Mourinho romps in Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Stakes

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Mourinho made short work of an overmatched field in Monday’s $147,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Super Saver, trained by Bob Baffert, now 4-2-2-0 with $154,360 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5 before going to Kerri Radcliffe, Agent, for $625,000. watch his under tack video

Instilled Regard takes Fair Grounds’ Lecomte Stakes

OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard sat just off the early leaders in Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds, moved to take command after straightening away in stretch and drew away late to win by 3-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Snapper Sinclair (April ’17) settled for third. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old colt by Arch, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, now 5-2-2-1 with $228,000 in earnings. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before being purchased by OXO Equine for $1,050,000. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates accounted for two other stakes victories on Saturday at Fair Grounds.  

Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth’s Tower of Texas rallied to reach contention in the stretch of the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap, ran past the leaders inside the final sixteenth and eased away to win by a length and a half. That’s four stakes wins for the 7-year-old gelding by Street Sense, consigned by Mc Kathan Bros., Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 28-7-8-5 for trainer Roger Attfield, he has earned $890,989 to date. watch his under tack video

In the $75,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes, Carl R. Moore Management LLC and Brad Grady’s Mom’s On Strike closed with a rush to take the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely to win by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of First Dude, now 12-4-4-1 for trainer Joe Sharp with earnings of $247,950. A two-time OBS graduate, she was consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, to the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm consignment at the 2015 April Sale. watch her under tack video

Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Seventeen horses have been supplemented to the Horses of Racing Age Session as Hip No.’s 349 – 365. There are now 111 horses in the Racing Age Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 255 – 365. The Session will begin immediately following the Preferred Session (Hip Numbers 1 – 254), which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24th. The 348 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 748) will be sold Thursday, January 25th, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds.

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 will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed 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 Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Midnight Bisou, Steph Being Steph one-two in Santa Anita’s Santa Ynez Stakes

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Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Midnight Bisou broke her maiden in style at Santa Anita on Sunday, stalking the pace in the $201,035 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2),taking over from fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17) inside the eighth pole, then drawing off to beat her to the wire by 4-1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Bill Spawr, is now 3-1-2-0 with $150,000 in earnings. She was purchased by Jeffery Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Steph Being Steph, a stakes winner at two, was purchased out of the same Woodford consignment.  watch Midnight Bisou’s under tack video

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Derek Chin’s Piven rallied to take charge of Saturday’s $75,000 Limehouse Stakes at Gulfstream Park a furlong from home, then smartly drew off to his first stakes victory by four lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Empire Power (June ’17) checked in third. It’s the first stakes score for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Turtle Pond Farm, Agent, at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold to Mr. Chin for $75,000 by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Prospective, trained by Kevin Attard, is now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $101,346 to date. watch his under tack video

Durocher scores in Gulfstream’s Tropical Park Derby

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Sterling Racing LLC, John Herzberg and Michelle Allan’s Durocher sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on the Gulfstream Park turf course, came out for the drive, wore down the leaders late and edged away to a three quarter length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the now 4-year-old colt by Niagara Causeway, trained by Joseph Russo, who ended his 3-year-old campaign 13-5-0-4 with earnings of $135,173. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold as a yearling by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale, and then purchased for $20,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2016 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misunderstood ended his 3-year-old campaign with seven wins in eight starts, taking command of Saturday’s $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds after turning for home and drawing off to victory by a length an three quarters. It’s the fifth straight stakes win for the graded stakes winning gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, and sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 13-9-1-0 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $409,694 to date.  watch his under tack video

Giant Expectations wins Santa Anita’s San Antonio Stakes

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, Gatto Racing LLC & Garrett Zubok’s Giant Expectations was overlooked at 13-1 going into Tuesday’s $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, but the 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant took the lead at the start and was never headed, cruising to a 3-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Collected (March ’15) rallied to finish third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 2015 OBS March graduate, purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-4-3-1 for trainer Peter Eurton, he has earned $449,200 to date. watch his under tack video

X Y Jet scores in Gulfstream’s Mr. Prospector Stakes

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Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet went right to the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, set rapid fractions into the stretch then held on gamely to win by half a length. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, a nine length winner of the Mr. Prospector (G3) in 2015. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he has compiled an 18-7-6-2 career record and earned $860,053 to date.  The two time OBS graduate 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

Rich Mommy wins Gulfstream’s Sugar Swirl Stakes

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Winds of Change Racing Stable Corp.’s Rich Mommy tried stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Gulfstream Park, and the 3-year-old daughter of Algorithms rallied to reach contention turning for home, took charge in the final furlong and scored by two lengths. She was purchased at the 2016 OBS June Sale by Winds of Change for $6,500 out of the Thoroughbreds Champions Training Center consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s now 10-5-3-1 for trainer Victor Borboza, Jr., with earnings of $162,810. watch her under tack video

Marco Thoroughbred Corp’s Mo Cash slipped between horses to take the lead approaching the head of the stretch in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, then held off favored Three Rules down the stretch to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the third stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Adios Charlie, trained by Ron Spatz, now 8-4-2-0 with $246,984 in earnings.  He worked quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to being sold by Ocala Stud, Agent, for $11,000 at the 2016 OBS June Sale.  watch his under tack video

Lael Stable’s Tricks to Doo set the pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, opened up daylight on the turn and drew off down the stretch to a 7-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Arazi Like Move (March ‘17). Two for three with a third place finish for trainer Arnaud Delacour, the 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief has earned $59,300 to date. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Lael Stable after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5.   watch his under tack video

Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://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.

The sortable master index has been updated with advanced search and filter capability and 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 is available 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 capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 254 horses are cataloged for the Preferred Session, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 24th at 10:30 a.m., followed immediately by 94 horses currently cataloged in the Racing Age Session (Hip Numbers 255 – 348).  Supplemental Racing Age entries will be accepted through January 5th and a separate supplemental Racing Age catalog will be available on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales grounds. The 348 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 748) will be sold Thursday, January 25th, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

There are 374 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Malibu Moon heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Animal Kingdom, Bodemeister, Dialed In, Freud, First Samurai, Kantharos, Macleans Music, More Than Ready, Overanalyze, Quality Road, Shackleford and Violence as well as Florida-based First Dude, Gone Astray and Poseidon’s Warrior.

OBS graduate Carpe Diem heads the group of promising young sires with yearlings in the sale, a list that also includes Bayern, Cairo Prince, Commissioner, Constitution, Daredevil, Declaration of War, Karakonite (JPN), Liam’s Map, Palace Malice, Tapiture, Verazanno and Will Take Charge along with Florida-based He’s Had Enough, Khozan, The Big Beast and Uncaptured.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of promising stallions headed by Noble Mission (GB) and including Not This Time and Vancouver (AUS) as well as Florida-based Chitu, Fury Kapkori, Handsome Mike, Jess’s Dream and Rattlesnake Bridge.

Mares will also be offered in foal to a noted roster of sires headed by Creative Cause and includes Broken Vow, Dialed In, Point of Entry and Violence along with Florida-based Treasure Beach (GB) and Two Step Salsa.

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 will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed 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 Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Take Charge Paula takes Gulfstream’s House Party Stakes

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Bruce Tallisman’s Take Charge Paula sat just off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Razorback Lady (June ’17, October ’15) in Saturday’s $75,000 House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park, collared her turning for home, out-fought her to the wire and won by half a length. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Take Charge Indy, consigned to the 2017 OBS March Sale by Envision Equine on behalf of E. J. Sipus Jr. and purchased for $50,000 by Mr. Tallisman after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Kelly Breen, she has three stakes wins, a 6-4-0-1 record and $188,240 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

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Treadway Racing Stable’s Malibu Saint relaxed well off the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Wait a While Stakes on the Gulfstream turf course, moved wide to reach contention nearing the stretch, and ran past the leaders despite traffic trouble in the lane to win at half a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, trained by Mike Maker, now 5-2-1-1 with $81,481 in earnings. She breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $90,000 by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Town and Country Racing, LLC’s My Miss Chiff rallied to take charge of the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes a furlong from home and held off fellow OBS graduate Look Into My Eyes (June ’14, January ’13) in the deep stretch to score by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Into Mischief, now 6-4-0-1 with earnings of $159,660 for trainer Albert Stall, Jr. She was sold for $60,000 by Tonya Jurgens, Agent, as a weanling at the 2014 OBS Fall Mixed Sale.

Sharp Azteca romps in Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca sat behind the leaders down the backstretch of Aqueduct’s $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) on Saturday, moved to take command after turning for home and ran off to score by five lengths over fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits (April ’15). It’s the first grade one win for the 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 16-8-5-1 with $1,756,740 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot pressed the pace in the early going of the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct, took over at the head of the stretch and drew off to win by 3-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, trained by Mark Casse, now has three graded stakes wins, a 5-3-0-1 record and earnings of $312,973. She was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport saved ground off the pace in Saturday’s $125,400 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine, came out for the drive after avoiding trouble on the turn, blew past the leaders in the final furlong and won by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, winner of the Sir Barton in 2015. Trained by Sid Attard, he’s now 23-7-7-3 and has earned $498,888 to date. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Seeking the Soul scores in Churchill’s Clark Handicap

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul picked a fine spot for his first stakes win, rallying to reach contention in the stretch of Friday’s $500,000 Clark Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, taking the lead in the stretch and holding off a late charge to score by half a length. The 4-year-old colt by Perfect Soul (IRE), now 17-5-3-5 for trainer Dallas Stewart, has earned $551,162 to date. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS June Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette scored her second straight graded stakes victory on Friday in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, taking the lead on the backstretch, opening daylight in the lane and holding off the late runners to win by half a length.  The 3-year-old daughter of Wilburn turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before she was purchased by Mr. Miller for $28,000 out of the Bobby Jones Equine LLC & Santa Fe Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale.  Trained by Jim DiVito, she’s now 14-7-0-3 with four stakes wins and earnings of $508,413. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber and John C. Oxley’s Road to Victory looked beaten a furlong from home after pressing the pace in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, but the 2-year-old Quality Road filly came again and got up late to win by a neck. Two for two and a graded stakes winner for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $144,670. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before going to Justin Casse, Agent, for $500,000. watch her under tack video

Michael Dubb and David Simon’s Control Group took the lead at the start of the $200,000 Discovery Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday and never looked back, cruising to a three length victory with fellow OBS graduate Bonus Points (April ’16) checking in third. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old son of Posse, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $15,000 out of the Dean’s List consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, he’s now 13-5-3-3 and has earned $321,570.  watch his under tack video

William H. Lawrence’s Analyze It is two for two and a graded stakes winner after leading from flag fall to finish and taking Sunday’s $102,070 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on the Del Mar turf course by 4-1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Point of Entry, trained by Chad Brown, has earned $105,000. He was purchased  for $190,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Two OBS graduates got the holiday weekend off to a good start at Penn National.

David Jacobson’s Chief Lion rolled to a half length wire to wire victory in the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Stakes. It’s the first stakes win for the 7-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred gelding by Wildcat Heir, trained by his owner, now 43-11-6-7 with earnings of $717,941. Consigned to the 2011 OBS Winter Mixed Sale by Kaizen Sales, Agent for Plumley Farms, he was sold for $35,000.

Trin-Brook Stables, Inc.’s Discreet Lover tracked the early leader in the $100,000 Swatara Stakes, took over on the far turn and drew away in the stretch to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida- bred filly by Repent, trained by Uriah St. Lewis, leaving her with a 34-5-7-4 record and $527,110 in earnings. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, she went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Karl Pergola’s K P Wildcat rallied from well of the pace in Wednesday’s $75,000 Zia Park Distaff Stakes, took the lead in deep stretch and eased away to win by a length. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Include,  sold for $40,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Weston Martin, she’s now 14-9-2-2 and has earned $373,636 to date. watch her under tack video

August Dawn Farm’s Small Bear posted his first stakes win in the $150,000 Gio Ponti Stakes at Aqueduct on Friday, coming from behind and getting up in the final yards to win by a neck. Trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart, the 3-year-old gelding by Macho Uno is now 12-4-3-2 and has earned $286,432. Consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was sold for $80,000. watch his under tack video

Blinkers On Racing Stable, Bennett, Cahee, Georgetti, Harris, Lyons et al’s Steph Being Steph pressed front-running fellow OBS graduate She’s No Drama (April ’17, August ’16) into the stretch of Friday’s $66,125 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes, wore her down late and beat her to the wire by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Majestic Warrior, trained by Brian Koriner, now 4-2-1-0 with $72,145 in earnings. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the 2017 OBS April Sale before she was purchased by Blinkers On Racing Stable for $240,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. watch her under tack video

Erich G. Brehm’s Night Strike closed with a rush to break his maiden and capture Saturday’s $75,000 Don C. McNeil Stakes at Remington Park by three lengths. Now 6-1-1-1 for trainer Bret Calhoun, he has earned $62,162 to date.  The two time OBS graduate colt by Liaison was sold by Stuart Morris , Agent at the 2016 August Sale, and then consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2017 April Sale where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Mr. Misunderstood captures Churchill’s Commonwealth Turf Stakes

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood is six for seven this year and a graded stakes winner after circling horses to take command of Saturday’s $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs in the stretch and easing away to win by a length and a half. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, trained by Brad Cox, now 12-8-1-0 with earnings $364,694. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates posted five stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

Richlyn Farms’ Silver Bay is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and taking the Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16). The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Currency Swap is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale then resold for $47,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 June Sale after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by William Hickey, she has earned $69,570. watch her under tack video

Magic Stables LLC’s Lirica was wide in the early going of the $75,000 Millions Distaff Stakes, moved to the leaders at the top of the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, a two time OBS graduate. She was purchased out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2014 Winter Mixed Sale and then sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, for $20,000 at the 2015 August Yearling Sale. Trained by Antonio Sano, she’s now 12-3-2-3 and has earned $144,885. Selected Sale conformation photo

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Quijote battled head and head for the lead on the outside of two horses in the $75,000 Millions Sprint  Preview Stakes, took charge in deep stretch and beat fellow OBS graduate Sweetontheladies (April ’16) to the wire by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Pomeroy, purchased by Midwest for $25,000 out of the Kelli Mitchell consignment at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Armando de la Cerda, he’s now 15-6-4-0 and has earned $283,045 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan pressed the early leader in the $75,000 Millions Classic Preview Stakes, took over on the backstretch and widened from there, galloping off to win in hand by 11-1/2 lengths. It’s the fifth stakes win for the graded stakes winning 5-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 24-8-4-6 with $605,340 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after speeding  a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Kerri Szegi’s Nauti Boy scored his first stakes victory in the $75,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, battling fellow OBS graduate The X (August ’16) to the wire and winning by a nose. Trained by Lilli Kurtinecz, the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Mizzen Mast is now 5-2-0-0 and has earned $72,405 to date. Consigned by his owner to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5. watch his under tack video 

OBS grads picked up a trio of stakes wins on Saturday at Laurel.

Bruce Tallisman’s Take Charge Paula scored her second stakes win in the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes. She wore down the leaders in the stretch despite getting hit in the jaw with a whip, took the lead a sixteenth from home and prevailed by a head. The 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Take Charge Indy was consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Mr. Tallisman for $50,000. Trained by Kelly Breen, she’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $143,600 to date. watch her under tack video

D.J. Stable’s A Different Style took the lead at the start of the $100,000 James F. Lewis Stakes and never looked back, cruising to a two length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Barry Lee (March ’17) checking in third. That’s two straight wins for the 2-year-old colt by The Factor, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $160,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Trained by John Servis, he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $100,400. watch his under tack video 

BB Horses’ Afleet Willy broke poorly and had traffic problems on the first turn in the $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes, but he circled horses on the turn, took over after turning for home and scored by three quarters of a length over fellow OBS graduate Discreet Lover (August ’14). That’s two straight stakes wins for the 4-year-old gelding by Wilburn, now 24-10-7-2 with $367,735 in earnings for trainer Claudio Gonzalez.  He was purchased for $50,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video 

Stormy Liberal a millionaire after scoring in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, ignored at 30-1, saved ground in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, came off the rail after straightening away in the stretch and was up in the final strides to beat stablemate Richard’s Boy by a neck. Joel Rosario was aboard the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, now 22-8-6-1 and the newest OBS millionaire with earnings of $1,033,570 for trainer Peter Miller. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,000. watch his under tack video

A pair of OBS millionaires and a promising 2-year-old filly also made their presence felt during the two days of championship racing at Del Mar.

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected pressed front-running winner Gun Runner into the stretch of the $6-million Breeders’ Classic (G1), battled gamely into the final furlong and then held off a late run by top 3-year-old West Coast to finish second. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 12-9-1-0 and has earned $2,280,500. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca set the pace in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), led to deep stretch but missed by half a length to promising 3-year-old Battle of Midway. The 4-year-old colt by Freud is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 15-7-5-1 and has earned $1,306,740. watch his under tack video 

Baoma Corporation’s Alluring Star put away favored Moonshine Memories turning for home in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) but was unable to withstand a late charge by Caledonia Road and settled for second, earning $340,000. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $436,000 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2017 OBS March Sale before she was purchased for $850,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch her under tack video

Tower of Texas takes Woodbine’s Labeeb Stakes

Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth’s Tower of Texas was last of four in the early going of Woodbine’s $116,000 Labeeb Stakes on Saturday, rallied on the outside to reach contention, took over a furlong from home and scored by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Street Sense, trained by Roger Attfield, now 26-6-8-4 with $806,289 in earnings. Consigned by Mc Kathan Bros., Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Kendall E. Hansen M.D. and Skychai Racing LLC’s Fast and Accurate stalked the leader in Saturday’s $75,000 Showing Up Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, fought his way to the front in the stretch and eased away late to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Hansen, trained by Mike Maker, winner of the Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park in March. Now 11-4-1-1 with earnings of $401,942, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $85,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Jordan V. Wycoff’s Desert Duchess rallied on the turn to take charge of Gulfstream Park West’s $75,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes on Saturday and then drew off down the stretch to post a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Hard Spun, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Also trained by Mike Maker, she’s now 14-5-3-2 and has earned $239,660 to date.  watch her under tack video

Collected heads contingent of 25 OBS grads entered in the Breeders’ Cup

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected heads a contingent of 25 OBS graduates entered in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, set for Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4 at Del Mar.

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Collected comes into Saturday’s $6-million Breeders’ Classic (G1) off a wire to wire victory over champion Arrogate in the $1-million Pacific Classic (G1) over the same Del Mar surface and at the same mile and a quarter distance. The Pacific Classic was the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of City Zip, four for four this year with three graded stakes victories. He’s now 11-8-1-0 and has earned $1,260,500 to date. Trained by Bob Baffert, he will again be ridden by Martin Garcia. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

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Collected will be joined in the gate by Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Glenn K. Ellis and Imaginary Stables’ War Story, a millionaire in his own right and winner of Belmont’s $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2) on June 10. He’ll be ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Jorge Navarro. The 5-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, now 23-5-3-3 with $1,284,305 in earnings, was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, where he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form and Speedway Stables LLC’s Moon Dash are entered in Friday’s first race, the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1).

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Significant Form comes into the race off a victory in $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on October 1. The 2-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, disqualified from a victory in her debut although first by 2-1/2 lengths, is 2-1-0-0 and has earned $120,415 to date. Trained by Chad Brown, she’ll be ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. 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. watch her under tack video

 

After winning at first asking at Delaware Park, Moon Dash closed with a rush to be second last time out in the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita on October 9. Also consigned by Eddie Woods to the April Sale, the daughter of Malibu Moon brought $650,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Now 2-1-1-0 with $40,400 in earnings for trainer Michael Stidham, she’ll be ridden by Mike Smith. watch her under tack video

Exline-Border Racing LLC and Gatto Racing LLC’s Giant Expectations and Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca will go in the next race, the $1-million Dirt Mile (G1).

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Giant Expectations has a win over the Del Mar surface, coming from off the pace to take the $201,725 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) by a length and a half on August 26. The 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale.  He’s now 11-3-3-1 for trainer Peter Eurton and has earned $259,200. Gary Stevens will be aboard. watch his under tack video

 

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Sharp Azteca comes into the race off two straight graded stakes wins, becoming a millionaire with his victory in Belmont’s Kelso Handicap (G2) on September 23. His previous start was a track record performance in the $100,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) on July 30. The 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, will be ridden by Paco Lopez. He’s now 14-7-4-1 and has earned $1,136,740. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

Reddam Racing LLC’s Encumbered, Bloom Racing Stable’s Snapper Sinclair and Klaravich Stables’ Voting Control will carry the OBS banner in the $1-millon Juvenile Turf (G1).

Encumbered has a victory over the Del Mar turf course, taking the $103,105 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes by half a length two starts back on September 3. The 2-year-old colt by Violence, who will be ridden by Mario Gutierrez for trainer Simon Callaghan, is now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $102,345. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $225,000 after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Snapper Sinclair came from just off the pace to take the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile Stakes at Kentucky Downs in his last start on September 6. It was the second straight win for the 2-year-old City Zip colt, purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $252,360 to date. watch his under tack video

Voting Control won at first asking for trainer Chad Brown and comes into the race off a second place finish in the Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on September 30. Now 2-1-1-0 with $85,000 in earnings, he will be ridden by Javier Castellano. Consigned to the 2016 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale by Stuart Morris, Agent, he was sold for $85,000.   Selected Sale conformation photo

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Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s champion Champagne Room goes after her second Breeders’ Cup victory as the lone OBS entrant in the $2-million Distaff (G1). Last year’s Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner comes into the race off a 3-3/4 length victory in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on September 24. The 3-year-old Broken Vow filly is now 7-3-1-2 and has earned $1,430,600 to date. Trained by Peter Eurton, she will be ridden by Mario Gutierrez. Consigned by de Meric Sales to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent, on behalf her owners.  watch her under tack video

Saturday’s action gets under way with the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1) and OBS is represented by four youngsters.

Baoma Corporation’s Alluring Star was a winner over the Del Mar strip at first asking and then second in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1) on September 30. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Joe Talamo, she comes into the race with a 2-1-1-0 record and $96,000 in earnings.  Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was purchased for $850,000. watch her under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Gio Game comes into the race off a nine-length maiden special weight victory at Keeneland on October 6. Manuel Franco will ride the daughter of Gio Ponti for trainer Mark Casse. Now 3-1-2-0 with $72,200 in earnings, she worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $160,000 out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Mario Gutierrez will ride Nice Guys Stables, Jack Bick and Jay Oringer’s Piedi Bianchi for trainer Doug O’Neill. The filly by Overanalyze comes into the race off a third place finish in the Chandelier (G1) and a second in Del Mar Debutante (G1). She was sold for $80,000 by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2017 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in 10 1/5. Now 4-1-2-1, she has earned $141,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot is two for three and a graded stakes winner after romping to a six length victory in Woodbine’s $142,250 Mazarine Stakes (G3) on October 7. 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

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Westside Racing Stable, Haymes, Rodriguez, et al Guns Loaded and Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal will represent OBS in the $1-million Turf Sprint.

Bucchero comes in looking for his third straight win after scoring in the $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on October 7. With five stakes wins to his credit, the 5-year-old son of Kantharos sports a 22-9-6-1 record with $638,366 in earnings. Fernando De La Cruz with ride for trainer Tim Glyshaw.  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

Guns Loaded captured Santa Anita’s $101,380 San Simeon Stakes (G3) last spring for his fifth stakes victory. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Equest Thoroughbreds, Inc. to Welcome Gate Farm at the 2012 August Sale and then resold by Welcome Gate for $175,000 at the 2013 April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Rafael Bejarano rides the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of D’wildcat, trained by Doug O’Neill, who comes into the race with a 31-8-3-5 record and earnings of $425,562. watch his under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal ran off four straight stakes wins this spring, capped by a victory in $147,000 Daytona Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita on May 27. Peter Miller trains the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, who will be ridden by Joel Rosario. He’s now 21-7-6-1 and has earned $433,570 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,00 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

 

LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation and Jeff Bonde, Edward J. Brown and Karen Norton’s Princess Karen are entered in the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint.

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Constellation took the $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita in her final start at three and has finished second in graded stakes in all four of her starts at four. The daughter of Bellamy Road, now trained by Bob Baffert, will be ridden by Flavien Prat and has compiled a 12-5-5-1 record with $619,464 in earnings.  She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale.  watch her under tack video

Princess Karen, winner of the Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos two back, comes in off a second in Santa Anita’s L. A. Woman Stakes (G3) on October 8. The 3-year-old Stay Thirsty filly, trained by Jeff Bonde, now 7-3-1-0 with $140,705 in earnings, will be ridden by Julien Leparoux. Consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds (Bruno DeBerdt), Agent to the 2016 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in  :10 1/5 before she went through the ring. watch her under tack video

 

Richard C. Pell’s Calculator and J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, All American Horses LLC, Daniel Summers and  Michael E. Kisper’s Mind Your Biscuits will carry the OBS flag in the $1.5-million Sprint (G1).

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Calculator, who broke his maiden in Santa Anita’s $100,750 Sham Stakes (G3) at three, comes into the race off a second to fellow OBS graduate Giant Expectations in the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2). The 5-year-old Florida-bred colt by In Summation was purchased for $132,000 by trainer Peter Miller from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. John Velazquez has the mount. Now 17-4-5-4, he has earned $575,480 to date.  watch his under tack video

 

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Mind Your Biscuits, third in this race last year, followed that effort with victories in the Malibu (G1), Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) and Belmont Sprint Championship (G2). He comes into the race boasting a  17-6-6-2 record with earnings of $2,224,166 and a shot at the Eclipse Award as sprint champion. Regular rider Joel Rosario will be aboard for trainer Chad Summers.  Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

Kretz Racing LLC’s Mr. Roary will represent OBS in the $2-million Mile (G1). The 4-year-old old Scat Daddy gelding came from well off the pace in his last start to win the $101,725 Eddie D Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita on September 29. It was his second stakes win and left him with an 18-4-4-2 record and $243,310 in earnings. Trained by George Papaprodromou, he will be ridden by Tyler Conner. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, he was purchased for $110,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Reddam Racing LLC’s Bahamian, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Hazit and Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator will go in the $2-million Juvenile (G1).

Bahamian, still a maiden, comes in off a series of strong works for trainer Simon Callaghan. The 2-year-old colt by Freedom Child breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the 2017 OBS April Sale before he was purchased for $160,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment. Mario Gutierrez has the mount.  watch his under tack video 

Hazit was a winner at first asking, leading all the way in a Saratoga maiden special test on August 26. He’s now 2-1-0-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher and has earned $64,800 to date. John Velazquez will be aboard. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $430,000. watch his under tack video 

The Tabulator is an undefeated three for three and a graded stakes winner after capturing Churchill’s $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) on September 16. Jose Valdivia, Jr. will again ride for trainer Larry Rivelli. The 2-year-old colt by Dialed In has earned $143,550 to date. He was purchased for $460,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video 

 

Top of the Game takes Santa Anita’s Comma to the Top Stakes

Holly and David Wilson’s Top of the Game took charge of the $73,690 Comma to the Top Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita after straightening away in the stretch, opened a long lead a furlong from home and coasted from there to a 4-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Desert Party, returning to the races after a layoff since a victory at Santa Anita in February.  Trained by Vladimir Cerin, he’s now 12-4-1-1 and has earned $167,420. The two time OBS graduate was purchased out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2014 Selected Yearling Sale and then resold for $150,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2015 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video    Selected Sale Conformation photo

Lovely Bernadette wins Keeneland’s Valley View Stakes

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette sat just off the leaders in Friday’s $150,000 Valley View Stakes (G3) at Keeneland, took charge in deep stretch and eased away late to win by a length and a half. It’s the first graded stakes win for 3-year-old daughter of Wilburn, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 at the  2016 OBS June Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Miller for $28,000 from Bobby Jones Equine LLC & Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent.  A three time stakes winner for trainer Jim DiVito, she’s now 13-6-0-3 with earnings of $390,613. watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points circled horses to reach contention in the stretch of Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Stakes at Laurel, ran past the leaders a sixteenth from home and was clear by 2-3/4 lengths at the wire. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 14-3-3-2 with $340,560 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Black Tide went right to the front in Sunday’s $200,000 Mohawk Stakes on the turf at Belmont Park, opened a long lead after half a mile and was never threatened from there, reporting home by a length and a quarter over fellow OBS graduate Offering Plan (April ’14). It’s the first stakes win for two-time OBS graduate, sold by Harry L. Landry Bloodstock at the 2013 August Yearling Sale and then purchased for $50,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by David Cannizzo, the the 5-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back is now 34-7-6-5 and has earned $450,832 to date. watch his under tack video

Jordan V. Wycoff’s Gianna’s Dream picked up her second straight stakes victory in the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf Stakes on Friday at Remington Park, taking the lead after straightening away in the stretch and drawing off to a 2-1/4 length win. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy, now 17-9-1-4 with earnings of $401,791 for trainer Mike Maker.  She was purchased for $42,000 out of the Perrone Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Sale Conformation photo

Hronis Racing LLC’s Artistic Diva is two for two and a stakes winner after leading every step of the way and winning Sunday’s $71,500 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita by 2-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17). The 2-year-old daughter of Munnings sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $425,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by John Sadler, she has earned $78,900 to date.  watch her under tack video

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