Starship Jubilee a millionaire after winning Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Stakes

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee is the newest OBS millionaire after tracking the early leader in Woodbine’s $600,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (G1), taking command turning for home and refusing to yield down the stretch, scoring by a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, now 31-14-4-3 with earnings of $1,138,487. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Mosler filly tops Open Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 401, a daughter of Mosler consigned by Sennebec South Farm, was sold to Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, for $75,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Dominus Effect, by Dominus, a half sister to graded stakes placed Corderosa.

Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, also went to $70,000 for Hip No. 434, a daughter of Dialed In consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay filly is out of Fujiana, by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Josh’s Madelyn.

Hip No. 384, a son of California Chrome also consigned by Summerfield, was sold to Blue River Bloodstock for $52,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes placed Curlin’s Gold, by Curlin, a half sister to stakes placed Railtown Girl.

Hip No. 480, a daughter of Nyquist consigned by Sequel New York, Agent was purchased by Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $50,000. The dark bay or brown filly is a half sister to graded stakes winner Lucky Player out of Janetstickettocats, by Lookin At Lucky.

Gary Logsdon went to $48,000 for Hip No. 568, a son of Chitu consigned by Michelle Redding, Agent. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Prize Informant, by Marciano, a half sister to stakes winner Wise Answer.

Blue River Bloodstock paid $47,000 for Hip No. 366, Dana’s Beauty, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of City Siren, by City Zip, from the family of Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing.

Hip No 668, a daughter of Alternation consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, went to Jorge V. Gonzalez for $47,000. The bay filly is out of True Bliss, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winner Hierro.

For the session, 263 yearlings sold for a total of $3,332,400, averaging $12,671 with a median figure of $8,000. The buyback percentage was 24.4%.

A year ago, in two Open sessions, 296 horses sold for a total of $3,874,750, averaging $13,090 with a $7,000 median figure. The buyback percentage was 23.5%.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 132 horses sold for a total of $5,784,200, compared with 138 yearlings bringing $5,658,000 at the 2018 Selected Sale. The average price was $43,820, up 6.9% compared with $41,000 last year, while the median price was $32,000, a 14.3% increase compared with $28,000 in 2018. The buyback percentage was 29%; it was 25.8% a year ago. Sixteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with nine a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 224, a son of Liam’s Map consigned by Select Sales, Agent, purchased by de Meric Stables, Agent, for $230,000. The gray or roan colt is out of Dad’ssilverpitcher, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Melodic.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2019 OBS Day of Racing, set for Tuesday, November 26. The next sale is the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 28 – 29.

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.

Liam’s Map colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 224, a son of Liam’s Map consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $230,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Dad’ssilverpitcher, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Melodic.

Hip No. 185, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was also sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $190,000. The bay colt is out of Sweetest Sound, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes placed Saint Vigeur from the family of champion Sweet Catomine.

Hip No. 103, a chestnut colt by Palace Malice consigned by The Acorn LLC, Agent, was sold to Golden Star Farm for $170,000. He’s out of stakes placed Like a Queen, by Corinthian.

Hip No. 223, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was purchased by Blue Collar Stable for $140,000. The gray or roan filly is out of Unbridled Quest, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Aripeka.

Insignia Bloodstock went to $125,000 for Hip No. 105, a son of Nyquist consigned by Select Sales, Agent. The bay colt is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Little Ms Protocol, by El Corredor.

Hip No. 92, a Bernardini filly consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased for $120,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent. The bay filly is out of J. Quirk, by Unbridled’s Song, from the family of champion and major sire Tiznow.

Insignia Bloodstock paid $110,000 for Hip No. 188, a bay colt by Runhappy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere. He’s a half brother to stakes placed Moms Choice out of Tazarine, by Cat Thief.

Hip No. 175, a daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by Sequel New York, Agent, was purchased by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, for $105,000. The gray or roan filly, a half sister to stakes placed Salute With Honor, is out of stakes winner  Snow Cone, by Cryptoclearance.

Hip No. 6, a daughter of Street Sense consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Cotton Plant, Inc. for $100,000. The bay filly is out of Arabic Style, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of stakes winner Dubai Dancer, a full sister to grade one winner Little Belle.

New Day Training Center, Kevin McKathan, Agent, went to $100,000 for Hip No. 38, a daughter of Runhappy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Calgary Caper, is out of Cowgirl Lucky, by Stephen Got Even.

Hip No. 57, a son of Exaggerator consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was purchased by Golden Star Farm for $100,000. The bay colt is out of Elle Stormin’, by Tale of the Cat, from the family of graded stakes winner Isayso.

Hip No. 142, a bay Tamarkuz filly consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Top Shelf Bloodstock for $100,000. She’s a half sister to stakes winner Dene Court out of Operetta, by Ascot Knight, and her half brother by English Channel, Theregoesjojo, set a course record in an allowance victory at Woodbine on September 11th.

Shepherd Equine Advisors, Agent for Larry Hirsch paid $100,000 for Hip No.143, a daughter of Temple City consigned by Kerri Szegi, Agent. The gray or roan filly is out of Part of the Charm, by Tapit, a full sister to graded stakes winner Dancinginherdreams.

Hip No. 181, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Shooting Star TB for $100,000. The chestnut filly, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate You Bought Her, is out of Striking T, by Smart Strike.

Shooting Star TB also paid $100,000 for Hip No. 199, by Prospective, a half brother to stakes winner Chance It, who added the FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes to his resume last week. Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, he’s out of Vagabon Diva, by Pleasantly Perfect.

Hip No. 216, a son of Paynter consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $100,000. The bay colt is out of Passeporta, by Rockport Harbor, a daughter of stakes winner Bay Barrister.

For the day, 121 horses sold for a total of $5,605,200, compared with 138 yearlings bringing $5,658,000 at the 2018 Selected Sale. The average price was $46,324, up 13% compared with $41,000 last year, while the median price was $35,000, a 25% increase compared with $28,000 in 2018. The buyback percentage was 34.9%; it was 24.3% a year ago. Sixteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with nine a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 722 selling in an Open session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse 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 Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 8th

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 8th. There are 647 yearlings cataloged for the two-day sale, which gets underway at 12:00 noon with 225 horses offered in the Selected session.

The sale continues with an Open session on Wednesday, October 9th, beginning at 10:30 a.m, with Hip No.’s 301 – 722 to be offered.

Fifty yearlings were supplemented to the sale after the catalog was printed in September. Twenty-one horses (Hip No’s 205 – 225) were added to the Selected session and 29 (Hip No’s 694 – 722) to the Open session. Their catalog pages are available via the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the sales grounds.

Walking videos of many of the Selected 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 and BloodHorse 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.

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

  • Hip No. 2, a colt by Adios Charlie, is a half brother to newly stakes placed Florida-bred OBS graduate Me and Mr. C., second in Laurel’s Howard County Stakes.
  • Hip No. 3, a filly by Constitution, is out of a half sister to the dam of newly stakes placed Florida-bred Smash Factor, by Khozan, second in last Saturday’s FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes at Gulfstream.
  • Hip No. 43, a filly by Kitten’s Joy, is a full sister to 3-year-old Solar Kitten, third in the Virginia Oaks at Charles Town on August 31st.
  • Hip No. 48, a colt by Laoban, is out of a half sister to the dam of newly stakes placed Skygaze, third in Saturday’s Mazarine Stakes (G3) at Woodbine.
  • Hip No. 58, a colt by Kitten’s Joy, has a newly minted stakes winning half brother in Catch a Bid, winner of Saratoga’s Riskaverse Stakes on August 22nd.
  • Hip No. 66, a colt by Into Mischief, is out of a half sister to the dam of Florida-bred Bean, a 2-year-old filly by Bernardini, a 7-3/4 length maiden special winner at Arlington on September 20th.
  • Hip No. 76, a colt by Sky Mesa, is out of Happy Choice, a half sister to the dam of Perfect Alibi, winner of the Spinaway (G1) in September and second in Friday’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.
  • Hip No. 130, a filly by Texas Red, is a half sister to newly stakes placed Over Thinking, second on August 16th in Del Mar’s CTT and TOC Stakes.
  • Hip No. 186, a colt by Brody’s Cause, is out of a half sister to the dam of Adventist, winner of yesterday’s Greenwood Cup Stakes (G3) at Parx Racing.
  • Hip No. 199, a colt by Prospective, is a half brother to Florida-bred Chance It, a 7-1/4 length winner of Gulfstream’s FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes last Saturday.
  • Hip No. 301, a colt by Laoban, is out of a half sister to the dam of Adventist, winner of yesterday’s Greenwood Cup Stakes (G3) at Parx Racing.
  • Hip No. 315, a daughter of Temple City, is out of a half sister to the dam of newly stakes placed Brooke Marie, second in the Christiecat Stakes at Laurel in September.
  • Hip No. 321, a Brody’s Cause filly, is out of a half sister to newly graded stakes winning Varenka, who took the Lake Placid (G2) at Saratoga in August.
    Hip No. 375, a daughter of Paynter, has a newly stakes placed full sister in Amandrea, second on September 4th in the Indiana Grand Stakes.
  • Hip No. 476, a filly by Flat Out, is a half sister to the dam of stakes winner Unmachable, winner of the Washington Cup Juvenile Colts and Geldings Stakes
  • Hip No. 507, a son of Treasure Beach, is out of a half sister to newly graded stakes placed Love So Deep (JPN), second in Deauville’s Darley Prix de Pomone (G2) on August 18th.
  • Hip No. 526, a filly by Khozan, is a half sister to 2-year-old Florida-bred OBS graduate filly Big Affair, a six length maiden special winner at Gulfstream on September 28th.
  • Hip No. 661, a daughter of Central Banker, has a newly stakes placed half brother in OBS graduate Mission Wrapitup (March ’19), third in Finger Lakes’ New York Breeders’ Futurity last Monday.

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.

Neptune’s Storm, A Thread of Blue one-two in Belmont’s Hill Prince Stakes

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Cybertec International Inc., Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm sat just off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate A Thread of Blue ( March ’18) in Saturday’s $401,200 Hill Prince Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, went after him down the stretch and earned a hard fought three quarter length victory. Henley’s Joy (April ’18) was fourth in a three way photo for place. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding, trained by Richard Baltas, now 12-5-2-3 with earnings of $529,585. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

McShane Racing LLC’s Stubbins scored his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Saturday, trailing in the early going, moving into contention on the turn and charging down the stretch to a three quarter length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Morning Line, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $130,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 10-4-2-2 for trainer Doug O’Neill, he has earned $418,151 to date. watch his under tack video

Engage scores in Keeneland’s Stoll Ogden Phoenix Stakes

Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage was rated off the pace in the $250,000 Stoll Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Friday, circled six wide on the turn to reach contention, kept coming on the outside down the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, purchased for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 12-5-4-0 and has earned $649,080 to date. watch his under tack video

Dream Bigger leads OBS sweep of New York Breeders’ Futurity

Repole Stable’s Dream Bigger picked a nice spot to break his maiden, leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Monday’s $204,713 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes. After a pair of second place finishes at Saratoga and Belmont, the 2-year-old colt by Mission Impazible took the lead at the start of the Breeders’ Futurity and never looked back, drawing off down the stretch and winning by 10-3/4 lengths over My Italian Rabbi (January ’18) with Mission Wrapitup (March ’19) settling for third. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, he has earned $150, 828 to date. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale, he was purchased for $205,000 by Repole Stable after an working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou best in Belmont’s Beldame Stakes

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Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou pressed the pace from the inside early in the $300,000 Beldame Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park on Saturday, took the lead in the turn, turned back a stretch run by Wow Cat (CHI) a sixteenth from home and drew away to win by 3-1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale, is seven for seven this year, all in graded stakes races. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’s now 18-12-3-3 and has earned $3,410,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

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Mongolian Stable’s Mongolian Groom was ignored at 25-1 in the $300,351 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Santa Anita, but took the lead at the start, shook loose turning for home, turned back a run by odds-on favorite McKinzie and drew off late to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of OBS graduate Hightail, trained by Enebish Ganbat, now 16-3-2-3 with $579,141 in earnings. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5, he was purchased by Mongolian Stables for $12,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor chased the leaders from the outside in Saturday’s $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont, rallied on the turn, took over three sixteenths out and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Andesite (March ’19) to score by a head. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice, consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $850,000 at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Two for two for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $159,500.  watch his under tack video

 

OBS grads posted three stakes wins at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Gary Barber’s Two Sixty was much the best in the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes, going right to the front and staying there all the way, romping to a 6-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ceci Valentina (October ’18) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured, a two time OBS graduate. She was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 4-2-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $294,000 to date. watch her under tack video

The $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes went to Chance It, a 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Currency Swap out of Vagabon Diva. He’s a half brother to Hip No. 199, a colt by Prospective, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the upcoming OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. watch his walking video

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Nice Guys Stables’ Extrordinary Jerry relaxed well off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Wildcat Heir Stakes, but rallied on the turn, took charge at the head of the stretch and cruised from there to a 10-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Wildwood’s Beauty (October ‘18). It’s the first stakes score for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Overdriven, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 17-4-3-2 with earnings of $260,106. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Darsan at the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale and then sold for $70,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in : 21 2/5. watch his under tack video

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Graceful Kitten is three for three with two stakes victories after leading from start to finish and scoring by two lengths in the $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, trained by Amador Sanchez, broke his maiden at first asking in June, and took the Proud Man Stakes in his second start in August. He has earned $126,610 to date. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5 before he was purchased for $8,500 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

OBS graduates scored a pair of stakes wins on Saturday at Laurel.

Maxis Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Wonder Stables’ Miss J McKay was away slowly in the $100,000 Anne Arundel County Stakes, but moved up between horses on the turn, blew past the leaders to take charge after straightening away in the stretch and romped home a five length winner. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by Hangover Kid, consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Cathal Lynch, she’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $91,953. watch her under tack video

Lady Sheila Stable and Iris Smith Stable’s Tiz He the One sat just off the early pace in the $75,000 Challedon Stakes, went after the leaders in the stretch, passed them with a rush a furlong out and won by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old gelding by Tiz Wonderful, trained by Linda Rice, now 11-5-0-1 with earnings of $158,825. He was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Lucky Man Racing LLC’s Justaholic took charge early in Saturday’s $112,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes at Monmouth and was never headed, opening up daylight on the turn and galloping from there to a 4-3/4 length victory. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old son of Justin Phillip, purchased for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 11-5-3-1 for trainer Thomas A. Clark, he’s now 11-5-3-1 with $225,400 in earnings. watch his under tack video

October supplemental catalog and walking videos now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 October Yearling Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Twenty yearlings have been supplemented to the Selected Yearling Sale as Hip No.’s 205 – 224. Twenty-nine yearlings have been supplemented to the Open Yearling Sale, cataloged as Hip No.’s 694 – 722.

The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds.

There are now 224 yearlings cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. The first group of Walking videos of the Selected yearlings is now available on the website and more will be added in the next few days. Videos will also be uploaded to the iPad version shortly. “The evolution from still photos to walking videos has been well received by both consignors and buyers,” said OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski. The videos provide a much more meaningful way to gain information in advance of the sale.”

There are now 422 yearlings cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9th.

“We were delighted with the response to the supplemental entry program a year ago, in both the quality of the offerings and their reception in the marketplace,” said Wojciechowski. “We have again cataloged a number of horses perhaps not shown at their best advantage earlier in the season, but the additional time to mature should enhance their appeal.”

As always, the Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse 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 hourly during each session of every sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Significant Form scores in Belmont’s Noble Damsel

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form was away slowly in Saturday’s $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park, but chased the leaders on the outside, surged to the lead after turning for home and drew off down the stretch to score her second straight graded stakes victory by 2-3/4 lengths. Trained by Chad Brown, the 4-year-old daughter of Creative Cause has posted four graded wins, compiled a 12-5-1-0 record and earned $804,865 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $575,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video

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Gold Square LLC’s Cleon Jones sat just off the pace on the outside in Friday’s $145,800 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park, moved to challenge after turning for home and was best by a head in a three horse photo finish, with fellow OBS graduate City Man (April ’19) a nose back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Tale of the Cat, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Now 4-2-1-0 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart, he has earned $167,880 to date. watch his under tack video

Curragh Stables’ Killybegs Captain relaxed off the pace on the inside early in Saturday’s $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (G3), came out for the drive, took the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely for a three quarter length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Mizzen Mast, trained by John Terranova, leaving him with a 24-6-5-3 career record and $521,453 in earnings. He was sold for $75,000 by Cary Frommer, Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Robert V. LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $153,500 Parx Dirt Mile Stakes from the outside, was headed inside at the eighth pole and then came again to regain control and win by three quarters of a length.  It’s the sixth stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Stay Thirsty, consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Kirkwood Stable, Agent, where he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $575,000 to Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. He’s now 12-8-0-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher and has earned $1,815,280 to date. watch his under tack video

Colts Neck Stables’ LLC’s Meru is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the $75,000 Smoke Glacken Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday and never looking back, turning back a challenge from fellow OBS graduate As Seen On Tv (April ’19) and beating him by 3-1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was sold for $300,000 by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr, he has earned $72,000. watch his under tack video

Pewter Stable’s Dubini relaxed well off the pace early in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes on the turf, but circled the field on the turn, sustained his run down the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Gio Ponti, trained by Kathleen Demasi, now 18-5-5-1 with $324,775 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $162,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins on Saturday night at Charles Town.

Scott and Evan Dilworth’s Lady T N T led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the Charles Town Oaks (G3), leading from start to finish and beating Irish Mischief (April ’18) by two lengths, with Taylor’s Spirit (April ’18) another length back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Justin Phillip, trained by Joe Sharp, now 10-3-3-0 with $323,312 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $335,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale.  watch her under tack video 

D. J. Stable’s Colby stepped into stakes company fresh off a maiden score in Charles Town’s $100,000 Dickie Moore Stakes, stalked the early pace, came after the leaders in the lane and was up late to win by three quarters of a length, with fellow OBS graduate Majestic Edge (June ’19, April ’19) a nose back in third. The 2-year-old Super Saver filly, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, was sold for $440,000 after speeding a quarter in :20 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer John Servis, she has earned $90,600. watch her under tack video 

Danny J. Chen’s well traveled Yorkiepoo Princess shipped into Charles Town for the $75,000 Misty Bennett Pink Ribbon Stakes, pressed the pace, took over at the head of the stretch and eased away late to a two length victory. That’s five stakes wins for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 27-7-3-2 with $551,177 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before her purchase by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

John Pinkerton’s Black Ops picked up his first stakes win in Albuquerque’s $55,000 Budweiser Special Handicap on Saturday, leading from start to finish and winning by 3-3/4 lengths. The 6-year-old gelding by Hard Spun is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2015 March Sale and then breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $20,000 by Whitman Sales, Agent, at the 2015 June Sale. Trained by Justin Evans, he’s now 21-4-4-3 and has earned $141,377 to date. watch his under tack video 

 

Pair of OBS Yearling Sale graduates post graded wins

A pair of OBS Yearling Sale graduates scored graded stakes victories over the weekend.

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee successfully defended her title in Woodbine’s $253,500 Canadian Stakes (G2) on Saturday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back, opening a long lead on the turn and coasting to victory by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the sixth stakes win for the multiple graded stakes winning 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, now 30-13-4-3 with earnings of $865,670. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

ERJ Racing LLC, Great Friends Stable LLC and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy is two for three and a graded stakes winner after dueling for the lead from the start of Saturday’s $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, putting away her rival in deep stretch and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old filly by Paynter is a two time OBS graduate, consigned by First Finds to the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $39,000 by Mr. Mansor out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2019 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Doug O’Neill, she has earned $174,880 to date. watch her under tack video

Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing LLC and Two Rivers Racing Stable LLC’s Phat Man was in no rush in the early going of Sunday’s $75,000 Good Magic Mile Stakes at Monmouth Park, but circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took the lead in the stretch and held on gamely to score by a head. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Munnings, trained by J. Kent Sweezey, leaving him with a 23-6-6-1 career record and $353,823 in earnings. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

OBS Sprint Stakes headline live racing November 26th

Lookin to Strike wins 2018 OBS Sprint (Tibor Szlavik photo)

Live racing returns to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Tuesday, November 26th. Two sprint stakes for OBS sale graduates headline the day. Free nominations to both races close Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The position on the calendar provides horsemen a stakes opportunity before the kickoff of the Gulfstream Park Championship and the Tampa Bay Downs meets.

The OBS Sprint and the OBS Filly and Mare Sprint are for three years old and upward. Both stakes races will be run over six furlongs, each with a guaranteed purse of $125,000, restricted to OBS graduates. Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 19th. Both races will be run as non-wagering events.

There is a fee of $1,250 to enter and $2,500 to start. All starters finishing fifth through last will earn $5,000. Supplementary nominations of $500 may be made at time of entry for those horses missing the free nomination deadline. Nomination forms and the condition book may be found in the OBS website at the following link:
2019 OBS Sprint Stakes

There will be pari-mutuel wagering available on eight races, featuring quarter horse races for two year olds as well as for three years old and upward at distances from 220 yards to 440 yards. Up to four thoroughbred maiden and starter allowance races may be used as substitute races. Purses range from $4,000 to $7,000 with all starters guaranteed a minimum of $200. The condition book may be found online:
November QH 2019 Condition Book

Complete information for the 2019 November OBS Day of Racing will be updated in the OBS website at obssales.com. For more information, please contact Jay Friedman at (352) 237-2154 or via email obs@obssales.com.

 

Wildwood’s Beauty wins Gulfstream’s Sheer Drama Stakes

Lauren King photo

William Stiritz’s Wildwood’s Beauty rated just off the early lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream Park, surged to the lead after turning for home and ran off to a convincing 3-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ms Meshak (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2017 October Yearling Sale, where she was purchased by Mr. Stiritz for $47,000. Now 8-4-3-0 for trainer Scott Becker, she has earned $254,360.

 

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins at Colonial Downs on Saturday.

Ed Orr and Susie Orr’s Boldor came from well off the pace to reach the lead a furlong from home in the $100,000 Punch Line Stakes and drew away from there to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate Elusive Mischief (April ’17, August ’16). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 5-2-1-1 with $122,367 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack in :10 flat before he was purchased for $700,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Holly and David Wilson’s Holly Hundy pressed the pace in the $100,000 Camptown Stakes, took charge a furlong out and galloped to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Yes It’s True, consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, and sold for $180,000 after working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Vladmir Cerin, she’s now 9-3-0-0 and has earned $145,022. watch her under tack video

Dare To Dream Stable LLC’s Embolden is two for three and a stakes winner after his 3-3/4 length wire to wire score in the $100,000 Jamestown Stakes. The 2-year-old colt by The Factor was sold for $95,000 by Gene Recio, Agent, at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Michael Stidham, he has earned $99,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Julian De Mora, Jr. and JN Racing Stables’ First Deal stalked the early lead in Monmouth’s $71,500 Decathlon Stakes on Sunday, took over turning for home and eased away late to a 2-1/4 length victory. That’s two straight wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Turbo Compressor, consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, to the 2018 OBS June Sale, and sold for $17,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 9-6-2-1 and has earned $173,905 to date. watch his under tack video

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Super Super Stable’s Driven by Thunder led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $60,000 James H. Kyle Stakes on Saturday, leading from the start, turning back a challenge on the turn and cruising to a 1-1/2 length victory over Galleon Mask (April ’15) with Forever Mo (April ‘18) a neck back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Overdriven, a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed sale and then sold for $65,000 by Omega Farm, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Jerry Caroom’s High On Gin broke his maiden at first asking in August and returned to work on Saturday, coming from well off the pace to score by two lengths in his stakes debut in the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana downs. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Fury Kapcori, a two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2018 October Sale before he was sold to Mr. Caroom by GOP Racing Stable Corp., Agent, for $7,500 at the 2019 June Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Carl Deville, he has earned $49,800. watch his under tack video

October Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. Advanced search and filter capability has been added to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header.

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

There are 204 yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 204) cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. Once again, walking videos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website and the iPad version beginning on or about September 23rd. There are 393 yearlings (Hip No.’s 301 – 693) cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set for Wednesday, October 9th, getting under way at 10:30 a.m.

Supplemental entries are now being accepted for both the Selected and Open Sales through Friday, September 20th. Supplements to the Selected Sale will be sold Tuesday and cataloged beginning with Hip No. 205. Open Sale supplements will be sold Wednesday, cataloged starting with Hip No. 694. Nomination forms for the Selected Sale and Consignor Contracts for the Open Sale can be found online via the OBS website at: http://www.obssales.com/nomination-entry-forms/

OBS Yearling Sale graduates are right at home in racing’s elite levels, in the winners’ circle at the Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness (G1), Breeders’ Cup, Ascot and in Dubai, Korea and Japan. Winning throughout the world as well as coast to coast in North America, twenty-seven Yearling Sale graduates have surpassed the million dollar mark in earnings. The latest is Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s 2019 catalog cover boy World of Trouble. The 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, who was consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, to the 2016 August Sale, is currently on a streak of five straight stakes wins, the latest the $400,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park in June. Trained by Jason Servis, he has won grade one races on dirt and turf, compiled a 13-9-2-1 career record and earned $1,263,300 to date.

World of Trouble shares the 2019 catalog cover with Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet, winner of the $2,500,000 Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan in March. It was the fifth graded stakes victory for the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 25-12-7-2 with earnings of $3,095,513. He was consigned to the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale by Two Sharp Hats and sold for $56,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

The newest star in the headlines is Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina, winner of last Saturday’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Angel Rodriguez, the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Prospective has two wins and a third in three starts and has earned $162,750. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Yearling Sale Walking Video

Heading into the big races in the fall, 98 Yearling graduates have won or placed in 212 stakes races since the beginning of 2018, with 49 posting 76 stakes victories. They have won or placed in 39 graded stakes, a list including the grade one Ashland, Bing Crosby, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Carter, Golden Shaheen, Jaipur, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Test and Whitney.

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the Blood-Horse, DRF and TDN 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 will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of every sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Snapper Sinclair a millionaire after taking the Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs

Bloom Racing Stable’s Snapper Sinclair was well off the pace in Saturday’s $749,000 Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs, but came out for the drive after traffic trouble in the turn and came flying late to score by half a length.  It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old City Zip colt, trained by Steve Asmussen, the latest OBS millionaire with an 18-5-3-2 record and earnings of $1,040,404. He was purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Nicole Thomas photo

Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina is two for three and a stakes winner after coming from off the pace and closing stoutly to take the Saturday’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park by a length and a half. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Prospective, trained by Angel Rodriguez, is now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $162,750. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2018 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Yearling Sale Walking Video

Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Big City Bob led a 1-2-3 OBS April Sale sweep of the $104,000 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. The 2-year-old colt by Shanghai Bobby came three wide into the stretch, kept coming down the lane and was up late to score by a neck over Skyscanner (April ’19), with Mischevious Alex (April ’19) settling for third. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Jorge Duarte. Jr., he has earned $88,750 to date. Consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he was sold for $140,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates scored three stakes wins at Parx Racing on Labor Day.

Alexis Delgado’s Jeltrin took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Cathryn Sophia Stakes, opened a long lead on the turn cruised to a 7-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar, consigned by C & J Stable to the 2018 OBS April Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by her owner, she’s now 11-3-1-3 and has earned $377,488 to date. watch her under tack video

Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage was kept wide and out of trouble in the early going of the $100,000 Bensalem Stakes, took charge after straightening away in the stretch and held off a late charge to post a half length victory. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, winner of the Futurity (G3) at Belmont at two. Now in the Steve Asmussen barn, he sports an 11-4-4-0 record and earnings of $499,080. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail was head and head for the lead in the $100,000 Salvatore M. Debunda PTHA President’s Cup Stakes, lost the lead in mid-stretch then came again late to score by a neck. That’s four stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Hightail, winner of the OBS Championship Stakes in 2017, now 30-8-3-5 with $520,710 in earnings for trainer Michael Dini. She was purchased for $50,000 by Ballybritt out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. watch her under tack video

Crystalle captures Saratoga’s P. G. Johnson Stakes

Elsa Lorieul photo

Tobey L. Morton & Chuck Hovitz’s Crystalle was a maiden going into to Thursday’s $100,000 P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga, but overcame a poor break, rallied on the turn to reach contention, and closed with a late rush to score by a neck. Trained by John Kimmel, the 2-year-old daughter of Palace Malice is now 2-1-0-1 and has earned $65,800. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21.1 before she was purchased for $220,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Earlier in the day, NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Al Racing Stable and Maspeth Stables’ Irish Danzing made her debut for trainer Christophe Clement in a $78,000 maiden special weight test. The 2-year-old filly by Danza pressed the early pace, took command approaching the head of the stretch, opened daylight a furlong from home and coasted home a winner by 6-1/2 lengths. The win was worth $42,900 to the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, at the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was resold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Art G Is Back leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Benny The Bull Stakes

Ryan Thompson photo

Monarch Stable’s Art G Is Back led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Benny The Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, rallying wide to reach contention turning for home and catching Royal Squeeze (March ’14) in the final yards to score by a neck. Ice Tea (June ’16) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Ron Spatz, now 11-4-3-2 with $235,655 in earnings. He was purchased for $90,000 out of the Craig L. Wheeler consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou and Mitole score in Saratoga grade ones

OBS graduates posted three graded stakes wins at Saratoga on Travers day, including grade one wins by Midnight Bisou and Mitole.

Adam Coglianese photo

In a contest which will get votes for Race of the Year, Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou needed every inch of the Saratoga stretch to rally and catch a stubborn Elate at the wire and take the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) by a nose. It’s the sixth straight graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 17-11-3-3 with 11 graded stakes wins and earnings of $3,245,000. She was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole hounded Promises Fulfilled in the early going of the $601,950 Forego Stakes (G1), put him away leaving the backstretch, took a solid lead into the stretch and cruised home a three length winner, running seven furlongs in a stakes record 1:20 4/5. Fellow OBS graduate Killybegs Captain (April ’16) settled for third. That’s four graded stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya, consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales and sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Also trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 13-9-2-2 and has earned $2,004,910 to date. watch his under tack video

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form saved ground just off the lead $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (G2), came out for the drive and was up late to win a five horse battle to the wire by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Starship Jubilee (April ’15, August ’14) another neck back in third. It’s the third graded stakes victory for 4-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 11-4-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $694,865. watch her under tack video

 

OBS grads take five stakes at Saratoga

OBS graduates posted five stakes wins on New York Showcase Day at Saratoga on Friday, missing  a sixth in a photo.

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy came from off the pace to take the lead in the $256,875 Albany Stakes after turning for home, opened daylight a furlong out and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Bankit (March ’18) and scored by a head. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Big Brown, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 prior to his purchase for  $45,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 9-3-4-0 for trainer John Terranova, he has earned $389,645 to date. watch his under tack video

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Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten Newly Minted pressed the pace in the $207,900 Fleet Indian Stakes, took over on the turn and drew off from there, winning in hand by nine lengths. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Central Banker, trained by Linda Rice, now 5-4-0-1 with $346,350 in earnings. She was sold to Beach Haven for $110,000 at the 2018 OBS April Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes by 4-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Cleon Jones (March ’19) despite an erratic run down the stretch after taking the lead. Trained by Christophe Clement, the 2-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man has earned $152,900 to date. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Nice Guys Stables & Steve Hornstock’s Fierce Lady went after the leaders on the outside after turning for home in the $200,000 Seeking the Ante Stakes, put her head in front a furlong from home and held on gamely to score by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate My Italian Rabbi (January ’18) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old filly by Competitive Edge, trained by Dermot Magner, now 3-2-1-0 with $164,100 in earnings. Consigned to the 2019 OBS March Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

 

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Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan came wide into the stretch of the $150,000 West Point Stakes, battled for the lead in deep stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 7-year-old graded stakes placed son of Spring At Last, sold for $135,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 27-9-5-6 and has earned $863,973. watch his under tack video