Conquest Panthera wins Woodbine’s Play the King Stakes

Gary Barber’s Conquest Panthera relaxed off the early pace in Woodbine’s $175,000 Play the King Stakes (G2), circled horses on the turn to reach contention turning for home, then ran down the leader in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy, trained by Mark Casse, now 10-4-0-3 with $250,016 in earnings. After breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds consignment for $475,000. watch his under tack video

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Kelly’s Humor is two for two and a stakes winner after rallying from well off the pace in Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Debutante Stakes, taking charge inside the sixteenth pole and scoring by a length. Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent to the 2016 OBS August Selected Yearling sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was sold for $35,000. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. and Imaginary Stables’ Nikki My Darling led from flag fall to finish in Saturday’s $75,000 Pay the Man Stakes at Thistledown, drawing away in the stretch to win by eight lengths. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, trained by Jeffrey Radosevich, who now boasts three stakes victories, an 11-6-1-0 career record $226,533 in earnings. She was purchased for $100,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Collected a millionaire after winning Del Mar’s Pacific Classic

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected is the newest OBS millionaire after a wire to wire win in Del Mar’s $1,000,000 Pacific Classic (G1). He took the lead at the start, turned back San Diego Handicap (G2) winner Accelerate on the turn then held off a late run by champion Arrogate and scored by half a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of City Zip, trained by Bob Baffert, and leaves him with an 11-8-1-0 career record. Four for four this year, he has earned $1,260,500 to date. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Literata scores in Saratoga Dew Stakes at the Spa

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Michael Dubb’s Literata stalked the pace-setter in the early going of Monday’s $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes, took command a half mile from home, turned back a challenge at the sixteenth pole and prevailed by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old mare by Read the Footnotes, now 33-8-9-4 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased for $18,000 out of the Casey Newick consignment at the 2012 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Rivers Run Deep a millionaire after taking Thistledown’s Honey Jay Stakes

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep is the newest OBS millionaire after rallying to take the lead in the stretch of Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes at Thistledown and drawing away from there to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the fourteenth stakes win for 6-year old horse by 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 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chris Hartman, he’s now 36-18-8-4 with $1,008,805 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

Brian Hall, Jason & Justin Loutsch, Jason Cline & Nick Jensen’s Msbrooklynbrawler is two for two and a stakes winner after leading all the way to an overwhelming 12-1/4 length win in Saturday’s Iowa Sorority Stakes at Prairie Meadows. Trained by Kelly Von Hemel, the 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief has earned $80,696 to date. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was sold for $210,000 to Barry Berkelhammer, Agent for Albaugh Family Stables. watch her under tack video

Mario Silva’s Bonita picked up her first stakes win on Sunday in Gulfstream’s $50,000 Panama City Handicap. The 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Bluegrass Cat trailed in the early going, but angled out for the drive and ran past the entire field in the stretch and scored by three quarters of a length. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2014 August Yearling Sale, and then was purchased for $25,000 by Mr. Silva out of the Sugar Hill LLC consignment at the 2015 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Run Away and Pure Silver romp to graded wins at Del Mar and Saratoga

A pair of unbeaten 2-year-old OBS graduates posted dominating victories on Saturday in graded stakes at Del Mar and Saratoga.

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Kaleem Shah’s Run Away is three for three after sitting just off the early lead in Del Mar’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2), taking command at the head of the stretch and drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the colt by Run Away and Hide, purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale. Trained by Simon Callaghan, he has earned $212,400 to date.

 

 

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In the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC’s Pure Silver scored her second stakes victory and third win in as many starts, quickly going to the lead despite an awkward start. The daughter of Mission Impazible turned back a challenge on the turn, drew off turning for home and ran away down the stretch to a 9-1/2 length victory. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she has earned $217,200 and is the first graded stakes winner for her sire. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Take Charge Paula takes Delaware’s White Clay Creek Stakes

Bruce Tallisman’s Take Charge Paula is two for two and a stakes winner. After taking the lead shortly after the start of Wednesday’s $50,375 White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park, she turned back a challenge on the turn and then drew away in the stretch to a three length victory. The first stakes winner for her sire, the 2-year-old daughter of Take Charge Indy, trained by Kelly Breen, has earned $51,600 to date. Consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Mr. Tallisman for $50,000. watch her under tack video

Green Mask a millionaire after scoring in Saratoga’s Troy Stakes

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Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask is the newest OBS millionaire after taking charge of Sunday’s $250,000 Troy Stakes at Saratoga coming to the eighth pole and drawing clear to win by a length and three quarters. The time for five furlongs on the turf was 1:00.49, just missing OBS graduate Lady Shipman’s (April ’14) track record 1:00.46. It’s the third stakes win of the year for the 6-year-old gelding by Mizzen Mast, 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 27-8-8-3 and has earned $1,064,761 to date. watch his under tack video

Wong Chi Tat’s Forever Young led from start to finish and won Singapore’s $300,000 Chairman’s Trophy (G2) on Sunday by half a length. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Run Away and Hide, who captured the Singapore Guineas (G1) in the same front-running style on May 14th. Trained by Kuah Cheng Tee, he’s now 8-4-0-1 and has earned $533,285 to date. Consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video watch the Chairman’s Trophy Stakes                

Richard Keith’s American Dubai took the lead after a quarter in the $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap and ran away from there, scoring an easy nine length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by E Dubai, trained by Rodney Richards, now 15-6-2-3 with $406,122 in earnings. Consigned by Calex Stables, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Mr. Keith for $50,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Raroma Stable’s unbeaten Phantom Ro took charge at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream and the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Wildcat Heir led all the way, drawing off in the lane to a 2-3/4 length victory. Two for two for trainer Ralph Nicks, he has earned $94,000. Consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

 

 

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Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast was relaxed in the early going of Gulfstream’s $75,000 Eight Miles East Stakes on Sunday, rallied wide to reach the lead in the stretch and then turned back a challenge by fellow OBS graduate My Point Exactly (April ’14, August ’13) and won by a head. Consinged by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Now 18-5-5-4 for trainer David Fawkes, he has earned $222,400. watch his under tack video

 

 

Fig Tree Farm’s Sweet Sandy saved ground on the turn in Saturday’s $75,000 William M. Backer Stakes at Laurel, moved to the outside down the stretch and closed with a rush to get up in the final yards and score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old mare by Flatter, trained by Danielle Hodsdon, now 18-4-5-1 with earnings of $129,260. She was purchased for $25,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Robert L. Cole’s 6-year-old Roman Officer successfully defended his title in the $75,000 West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup Stakes at Mountaineer Park on Saturday, leading every step of the way and turning back fellow OBS graduate American Sailor (April ’14) by a length. It’s his third win in four starts this year for trainer Kevin Patterson, leaving him 40-13-5-6 with earnings of $325,014. Consigned by SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud), Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 before he was sold for $70,000. watch his under tack video

I. C. Racing LLC and Shalom TR’s La Piba scored her first stakes win in Saturday’s $75,000 West Virginia Senate President’s Cup Stakes at Mountaineer Park, closing in deep stretch and getting up in the final strides to win by a neck. Trained by Brad Cox, who enjoyed a huge weekend, the 4-year-old daughter of Lookin At Lucky is now 19-4-2-2 and has earned $153,501. She was sold for $45,000 by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Understood picked up his first stakes win on Saturday in the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude Stakes on the turf course at Louisiana Downs, rallying to take the lead after turning for home and cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory. That’s three wins in four starts this year for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale and purchased by Flurry Racing for $130,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 9-5-1-0 and has earned $123,794 to date. watch his under tack video

Brad Cox also saddled Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes in the $50,000 John Henry Stakes at Louisiana Downs. The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman tracked the early leaders, took charge a furlong from home and eased away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Crowes Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. He was then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. He’s now 13-4-3-1 and has earned $201,030. watch his under tack video

Anton Kubacak’s Emily’s Lollipop is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies at Louisiana Downs and never looking back en route to a five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Feisty Embrace (January ’16) checked in third. The 2-year-old filly by Tiz the One, trained by Scott Gelner, has earned $48,525 to date. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS Selected Yearling Sale, she was purchased by her trainer for $1,500. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Sharp Azteca romps to track record in Monmouth Cup Stakes

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca is on verge of a million in earnings after a track record performance in Sunday’s $100,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3). After pressing the pace in the early going, he went after the leader on the far turn, took charge a quarter mile from home and bounded away to a 7-1/2 length victory, running the mile and a sixteenth in a track record 1:40.19. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 13-6-4-1 with $956,740 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator is two for two and a stakes winner after coming from off the pace and winning the $65,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes by 2-1/2 lengths on Friday night at Prairie Meadows. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Dialed In was purchased for $460,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Larry Rivelli, he has earned $55,200 to date. watch his under tack video 

Anthony J. Russo’s Money Or Love circled wide to reach contention in Saturday’s $50,000 Added Elegance Handicap at Gulfstream and sustained her drive down the stretch, getting up in the final strides to win by a neck. The 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by J Be K, trained by her owner, now sports a 21-6-0-3 career record and earnings of $165,515. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Darsan, Inc. at the 2013 August Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $8,200 from Jesse Hoppel at the 2014 June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Teed Off Stable LLC’s Pink Cotton took the lead at the start of Albuquerque’s $50,000 Duke City Sprint Stakes on Friday night and stayed there to the wire, scoring by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of High Cotton, who sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased for $85,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. Now 5-3-0-1 for trainer Bart G. Hone, he has earned $66,750 to date. watch his under tack video 

The OBS juvenile class of 2017 was busy at Del Mar over the weekend. On Saturday, trainer Jeff Mullins unveiled Red Baron’s Barn LLC & Rancho Temescal LLC’s Tatters to Riches in a $60,345 six furlong maiden special weight test. The 2-year-old colt by Union Rags dueled head to head for the early lead, took control after straightening away and eased away to a 1-1/4 length victory, earning $36,000 for his effort. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold to his current connectons for $1,000,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video 

On Sunday, Reddam Racing LLC’s Encumbered, fourth in his debut on July 3rd behind OBS August Yearling Sale graduate Run Away in the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes, rallied to reach contention in the stretch of a $60,000 one mile maiden special weight test on the turf course, took the lead nearing the eighth pole and scored by three quarters of a length. The win was worth $36,000 to the 2-year-old colt by Violence, trained by Simon Callaghan, purchased by Paul Reddam out of the Top Line Sales consignment for $225,000 at the 2017 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack Quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video 

Unbeaten Coal Front captures Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front is three for three and a graded stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and taking Saratoga’s $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Excitations (April ’16). Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $575,000 by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. Unraced at two, the 3-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, trained by Todd Pletcher, has earned $216,000 to date. watch his under tack video

One race earlier on the card, Todd Pletcher sent Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ El Dulce out for his debut in an $83,000 maiden special weight test on the turf course. The 2-year-old colt by Twirling Candy took the lead at the start and led every step of the way, winning by a neck and earning $49,800 after running 5-1/2 furlongs in 1:02 4/5. He was purchased for $200,000 out of the Robert Brewer consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Outplay leads OBS sweep of Saratoga’s Curlin Stakes

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Repole Stable’s Outplay led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saratoga’s $100,000 Curlin Stakes on Friday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 5-3/4 length victory. Small Bear (April ’16) and Perfect Partner (March ’16) rallied to be second and third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Bernardini, now 7-3-2-1 with $163,133 in earnings for trainer Todd Pletcher. He breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $275,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates were first and second earlier in the afternoon at the Spa in a $73,000 5-1/2 furlong maiden special test. Gold Square LLC’s first time starter Aveenu Malcainu was off the pace in the early going, but came running in the stretch to catch front-running Smokin Platinum (April ’17) a sixteenth from home and prove best by three quarters of a length. Consinged by SBM Training and Sales to the 2017 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief was sold to Gold Square for $150,000 after turning in an Under Tack Quarter in :21 4/5. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, the winner earned $43,800. watch his under tack video

Celtic Chaos scores in Saratoga’s John Morrissey Stakes

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Zilla Racing Stables’ Celtic Chaos was wide in the early going and around the turn in Thursday’s $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes at Saratoga, then rallied down the stretch and got up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Dublin, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, now 19-6-4-3 with $380,780 in earnings. Consigned by King’s Equine, Agent for Spendthrift Farm, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he was purchased for $55,000 by Zilla Racing after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Earlier in the afternoon at Saratoga, George Yager’s Sly Roxy made her debut in a muddy 5-1/2 furlong $83,000 maiden special weight test, originally carded for the turf course. The 2-year-old daughter of Speightstown tracked the leaders to the turn, moved up to take command turning for home, then drew off down the stretch to a 5-1/2 length victory. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before going through the ring at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Trained by Mark Casse, she earned $49,800 for her effort.  watch her under tack video

Nikki My Darling takes the Queen City Oaks

Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. and Imaginary Stables’ Nikki My Darling took the lead at the start of the $75,000 Norm Barron Queen City Oaks at Belterra Park on Sunday and never looked back, drawing away late to beat fellow OBS graduate My Ticket Home (June ’16) by 6-1/2 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, purchased for $100,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jeffrey Radosevich, she’s now 10-5-1-0 and has earned $181,533. watch her under tack video

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 New York Oaks at Finger Lakes, but closed with a rush down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, now 6-4-0-1 with $323,000 in earnings. Consigned by Dormellito Stud Sales to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before she was sold for $97,000. watch her under tack video

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay tracked the leaders in Saturday’s $74,150 California Governor’s Cup Handicap at Sacramento into the final furlong, then took the lead late and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by City Zip, sold for $150,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Unraced at two, she’s now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Blaine Wright, and has earned $75,850 to date. watch her under tack video

Chris Wilkins’ Wilbo picked up his first stakes win on Saturday at Ellis Park, rallying from off the pace and charging past fellow OBS graduate Manhattan Mischief (April ’13) in deep stretch, winning by half a length. It’s the second win in six starts this year for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed son of Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Chris Hartman, now 20-7-3-5 with $332,396 in earnings. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, he was purchased for $120,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

OBS grads Irap, Overture sweep Indiana Derby and Oaks

Reddam Racing LLC’s Irap circled horses on the turn to take command of Saturday’s $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Grand Race Course, then drew away in the stretch to an easy five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Untrapped (April ’16) checked in third. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Tiznow, winner of the Ohio Derby (G3) in his last start and the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) in April. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $300,000. Now 11-3-3-1 for trainer Doug O’Neill, he has earned $1,357,600 to date.  watch his under tack video

WinStar Farm’s Overture tried stakes company for the first time in Indiana Grand’s $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3), took the lead at the start, and was never headed en route to victory by a length. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Congrats, trained by Bill Mott, is now 5-2-2-1 and has earned $168,080. Consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before going to WinStar for $385,000. watch her under tack video

Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC’s Pure Silver is two for two and a stakes winner after overcoming an awkward break at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Mission Impazible recovered, took the lead quickly and stayed there to the wire, scoring by a length and a half. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she has earned $97,200.  watch her under tack video

Steve Laymon, William G. Robbins & Richard F. Broadbent IV et al’s Lipstick City rallied wide to reach contention at the top of the stretch in Saturday’s $79,000 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park, ran past the leaders in the final furlong and scored by 2-1/2 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Majestic Bonnie (April ’16). It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old filly by City Zip, trained by Chad Brown, now 6-2-1-0 with $100,699 in earnings. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she was purchased out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment for $165,000. watch her under tack video

Erin Gonzalez and Tim Archuleta’s General Council got off to a fast start in Saturday’s $55,000 Charles Taylor Derby at Albuquerque, opened up daylight quickly and bounded away to an 18-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Big Drama,  consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 12-4-1-1 for trainer Jose Gonzalez, Jr., he has earned $72,166. watch his under tack video

Don B. Danard and Curtis Landry’s Ruffenuff  led from gate to wire in Northland Park’s $53,552 Northlands Oaks on Saturday, drawing away late to win by 2-3/4 lengths. That’s four stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Dialed In, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where she sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 8-6-0-0 for trainer Greg Tracy, she has earned $114,665 to date. watch her under tack video

Mind Your Biscuits dominates Belmont Sprint Championship

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits went back to work after a brief vacation after his Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) victory in March and earned a start in the Breeders’ Cup. The 4-year-old colt by Posse swept to the lead at the top of the stretch of Saturday’s $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship (G2) and cruised from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. Trained by Chad Summers, he now has four graded stakes wins, a 16-6-6-2 career record and $2,207,166 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Triple K Stables’ Ghost Hunter saved ground into the stretch of Saturday’s $100,000 Arlington Handicap (G3), slipped through on the inside with a furlong to go and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 7-year-old gelding by Ghostzapper, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the  2012 OBS June Sale before he was purchased out of the McKathan Bros. consignment for $30,000. Trained by Jamie Ness, he’s now 46-18-9-8 and has earned $633,523. watch his under tack video

Gainesway Stable’s Danzatrice circled the field from the rear on the turn in Friday’s $101,733 Iowa Distaff Stakes at Prairie Meadows, then ran past the leaders in deep stretch and won by a length and a quarter. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Dunkirk, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 14-7-1-1 with $302,745 in earnings. She turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $105,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Brad Grady’s Phat Man relaxed off the pace in the $99,000 Long Branch Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park, rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final strides to beat fellow OBS graduate Talk Logistics (April ’16) by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Munnings, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, who went through the ring at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 9-3-3-0 for trainer Joe Sharp, he has earned $129,540 to date. watch his under tack video

Keith Plaisance’s Pacific Pink, last in the early going of Saturday night’s $100,000 Louisiana Legends Distaff Stakes at Evangeline Downs, rallied to take the lead turning for home and drew away to a three length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Private Vow, consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2014 OBS April Sale, and sold to Nick Hines, Agent, for $90,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Edward Johnston, she’s now 21-9-4-6 and has earned $481,620 to date. watch her under tack video

Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti’s Look Into My Eyes stalked the leaders in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle Stakes at Evangeline Downs into the lane, put them away inside the eighth pole and drew away to a three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ramona’s Wildcat (April ’13, January ’12) rallied from last to be third. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of City Zip, trained by Efren Loza, Jr., now 12-7-2-1 with $195,560 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2013 January Sale and then breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before going through the ring at the 2014 June Sale. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber’s Spring Up led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunday’s $50,000 Mecke Stakes at Gulfstream Park, rallying to take the lead in the final sixteenth and holding off Galleon Mast (April ’15) by three quarters of a length, with Two Step Time (June ’15, April ’15, October ’13) another length back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Spring At Last, two for two this year for trainer Mark Casse, leaving him 23-10-1-2 with $314,892 in earnings. He was purchased for $14,000 out of the Bridlewood Farm consignment at the 2011 OBS August Sale.

Shane’s Girlfriend scores in Iowa Oaks

ERJ Racing LLC, W.C. Racing & Dennis O’Neill’s Shane’s Girlfriend overcame traffic trouble on the first turn of Thursday’s $203,483 Iowa Oaks (G3) at Prairie Meadows, ran past the leaders in the lane and drew away late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the second graded stakes win for the  3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 4-3-0-1 with $418,600 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 at the 2016 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show prior to her purchase by Dennis O’Neill for $95,000 from breeder Ocala Stud. watch her under tack video 

Seymourdini gallops in Belmont’s State Dinner Stakes

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Iris Smith Stable’s Seymourdini took command of Monday’s $100,000 State Dinner Stakes at Belmont after a quarter mile and ran away and hid from there, galloping to at 10-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Madefromlucky (March ’14) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Bernardini, trained by Linda Rice, now 9-5-2-1 with earnings of $229,027. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $900,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Kaleem Shah’s Run Away went head and head with fellow OBS graduate Argosy Fleet (March ’17) in Santa Anita’s $100,345 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes on Monday, took charge in deep stretch and beat him to the wire by a length and a half. Unbeaten in two starts for trainer Simon Callaghan, the 2-year-old colt by by Run Away and Hide has earned $92,400 to date. He was purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Peter Redekop’s Aqua Frio picked up his first stakes victory in Sunday’s $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes at Emerald Downs, turning in a determined stretch run from just off the pace and getting up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the first win in three starts this year for the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $180,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Now 11-3-6-1 for trainer Blaine D. Wright, he has earned $136,450.  watch his under tack video

$1.7-million March Sale topper Diamondsandpearls romps in debut at Santa Anita

Phoenix Thoroughbred III, Ltd.’s Diamondsandpearls, who brought $1.7-million to top the 2017 OBS March Sale, took the lead at the start of a $54,345 maiden special weight test at Santa Anita on Sunday and gave nothing else a chance, romping to a seven length victory in her debut for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old daughter of Congrats was consigned to the March Sale by McKathan Bros., Agent, and sold to Kerri Radcliffe, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Azalea Belle, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Westerly Breeze, and her eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the March 10th Under Tack session. watch her under tack video

Diamondsandpearls was not the only March grad to score at first asking over the weekend. At Arlington Park on Sunday, Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator rolled to a nine length maiden special weight win for trainer Larry Rivelli. The colt by Dialed In, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Ms. Wilson for $460,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

On Sunday at Ellis Park, Stan Burnstein’s Belle’s Orb captured her debut in a maiden special for trainer Eddie Kenneally. The daughter of Orb, a half sister to stakes winner Fact Finding, was also consigned by Wavertree and purchased by her trainer for $120,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

The 2017 March Sale produced its first stakes winner when Sano Racing Stables Inc.’s Rose to Fame, now two for two, tracked the leaders in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes at Gulfstream, took command in the final furlong and held off the late runners to score by a neck. The 2-year-old filly by Gemologist, trained by Antonio Sano, has earned $85,380 to date. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she was purchased for $65,000 by Mr. Sano after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask closed with a rush between horses to take charge of Sunday’s $250,500 Highlander Stakes (G2) at Woodbine inside the eighth pole and drew away from there to a two length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Commute (August ‘13) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Mizzen Mast, trained by Brad Cox, now 26-7-8-3 with $914,761 in earnings.  He 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

Kevin Attard and Soli Mehta’s Starship Jubilee made it five wins in row on Sunday at Woodbine, finishing in a dead heat for the victory with Rainha Da Bateria in the $175,700 Dance Smartly Stakes (G2). That’s two straight graded stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Indy Wind, a two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kevin Attard, the win leaves her with a 14-8-1-0 record and earnings of $258,830. watch her under tack video

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Darsan, Inc.’s Who’s the Lady led a 1-2-3 OBS blanket finish in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes, slipping through on the rail with a late rush to score by a head over Lirica (August ’15, January ‘15), with frontrunning R Angel Katelyn (June ‘16) a nose back in third. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Munnings, who went through the ring at the 2015 OBS August Yearling Sale. She’s now 7-5-0-0 for trainer Kathleen O’Connell, and has earned $157,410. Selected Sale conformation photo

Irap wins the Ohio Derby

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Reddam Racing LLC’s Irap came from off the pace to catch odds-on favorite Girvin in the final sixteenth of Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown and outfought him in the final strides to win by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Untrapped (April ’16) took third with a good stretch run. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Tiznow, who broke his maiden in Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes (G2) in April. The newest OBS millionaire, he’s now 10-2-3-1 and has earned $1,072,600 to date for trainer Doug O’Neill. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $300,000. watch his under tack video

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected sat just off the leader in the early going of the $100,000 Precisionist Stakes G3) at Santa Anita, took command on the far turn and romped from there to a fourteen length victory. It’s the third straight win for the 4-year-old son of City Zip, trained by Bob Baffert, leaving him with four graded stakes victories, a 10-7-1-0 career record and $660,500 in earnings. He was sold for $170,000 to Speedway Stable at the 2015 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Street Surrender took the lead at the start of Santa Anita’s $101,500 Southern Truce Stakes on Sunday, turned back a challenge a furlong from home and eased away to her first stakes victory by a length and three quarters. After knocking at the door with seconds in stakes races in her last two starts, the 4-year-old filly by Street Boss, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, is now 15-6-3-1 with $198,425 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat prior to her purchase by West Point for $280,000. watch her under tack video

Faypien, Classy Class score Saturday graded stakes wins

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Baoma Corporation’s Faypien stalked the leader in the early going of Saturday’s $201,035 Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita, took the lead in the stretch then held off challengers on both sides to score by a head. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Ghostzapper, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before she was purchased for $720,000 out of the Off the Hook LLC consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. Her second straight stakes win for trainer Bob Baffert leaves her with a 4-3-0-1 record and earnings of $205,680.  watch her under tack video

Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Classy Class took command going to the first turn of Monmouth’s $107,000 Salvator Mile Stakes (G3) and never looked back, cruising to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Discreetly Mine, now 18-5-0-4 with $426,100 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show before he went to Cheyenne for $250,000. watch his under tack video

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Commonwealth Stables and Randy Bradshaw’s Somethingelse picked up her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch Stakes at Gulfstream Park, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and holding two rivals at bay en route to a half length win over fellow OBS graduate Bitacora (August ’15). The 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) worked a quarter in :22 flat before she was a $26,000 purchase out of the Randy Bradshaw consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale. Trained by Leo Azpurua, Jr., she’s now 12-4-4-3 and has earned $207,040 to date. watch her under tack video