Our Way takes Saratoga’s Better Talk Now Stakes

Our Way

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William L. Clifton’s Our Way relaxed off the pace in the early going of Monday’ $100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, moved into contention turning for home, took the lead a sixteenth from home and drew off late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS March graduate Mighty Mo checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred Tizway gelding, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $140,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by H. James Bond, he’s now 9-3-1-2 and has earned $163,390.  watch his under tack video

Haveyougoneaway scores in Saratoga’s Ballerina Stakes

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Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway rallied wide into the stretch of Saturday’s $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, forged to the front a sixteenth from home and held on gamely to win by half a length. It’s the fourth straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, who took Saratoga’s Honorable Miss Stakes (G2) in late July. Trained by Thomas Morley, she’s now 26-11-4-6 and has earned $897,495. She was consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Reckling

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William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Reckling settled for second behind fellow OBS April graduate Theory in a swiftly run maiden race at Saratoga at the end of July, but the 2-year-old colt by Dialed In put the lesson to good use in a $93,000 Maiden Special weight test at the Spa on Saturday. Taking the lead at the break, he was never headed en route to a 1-1/4 length victory. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to OBS April, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now one for two for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $72,400 to date. watch his under tack video

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N.T.S Stable’s Yourdreamsormine circled horses on the turn in the $75,000 Groomstick Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, took the lead in the stretch then drew off late to win by a length and three quarters, with fellow OBS graduate Bullet Gone Astray (April ’15) rallying from last to finish third. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, trained by Milt Wolfson, now 27-6-6-4 with $344,185 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was  consigned first by breeder Bridlewood Farm to the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale and then 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.  watch his under tack video

Syndergaard romps in Saratoga’s Funny Cide Stakes

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna and Harris Fein’s Syndergaard is two for two and a stakes winner after pitching a complete game shutout in Saratoga’s  $190,000 Funny Cide Stakes, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 10-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, trained by Todd Pletcher, has earned $163,800 to date. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. watch his under tack video

April grads Harlan’s Harmony, Wellabled one-two in Saratoga’s Skidmore Stakes

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Curragh Stables’ Harlan’s Harmony is two for two and a stakes winner despite being bumped at the start of Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes on the turf at Saratoga. The 2-year-old colt by Spring At Last trailed in the early going but rallied down the stretch, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Wellabled (April ’16) in the shadow of the wire, and scored by a head. Trained by John Terranova, he has earned $105,000 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 April Sale, he was sold to Curragh Racing for $75,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The 2017 OBS Championship Stakes

Races: Tuesday, January 24, 2017   Post Time: 1:00 PM
Entries: Tuesday, January 17
Scratch Time: Tuesday, January 24 by 10:00 AM

The Races:

OBS Sprint Stakes
Filly Division – $50,000 Guaranteed
Six Furlongs (Twenty Fourth Running)

OBS Sprint Stakes
Colt & Gelding Division – $50,000 Guaranteed
Six Furlongs (Twenty Fourth Running)

OBS Championship Stakes
Filly Division – $100,000 Guaranteed
One Mile and One-Sixteenth (Twenty Eighth Running)

OBS Championship Stakes
Colt & Gelding Division – $100,000 Guaranteed
One Mile and One-Sixteenth (Twenty Eighth Running)

PURSE DISTRIBUTION: 1% to all horses finishing sixth through last, then remaining balance: 62% to the winner, 20% to second, 10% to third, 5% to fourth and 3% to fifth. If less than five horses start, the purse that remains will be distributed to the winning horse.

At scratch time, the field for each race will be limited to fourteen (14) with preference given to those with the highest total earnings. Entry fee to be returned to excluded entrants. The races will be conducted according to Florida Statutes Chapter 550 as administered by the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. It is understood and agreed that the entries are accepted with the understanding that the horse so entered will only be allowed to start if in good standing at the time of the actual running of this event. ALL STARTERS MUST BE LIP TATTOOED
Entry Date: January 17, 2017
OBS Championship Stakes: $1,000 to pass the entry box. $1,000 to start.
OBS Sprint Stakes: $500 to pass the entry box. $500 to start.

Though every effort will  been made to notify the owner of due dates for pending sustaining payments,

It will be the sole responsibility of the buyer or current owner to maintain eligibility


The 2016 Race Charts 

Race Videos
Race 1 – Quarter Horse Allowance
Race 2 – OBS Sprint Stakes (colts and geldings)
Race 3 – OBS Sprint Stakes (fillies)
Race 4 – OBS Championship Stakes (fillies)
Race 5 – OBS Championship Stakes (colts and geldings)

Chart Archive

          

 

 

March grads Klimt, Big League one-two in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes

Kaleem Shah's Klimt and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $200,00 Best Pal Stakes, Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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Kaleem Shah’s Klimt tracked pace-setting fellow OBS graduate Big League (March ’16) in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar and then went after him on the turn. The pair raced as a team down the stretch into the final furlong before Klimt proved best, easing away in the final yards to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the second win in three starts for the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Bob Baffert, who has earned $156,960 to date. He was purchased for $435,000 by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 March Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Great Point Stables’ Noble Beauty was awarded victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Pucker Up Stakes (G3) at Arlington Park via the disqualification of fellow OBS graduate Try Your Luck (October ’15), placed third by the stewards for interference in the stretch. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Kitten’s Joy, whose stretch charge left her a nose short of Try Your Luck at the wire. Trained by Chad Brown, the win gives her a 5-2-2-0 record and earnings of $127,350. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before going through the ring. watch her under tack video

Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two picked up his second stakes victory in the $84,535 Green Flash Stakes at Del Mar, rallying to take command in the final sixteenth and easing away late to win by a length and a quarter. The 4-year-old son of Bob and John, trained by Mike Machowsky, is now 11-4-0-1 and has earned $210,665. He was purchased by his trainer for $120,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 flat a the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep won Thistledown’s $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes for the third straight time on Saturday, taking command a furlong from home and drawing away to win by a length and a half. It’s the ninth stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Ready’s Image, trained by Chris Hartman, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $77,000 by Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, out of the Rod McVey consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale. Now 28-13-8-3, he has earned $742,540 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates having a great summer at Del Mar

While East Coast OBS graduates spend their summer vacations in the mountain air and cool nights at Saratoga, their California cousins are basking in the sun and enjoying the surf at Del Mar.

CHAMPAGNE ROOM a1 8.6.16

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The big splash to date was made in the juvenile division with the victory by Ciaglia Racing LLC, Exline- Border Racing LLC & Alesia et al.’s Champagne Room in last Saturday’s $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (G2). Breaking her maiden in the race for trainer Peter Eurton, she’s now 2-1-1-0 and has earned $132,600. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old filly by Broken Vow sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr.  watch her under tack video

MORGANITE a1 7.16.16

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The Sorrento winner was second in her debut in July to Hronis Racing’s Morganite, who broke her  maiden at first asking for trainer John Sadler. The first winner for her sire Gemologist, Morganite was purchased for $360,000 by Lane’s End Bloodstock out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm consignment at the March Sale after working  an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

MIDNIGHT PLEASURE ACTNT

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Alvin and Wendy Ruis’ Midnight Pleasure made short work of his rivals in his July 24th debut, drawing off to a 2-1/4 length victory for trainer Shelbe Ruis. The colt by Midnight Lute worked an eighth in :10 flat before he was sold by Randy Miles, Agent, for $310,000 to Ruis Racing at the 2016 April Sale. watch his under tack video

BIG LEAGUE a1 7.30.16

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The boys get their turn on Saturday, with a trio of OBS graduates set to go in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2). They’ll be led by Rockingham Ranch’s Big League, a 3-1/4 length winner of his debut at Del Mar on July 30. The Speightstown colt, trained by Peter Miller, was consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was sold to Rockingham for $100,000. watch his under tack video

He’ll be joined in the starting gate by Godolphin Stable’s Drafted and Kaleem Shah’s Klimt.

Drafted, a Florida-bred son of Field Commission, broke his maiden at first asking at Keeneland in April prior to a trek to Ascot in June. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 by trainer Eoin Harty out of the Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm) consignment at the 2016 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Klimt was a 5-1/4 length winner in his second start at Santa Anita in July for trainer Bob Baffert. The colt by Quality Road sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2016 March Sale Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $435,000  by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch his under tack video

NOTED AND QUOTED a1 8.7.16

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Last weekend, Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted put on quite a show, romping to her first victory by 9-1/2 lengths on August 7th for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is also a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and resold by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Speedway for $375,000 at the March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5.  watch his under tack video

JAZZY TIMES a1 7.31.16

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Older OBS graduates are also enjoying summer at the beach. Zayat Stables, LLC’s Jazzy Times picked up her second win in four starts with a 6-1/2 length victory on July 31st at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Discreetly Mine, trained by Bob Baffert, was purchased for $460,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables, out of the SGV consignment after an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5.  watch her under tack video

WHY TWO (inside) a1 7.20.16 (2)

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Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two was an allowance winner on July 20th. He’s trained by Michael Machowsky, who signed the ticket for the Bob and John gelding at the 2014 April Sale. Purchased for $120,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment, he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

SECRETO PRIMERO a1 8.3.16 (2)

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Machowsky also clicked later in the meet with another 2014 April purchase when Ernest Marchosky, John Perlstein, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Secreto Primero scored his third win in four trips to the post this year in a $65,000 allowance test on August 3. The trainer bought the son of First Samurai, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, for $150,000 after he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

SCATTAGIRL a1 8.6.16 (2)

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Benowitz Family Trust, 3 R 3 Racing LLC, Mathilde Powell and Binith Shah’s Scattagirl picked up her third win in five starts this year on August 6th at Del Mar for trainer Leonard Powell. The 4-year-old Scat Daddy filly won a $66,380 allowance test by a length and a quarter. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and resold for $87,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, to Hubert Guy Bloodstock, Agent at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video   selected sale conformation photo

OBS grads enjoying the summer at Saratoga

Summer Revolution

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Jeff Drown’s unbeaten Summer Revolution is two for two and heading for either the Travers (G1) or King’s Bishop (G1) after the 3-year-old colt by Summer Bird scored by three lengths in an $85,000 allowance test on Saturday at Saratoga. Taking command after a half in :44 4/5, he sailed home from there, running the seven furlong distance in 1:21 flat. Trained by Rudy Rodriquez, he has earned $96,000 to date. Consigned to the 2015 OBS March Sale by Thoroughbred  Champions Training Center, he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent for $90,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Carl Lizza Racing Stables, LLC’s Uno Emayo took on the leaders at the top of the stretch of Monday’s $98,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, battled on the outside down the stretch and stuck his nose in front at the wire to win a three-horse photo.  It’s the third straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old gelding by D’Funnybone, purchased for $30,000 out of the Hidden Horse Bloodstock consignment at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale. Also trained by Rudy Rodriguez, he’s now 14-4-1-3 and has earned $146,382.

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna, Harris Fein, Guri Singh and Jerry Walia’s Syndergaard had an impressive career debut at Saratoga on Monday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a three length victory in a $73,000 Maiden Special Weight test. The 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection was purchased by Eric Fein for $450,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. The Todd Pletcher trainee earned $43,800 for his effort. watch his under tack video

Champagne Room captures Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes

Ciaglia Racing LLC, Exline- Border Racing LLC & Alesia et al.’s Champagne Room was a maiden going into Del Mar’s $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (G2) on Saturday but a graded stakes winner at the wire, rallying to take command in the final sixteenth and scoring by a length and a quarter. Trained by Peter Eurton, she’s now 2-1-1-0 and has earned $132,600 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old filly by Broken Vow sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr.  watch her under tack video

Averill Racing LLC and Silver Oak Stable LLC’s R Kinsley Doll picked up her first stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, closing down the stretch and getting up late to win the $150,000 Florida Sire Three Ring Stakes by a length and a quarter, with fellow OBS graduate Dixieland Dudes (March ’15) checking in third. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Big Drama, trained by Ralph Ziadie, is now 8-2-2-0 and has earned $148,085.  Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport stalked the leaders in Saturday’s $126,200 Shepperton Stakes at Woodbine, came after them in the lane and was up in the final yards to win by  a head. The 4-year-old colt by Milwaukee Brew worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. Trained by Sid Attard, he’s now 14-5-4-2 and has earned $373,394. watch his under tack video

Robert L. Cole’s 5-year-old Roman Officer tried stakes company for the first time since his juvenile season in the $100,000 West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup Stakes at Mountaineer Park on Saturday.  The son of Roman Ruler found the competition to his liking, taking the lead at the start, opening a big lead in the stretch and coasting to his first stakes victory by a length and a half. Consigned by SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud), Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 before he was sold for $70,000. Trained by Kevin Patterson, he’s now 33-8-5-4 and has earned $212,062 to date. watch his under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Watchyourownbobber sat just off the early leader in Saturday’s $100,000 West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup Stakes, took over after turning for home and held on gamely to win by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Hard Spun, trained by Michael Maker, now 15-6-3-2 with three stakes victories and earnings of $323,413. He was 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. watch his under tack video

Keith Plaisance’s Calamity Jane scored her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Cup Distaff Stakes at Louisiana Downs, coming from well off the pace and closing with a rush to win by three quarters of a length. The 3-year-old Cowboy Cal filly is a three time veteran of the OBS sale ring, sold by Select Sales, Agent at the 2014 January Sale before she was resold by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2014 August Sale. She worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show before going through the ring at the 2015 June Sale. Now 11-4-2-3 for trainer Edward J. Johnston, she has earned $162,149. watch her under tack video

Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti’s Look Into My Eyes took charge of the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes at Louisiana Downs on Saturday a furlong from home and she cruised from there to a 2-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Smitty’s Cougar (March ’15). It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of City Zip, trained by Efren Loza, Jr., now 12-7-2-1 with $195,560 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2013 January Sale before she went through the ring at the 2014 June Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch her under tack video

Lady Shipman scores in Woodbine’s Royal North Stakes

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman went right to the front in Sunday’s $150,000 Royal North Stakes (G3) at Woodbine and never looked back on her way to a 1-3/4 length victory, running six furlongs on the turf in 1:07.70. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman, consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, she now has ten stakes wins, an 18-12-2-2 record and earnings of $776,042. watch her under tack video

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William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Runway Doll was sent off as the 5-2 favorite in her debut in an $83,000 Maiden Special Weight test at Saratoga on Sunday, and she did not disappoint her backers. The 2-year-old daughter of Majestic Warrior quickly opened up a daylight lead, shrugged off a challenge on the turn then galloped away down the stretch to a 13-1/2 length victory. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she earned $49,800 for her effort. She was purchased for $175,000 by the Heiligbrodts out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after speeding an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Mind Your Biscuits takes Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes

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J Stables, M. Scott Summers, Hope Summers and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits trailed in the early going of Saratoga’s $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2), but moved up on the inside on the turn, fought to the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Maniacal (October ’15). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Posse, trained by Robert Falcone, Jr., now 9-3-3-2 with $285,366 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

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China Horse Club and WinStar Farm’s Theory was a short-priced favorite in his debut in an $83,000 Maiden Special Weight test at Saratoga on Saturday and the 2-year-old son of Gemologist lived up to his billing. He pressed the early pace, took charge a quarter mile from home and cruised to a 5-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Reckling (April ’16) in 1:09 4/5 for six furlongs. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he earned $49,800 for his effort. He was purchased for $335,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

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JSM Equine’s Ancient Warfare moved up on the hedge to reach the leaders in an $83,000 Maiden Special Weight test on the turf to open the card at Saratoga on Saturday, got through to take command in the final sixteenth and drew away late to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It was the first start for the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, sold to Justin Casse, Agent, by L & S Thoroughbreds for $250,000 at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Casse, the victory was worth $49,800. watch his under tack video

Rockingham Ranch’s Big League got his career off to a flying start at Del Mar on Saturday, scoring at first asking by 3-1/4 lengths in an $82,935 Maiden Special Weight race. The 2-year-old son of Speightstown pressed favored Honor and Courage early, put him away on the turn and rolled from there to a 3-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate What’sontheagenda (April ’16). Consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Rockingham for $100,000. Saddled by Peter Miller, he earned $37,800. watch his under tack video

 

Haveyougoneaway scores in Saratoga’s Honorable Miss Stakes

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Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway came around horses to reach the leaders in the stretch of Saratoga’s $200,000 Honorable Miss Stakes (G2), went after favored Paulassilverlining in the final furlong, then wore her down in shadow of the wire and scored by a neck. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Thomas Morley, she now has six stakes wins, a 25-10-4-6 record and earnings of $622,425. watch her under tack video

Bitumen, Random Walk one-two in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes

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Joseph W. Sutton’s Bitumen dropped off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga on Saturday, circled horses to reach contention turning for home, took over leaving the eighth pole and scored by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Random Walk (March ’16). Two for two with earnings of $117,900 for trainer Eddie Kenneally, the 2-year-old colt by Mineshaft was purchased for $280,000 by Barry Berkelhammer, Agent, out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Michael Lay, Mike Loughry and D Mac Racing Stable’s Puntrooskie scored his first graded stakes win in Woodbine’s $150,600 Bold Venture Stakes (G3) on Saturday, battling to the lead in the stretch and holding on gamely for a half length decision. The 6-year-old Florida bred son of In Summation, trained by Donald MacRae, now has two stakes victories, a 29-5-6-5 record and $361,969 in earnings. He was sold for $62,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video

J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Front Pocket Money tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo took the lead at the break and held it to the wire, turning back a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Yellow Chips and scoring by three quarters of a length. Sold for $67,000 by Highbury Farm at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he’s now 5-3-1-0 with earnings of $152,050 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

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

Dearest the Azalea credit Lauren King

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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