Wild Dude a millionaire after taking Santa Anita’s Kona Gold

Wild Dude and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude is the newest OBS millionaire after taking charge of Saturday’s $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (G2) in deep stretch and easing away to victory by a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, now 22-8-5-4 with $1,095,345 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

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman scored her second straight stakes win on Saturday at Pimlico, prompting the pace in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes before going to the front turning for home and drawing away to a 2-1/4 lengths victory. That’s nine stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, leaving her 16-11-2-2- with $703,905 in earnings. She was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Augustin Stable’s Gone Away was thirteenth and last going to the turn in Friday’s $100,000 Hilltop Stakes on the Pimlico turf course, but she rallied on the outside down the stretch and got up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), trained by Michael Matz, now 5-2-0-1 with earnings of $109,495. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $35,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  watch her under tack video

Acapulco heading for Ascot after taking Churchill’s Unbridled Sidney Stakes

Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Acapulco is headed back to Ascot after shrugging off an early challenge in Saturday’s $63,433 Unbridled Sidney Stakes at Churchill Downs and romping to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second straight win for the 3-year-old Scat Daddy filly, winner of Ascot’s Queen Mary Stakes (G2) and second against older horses in York’s Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) last summer. Trained by Wesley Ward, she’s compiled a 5-3-1-1 record and has earned $249,734 to date. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she went to M. V. Magnier for $750,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5, the sale’s co-fastest at the distance. watch her under tack video

Arnold Zetcher LLC’s Arcature took command of the $100,845 Singletary Stakes at Santa Anita at the quarter pole, opened up daylight in mid-stretch, then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Tristan’s Trilogy (March ’15 ) to win by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Archarcharch, purchased for $250,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the win leaves him 4-2-1-0 with $105,170 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Little Red Feather Racing and R/M Racing’s Bellamentary took the lead at the top of the stretch of Sunday’s $80,035 Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita and cruised from there to her first stakes win by 2-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Forever Darling (April ’15) Little Red Feather purchased the 3-year-old daughter of Bellamy Road for $175,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Trained by Phil D’Amato, she’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $135,400. watch her under tack video

N.T.S Stable’s Yourdreamsormine swung wide to reach contention in Friday’s $75,000 Bull Gator Stakes at Gulfstream, hit the front inside the final furlong and drew off to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate We’re All Set (April ’13, August ’12), later disqualified by the stewards and placed third. It’s the second stakes score for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, a two time OBS graduate. Consigned first by breeder Bridlewood Farm to the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale, he was purchased for $37,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after breezing three eighths in :32 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Now trained by Milt Wolfson, he improved his record to 23-4-4-4 and boosted his bankroll to $241,750. watch his under tack video

Allan, Lovat & Pigram’s Nemoralia was a dominating winner of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies Stakes (Michael Seely Memorial Stakes) on Friday at York, taking over a quarter mile from home and rolling to a six length victory. It’s the second stakes victory for the well-traveled 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, who was second last fall in the Frizette (G1) on dirt at Belmont then third in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Keeneland. She was purchased for $170,000 out of the Wavertree consignment at the 2015 March Sale after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jeremy Noseda, she’s now 7-3-2-1 and has earned $265,248. watch her under tack video

OBS 1-2-3 in Churchill Downs Stakes; 1-2 in Pat Day Mile

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G2), taking command in the stretch and holding off a charge by Calculator (April ’14) to win his first graded stakes race by a length. Kobe’s Back (March ’13) rallied from last for third. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the two-time OBS graduate, a 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings. He was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale prior to his purchase by Mr. Lenci for $71,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 10-5-1-2 and has earned $469,885 to date. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca tracked the pace in the early going of Churchill’s $250,000 Pat Day Mile Stakes (G3), took charge turning for home, opened a long lead in mid-stretch then coasted to a 2-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Forevamo (April ’15), who rallied from far behind to be second. It’s the third straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old son of Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 5-3-1-0 with $196,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Select Sales at the 2014 August Sale before he was 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 

Main Line Racing Stable and Joshtylane Farm’s Miss Inclusive, a 3-year-old daughter of Include, tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $101,000 Parx Oaks, tracked the leader into the stretch and wore her down in the final yards to win by half a length. Trained by John Servis, her first blacktype victory leaves her with a 6-3-0-2 record and $123,750 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth  in :10 1/5, she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Copingaway picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 English Channel Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream, rallying from off the pace,  striking the front a furlong from home and scoring by a length and a half. The 3-year-old colt by Brother Derek was consigned to the 2015 OBS June Sale, where he breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jaime Mejia, he’s now 19-2-3-3 and has earned $124,110 to date. watch his under tack video 

Zayat Stables’ King Kranz got the weekend off and running on Friday in Belmont’s $100,000 Gold Fever Stakes, circling horses on the turn, coming between horses in the stretch and getting up in the final sixteenth to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old year-old colt by Munnings, trained by John Terranova, now 10-2-3-3 with earnings of $284,490.  He was purchased for $95,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Sharp Azteca takes Churchill’s Pat Day Mile Stakes

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca tracked the pace in the early going of Churchill’s $250,000 Pat Day Mile Stakes (G3), took charge turning for home, opened a long lead in mid-stretch then coasted to a 2-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Forevamo (April ’15), who rallied from far behind to be second. It’s the third straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old son of Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 5-3-1-0 with $196,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Select Sales at the 2014 August Sale before he was 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 

Main Line Racing Stable and Joshtylane Farm’s Miss Inclusive, a 3-year-old daughter of Include, tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $101,000 Parx Oaks, tracked the leader into the stretch and wore her down in the final yards to win by half a length. Trained by John Servis, her first blacktype victory leaves her with a 6-3-0-2 record and $123,750 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth  in :10 1/5, she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Copingaway picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 English Channel Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream, rallying from off the pace,  striking the front a furlong from home and scoring by a length and a half. The 3-year-old colt by Brother Derek was consigned to the 2015 OBS June Sale, where he breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jaime Mejia, he’s now 19-2-3-3 and has earned $124,110 to date. watch his under tack video 

Zayat Stables’ King Kranz got the weekend off and running on Friday in Belmont’s $100,000 Gold Fever Stakes, circling horses on the turn, coming between horses in the stretch and getting up in the final sixteenth to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old year-old colt by Munnings, trained by John Terranova, now 10-2-3-3 with earnings of $284,490.  He was purchased for $95,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Catalina Red leads OBS sweep of Churchill Downs Stakes

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G2), taking command in the stretch and holding off a charge by Calculator (April ’14) to win his first graded stakes race by a length. Kobe’s Back (March ’13) rallied from last for third. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the two-time OBS graduate, a 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings. He was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale prior to his purchase by Mr. Lenci for $71,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 10-5-1-2 and has earned $469,885 to date. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Lady Shipman scores in Belmont’s License Fee Stakes

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

 

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

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

Drafted scores in debut at Keeneland

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

Collected captures Keeneland’s Lexington Stakes

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

Two Spring Sale graduates capture Sovereign Awards

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

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

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

Weep No More wins Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes

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

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

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

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

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

Celestine scores in Gulfstream’s Honey Fox Stakes

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

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

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

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

Land Over Sea wins the Fair Grounds Oaks

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

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

Fantastic Style scores in Santa Anita’s Las Flores Stakes

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

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

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

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

Unbeaten Polar River takes the UAE Oaks

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

X Y Jet wins the Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes

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Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet tuned up for a trip to Dubai in Saturday’s $100, 000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3), taking the lead at the start, opening up daylight with a half in :43 4/5 and reporting home first by a length and a quarter. That’s five straight wins for 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, a two time OBS graduate, first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he has two graded stakes wins, a 14-6-5-1 record and earnings of $365,653. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

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

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

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

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

Moanin takes Tokyo’s February Stakes in track record time

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

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

Champion Racing Stable’s Haveyougoneaway scored her second straight stakes victory at the Oaklawn Park meeting, coming from well off the pace and taking the $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes by 2-3/4 lengths. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Allen Milligan, the win leaves her 21-8-2-6 with $373,425 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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

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

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

Drama King wins Aqueduct’s Hollie Hughes Stakes

Drama King Hollie Hughes

Adam Coglianese photo

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

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville got his 2016 campaign off on the right foot, closing from well off the pace and rolling past the leaders in deep stretch to win Golden Gate’s $63,315 Lost in the Fog Stakes by a length and three quarters. The 6-year-old gelding by Broken Vow, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, now has five stakes wins, a 29-7-7-5 record and $326,410 in earnings. He was sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working  an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Frank Conversation takes Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby

Reddam Racing’s Frank Conversation came around horses on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $200, 840 El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields, opened up daylight in the stretch and reported home a winner by three quarters of a length. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Quality Road, sold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to Dennis O’Neill at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $230,450 to date.  watch his under tack video

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

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

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

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

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