Bonita Bianca, Swing and Sway one-two in Saratoga’s Union Avenue

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca rallied to chase front-running fellow OBS graduate Swing and Sway (March ’16) in the stretch of Thursday’s $97,000 Union Avenue Stakes at Saratoga, caught her a sixteenth from home and eased away to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, consigned by Dormellito Stud Sales to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before going to Michael Dubb for $97,000. Trained by Jason Servis, she’s now 12-6-1-2 and has earned $470,917 to date. watch her under tack video

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Marc Tacher’s Lovely Luvy is the latest OBS Yearling Sale graduate to win at first asking, going right to the lead in a six furlong maiden special on Thursday at Gulfstream and never looking back en route to a 4-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings, and then purchased by Mr. Tacher for $70,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., she earned $41,000 for her effort. Selected Sale conformation photo     watch her under tack video

OBS Yearling Sale graduates enjoying summer from coast to coast

The 2018 OBS Yearling Sale is set for October 9 – 11, and while the catalog is being assembled, the sale’s previous graduates are enjoying a run of summer success across the country.

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The latest stakes winner is Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s lightly raced World of Trouble,  who led from the start in the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes on the Saratoga turf course on August 8th and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 6-3-1-1 with $278,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

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John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat got the meet off on the right foot for OBS, leading all the way and winning the $150,000 Schuylervillle Stakes (G3) on Opening Day, with fellow October Sale graduate Congrats Gal running third. It was the second straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, trained by Mark Casse, consigned by Turtle Pond Farm to the 2017 October Open Sale of Yearlings, and sold for a session topping $170,000.

The following day, the same connections settled for second as Mr. Oxley’s Strike Silver was beaten by a neck in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) after winning at first asking for trainer Mark Casse in June. The colt by Violence, sold by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent for $275,000, was the sale topper at the 2017 October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

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The Spa’s biggest day so far was Whitney Day, and OBS Yearling Sale graduates played a major role all day. In the day’s main event, Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover continued his march to a million with a third place finish in the grade one fixture.  The 5-year-old graded stakes winning Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, is now 42-6-7-7 and has earned $941,560 to date. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Earlier on the card, Ike and Dawn Thrash’s stakes winner Kelly’s Humor added a third place finish in the prestigious Test Stakes (G1) to her resume, improving her record to 10-2-3-2 and boosting her bankroll to $252,870. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

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The Whitney Day’s opening OBS attraction was Nice Guys Stables and Dermot Magner’s Hersh, who trailed in the early going of a seven furlong maiden special for three and up, but circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took command in the stretch and scored by a length and a half in his second lifetime start. The 3-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed is a three time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold at the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale by Select Sales, by Mark White at the 2016 August Yearling Sale and by de Meric Sales at the 2017 OBS April Sale. He’s the first winner saddled by trainer Dermot Magner, former assistant to Chad Brown.  watch his under tack video

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A day earlier, Treadway Racing Stable’s Miss Mystique came from off the pace to get up late and take a 5-1/2 furlong $77,000 allowance. The 3-year-old daughter of Teuflesberg, trained by Leah Gyarmati, is now 9-2-0-2 and has earned $136,500. A two time OBS graduate, she went through the ring, consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, at the 2016 August Sale, and then was resold for S180,000 by New Hope at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

 

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Not far from The Atlantic Ocean, OBS Yearling Sale graduates are making the most of their opportunities at Gulfstream Park. On July 28, Michael Yates sent out Shadybrook Farm’s Jessica for her first start in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Prospective overcame a bit of traffic in the stretch to draw away late to win by a length and a quarter. Consigned to the 2017 Open Sale of Yearlings by Camelot Acres Racing & Sales, Agent, she was sold for $8,000.

 

 

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Three races later, Blue River Bloodstock’s Mozo Bello rallied to take charge of a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special a furlong from home and drew away to win by 4-1/4 lengths for trainer Armando De La Cerda. The 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Bellamy Road is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings before going through the ring at the 2018 April Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo     watch his under tack video

 

 

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On August 11, Kales Company LLC’s Elgin Escape pressed the pace in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special, took over in the drive and eased away to a two length victory in his second trip to the post. Trained by David Fawkes, the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by He’s Had Enough was sold by his breeder, The Acorn, for $105,000 at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

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Gulfstream’s latest stakes winning Yearling Sale graduate is King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet, winner of the $75,000 Panama City Stakes at Gulfstream this past Saturday, as well as fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) finishing third in the race. The winner, a 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby, was purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. She’s now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, and has earned $107,040. Selected Sale conformation photo

While the East coast horses are enjoying  either the Florida sun or the warm days and cool nights in the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga, out west the OBS yearling sale grads spend the summer alongside the Pacific Ocean at Del Mar. The Opening Day feature was the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes and Kelly Brinkerhoff and Bob Grayson Jr.’s two-time OBS graduate Afleet Ascent was a sharp second after leading in the stretch. The 3-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, came out of the race with a 9-2-2-1 record and $126,125 in earnings. Sold by Top Line Sales at the 2016 August Sale, he was resold for $300,000 at the 2017 April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent.   watch his under tack video

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The younger set was heard from on July 28 when Doubledown Stables’ Forloveofcountry came from out of the clouds with a late charge to win a one mile maiden special on the turf by half a length. It was the second start for the 2-year-old Sky Mesa colt, sold first by Stuart Morris at the 2017 Selected Sale of yearlings and then resold for $300,000 by Pick View, Agent, at the 2018 March Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo
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Although probably less in need of sunscreen than his coastal compatriots, Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It romped to a 6-3/4 length win in last Friday’s Prairie Meadows Juvenile Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by H. Steve Davidson, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $54,224.  Consigned by breeder Kinsman Farm to the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings, he was sold for $37,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

Shanghai Starlet scores in Gulfstream’s Panama City Stakes

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King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet sat just off the lead in the $75,000 Panama City Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, went to the front on the turn, surrendered the lead in the stretch but came again late and was best by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. It’s the second straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby, purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. Now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, she has earned $107,040 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC and Lynn Chleborad’s Tracy Racy pressed the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $103,150 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks at Prairie Meadows, took over on the turn, opened up daylight in the stretch and coasted home a winner by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Algorithms, trained by Ms. Chleborad, now 9-3-1-4 with $144,133 in earnings.  Consigned to the 2017 OBS June Sale by Rick Lopez Training & Sales, she sped a quarter in :21 2/5 before she was sold for $6,000. watch her under tack video

Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It stepped into stakes company straight from a June maiden win in Friday’s $65,000 Prairie Meadows Juvenile Stakes, trailed early, but circled horses on the turn, took command in the final furlong and drew away to win by 6-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Castlewood Terrace (March ’18) settled for third. Consigned by breeder Kinsman Farm to the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearling, he was sold for $37,000. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by H. Steve Davidson, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $54,224.  Selected Sale conformation photo

World of Trouble wins Saratoga’s Quick Call Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s lightly raced World of Trouble tried turf for the first time in Wednesday’s $100,000 Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga, led from the start, set the pace, then eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 6-3-1-1 with $278,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Shamrock Rose heads parade of nine OBS weekend stakes winners

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose relaxed just off the early lead in Sunday’s $100,000 Malverne Rose Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, took command at the quarter pole and opened up down the lane, hitting the wire a 10-1/4 length winner. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 7-2-2-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $172,111. watch her under tack video

Bruce Talisman’s Magic Tale is two for two and a stakes winner after drawing away late to a three length wire to wire win in Saturday’s $75,000 Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes at Thistledown. The 2-year-old colt by Tale of the Cat, trained by Kelly Breen, has earned $64,500 to date. He was purchased by Mr. Talisman out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale for $70,000 after an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood scored his second straight stakes win on Sunday at Ellis Park, tracking the early leaders in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Tourist Mile Stakes before wearing them down late to win by a length and a quarter. That’s six stakes victories for the 4-year-old graded stakes winning gelding by Archarcharch, purchased for $130,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he has compiled an 18-11-2-0 career record and has earned $634,354. watch his under tack video

Juddmonte Farms’ Golden Mischief pressed the pace down the backstretch of Saturday’s $75,000 West Virginia Secretary of State Stakes at Mountaineer Park, shook loose turning for home and drew away to a 7-1/4 length victory. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Brad Cox, now 20-9-3-0 with $518,150 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes also enjoyed the day at Mountaineer, taking charge of the $75,000 West Virginia House of Delegates Speakers Stakes in the stretch and easing away to a 3-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Runaway Posse (April ’13) checking in third. The 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman is a two-time OBS graduate sold by Crowe’s Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. The weekend’s third stakes winner for trainer Brad Cox, he’s now 19-7-5-1 with three stakes wins and earnings of $321,550. watch his under tack video

Susan Moultan’s lightly raced Altamura ran off her third stakes victory in a row, making the pace in the $75,000 Camptown Stakes at Laurel on Saturday before opening up daylight at the eighth pole and hanging on gamely by a length and a quarter. The 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller, consigned by Stephens Thoroughbeds LLC, Agent, went through the ring at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-3-0-0 for trainer Wayne Catalano, she has earned $112,400.  watch her under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man made it four straight stakes wins on Saturday at Louisiana Downs, setting the pace in the $60,000 Louisiana Cup Sprint Stakes, surrendering the lead in mid-stretch, and then coming again to get up at the wire and win by a neck. The 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, trained by Ron Fauncheux, is now 27-9-4-3 and has earned $343,055 to date. He was purchased for $125,000 out of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

Karl Pergola’s K P Wildcat circled her field from far back on the turn in Saturday’s $55,000 Albuquerque Distaff Handicap, surged to the lead a furlong from home and drew off late to win by three lengths. That’s two straight stakes scores for the 5-year-old mare by Include, sold for $40,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Weston Martin, she has eight stakes wins, an 18-12-2-2 record and $472,636 in earnings. watch her under tack video

McShane Racing LLC’s Go On Mary took the lead at the start of Friday’s $103,380 Daisycutter Handicap at Del Mar and refused to yield, holding off fellow OBS graduate Okinawa (April ’16) down the stretch and scoring by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before she was purchased for $40,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she’s now 19-4-2-4 and has earned $198,213 to date.  watch her under tack video

Asmussen, Santana strike with trio of OBS babies at the Spa

The team of trainer Steve Asmussen and rider Ricardo Santana, Jr. combined to win three races with 2-year-old OBS graduates last weekend at Saratoga

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On Friday, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit made no mistakes in his second start, going head and head for the lead into the stretch and then drawing away down the lane to win a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 6-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Central Banker, who settled for second after leading into the final furlong in his debut at Belmont in June, was consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, and was purchased for $260,000 by Winchell Thoroughbreds after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The same team took the first race on the Saturday card, as Santana came from off the pace with Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Carter Cat, blew by the leaders a furlong from home and took the 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 2-1/2 lengths. Winchell Thoroughbreds bought the 2-year-old son of Tale of the Cat for $155,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the March Sale after he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.  watch his under tack video

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Santana and Asmussen struck again four races later with Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable’s first time starter Absolutely Aiden, who led every step of the way en route to a 2-3/4 length victory in a six furlong maiden special test. He’s a 2-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Old South Farm LLC and sold to Lee Ackerley for $120,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Broadway Run, Originator one-two in Saratoga’s Coronation Cup

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Curragh Stables’ Broadway Run led at every call in Monday’s $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Originator (June ’17) and beat her by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Prospective, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before she was purchased for $120,000 by Curragh out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by John Terranova, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $115,400 to date. watch her under tack video

Way to Versailles wins Woodbine’s Royal North Stakes

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Mahamoud Pootoolal’s Way to Versailles relaxed off the pace in the early going of Woodbine’s $177,550 Royal North Stakes (G2) on Sunday, moved up to reach the leaders at the top of the stretch and kept coming to get up in the final yards and score by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Tizway, trained by Kevin Attard, now 10-4-2-1 with $197,666 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, at the 2015 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then purchased for $16,000 at the 2016 June Sale from RiceHorse Stables, Agent for T & M Limited Partnership after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.   Selected Sale conformation photo
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Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC and Stein Racing LLC’s Bella Vincenza picked up her third straight win and first stakes victory in the $75,000 Added Elegance Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, circling horses on the turn, taking command inside the final furlong and drawing off to win by a length and an half. Fellow OBS graduate Sweet Tooth Haven (June ’16) checked in third.  The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Biondetti is a two-time OBS graduate, purchased as a weanling out of the Caballo Grande consignment at the 2014 Fall Mixed Sale before she was sold for $66,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Kim Jin Young’s Korean sprint champion Doraonpogyeongseon found room on the rail, took command of Sunday’s $456,286 Owner’s  Cup Stakes at Busan 300 meters from home, and drew off to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate Mighty Ssing (April ’17). The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos is also a two time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold by Hunter Valley Farm, Agent, at the 2014 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then purchased for $50,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Nearing a million in earnings for trainer Min Jang Ji, he has compiled a 23-10-4-3 career record. Selected Sale conformation photo       watch his under tack video
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Wonder Gadot romps in Prince of Wales at Ft. Erie

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot has two legs up on the Canadian Triple Crown after a dominating victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes against the boys at Ft. Erie on Tuesday. Switching tactics in the sloppy going, she went right to the lead at the start, set the pace and drew off down the stretch to a 5-3/4 length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning millionaire daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, winner of the Demoiselle (G2) and Mazarine (G3) at two, who gave division leader Monomoy Girl a battle in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in May. She can complete Canada’s Triple Crown with a win in the Breeders’ Stakes on the turf at Woodbine in August. She was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, she’s now 13-5-4-3 for trainer Mark Casse, and has earned $1,381,261 to date. watch her under tack video

Deland captures Gulfstream’s Coast is Clear Stakes

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Ricardo R. Vallejo’s Deland, a multiple graded stakes winner in Puerto Rico, picked up his first stakes win since returning to the mainland, coming from off the pace to take command of Sunday’s $75,000 Coast is Clear Stakes at Gulfstream a furlong from home and drawing off to win by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Hy Riverside (April ’14) checked in third. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Gottcha Gold, consigned by Hawks Nest LLC to the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale where he was purchased by Greg Jackson, Agent for Ruben Vallejo, for $12,000. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., he’s now 21-11-6-2 and has earned $268,249.

Mark Norman & Norman Stables LLC’s Taylor’s Spirit is two for two and a stakes winner after going head to head with fellow OBS graduate Agai’s Cait (March ’18) for half a mile in Friday’s $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows, getting the better of her rival in the stretch and beating her to the wire by 3-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old filly by Algorithms, who broke her maiden by 13-3/4 lengths, has earned $57,480 to date for trainer Scott Gelner, who purchased her for $80,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2018 OBS April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay romped to her fourth straight stakes win on Saturday, leading at every call and taking the $66,250 California Governor’s Cup Handicap at Sacramento by three lengths. That’s six stakes victories for the 4-year-old daughter of City Zip, now 12-7-1-1 with $192,247 in earnings for trainer Blaine Wright. She worked an Under Tack eighth in  :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $150,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale.  watch her under tack video

Catherinethegreat scores in Saratoga’s Schuylerville Stakes

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John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat was hustled to the front at the start of the $150,000 Schuylervillle Stakes (G3) on Opening Day at Saratoga, led through a quarter in :21 3/5 and a half in :44 3/5, then drew away down the stretch to a 4-1/2 length victory in 1:09 4/5 for six furlongs. Fellow OBS graduate Congrats Gal (October ’17, April ’18) checked in third. It’s the second straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, who came into the race off a 10-1/4 length score at Gulfstream. Consigned by Turtle Pond Farm, she topped the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings, purchased for $170,000. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $136,300 to date.

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Lyrical Lady went right to the lead in her debut in an $85,000, 5-1/2 furlong maiden special weight dash at Saratoga, shook loose turning for home and cruised to a 5-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Winandyourin Gin (March ’18) checked in third.  The daughter of More Than Ready, trained by Steve Asmussen, picked up $46,750 for her effort. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Ocala Stud, Agent, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before she was purchased for $625,000. watch her under tack video

OBS grads heading for opening day at Saratoga

Since the juvenile class of 2018 began racing in April, OBS graduates have made their presence felt from coast to coast, with 50 OBS graduates leaving the maiden ranks in special weight company.

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OBS graduate juveniles have already posted a pair of stakes victories, with Pines Stables, John J. Irwin, Paul Zysset and Sam F. Arci’s Maiden Beauty capturing the recent Lynnbrook Stakes (go to the story) at Belmont and Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang beating the boys in the Norfolk Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot. (go to the story)

Racing’s spotlight now shifts to Saratoga, where the accent is always on 2-year-old racing, and the most promising newcomers are often unveiled.

A trio of OBS graduates will go in Friday’s six furlong $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (G3) on opening day at Saratoga. Trainer Mark Casse sends out John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat and Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky, joined by Charles L. Biggs’ Congrats Gal, saddled by Cathal Lynch.    

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Catherinethegreat comes into the Schuylerville off a 10-1/4 length romp in a five furlong maiden special weight dash at Gulfstream on June 22nd. The daughter of Uncaptured, who also raced in Mr. Oxleys’ colors, topped the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings, purchased for $170,000 out of the Turtle Pond Farm consignment.

Eyeinthesky broke her maiden at first asking at Churchill Downs in May and was third, beaten just three quarters of a length in the Astoria Stakes at Belmont in her only other start. The Florida-bred filly by Sky Mesa was sold for $22,000 by New Episode Training Center, Agent, at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Congrats Gal romped to a 6-1/4 length victory on June 10th at Laurel in her only start to date. The Florida-bred daughter of Congrats is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings and then purchased by Mr. Biggs for $57,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2018 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Three graduates of the 2018 OBS March sale debut in a 5-1/2 furlong $85,000 maiden special dash on Saratoga’s opening day card.

Todd Pletcher sends out Repole Stable and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Blahnik, a Bernardini filly purchased for $575,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Phoenix Thoroughbred III’s Lyrical Lady makes her first start for trainer Steve Asmussen. The daughter of More Than Ready sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before she was sold for $625,000 by Ocala Stud, Agent. watch her under tack video

Mark Casse will saddle Live Oak Plantation’s Winandyourin Gin, a filly by Into Mischief purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $290,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

The boys swing into action at Saratoga on Saturday, with a pair of OBS grads in the six furlong $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3).

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Steve Asmussen sends Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bano Solo into the Sanford off a frontrunning three length victory in his debut on June 23rd at Churchill Downs. The 2-year-old colt is a son of back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents. He was purchased for $400,000 out of the Hoby & Layna Kight consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance. watch his under tack video

 

John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver also led all the way in his only start, scoring at Churchill Downs for trainer Mark Casse on June 14th. The colt by Violence was sold by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, for $275,000, topping the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

The Saturday card’s 5-1/2 furlong $85,000 maiden special test drew three youngsters from March and three from April.

Ralph M. Evans’ Binary makes his debut in the maiden special for trainer Rick Violette. The 2-year-old Into Mischief colt, consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, went to Mr. Evans for $200,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video

Repole Stable and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Coast, a Malibu Moon colt purchased for $500,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He makes his debut for trainer Todd Pletcher. watch his under tack video

John Kimmel will saddle Cromwell Avenue in his debut for Tobey L. Morton. The 2-year-old son of Flashback, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold for $210,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2018 April Sale. watch his under tack video

R. A. Hill Stable and John Schutte’s March Sale graduate Fed Fever will make his first start for trainer George Weaver. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Douglas Scharbauer’s Most Mischief was third to Bano Solo in his debut at Churchill on June 23rd.  Bret Calhoun trains the son of Into Mischief, consigned to the April Sale by Benchmark Training Center, Inc., Agent, where he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Trainer Raymond Handal sends out Madaket Stables LLC, Cutair Racing, Giorgi Stable LLC, Dark Horse Racing Stable and Randy Stasi’s The Big S for his first start. The Jimmy Creed colt was sold for $225,000 by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, at the March Sale after a :10 flat Under Tack eighth. watch his under tack video

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Close to home, the local hero so far is Calypso Stable and Rousseau Racing’s Fully Loaded, two for two at Gulfstream after a 7-1/2 length allowance romp on July 6th. Trained by Jose Pinchin, the Florida-bred colt by Two Step Salsa is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale before he was purchased by Stephen Rousseau for $25,000 out of the Get Away Farm consignment at the 2017 October Selected Sale of Yearlings. Selected Sale conformation photo

The OBS class of 2018 made a big impact in the early summer racing in the Midwest.

At Thistledown on June 27th, Bruce N. Talisman’s Magic Tale made his debut in a 5-1/2-furlong maiden special weight test, and he took no prisoners, leading from gate to wire and romping home by 13-1/2 lengths. Kelly Breen saddled the colt by Tale of the Cat, purchased by Mr. Talisman for $70,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

James McIngvale’s Veritas had his first start on July 3rd in a 5-1/2-furlong maiden special at Indiana Grand, and the colt by back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents led all the way and scored by 4-1/4 lengths for trainer Laura Wohlers. Consigned to the March Sale by Pick View LLC, Agent, he breezed a quarter in :22 flat before going to Mr. McIngvale for $40,000.  watch his under tack video

Mark Norman and Norman Stables LLC’s Taylor’s Spirit ran away and hid in her debut on July 8th at Prairie Meadows, bolting to a 13-3/4 length victory in a five furlong maiden special dash. Trained by Scott Gelner, who purchased the daughter of Algorithms for $80,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the April Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

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Axelrod, Talk Veuve to Me take Indiana Derby, Oaks

OBS graduates made themselves right at home at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday, capturing both the Indiana Derby (G3) and Indiana Oaks (G3).

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Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod was well off the pace in the early going of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) but swept into contention on the turn and then closed steadily down the stretch and was up at the wire to win by a head. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward, second last time out in the Affirmed Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita. Trained by Mike McCarthy, he’s now 8-3-1-1 and has earned $360,925. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine to the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he was sold to Slam Dunk for $25,000.

 

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Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset and Stephen McKay’s Talk Veuve to Me was an overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks off her second in the Acorn (G1) in June and did not disappoint, taking over under a hold on the turn and galloping to an easy 4-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Kelly’s Humor (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Violence, consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sales where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-2-3-0 for trainer Rodolphe Brisset, she has earned $319,400 to date. watch her under tack video

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Pines Stables, John J. Irwin, Paul Zysset and Sam F. Arci’s Maiden Beauty made her debut in the $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park and will be skipping the maiden ranks from here on in after coming from off the pace, taking the lead a sixteenth from home and cruising to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trained by Gary Contessa, the 2-year-old filly by Revolutionary earned $60,000 for her effort. She was purchased for $40,000 by her trainer on behalf of Pines Stables out of the Niall Brennan Stable consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill is two for two this year after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Monmouth’s $63,300 My Frenchman Stakes on Saturday. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, who shook loose from traffic in the stretch to outfinish fellow OBS graduate Like What I See (October ’15) by a length and a half with Reed Kan (August ’16) a neck back in third. He’s now 7-3-0-2 with earnings of $131,795 for trainer George Weaver, who purchased him for $100,000 from SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Breaking her maiden at Belmont (Adam Coglianese photo)

William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Atchata is two for three and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the filly division of the $75,000 D.S. Shine Young Futurity on Friday night at Evangeline Downs and never looking back en route to a 6-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by Apriority is now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Steve Asmussen and has earned $100,000 to date. Consigned by Robert Brewer, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $85,000. watch her under tack video

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Auricchio and Jacobson LLC/RaDon’s Unbridled Courage moved three wide to reach the leaders turning for home in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Treasure Coast Stakes on Saturday, wore down the leaders in the lane and scored by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Lipstick City (March ’16) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Leroidesanimeaux (BRZ), trained by Aubrey A. Maragh, now 30-7-3-5 with $241,871 in earnings. Consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Apalachee Bay stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $51,960 Count Latham Handicap at Northlands Park and led every step of the way, drawing off in the stretch to a five length victory.  The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased for $140,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. Now 5-2-0-0 for trainer Philip Hall, he has earned $35,516. watch his under tack video

Up the Ante wins Belmont’s Manila Stakes

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Castleton Lyons’ Up the Ante got the long holiday weekend off to a nice start, taking the lead at the start of the $100,000 Manila Stakes on the turf at Belmont Park on July 4th and leading all the way, drawing away in the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Smart Strike, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $350,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Christophe Clement, he has earned $157,385 to date.  watch his under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport was last of five in the early going of Sunday’s $100,000 Shepperton Stakes at Woodbine, but rallied down the stretch, came between horses a sixteenth from home and was best by a length and a half at the wire, snapping the eleven race win streak of 1-9 favorite Pink Lloyd, who settled for third.  It’s the sixth stakes win for the 6-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, winner of the Shepperton in 2016. Now 26-8-7-3 for trainer Sid Attard, he has earned $553,796 to date. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Juddmonte Farms’ Golden Mischief moved up four wide to take control of Friday’s $100,000 Saylorville Stakes at Prairie Meadows at the head of the stretch then drew away down the stretch to win by five lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Swing and Sway (March ’16) checked in third. That’s five stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where she turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now trained by Brad Cox, she’s 19-8-3-0 and has earned $469,400 to date.  watch her under tack video

Brad Cox also trains Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes,  who tracked the leader in Saturday’s $50,000 John Henry Stakes at Evangeline Downs, battled for the lead down the lane and scored by a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman, now 18-6-5-1 with $275,350 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Crowes Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

Wonder Gadot wins Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added blinkers before taking on the boys in Saturday’s $1,008,000 Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine and the 3-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Medaglia d’Oro found the view to her liking, moving to the leaders on the outside on the turn, taking charge a quarter mile from home and bounding away in the stretch to win by 4-3/4 lengths. She’s the second OBS graduate to capture the Canadian classic. Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges (June ’15) won the 2016 renewal. The latest millionaire OBS graduate, Wonder Gadot is now 12-4-4-3 for trainer Mark Casse and has earned $1,199,053 to date. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC & Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou pressed fellow OBS graduate Road to Victory (April ’17) in the early going of the $237,500 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, took command at the head of the stretch and drew off down the lane to beat her by six lengths. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Now in the care of trainer Steve Asmussen, she has compiled a 7-4-2-1 record and has earned $$691,000. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet showed no ill effects from his recent trip to Dubai, where he was caught at the wire by fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits (April ’15) in the Golden Shaheen (G1), bouncing right to the front in Gulfstream’s $272,500 Smile Sprint Stakes (G3) and never looking back en route to a 2-1/4 length victory. OBS graduates Sweetontheladies (April ’16) and Petrov (June ’16) were moved up to second and third by the stewards. That’s seven stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, now 22-10-7-2 for trainer Jorge Navarro with $1,558,663 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

John C. Oxley and Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet had only one horse beaten early in Woodbine’s $105,200 Charlie Barley Stakes, but the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) advanced on the turn, caught the leaders a sixteenth from home and eased away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Elusive Mischief (April ’17, August ’16) settled for third. Trained by Mark Casse, his first stakes win leaves him with an 8-4-0-0 career record and earnings of $131,856. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 flat before he was sold for $375,000. watch his under tack video

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Wilfredo Agusti, Jr.’s War Giant stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Carry Back Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the start and led all the way, coasting home to a 5-3/4 length victory. Three for three this year for trainer Oscar Gonzalez, the 3-year-old colt by Data Link is a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Azpurua Stables to both the 2016 August Selected Sale of Yearlings and the 2017 March Sale where he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. He’s now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $87,790.  Selected Sale conformation photo  watch his under tack video

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JAL Racing’s Alter Moon picked up her first stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking the lead on the turn of the $75,000 Azalea Stakes and drawing away smartly down the stretch to a five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. It’s the second straight win for 3-year-old filly by Alternation. She was purchased for $22,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa) consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Jose D. Velez, she’s now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $128,255. watch her under tack video

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.’s C Z Rocket sat just off the pace in the early gong of the $68,130 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, blew past the leaders approaching the eighth pole and drew off to a four length victory, running the seven furlongs in a sprightly 1:21 2/5. Fellow OBS graduate Warrior’s Club (April ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by City Zip, purchased in 2016 out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment for an OBS June Sale record $800,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :21 1/5. Now 6-4-0-1 for trainer Albert Stall, Jr., he has earned $164,075.   watch his under tack video

American Anthem leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s San Carlos Stakes

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WinStar Farm LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, China Horse Club & SF Racing LLC’s American Anthem battled head to head with fellow OBS graduate St. Joe Bay (June ’14, Jan ’13) from the start of Saturday’s $251,035 San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, took a short lead in mid-stretch then held his rival off late to win by a head. Horse Greedy (March ’15, August ’14) completed a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the race. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Bodemeister, trained by Bob Baffert, now 10-5-1-2 with $673,945 in earnings. He was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

Frederick J. Seitz, Danny Ward and John D. Stephens’s Altamura tried stakes company in Laurel’s $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes on Saturday after breaking his maiden last time out, circled horses on the turn to reach contention and got up in the final yards to score by a head. The 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller was consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by John D. Stephens, she’s now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $68,750. watch her under tack video

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bano Solo made his debut on Saturday, went right to the lead in a five furlong maiden special weight test, shook off the field turning for home and cruised to a three length victory for trainer Steve Asmussen. The 2-year-old colt by back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents was sold for $400,000 by Hoby & Layna Kight at the the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance. He earned $30,600 for the victory.  watch his under tack video

 

John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat settled for second in her debut on April 26, but she put the lesson to good use in her second start on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking command of a five furlong maiden special weight dash on the turn and romping from there to a 10-1/4 length victory in :57.83.  The 2-year filly by Uncaptured, who also raced for Mr. Oxley, was purchased for $170,000 out of the Turtle Pond Farm consignment, topping the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Mark Casse, she has earned $53,800 to date.

Shang Shang Shang scores in Royal Ascot’s Norfolk Stakes

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Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang took the lead at the start of the Norfolk Stakes (G2) against the boys at Royal Ascot on Thursday and led all the way, holding off a late charge to win by a nose. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Shanghai Bobby provided a quick return on investment, breaking her maiden at first asking at Keeneland on April 26 in her only other start. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment by Breeze Easy for $200,000 at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She had been sold previously as a short yearling by Summerfield at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Wesely Ward, she has earned $101,524 to date. watch her under tack video

Mr. Misunderstood captures Churchill’s Wise Dan Stakes

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood overcame a bump at the start of Saturday’s $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, sat just off the pace, rallied down the stretch and took over late to win by half a length. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, winner of the Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) over the same course last November. Now 17-10-2-0 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $574,714 to date. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp., Walder Racing and Marshall Mack’s Bitacora relaxed off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch Stakes at Gulfstream Park, rallied to reach the leaders a sixteenth from home and edged ahead late to beat fellow OBS graduate Unbridled Courage (June ’14) by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Dominus, sold by Silver Oaks Farm for $42,000 at the 2015 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 22-5-7-0 for trainer Peter Walder, she has earned $242,275 to date.Selected Sale Conformation Photo

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay scored her third straight stakes win in the $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes at Emerald Downs on Saturday, tracking the leader into the stretch before taking the lead inside the final furlong and drawing off to a four length victory. The 4-year-old City Zip filly was sold for $150,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Blaine Wright, she’s now 11-6-1-1 and has earned $160,997. watch her under tack video

Scat Daddy colt tops June Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 742, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $360,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of Imprecation, by First Defence, a half sister to grade one winner Nebraska Tornado.

  • Hip No. 660, Kokosan, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Gene Recio, Agent, was sold to Karl & Cathi Glassman, Eddie Plesa, Jr., Agent, for $260,000. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Farayya, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes winner Giftorm.
  • Karl & Cathi Glassman went to $230,000 for Hip No. 654, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Costanzo Sales. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is out of Fabiana’s Flash, by City Zip, a daughter of graded stakes winner Flashy N Smart.
  • Hip No. 699, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, was sold to One Choice Bloodstock for $225,000. The full brother to stakes winner Mt Veeder, who galloped at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of Glenbriar Girl, by Gold Case.
  • Hip No. 795, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Sallusto & Albina for $210,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth on Sunday in :10 1/5, is out of Kiss a Vet, by War Front, from the family of grade one stakes winner Tap to Music.
  • Hip No. 638, a daughter of Will Take Charge consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, was sold for $200,000 to Marquee Bloodstock. The dark bay or brown filly, who galloped at the Under Tack Show on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed Entrustment, by Forestry, a half sister to grade one winner My Trusty Cat.
  • Reddam Racing LLC paid $180,000 for Hip No. 675, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, who worked an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat. She’s a full sister to stakes placed OBS graduate Mighty Mo out of Flowers Athefinish, by Grand Reward.
  • Hip No. 726, Chilly in Charge, a son of Take Charge Indy consigned  by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $170,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to stakes placed Chilly Start out of Holiday Chills, by Harlan’s Holiday, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday.
  • Hip No. 605, a daughter of Beau Choix  consigned by Weston Thoroughbreds Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $155,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of D J Trip, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes placed Superstar Bea.
  • Hip No. 613, a daughter of Exchange Rate consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to L. E. B. for $130,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5 was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Downtown Drifter, by Devil His Due, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Arch Rebel.
  • Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, paid $110,000 for Hip No. 745, a bay colt by Congrats who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday. Consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, he’s out of In a Haze, by Smoke Glacken, a half sister to stakes winner Clever Tish.

For the session, 176 youngsters sold for a total of $5,673,500, averaging $32,236 with a $13,000 median price. The buyback percentage was $25.7%. There was no corresponding session in 2017.

Five older horses sold for $96,500 compared to four bringing a total of $77,000 in 2017. The average was $19,300 compared to $19,250 a year ago, while the median was $11,000 compared with $13,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was $37.5%; it was 42.9% in 2017.

For the entire sale, 520 two-year-olds sold for $17,125,500 in three sessions, compared with 434 horses grossing $14,999,900 in two sessions a year ago. The average was $32,934 compared to $34,562 a year ago while the median price was $15,000 compared with $18,500 in 2017. The buyback percentage was 21.8%; it was 16.9% last year.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 211, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, sold to Carlo Vaccarezza for $650,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at last Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for October 9th, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on October 10th – 11th.

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