy is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2014 August Sale before she was purchased by Boomer Bloodstock, Agent, for $210,000  out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. Trained by Philip D’Amato, she has earned $153,000 to date. selected sale conformation photo  watch her under tack video

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey scored her third stakes victory on Saturday at Delaware Park, getting up in the final yards to win the $50,125 Dashing Beauty Stakes by a head. It’s the third win in seven trips to the post this year for the 4-year-old filly by Successful Appeal, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 29-9-5-5 with $340,070 in earnings. She was sold for $20,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Dearest heads parade of holiday weekend stakes winners

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest posted her second straight stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, taking command a quarter mile from home, opening up a big lead in mid-stretch then coasting home a winner of the Azalea Stakes by a length and a half. 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. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Midshipman, trained by Gilberto Zerpa, is now 5-4-0-1 and has earned $173,550. watch her under tack video

Although Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid broke a step slowly in Saturday’s $67,700 Kelly’s Landing Stakes at Churchill Downs, the graded stakes winning millionaire recovered quickly, took the early lead and was never headed en route to a 1-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Schivarelli (April ’13). It’s the eleventh stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Officer, trained by Chris Hartman, now 43-15-11-7 with $1,274,618 in earnings. He was sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Doctor J Dub the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint

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Drawing Away Stable’s Doctor J Dub was ignored at 28-1 going into Saturday’s $75,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but he went right to the front and stayed there until the wire, holding off a stretch-long challenge to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Sharp Humor, sold for $195,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, after he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jena Antonucci, he’s now 22-5-5-4 and has earned $129,205 to date. watch his under tack video

Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway relaxed off the early pace in Sunday’s $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes at Belmont Park, rolled up in the outside turning for home, made the lead in the final furlong and drew away to win by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, now trained by Thomas Morley, and leaves her with a 24-9-4-6 record and $502,425 in earnings. Consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville scored his second stakes win of the year in Monday’s $65,900 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes, coming from far off the pace to take the lead a sixteenth from home and drawing off to win by a length and a half. That’s six stakes wins for the 6-year-old gelding by Broken Vow, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working  an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, he’s now 34-9-5-5 and has earned $390,805.  watch his under tack video

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Stirrup Trouble LLC’s Temple Fur came after front-running fellow OBS graduate First Illusion (August ’14) in the stretch of the $75,000 Betsy Ross Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Monday, took over at the eighth pole and beat her to the wire by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Temple City, trained by Jessica Campitelli, now 8-4-1-0 with $109,970 in earnings. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he worked a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

J and G Racing Stable’s Don’t Hold Me Back picked up his first stakes win on Friday in the $75,000 Lieutenant Governor’s Handicap at Hastings Park, rallying to take over a furlong from home and scoring by half a length at 29-1. The 4-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back, trained by Steve Henson, is now 20-4-1-2 and has earned $92,465. Consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $100,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Ancient Secret takes Belmont’s Wild Applause Stakes

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Alpha Delta Stables’ Ancient Secret is three for three and a stakes winner after putting in a strong late run and getting up in the final yards to win Sunday’s $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes at Belmont Park by a head. She was purchased for $225,000 by Steve Young, Agent, out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. The 3-year-old daughter of Kantharos, trained by Chad Brown, has earned $139,200 to date. watch her under tack video

Hronis Racing LLC’s Uptown Twirl scored her second straight stakes win on Saturday, taking charge of the $65,000 Pleasanton Oaks a furlong from home and easing away to a two length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Andean (April ’15) checked in third. That’s three wins in five starts this year for the 3-year-old filly by Twirling Candy, sold to Lane’s End Bloodstock for $630,000 at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, after breezing and eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by John Sadler, she’s now 8-4-1-0 and has earned $166,214. watch her under tack video

Kretz Racing LLC’s Mr. Roary picked a nice spot to break his maiden, going to the front at the start of Saturday’s $85,320 Rainbow Stakes at Santa Anita and staying there all the way, holding off a late charge by Hopeful Stakes (G1) winner Ralis and winning by a nose. Trained by George Papaprodromou, he’s now 9-1-2-1 and has earned $84,895. The 3-year-old Scat Daddy gelding, consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, was purchased for $110,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Record City Zip colt tops June Sale’s final session

Hip926 City Zip-Successful Sarh sold $800,000 - @ OBS in Ocala June 17 2016

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Hip No. 926, a bay colt by City Zip consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Frank Fletcher Racing Operations for a sale record $800,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. Out of graded stakes placed Successful Sarah, by Successful Appeal, his quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Thursday’s Under Tack session.

The price surpassed the previous mark of $680,000 set last year for a colt by Candy Ride (ARG).

Christina R. Jelm, Agent, paid $375,000 for Hip No. 936, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The bay colt, a half brother to Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver out of Supercharger, by A.P. Indy, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.

Hip No. 1109, a son of Fastnet Rock consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, was sold to Jerry & Ronald Frankel for $360,000. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, is out of Alone (IRE), by Galileo, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Lush Lashes.

Hip No. 940, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, was sold to Breeze Easy LLC for $240,000. The bay colt, out of Surrender, by Stormy Atlantic, a daughter of stakes placed Beaucette, breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 on Thursday.

Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Moss paid $230,000 for Hip No. 1133, a dark bay or brown colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent. Out of Anna Sun, by Trippi, a full sister to stakes winner Dark Thunder, he worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.

St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. went to $200,000 for Hip No. 952, a son of Aikenite whose eighth in :10 flat was co fastest at the distance on Thursday. The dark bay or brown colt, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is out of Switcheroo, by Exchange Rate, a half sister to graded stakes winner I Spent It.

For the session, 145 youngsters sold for a total of $5,237,000, compared with 131 two-year-olds grossing $5,417,100 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $36,117, compared with $41.352 a year ago while the median price was $13,000 compared with $15,000 in 2015. The buyback percentage was 26%; it was 26.8% in 2015. Five horses sold for $200,000 or more compared with three a year ago.

Sixteen Horses of Racing Age grossed $146,500, compared to 13 bringing $568,000 a year ago. The average was $9,156 compared to $43,692 in 2015 while the median was $4,250; it was $12,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 15.8% against 38.1% last year.

For the entire sale, 621 two-year-olds sold for $18,427,900 compared with last year’s sale record $23,608,500. The average was $29,675 compared with 2015’s sale record $39,612, while the median price was $13,000 compared with $18,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24%; it was 24.8% a year ago.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for August 23rd, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on August 24th – 25th.