Bella Sofia aces the Test at Saratoga

OBS June graduates posted a pair of graded stakes wins at Saratoga on Saturday.

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Michael Imperio, Vincent S. Scuderi, Sofia Soares, Gabrielle Farm, Mazel Stable Partners, LLC and Matthew J. Mercurio’s Bella Sofia stalked the leader from the start of the $500,000 Test Stakes (G1), took command after turning for home and galloped away down the stretch to score by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Awesome Patriot, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, a winner of three of four starts and $405,100. At the 2020 OBS June Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent. watch her under tack video

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess trailed in the early going of the $250,000 Glens Falls Stakes (G2), but swung out for the drive, reached the lead a furlong from home and drew off to win by 3-1/4 lengths. That’s three straight graded stakes wins 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 breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 6-5-0-0 for trainer Bill Mott, she has earned $383,684 to date. watch her under tack video

Elm Drive, Eda one-two in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes

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Little Red Feather Racing’s Elm Drive is two for two and a graded stakes winner after edging fellow OBS March graduate Eda by a head in Del Mar’s $201,500 Sorrento Stakes (G2). The 2-year-old daughter of Mohaymen took the lead on the turn, was joined by her rival turning for home and the pair battled as a team to the wire. Elm Drive is a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2020 October Yearling Sale then consigned to the 2021 March Sale by Paul Sharp, Agent, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was purchased for $165,000 by John Dowd on behalf of Little Red Feather Racing. Trained by Philip D’Amato, she has earned $147,000 to date. March Sale walking video   under tack video:

 

Cross Border scores in Saratoga’s Bowling Green Stakes

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Three Diamonds Farm’s Cross Border successfully defended his title in Saratoga’s $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2) on Saturday, sitting just behind the leaders in the early going, swinging out for the drive, taking command a furlong from home and scoring by a length and a quarter.  It’s the third Saratoga stakes win for the 7-year-old ridgling by English Channel, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS June Sale, and sold for $10,000 after breezing a quarter in :22 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 35-10-8-4 and has earned $948,821 to date. watch his under tack video

Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Founder picked up his first stakes victory on Saturday in Monmouth’s $102,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes, charging on the outside down the stretch, taking over inside the eighth pole and winning by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Hot Blooded (October ’19) checked in third. Now 7-2-1-1 with earnings of $139,522 for trainer Chad Brown, the 3-year-old ridgling by Upstart, turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $600,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Champion Equine LLC’s My Sassenach broke her maiden with a flourish in Saturday’s $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Desert Vixen Stakes at Gulfstream, stalking the early leaders, taking over after turning for home and bounding away to score by 8-1/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Rufa Red Knot (October ’20) settling for third. It was the second start for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, sold for $152,000 by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by J. David Braddy, she’s now 2-1-2-0 and has earned $71,900. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Madone captures Del Mar’s San Clemente Stakes

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Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s Madone relaxed off the pace in the early going of Del Mar’s $201,500 San Clemente Stakes (G2) on Saturday, swung wide to reach contention turning for home, caught the leaders in deep stretch and scored by half a length. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Vancouver (AUS), who turned in an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5 before she was sold to K S I, Ben McElroy, Agent, for $125,000 at the 2020 OBS March Sale. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she has posted a pair of graded stakes wins, compiled a 7-5-0-0 record and earned $331,800 to date. under tack video:

 

Neptune’s Storm scores in Del Mar’s Wickerr Stakes

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CBYT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm led from start to finish and won the $85,500 Wickerr Stakes by a length and three quarters at Del Mar on Sunday. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the 5-year-old multiple graded stakes winning gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, now 21-7-4-6 with $918,485 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Monster Racing Stables’ The Critical Way tracked the leaders in the early going of Saturday’s $98,500 Wolf Hill Stakes at Monmouth Park, rallied to take command in the final furlong and was best by three quarters of a length at the wire. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 7-year-old son of Tizway, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for $75,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale. Now 26-9-6-2 for trainer Jose Delgado, he has earned $479,168 to date. watch his under tack video:

Eight OBS grads score in Holiday Weekend stakes

Eight OBS graduates celebrated America’s birthday over the holiday weekend, posting stakes wins in Florida, Iowa, Maryland and New York.

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Miles Ahead tracked the leaders from the outside in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Smile Sprint Invitational Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, rallied to take command a furlong from home and held on gamely to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Competitive Edge, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $175,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Now 16-8-2-1 for trainer Eddie Plesa, he has earned $260,960 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Three OBS graduates scored stakes wins at Prairie Meadows.

Three Diamonds Farm’s Army Wife rallied four-wide on the turn in Friday’s $225,000 Iowa Oaks (G3), took the lead after straightening out in the stretch, and eased away late to score by 3-3/4 lengths. That’s two straight graded stakes victories for the 3-year-old daughter of Declaration of War, now 9-4-1-2 with $423,972 in earnings for trainer Mike Maker. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $190,000.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Mike Maker also saddled Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve, who led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $100,000 Iowa Sprint Stakes, going after front running Quick Tempo (April ’20) in the stretch and drawing away to win by 2-3/4 lengths. Mojo Man (April ’17) rallied for third. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Midshipman, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $140,000. The win leaves him with a 20-7-1-7 record and $418,617 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Josie came from just off the pace to take Saturday’s $100,000 Iowa Distaff Stakes by a length and three quarters, taking charge inside the final furlong and drawing away at the wire. It’s the first stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Race Day, trained by Brad Cox, now 14-4-4-2 with earnings of $266,867. At the 2019 OBS March Sale, she was purchased for $170,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

A trio of OBS grads scored on Sunday at Pimlico.

William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Yaupon stalked the pacesetter in the $100,000 Lite the Fuse Stakes, took the lead inside the final furlong and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the third stakes victory for the 4-year-old graded stakes winning colt by Uncle Mo, now 7-5-0-0 with $383,264 in earnings for trainer Steve Asmussen. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Ruggeri Stable, Richard Coburn, Script R Farm and Michael Miceli’s Mrs. Orb picked up her second stakes win of the year in the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes, rallying wide into the stretch and getting up late to score by a half a length. The 6-year-old daughter of Orb, trained by co-owner Michael Miceli, is now 25-7-8-4 and has earned $523,520. She worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5 before she was purchased for $30,000 out of the Classic Bloodstock consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video

Dark Hollow Farm’s Ellanation rated off the pace in the $75,000 Jameela Stakes, rallied outside down the stretch and was up in time to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Alternation, purchased for $160,000 out of the Costanzo Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 15-4-4-1 for trainer Mike Trombetta, she has earned $178,269 to date. watch her under tack video

Eric Fein’s Original took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Manila Stakes on Sunday at Belmont Park, opened daylight into the stretch then held off a late charge to score by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed son of Quality Road, purchased for $425,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by John Terranova, he’s now 7-2-0-3 and has earned $138,570 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Frosted filly tops June Sale finale

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Hip No. 722, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $410,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Summersault out of Saratoga Summer, by Smart Strike.

  • Hip No. 816, a son of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to M Racing Group, LLC for $400,000. The bay colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Surfside Tiara, by Scat Daddy, from the family of champion Flanders.
  • Blinkers On Racing Stable, Zach Madden, Agent, went to $290,000 for Hip No. 827, a son of Distorted Humor whose quarter in :20 4/5 on Sunday was the session’s co-fastest. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the bay colt is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Kyriaki out of Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band.
  • Hip No. 791, a daughter of Empire Maker consigned by Navas Equine, was purchased for $260,000 by D. J. Stable LLC. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Sunday, is a half sister to stakes winner Surfside Tiara out of Starlight Tiara, by More Than Ready, from the family of champion Flanders.
  • Hip No. 683, a daughter of Tonalist consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, Agent, for $250,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth on Saturday in :10 2/5, is out of stakes winner Rapid Rhythm, by Successful Appeal, a daughter of stakes placed Patriot Miss.
  • T B Bloodstock paid $240,000 for Hip No. 802, a son of Mastery consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, who breezed a quarter on Sunday in :21 1/5. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Stormy Regatta, by Midshipman, from the family of graded stakes winner Utopian.
  • Hip No 688, a son of Curlin, who breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 on Saturday, was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent for North Star, for $220,000. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, the chestnut colt is out of R d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of grade one stakes winner R Heat Lightning.
  • Hip No. 835, a dark bay or brown colt by Practical Joke consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, who turned in Sunday’s co-fastest quarter in :20 4/5, was sold to William D. McCarty, Mike Pender, Agent, for $210,000. He’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Jo Jo Air out of Tessie Flip, by Grand Slam.
  • Hip No. 858, Guy, a son of Honor Code consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased by Nick J. Hines, Agent for Slam Dunk Racing, for $205,000. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth on Sunday in :10 1/5, is out of Twirlin Curlin, by Curlin, a daughter of stakes placed Malibu Moon Dance from the family of grade one winner Hookedonthefeelin.
  • Hip No. 670, a daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $200,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Queen Yolanda, by Pioneerof the Nile, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Mississippi Delta.
  • Hip No. 723, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $200,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Sassy Ali Joy, by Indian Charlie, from the family of champion Banshee Breeze.
  • Wilson One Constructing LLC went to $200,000 for Hip No. 725, a son of Midnight Storm consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is a half brother to stakes placed Mo of the West out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

For the session, 162 two-year-olds sold for a total of $8,344,950, compared with 183 grossing $6,468,700 at last year’s third session. The average was $51,512, compared with $35,348 a year ago, while the median price was $25,000, compared to $15,000 in 2020.  The buyback percentage was 18.2%; it was 16.4% last year.

Seven older horses sold for $55,200, averaging $7,886 with a $5,500 median price.

For the entire sale, 560 two-year-olds sold for a sale record $24,492,950, surpassing 2015’s $23,608,500, compared with 519 horses grossing $15,864,300 a year ago. The average was a record $43,737, surpassing 2015’s $39,612, compared to $30,567 a year ago while the median price was a sale record equaling $20,000 compared with $13,000 in 2020. The buyback percentage was 18%; it was 20.2% last year.

The sale topper was Hip No. 258, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Top Line Sales LLC Agent, sold to Gary Young, Agent, for $425,000 at Wednesday’s opening session. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was fastest at the distance at last Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Devious d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Devious Intent.

Next on the OBS agenda is the October Yearling Sale. Selected Yearlings sell on October 12th and Open Yearlings on October 13th.

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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Nyquist filly tops June Sale’s second session

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Hip No. 543, a daughter of Nyquist consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Sweetwater Trading Co., Agent for Rockingham Ranch, for $420,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Midnight Ballet, by Midnight Lute, a half sister to champion Jala Jala (MEX).

  • Hip No. 418, a daughter of Dialed In consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc, (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $350,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 on Friday, is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Anothertwistafate out of Imprecation, by First Defense.
  • Karl & Cathi Glassman went to $335,000 for Hip No. 506, a son of Hard Spun who worked an eighth in :10 3/5 at Friday’s Under Tack Session. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, the bay colt is out of Lovisa, by Speightstown, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Poupee Flash.
  • Hip No. 319, a son of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $280,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is a half brother to stakes placed Burger and Fries (FR) out of Figarie, by Bernardini, a daughter of champion Flanders.
  • Hip No. 447, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, who turned in the Friday Under Tack session’s fastest eighth in :9 4/5, was sold to John Ballantyne / N B S Stable for $250,000. The gray or roan filly is out of graded stakes winner Jody Slew, a half sister to stakes winner Cape of Bradford.
  • Larry Zap, Agent for Mike Mellen, went to $240,000 for Hip No. 623, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, who turned in an Under Tack quarter on Saturday in :21 1/5. The bay colt is out of stakes winner Pacific Heat, by Unusual Heat, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Long Hot Summer.
  • Hip No. 487, a daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, was purchased for $230,000 by Mitch Weaver. The gray or roan filly, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 on Friday, is out of Let It Snow, by Tapit, a half sister to stakes winner Eagle Orb.
  • Hip No. 596, a son of Klimt consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, was sold to James Divito, Agent, for $225,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Mo d’Amour out of Neverthesame, by Scat Daddy.
  • Oracle Bloodstock, Agent went to $220,000 for Hip No. 413, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The chestnut filly, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner American Sugar out of I Love America, by Quiet American, breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session.
  • Hip No. 393, a son of Arrogate consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $185,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the fastest work at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Hero’s Amor, by Street Sense, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Threefiveindia.
  • Hip No. 489, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Cash Is King LLC for $180,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday, is a three quarter brother to grade one stakes winner and noted sire Pioneerof the Nile, out of Light of the Nile, by Eskendereya.
  • Hip No. 469, a daughter of Constitution consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, went to Blue Lion Thoroughbreds for $175,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth on Friday in :10 2/5, is out of Lady Aphrodite, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes winner Strike It Rich.
  • Hip No. 491, Flash Kiss, a son of Chitu consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, was sold to Tonja Terranova, Agent, for $175,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth on Friday in :10 flat, is out of Lipstick Traces, by Orientate, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner My Sweet Westly.

For the session, 191 horses grossed $8,149,600, compared with 173 selling for a total of $4,357,800 at last year’s second session. The average was $42,668 up 69.4% compared with $25,190 a year ago, while the median price was $17,000, up 38.5% compared to $13,000 in 2021.  The buyback percentage was 22%; it was 18.8% last year.

The June Sale concludes Friday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 633 – 927 will be offered.

Thursday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire 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.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session. 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Practical Joke filly tops June Sale opener

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Hip No. 258, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Top Line Sales LLC Agent, went to Gary Young, Agent, for $425,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was fastest at the distance at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Devious d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Devious Intent.

  • Hip No. 149, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, was sold to Donato Lanni, Agent, for $375,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is out of graded stakes winner Brooklynsway, by Giant Gizmo, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Effie Trinket.
  • Hip No. 101, a son of Maclean’s Music consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, went to Lauren Carlisle, Agent, for $350,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack Session, is out of Artillery Punch, by Kitten’s Joy, from the family of grade one stakes winner Bounding Basque.
  • Hip No. 245, a daughter of Classic Empire consigned by Gabriel Dixon, Agent, was purchased by West Point, L.E.B., Agent for $300,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in:10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Decoder, by War Front, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Data Link.
  • Hip No. 107, a daughter of Midnight Storm consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, went to HR Racing for $290,000. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 Wednesday’s fastest at the distance, is a half sister to stakes winner Miss My Rose out of Ava G, by Afternoon Deelites, from the family of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Winter Treasure.
  • Hip No. 313, Tap in Tune, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went to Full of Run Racing LLC / Madaket Stables LLC for $215,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is out of Fashion Tap, by Tapit, a daughter of graded stakes winner First Passage.
  • Hip No. 122, a daughter of Gormley consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, LLC, Agent, was sold for $200,000 to Integrity Bloodstock, Agent for Lee Pokoik. The chestnut filly, who worked in eighth on Wednesday in :10 flat, is out of graded stakes winner Beat the Blues, by Great Pyramid (IRE), from the family of stakes winner Dedicated Queen.
  • Hip No. 145, a son of Gun Runner consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Gus King for $170,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is out of graded stakes winner Brazen Persuasion, by Indian Charlie.
  • Hip No. 255, a daughter of Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent, was sold to Exline-Border Racing LLC for $150,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is out of Desert Illusion, by Sky Mesa, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Dream Dancing.
  • Hip No. 275, a colt by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Kelsey Danner for David Grund for $130,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Thursday, is a half brother to grade one stakes winner Room Service out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Dream Lady, by Old Trieste.
  • Hip No. 178, a son of American Freedom consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent II, was sold for $125,000 to Raymie Lightner, Agent for Peter Miller. The chestnut colt, out of Champagne On Tap, by Tiznow, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Believe in Charlie, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session.
  • Two Dolla Coffee, LLC paid $125,000 for Hip No. 217, a son of Honor Code consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Conquest Sweetride, by Candy Ride (ARG), a half sister to graded stakes winner Spelling Again.

 

For the session, 176 horses grossed $7,268,400, compared with 163 selling for a total of $5,037,800 at last year’s first session. The average was $41,298 up 33.6% compared with $30,907 a year ago, while the median price was $20,000, up 53.9% compared to $13,000 in 2020.  The buyback percentage was 26.7%; it was 25.2% last year.

The June Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 317 – 632 will be offered.

Thursday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire 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.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session. 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Quality Road colt quickest at June Under Tack finale

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Hip No. 856, a son of Quality Road consigned by McKathan Bros. Sales, Agent, sped an eighth in :9 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fifth and final session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt is out of graded stakes placed Tulira’s Star, by Congrats, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mountain General.

 

 

Three youngsters shared honors for the fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 4/5.

  • Hip No. 816, a bay colt by Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of stakes winner Surfside Tiara, by Scat Daddy, from the family of champion Flanders.
  • Hip No. 827, a bay colt by Distorted Humor consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Kyriaki out of Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band.
  • Hip No. 835, a dark bay or brown colt by Practical Joke consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Jo Jo Air out of Tessie Flip, by Grand Slam.

There were two quarters in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 756, Country Mouse, a dark bay or brown filly by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Shysheisnot, by Tribal Rule, a half sister to stakes winner Mongolian Shopper.
  • Hip No. 804, consigned by Royal Thoroughbreds, is a bay filly by Noble Bird out of Strategize, by Afleet Alex, a daughter of stakes winner Strategy from the family of grade one winner Educated Risk.

A pair of horses breezed quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 776, Cantankerous Cat, is a chestnut gelding by Neolithic consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, out of Sophisticattin, by Tale of the Cat, a full sister to stakes placed Unbridled Tale.
  • Hip No. 802, a chestnut colt by Mastery consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Stormy Regatta, by Midshipman, from the family of graded stakes winner Utopian.

There were three quarters in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No. 757, a chestnut colt by Munnings consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, is out of Sicaria, by Denman (AUS), a daughter of stakes winner Etoile de Dome.
  • Hip No. 798, a gray or roan filly by Bal a Bali (BRZ) consigned by Golden Noguez, Agent, is out of Stonerageous, by Smoke Glacken, from the family of grade one stakes winner On Fire Baby.
  • Hip No. 898, Tramposo, a chestnut colt by Chitu consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, is out of Gal Next Door, by Limehouse, from the family of stakes winner Young and Daring.

Nine horses breezed an eighth in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 770, Tropinka, a chestnut filly by Anchor Down consigned by GOP Racing Stable Corp., Agent, is out of stakes placed Snow Trial, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes winner Appealing Spring.
  • Hip No. 780, Spanish Surprise, a bay filly by Global Response consigned by Vargas Sales, Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner Spanish Concert out of Spanish Slew, by Seattle Sleet, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Scooter Girl.
  • Hip No. 791, a bay filly by Empire Maker consigned by Navas Equine, is a half sister to stakes winner Surfside Tiara out of Starlight Tiara, by More Than Ready, from the family of champion Flanders.
  • Hip No. 805, consigned by AVP Training and Sales, Agent, is a bay filly by Tapiture out of Stunning Taste, by Taste of Paradise, from the family of grade one stakes winner Bordonaro.
  • Hip No. 822, a dark bay or brown filly by Fed Biz consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, is out of Table Manners, by Algorithms, a half sister to grade one stakes placed She’s Got the Beat.
  • Hip No. 848, Eclipse the Moon, a chestnut colt by Klimt consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables LLC, Agent, is out of Total Eclipse, by Malibu Moon, a daughter of stakes winner Kiddari from the family of graded stakes winner Mission Impazible.
  • Hip No. 884, a chestnut colt by Union Jackson consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Bustinattheseams, by Bustin Stones, from the family of stakes winner Reflect the Music.
  • Hip No. 903, a bay filly by Shanghai Bobby consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is out of Indian Street, by Street Sense, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Rhapsodist.
  • Hip No. 904, consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, is a bay filly by Speightster out of Jesse’s Gal, by Polish Navy, a daughter of stakes winner Through Time.

Hip No. 867, Prince Otto, a 3-year-old son of Orb consigned by Blazing Meadows Farm LLC, Agent, worked the day’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :33 3/5. The bay colt is a half brother to graded stakes placed Local Hero out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Liam’s Dream.

The three-day June sale gets underway on Wednesday, June 9th with Hip No.’s 1 – 316. Hip No.’s 317 – 632 will be offered on Thursday, June 10th and Hip No.’s 633 – 874 plus supplements 875 – 927 will sell on Friday, June 11th. All three sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 hourly during each session of the June 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Casa Creed, Estilo Talentoso score graded wins at Belmont

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

Elsa Lorieul photo

LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed trailed early in Saturday’s $400,000 Jaipur Stakes (G1), but circled horses on the turn, rolled down the stretch to take command passing the sixteenth pole and eased away late to score by two lengths. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, now 20-5-3-3 for trainer Bill Mott, with earnings of $755,408. He was purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

 

Adam Coglianese photo

Medallion Racing, Barry Fowler, Parkland Thoroughbreds, Little Red Feather Racing and BlackRidge Stables LLC’s Estilo Talentoso raced wide in the early going of Friday’s $294,000 Bed o’ Roses Stakes (G3), rallied on the outside in the stretch to get the lead a sixteenth from home and held on gamely to win by neck. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Maclean’s Music, a two time OBS graduate. Consigned twice by McKathan Bros, she went through the ring at the 2019 April Sale before she was purchased for $15,000 at the 2019 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Juan Arriagada, she has compiled a 14-3-8-3 career record and earned $423,538 to date. watch her under tack video

Shackleford filly fastest at fourth June Sale Under Tack session

Tibor Slavik photo

Hip No. 573, a daughter of Shackleford consigned by Navas Equine, worked a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fourth session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly is out of Moondancer, by Cuvee, from the family of grade one stakes winner Kitten’s Dumplings.

Hip No. 637, a chestnut filly by Fed Biz consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, Agent, turned in a quarter in :21 flat. She’s out of Phantom Phasr, by Ghostzapper, from the family of grade one stakes winner Schossberg.

A pair of youngsters worked quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 623, a bay colt by Ghostzapper consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, is out of stakes winner Pacific Heat, by Unusual Heat, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Long Hot Summer.
  • Hip No. 684, Impacto, a chestnut colt by First Dude consigned by Vargas Sales, is out of Rara, by Tiz Wonderful, from the family of graded stakes winner With Distinction.

Hip No. 675, a bay colt by Central Banker consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, worked a quarter in :21 2/5. He’s out of Quite the Sis, by Quiet American, a half sister to stakes winner Stage Player.

There were seven eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 570, Neon Summer, a dark bay or brown filly consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent for Patricia Generazio, is out of Mommie’s Summer, by In Summation, from the family of graded stakes winner Unreal Turn.
  • Hip No. 603, consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), is a chestnut colt by Central Banker out of Nine Taps, by Pleasant Tap, a daughter of stakes winner Nine Pines.
  • Hip No. 648, a gray or roan filly by Bal a Bali (BRZ) consigned by Little Farm Equine, is out of Precious Ruby, by Aragorn (IRE), from the family of grade one winner Magic of Life.
  • Hip No. 660, consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, is a dark bay or brown colt by Bal a Bali (BRZ) out of Prudence, by Pleasantly Perfect, from the family of grade one stakes winning millionaire Behrens.
  • Hip No. 661, Peinadito, a chestnut gelding by Neoloithic consigned by Two Oaks Equine, Agent, is out of Pure Genius, by Mr. Greeley, a daughter of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Keeneland Kat.
  • Hip No. 697, a chestnut filly by Klimt consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, is out of Reggae Song, by Speightstown, a daughter of stakes winner Queen of Song.
  • Hip No. 713, consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is a bay filly by The Big Beast out of Sadie, by In Summation, a half sister to stakes placed Lucky Peridot, from the family of champion Storm Song.

Hip No. 644, Political Wave, a daughter of Ocean Knight consigned by R D Z Farm, worked the day’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :34 flat. The bay filly is out of Political Miss, by Imperialism, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Cryptic.

The Under Tack Show’s final session begins Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 739 – 927 are scheduled to breeze.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 hourly during each session of the June 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

 

Arrogate colt fastest at June Under Tack Show’s third session

Hip No. 393, a son of Arrogate consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, sped a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age.   The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Hero’s Amor, by Street Sense, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Threefiveindia.

Hip No. 447, a daughter of Frosted also consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, turned in the session’s fastest eighth, clocked in :9 4/5. The gray or roan filly is out of graded stakes winner Jody Slew, a half sister to stakes winner Cape of Bradford.

Hip No. 480, a daughter of Honor Code consigned by 30-30 Ranch, worked the day’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :33 flat. The bay filly is out of stakes winner La Piba, by Lookin At Lucky, a half sister to stakes winner Mobil Solution.

Hip No. 408, a gray or roan filly by Cupid consigned by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, worked a quarter in :21 flat. She’s out of Hot Ember, by Dixie Union, from the family of graded stakes winner Regal Sanction.

Four youngsters worked quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 418, a dark bay or brown filly by Dialed In consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc, (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Anothertwistafate out of Imprecation, by First Defense.
  • Hip No. 444, a bay filly by Perfect Soul (IRE) consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, is out of Jersey Bee’s by Jersey Town, a full sister to graded stakes winner Bee Jersey.
  • Hip No. 452, a bay colt by More Than Ready consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, is out of stakes placed Julie’s Jewelry, by Distorted Humor, and a three quarter brother to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Saucey Evening.
  • Hip No. 547, consigned by New Way, Agent, is a bay colt by Songandaprayer out of Mimi’s Shot, by Trappe Shot, from the family of graded stakes winner Choose a Partner.

There were four quarters in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No 401, a gray or roan filly by He’s Had Enough consigned by Ocala Stud, is a half sister to stakes placed Restofthestory out of Holiday Flare, by Harlan’s Holiday.
  • Hip No 482, consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, is a bay filly by Greenpointcrusader out of graded stakes placed La Trinacria, by Harlan’s Holiday, from the family of graded stakes winner Derrianne.
  • Hip No. 487, a gray or roan filly by Liam’s Map also consigned by Coastal Equine, is out of Let It Snow, by Tapit, a half sister to stakes winner Eagle Orb.
  • Hip No. 514, a dark bay or brown filly by Overanalyze consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner Eskenformore out of stakes placed Madel, by More Than Ready.

There were four eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 371, Bratosaurus, a bay filly by Flat Out consigned by R. Marie Farms LLC, is out of Goodwood Gal, by Grand Slam, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Kyriaki.
  • Hip No. 464, Spartan Army, a bay colt by Tapiture consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is out of Kiana’s Dream, by Sky Mesa, a full sister to graded stakes placed Join in the Dance.
  • Hip No. 470, consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Malibu Moon out of Lady Digger, by Yankee Gentleman, a daughter of graded stakes winner Desert Digger.
  • Hip No. 491, Flash Kiss, a bay colt by Chitu consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, is out of Lipstick Traces, by Orientate, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner My Sweet Westly.

The Under Tack Show continues Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 555 – 738 scheduled to breeze.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 hourly during each session of the June 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

OBS grads post a pair of graded stakes wins on Thursday at Belmont

OBS graduates scored a pair of graded stakes wins as the runup to Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1) got underway on Thursday.

Adam Coglianese photo

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph F. Graffeo, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson’s Con Lima sat just off the pace in the early going of the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (G3), went after the leaders in the stretch, took over a sixteenth from home and was best by half a length at the wire. It’s the second graded stakes win for 3-year-old filly by Commissioner, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables to the 2020 OBS March Sale, where she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 11-6-4-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher, she has earned $379,865 to date. watch her under tack video

Joe Llabozzetta. photo

Horseshoe Racing LLC’s Change of Control rallied to the lead from off the pace in the $200,000 Intercontinental Stakes (G3), took command a furlong from home and scored by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Piedi Bianchi (March ’17). That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Fed Biz, trained by Michelle Lovell, now 27-7-6-5 with $552,439 in earnings. She was purchased for $95,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

Neolithic filly fastest at second June Under Tack session

Hip 344 (Tibor Slavik photo)

Hip No. 344, Platinum Beauty, a gray or roan filly by Neolithic consigned by Rolling Meadows Farm, Inc., worked three eighths in :32 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age. Out of stakes winner Frost Princess, by Waquoit, she’s a half sister to stakes placed Gran Greyfrost.

 

 

Hip No. 187, a daughter of Midnight Storm consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, worked three eighths in :33 flat. The gray or roan filly is out of stakes winner Chati’s On Top, by Old Topper, from the family of graded stakes winner Da Devil.

 

Hip 258 (Tibor Slavik photo)

Hip No. 258, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Top Line Sales LLC Agent, turned in the session’s fastest quarter, clocked in :21 1/5. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Devious d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Devious Intent.

Six youngsters worked quarters in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No. 204, a dark bay or brown filly by Connect consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, is out of C J’s Gal, by Awesome Again, a daughter of graded stakes placed C J’s Leelee.
  • Hip No. 283, Theregoesmydream, a chestnut filly by Social Inclusion consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Eclipticalsrosette, by Storm Wolf, a daughter of stakes placed Sophisticated Sis.
  • Hip No. 296, Aztec, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a bay colt by Khozan out of Ephyra, by Corinthian, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Leonides.
  • Hip No. 324, a bay colt by Unified consigned by Fast Horses, is out of Flatter You, by Flatter, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Ma Can Do It.
  • Hip No. 328, a bay filly by Twirling Candy consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is out of Folksy, by Midway Road, a half sister to stakes winner Supermason.
  • Hip No. 337, consigned by Victory Stable, is a gray or roan filly by Keen Ice out of Form Fitting, by Tapit, a daughter of stakes winner Fashion Girl.

Eight horses shared honors for the fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 242, a bay colt by Gone Astray consigned by Two Oaks Equine, is a half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate Diadura out of stakes winning OBS graduate Daytime Promise, by Five Star Day.
  • Hip No. 255, a dark bay or brown filly by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent, is out of Desert Illusion, by Sky Mesa, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Dream Dancing.
  • Hip No. 313, Tap in Tune, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Macleans Music out of Fashion Tap, by Tapit, a daughter of graded stakes winner First Passage.
  • Hip No. 315, Speightful Sis, a dark bay or brown filly by Country Day consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Fay Ro’s Sis, by Pioneerof the Nile, from the family of champion OBS graduate Riker.
  • Hip No. 319, a bay colt by Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed Burger and Fries (FR) out of Figarie, by Bernardini, a daughter of champion Flanders.
  • Hip No. 339, consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Palace out of Foxy Posse, by Posse, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS June graduate Qahira.
  • Hip No. 345, also consigned by de Meric Sales, is a gray or roan filly by Street Sense out of Froyo Star, by Rockport Harbor, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Sweet Reason.
  • Hip No. 363, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncaptured consigned by Blas Perez Stables, Agent, is out of Goldenlegacy’shope, by Warrior’s Reward, from the family of grade one stakes winner Cape Blanco (IRE).

Hip No. 271, Icy Storm, galloped through the stretch today, a winner at first asking in a maiden special weight test at Indiana Grand on May 3rd. The dark bay or brown colt, consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Downton My Lady, by Pioneerof the Nile, from the family of graded stakes winner Sovereign Kitty.

The Under Tack Show continues Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 371 – 554 scheduled to breeze.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 hourly during each session of the June 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Midnight Storm filly fastest at June Under Tack opener

Tibor Slavik photo

Hip No. 107, a daughter of Midnight Storm consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, worked an eighth in :9 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly is a half sister to stakes winner Miss My Rose out of Ava G, by Afternoon Deelites, from the family of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Winter Treasure.

 

 

A pair of youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 5, a chestnut filly by Uncaptured consigned by Ocala Stud, is a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Seismic Jolt out of Valid Concorde, by Concorde’s Tune, a full sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Rocky River.
  • Hip No. 18, a bay colt by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc, (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Viva Malala, by Malibu Moon, a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Icabad Crane.

Two horses worked quarters in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No. 98, I’m a Cutie, consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds, is a gray or roan filly by Cupid out of Arc Angel, by Bodemeister, from the family of grade one winner Shared Account.
  • Hip No. 155, a bay filly by Practical Joke consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Bustle, by More Than Ready, a half sister to graded stakes winner Takeover Target.
  • Hip No. 162, a dark bay or brown colt by Into Mischief consigned by White Lilac, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winner Little Nick V. out of Campionessa, by A.P. Indy, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Pacific Squall.

There were five quarters in :21 3/5.

  • Hip No. 44, Hey Hombre, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc.(Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a bay colt by Khozan out of Wontoo, by Montbrook, from the family of Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Elmhurst.
  • Hip No. 56, a bay colt by Klimt consigned by Cruzin’ Thoroughbreds, is out of Zarleeza, by Harlan’s Holiday, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Zawzooth.
  • Hip No. 121, a dark bay or brown colt by Verrazano consigned by Wildheart Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Bay of Gold, by Seeking the Gold, from the family of leading sire Medaglia d’Oro.
  • Hip No. 134, a bay colt by Outwork consigned by Potrero Stables, is out of Bicolour, by Tiznow, a daughter of graded stakes winner Burmilla.
  • Hip No. 154, consigned by Blazing Meadows Farm LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Violence out of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Burban, by Speightstown, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Horse B With You.

Eight horses breezed eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 22, Treasured Glory, consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent for Patricia Generazio, is a bay colt by Treasure Beach (GB) out of stakes placed Wave of Glory, by Midshipman, a half sister to stakes placed Pomeroy’s Package.
  • Hip No. 30, a bay filly by Gone Astray consigned by AVP Training and Sales, Agent, is out of White Hands, by Exchange Rate, from the family of graded stakes winner Control System.
  • Hip No. 46, Midnight in Alaska, a bay filly by Almasty consigned by Dark Star Thoroughbreds (Stori Atchison), is out of stakes placed Working At Night, by Tiznow, a daughter of stakes winner No Reason.
  • Hip No. 82, Little Afrodite, consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Shackleford out of Aly Pie, by Gold Case, a half sister to graded stakes winner Spelling Again.
  • Hip No. 122, a chestnut filly by Gormley consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, LLC, Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Beat the Blues, by Great Pyramid (IRE), from the family of stakes winner Dedicated Queen.
  • Hip No. 135, a dark bay or brown filly by Anchor Down consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Desanctus out of Bint Elusive, by Elusive Quality.
  • Hip No. 170, a chestnut filly by Central Banker consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is out of Casablanca Babe, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), a half sister to graded stakes winner Musket Man.
  • Hip No. 185, consigned by Goldencents Thoroughbreds, is a chestnut filly by Flat Out out of Chasida, by North Light (IRE), a half sister to champion Private Zone, from the family of champion Chief Bearhart.

Hip No. 61, Cupids Dream, a daughter of Cupid consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds, Agent, turned in the day’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :33 2/5. The bay filly is out of About a Dream, by Bodemeister, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Leah’s Secret.

The Under Tack Show continues Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 186 – 370 scheduled to breeze.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 hourly during each session of the June 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

 

Bankit a millionaire after romp in Belmont’s Commentator Stakes

Chelsea Durand photo

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit became the latest millionaire OBS graduate after romping to a 13-1/4 length victory in the $200,000 Commentator Stakes at Belmont on Memorial Day. It’s the fifth stakes win for the graded stakes placed 5-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 30-6-10-4 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $1,027,875 to date.  watch his under tack video

David Melin, Leon Ellman & Laurie Plesa’s Miss Auramet stalked the leaders in the early going of Monmouth’s $76,500 Politely Stakes on Sunday, moved to the leaders between horses a quarter mile from home, opened up daylight in the stretch and cruised to a two length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2017 October Yearling Sale and then purchased at the 2018 Spring Sale for $135,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, the win leaves her with a 22-9-6-3 career record and $416,900 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Boardshorts Stables LLC’s Navy Armed Guard tracked the early pace in Golden Gate’s $100,400 All American Stakes on Memorial Day, rallied to take command a furlong out and held off fellow OBS graduate Cupid’s Claws (April ’17) by three quarters of a length for the victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Midshipman, trained by Quinn Howey, now 31-8-5-7 with earnings of $263,536. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased out of the Ian Vickers consignment for $47,000. watch his under tack video

 

Country Grammer scores in Santa Anita’s Hollywood Gold Cup

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WinStar Farm LLC’s Country Grammer, battling head to head with Royal Ship (BRZ) turning for home in Santa Anita’s $301,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), surrendered the lead to that one at the top of the stretch, fought back to take over past the sixteenth pole, then held off a final surge to be best by a head at the wire. It’s the second graded stakes win for 4-year-old colt by Tonalist, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 8-3-1-1 and has earned $377,320 to date. watch his under tack video

Sainthood, The Reds one-two in Belmont’s Pennine Ridge Stakes

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WinStar Farm LLC and CHC Inc.’s Sainthood took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $194,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park, surrendered it briefly on the backstretch, led into the stretch, was headed by fellow  OBS graduate The Reds (April ’20) a furlong out, then came again and beat his rival to the wire by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Mshawish, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 5-2-2-0 with earnings of $201,900 to date. At the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale, he was purchased for $62,000 out of the Select Sales consignment. Selected Yearling Sale walking video