OBS Race Day entries taken Tuesday, January 17

Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty eighth annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 17th. The card, held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, will be run on Tuesday, January 24th with first post at 12:00 noon.

Entries will be taken at the OBS office by racing secretary Jay Friedman, steward Richard Coyne and the racing office staff. They may be reached at (352) 237-2154.  Condition books are available at the OBS office or on the OBS website at obssales.com.

There are four races for OBS graduates, restricted to 3-year-olds which have gone through the ring at an OBS sale: 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.

Seven Quarter Horses races will be drawn from the condition book which includes maiden, allowance (NW2 or NW in 2016/17), and open allowance races at distances of 220, 330 and 440 yards, with purses up to $7,000.

The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 25th and 26th.  The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Consignor Preferred session (Hip No.’s 1 – 192)  begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 193 – 297). Thursday’s Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 749) also begins at 10:30 a.m.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Day of Champions, Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

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

2017 Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links to complete information regarding the Repository and updated Conditions of Sale.

The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 192 horses are cataloged for the Preferred Session, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 25th at 10:30 a.m., followed immediately by 83 horses currently cataloged in the Racing Age Session (Hip Numbers 193 – 275).  Supplemental Racing Age entries will be accepted through January 2nd and a separate supplemental Racing Age catalog will be available on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales grounds. The 349 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 749 will be sold Thursday, January 26th, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 24th, with first post at noon. More information regarding the Championship Stakes can be found on the OBS website and the Condition Book will be online shortly.

There are 322 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Uncle Mo heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes City Zip, Congrats, Gemologist, Into Mischief, Mineshaft, Munnings, Quality Road and Yes It’s True as well as Florida-based Big Drama, Biondetti, and Gone Astray.

Will Take Charge heads the group of promising young sires with yearlings in the sale, a list that also includes Cairo Prince, Fed Biz, Goldencents, Oxbow, Paynter, Strong Mandate, Take Charge Indy, Twirling Candy, Union Rags and Violence along with Florida-based Handsome Mike, Poseidon’s Warrior and Uncaptured.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of promising stallions headed by Honor Code and including Bayern, Mr. Speaker, Palace Malice, OBS graduate Secret Circle, Summer Front, Tonalist and Wicked Strong as well as Florida-based Drill, Fury Kapcori, He’s Had Enough, Rattlesnake Bridge and The Big Beast.

Mares will also be offered in foal to a noted roster of sires headed by Colonel John, and includes Astrology, Graydar, Macho Uno, Shanghai Bobby and Temple City along with Florida-based Awesome of Course, First Dude and Two Step Salsa.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale, OBS Championship Stakes or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

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

R Angel Katelyn takes Tampa’s Sandpiper Stakes

Averill Racing LLC and CCF Racing Stable’s R Angel Katelyn turned in her second straight stakes win on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, taking the $100,000 Sandpiper Stakes with a 3-1/2 length wire to wire victory. Trained by Gerald Bennett, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of High Cotton is now 4-3-0-1 with $147,120 in earnings. She breezed an 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. watch her under tack video

J J Brevan Stable LLC’s Chance of Luck is two for two and a stakes winner after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. The 2-year-old colt by Skipshot, the first stakes winner for his sire, took control turning for home and held off a late charge by Dont Come Knockin (August ’15) to win by a neck, with Triumphant Joy (June ’16) checking in third. Trained by Gerald Bennett, he has earned $48,810 to date. Consigned by Jimmy Miranda, Agent, to the 2016 OBS June Sale, he worked an eighth in :10 3/5 before he was sold for $6,500. watch his under tack video

Joe Ragsdale’s Marquee Miss circled horses on the turn of Saturday’s $50,000 Holiday Inaugural Stakes at Turfway Park, then closed stoutly in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the third stakes win of the year for the 3-year-old filly by Cowboy Cal, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Mr. Ragsdale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show. Trained by Ingrid Mason, she’s now 15-4-0-1 and has earned $225,109 to date. 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 

OBS Yearling Sale moving to October in 2017

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company has announced that its 2017 Yearling Sale will be moved from August to October. The Selected Yearling Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th with the Open Yearling Sale to be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 11th and 12th.  The Winter Mixed Sale will remain in its customary slot in January.

“Finding the most beneficial dates in a crowded yearling sale calendar is a little tricky,” said OBS president Tom Ventura. “Based on our feedback, we believe the October time slot offers a better overall fit for both consignors and buyers. Consolidating our Mixed Sales into January provides us the flexibility to shift the Yearling Sale to October. Moving the sale from August to the milder October weather will be a plus for buyers, consignors and horses. An additional side benefit of the new dates is the extra time after our Two Year Old sales to move our construction project along.”

For additional information, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at: www.obssales.com.

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Shane’s Girlfriend scores in the Delta Downs Princess Stakes

ERJ Racing LLC, W.C. Racing & Dennis O’Neill’s Shane’s Girlfriend is two for two and a graded stakes winner after taking command of Saturday’s $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (G3) on the  turn and romping from there to a 13-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 at the 2016 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show and was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $95,000 from breeder Ocala Stud. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she has earned $271,200 to date. watch her under tack video 

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom relaxed well off the pace in Saturday’s $125,000 Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine, but the 2-year-old filly by Into Mischief rallied wide on the turn, took charge a furlong from home and held off a late run to win by half a length. Trained by Mark Casse, her first stakes victory leaves her with a 4-2-2-0 record and earnings of $123,106. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, she breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 before she  was purchased by Live Oak for $375,000.  watch her under tack video 

MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb jumped from an October maiden win into Laurel’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes on Saturday and led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep, taking the lead at the start and staying there all the way, cruising home by 5-1/4 lengths. Two Charley’s (April ’16, August ’15) was second; High Roller (April ’16, August ’15) checked in third. Trained by Cathal Lynch, the 2-year-old colt by Exchange Rate is now 4-1-2-0 and has earned $94,200. 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. watch his under tack video 

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca took the lead at the start of the $100,000 City of Laurel Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, drawing away in the stretch to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes winning two time OBS graduate, sold by Select Sales at the 2014 August Sale before he was purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. The 3-year-old son of Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, is now 8-4-2-0 with $306,250 in earnings. watch his under tack video 

Michael R. Cox’s Rockin Jojo rallied wide into the stretch of Saturday’s $75,000 Geisha Stakes at Laurel, then closed strongly to get up in the final strides and win by a head. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Street Magician, trained by Guadalupe Preciado, now 18-5-3-4 with earnings of $289,012. Consigned by Best a Luck Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

St. George Stable LLC’s Wildcat Wish picked up his first stakes win on Saturday in the $75,000 Sam’s Town Stakes at Delta Downs charging down the stretch and getting up late to win by a head. Trained by Efren Loza, Jr., the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding is now 16-4-5-4 and has earned $186,715 to date. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2014 Winter Mixed Sale, and later purchased for $95,000 out of the Shamrock Stables consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep led from wire to wire and won Saturday’s $75,000 Cardinal Handicap at Mahoning Valley Race Course by 3-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Candy Bites (April ’12) settled for third. It’s the sixth win in seven starts this year for the 5-year-old son of Ready’s Image, sold for $77,000 to Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, by Rod McVey, Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chris Hartman, he has a dozen stakes wins, a 31-16-8-3 record and $906,640 in earnings. 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.

Frank Conversation scores in Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby

Reddam Racing’s Frank Conversation circled horses on the turn from well off the pace in Friday’s $201,725 Twilight Derby (G2) on Friday at Santa Anita, wore down the leaders in the lane and was up late to win by half a length. It’s the second graded stakes win for the the 3-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 10-4-0-1 with $353,795 in earnings. He sold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to Dennis O’Neill at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Gary Barber’s Vanish was a maiden going into Woodbine’s $150,000 Clarendon Stakes on Saturday, but the 2-year-old colt by Algorithms came with a strong late run and got up at the wire to win by nose. The first stakes winner for his sire, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $110,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. With a win and a second in two starts, he has earned $77,305 to date. watch his under tack video

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

Rivers Run Deep three-peats in the Best of Ohio Sprint Stakes

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep captured the $150,000 Best of Ohio Sprint Stakes for the third straight year on Saturday at Mahoning Valley Race Course, circling horses to reach contention on the turn and getting up in the final strides to win by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Candy Bites (April ’12) was another neck back in third. Trained by Chris Hartman, the 5-year-old son of Ready’s Image has racked up eleven stakes wins, compiled a 30-15-8-3 record and earned $860,140 to date. He was sold for $77,000 to Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, by Rod McVey, Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Spendthrift Stallion Stakes on Sunday at Churchill Downs and was never headed on his way to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the first win for the 2-year-old colt by Warrior’s Reward, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, now 6-1-1-2 with $107,696 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 when consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Ironhorse Racing LLC’s Bucchero successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $150,000 Too Much Coffee Stakes at Indiana Grand Race Course, leading from gate to wire, scoring by 4-1/2 lengths. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Kantharos, trained by Tim Glyshaw, now 15-6-4-1 with $396,441 in earnings. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Maggi Moss’ Big World rallied to take charge of Friday night’s $100,000 Magnolia Stakes at Delta Downs a furlong from the wire and drew away from there to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old filly by Custom for Carlos, trained by Tom Amoss, leaving her with a 6-3-0-3 record and $253,600 in earnings. She 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

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette tried stakes company for the first time in the $82,340 Rags to Riches Stakes at Churchill Downs on Sunday and the 2-year-old filly by Wilburn came running in the stretch and scored by half a length. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC & Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS June Sale, she breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 before she was purchased by Mr. Miller for $28,000. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Jim DiVito, she has earned $115,837.  watch her under tack video

Jeffrey Bloom’s A Red Tie Day picked up his first stakes victory Sunday at Santa Anita, turning in a late run to take the lead in deep stretch and win the $94,435 Lure Stakes by a half length. The 6-year-old gelding by Indygo Shiner worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was sold for $92,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale. Trained by Richard Baltas, he’s now 18-5-0-4 and has earned $251,308. watch his under tack video

Twenty Eight OBS grads pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup

Twenty eight OBS graduates have been pre-entered for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, to run at Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th.

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Four youngsters have been entered in Friday’s Juvenile Turf (G1). Klaravich Stables Inc. & William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome, who comes into the race off a third place finish in the Champagne (G1) at Belmont.  Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren, Jr.’s Hootie and Three Diamonds Farm’s Shiraz, both maiden winners last time out are entered,  as is Carolyn Wilson’s Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) winner Wellabled.

Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Ellis G. Weaver and Imaginary Stables’ graded stakes placed War Story is back in the Dirt Mile (G1) after finishing off the board in last year’s renewal at Keeneland. Also entered in the Classic (G1), he comes into the Breeders’ Cup off a second place finish in the Pa. Derby Champion Stakes at Parx.

John C. Oxley’s La Coronel and Allan P. Peterson’s Majestic Gale are named in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). La Coronel was a winner of the Jessamine (G3) at Keeneland last time out and Majestic Gale scored in the Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs in September.

Reddam Racing LLC’s Fair Grounds Oaks (G3) winner Land Over Sea is the lone OBS entrant in the Distaff (G1).

Five fillies give OBS a strong hand in the Juvenile Fillies (G1) on Saturday, a race that should decide the division championship. Ciaglia Racing LLC’s Sorrento Stakes (G3) winner Champagne Room is entered as is Michael J. Ryan’s Colorful Charades, third in the Frizette (G1) at Belmont last time out. Chadds Ford Stable’s Dancing Rags, winner of Keeneland’s Alcibiades (G1) in her last start will go, as will Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted, who captured the G1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita earlier this month. Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike, who scored in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) in September, completes the strong OBS contingent.

There are four fillies entered in the Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). Kaleem Shah’s multiple graded stakes placed stakes winning Enchanting Lady will go, as will Reddam Racing LLC’s 2015 Alcibiades (G1) winner Gomo. Gary Barber & Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway won Saratoga’s prestigious Ballerina (G1) in her last start and is set to go as is Treadway Racing Stable’s multiple stakes winner Wonder Gal.

J Stables, M. Scott Summers, Hope Summers and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits will carry the OBS banner by himself in the Sprint (G1). He captured Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) this past summer.

Four of the seven OBS graduates entered the Turf Sprint (G1) are fillies taking on the boys. Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Acapulco was a graded winner at Ascot at two and a stakes winner at three at Churchill Downs. Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Celestine has won a pair of graded stakes this year and Ranlo Investments LLC’s graded stakes winner Lady Shipman, also a world traveler, is back again in the Turf Sprint after missing by a nose at Keeneland last year. Robert Falcone and All Heart Racing Stables’ stakes placed Rumble Doll completes the quartet. Abdullah Saeed Almadaah’s graded stakes placed gelding Green Mask has also put his passport to good use, competing in stakes from the U.S. to Hong Kong to Dubai. Head of Plains LLC, Haynes & Knight et al’s San Simeon Stakes (G3) winner Guns Loaded is entered and Gary Hartunian’s gelded graded stakes placed Stormy Liberal completes the OBS lineup.

The Eclipse Award is likely on the line in the Juvenile (G1) with a trio of OBS graduates looking to stake their claim. Kaleem Shah’s Klimt took the Best Pal (G2) and Del Mar Futurity (G1) this summer then settled for second in the FrontRunner (G1) at Santa Anita. Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna and Harris Fein’s Syndergaard is a nose from three for three after just missing in the Champagne (G1) last time out. China Horse Club and Winstar Farm’s Theory, the talk of Saratoga after breaking his maiden at first asking, returned to action and captured the Futurity (G3) at Belmont in his only other start.