Pair of OBS grads score Aqueduct stakes wins

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes wins at Aqueduct on Saturday.

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Repole Stable’s Devious Mo pressed the pace early in the $200,000 New York Stallion Stakes, took charge on the turn and held off a late challenge to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Laoban, now 8-2-0-0 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez with earnings of $147,820. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2020 July Sale. Selected Sale walking video  watch his under tack video

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Robert LaPenta and Augustin Stable’s Hard Love sat just off the early lead in the $100,000 Woodhaven Stakes, took command a furlong from home and was best by a length and a quarter at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate Original (April ’20) settled for third after setting the pace. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old ridgling by Kitten’s Joy, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale and sold for $200,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $109,650 to date. watch his under tack video

C Z Rocket leads parade of five Saturday stakes winners

OBS graduates scored in three stakes at Oaklawn and a pair at Keeneland on Saturday.

Gary Barber, Tom Kagele and Madaket Stables LLC’s C Z Rocket swept to the lead coming off the turn in the $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) and once again got the best of Sprint champion Whitmore, easing away late to beat him to the wire by two lengths. That’s five stakes wins for the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale for a then sale record $800,000. Now 25-11-2-2 for trainer Peter Miller, he boosted his earnings to $1,311,641. watch his under tack video

Allied Racing Stable, LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC’s By My Standards, idle since November, returned to work in fine form, leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $400,000 Oaklawn Mile Stakes. The 5-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents chased the pace from the outside on the backstretch, charged down the stretch after fellow OBS graduate Rushie (March ’19) and caught him at the wire to win by a nose. Wells Bayou (March ’19) rallied to complete the OBS trifecta. Trained by Bret Calhoun, he now has five stakes wins, a 15-7-4-1 career record and has earned $2,069,430 to date. Consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, he was sold to J. Stevens Bloodstock, Agent, for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

Hronis Racing LLC’s Edgeway picked up her first stakes victory in the $250,000 Carousel Stakes, taking charge in the stretch and holding off a late rally by even money favorite Frank’s Rockette by three quarters of a length. The 4-year-old filly by Competitive Edge, trained by John Sadler, is now 6-4-1-1 and has earned $307,200. She was purchased for $275,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust pressed the pace in Keeneland’s $150,00 Ben Ali Stakes (G3), took over coming off the turn and held on gamely in the lane to score by half a length. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 7-year-old gelding by Tapit, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $510,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Now 33-7-7-5 for trainer Bret Calhoun, he has earned $975,677. watch his under tack video

Horseshoe Racing LLC’s Change of Control relaxed off the pace early in Keeneland’s $100,000 Giant’s Causeway Stakes, circled horses on the turn to reach contention, wore down fellow OBS graduate Into Mystic (April ’18) and was best by a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Fed Biz, purchased for $95,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Michelle Lovell, she’s now 25-6-5-5 with $413,939 in earnings. Selected Sale conformation photo

Mischevious Alex romps in Aqueduct’s Carter Handicap

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Cash Is King LLC and LC Racing LLC’s Mischevious Alex rated just off the early pace in Aqueduct’s $300,000 Carter Handicap (G1), moved on the outside to reach the leaders turning for home, took over a furlong out and drew away to win by 5-1/2 lengths in hand. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Into Mischief, consigned by Eisaman Equine to the 2019 OBS April Sale where he went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he’s now 12-7-1-1 and has earned $614,730 to date. watch his under tack video

Terry Hutto’s American Bound got the 2-year-old racing season off and running in her debut at Keeneland on Friday with a 1-1/2 length wire to wire victory in a $60,000 maiden special weight dash. Trained by Joe Sharp, the 2-year-old daughter of American Freedom earned $36,000 for the effort. Consigned by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, to the 2020 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, she was purchased by Terry Hutto for $15,000.

OBS grads score four at Tampa’s Florida Cup Day

OBS graduates posted four stakes wins on Sunday at Florida Cup Day at Tampa Bay Downs.

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Winning Stables Inc.’s Foreman led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore Stakes, tracking frontrunning Willy Boi (October ’20) from the start and wearing him down in the final yards and scoring by half a length. Shoo Shine (October ’20) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Chitu, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by T-Square Stud LLC, Agent, at the 2019 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $20,000 out of the Goldencents Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 5-2-1-1 for trainer Gerald Bennett, he has earned $81,745.  watch his under tack video 

Averill Racing LLC and ATM Racing’s unbeaten R Adios Jersey stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $110,000 Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes, went right to the front, and never looked back en route to a 2-1/4 length victory. Four for four for trainer Georgina Baxter, the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Adios Charlie has earned $137,000 to date. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 OBS March Sale, she was sold to Averill Racing for $12,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5.   watch her under tack video

Jerry Campbell’s Indy Lyon took the lead at the start of the $110,000 Equistaff Sophomore Turf Stakes, turned back a challenge from fellow OBS graduate Chess’s Dream a furlong out then held off another late charge to score by a nose. Chess’s Dream (January ’19) settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Congrats, trained by Maria Bowersock, now 9-4-0-0 with earnings of $99,691. A two-time OBS graduate, Indy Lyon was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale and then resold by Michelle Redding, Agent, for $32,000 at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

David Staudacher’s Me and Mr. C picked up his first stakes victory in the $110,000 Grey Goose Turf Classic Stakes, rallying on the outside into the stretch and closing strongly to be best by half a length at the wire. The 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Khozan was consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale and went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 17-5-4-1 and has earned $198,490. watch his under tack video

Like the King captures Turfway’s Jeff Ruby Steaks

M Racing Group, LLC’s Like the King took a big step toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) starting gate on Saturday at Turfway Park, taking the $240,040 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3). The 3-year-old colt by Palace Malice rallied wide to reach contention on the turn, overcame traffic trouble to sustain his run and was up in deep stretch to score his first stakes win by a length over fellow OBS October Yearling Sale graduate Sainthood (October ‘19). Now 6-3-2-1 for trainer Wesley Ward, he has earned $200,680 to date. Consigned by The Acorn LLC, Agent, to the 2019 Selected Yearling Sale, he was purchased for $170,000. Selected Sale walking video

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess relaxed off the pace early in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Orchid Stakes (G3), circled horses to rally on the outside down the stretch and was up in the last jump to score by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of English Channel, purchased for $30,000 out of the Hemingway Racing and Training Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Bill Mott, she’s now 4-3-0-0 and has earned $156,184. watch her under tack video

 

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Gary Barber’s I Get It, last of eight early in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Sanibel Island Stakes, rallied wide down the stretch, took the lead a furlong from home and held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate World Tour (April ’20) to beat her by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old filly by Get Stormy, trained by Ron Spatz, now 9-5-0-1 with $156,278 in earnings. Consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, to the 2019 OBS October Yearling Sale, she was purchased by her trainer for $8,500.

 

Full of Run Racing, LLC’s Dreamalildreamofu tracked the leaders early in Turfway’s $96,925 Latonia Stakes, came between horses in the stretch to take over in deep stretch and scored her first stakes win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second straight win for the 4-year-old daughter of Commissioner, a two-time OBS graduate. Sold first at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale, she was purchased for $65,000 out of the Advanced Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Brax Cox, she’s now 8-4-1-2 and has earned $187,772. watch her under tack video

LLP Performance Horse, LLC’s Zenden led from start to finish and took the $1,500,000 Golden Shaheen Stakes (G1) at Meydan by 3-1/2 lengths in a stakes record 1:09.01 for six furlongs. After the wire, Zenden sustained a catastrophic injury. It was the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Fed Biz, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before he was sold for $47,000 by Potrero Stables, Agent, at the 2018 OBS June Sale. Trained by Carlos A. David, he compiled a 15-6-3-0 career record and became the latest OBS millionaire with earnings of $1,131,760. watch his under tack video

Zenden is the seventh OBS graduate to capture the Golden Shaheen (G1), joining Caller One (2001-2), Saratoga County (2005), Big City Man (2009), Secret Circle (2015), Mind Your Biscuits (2017-18) and X Y Jet (2019).

OBS April graduates enjoy a big day on Saturday

OBS April graduates enjoyed a big day on Saturday, scoring in two stakes at Fair Grounds and winning stakes at Aqueduct and Gulfstream.

Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam rated off the pace early in $300,000 Muniz Memorial Classic Stakes (G2), came around horses to reach contention turning for home, wore down the leader to take charge a sixteenth from home and was best by a length and a half. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Liam’s Map, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Now 7-5-0-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, he has earned $870,965 to date. watch his under tack video

Magnifico LLC and Hubert Guy’s unbeaten Australasia scored her third stakes win in the $100,000 Crescent City Oaks, pressing the pace, taking command a quarter mile out and easing away to a 2-3/4 length victory. The 3-year-old daughter of Sky Kingdom, trained by Brad Cox, is four for four and has earned $193,200. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2020 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video  Spring Sale walking video

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Woodside Ranch was also involved with Holly Hill Stable’s Pacific Gale, who relaxed just off the lead in the early going of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3), came out for the drive, took charge a furlong from home and drew away to win by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 6-year-old mare by Flat Out, trained by John Kimmel, now 29-5-6-5 with earnings of $570,310. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was resold for $72,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

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Ken Russell, Brown Road Racing and Raymond Handal’s Just Read It battled fellow OBS graduate Exogen (October ’19, January ’19) down the stretch in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Cicada Stakes and was best by a head at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Constitution, a two-time OBS graduate. She went through the ring at the 2020 April Sale before she was purchased for $70,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2020 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 4-2-0-0 for trainer Raymond Handal, she has earned $104,450 to date. watch her under tack video 

Xtreme Racing Stables LLC’s Sir Wellington came around horses to take the lead in Oaklawn’s $150,000 Gazebo Stakes, opened daylight in the stretch then held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Jaxon Traveler (April ’20) to score by a head.  It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Palace, trained by McLean Robertson, now 6-3-2-0 with earnings of $203,370.  He was purchased for $35,000 out of the Stuart Morris consignment at the 2019 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale walking video

 

C Z Rocket scores in Oaklawn’s Hot Springs Stakes

Gary Barber, Tom Kagele and Madaket Stables LLC’s C Z Rocket was last of seven early in Oaklawn’s $200,000 Hot Springs Stakes, but rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in time to catch Sprint champion Whitmore and score by a neck. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, now 24-10-2-2 and the latest OBS millionaire with $1,011,641 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale for a then sale record $800,000. watch his under tack video

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William Branch’s Carotari defended his title in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Silks Run Stakes, leading from gate to wire and easing away late to win by a length and a quarter. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old gelding by Artie Schiller, consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, where he went through the ring after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 18-6-5-2 for trainer Brian Lynch, he has earned $377,993 to date.  watch his under tack video

Last Judgment captures Tampa Bay Downs’ Challenger Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Steve Hornstock, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Nice Guys Stables’ Last Judgment took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Challenger Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and never looked back, cruising to victory by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s first graded win and second stakes score for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Congrats, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $300,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. Now 16-7-0-1 for trainer Mike Maker, he has earned $333,365 to date. watch his under tack video

 

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes wins at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan Inc., Bethlehem Stables and David Simon’s A Bit of Both led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $75,000 Captiva Island Stakes, staying wide and off the pace early, charging on the outside down the stretch and getting up late to score by half a length over Miss Auramet (April ’18, October ’17), with Tracy Ann’s Legacy (June ’18) another length back in third. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Paynter, trained by Mike Maker, now 18-10-2-1 with earnings of $433,253. She was sold by breeder Darsan, Inc. for $10,000 at the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

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Lea Farms LLC’s Willy Boi battled for the lead between horses in the early going of the $75,000 Hutcheson Stakes, took charge a quarter mile from home and eased away down the stretch to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncaptured, sold for $40,000 by breeder Ocala Stud as a two-year-old in training at the 2020 OBS October Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Jeff Engler, he’s now 4-3-0-0 and has earned $96,035.  watch his under tack video   October Sale walking video

Oak Tree Stable’s Offspring, off the pace and wide early in the $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds, came around horses to take command after turning for home and eased away to score by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, now 17-4-5-2 with earnings of $177,478 for trainer Joe Sharp. She worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $130,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s Panadol is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from start to finish and holding on gamely to a three quarter length victory the $150,000 Al Bastakiya Stakes at Meydan on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt by Flatter, consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Ocala Stud, Agent, was sold for $180,000 to Cromwell Bloodstock, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Salem bin Ghadayer, he has earned $103,479 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Con Lima wins Gulfstream’s Herecomesthebride Stakes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cafe Pharoah takes Tokyo’s G1 February Stakes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Mouheeb scores in Meydan’s UAE 2000 Guineas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Judgment wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Classic Stakes

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anothertwistafate scores in Santa Anita’s San Gabriel Stakes

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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