Con Lima wins Gulfstream’s Herecomesthebride Stakes

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph F. Graffeo, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson’s Con Lima was awarded first place in the $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Gulfstream Park after the 3-year-old filly by Commissioner turned in a strong stretch run to finish a clear second. Fellow OBS graduate I Get It (October ’19) was placed third. Now 8-4-4-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher, she has a pair of stakes wins to her credit and earnings of $214,495. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables to the 2020 OBS March Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Joseph P. Morey, Jr. Revocable Trust’s Hush of a Storm was well off the pace in the early going of the $82,830 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes on Friday night at Turfway Park, but came running late, took charge in the final sixteenth and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Like the King (October ’19). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Creative Cause, purchased for $75,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. Trained by William E. Morey, he’s now 4-3-0-0 and has earned $65,985 to date. watch his under tack video

Miss Auramet, The Critical Way score in Tampa Bay Downs stakes

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes wins on Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs

Monster Racing Stables’ The Critical Way took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Turf Dash Stakes and never gave it up, setting a disputed pace and holding on gamely in the stretch to score by half a length. That’s three stakes wins for 7-year-old son of Tizway, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for $75,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale. Now 22-7-5-1 for trainer Jose Delgado, he has earned $334,168 to date. watch his under tack video

David Melin, Leon Ellman & Laurie Plesa’s Miss Auramet sat just off the pace early in the $100,000 Lightning City Stakes, went after the leaders after turning for home, took command a sixteenth out and was best by half a length at the wire.  It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, trained by Eddie Plesa, Jr., now 19-8-5-2 with earnings of $349,790. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2017 October Yearling Sale and then purchased at the 2018 Spring Sale for $135,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch her under tack video

Cafe Pharoah takes Tokyo’s G1 February Stakes

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Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah sat just off the leaders in the early going of the $1,847,689 February Stakes (G1) on Sunday at Tokyo RaceCourse, came out for the drive after turning for home, wore down the leaders to take charge in deep stretch and was best by three quarters of a length at the wire. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by American Pharoah, trained by Noriyuki Hori, now 7-5-0-0 with earnings of $1,896,258 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video    watch a video of the race

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

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit came around horses on the turn to reach contention after relaxing early in the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes, took over at the head of the stretch and cruised to victory by a length and a half. It’s the second straight stakes win and fourth stakes victory in all for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old son of Central Banker, consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, where he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $260,000. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 27-5-8-4 with $876,675 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Sonata Stable’s Lucky Stride posted her second straight stakes win in the $100,000 Nellie Morse Stakes, tracking the early leaders, circling horses to take command turning for home and easing away to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes win in North America for the 5-year-old mare by Declaration of War, a multiple graded stakes winner at three in Puerto Rico. Consigned to the 2018 June Sale by Randy Miles, Agent, she was sold for $7,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Mike Trombetta, she’s now 17-10-4-1 with and has earned $231,550 to date. watch her under tack video

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Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s Bella Vita stalked the leaders from the outside in Santa Anita’s $101,000 Spring Fever Stakes on Sunday, took over a quarter mile out and drew off down the stretch to win by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Bayern, now 5-2-2-1 for trainer Simon Callaghan with earnings of $146,996. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $400,000 by Ben McElroy, Agent for KSI, out of the Harris Training Center LLC, consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale. watch her under tack video

OBS was represented with a winner the day before the Saudi Cup in the International Jockey Challenge when Emblem Star came from just off the pace, took the lead in the stretch and scored a daylight victory in the $400,000 one mile handicap test. The winner is a 4-year-old colt by Take Charge Indy, consigned to the 2019 OBS Spring sale by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, and sold to Emblem Stables for $190,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video    watch a video of the race

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

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

Lauren King photo

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Candy Man Rocket takes Tampa Bay’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.’s Candy Man Rocket stalked the early leaders three wide in the $200,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, surged to take command a quarter mile from home, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late run to win by a length. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old colt by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Bill Mott, now 3-2-0-0 with $144,824 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Six K’s Training & Sales, he was sold for $250,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Ed Orr and Susie Orr’s Boldor, rated off the pace early in Oaklawn’s $150,000 King Cotton Stakes, came wide after straightening away in the lane, took over inside the final sixteenth and was best by a length over fellow OBS graduate Seven Nation Army (March ’17, June ’17). That’s two straight stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of Munnings, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $700,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. Now 14-5-2-1 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $335,197 to date.  watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy LLC’s Curlin’s Catch saved ground in the early going of the $100,000 Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, slipped between rivals to take charge turning for home, then drew away down the stretch to score by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, trained by Mark Casse, now 4-2-1-0 with earnings of $103,454. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, she was purchased for $430,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

 

 

 

Mouheeb scores in Meydan’s UAE 2000 Guineas

Sh Ahmed bin Rashiud Al Maktoum’s Mouheeb tracked the early pace in Thursday’s UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) at Meydan, went after the leaders after turning for home and closed relentlessly to get up in the final yards and score by a neck in a stakes record 1:35.46 for the mile. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flatter, purchased for $400,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Nicolas Bachalard, he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $96,805.  watch his under tack video    race video

2021 OBS March Catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.

A total of 561 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 16th and 17th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Hips 1 – 282 will sell on Tuesday: Hips 283 – 563 on Wednesday. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday, March 11th with Hips 1 – 188. Hips 189 – 376 will breeze Friday, March 12th and Hips 377 – 563 will go Saturday, March 13th. All three sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the TDN, DRF and Blood-Horse, and Past The Wire websites.

Gracing the front cover of the catalog is 2007 OBS March graduate Into Mischief, purchased for $180,000 by B. Wayne Hughes out of the M&H Training and Sales consignment. watch his under tack video After winning three of six starts including the CashCall Futurity (G1) at Hollywood Park and earning nearly $600,000, he entered stud in 2009. Rising steadily in the stallion ranks, he has topped the North American Sire List for the past two years, becoming the first stallion breaking the $20-million mark in single-season progeny earnings in 2020. The long list of his current and recent major winners is headed by reigning Horse of the Year Authentic. His son Goldencents, also an OBS 2-year-old graduate, was the leading third crop sire in 2020.

 

For the past few years, OBS March graduates have upheld the sale’s legacy as a prime source of top class racehorses. Twenty-nine March graduates have accounted for 41 graded stakes wins since the beginning of 2019, with 166 winning or placing in 376 stakes.

The back cover features OBS March graduates who have won major races from coast to coast and overseas.

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s unbeaten Structor, breezing steadily at Palm Meadows for a return to the races, has been idle since winning the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) for trainer Chad Brown. The now 4-year-old, three for three with earnings of $709,500, turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $850,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

 

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OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard, who joins the stallion ranks in 2021, ended his days at the races with back to back wins at Belmont Park in the Fort Marcy Stakes (G2) in June and Manhattan Stakes (G1) in July. In all, he won four graded stakes, earned $983,240 and compiled an 18-5-3-4 record for trainer Chad Brown.  The son of Arch turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,050,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

 

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The highlight of First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s back cover girl Nay Lady Nay’s (IRE) 2020 campaign was a victory in the WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park in July. Now training on the farm in Ocala for a return to the races, she will go back to trainer Chad Brown with a 10-5-1-1 record and $466,180 in earnings. The 5-year-old mare by No Nay Never, with two graded stakes wins to her credit, turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, before she was purchased for $210,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Madaket Stables LLC’s Speech won or placed in three graded stakes in 2020, winning Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes (G1) in July in a track record 1:41.26 for the mile and a sixteenth. The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mr Speaker is a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, then resold by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $190,000 at the 2019 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mike McCarthy, she’s now 9-3-3-1 and earned $458,240 to date. watch her under tack video

 

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Racing in Japan, Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah ended his 3-year-old campaign approaching the million dollar mark in earnings. He won three stakes including the Unicorn (G3) and Sirius Stakes (G3), leaving him with a 6-4-0-0 record and $917,019 in earnings. The 4-year-old colt by American Pharoah, trained by Noriyuki Hori, was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, and was sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video 

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

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

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

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is 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 throughout each session of the March 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 March Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

The 2021 March Sale

Catalog

2021 Two Year Old Newsletter 2021 OBS Two Year Old Video 
Hip No.  1 – 282
Tuesday March 16  11:00 a.m.
Hip No.  283 – 563
Wednesday March 17  11:00 a.m.
Repository Information  Conditions of Sale 
Consignor Letter Under Tack Form
Walking Video and Photo Guidelines and Graphic links 
Sortable Master Index & videos  Index In Excel Format
 Entire Sale w/indexes  Entire Sale w/o indexes
Barn Index Barn Chart
March Sale Outs  Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App

Under Tack Show

Hip No. 1 – 188
Thursday March 11  8 a.m.
Hip No. 189 – 376
Friday March 12  8 a.m.
Hip No. 377 – 563
Saturday March 13 8 a.m.
Schedule by Consignor Schedule by Consignor Schedule by Consignor
Schedule by Set Schedule by Set Schedule by Set
 Under Tack Times and Videos
Under Tack Times (1 – 188) Continuous Video (1 – 188)
 Under Tack Times (189 – 376) Continuous Video (189 – 376)
 Under Tack Times (377 – 563) Continuous Video (377 – 563)
 Under Tack Times In Excel Format

Sale Results    

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Tuesday March 16 (1 – 282)  Wednesday, March 17 (283 – 563)
Top 20 Horses

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

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

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

Adam Coglianese photo

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

Laoban filly tops Winter Mixed Sale finale

Judit Seipert photo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bear Brian tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

Hip 182 (Judit Seipert photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hip No. 306 (Tibor Zlavik photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three horses worked in :33 flat.

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

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

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

One more pedigree updates since the catalog was printed:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show set for Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Winter Mixed Sale’s Horses of Racing Age Section is set for Monday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m.

There are 151 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 251- 345 in the original printed Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, including Racing Age supplements Hip No’s 346 – 371, is now available at the sales grounds.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites. The Under Tack Show will be recorded and can be viewed on the website, in tt’s entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available in the Video Room as well as several kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring. Visitors to Ocala will find the videos available for in-room viewing at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

The Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to under tack 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. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the entire 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 capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

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

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

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

Last Judgment wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Classic Stakes

Ryan Thompson photo

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale is now available in the company’s website in the sale’s main page. go to the Winter Mixed Sale

Six horses have been supplemented to the Preferred Session, for a total of 183 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 1 – 183. The Session will begin Tuesday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m.

The addition of 26 supplements swells the Horses of Racing Age Session to a total of 121, cataloged as Hip No.’s 251 – 371, beginning immediately following the Preferred Session.

Thirteen horses have been added to the Open Session, which gets underway Wednesday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m. with a total of 351 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 451 – 803.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m.

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

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via 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 the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Updated OBS Health and Safety protocols

In order to conduct auctions in a safe manner, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company will continue with the health and safety protocols instituted in 2020. In addition, face coverings are now mandatory in the sale pavilion, under the covered walking ring and in the back walking ring.

Attendance at sales and breeze shows will be restricted to sale participants only, with social distancing encouraged in all areas. Employees will wear masks when interacting with the public.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the facility, cleaning crews will again wipe down and disinfect common areas, all interior doors will remain open and exterior doors will be manned and opened for customers.  There will be no valet parking. Seats in the auditorium will  be blocked off for social distancing.

OBS will continue to offer Online Bidding during all Sales. Buyers may 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 online bidding link, located on the OBS home page banner or Quick Link. Phone bidding will also be available for approved buyers.

The Food Court will offer limited service. Consignors may place advance orders for their staff.

The Inside Bar will be closed for service and the Tiki Bar will be limited to take away service.

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

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

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

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

Ryan Thompson photo

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

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

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

Anothertwistafate scores in Santa Anita’s San Gabriel Stakes

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Ruggeri Stable, Richard Coburn, Script R Farm and Michael Miceli’s Mrs. Orb was last of four in Sunday’s $93,000 La Verdad Stakes at Aqueduct, but rallied outside to take the lead a furlong from home and went on to win by a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed mare by Orb, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5 before she was purchased for $30,000 out of the Classic Bloodstock consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. Trained by co-owner Michael Miceli, she’s now 23-6-8-3 and has earned $439,520 to date. watch her under tack video