Arabian Knight, Havnameltdown score graded stakes wins

Arabian Knight and Havnameltdown, two members of the Bob Baffert-trained brigade of talented 3-year-olds, posted graded stakes wins over the weekend.

Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Arabian Knight is two for two and a graded stakes winner after a frontrunning 5-1/2 length victory in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. A 7-1/4 length winner of his debut in a seven furlong maiden test at Keeneland on the Breeders’ Cup undercard in November, the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo had no trouble with the two turn distance in the Southwest. He has earned $544,275 to date after his purchase for a sale-topping $2.3-million out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing after he sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman’s Havnameltdown bounced right to the front in Sunday’s $196,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita and never looked back, holding fellow OBS graduate Faustin (April ’22) at bay in the stretch and scoring by a length and a half. That’s three graded stakes wins for the 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. Now 5-4-1-0, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured has earned $408,000. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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MyRacehorse’s Lane Way took command of Sunday’s $100,000 Clockers Corner Stakes at Santa Anita turning for home and was never threatened down the lane, reporting home a 2-1/2 length winner. Fellow OBS graduate Respect the Code (April ’21) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old son of Into Mischief, trained by Richard Mandella, now 17-4-6-5 with $367,560 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale and sold for $550,00 after he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Global Campaign colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s Open session

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Hip No. 485, a yearling son of Global Campaign consigned by Fly By, went to Machmer Hall for $80,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Im a Dixie Diva, by Henny Hughes, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Mor Spirit.

  • Hip No. 547, a daughter of Girvin consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold for $61,000 to Champion Equine LLC. The bay yearling filly is out of One Hot Drama, by Big Drama, a half sister to stakes winner She’s So Beautiful.
  • Hip No. 510, a son of Army Mule consigned by 4 M Ranch, Agent, was sold for $57,000 to Star of the North, Agent for James R. Zahler. The gray or roan yearling colt is out of Lovely Illusion, by Graydar, a half sister to stakes winner Illussion Artist. walking video
  • Robert A. Meier, IV, went to $42,000 for Hip No. 514, a daughter of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The yearling bay filly is a half sister to stakes placed Drinking Dixie out of stakes placed Made Up, by Bluegrass Cat.
  • Hip No. 646, a yearling daughter of Lookin At Lee consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to First Finds for $42,000. The bay filly is a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Haveyougoneaway out of One Wise Cowgirl, by Wiseman’s Ferry.
  • Hip No. 583, a yearling daughter of Global Campaign also consigned by Summerfield, was purchased for $39,000 by Valentine Jimenez. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Serious I Candy, by Candy Ride (ARG), from the family of graded stakes winner Panama Canal.
  • Hip No. 626, a son of Gift Box consigned by 4 M Ranch, Agent, went to Gift Box’s Breeder for $38,000. The dark bay or brown yearling colt is out of Union Mettle, by Dixie Union, from the family of graded stakes winner Mesabi Maiden.
  • Hip No. 611, a son of Copper Bullet consigned by Noble Oaks Farm LLC, Agent, was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $35,000. The bay colt is out of Sweeter Than Ever, by Exchange Rate, a daughter of stakes placed Sweet Eloise.
  • Hip No. 642, a yearling son of Global Campaign consigned by Hare Hill Farm was sold to C-G Stables for $35,000. The bay colt is out of Eclipticalspharaoh, by Eclipticalspraline, from the family of grade one stakes winner Siphonic.
  • Fast Horses went to $32,000 for Hip No. 540, a yearling daughter of Aurelius Maximus consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes placed Genghis, is out of Mystic Blue, by Maimonides, a daughter of graded stakes winner Dat You Miz Blue.
  • The session’s highest priced broodmare was Hip No. 524, Pathos, in foal to OBS graduate Sharp Azteca, sold for $30,000 to MWG, LLC. Consigned by Gelfenstein Farm, the 11-year-old dark bay or brown mare is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Faypien out of stakes winning OBS graduate Mighty Eros, by Freud.

For the Open session, 183 horses sold for a total of $2,072,200 compared with 186 horses bringing $2,075,600 in 2022. The average price was $11,323 compared with $11,159 last year, while the median price was $7,500 compared with $7,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 9.85%; it was 8.8% in 2022.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 99 horses sold for a total of $ 2,696,700, compared with 147 horses grossing $3,071,300 in 2022. The average price was $27,239 up 30.3% compared with $20,893 a year ago, while the median price was $20,000, double last year’s $10,000. The buyback percentage was 13.2%; it was 14% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 95 horses grossed $1,588,800 compared with 81 selling for a total of $1,499,700 in 2022. The average was $16,724 compared with $18,515 a year ago, while the median price was $10,000 compared to $11,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 13.6%; it was 10% in 2022.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 377 horses sold for a total of $6,357,700, compared to 414 horses bringing $6,646,600 last year. The average was $16,864, up from $16,055 in 2022 while the median price was $10,000, compared with $8,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 11.7%; it was 11% in 2022.

Next on the OBS agenda is the expanded March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 20 – 22. The Under Tack Show is set for March 14 – 17, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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.

For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale, the upcoming March Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Broken Vow, Dialed In geldings fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

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Geldings by Broken Vow and Dialed In breezed three eighths in :33 1/5, posting the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales’ Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale.

 

 

  • Hip No. 210, a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Dialed In consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Dubini out of stakes winner Catch My Fancy, by Yes It’s True.
  • Hip No 215, Honor You Vow, consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent) Agent, is a 3-year-old gelding by Broken Vow out of Conscription, by War Front, a daughter of graded stakes placed Much Obliged.

 

Three horses worked the distance in :33 2/5.

  • Hip No. 240, Calibrachoamatters, consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, Agent, a 3-year-old bay colt by Calibrachoa, is a half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate Love You Baby out of Katrina’s Fury, by Include.
  • Hip No. 271, a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Hard Spun consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is out of Rose Sapphire, by Congrats, from the family of champion OBS graduate Gilded Time.
  • Hip No. 325, We Shall See, consigned by Thorostock, Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Justify out of Share the Music, by Unbridled’s Song, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Cat Burglar.

 

Four horses breezed three eighths in :33 3/5.

  • Hip No. 260, Chicago River, consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is a 6-year-old bay mare by Awesome of Course out of Petite Riviere, by Sligo Bay (IRE), a half sister to stakes placed River Lemon.
  • Hip No. 286, Kiss Me More, a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by No Never No More, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is out of Sky Kisses, by Sky Mesa, from the family of grade one stakes winner Gal in a Ruckus.
  • Hip No. 295, Meno, also consigned by Wes Carter, is a dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Mosler out of Swimmer, by Rock Slide, from the family of stakes winning two-time OBS graduate Miss Running Vany.
  • Hip No 347, Jeter and Judge, a 3-year-old bay colt by Ransom the Moon also consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is out of stakes placed Derek’s Girl, by Brother Derek.

 

A pair of 3-year-olds shared honors for the session’s fastest half mile, stopping the timer in :47 flat.

  • Hip No, 309, consigned by King of Kings, Agent, is a 3-year-old gray or roan filly by Micromanage out of Autumn Ash, by Tapit, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Pampered Princess.
  • Hip No. 348, D’ Composer, a 3-year-old bay colt by Mendelssohn consigned by CM Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a half brother to Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Super Stock out of Super Girlie, by Closing Argument.

 

The workouts were recorded and can be viewed on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They are also available in the Video Room as well as several kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring. Visitors to Ocala will find the videos available for in-room viewing at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

In addition to Under Tack Videos, Walking Videos and conformation photos may be available for the entire catalog.

The sale begins on Tuesday, January 24th at 12:00 noon with Hip No.’s 1 – 143 cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session. The Horses of Racing Section is now cataloged as Hip No.’s 201 – 352, with the addition of late supplemental entries. It begins immediately after the conclusion of the Preferred Session. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 401 – 653 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 26th and will also begin at 12:00 noon.

The Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Past The Wire websites.

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the Winter Mixed Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the OBS website: obs-online-bidding

The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has advanced search and filter capability and allows shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using these features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Roaring Forties leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Sunshine Turf Stakes

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Borders Racing Stable Ltd.’s Roaring Forties led from start to finish and scored by half a length to lead a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Fellow OBS graduates Hot Blooded (October’19) and Me and Mr. C (March ’19) were second and third. It’s the first stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Katerina Vassilieva, now 24-6-3-1 with earnings of $280,924. Consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by his breeder Stroud’s Lane Farm, LLC, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Lightening Larry wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Sprint Stakes

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Lea Farms, LLC’s Lightening Larry led from gate to wire and scored a 2-1/2 length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured, sold for $50,000 by Pick View LLC, Agent, at the 2021 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-5-4-1 for trainer Jorge Delgado, he has earned      $363,360 to date. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz’s 2022 Saudi Cup (G1) winner Emblem Road, idle since July, returned to work on Friday and prepped to defend his Saudi Cup title with a four-length victory in a $25,289 allowance test at King Abdulaziz Racecourse. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, the 5-year-old son of Quality Road was purchased for $80,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mitab Almulawah, he’s now 11-8-1-1 and has earned $10,221,492. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video 

OBS grads posted a pair of stakes victories at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

Stud Carmen Cristina, LLC’s Zydeceaux set the pace from the start of the $125,000 Pasco Stakes and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Champion’s Dream (March ’22) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Cajun Breeze, sold for $15,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2021 OBS October Yearling Sale. Trained by Ramon Minguet, he’s now 5-3-1-1 and has earned $153,540.

J.P.G. 2 LLC, Mr Pug LLC, Winning Stables, Inc. and Mary K, Thomas’ Tap Dance Fever turned in a strong stretch run to get up in the final yards and take the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes by a head. It’s the fist stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Tapiture, purchased for $17,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Gerald S. Bennett, she has compiled a 20-5-3-3 career record and earned $185,525. watch her under tack video

OBS grads sweep New Year’s Day stakes at Gulfstream

OBS graduates celebrated New Year’s Day at Gulfstream Park by winning all three stakes races on the holiday card.

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Lea Farms, LLC’s Super Chow rang in the new year with his fourth straight stakes win, a frontrunning one length victory in the $100,000 Limehouse Stakes. The newly turned 3-year-old graded stakes placed Lord Nelson colt, trained by Jorge Delgado, is now 6-5-0-1 and has earned $297,230 to date. He was purchased for $75,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

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Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC’s Infinite Diamond pressed the pace from the inside in the $100,000 Cash Run Stakes, took charge turning for home and drew away with ease to score by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Bee Jersey, now 5-2-1-0 with $103,189 in earnings for trainer Patrick Biancone. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she was sold for $120,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

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Aldana Gonzalez Racing LLC, Lisa Ballou and Steve Ballou’s Dreaming of Kona, third to Super Chow in Tampa Bay’s Inaugural Stakes in his last start, picked up his first stakes win via disqualification in the $150,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes. Tracking fellow OBS graduate Legacy Isle (April ’22) into the stretch, he was carried out by that one a sixteenth out and forced to settle for second, beaten by half a length. The now 3-year-old colt by Fast Anna was purchased by Steve Ballou for $50,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Aldana Spieth, he’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $113,420. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

City Man, Skippylongstocking score in Gulfstream graded stakes

OBS Spring Sale graduates scored in a pair of New Year’s Eve graded stakes, capturing both of Gulfstream’s prep races for the upcoming Pegasus World Cup (G1) and Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1).

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man found room on the rail after turning for home in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) on the turf, took command a furlong from home and drew away to win by a length and a half. It’s the third straight stakes victory for the now 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning son of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 26-9-5-3 with $987,120 in earnings. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Daniel Alonso’s West Virginia Derby (G3) winner Skippylongstocking ended his 3-year-old campaign with a flourish, sweeping to the lead at the head of the stretch of the $200,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes (G3) and pulling away to score by two lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the colt by Exaggerator, purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 14-4-1-3 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he has earned $777,810 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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ERJ Racing, LLC, Pappas Horse Racing, Corp and Neil A. Haymes’ Broadway Girls jumped from a maiden victory at Del Mar in November into Friday’s $103,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita, took the lead at the start and never looked back, scoring by a length and a half. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Army Mule ended her juvenile campaign with a 4-2-0-0 record and $108,020 in earnings. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was purchased out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Dennis O’Neill for $60,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

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Dublin Fjord Stables LLC, Racepoint Stables, Kevin D. Hilbert and Thomas E. O’Keefe’s millionaire Drafted was last early in Aqueduct’s $130,950 Gravesend Stakes on Friday, but rallied down the stretch on the outside and was up in the last jump to win by a nose. It’s the eighth stakes victory for the now 9-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Field Commission, trained by David P. Duggan, now 33,10-3-4 with earnings of $1,157,443. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Country Grammer romps in Santa Anita’s San Antonio Stakes

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Commonwealth Thoroughbreds, LLC, Winstar Farm LLC and Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Country Grammer was much the best in Santa Anita’s $200,500 San Antonio Stakes (G2), tracking the early leaders, taking command turning for home and drawing off with authority to a 4-1/2 length score. Fellow OBS graduate Heywoods Beach (June ’19) checked in third. Reunited with rider Frankie Dettori, aboard in his Dubai World Cup (G1) victory in March, the 5-year-old son of Tonalist, trained by Bob Baffert, now boasts four graded stakes wins, a 14-5-5-1 career record and $11,277,320 in earnings. He was purchased for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

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Fortune Racing LLC’s (al Maktoum) Candy Light relaxed off the pace in Monday’s $100,000 Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream, rallied on the outside down the stretch, took over late and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Graham Motion, now 11-3-4-1 with $248,268 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5, she was purchased for $200,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video   June Sale walking video

 

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Oakwood Stables, Cheyenne Stable LLC and Christophe Clement’s Miss J McKay, well off the pace after being bumped at the start of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Abundantia Stakes on Christmas Eve, came out for the drive, caught the leaders a sixteenth out and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Hangover Kid, who also captured the same race a year ago. Consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 20-6-4-3 for trainer Christophe Clement, she has earned $466,893 to date. watch her under tack video

Practical Move wins the Los Alamitos Futurity

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Pierre Jean Amestoy, Jr., Leslie A. Amestoy and Roger K. Beasley’s Practical Move sat just off the early lead in Saturday’s $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2), took over a quarter mile from home and drew off late to score by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Practical Joke, purchased for $230,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-2-1-2 for trainer Tim Yakteen, he has earned $194,200 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

G. Chris Coleman’s Olivia Twist is three for three and a stakes winner after taking charge of Saturday’s $100,000 Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park after turning for home and scoring by two lengths. It was the stakes debut for the 2-year-old daughter of Mshawish, trained by Todd W. Fincher, who has earned $100,149 to date. Consigned by Blas Perez Stables, Agent, to the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was sold for $230,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video    June Sale walking video

Speed Boat Beach best in Del Mar’s Cecil B. DeMille

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach pressed the pace in Sunday’s $101,500 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, took a short lead a quarter mile out and held on gamely to score by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate First Peace (June ’22) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm, 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. Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $178,000 to date. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s millionaire Bankit was much the best in Sunday’s $121,250 New York Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct, taking command on the turn and cruising from there to a 3-1/4 length victory. That’s seven stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old son of Central Banker, consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, where he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $260,000. Now 36-8-11-5 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $1,258,405 to date.  watch his under tack video

Lea Farms, LLC’s Super Chow went right to the front in Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, turned back a challenge in the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Dreaming of Kona (June ’22) settled for third. It’s the third straight win for the graded stakes placed 2-year-old colt by Lord Nelson, purchased for $75,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jorge Delgado, he’s now 5-4-0-1 and has earned $235,850. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Speaking Scout takes Del Mar’s Hollywood Derby

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’s Speaking Scout, off the pace early in Del Mar’s $400,000 Hollywood Derby (G1), found room between horses a furlong from home, and was up in deep stretch to score by three quarters of a length over fellow OBS graduate Spycatcher (April ’21). It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Mr Speaker, purchased for $3,000 out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2020 OBS October Sale. Trained by Graham Motion, he’s now 14-4-4-0 and earned $500,668 to date. October Sale walking video

Havnameltdown scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

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Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman’s Havnameltdown, forced out early in Sunday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, took over a half mile out and cruised from there to victory by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Practical Move (April ’22) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured, 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. Now 4-3-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $288,000 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Lael Stables’ Navy Goat led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Stakes on Saturday, overcoming a rough start, taking charge on the inside turning for home, drawing away late and scoring by 2-1/2 lengths. Oh Darlin (April ’22) was second with Luck in the Dusk (January ’21) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Navy Mule, trained by Arnaud Delacour, now 3-2-0-1 with $89,956 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Boutte Sales at the 2021 October Selected Yearling sale and then purchased for $450,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tac k eighth in :10 1/5. Selected Yearling Sale walking video     watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Champions Dream captures Aqueduct’s Nashua Stakes

A trio of 2002 OBS Juvenile Sale graduates made headlines over the weekend.

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Rosedown Racing Stables, LLC’s Champions Dream came around horses to reach contention turning for home in Sunday’s $150,000 Nashua Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, sustained his rally down the stretch and ran by the leaders late to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Justify, now 3-2-0-0 with $160,250 in earnings for trainer Danny Gargan. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $425,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Sleeping Giant Stables, LLC, America’s Pastime Stables and KimDon Racing, LLC’s Vacation Dance took the lead at the start of Aqueduct’s $116,400 Atlantic Beach Stakes on Saturday and never looked back en route to victory by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Inflation Nation (IRE) (Spring ’22) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 2-year-old son of The Lieutenant, trained by John Kimmel, now 3-2-0-1 with earnings of $132,400. Consigned to the 2022 March Sale by James Layden, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Trainer Bob Baffert unveiled Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Arabian Knight on Saturday in a $150,000 seven furlong maiden special test at Keeneland and the 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt gave nothing a chance. He bounced right to the lead, drew off in the stretch and scored under wraps by 7-1/4 lengths in a rapid 1:21 4/5. The 2022 OBS Spring Sale topper was purchased for $2.3-million out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Twenty-two OBS grads entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

From a lively contingent of youngsters to the elegant War Like Goddess looking for two straight against the boys, twenty-two OBS graduates are entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Friday and Saturday.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH

A pair of OBS graduates are entered in the $1-million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1)

R3 Racing LLC’s Sharp Aza Tack won Monmouth’s Tyro Stakes in July and comes in off a second in the Juvenile Sprint Stakes in September at Kentucky Downs. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 2-year-old colt by OBS graduate Sharp Azteca is now 3-2-1-0 has earned $200,200 to date. He was purchased for $100,000 out of the RiceHorse Stable consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Tyler Gaffalione will be aboard from post nine. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Bob Baffert sends out Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach, two for two and coming into the race off a victory in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes on the grass at Santa Anita on October 2nd. Switched to the lawn after setting a track record on the dirt in his debut at Del Mar, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm, has earned $108,000 to date. He’ll break from post 11 and be ridden by Flavien Prat. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, then purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Three OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1)

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Doug O’Neill sends out Omar Aldabbagh, Todd Cady and Ty Leatherman’s Vegas Magic, winner of Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in August and fourth last out in the Del Mar Debutante (G1). She’ll be ridden from post one by Jose Ortiz. 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, comes in with 4-3-0-0 career record and $223,200 in earnings. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Hidden Brook Farm LLC’s You’re My Girl was second in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Aqueduct on October 2nd after breaking her maiden at first asking at Saratoga in September. The 2-year-old daughter of Overanalyze, now 2-1-1-0 for trainer John Terranova, has earned $128,400 to date. She will break from post two and be ridden by John Velazquez.  After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $130,000 out of the Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel) consignment. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

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Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.’s And Tell Me Nolies can stake a claim to an Eclipse Award with a victory, coming into the race off wins in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G2) and the Del Mar Debutante (G1). She’ll start from post three and be ridden by Ramon Vazquez. The 2-year-old daughter of Arrogate, consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, was sold for $230,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Peter Miller, she has compiled a 4-3-0-0 and earned $352,800 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

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Augustin Stable’s Delight is the sole OBS grad in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf after racing her way in with a frontrunning victory in Jessamine Stakes (G2) on October 7th at Keeneland. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mendelssohn is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $400,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, she’s now 4-2-0-2 and earned $211,905. Luis Saez will ride from post nine. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Two OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)

Tami Bobo and Lugamo Racing Stable LLC’s Congruent won the Laurel Futurity in his last trip to the post. Trained by Antonio Sano, the 2-year-old colt by Tapit, who will start from post two under Jose Ortiz, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $119,240. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to being purchased for $350,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

Reddam Racing LLC’s Wound Up broke his maiden at first asking at Del Mar in August and was fifth in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes in his last start. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, the 2-year-old son of Mendelssohn was sold for $280,000 after speeding a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-1-0-0 with $50,500 in earnings for trainer Mike McCarthy, he’ll break from post seven under Mario Gutierrez. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

The $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf has drawn six OBS graduates.

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Jeff Mullins sends out Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Packs a Wahlop, coming in on the heels of victories in Santa Anita’s $203,000 Zuma Beach Stakes (G3) on October 9th and the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes (G3) in September. The 2-year-old colt by Creative Cause is now 4-3-0-0 with $230,000 in earnings. He was consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Envision Equine, Agent, where he was sold for $270,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. He’ll be ridden by Mike Smith and break from post two.  watch his under tack video

George A. Sharp’s Curly Larry and Mo will start from post three under Francisco Arrieta. It’s the stakes debut for the 2-year-old colt by Mo Town, who broke his maiden in frontrunning style over the Keeneland turf course in his last trip to the post on October 15th. Trained by Caio Caramori, he’s now 4-1-1-0 and earned $66,065. At the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $75,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Trainer Mike Maker sends out Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher and Jason Ash’s Really Good. After breaking his maiden at first asking at Saratoga in July, he comes in off a second in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G2) on October 9th. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $125,000 out of the Randy Bradshaw consignment. The 2-year-old son of Hard Spun, now 3-1-0-2 with $138,188 in earnings, will break from post seven under Luis Saez. watch his under tack video

Team Hanley, Richard Schermerhorn, and Paul Braverman’s I’m Very Busy, second in the Pilgrim Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct on October 2nd, will be ridden from post eight under Flavien Prat. Sporting a 2-1-1-0 record for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $97,750 to date. Consigned by James Layden, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old son of Cloud Computing was sold for $135,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

D.J. Stable LLC’s Webslinger will be ridden by Dylan Davis and break from post ten. Mark Casse trains the 2-year-old colt by Constitution, who comes in off a maiden breaking victory in Monmouth’s Nownownow Stakes in September. A two-time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2022 Spring 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

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, Skychai Racing LLC and Angelo Carlesimo’s Gaslight Dancer comes into the race off a second-place finish in Aqueduct’s Futurity Stakes (G3) on October 9th. Trainer Mike Maker signed the ticket for the 2-year-old colt by City of Light, purchased for $260,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 3-1-1-0 with $121,116 in earnings, he’ll break from post 14 under Juan Hernandez. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

A trio of OBS grads are entered in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Edgeway is a five-time stakes winner, and comes into the race after a successful title defense in Del Mar’s Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) in August. The 5-year-old daughter of Competitive Edge, trained by John Sadler, has compiled a 13-8-2-1 career record and earned $753,860 after she was 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. She’ll be ridden by Juan Hernandez and break from post two. watch her under tack video

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Michael Dubb and Michael J. Caruso’s Hot Peppers, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, will break from post ten and be ridden by Junior Alvarado. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan comes in with a 9-5-2-0 record and has earned $392,950 to date. A winner of Belmont’s Victory Ride Stakes (G3) in July, she was second in Saratoga’s Test (G1) in August and was fourth in the Prioress (G2) at the Spa in her last time out in September. 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

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Trainer Brad Cox sends out Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. and Ten Strike Racing’s Lady Rocket, second in Aqueduct’s Gallant Bloom Stakes (G2) in her last start. The 5-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat has won or placed in four graded stakes, the most recent victory in the Chicago Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs in June. She comes in with a 16-7-4-2 record and $757,088 in earnings. Cox has named Joel Rosario to ride and she’ll start from post 12. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $420,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale walking video

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed is the lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). The six-time stakes winning 6-year-old son of Jimmy Creed scored in back-to-back grade ones this summer, taking Belmont’s Jaipur (G1) in June and Saratoga’s Fourstardave Handicap (G1) in August. Purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale and trained by Bill Mott, he comes in with a 28-7-4-4 career mark with $1,731,058 in earnings. Luis Saez rides from post 11.

Two OBS graduates will go to the post in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1)

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Altamira Racing Stable, Gary Barber, Tom Kagele and Madaket Stables LLC’s C Z Rocket has spent the last few years knocking heads with the best sprinters west of the Mississippi. Coming in off a second-place finish in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) on October 1st, the 8-year-old multiple graded stakes winning son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, has earned $1,612,641 and is now 34-12-5-5. At the 2016 OBS 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. He’ll break from post eight and be ridden by Flavien Prat. watch his under tack video

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Lea Farms LLC’s Willy Boi, the first Breeders’ Cup starter for trainer Jorge Delgado, comes in off a third-place finish in Saratoga’s Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) after winning Gulfstream’s Smile Sprint Invitational Stakes (G3). The 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncaptured will be ridden by Chantal Sutherland and break from post ten. He was 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 13-6-1-1, he has earned $350,485 to date. watch his under tack video   October Sale walking video

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Nice Guys Stables’ King Cause carries the OBS banner into the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) after scoring in Aqueduct’s Knickerbocker Stakes (G3) on October 9th in his last start. It was the first graded stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Creative Cause, trained by Mike Maker, now 33-8-4-7 with $601,228 in earnings to date. He turned in a Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased out of the Parrish Farms consignment for $200,000 by Dennis O’Neill. Juan Hernandez will ride from post 12. watch his under tack video

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess is the lone OBS entrant in the $4-million Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). Third in the Filly and Mare Turf (G1) in 2021, she’s back with a chance to wrap up an Eclipse Award after three wins and a second in graded stakes this year. A winner over the boys in Aqueduct’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1) in her last start on October 8th, she comes in with a 12-9-1-1 career record and earnings of $1,612,184. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old daughter of English Channel will break from post two under Joel Rosario. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

 

Cabo Spirit, Speaking Scout one-two in Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby

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Kretz Racing LLC’s Cabo Spirit saved ground early in Saturday’s $201,500 Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita, waited for room to launch his rally in the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire, with fellow OBS graduate Speaking Scout (October ’20) finishing second. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, trained by George Papaprodromou, now 15-4-3-3 with $438,560 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 Spring Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was purchased for $575,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Steven Schoenfeld’s Freedom Trail is two for two and a stakes winner after coming around horses in Aqueduct’s $120,000 Awad Stakes on Saturday, taking over inside the final sixteenth and scoring by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old son of OBS graduate Collected, his sire’s first stakes winner, was purchased for $150,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by John Terranova, he has earned $118,250 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man overcame early traffic trouble in Sunday’s $200,000 Mohawk Stakes at Aqueduct, found room inside to reach contention at the head of the stretch, took command a furlong out and drew away to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Christophe Clement, he’s now 25-8-5-3 and earned $871,800. watch his under tack video

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s unbeaten Back to Ohio is five for five with four stakes wins after romping to a 7-1/4 length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Best of Ohio John W. Galbreath Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Trained by Larry Rivelli, the 2-year-old daughter of Midshipman has earned $245,700 to date. 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

Girvin youngsters top October Open Yearling Sale

A pair of youngsters by Girvin were each sold for $110,000 to share honors atop the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 October Yearling Sale.

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Hip No. 418, a dark bay or brown colt consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, went to Champion Equine LLC. He’s out of stakes placed OBS graduate Absoulute Heaven, by Not For Love, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Princess Caveat.

D J Stable purchased Hip No. 610, a bay filly consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales. She’s a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Little Chesney, out of Liberty Flag, by Kingmambo.

  • Hip No. 639, a daughter of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Moreau Bloodstock Int’l, Inc., Agent, went to New Day Training Center for $85,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Miss Subtle, by Misremembered, a daughter of graded stakes winning OBS graduate Subtle Aly.
  • Hip No. 304, a daughter of Good Magic consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold for $75,000 to Sean S. Perl Bloodstock LLC. The chestnut filly is out of Rivercane, by Awesome Again, from the family of graded stakes winner Scott’s Scoundrel.
  • Hip No. 663, a son of Awesome Slew consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, went to Antonio Sano for $70,000. The chestnut colt is out of Selective Memory, by Malibu Moon, a half sister to graded stakes placed Strong Barows.
  • Hip No. 252, a daughter of Yoshida (JPN) consigned by Sweet River Thoroughbreds, Agent, was purchased by Antonio Sano for $65,000. The chestnut filly is out of On Cloud Nine, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Statuette.
  • RiceHorse, Agent, went to $62,000 for Hip No. 299, a daughter of OBS graduate World of Trouble consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Remington Rose, by Take Charge Indy, a half sister to stakes placed Twirl Girl.
  • Hip No. 370, a daughter of Girvin consigned by Double Tap Sales LLC, Agent, was purchased for $57,000 by III Beauty’s Thoroughbreds LLC. The gray or roan filly is out of OBS graduate Sweet Dreams Diva, by Rockport Harbor, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Good Morning Diva.
  • Hip No. 297, a son of OBS graduate Coal Front consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, went to Julie Davies LLC, Agent, for $55,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Ready Witted, by More Than Ready, from the family of grade one stakes winner Love and Pride.
  • John C. Oxley went to $55,000 for Hip No. 578, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. The bay filly is out of J. A. Curlin, by Curlin, a daughter of stakes winner Victory With Class.
  • Hip No. 344, a son of Khozan consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Mathis Stable LLC for $52,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to graded stakes placed Pedaltothemedal, is out of Something Brewing, by Meadowlake, a half sister to grade one stakes winner El Brujo.
  • Frank Bertolino paid $50,000 for Hip No. 420, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent. The bay filly is out of OBS graduate Ahaya, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to grade one winner Rail Trip and to the dam of Chop Chop, second by a nose in Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1) on October 7th.
  • Hip No. 463, a son of Rogueish consigned by Las Palmas Farm, went to Saffie Joseph Jr. for $50,000. The bay colt is out of OBS graduate Born to Jazz, by Student Council, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Born to Dance.

For the Open session, 256 yearlings sold for a total of $ 4,367,900, compared with 281 bringing a total of $5,224,500 a year ago. The average price was $17,062, compared with $18,593 in 2021, while the median price was $13,000, compared with the $15,000 figure a year ago. The buyback percentage was 30.2% compared with 16.6% last year.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 133 horses sold for a total of $ 6,204,000 compared with 104 yearlings bringing $4,539,000 a year ago. The average price was $46,647, up 7% from $43,644 last year, while the median price was $35,000, rising 9.4% from $32,000 in 2021. The buyback percentage was 28.9%; it was 22.4% a year ago.

A colt by Mitole and a filly by The Factor were both purchased by D. J. Stable LLC for $210,000 to share honors at the top of Tuesday’s Selected session.

Hip No. 122, a son of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, is a bay colt out of Eenie Meenie Miney, by Uncle Mo, a half sister to graded stakes winner Tableaux.

Hip No. 150, a bay filly by The Factor out of Honey Trap, by Medaglia d’Oro, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, is a half sister to OBS October/March graduate Delight, winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G2) last week.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2023 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24 – 25.

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.

Youngsters by Mitole, The Factor top Selected Yearling Sale

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A colt by Mitole and a filly by the Factor were both purchased by D. J. Stable LLC for $210,000 to share honors at the top of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Selected Sale of Yearlings.

Hip No. 122, a son of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, is a bay colt out of Eenie Meenie Miney, by Uncle Mo, a half sister to graded stakes winner Tableaux.

Hip No. 150, a bay filly by The Factor out of Honey Trap, by Medaglia d’Oro, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, is a half sister to OBS October/March graduate Delight, winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G2) last week.

  • Hip No. 201, a son of Good Magic consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, was sold to DILLIGAF, for $160,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Sarah Sis, is out of Emerald Gal, by Gilded Time.
  • CSV went to $155,000 for Hip No. 203, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by K P Sales, Agent for Westbury Stable. The chestnut colt is out of Hannahanna, by Malibu Moon, a half sister to graded stakes winner Silent Bird.
  • Hip No. 100, a son of Awesome Slew consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, was sold to Champion Equine LLC for $150,000. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes placed OBS graduate Reckling, is out of Cash Reserve, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of graded stakes winner Private Treasure.
  • Hip No. 4, a son of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Sweet River Thoroughbreds, went to Mathis Stable LLC for $130,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Peppermint Fire, by Sidney’s Candy, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Madam Fireplace.
  • Hip No. 30, a daughter of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Classic Bloodstock for Gary Anderson for $125,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Sinister Siren, by Empire Maker, a half sister to stakes placed Unanimously, from the family of champion OBS graduate Delightful Mary.
  • FMQ Stables went to $125,000 for Hip No. 66, a son of Not This Time consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent. A half brother to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Scotland, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Varus, by Vicar, a half sister to stakes placed Cape Good Hope.
  • Hip No. 137, a daughter of Mendelssohn also consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to R & E Bloodstock for $115,000. The dark bay or brown filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Market Town, is out of Geographic, by Empire Maker, from the family of champion Slew O’ Gold.
  • CSV went to $110,000 for Hip No. 144, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Sennebec South Farm. The bay filly is out of Guise, by Exchange Rate, from the family of graded stakes winner Phoenix Tower.
  • Hip No. 131, a son of OBS graduate Coal Front consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent for Spendthrift Farm, was purchased for $105,000 by Janice Geeding. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes placed Fairy Star (AUS), by More Than Ready, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Lizard Island.
  • Hip No. 14, a daughter of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Goldencents Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to de Meric Sales for $100,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Reign Suzanne, by Street Hero, a half sister to graded stakes winning champion Academic.
  • Hip No. 106, a daughter of Nyquist consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold for $100,000 to Dew Sweeper II. The chestnut filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen, a half sister to the dam of champion Caledonia Road.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 125 horses sold for a total of $6,101,000 compared with 104 yearlings bringing $4,539,000 a year ago. The average price was $48,808, up 11% compared with $43,644 last year, while the median price was $40,000, rising 25% compared with $32,000 in 2021. The buyback percentage was 33.2%; it was 22.4% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 251 – 684 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.

And Tell Me Nolies takes Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes

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Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.’s And Tell Me Nolies scored her second straight graded stakes win in Saturday’s $201,000 Chandelier Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The Del Mar Debutante (G1) winner overcame a stumbling start, took command after turning for home and was best by three quarters of a length at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate Uncontrollable (April ’22) was second. 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. The 2-year-old daughter of Arrogate, trained by Peter Miller, is now 4-3-0-0 and earned $352,800 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Packs a Wahlop sat just off the lead in Santa Anita’s $203,000 Zuma Beach Stakes (G3) on Sunday, took over a furlong from home and drew off to win by 2-3/4 length over fellow OBS graduate Castleknock (March ’22) It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Creative Cause, trained by Jeff Mullins, now 4-3-0-0 with $230,000 in earnings. 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

 

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Nice Guys Stables’ King Cause took the lead at the start of Aqueduct’s $150,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (G3) on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to a two-length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Creative Cause, who turned in a Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased out of the Parrish Farms consignment for $200,000 by Dennis O’Neill. Now trained by Mike Maker, he has compiled a 33-8-4-7 career record and has earned $601,228 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Gary Barber’s Firing Bullets was a maiden going into the $150,900 Woodbine Cares Stakes on Saturday and a stakes winner at the finish after rallying in the stretch and getting up in the last jump to win by a nose. It was the second start for the 2-year-old filly by Firing Line, trained by Mark Casse, now 2-1-0-0 with $66,586 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased for $210,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Chester and Mary Broman’s Makin My Move raced wide to reach contention at the quarter pole in the $75,000 Honey Bee Stakes on Friday at the Meadowlands, took command in the stretch and drew away late to score by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Carpe Diem, consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, where she went the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 8-4-0-0 for trainer John Kimmel, she has earned $210,550 to date. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

War Like Goddess beats the boys in Aqueduct’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess earned a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), sweeping to the leaders on the turn in Aqueduct’s $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1), taking over a furlong from home and beating the boys by 2-1/2 lengths.  That’s the seventh graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of English Channel, consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, and sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 12-9-1-1 for trainer Bill Mott, she has earned $1,612,184 to date. watch her under tack video