Lady Shipman breaks course record in Saratoga’s Smart N Fancy Stakes

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman took command of Sunday’s $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes at Saratoga on the turn, then cruised from there to a 2-3/4 length victory in a course record 1:00 2/5 for the 5-1/2 furlongs on the turf. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, winner of the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time last January. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, she has six stakes wins, a 10-8-0-2 record and has earned $338,800 to date. 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 wasted no time getting a stakes victory, charging from off the pace, taking the lead in the final furlong and capturing Saturday’s $75,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes in her first start by three lengths. The 2-year-old filly by Cowboy Cal was sold by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Mr. Ragsdale for $20,000 at the 2015 OBS June Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Ingrid Mason, she earned $42,750 for her effort. watch her under tack video

Norman Stables LLC and Scott Gelner’s Flashy Appeal picked up her first stakes win on Saturday in the $75,000 Evangeline Downs Starlet Stakes, going head and head for the lead for half a mile before taking charge turning for home and galloping to a seven length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Flashy Bull was purchased by Mr. Gelner for $9,500 out of the TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric) consignment at the 2014 OBS August Sale. Trained by Scott Gelner, she’s now 5-2-2-0 and has earned $74,794. 

Avanzare returns and takes the Del Mar Mile Handicap

Donato Lanni and John F. Youngblood’s Avanzare, idle since winning Santa Anita’s Arcadia Stakes (G2) in January, returned running in Sunday’s $201,250 Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2). The 5-year-old Grand Reward gelding was far back early, but circled horses on the turn, charged down the stretch and got up in the final yards to win his third graded stakes race by half a length. After working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show,  he was purchased by Lanni and Youngblood for $52,000 out of the Cutting Edge Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS June Sale. Trained by Tom Proctor, he’s now 13-7-3-2 and has earned $505,180 to date.  watch his under tack video

Appealing Tale, Big John B, Delightful Joy score graded stakes wins

Michael House’s Big John B successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $250,750 Del Mar Handicap (G2), rallying wide on the turn from last, taking command a sixteenth from home and winning going way by a length and a half. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Hard Spun, whose half sister by Broken Vow, Hip No. 191, sells this Tuesday in the OBS Selected Yearling Sale. After breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, he was sold by Flying Fish, Agent, for $30,000 at the 2011 OBS June Sale. Trained by Philip D’Amato, he’s now 34-14-5-4 with earnings of $717,175. watch his under tack video

Gary and Cecil Barber’s Appealing Tale set the pace from the start of Del Mar’s $235,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2), fought off a stretch challenge from fellow OBS graduate Wild Dude (April ’12, October ’10), and beat him to the wire by half a length.  It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Tale of the Cat, second in the San Diego Handicap (G2) and Triple Bend Stakes (G1) in his two previous starts. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 24-5-6-6 and has earned $533,222 to date. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2012 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Mr. Miller for $95,000 out of the Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds consignment. watch his under tack video

Sheep Pond Partners, Robert LaPenta and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ lightly raced Delightful Joy picked up her first stakes win on Saturday in the $111,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3). Well back in the early going, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapit circled horses on the turn, reached the leaders inside the sixteenth pole and ran past them late to win by a length and three quarters. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she went to Bradley Thoroughbreds, Agent, for $105,000 after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 5-3-0-1 and has earned $139,200 to date. watch her under tack video

Michael Whieldon’s Morning Coffee took charge of Hastings Park’s $50,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes leaving the backstretch and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Quiet American, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before being purchased for $190,000 by Dennis O’Neill out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Rosann Anderson, she’s now 12-5-0-0 and has earned $138,549.  watch her under tack video

 

Academic romps in Canadian Derby

Bear Stables and Riversedge Racing Stables’ Academic took on the boys in the $200,000 Canadian Derby (G3) on Saturday at Northlands Park, went to the lead turning for home and galloped off to an eight length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Henny Hughes, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat before she was purchased for $54,000 out of the Flying Fish consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Tim Rycroft, she’s now 7-3-1-0 and has earned $385,103 to date.  watch her under tack video

James L. Driver and H. Ywachetta’s Rivers Run Deep was much the best in Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes at Thistledown, taking over half a mile from the finish and running off to a 6-3/4 length victory over five overmatched opponents. His repeat win in the Honey Jay was his seventh stakes win, leaving him with a 21-9-7-2 record and $496,100 in earnings. Trained by Chris Hartman, the 4-year-old colt by Ready’s Image 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.  watch his under tack video

Dale Arnold’s Bourbon Sense picked up his first stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Arapahoe Park Classic Stakes, taking the lead at the start and staying there to the wire, winning by a length. The 4-year-old gelding by Street Sense worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold by Derby Dreams, Agent, for $100,000  to McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale. Trained by Ty J. Garrett, he’s now 19-5-3-3 and has earned $139,066. watch his under tack video

Yourdreamsormine takes Gulfstream’s Unbridled Stakes

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Ione Elkins’ Yourdreamsormine trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $150,000 Florida Sire Unbridled Stakes at Gulfstream but came running wide off the turn, charged past the field in the stretch and got up at the wire to win by a head at odds of 35-1. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, purchased for $37,000 by trainer Bill Kaplan on behalf of Mrs. Elkins 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 15-3-3-3, he has earned $169,500 to date. watch his under tack video

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Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red cruised to his third stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, taking the lead from fellow OBS graduate Looks Good  (June ’14) in the $75,000 Jackson Bend Stakes a furlong from home and easing away late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Trained by Chad Stewart, the 3-year-old  Florida-bred colt by Munnings is now 7-3-1-2 and has earned $127,285.  A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 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

WinStar Farm LLC’s Net Gain came from well off the pace in The $80,000 Iowa Breeders’ Derby at Prairie Meadow on Saturday, took command  turning for home and drew away to  a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Include, sold for $325,000 by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Bill Mott, he’s now 9-2-1-3 and has earned $129,651. watch his under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville had only one horse beaten in the early going of Saturday’s $58,165 Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa, but the 5-year-old gelding by Broken Vow charged down the outside in the stretch and won going away by a length and a half.  He was sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the win gives him four stakes wins, a 23-6-3-4 record and $269,430 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

Joseph P. Morey  Jr.’s Solomon Bay picked up his first stakes win at Santa Rosa on Saturday in the $53,550 Robert Dupret Derby, stalking the leaders before taking over in the stretch, surrendering the lead in deep stretch and then coming again to getting up to win by a nose. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), trained by William Morey, is now 7-2-2-0 and has earned $61,735. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was purchase by his trainer for $32,000 after a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

David Wolochuk, Patrick Dale Montoya and Blue Snow Racing Stables’ Cat Trap took the lead at the start of the Saturday’s $50,000 Aspen Cup Stakes at Ruidoso Downs and never looked back en route to a 9-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Cowtown Cat, trained David Wolochuk, now 4-3-0-0 with $61,660 in earnings.  A two-time OBS graduate, she was consigned to the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale by Silver Oaks Farm before she was purchased for $60,000 by Mr. Wolochuk out of the Silver Star consignment at the2014 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Lady Shipman speeds to victory in Saratoga’s Coronation Cup Stakes

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Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman led every step of the way through fast fractions in Monday’s $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes at Saratoga, opened up a five length lead in the stretch and coasted home a 3-1/4 length winner. The time for the 5-1/2 furlongs on the turf was 1:00 4/5.  It’s the fifth stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, who took the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time last January and has also posted stakes wins at Monmouth and Pimlico. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, she’s now 9-7-0-2 and has earned $278,800 to date. 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

Stopchargingmaria scores in Saratoga’s Shuvee Handicap

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Town & Country Farms’  Stopchargingmaria renewed her rivalry with champion Untapable in Sunday’s $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (G3) at Saratoga, stalked her from the start, drew even after turning for home and scored by three quarters of a length after a stretch-long battle. It’s the seventh graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, acquired from Repole Stables, who purchased her for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she’s now 14-8-3-1 with $1,774,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Honors Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Red became the latest OBS graduate top the million dollar mark, driving between horses in deep stretch and taking Sunday’s $111,000 Teddy Drone Stakes at Monmouth Park by a head in a three horse photo. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by D’wildcat, trained by Jose Garoffalo, now 16-6-4-3 with $1,020,875 in earnings. Winner of Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at three, he was purchased by his trainer for $30,000 out of the Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl) consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Madefromlucky takes Mountaineer’s West Virginia Derby

Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky was wide and out of trouble in the early going of the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer Park, but he circled horses on the turn for home, surged to the lead at the eighth pole and eased away from there to win by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate War Story (March ’14) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by Todd Pletcher. He captured Belmont’s Peter Pan Stakes (G2) in May after chasing Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Oaklawn in the Rebel Stakes (G2) in March. Purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, he’s now 10-4-2-1 and has earned $875,200 to date. watch his under tack video

Four Horsemen Racing Stable and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Bullet Gone Astray is two for two and a stakes winner after running away in the stretch of the $100,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes and scoring by nine lengths over fellow OBS graduate Save the Drama (October’13).  The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Gone Astray, trained by Henry Collazo, has earned $89,500. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he was purchased by Four Horsemen Racing for $15,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky moved up to take command of Saturday’s $75,000 Trinniberg Stakes at Gulfstream at the top of the stretch, opened up daylight a furlong from home then held off a late challenge to win by a head. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Lion Heart, who topped the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale when purchased for $425,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. Trained by Marty Wolfson, he’s now 17-7-1-2 and has earned $513,758. watch his under tack video

Wild Dude rallies to win Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Stakes

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude relaxed off the early pace in Sunday’s $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, but came running in the stretch, charged past odds-on favorite Masochistic in the final yards and captured his first grade one race by a length and quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Kobe’s Back (March ’13), who lost all chance with a poor start, rallied to be third. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, now 16-6-3-4 with earnings of $724,887. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2012 April Sale. His half brother by Awesome of Course (Hip No. 808) sells in the upcoming OBS August Yearling Sale. watch his under tack video

Conquest Stables’ Conquest Pacemaker jumped into stakes company straight from a maiden win and handled the raise in class with ease, taking the lead at the start of Sunday’s $131,500 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine and never looking back en route to a 1-1/2 length victory. The 3-year-old son of Eskendereya, trained by Mark Casse, is now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $88,984. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2014 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Selected Sale conformation photo   
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Cheyenne Stables’ Stormy Regatta picked up her first stakes win on Sunday in the first division of $58,800 Little Silver Stakes on the turf at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman circled horses on the turn, reached the leaders in midstretch and fought her way to victory by a nose. Trained by Christophe Clement, she’s now 5-3-0-1 and has earned $84,200. Consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Riversedge Racing Stables LLC captured a pair of stakes with OBS graduates at Northlands Park over the weekend. On Friday, Bootleggers Wife scored her second win in as many starts, taking charge of Friday’s $55,500 Princess Margaret Stakes in the stretch and running off to an 11-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) was sold for $55,000 by Strouds Lane Farm LLC at the 2013 Fall Mixed Sale. Trained by Tim Mycroft, she has earned $29,649 to date.   

On Saturday Mycroft saddled Hold the Giant, also two for two, who stalked the leaders in the $50,000 Edmonton Juvenile Stakes, put them away in the stretch and drew  off to win by two lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Hold Me Back was purchased for$25,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2014 August Yearling Sale. He has earned $29,804.   

Hebbronville, Big John B post graded stakes wins

Choctaw Racing Stable, Winning Horse Stable and Scott Galloway’s Hebbronville picked up his first stakes win at Monmouth Park on Saturday, rallying from last in the field of six and getting up in the final yards to win the $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) by a neck. It’s the second straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale where he worked an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Lynn Whiting, he’s now 10-4-1-2 and has earned $214,850 to date. watch his under tack video

Michael House’s Big John B took charge turning for home in Del Mar’s $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (G3) on Friday, opened up a length in the stretch then held on for a half length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Hard Spun, trained by Philip D’Amato, now 33-13-5-4 with earnings of $567,175. He was sold for $30,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale, after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Tucci Stables’ Riker is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $98,500 Colin Stakes at Woodbine and staying there to the wire, scoring a half length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Tizzarunner (March ’15) checked in third. The 2-year-old son of Include, trained by Nicholas Gonzalez, has earned $84,154 to date. He was sold for $60,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly set the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream, surrendered the lead in the stretch, then came again and was up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased for $65,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 10-4-0-1 and has earned 8-3-0-1 with $189,757 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

 

Gabriel Charles takes Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes

Sam Britt and Michael House’s Gabriel Charles had a bit of early trouble in Saturday’s $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes (G1) Stakes on the turf at Del Mar, but he rallied down the stretch, took command a sixteenth from home and drew off to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Street Hero, winner of the Del Mar Derby (G2) at three and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes at two. The victory is the third straight by an OBS graduate in the Eddie Read (G1). August Yearling Sale graduate Jeranimo took the 2013 renewal and March grad Tom’s Tribute captured the race a year ago. Gabriel Charles was purchased on the recommendation of Gary Young by Mr. House for $160,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jeff Mullins, he’s now 11-4-4-1 with earnings of $584,400. watch his under tack video

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s High Dollar Woman took the lead at the start of the $206,900 Indiana Oaks (G2) at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday and stayed there all the way, winning her first stakes race by a length. The 3-year-old filly by Super Saver, trained by Steve Hobby, is now 7-3-1-0 and has earned $210,945 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she was sold for $675,000 after working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Soul Driver, Forest Blue one-two in Del Mar’s Oceanside Stakes

A pair of OBS April graduates celebrated opening day at Del Mar with a one-two finish in the $116,000 Oceanside Stakes, as Jeffrey Bloom’s Soul Driver  rallied from last in the ten horse field, caught front running Forest Blue (April ’14) in the final yards and scored by a nose. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Street Boss, sold for $60,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jeff Mullins, he’s now 9-3-2-1 and has earned $203,350. watch his under tack video

Weanling out of OBS grad Weemissfrankie tops JRA sale

For the second straight year, a weanling by leading Japanese sire Deep Impact (JPN) out of two-time OBS graduate Weemissfrankie made headlines, topping  Tuesday’s Japan Racing Horse Association Select Sale of yearlings and foals. Consigned by Northern Farm, the bay filly was sold to Danox Co. for $1,458,000. Her full brother, also consigned by Northern Farm, was sold at the same sale a year ago, going for $1,372,550 to Ryouichi Ootuka.  Tuesday’s sale topper is the second foal out of Weemissfrankie, by Sunriver, consigned first by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2010 August Sale before she was sold for $175,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Joe Ciaglia at the 2011 April Sale. Trained by Peter Eurton and racing for Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Ron Dyrdek, she won three of five starts including the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) and the Oak Leaf Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. 

Fantastic Style, Best Warrior score weekend graded stakes wins

Kaleem Shah’s Fantastic Style romped to her first graded stakes win on Saturday at Los Alamitos, taking charge of the $200,750 Great Lady M Stakes (G2) after turning for home and drawing away to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Harlan’s Holiday, 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. Trained by Bob Baffert, she’s now 6-4-1-1 and has earned $272,000. watch her under tack video

Yukio Baba’s millionaire Best Warrior defended his title in the Procyon Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan, charging between horses in deep stretch and drawing away to a two length score.  (race video) It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old horse by Majestic Warrior, now 19-8-4-2 with earnings of $2,309,753. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2012 OBS April Sale, he was purchased out of the Harris Training Center consignment by Narvick International for $400,000. watch his under tack video 

Ballybrit Stable, LLC’s Gallery found Belmont’s turf course to his linking on Sunday, taking  the lead at the start and holding on gamely to win the $95,000 Manila Stakes by a nose. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $30,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Michael Drini, he’s now 11-3-0-4 with $135,080 in earnings.  watch his under tack video    

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman took on older fillies and mares in Sunday’s $60,000 Klassy Briefcase Stakes on the Monmouth Park turf course and after leading from the start, the 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman drew off in the stretch and rolled to a 6-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Jewel of a Cat (April ’12). Winner of the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time, she was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, her 8-6-0-2 record includes four stakes wins and she’s earned $218,800 to date. watch her under tack video

Bernard G. Schaeffer’s Henny Jenney rallied from just off the pace to take charge of Sunday’s $78,500 Northern Fling Stakes at Presque Isle Downs a sixteenth from home and she eased away from there to a three quarter length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, purchased by Tim Kegel, Agent, for $100,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by William R. Connelly, she’s now 15-5-4-1 with earnings of $245,843. watch her under tack video

Sarah Sis scores in Iowa Oaks

Joe Ragsdale’s Sarah Sis went right to the lead at the start of the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (G3) at Prairie Meadows on Saturday and stayed there to the wire, winning by a nose and scoring her second graded stakes win. That’s two straight stakes wins and three overall for the 3-year-old Sharp Humor filly, who captured Oaklawn’s Honeybee Stakes (G3) in March. Trained by Ingrid Mason, she’s now 10-5-3-0 and has earned $379,400. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before 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

Mr. Jordan takes Monmouth’s Pegasus Stakes

Mr. Jordan #6 with Paco Lopez riding won the $150,000 Grade III Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday June 21, 2015. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan, who broke his maiden at first asking last summer at Monmouth Park, returned there on Sunday and picked up his first graded stakes win. Tracking frontrunning Tekton from the start of the $157,500 Pegasus Stakes (G3), he went after him on the turn, took charge in the stretch and held him off late to win by a head. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 6-4-2-0 with earnings of $253,095. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth’s Tower of Texas is three for three this year and a graded stakes winner after coming from off the pace, taking the lead in the stretch and drawing off a 2-3/4 length victory in Sunday’s $233,200 King Edward Stakes (G2) at Woodbine. The 4-year-old gelding by Street Sense was consigned by the Mc Kathan Bros., Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, where here turned in an eighth in :10 15 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Roger Attfield, he’s now 12-4-3-2 and has earned $296,981 to date.  watch his under tack video

Jeffrey Bloom’s Soul Driver broke through with his first stakes win on Saturday at Santa Anita, circling horses on the turn before blowing past the leaders in the lane and  cruising to a 4-1/2 length victory in the $87,250 Singletary Stakes. Jeff Mullins saddled the 3-year-old son of Street Boss, sold for $60,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after he worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 8-2-2-1, he has earned $134,650 to date. watch his under tack video

 Darrel Brown, Lendy Brown and TNIP Racing’s Windy Forecast picked up her first stakes win on Sunday in the $59,015 Pleasanton Oaks, taking the lead at the start and drawing away late to win by four lengths. The win gives the 3-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic, trained by Simon Callaghan, a 7-2-2-0 record and earnings of $95,810. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $260,000 by  Ben McElroy, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly added Gulfstream’s $60,000 King Cugat Handicap to his resume on Saturday, battling between horses down the stretch and getting in the final yards to win by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate My Cowboy (April ’14), who set the early pace, settled for third. It’s the second stakes score for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased for $65,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 8-3-0-1 with $142,222 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

 

 

OBS March grad Acapulco takes Ascot’s Queen Mary Stakes

ACAPULCO with R Moore wins Queen Mary stakes at Royal ascot 17-6-15.

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One of the stars of this year’s OBS March Sale produced quick dividends on Wednesday when Mrs. G. Smith, Mrs. D. Tabor & Mrs. J. Magnier’s Acapulco broke her maiden in style at Royal Ascot, taking command midway through the Queen Mary Stakes (G2) and leading the rest of the way to victory by a length and a half. Trained by Wesely Ward and ridden by globetrotting superstar Ryan Moore, the 2-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy came into the race off a third place finish in her debut at Churchill in May. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she went to M. V. Magnier for $750,000 after an under Tack eighth in :9 3/5, the sale’s co-fastest at the distance. watch her under tack video

Academic wins Woodbine Oaks

Bear Stables, Ltd.’s Academic stepped into Sunday’s $500,800 Woodbine Oaks fresh off a maiden win, and although dismissed at 66-1, she took the lead at the break and never looked back en route to a 1-3/4 length victory. The 3-year-old filly by Henny Hughes, trained by Reade Baker, is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $293,141. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat before she was purchased for $54,000 out of the Flying Fish consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

James A. Bryan, Jr.’s Celestine ran off her third straight stakes win on Sunday at Belmont, taking charge of the $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes turning for home and hanging on to win by a nose, with fellow OBS June graduate Stormy Regatta checking in third. Trained by Chad Brown, the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy is now 7-4-1-0 and has earned $201,075. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she turned in the Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Winning Stables, Inc. and Midnight Rider LLC’s Fast Flying Rumor won Monmouth’s $56,400 Select Stakes in front running fashion on Sunday, coasting to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by West Acre, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the 2104 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $35,000 by Texhoma, Inc. (Flint Fesmire), Agent. Trained by Gerald Bennett, he’s now 9-3-4-0 and has earned $101,770. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Amaranth led wire to wire in Sunday’s $82,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita, beating fellow OBS graduate Wasted at Midnight (August ’11) by a length and  a quarter.  That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley, purchased for $150,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment by Dominic Brennan on behalf of Highland Yard after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2013 OBS April Sale. Trained by O. J. Juaregui, she’s now 11-5-1-0 with $227,670 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

Coach Inge, Channel Marker score graded wins at Belmont Park

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Repole Stable’s Coach Inge held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate V. E. Day and won the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2)  on Saturday at Belmont by a neck. Both horses were consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2013 OBS March Sale, with the winner going to Repole Stable for $150,000 after a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old gelding by Big Brown picked up his first stakes win and is now 10-4-2-1 with $376,177 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Rigney Racing’s Channel Marker came running late, took command inside the final sixteenth and won Belmont’s $300,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G3) by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old gelded son of Purim, trained by Philip Bauer. Purchased for $130,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2011 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, he’s now 17-4-5-2 and has earned $361,846 to date. watch his under tack video

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman went to the lead at the start of Saturday’s $60,000 Crank It Up Stakes on the turf course at Monmouth and never looked back en route to a 1-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Harlan’s Honor (April ’14) checking in third. That’s three stakes scores for the 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman, winner of the 2015 OBS Sprint in track record time. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, she’s now 7-5-0-2 with $184,600 in earnings. She was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where she sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video