Two OBS grads score on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West

A pair of OBS graduates posted stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

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Shea D Boy’s Stable’s Shea D Summer is two for two and a stakes winner after a runaway victory in the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Summer Front went right to the lead, shook off an early challenge, then drew away down the stretch to score by 6-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Sky Proposal (March ’20) checked in third. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 Spring Sale, she was purchased for $35,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Carlos David, she has earned $58,428 to date. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Paradise Farms Corp.’s Tiz Possible Dear took the lead at the start of the $60,000 Millions Distaff Stakes and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Ceci Valentina (October ’18) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Prospective, trained by Peter Walder, now 28-9-3-5 with earnings of $255,070. Consigned by A. Clare Silva Jr., she went through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale.

Majestic Dunhill captures Belmont’s Bold Ruler

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R. A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill came off fence to go after the leader after turning for home in Saturday’s $93,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) at Belmont Park, fought head to head in the final sixteenth and was best by a head at the wire. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, trained by George Weaver, now 21-5-4-4 with earnings of $373,214. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $100,000 after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Stephen was a maiden going into Sunday’s $250,000 Coronation Futurity at Woobine, but overcame a slow start, rallied to collar the leader a furlong from home and drew away late to score by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old colt by Constitution was purchased for $170,000 by Clay Scherer, Agent for Al & Bill Ulwelling, out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-1-1-0 for trainer Kevin Attard, he has earned $129,964 to date.  watch his under tack video

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Roadrunner Racing and Sayjay Racing LLC’s Strongconstitution led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Del Mar’s $81,500 Let It Ride Stakes on Sunday, slipping through on the inside to take command a sixteenth out then holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Heywoods Beach (June ’19) to win by a head. Lane Way (March ’19) settled for third.  It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed son of Constitution, now 7-2-2-2 for trainer Doug O’Neill with $135,500 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $220,000 after breezing an eighth in:10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Saul J. Kupferberg’s Honor Way stalked the pace from the outside in Sunday’s $77,600 Pumpkin Pie Stakes at Belmont, took charge at the head of the stretch and eased away down the lane to score by 4-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Gale (April ’17, August ’16) chased her home and finished second. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Caleb’s Posse, a three-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale and the 2016 March Sale, she was sold for $77,000 by All Dreams Equine, Agent, at the 2016 June Sale after breezing three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Charlton Baker, she’s now 40-12-8-7 and has earned $622,892 to date. watch her under tack video

Tapit Today scores in Belmont’s Athenia Stakes

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William H. Lawrence and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Tapit Today sat just off the pace in Belmont’s $100,000 Athenia Stakes (G3) on Sunday, battled down the lane to reach the lead a furlong out and eased away late to score by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the lightly raced 5-year-old daughter of Tapit, now 10-4-2-2 with $212,230 in earnings for trainer Chad Brown. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before she was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video 

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Merveilleux picked up her first stakes victory in Sunday’s $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine, charging from off the pace, collaring the leaders in the final eighth and drawing away to a three length victory. The 3-year-old filly by Paynter was sold for $150,000 by Randy Miles, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kevin Attard, she’s now 10-3-3-1 and has earned $305,909. watch her under tack video 

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes wins at Belmont Park on Saturday..

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Lawrence Goichman’s Myhartblongstodady went right to the front in the $150,000 Ticonderoga Stakes and never looked back, drawing away late to a three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Niko’s Dream (October ’17) checked in third. It’s the fourth straight win and second straight stakes score for the 5-year-old mare by Scat Daddy, consigned to the 2017 OBS Spring Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, where she went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jorge Abreu, she’s now 9-5-2-1 and has earned $317,716 to date. watch her under tack video 

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Mark Schwartz’s Brooklyn Strong was kept wide and out of trouble early in the $150,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, went after the leaders after turning for home, took charge a sixteenth out and scored by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old gelding by Wicked Strong, now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Daniel Velazquez, with $112,500 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, and then was purchased for $5,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 2/5.
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Phoenix Thoroughbreds LTD’s Lil Miss Moppet tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $78,000 Pinot Grigio Handicap at Monmouth Park, took the lead at the break and was never headed, winning in hand by three lengths. That’s four straight wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo,  who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $400,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. She’s now 7-4-1-0 for trainer Peter Miller, and has earned $172,797. watch her under tack video 

Danzing Candy colt tops OBS Open Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 632, a son of Danzing Candy consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Donato Lanni, Agent for $115,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 October Yearling Sale.  The dark bay or brown colt is out of Bosserette, by Street Boss, a half sister to stakes winner Meditations.

 

 

 

  • Hip No. 702, a son of Declaration of War consigned by K P Sales, Agent, was sold to Mick Price Racing, Australia, for $72,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Miss Prudence, by Discreetly Mine, a half sister to stakes winner Annulment.
  • Hip No. 615, a daughter of Exaggerator consigned by Sennebec South Farm, went to Joseph Besecker for $62,000. The dark bay or brown filly, is out of stakes placed Bazinga B, by Lion Hearted, from the family of champion Cash Deposit.
  • Hip No. 440, Kenner, a son of Laoban consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to de Meric Sales for $55,000. The bay colt is out of Mystery Mix, by Awesome Again, a daughter of graded stakes winner Lovely Lil.
  • Hip No. 458, a daughter of Lord Nelson also consigned by Sennebec South Farm, went to Afleet Equine, Agent for $52,000. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Our Eponene, a half sister to stakes winner Our Fantene.
  • JAL Racing / Jose A. Lopez paid $52,000 for Hip No. 517, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent. The chestnut colt is out of Senza Fina, by City Zip, a daughter of stakes winner Ragtime Gal.

For the session, 260 yearlings sold for a total of $2,887,400, compared with 267 bringing a total of $3,356,400 a year ago. The average price was $11,105 compared with $12,571 in 2019, while the median price was $7,750 compared with $8,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 20.7% compared with 23.3% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 91 horses sold for a total of $3,650,500, compared with 130 yearlings bringing $5,689,200 at the 2019 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,115 compared with $43,763 last year, while the median price was $28,000 compared with $30,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 32.6%; it was 30.1% in 2019.

Hip No. 149, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Tonja Terranova, Agent for $225,000 to top Selected Sale of Yearlings. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Midnight Magic, by Midnight Lute, a half sister to graded stakes winner Coalport.

For the Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section, 30 horses sold for a total of $823,500, averaging $27,450 with a $15,500 median figure and an 18.9% buyback percentage.

Zedan Racing Stables, Inc. went to $155,000 for Hip No. 39, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to top the October Sale’s Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section. The 2-year-old bay colt, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Majestic River out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Tempus Fugit, by Alphabet Soup.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2020 OBS Day of Racing, set for Tuesday, November 24. The next sale is the 2021Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25 – 26.

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

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding OBS Sales or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Not This Time filly tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 149, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Tonja Terranova, Agent for $225,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Midnight Magic, by Midnight Lute, a half sister to graded stakes winner Coalport.

 

 

 

  • Hip No. 248, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was purchased by Colt Pike Bloodstock, Agent for $200,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner March X Press, is out of stakes placed Indian Rush, by Indian Charlie.
  • Hip No. 121, a son of Wildcat Red consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., Agent, for $180,000. The chestnut colt is out of Ivory Meadow, by Meadowlake, a daughter of stakes placed Ivory Dance.
  • Karl & Cathi Glassman paid $140,000 for Hip No. 173, a son of Practical Joke consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The bay colt is out of Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Harpers First Ride, winner of the Pimlico Special (G3) on October 2nd.
  • Hip No. 194, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds, was sold for $140,000 to Randy Bradshaw. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Elusive Lady, is out of Song of Royalty, by Unbridled’s Song.
  • Hip No. 179, Ready’s Humor, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, Agent, was purchased by Paul Sharp for $125,000. The chestnut colt, a full brother to graded stakes winner Machen, is out of graded stakes winner Ready’s Gal, by More Than Ready.
  • Champion Equine LLC paid $125,000 for Hip No. 209, a daughter of Upstart consigned by Silver Oaks Farm (Danielle Loya), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Who’sbeeninmybed, by The Daddy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mr. Bowling.
  • Hip No. 180, a daughter of Valiant Minister consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, Agent for Baoma Corp, went to Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC for $120,000. The gray or roan filly is out of Resilient Humor, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of grade one winner Sassy Image.

Zedan Racing Stables, Inc. went to $155,000 for Hip No. 39, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to top the October Sale’s Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section. The 2-year-old bay colt, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Majestic River out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Tempus Fugit, by Alphabet Soup.

Hip No. 58, Slashing, a 2-year-old son of Nyquist who won impressively in maiden special weight company last Wednesday at Gulfstream Park West, was sold to Red Oak Farm, Inc. for $100,000. The bay colt, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a half brother to champion Proud Spell out of graded stakes placed Proud Pearl, by Proud Citizen.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 80 horses sold for a total of $3,338,000, compared with 130 yearlings bringing $5,689,200 a year ago. The average price was $41,725, compared with $43,763 last year, while the median price was $29,000, compared with $30,000 in 2019. The buyback percentage was 40.7%; it was 30.1% a year ago.

For the Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age section, 29 horses sold for a total of $816,500, averaging $28,155 with a $16,000 median figure.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 721 selling in the Open session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire 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 Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

OBS grads post a pair of graded stakes wins on Sunday at Santa Anita

OBS graduates scored a graded stakes doubleheader at Santa Anita on Sunday after a 1-2-3 sweep of the My Dear Girl at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Gary Barber, Tom Kagele and Madaket Stables LLC’s C Z Rocket pressed the pace in the $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2), wore down the leader in the lane and was best by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Collusion Illusion (April ’19) checked in third. That’s two straight graded stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, now 22-9-1-2 with $551,641 in earnings. At the 2016 June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment for a then sale record $800,000. watch his under tack video

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Flawless Racing, Masino Racing Stable. Brian Flanagan and Michael Jarvis’ Cupid’s Claws stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $101,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (G3), and the 5-year-old gelded son of Kitten’s Joy rallied on the turn, took command in the stretch and drew off to a 7-1/4 length victory. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2017 April Sale, he breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 before he was sold for $90,000. Trained by Craig Dollase, the win leaves him with an 18-4-2-3 career record and $172,296 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

 

Daniel Pita’s Princess Secret led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream, charging wide on the turn, collaring frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Restofthestory (April ’20) turning for home, battling her the length of the stretch and scoring by a neck. Big Rings (June ’20) settled for third. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, to the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale and sold to Manuel Pita for $30,000. Trained by her owner, she’s now 5-3-2-0 and has earned $434,300 to date. selected sale walking video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Taveler was unveiled by trainer Steve Asmussen on Friday at Pimlico in a six furlong maiden special weight dash. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings broke on top, set the pace, was turned loose after turning for home and galloped to a ten length victory. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by West Point for $140,000.  watch his under tack video    watch his walking video

Princess Noor, Get Her Number sweep Santa Anita juvenile stakes

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s unbeaten Princess Noor continued her march toward the Breeders’ Cup and a division title with an effortless 8-1/4 length victory in the $200,000 Chandelier Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. After saving ground just off the pace, she rolled past the leaders on the turn, took command at the head of the stretch and cruised home under a hand ride. Fellow OBS graduates Varda (April ’20) and Miss Costa Rica (March ’20) checked in second and third. The 2-year-old daughter of Not This Time, trained by Bob Baffert, is now three for three with two graded stakes wins and earnings of $303,000. Consigned by Top Line Sales to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she sped the Under Tack Show’s fastest quarter in :20 1/5 and was purchased by Gary Young for a sale-topping $1,350,000. watch her under tack video    watch her walking video

Gary Barber’s Get Her Number took the lead on the far turn of the $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1), opened up daylight in the stretch and turned back a late run to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Dialed In, switched to the dirt after his first two starts on grass. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Peter Miller, he has earned $219,000 to date. After turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, he was purchased for $45,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Raymie Lightner, Agent for Peter Miller. watch his under tack video    watch his walking video

OBS 2YO Class of 2020 wins coast to coast

Four graduates of 2020 OBS 2-Year-Old Sales broke their maidens in style from coast to coast this weekend.

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Founder trailed early in the slop on Saturday at Saratoga in a $72,000 six furlong maiden special test, but came off the rail turning for home, ducked out sharply a furlong from home, but closed relentlessly and was up in the final yards to win by a neck for trainer Chad Brown. It was the first start for the 2-year-old colt by Upstart, sold for $600,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds to Mike Ryan, Agent, at the 2020 March Sale after working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   

 

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Bob Baffert unveiled Baoma Corporation’s Varda on Sunday at Del Mar in a $55,000 six furlong maiden special dash and the 2-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor looked like a winner all the way. She tracked the leader into the turn, took over after turning for home and eased away late to score by 3-1/4 lengths. Consigned to the 2020 Spring Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she was purchased for $700,000 by Donato Lanni on behalf of Baoma Corporation after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5.  watch her under tack video  

 

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Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s Vittorio put the lessons learned in his first start to good use in Del Mar on Saturday, taking command of a $55,000 maiden special after turning for home and drawing away to a 3-1/4 length score for trainer Simon Callaghan. The 2-year-old Ghostzapper colt, consigned to the 2020 Spring Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was sold for $750,000 to Ben McElroy, Agent for Arman Shah. watch his under tack video    walking video

 

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Ron Arakelian III and Ron Arakelian, Jr.’s Half Right was overlooked at 17-1 in his debut for trainer Doug O’Neill at Saratoga on Sunday in a $62,000 5-1/2 furlong maiden special test. But the 2-year-old son of Alpha was on the engine early, battled for the lead until the top of the stretch, then took command and drew way to a 2-1/2 length victory.  He was selected and purchased for $52,000 by Dennis O’Neill out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video   walking video

Unbeaten Yaupon heads parade of OBS weekend stakes winners

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William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s unbeaten Yaupon is three for three and a graded stakes winner after a two length wire to wire victory in Saratoga’s $150,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) on Saturday.  The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo went right to the front, opened daylight on the turn, drew off to a long lead in the stretch and was in hand in the final sixteenth. Fellow OBS graduate Premier Star (June ’19) checked in third.

Yaupon is the second straight OBS graduate to win the Amsterdam (G2), and thirteenth overall. Shancelot turned in a sensational victory last year, preceded by Coal Front (2017), Mind Your Biscuits (2016), Currency Swap (2012), Kodiak Kowboy (2008), Santana Strings (2005), Bwana Charlie (2004), City Zip (2001), Personal First (2000), Successful Appeal (1999), Oro de Mexico (1997) and Evil Bear (1993).

Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent,  Yaupon was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he has earned $168,264 to date.   watch his under tack video

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Tom Kagele’s C Z Rocket stalked the leaders in Del Mar’s $151,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) on Saturday, rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final strides for a half length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip, purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale for a then sale record $800,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now trained by Peter Miller, he has compiled a 21-8-1-2 record and has earned $431,641. watch his under tack video

 

D. J. Stable’s Chart sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $130,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (G3) at Woodbine, fought to the lead in the lane and held on gamely to score by a head in a three horse photo. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Lea, trained by Mark Casse, now 6-3-1-0 with $110,269 in earnings. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $120,000. watch her under tack video

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Team Hanley’s Captain Bombastic collided with fellow OBS graduate Dream Bigger (April ’19) at the start of Friday’s $97,000 New York Stallion Stakes at Saratoga, battled him until taking command a furlong from home and beat him to the wire by 5-1/4 lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Forty Tales, 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. Now 8-4-2-1 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart, he has earned $389,800. watch his under tack video

 

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Baoma Corporation’s Message set the pace in the $77,500 Tranquility Lake Stakes at Del Mar on Friday, was headed at the eighth pole but came again late to finish in a dead heat for the victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Warrior’s Reward, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before she was purchased for $300,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. Now 10-3-2-2 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $134,516 to date. watch her under tack video

 

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Palm Beach Racing’s Hot Blooded saved ground early, came out after the leaders, took over after turning for home and captured Saturday’s $75,000 Proud Man Stakes at Gulfstream by 2-1/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Castle King (March ’20, October ’19) checking in third. That two wins in three starts for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Declaration of War, with $84,640 in earnings for trainer Carlos David. Consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. selected sale walking video

 

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Daniel Pita’s Princess Secret scored her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes, pressing the pace, taking charge a half mile out and winning by three quarters of a length. Trained by her owner, the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly is now 4-2-2-0 and has earned $194,300. She was purchased for $30,000 out of the Journeyman Bloodstock consignment at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale.  selected sale walking video

Paradise Farm Corp., Terry Raymond and Jana Wagner’s Relentless Dancer rated off the pace in Friday’s $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Charles Town, circled horses to reach contention and rallied in the stretch to score by half a length. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old son of Midshipman, trained by Mike Maker, now 10-4-0- with $216,738 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales to the 2019 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $80,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

John Pinkerton’s Black Ops defended his title in Albuquerque’s $55,000 Budweiser Special Handicap on Saturday, circling horses on the turn and surging past the leaders in deep stretch to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, who went through the ring at the 2015 March Sale and then turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 prior to being sold for $20,000 by Whitman Sales, Agent, at the 2015 June Sale. watch his under tack video 

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Juan Arriagada’s Estilo Talentoso took the lead at the start of Sunday’s $60,000 Escena Stakes at Gulfstream and held it to the wire, winning by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Maclean’s Music, trained by her owner, now 9-2-6-1 with earnings of $109,038. A two time OBS graduate, she went though the ring at the 2019 April Sale before she was purchased for $15,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2019 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. watch her under tack video

 

 

Introduced scores in Saratoga’s Smart N Fancy

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Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Introduced vied for the early lead in Saratoga’s $82,450 Smart N Fancy Stakes on Thursday, continued the duel down the stretch, took charge a sixteenth out and cruised home from there to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by El Padrino, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $310,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 13-6-3-1 for trainer Jorge Duarte, Jr., she has earned $271,551 to date.   watch her under tack video

Quartet of Saturday wins for OBS Class of 2020

The OBS 2-Year-Old class of 2020 had a big day on Saturday, posting four wins from Florida to California to New York.

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s 2020 OBS Spring Sale topper Princess Noor made her debut for trainer Bob Baffert on Saturday at Del Mar in a $55,000 5-1/2 furlong Maiden Special test. The 2-year-old daughter of Not This Time bounced to the lead out of the gate and never looked back, effortlessly opening up down the stretch and winning in hand by 2-1/2 lengths. After turning in the Under Tack Show’s fastest quarter in :20 1/5, she was purchased by Gary Young for $1,350,000 out Top Line Sales consignment. watch her under tack video    watch her walking video

 

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WellSpring Stables’ Ampersand slipped through on the inside turning for home in a $72,000 5-1/2 furlong Maiden Special test at Saratoga, took charge a furlong from home and eased away to a length and a quarter victory. It was the first start for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Speightster, trained by Phil Serpe. He’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by Kaizen Sales at the 2019 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $34,000 out of the Potrero Stables consignment at the Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. watch his under tack video  watch his walking video
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Kent Spellman and Madaket Stables LLC’s Nautilus took the early lead in a $72,000 seven furlong Maiden Special at Saratoga, surrendered it on the turn, then came again between horses in the stretch and was best by a head at the wire. The 2-year-old son of Cairo Prince, trained by Brad Cox, was sold for $130,000 by Kings Equine, Agent, at the March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

 

Lowwood Farm LLC and Fernando Abreu’s Mon Petit Chou tracked the leader in a 5-1/2 furlong Maiden Special at Gulfstream, wore her down in the lane and was best by three quarters of a length for trainer Fernando Abreu. The 2-year-old filly by The Big Beast was purchased for $110,000 by Lowwood Farm from breeder Ocala Stud at the Spring Sale after she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video    watch her walking video

The older division had its day at Monmouth on Sunday, when Crawford Farms Racing’s 2019 OBS Sprint winner Archidust saved ground early in the $79,500 Get Serious Stakes, swung out for the drive, wore down the leaders and was up in the final yards to score by a head. It’s his second straight stakes victory for trainer Steve Asmussen, leaving him with six stakes wins, a 14-7-1-3 career record and $353,400 in earnings. The 4-year-old son of Verrazano was consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, and purchased for $300,000 by Juan Pacanins, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. watch his under tack video

Tobys Heart, Joy’s Rocket one-two in Saratoga’s Bolton Landing

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Terry Hamilton and Brian Lynch’s Tobys Heart is two for two and a stakes winner after a rousing victory in the $85,000 Bolton Landing Stakes Wednesday at Saratoga, the ninth stakes win by an OBS graduate at the meeting.  Away slowly, the 2-year-old daughter of OBS March graduate Jack Milton circled horses on the turn, took charge inside the eighth pole and scored by a length and a quarter. Fellow March graduate Joy’s Rocket, winner of Woodbine’s My Dear Stakes in her previous start, settled for second after setting the pace. The first stakes winner for her sire, Tobys Heart is trained by Brian Lynch and has earned $92,150 to date. Consigned by Bold Arrow Thoroughbreds to the 2020 OBS March Sale, she was sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Newly Minted, Mrs. Orb one-two in Saratoga’s Union Avenue

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Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Newly Minted tracked the leader in the early going of Thursday’s $85,000 Union Avenue Handicap at Saratoga, swung out to take command after turning for home and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Mrs. Orb (June ’17) to score by a neck. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Central Banker, consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, and purchased for $110,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 11-6-3-1 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $515,988 to date.  watch her under tack video

Big E Stables LLC’s Blissful Change took the lessons learned in a troubled July debut on the Keeneland turf course to good use on Tuesday at Indiana Grand Race Course. The 2-year-old filly by Treasure Beach (GB) took charge of an off the turf maiden special weight test three furlongs out, turned back a challenge from the favorite turning from home and drew away to a 9-1/4 length victory for trainer Joe Sharp. A three time OBS graduate, she was sold by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale and went through the ring, consigned by Summerfield, at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale. Consigned to the 2020 March Sale by Paul Sharp, Agent, she was purchased by Big E Stables for $25,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video  selected sale walking video

My Girl Red wins Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes

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Erich G. Brehm’s My Girl Red is two for two and a graded stakes winner after setting a pressured early pace in Friday’s $150,500 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, shaking loose going to the turn and then drawing away down the stretch to beat fellow OBS graduate Get On the Bus (March ’20) by 4-3/4 lengths. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, the 2-year-old filly by Texas Red has earned $120,000 to date. Consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, she went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. watch her walking video

Raj Jagnanan’s American Sailor was awarded victory via disqualification in Saturday’s $200,000 Troy Stakes (G3) at Saratoga. It’s the first stakes win for American Sailor and the first graded win for trainer Wayne Potts, leaving the 8-year-old gelding by City Zip with a 45-15-9-3 career record and earnings of $568,264. Consigned by Silver Star to the 2014 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $100,000 after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Sandin Syndicate Stable LLC’s Pico d’Oro was a maiden going into Sunday’s $100,000 Runhappy Juvenile Stakes at Ellis Park but a stakes winner at the finish. The 2-year-old colt by Curlin was last of seven early, rallied four wide down the stretch, caught the leaders in the final sixteenth and ran on by to score by two lengths. At the 2020 OBS March Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $255,000. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer William Morey, he has earned $69,517 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Positivity takes Del Mar’s Graduation Stakes

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C T R Stables LLC (Calvert)’s unbeaten Positivity got off to a rough start in Sunday’s $100,500 Graduation Stakes at Del Mar, but circled horses on the turn, closed with a rush down the stretch and was up late to score by half a length. Two for two with $87,000 in earnings for trainer Luis Mendez, the 2-year-old colt by Paynter was consigned by Havens Bloodstock Agency, Inc., Agent, to the 2020 OBS March Sale and went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

OBS graduates posted a trio of stakes wins at Kentucky Downs Preview Day on Sunday at Ellis Park.

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This defended his title in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup Stakes, taking charge early after pressing the pace, opening the lead a furlong out and holding on to win by half a length. It’s the fourth straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning gelding by The Factor, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale. Closing in on a million for trainer Brad Cox, he’s now 30-11-3-4 and has earned $902,780.  watch his under tack video

William Branch’s Carotari circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the $100,000 Runhappy Preview Turf Sprint Stakes, took command leaving the eighth pole and went on to win by a length over fellow OBS graduate Tiger Blood (August ’14), who closed well for second. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old gelding by Artie Schiller, trained by Brian Lynch, now 15-5-4-2 with $311,588 in earnings. At the 2018 OBS Spring Sale, he was consigned by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, and went through the ring after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

George Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic tracked the pacesetter into the stretch of the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Sprint Stakes, wore down the leader in the lane and eased away late to score by a length and a half.  It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, purchased for $650,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 11-4-1-2 for trainer Brendan Walsh, she has earned $188,023 to date. watch her under tack video

Collusion Illusion scores in Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Stakes

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Dan J. Agnew, Rodney E. Orr, Jerry Schneider and John V. Xitco’s Collusion Illusion earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) with a victory over older horses in the $251,500 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy rallied on the turn to reach contention, slipped between horses to take the lead on the inside in the final sixteenth and held off a late charge to score by a nose. It’s the third graded stakes win for the lightly raced colt, trained by Mark Glatt, and leaves him with a 6-5-0-0 career record and $398,751 in earnings. Consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $300,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

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Three Diamonds Farm’s Cross Border battled between horses in the stretch run of Saturday’s $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, crossed the wire second by a neck, and was awarded the victory when the stewards disqualified Sadler’s Joy. It’s the first graded stakes win and second straight stakes win at Saratoga for the 6-year-old ridgling by English Channel, sold for $10,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2016 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :22 2/5. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 26-9-5-1 and has earned $534,471 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Team Hanley’s Joy’s Rocket is two for two and a stakes winner after setting the pace in Woodbine’s $101,200 My Dear Stakes on Saturday, opening up the lead after straightening away in the stretch and cruising to victory by 2-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Anthony’s Cross, who has earned $77,444 to date, is trained by Steve Asmussen, who purchased her for $47,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s Reinvestment Risk looks like a horse with a future after his debut for trainer Chad Brown in Saratoga’s first race on Saturday, a $72,000 six-furlong maiden special weight test on the main track. After saving ground in the early going, the 2-year-old colt by Upstart took command on the rail coming out of the turn and drew away quickly, opening a big lead and scoring in hand by 7-3/4 lengths, running six furlongs in 1:09 4/5 and earning $39,600.  Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent, for $280,000. watch his under tack video

 

Funny Guy wins Saratoga’s John Morrissey Handicap

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy scored his second straight stakes win on Thursday at Saratoga, chasing the leader in the $85,000 John Morrissey Handicap before taking over in the stretch, drawing clear a furlong out and coasting from there to a two length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Big Brown, trained by John Terranova, now 12-5-4-0 with $505,145 in earnings. Consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2018 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Starship Jubilee takes Saratoga’s Ballston Spa

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Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee recovered from an awkward start in Saturday’s $194,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, tracked the leaders before taking over after turning for home and fought off a stretch-long challenge to score by a neck, with champion Sistercharlie (IRE) finishing third. It’s the ninth graded stakes win for Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, four for four in 2020 with three graded stakes victories. Now 36-18-5-3 for trainer Kevin Attard, the 7-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind has earned $1,608,667 to date. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber’s Two Sixty went right to the front at the start of Woodbine’s $129,250 Selene Stakes (G3) on Saturday and never looked back, holding off the late runners and winning by three quarters of a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured, trained by Mark Casse, is now 11-4-1-1 with earnings of $472,577. watch her under tack video

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Paul P. Pompa, Jr.’s Turned Aside pressed the early pace in Friday’s $100,000 Quick Call Stakes (G3) at Saratoga, took over after turning for home, opened up daylight in the stretch and cruised to victory by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Fore Left (March ’19) was another neck back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah, trained by Linda Rice, now 7-3-2-1 with $179,992 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after breezing a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

MyRacehorse.com and Slam Dunk Racing’s Vertical Threat jumped straight from a maiden victory into Saturday’s $66,395 Smiling Tiger Stakes at Del Mar, stalked the pacesetter, took over a quarter mile out and drew off down the stretch to a 5-1/4 length victory. Another two time OBS graduate, the 3-year-old son of Tapiture was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale. He then breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by MyRacehorse.com for $100,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale. Now 3-2-0-0 for Richard Baltas, he has earned $65,150 to date. watch his under tack video

Greg Frye & Wesley Hawley’s Absolutely Aiden tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $50,000 Good Lord Stakes at Ellis Park, dueled for the lead, took command in the stretch and held on to win by three quarters of a length. Trained by Wesley E. Hawley, the 4-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty is now 13-7-0-1 and has earned $272,013. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, he was sold for $120,000 by Old South Farm LLC at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Cross Border scores in Saratoga’s Lubash Stakes

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Three Diamonds Farm’s Cross Border moved into contention on the turn in the $79,500 Lubash Stakes on Wednesday at Saratoga, took the lead after straightening away in the stretch and drew off late to win by 6-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed ridgling by English Channel, trained by Mike Maker, now 25-8-5-1 with $396,971 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $10,000 after breezing a quarter in :22 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video