OBS grads one-two in trio of graded stakes at Santa Anita

OBS graduates were one-two in three graded stakes over the weekend at Santa Anita.

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It Pays to Dream Racing Stable, Inc., Saints or Sinners, Danny Haramoto, Sheldon Kawahara and Gregory Yamamoto’s Howbeit rallied to take the lead at the eighth pole in Saturday’s $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (G2), then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate C Z Rocket (June ’16) and scored by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of OBS graduate Secret Circle, trained by Mark Glatt, now 25-7-3-2 with $362,486 in earnings. Consigned by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

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Thirty minutes later, Sterling Racing LLC’s Whatmakessammyrun came from off the pace to take the lead in the stretch of the $202,000 Eddie D Stakes (G2), then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Lane Way (March ’19) and won by three quarters of a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of We Miss Artie, purchased for $30,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Also trained by Mark Glatt, he’s now 15-4-2-2 and has earned $304,570 to date.  watch his under tack video  Spring Sale walking video

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Heywoods Beach stalked the leaders in Sunday’s $101,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (G3), took command on the rail three furlongs out, held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Win the Day (April ’21) and was best by a neck. That’s two stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of Speightstown, purchased for $180,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by John Sadler, he’s now 20-5-2-3 and earned $349,751.  watch his under tack video 

 

A pair of impressive youngsters are heading for the Breeders’ Cup.

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach is two for two, a stakes winner, and headed for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint  (G1) after a convincing 1-1/4 length victory in Sunday’s $102,000 Speakeasy Stakes on the grass at Santa Anita, with fellow OBS grad Ah Jeez (April ’22) checking in third. Switched to the lawn after a track record debut on the dirt in September at Del Mar, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm and trained by Bob Baffert, has earned $108,000 to date. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, then sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 and was purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

CSLR Ranch Partners’ unbeaten Awesome Strong completed a sweep of Gulfstream’s Sire Stakes series on Saturday with a victory in the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes. Wide on both turns, he took the lead turning for home and was best by a length and a half at the wire. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Awesome Slew, bred by John Penn, was purchased for $30,000 out of the Sue Vacek consignment at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Now four for four for trainer Jorge Delgado with $458,000 in earnings, he’s being pointed to the Breeders Cup Juvenile (G1)

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’s Speaking Scout scored his first stakes win on Sunday in the $100,000 Hawthorne Derby, surging to a long lead a furlong from home and coasting home a five-length winner. The 3-year-old son of Mr Speaker, trained by Graham Motion, is now 12-3-3-0 and has earned $220,666. He was purchased for $3,000 out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2020 OBS October Sale. October Sale walking video

Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC’s Bossy Moment circled horses to reach contention in Saturday’s $100,000 Donna Reed Stakes at Prairie Meadows, continued her drive down the stretch and scored by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Street Boss, consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, and sold for $50,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Now 21-7-2-4 for trainer Lynn Chleborad, she has earned $304,299 to date.  watch her under tack video

October grad Finest Work first in Aqueduct’s John Hettinger Stakes

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Ted Hoover’s Finest Work tried stakes company for the first time in Friday’s $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes at Aqueduct, came around horses to reach contention, took charge a furlong out and was best by half a length. Trained by George Weaver, the 4-year-old daughter of Outwork is now 11-5-2-2 and has earned $272,050. She went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale, consigned by Stuart Morris Agent. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Blind Spot wins Gulfstream’s Our Dear Peggy Stakes

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C2 Racing Stable LLC and Stefania Farms, LLC’s Blind Spot jumped from a maiden victory in August into Gulfstream’s $65,000 Our Dear Peggy Stakes on Saturday, turned in a strong rally down the stretch and was up late to score her first stakes victory by three quarters of a length. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., the 2-year-old daughter of Cross Traffic has earned $69,050 to date. At the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $125,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

D.J. Stable LLC’s Webslinger was a maiden going into Saturday’s $510,000 Nownownow Stakes at Monmouth Park, but circled horses on the turn to reach contention, sustained his run down the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire. The 2-year-old colt by Constitution, trained by Mark Casse, is now 3-1-1-0 and has earned $319,600. A two-time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2022 Sprint Sale before being purchased for $50,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the June Sale after breezing three eighths in :33 1/5. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

Jay Em Ess Stable’s Miles Ahead pressed the pace in Saturday’s $265,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes at Churchill Downs, battled for the lead down the stretch and was best by a nose in a three-horse photo finish. It’s the third stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning gelding by Competitive Edge, purchased for $175,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Paul McGee, he’s now 25-12-4-1 and has earned $644,503. watch his under tack video

Packs a Wahlop scores in Del Mar’s Juvenile Turf Stakes

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Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Packs a Wahlop pressed the pace in the early going of Sunday’s $104,500 Juvenile Turf Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, took over a quarter mile from home and drew off to win by 4-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Valiancer (June ’22) was moved up to second via disqualification. A Maiden Special winner in his last start, the 2-year-old colt by Creative Cause is now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Jeff Mullins and has earned $110,000. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Envision Equine, Agent, he was sold for $270,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Alpine Stable’s Luckman trailed early in Woodbine’s $127,050 Toronto Cup Stakes on Saturday, saved ground on the turn, swung out for the drive and was up in the shadow of the wire to win by a neck. It’s the fourth straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Empire Maker, purchased for $110,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Vito Armata, he’s now 13-4-2-0 and has earned $156,508 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach made a big splash in his debut on Saturday at Del Mar, leading from gate to wire and winning an $82,500 Maiden Special test by a length and a quarter in a track record 1:01.86 for 5-1/2 furlongs. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, trained by Bob Baffert, earned $48,000. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale after speeding an eighth in :9 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video  October Yearling Sale walking video

OBS grads And Tell Me Nolies, Home Cooking one-two in Del Mar Debutante

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Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.’s And Tell Me Nolies jumped from an August 14th maiden win into Saturday’s $301,000 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1), turned for home with only fellow OBS graduate Home Cooking (March ’22) to catch, and was up in the final stride to catch her and score by a nose. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Peter Miller, the 2-year-old daughter of Arrogate has earned $232,800 to date. Consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $230,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

October graduate Awesome Strong takes the Affirmed Stakes at Gulfstream

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CSLR Ranch Partners’ unbeaten Awesome Strong stalked the early leaders in Saturday’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes at Gulfstream, took over on the turn and cruised home from there to a convincing three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Apocalypso (March ’22) settled for third. It’s the second straight FTBOA Sire Stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Awesome Slew, purchased for $30,000 out of the Sue Vacek consignment at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Now three for three for trainer Jorge Delgado, he has earned $218,000 to date.

Winning Stables, Inc.’s Feast stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Rumson Stakes at Monmouth Park, took the lead at the start, surrendered it a furlong out then came again late to score by half a length. It’s the third straight win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Twirling Candy, trained by Gerald S. Bennett, now 16-6-1-2 with $234,259 in earnings. He was purchased for $22,000 out of the Off the Hook LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Nasca’s Eoma Eoma came from off the pace to capture the $734,299 Korea Sprint Stakes (G3) at Seoul on Sunday, getting up in the final yards to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old horse by Algorithms, trained by Song Moon Gil, now 18-12-2-2, with earnings in excess of $1.5-million. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Whitman Sales, Agent, he was sold for $60,000 after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video    race video

Edgeway repeats in Del Mar’s Rancho Bernardo Handicap

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Edgeway successfully defended her title in Del Mar’s $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) on Sunday, best by a half a length after a stretch-long battle with co-favorite Slammed. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Competitive Edge, purchased for $275,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by John Sadler, she’s now 13-8-2-1 and has earned $753,860 to date. watch her under tack video

 

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Alifyfe Racing, LLC’s unbeaten Fingal’s Cave made it four for four in her stakes debut, taking command of Friday’s $194,000 Fleet Indian Stakes at Saratoga a sixteenth out and scoring by half a length.  Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, she was sold for $75,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by David Donk, the 3-year-old daughter of OBS graduate Carpe Diem has earned $258,500. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Girl Dad scores in Saratoga’s John’s Call Stakes

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Three Diamonds Farm’s Girl Dad made his stakes debut in Saratoga’s $130,950 John’s Call Stakes on Wednesday and scored by a head, coming again after being headed a sixteenth from home. His first stakes victory leaves the 4-year-old son of Malibu Moon, trained by Mike Maker, with a 17-3-2-3 career record and $162,892 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased for $125,000 out of the S G V Thoroughbreds consignment. watch his under tack video

 

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Laurie Plesa and Glassman Racing LLC’s OBS October Yearling Sale graduate Time Passage became her sire’s first winner last Friday at Gulfstream Park with a frontrunning 2-3/4 length victory in a maiden special weight test for trainer Eddie Plesa. The Florida-bred filly by Tunwoo was consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, and sold for $85,000. Yearling Sale walking video

Haughty captures Saratoga’s Lake Placid Stakes

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Bradley Thoroughbreds, Belmar Racing and Breeding, LLC, Cambron Equine LLC, and Team Hanley’s Haughty went right to the lead in Saturday’s $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2) at Saratoga and never looked back, holding off the late runners and scoring by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Empire Maker, purchased for $310,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 6-3-0-2 and has earned $351,200 t date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Friends of Ed Racing Stable’s Tone It Up, last in the early going of Sunday’s $99,000 Century Casino Oaks, gained ground on the turn, closed on the inside down the stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tonalist, trained by David Nicholson, now 12-3-3-0 with $95,240 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2021 Spring Sale and then was purchased for $50,000 at the 2021 June Sale out of the Bobby Dodd consignment after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

Havnameltdown, Vegas Magic take Del Mar’s Best Pal and Sorrento Stakes

OBS graduates won both of the weekend’s graded stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar.

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Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman’s Havnameltdown is two for two and a graded stakes winner after setting the pace in Sunday’s $202,500 Best Pal Stakes (G3), turning back a bid from fellow OBS graduate Agency (March ’22) after turning for home and beating him to the wire by 2-1/2 lengths. After winning his first two starts for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $168,000 to date. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured is a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $200,000 out of the Blas Perez Stables consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Omar Aldabbagh, Todd Cady and Ty Leatherman’s unbeaten Vegas Magic, ignored at 14-1 in the $200,500 Sorrento Stakes (G2) on Saturday, saved ground early, came out for the drive, caught the leaders a sixteenth out and was best by a length and a quarter. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Good Magic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she’s now three for three and has earned $205,200. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf scored her third straight stakes win in the $100,000 Audubon Oaks at Ellis Park on Sunday. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Not This Time came around horses to reach contention turning for home then eased away in the stretch to win by a length and three quarters. Trained by Ron Spatz, she has compiled five stakes wins, a 15-7-1-2 career record and earned $332,647. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, Three Diamonds Farm and Mike Maker’s Top Recruit was on the pace from the start of Sunday’s $124,250 Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes, battled to the wire and was best by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Roman Giant (March ’22) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Midshipman, purchased for $170,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 3-2-0-1 and earned $155,840. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Back to Ohio ran past pacesetting fellow OBS graduate Lady Lottie (January ’21) at the head of the stretch of Saturday’s $100,000 Best of Ohio Stakes at Thistledown and beat her to the wire by 5-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Midshipman, now 3-2-1-0 with $94,200 in earnings for trainer Larry Rivelli. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, she was sold for $385,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Nothing Better pressed the pace in Sunday’s $102,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes at Monmouth Park, took the lead turning for home and eased away late to score by two lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Munnings, trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr., now 15-5-1-3 with $211,817 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $230,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment after an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5.   watch his under tack video

 

 

Casa Creed captures Saratoga’s Fourstardave Handicap

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed, last of five turning for home in Saratoga’s $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1), rallied on the outside down the stretch, blew past the leaders in deep stretch won going away by a length and a half. It’s the third grade one victory for the 6-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, Trained by Bill Mott, he has compiled a 27-7-4-4career record and earned $1,703,308.

 

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit, on furlough since a trip to Dubai in March, returned to action on Friday in Saratoga’s $125,000 Evan Shipman Handicap. Off the pace in the early going, he got into contention on the outside turning for home and was best by a nose after a battle to the wire. Fellow OBS graduate Brooklyn Strong (April ’20, October ’19) settled for third. That’s six stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old son of Central Banker, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 34-7-10-5 with $1,149,655 in earnings. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he worked 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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Elizabeth L. Dobles and Imaginary Stables’ Pudding rated off the pace in Saturday’s $65,000 Benny the Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, came around horses into the stretch, took the lead a sixteenth from home, and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Two Step Salsa, trained by Elizabeth L. Dobles, now 36-10-8-9 with $388,360 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2016 Winer Mixed Sale and then was sold for $10,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2016 August Yearling Sale. Trained by Elizabeth L. Dobles, he’s now 33-9-7-8 and earned $323,840.

Naughty Gal, Cabo Spirit score Sunday graded stakes wins

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Holy Cow Stable, LLC’s Naughty Gal, living up to her name, was a 2-1/2 length winner of Saratoga’s $194,000 Adirondack Stakes (G3) after leading from the start, drifting out badly after turning for home, but maintaining her lead far from the rail down the stretch. Fellow OBS graduate Janis Joplin (April ’22), still a maiden, was a game second. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by Into Mischief, now 3-2-0-0 with $148,735 in earnings for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $350,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Kretz Racing LLC’s Cabo Spirit relaxed off the pace in the early going of Del Mar’s $150,500 La Jolla Handicap (G3), circled horses on the turn to reach contention, took the lead in deep stretch and was best by half a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, consigned to the 2021 April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, and purchased for $575,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-3-3-3 for trainer George Papaprodromou, he has earned $312,560 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Bridlewood Farm’s Bay Storm tracked the leaders from the inside in Monmouth’s $102,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes, took charge inside the final furlong and was best by a length at the wire. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Kantharos, trained by Jonathan Thomas, now 9-4-3-1 with $291,080 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment for $400,000.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Ed and Susie Orr’s All in Sync had one horse beaten early in the $100,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes at Ellis Park, but the 3-year-old colt by Macleans Music circled horses on the turn to reach contention then sustained his rally down the stretch to score by a neck. Now 9-4-2-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $280,228. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $310,000 by Off the Hook, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

War Like Goddess heads parade of seven Saturday stakes victories

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess defended her title in the $250,000 Glens Falls Stakes (G2) at Saratoga on Saturday, rated kindly just off the leaders in the early going, sweeping to the lead on the outside after straightening away in the stretch, and drawing off with ease to score by a length and a quarter. Posting her sixth graded stakes win for trainer Bill Mott, the 4-year-old daughter of English Channel is now 10-8-0-1 and has earned $1,217,184 to date. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Hoity Toity relaxed off the pace in Saturday’s $153,400 Ontario Colleen Stakes (G3) on the turf course at Woodbine, went after the leaders in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a head. A graded stakes winner over Woodbine’s synthetic surface in her last start, the 3-year-old filly by Uncle Mo was purchased by Live Oak for $550,000 out of the Pike Racing consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 6-4-0-0 and has earned $214,398. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins on Saturday at Mountaineer Park.

Daniel Alonso’s Skippylongstocking pressed the pace in the $500,000 West Virginia Derby (G3), took command in the upper stretch and eased away late to win by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Exaggerator, purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 12-3-1-3 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he has earned $672,600. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve took the lead at the start of the $75,000 Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes and refused to yield, drawing away late to score by 3-1/2 lengths. That’s four stakes wins for the graded stakes winning 6-year-old son of Midshipman, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $140,000. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 25-9-2-7 and has earned $785,372. watch his under tack video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Price Talk stalked the leader in the $75,000 West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup Stakes, took charge at the head of the stretch and cruised from there to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy, trained by Brad Cox, now 14-5-2-3 with earnings of $270,884. He was sold for $70,000 by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2018 OBS October Yearling Sale.

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CSLR Ranch Partners’ Awesome Strong is two for two and a stakes winner after bouncing right to the front in the $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream and never looking back en route to a 4-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Awesome Slew, trained by Jorge Delgado, has earned $98,000 to date after being purchased for $30,000 out of the Sue Vacek consignment at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale

MAT Investments, LLC’s City Park swept around horses to the lead in the $67,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic Stakes at Louisiana Downs, then drew away in deep stretch to score by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Temple City, who went through the ring, consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, at the 2018 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Eduardo Ramirez, he has compiled a 31-6-2-8 career record and earned $210,484.

 

Heywoods Beach wins Del Mar’s Cougar II Stakes

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Heywoods Beach stalked the leader from the start of Del Mar’s $125,500 Cougar II Stakes (G3),  took over at the head of the stretch and went on to win by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Speightstown, trained by John Sadler, now 18-4-2-3 with earnings of $289,251. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, he was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment after breezing a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable, Steven Schoenfeld and Smart Choice Stable’s Sweet Harmony is two for two and a stakes winner after pressing the pace in the $104,000 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park, taking command a furlong from home and scoring by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Alternate Rock (March ’22, October ’21). The 2-year-old daughter of Bayern is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $135,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by John Terranova, she has earned $94,500 to date. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

Mo Strike scores in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes

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Nasser Bin Omairah’s Mo Strike is two for two and a graded stakes winner after taking Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes (G3) by 3-1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, trained by Brad Cox, pressed the pace, battled between horses down the stretch and drew away in the final sixteenth. Purchased for $325,000 out of the Gene Recio consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sales after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he has earned $165,710. watch his under tack video

 

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Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf came around horses on the  turn in Saturday’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the head of the stretch then drew away in the lane to score by 3-1/2 lengths, with fellow OBS Stellar Ride (Apeil ’21) checking in third. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Not This Time, trained by Ron Spatz, now 14-6-1-2 with $273,472 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Benbang took the lead at the start of Monmouth’s $102,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes on Saturday and refused to yield, turning back a challenge in deep stretch and scoring by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Shanghai Bobby, purchased for $65,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Jonathan Thomas, she has earned $169,750 to date. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

Chris S. Aulds’ High Limit Room angled off the rail to go after the leaders turning for home in Lone Star’s $150,000 Grand Prairie Turf Sprint Stakes, battled down the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Kantharos, trained by Jose M. Camejo, now 12-5-2-4 with $274,508 in earnings. After speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, he was purchased for $90,000 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

Vicki McGowan and John Mentz’s unbeaten Brewhouse led from start to finish and captured the $60,000 Frances Genter Stakes at Canterbury Park by a neck. In front at every point of call in both of her starts, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapiture, trained by McLean Robertson is two for two and has earned $57,000 to date. Consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $40,000 after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads pick up a pair of stakes wins at the Spa

OBS Spring Sale graduates posted a pair of stakes wins on Friday at Saratoga.

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man relaxed off the pace in the early going of the $175,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes (G3), circled horses on the turn, rallied down the stretch to take charge a sixteenth out and eased away late to score by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 22-6-4-3 with earnings of $653,050. Consigned to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, he was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Augustin Stable’s Empress Tigress is two for two and a stakes winner after opening daylight in the stretch of the $150,000 Coronation Cup and holding off a late rally to score by half a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Classic Empire was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent, for $410,000 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, she has earned $115,243 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Onesto (IRE) takes the G1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp

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Gerard Augustin-Normand, Jean Etienne Dubois, Ecurie Hunter Valley, Haras d’Etreham, Ecurie Billion, Ecurie Elag, Fabrice Chappet & Hubert Guy’s Onesto (IRE) turned in a powerful rally after straightening away in the Grand Prix de Paris (G1) at Longchamp on Thursday, took the lead a furlong from home and scored his first grade one victory by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Frankel (GB), trained by Fabrice Chappet, now 6-3-1-0 with earnings of $469,370. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was sold to Hubert Guy Bloodstock for $535,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Race video  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads score coast to coast weekend stakes wins

From New York in the east, through Ohio, Indiana and Iowa in the Midwest and out west to California, OBS graduates posted weekend  stakes wins from coast to coast.

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Michael Dubb and Michael J. Caruso’s Hot Peppers fought a three-way battle for the lead in Saturday’s $145,500 Victory Ride Stakes (G3) at Belmont, took charge in the stretch and held off a late challenge to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, now 7-5-1-0 with $277,950 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $16,000 out of the De Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video    selected yearling sale walking video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Interstatedaydream scored her second straight graded stakes win in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) on Saturday at Horseshoe Indianapolis. The 3-year-old grade one stakes placed daughter of Classic Empire pressed the pace, took the lead, was headed by another rival, regained the lead in the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/4 length victory. Purchased for $175,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, she’s now 6-4-1-1 for trainer Brad Cox, and has earned $468,825. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud’s High Connection tracked the early lead in Saturday’s $125,000 Los Alamitos Derby, took the lead on the outside after turning for home and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Win the Day (April ’21) settled for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the lightly raced 3-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Connect, trained by Bob Baffert, now 4-2-2-0 with earnings of $149,000. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the 2021 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Narvick International for $290,000 out of the Sequel Bloodstock consignment. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

OBS grads picked up a pair of stakes wins at Prairie Meadows.

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Cambron Equine LLC, Zane Carruth and Brady Carruth’s Jilted Bride was rated off the pace in the $100,000 Iowa Distaff Stakes, circled horses to reach contention on the turn and was up in the final yards to score by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred mare by Wicked Strong, a two-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale, she was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $150,000 after working n Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’s now 19-5-6-7 and has earned $470,922. watch her under tack video

William L. Heiligbrodt, Corrine Heiligbrodt, Madaket Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC’ s Macron, rated in the early going of the $100,000 Iowa Sprint Stakes, moved to challenge for the lead on the turn, took command a furlong from home and drew away to a 2-3/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Oil Money (June ‘18, October ’17) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Frosted, also trained by Asmussen, now 13-4-4-1 with $340,973 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Omar Aldabbagh, Todd Cady and Ty Leatherman’s Vegas Magic is two for two and a stakes winner after closing with a rush in deep stretch to get up in the final jump and take the $76,800 Everett S. Nevin Stakes at Pleasanton by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Good Magic, trained by Doug O’Neill, has earned $85,200. She was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Jason DaCosta and Calypso Stable’s unbeaten Lady Lottie got the ball rolling on Friday at Belterra Park with a wire to wire victory in the $75,000 Jim Morgan Memorial Tah Dah Stakes, holding off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Back to Ohio (April ’22) by a neck. Two for two for trainer Jason Dacosta, she has earned $65,340 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Tamarkuz was purchased for $5,500 out of the Thoroughstock consignment at the 2021 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

OBS grads enjoy busy holiday weekend

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Lea Farms LLC’s Willy Boi led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the Saturday’s $150,000 Smile Sprint Invitational Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, taking command after turning for home, opening daylight in the stretch and scoring by a length over Pudding (August ’16, January ’16), with Absolute Grit (March ‘19) checking in third. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncaptured, sold for $40,000 by breeder Ocala Stud as a two-year-old in training at the 2020 OBS October Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Now 12-6-1-0 for trainer Jorge Delgado, he has earned $308,485 to date. watch his under tack video   October Sale walking video

OBS grads posted at pair of stakes wins on Saturday at Delaware Park.

Harrell Ventures, LLC’s Main Event went right to the front in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3) and was never headed, coasting home to victory by a length and a half. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Bernardini, trained by George Weaver, now 7-3-1-0 with $246,333 in earnings. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring sale, he was purchased for $130,000 by Steven W. Young, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Steven Schoenfeld’s Midnight Stroll moved to contention on the turn in the $295,000 Delaware Oaks, took charge a furlong out and held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Shotgun Hottie (April ’21) to win by a head. That’s two stakes wins for the lightly raced 3-year-old daughter of Not This Time, a two-time OBS graduate. She went through the ring at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale before she was purchased for $225,000 out of the Abbie Road Farm consignment at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by John Terranova, she’s now 6-3-0-0 and has earned $238,225. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Hoity Toity moved into contention on the backstretch after being forced wide on the first turn in Woodbine’s $150,000 Selene Stakes (G3), split horses to take the lead in the stretch and was best by three quarters at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse, now 5-3-0-0 with $144,835 in earnings. She was purchased by Live Oak for $550,000 out of the Pike Racing consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video