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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

 

OBS grads enjoying summer at Saratoga and Del Mar

OBS Two Year Old Sale graduates are making their presence felt at the prestigious summer race meets; Del Mar on the west coast and Saratoga in the east.

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At Del Mar, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Dan Hudock and Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court made his debut for trainer Peter Eurton in the first race last Saturday, and the colt by Court Vision got the best of heavily favored Garth in the stretch, taking the $61,000 5-1/2 furlong Maiden Special Weight dash by a length and a half. Consigned to the April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. watch his under tack video

 

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After gaining racing experience in Kentucky, Rockingham Ranch’s Billy Bats found the lawn at Del Mar to his liking two races later, stalking the early lead in a $61,000 Maiden Special Weight test, taking charge in the stretch and easing away late to win by a length and three quarters. The son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, was purchased for $200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the March Sale after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

 

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On Sunday, Hronis Racing LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds and William Sandbrook’s Inspiressa was bet down to even money for her debut in a $61,000 Maiden Special dash and lived up to her billing. The Florida-bred daughter of The Big Beast, trained by John Sadler, went right to the front and stayed there to the finish, winning under a hand ride by a length and a quarter. At the March Sale, she sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $850,000 by her breeder Ocala Stud. watch her under tack video

 

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This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, Woodstock and the Miracle New York Mets, whose center fielder Cleon Jones hit .340 leading his team to the 1969 World Series title. Racing fans saw his equine namesake in action in the first race on July 28th at Saratoga, when Gold Square LLC’s Cleon Jones came flying from off the pace to draw away to a 3-1/2 length score in a six furlong, $78,000 Maiden Special Weight dash. It was the second start for the colt by Tale of the Cat, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, purchased for $325,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the March Sale after he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

 

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Gold Square and partner Double O Racing Stable LLC scored again at Saratoga with an Eddie Woods April Sale graduate on August 4th when Daphne Moon charged from behind, took command a furlong from home and took a $90,000 Maiden Special by three and a quarter lengths in her debut for trainer Englehart. The daughter of Cairo Prince also breezed a :21 flat quarter before she was purchased for $525,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

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Zayat Stable, LLC’s Gozilla, hammered to 3-5 in his debut for trainer Steve Asmussen in a $90,000 Maiden Special Weight test last Saturday, left the gate running and never looked back, quickly opening up daylight and cruising to an effortless 4-1/2 length victory, running six furlongs in 1:09 3/5. The colt by Flatter, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went through the ring at the April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Collusion Illusion best in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes

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Dan J. Agnew, Rodney E. Orr, Jerry Schneider and John V. Xitco’s Collusion Illusion is two for two and a graded stakes winner after circling horses on the turn in Saturday’s $200,351 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, getting to the lead in deep stretch and scoring by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Fore Left (March ’19) checked in third.  The 2-year-old Florid-bred colt by Twirling Candy was purchased for $300,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Glatt, he has earned $156,600 to date. watch his under tack video

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Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky turned into the stretch four wide in Sunday’s $100,000 Galway Stakes at Saratoga, battled her rivals down the stretch and was best by a head at the wire. That’s two stakes wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Sky Mesa, trained by Mark Casse, now 14-4-2-2 with earnings of $242,536. She was sold for $22,000 by New Episode Training Center, Agent, at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Lothenbach Stables’ Elusive Mischief stalked the leaders in the early gong of Saturday’s $100,000 Meadow Stable Stakes at Colonial Downs, took command a furlong from home and eased away to a one length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Into Mischief, a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Michael & Julia O’Quinn consignment at the 2016 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then resold for $350,000 by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 10-4-1-1 for trainer Ian Wilkes, he has earned $183,747. Selected Sale conformation photo   watch his under tack video

Julian De Mora, Jr. and JN Racing Stables’ First Deal sat wide just off the pace in the early going of Sunday’s $76,500 Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth, rallied down the middle of the track before taking command late and drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Admiral Lynch (March ’18) settled for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Turbo Compressor, trained by Jorge Navarro, leaving him with an 8-5-2-1 record and $128,905 in earnings. Consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, to the 2018 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $17,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Archidust takes Saratoga’s Mahony Stakes

Gelfenstein Farm, Albert Crawford & Michelle Crawford’s Archidust went after the leaders on the turn in Wednesday’s $100,300 Mahony Stakes at Saratoga, took charge after straightening away in the stretch and drew off to a three length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Verrazano, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Juan Pacanins, Agent, for $300,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 8-4-1-1 for trainer Jorge Navarro, he has earned $162,800 to date. watch his under tack video

Amalfi Sunrise romps in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes

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Doug Branham and Marsha Naify’s Amalfi Sunrise is two for two and a graded stakes winner going head and head between horses early in Saturday’s $200,351 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, taking charge on the turn and proving much the best, opening a big lead in the lane and winning in hand by six lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Constitution turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $185,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she has earned $159,000 to date. watch her under tack video

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Wise Racing’s Fools Gold rated just off the leader in Sunday’s $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Saratoga, moved on the turn to take command turning for home, opened daylight in the stretch and was best by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the lightly raced 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, trained by Chad Brown, now 12-4-3-3 with $271,020 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $430,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust sat just off the lead in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 West Virginia Governor’s Stakes (G3) at Mountaineer Park, battled to take over in the stretch and held on gamely for a half length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Snapper Sinclair (April ’17) rallying for third.  That’s two graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old gelding by Tapit, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $510,000. Now 23-5-6-2 for trainer Bret Calhoun, he has earned $594,777 to date. watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy, LLC’s Karak, a winner at first asking at Belmont Park in May, returned from a June trip to Royal Ascot and was a 2-1/2 length winner of Monmouth Park’s $78,000 Tyro Stakes on Saturday, stalking the early leader, taking charge turning for home and drawing away in the stretch. Now two for three with earnings of $95,000 for trainer Wesley Ward, the 2-year-old filly by Karakontie (JPN), the first stakes winner for her sire, was sold for $365,000 at the 2019 OBS March Sale by All Dreams Equine, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

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Zilla Racing Stables’ Celtic Chaos won the $100,300 John Morrissey Stakes at Saratoga on Sunday for the second time in three years, circling wide to reach contention in the stretch and putting his nose down first at the wire. It’s the second straight win and third stakes score for the 6-year-old son of Dublin, consigned by King’s Equine, Agent for Spendthrift Farm, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he was purchased for $55,000 by Zilla Racing after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 35-9-5-8 and has earned $659,947 to date.  watch his under tack video

Marvin Delfiner and George Krall’s Afleet Tizzy scored her first stakes win on Saturday at Parx Racing, coming from off the pace to take charge of the $107,800 Dr. Teresa Garafolo Memorial Stakes a furlong from home and easing away to a one length victory. Trained by John Servis, the 5-year-old daughter of Tizway is now 25-6-10-6 and has earned $374,646. She was sold for $95,000 by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2015 OBS August Yearling Sale. Selected Yearling conformation photo

Courtney Barousse’s Theoryintopractice relaxed just off the pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic Stakes at Louisiana Downs, moved up on the far turn, reached the leader in the final furlong and bested him by a neck at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Into Mischief, purchased for $120,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS August Yearling Sale. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 35-12-4-2 and has earned $273,415 to date. Selected Yearling conformation photo

A pair of horses sold by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale posted wins on Sunday at Ellis Park.

Madaket Stables LLC, Tim Cambron, Anna Cambron and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Kallio came from well of the pace in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Turf Stakes, circled horses on the turn to reach contention and was up late to score by a neck after a long stretch drive. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, now 13-3-2-3 for trainer Brendan Walsh with $219,335 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds for $160,000. watch her under tack video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This sat second early in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes, took the lead halfway home and held it to the wire, winning by a head in a course record 1:59.12 for the mile and a quarter on the turf. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old colt by The Factor, who sold for $11,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 21-7-2-2 and has earned $364,630 to date. watch his under tack video

A Thread of Blue scores in Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes

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Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue went right to the front at the start of Sunday’s inaugural running of the $1,000,000 Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes, opened a daylight lead leaving the backstretch, turned for home in full command and cruised to the wire a winner by a length. It’s the third stakes victory for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning colt by Hard Spun, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, now 10-5-2-1 with $879,290 in earnings. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $430,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale.  watch his under tack video

Casa Creed captures Saratoga’s National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed moved up four wide on the turn after stalking the early pace in Saratoga’s $200,000 National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) on Friday, put his head in front coming to the eighth pole and stayed there to the wire, scoring by a head. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed, purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Now 11-3-2-1 for trainer Bill Mott, he has earned $364,508 to date.

Unbeaten Shancelot romps in Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes

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Ivan Rodriguez, Albert Crawford and Michelle Crawford’s Shancelot is three for three and a graded stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and winning Saratoga’s $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) by 12-1/2 lengths in 1:14 flat for six and one half furlongs. The 3-year-old colt by Shanghai Bobby opened daylight after a quarter in :21 3/5 and kept on running, leading by six lengths after a half  in :43 4/5 and by ten lengths after six furlongs in 1:07 3/5, shading Imperial Hint’s track record 1:07 4/5 set in yesterday’s Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap G1). At the 2018 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased for $245,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he has earned $164,300 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS grads take Finger Lakes’ New York Derby and Oaks

OBS graduates won both stakes for 3-year-olds at Finger Lakes on Wednesday.

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit rallied on the turn to reach contention in the stretch of the $150,000 New York Derby, split horses to take the lead a furlong out and drew clear late to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by 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 12-3-3-1 and has earned $468,625. watch his under tack video

Richie Rich Racing Stable and Jackie Stauffer’s Wait a Minute scored her first stakes victory in the $75,000 New York Oaks, setting the pace from the start, turning back a challenge on the turn and easing away in the stretch to win by two lengths. Trained by Jackie Stauffer, the 3-year-old filly by Discreetly Mine is now 6-3-1-0 and has earned $83,329 to date. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $10,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2018 June Sale. watch her under tack video

 

Midnight Bisou scores in Monmouth’s Molly Pitcher Stakes

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou continued her march toward a title with a victory in Saturday’s $147,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Steve Asmussen, is five for five this year, all in graded stakes company. After saving ground early, she slipped through on the rail in the final furlong and eased away to score by a measured length. That’s her tenth graded stakes victory, and it leaves her with a 16-10-3-3 career record and $2,870,000 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, she was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

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Imaginary Stables and Glenn Ellis’ War Story pressed the pace early in Saturday’s $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3), fought back when headed in the stretch and won by a head. It’s the fourth stakes victory for the 7-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 35-7-6-5 and has earned $2,885,305 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Lucky Man Racing LLC’s Justaholic sat just off the pace in Monmouth’s $78,000 Wolf Hill Stakes on Saturday, collared the leaders in the stretch and wore them down late to win by a length. It’s the second straight win and first stakes score for the 4-year-old son of Justin Phillip, trained by Thomas A. Clark, now 8-4-2-1 with $139,000 in earnings. He was 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. watch his under tack video

 

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Altamira Racing Stable and Slam Dunk Racing’s Painting Corners stalked the early leader of Del Mar’s $116,504 Daisycutter Stakes on Saturday, took over in the stretch and eased away late to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win this year for the 5-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Pleasant Strike, trained by Peter Miller, now 20-7-2-4 with $319,338 in earnings. She was purchased for $40,000 out of the Woodside Ranch consignment at the 2016 April Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Seven Trumpets pressed the pace in Sunday’s $76,000 Good Lord Stakes at Ellis Park, took command in the lane and held off a late charge to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Morning Line, now 14-4-3-1 with $446,945 in earnings for trainer Dale Romans.  He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $205,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Charles Hovitz’s Vangilder stepped into stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $70,000 Charles Taylor Derby at Albuquerque, circled seven wide to reach contention in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by three quarters of a length. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Paynter, consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Best A Luck Farm, Agent, breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was sold for $30,000. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 8-3-1-0 and has earned $97,262 to date. watch his under tack video