Patternrecognition wins Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Patternrecognition went straight to the front at the start of Aqueduct’s $784,125 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) on Saturday and led all the way, cruising under the wire with a three quarter length victory. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie, trained by Chad Brown, now 11-5-5-0, with earnings of $812,325. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $420,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport successfully defended his title in Sunday’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine, rating off the lead in the early going, moving to the leaders on the turn, taking over a quarter mile from home and drawing off to win by 3-3/4 lengths. It’s the ninth stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, who also took the Sir Barton in 2015. Now 31-11-7-3 for trainer Sid Attard, he has earned $695,945 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Yorkiepoo Princess wins Aqueduct’s Autumn Days

Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess took charge of Sunday’s $125,750 Autumn Days Stakes at Aqueduct at the top of the stretch, and the 4-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos romped home from there, drawing away to a 5-3/4 length victory. It’s her fourth stakes win, leaving her with a 19-6-1-2 record and $435,627 in earnings. 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 

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sassy Agnes posted her third straight stakes win in Friday’s $100,000 Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to victory by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old daughter of Central Banker turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was sold for $105,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $168,102 to date. watch her under tack video

 

OBS grads warmed up for the holiday weekend with four stakes victories at Zia Park on Wednesday.

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the $100,000 Zia Park Distaff Stakes, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Woman At the Well (March ’17, August ’16) coming to the eighth pole and eased away to beat her by three lengths. K P Wildcat (June ’15) rallied for third to complete the OBS trifecta. That’s five straight stakes scores and seven overall for the 4-year-old daughter of City Zip, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $150,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. Trained by Blaine Wright, she’s now 13-8-1-1 and has earned $252,247.  watch her under tack video

The Redekop/Wright combination scored a second stakes win two races later when Anyportinastorm went wire to wire in the $100,000 Zia Park Sprint Stakes, cruising to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred City Zip colt, now 9-4-1-3 with $133,225 in earnings. He was sold for $320,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The next race saw Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Forevamo battle his way down the stretch and held on gamely to win the $150,000 Zia Park Championship Stakes by a head. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncle Mo, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 23-3-8-3 with $504,955 in earnings. The half brother to champion OBS graduate Musical Romance was consigned by Ocala Stud to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before he was sold for $320,000.  watch his under tack video

Earlier in the afternoon, Charles Garvey’s Oil Money jumped from a maiden win into the $75,000 Zia Park Juvenile Stakes and had no problems with the class raise, taking the lead a quarter mile from home and drawing off down the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by J P’s Gusto is a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Journeyman Bloodstock at the 2017 October Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $28,000 out of the Victory Stable consignment at the 2018 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Robertino Diodoro, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $58,088. watch his under tack video

Southern Sis, Lookin to Strike score at the 2018 OBS Day of Racing

Trainer Mark Casse saddled the winners of the inaugural runnings of the OBS Sprint Stakes as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company presented it’s 2018 November Day of Racing.

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Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike came running late to edge Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Star Juancho in the shadow of the wire and win the $125,000 OBS Sprint by a nose, with Michael Dubb’s Yummy Bear a length back in third. Triple bug apprentice rider Declan Carroll picked up the first stakes win of his career aboard the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky. The winner is a two-time OBS graduate, consigned by Select Sales to the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then sold at the 2017 April Sale by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $210,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The victory leaves the winner with a 10-5-0-0 record and earnings of $195,644. watch his under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo 

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In the $125,000 OBS Filly and Mare Sprint, Bill and Vicki Poston Racing’s Southern Sis, came flying in the final sixteenth to beat Averill Racing et al’s R Happy Ending by two lengths, with Westbury Stables’ Sierra Aleone a nose back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione. The time for the six furlongs was 1:09 2/5. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Southern Cypress, Agent at the 2015 August Yearling Sale to the winning connections for $35,000. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales to the 2016 April Sale, she was bought back for $50,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 12-4-3-0, she has earned $194,432 to date. watch her under tack video

The first six races of the ten-race card were for quarter horses. In the first race, Rocio Lopez’ Eyes Have a Fortune was the winner by a nose, running the 220 yards in a track record :21.727. Trained by his owner, the 6-year-old gelding was ridden by Ruben Serna.

Despite delaying the start by his reluctance to enter the starting gate, Howard Kleinberg and Kelly Kleinberg’s Mr So So Comment was a one length winner of the second race, running 330 yards in :17.207. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Howard Kleinberg, was ridden by Natasha Fritz.

The third race went to Myron McKinnon’s Toast to Clever Two by three quarters of a length, with David Boraco aboard for trainer Walter Lee Graham, running the 330 yards in :17.204.

The combination of McKinnon and Graham made it two in a row in the fourth, with Dlj Royal Flow scoring by a head.  The 4-year-old horse, ridden by Reynier Arrieta, ran 330 yards in :17.041.

The same connections scored their third win in a row in the fifth, with One Way Flight running 220 yards in :12.19 and winning by a head. Reynier Arrieta was aboard the 4-year-old gelding.

Rocio Lopez picked up her second win of the day in the sixth race, as Hesa Trickie Lad won by a length and survived a claim of foul, running the 220 yards in :12.006. Ruben Serna rode the 9-year-old gelding.

The seventh race was a six furlong race for maiden thoroughbreds, and it went to Jack Treadway and Ken Westlye’s Tellbuffy, who caught front-running Silver Springs in the final furlong and scored by a 4-1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Telling, trained by Ken Westlye and ridden by Odilon Martinez, ran the distance in 1:13.

Race eight, a six furlong thoroughbred starter allowance, was won by Michaelle Bordis’ Circle Away, who rallied to get up in deep stretch and win going away by a length and a quarter, running the distance in 1:11 4/5. The 4-year-old gelding by Circular Quay, trained by Robert W. Bordis, was ridden by Raymond Torres.

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

Mucho Gusto scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Mucho Gusto is two for two and a graded stakes winner after leading at every call and taking Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Savagery (April ’18, January ’17). The 2-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man was consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, where he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Bob Baffert, he has earned $84,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood sat just off the pace in the $100,000 River City Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Churchill Downs, took over a furlong from home and eased away to a half length victory. It’s the eighth stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, trained by Brad Cox, now 21-12-2-1 with $772,354 in earnings. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Diamond Racing Inc. and Jay and Joan Janssen’s Cafe Du Monde went straight from a Gulfstream maiden victory in September to Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs. He rallied to take over in the stretch and drew away late to score by two lengths. The 2-year-old colt by New Year’s Day is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Select Sales at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the L. G. consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Leo G. Gabriel, Jr., he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $96,450 to date. watch his under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man racked up his seventh straight stakes win on Saturday at Fair Grounds with a 2-3/4 length wire to wire victory in the $50,000 Heitai Overnight Stakes. The 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos was purchased for $125,000 out of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5. Trained by Ron Faucheux, He’s now 28-10-4-3 and has earned $373,745. watch his under tack video 

2018 OBS Day of Racing starts Tuesday at noon

Live racing returns to Ocala on Tuesday, November 20th with a ten-race card highlighted by a pair of six furlong $125,000 OBS Sprint Stakes. First post is at 12:00 noon, and there will be pari-mutuel wagering on the card’s first eight races. The races will be streamed live on the OBS website at obssales.com. Admission and parking are free and the gates will open at 10:00 a.m.

The first six are races for Quarter Horses at distances of 220, 330 and 440 yards. The seventh race is a six furlong dash for Thoroughbred Maidens and the eighth is a six furlong Thoroughbred Starter Allowance.

Races nine and ten are non-wagering events. The ninth race is the $125,000 OBS Filly and Mare Sprint, to be run at six furlongs for fillies and mares, three and up, which have gone through the ring at an OBS Sale.

Winds of Change Racing Stable’s graded stakes winning Rich Mommy gets top billing in the field of eight, bringing earnings of $244,185 into the race. Victor Barboza, Jr. trains the 4-year-old daughter of Algorithms, winner of Gulftream’s Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3), and Emisael Jaramillo will ride.

The horses and riders in post position order: Lawrence Dalton and Joan Lawrence’s Exotic Gold, 114, Federico Mata; Bill and Vicki Poston Racing’s Southern Sis, 117, Tyler Gaffalione; Zollie Durr’s Weekend Appeal, 117, Augusto Marin; Barry Kirkham’s Seminara, 119, Ronnie Allen; Anthony J. Russo’s Money or Love, 121, Manoel Cruz; Averill Racing , CCF Racing Stable, Silver Oaks Stable and K Lauren Racing’s R Happy Ending, 116, Paco Lopez; Westbury Stable’s Sierra Aleone, 116, Tyler Gaffalione; Rich Mommy, 121. Spring in the Wind and Orecchiette were early scratches.

The tenth race is the $125,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for three year olds and up which have gone through the ring at an OBS Sale.

Trainer Mark Casse brings a pair of Gary Barber-owned graded stakes winners to the field of thirteen, with rider Tyler Gaffalione named on both horses.

Conquest Panthera, winner of the Woodbine Mile (G1) last year, is the leading earner in the field with a $355,275 bankroll. The 6-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy, who will carry 121 pounds, was also on the board in a pair of graded stakes in 2018.

Lookin To Strike comes into the race off a victory in the Ontario Derby (G3) at Woodbine in October. The 3-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, with $147,644 in earnings, will carry 120 pounds.

The field in post position order: Conquest Panthera; Marcy Brooks and David Diamond’s Gone Diesel, 114, Gary Wales; Lookin To Strike; K.E. Racing Stable’s D’Rock, 114, Odilon Martinez; The Four Horsemen Racing Stable and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Sweetontheladies, 121, Marcos Meneses; Lawrence Dalton and Roberta Russell’s Bertiesbeauboaz, 114, Federico Mata; Flea Market Racing’s Successful Roman, 117, Jose Alvarez; Thoroughbred Champions Training Center’s My Chinumado, 116, Aby Medina; Flying Dragon Stable’s Rhombus, 114, Raymond Torres; Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Quijote, 121, Paco Lopez; Michael Dubb’s Yummy Bear, 121, Jeffrey Sanchez; Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Star Juancho, 116, Emisael Jaramillo; George Santis’ Invasors Wind, 117, Roberto Alvarado, Jr.

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

OBS grads post five weekend stakes wins at Gulfstream West; Three at Laurel

Five OBS graduates posted stakes victories at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday.

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan captured the $75,000 Million Preview Stakes for the third straight year, saving ground in the early going before shifting outside in the stretch and closing to beat fellow OBS graduate Deland (August ’13) by a nose at the wire. It’s the seventh stakes win for the graded stakes winning 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 34-10-7-7 with $827,335 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast rallied on the hedge to reach contention turning for home in the $75,000 Millions Turf Preview on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West, came out for the drive and was up at the wire to score by a nose. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the 5-year-old Florida-bred Mizzen Mast gelding, now 29-9-10-5 for trainer David Fawkes with $539,050 in earnings. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Lovesick is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and heading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $75,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes. Starship Nala (January ’17) was three lengths back in second; Busy Signal (June ’18) checked in third. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2018 April Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie was purchased for $80,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. Trained by David Fawkes, she has earned $86,105. watch her under tack video

 

 

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N. T. S. Stable’s Stirling Drive tracked the leader down the backstretch in the $75,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, took command on the turn and held off a late charge to win by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Mr Wrench It (October ’17) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Verrazano, trained by Milton Wolfson, now 5-2-0-1 with $101,655 in earnings. He was purchased for $75,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

 

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King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet picked up her second stakes win in the $75,000 Millions Distaff Stakes, moving to the leader a quarter mile from home and easing away in the final furlong to win by a length and three quarters. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby was purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she’s now 8-4-1-1 and has earned $155,318.  Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

A trio of OBS grads score in stakes at Laurel:

R. A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel Stakes, but rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, purchased for $100,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by George Weaver, he’s now 10-4-1-2 and has earned $215,724 to date. watch his under tack video

Charles L. Biggs’ Congrats Gal took charge of the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes after turning for home, and the 2-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Congrats bounded away down the stretch to win her first stakes race by 6-3/4 lengths. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2017 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $57,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-3-1-1 for trainer Cathal Lynch, she has earned $134,740. watch her under tack video

Naveed Chowhan’s America’s Tale went right to the lead at the start of the $100,000 Safely kept Stakes, shook off a challenge a furlong from fellow OBS graduate Estilo Femenino (April ’17) a furlong from home and beat her to the wire by two lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Gio Ponti, trained by Bernard Flint, leaving her with a 14-4-3-1 record and $224,823 in earnings. Consigned by Eisaman Equine to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal post Breeders’ Cup victories

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose was 14th and last in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), but charged between horses under Irad Ortiz Jr. in the stretch and was best by a head in a four horse blanket finish. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint,, she followed in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who captured the 2011 renewal. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal successfully defended his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), moving up on the turn to reach contention turning for home, catching fellow OBS graduate World of Trouble (August ’16) in the shadow of the wire and scoring by a head under Drayden Van Dyke. That’s four straight stakes wins for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 30-12-8-1 and has earned $1,923,930 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS Sprint Stakes Nominations closing Tuesday, November 6

Horsemen are reminded that Free nominations for the $125,000 OBS Sprint and $125,000 OBS Filly and Mare Sprint will close on Tuesday, November 6th. The races will be run on Tuesday, November 20.

Both races will be run at six furlong races for Three-Year-Olds and Upward that went through an OBS sales ring.

Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 13th. Both races will be run as non-wagering events.

All starters finishing fifth through last will earn $5,000. Supplementary nominations of $500 may be made at time of entry for those horses missing the free nomination deadline. There is a fee of $1,250 to enter and $2,500 to start. Nomination forms and the condition book may be found in the OBS website at: 2018 OBS Sprint Stakes

Complete information for the OBS Day of Racing – November 2018 will be updated in the OBS website at obssales.com. For more information, please contact Jay Friedman at (352) 237-2154 or via email obs@obssales.com.

Thirty OBS grads enter the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Thirty OBS graduates are set to start in thirteen different races at the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set for Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd at Churchill Downs.

A pair of OBS graduates will go in the newest addition to the Breeders’ Cup lineup, Friday’s $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. Trainer Mark Casse sends out John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver, winner of the Indian Summer Stakes on the turf course at Keeneland in his last start after a second place finish in the Sanford (G3) at Saratoga. He’ll break from post one under Julien Leparoux. The 2-year-old colt by Violence, now 3-2-1-0 with $180,600 in earnings, was purchased for a sale topping $275,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

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Breeze Easy LLC’s unbeaten Shang Shang Shang will break from post seven under John Velazquez for trainer Wesley Ward.  A winner of Norfolk Stakes (G2) against the boys at Royal Ascot in June, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Shanghai Bobby broke her maiden at first asking at Keeneland in April in her only other start. The two time OBS graduate was purchased out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment by Breeze Easy for $200,000 at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She had been sold previously as a short yearling by Summerfield at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. She has earned $101,524 to date. watch her under tack video

Two OBS grads will start in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). Madaket Stables LLC, Steve Laymon, Martin Scheinman and Roger Kaplan’s Stellar Agent will break from post seven under Manny Franco. The 2-year-old daughter of More Than Ready comes in off a third place finish in the Miss Grillo (G2) at Belmont in September. A winner at first asking at Saratoga, she’s 2-1-0-1 for trainer Jorge Abreu. She was purchased for $150,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video

Todd Pletcher sends out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Pakhet from post ten. The 2-year-old Cairo Prince filly, who will be ridden by John Velazquez, was second last time out in the Jessamine Stakes (G2) at Keeneland. Now 3-1-1-0 with earnings of $84,850, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $130,000 by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

The $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) has attracted two OBS graduates. Turf Stable Racing (Rusty Jones) and Hayward R. Pressman’s Cassies Dreamer, trained by Barclay Tagg and ridden by Manny Franco, will break from post five. The 2-year-old daughter of Flatter, claimed by her current connections out of a Saratoga maiden victory, comes in off a pair of third place finishes in the Frizette (G1) at Belmont and Spinaway (G1) at the Spa. Now 3-1-0-2 with earnings of $117,500, she was purchased for $85,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

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She will renew acquaintances with Leo Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor, who beat her while posting a two length victory in the Spinaway (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Orb, trained by Gary Contessa, will break from post eight and be ridden by Irad Ortiz. Now 3-2-0-0 with $242,650 in earnings, she went through the ring at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

In the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy will break from post six under Tyler Gaffalione. The 2-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy comes in off a game second by a nose in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G3) after a victory in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes for trainer Mike Maker. To date, he’s 3-2-1-0 and has earned $308,320 after he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

A pair of OBS grads are on the also eligible list for the Juvenile Turf. Calumet Farm’s Tracksmith, number 15, broke his maiden at first asking at Ellis Park and was second to Henley’s Joy in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile. Trained by Joe Sharp, he’s 3-1-1-0 and has earned $101,025. The 2-year-old colt by Street Sense, consigned to the 2018 April Sale by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), Agent, was sold for $130,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Bran Jam Stable and David W. Clark’s Laurel Futurity winner Order and Law is number 16. The 2-year-old son of Violence sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, for $30,000 at the 2018 OBS April Sale. He’s now 3-1-1-0 with $72,000 in earnings for trainer Louis C. Linder, Jr. watch his under tack video

Hollendorfer LLC, Pearl Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Gunmetal Gray is the lone OBS entrant in the $2-million Breeder’s Cup Juvenile (G1). The 2-year-old son of Exchange Rate was second in the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) after breaking his maiden in a maiden special test at Del Mar in August. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, he’ll be ridden by Flavien Prat. He breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $225,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 3-1-2-0, he has earned $97,200 to date. watch his under tack video

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Saturday’s first Breeders’ Cup event is the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and three OBS graduates will go to the post. Kent Spellman and Gatewood Bell’s Kirby’s Penny comes into the race after thirds in the Gallant Bloom (G2) at Belmont and Honorable Miss (G2) at Saratoga. Winner of the Vagrancy Handicap (G3) at Belmont in May, she’s trained by Wesley Ward and will be ridden by John Velazquez from post four. The 5-year-old daughter of Macho Uno, now 14-7-2-2 with earnings of $398,916, was consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, and went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video

Post five goes to Juddmonte Farms’ Golden Mischief, winner of Keeneland’s Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) in her last start, posting her third straight stakes win. Florent Geroux has the mount on the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Brad Cox, now 21-10-3-0 with $668,150 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose, who scored her third straight stakes win last time out in the Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, will break from post 14 under Irad Ortiz. Mark Casse trains the 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. She’s now 9-4-2-1 with $367,867 in earnings. watch her under tack video

A trio of OBS graduates will go in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero has drawn post two and will by ridden by Fernando De La Cruz for trainer Tim Glyshaw. The 6-year-old son of Kantharos picked up his seventh stakes win last time out, defending his title in the Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland. Purchased for $43,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, he’s now 30-11-6-3 and earned $937,936 to date. watch his under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal, back to defend his title in the Turf Sprint (G1), comes in off a victory in the Eddie D Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita. It was the third straight win and seventh stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, who will break from post nine and be ridden by Drayden Van Dyke for trainer Peter Miller. Now 29-11-8-1 with $1,368,930 in earnings, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2014 OBS June Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s speedy World of Trouble comes into the race off a pair of stakes wins for trainer Jason Servis. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos will be ridden by Irad Ortiz from post 11. Now 7-4-1-1 with $333,400 in earnings, he was consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, and went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

The $1-million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) has attracted three OBS graduates. West Point Thoroughbreds’ Seven Trumpets will start from post four and be ridden by Robby Albarado. The 3-year-old multiple graded stakes placed colt by Morning Line was third last time out in the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx after a second in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Trained by Dale Romans, he has compiled an 11-3-3-1 record and has earned $390,600 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $205,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul comes into the Dirt Mile from a victory in the Ack Ack Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. A winner of the Clark Handicap (G1) at Churchill last November, the 5-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE), trained by Dallas Stewart, is now 21-6-4-5 and has earned $1,482,542 to date. He’ll break from post six and be ridden by Brian Hernandez. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going through the ring at the 2015 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, Gatto Racing LLC & Garrett Zubok’s Giant Expectations brings a 16-4-3-2 record with earnings of $1,145,100 into the race for trainer Peter Eurton. He was third in Churchill’s Ack Ack (G3) in his return since he was fourth in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) in March.  He won the San Antonio Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita last December and the Pat O’Brien (G2) at Del Mar last summer. Julien Leparoux will ride from post nine. The 2015 OBS March graduate was purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

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Two OBS graduates will go to the post in the $2-milion Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1). Ciaglia Racing LLC and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Paved was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $320,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, second last time out in Santa Anita’s Rodeo Drive (G1), captured The Honeymoon Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita in June and beat the boys earlier in the year in the El Camino Real Derby. She’ll break from post four under Joel Rosario for trainer Michael McCarthy. Now 9-3-1-3, she has earned $322,985 to date.  watch her under tack video

Carl R. Moore Management LLC and Brad Grady’s Mom’s On Strike was second in the Ramsey Farm Stakes at Kentucky Downs in her last start after an earlier graded stakes victory in Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes (G3) in April. She will break from post 11 under Adam Beschizza. A two time OBS graduate, she went through the ring at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm consignment at the 2015 April Sale. Trained by Joe Sharp, the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by First Dude is now 18-6-6-1 and has earned $499,375. watch her under tack video 

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Two OBS graduates have entered the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club was second in the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) on Derby Day, and second in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) at Saratoga after a victory in Keeneland’s Commonwealth Stakes (G3) in April. Luis Contreras will ride from post four for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. The 4-year-old colt by Warrior’s Reward was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 28-5-6-5, he has earned $704,104 to date. watch his under tack video

Trainer Peter Miller sends out Rockingham Ranch’s Distinctive B off his second place finish in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). The 7-year-old Florida-bred son of With Distinction will break from post seven under Drayden Van Dyke. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Kaizen Sales, Agent at the 2011 Fall Mixed Sale before he was purchased for $55,000 out of the Abbie Road Farm consignment at the 2012 August Selected Yearling Sale. He’s now 27-6-7-2 and has earned $295,285. Selected Sale conformation photo

William H. Lawrence’s Analyze It is the only OBS entry in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). The 3-year-old colt by Point of Entry has two graded stakes wins to his credit, winning the Cecil B. DeMille (G3) at Del Mar at two and Keeneland’s Transylvania Stakes (G3) in April. He comes into the race off a fourth in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland and a second in the Secretariat (G1) at Arlington. Trained by Chad Brown, he’ll be ridden by Irad Ortiz from post 12 Now 7-3-3-0 with $579,4300 in earnings, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $190,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou and Wonder Gadot will carry the OBS banner into the star-studded $2-million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot, who will break from post five under Irad Ortiz, comes into the race off a third place finish in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx and took two legs of the Canadian Triple Crown against the boys earlier in the year.  The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, winner of the Demoiselle (G2) and Mazarine (G3) at two, was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 15-5-4-4, has four stakes wins and has earned $1,492,461. watch her under tack video

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou was awarded victory in Parx Racing’s Cotillion Stakes (G1) via the disqualification of Monomoy Girl in her last start. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute has four other graded victories on her resume, winning the Mother Goose (G2) in June, the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) in April, the Santa Ysabel (G2) in March and the Santa Ynez (G3) in January. Starting from post seven, she’ll be ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Steve Asmussen. Now 10-5-3-2 with $1,385,000 in earnings, she was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS April Sale, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. watch her under tack video

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Three OBS graduates are in the body of $6-million Breeders Cup Classic (G1) with one on the also eligible list. Shadai Farm, J Stables LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Scott M. Summers, Daniel Summers, Chad Summers and Michael E. Kisber’s well traveled Mind Your Biscuits comes into the Classic (G1) off a 4-3/4 length victory in the Lukas Classic Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. It was the sixth graded stakes win for 5-year-old son of Posse, a list that includes the Belmont Sprint Championship (G2), Santa Anita’s Malibu (G1), Saratoga’s Amsterdam (G2) and back to back victories in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1). Tyler Gaffalione will ride from post 11. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Trained by Chad Summers, he’s now 24-8-10-3 and has earned $4,279,566. watch his under tack video

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Phoenix Thoroughbred III and Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod, who will start from post 12 under Joe Bravo, comes into the Classic (G1) off a second place finish in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) after a pair of graded victories in the Smarty Jones (G3) and Indiana Derby (G3). The 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward, trained by Mike McCarthy, has compiled a 10-4-2-1 career record and has earned $732,925. He was purchased for $25,000 by Slam Dunk out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

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Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover pulled off the upset of the year in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park, getting up in the final yards to beat Thunder Snow by a neck at 45-1. It was the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Repent, who was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale. Trained by his owner, he has won or placed in five graded stakes, compiled a 44-7-7-7 record and earned $1,374,685. Manny Franco has the mount from post 13.

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected, first on the also eligible list, was second to Gun Runner in the 2017 Classic (G1), and is back to try again if he draws in. He beat likely favorite Accelerate and champion Arrogate in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar last year and brings a resume of five graded stakes wins, a 15-8-2-1 record and more than $2.9 million in earnings into the race.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the 5-year-old son of City Zip was consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, where he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Thirty-five OBS graduates pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup

Thirty-five OBS graduates have been pre-entered for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set for Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd at Churchill Downs.

OBS graduates are represented in all five of the races for juveniles on Future Stars Friday, and are entered in all Saturday races with the exception of the Turf (G1).

Five OBS graduates, Axelrod, Collected, Discreet Lover, Mind Your Biscuits and Seeking the Soul, with combined earnings of more than $10.5-million, are entered in Saturday’s $6,000,000 Classic (G1).

Graded stakes winners Midnight Bisou and Wonder Gadot take on a deep and talented field in Saturday’s $2,000,000 Distaff (G1) and Spinaway Stakes  (G1) winner Sippican Harbor will be among the favorites in the $2,000,000 Juvenile Fillies (G1) on Friday.

Click here for a complete list of OBS graduates entered in the Breeders’ Cup

Shamrock Rose scores in Keeneland’s Raven Run Stakes

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose was taken off the pace in the $250,000 Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Saturday, but came running on the turn, surged to the lead past the eighth pole and drew off to win her first graded stake by 2-1/2 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Take Charge Paula (March ’17) checking in third.  It’s the third straight stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, now 9-4-2-1 for trainer Mark Casse, with $367,867 in earnings. She was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

Paul Braverman and Timothy Pinch’s Solidify is two for two and a graded stakes winner after coming  from far off the pace to take command of Sunday’s $150,000 Grey Stakes (G3) at Woodbine in the stretch and holding the late runners safe to score by half a length.  The 2-year-old colt by Tapizar was purchased for $7,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS October Yearling Sale. Trained by Reade Baker, he has earned $85,572 to date.

OBS graduates enjoyed a big afternoon at Belmont on Saturday, capturing four races on New York Showcase Day.

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In the $250,000 Empire Distaff Handicap,  Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca tracked the early leaders, took over a quarter mile from home and drew away easily to win by six lengths. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, trained by Jason Servis, now 14-7-1-2 with $609,667 in earnings. Consigned by Dormellito Stud Sales to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before going to Michael Dubb for $97,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

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In the $208,700 Mohawk Stakes, Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan rallied to take charge at the head of the stretch and drew away steadily down the lane to a six length victory. That’s four stakes wins for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Spring At Last, sold for $135,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 23-8-5-4 and has earned $758,423 to date.  watch his under tack video

 

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit was much the best in the $256,875 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, taking command a furlong from home and drawing away late to win by 5-3/4 lengths.  It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old colt by Central Banker, now 5-2-2-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen with $249,625 in earnings.  Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $260,000. watch his under tack video

 

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In the $250,000 Maid of the Mist Stakes, Grey Fox Stable, Chester Broman Sr. and Mary Broman’s Surge of Pride was taken back to save ground in the early going, but swung out in the stretch, ran down the leaders and won going away by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes score for the 2-year-old daughter of Kantharos, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Linda Rice, she’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $184,750.  watch her under tack video

 

Jordan C. Wycoff’s Gianna’s Dream defended her title in Friday’s $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf Stakes, pressing the pace in a race taken off the turf, putting away her rivals in the stretch and winning by a length and a quarter.  It’s the sixth stakes win for the 5-year-old mare by Twirling Candy, trained by Mike Maker, now 25-11-2-5 with $563,055 in earnings. She was purchased for $42,000 out of the Perrone Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo 

Keith Plaisance’s Pacific Pink was well off the pace early in Friday’s $100,000 Magnolia Stakes at Delta Downs, but the 6-year-old daughter of Private Vow, trained by Edward Johnston, came outside for the stretch run and got rolling late to get up in the final yards and score by three quarters of a length. It’s her eighth stakes victory and leaves her 32-12-7-7 with earnings of $717,770. She was purchased by Nick Hines, Agent, for $90,000 out of the Robert Brewer consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Mark Norman and Norman Stables LLC’s Taylor’s Spirit picked up her third stakes victory on Friday at Delta Downs, leading from gate to wire and running away to a 6-1/4 length victory in the $50,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes. The 2-year-old filly by Algorithms was purchased for $80,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Scott Gelner, she’s now 5-4-0-0 and has earned $125,480. watch her under tack video