Six weekend stakes wins for OBS grads

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Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Gladiator King set the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Roar Stakes at Gulfstream, shook loose in mid-stretch, then held off a strong late charge to win by a nose. It’s the third stakes victory for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning colt by Curlin, trained by Jaime Mejia, now 13-5-1-1 with $216,535 in earnings. He went through the ring at the 2018 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

 

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan, Inc., Bethlehem Stables LLC and David Simon’s A Bit of Both took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $75,000 Game Face Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, opening up daylight in the stretch and winning by three lengths.  It’s the third straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Paynter, sold by breeder Darsan, Inc. for $10,000 at the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. She’s now 5-4-1-0 for trainer Jason Servis and has earned $136,610.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Bye Bye J moved wide to the leaders on the turn in Saturday’s $100,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes at Oaklawn Park, took charge after straightening away in the stretch and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Uncaptured, sold for $21,000 by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent for McDowell Farm, at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Ron Moquett, she’s now 7-4-1-1 and has earned $221,605 to date.

2018 OBS April graduates took both divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday.

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Newly Minted is two for two and a stakes winner after going head to head for the lead early in the $200,000 New York Stallion Stakes for fillies, putting away her rival on the turn and drawing away down the stretch to a 7-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Bangle Gal (March ’18) checked in third. The 3-year-old daughter of Central Banker, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, was purchased by Beach Haven for $110,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Linda Rice, she has earned $144.000 to date. watch her under tack video

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy circled horses to reach contention in the $200,000 New York Stallion Stakes, took command a sixteenth from home and scored by three quarters of a length. Fellow OBS graduate Thorny Tale (October ’18) settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Big Brown, trained by John Terranova, now 5-2-1-0 with earnings of $160,270. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, he was purchased for $45,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment. watch his under tack video

Judge Lanier Racing’s Performance Review came out to the middle of the track in Sunday’s $75,000 Neon Desert Handicap at Sunland Park, took the lead coming to the sixteenth pole and drew away to win by two lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Kram (April ’17) running third. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, sold for $150,000 at the 2015 OBS April Sale by RiceHorse Stables after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Miguel Hernandez, she’s now 11-4-1-2 and has earned $110,590 to date. watch her under tack video

 

April grads Wonder Gadot, Starship Jubilee collect Sovereign Awards

On the eve of the 2019 sale, OBS April graduates Wonder Gadot and Starship Jubilee are Sovereign Award winners as 2018 Canadian champions.

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Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot is Canada’s Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old female after winning the Queens Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes, the first two legs of Canada’s Triple Crown, against males. She also placed in four graded stakes including a second place finish in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). To date, she has compiled an 18-5-5-4 career record for trainer Mark Casse, and earned $1,524,861. The now 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

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Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee is Canada’s champion Female Turf Horse after winning three of eight starts including the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Gulfstream and Woodbine’s Canadian Stakes (G2). Trained by Kevin Attard, the 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind is now 26-12-2-2 with $652,018 in earnings. 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 breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Midnight Bisou wins Apple Blossom (G1) to complete big weekend for OBS April grads

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou wrapped up a big weekend for the upcoming OBS April Sale and its graduates with a rousing victory in Sunday’s Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was last of six in the early going, but rallied to reach contention on the turn then ran down a stubborn Escape Clause in a stretch long battle and scored by a nose. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she picked up her eighth graded stakes win at six different racetracks. She’s now 14-8-3-3 for her career record and has earned $2,405,000. She was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

April Sale graduates were first and third in a pair of Saturday stakes races.

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole took the lead at the start of the $490,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn Park, fought off an early and persistent challenge by two time defending champion Whitmoreand drew away in deep stretch to win by 2-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Bourbon Cowboy (April ’14, August ’13) checked in third. It’s the first graded stakes victory and fifth straight win for the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 9-6-2-1 with $701,510 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $140,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Altamira Racing Stable and Slam Dunk Racing’s Painting Corners led every step of the way in the $78,850 Mizdirection Stakes at Santa Anita, scoring by a length and a half, with fellow OBS April graduate Go On Mary (April ’16) finishing third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Pleasant Strike, purchased for $40,000 out of the Woodside Ranch consignment at the 2016 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 18-6-2-4 for trainer Peter Miller, she has earned $265,227 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS April grads score pair of Saturday stakes wins

On the eve of the 2019 sale, OBS April graduates were first and third in a pair of Saturday stakes races.

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole took the lead at the start of the $490,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn Park, fought off an early and persistent challenge by two time defending champion Whitmore and drew away in deep stretch to win by 2-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Bourbon Cowboy (April ’14, August ’13) checked in third. It’s the first graded stakes victory and fifth straight win for the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 9-6-2-1 with $701,510 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $140,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Altamira Racing Stable and Slam Dunk Racing’s Painting Corners led every step of the way in the $78,850 Mizdirection Stakes at Santa Anita, scoring by a length and a half, with fellow OBS April graduate Go On Mary (April ’16) finishing third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Pleasant Strike, purchased for $40,000 out of the Woodside Ranch consignment at the 2016 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 18-6-2-4 for trainer Peter Miller, she has earned $265,227 to date. watch her under tack video

Out for a Spin, World of Trouble score Grade One wins

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Commonwealth Stable’s Out for a Spin, overlooked at 52-1, pressed the pace in the early going of Keeneland’s $500,000 Ashland Stakes (G1), took the lead between horses on the turn, fought the length of the stretch and prevailed by a neck. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, where she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Now 5-3-0-1 for trainer Dallas Stewart, she has earned $354,903 to date. watch her under tack video

 

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble tracked the leaders wide down the backstretch of Aqueduct’s $400,000 Carter Handicap (G1) on Saturday, swept toward the front on the turn, opened daylight in the stretch and coasted home a winner by half a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 11-7-2-1 with $891,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

 

X Y Jet, Coal Front score OBS double in Dubai

It was a good day in the desert for OBS graduates, with X Y Jet taking the Golden Shaheen (G1) and Coal Front scoring in the Godolphin Mile (G2) on Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan.

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The third time was the charm for Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet in the $2,500,000 Golden Shaheen (G1). After a narrow loss to fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits a year ago and a second place finish in 2016, the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos took the lead at the start and never looked back, leading from gate to wire and scoring by a length and a half. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he now boasts five graded stakes wins, compiled a 25-12-7-2 career record and earned $3,098,609 to date. The two time OBS graduate was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

It’s the eighth victory in the Golden Shaheen (G1) by an OBS graduate. Mind Your Biscuits took the last two renewals, following Secret Circle (2015), Big City Man (2009), Saratoga County (2005) and Caller One in 2001 and 2002.

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front sat just off the pace on the outside in the $1,500,000 Godolphin Mile (G2), went after last year’s winner Heavy Metal (GB) down the stretch and caught him in the shadow of the wire for the victory. It’s the third straight graded stakes win and fifth overall for the newest OBS millionaire, now 9-7-0-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher with $1,679,138 in earnings. The 5-year-old son of Stay Thirsty was purchased for $575,000 by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta at the 2016 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

 

St. Joe Bay scores in Santa Anita’s San Carlos Stakes

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Hronis Racing LLC’s St. Joe Bay quickly opened up a daylight lead in Saturday’s $200,702 San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita and held it to the wire, cruising to victory by three lengths. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by John Sadler, now 36-7-7-6 with earnings of $734,515. A two time OBS graduate, he was first consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

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Dennis G. Smith, Span Investments Inc. and George DeBenedicty’s Trenchtown Cat hopped straight from a maiden special victory into Saturday’s $125,000 Sanibel Island Stakes at Gulfstream, took command from the start and led all the way, holding on gamely to score by a neck. A 3-year-old old daughter of Discreet Cat, she was purchased for $36,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Rohan Crichton, who signed the ticket at the sale, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $111,125. watch her under tack video

OBS graduates were 1-2 3 in a pair of stakes races on Florida Cup Day at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday.

William Stiritz’s Wildwood’s Beauty took the $115,000 Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes, tracking fellow OBS graduate Eyeinthesky (October ’17) early and then charging past her in the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory. Here Comes Jackie (March ’18) was a neck back completing the OBS trifecta. It was the stakes debut for the winner, a 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, now 5-2-3-0 with $134,340 in earnings for trainer Scott Becker. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2017 October Yearling Sale, she was purchased by Mr. Stiritz for $47,000.

OBS Yearling Sale graduates dominated the $115,000 Pleasant Acres Stallions Distaff Turf Stakes, with Sabal Racing Stable’s Crown and Sugar surging three wide to the lead in the stretch and beating Bitacora (August ’15) by 2-3/4 lengths. Supercommittee (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Crown of Thorns, purchased for $1,500 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 August Sale. Trained by Darien Rodriguez, she’s now 23-11-1-1 and has earned $217,637 to date.

April graduate Mr Melody a millionaire after Grade One win in Japan

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Green Fields Co. Ltd.’s Mr Melody is the newest OBS millionaire after finding room in between horses in the stretch of Sunday’s $2,075,000 Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1) at Chukyo Racecourse and scoring by half a length. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Scat Daddy, consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, and purchased for $400,000 by Narvick International after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Hideaki Fujiwara, he’s now 10-4-3-0 and has earned $2,011,108. watch his under tack video   
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April grad By My Standards wins the Louisiana Derby

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Allied Racing Stable, LLC’s By My Standards jumped from a maiden win last month straight into Saturday’s $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds, but took the class jump in stride. Dismissed at 22-1, the colt by OBS graduate Goldencents stayed close early, challenged the leader in the final sixteenth and was best by three quarters of a length. Now 5-2-2-1 for trainer Bret Calhoun, he has earned $653,710 to date. Consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, he was purchased by J. Stevens Bloodstock, Agent, for $150,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

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Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Gladiator King took the lead at the start of Gulfstream Park’s $97,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3), set the pace, shook loose after straightening away in the stretch and cruised to a four length victory. It’s the second stakes win and first graded victory for the 3-year-old colt by Curlin, who went through the ring at the 2018 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Jaime Mejia, he’s now 12-4-1-1and has earned $170,500 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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OGMA Investments LLC’s Brunette Princess was outrun early in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Any Limit Stakes on Saturday, but found her best stride in deep stretch and was up in time to finish in a dead heat for the victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Bodemeister, trained by Gustavo Delgado, now 7-2-3-1 with $95,105 in earnings. Consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, she went through the ring after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

Ron Paolucci Racing LLC’s Totally Obsessed picked up the first stakes win of her career on Saturday at Mahoning Valley Race Course, taking the lead at the start of the $75,000 Southern Park Stakes and never looking back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory. The 3-year-old filly by Tale of Ekati was purchased for $50,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 9-4-2-0 for trainer Gary Johnson, she has earned $153,517 to date. watch her under tack video

Mark Norman and Normand Stables LLC’s Shes Our Fastest saved ground in the early going of the $50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, slipped through on the inside passing the eighth pole and drew away late to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Oratory, trained by Scott Gelner, now 15-5-3-2 with $183,110 in earnings. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $50,000 out of the Stephens Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

Midnight Bisou best in Oaklawn’s Azeri Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou saved ground in the early going of Saturday’s $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn, waited for room after turning for home, slipped between horses to take command in the final furlong and was best by a length at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate champion Shamrock Rose (April ’17) checked in third. That’s seven graded stakes wins 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’s now 12-7-3-3 and has earned $1,955,000 to date. watch her under tack video

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Naveed Chowhan’s America’s Tale sat just off the pace in the Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream on Saturday, moved to battle fellow OBS graduate Razorback Lady (June ’17, October ’15) in the stretch, took the lead late and eased away to beat her by a length and a quarter. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Gio Ponti, now 17-6-3-1 for trainer Bernard Flint with earnings of $390,853. She was consigned to the 2017 OBS March Sale by Eisaman Equine, and went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

March graduate Drafted rallies to take Meydan’s Mahab Al Shimaal Stakes

Misty Hollow Farm’s Drafted came from off the pace and closed with a rush to get up late and take the $300,000 Mahab Al Shimaal Stakes (G3) at Meydan on Saturday by a neck. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Field Commission, trained by Doug Watson, now 12-6-1-0 with earnings of $551,633. He was the first horse to come out of a 2016 two-year-old in training sale and break his maiden, setting a track record in his debut at Keeneland. A two time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video  video of the race

Jeltrin, A Thread of Blue score in Gulfstream graded stakes

OBS graduates posted a pair of graded stakes victories on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

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ADR Racing Stable LLC’s Jeltrin was ignored at odds of 51-1 in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2), but the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar stayed close early and then wore down the leaders with a relentless drive down the stretch and got up to win by a head in the final strides. Consigned by C & J Stable to the 2018 OBS April Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under tack eighth in :10 flat. It’s her first stakes score, and leaves her with a 6-2-1-1 record. Trained by Alexis Delgado, she has earned $158,588 to date. watch her under tack video

 

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Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue sat just off the early leaders in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3), took command on the outside approaching the head of the stretch and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Casa Creed (January ’17) to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the third straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Hard Spun, who breezed 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. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, he’s now 7-4-1-1 with earnings of $241,590.  watch his under tack video

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McShane Racing LLC’s Stubbins had no worries when Saturday’s $100,000 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita was moved to the main track, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to an eighth length victory over fellow OBS graduate Neptune’s Storm (April ’18). It’s the third straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Morning Line, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 5-3-1-1 with $146,400 in earnings. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

C. N. Parravicino’s Celestial Storm led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $119,500 Barbados Gold Cup on Saturday at Garrison Savannah, with Infrared (April ’15, August ’14) half a length back in second and Night Prowler (March ’14) checking in third. The winner, a 5-year-old mare by Get Stormy, was purchased for $14,000 out of the Randy Bradshaw consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :22 2/5. Now 20-9-4-4 for trainer Roger Parravicino, she has earned $66,875 to date. watch her under tack video

Kazumi Yoshida’s Fossamagna, an impressive winner in his December debut at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan, returned to action on Saturday at Nakayama and was an easy winner in a $123,000 Weight for Age allowance test. The 3-year-old son of War Front, fourth in a G3 race in his only other start, is two for three and has earned $177,965 for trainer Kazuo Fujisawa. He was purchased by Narvick International, Agent for Katsumi Yoshida, for $725,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video   watch a video of the race

Coal Front captures Oaklawn’s Razorback Handicap

Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front tried two turns for the first time in Oaklawn’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) on President’s Day, and the 5-year-old son of Stay Thirsty pressed the pace, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to win by a neck and pick up his fourth graded stakes victory. Purchased for $575,000 by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta at the 2016 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, he’s now 8-6-0-0 and has earned $777,280 to date for trainer Todd Pletcher. watch his under tack video

March grads Mucho Gusto, Gunmetal Gray one-two in Santa Anita’s Robert F. Lewis

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Mucho Gusto moved up outside the leader to take command of Santa Anita’s $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita turning for home and drew off down the stretch to score by 4-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Gunmetal Gray (March ’18), who rallied from last for the place. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, winner of Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at two. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 4-3-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $234,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Mucho Gusto is the third OBS March graduate to win the Robert B. Lewis (G3), following Crown of Thorns in 2007 and Lombo last year. OBS April graduate I’ll Have Another took the 2011 renewal.

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Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue went right to the front at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park and never looked back, coasting to victory by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Hard Spun, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, now 6-3-1-1 with earnings of $151,380. He breezed 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

Misty Hollow Farm’s Drafted came out of the turn last of six in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Stakes (G3) on Thursday at Meydan Race Course, but swept past the leaders in deep stretch and eased away to a three-quarter length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Field Commission, a two time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale, he was sold for $35,000 at the 2016 March Sale by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Doug Watson, he’s now 11-5-1-0 and has earned $341,633 to date. watch his under tack video   watch a video of the race

On the same card at Meydan, Phoenix Ladies Syndicate’s unbeaten Golden Jaguar made it two for two, picking up his first stakes victory with a 2-1/2 length score in the $100,000 Meydan Classic Trial, running the 1,400 meters on the turf in a stakes record 1:24.29. The 3-year-old colt by Animal Kingdom, trained by Ahmad bin Harmash, has earned $80,423 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video  watch a video of the race

Midnight Bisou takes the Houston Ladies Classic Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou was last in the early going of Sunday’s $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic Stakes (G3) at Sam Houston, but closed with a rush in the final sixteenth to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the sixth graded stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 12-6-3-3 with $1,745,000 in earnings. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. watch her under tack video

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble made short work of his overmatched rivals in Saturday’s $150,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes, leading from gate to wire and winning by 2-3/4 lengths in a race run on the main track due to the weather. That’s five stakes wins for the grade one stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, to the 2016 August Yearling Sale. Now 10-6-2-1 for trainer Jason Servis, he has earned $671,400 to date.

OBS grads Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal win Eclipse Awards

OBS 2-year-old sale graduates Shamrock Rose and Stormy Liberal have won 2018 Eclipse Awards.

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose, voted 2018’s Champion Female Sprinter, ended her 3-year-old campaign with four straight stakes wins, the last a victory in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). The newly turned 4-year-old daughter of First Dude was purchased for $120,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She’s the second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award, following in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who accomplished the feat in 2011. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal wrapped up his 2018 campaign with a successful defense of his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and earned the Eclipse Award as 2018’s Champion Male Turf Horse.  It was the fourth straight stakes win for the now 7-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he has captured eight stakes races, compiled a 31-12-9-1 career record and earned $1,938,930 to date. watch his under tack video

Starship Jubilee leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins at Gulfstream Saturday on Sunshine Millions Day.

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Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee successfully defended her title in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes, coming from off the pace to take charge in the stretch and draw off to a 4-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bitacora (August ’15) with Mrs. Ramona G. (March ’17, August ’16) completing a 1-2-3 OBS sweep. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, now 26-12-2-2 with $652,018 in earnings for trainer Kevin Attard. The two-time OBS graduate 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 breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

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Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes rallied to roll past the leaders in the final furlong of the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes, easing away late to score by a length and a half. That’s five stakes wins for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Crowe’s Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 24-10-7-1 and has earned $520,620 to date. watch his under tack video

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Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Quijote relaxed off a blistering pace in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes, but swung wide for the drive, ran past the leaders in the final sixteenth and drew off to win by 3-3/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Sweetontheladies (April ’16) checking in third. Both the winner and third place finisher ran in the OBS Sprint Stakes in November. It’s the third stakes score for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Pomeroy, trained by Georgina Baxter, now 24-8-4-1 with $395,065 in earnings. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, to the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale, he was purchased by Midwest for $25,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

Kallenberg Farms’ Forever Liesl scored her first stakes win in the $100,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct on Saturday, trailing early but rallying to take command a furlong from home and drawing away late to win by 4-1/4 lengths. The 5-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Mineshaft was consigned to the 2016 OBS June Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, where she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5. Trained by Michelle Nevin, she’s now 16-5-5-3 and has earned $289,564.  watch her under tack video

Ruis Racing LLC’s Midnight Pleasure was last in the early going of the $50,000 Forego Stakes on Friday at Turfway Park, but came flying on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final strides to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Midnight Lute, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was sold by Randy Miles, Agent, for $310,000 to Ruis Racing at the 2016 April Sale. Trained by Mick Ruis, he’s now 21-5-2-6 and has earned $247,298 to date. watch his under tack video

Doctor Mounty takes Gulfstream’s Tropical Turf Stakes

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Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty was last going in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, but swung out on the turn, closed on the outside down the stretch and ran past the leaders late to win by a length. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Street Sense, purchased for $170,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Now 25-7-5-3 for trainer Shug McGaughey, he has earned $419,820 to date. watch his under tack video

Gunmetal Gray scores in Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes

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Hollendorfer LLC, Pearl Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Gunmetal Gray trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,702 Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, but circled horses on the turn to reach contention and then ran past the field in the final furlong to score by a length. He’s the fourth OBS graduate to win the Sham Stakes. Goldencents (June ’12) won the 2013 renewal, followed by Calculator (April ’14) in 2015 and Collected (March ’15) a year later. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, second in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1) in September. Now 5-2-1-0 with earnings of $217,200 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, he was purchased for $225,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

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

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing Stable LLC’s Casa Creed stalked the pace in the $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes, fought to take the lead in deep stretch then held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Henley’s Joy (April ’18) and beat him by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed, purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Bill Mott, he’s now 5-2-0-0 and has earned $111,408 to date.

 

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e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Seismic Jolt turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was sold for $800,000 by Ocala Stud at the 2018 April Sale. After breaking his maiden in December at Gulfstream, the 3-year-old colt by Kantharos stepped into Saturday’s $75,000 Limehouse Stakes, took command on the turn and cruised home from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. Now 4-2-1-0 for trainer David Fawkes, he has earned $90,170.  watch his under tack video

Karl Pergola’s Woman At the Well led all the way to win the $65,000 Bold Ego Handicap at Sunland Park on Sunday, racing wide on the turn and then drawing away down the stretch to score by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Old Fashioned, trained by Martin Weston, now 9-5-1-1 with $143,290 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale and then was purchased for $55,000 out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2017 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video