Lady Shipman scores in Belmont’s License Fee Stakes

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

 

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

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

Drafted scores in debut at Keeneland

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

Collected captures Keeneland’s Lexington Stakes

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

Two Spring Sale graduates capture Sovereign Awards

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

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

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

Weep No More wins Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes

WEEP NO MORE The Central Bank Ashland Gr 1 - 79th Running Keeneland Race Course Lexington, Kentucky April 9, 2016 Race #06 Purse $500,000 1-1/16 Miles 1:43.57 Ashbrook Farm, Owner George R. Arnold II, Trainer Corey J. Lanerie, Jockey Rachel's Valentina (2nd) Cathryn Sophia (3rd) $62.20 $12.40 $3.20 Order of Finish - , , , Please Give Photo Credit To: / Coady Photography

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

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red returned to his favorite racing surface in Tampa Bay Downs’ $75,000 Hilton Garden Inn/Hampton Inn & Suites Sprint Stakes on Saturday, sat just off the pace before taking command in the stretch and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Fast Flying Rumor (June ’14). It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings, trained by Chad Stewart, now 9-4-1-2 with $172,285 in earnings. A two two-time OBS graduate, he was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale prior to his purchase by Mr. Lenci for $71,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

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

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

Celestine scores in Gulfstream’s Honey Fox Stakes

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

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

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

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

Land Over Sea wins the Fair Grounds Oaks

Reddam Racing’s Land Over Sea swept to contention on the turn of Saturday’s $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), took the lead a sixteenth from home and drew away to win by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Bellamy Road, previously on the board in four graded stakes, and it leaves her with an 8-2-4-1 record and $472,000 in earnings. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she was purchased by his brother Dennis from Victor Davila for $130,000 at the 2015 April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. That same O’Neill/Davila connection produced the purchase of classic winner I’ll Have Another for Reddam Racing at the 2011 April Sale. watch her under tack video

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

Fantastic Style scores in Santa Anita’s Las Flores Stakes

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

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

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

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

Unbeaten Polar River takes the UAE Oaks

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

X Y Jet wins the Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes

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Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet tuned up for a trip to Dubai in Saturday’s $100, 000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3), taking the lead at the start, opening up daylight with a half in :43 4/5 and reporting home first by a length and a quarter. That’s five straight wins for 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, a 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. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he has two graded stakes wins, a 14-6-5-1 record and earnings of $365,653. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

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King of Prussia Stable’s Mo d’Amour picked up her first stakes win in the $125, 000 Busher Stakes at Aqueduct, taking charge a furlong from home and cruising to a two length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Katniss the Victor (March ’15) checking in third. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, trained by Todd Pletcher, is now 5-3-0-1 and has earned $147,940 to date. Consigned by Wodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased by Joseph Brocklebank, Agent, for $75.000. watch her under tack video

Westside Rentals.com, Neil Haymes, Leo Rodriguez and Steve Rothblum’s Guns Loaded put his back class to good use in the $79,190 Joe Hernandez Stakes over the downhill turf course at Santa Anita, stalking the leader into the stretch, taking command a furlong from home and drawing away to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of D’wildcat, second in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2) at two. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 25-7-4-3-4 and has earned $346,570.  A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Equest Thoroughbreds, Inc. to Welcome Gate Farm at the 2012 August Sale and then resold by Welcome Gate for $175,000 at the 2013 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Newport Stables LLC’s American Sailor scored his first stakes win in the $50,000 Bucharest Turf Sprint Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park, leading from start to finish and beating fellow OBS graduate El Botas (June ’13) by a length in his first start for his new connections. Consigned by Silver Star to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he sped an eighth in :9 4/5 before being sold for $100,000.  Trained now by Joe Sharp, the 4-year-old son of City Zip has a 10-4-1-1 record and earnings of $130,990. watch his under tack video

Get Away Farm’s Two Step Time, second in the OBS Championship Stakes in his last start, came running late in the stretch of the $50,000 Texas Heritage Stakes and was up in the final strides to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Two Step Salsa, trained by Mike Maker, now 6-3-1-1 with $93,250 in earnings. A three time veteran of the OBS Sale ring, he was purchased by Get Away Farm for $27,000 out of the Abbie Road Farm consignment at the 2013 Fall Mixed Sale before going through the ring at the 2015 April and June Sales. watch his under tack video

Moanin takes Tokyo’s February Stakes in track record time

Moanin February Stakes grade 1 winner in Japan February 2016Yukio Baba’s Moanin took charge of the $1, 683,438 February Stakes (G1) at Tokyo Race Course on Sunday inside the final furlong, opened up daylight quickly and scored by a length and a quarter in a track record 1:34 for the 1600 meters. (video) Fellow OBS graduate and stablemate Best Warrior (April ’12), a millionaire in his own right, ran well to finish fourth in a three horse photo for place It’s the sixth win in seven starts for the 4-year-old son of Henny Hughes. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased at the 2014 OBS March Sale out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $335,000 on behalf of Mr. Baba by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International. Trained by Sei Ishizaka, he has earned over $1.7-million to date.  watch his under tack video

KM Racing Enterprise Inc. and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Paulina’s Love picked up her first stakes win in style at Santa Anita on Saturday, taking the lead on the turn, drawing clear in the stretch and holding off a late challenge to win the $202,070 Buena Vista Stakes (G2) by a neck. It’s the second straight win for the 4-year-old filly by Mizzen Mast, trained by Richard Baltas, now 13-4-3-3 with $304,990 in earnings. Consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show before she was purchased by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, for $100,000. watch her under tack video

Champion Racing Stable’s Haveyougoneaway scored her second straight stakes victory at the Oaklawn Park meeting, coming from well off the pace and taking the $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes by 2-3/4 lengths. That’s three stakes wins 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 Allen Milligan, the win leaves her 21-8-2-6 with $373,425 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Kretz Racing LLC’s Iron Rob stepped into stakes company for the first time on Sunday in the $77,380 Baffle Stakes over the downhill turf course at Santa Anita, took over turning for home and scored by half a length. A two time OBS graduate by Twirling Candy, he went through the ring at the 2014 August Sale before he was sold for $90,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables to Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by George Papaprodromou, he’s now 9-2-2-0 and has earned $110,520. watch his under tack video

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie gave nothing else a chance in Saturday’s $60,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes at Fair Grounds, taking the lead at the break and never looking back on his way to a 2-3/4 length victory. The 4-year-old graded stakes winning son of Indian Charlie was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 14-8-2-2 and has earned $556, 670.  watch his under tack video

Richard Perkins & Hinsley Racing Stable’s You Bought Her successfully defended her title in Tampa Bay Downs’ $50,000 Minaret Stakes on Saturday, circling horses on the turn, taking over in the lane and drawing away to a 4-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate R Sassy Lass (April ’14) reported home third.  Trained by David Hinsley, the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Graeme Hall was purchased by Richard Perkins for $18,000 out of the Southern Cypress Stable consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s now 38-8-10-6 and has earned $399,188. watch her under tack video

Drama King wins Aqueduct’s Hollie Hughes Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC, Michael Imperio and David Simon’s Drama King ignored the snow in the $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes on President’s Day at Aqueduct and picked up his first stakes win, charging late down the center of the track to win going away by a length and a half. It’s the third straight victory for the 4-year-old colt by Nobiz Like Shobiz, sold for $13,000 by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, at the 2014 OBS June Sale after breezing a half in :47 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, he’s now 16-6-3-2 and has earned $285,020. watch his under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville got his 2016 campaign off on the right foot, closing from well off the pace and rolling past the leaders in deep stretch to win Golden Gate’s $63,315 Lost in the Fog Stakes by a length and three quarters. The 6-year-old gelding by Broken Vow, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, now has five stakes wins, a 29-7-7-5 record and $326,410 in earnings. He was 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.  watch his under tack video

Frank Conversation takes Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby

Reddam Racing’s Frank Conversation came around horses on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $200, 840 El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields, opened up daylight in the stretch and reported home a winner by three quarters of a length. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Quality Road, 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. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $230,450 to date.  watch his under tack video

Baoma Corporation’s Swift Lady stepped into stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $101,580 Sweet Life Stakes on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita, and the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Awesome of Course took the lead at the top of the stretch then drew away to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Trained by Bob Baffert, her third straight victory leaves her with a 4-3-0-1 record and earnings of $122,420.  After breezing a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $170,000 by Charles Chu out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.  watch her under tack video   Her half brother by Adios Charlie is cataloged in the upcoming OBS March Sale: Hip No. 322

Glenn S. Bromagen’s Weep No More stepped into Tampa Bay Downs’ $60,000 Suncoast Stakes fresh from a maiden victory, and the 3-year-old daughter of Mineshaft came off the rail turning for home, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Valueable Charmer (June ’15, August ’14) inside the eighth pole, and beat her to the wire by 2-3/4 lengths. Trained by Rusty Arnold, she’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $42,269. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased by Bo Bromagen for $120,000. watch her under tack video

Maggi Moss’ Control Stake took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes and never looked back on his way to a three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Double Ours (March ’12, October ’10) checked in third. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Discreetly Mine, trained by Tom Amoss, now 14-7-3-3 with $301,490 in earnings.  He was sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, for $85,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo

The OBS Polar Express rolls in Meydan’s UAE 1000 Guineas

Valentin Bukhtoyarov & Evgeny Kappushev’s unbeaten Polar River made short work of the $250 UAE 1000 Guineas at Meydan on Thursday,  (VIDEO), once again demolishing graded stakes winner Promising Run, this time by 13 lengths.  Trained by Doug Watson, the 3-year-old daughter of Congrats is three for three by a combined 31-1/4 lengths, and has earned $215,423 to date. She was purchased for $40,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment on behalf of her owners by Ireland’s Tony Watkins, after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale. Mr. Watkins and his son David were on their first visit to OBS. watch her under tack video

Tammy the Torpedo takes Gulfstream’s Suwannee River Stakes

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Long Lake Stable LLC and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo took the lead at the start of Gulfstream Park’s $150, 000 Suwannee River Stakes (G2) on Saturday and was never headed en route to a length and a half victory.  It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by More Than Ready, trained by Chad Brown, now 7-4-0-1 with $243,710 in earnings. She was purchased for $225,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

C R K  Stable’s Kobe’s Back  got his 5-year-old campaign off to a rousing start in Sunday’s $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G3), closing from last turning for home and getting up late to win by half a length. That’s three graded stakes wins for the son of Flatter, sold for $480,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale after an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Peter Eurton, he’s now 17-4-3-2 and has earned $772,250.  watch his under tack video

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman, on vacation since her narrow defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), returned to action on Saturday at Gulfstream Park, making short work of the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes. Taking the lead shortly after the start, the 4-year-old Midshipman filly drew away with ease in the stretch and scored by 2-3/4 lengths. Now trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, her seventh stakes win leaves her with a 13-9-2-2 record and earnings of $583,905. 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

Joe Ragsdale’s Marquee Miss picked up her second straight stakes win in Saturday’s $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park, battling down the stretch and getting up in the final yards by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate Dorodansa (June ’15) checked in third. Trained by Ingrid Mason, the 3-year-old Cowboy Cal filly is now 6-3-0-0 and has earned $164,925 to date. She was 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.  watch her under tack video

Jerry Hollendorfer, Steve Melen, Steve Taub and George Todaro’s Kiss N Scat made her 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $65,870 California Oaks on Saturday, took the lead a furlong from home and won by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the filly by Scat Daddy, purchased for $85,000 out of Sescan LLC consignment by Christina Jelm, Agent for Jerry Hollendorfer, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Under the care of Hollendorfer, she’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $77,500.  watch her under tack video

Fruition Racing LLC’s Stormdriver scored his fourth stakes win in the $200,000 La. Bred Premier Night Championship Stakes at Delta Down on Saturday, taking charge late and drawing off to win by a length and a quarter. The 6-year-old of Discreet Cat, trained by Patrick Devereux, Jr., is now 32-8-3-8 and has earned $451,677.  He was sold by Mecco Sales (Mary Ellen Coenen), Agent, for $36,000 at the 2011 OBS August Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

Roger G. Smith’s Smittys Cougar went right to the front in Saturday’s $125,000 La. Bred Premier Night Starlet Stakes at Delta Downs and never looked back on her way to a three length victory. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old filly by Half Ours, consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2015 OBS March Sale, where she worked an eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Ron Faucheux, the victory gives her a 6-4-0-2 record and $192,312 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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