Ancient Secret takes Belmont’s Wild Applause Stakes

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

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

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

June graduate Celestine scores in Belmont’s Just a Game Stakes

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With OBS June beginning this Tuesday, the sale got a boost when James A. Bryan, Jr.’s catalog cover girl Celestine took charge of Belmont’s $700,000 Just a Game Stakes (G1) turning for home and then drew off in the stretch to win by 3-3/4 lengths. The time for the mile on the turf was 1:31.63, one hundredth of a second off Elusive Quality’s 1996 track record. It’s the second straight graded stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, trained by Bill Mott, and leaves her with a 12-6-2-1 record and earnings of $784,755. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, 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

Bode’s Dream wins Belmont’s Astoria Stakes

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St. Elias Stable’s Bode’s Dream is two for two and a stakes winner after setting the pace in the $197,000 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park on Thursday and never looking back en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old filly by Bodemeister is the first stakes winner for her sire, and has earned $135,000 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

 

Alsvid repeats in Churchill’s Aristides Stakes

Black Hawk Stable’s millionaire Alsvid defended his title in Saturday’s $100, 000 Aristides Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, taking over in mid-stretch and hanging on gamely to win by a head. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Officer, sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chris Hartman, his tenth stakes win gives him a 42-14-11-7 record and $1,233,998 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest scored her first stakes victory on Saturday at Gulfstream Park, moving to the lead at the head of the stretch and then drawing away in the lane to a six length win. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Midshipman, trained by Gilberto Zerpa, is now 4-3-0-1 and has earned $112,170 to date. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before being purchased by Gelfenstein for $150,000. watch her under tack video

Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti’s Look Into My Eyes tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $60,000 Tellike Stakes at Evangeline Downs. The 4-year-old daughter of City Zip, came from off the pace, split horses in the stretch and drew off to win by 2-3/4 lengths. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2013 January Sale before going through the ring at the 2014 June Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Efren Loza, Jr., she’s now 10-6-2-1 and has earned $160,560 to date. watch her under tack video

Perdido Pomeroy turned the tables on a fellow OBS graduate, Korean Grand Prix winner Gamdonguibada, on Sunday, beating him in The SBS Sports Korea/Japan Cup (G3) at Seoul Race Course. (download the race video)The 3-year-old colt by Pomeroy was purchased by BROA for $22,000 out of the DreamCatcher Farms (Tashaunda L. Amador) consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after working at quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. He has five wins from seven starts and has earned over $300,000 in USD. watch his under tack video

Illuminant scores in Santa Anita’s Gamely Stakes

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Illuminant took over turning for home after tracking the pace in Santa Anita’s $301,035 Gamely Stakes (G1) on Memorial Day and eased away down the stretch for a one length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road, trained by Mike McCarthy, now 11-4-2-1 with $367,650 in earnings. She was purchased on the recommendation of Gary Young by Eclipse for $180,000 out of the Don R. Graham consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Diva Express stepped into stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs, battled down the stretch with I’m a Looker and the pair finished in a dead heat for the victory. She worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 by trainer Mark Casse on behalf of Mr. Oxley from Eisaman Equine, Agent. The win leaves her with an 11-4-1-2 record and $194,945 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Bing Cherry Racing’s Bust Another took command of Monday’s $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park a furlong from home and the 3-year-old gelding by Bustin Stones drew away from there to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trained by Michael Pino, he’s now 8-5-1-0 after his first stakes score and has earned $226,630 to date. He was sold for $48,000 by Casey Newick, Agent, at the 2013 OBS Fall Mixed Sale.

Wild Dude a millionaire after taking Santa Anita’s Kona Gold

Wild Dude and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude is the newest OBS millionaire after taking charge of Saturday’s $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (G2) in deep stretch and easing away to victory by a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, now 22-8-5-4 with $1,095,345 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and before he was resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales at the 2012 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman scored her second straight stakes win on Saturday at Pimlico, prompting the pace in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes before going to the front turning for home and drawing away to a 2-1/4 lengths victory. That’s nine stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, leaving her 16-11-2-2- with $703,905 in earnings. She was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Augustin Stable’s Gone Away was thirteenth and last going to the turn in Friday’s $100,000 Hilltop Stakes on the Pimlico turf course, but she rallied on the outside down the stretch and got up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), trained by Michael Matz, now 5-2-0-1 with earnings of $109,495. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $35,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  watch her under tack video

Acapulco heading for Ascot after taking Churchill’s Unbridled Sidney Stakes

Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Acapulco is headed back to Ascot after shrugging off an early challenge in Saturday’s $63,433 Unbridled Sidney Stakes at Churchill Downs and romping to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second straight win for the 3-year-old Scat Daddy filly, winner of Ascot’s Queen Mary Stakes (G2) and second against older horses in York’s Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) last summer. Trained by Wesley Ward, she’s compiled a 5-3-1-1 record and has earned $249,734 to date. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she went to M. V. Magnier for $750,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5, the sale’s co-fastest at the distance. watch her under tack video

Arnold Zetcher LLC’s Arcature took command of the $100,845 Singletary Stakes at Santa Anita at the quarter pole, opened up daylight in mid-stretch, then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Tristan’s Trilogy (March ’15 ) to win by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Archarcharch, purchased for $250,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the win leaves him 4-2-1-0 with $105,170 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Little Red Feather Racing and R/M Racing’s Bellamentary took the lead at the top of the stretch of Sunday’s $80,035 Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita and cruised from there to her first stakes win by 2-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Forever Darling (April ’15) Little Red Feather purchased the 3-year-old daughter of Bellamy Road for $175,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Trained by Phil D’Amato, she’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $135,400. watch her under tack video

N.T.S Stable’s Yourdreamsormine swung wide to reach contention in Friday’s $75,000 Bull Gator Stakes at Gulfstream, hit the front inside the final furlong and drew off to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate We’re All Set (April ’13, August ’12), later disqualified by the stewards and placed third. It’s the second stakes score for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, a two time OBS graduate. Consigned first by breeder Bridlewood Farm to the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale, he was purchased for $37,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after breezing three eighths in :32 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Now trained by Milt Wolfson, he improved his record to 23-4-4-4 and boosted his bankroll to $241,750. watch his under tack video

Allan, Lovat & Pigram’s Nemoralia was a dominating winner of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies Stakes (Michael Seely Memorial Stakes) on Friday at York, taking over a quarter mile from home and rolling to a six length victory. It’s the second stakes victory for the well-traveled 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, who was second last fall in the Frizette (G1) on dirt at Belmont then third in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Keeneland. She was purchased for $170,000 out of the Wavertree consignment at the 2015 March Sale after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jeremy Noseda, she’s now 7-3-2-1 and has earned $265,248. watch her under tack video

OBS 1-2-3 in Churchill Downs Stakes; 1-2 in Pat Day Mile

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G2), taking command in the stretch and holding off a charge by Calculator (April ’14) to win his first graded stakes race by a length. Kobe’s Back (March ’13) rallied from last for third. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the two-time OBS graduate, a 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings. He was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August 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. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 10-5-1-2 and has earned $469,885 to date. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca tracked the pace in the early going of Churchill’s $250,000 Pat Day Mile Stakes (G3), took charge turning for home, opened a long lead in mid-stretch then coasted to a 2-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Forevamo (April ’15), who rallied from far behind to be second. It’s the third straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old son of Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 5-3-1-0 with $196,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was 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. watch his under tack video 

Main Line Racing Stable and Joshtylane Farm’s Miss Inclusive, a 3-year-old daughter of Include, tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $101,000 Parx Oaks, tracked the leader into the stretch and wore her down in the final yards to win by half a length. Trained by John Servis, her first blacktype victory leaves her with a 6-3-0-2 record and $123,750 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth  in :10 1/5, she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Copingaway picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 English Channel Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream, rallying from off the pace,  striking the front a furlong from home and scoring by a length and a half. The 3-year-old colt by Brother Derek was consigned to the 2015 OBS June Sale, where he breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jaime Mejia, he’s now 19-2-3-3 and has earned $124,110 to date. watch his under tack video 

Zayat Stables’ King Kranz got the weekend off and running on Friday in Belmont’s $100,000 Gold Fever Stakes, circling horses on the turn, coming between horses in the stretch and getting up in the final sixteenth to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old year-old colt by Munnings, trained by John Terranova, now 10-2-3-3 with earnings of $284,490.  He was purchased for $95,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Sharp Azteca takes Churchill’s Pat Day Mile Stakes

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca tracked the pace in the early going of Churchill’s $250,000 Pat Day Mile Stakes (G3), took charge turning for home, opened a long lead in mid-stretch then coasted to a 2-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Forevamo (April ’15), who rallied from far behind to be second. It’s the third straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old son of Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 5-3-1-0 with $196,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was 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. watch his under tack video 

Main Line Racing Stable and Joshtylane Farm’s Miss Inclusive, a 3-year-old daughter of Include, tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $101,000 Parx Oaks, tracked the leader into the stretch and wore her down in the final yards to win by half a length. Trained by John Servis, her first blacktype victory leaves her with a 6-3-0-2 record and $123,750 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth  in :10 1/5, she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Copingaway picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 English Channel Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream, rallying from off the pace,  striking the front a furlong from home and scoring by a length and a half. The 3-year-old colt by Brother Derek was consigned to the 2015 OBS June Sale, where he breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jaime Mejia, he’s now 19-2-3-3 and has earned $124,110 to date. watch his under tack video 

Zayat Stables’ King Kranz got the weekend off and running on Friday in Belmont’s $100,000 Gold Fever Stakes, circling horses on the turn, coming between horses in the stretch and getting up in the final sixteenth to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old year-old colt by Munnings, trained by John Terranova, now 10-2-3-3 with earnings of $284,490.  He was purchased for $95,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Catalina Red leads OBS sweep of Churchill Downs Stakes

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G2), taking command in the stretch and holding off a charge by Calculator (April ’14) to win his first graded stakes race by a length. Kobe’s Back (March ’13) rallied from last for third. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the two-time OBS graduate, a 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings. He was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August 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. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 10-5-1-2 and has earned $469,885 to date. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Lady Shipman scores in Belmont’s License Fee Stakes

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman, showing  no ill effects from her trip to Dubai, overwhelmed a small field in in Sunday’s $95,000 License Fee Stakes on the Belmont Park turf course, running six furlongs in 1:07 2/5 en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the eighth stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by Midshipman, consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, she’s now 15-10-2-2 and has earned $643,905. watch her under tack video

 

Park Kwang Soon’s OBS April graduate Gamdonguibada added another chapter to her remarkable career on Sunday with a five length victory in the Busan Ilbo Cup (video), the first leg of the 2016 Korean Sprint Series. In her wake was the highly regarded Success Story, who settled for third in his return to Korea after running third to California Chrome at the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Gamdonguibada made history in 2013 when she became the first filly in twelve years to win the Grand Prix Stakes at Seoul Race Park. Still going strong at the age of seven, the daughter of Werblin is now 34-15-5-7 and has earned $2,497,365,000 (KRW) to date, the equivalent of over $2-million U.S. She was sold for $31,000 to KOID Co. Ltd for Park, Kwang-Soon, by The Team, Agent at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

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Crush Management and D.J. Stable LLC’s Cali Thirty Seven took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Powder Break Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, cruising to victory  by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, purchased for $52,000 out of the Scanlon Training Center consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing and Under Tack eighth in :10 2;/5. Trained by Joe Orseno, she’s now 12-4-1-1 and has earned $178,030 to date.  watch her under tack video

Drafted scores in debut at Keeneland

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P.R. Laird and Eoin Harty’s Drafted scored at first asking at Keeneland on Wednesday, becoming the first horse to come out of a 2016 two-year-old in training sale and break his maiden. The 2-year-old colt by Field Commission took command of the $50,000 maiden special weight test at the top of the stretch and drew away from there to a 2-3/4 length victory in a track record :50.45 for 4-1/2 furlongs. A two time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 by Eoin Harty out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Harty, he earned $26,650 for his effort. watch his under tack video

Collected captures Keeneland’s Lexington Stakes

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected tracked pacesetting fellow OBS graduate One More Round (April ‘15) in the early going of Saturday’s $150,000 Lexington Stakes (G3), ran past him after turning for home and drew away to a four length victory. One More Round settled for second. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by City Zip, winner of Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes (G3) in January. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 6-4-1-0 and has earned $433,700 to date. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Speedway Stable for $170,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Two Spring Sale graduates capture Sovereign Awards

On the eve of the 2016 OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, two of its graduates were honored with Sovereign Awards for their achievements last year.

Tucci Stables’ Riker, sold for $60,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, was chosen as Champion Two-Year-Old Male. The son of Include won four of his five starts at two, including wins in the Grey (G3) and Swynford Stakes after breaking his maiden in the Colin Stakes. He ended his juvenile campaign with a 5-4-0-0 record and $209,049 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Bear Stables and Riversedge Racing Stables’ Academic posted three stakes victories in 2015, the first against her own sex in the Woodbine Oaks in June. In late summer, she returned and scored consecutive wins against males in the Canadian (G3) and British Columbia (G3) Derbies. Voted 2015 Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, the daughter of Henny Hughes was 6-4-1-0 last year and earned $500,312. She was sold for $54,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2014 Sale after working a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Weep No More wins Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes

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Ashbrook Farm’s Weep No More was overlooked at 30-1 in Saturday’s $500,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, but although the 3-year-old daughter of Mineshaft was last of five turning for home, she came charging down the middle of the track and ran past the favorites in the final strides to win by a neck. Trained by Rusty Arnold, she picked up her second straight stakes score, her first graded win, and is now 4-3-0-0 with $352,269 in earnings. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $120,000 by Bo Bromagen out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red returned to his favorite racing surface in Tampa Bay Downs’ $75,000 Hilton Garden Inn/Hampton Inn & Suites Sprint Stakes on Saturday, sat just off the pace before taking command in the stretch and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Fast Flying Rumor (June ’14). It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings, trained by Chad Stewart, now 9-4-1-2 with $172,285 in earnings. A two two-time OBS graduate, he was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August 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

Robert K. Johnson, Frank Coniglio, Richard Rendina and S. Ritman’s Speed Seeker picked up her second stakes win in Saturday’s $75,000 Pleasant Acres Stallions Distaff Turf Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, taking the lead at the start at never looking back en route to a two length victory. A graded stakes winner at two, the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Heatseeker (IRE), trained by Joan Scott, is now 19-5-1-1 and has earned $260,438. She was purchased for $10,000 out of the Classic Quarter Farm consignment at the 2012 OBS August Sale.

H. Beau Lane III’s Blip n’ Th Bye took command of the $50,000 Cajun Miss Stakes at Evangeline Downs a furlong from home and she drew away from there to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Tale of Ekati consigned by Eisaman Equine to the 2015 OBS April Sale where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Albert Stall, Jr., she’s now 4-2-1-1 and has earned $73,300 to date. watch her under tack video

Celestine scores in Gulfstream’s Honey Fox Stakes

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Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Celestine took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park and never looked back, shaking off a challenge on the turn and then opening up in deep stretch to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, trained by Bill Mott, giving her four stakes wins, an 11-5-2-1 record and earnings of $409,755.  Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, her three eighths in :32 2/5 was the Under Tack Show’s fastest at the distance. watch her under tack video

Westside Rentals.com, Neil Haymes, Leo Rodriguez and Steve Rothblum’s Guns Loaded extended his winning streak on Saturday in Santa Anita’s $101,380 San Simeon Stakes (G3), taking command turning for home and easing away to a 1-1/4 length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold by Equest Thoroughbreds, Inc. to Welcome Gate Farm at the 2012 August Sale and then resold by Welcome Gate for $175,000 at the 2013 April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, his third straight win gives the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of D’wildcat a 26-8-3-4 record and $406,570 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Michael House’s Big John B., whose half sister by Broken Vow sells in the upcoming OBS April Sale as Hip No. 518, trailed in the early going of Santa Anita’s $100,690 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (G3) on Sunday, but moved up in the turn, took charge a furlong out and drew off to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Hard Spun, trained by Philip D’Amato, now 40-15-6-5 with earnings of $849,770. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 he was sold for $30,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Randy Patterson’s Maize Road tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $100,000 Rainbow Stakes at Oaklawn Park, rallied to take the lead in mid-stretch and won going away by 3-1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old gelding by Afleet Alex was sold for $15,000 by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent for McDowell Farm, at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Randy Morse, he’s now 5-2-2-1 and has earned $119,800 to date.

Land Over Sea wins the Fair Grounds Oaks

Reddam Racing’s Land Over Sea swept to contention on the turn of Saturday’s $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), took the lead a sixteenth from home and drew away to win by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Bellamy Road, previously on the board in four graded stakes, and it leaves her with an 8-2-4-1 record and $472,000 in earnings. 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. That same O’Neill/Davila connection produced the purchase of classic winner I’ll Have Another for Reddam Racing at the 2011 April Sale. watch her under tack video

Xpress Thoroughbreds LLC’s Will Munnings picked up his first stakes win in Saturday’s $100,000 Gazebo Stakes at Oaklawn Park, battling head and head for the early lead, taking charge turning for home and coasting home a winner by a length and three quarters. Consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, the now 3-year-old colt by Munnings worked an eighth in :10 flat before being sold to Xpress Thoroughbreds for $80,000. Trained by William H. Fires, he’s now 9-3-2-0 and has earned $169,880. watch his under tack video

Fantastic Style scores in Santa Anita’s Las Flores Stakes

Kaleem Shah’s Fantastic Style, idle since winning the Great Lady M Stakes (G2) at Los Alamitos in July, returned to the races on Sunday, took command of Santa Anita’s $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (G3) at the head of the stretch and romped from there to a four length victory over fellow OBS graduate Ben’s Duchess (March ’14). It’s the third straight win for the 4-year-old filly by Harlan’s Holiday, trained by Bob Baffert, now 7-5-1-1 with earnings of $332,000. She was purchased for $525,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected was much the best in the $415,000 Sunland Park Festival of Racing Stakes on Sunday, going right to the lead and never looking back en route to a two length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 3-year-old colt by City Zip, winner of Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes (G3) in January. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Speedway Stable for $170,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $343,700. watch his under tack video

Cheyenne Stables LLC, Southern Equine Stable LLC and Hat Creek Racing’s Clothes Fall Off shook off slamming into the gate at the start of Aqueduct’s $125,000 Correction Stakes, stalked the leader before taking over on the turn then cruised home a winner by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Daaher, consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC to the 2014 OBS March Sale and then sold to Cheyenne Stables for $150,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, she’s now 11-4-6-0 and has earned $365,160. watch her under tack video

Kretz Racing LLC’s Iron Rob picked up his second straight stakes win on Sunday, scoring by a length and a half in the $79,695 San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old Twirling Candy colt is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2014 August Sale before he was sold for $90,000 by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables to Gayle Van Leer, Agent, at the 2015 April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by George Papaprodromou, the win leaves him 10-3-2-0 with $157,320 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Unbeaten Polar River takes the UAE Oaks

Valentin Bukhtoyarov & Evgeny Kappushev’s unbeaten Polar River added the $250, 000 UAE Oaks (G3) to her resume on Thursday (video), eased to a three quarter length victory after opening up a long lead in the stretch. Four for four by a combined 32 lengths, the 3-year-old filly by Congrats, trained by Doug Watson, has earned $365,423 to date. She was sold for $40,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, purchased on behalf of her owners by Ireland‘s Tony Watkins, accompanied by his son David on their first visit to OBS. watch her under tack video