Winning is becoming a habit for Mr. Amore Stable’s Ribo Bobo. On Sunday at Gulfstream, he took command o f the $88,500 Caixa Eletronica Stakes on the turn after stalking the pace and stayed there the rest of the way en route to a half length victory. It’s his third straight stakes score and twelfth win in his last thirteen trips to the post, and he’s now 50-17-5-3 record with earnings of $719,655. A 6-year-old gelding by Louis Quatorze, he was consigned as a weanling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2010 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.
Susan Moulton’s Solitary Ranger went right to the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park, bounded away to eight-length lead a furlong from home, then cruised under the wire a 4-3/4 length winner. That’s two for two at three for the colt by U S Ranger, winner of the Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) last September. Purchased by Marshall Dowell for $28,000 from Forbush Farms at the 2012 OBS Selected Yearling Sale, he’s now 6-3-2-0 and has earned $194,263 to date. Selected Yearling Sale photo
Honors Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Red took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $415,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), battled head to head the entire mile and a sixteenth with General a Rod and refused to let him pass, prevailing by a head at the wire. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by D’wildcat, purchased by trainer Jose Garoffalo for $30,000 from Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 6-4-2-0 with earnings of $490,850, he’s the seventh OBS graduate to win win the Fountain of Youth, joining Star Gallant (1982), Darn That Alarm (1984), My Prince Charming (1986), Ensign Rhythm (1987), Booklet (2002) and Trust N Luck (2003). watch his under tack video
Guillermo Berrios’ My Wandy’s Girl tracked the pacesetter in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel, then wore her rival down in deep stretch and scored by a length. It’s the first American graded stakes win for the 5-year-old mare by Flower Alley, who returned to the U.S. after an eight race winning streak in Puerto Rico that included three stakes wins. Purchased for $15,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2011 OBS March Sale, she’s how 23-15-4-2 and has earned $573,710 to date. watch her under tack video
Westbury Stables LLC’s Believe in Charlie rallied from off the pace in Sunday’s $90,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream, hit the front a furlong from home then hung on gamely to win by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indian Charlie, now 14-4-0-2 with earnings of $174,124. She was consigned to the 2010 OBS Fall Mixed Sale by Beth Bayer, Agent.
Hardacre Farm LLC’s Ready Signal also posted her first stakes win at Gulfstream on Sunday, flying on the outside down the stretch and getting up in the final jump to win the $75,000 Ten Palms Stakes by a nose. Her first win in two starts this year leaves her with a 18-3-2-2 record and $168,694 in earnings. The 5-year-old mare by More Than Ready was sold for $190,000 by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video
Alpha Delta Stables’ Devil’s Cave went to the front at the start of the $215,000 Sabin Stakes (G3) on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to a 3-1/2 length victory in a track record 1:41 flat for the mile and a sixteenth. It’s the first graded stakes win for for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Put It Back, purchased by Steve Young, Agent, for $180,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after she sped a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. With two stakes wins to her credit, she’s now 10-4-4-0 and has earned $327,647. watch her under tack video
B J D Thoroughbreds LLC’s Right to Vote sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park, moved up on the turn to take command then refused to yield in long drive and scored by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old gelding by Political Force, consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, Agent, and purchased by Doug Cauthen, Agent, for $20,000 at the 2011 OBS March Sale. He’s now 18-6-2-4 and has earned $345,124 to date. watch his under tack video
C R K Stable’s Kobe’s Back was impressive in his 3-year-old debut in Sunday’s $250,250 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, coming from last and blowing by front-running fellow OBS graduate Cherubim (June ’13) in deep stretch, besting him by 5-1/4 lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the colt by 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. The win gives him a 4-2-1-0 record and earnings of $200,250. watch his under tack video
Lone Stable LLC’s Parranda gave none of her rivals a chance in Saturday’s $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, taking command at the start and cruising to a two length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, now 20-8-2-2 with $448,655 in earnings. She was sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video
Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky was overlooked at 14-1 in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3), but he took the lead quickly, set a sizzling pace (;21 3/5, :44 3/5 1:07 4/5), then drew off in the final furlong and won by 5-1/2 lengths. The time for seven furlongs was 1:20 3/5, just one tick off the track record. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by 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. The win gives him a 10-4-1-1 record and earnings of $320,470. watch his under tack video
Patti and Hal J. Earnhardt III’s Be Proud scored her first stakes win on Saturday at Golden Gate with a front-running three length victory in the $65,105 California Oaks. The 3-year-old filly by Proud Citizen, now 8-2-45-0 with $117,950 in earnings, was sold for $125,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale after she worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
Jerry Hollendorfer’s Wild Dude turned for home looking for room in Sunday’s $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, but the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir found room in deep stretch and closed strongly to catch Breeder’s Cup Sprint (G1) winner and fellow OBS graduate Secret Circle (March ’11) at the wire and beat him by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales at the 2012 April Sale. Now 8-4-2-1 with earnings of $265,220, his half brother by Kantharos (Hip No. 111) sells in the upcoming OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video
Arnold Zetcher LLC & Michael Tabor’s Fashion Plate jumped straight from a maiden win on December 29th into Santa Anita’s Las Virgenes Stakes (G1) on Saturday and took the class hike in stride, going to the lead at the break and staying there all the way en route to a half length victory. Following in the footsteps of OBS graduates Stardom Bound and Blind Luck, winners of the 2009 and 2010 renewals of the Las Virgenes, the 3-year-old daughter of Old Fashioned is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $219,250. After speeding an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, she was sold for $340,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video
Honors Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Red took command of Gulfstream’s $200,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3) at the top of the stretch and drew off from there, hitting the wire with a 4-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by D’wildcat, now 5-3-2-0 with $235,850 in earnings. He was sold for $30,000 by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofani’s Rose to Gold is closing in on a million after shipping to Texas and taking Saturday’s $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by Friends Lake, now 11-6-1-0 with earnings of $963,509. She was consigned by Karrington Stables, Agent, to the 2011 OBS August Sale.
Jennifer Harries’ Evolution Rocks picked up his first stakes win on Saturday at Calder, taking the lead at the start and staying there all the way en route to a 2-1/4 length victory in the $65,000 Thrillin Discovery Handicap. Sold for $14,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2010 OBS August Sale, the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by City Zip is now 23-8-4-1 with $148,110 in earnings.
David Wolochuk, Patrick Dale Montoya and Blue Snow Racing Stables’ Ramona’s Wildcat is two for two and a stakes winner after a front-running 9-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Let Her Dance (April ’13) in the $50,080 El Paso Times Handicap on Saturday at Sunland Park. A two-time OBS graduate, the 3-year-old Wildcat Heir filly, who has earned $40,740 to date, was sold first by Pelican State Thoroughbreds at the 2012 August Sale. She was then resold for $125,000 by Indian Prairie Ranch, Agent, at the 2013 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company celebrated its 25th annual Day of Champions by offering pari-mutuel wagering on the first two races.
In the afternoon’s fifth and final race, Ice Wine Stable’s Here’s Johnny battled down the stretch with Alto Racing’s Canzoni in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings and prevailed by a nose in a photo finish. It was a neck back to H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s East Hall in third. The race was the second victory of the day for the combination of jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Wesley Ward, who teamed to win the day’s second race with Mark Dodson’s Ruslana. Here’s Johnny, a Florida-bred gelding by Colonel John, sold for $220,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Sale, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 4/5. He’s now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $163,381 to date.
An experienced world traveler, Here’s Johnny was a good fourth last August in the Prix de la Vallee d’Auge Stakes at Deauville for Ward, an Eclipse Award winning apprentice rider in 1984. Wesley also saddled OBS graduate Jealous Again for her victory in the 2009 Queen Mary Stakes (G2) at Ascot.
William D. McCarty’s Naughty Holiday rallied between horses on the far turn of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, took the lead turning for home and scored by a length and a half over Alifyfe Racing’s Babe’s Ruler. Pinnacle Racing Stables, H. Jack Hendricks and Roger L. Justice’s Holiday Magic found room late and rallied for third. Naughty Holiday, by Harlan’s Holiday, trained by David Fawkes and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 3/5. Sold for $40,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, Naughty Holiday is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $92,400.
Mark Dodson’s Ruslana took command at the head of the lane and held off late runs by Bernard G. Schaeffer’s Henny Jenney and Second Chance Stable’s Epic Story to win the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, winning by a length and three quarters and running the six furlongs in 1:10 4/5. Sold for $70,000 by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, the daughter of City Zip is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $76,115. Ruslana paid $4.80, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-6 exacta was worth $13.40. Henny Jenney returned $4.80 and 4.00; Epic Story paid 3.40 to show. The 8-8 daily double combination of Dashin Bye Slinky and Ruslana was worth $13.80.
Rustlewood Farm’s Prudhoe Bay saved ground under a heady ride by Paco Lopez, got through on the rail in the stretch and won the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings by a neck over Rontos Racing Stable’s Breitling Flyer, with Tommy Roberts and Dan Hurtak’s Can’t Stop the Kid two lengths back in third. The Florida-bred colt by Songandaprayer, who ran six furlongs in 1:10 flat, was consigned by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale. The win leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and $56,535 in earnings.
Monica Lee Arrieta’s Dashin Bye Slinky edged Javier Rodriguez’ Craig Judd by a nose in the afternoon’s first race, a 220 yard Quarter Horse Allowance purse. Salvador Lopez’ Hello My Boy was three quarters of a length back in third. Trained by Angel Rodriguez and ridden by Oscar Delgado, the winner ran the 220 yard distance in :12.24. The winner paid $6.40, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-9 exacta returned $19.20. Craig Judd returned $6.40 and 3.80; Hello My Boy paid 2.80 to show.
The total pari-mutuel handle on the first two races was $15,939.
James L. Driver and H. Ywachetta’s Tanzanite Cat tried two turns for the first time in the one mile $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn on Monday, fought fellow OBS graduate Walt (April ’13) down the stretch and eased away from him late for a 1-1/4 length victory. It’s the second straight win for the three time OBS graduate, consigned first by Andy Cant, Agent, to the 2011 Fall Mixed Sale before being sold by Cant at the 2012 August Sale. He was then resold for $150,000 by Thoroughbred Friends & Associates, Agent, at the 2013 April Sale. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Graeme Hall is now 3-2-1-0-1 and has earned $123,000. watch his under tack video
Mr. Amore Stable’s Ribo Bobo stalked the pace in the $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, took command after straightening away for home, then eased away to a 1-3/4 length victory. It’s the second straight win for the 6-year-old gelding by Louis Quatorze, whose nine race winning streak in 2013 included stakes victories at Monmouth and Laurel. Fourth at three in the OBS Sprint Stakes, he’s now 49-16-9-3 and has earned $659,655. As a weanling, he was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2010 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.
Lone Stable LLC’s Parranda moved up strongly on the far turn in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Gulfstream, took over at the top of the stretch then bounded away to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate E B Ryder (April ’12). It’s the third stakes score for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. The win leaves her with a 19-7-7-2 record and $358,655 in earnings. watch her under tack video
Stakes winners Mighty Brown and Holiday Magic are the headliners as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 25th annual Day of Champions race card on Tuesday, January 21st.
Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the first time, the five-race card also offers pari-mutuel racing on the first two races. The day gets underway with a $10,000 allowance dash for quarter horses followed by the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies who have gone through the ring at an OBS Sale.
The entire card will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites. Post time for the first race is 1:00 p.m.
Bernard G. Schaeffer’s Henny Jenney and Mark Dodson’s Ruslana are co-favored at 3-1 for the OBS Sprint for fillies. Idle since a fourth place finish in the Blue Mountain Juvenile Stakes at Penn National last fall, the daughter of Henny Hughes has been supplemented to the race by trainer Bill Connelly. She’ll be ridden by Scott Spieth. Ruslana, also idle since a turf test at Churchill Downs in November after breaking her maiden impressively at Keeneland, is trained by Wesley Ward and will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux.
Here’s the field in post position order: Cabernet Racing Stables and Ed Seltzer’s Shanagarry, 6-1, Melanie Pinto; Debra Posgai’s Sunset Silhouette,8-1, Manoel Cruz; Second Chance Stable’s Epic Story, 5-1, Jose Caraballo; Saddlebrook Stables LLC and Tim Fogarty’s Savvy N Speightful, (scratched); Gelfenstein Farm’s Luna Santa, 6-1, Paco Lopez; Henny Jenney; G Ray Trisler’s Sliver of Hope, 6-1, Marlon St. Julien; Ruslana. All will carry 120 pounds.
Mighty Brown, winner of the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in his last start, rates top billing in the third race, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings. The colt by Big Brown, who also placed in a pair of stakes at two, has been supplemented to the race by trainer Tim Ice and will be ridden by Dean Butler.
The field of seven also includes Rontos Racing Stable’s stakes placed Breitling Flyer and Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask, a sharp fourth last fall in the Real Quiet Stakes at Hollywood Park. The horses and riders in post position order: Breitling Flyer, J.J. Gonzalez; Green Mask, Dylan Davis; Tommy Roberts and Dan Hurtak’s Can’t Stop the Kid, Luis Saez; Rustlewood Farm’s Prudhoe Bay, Paco Lopez; Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence’s Endowment Manager, (scratched); Mighty Brown; Piedra Racing Stable’s Gryvon, Javier Castellano. All will carry 122 pounds.
Pinnacle Racing Stables, H. Jack Hendricks and Roger L. Justice’s Holiday Magic heads a field of 11 entered for the fourth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at a mile and a sixteenth. The Florida-bred filly by Congrats won the Brave Raj Stakes at Calder last fall and also was on the board in all three divisions the Florida Stallion Stakes. Regular rider Juan Leyva again gets the riding assignment from trainer Bill Kaplan. Trainer Reade Baker sends out Jus Luk Stable, Richard Mah and his own Norquay, second in Woodbine’s Glorious Song in her last start and Antonio Sano will saddle Gelfenstein Farm’s stakes placed Luna Santa. The field in post position order: Norquay, Joe Rocco; Darcy W. Scudero’s Bump Bump, Gary Boulanger; Alifyfe Racing’s Babe’s Ruler, Antonio Gallardo; William McCarty’s Naughty Holiday, Javier Castellano; Holiday Magic; Casner Racing’s Stock Yard Hen, Joe Bravo; Luna Santa, Paco Lopez; Jack Garey’s Lady Doris, Julien Leparoux; Sherry D. McLean’s Charlotte’s Quest, Luis Contreras; Gelfenstein Farm’s The Best Love, Diego Gomez; Soldi Stable’s Raising Passion, Edgard Zayas. All carry 120 pounds.
H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s East Hall, third in the recent Gulfstream Park Derby, heads the finale, the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The Florida-bred colt by Graeme Hall, who just missed by a nose in Calder’s Seacliff Stakes last summer is trained by Bill Kaplan and will be ridden by regular rider Juan Leyva.
Wesley Ward sends out Ice Wine Stable’s well-traveled Here’s Johnny, a close fourth last summer at in a stakes race at Deauville in France before running second in a pair of stateside stakes at Keeneland and Gulfstream. Kent Desormeaux gets the call on the Florida-bred Colonel John gelding.
Todd Pletcher ships in Alto Racing’s Canzoni to the Championship. The colt by Unbridled’s Song, winner of his only other start, will have the services of Javier Castellano.
The field in post position order: Anstu Stables’ Nowhere To Run, Julien Leparoux; Canzoni; Sandra New’s Steve, Paco Lopez; B-5, LLC’s Wondrouswager, Pedro Monterrey, Jr.; Rontos Racing Stable’s Specialnightaction, J.J. Gonzalez; Gelfenstein Farm’s Mandatario, Diego Gomez; Kathy, Tom & Jim Thompson and Scott Farmer’s Rare, Antonio Gallardo; NY Final Furlong Racing Stable and Jena M. Antonucci’s Howaboutwe, Abdiel Jaen: Here’s Johnny, East Hall; Anthony Mitola’s Glenstal Abbey, Joe Bravo. All will carry 122 pounds.
Monica Lee Arrieta’s Dashin Bye Slinky, winner of his last start at Hialeah, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a ten horse field for the first race, a 220 yard quarter horse allowance event. The 3-year-old gelding, trained by Angel Rodriguez, will be ridden by Oscar Delgado and carry 122 pounds. Javier Rodriguez’ Craig Judd, second choice at 3-1, also comes into the race off a win at Hialeah Park. The 3-year-old colt, also saddled by Rodriguez, will be ridden by Osdany Leal and carries 122.
For more information regarding the OBS Championship Stakes, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com
WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary, idle since last year’s Belmont Stakes (G1), returned running to the races at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, collaring frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Falling Sky (Horses of Racing Age, January ’13) in the final yards and winning the $54,500 allowance test by half a length. Falling Sky, winner of last year’s Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, topped last January’s OBS Horses of Racing Age Sale. It’s the fourth win for Revolutionary, hero of last year’s Withers Stakes (G3) and Louisiana Derby (G2), now 9-4-1-3 with earnings of $1,047,600. The 4-year-old colt by War Pass was sold for $235,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. watch his under tack video
A pair of OBS graduate first time starters put on a good show at Oaklawn Park on Saturday as James Driver & H. Ywachetta’s Paganol and Iron Horse Racing LLC’s Street Strategy rallied from last and next to last in a $55,000 maiden special weight test. After battling head to head in the final strides, Paganol got the bob at the wire. A 3-year-old colt by Tiz Wonderful, Paganol was sold for $250,000 by Bobby Dodd, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Street Strategy, by Street Sense, brought $425,000 when purchased out of the Rice Horse Stables consignment at the 2013 April Sale.
Paganol’s under tack video
Street Strategy’s under tack video
Yukio Baba’s unbeaten Asia Express was a near unanimous choice as Japan’s 2013 champion two-year-old colt. He received 279 out of 280 votes in the balloting in the wake of his 1-1/4 length victory in the $1.3-million Asahi Hai Futurity (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse in December. The race was his first on turf after winning his first two outings on dirt. After a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, the Florida-bred colt by Henny Hughes was purchased by Narvick International for $230,000 from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2013 OBS March Sale. He has earned 88,131,000 yen (est. $850,000 U.S.) to date. watch his under tack video
Asia Express is the second OBS March graduate to win the prestigious Asahi Hai Futurity (G1); Goshawk Ken took the 2007 edition on his way to championship honors. The colt by Bernstein was sold by breeder Four Horsemen’s Ranch at the 2006 OBS Winter Mixed Sale and then resold for $160,000 by M & H Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2007 March Sale.
B.J. Wright’s Jeranimo scored in Saturday’s $200,500 San Gabriel Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita the same way he won it last year, rallying from last turning for home and blowing past them all, winning by a length and a quarter. It’s the eighth graded stakes win for the 8-year-old Florida-bred son of Congaree, who also took the San Gabriel in 2010 and was second in the 2012 renewal. Now 39-11-6-5 with $1,521,364 in earnings, he was sold for $50,000 by On Course Sales, Agent, at the 2007 OBS August Sale.
Tri-Star Racing LLC and The Farm on 4 LLC’s Mighty Brown sat just off the pace in the $100,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, then wore down the leaders in the stretch and drew off late to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Big Brown, sold for $70,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale. His second straight win leaves him with a 9-2-4-1 record and $128,590 in earnings. watch his under tack video
Germania Farms’ Germaniac took command early in Saturday’s $100,000 Frank Whiteley, Jr. Stakes at Laurel then set the pace and won as he pleased, scoring by 6-1/2 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Jessethemarine (April ’13). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Henny Hughes colt, now 5-3-0-1 with earnings of $110,120. He was sold for $75,000 by Imagine… at the 2012 OBS August Sale. Selected Yearling Sale photo
Alto Racing LLC’s Sweet Whiskey got her 3-year-old campaign off to a rousing start on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking charge of the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (G3) a furlong from the wire and drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Co Cola (June ;13). It’s the first stakes win for the daughter of Old Fashioned, sold for $300,000 at the 2013 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win gives her a 4-2-1-0 record and earnings of $163,000. watch her under tack video