OBS grads take two at Tampa

Averill Racing LLC, Silver Oak Stable and Gregory Kaufman’s R Sassy Lass sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $92,500 Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, wore down the leaders in the stretch and scored by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Exclusive Quality, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung) Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale and sold to Richard Averill for $40,000 after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kirk Ziadie, she’s now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $86,455. watch her under tack video

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red broke his maiden in style, saving  ground in the early going of Tampa Bay’s $60,000 Inaugural Stakes, sweeping to the front on the outside turning for home  and drawing off to a  7-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Charlie’s Brother (June ’14, August ’13). Trained by Chad Stewart, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings is now 4-1-1-2 with $44,860 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased by Mr. Lenci for $71,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :231 1/5.  watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Goldmart Farms’ Kingsport gave nothing a chance in Saturday’s $125,400 Kingarvie Stakes at Woodbine, going to the lead at the break and easing away from the field in the drive, reporting home first by 3-1/2 lengths.  It’s the first stakes win for the Sid Attard trainee, now 4-2-0-1 with earnings of $99,605. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, the 2-year-old colt by Milwaukee Brew was sold for $45,000 at the 2014 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

El Kabeir scores in Churchill’s Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir opened a daylight lead under Calvin Borel in the early going of Saturday’s $233,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, and the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Scat Daddy led wire to wire, hanging on for a head decision over Imperia. It’s the first stakes win the John Terranova trainee, second last time out in Aqueduct’s Nashua Stakes (G2) on November 2, and leaves him with a 5-2-1-1 record and earnings of $268,892. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, was purchased for $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables. Selected Sale conformation photo

Donver Stable’s Decision Day tried stakes company for the first time in the $250,400 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine, set a pressured pace under Jesse Campbell throughout and refused to yield in the drive, prevailing by a head, with fellow OBS graduate Shez a Masterpiece (April ’14) checking in third. Trained by Josie Carroll, the 2-year-old colt by Macho Uno is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $179,435. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $40,000 after working a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Lawrence P. Roman and David Jacobson’s Stormin Monarcho rallied from off the pace, hit the front in the final furlong and scored by a length in Saturday’s $100,000 Swatara Stakes at Penn National.  It’s the second straight stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Monarchos, trained by David Jacobsen, and leaves him with a 28-9-7-3 with earnings of $412,281. He was sold for $85,000 by Imagine . . . at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael R. Cox’s Rockin Jojo picked up her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $76,500 Blue Mountain Juvenile Stakes, rolling past the leaders on the outside in the stretch and drawing away late to win by a length and a half. The 2-year-old daughter of Street Magician was consigned  by Best a Luck Farm LLC, Agent,  to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by T. Bernard Houghton, she’s now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $101,050. watch her under tack video

Leave the Light On wins Aqueduct’s Remsen Stakes

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Klaravich Stables, LLC and William H. Lawrence’s Leave the Light On took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $400,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct and gamely stayed in front to the wire, holding off a late run by 9-5 favorite Frosted by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the the 2-year-old colt by Horse Greeley, trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was purchased by Klaravich for $210,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. With two wins from three starts, he has earned $285,375 to date.  watch his under tack video

Undefeated Mr. Jordan takes Gulfstream West’s Smooth Air Stakes

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s unbeaten Mr. Jordan is three for three by a combined 13-3/4 lengths after a frontrunning 4-1/2 length victory in the $94,250 Smooth Air Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West. The two-turn mile was the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa and ridden by Gabriel Saez. A two-time OBS graduate, he 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. He has earned $139,215 to date. watch his under tack video

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White Wabbit Wacing LLC’s It’s Not Me scored his first stakes win in Saturday’s $97,250 Buffalo Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, going to the lead at the start and staying there all the way, scoring by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Brother Bobo (April ’14, October ’12). It’s the third straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 6-3-0-0 with $83,835 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate, claimed by his current connections on October 20, was sold first by Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva), Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Sale and then sold for $50,000 by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent, at the 2014 OBS June Sale after an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho takes the Delta Jackpot Stakes

DP Racing, LLC’s unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho hooked up Mr. Z on the turn in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3) and was best by a nose at the wire after a stretch-long battle. It’s the second stakes score and first graded win for the 2-year-old colt by Street Sense, named for his hip number (888) in the 2014 OBS April Sale. Consigned to the sale by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, he was selected by Gary Young and purchased by Deron Pearson’s DP Racing for $200,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by James M. Cassidy, he’s now three for three and has earned $693,600 to date. The fifth OBS graduate to win the Delta Jackpot, he joins previous winners Goldencents (2012), Gourmet Dinner (2010), Birdbirdistheword (2006) and Mr. Jester (2003).  watch his under tack video

Whispering Oaks Farm LLC’s D’cajun Cat took the lead at the break under Gerard Melancon in Saturday’s $75,000 Sam’s Town Stakes on the Delta Jackpot undercard, surrendered it briefly on the backstretch, opened up daylight on the turn and then cruised from there to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, trained by Steven B. Flint. Purchased by Whispering Oaks for $300,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he’s now 13-3-2-3 and has earned $117,445. watch his under tack video

OBS grads hit the mark in Japan

Look for Japanese owner Yukio Baba to anxiously await the arrival of the catalog for the 2015 OBS March Sale. The sale has richly rewarded his racing operation, as evidenced by the success of two March graduates at Tokyo Racecourse this past Saturday. Okhotsk, a colt by Half Ours, broke his maiden by seven lengths in his third try after two runner-up finishes and then Asian Taste, a son of Into Mischief, opened up in the stretch and won his first start by three lengths.

Both colts, trained by Takahisa Tezuka and ridden by globetrotting superstar Ryan Moore, were selected and purchased on Mr. Baba’s behalf by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International and Dr. Riki Takahashi at the 2014 March Sale. It was the third trip thourgh an OBS sales ring for Okhotsk, sold as a weanling to I.C. Stables by Pelican State Thoroughbreds at the 2012 October Sale and then purchased by de Meric Sales at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. After he sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the March Sale Under Tack Show, he was purchased out of the de Meric consignment by Narvick for $190,000. watch his under tack video

 Narvick went to $390,000 for Asian Taste, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, after he breezed an Under Tack eighth in 10: flat. watch his under tack video

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It’s the second straight year that Mr. Baba has enjoyed success with an OBS March graduate. In 2013, represented by Narvick, he paid $230,000 for Ocala Stud’s Asia Express, a colt by Henny Hughes who had worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show.  At the races, the team of trainer Tezuka and rider Moore guided Asia Express to a 1-1/4 length victory in the $1.3-million Asahi Hai Futurity (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, and he was voted Japan’s champion two year old colt. This year, his 3-1/2 length victory in the $750,000 Leopard Stakes (G3) at Niigata Racecourse boosted his earnings over the million dollar (U.S.) mark.  watch his under tack video 

Mr. Baba is not the only Japanese owner enjoying the benefit of buying at OBS, with Silk Racing Company campaigning two winning 2014 OBS March Sale graduates.  Wonderful Luster has already racked up earnings of over 20-million yen ($170,000 U.S.), winning two of three starts in the care of trainer Hidetaka Otonashi. The colt by Tiz Wonderful was purchased for $140,000 by Narvick out of the King’s Equine consignment after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Landing Birth, trained for Silk Racing by Yukihiro Kato, was a winner at first asking by five lengths. The two year old colt by Honest Man breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before being plucked for $95,000 by Narvick out of the Inside Move consignment.  watch his under tack video

Japan’s Green Fields Company has to be delighted with Dashing Blaze, a $400,000 purchase by Narvick from Cary Frommer, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Keiji Yoshimura, the son of Kitten’s Joy, who won at first asking on November 8, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to his purchase. watch his under tack video

Polo Green Stable, Agent, went to $340,000 for Henny Swift in March on behalf of Yasushi Kubota and the colt by Henny Hughes won his first start under the care of trainer Yoshitaka Ninomiya.  Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before the sale.  watch his under tack video

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Japanese interests have enjoyed considerable success with OBS exports. Since 2012, the 44 horses sent to Japan have already amassed more than $5.9 million (U.S. dollars) in earnings at the races, and include top class horses like graded stakes winner Best Warrior (April ’12) and stakes horses A Shin Bullseye (April ’13)  and  A Shin Ranger (March ’12).

 

 

 

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No Problem scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

P and G Stables LLC’s No Problem jumped from a maiden win straight into Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar and came from just off the pace to score a half length victory, with fellow OBS graduate St. Joe Bay (June ’14, January ’13) checking in third. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings, now 3-2-0-0 with earnings of $81,250,  is a two time OBS graduate, purchased by P and G for $30,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2013 August Sale and then consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 April Sale where he breezed an eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and Gary Aisquith’s The Lewis Dinner tried stakes company after a maiden win and also had no problem with the raise in class, taking the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct and never looking back en route to a 3-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Sweetpollypurebrd (April ’14) ran evenly to finish third. Purchased for $50,000 at the 2014 OBS April sale out of the Eisaman Equine consignment by Gary C. Young, Agent for Michael Dubb, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, the 2-year-old daughter of Posse is now 5-2-2-1 and has earned $139,500 to date. watch her under tack video

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first member of the OBS class of 2014 to graduate and it’s first graded stakes winner, added Laurel’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes to his resume on Saturday, battling head to head for the lead before opening up in the stretch and drawing off to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for the Indian Charlie colt, purchased by the Heiligbrodts for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 7-4-0-2, he has earned $239,422. watch his under tack video

Zayat Stables, LLC’s Zee Bros, ignored at 29-1, took control of Saturday’s $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Stakes at Laurel nearing the top of the stretch and cruised from there to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the well traveled 4-year-old colt by Brother Derek, sold to Zayat for $270,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Racing in California, New York, Kentucky, Maryland and Dubai, he has compiled a 15-4-2-0 record and earned $437,730. watch his under tack video

 Lawrence P. Roman and David Jacobson’s Stormin Monarcho charged between horses at the head of the stretch of Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes at Laurel, hit the front in the lane then pulled away to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Monarchos, now 27-8-7-3 with earnings of $352,281. He was sold for $85,000 by Imagine . . . at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville came from off the pace, took the lead a furlong from the finish and scored a four length victory in Saturday’s $55,070 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Broken Vow, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 16-4-2-3, he has earned $169,880 to date.  watch his under tack video

East Hall leads OBS sweep of the Million Classic Preview Stakes

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H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s East Hall returned home after a summer on the road and came running from well behind to collar fellow OBS graduate Wildcat Red (June ’13) a furlong out and take Saturday’s $100,000 Million Classic Preview Stakes at Gulfstream Park West by two lengths. Schivarelli (April ’13) completed an OBS trifecta. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale and then worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased by trainer Bill Kaplan for $55,000 on behalf of Hendricks and Justice out of the Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2013 April Sale. It’s the third stakes win for 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Graeme Hall, who captured the Ohio Derby and Indiana Derby (G2) earlier in the year. He’s now 19-5-3-4 and has earned $723,305. watch his under tack video

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan is two for two and a stakes winner after romping to a three length victory in Gulfstream Park West’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes, taking command in the stretch and drawing away in hand. Fellow OBS graduate Morgans Harbour (April ’14) rallied for second. Mr.Jordan, a 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, is a two time OBS graduate, 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. He has earned $80,040 to date. watch his under tack video

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Skychai Racing LLC, Charles Kevin Warner and Sand Dollar Stable LLC’s Firespike came wide off the turn in the $100,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, hit the front in the final furlong and drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Less Than Perfect (August ’13) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Flower Alley, consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, to the 2013 August Sale before trainer Mike Maker bought him from Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, for $70,000 at the 2014 April Sale after he breezed a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-2-1-1, he has earned $122,509 to date. watch his under tack video

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John Eaton, Steve Laymon and Mark Sayeg’s Hangover Saturday took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Juvenile Filly Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West and never looked back en route to her first stakes win, a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Miss Margaret (June ’14, August ’13). Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Pomeroy breezed an eighth in :10 flat, she’s now 4-2-0-0 with earnings of $91,305. watch her under tack video

Goldencents repeats in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

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W. C. Racing’s Goldencents became the first repeat winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita, hustling to the front under Rafael Bejarano, cooking Vicars in Trouble with a sizzling half in :44 4/5 and then holding Tapiture off in the stretch, scoring by a length and a quarter. Saddled by Doug O’Neill’s longtime assistant Leandro Mora , the 4-year-old colt has six graded wins, an 18-7-7-0 record and earnings of $3,044,000. He’s sired by OBS graduate Into Mischief, sold by M&H Training & Sales, Agent, to B. Wayne Hughes for $180,000 at the 2007 March Sale after the son of Harlan’s Holiday worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Goldencents,consigned to the 2012 OBS June Sale by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent for Webb Carroll, was sold to Dennis O’Neill for $62,000 after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Tanma Corporation’s Chitu idle since the Kentucky Derby (G1), returned to work at Santa Anita on Friday in the $101,750 Damascus Stakes, went right to the lead and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Unbridled’s Note (March ‘11) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for last spring’s Sunland Derby (G3) winner, now 5-4-1-0 with $561,800 in earnings. Chitu’s win began a big day for OBS consignor Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), who sold the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes for $300,000 at the 2013 March Sale after he sped a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ocho Ocho Ocho scores in Santa Anita’s Juvenile Turf Sprint

DP Racing, LLC’s Ocho Ocho Ocho battled for the early lead in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Juvenile Turf Sprint after it was moved to the main track, opened up in mid-stretch and drew off a 5-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Peacenluvpeacenluv (April ’14). Cleverly named for his hip number (888) in the 2014 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Street Sense worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before being he was sold by  Grassroots Training & Sales LLC for $200,000.  Two for two, he’s earned $93,600.  watch his under tack video

Thomas D. Shank and Stan Young’s Good Lord went to the front in Saturday’s $130,000 Mountaineer Mile Stakes and stayed there all the way, holding on gamely and winning by a neck. Third in the same race last year after winning the 2012 renewal, the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Greatness has accounted for nine stakes wins, a 63-14-10-12 record and $743,714 in earnings. He was consigned by Tradewinds Farm, Agent, to the 2009 OBS June Sale where he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Amaranth took the lead at the start of the $100,250 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (taken off the turf and moved to the main track) on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Santa Anita and was never headed en route to a half length victory. It’s the second stakes score 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. Now 9-4-1-0, she has earned $178,820 to date. watch her under tack video

 Elisabeth H. Alexander’s Academy Bay is also two for two and a stakes winner after rallying to take the lead in the $90,000 Indiana Futurity at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday in the final sixteenth and scoring by a neck. The 2-year-old filly by OBS graduate Magna Graduate was  consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale where she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She has earned $70,620. watch her under tack video

 

Nineteen OBS grads set to run in the Breeders’ Cup

W.C. Racing’s Goldencents and Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, Paul Weitman’s Secret Circle are back to defend their titles as they head a contingent of 19 OBS graduates at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday.

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Goldencents, winner of Del Mar’s Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) this summer, is seeking to repeat in Friday’s $1,000,000 Dirt Mile (G1) and comes into the race off a nose defeat in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) in early October. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, with five graded stakes wins to his credit and nearly $2.5-million in earnings. He was purchased by Dennis O’Neill, who bought him for $62,000 from Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent for Webb Carroll, at the 2012 June Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Secret Circle, who won the 2013 Sprint (G1) off a single prep race, comes into Saturday’s $1,500,000 2014 renewal off a third place finish behind Rich Tapestry (IRE) and Goldencents in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). Trained by Bob Baffert, the 5-year-old son of Eddington was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Winner of the Southwest (G3) and Rebel Stakes (G2) at three, his resume boasts seven wins from eleven starts, three graded stakes wins and just under $2-million in earnings.  watch his under tack video

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Secret Circle will be joined in the starting gate by Antonino Miuccio’s Palace, trained by Linda Rice and winner of three graded stakes in 2014 including the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) and Forego Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Claimed by his current connections, the 5-year-old son of City Zip was sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. A winner of 11 of 22 lifetime starts, he has earned more than $1.3-million to date. watch his under tack video

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Magalen O. Bryant’s V. E. Day, who carries the OBS banner into Saturday’s $5,000,000 Classic, was overlooked at 19-1 prior to the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga despite coming into the race off three straight wins. But the 3-year-old colt by English Channel put in a determined run down the stretch that ended in victory by a nose over stablemate Wicked Strong. Trained by Jimmy Jerkens, he was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 March Sale and sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Unraced at two, he’s now 7-4-1-0 and has earned $859,010. watch his under tack video

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Carpe Diem

The stakes will be high when WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s unbeaten Carpe Diem and Richard C. Pell’s Calculator go to the post in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Carpe Diem, saddled by Todd Pletcher, comes into the race off a six length victory in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland following an impressive win at first asking at Saratoga. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway was a $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 March Sale. He was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Calculator, trained by Peter Miller, chased the talented American Pharoah up and down the west coast in September, finishing second in both the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and FrontRunner Stakes (G1)  at Santa Anita. Miller signed the ticket when the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by In Summation was sold for $132,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, LLC & Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners’ Offering Plan runs in Friday’s $1,000,000 Juvenile Turf (G1). He comes into the race off a third place finish in Belmont’s Pilgrim Stakes (G3) after winning a Saratoga maiden special in his debut in August. The 2-year-old Spring At Last colt was sold for $135,000 by Mayberry Farm, Agent, at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Three OBS graduates are entered in Friday’s $1,000,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). Savino A. Capilupi’s Nicky’s Brown Miss was a maiden going into the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes in September, but came home a stakes winner, drawing away in the stretch to a 2-3/4 length victory. Trained by her owner, the 2-year-old Big Brown filly has earned $133,847. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she breezed and eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Destiny Oaks of Ocala LLC’s Quality Rocks is two for three and a graded stakes placed stakes winner. Trained by Bill Mott, the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Rock Hard Ten comes into the race off a second place finish in Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G3) after scoring in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes in September. She was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2013 August Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Long Lake Stable LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo, trained by Chad Brown, was a winner at first asking in an $83,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course in August and then was second in her only other start, the Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) at Belmont in late September. The 2-year-old More Than Ready filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, was sold for $225,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2014 April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Another trio of 2-year-old fillies will represent OBS in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Todd Pletcher sends out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Feathered, third last time out in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie was sold for $300,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2014 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video 

Fink, La Vida Loca Racing Stable LLC, Rogitz, Silverstein et al’s Hennythelovepenny steps into stakes company for the first time in the race after a runaway maiden special victory over the Santa Anita surface. She was purchased by trainer Peter Miller for $45,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after the 2-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Wonder Gal

Wonder Gal, owned by Treadway Racing Stable and trained by Leah Gyarmati, has never been off the board in three starts. After breaking her maiden in Belmont’s Lynbrook Stakes by 14 lengths in July, she comes into the Juvenile Fillies off a second place finish in the Frizette (G1) at Belmont earlier this month. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, the 2-year-old Tiz Wonderful filly breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeff Treadway for $210,000 at the 2014 March Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Parranda

Campbell, Clark, Gatto Racing, LLC, Jerry Hollendorfer and Skoda’s Parranda and Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten take on their division’s best in Friday’s $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1). Parranda has enjoyed success on both coasts in 2014, winning Gulfstream’s Suwannee River Stakes (G3) along with Santa Anita’s Wilshire (G3) and Royal Heroine Stakes (G2). The 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, now trained by Hollendorfer, was sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 April Sale. With six stakes wins to her credit, she’s earned over $800,000.  watch her under tack video

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Stephanie’s Kitten

Stephanie’s Kitten comes into the race fresh from a victory in Belmont’s $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) in September. It’s the third grade one win for the 5-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, trained by Chad Brown. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show, she has racked up six graded stakes wins and more than $2.2-million in earnings. watch her under tack video

Saturday’s $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) has attracted a pair of OBS graduates, with Martin Racing Stable LLC’s Marchman and Lanni Family Trust’s Reneesgotzip set to try their luck on the downhill course.

Martin Racing Stable LLC’s Marchman, trained by Keith Desormeaux, posted two straight graded stake wins in 2014, taking Keeneland’s Shakertown Stakes (G3) in April and then scoring in Churchill’s Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (G3) in May. The 4-year-old Sharp Humor colt, who has earned over $400,000 to date, was sold for $90,000 by Seahorse Stables LLC, Agent, at the 2012 April Sale after he breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Lanni Family Trust’s Reneesgotzip is back for her third try in the Turf Sprint, third to Mizdirection in 2012 and second to her again last year. Prepped by trainer Peter Miller, she comes into the race off a victory in the C.E.R.F. Stakes at Del Mar after a third place finish in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at the seaside course. Sold by Ricky Leppala, Agent, for $45,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2011 April Sale, she’s bankrolled $869,860 to date. watch her under tack video

Big John B, claimed on behalf of Michael House by trainer Philip D’Amato at Keeneland in April, has paid big dividends, and comes into the $3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) off a third place finish in the Santa Anita’s John Henry Turf Championship Stakes (G1). Two back, he was a 5-1/2 length winner of the Del Mar Handicap (G2). The 2011 June graduate was sold for $30,000 by Flying Fish, Agent after the now 5-year-old Hard Spun gelding worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. He has earned just short of $500,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute, trained by James Cassidy, goes after his third straight graded stakes win in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). The 4-year-old colt by Lion Heart took the Eddie Read Stakes (G1) at Del Mar and then returned for an encore in the Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2).  He was purchased by Marilyn Braly for $310,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2012 March Sale on the recommendation of Gary Young after he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Actor, Control Stake one-two in Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs

Thoroughbred Champions Training Center’s Golden Actor shipped to Louisiana off a maiden special win in Miami on October 13,  took command of Saturday’s $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs after turning for home and drew off to a 4-12 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Control Stake (August ’13).  Consigned by his present connections to the 2014 OBS June Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Curlin breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-1-0, he has earned $148,800. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Miss Chatelaine is two for two and a stakes winner after circling the field from far back in Saturday’s $100,000 Chelsea Flower Stakes on the turf at Belmont, hitting the front in the final sixteenth and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old daughter of Pulpit, consigned to the 2014 OBS March Sale by King’s Equine, Agent, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  She has earned $105,000 to date. watch her under tack video

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Carpe Diem romps in the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s unbeaten Carpe Diem staked a claim to leadership of his division with a powerful performance in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland, taking command at the head of the stretch and drawing off with ease to a six length victory. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, whose only other start was a 5-1/2 furlong maiden victory at Saratoga on Labor Day, has earned $349,800 to date. A $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

East Hall takes the Indiana Derby

H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s Ohio Derby winner East Hall was overlooked at 16-1 in Saturday’s $507,100 Indiana Derby (G2), but the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Graeme Hall tracked front-running Vicar’s in Trouble from the start, chased him down the stretch and then ran past him late to score by a length. It’s his first graded win, and it leaves him with a 18-4-3-4 record and $662,545 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale. After working an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 at the 2013 April Sale, he was purchased by trainer Bill Kaplan for $55,000 on behalf of Hendricks and Justice out of the Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment. watch his under tack video

Stephanie’s Kitten wins Belmont’s Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten added Belmont’s $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) to her resume on Saturday, relaxing off the pace down the backstretch, rolling into the lane on the outside and running by the leaders to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the third grade one win for the 5-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale. Her sixth graded stakes win leaves her with a n 18-8-2-4 record and earnings of $2,274,104. watch her under tack work

Clark O. Brewster’s Bayerd tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes at Remington Park, battled for the lead from the start and then eased away in the final yards to score by a length. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, the 2-year-old colt by Speightstown worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale. Now 3-2-0-1, he has earned $112,100 to date. watch his under tack work

Raul Bahena’s Happy to Go pressed the pace, took charge in the stretch and drew off to a two length victory in last Thursday’s $75,000 Mrs. Henry D. Paxson Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of Saint Anddan, now 5-2-0-2 with earnings of $92,550. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold first as a weanling by Sue Vacek, Agent, at the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale before being purchased for $8,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale.

Less Than Perfect, Bourbon Cowboy one-two in Dixon Memorial at Presque Isle

Clyde D. Rice’s Less Than Perfect dueled for the lead from the start of Thursday’s $100,200 Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, took charge at the top of the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bourbon Cowboy (April ’14, August ’13).  It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred Pleasantly Perfect colt, now 7-2-0-1 with $107,655 in earnings. Consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, he was purchased by Rice for $22,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale.  

Saratoga Heater scores in Belmont’s Bertram F. Bongard Stakes

P. R. Racing’s Saratoga Heater jumped into stakes company off a maiden win in August, went to the front in Saturday’s $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont and was never headed, splashing to a four length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bullheaded Boy (June ’14). A 2-year-old colt by Temple City, he was sold for $100,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-0-0, he has earned $134,287 to date. watch his under tack video

Newtown Anner Stud’s Ol Donyo hugged the rail and rallied on the turn in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Musical Romance Stakes on Saturday, took over in the lane and cruised to a comfortable 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before being purchased for $100,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale. Two for two this year, she’s now 11-4-2-1 with $192,533 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Charlie J. Williams’ Crafty Blue Kat picked up her second stakes win on Sunday in the $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Handicap at Thistledown, finishing in dead heat with Floral Sky. The 3-year-old filly by Sky Mesa is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale before being consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, to the 2013 April Sale and working a quarter in :22 3/5. The victory gives her a 13-4-4-3 record and earnings of $150,738. watch her under tack video

Cinco Charlie scores in Delaware’s First State Dash

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first graded stakes winner of the OBS graduate class of 2014, added Delaware Park’s $75,525 First State Dash Stakes to his resume on Saturday, taking over turning for home and then drawing away to an authoritative 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Indian Charlie colt, winner of Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June, leaving him with a 5-3-0-1 record and $159,422 in earnings. He was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Lawrence P. Roman and David Jacobson’s Stormin Monarcho also picked up his second stakes win on Saturday at Delaware, holding off a late challenge and winning the $77,312 DTHA Governors Day Stakes by a nose. It’s the third win in nine starts this year for the 4-year-old gelding by Monarchos, sold for $85,000 by Imagine . . . at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. He’s now 25-7-7-3 and has earned $288,568 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS grads score seven weekend stakes wins

Just For Fun Stable LLC’s Decisive Moment took the lead at the start in Sunday’s $200,800 Presque Isle Mile Stakes and stubbornly kept it the whole way, holding off a late run in the final yards and winning by a head. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred horse by With Distinction, now 34-5-7-4 with $908,556 in earnings. Consigned by Derby Dreams, Agent, to the 2010 OBS April Sale, he sped three eighths in :33 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Savino A. Capilupi’s Nicky’s Brown Miss was a maiden going into Saturday’s $199,667 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes, but came home a stakes winner, rallying past her rivals in the stretch and drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Third in Monmouth’s Colleen Stakes last time out, the 2-year-old Big Brown filly is now 5-1-0-2 and has earned $133,180. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she breezed and eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

John L. Moirano, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Dunn Listening also chose a stakes race for her first victory, coming from well off the pace with a sustained late run to win Saturday’s $141,675 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes by a head. Purchased by trainer Gary Contessa for $30,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the 2-year-old filly by Intidab is now 2-1-0-0 and has earned $88,655. watch her under tack video

Destiny Oaks of Ocala LLC’s Quality Rocks is two for two and a stakes winner leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes, scoring by 3-1/2 lengths over Sarah Sis (June ’14), with Happy to Go (August ’13, October ’12)  checking in third. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Rock Hard Ten, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, has earned $76,200 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting was last of five early in the $98,000 Sky Beauty Stakes at Belmont on Sunday, but rallied on the outside after turning for home, made the lead at the eighth pole than eased away from there to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Congrats purchased for $175,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win leaves her with a 21-5-3-5 record and $534,135 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly,  fresh off a maiden special victory at Gulfstream in August, shipped to Louisiana Downs for Saturday’s $75,000 Sunday Silence Stakes, stayed close to the pace, closed with late rush and got up late to win by a neck. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased 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, is now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $72,220. watch his under tack video

Pinnacle, Hendricks and Justice struck again two races later at Louisiana Downs with Naval Command, who tried turf for the first time in the $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Midshipman tracked the leader, took over in the stretch and scored her first stakes win by a head, leaving her with a 4-3-1-0 record and $109,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was first sold by breeder Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 April Sale, she brought $60,000 after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo