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

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

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

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

Yes It’s True colt tops Yearling Sale finale

Hip No. 681, a son of Yes It’s True consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Becky Thomas for $100,000 to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 August Yearling Sale. The bay colt is out of Wild Eyes, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of graded stakes winner Desert Digger.

Hip No. 735, a bay filly by Big Drama consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Crupi’s New Castle Farm, J. J. Crupi, Agent, for $45,000. She’s out of Bay Point Countess, by Bernstein, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Dawn Princess.

Big Drama also sired Hip No. 728, a bay filly consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent and sold to Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC for $40,000. She’s out of Awesome Thrill, by Awesome Again, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Honey’s Answer.

Hip No. 767, a chestnut colt by Midshipman also went for $40,000, going from Get Away Farm to de Meric Sales. He’s out of Caitrionell, by Giant’s Causeway, a full sister to stakes placed Niagara Falls.

For the session, 198 yearlings sold for a total of $2,344,200, compared with 230 horses bringing $2,894,600 at the corresponding session in 2014. The average price was $11,839 compared with $12,585 a year ago while the median price was $9,000 up from $8,000 in 2014. The buyback percentage was 18.8%; it was 31.7% last year.

For the two Open sessions, 408 horses sold for a total of $5,494,400, compared with 496 grossing $6,397,600 a year ago. The average price was $13,467, up 4.4% compared with last year’s $12,898 while the median price was $9,750 a gain of 22% compared with 2014’s $8,000. The buyback percentage was 19%; it was 28.8% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 155 horses sold for a total of $6,908,500 compared with 170 grossing $7,830,700 at the 2014 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $44,571 compared with $46,063 last year, while the median price was $35,000, identical to last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 19.3%; it was 27% in 2014. The session and overall sale topper was Hip No. 214, a daughter of Arch consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, sold to Niall Brennan, Agent for Marc Keller for $320,000. The bay filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Fall Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13 – 14. The extended closing date for the Racing Age section is Monday, September 21st.

Broken Vow filly tops Yearling Sale’s first Open session

Hip No. 463, Morning Dance, a chestnut filly by Broken Vow consigned by Southern Cypress Stable LLC, Agent, was sold for $70,000 to H & E Ranch to top the first Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 August Yearling Sale. She’s out of Morning Sky, by Mt. Livermore, a daughter of graded stakes winner Radiant Megan.

Southern Cypress also consigned Hip No. 351, a daughter of Temple City sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $65,000. The dark bay or brown filly, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Solomon Bay, is out of stakes placed Hopi, by Cox’s Ridge, herself a half sister to graded stakes winner Pima.

Hip No. 389, a dark bay or brown filly by Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold for $65,000 to Stonestreet Stables LLC. She’s out of stakes winner Kickapoo Princess, by Unreal Zeal.

Hip No. 244, a daughter of Gemologist consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC for $60,000. The bay filly is out of Dreamscape, by Mt. Livermore, and is a half sister to stakes winner Tax Refund.

Hip No. 289, a dark bay or brown colt by Maclean’s Music, was sold to Woodford Sales for $57,000. Consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, he’s out of Fleet Ryan, by Forestry, a daughter of stakes placed Brown Eyed Lass.

Hip No. 483, a daughter of Adios Charlie also brought $57,000, purchased by Bryan Rice from Oakleaf Farm (Liz & Norman Wilson), Agent. The bay filly is out of Ourlady of Liberty, by Sky Mesa, a daughter of stakes winner Rush to Glory.

Redwings went to $55,000 for Hip No. 419, a son of Adios Charlie consigned by Thoroughstock, Agent. The bay colt is out of Looks Like a Gem, by Distant View, from the family of stakes winner Alltheway Bertie.

Hip No. 320, a son of First Dude consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $52,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Grazettes Muchacha, by D’wildcat, a half sister to stakes winner Grazettes Landing.

Southern Chase Farm, Inc., Agent, went to $52,000 for Hip No. 431, a bay First Dude filly consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. She’s out of Magnolia’s Sister, by Rizzi, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Magnolia Jackson.

For the session, 206 horses brought a total of $3,109,700, compared with 266 yearlings grossing $3,503,000 at last year’s first Open session. The average price was $15,096 up 14.6% over $13,169 in 2014, while the median price rose 13.9% from $9,000 a year ago to $10,250. The buyback percentage was 20.8%; it was 26.1% last year.

The Open Yearling Sale’s final session begins Thursday at 11 a.m. It will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

Arch filly tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 214 (Louise Reinagel photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avanzare returns and takes the Del Mar Mile Handicap

Donato Lanni and John F. Youngblood’s Avanzare, idle since winning Santa Anita’s Arcadia Stakes (G2) in January, returned running in Sunday’s $201,250 Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2). The 5-year-old Grand Reward gelding was far back early, but circled horses on the turn, charged down the stretch and got up in the final yards to win his third graded stakes race by half a length. After working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show,  he was purchased by Lanni and Youngblood for $52,000 out of the Cutting Edge Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS June Sale. Trained by Tom Proctor, he’s now 13-7-3-2 and has earned $505,180 to date.  watch his under tack video

August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday August 25th

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, August 25th. There are 811 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which gets underway at 11 a.m. with 217 horses offered in the Selected session. The Sale continues with two Open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, August 26th and 27th.  Hip No.’s 219-516 will be sold Wednesday; Hip No.’s 517- 813 sell on Thursday. Both Open sessions also start at 11 a.m.

Conformation photographs of Selected yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website at obssales.com.  The Master Index also includes links to pedigree updates via equineline.com. Major recent updates have been compiled in a press release on the website: obssales.com/2015/08/essential-august-updates/. The most current update came Saturday when OBS June graduate Big John B successfully defended his title in the Del Mar Handicap (G2). His half sister by Broken Vow, Hip No. 191, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent for BryLyn Farm, sells Tuesday in the OBS Selected Yearling Sale. 

The sale will be streamed live on the OBS, Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The website now includes a Spanish language section which can be accessed from the home page. The section’s index links to information for consignors and buyers, as well as press releases and important general information.

The catalog can also be downloaded for use with the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. For more information and to obtain the application go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

Twenty-two August graduates have gone over the million dollar mark in earnings with several active graded stakes performers on pace to join that club, a roster of graded stakes winners including Conquest Two Step, Distinctiv Passion, El Kabeir, Ekati’s Phaeton, Mr. Jordan and Quality Rocks. Since the beginning of 2014, 13 August Sale graduates have racked up 18 graded stakes wins, with 31 horses on the board in 49 graded races. During this period, August grads accounted for 75 stakes wins, and were on the board in 212 stakes. 

The August class of 2014 is off and running. Twenty-four precocious youngsters are already winners paced by Dubb, Imperio, Alexander and Bethlehem Stables’ Magna Light. The son of OBS grad Magna Graduate scored at first asking at Belmont and then was much the best in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes (G3), but was disqualified and placed third after an erratic run through the stretch.

The sale features a strong sire roster, with yearlings by stallions currently at the top of the general sire list. Bernardini, City Zip, Ghostzapper, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Pioneerof the Nile, Speightstown and Wildcat Heir have OBS August offspring, along with proven stallions Arch, Artie Schiller, Awesome Again, Awesome of Course, Blame, Broken Vow, City Zip, Congrats, Exchange Rate, First Samurai, High Cotton, Into Mischief, Kantharos, Line of David, Lookin At Lucky, Macho Uno, Majesticperfection, Mineshaft, Mizzen Mast, More Than Ready, Munnings, Northern Afleet, Quality Road, Tale of the Cat, Warrior’s Reward, With Distinction and Yes It’s True.

OBS August is always a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, and the 2015 sale features the offspring of first crop sires Aikenite, Astrology, Biondetti, Bodemeister, Caleb’s Posse, Dialed In, Gemologist, Hansen, Jersey Town, Maclean’s Music, Mission Impazible, Overdriven, Shackleford, Stay Thirsty, Tapizar, The Factor and Union Rags.

Promising second crop sires Adios Charlie, American Lion, Archarcharch, Big Drama, Custom for Carlos, Dublin, First Dude, Gio Ponti, Gone Astray, Ice Box, J P’s Gusto, Telling, Tizway, Trappe Shot, Twirling Candy and Uncle Mo are all well represented as well.

Appealing Tale, Big John B, Delightful Joy score graded stakes wins

Michael House’s Big John B successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $250,750 Del Mar Handicap (G2), rallying wide on the turn from last, taking command a sixteenth from home and winning going way by a length and a half. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Hard Spun, whose half sister by Broken Vow, Hip No. 191, sells this Tuesday in the OBS Selected Yearling Sale. After breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, he was sold by Flying Fish, Agent, for $30,000 at the 2011 OBS June Sale. Trained by Philip D’Amato, he’s now 34-14-5-4 with earnings of $717,175. watch his under tack video

Gary and Cecil Barber’s Appealing Tale set the pace from the start of Del Mar’s $235,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2), fought off a stretch challenge from fellow OBS graduate Wild Dude (April ’12, October ’10), and beat him to the wire by half a length.  It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Tale of the Cat, second in the San Diego Handicap (G2) and Triple Bend Stakes (G1) in his two previous starts. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 24-5-6-6 and has earned $533,222 to date. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2012 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Mr. Miller for $95,000 out of the Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds consignment. watch his under tack video

Sheep Pond Partners, Robert LaPenta and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ lightly raced Delightful Joy picked up her first stakes win on Saturday in the $111,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3). Well back in the early going, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapit circled horses on the turn, reached the leaders inside the sixteenth pole and ran past them late to win by a length and three quarters. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she went to Bradley Thoroughbreds, Agent, for $105,000 after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 5-3-0-1 and has earned $139,200 to date. watch her under tack video

Michael Whieldon’s Morning Coffee took charge of Hastings Park’s $50,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes leaving the backstretch and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Quiet American, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before being purchased for $190,000 by Dennis O’Neill out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Rosann Anderson, she’s now 12-5-0-0 and has earned $138,549.  watch her under tack video

 

OBS to institute Repository in 2016

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company announced today that it will institute the use of a Repository at all its auctions beginning with the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale in January. The Repository will replace the bone warranty which remains in effect for the upcoming OBS Yearling and Fall Mixed Sales.

The use of the Repository will be voluntary for consignors and is intended to provide buyers with more information upon which to base their purchases.

“The evolution of the marketplace has made the use of a repository a mainstay at thoroughbred sales,” said OBS director of sales Tod Wojciechowski. “Anything we can do to instill confidence in the auction process is positive. We anticipate widespread participation by both buyers and sellers.”

Major consignor and OBS board member Eddie Woods was pleased with the decision. “This move puts us in line with the other major thoroughbred auction houses in the country,’ he said.  “The repository will enhance transparency, and more reliable information prior to the auction will lead to greater satisfaction after the horse goes through the ring.”

The August Yearling Sale begins on Tuesday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. The catalog is available on the OBS website at obssales.com. Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings may be viewed via the Sortable Master Index. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the OBS homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of every 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 Repository or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. 

Black-Type Updates for OBS August

The 2015 OBS August Yearling Sale is less than a week away, and although the catalog was printed in July, timely pedigree updates are just a click away via the sale’s Sortable Master Index on the OBS website at obssales.com.  Up to the minute pedigree updates are also available to iPad users via the Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App The Sortable Master Index also contains links to conformation photos of the horses in the Selected Yearling Sale.

The Selected Sale gets underway on Tuesday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. The Open Yearling Sale follows on Wednesday and Thursday, August 26th and 27th  with both sessions also beginning at 11:00 a.m. All three session will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and BloodHorse websites.

Here are some of the highlights of the pedigree updates through Wednesday, August 19th.

Hip No. 22, a Big Drama colt out of Five Star Annie, by Five Star Day, consigned by Silver Oaks Farm, became a half brother to a stakes winner on August 8th when 3-year-old dual OBS graduate Cat Trap (April, October) ran off to a 9-1/4 length victory in the Aspen Cup Stakes at Ruidoso Downs.

Hip No. 53, consigned by Oakleaf Farm (Liz & Norma Wilson), is a colt by In Summation. His full brother, two-time OBS graduate Summation Time (April, August) was second in the Troy Stakes at Saratoga on August 22nd.  

Hip No. 147, a colt by Majesticperfection out of Stately Kitty, by Honour and Glory consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, added a stakes placed half brother to his pedigree on July 5th when 5-year-old Zane, by Yes It’s True, was third on July 5th in the Miesque’s Approval Stakes at Gulfstream. 

Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, Hip No. 151, by Northern Afleet, is the second foal out of Summer Rules, by Perfect Soul. Her 2-year-old half brother by Munnings, OBS April graduate Never Gone South, is two for two and a stakes winner, taking the Strike Your Colors Stakes at Delaware Park in his second start.

OBS June graduate Big John B, a 6-year-old son of Hard Spun, took Del Mar’s Cougar II Handicap (G3) on July 24th  and  successfully defended his title in the Del Mar Handicap (G2) on August 22nd. He now has 14 wins to his credit, he has earned over $700,000.  He’s out of Baldomera, by Doneraile Court, and his half sister by Broken Vow is Hip No. 191, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent for BryLyn Farm.

Hip No. 233, consigned by Twin Stars Equine LLC, Agent, is a colt by Awesome of Course out of Dewars Rocks, by Big Mukora. His 2-year-old full brother, OBS October graduate Patrick Rocks, was third to Never Gone South in the Strike Your Colors at Delaware and third in the Bashford Manor (G3) at Churchill in June. 

Hip No. 238 is a filly by Exclusive Quality out of Dixie Dudette, by Dixie Union consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent. Her pedigree got a grade one update on August 1st when Dixie Dudette’s graded stakes winning half sister, Yahilwa, was second in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar.

Hip No. 298, Snuggle Me In, became a half brother to a stakes horse on July 29th when his 2-year-old half sister by Value Plus, Ms. Scarlet Fever, was second in the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, he’s by Kantharos out of Frontier Franny, by Lucky Lionel.

Hip No. 351, a filly by Temple City out of stakes placed Hopi, by Cox’s Ridge consigned by Southern Cypress Stable LLC, Agent, has a newly minted stakes winning half brother in OBS April grad Solomon Bay, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)), winner of the Robert Dupret Derby at Santa Rosa on August 8th.

Hip No. 656, a daughter of U S Ranger out of Untamed Passion, by Pulpit is consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent. She’s a half sister to graded stakes placed OBS June graduate Cage Fighter, who added a third place finish in Monmouth’s Oceanport Stakes (G3) on August 2nd to his second in Pimlico’s Dixie Stakes (G2) in May, boosting his bankroll over $228,000. 

Hip No. 733, Get a Valentine, picked up a pair of pedigree upgrades since the catalog went to press when Tiz My Valentine, his 3-year-old half brother by Tizdejavu, was third in two stakes at Delaware, the  Stanton Stakes in June followed by the Kent Stakes (G3) in July. Consigned by Tonya Jurgens, Agent, he’s by Get Stormy out of B. A. Valentine, by Apalachee.

Hip No. 806, consigned by Southern Cypress Stable LLC, Agent, is a filly by Kantharos out of Countess Proud, by Proud Citizen. She added a touch of black type to her pedigree on August 16th when  her 2-year-old half sister by High Cotton, two time OBS graduate Tight Weave (April, October), was second in the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth.

 

Academic romps in Canadian Derby

Bear Stables and Riversedge Racing Stables’ Academic took on the boys in the $200,000 Canadian Derby (G3) on Saturday at Northlands Park, went to the lead turning for home and galloped off to an eight length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Henny Hughes, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat before she was purchased for $54,000 out of the Flying Fish consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Tim Rycroft, she’s now 7-3-1-0 and has earned $385,103 to date.  watch her under tack video

James L. Driver and H. Ywachetta’s Rivers Run Deep was much the best in Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes at Thistledown, taking over half a mile from the finish and running off to a 6-3/4 length victory over five overmatched opponents. His repeat win in the Honey Jay was his seventh stakes win, leaving him with a 21-9-7-2 record and $496,100 in earnings. Trained by Chris Hartman, the 4-year-old colt by Ready’s Image 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.  watch his under tack video

Dale Arnold’s Bourbon Sense picked up his first stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Arapahoe Park Classic Stakes, taking the lead at the start and staying there to the wire, winning by a length. The 4-year-old gelding by Street Sense worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold by Derby Dreams, Agent, for $100,000  to McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale. Trained by Ty J. Garrett, he’s now 19-5-3-3 and has earned $139,066. watch his under tack video

Yourdreamsormine takes Gulfstream’s Unbridled Stakes

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Selected Yearling photos now online

Conformation photos of the yearlings in the 2015 OBS August Selected Sale may now be viewed via the OBS website and accessed through the Sale’s Sortable Master & Photo Index. The remaining pictures will be posted as they become available, so please revisit the index often for new photos as well as pedigree updates.

The Selected Yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 218) will be sold on Tuesday, August 25th beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Open Sale will follow on Wednesday, August 26th (Hip No.’s 219 – 516) and Thursday, August 27th (Hip No.’s 517 – 813). Both Open sessions also begin at 11:00 a.m.

Lady Shipman speeds to victory in Saratoga’s Coronation Cup Stakes

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman led every step of the way through fast fractions in Monday’s $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes at Saratoga, opened up a five length lead in the stretch and coasted home a 3-1/4 length winner. The time for the 5-1/2 furlongs on the turf was 1:00 4/5.  It’s the fifth stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, who took the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time last January and has also posted stakes wins at Monmouth and Pimlico. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, she’s now 9-7-0-2 and has earned $278,800 to date. Consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Stopchargingmaria scores in Saratoga’s Shuvee Handicap

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Town & Country Farms’  Stopchargingmaria renewed her rivalry with champion Untapable in Sunday’s $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (G3) at Saratoga, stalked her from the start, drew even after turning for home and scored by three quarters of a length after a stretch-long battle. It’s the seventh graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, acquired from Repole Stables, who purchased her for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she’s now 14-8-3-1 with $1,774,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Honors Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Red became the latest OBS graduate top the million dollar mark, driving between horses in deep stretch and taking Sunday’s $111,000 Teddy Drone Stakes at Monmouth Park by a head in a three horse photo. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by D’wildcat, trained by Jose Garoffalo, now 16-6-4-3 with $1,020,875 in earnings. Winner of Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at three, he was purchased by his trainer for $30,000 out of the Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl) consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Madefromlucky takes Mountaineer’s West Virginia Derby

Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky was wide and out of trouble in the early going of the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer Park, but he circled horses on the turn for home, surged to the lead at the eighth pole and eased away from there to win by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate War Story (March ’14) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by Todd Pletcher. He captured Belmont’s Peter Pan Stakes (G2) in May after chasing Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Oaklawn in the Rebel Stakes (G2) in March. Purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, he’s now 10-4-2-1 and has earned $875,200 to date. watch his under tack video

Four Horsemen Racing Stable and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Bullet Gone Astray is two for two and a stakes winner after running away in the stretch of the $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes and scoring by nine lengths over fellow OBS graduate Save the Drama (October’13).  The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Gone Astray, trained by Henry Collazo, has earned $89,500. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he was purchased by Four Horsemen Racing for $15,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky moved up to take command of Saturday’s $75,000 Trinniberg Stakes at Gulfstream at the top of the stretch, opened up daylight a furlong from home then held off a late challenge to win by a head. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Lion Heart, who topped the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale when purchased for $425,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. Trained by Marty Wolfson, he’s now 17-7-1-2 and has earned $513,758. watch his under tack video

Wild Dude rallies to win Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Stakes

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude relaxed off the early pace in Sunday’s $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, but came running in the stretch, charged past odds-on favorite Masochistic in the final yards and captured his first grade one race by a length and quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Kobe’s Back (March ’13), who lost all chance with a poor start, rallied to be third. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, now 16-6-3-4 with earnings of $724,887. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2012 April Sale. His half brother by Awesome of Course (Hip No. 808) sells in the upcoming OBS August Yearling Sale. watch his under tack video

Conquest Stables’ Conquest Pacemaker jumped into stakes company straight from a maiden win and handled the raise in class with ease, taking the lead at the start of Sunday’s $131,500 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine and never looking back en route to a 1-1/2 length victory. The 3-year-old son of Eskendereya, trained by Mark Casse, is now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $88,984. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2014 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Selected Sale conformation photo   
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Cheyenne Stables’ Stormy Regatta picked up her first stakes win on Sunday in the first division of $58,800 Little Silver Stakes on the turf at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman circled horses on the turn, reached the leaders in midstretch and fought her way to victory by a nose. Trained by Christophe Clement, she’s now 5-3-0-1 and has earned $84,200. Consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Riversedge Racing Stables LLC captured a pair of stakes with OBS graduates at Northlands Park over the weekend. On Friday, Bootleggers Wife scored her second win in as many starts, taking charge of Friday’s $55,500 Princess Margaret Stakes in the stretch and running off to an 11-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) was sold for $55,000 by Strouds Lane Farm LLC at the 2013 Fall Mixed Sale. Trained by Tim Mycroft, she has earned $29,649 to date.   

On Saturday Mycroft saddled Hold the Giant, also two for two, who stalked the leaders in the $50,000 Edmonton Juvenile Stakes, put them away in the stretch and drew  off to win by two lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Hold Me Back was purchased for$25,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2014 August Yearling Sale. He has earned $29,804.   

Hebbronville, Big John B post graded stakes wins

Choctaw Racing Stable, Winning Horse Stable and Scott Galloway’s Hebbronville picked up his first stakes win at Monmouth Park on Saturday, rallying from last in the field of six and getting up in the final yards to win the $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) by a neck. It’s the second straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale where he worked an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Lynn Whiting, he’s now 10-4-1-2 and has earned $214,850 to date. watch his under tack video

Michael House’s Big John B took charge turning for home in Del Mar’s $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (G3) on Friday, opened up a length in the stretch then held on for a half length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Hard Spun, trained by Philip D’Amato, now 33-13-5-4 with earnings of $567,175. He was sold for $30,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale, after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Tucci Stables’ Riker is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $98,500 Colin Stakes at Woodbine and staying there to the wire, scoring a half length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Tizzarunner (March ’15) checked in third. The 2-year-old son of Include, trained by Nicholas Gonzalez, has earned $84,154 to date. He was sold for $60,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly set the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream, surrendered the lead in the stretch, then came again and was up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased for $65,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 10-4-0-1 and has earned 8-3-0-1 with $189,757 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

 

Gabriel Charles takes Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes

Sam Britt and Michael House’s Gabriel Charles had a bit of early trouble in Saturday’s $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes (G1) Stakes on the turf at Del Mar, but he rallied down the stretch, took command a sixteenth from home and drew off to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Street Hero, winner of the Del Mar Derby (G2) at three and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes at two. The victory is the third straight by an OBS graduate in the Eddie Read (G1). August Yearling Sale graduate Jeranimo took the 2013 renewal and March grad Tom’s Tribute captured the race a year ago. Gabriel Charles was purchased on the recommendation of Gary Young by Mr. House for $160,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jeff Mullins, he’s now 11-4-4-1 with earnings of $584,400. watch his under tack video

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s High Dollar Woman took the lead at the start of the $206,900 Indiana Oaks (G2) at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday and stayed there all the way, winning her first stakes race by a length. The 3-year-old filly by Super Saver, trained by Steve Hobby, is now 7-3-1-0 and has earned $210,945 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she was sold for $675,000 after working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Soul Driver, Forest Blue one-two in Del Mar’s Oceanside Stakes

A pair of OBS April graduates celebrated opening day at Del Mar with a one-two finish in the $116,000 Oceanside Stakes, as Jeffrey Bloom’s Soul Driver  rallied from last in the ten horse field, caught front running Forest Blue (April ’14) in the final yards and scored by a nose. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Street Boss, sold for $60,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jeff Mullins, he’s now 9-3-2-1 and has earned $203,350. watch his under tack video