April grad Fast and Accurate takes Turfway’s Spiral Stakes

Kendall E. Hansen’s Fast and Accurate sat just off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $500,000 Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park, took the lead at the top of the stretch and held on gamely to win by three quarters of a length.  Fellow OBS graduate Convict Pike (April ’16) settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Hansen, trained by Mike Maker, now 6-3-1-0 with $340,362 in earnings. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $85,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Mind Your Biscuits romps in Dubai Golden Shaheen

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits had a lot of work to do turning for home in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan Race Course, but he swept by the field on the outside under Joel Rosario, took the lead in the final furlong and rolled to a four length victory. It was the first win for trainer Chad Summers and the second grade one victory for the 4-year-old colt by Posse, now 15-5-6-2 and the latest OBS millionaire with earnings over $2-million. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

It’s the sixth victory in the Golden Shaheen (G1) by an OBS graduate, and the first by an April graduate. March Sale graduate Caller One took back to back renewals in 2001 and 2002 followed by February Sale graduate Saratoga County in 2005. In 2009 it was Big City Man, who went through the ring in August and January, and in 2015 it was two time Breeders’ Cup winner Secret Circle, a March Sale graduate.

Mind Your Biscuits favored in Dubai Golden Shaheen

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits, the 5/2 favorite in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), heads a five horse contingent of OBS graduates participating in Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Race Course. Breaking from post 14, he comes into the race off a sharp second in the Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) after earning his grade one stripes with a half length victory over Sharp Azteca in Santa Anita’s Malibu Stakes (G1) in December. It was the second graded stakes victory for the now 4-year-old colt by Posse, winner of Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July. Trained by Chad Summers, he’s now 14-4-6-2 and has earned $815,166 to date. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

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He’ll be joined in the gate by Yu Long & Team Cheval’s Wild Dude, acquired privately from Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith after going over the million dollar mark in earnings winning Santa Anita’s Kona Gold Stakes (G2) last May, breaking from post three in the field of 14. A five time graded stakes winner, the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir is now 27-8-5-6 with $1,138,732 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and before he was resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales at the 2012 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay, who has drawn post 11 in the Golden Shaheen, comes into the race off has second straight stakes win, a 2-1/4 victory in the Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. It was the third straight win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by Peter Miller, now 21-5-5-3 with $377,175 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

The Golden Shaheen (G1) has been captured five times by OBS alumni. March Sale graduate Caller One took back to back renewals in 2001 and 2002 followed by February Sale graduate Saratoga County in 2005. In 2009 it was Big City Man, who went through the ring in August and January, and in 2015 it was two time Breeders’ Cup winner Secret Circle, a March Sale graduate.

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca is the 9/5 favorite in the first race on the World Cup card, the $1-million Godolphin Mile (G2). He comes into the race off a runaway victory in the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in February under Edgard Zayas, again given the riding assignment by trainer Jorge Navarro. The 4-year-old colt by Freud, now 10-5-3-0 with $576,740 in earnings, is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Sale. He was then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video 

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Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm LLC and China Horse Club’s Master Plan comes into the $2-million UAE Derby (G2) off his 2-1/2 length victory in the OBS Championship Stakes in January. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he’ll break from post two in a field 16 under John Velazquez, who was aboard in Ocala. The 3-year-old colt by Twirling Candy was purchased by his owners for $850,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $97,490.  watch his under tack video

He’ll be joined in the gate by Sh. Mohammed bin Kalifa Al Maktoum’s Fawree, breaking from post six. The Candy Ride (ARG) colt has won of three starts for trainer Michael de Kock. He was purchased for $240,000 out of the Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC consignment at the 2016 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 15. watch his under tack video

Racing fans can watch and wager on the Dubai World Cup card at OBS-ITW, beginning with the Dubai Gold Cup, set for 8:50 a.m. EST on Saturday. The gates will open at 8:30 a.m.

Unbeaten Malagacy takes Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes

Sumaya U.S. Stable’s Malagacy is three for three and a graded stakes winner after taking charge of Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park in the stretch and drawing away late to win by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Untrapped (March ’16) rallied to finish third. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old colt by Shackleford, trained by Todd Pletcher, who shipped in for the Rebel after winning his first two starts at Gulfstream by a combined 22 lengths. Consigned to the 2015 OBS August Selected by Stuart Morris, Agent, he was sold for $130,000. He has earned $586,800 to date. selected sale conformation photo

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Veb Racing Stable Corp.’s Distinta circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream, then wore down the leaders on the outside down the stretch and was up late to win by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate Dearest (March ’15) settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old mare by Summer Bird, now 22-4-7-3 with $299,715 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Dapple Stud, Agent, for $30,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale, then resold by Doble Jak LLC for $80,000 at the 2014 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. selected sale conformation photo  watch her under tack video

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Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Clothes Fall Off successfully defended her title in Aqueduct’s $125,000 Correction Stakes on Saturday, relaxing off the pace in the early going before circling horses, running past the leaders a sixteenth from home and drawing off to win by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Daaher, consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC to the 2014 OBS March Sale and sold to Cheyenne Stables for $150,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, she’s now 15-5-6-1 and has earned $474,160. watch her under tack video

Lady Sheila Stable’s Matt King Coal is two for two this year after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $75,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes at Laurel, surrendering it briefly to fellow OBS graduate Afleet Willy (June ’15) in mid-stretch then coming again to beat him by a head on the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Cool Coal Man, a two time OBS graduate. He was sold by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa Mc Greevy), Agent, at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale before being purchased for $250,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2015 April Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Linda Rice, he’s now 8-4-2-1 and has earned $234,950 to date. selected sale conformation photo  watch his under tack video

Celestine scores in Gulfstream’s Sand Springs Stakes

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Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.’s Celestine, making her first start for her new connections in Saturday’s $100,000 Sand Springs Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the start and never looked back en route to a two length victory over grade one stakes winner Catch a Glimpse. The 5-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, now in the care of trainer Christophe Clement, was purchased for $2,550,000 last November. She’s now 15-7-2-2 and has earned $885,515 to date. At two, consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of James Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, the sale’s fastest work at the distance. watch her under tack video

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Rockshaw pressed the early pace in Saturday’s $125,000 Gazebo Stakes at Oaklawn Park, took the lead at the top of the stretch and drew away to a four length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Balandeen (April ’16) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Maclean’s Music, who was sold for $210,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, after speeding a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2016 OBS April Sale. Now 5-3-0-0 for trainer Ron Moquett, he has earned $165,550. watch his under tack video

Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal took command of Santa Anita’s $80,305 Joe Hernandez Stakes turning for home then held off a late charge and won by a nose. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed son of Stormy Atlantic, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,00 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 18-5-6-1 with $294,970 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Yorkiepoo Princess wins Aqueduct’s Busher Stakes

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Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess continued her dominance of the 3-year-old filly division at Aqueduct this winter by coming from off the pace, taking command a furlong from home and winning the $150,000 Busher Stakes by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Tiz Rae Anna (April ’16) checked in third. It’s the third straight stakes win at the meeting for the Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, trained by Edward Barker, now 7-4-0-0 with earnings of $244,811. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before her purchase by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Partly Mocha is better than ever at the age of eight, rallying down the stretch of the $50,000 Bucharest Turf Sprint Stakes at Sam Houston Downs and catching front running fellow OBS graduate American Sailor (April ’14) in the final strides and scoring by a neck. It’s the second straight stakes win for the gelded son of Half Ours, purchased for $47,000 from Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 36-9-8-7 and has earned $445,392 to date. watch his under tack video 

High Ridge Road wins Laurel’s Barbara Fritchie Stakes

Martin S. Schwartz’s High Ridge Road scored her first graded stakes win on Saturday at Laurel, circling horses on the turn to reach contention and then getting up late on the outside to win the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G2) by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Clothes Fall Off (March ’14) checking in third. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old mare by Quality Road, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $350,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Linda Rice, she’s now 11-5-2-3 and has earned $413,990 to date. watch her under tack video

Romona S. Bass LLC’s Wild At Heart took charge of Santa Anita’s $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (G3) turning for home and went on from there to post a 3-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS grad Hillhouse High (March ’13) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie, trained by Richard Mandella, now 11-3-4-2 and $331,305 in earnings. She was purchased by Steve Young for $450,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable and Norman Stables’ Moment of Delight led from gate to wire and took Gulfstream’s $60,000 White Pearl Stakes by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Distina (March ’14, August ’13). That’s four stakes wins for the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by A. P. Warrior, sold for $58,000 to Pinnacle Racing by Southern Cypress Stable, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by David Fawkes, the win leaves her with a 20-6-5-2 record and $474,402 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Miguel Barraza’s Tiger Blood picked up his first stakes win on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, pressing the pace from the start and easing away late to score by a length in the $96,800 Pelican Stakes, with fellow OBS graduate Sonoma Crush (June ’15) finishing third. The 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Cowtown Cat, trained by Darien Rodriguez, is now 9-4-1-0 and has earned $$115,302 to date. He was purchased for $4,500 out of the Journeyman Bloodstock (Brent & Crystal Fernung) consignment at the 2014 OBS August Sale.

Iliad scores in Santa Anita’s San Vicente Stakes

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Kaleem Shah’s Iliad jumped from a December maiden victory at Los Alamitos into Sunday’s $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita and the 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper handled the class raise with ease, taking command at the head of the stretch and cruising to a 3-1/2 length victory in 1:21 3/5 for the seven furlongs. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the win leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and earnings of $147,345. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was sold for $285,000 after turning in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

 

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca took charge of Saturday’s $350,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) three furlongs out, opened a big lead in the stretch and won eased up by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the second graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Sale. He was then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. The 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, is now 10-5-3-0 with $576,740 in earnings. watch his under tack video 

Third Day takes Gulfstream’s Just One More Stakes

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Spendthrift Farm LLC & Town and Country Racing’s Third Day is two for two and a stakes winner after scoring by a neck and leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Wednesday’s $60,000 Just One More Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Barry Karafin Bets (April ’16) was second with Basha (March ’16) checking in third. The 3-year-old colt by Bernardini sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he has earned $62,850 to date. watch his under tack video

March grads El Areeb, Favorable Outcome score graded wins

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Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome moved up on the outside on the turn in Saturday’s $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream, closed relentlessly down the lane and wore down odds-on favorite Three Rules and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flatter, third in the Champagne Stakes (G1) last fall. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Klaravich for $300,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-2-0-1 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $222,560 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb scored his second straight graded stakes win in Aqueduct’s $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3), taking command after turning for home and cruising to a 4-1/4 length victory. That’s four in a row for the 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Cathal Lynch, now 6-4-1-0 with $334,200 in earnings to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by MMG for $340,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay led from gate to wire and scored his second straight graded stakes victory with a 2-1/4 decision in Saturday’s $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. That’s three straight wins for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by Peter Miller, now 21-5-5-3 with $377,175 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Master Plan takes the 28th OBS Championship Stakes

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The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company celebrated its 28th annual Day of Champions with an eleven race card highlighted by a track record performance in the OBS Sprint Stakes and a sensational victory by Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm LLC and China Horse Club’s Master Plan in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy had one horse beaten going into the far turn, but found room under John Velazquez between horses in the stretch and sailed past the leaders in the final sixteenth and won going away by 2-1/2 lengths over Ashbrook Farm’s Convict Pike, running the mile and one sixteenth in 1:44 flat. Conrad Farms’ Sailing Home was half a length back in third. Master Plan, trained by Todd Pletcher, was purchased by his owners for $850,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $97,490.  watch his under tack video

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In the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail battled most of the way with Alexander Levengood and Greg Kadel’s On Her Honor, took control in the final furlong and beat her to the wire by a length and three quarters. Gary Barber and Quintessential Racing Florida LLC’s My Arch Enemy settled for third, half a length away. Saddled by Michael Dini and ridden by Orlando Bocachica, the winner ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 1/5. A daughter of Hightail, Dynatail was consigned to the 2016 June Sale by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, and purchased by Ballybritt for $5,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. The victory leaves her with a 6-3-1-1 record and $89,740 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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Hernandez Racing Club’s Yes I’ll Go went to the front in the early going of the eighth race, the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. She reclaimed the lead on the inside in the stretch after yielding it briefly on the turn and went on to beat Newtown Anner Stud’s Lady Racer by 2-1/2 lengths, with Breeze Easy LLC’s Heart Astray another length back in third. The time for six furlongs was 1:10 4/5. The daughter of Yes It’s True, ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Armando de la Cerda, picked up her first stakes win, leaving her with a 3-2-0-0 record and earnings of $49,942. The two time OBS graduate was purchased for $40,000 by Salvador Hernandez out of the Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent) consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed Sale before she was consigned by Blue River Bloodstock to the 2016 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. Yes I’ll Go returned $6.20, $9.00, $4.40; Lady Racer paid $10.80, $6.60; Heart Astray paid $34.20 to show. The 5-4 Exacta was worth $68.60 and the 7-5 Daily Double returned $5.00. watch her under tack video

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In the $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, Lucio Tucci and Martha K. Gonzalez’ Uncle B dueled with Donald H. Mensh and Mel Paikoff’s Storming My Way through a torrid half mile in :44 2/5, opened up in the stretch and scored by three lengths over Debra Posgai’s My Friend in a track record 1:08 3/5 for six furlongs. The time bettered Lady Shipman’s 2015 mark by a fifth of a second. Storming My Way was another 1-1/2 lengths back in third. Rider Luis Saez picked up his second win of the day for trainer Nick Gonzalez. Uncle B is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $78,188. The 3-year-old colt by Zensational was purchased for $25,000 by Hidden Brook, Agent from S G A Sales, Agent, at the 2016 June Sale after he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The afternoon’s first seven races were for Quarter Horses. Anthony Stewart’s Doyles Fast Cash, trained by Braulio Lopez, Jr., won the first race by a neck under Ubaldo Luna, running 440 yards in :22.09.

Bucket List, owned and trained by Salvador Lopez and ridden by Yordanis Amaro took the second race by two lengths, stopping the timer in :22.22 for the 440 yards.

The third race went to Myron McKinnon’s Jewels Gal, ridden by Ubaldo Luna and saddled by Erin Thompson, establishing a track record :17.23 for 330 yards.

In the fourth race, Miguel Martinez rode Jose Vasquez’ Of Royal Decent to victory by three quarters of a length in a track record :17.03 for the 330 yards.

Salvador Lopez and Yordanis Amaro combined again to take the fifth race with Get Carter, who won a blanket finish by a neck and lowered the track record to :16.88.

The trio of Myron McKinnon, Erin Thompson and Ubaldo Luna clicked again in the sixth with Dash of Pride scoring by a neck in :12.38 for the 220 yard distance,

Salvador Lopez and Yordanis Amaro combined for a third time in the seventh and final Quarter Horse race, when heavily favored Silver Wings posted a 1-1/4 length victory in a track record :11.84 for the 220 yards.

For more information regarding the OBS Championship Stakes, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com

Hy Riverside takes the Sunshine Millions Classic

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Mar Racing Stable’s Hy Riverside picked a good spot to get his first stakes win, coming with a late surge to take the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes by a nose. The 5-year-old gelding by Macho Uno, trained by Antonio Sano, is now 16-5-3-2 and has earned $273,790. Consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Mar Racing for $190,000. watch his under tack video

 

 

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William L. Clifton’s Our Way moved up on the turn of the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes, went after the leaders in the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Tizway, purchased for $140,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by H. James Bond, he’s now 11-4-1-2 and has earned $224,484 to date.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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Tommy Roberts Racing Stable LLC’s Early Entry tracked the early leader in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes into the stretch, stuck his head in front in the final furlong and stayed there to the wire, winning by half a length. Idle since his victory in Gulfstream’s Rail Splitter Stakes last February, the 6-year-old son of Keyed Entry, trained by Kathleen O’Connell, is now 23-9-2-2 and has earned $299,742. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold as a weanling by TdM Sales at the 2011 Fall Mixed Sale then consigned by Boutte Sales to the 2013 March Sale where he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Reddam Racing LLC’s So Conflated stepped into Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate fresh off a maiden win in December but had no problem with the raise in class, coming from off the pace with a strong late run that carried him to a three quarter length victory. After two wins and a third in his debut for trainer Doug O’Neill, he has earned $98,640.  Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $70,000. watch his under tack video

Rohan Crighton and Cheryl Baker’s The Money Monster is two for two and a stakes winner after slipping through on the rail in the stretch of the $100,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and scoring by half a length over fellow OBS graduate Chance of Luck (June ’16).  Trained by Rohan Crighton, he has earned $48,000 to date. The 2-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior was consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, where he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 before he was sold for $6,500. watch his under tack video

Louis J. Ulman and Stephen L. Parker’s High Roller took charge of Saturday’s $75,000 Frank Whitely, Jr. Stakes after turning for home and the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by High Cotton opened up daylight then held off a late charge to win by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate Butch Walker (April ’16) checked in third. It’s his first stakes victory for trainer Dale Capuano and leaves him 4-2-1-1 with earnings of $86,620. A two time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $30,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  watch his under tack video

Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna celebrated the upcoming anniversary of her victory in the 2016 OBS Championship Stakes by taking the lead at the start of the $70,000 Eldorato Stakes at Delta Downs and never looking back en route to a 1-1/4 length victory.  After breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS April Sale, the newly turned 4-year-old daughter of Street Hero was purchased for $23,000 by Mr. Landaeta out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment. Now trained by Jose Camejo, she’s 19-4-1-3 with two stakes wins and $234,102 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Averill Racing LLC and CCF Racing Stable’s R Angel Katelyn posted her third straight stakes win at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, taking the lead going to the turn of the $86,000 and staying there to the wire, winning by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Lirica (January ’15, August ’15) settled for third. Trained by Gerald Bennett, the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of High Cotton is now 5-4-1-0 and has earned $207,120. She was purchased for $50,000 out of the Craig L. Wheeler consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

Champagne Room wins Eclipse Award as champion Juvenile Filly

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Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Champagne Room has won the Eclipse Award as 2016’s champion 2-year-old filly. The daughter of Broken Vow was on the board in four of five starts at two, breaking her maiden in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in her second start, running third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and wrapping up her juvenile campaign with her Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) victory. Trained by Peter Eurton, she earned $1,386,600. Currently in training at Santa Anita, she turned in a bullet five eighths in :58 2/5 on Saturday morning.

Consigned by de Meric Sales to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent, on behalf her owners.  watch her under tack video   Champagne Room’s April Sale auction footage

These connections also purchased multiple graded stakes winning Weemissfrankie for $175,000 at the 2011 April Sale. She went to be a two time grade one winner of $559,920 at the races and a valuable broodmare, with two of her offspring selling for more than a million dollars at auction in Japan.

Champagne Room is the fourth OBS graduate to win the Juvenile Filly championship, joining 2009 winner She Be Wild, Stardom Bound (2008) and Brave Raj (1986). All three also captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filles (G1) en route to the title.

Yorkiepoo Princess scores in Aqueduct’s Ruthless Stakes

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Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess shook off a slow start, took charge of Saturday’s $100,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct on the turn and drew away to a 7-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Tiz Rae Anna (April ’16) settled for second. That’s two straight stakes wins for the two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Edward Barker, the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos is now 6-3-0-0 and has earned $154,811 to date. watch her under tack video 

BB Horses’ Sweet On Smokey took the $75,000 What A Summer Stakes at Laurel for the second straight year, slipping through on the rail in the final sixteenth and scoring by half a length. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 35-10-8-5 with $425,137 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before she was sold for $20,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent. watch her under tack video

Wonder Gal romps in Aqueduct’s Ladies Handicap

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Clearveiw Stable LLC’s Wonder Gal took the lead at the start of Friday’s $98,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct and never looked back, galloping away to a 13-1/2 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for multiple grade one stakes placed 5-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Leah Gyarmati, now 17-4-2-6 with earnings of $887,145. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeff Treadway for $210,000. watch her under tack video

El Areeb romps in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes

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MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb took charge of Monday’s $150,000 Jerome Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on the turn and the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate ran away from there, bounding to an 11-1/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Bonus Points (April ’16) checking in second. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show before being purchased by MMG for $340,000. Trained by Cathal Lynch, he’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $184,200 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita and held it to the wire, finishing in a dead heat for the victory with stablemate Solid Wager. It’s the first graded stakes win for the now 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, a two time OBS graduate. He was consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 20-4-5-3 and has earned $257,175. watch his under tack video

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stable LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 East View Stakes, but surged to the lead on the outside, hit the front coming to the eighth pole and drew off to win by 5-1/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, now 4-3-0-1 with earnings of $276,000 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased by Michael Dubb for $97,000 from Dormellito Stud Sales at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Jim Wells and Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Paige picked up her first stakes victory in the $75,000 Via Borghese Stakes at Gulfstream on New Year’s Eve, finding room on the rail in the stretch and rallying late for a half length victory. The now 5-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Sky Mesa was consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Christophe Clemente, she’s now 15-4-3-3 and has earned $260,844.  watch her under tack video

 

Martin S. Schwartz’s High Ridge Road circled horses on the turn in Saturday’s $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes at Laurel, took the lead after turning for home and scored her first stakes win by half a length. The newly turned 5-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Quality Road, trained by Linda Rice, is now 10-4-2-3 and has earned $233,990 to date. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $350,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Constellation wins Santa Anita’s La Brea; Mind Your Biscuits, Sharp Azteca one-two in Malibu

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation battled between horses for the early lead in Monday’s $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, fell back in the stretch and then came again late and got up to win by half a length. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the daughter of Bellamy Road, and her fourth stakes win in her last five starts. Now trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she’s 8-5-1-1 and has earned $479,464. She turned in 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.  watch her under tack video

 

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits sat off the pace in the early going of Santa Anita’s $301,380 Malibu Stakes (G1), then rallied to catch fellow OBS graduate Sharp Azteca (April ’15, August ’14)  in deep stretch and beat him by a half length. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Posse, who scored in Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July. Trained by Robert Falcone, Jr., he’s now 13-4-4-3 and has earned $675,366 to date. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Gainesway Stable’s Danzatrice took control of the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds on Monday at the quarter pole and ran away from there, drawing off in the lane to a 7-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Dunkirk, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 9-5-1-1- with earnings of $227,865. She was sold for $105,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC at the 2014 OBS April Sale after she turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Dearest scores in Gulfstream’s Sugar Swirl Stakes

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Dearest picked up her first graded stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. She took charge of the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) after half a mile, held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate You Bought Her (April ’12) and won by a length. It’s the third stakes victory of the year for the 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, trained by Gilberto Zerpa, now 7-5-1-1 with $295,550 in earnings. She was purchased for $150,000 at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Gelfenstein out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Mingyeonggeun’s Clean Up Joy took the Grand Prix Stakes (G1) at Seoul Race Track, the fifth time an OBS graduate has won the race. (watch the race video) He joins 2012 winner Gamdonguibada, 2011 winner Tough Win and Dongbanui Gangja, back to back winner  in 2008 and 2009. Clean Up Joy turned back heavy favorite Triple Nine (KOR) by a length a quarter, with Triple Crown winner Power Blade (KOR) settling for third. The 5-year-old gelding by Purge was purchased for $14,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds, then came running in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the well-traveled 5-year-old graded stakes placed Mizzen Mast gelding, purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 21-5-5-3 and has earned $600,916. watch his under tack video

William & Corrinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief circled horses on the turn of the $60,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, then ran by the leaders in the stretch to take the race by 2-1/4 lengths with fellow OBS graduate Forest Circle (April ’16) checking in third. It the second stakes score for the 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, now 8-4-1-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen with $166,730 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Loooch Racing Stables, G. Ellis, D. Weaver and Imaginary Stables’ War Story scored his first stakes win in emphatic fashion, taking the lead at the start of the $125,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct and drawing away in the stretch to a 7-3/4 length victory. The multiple graded stakes placed 4-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet is now 17-4-3-2 for trainer Mario Serey, Jr. and has earned $559,395 to date. A half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Land Over Sea, he was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent , to the 2014 OBS March Sale, where he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The 2017 OBS Championship Stakes

EHV 1 Notice

2017 Race Videos:
OBS Championship Stakes (colts)
OBS Championship Stakes (fillies)
OBS Sprint Stakes (colts)
OBS Sprint Stakes (fillies)

Quarter Horse Race 1
Quarter Horse Race 2
Quarter Horse Race 3
Quarter Horse Race 4
Quarter Horse Race 5
Quarter Horse Race 6
Quarter Horse Race 7

 

The 2017 Charts

2017 Overnight

Races: Tuesday, January 24, 2017   Post Time: NOON
Entries: Tuesday, January 17     Scratch Time: Tuesday, January 24 by 9:00 AM

Condition Book Eligible Colts & Geldings
Eligible Fillies
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2017 Day of Champions Chart Archive Tax/License/Medication/EHV-1
2017 OBS Races Nomination Form-icon ChartArchive-icon_page_001 W-9 Form

Owner’s License Form

Trainer’s License Form

Trainer Personnel Form

Medication Forms

EHV-1 Forms

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