Six OBS Spring grads score Thanksgiving weekend stakes wins

Half a dozen OBS Spring grads scored stakes wins over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

D. J. Stable LLC’s Renegade Rebel led from gate to wire and held on gamely to capture Saturday’s $150,900 Mazarine Stakes (G3) at Woodbine by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Nyquist, now 5-2-1-1 with $123,074 in earnings for trainer Mark Casse. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased for $700,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video    Spring Sale walking video

Ashbrook Farm and Upland Flats Racing’s Red Carpet Ready is two for two and a stakes winner after leading a 1-2-3 OBS Spring sweep of the $200,000 Fern Creek Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday. She scored by 3-1/4 lengths over Twirled, with Key of Life checking in third. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, the 2-year-old filly by Oscar Performance went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Rusty Arnold, she has earned $191,070 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

A trio of OBS Spring grads posted stakes wins at Aqueduct.

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Acoustic Ave chased frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Don’t Lose Cruz (April ’22) in Friday’s $97,000 Notebook Stakes, took over after turning for home and held his rival safe to score by half a length. It’s the third straight stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Maclean’s Music, consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, and sold for $200,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 5-4-0-1 for trainer Christophe Clement, he has earned $281,260 to date.  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Nothing Better took the lead at the start of Friday’s $150,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Stakes, was headed briefly at the top of the stretch, then came again to win by half a length. It’s the second stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Munnings, purchased for $230,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr., he has compiled an 18-7-2-3 career record and earned $356,317.   watch his under tack video

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Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Twin Sports Racing’s Sweetlou’sgotaces picked a good spot to break her maiden, going right to the front in Sunday’s $120,00 Tepin Stakes and never looking back, drawing off to win by four lengths. Raymond Handal trains the 2-year-old filly by Constitution, now 4-1-2-0 with earnings of $104,750. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased for $60,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sally’s Sassy, rated early in Friday’s $54,400 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes, turned in a strong stretch run and was up late to score by a nose. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by West Coast, now 4-2-0-1 with $87,850 in earnings for trainer Jonathan Wong. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale before she was purchased for $100,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Havnameltdown scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

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Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman’s Havnameltdown, forced out early in Sunday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, took over a half mile out and cruised from there to victory by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Practical Move (April ’22) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured, a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $200,000 out of the Blas Perez Stables consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack in :9 4/5. Now 4-3-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $288,000 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Lael Stables’ Navy Goat led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Stakes on Saturday, overcoming a rough start, taking charge on the inside turning for home, drawing away late and scoring by 2-1/2 lengths. Oh Darlin (April ’22) was second with Luck in the Dusk (January ’21) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Navy Mule, trained by Arnaud Delacour, now 3-2-0-1 with $89,956 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Boutte Sales at the 2021 October Selected Yearling sale and then purchased for $450,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tac k eighth in :10 1/5. Selected Yearling Sale walking video     watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Unbeaten Recruiter wins Laurel’s James F. Lewis III Stakes

Lynch Racing LLC and Nick Sanna Stables LLC’s Recruiter is three for three and a stakes winner after taking charge of Saturday’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes at Laurel on the turn and cruising from there to a 2-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Army Mule, trained by Cathal Lynch, has earned $126,900 to date. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 Winter Mixed Sale then purchased for $125,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.    January Sale walking video     watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

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Altamira Racing Stable, CYBT, Marc Lantzman, and Michael Nentwig’s Handy Dandy broke through the gate before the start of Friday’s $84,600 Let It Ride Stakes at Del Mar, sat off the pace early, turned in a strong rally in the final furlong and got up late to score by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Fury Kapcori, purchased for $29,000 out of the Journeyman Bloodstock consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he has compiled a 13-4-4-2 record and earned $266,260 to date. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Terrell Jarrett Jr.’s Tensas Candy pressed the pace from the start of the $100,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes on Friday at Delta Downs, wore down the leader late and was best by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate Taylors Tap (April ’22, October ’21) checked in third. Trained by Jorge Lara, the 2-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $93,800. Consigned by K P Sales, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Norman Stables, LLC’s Mazing Mark picked a good spot to break his maiden, coming from off the pace to catch frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Toddchero (April ’22) in the stretch and beat him by a length and a half in Saturday’s $100,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs. Trained by Lonnie Briley, the 2-year-old colt by Mo Town is now 3-1-0-0 and has earned $69,550. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, he was sold for $80,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Champions Dream captures Aqueduct’s Nashua Stakes

A trio of 2002 OBS Juvenile Sale graduates made headlines over the weekend.

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Rosedown Racing Stables, LLC’s Champions Dream came around horses to reach contention turning for home in Sunday’s $150,000 Nashua Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, sustained his rally down the stretch and ran by the leaders late to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Justify, now 3-2-0-0 with $160,250 in earnings for trainer Danny Gargan. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $425,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Sleeping Giant Stables, LLC, America’s Pastime Stables and KimDon Racing, LLC’s Vacation Dance took the lead at the start of Aqueduct’s $116,400 Atlantic Beach Stakes on Saturday and never looked back en route to victory by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Inflation Nation (IRE) (Spring ’22) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 2-year-old son of The Lieutenant, trained by John Kimmel, now 3-2-0-1 with earnings of $132,400. Consigned to the 2022 March Sale by James Layden, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Trainer Bob Baffert unveiled Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Arabian Knight on Saturday in a $150,000 seven furlong maiden special test at Keeneland and the 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt gave nothing a chance. He bounced right to the lead, drew off in the stretch and scored under wraps by 7-1/4 lengths in a rapid 1:21 4/5. The 2022 OBS Spring Sale topper was purchased for $2.3-million out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Twenty-two OBS grads entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

From a lively contingent of youngsters to the elegant War Like Goddess looking for two straight against the boys, twenty-two OBS graduates are entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Friday and Saturday.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH

A pair of OBS graduates are entered in the $1-million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1)

R3 Racing LLC’s Sharp Aza Tack won Monmouth’s Tyro Stakes in July and comes in off a second in the Juvenile Sprint Stakes in September at Kentucky Downs. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 2-year-old colt by OBS graduate Sharp Azteca is now 3-2-1-0 has earned $200,200 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. Tyler Gaffalione will be aboard from post nine. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Bob Baffert sends out Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach, two for two and coming into the race off a victory in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes on the grass at Santa Anita on October 2nd. Switched to the lawn after setting a track record on the dirt in his debut at Del Mar, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm, has earned $108,000 to date. He’ll break from post 11 and be ridden by Flavien Prat. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, then purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Three OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1)

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Doug O’Neill sends out Omar Aldabbagh, Todd Cady and Ty Leatherman’s Vegas Magic, winner of Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in August and fourth last out in the Del Mar Debutante (G1). She’ll be ridden from post one by Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old daughter of Good Magic, 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, comes in with 4-3-0-0 career record and $223,200 in earnings. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Hidden Brook Farm LLC’s You’re My Girl was second in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Aqueduct on October 2nd after breaking her maiden at first asking at Saratoga in September. The 2-year-old daughter of Overanalyze, now 2-1-1-0 for trainer John Terranova, has earned $128,400 to date. She will break from post two and be ridden by John Velazquez.  After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $130,000 out of the Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel) consignment. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

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Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.’s And Tell Me Nolies can stake a claim to an Eclipse Award with a victory, coming into the race off wins in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G2) and the Del Mar Debutante (G1). She’ll start from post three and be ridden by Ramon Vazquez. The 2-year-old daughter of Arrogate, consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, was sold for $230,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Peter Miller, she has compiled a 4-3-0-0 and earned $352,800 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

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Augustin Stable’s Delight is the sole OBS grad in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf after racing her way in with a frontrunning victory in Jessamine Stakes (G2) on October 7th at Keeneland. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mendelssohn is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $400,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, she’s now 4-2-0-2 and earned $211,905. Luis Saez will ride from post nine. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Two OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)

Tami Bobo and Lugamo Racing Stable LLC’s Congruent won the Laurel Futurity in his last trip to the post. Trained by Antonio Sano, the 2-year-old colt by Tapit, who will start from post two under Jose Ortiz, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $119,240. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to being purchased for $350,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

Reddam Racing LLC’s Wound Up broke his maiden at first asking at Del Mar in August and was fifth in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes in his last start. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, the 2-year-old son of Mendelssohn was sold for $280,000 after speeding a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-1-0-0 with $50,500 in earnings for trainer Mike McCarthy, he’ll break from post seven under Mario Gutierrez. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

The $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf has drawn six OBS graduates.

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Jeff Mullins sends out Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Packs a Wahlop, coming in on the heels of victories in Santa Anita’s $203,000 Zuma Beach Stakes (G3) on October 9th and the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes (G3) in September. The 2-year-old colt by Creative Cause is now 4-3-0-0 with $230,000 in earnings. He was consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Envision Equine, Agent, where he was sold for $270,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. He’ll be ridden by Mike Smith and break from post two.  watch his under tack video

George A. Sharp’s Curly Larry and Mo will start from post three under Francisco Arrieta. It’s the stakes debut for the 2-year-old colt by Mo Town, who broke his maiden in frontrunning style over the Keeneland turf course in his last trip to the post on October 15th. Trained by Caio Caramori, he’s now 4-1-1-0 and earned $66,065. At the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $75,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Trainer Mike Maker sends out Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher and Jason Ash’s Really Good. After breaking his maiden at first asking at Saratoga in July, he comes in off a second in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G2) on October 9th. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $125,000 out of the Randy Bradshaw consignment. The 2-year-old son of Hard Spun, now 3-1-0-2 with $138,188 in earnings, will break from post seven under Luis Saez. watch his under tack video

Team Hanley, Richard Schermerhorn, and Paul Braverman’s I’m Very Busy, second in the Pilgrim Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct on October 2nd, will be ridden from post eight under Flavien Prat. Sporting a 2-1-1-0 record for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $97,750 to date. Consigned by James Layden, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old son of Cloud Computing was sold for $135,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

D.J. Stable LLC’s Webslinger will be ridden by Dylan Davis and break from post ten. Mark Casse trains the 2-year-old colt by Constitution, who comes in off a maiden breaking victory in Monmouth’s Nownownow Stakes in September. A two-time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2022 Spring Sale before being purchased for $50,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the June Sale after breezing three eighths in :33 1/5. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, Skychai Racing LLC and Angelo Carlesimo’s Gaslight Dancer comes into the race off a second-place finish in Aqueduct’s Futurity Stakes (G3) on October 9th. Trainer Mike Maker signed the ticket for the 2-year-old colt by City of Light, purchased for $260,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 3-1-1-0 with $121,116 in earnings, he’ll break from post 14 under Juan Hernandez. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

A trio of OBS grads are entered in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Edgeway is a five-time stakes winner, and comes into the race after a successful title defense in Del Mar’s Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) in August. The 5-year-old daughter of Competitive Edge, trained by John Sadler, has compiled a 13-8-2-1 career record and earned $753,860 after she was purchased for $275,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. She’ll be ridden by Juan Hernandez and break from post two. watch her under tack video

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Michael Dubb and Michael J. Caruso’s Hot Peppers, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, will break from post ten and be ridden by Junior Alvarado. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan comes in with a 9-5-2-0 record and has earned $392,950 to date. A winner of Belmont’s Victory Ride Stakes (G3) in July, she was second in Saratoga’s Test (G1) in August and was fourth in the Prioress (G2) at the Spa in her last time out in September. 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

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Trainer Brad Cox sends out Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. and Ten Strike Racing’s Lady Rocket, second in Aqueduct’s Gallant Bloom Stakes (G2) in her last start. The 5-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat has won or placed in four graded stakes, the most recent victory in the Chicago Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs in June. She comes in with a 16-7-4-2 record and $757,088 in earnings. Cox has named Joel Rosario to ride and she’ll start from post 12. A two-time OBS graduate, she 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

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed is the lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). The six-time stakes winning 6-year-old son of Jimmy Creed scored in back-to-back grade ones this summer, taking Belmont’s Jaipur (G1) in June and Saratoga’s Fourstardave Handicap (G1) in August. Purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale and trained by Bill Mott, he comes in with a 28-7-4-4 career mark with $1,731,058 in earnings. Luis Saez rides from post 11.

Two OBS graduates will go to the post in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1)

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Altamira Racing Stable, Gary Barber, Tom Kagele and Madaket Stables LLC’s C Z Rocket has spent the last few years knocking heads with the best sprinters west of the Mississippi. Coming in off a second-place finish in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) on October 1st, the 8-year-old multiple graded stakes winning son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, has earned $1,612,641 and is now 34-12-5-5. At the 2016 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment for a then sale record $800,000. He’ll break from post eight and be ridden by Flavien Prat. watch his under tack video

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Lea Farms LLC’s Willy Boi, the first Breeders’ Cup starter for trainer Jorge Delgado, comes in off a third-place finish in Saratoga’s Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) after winning Gulfstream’s Smile Sprint Invitational Stakes (G3). The 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncaptured will be ridden by Chantal Sutherland and break from post ten. He was 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 13-6-1-1, he has earned $350,485 to date. watch his under tack video   October Sale walking video

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Nice Guys Stables’ King Cause carries the OBS banner into the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) after scoring in Aqueduct’s Knickerbocker Stakes (G3) on October 9th in his last start. It was the first graded stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Creative Cause, trained by Mike Maker, now 33-8-4-7 with $601,228 in earnings to date. He turned in a Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased out of the Parrish Farms consignment for $200,000 by Dennis O’Neill. Juan Hernandez will ride from post 12. watch his under tack video

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess is the lone OBS entrant in the $4-million Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). Third in the Filly and Mare Turf (G1) in 2021, she’s back with a chance to wrap up an Eclipse Award after three wins and a second in graded stakes this year. A winner over the boys in Aqueduct’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1) in her last start on October 8th, she comes in with a 12-9-1-1 career record and earnings of $1,612,184. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old daughter of English Channel will break from post two under Joel Rosario. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

 

Cabo Spirit, Speaking Scout one-two in Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby

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Kretz Racing LLC’s Cabo Spirit saved ground early in Saturday’s $201,500 Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita, waited for room to launch his rally in the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire, with fellow OBS graduate Speaking Scout (October ’20) finishing second. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, trained by George Papaprodromou, now 15-4-3-3 with $438,560 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 Spring Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was purchased for $575,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Steven Schoenfeld’s Freedom Trail is two for two and a stakes winner after coming around horses in Aqueduct’s $120,000 Awad Stakes on Saturday, taking over inside the final sixteenth and scoring by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old son of OBS graduate Collected, his sire’s first stakes winner, was purchased for $150,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by John Terranova, he has earned $118,250 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man overcame early traffic trouble in Sunday’s $200,000 Mohawk Stakes at Aqueduct, found room inside to reach contention at the head of the stretch, took command a furlong out and drew away to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Christophe Clement, he’s now 25-8-5-3 and earned $871,800. watch his under tack video

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s unbeaten Back to Ohio is five for five with four stakes wins after romping to a 7-1/4 length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Best of Ohio John W. Galbreath Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Trained by Larry Rivelli, the 2-year-old daughter of Midshipman has earned $245,700 to date. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, she was sold for $385,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

The 2023 OBS Sales Calendar

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company has released its 2023 Sales Calendar.

The Winter Mixed Sale with Horses of Racing Age section in January is first on the OBS schedule, followed by Sales of Two-Year-Olds in Training in March, April and June. The year concludes with the Yearling Sale in October.

Entries are now open for the Winter Mixed Sale. Please go to the OBS website for online and conventional entry forms at: winter-mixed-sale-consignor-contracts

All sales and Under Tack Shows with be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites.

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

Sale dates, closing dates and Under Tack Show dates:

  • WINTER MIXED SALE & HRA
    January 24 – 25, 2023
    (Closing November 17, 2022)
    HRA Under Tack: January 23 (Monday)
  • MARCH SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    March 21 – 22, 2023
    (Closing December 2, 2022)
    Under Tack: March 16 – 18 (Thursday – Saturday)
  • SPRING SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    April 25 – 28, 2023
    (Closing February 3, 2023)
    Under Tack: April 16 – 22 (Sunday – Saturday)
  • JUNE TWO-YEAR-OLDS & HORSES OF RACING AGE
    June 13 – 15, 2023
    (Closing April 7, 2023)
    Under Tack: June 5-June 10 (Monday – Saturday)
  • OCTOBER YEARLING SALE
    October 10 – 11, 2023

 

Key of Life romps in Keeneland’s Myrtlewood Stakes

Flurry Racing Stables LLC and Hoffman Family Racing, LLC’s Key of Life took the lead at the start of Friday’s $200,000 Myrtlewood Stakes at Keeneland, opened a big lead after turning for home and coasted to a 6-3/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Lady Radler (March ’22) finishing second. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Mo Town, her sire’s first stakes winner, now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Brad Cox with $263,710 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by K P Sales, Agent, at the 2021 October Selected Yearling Sale, and then purchased for $350,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video     Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Souper Hoity Toity, Love to Run one-two in Woodbine’s Ontario Damsel Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Hoity Toity came from just off the pace in Sunday’s $127,500 Ontario Damsel Stakes, reached the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by half a length over fellow OBS graduate Love to Run (April ’21). It’s the third stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, now 8-5-1-0 for trainer Mark Casse, with earnings of $287,436 to date. 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

Acoustic Ave. scores in Finger Lakes’ New York Breeders’ Futurity

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Acoustic Ave. went to the front at the start of Monday’s $158,579 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes, surrendered the lead in the stretch, then came again late to score by a nose. That’s two straight stakes victories for the 2-year-old colt by Maclean’s Music, now 4-3-0-1 with $226,260 in earnings for trainer Christophe Clement. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, he was sold for $200,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Girvin youngsters top October Open Yearling Sale

A pair of youngsters by Girvin were each sold for $110,000 to share honors atop the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 October Yearling Sale.

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Hip No. 418, a dark bay or brown colt consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, went to Champion Equine LLC. He’s out of stakes placed OBS graduate Absoulute Heaven, by Not For Love, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Princess Caveat.

D J Stable purchased Hip No. 610, a bay filly consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales. She’s a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Little Chesney, out of Liberty Flag, by Kingmambo.

  • Hip No. 639, a daughter of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Moreau Bloodstock Int’l, Inc., Agent, went to New Day Training Center for $85,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Miss Subtle, by Misremembered, a daughter of graded stakes winning OBS graduate Subtle Aly.
  • Hip No. 304, a daughter of Good Magic consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold for $75,000 to Sean S. Perl Bloodstock LLC. The chestnut filly is out of Rivercane, by Awesome Again, from the family of graded stakes winner Scott’s Scoundrel.
  • Hip No. 663, a son of Awesome Slew consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, went to Antonio Sano for $70,000. The chestnut colt is out of Selective Memory, by Malibu Moon, a half sister to graded stakes placed Strong Barows.
  • Hip No. 252, a daughter of Yoshida (JPN) consigned by Sweet River Thoroughbreds, Agent, was purchased by Antonio Sano for $65,000. The chestnut filly is out of On Cloud Nine, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Statuette.
  • RiceHorse, Agent, went to $62,000 for Hip No. 299, a daughter of OBS graduate World of Trouble consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Remington Rose, by Take Charge Indy, a half sister to stakes placed Twirl Girl.
  • Hip No. 370, a daughter of Girvin consigned by Double Tap Sales LLC, Agent, was purchased for $57,000 by III Beauty’s Thoroughbreds LLC. The gray or roan filly is out of OBS graduate Sweet Dreams Diva, by Rockport Harbor, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Good Morning Diva.
  • Hip No. 297, a son of OBS graduate Coal Front consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, went to Julie Davies LLC, Agent, for $55,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Ready Witted, by More Than Ready, from the family of grade one stakes winner Love and Pride.
  • John C. Oxley went to $55,000 for Hip No. 578, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. The bay filly is out of J. A. Curlin, by Curlin, a daughter of stakes winner Victory With Class.
  • Hip No. 344, a son of Khozan consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Mathis Stable LLC for $52,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to graded stakes placed Pedaltothemedal, is out of Something Brewing, by Meadowlake, a half sister to grade one stakes winner El Brujo.
  • Frank Bertolino paid $50,000 for Hip No. 420, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent. The bay filly is out of OBS graduate Ahaya, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to grade one winner Rail Trip and to the dam of Chop Chop, second by a nose in Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1) on October 7th.
  • Hip No. 463, a son of Rogueish consigned by Las Palmas Farm, went to Saffie Joseph Jr. for $50,000. The bay colt is out of OBS graduate Born to Jazz, by Student Council, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Born to Dance.

For the Open session, 256 yearlings sold for a total of $ 4,367,900, compared with 281 bringing a total of $5,224,500 a year ago. The average price was $17,062, compared with $18,593 in 2021, while the median price was $13,000, compared with the $15,000 figure a year ago. The buyback percentage was 30.2% compared with 16.6% last year.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 133 horses sold for a total of $ 6,204,000 compared with 104 yearlings bringing $4,539,000 a year ago. The average price was $46,647, up 7% from $43,644 last year, while the median price was $35,000, rising 9.4% from $32,000 in 2021. The buyback percentage was 28.9%; it was 22.4% a year ago.

A colt by Mitole and a filly by The Factor were both purchased by D. J. Stable LLC for $210,000 to share honors at the top of Tuesday’s Selected session.

Hip No. 122, a son of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, is a bay colt out of Eenie Meenie Miney, by Uncle Mo, a half sister to graded stakes winner Tableaux.

Hip No. 150, a bay filly by The Factor out of Honey Trap, by Medaglia d’Oro, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, is a half sister to OBS October/March graduate Delight, winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G2) last week.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2023 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24 – 25.

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

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

Youngsters by Mitole, The Factor top Selected Yearling Sale

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A colt by Mitole and a filly by the Factor were both purchased by D. J. Stable LLC for $210,000 to share honors at the top of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Selected Sale of Yearlings.

Hip No. 122, a son of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, is a bay colt out of Eenie Meenie Miney, by Uncle Mo, a half sister to graded stakes winner Tableaux.

Hip No. 150, a bay filly by The Factor out of Honey Trap, by Medaglia d’Oro, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, is a half sister to OBS October/March graduate Delight, winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G2) last week.

  • Hip No. 201, a son of Good Magic consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, was sold to DILLIGAF, for $160,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Sarah Sis, is out of Emerald Gal, by Gilded Time.
  • CSV went to $155,000 for Hip No. 203, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by K P Sales, Agent for Westbury Stable. The chestnut colt is out of Hannahanna, by Malibu Moon, a half sister to graded stakes winner Silent Bird.
  • Hip No. 100, a son of Awesome Slew consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, was sold to Champion Equine LLC for $150,000. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes placed OBS graduate Reckling, is out of Cash Reserve, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of graded stakes winner Private Treasure.
  • Hip No. 4, a son of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Sweet River Thoroughbreds, went to Mathis Stable LLC for $130,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Peppermint Fire, by Sidney’s Candy, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Madam Fireplace.
  • Hip No. 30, a daughter of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Classic Bloodstock for Gary Anderson for $125,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Sinister Siren, by Empire Maker, a half sister to stakes placed Unanimously, from the family of champion OBS graduate Delightful Mary.
  • FMQ Stables went to $125,000 for Hip No. 66, a son of Not This Time consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent. A half brother to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Scotland, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Varus, by Vicar, a half sister to stakes placed Cape Good Hope.
  • Hip No. 137, a daughter of Mendelssohn also consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to R & E Bloodstock for $115,000. The dark bay or brown filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Market Town, is out of Geographic, by Empire Maker, from the family of champion Slew O’ Gold.
  • CSV went to $110,000 for Hip No. 144, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Sennebec South Farm. The bay filly is out of Guise, by Exchange Rate, from the family of graded stakes winner Phoenix Tower.
  • Hip No. 131, a son of OBS graduate Coal Front consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent for Spendthrift Farm, was purchased for $105,000 by Janice Geeding. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes placed Fairy Star (AUS), by More Than Ready, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Lizard Island.
  • Hip No. 14, a daughter of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Goldencents Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to de Meric Sales for $100,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Reign Suzanne, by Street Hero, a half sister to graded stakes winning champion Academic.
  • Hip No. 106, a daughter of Nyquist consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold for $100,000 to Dew Sweeper II. The chestnut filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen, a half sister to the dam of champion Caledonia Road.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 125 horses sold for a total of $6,101,000 compared with 104 yearlings bringing $4,539,000 a year ago. The average price was $48,808, up 11% compared with $43,644 last year, while the median price was $40,000, rising 25% compared with $32,000 in 2021. The buyback percentage was 33.2%; it was 22.4% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 251 – 684 selling in the Open session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

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

Cafe Pharoah adds another G1 to his resume

Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah added the Mile Championship Nambu Hai (G1) to his resume on Monday at Morioka Racecourse, scoring by a nose. That’s five graded stakes victories for the 5-year-old son of American Pharoah, trained by Noriyuki Hori, now 13-7-0-0 with over $3-million in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video  watch the race video

And Tell Me Nolies takes Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes

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Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.’s And Tell Me Nolies scored her second straight graded stakes win in Saturday’s $201,000 Chandelier Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The Del Mar Debutante (G1) winner overcame a stumbling start, took command after turning for home and was best by three quarters of a length at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate Uncontrollable (April ’22) was second. Consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $230,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The 2-year-old daughter of Arrogate, trained by Peter Miller, is now 4-3-0-0 and earned $352,800 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Packs a Wahlop sat just off the lead in Santa Anita’s $203,000 Zuma Beach Stakes (G3) on Sunday, took over a furlong from home and drew off to win by 2-3/4 length over fellow OBS graduate Castleknock (March ’22) It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Creative Cause, trained by Jeff Mullins, now 4-3-0-0 with $230,000 in earnings. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Envision Equine, Agent, he was sold for $270,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Nice Guys Stables’ King Cause took the lead at the start of Aqueduct’s $150,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (G3) on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to a two-length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Creative Cause, who turned in a Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased out of the Parrish Farms consignment for $200,000 by Dennis O’Neill. Now trained by Mike Maker, he has compiled a 33-8-4-7 career record and has earned $601,228 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Gary Barber’s Firing Bullets was a maiden going into the $150,900 Woodbine Cares Stakes on Saturday and a stakes winner at the finish after rallying in the stretch and getting up in the last jump to win by a nose. It was the second start for the 2-year-old filly by Firing Line, trained by Mark Casse, now 2-1-0-0 with $66,586 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased for $210,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Chester and Mary Broman’s Makin My Move raced wide to reach contention at the quarter pole in the $75,000 Honey Bee Stakes on Friday at the Meadowlands, took command in the stretch and drew away late to score by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Carpe Diem, consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, where she went the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 8-4-0-0 for trainer John Kimmel, she has earned $210,550 to date. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday October 11

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 11th. There are 642 yearlings cataloged for the two-day sale, which gets underway at 12:00 noon with 209 horses offered in the Selected session.

The sale continues with an Open session on Wednesday, October 12th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 251 – 684 will be offered.

A total of 47 yearlings were supplemented to the sale after the catalog was printed. Twenty-four horses (Hip No’s 186 – 209) were added to the Selected session and 23 (Hip No’s 661 – 684) to the Open session. Their catalog pages are available via the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the sales grounds. Hip No’s 208 – 209 were late supplements and their pedigrees are available via the OBS website and printed on individual flyers.

The OBS October Yearling Sale has long been a source for top class race horses. Best Pal Stakes (G3) winner Havnameltdown has emerged from the 2021 Sale to join Call Me Midnight, Desert Dawn, Drafted, Elm Drive, Hot Peppers, Kathleen O, Lady Rocket and Midnight Stroll in the roster of recent graded stakes winning OBS October Sale graduates.

A trio of stakes winning 2021 graduates are pointing to the 2022 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland.

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The newest October Sale star is Augustin Stable’s Delight, who raced her way into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) with a frontrunning five length victory in Friday’s Jessamine Stakes (G2) at Keeneland. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mendelssohn, trained by Jonathan Thomas, is now 4-2-0-2 and has earned $211,905. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $400,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Delight’s yearling half-sister by The Factor is cataloged in the upcoming OBS October Select Yearling Sale as hip 150 and is scheduled to sell on Tuesday, October 11. She is also consigned by Stuart Morris, AgentView Pedigree

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach is two for two and aiming at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). After a track record debut on dirt at Del Mar, the 2-year-old son of Bayern was switched to the turf by trainer Bob Baffert and took the Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, bred in Florida by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm and sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, he sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 and was purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

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CSLR Ranch Partners’ unbeaten Awesome Strong is pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) after completing a sweep of Gulfstream’s FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager, Affirmed and In Reality Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Awesome Slew, bred by John Penn, and four for four with $458,000 in earnings for trainer Jorge Delgado, was purchased for $30,000 out of the Sue Vacek consignment at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale.

There are several notable recent updates since the catalog was printed.

  • Hip No. 6, now named I’lltaketheblame, is a colt by Blame and a half brother to OBS graduate Jalen Journey, who added a victory in the Chesapeake Stakes at Colonial Downs to his resume in August. walking video
  • Hip No. 17 , a colt by OBS graduate World of Trouble, is out of a half sister to newly minted graded stakes placed Honed, second in Churchill’s Iroquois Stakes (G3) on September 17th. walking video
  • Hip No. 54, a filly by Enticed, is a half sister to newly minted stakes winning OBS October/March graduate Violent Turbulence, winner of the Parx Dash Stakes on August 23rd. walking video
  • Hip No. 60, a colt by Enticed, is a half brother to graded stakes placed Isolate, who added Saratoga’s Tale of the Cat Stakes to his resume in August. walking video
  • Hip No. 63, a filly by Honor Code, is out of a half sister to stakes placed OBS October graduate Whichwaze, second in the P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga on September 1st. walking video
  • Hip No. 150 , a colt by The Factor, is a half brother to OBS graduate Delight, winner of Keeneland’s recent Jessamine Stakes (G2).
  • Hip No. 258, a filly by Collected, is a half sister to newly stakes placed Quartermaster, third in the Dobbins Landing Stakes at Presque Isle on September 17th.
  • Hip No. 311, a filly by Casual Cause, is out of a half sister to the dam of Day Tripper, third in Woodbine’s Toronto Cup Stakes on October 2nd. .
  • Hip No. 321, a filly by V. E. Day, is a full sister to newly stakes placed Anotherdaygoneby, second in Laurel’s Selima Stakes on October 1st. walking video
  • Hip No. 433, a filly by Outwork, is a half sister to newly minted stakes winning OBS graduate Webslinger, winner of the Nownownow Stakes at Monmouth on September 17th. walking video
  • Hip No. 510, a filly by Solomini, is out of a full sister to the dam of unbeaten Cave Rock, winner of Santa Anita’s American Pharoah Stakes (G1) this past Saturday. walking video
  • Hip No. 617, a filly by Cajun Breeze, is out of a half sister to the dam of newly minted stakes winner Boo Boo Kitty, who captured the Satin and Lace Stakes at Presque Isle in August.
  • Hip No. 642, a colt by Midnight Storm, is a half brother to newly stakes placed Spanish Kingdom, second in the Tapit Stakes at Kentucky Downs on September 1st. walking video.

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

Walking videos of many of the yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website. The website’s improved searchable and sortable master index provides links to videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation.

The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. The website now includes a Spanish language section which can be accessed from the home page. The section’s index links to information for consignors and buyers, as well as press releases and important general information.

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

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

 

War Like Goddess beats the boys in Aqueduct’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess earned a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), sweeping to the leaders on the turn in Aqueduct’s $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1), taking over a furlong from home and beating the boys by 2-1/2 lengths.  That’s the seventh graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of English Channel, consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, and sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 12-9-1-1 for trainer Bill Mott, she has earned $1,612,184 to date. watch her under tack video

October Sale graduate Delight romps in Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes

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Augustin Stable’s Delight earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) with a powerful victory in Friday’s $320,463 Jessamine Stakes (G2) at Keeneland. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mendelssohn took the lead at the start and never looked back, drawing away in the stretch to a five-length victory. It’s her first stakes win for trainer Jonathan Thomas, giving her a 4-2-0-2 career record with earnings of $211,905. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $400,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Delight’s yearling half-sister by The Factor is cataloged in the upcoming OBS October Select Yearling Sale as hip 150 and is scheduled to sell on Tuesday, October 11. She is also consigned by Stuart Morris as agent. View Pedigree

OBS grads one-two in trio of graded stakes at Santa Anita

OBS graduates were one-two in three graded stakes over the weekend at Santa Anita.

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It Pays to Dream Racing Stable, Inc., Saints or Sinners, Danny Haramoto, Sheldon Kawahara and Gregory Yamamoto’s Howbeit rallied to take the lead at the eighth pole in Saturday’s $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (G2), then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate C Z Rocket (June ’16) and scored by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of OBS graduate Secret Circle, trained by Mark Glatt, now 25-7-3-2 with $362,486 in earnings. Consigned by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

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Thirty minutes later, Sterling Racing LLC’s Whatmakessammyrun came from off the pace to take the lead in the stretch of the $202,000 Eddie D Stakes (G2), then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Lane Way (March ’19) and won by three quarters of a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of We Miss Artie, purchased for $30,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Also trained by Mark Glatt, he’s now 15-4-2-2 and has earned $304,570 to date.  watch his under tack video  Spring Sale walking video

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Heywoods Beach stalked the leaders in Sunday’s $101,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (G3), took command on the rail three furlongs out, held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Win the Day (April ’21) and was best by a neck. That’s two stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of Speightstown, purchased for $180,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by John Sadler, he’s now 20-5-2-3 and earned $349,751.  watch his under tack video 

 

A pair of impressive youngsters are heading for the Breeders’ Cup.

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach is two for two, a stakes winner, and headed for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint  (G1) after a convincing 1-1/4 length victory in Sunday’s $102,000 Speakeasy Stakes on the grass at Santa Anita, with fellow OBS grad Ah Jeez (April ’22) checking in third. Switched to the lawn after a track record debut on the dirt in September at Del Mar, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm and trained by Bob Baffert, has earned $108,000 to date. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, then sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 and was purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

CSLR Ranch Partners’ unbeaten Awesome Strong completed a sweep of Gulfstream’s Sire Stakes series on Saturday with a victory in the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes. Wide on both turns, he took the lead turning for home and was best by a length and a half at the wire. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Awesome Slew, bred by John Penn, was purchased for $30,000 out of the Sue Vacek consignment at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Now four for four for trainer Jorge Delgado with $458,000 in earnings, he’s being pointed to the Breeders Cup Juvenile (G1)

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’s Speaking Scout scored his first stakes win on Sunday in the $100,000 Hawthorne Derby, surging to a long lead a furlong from home and coasting home a five-length winner. The 3-year-old son of Mr Speaker, trained by Graham Motion, is now 12-3-3-0 and has earned $220,666. He was purchased for $3,000 out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2020 OBS October Sale. October Sale walking video

Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC’s Bossy Moment circled horses to reach contention in Saturday’s $100,000 Donna Reed Stakes at Prairie Meadows, continued her drive down the stretch and scored by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Street Boss, consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, and sold for $50,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Now 21-7-2-4 for trainer Lynn Chleborad, she has earned $304,299 to date.  watch her under tack video

October grad Finest Work first in Aqueduct’s John Hettinger Stakes

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Ted Hoover’s Finest Work tried stakes company for the first time in Friday’s $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes at Aqueduct, came around horses to reach contention, took charge a furlong out and was best by half a length. Trained by George Weaver, the 4-year-old daughter of Outwork is now 11-5-2-2 and has earned $272,050. She went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale, consigned by Stuart Morris Agent. Selected Yearling Sale walking video