Midnight Bisou a millionaire after winning Parx’s Cotillion Stakes via DQ

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou is the newest OBS millionaire after winning Parx Racing’s $1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes (G1) via the disqualification of Monomoy Girl for interference in the stretch drive. She crossed the wire second by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Wonder Gadot (April ’17) checking in third. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 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. Now trained by Steve Asmussen, she now sports a 10-5-3-2 career record and has earned $1,385,000 to date. watch her under tack video

Starship Jubilee scores in Woodbine’s Canadian Stakes

Kevin Attard and Soli Mehta’s Starship Jubilee trailed in the early going of the $255,500 Canadian Stakes (G2) at Woodbine on Saturday, but circled horse en route to the lead with a furlong to go, then drew away late to win by 3-3/4 lengths. It’s the third graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. The 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, is now 23-11-2-2 and has earned $541,013 to date.  watch her under tack video

Randy Howg, Selman Shaby and Lana Smith’s Bourbon Cowboy scored his first stakes win in the $50,000 Tom Mentzen H. B. P. A. Sprint Stakes at Canturbury Park on Friday night, rallying to take the lead in mid-stretch and battling gamely to victory by a head. It’s the second straight win for the 6-year-old gelding by Cowboy Cal, trained by Robertino Diodoro, now 32-7-8-4  with $296,926 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Forbush Farms, Agent, at the 2013 Selected Sale of Yearlings before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Bo Hunt consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Selected Sale conformation photo   watch his under tack video

The younger generation enjoyed a productive weekend with nine two-year-old OBS graduates winning maiden special weight races in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and California.

In the first race at Gulfstream on Saturday, J&G Stables LLC and Nicholas Vaccarezza’s Shazier  scored in his second trip to the post, taking a mile race on the turf by a length and a half. Consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the Cairo Prince colt was purchased for $180,000 after breezing a quarter at the Under Tack Show in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video

Three races later, Karl & Cathi Glassman’s Abuela’s Love, a daughter of Cairo Prince, made her second start a winning one, romping home by 4-1/4 lengths in a five furlong dash on the main track. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, to the 2018 March Sale, she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

Three OBS babies won on Saturday at Belmont Park. The second race went to Brandywine Farm’s Pakhet, who won the first division of a mile and a sixteenth turf test by a length and a quarter in her second start. The daughter of Cairo Prince was purchased for $130,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2018 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

In the third race, Marc Keller’s Aquariva was a winner at first asking by a length and a half in a six furlong dash. The daughter of Flashback breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was sold for $170,000 by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), Agent, at the 2018 March Sale. watch her under tack video

The fifth was the second division of the earlier turf test, and it went to Long Lake Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC, Coleman, Thomas and Doheny Racing Stable’s Fierce Scarlett by 4-1/2 lengths in her second trip to the post. The daughter of Scat Daddy breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased fo $320,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale. . watch her under tack video

On Sunday at Belmont, Martin P. Harrigan’s Malibu Mischief, second in her first two tries, romped to a six length victory in a 6-1/2 furlong dirt dash. The daughter of Goldencents, was sold at the 2018 April Sale, consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, for $40,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

On Saturday at Churchill Downs, two time OBS graduate Distorted Jimmy scored by a head in his second start. The son of Jimmy Creed was sold at the 2017 October Yearling Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, before being resold for $48,000 by Peggy S. Dellheim LLC, Agent, at the 2018 June Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Joseph E. Besecker’s Dunph scored at first asking on Saturday at Penn National, romping to victory in a one mile test by 8-1/2 lengths.  Consigned to the 2018 March Sale by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, the Temple City gelding sped a quarter in :21 2/5 before selling for $27,500. watch his under tack video

At Golden Gate on Saturday, Ryan C. Ritt’s Boomchicaboom led all the way and won a six furlong dash by five lengths in her third trip to the post. The daughter of Lucky Pulpit was purchased for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2018 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

OBS Sprint Stakes headlines live racing on November 20th

Master Plan (Lauren King photo)

Live racing returns to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company on Tuesday, November 20th. Two sprint stakes for OBS sale graduates headline the day and will be open to older horses. Free nominations to both races close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The new position on the calendar provides horsemen a stakes opportunity before the kickoff of the Gulfstream Park Championship and the Tampa Bay Downs meets.

The stakes races will be run over six furlongs with a guaranteed purse of $125,000 and restricted to OBS graduates. The OBS Sprint and the OBS Filly and Mare Sprint are for three years old and upward. 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

There will be pari-mutuel wagering available on eight races, featuring quarter horse races for two year olds as well as for three years old and upward at distances from 220 yards to 440 yards. Up to four thoroughbred maiden and starter allowance races may be used as substitute races. Purses range from $4,000 to $7,000 with all starters guaranteed a minimum of $200. The condition book may be found online at: November QH 2018 Condition Book

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.

October Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. Advanced search and filter capability has been added to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 190 yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 190) cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. For the first time, walking videos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website and the iPad version beginning on or about September 24th. There are 477 yearlings (Hip No.’s 301 – 777) cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, October 10th and 11th. Both sessions will begin at 12:00 noon.

Supplemental entries are now being accepted for both the Selected and Open Sales. Supplements to the Selected Sale will be sold Tuesday and cataloged beginning with Hip No. 191. Open Sale supplements will be sold Wednesday, cataloged starting with Hip No. 778. Nomination forms for the Selected Sale and Consignor Contracts for the Open Sale can be found online via the OBS website at: http://www.obssales.com/nomination-entry-forms/

Year in and year out, the OBS Yearling Sale has been a reliable source of high class racehorses, producing winners of graded stakes from coast to coast in North America as well as at Ascot, Dubai and Japan, with 25 Yearling Sale graduates surpassing the million dollar mark in earnings.

Recent notable OBS Yearling Sale graduates include catalog cover girl Catherinethegreat, winner of the 2018 Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga, La Troienne (G1) winner Big World, Excelsior Stakes (G3) winner Discreet Lover, multiple graded winner Starship Jubilee, and graded stakes winning millionaire X Y Jet.

Multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Azteca has been recently retired to the stallion ranks. Winner of the Cigar Mile (G1), Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2), Kelso Handicap (G2) and Monmouth Cup (G3), he goes to stud with earnings of $2,406,740.

The 2018 sale features the Yearling Sale’s strongest stallion roster to date, featuring yearlings by upper echelon sires Awesome Again, Bernardini, Bodemeister, Candy Ride (ARG), City Zip, Flatter, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Macleans Music, More Than Ready, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tiznow, Union Rags and Will Take Charge.

Traditionally a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, the 2018 October Yearling sale features the offspring of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Carpe Diem, Constitution, Honor Code, Kantharos, Lea, Liam’s, Map, Palace Malice and Tonalist.

Florida-based First Dude, He’s Had Enough, Poseidon’s Warrior, Treasure Beach (GB) and Uncaptured are represented, as well as local newcomers Chitu, Fury Kapcori, Khozan  and The Big Beast.

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of every sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the October Sale or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Sippican Harbor scores in Saratoga’s Spinaway Stakes

Adam Coglianese photo

Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor, ignored at 16-1 despite a 17-length maiden victory over the same surface ten days ago, charged from far off the pace, swept to the lead a sixteenth from home and took Saratoga’s $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Cassies Dreamer (June ’18) checked in third. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Gary Contessa, she has earned $242,650 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Orb went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Axelrod takes the Smarty Jones at Parx Racing

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Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod sat wide just off the pace in the early going of Parx Racing’s $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (G3) on Saturday, surged to take command a furlong from home and drew off to win by four lengths. It’s the second straight graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward, purchased for $25,000 by Slam Dunk out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Mike McCarthy, he’s now 9-4-1-1 and has earned $540,925.

 

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Batchelor Family Trust’s True Royalty came from just off the pace to take charge of Saturday’s $101,725 Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) at Del Mar turning for home and opened up from there, drawing off to win by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Yes It’s True, trained by John Sadler, now 7-3-1-2 with $154,510 in earnings. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $180,000 out of the Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale.  watch her under tack video

 

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Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Tatters to Riches tracked the pace of fellow OBS graduate Afleet Ascent (April ’17, August ’16) in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar, moved to challenge on the turn for home, took the lead in the lane and eased away to beat her to the wire by a length. It’s the second straight win and first stakes score for the lightly raced 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags, now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Jeff Mullins with earnings of $133,545. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before selling for $1,000,000. watch her under tack video

 

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Marco Thoroughbred Corp’s Mo Cash led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $100,000 Benny The Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, rallying to take over at the quarter pole and drawing away to a 4-1/2 length victory over Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13), with Hy Riverside (April ’14) checking in third. That’s two straight wins and four stakes victories for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Adios Charlie, sold by Ocala Stud, Agent, for $11,000 at the 2016 OBS June Sale after breezing a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show. The first winner saddled by trainer Ricko Maragh, Mo Cash is now 14-6-3-1 and has earned $370,224 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Shenandoah Queen successfully defended her title in Friday’s $77,700 Tranquility Lake Stakes at Del Mar, pressing the pace, taking over turning for home, and drawing away down the stretch to an 8-1/2 length victory. The 6-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, now 20-6-2-2 for trainer John Sadler, she has earned $212,610. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before she went through the ring at the 2014 March Sale, consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent for Inversiones Fl. LLC, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

 

OBS Yearling Sale graduates enjoying summer from coast to coast

The 2018 OBS Yearling Sale is set for October 9 – 11, and while the catalog is being assembled, the sale’s previous graduates are enjoying a run of summer success across the country.

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The latest stakes winner is Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s lightly raced World of Trouble,  who led from the start in the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes on the Saratoga turf course on August 8th and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 6-3-1-1 with $278,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

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John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat got the meet off on the right foot for OBS, leading all the way and winning the $150,000 Schuylervillle Stakes (G3) on Opening Day, with fellow October Sale graduate Congrats Gal running third. It was the second straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, trained by Mark Casse, consigned by Turtle Pond Farm to the 2017 October Open Sale of Yearlings, and sold for a session topping $170,000.

The following day, the same connections settled for second as Mr. Oxley’s Strike Silver was beaten by a neck in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) after winning at first asking for trainer Mark Casse in June. The colt by Violence, sold by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent for $275,000, was the sale topper at the 2017 October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Chelsea Durand photo

The Spa’s biggest day so far was Whitney Day, and OBS Yearling Sale graduates played a major role all day. In the day’s main event, Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover continued his march to a million with a third place finish in the grade one fixture.  The 5-year-old graded stakes winning Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, is now 42-6-7-7 and has earned $941,560 to date. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Earlier on the card, Ike and Dawn Thrash’s stakes winner Kelly’s Humor added a third place finish in the prestigious Test Stakes (G1) to her resume, improving her record to 10-2-3-2 and boosting her bankroll to $252,870. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Tibor & Judit photography

The Whitney Day’s opening OBS attraction was Nice Guys Stables and Dermot Magner’s Hersh, who trailed in the early going of a seven furlong maiden special for three and up, but circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took command in the stretch and scored by a length and a half in his second lifetime start. The 3-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed is a three time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold at the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale by Select Sales, by Mark White at the 2016 August Yearling Sale and by de Meric Sales at the 2017 OBS April Sale. He’s the first winner saddled by trainer Dermot Magner, former assistant to Chad Brown.  watch his under tack video

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A day earlier, Treadway Racing Stable’s Miss Mystique came from off the pace to get up late and take a 5-1/2 furlong $77,000 allowance. The 3-year-old daughter of Teuflesberg, trained by Leah Gyarmati, is now 9-2-0-2 and has earned $136,500. A two time OBS graduate, she went through the ring, consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, at the 2016 August Sale, and then was resold for S180,000 by New Hope at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

 

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Not far from The Atlantic Ocean, OBS Yearling Sale graduates are making the most of their opportunities at Gulfstream Park. On July 28, Michael Yates sent out Shadybrook Farm’s Jessica for her first start in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Prospective overcame a bit of traffic in the stretch to draw away late to win by a length and a quarter. Consigned to the 2017 Open Sale of Yearlings by Camelot Acres Racing & Sales, Agent, she was sold for $8,000.

 

 

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Three races later, Blue River Bloodstock’s Mozo Bello rallied to take charge of a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special a furlong from home and drew away to win by 4-1/4 lengths for trainer Armando De La Cerda. The 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Bellamy Road is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings before going through the ring at the 2018 April Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo     watch his under tack video

 

 

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On August 11, Kales Company LLC’s Elgin Escape pressed the pace in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special, took over in the drive and eased away to a two length victory in his second trip to the post. Trained by David Fawkes, the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by He’s Had Enough was sold by his breeder, The Acorn, for $105,000 at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

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Gulfstream’s latest stakes winning Yearling Sale graduate is King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet, winner of the $75,000 Panama City Stakes at Gulfstream this past Saturday, as well as fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) finishing third in the race. The winner, a 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. She’s now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, and has earned $107,040. Selected Sale conformation photo

While the East coast horses are enjoying  either the Florida sun or the warm days and cool nights in the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga, out west the OBS yearling sale grads spend the summer alongside the Pacific Ocean at Del Mar. The Opening Day feature was the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes and Kelly Brinkerhoff and Bob Grayson Jr.’s two-time OBS graduate Afleet Ascent was a sharp second after leading in the stretch. The 3-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, came out of the race with a 9-2-2-1 record and $126,125 in earnings. Sold by Top Line Sales at the 2016 August Sale, he was resold for $300,000 at the 2017 April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent.   watch his under tack video

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The younger set was heard from on July 28 when Doubledown Stables’ Forloveofcountry came from out of the clouds with a late charge to win a one mile maiden special on the turf by half a length. It was the second start for the 2-year-old Sky Mesa colt, sold first by Stuart Morris at the 2017 Selected Sale of yearlings and then resold for $300,000 by Pick View, Agent, at the 2018 March Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo
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Although probably less in need of sunscreen than his coastal compatriots, Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It romped to a 6-3/4 length win in last Friday’s Prairie Meadows Juvenile Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by H. Steve Davidson, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $54,224.  Consigned by breeder Kinsman Farm to the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings, he was sold for $37,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

Asmussen, Santana strike with trio of OBS babies at the Spa

The team of trainer Steve Asmussen and rider Ricardo Santana, Jr. combined to win three races with 2-year-old OBS graduates last weekend at Saratoga

Tibor & Judit photography

On Friday, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit made no mistakes in his second start, going head and head for the lead into the stretch and then drawing away down the lane to win a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 6-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Central Banker, who settled for second after leading into the final furlong in his debut at Belmont in June, was consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, and was purchased for $260,000 by Winchell Thoroughbreds after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The same team took the first race on the Saturday card, as Santana came from off the pace with Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Carter Cat, blew by the leaders a furlong from home and took the 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 2-1/2 lengths. Winchell Thoroughbreds bought the 2-year-old son of Tale of the Cat for $155,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the March Sale after he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Absolutely Aiden (Tibor & Judit photography)

Santana and Asmussen struck again four races later with Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable’s first time starter Absolutely Aiden, who led every step of the way en route to a 2-3/4 length victory in a six furlong maiden special test. He’s a 2-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Old South Farm LLC and sold to Lee Ackerley for $120,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Way to Versailles wins Woodbine’s Royal North Stakes

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Mahamoud Pootoolal’s Way to Versailles relaxed off the pace in the early going of Woodbine’s $177,550 Royal North Stakes (G2) on Sunday, moved up to reach the leaders at the top of the stretch and kept coming to get up in the final yards and score by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Tizway, trained by Kevin Attard, now 10-4-2-1 with $197,666 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, at the 2015 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then purchased for $16,000 at the 2016 June Sale from RiceHorse Stables, Agent for T & M Limited Partnership after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.   Selected Sale conformation photo
watch her under tack video

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Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC and Stein Racing LLC’s Bella Vincenza picked up her third straight win and first stakes victory in the $75,000 Added Elegance Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, circling horses on the turn, taking command inside the final furlong and drawing off to win by a length and an half. Fellow OBS graduate Sweet Tooth Haven (June ’16) checked in third.  The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Biondetti is a two-time OBS graduate, purchased as a weanling out of the Caballo Grande consignment at the 2014 Fall Mixed Sale before she was sold for $66,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Kim Jin Young’s Korean sprint champion Doraonpogyeongseon found room on the rail, took command of Sunday’s $456,286 Owner’s  Cup Stakes at Busan 300 meters from home, and drew off to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate Mighty Ssing (April ’17). The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos is also a two time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold by Hunter Valley Farm, Agent, at the 2014 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then purchased for $50,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Nearing a million in earnings for trainer Min Jang Ji, he has compiled a 23-10-4-3 career record. Selected Sale conformation photo       watch his under tack video
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Wonder Gadot romps in Prince of Wales at Ft. Erie

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot has two legs up on the Canadian Triple Crown after a dominating victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes against the boys at Ft. Erie on Tuesday. Switching tactics in the sloppy going, she went right to the lead at the start, set the pace and drew off down the stretch to a 5-3/4 length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning millionaire daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, winner of the Demoiselle (G2) and Mazarine (G3) at two, who gave division leader Monomoy Girl a battle in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in May. She can complete Canada’s Triple Crown with a win in the Breeders’ Stakes on the turf at Woodbine in August. She 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, she’s now 13-5-4-3 for trainer Mark Casse, and has earned $1,381,261 to date. watch her under tack video

Catherinethegreat scores in Saratoga’s Schuylerville Stakes

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John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat was hustled to the front at the start of the $150,000 Schuylervillle Stakes (G3) on Opening Day at Saratoga, led through a quarter in :21 3/5 and a half in :44 3/5, then drew away down the stretch to a 4-1/2 length victory in 1:09 4/5 for six furlongs. Fellow OBS graduate Congrats Gal (October ’17, April ’18) checked in third. It’s the second straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, who came into the race off a 10-1/4 length score at Gulfstream. Consigned by Turtle Pond Farm, she topped the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings, purchased for $170,000. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $136,300 to date.

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Lyrical Lady went right to the lead in her debut in an $85,000, 5-1/2 furlong maiden special weight dash at Saratoga, shook loose turning for home and cruised to a 5-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Winandyourin Gin (March ’18) checked in third.  The daughter of More Than Ready, trained by Steve Asmussen, picked up $46,750 for her effort. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Ocala Stud, Agent, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before she was purchased for $625,000. watch her under tack video

OBS grads heading for opening day at Saratoga

Since the juvenile class of 2018 began racing in April, OBS graduates have made their presence felt from coast to coast, with 50 OBS graduates leaving the maiden ranks in special weight company.

Shang Shang Shang (Mathea Kelley photo)

OBS graduate juveniles have already posted a pair of stakes victories, with Pines Stables, John J. Irwin, Paul Zysset and Sam F. Arci’s Maiden Beauty capturing the recent Lynnbrook Stakes (go to the story) at Belmont and Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang beating the boys in the Norfolk Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot. (go to the story)

Racing’s spotlight now shifts to Saratoga, where the accent is always on 2-year-old racing, and the most promising newcomers are often unveiled.

A trio of OBS graduates will go in Friday’s six furlong $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (G3) on opening day at Saratoga. Trainer Mark Casse sends out John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat and Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky, joined by Charles L. Biggs’ Congrats Gal, saddled by Cathal Lynch.    

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Catherinethegreat comes into the Schuylerville off a 10-1/4 length romp in a five furlong maiden special weight dash at Gulfstream on June 22nd. The daughter of Uncaptured, who also raced in Mr. Oxleys’ colors, topped the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings, purchased for $170,000 out of the Turtle Pond Farm consignment.

Eyeinthesky broke her maiden at first asking at Churchill Downs in May and was third, beaten just three quarters of a length in the Astoria Stakes at Belmont in her only other start. The Florida-bred filly by Sky Mesa was sold for $22,000 by New Episode Training Center, Agent, at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Congrats Gal romped to a 6-1/4 length victory on June 10th at Laurel in her only start to date. The Florida-bred daughter of Congrats is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings and then purchased by Mr. Biggs for $57,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2018 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Three graduates of the 2018 OBS March sale debut in a 5-1/2 furlong $85,000 maiden special dash on Saratoga’s opening day card.

Todd Pletcher sends out Repole Stable and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Blahnik, a Bernardini filly purchased for $575,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Lyrical Lady makes her first start for trainer Steve Asmussen. The daughter of More Than Ready sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before she was sold for $625,000 by Ocala Stud, Agent. watch her under tack video

Mark Casse will saddle Live Oak Plantation’s Winandyourin Gin, a filly by Into Mischief purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $290,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

The boys swing into action at Saratoga on Saturday, with a pair of OBS grads in the six furlong $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3).

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Steve Asmussen sends Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bano Solo into the Sanford off a frontrunning three length victory in his debut on June 23rd at Churchill Downs. The 2-year-old colt is a son of back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents. He was purchased for $400,000 out of the Hoby & Layna Kight consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance. watch his under tack video

 

John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver also led all the way in his only start, scoring at Churchill Downs for trainer Mark Casse on June 14th. The colt by Violence was sold by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, for $275,000, topping the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

The Saturday card’s 5-1/2 furlong $85,000 maiden special test drew three youngsters from March and three from April.

Ralph M. Evans’ Binary makes his debut in the maiden special for trainer Rick Violette. The 2-year-old Into Mischief colt, consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, went to Mr. Evans for $200,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video

Repole Stable and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Coast, a Malibu Moon colt purchased for $500,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He makes his debut for trainer Todd Pletcher. watch his under tack video

John Kimmel will saddle Cromwell Avenue in his debut for Tobey L. Morton. The 2-year-old son of Flashback, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold for $210,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2018 April Sale. watch his under tack video

R. A. Hill Stable and John Schutte’s March Sale graduate Fed Fever will make his first start for trainer George Weaver. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Douglas Scharbauer’s Most Mischief was third to Bano Solo in his debut at Churchill on June 23rd.  Bret Calhoun trains the son of Into Mischief, consigned to the April Sale by Benchmark Training Center, Inc., Agent, where he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Trainer Raymond Handal sends out Madaket Stables LLC, Cutair Racing, Giorgi Stable LLC, Dark Horse Racing Stable and Randy Stasi’s The Big S for his first start. The Jimmy Creed colt was sold for $225,000 by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, at the March Sale after a :10 flat Under Tack eighth. watch his under tack video

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Close to home, the local hero so far is Calypso Stable and Rousseau Racing’s Fully Loaded, two for two at Gulfstream after a 7-1/2 length allowance romp on July 6th. Trained by Jose Pinchin, the Florida-bred colt by Two Step Salsa is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale before he was purchased by Stephen Rousseau for $25,000 out of the Get Away Farm consignment at the 2017 October Selected Sale of Yearlings. Selected Sale conformation photo

The OBS class of 2018 made a big impact in the early summer racing in the Midwest.

At Thistledown on June 27th, Bruce N. Talisman’s Magic Tale made his debut in a 5-1/2-furlong maiden special weight test, and he took no prisoners, leading from gate to wire and romping home by 13-1/2 lengths. Kelly Breen saddled the colt by Tale of the Cat, purchased by Mr. Talisman for $70,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

James McIngvale’s Veritas had his first start on July 3rd in a 5-1/2-furlong maiden special at Indiana Grand, and the colt by back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents led all the way and scored by 4-1/4 lengths for trainer Laura Wohlers. Consigned to the March Sale by Pick View LLC, Agent, he breezed a quarter in :22 flat before going to Mr. McIngvale for $40,000.  watch his under tack video

Mark Norman and Norman Stables LLC’s Taylor’s Spirit ran away and hid in her debut on July 8th at Prairie Meadows, bolting to a 13-3/4 length victory in a five furlong maiden special dash. Trained by Scott Gelner, who purchased the daughter of Algorithms for $80,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

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Axelrod, Talk Veuve to Me take Indiana Derby, Oaks

OBS graduates made themselves right at home at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday, capturing both the Indiana Derby (G3) and Indiana Oaks (G3).

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Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod was well off the pace in the early going of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) but swept into contention on the turn and then closed steadily down the stretch and was up at the wire to win by a head. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward, second last time out in the Affirmed Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita. Trained by Mike McCarthy, he’s now 8-3-1-1 and has earned $360,925. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine to the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he was sold to Slam Dunk for $25,000.

 

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Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset and Stephen McKay’s Talk Veuve to Me was an overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks off her second in the Acorn (G1) in June and did not disappoint, taking over under a hold on the turn and galloping to an easy 4-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Kelly’s Humor (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Violence, consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sales where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-2-3-0 for trainer Rodolphe Brisset, she has earned $319,400 to date. watch her under tack video

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Pines Stables, John J. Irwin, Paul Zysset and Sam F. Arci’s Maiden Beauty made her debut in the $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park and will be skipping the maiden ranks from here on in after coming from off the pace, taking the lead a sixteenth from home and cruising to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trained by Gary Contessa, the 2-year-old filly by Revolutionary earned $60,000 for her effort. She was purchased for $40,000 by her trainer on behalf of Pines Stables out of the Niall Brennan Stable consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill is two for two this year after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Monmouth’s $63,300 My Frenchman Stakes on Saturday. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, who shook loose from traffic in the stretch to outfinish fellow OBS graduate Like What I See (October ’15) by a length and a half with Reed Kan (August ’16) a neck back in third. He’s now 7-3-0-2 with earnings of $131,795 for trainer George Weaver, who purchased him for $100,000 from SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Breaking her maiden at Belmont (Adam Coglianese photo)

William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Atchata is two for three and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the filly division of the $75,000 D.S. Shine Young Futurity on Friday night at Evangeline Downs and never looking back en route to a 6-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by Apriority is now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Steve Asmussen and has earned $100,000 to date. Consigned by Robert Brewer, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $85,000. watch her under tack video

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Auricchio and Jacobson LLC/RaDon’s Unbridled Courage moved three wide to reach the leaders turning for home in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Treasure Coast Stakes on Saturday, wore down the leaders in the lane and scored by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Lipstick City (March ’16) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Leroidesanimeaux (BRZ), trained by Aubrey A. Maragh, now 30-7-3-5 with $241,871 in earnings. Consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Apalachee Bay stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $51,960 Count Latham Handicap at Northlands Park and led every step of the way, drawing off in the stretch to a five length victory.  The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased for $140,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. Now 5-2-0-0 for trainer Philip Hall, he has earned $35,516. watch his under tack video

Wonder Gadot wins Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added blinkers before taking on the boys in Saturday’s $1,008,000 Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine and the 3-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Medaglia d’Oro found the view to her liking, moving to the leaders on the outside on the turn, taking charge a quarter mile from home and bounding away in the stretch to win by 4-3/4 lengths. She’s the second OBS graduate to capture the Canadian classic. Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges (June ’15) won the 2016 renewal. The latest millionaire OBS graduate, Wonder Gadot is now 12-4-4-3 for trainer Mark Casse and has earned $1,199,053 to date. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC & Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou pressed fellow OBS graduate Road to Victory (April ’17) in the early going of the $237,500 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, took command at the head of the stretch and drew off down the lane to beat her by six lengths. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Now in the care of trainer Steve Asmussen, she has compiled a 7-4-2-1 record and has earned $$691,000. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet showed no ill effects from his recent trip to Dubai, where he was caught at the wire by fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits (April ’15) in the Golden Shaheen (G1), bouncing right to the front in Gulfstream’s $272,500 Smile Sprint Stakes (G3) and never looking back en route to a 2-1/4 length victory. OBS graduates Sweetontheladies (April ’16) and Petrov (June ’16) were moved up to second and third by the stewards. That’s seven stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, now 22-10-7-2 for trainer Jorge Navarro with $1,558,663 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

John C. Oxley and Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet had only one horse beaten early in Woodbine’s $105,200 Charlie Barley Stakes, but the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) advanced on the turn, caught the leaders a sixteenth from home and eased away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Elusive Mischief (April ’17, August ’16) settled for third. Trained by Mark Casse, his first stakes win leaves him with an 8-4-0-0 career record and earnings of $131,856. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 flat before he was sold for $375,000. watch his under tack video

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Wilfredo Agusti, Jr.’s War Giant stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Carry Back Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the start and led all the way, coasting home to a 5-3/4 length victory. Three for three this year for trainer Oscar Gonzalez, the 3-year-old colt by Data Link is a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Azpurua Stables to both the 2016 August Selected Sale of Yearlings and the 2017 March Sale where he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. He’s now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $87,790.  Selected Sale conformation photo  watch his under tack video

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JAL Racing’s Alter Moon picked up her first stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking the lead on the turn of the $75,000 Azalea Stakes and drawing away smartly down the stretch to a five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. It’s the second straight win for 3-year-old filly by Alternation. She was purchased for $22,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa) consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Jose D. Velez, she’s now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $128,255. watch her under tack video

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.’s C Z Rocket sat just off the pace in the early gong of the $68,130 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, blew past the leaders approaching the eighth pole and drew off to a four length victory, running the seven furlongs in a sprightly 1:21 2/5. Fellow OBS graduate Warrior’s Club (April ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by City Zip, purchased in 2016 out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment for an OBS June Sale record $800,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :21 1/5. Now 6-4-0-1 for trainer Albert Stall, Jr., he has earned $164,075.   watch his under tack video

American Anthem leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s San Carlos Stakes

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WinStar Farm LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, China Horse Club & SF Racing LLC’s American Anthem battled head to head with fellow OBS graduate St. Joe Bay (June ’14, Jan ’13) from the start of Saturday’s $251,035 San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, took a short lead in mid-stretch then held his rival off late to win by a head. Horse Greedy (March ’15, August ’14) completed a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the race. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Bodemeister, trained by Bob Baffert, now 10-5-1-2 with $673,945 in earnings. He was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

Frederick J. Seitz, Danny Ward and John D. Stephens’s Altamura tried stakes company in Laurel’s $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes on Saturday after breaking his maiden last time out, circled horses on the turn to reach contention and got up in the final yards to score by a head. The 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller was consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by John D. Stephens, she’s now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $68,750. watch her under tack video

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bano Solo made his debut on Saturday, went right to the lead in a five furlong maiden special weight test, shook off the field turning for home and cruised to a three length victory for trainer Steve Asmussen. The 2-year-old colt by back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents was sold for $400,000 by Hoby & Layna Kight at the the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance. He earned $30,600 for the victory.  watch his under tack video

 

John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat settled for second in her debut on April 26, but she put the lesson to good use in her second start on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking command of a five furlong maiden special weight dash on the turn and romping from there to a 10-1/4 length victory in :57.83.  The 2-year filly by Uncaptured, who also raced for Mr. Oxley, was purchased for $170,000 out of the Turtle Pond Farm consignment, topping the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Mark Casse, she has earned $53,800 to date.

Shang Shang Shang scores in Royal Ascot’s Norfolk Stakes

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Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang took the lead at the start of the Norfolk Stakes (G2) against the boys at Royal Ascot on Thursday and led all the way, holding off a late charge to win by a nose. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Shanghai Bobby provided a quick return on investment, breaking her maiden at first asking at Keeneland on April 26 in her only other start. A two time OBS graduate, she 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. Trained by Wesely Ward, she has earned $101,524 to date. watch her under tack video

Scat Daddy colt tops June Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 742, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $360,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of Imprecation, by First Defence, a half sister to grade one winner Nebraska Tornado.

  • Hip No. 660, Kokosan, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Gene Recio, Agent, was sold to Karl & Cathi Glassman, Eddie Plesa, Jr., Agent, for $260,000. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Farayya, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes winner Giftorm.
  • Karl & Cathi Glassman went to $230,000 for Hip No. 654, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Costanzo Sales. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is out of Fabiana’s Flash, by City Zip, a daughter of graded stakes winner Flashy N Smart.
  • Hip No. 699, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, was sold to One Choice Bloodstock for $225,000. The full brother to stakes winner Mt Veeder, who galloped at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of Glenbriar Girl, by Gold Case.
  • Hip No. 795, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Sallusto & Albina for $210,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth on Sunday in :10 1/5, is out of Kiss a Vet, by War Front, from the family of grade one stakes winner Tap to Music.
  • Hip No. 638, a daughter of Will Take Charge consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, was sold for $200,000 to Marquee Bloodstock. The dark bay or brown filly, who galloped at the Under Tack Show on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed Entrustment, by Forestry, a half sister to grade one winner My Trusty Cat.
  • Reddam Racing LLC paid $180,000 for Hip No. 675, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, who worked an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat. She’s a full sister to stakes placed OBS graduate Mighty Mo out of Flowers Athefinish, by Grand Reward.
  • Hip No. 726, Chilly in Charge, a son of Take Charge Indy consigned  by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $170,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to stakes placed Chilly Start out of Holiday Chills, by Harlan’s Holiday, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday.
  • Hip No. 605, a daughter of Beau Choix  consigned by Weston Thoroughbreds Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $155,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of D J Trip, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes placed Superstar Bea.
  • Hip No. 613, a daughter of Exchange Rate consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to L. E. B. for $130,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5 was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Downtown Drifter, by Devil His Due, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Arch Rebel.
  • Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, paid $110,000 for Hip No. 745, a bay colt by Congrats who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday. Consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, he’s out of In a Haze, by Smoke Glacken, a half sister to stakes winner Clever Tish.

For the session, 176 youngsters sold for a total of $5,673,500, averaging $32,236 with a $13,000 median price. The buyback percentage was $25.7%. There was no corresponding session in 2017.

Five older horses sold for $96,500 compared to four bringing a total of $77,000 in 2017. The average was $19,300 compared to $19,250 a year ago, while the median was $11,000 compared with $13,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was $37.5%; it was 42.9% in 2017.

For the entire sale, 520 two-year-olds sold for $17,125,500 in three sessions, compared with 434 horses grossing $14,999,900 in two sessions a year ago. The average was $32,934 compared to $34,562 a year ago while the median price was $15,000 compared with $18,500 in 2017. The buyback percentage was 21.8%; it was 16.9% last year.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 211, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, sold to Carlo Vaccarezza for $650,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at last Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for October 9th, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on October 10th – 11th.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

The Factor filly tops June Sale’s second session

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Hip No. 426, a daughter of The Factor consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to East Hickman Bloodstock for $180,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan filly, who worked a quarter in :20 4/5 at Friday’s session of the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes winner America’s Friend, by Unusual Heat, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Bel Air Sizzle.

 

  • Hip No. 486, a son of Macho Uno also consigned by Wavertree, was purchased by Good Friends Stable for $155,000. The gray or roan colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Black Lace, by Afleet Alex, and is a three quarter brother to champion sprinter Private Zone.
  • Hip No. 320, a son of Run Away and Hide consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to George Mellon for $150,000.  The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of Texit, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes placed My Corinthian.
  • Stetson Racing LLC paid $150,000 for Hip No. 457, Yesterday’s Girl, a chestnut filly by Mucho Macho Man who turned in a quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday. Consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), she’s out of stakes placed Ayers Hall, by Jade Hunter, from the family of champion Estrapade.
  • Hip No. 401, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Hawks Nest LLC, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $135,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 on Friday,  is out of Yes It’s Valid, by Yes It’s True, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Valid Forbes.
  • Joe Sharp, Agent, went to $110,000 for Hip No. 332, a son of Dialed In consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth on Friday in :9 4/5 was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Top Trick, by Hat Trick (JPN), a daughter of graded stakes winner Blushing Heiress.
  • Hip No. 348, a daughter of Tiznow consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, went to Rio Vista Stables – Janice Klein for $110,000. The dark bay or brown filly, out of stakes placed Unbound, by Distorted Humor, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday.
  • Hip No. 369, a bay filly by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, who also worked an eighth on Friday in :10 1/5, was purchased by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, for $110,000. She’s out of graded stakes winner Washington Bridge, by Yankee Gentleman, a daughter of stakes winner Stirling Bridge.
  • Hip No. 534, Slewgoodtobetrue, a daughter of Jimmy Creed consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, went to Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. for $110,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Saturday, is out of Chiefette, by Chief Seattle, a daughter of stakes placed Daederbe.
  • JSM Equine LLC paid $110,000 for Hip No. 540, a daughter of Violence consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent. The bay filly, out of Citron Lady, by Lemon Drop Kid, a half sister to stakes winner Izzy Speaking, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :21 1/5 on Saturday.

For the session, 152 horses sold for a total of $4,598,500, compared with 213 selling for a total of $7,739,900 at last year’s second session. The average was $30,253 compared with $36,338 a year ago, while the median price was $14,500, compared to $20,000 in 2017.  The buyback percentage was 27.6%; it was 19.3% last year.

The June Sale continues Friday at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 601 – 936 will be offered.

Friday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse,  Daily Racing Form and TDN websites.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

 

Scat Daddy colt tops June Sale’s opening session

Tibor & Judit photpgraphy

Hip No. 211, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Carlo Vaccarezza for $650,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

 

 

  • Hip No. 61, a daughter of Cairo Prince consigned by Price Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent was purchased by Baoma Corp. for $375,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Stormin’ Lyon out of Motel Lass, by Bates Motel, turned in the sale’s fastest quarter on Thursday, stopping the timer in :20 2/5.
  • Hip No. 41, Mo Mississippi, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, went to Exline-Border Racing LLC, Marette Farrell Agent, for $370,000. The bay colt, whose three eighths in :32 2/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s fastest work at the distance, is out of out of Mississippi Queen, by Artie Schiller, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Asi Siempre. His breeze, the co-fastest three eighths ever by a two-year-old over the OBS surface, equaled the work turned in by grade one stakes winner Celestine at the 2014 OBS June Sale, also consigned by Gayle Woods.
  • Justin Casse, Agent, went to $240,000 for Hip No. 112, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Rock Candy out of Party Chatter, by Pleasant Colony.
  • Hip No. 235, a son of  New Year’s Day consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, was purchased for $205,000 by Robert Barbara, Agent for Joseph G. Bucci. The chestnut colt, who sped a quarter in :20 4/5 on Friday, is out of Sign Off, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Imperial Gesture.
  • Calumet Farm paid $165,000 for Hip No. 247, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter who also breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 on Friday. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Skipalute out of Skipstone, by Montbrook.
  • Hip No. 210, Prize Money, a daughter of Orb consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Joe Sharp, Agent, for $155,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Thursday, is out of Satisfaction, by Awesome Again, a half sister to grade one winner Dancing Forever.
  • Joe Sharp, Agent, also went to $150,000 for Hip No. 3, a son of Cross Traffic consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an eighth on Thursday in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Madrilena, by Stormy Atlantic, a daughter of stakes winner Brush Over.

For the session, 171 horses grossed $6,460,500, compared with 221 selling for a total of $7,260,000 at last year’s first session. The average was $37,781, up 15% compared with $32,851 a year ago, while the median price was $20,000, a gain of 17.6% compared to $17,000 in 2017.  The buyback percentage was 21.5%; it was 14.34% last year.

The June Sale continues Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 301 – 600 will be offered.

Thursday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse,  Daily Racing Form and TDN websites.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.