Take Charge Paula takes Gulfstream’s House Party Stakes

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Bruce Tallisman’s Take Charge Paula sat just off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Razorback Lady (June ’17, October ’15) in Saturday’s $75,000 House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park, collared her turning for home, out-fought her to the wire and won by half a length. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Take Charge Indy, consigned to the 2017 OBS March Sale by Envision Equine on behalf of E. J. Sipus Jr. and purchased for $50,000 by Mr. Tallisman after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Kelly Breen, she has three stakes wins, a 6-4-0-1 record and $188,240 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

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Treadway Racing Stable’s Malibu Saint relaxed well off the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Wait a While Stakes on the Gulfstream turf course, moved wide to reach contention nearing the stretch, and ran past the leaders despite traffic trouble in the lane to win at half a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, trained by Mike Maker, now 5-2-1-1 with $81,481 in earnings. She breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $90,000 by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Town and Country Racing, LLC’s My Miss Chiff rallied to take charge of the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes a furlong from home and held off fellow OBS graduate Look Into My Eyes (June ’14, January ’13) in the deep stretch to score by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed filly by Into Mischief, now 6-4-0-1 with earnings of $159,660 for trainer Albert Stall, Jr. She was sold for $60,000 by Tonya Jurgens, Agent, as a weanling at the 2014 OBS Fall Mixed Sale.

Sharp Azteca romps in Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile

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Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca sat behind the leaders down the backstretch of Aqueduct’s $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) on Saturday, moved to take command after turning for home and ran off to score by five lengths over fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits (April ’15). It’s the first grade one win for the 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 16-8-5-1 with $1,756,740 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot pressed the pace in the early going of the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct, took over at the head of the stretch and drew off to win by 3-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, trained by Mark Casse, now has three graded stakes wins, a 5-3-0-1 record and earnings of $312,973. She was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport saved ground off the pace in Saturday’s $125,400 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine, came out for the drive after avoiding trouble on the turn, blew past the leaders in the final furlong and won by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, winner of the Sir Barton in 2015. Trained by Sid Attard, he’s now 23-7-7-3 and has earned $498,888 to date. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Stormy Liberal a millionaire after scoring in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, ignored at 30-1, saved ground in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, came off the rail after straightening away in the stretch and was up in the final strides to beat stablemate Richard’s Boy by a neck. Joel Rosario was aboard the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, now 22-8-6-1 and the newest OBS millionaire with earnings of $1,033,570 for trainer Peter Miller. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,000. watch his under tack video

A pair of OBS millionaires and a promising 2-year-old filly also made their presence felt during the two days of championship racing at Del Mar.

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected pressed front-running winner Gun Runner into the stretch of the $6-million Breeders’ Classic (G1), battled gamely into the final furlong and then held off a late run by top 3-year-old West Coast to finish second. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 12-9-1-0 and has earned $2,280,500. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca set the pace in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), led to deep stretch but missed by half a length to promising 3-year-old Battle of Midway. The 4-year-old colt by Freud is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 15-7-5-1 and has earned $1,306,740. watch his under tack video 

Baoma Corporation’s Alluring Star put away favored Moonshine Memories turning for home in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) but was unable to withstand a late charge by Caledonia Road and settled for second, earning $340,000. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $436,000 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2017 OBS March Sale before she was purchased for $850,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch her under tack video

Engage wins the Futurity at Belmont Park

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Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage is two for three and a graded stakes winner after taking command of Saturday’s $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont after turning for home and then drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS March graduate Barry Lee. The 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $156,400 to date. watch his under tack video

Significant Form wins Belmont’s Miss Grillo Stakes

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form picked a good spot to break her maiden, taking command of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Belmont a furlong from home and easing away to score by a length. It was the second trip to the post for the 2-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who was disqualified from a victory in her debut although she finished first by a wide margin. After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 2-1-0-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $120,415 to date. watch her under tack video

 

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood rallied to take command of the $100,000 Jefferson Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday passing the eighth pole and drew off from there to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Adonis Creed (April ’16). That’s two stakes wins in a row for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, and sold for $130,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 11-7-1-0 and has earned $304,554 to date. watch his under tack video

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Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s millionaire Madefromlucky tracked the leaders into the stretch of Sunday’s $200,000 Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes at Belmont, took the lead coming to the sixteenth pole and was best by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of  Lookin At Lucky, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 24-6-5-5 earnings of $1,351,500. He was purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita scored her second straight stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, coming from off the pace to take the lead in the stretch and holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Dessert Honeys (April ’17) to win the $400,000 FTBOA My Dear Girl Stakes by a neck. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $72,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2017 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth  in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Dwoskin, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $374,400. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast ran off with his third straight stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, rallying to get up in the final yards to take the $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes by half a length. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. He’s five for nine this year for trainer David Fawkes, and is now 20-7-5-4 with $298,815 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom was well back in the early going of Woodbine’s $100,000 La Lorgnette Stakes on Saturday, but she rallied wide on the turn, took the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Into Mischief, consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 before she  was purchased by Live Oak for $375,000. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 9-3-3-0 and has earned $187,106. watch her under tack video 

Granpollo Stable’s Dreaming of Gold took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $50,000 Bull and Whistle Handicap on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to victory by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Unbridled’s Song, sold for $220,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 24-3-6-1 for trainer Victor Barboza, Jr., she has earned $177,521.  Selected Sale conformation photo

BB Horses’ Afleet Willy led from gate to wire in the DTHA Governor’s Day Handicap at Delaware Park on Saturday, romping home by 5-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Twocubanbrothersu (June ’12, August ’11). Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, the 4-year-old gelding by Wilburn picked up his first stakes victory, improved his career record to 23-9-7-2, and boosted his bankroll to $307,735. At the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS June Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $50,000. watch his under tack video 

Selected Yearling Sale grad Sharp Azteca a millionaire after taking Belmont’s Kelso Handicap

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Ivan Rodriguez’ Selected Yearling Sale graduate Sharp Azteca is the latest OBS millionaire after leading from gate to wire and taking Saturday’s $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park by four lengths.  It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2015 April Sale, he was purchased for $220,000 by Mr. Rodriguez’ Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables. Trained by Jorge Navarro, the 4-year-old colt by Freud is now 14-7-4-1 and has earned $1,136,740 to date. watch his under tack video 

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front set the pace in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) at Parx on Saturday, surrendered the lead briefly in the final furlong, then came again late and scored by half a length, running six furlongs in 1:08 4/5. Entrymate and fellow OBS graduate Petrov (June ’16) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, now 5-4-0-0 with earnings of $411,000 for trainer Todd Pletcher. At the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped a sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. watch his under tack video

Hieroglyphics, Small Bear one-two in Saratoga’s Better Talk Now Stakes

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Hieroglyphics saved ground in the early going of Monday’s $100, 000 Better Talk Now Stakes on the turf at Saratoga, found a lane in the stretch between horses to take the lead in deep stretch then held off a charge by fellow OBS graduate Small Bear (April ’16) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile, now 8-3-3-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher with $164,272 in earnings. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Eclipse for $450,000.  watch his under tack video

Giant Expectations takes Del Mar’s Pat O’Brien Stakes

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Exline-Border Racing LLC and Gatto Racing LLC’s Giant Expectations circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $201, 725 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, caught fellow OBS graduate Calculator (April ’14) in the final sixteenth and beat him to the wire by a length and a half. It was the stakes debut for the 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by Peter Eurton, he’s now 10-3-3-1 and has earned $253,200 to date. watch his under tack video

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Team D’s Get Jets came from well off the pace in Friday’s $150,00 West Point Stakes at Saratoga, rallied wide to reach the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by half a length over the late running fellow OBS gradate Offering Plan (April ’14).  It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, purchased for $300,000 by Team D out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 10-5-3-0 for trainer Anthony Dutrow, he has earned $450,850 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Gold Square LLC’s Aveenu Malcainu is two for two and a stakes winner after stalking the leaders in Saratoga’s $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes on Friday, taking the lead in deep stretch and easing away to a 2-1/2 length victory. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, the 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief has earned $163,800. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before he was purchased for $150,000 by Gene Parrotta, Agent for Gold Square LLC. watch his under tack video

 

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Shenandoah Queen tried stakes company for the first time in Friday’s $101,045 Tranquility Lake Stakes at Del Mar, took command turning for home, opened up daylight in the stretch and held off a late bid to win by three quarters of a length. The 5-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes is now 11-5-1-2 for trainer John Sadler, and has earned $111,300. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before she went through the ring at the 2014 March Sale, consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent for Inversiones Fl. LLC, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

Collected a millionaire after winning Del Mar’s Pacific Classic

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected is the newest OBS millionaire after a wire to wire win in Del Mar’s $1, 000, 000 Pacific Classic (G1). He took the lead at the start, turned back San Diego Handicap (G2) winner Accelerate on the turn then held off a late run by champion Arrogate and scored by half a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of City Zip, trained by Bob Baffert, and leaves him with an 11-8-1-0 career record. Four for four this year, he has earned $1,260,500 to date. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Literata scores in Saratoga Dew Stakes at the Spa

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Michael Dubb’s Literata stalked the pace-setter in the early going of Monday’s $100, 000 Saratoga Dew Stakes, took command a half mile from home, turned back a challenge at the sixteenth pole and prevailed by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old mare by Read the Footnotes, now 33-8-9-4 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased for $18,000 out of the Casey Newick consignment at the 2012 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Run Away and Pure Silver romp to graded wins at Del Mar and Saratoga

A pair of unbeaten 2-year-old OBS graduates posted dominating victories on Saturday in graded stakes at Del Mar and Saratoga.

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Kaleem Shah’s Run Away is three for three after sitting just off the early lead in Del Mar’s $200, 000 Best Pal Stakes (G2), taking command at the head of the stretch and drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the colt by Run Away and Hide, purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale. Trained by Simon Callaghan, he has earned $212,400 to date.

 

 

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In the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC’s Pure Silver scored her second stakes victory and third win in as many starts, quickly going to the lead despite an awkward start. The daughter of Mission Impazible turned back a challenge on the turn, drew off turning for home and ran away down the stretch to a 9-1/2 length victory. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she has earned $217,200 and is the first graded stakes winner for her sire. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Green Mask a millionaire after scoring in Saratoga’s Troy Stakes

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Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask is the newest OBS millionaire after taking charge of Sunday’s $250, 000 Troy Stakes at Saratoga coming to the eighth pole and drawing clear to win by a length and three quarters. The time for five furlongs on the turf was 1:00.49, just missing OBS graduate Lady Shipman’s (April ’14) track record 1:00.46. It’s the third stakes win of the year for the 6-year-old gelding by Mizzen Mast, purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 27-8-8-3 and has earned $1,064,761 to date. watch his under tack video

Wong Chi Tat’s Forever Young led from start to finish and won Singapore’s $300,000 Chairman’s Trophy (G2) on Sunday by half a length. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Run Away and Hide, who captured the Singapore Guineas (G1) in the same front-running style on May 14th. Trained by Kuah Cheng Tee, he’s now 8-4-0-1 and has earned $533,285 to date. Consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video watch the Chairman’s Trophy Stakes                

Richard Keith’s American Dubai took the lead after a quarter in the $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap and ran away from there, scoring an easy nine length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by E Dubai, trained by Rodney Richards, now 15-6-2-3 with $406,122 in earnings. Consigned by Calex Stables, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Mr. Keith for $50,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Raroma Stable’s unbeaten Phantom Ro took charge at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream and the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Wildcat Heir led all the way, drawing off in the lane to a 2-3/4 length victory. Two for two for trainer Ralph Nicks, he has earned $94,000. Consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

 

 

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Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast was relaxed in the early going of Gulfstream’s $75,000 Eight Miles East Stakes on Sunday, rallied wide to reach the lead in the stretch and then turned back a challenge by fellow OBS graduate My Point Exactly (April ’14, August ’13) and won by a head. Consinged by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Now 18-5-5-4 for trainer David Fawkes, he has earned $222,400. watch his under tack video

 

 

Fig Tree Farm’s Sweet Sandy saved ground on the turn in Saturday’s $75,000 William M. Backer Stakes at Laurel, moved to the outside down the stretch and closed with a rush to get up in the final yards and score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old mare by Flatter, trained by Danielle Hodsdon, now 18-4-5-1 with earnings of $129,260. She was purchased for $25,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Robert L. Cole’s 6-year-old Roman Officer successfully defended his title in the $75,000 West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup Stakes at Mountaineer Park on Saturday, leading every step of the way and turning back fellow OBS graduate American Sailor (April ’14) by a length. It’s his third win in four starts this year for trainer Kevin Patterson, leaving him 40-13-5-6 with earnings of $325,014. Consigned by SAB Sales (Scott A. Bergsrud), Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 before he was sold for $70,000. watch his under tack video

I. C. Racing LLC and Shalom TR’s La Piba scored her first stakes win in Saturday’s $75,000 West Virginia Senate President’s Cup Stakes at Mountaineer Park, closing in deep stretch and getting up in the final strides to win by a neck. Trained by Brad Cox, who enjoyed a huge weekend, the 4-year-old daughter of Lookin At Lucky is now 19-4-2-2 and has earned $153,501. She was sold for $45,000 by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Understood picked up his first stakes win on Saturday in the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude Stakes on the turf course at Louisiana Downs, rallying to take the lead after turning for home and cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory. That’s three wins in four starts this year for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale and purchased by Flurry Racing for $130,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 9-5-1-0 and has earned $123,794 to date. watch his under tack video

Brad Cox also saddled Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes in the $50,000 John Henry Stakes at Louisiana Downs. The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman tracked the early leaders, took charge a furlong from home and eased away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Crowes Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. He was then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. He’s now 13-4-3-1 and has earned $201,030. watch his under tack video

Anton Kubacak’s Emily’s Lollipop is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies at Louisiana Downs and never looking back en route to a five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Feisty Embrace (January ’16) checked in third. The 2-year-old filly by Tiz the One, trained by Scott Gelner, has earned $48,525 to date. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS Selected Yearling Sale, she was purchased by her trainer for $1,500. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Unbeaten Coal Front captures Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front is three for three and a graded stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and taking Saratoga’s $200, 000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Excitations (April ’16). Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $575,000 by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. Unraced at two, the 3-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, trained by Todd Pletcher, has earned $216,000 to date. watch his under tack video

One race earlier on the card, Todd Pletcher sent Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ El Dulce out for his debut in an $83,000 maiden special weight test on the turf course. The 2-year-old colt by Twirling Candy took the lead at the start and led every step of the way, winning by a neck and earning $49,800 after running 5-1/2 furlongs in 1:02 4/5. He was purchased for $200,000 out of the Robert Brewer consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Outplay leads OBS sweep of Saratoga’s Curlin Stakes

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Repole Stable’s Outplay led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saratoga’s $100, 000 Curlin Stakes on Friday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 5-3/4 length victory. Small Bear (April ’16) and Perfect Partner (March ’16) rallied to be second and third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Bernardini, now 7-3-2-1 with $163,133 in earnings for trainer Todd Pletcher. He breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $275,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates were first and second earlier in the afternoon at the Spa in a $73,000 5-1/2 furlong maiden special test. Gold Square LLC’s first time starter Aveenu Malcainu was off the pace in the early going, but came running in the stretch to catch front-running Smokin Platinum (April ’17) a sixteenth from home and prove best by three quarters of a length. Consinged by SBM Training and Sales to the 2017 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief was sold to Gold Square for $150,000 after turning in an Under Tack Quarter in :21 4/5. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, the winner earned $43,800. watch his under tack video

Celtic Chaos scores in Saratoga’s John Morrissey Stakes

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Zilla Racing Stables’ Celtic Chaos was wide in the early going and around the turn in Thursday’s $100, 000 John Morrissey Stakes at Saratoga, then rallied down the stretch and got up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Dublin, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, now 19-6-4-3 with $380,780 in earnings. Consigned by King’s Equine, Agent for Spendthrift Farm, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he was purchased for $55,000 by Zilla Racing after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Earlier in the afternoon at Saratoga, George Yager’s Sly Roxy made her debut in a muddy 5-1/2 furlong $83,000 maiden special weight test, originally carded for the turf course. The 2-year-old daughter of Speightstown tracked the leaders to the turn, moved up to take command turning for home, then drew off down the stretch to a 5-1/2 length victory. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before going through the ring at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Trained by Mark Casse, she earned $49,800 for her effort.  watch her under tack video

Mind Your Biscuits dominates Belmont Sprint Championship

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits went back to work after a brief vacation after his Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) victory in March and earned a start in the Breeders’ Cup. The 4-year-old colt by Posse swept to the lead at the top of the stretch of Saturday’s $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship (G2) and cruised from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. Trained by Chad Summers, he now has four graded stakes wins, a 16-6-6-2 career record and $2,207,166 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Triple K Stables’ Ghost Hunter saved ground into the stretch of Saturday’s $100,000 Arlington Handicap (G3), slipped through on the inside with a furlong to go and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 7-year-old gelding by Ghostzapper, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the  2012 OBS June Sale before he was purchased out of the McKathan Bros. consignment for $30,000. Trained by Jamie Ness, he’s now 46-18-9-8 and has earned $633,523. watch his under tack video

Gainesway Stable’s Danzatrice circled the field from the rear on the turn in Friday’s $101,733 Iowa Distaff Stakes at Prairie Meadows, then ran past the leaders in deep stretch and won by a length and a quarter. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Dunkirk, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 14-7-1-1 with $302,745 in earnings. She turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $105,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Brad Grady’s Phat Man relaxed off the pace in the $99,000 Long Branch Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park, rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final strides to beat fellow OBS graduate Talk Logistics (April ’16) by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Munnings, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, who went through the ring at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 9-3-3-0 for trainer Joe Sharp, he has earned $129,540 to date. watch his under tack video

Keith Plaisance’s Pacific Pink, last in the early going of Saturday night’s $100,000 Louisiana Legends Distaff Stakes at Evangeline Downs, rallied to take the lead turning for home and drew away to a three length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Private Vow, consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2014 OBS April Sale, and sold to Nick Hines, Agent, for $90,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Edward Johnston, she’s now 21-9-4-6 and has earned $481,620 to date. watch her under tack video

Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti’s Look Into My Eyes stalked the leaders in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle Stakes at Evangeline Downs into the lane, put them away inside the eighth pole and drew away to a three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ramona’s Wildcat (April ’13, January ’12) rallied from last to be third. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of City Zip, trained by Efren Loza, Jr., now 12-7-2-1 with $195,560 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2013 January Sale and then breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before going through the ring at the 2014 June Sale. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber’s Spring Up led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunday’s $50,000 Mecke Stakes at Gulfstream Park, rallying to take the lead in the final sixteenth and holding off Galleon Mast (April ’15) by three quarters of a length, with Two Step Time (June ’15, April ’15, October ’13) another length back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Spring At Last, two for two this year for trainer Mark Casse, leaving him 23-10-1-2 with $314,892 in earnings. He was purchased for $14,000 out of the Bridlewood Farm consignment at the 2011 OBS August Sale.

Seymourdini gallops in Belmont’s State Dinner Stakes

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Iris Smith Stable’s Seymourdini took command of Monday’s $100, 000 State Dinner Stakes at Belmont after a quarter mile and ran away and hid from there, galloping to at 10-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Madefromlucky (March ’14) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Bernardini, trained by Linda Rice, now 9-5-2-1 with earnings of $229,027. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $900,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Kaleem Shah’s Run Away went head and head with fellow OBS graduate Argosy Fleet (March ’17) in Santa Anita’s $100,345 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes on Monday, took charge in deep stretch and beat him to the wire by a length and a half. Unbeaten in two starts for trainer Simon Callaghan, the 2-year-old colt by by Run Away and Hide has earned $92,400 to date. He was purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Peter Redekop’s Aqua Frio picked up his first stakes victory in Sunday’s $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes at Emerald Downs, turning in a determined stretch run from just off the pace and getting up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the first win in three starts this year for the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $180,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Now 11-3-6-1 for trainer Blaine D. Wright, he has earned $136,450.  watch his under tack video

$1.7-million March Sale topper Diamondsandpearls romps in debut at Santa Anita

Phoenix Thoroughbred III, Ltd.’s Diamondsandpearls, who brought $1.7-million to top the 2017 OBS March Sale, took the lead at the start of a $54,345 maiden special weight test at Santa Anita on Sunday and gave nothing else a chance, romping to a seven length victory in her debut for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old daughter of Congrats was consigned to the March Sale by McKathan Bros., Agent, and sold to Kerri Radcliffe, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Azalea Belle, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Westerly Breeze, and her eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the March 10th Under Tack session. watch her under tack video

Diamondsandpearls was not the only March grad to score at first asking over the weekend. At Arlington Park on Sunday, Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator rolled to a nine length maiden special weight win for trainer Larry Rivelli. The colt by Dialed In, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Ms. Wilson for $460,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

On Sunday at Ellis Park, Stan Burnstein’s Belle’s Orb captured her debut in a maiden special for trainer Eddie Kenneally. The daughter of Orb, a half sister to stakes winner Fact Finding, was also consigned by Wavertree and purchased by her trainer for $120,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

The 2017 March Sale produced its first stakes winner when Sano Racing Stables Inc.’s Rose to Fame, now two for two, tracked the leaders in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes at Gulfstream, took command in the final furlong and held off the late runners to score by a neck. The 2-year-old filly by Gemologist, trained by Antonio Sano, has earned $85,380 to date. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she was purchased for $65,000 by Mr. Sano after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask closed with a rush between horses to take charge of Sunday’s $250,500 Highlander Stakes (G2) at Woodbine inside the eighth pole and drew away from there to a two length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Commute (August ‘13) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Mizzen Mast, trained by Brad Cox, now 26-7-8-3 with $914,761 in earnings.  He was purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Kevin Attard and Soli Mehta’s Starship Jubilee made it five wins in row on Sunday at Woodbine, finishing in a dead heat for the victory with Rainha Da Bateria in the $175,700 Dance Smartly Stakes (G2). That’s two straight graded stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Indy Wind, a two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kevin Attard, the win leaves her with a 14-8-1-0 record and earnings of $258,830. watch her under tack video

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Darsan, Inc.’s Who’s the Lady led a 1-2-3 OBS blanket finish in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes, slipping through on the rail with a late rush to score by a head over Lirica (August ’15, January ‘15), with frontrunning R Angel Katelyn (June ‘16) a nose back in third. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Munnings, who went through the ring at the 2015 OBS August Yearling Sale. She’s now 7-5-0-0 for trainer Kathleen O’Connell, and has earned $157,410. Selected Sale conformation photo

Irap wins the Ohio Derby

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Reddam Racing LLC’s Irap came from off the pace to catch odds-on favorite Girvin in the final sixteenth of Saturday’s $500, 000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown and outfought him in the final strides to win by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Untrapped (April ’16) took third with a good stretch run. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Tiznow, who broke his maiden in Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes (G2) in April. The newest OBS millionaire, he’s now 10-2-3-1 and has earned $1,072,600 to date for trainer Doug O’Neill. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $300,000. watch his under tack video

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Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected sat just off the leader in the early going of the $100,000 Precisionist Stakes G3) at Santa Anita, took command on the far turn and romped from there to a fourteen length victory. It’s the third straight win for the 4-year-old son of City Zip, trained by Bob Baffert, leaving him with four graded stakes victories, a 10-7-1-0 career record and $660,500 in earnings. He was sold for $170,000 to Speedway Stable at the 2015 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Street Surrender took the lead at the start of Santa Anita’s $101,500 Southern Truce Stakes on Sunday, turned back a challenge a furlong from home and eased away to her first stakes victory by a length and three quarters. After knocking at the door with seconds in stakes races in her last two starts, the 4-year-old filly by Street Boss, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, is now 15-6-3-1 with $198,425 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat prior to her purchase by West Point for $280,000. watch her under tack video