A Bit of Both, Archidust post wins at the 2019 OBS Day of Racing

A large crowd turned out in sunny weather for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company 2019 November Day of Racing, headed by the pair of six furlong OBS Sprint Stakes for OBS graduates.

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan Inc., Bethlehem Stables and David Simon’s A Bit of Both stalked the early leader in the $125,000 OBS Filly and Mare Sprint, took command on the turn, opened daylight in the stretch and was best by 3-1/2 lengths over Lonnie Stokes’ Caramel Martini (January ’19). Northwest Thoroughbreds LLC’s Ms Meshak (August ‘16) checked in third. That’s three stakes victories for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Paynter, now 9-7-1-1 with earnings of $289,310. Trained by Jason Servis, she was ridden by Paco Lopez and ran the distance in 1:10 4/5. She was sold by breeder Darsan, Inc. for $10,000 at the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

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In the day’s final race, the $125,000 OBS Sprint, Crawford Farms Racing’s Archidust slipped through on the inside to take charge in the stretch, then held off a late charge by Ed and Susie Orr’s Boldor (April ’18) to score by a length and three quarters, with Dawn Mendez and Steve Henry’s Front Loaded (August ’15) settling for third by the same margin.  It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Verrazano, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Juan Pacanins, Agent, for $300,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 10-5-1-1 for trainer Jorge Navarro, he has earned $246,050 to date. watch his under tack video

The first four races of the ten-race card were for quarter horses. Trainer Elio Vasquez and jockey Yordanis Amaro combined to win first two. Jose L. Ramirez’ 5-year-old gelding Joe Osceola was the winner by a length in the opener, running 330 yards in :17.294. The second went to Yoandys Amaro’s Transatlantico by half a length, with the 5-year-old gelding covering the 330 yards in :17.174.

Maple Spears’ Willie Speedy Spears took the third race by a length and a quarter, running 220 yards in :12.564. Kevin Gonzalez rode the 6-year-old for trainer James Dawson.

Howard Kleinberg’s Beyondthepatriot was a three quarter length winner, trained by his owner and ridden by Armando Alvidrez. The 8-year-old gelding ran 220 yards in :12.361.

Thoroughbreds took the stage in races five through eight. The fifth race was for maidens, and Donald F. Hunt and Maclayne T. McGowan’s Fireball Run tracked the early pace, took command leaving the backstretch and cruised from there to victory by 5-3/4 lengths. Trained by Donald F. Hunt and ridden by Christian Dominguez, the 6-year-old gelding by Run Away and Hide ran six furlongs in 1:13 1/5.

In the sixth, a Starter Allowance, Leilani Collins’ Zandar was last turning for home, but ran past the field in the stretch under Jose Ferrer and scored by 3-1/4 lengths. Trained by Tom A. Clark, the 7-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy covered six furlongs in 1:12 2/5.

The seventh was for maidens, and Bernard L. Kleine’s Lady Marvel went right to the front and led all the way, winning by a length and three quarters in :1:15 flat for six furlongs. Stephanie E. Sheroski rode the 3-year-old daughter of To Honor and Serve, saddled by Brian R. Lusk.

Willie Martinez sent Bruno Schickedanz’s Kitchen Fire to the lead after the break in the eighth, and the 4-year-old gelding by First Defence was much the best, drawing away in the lane to a 17-1/4 length victory. Trained by Nick Joseph Caruso, he ran six furlongs in 1:11 1/5.

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

OBS Yearling Sale graduates enjoy a big weekend

WSS Racing LLC and Hooties Racing LLC’s Mr Dumas rated off the early pace in Saturday’s $175,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, rallied wide on the turn, took command in the stretch and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Tracksmith (April ’18) to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, now 6-3-0-3 with $211,160 in earnings for trainer John Ortiz.  A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2017 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $100,000 out of the RiceHorse Stable consignment at the 2018 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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

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Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina trailed early in the $75,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes, but the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Prospective got rolling wide on the turn, caught fellow OBS graduate Mandamus (October ’18) a sixteenth from home and drew off late to beat her by 2-1/4 lengths.  Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Angel Rodriguez, she’s now 5-3-0-2 with a pair of stakes wins and earnings of $251,855. Selected Sale walking video

 

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William Stiritz’s Wildwood’s Beauty sat just off the leaders in the $75,000 Millions Distaff Stakes, came wide off the turn to go after them in the stretch, took over in the final sixteenth and drew away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, purchased for $47,000 by Mr. Stiritz out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2017 October Yearling Sale. Now 10-5-4-0 for trainer Scott Becker, she has earned $330,395 to date.

 

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Manuel M. Real’s Travy Boy tried stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Millions Sprint Preview Stakes, took the lead at the start and never looked back, beating fellow OBS graduate Front Loaded (August ’15) by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the second straight win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Gemologist, sold for $145,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2016 August Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Michel Arrieta, he’s now 22-5-7-3 and has earned $134,110 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

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Screen Door Stables LLC’s As Seen On Tv tracked the pacesetter in the $75,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes took command a sixteenth from home and eased away late to win by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes score for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by Kelly Breen, now 3-2-1-0 with earnings of $88,605. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast, second a year ago in the $75,000 Millions Turf Preview Stakes, captured this year’s renewal in a thriller, charging down the stretch and getting up late to win a three-horse photo by a head. That’s six stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Mizzen Mast, consigned to the 2015 April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Trained by David Fawkes, he has compiled a 33-10-12-5 career record and has earned $608,135. watch his under tack video

Mitole and Shancelot one-two in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole made an emphatic case for an Eclipse Award in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Cleverly rated off the early pace by Ricardo Santana, Jr., he went after front-running fellow OBS graduate Shancelot (March ’18) in the stretch, caught him a furlong from home and beat him to the wire by a length and a quarter. OBS graduate Engage (March ’17) settled for fourth. Consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales, the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, his seventh stakes win leaves him with a 14-10-2-2 career record and earnings of $3,104,910. watch his under tack video

Storm the Court, Anneau d’Or one-two in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court, ignored at 45-1, jumped into the head of his class in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), taking the lead at the start and keeping it to the wire, holding off a stretch challenge by fellow OBS April graduate Anneau d’Or, overlooked at 28-1, and besting him by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Court Vision, third last out in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1). Consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. The newest OBS millionaire, he’s now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $1,172,951 for trainer Peter Eurton. watch his under tack video

Structor, Billy Batts one-two in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor lodged his bid for an Eclipse Award in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), now three for three with two graded stakes wins after a late charge carried him to a three quarter length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice saved ground in the early going, swung out after turning for home and was up in the final yards to catch fellow OBS graduate Billy Batts (March ’19), who took the lead in the final sixteenth and proved second best. Structor, trained by Chad Brown, has earned $709,500 to date. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $850,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Twenty Four OBS graduates entered in the Breeders’ Cup

Twenty-four OBS graduates are entered in ten races at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships this Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd at Santa Anita.

Friday’s first race is the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) and a pair of OBS graduates are on the also eligible list.

Reddam Racing LLC’s well traveled Fore Left, winner of Santa Anita’s Sunny Slope Stakes last time out, took Belmont’s Tremont Stakes in June and was third in the Best Pal (G2) at Del Mar in August. The 2-year-old colt by Twirling Candy was consigned by Wavertree Stables to the 2019 March Sale, and went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $199,551 to date. watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy, LLC’s Karak, a world traveler in her own right, returned from a June trip to Royal Ascot and took Monmouth Park’s Tyro Stakes in August. Trained by Wesley Ward, the 2-year-old filly by Karakontie (JPN), the first stakes winner for her sire, is now 4-2-0-0 and earned $104,000. She was sold for $365,000 at the 2019 March Sale by All Dreams Equine, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Five OBS graduates will go in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor comes into the race two for two, with a victory in Belmont’s Pilgrim Stakes (G3) in his stakes debut. Trained by Chad Brown, he’ll break from post two under Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice, who has earned $159,500, was consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, to the 2019 March Sale and sold for $850,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

 

 

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Super Super Stable’s unbeaten Graceful Kitten is three for three with stakes wins in the Armed Forces and Proud Man Stakes at Gulfstream. The 2-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5 before he was purchased for $8,500 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 April Sale. Trained by Amador Sanchez, he has earned $126,610 to date and will be ridden by regular rider Hector Berrios from post six.  watch his under tack video

Kent Spellman and Madaket Stables LLC’s Andesite, second to Structor in the Pilgrim Stakes (G3) was also third in Saratoga’s With Anticipation Stakes (G3) after winning at first asking in July. The 2-year-old colt by The Factor, trained by Brad Cox, will break from post seven under Joel Rosario. Now 3-1-1-1 with $76,600 in earnings, he was consigned to the 2019 March Sale by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC and sold for $90,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Rockingham Ranch’s Billy Bats, third in Santa Anita’s Zuma Beach last time out, was also second in Del Mar’s Juvenile Turf Stakes in his previous start. The 2-year-old son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, will be ridden from post eight by Paco Lopez.  Purchased for $200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 March Sale after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5, he comes into the race with a 6-1-2-1 record and has earned $84,440. watch his under tack video

Leonard C. Green and Jonathan I. Green’s Proven Strategies was a strong fourth in Woodbine’s Summer Stakes (G1) in his last start after a second place finish in Saratoga’s Skidmore Stakes in his stakes debut. Edgard Zayas will ride the 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa from post 11 for trainer Mark Casse.  Consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, to the 2019 April Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

A trio of youngsters carries the OBS banner in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).

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Gary Barber’s Two Sixty will break from post two under Edgard Zayas for trainer Mark Casse. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She comes into the race after a 6-1/4 length victory in the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream in September. Now 4-2-0-1, she has earned $294,000 to date. watch her under tack video

ERJ Racing LLC, Great Friends Stable LLC, CTR Racing LLC MyRaceHorse Stable, Jerry Caroom et al’s Lazy Daisy is two for three and a graded stakes winner after capturing Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs in her last start. The 2-year-old filly by Paynter is another two time OBS graduate, consigned by First Finds to the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $39,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2019 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Doug O’Neill, she has earned $174,880 to date. Rafael Bejarano will ride from post five. watch her under tack video

Karl Pergola’s K P Dreamin, third in the Chandelier (G1) at Santa Anita last time out, will start from post eight under Ruben Fuentes. The 2-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Jeff Mullins, comes in with a 3-1-0-1 record and $76,260 in earnings. She was sold for $170,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video

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Tobey L. Morton & Chuck Hovitz’s Crystalle carries the OBS flag in the $1,000,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Palace Malice broke her maiden in the P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga in August and comes into the race off a sharp second in the Miss Grillo Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park. Now 3-1-1-1 for trainer John Kimmel, she will start from post seven and will be ridden by Joel Rosario. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21.1 before she was purchased for $220,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

The $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) attracted a pair of OBS graduates.

Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court broke his maiden at first asking at Del Mar in August and finished third last out in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1). The 2-year-old son of Court Vision was consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, and worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. He’ll start from post four under Flavien Prat for trainer Peter Eurton. Now 3-1-0-1, he has earned $72,951 to date. watch his under tack video

Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.’s Anneau d’Or comes into the race off an eight length victory at Golden Gate in his only start. The 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro is trained by Blaine Wright and will start from post seven under Juan Hernandez, who was aboard in his debut.  He was purchased for $480,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2019 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Two OBS graduates will go to the post in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1).

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McShane Racing LLC’s Stubbins, will start from post five and be ridden by Flavien Prat. The 3-year-old colt by Morning Line comes into the race off his first graded stakes victory in the Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland in October. It was his second stakes win and left him with a 10-4-2-2 record for trainer Doug O’Neill with $418,151 in earnings. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $130,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal goes for the three-peat in the Turf Sprint (G1) after taking the 2017 renewal at Santa Anita and winning it last year at Churchill Downs. Now seven, the son of Stormy Atlantic has compiled a 36-12-10-4 career record and earned $2,202,580 to date. Trained by Peter Miller, he’ll break from post six with John Velazquez in the irons. He was 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.  watch his under tack video

 

Three OBS graduates will compete in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, David Bernsen, Garrett Zubok and Gatto Racing LLC’s Giant Expectations graded stakes winning 6-year-old son of Frost Giant comes into the race off a good second in the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) at Del Mar. The 2015 March Sale 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. Now 22-4-5-4, he has earned $1,336,600 to date. He’ll start from post one under Jose Ortiz. watch his under tack video

 

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front will break from post seven and be ridden by Javier Castellano. The multiple graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, trained by Todd Pletcher, comes in off a victory in the Parx Dirt Mile Stakes in September and has compiled a 12-8-0-1 career record and has earned $1,815,280. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta at the 2016 April Sale. watch his under tack video

Bloom Racing Stable’s Snapper Sinclair joined the ranks of OBS millionaires in his last start, a victory in the Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs. It was the second stakes score for the 4-year-old colt by City Zip, purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 18-5-3-2 and has earned  $1,034,084. He starts in post ten and will be ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. watch his under tack video

The Eclipse Award for the sprint championship is up for grabs in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and three OBS graduates will go to the post.

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole comes in off a victory in Saratoga’s Forego Stakes (G1) in a stakes record 1:20 4/5 for seven furlongs, after taking the Metropolitan (G1) and Churchill Downs (G1) Handicaps earlier in the year. The 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya was consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales and sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He’ll be ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr., and will break from post four. Five for six this year, he has compiled a 13-9-2-2 career record and has earned $2,004,910 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage will start next door in post five under John Velazquez. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief comes in off two straight wins, the last the Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland.  Also in the Steve Asmussen barn, he’s now 12-5-4-0 and has earned $649,080 to date. He was purchased for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video

 

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Crawford Farms Racing’s Shancelot hit the headlines this summer winning Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) by 12-1/2 lengths in 1:14 flat for six and one half furlongs. The 3-year-old colt by Shanghai Bobby comes into the race off photo finish defeats in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) and H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. At the 2018 March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased for $245,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 5-3-1-1 and has earned $284,300 to date. Jose Ortiz will be in the irons from post six. watch his under tack video

 

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Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou can wrap up an Eclipse Award and make a case for Horse of the Year in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).  The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute comes in on a seven graded stake race winning streak, the latest the prestigious Beldame Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park. Her resume includes seven grade one wins, an 18-12-3-3 career record and earnings of $3,410,000. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’ll be reunited with rider Mike Smith and break from post four. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale.  watch her under tack video

A pair of OBS grads will go in the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

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Charles Fipke’s multiple graded stakes winning Seeking the Soul brings a 29-7-6-7 career mark and earnings of $3,354,153 into the Classic. He’s been to the Dubai World Cup (G1) and back and captured the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs this June. Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. gets the riding assignment from trainer Dallas Stewart and the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) will break from post two. He was consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS June Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Mongolian Stable’s Mongolian Groom has a knack for hitting the board in big races and in his last start took Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at 25-1. In the money in three other graded stakes this year, he comes in with a 16-3-2-3 career mark with $579,141 in earnings. He starts from post nine under Abel Cedillo for trainer Enebish Ganbat. The 4-year-old son of OBS graduate Hightail was purchased by Mongolian Stables for $12,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Captain Bombastic edges Cleon Jones in Belmont’s Sleepy Hollow

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Team Hanley’s Captain Bombastic is two for two and a stakes winner after taking command a furlong from home, holding on gamely and turning back stablemate and fellow OBS graduate Cleon Jones (March ’19) by a head in Saturday’s $252,500 Sleepy Hollow Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old Forty Tales colt, trained by Jeremiah Englehart has now earned $171,600. He was consigned to the 2019 OBS March Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, and sold for $80,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

 

Reddam Racing LLC’s Fore Left led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunday’s $70,500 Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita, leading from gate to wire and holding off a stretch challenge by Strongconstitution (April ’10) and scoring by a neck. Zimba Warrior (March ’19) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Twirling Candy, consigned by Wavertree Stables to the 2019 OBS March Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 6-3-0-1 for trainer Doug O’Neill, has earned $199,551 to date. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farm Corp., Terry Raymond, Jana Wagner and Jeff Gardella’s Relentless Dancer jumped straight from a Churchill maiden win into Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs, took control on the far turn and ran away in the stretch to a 10-1/5 length victory. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Midshipman is now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $85,261. He breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $80,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Mosler filly tops Open Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 401, a daughter of Mosler consigned by Sennebec South Farm, was sold to Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, for $75,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Dominus Effect, by Dominus, a half sister to graded stakes placed Corderosa.

Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, also went to $70,000 for Hip No. 434, a daughter of Dialed In consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay filly is out of Fujiana, by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Josh’s Madelyn.

Hip No. 384, a son of California Chrome also consigned by Summerfield, was sold to Blue River Bloodstock for $52,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes placed Curlin’s Gold, by Curlin, a half sister to stakes placed Railtown Girl.

Hip No. 480, a daughter of Nyquist consigned by Sequel New York, Agent was purchased by Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $50,000. The dark bay or brown filly is a half sister to graded stakes winner Lucky Player out of Janetstickettocats, by Lookin At Lucky.

Gary Logsdon went to $48,000 for Hip No. 568, a son of Chitu consigned by Michelle Redding, Agent. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Prize Informant, by Marciano, a half sister to stakes winner Wise Answer.

Blue River Bloodstock paid $47,000 for Hip No. 366, Dana’s Beauty, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of City Siren, by City Zip, from the family of Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing.

Hip No 668, a daughter of Alternation consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, went to Jorge V. Gonzalez for $47,000. The bay filly is out of True Bliss, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winner Hierro.

For the session, 263 yearlings sold for a total of $3,332,400, averaging $12,671 with a median figure of $8,000. The buyback percentage was 24.4%.

A year ago, in two Open sessions, 296 horses sold for a total of $3,874,750, averaging $13,090 with a $7,000 median figure. The buyback percentage was 23.5%.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 132 horses sold for a total of $5,784,200, compared with 138 yearlings bringing $5,658,000 at the 2018 Selected Sale. The average price was $43,820, up 6.9% compared with $41,000 last year, while the median price was $32,000, a 14.3% increase compared with $28,000 in 2018. The buyback percentage was 29%; it was 25.8% a year ago. Sixteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with nine a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 224, a son of Liam’s Map consigned by Select Sales, Agent, purchased by de Meric Stables, Agent, for $230,000. The gray or roan colt is out of Dad’ssilverpitcher, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Melodic.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2019 OBS Day of Racing, set for Tuesday, November 26. The next sale is the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 28 – 29.

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 OBS Sales or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Liam’s Map colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 224, a son of Liam’s Map consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $230,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Dad’ssilverpitcher, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Melodic.

Hip No. 185, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was also sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $190,000. The bay colt is out of Sweetest Sound, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes placed Saint Vigeur from the family of champion Sweet Catomine.

Hip No. 103, a chestnut colt by Palace Malice consigned by The Acorn LLC, Agent, was sold to Golden Star Farm for $170,000. He’s out of stakes placed Like a Queen, by Corinthian.

Hip No. 223, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was purchased by Blue Collar Stable for $140,000. The gray or roan filly is out of Unbridled Quest, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Aripeka.

Insignia Bloodstock went to $125,000 for Hip No. 105, a son of Nyquist consigned by Select Sales, Agent. The bay colt is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Little Ms Protocol, by El Corredor.

Hip No. 92, a Bernardini filly consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased for $120,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent. The bay filly is out of J. Quirk, by Unbridled’s Song, from the family of champion and major sire Tiznow.

Insignia Bloodstock paid $110,000 for Hip No. 188, a bay colt by Runhappy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere. He’s a half brother to stakes placed Moms Choice out of Tazarine, by Cat Thief.

Hip No. 175, a daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by Sequel New York, Agent, was purchased by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, for $105,000. The gray or roan filly, a half sister to stakes placed Salute With Honor, is out of stakes winner  Snow Cone, by Cryptoclearance.

Hip No. 6, a daughter of Street Sense consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Cotton Plant, Inc. for $100,000. The bay filly is out of Arabic Style, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of stakes winner Dubai Dancer, a full sister to grade one winner Little Belle.

New Day Training Center, Kevin McKathan, Agent, went to $100,000 for Hip No. 38, a daughter of Runhappy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Calgary Caper, is out of Cowgirl Lucky, by Stephen Got Even.

Hip No. 57, a son of Exaggerator consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was purchased by Golden Star Farm for $100,000. The bay colt is out of Elle Stormin’, by Tale of the Cat, from the family of graded stakes winner Isayso.

Hip No. 142, a bay Tamarkuz filly consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Top Shelf Bloodstock for $100,000. She’s a half sister to stakes winner Dene Court out of Operetta, by Ascot Knight, and her half brother by English Channel, Theregoesjojo, set a course record in an allowance victory at Woodbine on September 11th.

Shepherd Equine Advisors, Agent for Larry Hirsch paid $100,000 for Hip No.143, a daughter of Temple City consigned by Kerri Szegi, Agent. The gray or roan filly is out of Part of the Charm, by Tapit, a full sister to graded stakes winner Dancinginherdreams.

Hip No. 181, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Shooting Star TB for $100,000. The chestnut filly, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate You Bought Her, is out of Striking T, by Smart Strike.

Shooting Star TB also paid $100,000 for Hip No. 199, by Prospective, a half brother to stakes winner Chance It, who added the FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes to his resume last week. Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, he’s out of Vagabon Diva, by Pleasantly Perfect.

Hip No. 216, a son of Paynter consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $100,000. The bay colt is out of Passeporta, by Rockport Harbor, a daughter of stakes winner Bay Barrister.

For the day, 121 horses sold for a total of $5,605,200, compared with 138 yearlings bringing $5,658,000 at the 2018 Selected Sale. The average price was $46,324, up 13% compared with $41,000 last year, while the median price was $35,000, a 25% increase compared with $28,000 in 2018. The buyback percentage was 34.9%; it was 24.3% a year ago. Sixteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with nine a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 722 selling in an 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.

Neptune’s Storm, A Thread of Blue one-two in Belmont’s Hill Prince Stakes

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Cybertec International Inc., Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm sat just off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate A Thread of Blue ( March ’18) in Saturday’s $401,200 Hill Prince Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, went after him down the stretch and earned a hard fought three quarter length victory. Henley’s Joy (April ’18) was fourth in a three way photo for place. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding, trained by Richard Baltas, now 12-5-2-3 with earnings of $529,585. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

McShane Racing LLC’s Stubbins scored his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Saturday, trailing in the early going, moving into contention on the turn and charging down the stretch to a three quarter length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Morning Line, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $130,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 10-4-2-2 for trainer Doug O’Neill, he has earned $418,151 to date. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou best in Belmont’s Beldame Stakes

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Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou pressed the pace from the inside early in the $300,000 Beldame Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park on Saturday, took the lead in the turn, turned back a stretch run by Wow Cat (CHI) a sixteenth from home and drew away to win by 3-1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale, is seven for seven this year, all in graded stakes races. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’s now 18-12-3-3 and has earned $3,410,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

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Mongolian Stable’s Mongolian Groom was ignored at 25-1 in the $300,351 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Santa Anita, but took the lead at the start, shook loose turning for home, turned back a run by odds-on favorite McKinzie and drew off late to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of OBS graduate Hightail, trained by Enebish Ganbat, now 16-3-2-3 with $579,141 in earnings. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5, he was purchased by Mongolian Stables for $12,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor chased the leaders from the outside in Saturday’s $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont, rallied on the turn, took over three sixteenths out and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Andesite (March ’19) to score by a head. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice, consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $850,000 at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Two for two for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $159,500.  watch his under tack video

 

OBS grads posted three stakes wins at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Gary Barber’s Two Sixty was much the best in the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes, going right to the front and staying there all the way, romping to a 6-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ceci Valentina (October ’18) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured, a two time OBS graduate. She was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 4-2-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $294,000 to date. watch her under tack video

The $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes went to Chance It, a 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Currency Swap out of Vagabon Diva. He’s a half brother to Hip No. 199, a colt by Prospective, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the upcoming OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. watch his walking video

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Nice Guys Stables’ Extrordinary Jerry relaxed well off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Wildcat Heir Stakes, but rallied on the turn, took charge at the head of the stretch and cruised from there to a 10-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Wildwood’s Beauty (October ‘18). It’s the first stakes score for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Overdriven, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 17-4-3-2 with earnings of $260,106. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Darsan at the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale and then sold for $70,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in : 21 2/5. watch his under tack video

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Graceful Kitten is three for three with two stakes victories after leading from start to finish and scoring by two lengths in the $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, trained by Amador Sanchez, broke his maiden at first asking in June, and took the Proud Man Stakes in his second start in August. He has earned $126,610 to date. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5 before he was purchased for $8,500 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

OBS graduates scored a pair of stakes wins on Saturday at Laurel.

Maxis Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Wonder Stables’ Miss J McKay was away slowly in the $100,000 Anne Arundel County Stakes, but moved up between horses on the turn, blew past the leaders to take charge after straightening away in the stretch and romped home a five length winner. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by Hangover Kid, consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Cathal Lynch, she’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $91,953. watch her under tack video

Lady Sheila Stable and Iris Smith Stable’s Tiz He the One sat just off the early pace in the $75,000 Challedon Stakes, went after the leaders in the stretch, passed them with a rush a furlong out and won by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old gelding by Tiz Wonderful, trained by Linda Rice, now 11-5-0-1 with earnings of $158,825. He was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Lucky Man Racing LLC’s Justaholic took charge early in Saturday’s $112,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes at Monmouth and was never headed, opening up daylight on the turn and galloping from there to a 4-3/4 length victory. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old son of Justin Phillip, purchased for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 11-5-3-1 for trainer Thomas A. Clark, he’s now 11-5-3-1 with $225,400 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Significant Form scores in Belmont’s Noble Damsel

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form was away slowly in Saturday’s $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park, but chased the leaders on the outside, surged to the lead after turning for home and drew off down the stretch to score her second straight graded stakes victory by 2-3/4 lengths. Trained by Chad Brown, the 4-year-old daughter of Creative Cause has posted four graded wins, compiled a 12-5-1-0 record and earned $804,865 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $575,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video

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Gold Square LLC’s Cleon Jones sat just off the pace on the outside in Friday’s $145,800 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park, moved to challenge after turning for home and was best by a head in a three horse photo finish, with fellow OBS graduate City Man (April ’19) a nose back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Tale of the Cat, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Now 4-2-1-0 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart, he has earned $167,880 to date. watch his under tack video

Curragh Stables’ Killybegs Captain relaxed off the pace on the inside early in Saturday’s $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (G3), came out for the drive, took the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely for a three quarter length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Mizzen Mast, trained by John Terranova, leaving him with a 24-6-5-3 career record and $521,453 in earnings. He was sold for $75,000 by Cary Frommer, Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Robert V. LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $153,500 Parx Dirt Mile Stakes from the outside, was headed inside at the eighth pole and then came again to regain control and win by three quarters of a length.  It’s the sixth stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Stay Thirsty, consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Kirkwood Stable, Agent, where he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $575,000 to Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. He’s now 12-8-0-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher and has earned $1,815,280 to date. watch his under tack video

Colts Neck Stables’ LLC’s Meru is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the $75,000 Smoke Glacken Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday and never looking back, turning back a challenge from fellow OBS graduate As Seen On Tv (April ’19) and beating him by 3-1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was sold for $300,000 by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr, he has earned $72,000. watch his under tack video

Pewter Stable’s Dubini relaxed well off the pace early in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes on the turf, but circled the field on the turn, sustained his run down the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Gio Ponti, trained by Kathleen Demasi, now 18-5-5-1 with $324,775 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $162,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins on Saturday night at Charles Town.

Scott and Evan Dilworth’s Lady T N T led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the Charles Town Oaks (G3), leading from start to finish and beating Irish Mischief (April ’18) by two lengths, with Taylor’s Spirit (April ’18) another length back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Justin Phillip, trained by Joe Sharp, now 10-3-3-0 with $323,312 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $335,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale.  watch her under tack video 

D. J. Stable’s Colby stepped into stakes company fresh off a maiden score in Charles Town’s $100,000 Dickie Moore Stakes, stalked the early pace, came after the leaders in the lane and was up late to win by three quarters of a length, with fellow OBS graduate Majestic Edge (June ’19, April ’19) a nose back in third. The 2-year-old Super Saver filly, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, was sold for $440,000 after speeding a quarter in :20 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer John Servis, she has earned $90,600. watch her under tack video 

Danny J. Chen’s well traveled Yorkiepoo Princess shipped into Charles Town for the $75,000 Misty Bennett Pink Ribbon Stakes, pressed the pace, took over at the head of the stretch and eased away late to a two length victory. That’s five stakes wins for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 27-7-3-2 with $551,177 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before her purchase by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

John Pinkerton’s Black Ops picked up his first stakes win in Albuquerque’s $55,000 Budweiser Special Handicap on Saturday, leading from start to finish and winning by 3-3/4 lengths. The 6-year-old gelding by Hard Spun is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2015 March Sale and then breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $20,000 by Whitman Sales, Agent, at the 2015 June Sale. Trained by Justin Evans, he’s now 21-4-4-3 and has earned $141,377 to date. watch his under tack video 

 

OBS Sprint Stakes headline live racing November 26th

Lookin to Strike wins 2018 OBS Sprint (Tibor Szlavik photo)

Live racing returns to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Tuesday, November 26th. Two sprint stakes for OBS sale graduates headline the day. Free nominations to both races close Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The position on the calendar provides horsemen a stakes opportunity before the kickoff of the Gulfstream Park Championship and the Tampa Bay Downs meets.

The OBS Sprint and the OBS Filly and Mare Sprint are for three years old and upward. Both stakes races will be run over six furlongs, each with a guaranteed purse of $125,000, restricted to OBS graduates. Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 19th. Both races will be run as non-wagering events.

There is a fee of $1,250 to enter and $2,500 to start. 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. Nomination forms and the condition book may be found in the OBS website at the following link:
2019 OBS Sprint Stakes

There will be pari-mutuel wagering available on eight races, featuring quarter horse races for two year olds as well as for three years old and upward at distances from 220 yards to 440 yards. Up to four thoroughbred maiden and starter allowance races may be used as substitute races. Purses range from $4,000 to $7,000 with all starters guaranteed a minimum of $200. The condition book may be found online:
November QH 2019 Condition Book

Complete information for the 2019 November OBS Day of Racing 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.

 

Wildwood’s Beauty wins Gulfstream’s Sheer Drama Stakes

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William Stiritz’s Wildwood’s Beauty rated just off the early lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream Park, surged to the lead after turning for home and ran off to a convincing 3-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ms Meshak (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2017 October Yearling Sale, where she was purchased by Mr. Stiritz for $47,000. Now 8-4-3-0 for trainer Scott Becker, she has earned $254,360.

 

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins at Colonial Downs on Saturday.

Ed Orr and Susie Orr’s Boldor came from well off the pace to reach the lead a furlong from home in the $100,000 Punch Line Stakes and drew away from there to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate Elusive Mischief (April ’17, August ’16). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 5-2-1-1 with $122,367 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack in :10 flat before he was purchased for $700,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Holly and David Wilson’s Holly Hundy pressed the pace in the $100,000 Camptown Stakes, took charge a furlong out and galloped to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Yes It’s True, consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, and sold for $180,000 after working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Vladmir Cerin, she’s now 9-3-0-0 and has earned $145,022. watch her under tack video

Dare To Dream Stable LLC’s Embolden is two for three and a stakes winner after his 3-3/4 length wire to wire score in the $100,000 Jamestown Stakes. The 2-year-old colt by The Factor was sold for $95,000 by Gene Recio, Agent, at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Michael Stidham, he has earned $99,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Julian De Mora, Jr. and JN Racing Stables’ First Deal stalked the early lead in Monmouth’s $71,500 Decathlon Stakes on Sunday, took over turning for home and eased away late to a 2-1/4 length victory. That’s two straight wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Turbo Compressor, consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, to the 2018 OBS June Sale, and sold for $17,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 9-6-2-1 and has earned $173,905 to date. watch his under tack video

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Super Super Stable’s Driven by Thunder led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $60,000 James H. Kyle Stakes on Saturday, leading from the start, turning back a challenge on the turn and cruising to a 1-1/2 length victory over Galleon Mask (April ’15) with Forever Mo (April ‘18) a neck back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Overdriven, a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed sale and then sold for $65,000 by Omega Farm, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Jerry Caroom’s High On Gin broke his maiden at first asking in August and returned to work on Saturday, coming from well off the pace to score by two lengths in his stakes debut in the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana downs. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Fury Kapcori, a two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2018 October Sale before he was sold to Mr. Caroom by GOP Racing Stable Corp., Agent, for $7,500 at the 2019 June Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Carl Deville, he has earned $49,800. watch his under tack video

Crystalle captures Saratoga’s P. G. Johnson Stakes

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Tobey L. Morton & Chuck Hovitz’s Crystalle was a maiden going into to Thursday’s $100,000 P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga, but overcame a poor break, rallied on the turn to reach contention, and closed with a late rush to score by a neck. Trained by John Kimmel, the 2-year-old daughter of Palace Malice is now 2-1-0-1 and has earned $65,800. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21.1 before she was purchased for $220,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Earlier in the day, NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Al Racing Stable and Maspeth Stables’ Irish Danzing made her debut for trainer Christophe Clement in a $78,000 maiden special weight test. The 2-year-old filly by Danza pressed the early pace, took command approaching the head of the stretch, opened daylight a furlong from home and coasted home a winner by 6-1/2 lengths. The win was worth $42,900 to the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, at the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was resold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Art G Is Back leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Benny The Bull Stakes

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Monarch Stable’s Art G Is Back led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Benny The Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, rallying wide to reach contention turning for home and catching Royal Squeeze (March ’14) in the final yards to score by a neck. Ice Tea (June ’16) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Ron Spatz, now 11-4-3-2 with $235,655 in earnings. He was purchased for $90,000 out of the Craig L. Wheeler consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou and Mitole score in Saratoga grade ones

OBS graduates posted three graded stakes wins at Saratoga on Travers day, including grade one wins by Midnight Bisou and Mitole.

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In a contest which will get votes for Race of the Year, Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou needed every inch of the Saratoga stretch to rally and catch a stubborn Elate at the wire and take the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) by a nose. It’s the sixth straight graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 17-11-3-3 with 11 graded stakes wins and earnings of $3,245,000. She was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole hounded Promises Fulfilled in the early going of the $601,950 Forego Stakes (G1), put him away leaving the backstretch, took a solid lead into the stretch and cruised home a three length winner, running seven furlongs in a stakes record 1:20 4/5. Fellow OBS graduate Killybegs Captain (April ’16) settled for third. That’s four graded stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya, consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales and sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Also trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 13-9-2-2 and has earned $2,004,910 to date. watch his under tack video

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form saved ground just off the lead $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (G2), came out for the drive and was up late to win a five horse battle to the wire by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Starship Jubilee (April ’15, August ’14) another neck back in third. It’s the third graded stakes victory for 4-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 11-4-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $694,865. watch her under tack video

 

OBS grads take five stakes at Saratoga

OBS graduates posted five stakes wins on New York Showcase Day at Saratoga on Friday, missing  a sixth in a photo.

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy came from off the pace to take the lead in the $256,875 Albany Stakes after turning for home, opened daylight a furlong out and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Bankit (March ’18) and scored by a head. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Big Brown, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 prior to his purchase for  $45,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 9-3-4-0 for trainer John Terranova, he has earned $389,645 to date. watch his under tack video

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Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten Newly Minted pressed the pace in the $207,900 Fleet Indian Stakes, took over on the turn and drew off from there, winning in hand by nine lengths. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Central Banker, trained by Linda Rice, now 5-4-0-1 with $346,350 in earnings. She was sold to Beach Haven for $110,000 at the 2018 OBS April Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes by 4-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Cleon Jones (March ’19) despite an erratic run down the stretch after taking the lead. Trained by Christophe Clement, the 2-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man has earned $152,900 to date. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Nice Guys Stables & Steve Hornstock’s Fierce Lady went after the leaders on the outside after turning for home in the $200,000 Seeking the Ante Stakes, put her head in front a furlong from home and held on gamely to score by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate My Italian Rabbi (January ’18) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old filly by Competitive Edge, trained by Dermot Magner, now 3-2-1-0 with $164,100 in earnings. Consigned to the 2019 OBS March Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

 

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Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan came wide into the stretch of the $150,000 West Point Stakes, battled for the lead in deep stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 7-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 working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 27-9-5-6 and has earned $863,973. watch his under tack video

 

OBS grads enjoying summer at Saratoga and Del Mar

OBS Two Year Old Sale graduates are making their presence felt at the prestigious summer race meets; Del Mar on the west coast and Saratoga in the east.

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At Del Mar, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Dan Hudock and Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court made his debut for trainer Peter Eurton in the first race last Saturday, and the colt by Court Vision got the best of heavily favored Garth in the stretch, taking the $61,000 5-1/2 furlong Maiden Special Weight dash by a length and a half. Consigned to the April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. watch his under tack video

 

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After gaining racing experience in Kentucky, Rockingham Ranch’s Billy Bats found the lawn at Del Mar to his liking two races later, stalking the early lead in a $61,000 Maiden Special Weight test, taking charge in the stretch and easing away late to win by a length and three quarters. The son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, was purchased for $200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the March Sale after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

 

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On Sunday, Hronis Racing LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds and William Sandbrook’s Inspiressa was bet down to even money for her debut in a $61,000 Maiden Special dash and lived up to her billing. The Florida-bred daughter of The Big Beast, trained by John Sadler, went right to the front and stayed there to the finish, winning under a hand ride by a length and a quarter. At the March Sale, she sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $850,000 by her breeder Ocala Stud. watch her under tack video

 

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This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, Woodstock and the Miracle New York Mets, whose center fielder Cleon Jones hit .340 leading his team to the 1969 World Series title. Racing fans saw his equine namesake in action in the first race on July 28th at Saratoga, when Gold Square LLC’s Cleon Jones came flying from off the pace to draw away to a 3-1/2 length score in a six furlong, $78,000 Maiden Special Weight dash. It was the second start for the colt by Tale of the Cat, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, purchased for $325,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the March Sale after he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

 

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Gold Square and partner Double O Racing Stable LLC scored again at Saratoga with an Eddie Woods April Sale graduate on August 4th when Daphne Moon charged from behind, took command a furlong from home and took a $90,000 Maiden Special by three and a quarter lengths in her debut for trainer Englehart. The daughter of Cairo Prince also breezed a :21 flat quarter before she was purchased for $525,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

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Zayat Stable, LLC’s Gozilla, hammered to 3-5 in his debut for trainer Steve Asmussen in a $90,000 Maiden Special Weight test last Saturday, left the gate running and never looked back, quickly opening up daylight and cruising to an effortless 4-1/2 length victory, running six furlongs in 1:09 3/5. The colt by Flatter, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went through the ring at the April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video