Mucho Gusto scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

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

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

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

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

2018 OBS Day of Racing starts Tuesday at noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

A trio of OBS grads score in stakes at Laurel:

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

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

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

Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal post Breeders’ Cup victories

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

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

Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal post Breeders’ Cup victories

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

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

OBS Sprint Stakes Nominations closing Tuesday, November 6

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

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

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

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

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

Thirty OBS grads enter the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sower scores in Belmont’s Pumpkin Pie Stakes

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Leonard C. Green’s Sower took the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Pumpkin Pie Stakes at Belmont Park and never looked back en route to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old filly by Flatter, purchased for $120,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in : 10 1/5. Now 7-4-0-2 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $256,840 to date. watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm and Joseph Besecker’s Dunph is two for two and a stakes winner pressing the pace in the $150,000 Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Sunday at Churchill Downs, taking command in the stretch and drawing away to a 7-3/4 length victory.  The 2-year-old gelding by Temple City, trained by Mike Maker, has earned $105,540. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $27,500 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shamrock Rose scores in Keeneland’s Raven Run Stakes

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Lookin to Strike wins Woodbine’s Ontario Derby

Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike tracked the early leader in Saturday’s $150,000 Ontario Derby (G3) at Woodbine, took over a furlong from home and held off a late charge by stablemate Curlin’s Honor to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by Mark Casse, now 9-4-0-0 with earnings of $147,644. A two-time OBS graduate, he was consigned by Select Sales to the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then sold at the 2017 April Sale by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $210,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video
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City Zip colt tops Open Yearling Sale finale

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Hip No.  677, a son of City Zip consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold for $95,000 to Tracy Farmer to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Prettyatthetable, by Point Given, is a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Pomeroy’s Pistol.

Hip No. 648, a chestnut colt by Giant Surprise consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, went to Bladen Bloodstock for $75,000. He’s out of stakes placed No Mo Magic, by Mo Mon, a half sister to stakes winner At the Disco.

Hip No. 565, a daughter of Uncaptured also consigned by Summerfield, was sold to S G V Thoroughbreds LLC for $72,000. The bay filly is out of Jim’s Lonesa, by Put It Back, a half sister to stakes winner Who What Win.

Summerfield also consigned Hip No. 603, a son of Kantharos purchased by W.D. North Thoroughbreds LLC for $72,000. The bay colt is out of Luca’s Lady, by Hold Me Back, a half sister to stakes placed Jet Majesty.

Champion Equine LLC paid $72,000 for Hip No. 756, a son of Central Banker consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Spirit of Rose, by City Zip.

Hip No. 614, a chestnut colt by Kitten’s Joy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $70,000. He’s out of Mayakoba, by War Chant, a half sister to graded stakes winner Juniper Pass.

For the session, 142 yearlings sold for a total of $1,845,400, averaging $12,996 with a $7,500 median figure. The buyback percentage was 25.6%.

For the two Open sessions, 294 horses sold for a total of $3,870,250, compared with 291 horses selling for a total of $3,126,100 in a single session a year ago. The average was $13,164, up 22.5%, compared with $10,743 in 2017 while the median was rose to $7,000 compared to $5,000 last year.  The buyback percentage was 24%; it was 23.4% in 2017.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 139 horses sold for a total of $5,698,000 compared with 115 yearlings bringing $4,959,400 at the 2017 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,993, compared with $43,125 last year, while the median was $28,000 compared with $30,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 25.3%; it was 33.9% a year ago. Nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with six a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 138, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, sold to John C. Oxley for an OBS Yearling Sale record $340,000. The gray or roan colt is out of Minutia, by Concord Point, a half sister to stakes winner Mykindasaint. The price bettered the previous mark of $335,000.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2018 OBS Day of Racing, set for Tuesday, November 20. The next sale is the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29 – 30.

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.

Kantharos colt tops Open Yearling Sale’s opening session

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Hip No. 516, Our Time, a chestnut colt by Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Stonestreet Stables LLC for $190,000 to top the first Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale. He’s out of Golden Trumpet, by Formal Gold, from the family of grade one winner Wilderness Song.

Hip No. 311, a son of Kitten’s Joy consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was purchased by Ann Maher-Springman, Agent for Rashed Yousef Bouresly, for $100,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a full brother to stakes winner Kuwait Currency, is out of Thebignbadestbunny, by Smart Strike.

Hip No. 341, a son of Mark Valeski consigned by Magnolia Point Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Tracy Farmer for $85,000. Out of Vindi Princess, by Vindication, the bay colt is a half brother to stakes winner Big Drink of Water, who picked up his third stakes win in the Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle last Thursday.

Smokey Willow Farm paid $80,000 for Hip No. 458, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Day of Obligation, by Deputy Minister, from the family of grade one stakes winner Confessional.

Hip No. 489, a son of The Big Beast consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to S G V Thoroughbreds LLC for $70,000. The bay colt is out of Faith Hall, by High Cotton, a half sister to graded stakes placed Show Me the Bling.

For the session, 143 yearlings sold for a total of $1,967,300, averaging $13,757, with a $7,000 median figure. The buyback percentage was 27%.

The sale continues Thursday at 12:00 noon with Hip No.’s 551 – 789 selling in the second Open session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse 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.

Record Cairo Prince colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 138, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to John C. Oxley for an OBS Yearling Sale record $340,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Minutia, by Concord Point, a half sister to stakes winner Mykindasaint. The price bettered the previous mark of $335,000.

Stonestreet Stables LLC went to $210,000 for Hip No. 145, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner It’s High Time, is out of My Rolex, by Proud Accolade.

Hip No. 128, a son of Commissioner consigned by First Finds, was purchased by de Meric Stables, Agent, for $200,000. The bay colt is out of stakes winner Lunarlady, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winners Lunarpal and Astrology.

De Meric Stables, Agent for Backstretch Farm, purchased Hip No. 177, a bay filly by Into Mischief, for $170,000. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, she’s out of She’s a Rainbow, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of stakes placed Rainbow’s Song.

Hip No. 36, a son of Kitten’s Joy consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, also went to de Meric Sales, Agent, for $150,000. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Blue Grass Music, by Bluegrass Cat, is a full brother to Henley’s Joy, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes on September 1st and second by a nose this past Saturday in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G3).

H. H., Agent, went to $140,000 for Hip No. 69, a daughter of Take Charge Indy consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Divine Heart, by Divine Park, a half sister to grade one stakes winners Include Me Out and Check the Label.

Hip No. 192, a daughter of American Pharoah consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent, was purchased by First Stop Stable for $130,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Toast to Ashley, by First Defence, a half sister to stakes placed Moka Jumbie.

Calumet Farm paid $115,000 for Hip No 195, a son of Lemon Drop Kid also consigned by Taylor Made. The bay colt is out of You Hear Us Coming, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Quiet Meadow.

Hip No. 153, a son of Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Tracy Farmer for $100,000. The chestnut colt is a half brother to stakes placed J Isle out of Orchid Isle, by Zamindar.

For the day, 124 horses sold for a total of $5,464,000 compared with 115 yearlings bringing $4,959,400 at the 2017 Selected Sale. The average price was $44,065, up 2.2% compared with $43,425 last year, while the median was $30,000, identical to last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 33.3%; it was 33.9% a year ago. Nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with six a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 12:00 noon with Hip No.’s 301 – 550 selling in the first of two Open sessions. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse 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.

Bucchero, Its Gonna Hurt, Golden Mischief, Strike Silver score stakes wins

Juddmonte Farms’ Golden Mischief posted her fourth straight stakes victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, circling horses on the turn to reach contention and getting up late to win a five horse battle by a head. It’s the first graded stakes win and seventh stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Brad Cox, now 21-10-3-0 with $668,150 in earnings.  Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero successfully defended his title in the $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Saturday, wearing down the leaders on the outside down the stretch proving best by half a length. It’s the seventh stakes score for the 6-year-old son of Kantharos, purchased for $43,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale, after speeding a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 30-11-6-3 for trainer Tim Glyshaw, he has earned $937,936 to date. watch his under tack video

Janet Lyons, Evan Trommer, Andrew Trommer and Matthew Trommer’s Its Gonna Hurt stepped into stakes company straight off a maiden win at Del Mar in August , took the lead at the start of Saturday’s  $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita, and never looked back en route to a three quarter length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Violence was sold for $80,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brian Koriner, he’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $81,945. watch his under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver turned for home dead last of twelve in Sunday’s $200,000 Indian Summer Stakes on the turf course at Keeneland, but the graded stakes placed 2-year-old colt by Violence swung to the outside and ran past them all, getting up in the final yards to win by a neck. The Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race is his first stakes victory, leaving the Mark Casse trainee with a 3-2-1-0 record and $180,600 in earnings. He was purchased for $275,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 9th

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 9th. There are 702 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which gets underway at 12:00 noon with 213 horses offered in the Selected session.

The sale continues with Open sessions on Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th, beginning at 12:00 noon on both days. Hip No.’s 301 -550 will sell on Wednesday and Hip No.’s 551 – 789 will be offered on Thursday.

Thirty-five yearlings were supplemented to the sale after the catalog was printed in September. Twenty-three horses (Hip No’s 191 – 213) were added to the Selected session and twelve (Hip No’s 778 – 789) to the Open session. Their catalog pages are available via the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the sales grounds.

Walking videos of many of the Selected yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website. The sortable master index provides 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 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 via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse 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.

There are several notable recent updates since the catalog was printed. Hip No. 36, a colt by Kitten’s Joy, has a newly minted stakes winning full brother in Henley’s Joy, who captured the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes on September 1st and was second by a nose this afternoon in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G3).

Hip No. 39, a Central Banker filly, is a full sister to OBS graduate Sassy Agnes, winner of the Lady Finger Stakes on September 8th.

OBS Yearling Sale graduates in the headlines recently include Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover, who shocked the racing world with an upset victory in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Repent picked up his second graded stakes win and became the newest millionaire OBS graduate with earnings of $1,354,060. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble, pictured on the back cover of the catalog, has won three stakes this year. After taking the Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga in August, the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos took the $100,000 Allied Forces Stakes on the turf at Belmont in September. Now 7-4-1-1 with $333,400 in earnings for trainer Jason Servis, he was consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, to the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Kevin Attard and Soli Mehta’s 2014 OBS Yearling Sale graduate Starship Jubilee picked up her third graded stakes win, taking the Canadian Stakes (G2) at Woodbine on September 15. Consigned to the sale by The Acorn, the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, is now 23-11-2-2 and has earned $541,013.

Graduates of the 2017 October Yearling Sale have begun to make their mark, headed by John C. Oxley’s Schuylerville Stakes (G2) winning catalog cover girl Catherinethegreat. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, consigned by Turtle Pond Farm, topped the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings, purchased for $170,000. Trained by Mark Casse, she has earned $138,939 to date.

Mr. Oxley’s graded stakes placed Strike Silver, sold by Kaizen Sales for a Selected Sales topping $275,000, came from dead last turning for home to get up in the last jump and win Keeneland’s Indian Summer Stakes by a neck this afternoon. The victory earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup for the Mark Casse trainee, who is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $180,600.

Charles L. Biggs’ Congrats Gal is graded stakes placed; Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It is a stakes winner and Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky, Wayne W. Rice’s Dalliance and Hernandez Racing Club’s Mozo Bello are already stakes placed.

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

Stormy Liberal, Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Doctor Mounty post graded victories

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s ’s Stormy Liberal tuned up for a defense of his title in next month’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), stalking stablemate Conquest Tsunami in Friday’s $101,380 Eddie D Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita and wearing him down late to beat him by a head. It’s the third straight win and seventh stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, now 29-11-8-1 with $1,368,360 in earnings. He breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2014 OBS June Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

Shadai Farm, J Stables LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Scott M. Summers, Daniel Summers, Chad Summers and Michael E. Kisber’s Mind Your Biscuits sat just off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, took charge after turning for home and drew away in deep stretch to a 4-3/4 length victory. It’s the sixth graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Posse, consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Trained by Chad Summers, he’s now 24-8-10-3 and has earned $4,279,566. watch his under tack video

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders in Churchill’s $100,000 Ack Ack Stakes (G3), took command a furlong from home and eased away to score by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Giant Expectations (March ’15) rallied to be third. Trained by Dallas Stewart, the 5-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) picked up his second graded stakes victory, improved his record to 21-6-4-5 and boosted his bankroll to $1,482,542. 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

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty picked up his first stakes victory in Laurel’s Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes (G3) on Saturday, charging from off the pace to a clear lead in mid-stretch and holding off a late challenge to win by a nose. The 5-year-old son of Street Sense, trained by Shug McGaughey, is now 22-6-5-2 and has earned $347,060. He was purchased for $170,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Rags Racing Stable LLC’s Marquee Miss went right after the lead in Sunday’s $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes at Remington Park, put away the pacesetter on the turn and drew off in the lane to score by 5-1/4 lengths. That’s five stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old mare by Cowboy Cal, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Joe Ragsdale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show. Now 33-6-4-3 for trainer Ingrid Mason, she has earned $371,608 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS Yearling Sale graduate Discreet Lover a millionaire after taking the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont

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Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover, ignored at 45-1, sat well off a blistering early pace in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park, moved on the turn to reach contention turning for home, closed strongly down the stretch and was up in the final strides to win by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, now 44-7-7-7 and the newest millionaire OBS graduate with earnings of $1,354,060. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

October Yearling Sale supplemental catalog now online

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

Twenty-three yearlings have been supplemented to the Selected Yearling Sale as Hip No.’s 191 – 213. Ten yearlings have been supplemented to the Open Yearling Sale, cataloged as Hip No.’s 778 – 787.

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

There are now 213 yearlings cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. Walking videos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website and the iPad version beginning later this week There are now 487 yearlings cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set for Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th. Both Open sessions will begin at 12:00 noon.

The supplemental catalog boasts yearlings by an impressive roster of stallions, highlighted by an American Pharoah filly consigned by OBS newcomer Taylor Made Sales Agency.  Upper echelon sires City Zip, Distorted Humor, Lemon Drop Kid, Mineshaft, Street Sense and Tiznow are represented as well as hot young stallions Cairo Prince, Honor Code, Orb, Will Take Charge and Uncaptured,

As always, the Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse 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.