La Coronel captures Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes

John C. Oxley’s La Coronel took the lead at the start of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday and never gave it up, holding on gamely and scoring by half a length. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Colonel John, purchased for $375,000 out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 12-5-2-0 and has earned $754,844. watch her under tack video

Calumet Farm’s Beautiful Shot is two for two and a stakes winner after coming from off the pace in Sunday’s $73,405 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita, running past front-running fellow OBS graduate Mourinho (March ’17) in deep stretch and winning by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Trappe Shot, trained by Keith Desormeaux, has earned $78,080 to date. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $105,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

Engage wins the Futurity at Belmont Park

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Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage is two for three and a graded stakes winner after taking command of Saturday’s $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont after turning for home and then drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS March graduate Barry Lee. The 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $156,400 to date. watch his under tack video

Uncaptured filly tops Open Yearling Sale

Hip No. 545, Catherinethegreat, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Turtle Pond Farm, Agent, was sold to John C. Oxley for $170,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale. The gray or roan filly, out of Classy City Lady, by Carson City, is a half sister to stakes winner Katinka, recent winner of the Miss Gracie Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Hip No. 662, a dark bay or brown colt by Verrazano out of stakes placed Jasmine Gardens, by Mineshaft, was purchased for $140,000 by de Meric Stables. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, he’s a half brother to stakes placed Born to D’ Wild.

Hip No. 377, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncaptured consigned by Janie Roper, Agent, went to Waves Bloodstock for $90,000. She’s a half sister to stakes placed Enterprising Lady out of Sassy Harper, by Bob and John.

Anthony Costanzo went to $60,000 for Hip No. 587, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay colt is out of Fabiana’s Flash, by City Zip, a daughter of graded stakes winner Flashy N Smart.

Hip No. 350, a son of He’s Had Enough consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Starship Stables for $56,000. The gray or roan colt, a half brother to stakes winner Wildcat Wish, is out of Rahy’s Wish, by Rahy.

Hip No. 593, a bay filly by Fort Larned consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, was purchased by Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC for $55,000. She’s out of Fiesta d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Phil the Grip.

Hip No. 616, a son of Trappe Shot consigned by Northern Lights, Agent, went to EQB, Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables LLC for $53,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Gleaming, by Dehere.

For the session, 291 yearlings sold for a total of $3,131,100, averaging $10,760 with a $5,000 median figure. The buyback percentage was 23.4%. Last year, in two Open sessions, 369 horses sold for a total of $3,066,800, averaging $8,311 with a $4,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 38%.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 115 horses sold for a total of $4,989,400, compared with 148 yearlings bringing $5,573,300 at the 2016 Selected Sale. The average price was $43,386, up 15.2% compared with $37,657 last year, while the median was $30,000, up 20% compared with $25,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 33.9%; it was 33.6% a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 126, a son of Violence consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, sold to John C. Oxley for $275,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Frank’s Hope, by Pulpit, a daughter of grade one winner Silver Maiden and a half sister to graded stakes winner Dreaming of Liz.

The next item on the OBS agenda will be the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, January 24 – 26.

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.

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 October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Colt by Violence tops Selected Yearling Sale

John C. Oxley went to $275,000 for Hip No. 126, a son of Violence consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Selected Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Frank’s Hope, by Pulpit, a daughter of grade one winner Silver Maiden and a half sister to graded stakes winner Dreaming of Liz.

Hip No. 96, a chestnut colt by More Than Ready consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables for $240,000.  He’s out of Coal and Ice, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes placed Blueridge Traveler.

Hip No. 121, a daughter of Will Take Charge consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was purchased by de Meric Stables for $230,000. The bay filly is out of Final Heiress, by Forest Wildcat, a full sister to grade one winner and successful sire Wildcat Heir and graded stakes winner Forest Heiress.

Hip No. 20, a chestnut colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Sagamore Farm for $170,000.  He’s out of stakes winner Ready Signal, by More Than Ready.

Stephanie Wedge & Del Secco, DCS, Inc. paid $150,000 for Hip No. 31, a son of Jimmy Creed out of Showmethegreencard, by De Niro, a full sister to graded stakes winner De Bertie. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to stakes winner Mrs. Began.

Hip No.  54, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to John C. Oxley for $150,000. The bay colt, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sweet Tapper, is out of millionaire grade one stakes winner Sweet Talker, by Stormin Fever.

Hip No. 195, a dark bay or brown filly by Will Take Charge consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, also brought $150,000, going to Three Diamonds Farm. She’s out of Choice Pearl, by Any Given Saturday, a  half sister to grade one winner Awesome Humor out of stakes winner Horns Gray.

For the day, 107 horses sold for a total of $4,841,400, compared with 148 yearlings bringing $5,573,300 at the 2016 Selected Sale. The average price was $45,247, up 20.1% compared with $37,657 last year, while the median was $32,000, up 28% compared with $25,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 38.5%; it was 33.6% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 746 selling in the Open session. The session will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form 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.

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 October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 10

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 10th. There are 619 yearlings cataloged for the two-day sale, which gets underway at 12:00 noon with the Selected session (Hip No.’s 1 – 188, supplements 189 – 202). The Sale continues with an Open session on Wednesday, October 11th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. There are 445 (Hip No.’s 301 – 730, supplements 731 – 746) horses in the Open session. Catalog pages for the supplements are available via the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the sales grounds.

Conformation photographs of Selected yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website. The Master Index also includes links to pedigree updates via equineline.com. The catalog can also be downloaded for use with the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. For more information and to obtain the application please go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

The sale will be streamed live on the OBS, Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The website now includes a Spanish language section which can be accessed from the home page. The section’s index links to information for consignors and buyers, as well as press releases and important general information.

The OBS Yearling Sale, a perennial source of high class racehorses, has produced winners of graded stakes from coast to coast in North America as well as at Ascot, Dubai and Japan. Twenty five Yearling Sale graduates have surpassed  the million dollar mark in earnings, and recent graduates include Noted and Quoted, winner of Santa Anita’s 2016 Chandelier Stakes (G1), 2017 La Troienne Stakes (G1) winner Big World and Starship Jubilee, who captured this year’s renewals of Woodbine’s Nassau (G2) and Dance Smartly (G2).

Freshly minted millionaire Sharp Azteca, winner of the 2017 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3), is Breeders’ Cup-bound, pointing for the Dirt Mile (G1) after a four length victory in Belmont’s Kelso Handicap (G2).

The 2016 OBS Yearling Sale class is off to a strong start, headed by Kaleem Shah’s Best Pal Stakes (G2) winner Run Away, who has also won the Santa Anita Juvenile and Barrett’s Juvenile Stakes. The colt by Run Away and Hide was purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment.

Craig D. Upham’s Patrona Margarita is also a graded stakes winner, taking the Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. The daughter of Special Rate was consigned to the sale by Stoneview Farm, Agent.

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Ellis Park Debutante Stakes winner Kelly’s Humor, by OBS graduate Midnight Lute, was second in the Pocahontas (G2). She was purchased at last year’s yearling sale for $35,000 out of the Stuart Morris Consignment.

Stuart Morris also consigned Tobey L. Morton’s Pacific Gale, winner of the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park. She’s a daughter of OBS graduate Flat Out.

Closer to home, Raroma Stable’s Phantom Ro won at first asking and then came back to take the FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream in his second start. The Florida-bred gelding by Wildcat Heir was consigned to the sale by Beth Bayer, Agent.

Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita has amassed earnings of $374,400 with two stakes wins at Gulfstream, taking the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes after capturing the Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes. The Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray was sold for $25,000 by The Acorn LLC, Agent at the Selected session.

Anton Kubacak’s Emily’s Lollipop is the seventh stakes winner to date from last year’s sale, with the daughter of Tiz the One taking the Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies at Louisiana Downs. She was consigned by Select Sales, Agent.

Tapit heads the sale’s strong stallion roster, a list including upper echelon sires Awesome Again, Candy Ride (ARG), Distorted Humor, Elusive Quality, Giant’s Causeway, Kantharos, Kitten’s Joy, Macleans Music, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tiznow and Union Rags.

Always considered a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, the sale features the offspring of Fed Biz, Goldencents, He’s Had Enough, Mucho Macho Man, Uncaptured, Verrazano and Will Take Charge.

Promising stallions whose first crop is at the races with yearlings in the sale include Jimmy Creed, Overanalyze, Poseidon’s Warrior, Shanghai Bobby, Treasure Beach (GB) and Violence.

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

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 October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Bucchero captures Keeneland’s Woodford Stakes

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero tracked the leader into the stretch of Saturday’s $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, took command inside the eighth pole and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the first graded stakes victory and fifth stakes score for the 5-year-old son of Kantharos, trained Tim Glyshaw, now 22-9-6-1 with $638,366 in earnings. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot is two for three and a graded stakes winner after leading from start to finish and winning Woodbine’s $142,250 Mazarine Stakes (G3) by six lengths over fellow OBS graduate Shamrock Rose (April ’17).  The 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $147,923 to date.  watch her under tack video

Significant Form wins Belmont’s Miss Grillo Stakes

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form picked a good spot to break her maiden, taking command of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Belmont a furlong from home and easing away to score by a length. It was the second trip to the post for the 2-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who was disqualified from a victory in her debut although she finished first by a wide margin. After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 2-1-0-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $120,415 to date. watch her under tack video

 

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood rallied to take command of the $100,000 Jefferson Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday passing the eighth pole and drew off from there to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Adonis Creed (April ’16). That’s two stakes wins in a row for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, and sold for $130,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 11-7-1-0 and has earned $304,554 to date. watch his under tack video

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Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s millionaire Madefromlucky tracked the leaders into the stretch of Sunday’s $200,000 Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes at Belmont, took the lead coming to the sixteenth pole and was best by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of  Lookin At Lucky, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 24-6-5-5 earnings of $1,351,500. He was purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita scored her second straight stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, coming from off the pace to take the lead in the stretch and holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Dessert Honeys (April ’17) to win the $400,000 FTBOA My Dear Girl Stakes by a neck. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $72,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2017 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth  in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Dwoskin, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $374,400. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast ran off with his third straight stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, rallying to get up in the final yards to take the $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes by half a length. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. He’s five for nine this year for trainer David Fawkes, and is now 20-7-5-4 with $298,815 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom was well back in the early going of Woodbine’s $100,000 La Lorgnette Stakes on Saturday, but she rallied wide on the turn, took the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Into Mischief, consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 before she  was purchased by Live Oak for $375,000. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 9-3-3-0 and has earned $187,106. watch her under tack video 

Granpollo Stable’s Dreaming of Gold took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $50,000 Bull and Whistle Handicap on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to victory by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Unbridled’s Song, sold for $220,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 24-3-6-1 for trainer Victor Barboza, Jr., she has earned $177,521.  Selected Sale conformation photo

BB Horses’ Afleet Willy led from gate to wire in the DTHA Governor’s Day Handicap at Delaware Park on Saturday, romping home by 5-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Twocubanbrothersu (June ’12, August ’11). Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, the 4-year-old gelding by Wilburn picked up his first stakes victory, improved his career record to 23-9-7-2, and boosted his bankroll to $307,735. At the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS June Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $50,000. watch his under tack video 

October Selected Yearling photos now online

Available conformation photos of the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearlings are now online and may be viewed via the OBS website, and accessed through the Sale’s Sortable Master & Photo Index. Additional photos will be posted as they become available, so please revisit the index often for new photos as well as pedigree updates. The photos can also be viewed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

The Selected Yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 188, Supplements 189 – 201) will be sold on Tuesday, October 10th beginning at 12:00 noon. The Open Sale will follow on Wednesday, October 11th (Hip No.’s 301 – 730, Supplements 731 – 746), with the session beginning at 9:00 a.m.

October Yearling sale supplements now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Thirteen yearlings have been supplemented to the Selected Yearling Sale as Hip No.’s 189 – 201. Sixteen yearlings have been supplemented to the Open Yearling Sale, cataloged as Hip No.’s 731 – 746.

The sire roster of the supplemented yearlings contains many of North America’s leading stallions, including Bernardini, Bodemeister, Giant’s Causeway, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Orb, Quality Road, Stay Thirsty, Verrazano and Will Take Charge.

The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds and on the OBS website.

There are now 201 yearlings cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. There are now 445 yearlings cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set to begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11th.

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via 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.

Celebration of Life set for Ocala horseman Lee Parker

Elmer Leland (Lee) Parker, Jr. passed away on August 31, 2017 in Crystal River, Florida, at the age of 78. Lee was born with a love of horses and grew up riding them. While living in Miami running his sod and landscape business in the 1960’s, he bought his first horse, an Appaloosa, in Miami for his daughter’s ninth birthday, and that opened the floodgates. Soon after, Lee bought riding horses for the whole family, which prompted a move to a small farm in the Redlands area of Miami, where he built riding stables and boarded horses.

In 1974, the family moved near Williston, Florida, to start a cattle farm. But then Lee went to his first Thoroughbred sale in Ocala and he was hooked for good! He started off with a couple of mares, but that number increased significantly over the next decade. Lee developed Don Dee Farm & Training Center with five large barns and an excellent track. He raced under the name of Horses Of Course, and was a longtime Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company shareholder.

Upon his retirement to Crystal River in 2001, Lee continued to own a few horses and stayed active in their training and racing. He finally sold his last horse in 2015, after 46 years of devoted horsemanship. He loved breeding and training horses and always said how blessed his life was that he could do what he loved.

Lee was born on September 6, 1938 in Miami, to Elmer L. Parker, Sr. and Thelma Parker. He had four siblings: Jackie Parker Kroger, Peggy Parker Hamilton, Bruce Parker and Richard Parker. With the nieces and nephews they gave him, it was quite a family.

He married Paula Edmiston in 1959 and received his discharge from the Air Force in 1960. Lee and Paula are the parents of Donna Parker Kassewitz, Deanna Parker Rodrick, and Leland Parker III and grandparents of Jennifer Rodrick, Jason Rodrick, Jarrod Rodrick, Noel Kassewitz, Perker Kassewitz, Hayden Parker and Landen Parker.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Plantation on Crystal River, in the Magnolia Room at 12 noon. Lunch will be served afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Florida Thoroughbred Charities https://www.ftboa.com/Articles?Article=100011 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research https://www.michaeljfox.org/

Untrapped takes Remington’s Oklahoma Derby

Michael Langford’s Untrapped sat just off the pace in Sunday’s $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park, moved to the leaders on the outside down the stretch and drew off late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, on the board in five graded stakes earlier this year. Now 10-2-3-3 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $601,755 to date. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he was purchased for $125,000 by Mr. Langford out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment.  watch his under tack video

OBS graduates accounted for three other stakes victories on the Oklahoma Derby card:

Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s champion Champagne Room, away from the races since February, returned in style in the $220,000 Remington Park Oaks. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner took the lead at the start and never looked back, coasting to a 3-3/4 length victory. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Peter Eurton, she’s now 7-3-1-2 and has earned $1,430,600. watch her under tack video

William & Corrinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief came from fourth in a field of five in the $55,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, closing stoutly down the stretch and getting up late to win by a neck. It’s the fourth stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 15-6-3-0 with earnings of $355,830 to date. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Jordan V. Wycoff’s Gianna’s Dream captured her fourth stakes win in the $75,000 Ricks Memorial Stakes, taking command a furlong from home and easing away to a 1-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Joyous Thunder (August ’14) settled for third. The 4-year-old Twirling Candy filly was sold for $42,000  by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 16-8-1-4 for trainer Mike Maker, she’s has earned $323,791. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Kaleem Shah’s Run Away came charging from well off the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes at Los Alamitos and was up in the final strides to win by a head, with fellow OBS graduate Crazy Uncle Rick (June ’17, August ’16) checking in third. That’s four wins in five starts for the 2-year-old colt by Run Away and Hide, winner of Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2). He’s now 5-4-0-1 with $304,400 in earnings for trainer Simon Callaghan. He was purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Team D’s Get Jets circled horses on the turn in Belmont’s $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes on Sunday, reached the leaders in the final furlong and held off a late challenge to win by a nose. That’s two straight stakes wins and three overall for the 4-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, trained by Anthony Dutrow, now 11-6-3-0 with $525,850 in earnings. He was purchased for $300,000 by Team D out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Selected Yearling Sale grad Sharp Azteca a millionaire after taking Belmont’s Kelso Handicap

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Ivan Rodriguez’ Selected Yearling Sale graduate Sharp Azteca is the latest OBS millionaire after leading from gate to wire and taking Saturday’s $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park by four lengths.  It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2015 April Sale, he was purchased for $220,000 by Mr. Rodriguez’ Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables. Trained by Jorge Navarro, the 4-year-old colt by Freud is now 14-7-4-1 and has earned $1,136,740 to date. watch his under tack video 

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front set the pace in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) at Parx on Saturday, surrendered the lead briefly in the final furlong, then came again late and scored by half a length, running six furlongs in 1:08 4/5. Entrymate and fellow OBS graduate Petrov (June ’16) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, now 5-4-0-0 with earnings of $411,000 for trainer Todd Pletcher. At the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped a sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. watch his under tack video