Merneith leads OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s Santa Monica Stakes

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HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud’s Merneith led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s $202,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2), battling fellow OBS graduate Golden Principal (April ’19) for the lead, taking command turning for home and beating her to the wire by 2-1/4 lengths. Qahira (June ’18) settled for third. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of American Pharoah, now 10-4-3-2 for trainer Bob Baffert with $357,900 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, she breezed an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $600,000 by Narvick International on behalf of her owner. watch her under tack video

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Cash Is King LLC and LC Racing LLC’s Mischevious Alex pressed the pace in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3), slipped between horses to take charge at the head of the stretch then drew off in the lane to score by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Into Mischief, consigned by Eisaman Equine to the 2019 OBS April Sale where he went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he’s now 11-6-1-1 and has earned $449,730. watch his under tack video

 

OBS June graduates posted a pair of stakes scores on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.

LLP Performance Horse, LLC’s Zenden battled for the lead from the inside in the $75,000 Pelican Stakes, took charge by a length a furlong from home and held on gamely to score by a head. That’s two stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old son of Fed Biz, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before he was sold for $47,000 by Potrero Stables, Agent, at the 2018 OBS June Sale. Trained by Carlos A. David, he’s now 14-5-3-0 and has earned $261,760 to date. watch his under tack video

Team Equistaff, Inc.’s The Goddess Lyssa took the lead at the start of the $50,000 Minaret Stakes and was never threatened en route to a frontrunning 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Fury Kapcori, now 7-5-0-1 with earnings of $93,915 for trainer Gerald Bennett. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, she was sold to Mary K. Thomas for $10,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

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Robert V. LaPenta’s Nicky the Vest is two for two and a stakes winner after an 11-3/4 length runaway victory in the $100,000 Gander Stakes on Sunday at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old colt by Runhappy, who has earned $93,500, is the first stakes winner for his sire. Consigned to the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale by Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere, he was purchased by Insignia Bloodstock for $110,000. selected yearling sale walking video

 

Medina Spirit wins Santa Anita’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Medina Spirit went straight to the lead in Saturday’s $100,500 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, turned for home in front, was challenged by a pair of rivals in the final furlong, but refused to yield and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Protonico, now 3-2-1-0 with earnings of $105,200 for trainer Bob Baffert. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. He was then purchased for $35,000 by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2020 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack three eighths in :33 flat. watch his under tack video

Medina Spirit is the fifth OBS graduate to win the Robert B. Lewis (G3), joining Mucho Gusto (March ’18), Lombo (March ’17), I’ll Have Another (April ’11) and Crown of Thorns (March ’07).

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Michael Dubb, Steven Bouchey, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Chester A. Bishop’s Chess’s Dream saved ground off the pace in the early going of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes (G3), slipped through on the rail to join the leaders, took command leaving the furlong marker and scored by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Original (April ’20) settled for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Jess’s Dream, purchased for $20,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2019 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 5-2-2-0 and has earned $108,980 to date.

Laoban filly tops Winter Mixed Sale finale

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The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale ended on a high note as Hip No. 805, a New York-bred yearling daughter of Laoban consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent was sold to Sand Hill Stables for $175,000 topping Wednesday’s Open Session as well as the entire sale. The bay filly is out of Best Reward, by Grand Reward, a half sister to stakes placed Avery Glenn.

  • Hip No. 616, a son of Mor Spirit consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Donato Lanni, Agent, for $115,000. The dark bay or brown yearling colt is out of Cat Be Nimble, by Tale of the Cat, from the family of graded stakes winner Niner’s Home.
  • Hip No. 577, a yearling son of Into Mischief consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to First Finds for $92,000. The bay colt is out of Annabird, by Flower Alley, a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Achiever’s Legacy.
  • Dailey Bloodstock LLC paid $67,000 for Hip No. 652, a son of Laoban consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. The yearling bay colt is out of Double Dinghy Day, by Forestry, a daughter of graded stakes placed Windsong.
  • Hip 673, a yearling son of Army Mule consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased by Rosewood Stable for $65,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Fife, by Souvenir Copy, a daughter of stakes placed Musical Pal.
  • Hip No. 647, another yearling son of Army Mule consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold for $60,000 to First Finds. The chestnut colt is out of Dial the Doctor, by Dialed In, from the family of champion Unbridled.

For the Open session, 231 horses sold for a total of $2,054,800 compared with 199 horses bringing $1,648,900 in 2020. The average price was $8,895 compared with $8,286 last year, while the median price was $3,500 compared with $5,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 21.4%; it was 24.9% in 2020.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 101 horses sold for a total of $1,935,300, compared with 85 horses grossing $1,912,300 in 2020. The average price was $19,161 compared with $22,498 a year ago, while the median price was $10,100 compared with $13,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 28.8%; it was 37.9% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 74 horses grossed $1,696,500 compared with 70 selling for a total of $1,366,900 in 2020. The average was $22,926, up from $19,527 a year ago, while the median price was $13,000 compared to $11,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 10.8%; it was 26.4% in 2020.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 406 horses sold for a total of $5,686,600, compared to 354 horses bringing $4,928,100 last year. The average was $14,006, up from $13,921 in 2020 while the median price was $6,000, compared with $7,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 21.7%; it was 19.4% in 2020.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 16 – 17. The Under Tack Show is set for March 11 – 13, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

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

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

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

 

Bear Brian tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

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Hip No. 368, Bear Brian, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Stonestreet Stables LLC, went to Kerri Raven for $150,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section on the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale. The 3-year-old bay colt by Tiznow, who captured a maiden special at Sam Houston Race Park on January 9th, is out of stakes winner Lil Super Bear, by Super Saver.

Hip No. 182, a son of Practical Joke also consigned by Summerfield, was purchased by Ronald Clark Shepherd for $130,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session.  The bay yearling colt is out of Mobeautiful, by Uncle Mo, from the family of graded stakes winner Speed Dialer.

  • Hip No. 321, Polterer, a 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, went to Danny W. Brown for $110,000. Consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, the chestnut colt is out of graded stakes winner Honey Hughes, by Henny Hughes.
  • J. Stable LLC paid $100,000 for Hip No. 360, Pledge, a 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales, Agent. A 6-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Turfway Park on January 2nd, she’s a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Hello Don Julio out of Faithful, by Vindication.
  • Hip No. 25, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to Democracy Bloodstock for $95,000. The dark bay or brown yearling filly is out of stakes placed Simply Confection, by Candy Ride (ARG), from the family of champion Ashado.
  • Hip No. 117, a daughter of Malibu Moon consigned by Kerri Szegi, Agent, went to Windylea Farm – NY LLC for $95,000. The bay yearling filly is out of graded stakes placed Fortunia, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Dionisia.
  • Hip No. 315, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Oscar Brown Stables, was sold to Kerri Raven for $90,000. The 3-year-old bay colt, whose three eighths in :32 2/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed Goldstryke Glory, by Second in Command.
  • Hip No. 289, Street Ruckus, also consigned by Kaizen, was sold to Holly & David Wilson & Peernboom – Bowyer, LLC for $85,000. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Street Boss, a half brother to grade one stakes placed Sir Sahib, is out of Xs Belle, by Dynaformer.
  • Hip No. 307, Waltzing Champ, by Ghoszapper, went to Al & Bill Ulwelling for $85,000. The 4-year-old chestnut gelding, consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, is out of First Waltz, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of graded stakes winner Spring Waltz.
  • Hip No. 338, Brother Brody, consigned by L. G. Agent, was sold to Emerald Sales, Agent for Michael Eiserman for $80,000. The 3-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Brody’s Cause, who breezed three eighths in :32 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Mesa Mist, by Sky Mesa, from the family of graded stakes placed Logan’s Mist.
  • DKW Racing paid $67,000 for Hip No. 90, a daughter of Hard Spun consigned by C & S Thoroughbred Sales, Agent. The dark bay or brown yearling filly is out of Cleo, by Pioneerof the Nile, a half sister to graded stakes winner Prospective Saint.
  • Hip No. 63, a daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold for $65,000 to Al & Bill Ulwelling. The bay yearling filly is out of American Kitty, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to stakes placed American Diva.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 98 horses sold for a total of $1,893,300, compared with 85 horses grossing $1,912,300 in 2020. The average price was $19,319 compared with $22,498 a year ago, while the median price was $10,050 compared with $13,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 30.9%; it was 37.9% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 73 horses grossed $1,676,500 compared with 70 selling for a total of $1,366,900 in 2020. The average was $22,966, up from $19,527 a year ago, while the median price was $13,000 compared to $11,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 12%; it was 11.4% in 2020.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 451 – 805 in the Open Session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

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

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

Distorted Humor, More Than Ready colts fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

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Colts by More Than Ready and Distorted Humor breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale.

  • Hip No. 306, Load to Fire, a dark bay or brown 4-year-old colt by More Than Ready consigned Woodard Sales, Agent, is out of Fanfire, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Straight Story.
  • Hip No. 315, consigned by Oscar Brown Stables, is a 3-year-old bay colt by Distorted Humor out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Goldstryke Glory, by Second in Command.

Two horses turned in three eighths in :32 3/5.

  • Hip No. 262, Herecomesyourman, a 7-year-old gray or roan gelding by Distorted Humor consigned by Woodard Sales, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Know More out of Seattle Qui, by Seattle Slew.
  • Hip No. 338, Brother Brody, consigned by L. G. Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Brody’s Cause out of Mesa Mist, by Sky Mesa, from the family of graded stakes placed Logan’s Mist.

Three worked in the distance in :32 4/5.

  • Hip No. 256, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Tourist out of stakes winner Red’s Round Table, by Cuvee, from the family of graded stakes winner Sun and Snow.
  • Hip No. 274, Lemon Creek Louie, a 3-year-old bay gelding by Beautyinthepulpit also consigned by Wes Carter, is out of Swimmer, by Rock Slide, from the family of stakes winner Miss Running Vany.
  • Hip No. 303, Tipsy Tourist, a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Tourist consigned by L. G. Agent, is out of Dyslexicperfection, by Congrats, a daughter of stakes winner Perigee Girl.

Three horses worked in :33 flat.

  • Hip No. 278, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown gelding by Wicked Strong out of Tricky Game, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to stakes placed Twenty Eight Hours.
  • Hip No. 312, Edmund Fitzgerald, a 4-year-old bay colt by Carpe Diem consigned by Woodard Sales, Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Gitchee Goomie, by City Zip.
  • Hip No. 349, Angel Embrace, consigned by Rod McVey, Agent, is a 3-year-old bay filly by Winslow Homer out of St. Borealis, by War Chant, from the family of stakes winner Dancewiththebride.

Four of the horses in the sale are coming in after winning recent races.

  • Hip No. 360, Pledge, a 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales, Agent, was a 6-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Turfway Park on January 2nd. She’s a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Hello Don Julio out of Faithful, by Vindication.
  • Hip No. 362, Kramden, scored at Tampa Bay Downs on January 24th. The 4-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is out of First in Time, by Broken Vow, and is a full brother to graded stakes placed Surf and Turf.
  • Hip No. 368, Bear Brian, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Stonestreet Stables LLC, broke his maiden at Sam Houston Race Park on January 9th. The 3-year-old bay colt by Tiznow is out of stakes winner Lil Super Bear, by Super Saver.
  • Hip No. 370, Lower for Longer (IRE), also consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, broke her maiden on January 24th at Tampa Bay Downs. The 3-year-old bay filly is out of Logicana, by Iffraaj, a half sister to graded stakes winner Doctor Dino (FR).

One more pedigree updates since the catalog was printed:

  • Hip No. 10, a  yearling filly by The Fifth Sun consigned by Coolmade, Agent, has newly minted stakes placed half sister in Erawan, third in Laurel’s Howard County Stakes on December 26th.

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

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

The sale begins on Tuesday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 1 -183 cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session. The Horses of Racing Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 251 – 371, begins immediately following the conclusion of the Preferred Session. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 451 – 805 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 27th and will also begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Colonel Liam scores in Gulfstream’s Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes

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Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam saved ground in the middle of the field of Gulfstream’s $1-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1), swung outside after straightening away in the stretch and outfinished stablemate Largent to score by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Cross Border (June ’16) rallied to finish third. That’s two straight stakes victories and the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Liam’s Map, now 6-4-0-1 with earnings of $690,965 for trainer Todd Pletcher. At the 2019 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

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Tobey L. Morton’s Pacific Gale, was rated early in Gulfstream’s $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2), came three wide off the turn, ran past the leaders a furlong from home and drew away to win by 2-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduates Thissmytime (April ’19)  and Piedi Bianchi (March ’17) were second and third. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old mare by Flat Out, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was resold for $72,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by John Kimmel, she’s now 28-4-6- 5 and has earned $510,170 to date. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Last Judgment wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Classic Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Steve Hornstock, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Nice Guys Stables’ Last Judgment went right to the front in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Sunshine Classic Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, drawing off in the stretch to a 6-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Congrats, trained by Mike Maker, now 14-6-0-1 with $273,365 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat before he was purchased for $300,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Nedlaw Stable and Morton L. Tobey’s Secret Love tracked the pace from the outside in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Franklin Square Stakes, took command after straightening away in the stretch and scored by a length and a half. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Not This Time, now 3-2-1-0 for trainer John Kimmel, with $98,000 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Sequel New York, Agent, at the 2019 Fall Mixed Sale and then breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 prior to being purchased for $270,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS July Sale. watch her under tack video    July sale walking video

 

OBS grads posted two stakes wins on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.

J D Farms’ Special Princess, last early in $125,000 Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, came off the rail, circled horses on the turn, and kept on coming to get up in the final stride to finish in a dead heat for the victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Bahamian Squall, consigned by Bobby Jones Equine to the 2019 OBS Fall Mixed Sale. Now 7-2-1-1 for trainer Walter Woodard, she has earned $70,275 to date.

Sonata Stable’s Lucky Stride was rated off the pace in the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes, rallied steadily to reach contention, took the lead in the final furlong and drew away late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win in North America for the 5-year-old mare by Declaration of War, a multiple graded stakes winner at three in Puerto Rico. Trained by Mike Trombetta, she’s now 16-9-4-1 with $171,550 in earnings. Consigned to the 2018 June Sale by Randy Miles, Agent, she was sold for $7,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Ride a Comet, Casa Creed one-two in Gulfstream’s Tropical Turf Stakes

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John C. Oxley and My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet rallied three-wide on the turn to reach contention in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Stakes (G3) on Saturday, caught fellow OBS graduate Casa Creed (January ’17) inside the final sixteenth and beat him by half a length. It’s the fourth straight win and third graded stakes score for the 6-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG), now 13-8-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, with earnings of $479,084. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $375,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

George Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds, sitting just off pace-setting fellow OBS graduate Elle Z (June ’19), taking over a furlong from home and proving best by a length. Change of Control (October ’17) ran evenly for third. It’s the second stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, purchased for $650,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Brendan Walsh, she’s now 16-5-3-3 and has earned $325,273 to date. watch her under tack video

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Baoma Corporation’s Qahira circled horses on the turn in Santa Anita’s $78,350 Kalookan Queen Stakes on Sunday, took command after straightening away in the stretch and scored by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old mare by Cairo Prince, now 8-5-1-0 with earnings of $205,400 for trainer Bob Baffert. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before she was purchased for $375,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

Anothertwistafate scores in Santa Anita’s San Gabriel Stakes

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Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.‘s  Anothertwistafate got his 5-year-old campaign off to a rousing start on Saturday at Santa Anita, stalking the pace in the $201,000 San Gabriel Stakes (G2), taking command a furlong from home and easing away to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the son of Scat Daddy, trained by Peter Miller, now 10-5-2-0 with earnings of $490,505. After breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, he was purchased for $360,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Bing Cherry Racing, Inc. and Leonard Liberto’s Capo Kane went right to the front in the $145,500 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct on New Year’s Day and stayed there to the wire, drawing away in the stretch to a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Street Sense, consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by Paul Sharp, Agent, where he went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Harold Wyner, he has earned $114,500 to date. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

 

Four OBS graduates scored stakes wins at Gulfstream over the holiday weekend.

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WinStar Stablemates Racing LLC’s Gulf Coast rang in the New Year with her first stakes win, rallying wide on the turn in the $75,000 Cash Run Stakes on New Year’s Day, taking charge a sixteenth from home and scoring by half a length. Trained by Rodolphe Brisset, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $73,705. The newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags was purchased for $300,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

 

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Cara Oliver’s Hear My Prayer saved ground early in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Abundantia Stakes on Friday, rallied to catch the leaders in mid-stretch and drew away late to win by 2-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Tracy Ann’s Legacy (June ’18) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the now 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by The Big Beast, consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, Agent, to the 2018 OBS October Yearling Sale. Now 8-4-0-1 for trainer David Fisher, she has earned $139,475 to date.

 

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph F. Graffeo, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson’s Con Lima took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $75,000 Ginger Brew Stakes and never looked back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Commissioner, consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables where she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she’s now 6-3-3-0 and has earned $134,955.  watch her under tack video

 

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John C. Minchello’s Competitive Speed led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Glitter Woman Stakes, rating early, charging past frontrunning Shop Girl (April ’20) after turning for home and beating her by three lengths, with Gone to Cabo (April ’20) up late for third. It’s the third straight win for the newly turned 3-year-old filly by Competitive Edge, now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Javier Gonzalez, with earnings of $76,995. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :11 flat, she was purchased for $5,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video

 

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Ruggeri Stable, Richard Coburn, Script R Farm and Michael Miceli’s Mrs. Orb was last of four in Sunday’s $93,000 La Verdad Stakes at Aqueduct, but rallied outside to take the lead a furlong from home and went on to win by a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed mare by Orb, who breezed 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. Trained by co-owner Michael Miceli, she’s now 23-6-8-3 and has earned $439,520 to date. watch her under tack video

Colonel Liam takes the Tropical Park Derby

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Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam relaxed off the early pace in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on Saturday, circled horses on the turn to take command in the stretch and drew away to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old colt by Liam’s Map, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Now 5-3-0-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, he has earned $141,965 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya went to the front at the start of Laurel’s $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes and never looked back, turning away a challenge in the stretch and drawing off to score by 2-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Malibu Mischief (April ’18) checked in third. That’s five straight stakes wins, the last two in stakes company, for the 3-year-old daughter of Stay Thirsty, trained by Lacey Gaudet, now 8-5-0-2 with $202,790 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $160,000 out of the Hemingway Racing & Training Stables consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Bankit wins Aqueduct’s Alex M. Robb Stakes

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes on Saturday, reached the lead a furlong from home and drew away from there to score by 4-3/4 lengths.  It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Central Banker, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 26-4-8-4 with $816,675 in earnings. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $260,000. watch his under tack video

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Sackatoga Stable’s Niko’s Dream relaxed off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 My Charmer Stakes at Gulfstream, rallied wide on the turn, took command at the eighth pole and eased away to win by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Central Banker, consigned by Rebah Farm, Agent, to the 2017 OBS October Yearling Sale. Now 17-4-5-2 for trainer Barclay Tagg, she has earned $280,900 to date.

 

 

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes win at Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Xtreme Racing Stables LLC’s Sir Wellington rallied wide to take the lead after straightening away in the stretch of the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes, drew clear in deep stretch and scored by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate No Pedigree (June ’20, October ’19) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Palace, purchased for $35,000 out of the Stuart Morris consignment at the 2019 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Hugh Robertson, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $96,570. Selected Sale walking video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man waited for room after turning for home in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes, moved out and took charge in mid-stretch, then drew clear late to best fellow OBS graduate Win Ya Win (April ’19, October ’18) by 2-1/2 lengths. That’s eight stakes wins for the 7-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, now 44-16-7-7 for trainer Ron Faucheux, with earnings of $676,423. He was sold for $125,000 by Royal Thoroughbred International at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

 

Honor Way wins Aqueduct’s Garland of Roses Stakes

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Saul J. Kupferberg’s Honor Way picked up her second straight stakes victory on Sunday at Aqueduct in the $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes, circling wide to reach contention turning for home, surging to the lead a sixteenth out and easing away to score by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Gale (April ’17, August ’16) checked in third. Trained by Charlton Baker, she’s now 41-13-8-7 and has earned $688,892. The 6-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Caleb’s Posse, is a three-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August and 2016 March Sales, she was purchased for $77,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2016 June Sale after working three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s unbeaten Jaxon Traveler is three for three and a stakes winner after going to the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel, setting the pace, holding on gamely in the stretch and winning by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, has earned $120,762 to date. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $140,000 to L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

M Bar O LLC’s Elle Z stepped into stakes company for the first time in Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes on Saturday, took the lead at the start, turned back a challenge a sixteenth from the wire and then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Into Mystic (April ’18) and was best by a length. The 3-year-old City Zip filly, who went through the ring at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is now 7-4-0-0 for trainer Chris Hartman and has earned $131, 024 to date. watch her under tack video

Varda scores in the Starlet at Los Alamitos

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Baoma Corporation’s Varda trailed early in the $300,500 Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos, came wide to go after the leaders in the stretch, reached the front a sixteenth from home and went on to score by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, trained by Bob Baffert, now 3-2-1-0 with $254,500 in earnings. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2020 Spring Sale before she was purchased out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment for $700,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent for Baoma Corp. watch her under tack video   

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Mark Schwartz’s Brooklyn Strong was rated early in the $150,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct, circled three wide to reach contention turning for home, collared the leader a furlong out and was best by a neck despite being carried out in the lane. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old gelding by Wicked Strong, a two-time OBS graduate. He went through the ring, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, and then was purchased for $5,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Daniel Velazquez, he has earned $195,000 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads post a pair of holiday weekend stakes wins at Aqueduct

A pair of OBS graduates posted holiday weekend stakes wins at Aqueduct.

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The Estate of Paul P. Pompa, Jr.’s Turned Aside sat just off the early pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Stakes, battled to the lead after turning for home and cruised to the wire a winner by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 Spring Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Now 9-4-2-1 for trainer Linda Rice, he has earned $241,967 to date. watch his under tack video

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man picked up his second stakes win in Friday’s $100,000 Gio Ponti Stakes, pressing the pace from the inside, swinging out for the drive and battling head to head to victory by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Price Talk (October ’18) checked in third. The win leaves the 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, with a 10-3-2-1 career record and $303,000 in earnings. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Primonetta Stakes at Laurel, took the lead at the start and never looked back en route to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the fourth straight win for the 3-year-old daughter of Stay Thirsty, purchased for $160,000 out of the Hemingway Racing & Training Stables consignment at the 2019 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Lacey Gaudet, she’s now 7-4-0-2 and has earned $142,790. watch her under tack video

Two OBS grads score on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West

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

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

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

Majestic Dunhill captures Belmont’s Bold Ruler

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

 

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

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

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

Tapit Today scores in Belmont’s Athenia Stakes

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

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

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

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

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

Danzing Candy colt tops OBS Open Yearling Sale

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not This Time filly tops Selected Yearling Sale

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 721 selling in the Open session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

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