Ancient Secret makes it four for four in Saratoga’s Lake George

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Alpha Delta Stables’ unbeaten Ancient Secret is a graded stakes winner after rallying to take command of Saratoga’s $200,000 Lake George Stakes (G2) on opening day a furlong from home and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. Four for four for trainer Chad Brown, the 3-year-old daughter of Kantharos has two stakes victories and earnings of $259,200 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $225,000 by Steve Young, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video

Miss Freeze takes Belmont’s Lynbrook Stakes

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Joseph Bulger, Michael Imperio and DJC Racing Stables’ Miss Freeze, the only first time starter in Belmont’s $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Sunday, slipped through on the rail to take command at the head of the stretch and drew away smartly to win by 6-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Paz the Bourbon (March ’16) checked in third. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, the daughter of Frost Giant was sold for $150,000 after working a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by David A. Cannizzo, she earned $75,000 for the effort. watch her under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Watchyourownbobber pressed the pace in the $103,900 Warrior Veterans Stakes at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday, took over in the stretch and eased away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Hard Spun, sold for $62,000 by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Michael Maker, he’s now 14-5-3-2 and has earned $263,213. watch his under tack video

ERJ Racing LLC, Slam Dunk Racing and Neil Haymes’ Crosscheck Carlos is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 D. S. Shine Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs and staying there to the wire, turning back a stretch long challenge to win by a head.  The 2-year-old colt by Custom for Carlos, trained by Albert M. Stall, Jr., has earned $78,600 to date. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $37,000 out of the Inside Move consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Curtis Landry and Red Diamond Stable’s Ruffenuff made her debut in Saturday’s $50,000 Princess Margaret Stakes at Northlands Park, took the lead at the break and cruised from there to a 6-3/4 length victory. Trained by Greg Tracy, the 2-year-old daughter of Dialed In earned $35,000 for her effort. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she turned in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Hronis Racing LLC’s Morganite enjoyed her debut at the opening weekend by the sea at Del Mar, holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Champagne Room (April ’16) and scoring by a length and a half in a $64,725 Maiden Special Weight test. The 2-year-old daughter of Gemologist, the first winner for her sire, was consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale. She was sold to Lane’s End Bloodstock for $360,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by John Sadler, her victory was worth $37,800. watch her under tack video

Fish Trappe Road, Coppa take graded stakes at Belmont Park

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Martin Racing Stable LLC’s Fish Trappe Road took charge of Saturday’s $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont after straightening away in the stretch then eased away and won by a length and a quarter. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, now 9-3-3-0 with $518,185 in earnings for trainer Bret Calhoun. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Martin Racing for $95,000. watch his under tack video

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Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s unbeaten Coppa is three for three and a graded stakes winner after holding off a pair of challengers in the final furlong and taking Belmont’s $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (G3) by a neck. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Yesbyjimminy is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2014 August Sale before she was purchased by Boomer Bloodstock, Agent, for $210,000  out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. Trained by Philip D’Amato, she has earned $153,000 to date. selected sale conformation photo  watch her under tack video

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey scored her third stakes victory on Saturday at Delaware Park, getting up in the final yards to win the $50,125 Dashing Beauty Stakes by a head. It’s the third win in seven trips to the post this year for the 4-year-old filly by Successful Appeal, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 29-9-5-5 with $340,070 in earnings. She was sold for $20,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Dearest heads parade of holiday weekend stakes winners

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest posted her second straight stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, taking command a quarter mile from home, opening up a big lead in mid-stretch then coasting home a winner of the Azalea Stakes by a length and a half. She was purchased for $150,000 at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Gelfenstein out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Midshipman, trained by Gilberto Zerpa, is now 5-4-0-1 and has earned $173,550. watch her under tack video

Although Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid broke a step slowly in Saturday’s $67,700 Kelly’s Landing Stakes at Churchill Downs, the graded stakes winning millionaire recovered quickly, took the early lead and was never headed en route to a 1-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Schivarelli (April ’13). It’s the eleventh stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Officer, trained by Chris Hartman, now 43-15-11-7 with $1,274,618 in earnings. He was 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. watch his under tack video

Doctor J Dub the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint

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Drawing Away Stable’s Doctor J Dub was ignored at 28-1 going into Saturday’s $75,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but he went right to the front and stayed there until the wire, holding off a stretch-long challenge to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Sharp Humor, sold for $195,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, after he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jena Antonucci, he’s now 22-5-5-4 and has earned $129,205 to date. watch his under tack video

Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway relaxed off the early pace in Sunday’s $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes at Belmont Park, rolled up in the outside turning for home, made the lead in the final furlong and drew away to win by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, now trained by Thomas Morley, and leaves her with a 24-9-4-6 record and $502,425 in earnings. Consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville scored his second stakes win of the year in Monday’s $65,900 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes, coming from far off the pace to take the lead a sixteenth from home and drawing off to win by a length and a half. That’s six stakes wins for the 6-year-old gelding by Broken Vow, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working  an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, he’s now 34-9-5-5 and has earned $390,805.  watch his under tack video

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Stirrup Trouble LLC’s Temple Fur came after front-running fellow OBS graduate First Illusion (August ’14) in the stretch of the $75,000 Betsy Ross Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Monday, took over at the eighth pole and beat her to the wire by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Temple City, trained by Jessica Campitelli, now 8-4-1-0 with $109,970 in earnings. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he worked a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

J and G Racing Stable’s Don’t Hold Me Back picked up his first stakes win on Friday in the $75,000 Lieutenant Governor’s Handicap at Hastings Park, rallying to take over a furlong from home and scoring by half a length at 29-1. The 4-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back, trained by Steve Henson, is now 20-4-1-2 and has earned $92,465. Consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $100,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Sir Dudley Digges wins Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate

Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges sat just off the early leaders in the $1,000,000 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine on Sunday, caught favored Ami’s Gizmo inside the final sixteenth and eased away to win Canada’s premier race for 3-year-olds by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the son of Gio Ponti, purchased for $130,000 by Patti Miller, EQB, Agent, on behalf of the Ramseys from Thomas and Casse, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, at the 2015 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack Eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 9-2-3-3 and has earned $541,946. watch his under tack video

Sarah Sis scores; I’ll Have Another sires first winner

Joe Ragsdale’s Sarah Sis continued her march toward a million in earnings on Saturday at Arlington Park, taking the lead at the start of the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (G3) and staying there to the wire, scoring by a length with fellow OBS graduate You Bought Her (April “12) checking in third. That’s four graded stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Sharp Humor, trained by Ingrid Mason, now 18-7-5-0 and with earnings of $662,500. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, she was purchased for $20,000 by Mr. Ragsdale out of the Doble Jak consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winning OBS graduate I’ll Have Another, 2012’s champion 3-year-old male, is off and running as a stallion with his first winner. Standing at Big Red Farm in Japan, he’s the sire of 2-year-old colt Un Autre, who scored in a maiden special weight test on the turf at Tokyo Racecourse (watch the race) .  I’ll Have Another, by Flower Alley, was purchased for J. Paul Reddam for $35,000 by Dennis O’Neill at the 2011 OBS April Sale, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, on behalf of Victor Davila. Retired on the morning of the Belmont Stakes, he ended his career with a 7-5-1-0 record and earnings of $2,693,600. Watch and listen as I’ll Have Another breezes and sells at the 2011 OBS April Sale

Pinnacle Racing Stable and Norman Stables’ Moment of Delight sat just off the lead in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Boca Chica Stakes on Saturday, took command after turning for home and drew off smartly to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by A. P. Warrior, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $58,000 to Pinnacle Racing by Southern Cypress Stable, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Now trained by Stanley Gold, she’s 16-4-4-1 and has earned $353,728 to date. watch her under tack video

RAP Racing’s Louisville First picked up her first stakes win on Sunday at Belmont Park, charging from behind in the stretch of the $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes for fillies and getting up late to win by half a length. Trained by George Weaver, the 3-year-old filly by Girolamo Is now 7-2-1-1 and has earned $133,360. Consigned to the 2015 OBS March Sale by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, she was sold to RAP Racing for $120,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

David Lengel, Norman Rader and Brett Brookman’s We’re All Set rallied wide on the turn in Sunday’s $75,000 Sea of Grass Stakes at Gulfstream, battled between horses down the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire over fellow OBS graduate Yourdreamsormine (June ’14, October ’12). It’s the first stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Ocala Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale before she worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 and was purchased for $30,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2013 April Sale. The 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of With Distinction, trained by Peter Walder, is now 35-6-5-9 and has earned $266,719 to date. watch her under tack video

David P. Taylor Jr.’s Find Joy also posted her first stakes win on Sunday, taking charge of the $50,000 Kent Stakes at Emerald Downs a sixteenth from home and winning by a length and a quarter. Trained by Frank Lucarelli, the 3-year-old filly by Drosselmeyer is now 8-2-0-3 and has earned $73,335. She was consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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

Cali Thirty Seven the Powder Break credit Leslie Martin

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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