War Like Goddess posts fourth straight; Spring Sale topper scores in debut

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess secured a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) with a 2-1/4 length victory in Saratoga’s $600,000 Flower Bowl Stakes on Saturday. Unhurried in the early going, she closed in on the turn, swung out for the drive and swept past the leaders with ease. It’s the fourth straight graded stakes win for 4-year-old daughter of English Channel, consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, and sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Bill Mott, she’s now 7-6-0-0 and as earned $713,684. watch her under tack video

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Speedway Stables LLC’s Corniche, the 2021 OBS Spring Sale topper, get his career off to a flying start in his debut at Del Mar on Saturday. He opened daylight out of the gate in a $72,500 maiden special weight dash and never looked back on his way to a 4-1/4 length victory, running the 5-1/2 furlongs in a snappy 1:03 flat for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old son of Quality Road was consigned to the Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, and breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $1,500,000 by Speedway Stables. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Gary Barber’s Liam’s Dove, a maiden dismissed at 30-1 in Sunday’s $103,000 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes, went right to the front, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a head. The 2-year-old daughter of Liam’s Map, now 3-1-0-1 with $68,900 in earnings for trainer Peter Miller, was purchased for $120,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

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Marc Keller’s Pulsate got the holiday weekend off to a good start on Friday, tracking early leaders in Saratoga’s $120,000 Lucky Coin Stakes, reaching the lead inside the final furlong and battling to victory by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Speightstown, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $280,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. Now 17-4-4-2 for trainer Robert Ribaudo, he has earned $307,655 to date. watch his under tack video

The Critical Way captures Parx Dash Stakes

Monster Racing Stables’ The Critical Way took part in a three-way scrimmage for the lead in Tuesday’s $200,000 Parx Dash Stakes (G3), battled between rivals down the stretch and was best by a nose at the wire. It’s the third straight stakes win for the 7-year-old graded stakes placed son of Tizway, now 27-10-6-2 with $593,168 in earnings for trainer Jose Delgado. At the 2016 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for $75,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. under tack video:

Medina Spirit returns and scores in Del Mar’s Shared Belief Stakes

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Medina Spirit, idle since finishing third in the Preakness (G1), returned to the races on Sunday with a frontrunning victory in the $100,500 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Protonico set a pressured pace, opened daylight after straightening away in the stretch and scored by a length and a quarter. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold for $1,000 as a yearling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, on behalf of breeder Gail Rice at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, 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 breezing three eighths in :33 flat. The Shared Belief is his third stakes win, leaving him with an 8-4-3-1 career record and $2,345,200 in earnings for trainer Bob Baffert. watch his under tack video

Yaupon’s Forego victory heads six stakes wins by OBS grads

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William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Yaupon was best by a head in an unforgettable running of Saratoga’s $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1), taking the lead at the start, turning for home in front, then holding off a stretch-long challenge from Firenze Fire despite being savaged repeatedly by that one in the final sixteenth. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale. He’s now 8-6-0-0 with $703,264 in earnings for trainer Steve Asmussen. watch his under tack video

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Outfoxed, third in her debut in July at Saratoga, led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, surging around horses to the lead on the turn, quickly opening up daylight in the stretch, and drawing away late to win by 13-1/2 lengths. Devilette (October ’20, January ’20) was second with My Sassenach (April ’21) checking in third. Outfoxed is a 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Valiant Minister, trained by Bill Mott, now 2-1-0-1 with $132,000 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Abbie Road Farm at the 2020 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $360,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man rated off the pace in the early going of Friday’s $150,00 West Point Stakes at Saratoga, slipped through to take the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a nose. It’s the third stakes win for 4-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 15-4-3-1 with $428,950 in earnings. 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

OBS grads scored three stakes wins at Charles Town on Friday night.

Averill Racing LLC and ATM Racing’s R Adios Jersey is now five for five and a graded stakes winner after a 3-1/2 length wire to wire victory in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks (G2). It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Adios Charlie, consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 OBS March Sale, where she was sold to Averill Racing for $12,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5. After five wins in as many starts for trainer Georgina Baxter, she has earned $367,400.  watch her under tack video

MyRacehorse.com and Slam Dunk Racing’s Vertical Threat took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Russell Road Stakes and never looked back en route to a 3-1/2 length victory. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Tapiture, trained by Richard Baltas, now 7-4-0-0 with $269,850 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $100,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. and Ten Strike Racing’s Lady Rocket scored her first stakes win in style, leading from start to finish and taking the $150,000 Misty Bennett Pink Ribbon Stakes by a length and three quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $420,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Brad Cox, she’s now 8-4-2-1 and has earned $288,008. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale walking video

Edgeway leads parade of OBS weekend stakes winners

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Edgeway got the weekend off to a flying start Friday evening at Del Mar, setting the pace in the $98,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3), turning back a challenge on the turn and easing away in the stretch to score by a length. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old filly by Competitive Edge, purchased for $275,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. She’s now 8-5-1-1 with $379,200 in earnings for trainer John Sadler. watch her under tack video

 

LNJ Foxwoods’ Boardroom rallied from just off the pace in the $155,400 Seaway Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Woodbine, took command at the top of the stretch and drew away to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for 4-year-old daughter of Commissioner, trained by Josie Carroll, now 7-5-1-1 with $283,569 in earnings. Consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, she was purchased by Solis / Litt for $475,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5. watch her under tack video

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Jay Oringer, Jack Bick, Al Bianchi Racing LLC, Adam Bayroff and Mike Maturo’s Piedi Bianchi pressed the pace in Saturday’s $111,600 Smart N Fancy Stakes at Saratoga, took command inside the eighth pole and was best by 2-1/4 lengths at the wire. It’s the fourth stakes victory for the multiple graded stakes placed 6-year-old daughter of Overanalyze, purchased for $80,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Carlos Martin, she has compiled a 26-7-6-5 career record and earned $736,197. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler picked up his third stakes victory in the $67,500 Star de Naskra Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, drawing off in the stretch to score by three lengths. The graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, is now 9-5-3-1 and has earned $390,210. He was purchased for $140,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Gentry Farms’ (A.P. Gentry) Eldon’s Prince, second in his debut earlier this month, stepped into Gulfstream’s $75,000 Proud Man Stakes and came from off the pace to romp to a six length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Cairo Prince, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, was purchased for $280,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. Now 2-1-1-0 for trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr., he has earned $54,570. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Golden Rock Thoroughbreds’ Strong Beauty battled three-wide for the lead in the Saturday’s Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes at Louisiana Downs, was strongest in the drive and eased away late to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Overanalyze, trained by Ron Faucheux, now 13-5-3-1 with $177,810 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Pelican State Thoroughbreds at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $30,000 out of the Silver Star consignment at the 2019 June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

OBS grads score six weekend stakes wins

Randy Patterson’s Verylittlecents took the lead at the start of the $125,000 Ellis Park Debutante Stakes and never looked back, scoring by 2-1/2 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Golden Sights (April ’21, October ’20). It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of champion OBS graduate Goldencents, also the sire of the runner-up. Trained by Randy Morse, she has two wins and a second in three starts and earned $111,980 to date. Consigned by Coastal Equine LLC to the 2021 OBS March Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.   watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Carolyn Wilson’s Roger McQueen battled for the lead from the start of the $125,000 Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes, was headed a quarter mile out, then came again in the stretch to prove best by half a length. Third in his debut in May, the 2-year-old son of Unified is now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $112,640 for trainer Larry Rivelli. At the 2021 March Sale, his Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance and he was purchased for $530,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.  watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Introduced sat just off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Running Memories (June ’20, October ’19) in Saturday’s $102,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes at Monmouth Park. She went after her rival in the stretch, caught her a sixteenth out and beat her by three quarters of a length at the wire. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of El Padrino, trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr., now 19-8-3-1 with $384,801 in earnings. At the 2018 OBS March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $310,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment. watch her under tack video

Bell Racing LLC’s Real Talk went right to the lead in Monmouth’s s $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes on Sunday and never looked back en route to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Gemologist, sold for $50,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2020 OBS June Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 10-4-3-0 for trainer Carlos David, he has earned $188,223 to date. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Dare To Dream Stable LLC’s (Michael Faber) One Step Ahead picked a good spot to break her maiden, rating in the early going of Prairie Meadows’ $101,804 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes, coming around horses to reach contention, taking command inside the final furlong and easing away to score by a length and a half. The 2-year-old daughter of Upstart is now 3-1-1-1 for trainer Christopher Davis and earned $72,000 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent to the 2021 OBS March Sale, she was sold for $65,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Fairview, LLC’s Jungle Cry battled head and head for the lead from the start of Saturday’s $52,200 Robert Dupret Derby at Golden Gate, opened daylight a furlong from home and scored by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Animal Kingdom, purchased for $55,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Steven Specht, he’s now 9-3-0-3 and has earned $86,690.

 

 

Dancing Kiki leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the Saratoga Dew Stakes

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Michael Dubb’s Dancing Kiki led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $97,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes on Thursday, going right to the lead, drawing clear after turning for home, and cruising to a 4-1/2 length victory over Maiden Beauty (April ’18), with Mrs. Orb (June ’17) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Blame, trained by Mike Maker, now 23-4-3-6 with $256,230 in earnings. Consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. under tack video:

Con Lima captures the Saratoga Oaks Invitational

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph F. Graffeo, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson’s Con Lima went straight to the lead in Sunday’s $700,000 Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes (G3) and was never headed, turning back a stretch challenge and scoring by three quarters of a length. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Commissioner, consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. With five wins in eight starts this year for trainer Todd Pletcher, she has compiled a 13-7-5-0 career record and earned $884,865 to date. watch her under tack video

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Shea D Boy’s Stable’s lightly raced Shea D Summer added Gulfstream’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes to her resume on Saturday, leading of 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the seven furlong test. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Summer Front led from gate to wire, scoring by 3-1/4 lengths over Restofthestory (April ’20), with Competitive Speed (June ’20) checking in third. Now 8-4-1-0 with three stakes victories for trainer Carlos David, she has earned $170,071, sold for $35,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2020 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Brilliant Racing LLC’s Yes It’s Ginger pressed the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Elle Z (June ’19) in Sunday’s $100,000 KY Downs TVG Preview Ladies Sprint Stakes at Ellis Park, fought her down the stretch and eased away late to best her by a length and a quarter. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Yes It’s True, trained by Gregory Foley, now 18-6-5-0 with $295,511 in earnings. At the 2018 OBS Spring Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $40,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment. watch her under tack video

Claim To Fame Stable’s Net Gain captured the $65,000 Cyclones Handicap at Prairie Meadows for the third time, rallying wide from off the pace and getting up late to win by a length. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 9-year-old son of Include, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $325,000 out of the Scanlon Training Center consignment at the 2014 OBS Spring Sale. Trained by Clinton C. Stuart, he’s now 62-9-9-11 and has earned $565,398. watch his under tack video

Hardy Racing Stables LLC’s It’s a Wrap set the pace from the start of Saturday’s $50,000 Evangeline Mile Stakes, bid the field goodbye on the turn and drew away down the stretch to win by 4-3/4 lengths. It was the stakes debut for the 4-year-old Twirling Candy gelding, trained by Keith Bourgeois, now 14-4-1-4 with $125,070 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $83,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment.  watch his under tack video

Bella Sofia aces the Test at Saratoga

OBS June graduates posted a pair of graded stakes wins at Saratoga on Saturday.

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Michael Imperio, Vincent S. Scuderi, Sofia Soares, Gabrielle Farm, Mazel Stable Partners, LLC and Matthew J. Mercurio’s Bella Sofia stalked the leader from the start of the $500,000 Test Stakes (G1), took command after turning for home and galloped away down the stretch to score by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Awesome Patriot, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, a winner of three of four starts and $405,100. At the 2020 OBS June Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent. watch her under tack video

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess trailed in the early going of the $250,000 Glens Falls Stakes (G2), but swung out for the drive, reached the lead a furlong from home and drew off to win by 3-1/4 lengths. That’s three straight graded stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of English Channel, consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, and sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 6-5-0-0 for trainer Bill Mott, she has earned $383,684 to date. watch her under tack video

Elm Drive, Eda one-two in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes

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Little Red Feather Racing’s Elm Drive is two for two and a graded stakes winner after edging fellow OBS March graduate Eda by a head in Del Mar’s $201,500 Sorrento Stakes (G2). The 2-year-old daughter of Mohaymen took the lead on the turn, was joined by her rival turning for home and the pair battled as a team to the wire. Elm Drive is a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2020 October Yearling Sale then consigned to the 2021 March Sale by Paul Sharp, Agent, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was purchased for $165,000 by John Dowd on behalf of Little Red Feather Racing. Trained by Philip D’Amato, she has earned $147,000 to date. March Sale walking video   under tack video:

 

Cross Border scores in Saratoga’s Bowling Green Stakes

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Three Diamonds Farm’s Cross Border successfully defended his title in Saratoga’s $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2) on Saturday, sitting just behind the leaders in the early going, swinging out for the drive, taking command a furlong from home and scoring by a length and a quarter.  It’s the third Saratoga stakes win for the 7-year-old ridgling by English Channel, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS June Sale, and sold for $10,000 after breezing a quarter in :22 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 35-10-8-4 and has earned $948,821 to date. watch his under tack video

Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Founder picked up his first stakes victory on Saturday in Monmouth’s $102,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes, charging on the outside down the stretch, taking over inside the eighth pole and winning by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Hot Blooded (October ’19) checked in third. Now 7-2-1-1 with earnings of $139,522 for trainer Chad Brown, the 3-year-old ridgling by Upstart, turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $600,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Champion Equine LLC’s My Sassenach broke her maiden with a flourish in Saturday’s $100,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Desert Vixen Stakes at Gulfstream, stalking the early leaders, taking over after turning for home and bounding away to score by 8-1/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Rufa Red Knot (October ’20) settling for third. It was the second start for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, sold for $152,000 by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by J. David Braddy, she’s now 2-1-2-0 and has earned $71,900. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Madone captures Del Mar’s San Clemente Stakes

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Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s Madone relaxed off the pace in the early going of Del Mar’s $201,500 San Clemente Stakes (G2) on Saturday, swung wide to reach contention turning for home, caught the leaders in deep stretch and scored by half a length. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Vancouver (AUS), who turned in an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5 before she was sold to K S I, Ben McElroy, Agent, for $125,000 at the 2020 OBS March Sale. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she has posted a pair of graded stakes wins, compiled a 7-5-0-0 record and earned $331,800 to date. under tack video:

 

Neptune’s Storm scores in Del Mar’s Wickerr Stakes

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CBYT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm led from start to finish and won the $85,500 Wickerr Stakes by a length and three quarters at Del Mar on Sunday. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the 5-year-old multiple graded stakes winning gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, now 21-7-4-6 with $918,485 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Monster Racing Stables’ The Critical Way tracked the leaders in the early going of Saturday’s $98,500 Wolf Hill Stakes at Monmouth Park, rallied to take command in the final furlong and was best by three quarters of a length at the wire. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 7-year-old son of Tizway, who turned in 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 26-9-6-2 for trainer Jose Delgado, he has earned $479,168 to date. watch his under tack video:

October Selected Yearling Sale grad Miss Marissa wins the Delaware Handicap

OBS graduates picked up a pair of stakes wins at Delaware Park on Saturday.

Cammarota Racing LLC’s 2018 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale graduate Miss Marissa took the lead at the start of the $400,000 Delaware Handicap (G2) and never looked back, gamely cruising to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough, purchased for $11,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. She’s now 16-5-4-1 for trainer Jim Ryerson, and has earned $604,690 to date.  Selected Sale walking video:

 

Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing LLC and Two Rivers Racing Stable LLC’s Phat Man, last of seven in the early going of the $50,250 Battery Park Stakes, made a big run on the turn, took command after straightening away in the stretch and drew away to a two length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 7-year-old graded stakes winning gelding by Munnings, trained by J. Kent Sweezey, now 35-9-8-2 with $621,609 in earnings. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Bobby Dodd, Agent, he went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy LLC’s Easy Time sat just off the pace in Woodbine’s $180,000 Marine Stakes (G3) on Sunday, came around horses to reach contention on the turn, took over in the stretch and cruised to a two length score. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Not This Time, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $250,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2020 OBS June Sale. Trained by Mark Casse, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $114,653. watch his under tack video  June Sale walking video

Mark Norman and Norman Stables LLC’s Shes Our Fastest battled head and head for the lead from the start in the $75,000 Valor Farm Stakes at Lone Star Park on Saturday, took charge in the final furlong and was best by a length and a half. It’s the seventh stakes victory for the 6-year-old daughter of Oratory, trained by Scott Gelner, who has earned $467,427 and compiled a 35-10-7-8 career record. She sped a quarter in :21 flat at the 2017 OBS June Sale Under Tack Show prior to being purchased for $50,000 out of the Stephens Thoroughbreds consignment. watch her under tack video

Eight OBS grads score in Holiday Weekend stakes

Eight OBS graduates celebrated America’s birthday over the holiday weekend, posting stakes wins in Florida, Iowa, Maryland and New York.

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Miles Ahead tracked the leaders from the outside in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Smile Sprint Invitational Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, rallied to take command a furlong from home and held on gamely to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Competitive Edge, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $175,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Now 16-8-2-1 for trainer Eddie Plesa, he has earned $260,960 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Three OBS graduates scored stakes wins at Prairie Meadows.

Three Diamonds Farm’s Army Wife rallied four-wide on the turn in Friday’s $225,000 Iowa Oaks (G3), took the lead after straightening out in the stretch, and eased away late to score by 3-3/4 lengths. That’s two straight graded stakes victories for the 3-year-old daughter of Declaration of War, now 9-4-1-2 with $423,972 in earnings for trainer Mike Maker. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $190,000.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Mike Maker also saddled Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve, who led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $100,000 Iowa Sprint Stakes, going after front running Quick Tempo (April ’20) in the stretch and drawing away to win by 2-3/4 lengths. Mojo Man (April ’17) rallied for third. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Midshipman, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $140,000. The win leaves him with a 20-7-1-7 record and $418,617 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Josie came from just off the pace to take Saturday’s $100,000 Iowa Distaff Stakes by a length and three quarters, taking charge inside the final furlong and drawing away at the wire. It’s the first stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Race Day, trained by Brad Cox, now 14-4-4-2 with earnings of $266,867. At the 2019 OBS March Sale, she was purchased for $170,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

A trio of OBS grads scored on Sunday at Pimlico.

William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Yaupon stalked the pacesetter in the $100,000 Lite the Fuse Stakes, took the lead inside the final furlong and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the third stakes victory for the 4-year-old graded stakes winning colt by Uncle Mo, now 7-5-0-0 with $383,264 in earnings for trainer Steve Asmussen. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Ruggeri Stable, Richard Coburn, Script R Farm and Michael Miceli’s Mrs. Orb picked up her second stakes win of the year in the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes, rallying wide into the stretch and getting up late to score by a half a length. The 6-year-old daughter of Orb, trained by co-owner Michael Miceli, is now 25-7-8-4 and has earned $523,520. She worked 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.  watch her under tack video

Dark Hollow Farm’s Ellanation rated off the pace in the $75,000 Jameela Stakes, rallied outside down the stretch and was up in time to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Alternation, purchased for $160,000 out of the Costanzo Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 15-4-4-1 for trainer Mike Trombetta, she has earned $178,269 to date. watch her under tack video

Eric Fein’s Original took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Manila Stakes on Sunday at Belmont Park, opened daylight into the stretch then held off a late charge to score by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed son of Quality Road, purchased for $425,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by John Terranova, he’s now 7-2-0-3 and has earned $138,570 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Fighting Force takes Gulfstream’s Not Surprising Stakes

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Lea Farms LLC’s Fighting Force saved ground early in Saturday’s $75,000 Not Surprising Stakes at Gulfstream, swung out to go after the leaders on the turn, took command in the stretch and drew off to score by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Air Force Blue, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $400,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale. Now 10-2-2-1 for trainer Jeff Engler, he has earned $127,548 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

Fano Racing’s Por Que No went to the lead at the start of Monmouth’s $75,000 Boiling Springs Stakes and never looked back, drawing away down the stretch to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Wicked Strong, trained by J. Kent Sweezey, now 7-5-0-0 with $131,215 in earnings. A three-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield Sales at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale and then by Bobby Jones Equine at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $25,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video   Selected Yearling Sale walking video

OBS grads post a pair of stakes wins at Canterbury

OBS graduates scored a pair of stakes wins at Canterbury Park on Wednesday night.

Dennis F. Smith’s Jazzy Times saved ground in the early going of the $110,000 Dark Star Turf Sprint Stakes, came off the rail to rally on the outside down the stretch and was up late to score by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Wellabled (April’16) settled for third after setting the pace. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 8-year-old gelding by Discreetly Mine, purchased for $460,000 out of the SGV consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. Trained by David Van Winkle, he’s now 42-6-12-4 and has earned $485,680 to date. watch his under tack video

Peachtree Stable’s Saranya pressed the pace in the $100,000 Curtis Sampson Oaks, wore down the leaders to take charge inside the eighth pole and held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Amalfi Princess (April ’20) to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of The Factor, trained by Brad Cox, now 8-3-3-1 with earnings of $178,980. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Eisaman Equine, Agent, she was sold for $320,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

Boardroom best in Woodbine’s Whimsical Stakes

LNJ Foxwoods’ Boardroom sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $156,000 Whimsical Stakes (G3) at Woodbine, took the lead turning for home, fought off rivals on both sides down the stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Commissioner, consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, where she was sold to Solis / Litt for $475,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5. Now 6-4-1-1 for trainer Josie Carroll, she has earned $213,388 to date. watch her under tack video

R. Larry Johnson’s Can’t Buy Love led a 1-2-3 sweep of Woodbine’s $125,200 Star Shoot Stakes, overcoming a rough start and rallying down the stretch to get up late and beat Dirty Dangle (March ’20) by three quarters of a length, with California Lily (June ’20, March ’20) a nose back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Twirling Candy filly, trained by Mike Trombetta, now 9-3-1-1 with $119,493 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, by Eddie Woods, Agent, she went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch her under tack video Spring Sale walking video

Thomas C. Albrecht, Vincent J. Fusaro and James Klein’s Ocala Dream jumped from a maiden win into Belmont’s $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes on Saturday, took command after turning for home, shook off fellow OBS graduate Barrage (March ’20) a furlong out and scored by a length. Barrage checked in third. Trained by Thomas Morley, the 3-year-old colt by Effinex is now 5-2-0-1 and has earned $137,600. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Daylight Farm Racing & Sales consignment. watch his under tack video

Monster Racing Stables’ The Critical Way pressed the pace in Monmouth’s $76,500 Get Serious Stakes, took over after turning for home and drew away down the stretch to score by three lengths. It’s the fourth stakes victory for the 7-year-old son of Tizway, purchased for $75,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 25-8-6-2 for trainer Jose Delgado, he has earned $419,168 to date. watch his under tack video

Starship Stables and Steven Dwoskin’s Starship Nterprise stepped into stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Gulfstream, found room between horses in the stretch and closed to beat fellow OBS graduate Karakatsie (April ’20) by a neck. Purchased for $40,000 out of the Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck) consignment at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale, the 3-year-old daughter of Honor Code, trained by Steven Dwoskin, is now 10-2-3-2 and has earned $96,485. Selected Sale walking video

Frosted filly tops June Sale finale

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Hip No. 722, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $410,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Summersault out of Saratoga Summer, by Smart Strike.

  • Hip No. 816, a son of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to M Racing Group, LLC for $400,000. The bay colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Surfside Tiara, by Scat Daddy, from the family of champion Flanders.
  • Blinkers On Racing Stable, Zach Madden, Agent, went to $290,000 for Hip No. 827, a son of Distorted Humor whose quarter in :20 4/5 on Sunday was the session’s co-fastest. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the bay colt is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Kyriaki out of Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band.
  • Hip No. 791, a daughter of Empire Maker consigned by Navas Equine, was purchased for $260,000 by D. J. Stable LLC. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Sunday, is a half sister to stakes winner Surfside Tiara out of Starlight Tiara, by More Than Ready, from the family of champion Flanders.
  • Hip No. 683, a daughter of Tonalist consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, Agent, for $250,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth on Saturday in :10 2/5, is out of stakes winner Rapid Rhythm, by Successful Appeal, a daughter of stakes placed Patriot Miss.
  • T B Bloodstock paid $240,000 for Hip No. 802, a son of Mastery consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, who breezed a quarter on Sunday in :21 1/5. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Stormy Regatta, by Midshipman, from the family of graded stakes winner Utopian.
  • Hip No 688, a son of Curlin, who breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 on Saturday, was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent for North Star, for $220,000. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, the chestnut colt is out of R d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of grade one stakes winner R Heat Lightning.
  • Hip No. 835, a dark bay or brown colt by Practical Joke consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, who turned in Sunday’s co-fastest quarter in :20 4/5, was sold to William D. McCarty, Mike Pender, Agent, for $210,000. He’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Jo Jo Air out of Tessie Flip, by Grand Slam.
  • Hip No. 858, Guy, a son of Honor Code consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased by Nick J. Hines, Agent for Slam Dunk Racing, for $205,000. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth on Sunday in :10 1/5, is out of Twirlin Curlin, by Curlin, a daughter of stakes placed Malibu Moon Dance from the family of grade one winner Hookedonthefeelin.
  • Hip No. 670, a daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $200,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Queen Yolanda, by Pioneerof the Nile, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Mississippi Delta.
  • Hip No. 723, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $200,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Sassy Ali Joy, by Indian Charlie, from the family of champion Banshee Breeze.
  • Wilson One Constructing LLC went to $200,000 for Hip No. 725, a son of Midnight Storm consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is a half brother to stakes placed Mo of the West out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

For the session, 162 two-year-olds sold for a total of $8,344,950, compared with 183 grossing $6,468,700 at last year’s third session. The average was $51,512, compared with $35,348 a year ago, while the median price was $25,000, compared to $15,000 in 2020.  The buyback percentage was 18.2%; it was 16.4% last year.

Seven older horses sold for $55,200, averaging $7,886 with a $5,500 median price.

For the entire sale, 560 two-year-olds sold for a sale record $24,492,950, surpassing 2015’s $23,608,500, compared with 519 horses grossing $15,864,300 a year ago. The average was a record $43,737, surpassing 2015’s $39,612, compared to $30,567 a year ago while the median price was a sale record equaling $20,000 compared with $13,000 in 2020. The buyback percentage was 18%; it was 20.2% last year.

The sale topper was Hip No. 258, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Top Line Sales LLC Agent, sold to Gary Young, Agent, for $425,000 at Wednesday’s opening session. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was fastest at the distance at last Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Devious d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Devious Intent.

Next on the OBS agenda is the October Yearling Sale. Selected Yearlings sell on October 12th and Open Yearlings on October 13th.

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