Pricedtoperfection wins Gulfstream’s Sweetest Chant Stakes

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Pricedtoperfection picked up her first stakes win in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream on Saturday, closing with a rush to take the lead in deep stretch and scoring going away by three quarters of a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Temple City is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed Sale and then resold by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, for $230,000 at the 2015 April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $129.960. watch her under tack video

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A pair of promising youngsters broke their maidens on Saturday. At Gulfstream, Repole Stable’s Mo Power put the lessons learned in his first start last month to good use, leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of a $50,000 maiden special weight test taking over from front running Dixie Runner (March ’15) inside the final furlong and then holding off a late charge by Doctor Mounty (June ’15) to win by a length. Dixie Runner settled for third. Mo Power, trained by Todd Pletcher, earned $30,000 for his effort. The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo was purchased for $325,000 by Jonathan Thomas on behalf of Repole Stable out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

At Tampa Bay Downs, trainer Baltazar Galvan unveiled Miguel Barraza’a Tiger Blood,  and the 3-year-old Florid-bred colt by Cowtown Cat colt took charge of the six furlong maiden special weight test at the start, shrugged off a challenger at the head of the stretch and bounded away to a 9-1/4 length victory under wraps in 1:09 4/5. He was consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, to the 2014 August Yearling Sale and sold to Juan Pablo Malagon for $4,500.

Whatawonderflworld, Vieja Luna win at the 27th OBS Day of Champions

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Gary Barber’s Whatawonderflworld rallied in deep stretch and was up in the shadow of the wire to beat Get Away Farm’s Two Step Time by a length and take the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 27th annual Day of Champions. Golden Legacy Stable LLC’s Golden Ray, who set the pace and led into the final furlong, settled for third. Jose Lezcano rode the winner, who ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat, for trainer Mark Casse. A gelding by Tiz Wonderful, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $50,00 by James Layden, Agent, to T M Ventures. His first stakes win leaves him 4-3-0-1 with $136,200 in earnings. Arthur Ringfield, who has been Clerk of Scales at all twenty seven OBS Day of Champions race programs, presented the trophy to the winning connections.

Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna took charge of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies at the start and never looked back en route to a 2-1/2 length victory over Evergreen Stables LLC’s Silver Magnolia. Roger L. Justice’s Will Be Magical settled for third. Ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, the winner ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat. After turning in a eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, the daughter of Street Hero was purchased for $23,000 by Mr. Landaeta out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Marcos Fernandez, she’s now 8-2-0-2 and has earned $122,098.

In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, Michael G. Bernard’s Danbury, ridden by Eddie Castro, took charge in the stretch and held off a late run by Leonard C. Green and Robert McLynn’s Lazarus Project to win by a length and a half. Sandra New’s Drama Club was another length back in third. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 2/5.  It’s the first stakes win for the Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, bred by Robert C. Roffey, Jr. A three time veteran of the OBS sales ring, he was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale then resold by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent to Christy Whitman at the 2014 August Yearling Sale. He was then purchased for $25,000 by Bill Kaplan on behalf of Mr. Bernard out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under tack eighth in :10 2/5 . Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 8-2-0-0 and has earned $86,203.  The winner paid $46.00, 16.40 and 6.80. Lazarus Project returned 7.00, 4.60 and Drama Club paid $10.00 to show. The 6-9 exacta was worth $248.00 and the 4-6 daily double paid $43.40.

In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies, WinStar Farm LLC’s Social Butterfly wore down Bell Racing LLC’s Kandoo in the shadow of the wire and scored her first stakes win by half a length. Leonard C. Green’s Hi Holiday rallied to be third. Scott Spieth rode the daughter of Hold Me Back for trainer Shannon Ritter. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 4/5. Social Butterfly consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she was sold for $140,000 to McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, Agent for WinStar Farm, LLC after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 3-2-0-1, she has earned $53,480.

In the afternoon’s first race, Irma Mirabal’s Cootinks Flying Ace beat Bobby McKibben’s Of Royal Decent by a length in a $10,000 440 yard allowance test for Quarter Horses. Alma D. Barraza’s Gold In This Lane was a length and quarter back in third.  The winner returned $4.80, 2.60 and 2.80. Of Royal Decent returned $3.80 and 2.80; Gold In This Lane paid $2.80 to show. The 4-5 exacta returned $19.00.

Constellation romps in Aqueduct’s Ruthless Stakes

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation was much the best in Sunday’s $95,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct, taking an early lead, shrugging off a challenge on the turn and cruising to a ten length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Bellamy Road, who sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the win gives her a 5-3-1-1 record and earnings of $274,800. watch her under tack video

Reddam Racing’s Frank Conversation took charge of Saturday’s $100,105 California Derby at Golden Gate a furlong from home and drew away to a 2-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes score for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old son of Quality Road, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 5-2-0-1 with $110,450 in earnings. He was sold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to Dennis O’Neill at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

MMG Racing Stable’s Never Gone South picked up his second stakes win in the $74,250 Frank J. Whiteley, Jr. Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 7-1/4 length victory. A 3-year-old colt by Munnings, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold by Grassroots Training & Sales, Agent, for $90,000 at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Cathal Lynch, he’s now 5-3-2-0 and has earned $141,125. watch his under tack video

Randy Patterson’s Street Strategy rallied from just off the pace and got up in the shadow of the wire to win the Saturday’s $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn Park by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old horse by Street Sense, trained by Randy Morse, now 11-6-1-1 with earnings of $282,920. Consigned by Rice Horse Stables, Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold for $425,000. watch his under tack video

GRD Racing’s Karen’s Silk made it three straight wins on Saturday, taking the lead leaving the eighth pole and driving to a 1-1/4 length victory in the $74,250 Marshua Stakes at Laurel. Her first stakes score leaves her 4-3-0-0 with $107,850 in earnings for trainer Michael Dilger. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by High Cotton worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before being sold for $50,000 by Omega Farm, Agent, at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Joe Ragsdale’s Marquee Miss got the weekend rolling on Friday at Opening Day at Oaklawn Park with a front-running 2-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Cowboy Cal filly, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Mr. Ragsdale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show. Trained by Ingrid Mason, the win leaves her 5-2-0-0 with earnings of $104,925. watch her under tack video

Big day for OBS at the Sunshine Millions at Gulfstream Park

OBS graduates enjoyed a big day on Saturday at Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park, posting four stakes wins that included a 1-2-3 sweep of the Distaff Stakes and one-two finishes in the Classic and Sprint Stakes.

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Team Valor International’s Mexikoma circled wide on the turn for home in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes, collared front running fellow OBS graduate Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13) coming to the sixteenth pole, then eased away in the final yards and beat him by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Birdstone, who sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the 2013 OBS April Sale’s Under Tack Show before being purchased for $55,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. Trained by Michael Dilger, he’s now 11-4-1-2 and has earned $290,554. watch his under tack video 

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Lilli Kurtinecz’s Manchurian High successfully defended his title in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes, putting in a late charge to catch and beat Reporting Star by half a length. The pair were also one-two in the 2015 renewal. That’s three stakes wins for the 8-year-old gelding by The Daddy, trained by his owner, leaving him 40-10-3-9 with $479,013 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, Manchurian High went through the ring at the 2008 Fall Mixed Sale before being sold for $1,000 by Hoofprints Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2009 August Sale.

Reporting Star is slated to go on the block on Thursday, January 28th as Hip No. 639, the final horse in the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. The 6-year-old graded stakes winning son of Circular Quay has a 27-6-7-8 record and has earned $617,746. (Past Performances)

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A. Bianco Holding’s Mom’z Laugh led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes, taking command a quarter from home and holding off You Bought Her (April ’12) by a head, with Legal Laura (August ’12) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), trained by Marcus Vitali, now 17-6-1-4 with earnings of $277,650. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased by Northwest Stud out of the Pleasant Acres Farm consignment at the 2013 August Yearling sale. Consigned by Northwest Stud to the 2014 April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before going to A. Bianco Holdings for $50,000. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

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Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet went straight to the front and never looked back in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes, scoring by 4-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Wildcat Red (June ’13) after six furlongs in a snappy 1:08 2/5. It’s the second straight stakes victory and fourth win in a row for the two time OBS graduate, first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. The 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jorge Navarro, is now 13-5-5-1 and has earned $304,893 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

Polar River impressive in UAE 1000 Guineas prep at Meydan

Valentin Bukhtoyarov & Evgeny Kappushev’s Polar River is two for two and on her way to the UAE 1000 Guineas after overpowering graded stakes winning Promising Run by 4-3/4 lengths in a $75,000 allowance at Meydan on Thursday(VIDEO) The 3-year-old daughter of Congrats had previously broken her maiden by 13-1/2 lengths over older males in December. After breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $40,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent.  She was purchased on behalf of her owners by Ireland’s Tony Watkins, making his first visit to OBS with his son David. Trained by Doug Watson, she heads to her stakes debut with earnings of $65,423. watch her under tack video

Collected captures Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected was hung out to dry around the first turn of the $100,750 Sham Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita, finally took command at the quarter pole and cruised from there to a length and a quarter victory. Switching to the dirt after a second place finish in the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on the Del Mar turf course, the 3-year-old colt by City Zip, trained by Bob Baffert, is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $111,200 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

Winning Stables, Inc. and Midnight Rider LLC’s Fast Flying Rumor took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $90,000 Turf Dash Stakes and never looked back, opening up and winning by 4-3/4 lengths, running five furlongs in a swift :55 flat. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by West Acre, trained by Gerald Bennett, now 15-5-5-0 with $180,795 in earnings. He breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the 2104 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $35,000 by Texhoma, Inc. (Flint Fesmire), Agent. watch his under tack video

Four OBS graduates named Eclipse Award finalists

Four OBS Two-Year-Old Sale graduates have been chosen as Eclipse Award finalists for their accomplishments in 2015. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, January 16th at Gulfstream Park.  

John C. Oxley’s Airoforce, a finalist in the 2-year-old male division, launched his juvenile campaign with a win at first asking for trainer Mark Casse in a maiden special weight test on the turf at Kentucky Downs in September. A month later he scored in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (G3) on grass at Keeneland before he just missed by a neck in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). He wrapped up the year in style, switching to the main track and taking the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Down by a length and a half.  The colt by Colonel John sped a quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $350,000 out of the Richardson Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. He enters 2016  with a 4-3-1-0  record and has earned $516,080 to date. watch his under tack video

Two previous OBS graduates have won the Eclipse Award as juvenile champion. Gilded Time was a winner in 1992 and Favorite Trick won the award in 1997.

Ranlo Investments LLC’s female sprint finalist Lady Shipman served notice of things to come in January, when she returned to OBS and took the filly division of the OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time. Campaigned by trainer Kathleen O’Connell, she scored five more stakes victories; one at Pimlico, two at Monmouth Park and two at Saratoga, culminating in a course record 1:00 2/5 for 5-1/2 furlongs on the Saratoga turf course. In her final start of the year, she came charging late but settled for second by a neck in the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) against males at Keeneland. She ended the year with a 12-8-2-2 record and earnings of $538,800.  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

OBS graduates Jewel Princess (1996), Fleet Indian (2006) and Ginger Punch (2007) won Eclipse Awards in the Older Female division.  Town & Country Farms’ Stopchargingmaria is a finalist to be the fourth. She made five starts in 2015, all in graded stakes company. She won the Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) at Pimlico in May and the Saratoga’s Shuvee Handicap (G3) in August before closing out the year with a victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland.  Trained by Todd Pletcher, the newly turned 5-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat was 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.  Now 16-9-3-1 record, she has amassed $2,924,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten would join Forever Together (2008) as the second OBS graduate honored in the Older Female Turf division. She began the year with a win in the Hillsborough Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs in March and ended it with two grade one victories. The first was at Belmont Park in the Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) in early October followed by a convincing triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1). It was the fifth grade one win for daughter of Kitten’s Joy, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) in 2011 and runner-up in the Filly and Mare Turf (G1) last year. Trained by Chad Brown, she retired with nine graded stakes wins, a 25-11-4-4 record and earnings of $4,292,904. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Forever Darling scores in Santa Anita’s Santa Ynez Stakes

Richard Baltas, Hebert Bloodstock and J K Racing LLC’s Forever Darling joined the ranks of graded stakes winners on Saturday at Santa Anita, battling down the stretch between rivals and taking the $200,500 Santa Ynez Stakes (G3) by half a length. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old filly by Congrats, trained by Richard Baltas, now 4-2-0-0 with earnings of $155,400. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack work

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey picked up her first stakes win in the $75,000 What a Summer Stakes on Saturday at Laurel, taking over on the turn for home and easing away from there to a 2-1/2 length victory. The 4-year-old daughter of Succcessful Appeal worked a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS April Sale before she was sold by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, for $20,000. Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, she’s now 23-7-4-4 and has earned $216,470 to date. watch her under tack work

Clark O. Brewster’s Bayerd rallied to take command of Saturday’s $60,000 Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds a furlong from home and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Attain (January ’14, June ’13). That’s three stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Speightstown, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 14-4-6-2 with $486,900 in earnings. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, he worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack work

King Kranz captures Aqueduct’s Lost in the Fog Stakes

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Zayat Stables’ King Kranz picked a fine spot to break his maiden and celebrate the New Year, taking charge of Friday’s $122,500 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Aqueduct after turning for home and posting a one length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Sallisaw (March ’15) settled for third. Second in the Futurity (G2) at Belmont in October, the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by JohnTerranova, is now 6-1-2-3 and has earned $146,990 to date. 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

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West Point Thoroughbreds’ Empire Dreams came from off the pace in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes on New Year’s Eve, reached the leaders in the stretch and fought to victory in the final yards by a head. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the now 5-year-old son of Patriot Act, consigned to the 2013 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, and purchased by West Point for $35,000 after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Tom Albertrani, he’s now 19-6-6-3 with earnings of $746,501. watch his under tack video

 

Roger G. Smith’s Smitty’s Cougar ended her 2-year-old season with a flourish, taking the lead at the start of Thursday’s $95,770 Louisiana Futurity and romping to a 9-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the daughter of Half Ours, trained by Ron Faucheux, leaving her 5-3-0-2 with $118,312 in earnings. Consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Extinct Charm takes Aqueduct’s Damon Runyon Stakes

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John L. Moirano, William Achenbaum, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Extinct Charm scored his first stakes win on Saturday at Aqueduct, coming from just off the pace in the $98,000 Damon Runyon Stakes and proving best by a neck in a four horse blanket finish. Fellow OBS graduate Taoiseach (April ’15) settled for third. The 2-year-old colt by American Lion was purchased by trainer Gary Contessa for $55,000 out of the Shooting Star Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  The first stakes winner for his sire, he’s now 9-2-2-1 with earnings of $143,054 and being pointed for the 2016 OBS Championship Stakes on January 26th.  watch his under tack video

 

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J and J Stables’ Jewel of a Cat put her head in front turning for home in Sunday’s $75,000 Windley Key Stakes at Gulfstream then held off challengers on both sides down the stretch, winning by a neck. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Wildcat Heir and the sixth of her career. Trained by Carlos Vaccarezza, she’s now 23-6-7-2 and has earned $435,695 to date.  She was sold for $40,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

X Y Jet romps in Gulfstream’s Mr. Prospector Stakes

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Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet gave nothing else a chance in Saturday’s $102,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, taking the lead right from the start, opening a long lead on the turn and coasting home a winner by 9-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 12-4-5-1 with earnings of $214,863. A two time OBS graduate, he was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

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Long Lake Stable LLC and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo rallied to hook up with front running fellow OBS graduate Celestine (June ’14) down the stretch of Gulfstream’s $80,250 Tropical Park Oaks and was best by a neck at the wire. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of More Than Ready picked up her first stakes win, improved her record to 6-3-0-1 and boosted her bankroll to $164,500. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the OBS April Sale, she was sold for $225,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. watch her under tack video 

Unbeaten Elfin Cove impressive in Japan

Kazuko Yoshida’s unbeaten filly Elfin Cove is turning heads in Japan after beating the boys, taking the lead at the break on Saturday at Hanshin Race Course and drawing away in the stretch en route to an easy victory. (race video) The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie, now two for two with $118,182 in earnings was consigned by Ocala Stud to the 2015 OBS March Sale, and sold to Narvick International for $675,000 after breezing a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Xpress Thoroughbreds LLC’s Discreetness scored his first stakes win on Sunday at Remington Park, circling horses on the turn, closing down the stretch and getting up in the last  jump to take the $275,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes by a nose. It’s the third win for the 2-year-old colt by Discreet Cat, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before being sold for $105,000 by Royal Thoroughbred International at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by William Fires, he’s now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $192,122 to date. watch his under tack video

Keith Plaisance’s Pacific Pink added the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes to her resume on Saturday at Fair Grounds, fighting her way between horses in deep stretch to take command and winning by three quarters of a length. It’s the fourth stakes win of the year for the 3-year-old daughter of Private Vow, now 10-6-2-2 with $291,300 in earnings for trainer Edward Johnston. Consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she was sold to Nick Hines, Agent, for $90,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

Airoforce wins Churchill’s Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

John C. Oxley’s Airoforce moved to the main track after settling for second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf G1), came wide into the stretch of Churchill Downs’ $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) and drew away late to win his second graded stakes race by a length and a half. The 2-year-old son of Colonel John sped a quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $350,000 out of the Richardson Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Mark Casse, he’s now 4-3-1-0 and has earned $516,080 to date. watch his under tack video

Morris Bailey’s Full Salute relaxed in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 Buffalo Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, moved on the turn to reach contention and then rallied down the lane to win by a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Speightstown, now 7-3-3-0 for trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr., with earnings of $199,295.  He was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS march Sale where he breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 a the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Warner Thoroughbreds et al’s Swagger Jagger came off the fence to look for room at the top of the stretch in the $75,000 Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, came after the leaders on the outside and was up in the final strides to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Crown of Thorns, who worked a quarter in :21 4/5 before being purchased for $77,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Michael Maker, he’s now 6-2-0-1 and has earned $83,630 to date. watch his under tack video

Constellation romps in Aqueduct’s Furlough Stakes

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation took charge of Aqueduct’s $150,000 Furlough Stakes on Thanksgiving Day approaching the head of the stretch and she rolled from there to an 8-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Bellamy Road, second in the Matron (G2) and third in the Spinaway (G1). Trained by Steve Asmussen, the win leaves her with a 4-2-1-1 record and earnings of $214,800. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport tracked the leader in Thursday’s $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine to the top of the stretch, took command in the lane and scored by a length. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale and sold for $45,000 after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Sid Attard, he’s now 12-5-3-2 and has earned $297,271 to date. watch his under tack video

Maggi Moss’ Control Stake went to the lead at the start of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap and refused to surrender it, easing away in deep stretch and winning by a length and a quarter. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Discreetly Mine, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, for $85,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Trained by Tom Amoss, he’s now 12-6-3-2 and has earned $266,760. Selected Sale conformation photo

El Kabeir captures the City of Laurel Stakes

Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir returned to the winner’s circle on Saturday, coming from off the pace in the $100,000 City of Laurel Stakes and getting up in the final yards to win by a nose. The graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Scat Daddy accounted for the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at two and the Jerome (G3) and Gotham (G3) this past spring. Trained by John Terranova, he’s now 11-5-2-2 and has earned $834,892. He was purchased for a co-sale topping $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables from Summerfield Sales (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Rustlewood Farm, at the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo

OBS grads win three stakes at Gulfstream Park West’s Millions Preview Day

Saraguaro credit Leslie Martin

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Thoroughbred Acquisition Group and Saffie Joseph’s Saraguaro rallied to take charge of the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Stakes at the quarter pole, then eased away in the stretch and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the second straight stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, first purchased by Jose Munoz out of the Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva) consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale, then resold by Mr. Munoz to Mr. Saffie for $33,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 prior to the 2014 April Sale. Trained by Saffie Joseph Jr., the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Express Tour is now 10-3-1-2 and has earned $205,404. watch his under tack video

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J and J Stables’ Jewel of a Cat tracked the early speed in the $101,250 Millions Turf Sprint Preview Stakes, took command on the turn then drew away down the lane and won by three lengths. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Wildcat Heir, sold for $40,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Carlo Vaccarezza, she’s now 22-6-6-2 with $390,590 in earnings. watch her under tack video

 

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Gilbert Campbell’s Legal Laura moved to the rail for the drive in the $100,000 Millions Distaff Preview Stakes, hit the front inside the final furlong and drew off to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Wildcat Heir, trained by Kathleen O’Connell, now 15-5-2-5 with earnings of $194,750. She was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

Big World wins Aqueduct’s Tempted Stakes

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Maggi Moss’ Big World went to the lead at the start of the $200,000 Tempted Stakes (G3) on Opening Day at Aqueduct and stayed there all the way, easing away in deep stretch to win by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by Custom for Carlos, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2014 OBS August Sale and purchased for $98,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent. Her second straight win leaves her with a 4-2-0-2 record and $185,600 in earnings. Selected Sale conformation photo      

Stephanie’s Kitten takes the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

STEPHANIE'S KITTENBreeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Gr IKeeneland Race Course     Lexington, KentuckyOctober 31, 2015    Race #06Purse $2,000,0001-3/16 Miles-Turf  1:56.22Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey, OwnersChad C. Brown, TrainerIrad Ortiz, Jr., JockeyLegatissimo (2nd)Queen's Jewel (3rd)$17.60 $5.60 $3.60Order of Finish - 11, 3, 6, 2Please Give Photo Credit To:  / Coady Photography

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten closed out her racing career in style, coming between horses in the stretch, taking the lead in the final furlong and scoring by a length and a quarter over favorite Legatissimo (IRE) in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1). It’s the fifth grade one win for the 6-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) in 2011 and runner-up in this race last year. Trained by Chad Brown, she retires with nine graded stakes wins, a 25-11-4-4 record and earnings of $4,292,904. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Stopchargingmaria scores in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff

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Town & Country Farms’ Stopchargingmaria was wide and out of trouble going to the far turn of the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland, moved to take the lead approaching the eighth pole then held off a late charge by Stellar Wind to win by a neck.  Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat was 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.Stopchargingmaria is the is the third OBS graduate to take the Distaff. Jewel Princess took the 1996 renewal and Ginger Punch scored in 2007. She’s three for five this year, and her eighth graded stakes win leaves her with a 16-9-3-1 record and $2,924,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video