Naughty Gal, Cabo Spirit score Sunday graded stakes wins

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Holy Cow Stable, LLC’s Naughty Gal, living up to her name, was a 2-1/2 length winner of Saratoga’s $194,000 Adirondack Stakes (G3) after leading from the start, drifting out badly after turning for home, but maintaining her lead far from the rail down the stretch. Fellow OBS graduate Janis Joplin (April ’22), still a maiden, was a game second. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by Into Mischief, now 3-2-0-0 with $148,735 in earnings for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $350,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Kretz Racing LLC’s Cabo Spirit relaxed off the pace in the early going of Del Mar’s $150,500 La Jolla Handicap (G3), circled horses on the turn to reach contention, took the lead in deep stretch and was best by half a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, consigned to the 2021 April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, and purchased for $575,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-3-3-3 for trainer George Papaprodromou, he has earned $312,560 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Bridlewood Farm’s Bay Storm tracked the leaders from the inside in Monmouth’s $102,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes, took charge inside the final furlong and was best by a length at the wire. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Kantharos, trained by Jonathan Thomas, now 9-4-3-1 with $291,080 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment for $400,000.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Ed and Susie Orr’s All in Sync had one horse beaten early in the $100,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes at Ellis Park, but the 3-year-old colt by Macleans Music circled horses on the turn to reach contention then sustained his rally down the stretch to score by a neck. Now 9-4-2-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $280,228. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $310,000 by Off the Hook, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

War Like Goddess heads parade of seven Saturday stakes victories

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess defended her title in the $250,000 Glens Falls Stakes (G2) at Saratoga on Saturday, rated kindly just off the leaders in the early going, sweeping to the lead on the outside after straightening away in the stretch, and drawing off with ease to score by a length and a quarter. Posting her sixth graded stakes win for trainer Bill Mott, the 4-year-old daughter of English Channel is now 10-8-0-1 and has earned $1,217,184 to date. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Hoity Toity relaxed off the pace in Saturday’s $153,400 Ontario Colleen Stakes (G3) on the turf course at Woodbine, went after the leaders in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a head. A graded stakes winner over Woodbine’s synthetic surface in her last start, the 3-year-old filly by Uncle Mo was purchased by Live Oak for $550,000 out of the Pike Racing consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 6-4-0-0 and has earned $214,398. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins on Saturday at Mountaineer Park.

Daniel Alonso’s Skippylongstocking pressed the pace in the $500,000 West Virginia Derby (G3), took command in the upper stretch and eased away late to win by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Exaggerator, purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 12-3-1-3 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he has earned $672,600. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve took the lead at the start of the $75,000 Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes and refused to yield, drawing away late to score by 3-1/2 lengths. That’s four stakes wins for the graded stakes winning 6-year-old son of Midshipman, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $140,000. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 25-9-2-7 and has earned $785,372. watch his under tack video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Price Talk stalked the leader in the $75,000 West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup Stakes, took charge at the head of the stretch and cruised from there to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy, trained by Brad Cox, now 14-5-2-3 with earnings of $270,884. He was sold for $70,000 by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2018 OBS October Yearling Sale.

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CSLR Ranch Partners’ Awesome Strong is two for two and a stakes winner after bouncing right to the front in the $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream and never looking back en route to a 4-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Awesome Slew, trained by Jorge Delgado, has earned $98,000 to date after being purchased for $30,000 out of the Sue Vacek consignment at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale

MAT Investments, LLC’s City Park swept around horses to the lead in the $67,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic Stakes at Louisiana Downs, then drew away in deep stretch to score by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Temple City, who went through the ring, consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, at the 2018 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Eduardo Ramirez, he has compiled a 31-6-2-8 career record and earned $210,484.

 

Shahama scores in the Monmouth Oaks

KHK Racing’s Shahama pressed the pace in the early going of Sunday’s $245,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3), took command at the head of the stretch and drew away to score by 2-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Shotgun Hottie (April ’21) closed to finish second. It’s the second graded stakes win for the   3-year-old daughter of Munnings, consigned to the 2021 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, and purchased for $425,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. The half sister to champion Lookin At Lucky, now trained by Todd Pletcher, has compiled a 7-5-1-0 record and earned $435,984 to date. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

R3 Racing LLC’s Sharp Aza Tack is two for two and a stakes winner after an effortless 7-1/4 length frontrunning victory in Saturday’s $102,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park, with fellow OBS graduate Bart’s Dream (March ’22) checking in third. Shipped east by trainer Doug O’Neill after breaking his maiden at Santa Anita in June, the 2-year-old colt by OBS graduate Sharp Azteca has earned $100,200 to date. He was purchased for $100,000 out of the RiceHorse Stable consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Granpollo Stable’s Grand David tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $75,000 Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream, pressed the pace, took over in the stretch and drew off to win by 2-1/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate California Frolic (April ’21) rallying for second. It’s the third straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Tapiture, trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., now 10-3-2-2 with $129,510 in earnings. He was sold for $70,000 by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds LLC,  at the 2021 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat.  watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking vide

 

Heywoods Beach wins Del Mar’s Cougar II Stakes

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Heywoods Beach stalked the leader from the start of Del Mar’s $125,500 Cougar II Stakes (G3),  took over at the head of the stretch and went on to win by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Speightstown, trained by John Sadler, now 18-4-2-3 with earnings of $289,251. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, he was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment after breezing a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable, Steven Schoenfeld and Smart Choice Stable’s Sweet Harmony is two for two and a stakes winner after pressing the pace in the $104,000 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park, taking command a furlong from home and scoring by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Alternate Rock (March ’22, October ’21). The 2-year-old daughter of Bayern is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $135,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by John Terranova, she has earned $94,500 to date. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

Change of Control captures Colonial’s Andy Guest Stakes

Perry Harrison’s Change of Control is closing in on a million in earnings after pressing the pace in Monday’s $153,000 Andy Guest Stakes at Colonial Downs, taking command in the stretch and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the sixth stakes victory for the 6-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Fed Biz, purchased for $95,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Michelle Lovell, she’s now 37-10-8-7 and has earned $923,725. Selected Sale conformation photo

Mo Strike scores in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes

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Nasser Bin Omairah’s Mo Strike is two for two and a graded stakes winner after taking Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes (G3) by 3-1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, trained by Brad Cox, pressed the pace, battled between horses down the stretch and drew away in the final sixteenth. Purchased for $325,000 out of the Gene Recio consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sales after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he has earned $165,710. watch his under tack video

 

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Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf came around horses on the  turn in Saturday’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the head of the stretch then drew away in the lane to score by 3-1/2 lengths, with fellow OBS Stellar Ride (Apeil ’21) checking in third. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Not This Time, trained by Ron Spatz, now 14-6-1-2 with $273,472 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Benbang took the lead at the start of Monmouth’s $102,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes on Saturday and refused to yield, turning back a challenge in deep stretch and scoring by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Shanghai Bobby, purchased for $65,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Jonathan Thomas, she has earned $169,750 to date. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

Chris S. Aulds’ High Limit Room angled off the rail to go after the leaders turning for home in Lone Star’s $150,000 Grand Prairie Turf Sprint Stakes, battled down the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Kantharos, trained by Jose M. Camejo, now 12-5-2-4 with $274,508 in earnings. After speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, he was purchased for $90,000 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

Vicki McGowan and John Mentz’s unbeaten Brewhouse led from start to finish and captured the $60,000 Frances Genter Stakes at Canterbury Park by a neck. In front at every point of call in both of her starts, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapiture, trained by McLean Robertson is two for two and has earned $57,000 to date. Consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $40,000 after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads pick up a pair of stakes wins at the Spa

OBS Spring Sale graduates posted a pair of stakes wins on Friday at Saratoga.

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man relaxed off the pace in the early going of the $175,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes (G3), circled horses on the turn, rallied down the stretch to take charge a sixteenth out and eased away late to score by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 22-6-4-3 with earnings of $653,050. Consigned to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, he was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Augustin Stable’s Empress Tigress is two for two and a stakes winner after opening daylight in the stretch of the $150,000 Coronation Cup and holding off a late rally to score by half a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Classic Empire was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent, for $410,000 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, she has earned $115,243 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Onesto (IRE) takes the G1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp

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Gerard Augustin-Normand, Jean Etienne Dubois, Ecurie Hunter Valley, Haras d’Etreham, Ecurie Billion, Ecurie Elag, Fabrice Chappet & Hubert Guy’s Onesto (IRE) turned in a powerful rally after straightening away in the Grand Prix de Paris (G1) at Longchamp on Thursday, took the lead a furlong from home and scored his first grade one victory by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Frankel (GB), trained by Fabrice Chappet, now 6-3-1-0 with earnings of $469,370. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was sold to Hubert Guy Bloodstock for $535,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Race video  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads score coast to coast weekend stakes wins

From New York in the east, through Ohio, Indiana and Iowa in the Midwest and out west to California, OBS graduates posted weekend  stakes wins from coast to coast.

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Michael Dubb and Michael J. Caruso’s Hot Peppers fought a three-way battle for the lead in Saturday’s $145,500 Victory Ride Stakes (G3) at Belmont, took charge in the stretch and held off a late challenge to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, now 7-5-1-0 with $277,950 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $16,000 out of the De Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video    selected yearling sale walking video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Interstatedaydream scored her second straight graded stakes win in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) on Saturday at Horseshoe Indianapolis. The 3-year-old grade one stakes placed daughter of Classic Empire pressed the pace, took the lead, was headed by another rival, regained the lead in the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/4 length victory. Purchased for $175,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, she’s now 6-4-1-1 for trainer Brad Cox, and has earned $468,825. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud’s High Connection tracked the early lead in Saturday’s $125,000 Los Alamitos Derby, took the lead on the outside after turning for home and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Win the Day (April ’21) settled for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the lightly raced 3-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Connect, trained by Bob Baffert, now 4-2-2-0 with earnings of $149,000. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the 2021 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Narvick International for $290,000 out of the Sequel Bloodstock consignment. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

OBS grads picked up a pair of stakes wins at Prairie Meadows.

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Cambron Equine LLC, Zane Carruth and Brady Carruth’s Jilted Bride was rated off the pace in the $100,000 Iowa Distaff Stakes, circled horses to reach contention on the turn and was up in the final yards to score by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred mare by Wicked Strong, a two-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale, she was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $150,000 after working n Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’s now 19-5-6-7 and has earned $470,922. watch her under tack video

William L. Heiligbrodt, Corrine Heiligbrodt, Madaket Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC’ s Macron, rated in the early going of the $100,000 Iowa Sprint Stakes, moved to challenge for the lead on the turn, took command a furlong from home and drew away to a 2-3/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Oil Money (June ‘18, October ’17) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Frosted, also trained by Asmussen, now 13-4-4-1 with $340,973 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Omar Aldabbagh, Todd Todd and Ty Leatherman’s Vegas Magic is two for two and a stakes winner after closing with a rush in deep stretch to get up in the final jump and take the $76,800 Everett S. Nevin Stakes at Pleasanton by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Good Magic, trained by Doug O’Neill, has earned $85,200. She was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Jason DaCosta and Calypso Stable’s unbeaten Lady Lottie got the ball rolling on Friday at Belterra Park with a wire to wire victory in the $75,000 Jim Morgan Memorial Tah Dah Stakes, holding off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Back to Ohio (April ’22) by a neck. Two for two for trainer Jason Dacosta, she has earned $65,340 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Tamarkuz was purchased for $5,500 out of the Thoroughstock consignment at the 2021 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

OBS grads enjoy busy holiday weekend

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Lea Farms LLC’s Willy Boi led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the Saturday’s $150,000 Smile Sprint Invitational Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, taking command after turning for home, opening daylight in the stretch and scoring by a length over Pudding (August ’16, January ’16), with Absolute Grit (March ‘19) checking in third. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncaptured, sold for $40,000 by breeder Ocala Stud as a two-year-old in training at the 2020 OBS October Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Now 12-6-1-0 for trainer Jorge Delgado, he has earned $308,485 to date. watch his under tack video   October Sale walking video

OBS grads posted at pair of stakes wins on Saturday at Delaware Park.

Harrell Ventures, LLC’s Main Event went right to the front in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3) and was never headed, coasting home to victory by a length and a half. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Bernardini, trained by George Weaver, now 7-3-1-0 with $246,333 in earnings. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring sale, he was purchased for $130,000 by Steven W. Young, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Steven Schoenfeld’s Midnight Stroll moved to contention on the turn in the $295,000 Delaware Oaks, took charge a furlong out and held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Shotgun Hottie (April ’21) to win by a head. That’s two stakes wins for the lightly raced 3-year-old daughter of Not This Time, a two-time OBS graduate. She went through the ring at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale before she was purchased for $225,000 out of the Abbie Road Farm consignment at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by John Terranova, she’s now 6-3-0-0 and has earned $238,225. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Hoity Toity moved into contention on the backstretch after being forced wide on the first turn in Woodbine’s $150,000 Selene Stakes (G3), split horses to take the lead in the stretch and was best by three quarters at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse, now 5-3-0-0 with $144,835 in earnings. She was purchased by Live Oak for $550,000 out of the Pike Racing consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Lady Rocket captures Churchill’s Chicago Stakes

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. and Ten Strike Racing’s Lady Rocket went right to the lead in Saturday’s $200,000 Chicago Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs and never looked back en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. That’s two graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, trained by Brad Cox, now 14-7-3-2 with $699,588 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $420,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale walking video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Army Wife pressed the pace in Thistledown’s $250,000 Lady Jacqueline Stakes, took over turning for home and held on gamely for a three-quarter length victory. Fellow OBS graduate She’s Pure Silver (June ’21) settled for third. It’s the third stakes victory for 4-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Declaration of War, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $190,000. Now 14-5-1-5 for trainer Mike Maker, she has earned $786,272 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Belladonna Racing, LLC’s Bout Time tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $108,000 Goldwood Stakes at Monmouth Park, swung out for the drive after saving ground on the turn, ran past the leaders inside the eighth pole and scored by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the second straight win for the 4-year-old daughter of Not This Time, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 5-3-1-0 with earnings of $171,488. She was purchased for $200,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

Last Leaf leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Game Face Stakes

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Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $75,000 Game Face Stakes on Saturday, stalking the early pace, rallying to take command a furlong from home and drawing away to score by 3-1/2 lengths over Freedom Speaks (January ’22), with Rapturous (April ’21) checking in third. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Not This Time, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale. Now 13-5-1-2 for trainer Ron Spatz, she has earned $227,902 to date.  Selected Yearling Sale walking video

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Talla Racing LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds and Edwin S. Barker’s Stone Silent was impressive in her debut in Saturday’s $100,500 Fasig-Tipton Debutante Stakes at Santa Anita, taking the lead at the start and never looking back on her way to a 3-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie, trained by John Sadler, picked up a check for $60,000. After turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 at the 2022 OBS March Sale, she was purchased for $410,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

Hot Peppers scores in Belmont’s Jersey Girl Stakes

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Michael Dubb and Michael J. Caruso’s Hot Peppers took the lead at the start of Belmont’s $145,500 Jersey Girl Stakes on Sunday and never looked back en route to a 6-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan, a two-time OBS graduate, sold at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $16,000 out of the De Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, she’s now 6-4-1-0 and has earned $195,450. watch her under tack video    selected yearling sale walking video

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins at Gulfstream Park over the weekend.

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Sonata Stable’s Lovely Luvy, last early in Sunday’s $65,000 Ginger Punch Stakes, swung wide for the drive, took over an eighth from home and scored by half a length. It’s the second stakes victory for the 6-year-old Florida-bred mare by He’s Had Enough, purchased for $70,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 33-5-6-9 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., she has earned $308,333. watch her under tack video

 

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Palm Beach Racing’s Hot Blooded trailed on the outside turning for home in Sunday’s $65,000 Soldier’s Dancer Stakes, but rallied down the stretch, caught fellow OBS graduate Mr and Mr. C in deep stretch and was best by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Declaration of War, trained by Carlos David, now 17-3-1-3 with $177,840 in earnings. Consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. selected sale walking video

 

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Julian J. De Mora Jr.’s California Frolic led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Not Surprising Stakes, coming from off the pace, taking charge a furlong from home and holding off a late rally by Treasure King (June ’21) to score by a neck, with Klugman (October ’20) another neck back in third. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by California Chrome, purchased for $32,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Now 7-4-1-1 for trainer Armando De La Cerda, he has earned $153,050 to date. watch his under tack video   

Casa Creed repeats in Belmont’s Jaipur Stakes

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $400,000 Jaipur Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, saving ground into the stretch, swinging out to go after the leaders in the final furlong and going by late to score by half a length. That’s three graded stakes wins for the 6-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, who spent the winter racing in graded stakes in the middle east. Purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he has compiled a 26-6-4-4 career record for trainer Bill Mott, and earned $1,428,308 to date.

Bella Sofia best in Belmont’s Bed O’ Roses Stakes

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Michael Imperio, Medallion Racing, Sofia Soares, Vincent S. Scuderi and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Bella Sofia went right to the front at the start of Belmont’s $279,000 Bed O’ Roses Stakes (G2) on Friday, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to score by half a length. It’s the sixth stakes victory for the 4-year-old grade one stakes winning daughter of Awesome Patriot, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, now 8-6-1-0 with $840,100 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS June Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased by Sallusto & Albina, Agent for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment. watch her under tack video

Devious Dame romps in Belmont’s Astoria Stakes

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John C. Oxley’s Devious Dame is two for two and a stakes winner after coming from off the pace and romping to a 5-1/4 length victory in Thursday’s $145,500 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old filly, the first stakes winner for sire Girvin, was purchased for $240,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Norm Casse, she has earned $118,060 to date. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Curlin colt tops June Sale finale

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Hip No. 1087, a son of Curlin consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Gus King for $370,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Distracting, by Distorted Humor, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Streaming.

 

 

  • Hip No. 983, a daughter of Collected consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, for $260,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Hottalabamba, by Into Mischief, a daughter of graded stakes placed So Long Sonoma.
  • Hip No, 795, a daughter of Irish War Cry consigned by Thorostock LLC, Agent, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest work at of the sale the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session, went to Jebel Ali Stable for $250,000. The dark bay or brown filly is a half sister to stakes placed Jamaican Don out of D D Renegade, by Medalist, from the family of grade one stakes winner Lite Light.
  • Hip No. 994, a son of Pioneerof the Nile who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 on Saturday, went to MyRacehorse for $250,000. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, the bay colt is out of graded stakes winner I’m a Looker by Henny Hughes, from the family of grade one stakes winner Dortmund.
  • Justin Casse, Agent, went to $250,000 for Hip No. 1090, a daughter of American Freedom consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in:10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Honey Ride, by Candy Ride (ARG), a daughter of grade one stakes winner Tarlow.
  • Hip No. 970, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, was sold to Shepherd Equine Advisors, Agent for Larry Hirsch, for $240,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of High Authority, by Uncle Mo, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Adios Charlie.
  • Hip No. 1109, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Scott & Evan Dilworth LLC for $230,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 was Saturday’s co-fastest, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Forewarned out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Fortune Play, by Five Star Day.
  • Randy Bradshaw paid $210,000 for Hip No. 972, a son of Accelerate consigned by Pike Racing, Agent. The chestnut colt, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of History Supreme, by Speightstown, a daughter of graded stakes placed Bahama Bound.
  • Hip No. 783, a daughter of Bee Jersey consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to NBS Stable / John Ballantyne for $200,000. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Friday, is out of graded stakes placed Dance Secretary (IRE), by Danehill Dancer, a half sister to champion Perfect Soul (IRE).
  • Frank Alosa, Agent for Gentry Farm, went to $200,000 for Hip No. 947, a son of Girvin consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Grinch, by Salt Lake, from the family of stakes winner Miss Missile.
  • Hip No. 984, a daughter of Good Magic consigned by New Horizon Farm, Inc., Agent, was sold to Peter Miller, Agent, for $200,000. The bay filly is a half sister to grade one stakes placed Thirteen Squared out of graded stakes winner House of Fortune, by Free House.

For the session, 206 two-year-olds sold for a total of $9,594,900, compared with 166 grossing $8,397,450 at last year’s third session. The average was $46,577, compared with $50,587 a year ago, while the median price was $25,000, identical to 2021.  The buyback percentage was 20.5%; it was 16.2% last year.

Five older horses sold for $85,000, averaging $17,000 with a $13,000 median price.

For the entire sale, 658 two-year-olds sold for a record $27,082,500, compared with 567 bringing 2021’s old mark of $24,626,450,  The average was $41,159, compared to 2021’s $43,433, while the median price was a sale record $25,000 compared with $20,000 in 2021. The buyback percentage was 18.3%; it was 16.9% last year.

The sale topper was Hip No. 525, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, Agent, sold to Donato Lanni, Agent, for $725,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is out of Ultralight Beam, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes winner His Race to Win.

Next on the OBS agenda is the October Yearling Sale. Selected Yearlings sell on October 11th and Open Yearlings on October 12th.

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

Uncle Mo filly tops June Sale’s second session

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Hip No. 525, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, Agent, went to Donato Lanni, Agent, for $725,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is out of Ultralight Beam, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes winner His Race to Win.

 

 

  • Donato Lanni, Agent, went to $625,000 for Hip No. 560, a daughter of Flatter consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, who worked Wednesday’s fastest eighth, clocked in :9 4/5. The gray or roan filly is out of Wicked Ride, by Candy Ride (ARG), a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Wickedly Perfect.
  • Hip No. 544, a son of Munnings consigned by Dark Star Thoroughbreds (Stori Atchison) was purchased by Benjamin Gase for $300,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Great Island out of Voyage, by Rahy.
  • Hip 695, a son of More Than Ready consigned by Kings Equine, Agent for Spendthrift Farm LLC, was sold to Lane’s End Racing for $250,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose Under Tack eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance on Thursday, is out of Brandy, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of stakes winner Alienated.
  • Chris Coleman paid $230,000 for Hip No. 519, a daughter of Mshawish consigned by Blas Perez Stables, Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is a half sister to graded stakes placed OBS grad  Skippylongstocking, entered in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1) as well as graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Moonlite Strike, out of Twinkling, by War Chant.
  • Hip 655, Luke the Legend, a son of Ride On Curlin consigned by Crystal Eclipse Stable, was purchased by Big Sky Racing for $230,000. The chestnut colt, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance on Thursday, is out of Awesome Sunrize, by Awesome Again, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Stubbins.
  • Hip No. 541, a daughter of Hit It a Bomb consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, was sold to Sarah Kelly for $200,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Wednesday, is out of Voided Contract, by Zensational, from the family of champion Smarty Jones.
  • Hip No. 613, a daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to D. J. Stable LLC for $185,000. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth on Thursday in :10 2/5, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Copper Bullet out of Allegory, by Unbridled’s Song.
  • Hip No. 473, a daughter of Empire Maker consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, was sold to David Ingordo, Agent, for $160,000. The gray or roan filly, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 on Wednesday, is out of Tapital Gang, by Tapit, a daughter of graded stakes winner Yearly Report.
  • Hip No. 550, a son of Tapiture consigned by CM Thoroughbreds, went to Mike Pender, Agent, for $150,000. The chestnut gelding, second in a maiden dash at Gulfstream prior to the sale, is out of War Angel, by Declaration of War, from the family of graded stakes winner Slew of Pearls.

 

For the session, 217 horses grossed $9,414,000, compared with 205 selling for a total of $8,472,600 at last year’s second session. The average was $43,382 compared with $41,330 a year ago, while the median price was $25,000, compared to $17,000 in 2021.  The buyback percentage was 19.9%; it was 16.3% last year.

The Sale’s final session begins Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., with Hip No.’s 749 – 1167 offered for sale. As always, the Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse, DRF, TDN and Past The Wire websites.

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

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

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

Bolt d’Oro filly tops June Sale’s opening session

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Hip No.191, a daughter of Bolt d’Oro consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Greg & Caroline Bentley for $290,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes placed Top of Mind out of stakes winner Over the Edge, by Thunder Gulch.

 

 

  • Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC, paid $240,000 for Hip No. 331, a daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Tuesday, is out of Seaside Escape, by Bernardini, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Cavorting.
  • Hip No. 116, a daughter of Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud, went to Champion Equine LLC for $235,000. The bay filly, whose quarter in :21 flat was fastest at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Miss Melinda, by Malibu Moon, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Black Escort.
  • Hip No. 54, a son of Nyquist consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Mike Maker for $220,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth on Monday in :10 1/5, is out of graded stakes winner Livin Lovin, by Birdstone.
  • Hip No. 236, a daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Patrice Miller, EQB Inc, Agent, for $160,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 on Tuesday, is out of Pretty U, by Pomeroy, a full sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Pomeroys Pistol.
  • Clay Scherer, Agent, went to $150,000 for Hip No. 123, a daughter of Redesdale consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show on Monday, is out of Miz Midtown, by Exchange Rate, a daughter of stakes winner Midtown Miss.
  • Hip 217, Picchero, a daughter of Bucchero consigned by Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds, was sold for $150,000 to Cherie DeVaux, Agent. The chestnut filly, whose eighth on Tuesday in :10 flat was the session’s co-fastest, is out of Pick the Double, by Double Honor, from the family of graded stakes winner Accredit.
  • Hip No. 130, a daughter of Bayern consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was purchased for $140,000 by Ryan Zabrowski. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at Monday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Bishop’s Pond out of stakes winner More for Me, by More Than Ready.
  • Mike Akers, Agent, went to $140,000 for Hip No. 246, a daughter of Square Eddie consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. The bay filly, whose Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday was the session’s co-fastest, is a full sister to stakes placed Square Peggy out of Puff Pastry, by Momentum.

For the session, 184 horses grossed $7,107,500, compared with 196 selling for a total of $7,756,400 at last year’s first session. The average was $38,628 compared with $39,573 a year ago, while the median price was $25,500 compared to $20,000 in 2021.  The buyback percentage was 33%; it was 18.3% last year.

The June Sale continues Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 375 – 748 will be offered.
As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites.

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

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

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