Eda scores in Santa Anita’s Anoakia Stakes

OBS graduates posted pair of stakes wins at Santa Anita over the weekend.

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Baoma Corporation’s Eda sat just off the lead in the early going of Sunday’s $79,000 Anoakia Stakes, took command a quarter mile out and cruised from there to a 2-1/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Benedict Canyon (April ’21) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Munnings, purchased for $550,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :10 flat, Now 4-2-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $130,000 to date. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

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CBYT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm pressed the pace in the $75,000 Lure Stakes on Saturday, took the lead a furlong from home and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Order and Law (April ’18) to score by a neck. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 5-year-old multiple graded stakes winning gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, now 24-8-4-6 with $981,865 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

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Andry G. Blanco’s Peter D led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $60,000 Journeyman Stud Juvenile Stakes at Gulfstream. The 2-year-old Florida-bred son of He’s Had Enough chased the leaders from the inside, swung out for the drive, took over past the eighth pole and scored by a length and a half over Mr Rum Runner (April ’21), with C My Meister (March ’21) settling for third. Trained by his owner, his first stakes victory leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and earnings of $51,444. Consigned by Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds to the 2021 OBS June Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Steve Landers Racing LLC’s He’smyhoneybadger scored his first stakes victory in Keeneland’s $150,000 Perryville Stakes on Saturday, relaxing off the pace, swinging wide into the lane, reaching the lead in deep stretch and winning by a head at the wire. The 3-year-old colt by Daredevil, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2020 OBS March Sale, was purchased for $85,000 out of the Advanced Thoroughbreds consignment. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s 10-4-3-1 and has earned $321,824 to date. watch his under tack video      March Sale walking video

Change of Control scores in Keeneland’s Franklin County Stakes

Perry Harrison’s Change of Control sat just off the pace Keeneland’s $150,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (G3), went after the leader after turning for home, took charge a sixteenth out and scored by a length and a half. It’s the fourth 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. Now 30-8-6-8 for trainer Michelle Lovell, she has earned $656,775 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

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Commonwealth New Era Racing’s Aug Lutes relaxed off the pace in Belmont’s $100,000 Glen Cove Stakes, swung wide on the turn and into the stretch, caught fellow OBS graduate Bay Storm (April ’20) inside the eighth pole and beat her to the wire by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent, to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale where she was purchased for $70,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Mike Trombetta, she’s now 5-4-1-0 and has earned $147,165. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds, Edwin S. Barker and Titletown Racing Stables Morning Twilight is two for two and a stakes winner after pressing the pace in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes, taking over after turning for home and drawing away late to romp by 7-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Circle Back Girl (March ’21) checked in third. A two-time OBS graduate, the 2-year-old daughter of Morning Line was sold by Select Sales at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased by West Point for $310,000 out of the Two Oaks Equine consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she has earned $83,257. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

California Angel captures Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes

Chris Walsh’s California Angel trailed in the early going of Keeneland’s $200,000 Jessamine Stakes (G2) on Wednesday, but circled horses to reach contention on the turn, closed steadily on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final strides to win by a head. It was the stakes debut for the 2-year-old filly by California Chrome, now 3-2-01 with $213,700 in earnings for trainer George Leonard, III. At the 2021 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased for $5,500 out of the Little Farm Equine consignment. watch her under tack video 

Special Reserve scores in Keeneland’s Phoenix Stakes

Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) in Friday’s $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, pressing the pace, taking charge after turning for home and holding off a strong late run to score by a head. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Midshipman, trained by Mike Maker, now 22-8-2-7 with $638,647 in earnings. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $140,000. watch his under tack video:

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber’s God of Love, off to a troubled start in the $251,200 Cup and Saucer Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine, rallied on the outside in the turn and down the stretch, took command a sixteenth from home and scored by a length and three quarters. Unplaced in his September debut for trainer Mark Casse, the 2-year-old by Cupid is now 2-1-0-0 and has earned $120,586. Consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Golden Thoroughbreds Training and Sales, he was purchased for $100,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Medina Spirit romps in Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Medina Spirit is on his way to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) after going straight to the lead in Santa Anita’s $301,500 Awesome Again Stakes (G1), turning back a challenge on the turn for home then drawing away in the stretch to score by five lengths. It was the first test against older horses for the Kentucky Derby (G1) winning 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Protonico, trained by Bob Baffert, now 9-5-3-1 with four stakes wins and earnings of $2,525,200.  A two-time OBS graduate, he was 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 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2020 June Sale by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables after he breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show. under tack video:

 

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Lawrence Goichman’s Myhartblongstodady led early in Friday’s $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes at Belmont, was headed on the backstretch, took the lead back a furlong out and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the third stakes victory for the 6-year-old mare by Scat Daddy, trained by Jorge Abreu, now 15-6-3-3 with $442,966 in earnings. Consigned to the 2017 OBS Spring Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

Winning Stables, Inc.’s Xy Speed stalked the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes, took charge after turning for home, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late challenge and was best by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of First Samurai, purchased for $125,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Gerald S. Bennett, he’s now 18-8-2-1 and has earned $228,690 to date. watch his under tack video

Corniche takes Santa Anita’s American Pharoah Stakes

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Speedway Stables LLC’s Corniche punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) with a frontrunning victory in Friday’s $301,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. The 2021 OBS Spring Sale topper took the lead at the start and never looked back, shrugging off a challenge on the turn then drawing away down the stretch to a 3-1/4 length score. A winner at first asking at Del Mar, the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Bob Baffert, is now two for two and has earned $222,000. Consigned to the Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for $1,500,000 by Speedway Stables. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Bella Sofia scores in Belmont’s Gallant Bloom Handicap

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Michael Imperio, Medallion Racing, Sofia Soares, Vincent S. Scuderi and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Bella Sofia took the lead at the start of Belmont’s $232,500 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) and never looked back, pulling away down the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Lady Rocket (April ’19, October ’18). Rudy Rodriguez trains the 3-year-old filly by Awesome Patriot, who has posted three stakes wins, compiled a 5-4-1-0 record and earned $542,600. She was purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent, at the 2020 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

A pair of October Yearling Sale graduates scored stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Outfoxed was held off the pace in the early going of the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes, swung outside and swept to the lead with a rush on the turn then drew off down the stretch and scored by 9-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate My Sassenach (April ’21) settled for third. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Valiant Minister, a two-time OBS graduate. Sold first by Abbie Road Farm at the 2020 October Yearling Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2021 Spring Sale and was purchased for $360,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment. Now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Bill Mott, she has earned $372,000 to date. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $75,000 Hollywood Beach Stakes, tracking pacesetting Nerve (April ’21) around the turn, reaching even terms a furlong from home and proving best by a head at the wire. Barone Casco (April ’21, October ’20) checked in third. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Not This Time, trained by Ron Spatz, now 5-3-1-0 with $107,490 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 Fall Mixed Sale. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Exline-Border Racing LLC, SAF Racing and Richard Hausman’s Lady Mystify stalked the early leaders in Saturday’s $200,000 Remington Park Oaks (G3), moved up to take charge in mid-stretch and drew off late to a three length victory. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini, trained by Peter Eurton, leaving her with a 6-3-1-1 record and $217,520 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale, then sold to Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing, for $325,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2020 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Iris Smith Stable, LLC’s Shipsational pressed the pace in Sunday’s $139,500 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont, rallied to take command at the eighth pole and eased away late to win by two lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Surprise Boss (March ’21) finishing third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old colt by Midshipman, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2021 OBS March Sale and was purchased for $210,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Edward R. Barker, he has earned $141,250. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

SAB Stable Inc.’s Everett’s Song was four wide and off the early pace in Saturday’s $275,000 Harrods Creek Stakes at Churchill Downs, came after the leaders from the outside in the lane, reached the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by 2-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate He’smyhoneybadger (March ’20). It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Liam’s Map, purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Dale Bennett, he’s now 4-3-1-0 and has earned $226,525. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC’s Bossy Moment picked up her first stakes victory in the $102,250 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks on Saturday at Prairie Meadows. The 3-year-old daughter of Street Boss, trained by Lynn Chleborad, was up close early, took charge on the turn and drew off down the stretch to win by 6-3/4 lengths. Now 14-4-2-4, she has earned $178,260 to date. Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, she was sold for $50,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

Spring Sale grad by Frankel impressive in debut at Chantilly

Jean-Pierre Joseph Dubois, Jean-Etienne Dubois, Ecurie Hunter Valley, Haras d’Etreham, Ecurie Billon, Ecurie Elag, Fabrice Chappet & Hubert Guy’s Onesto turned in a spectacular debut at Chantilly on Friday, turning last into the final straight and blowing past the field to score by 2-1/2 lengths for trainer Fabrice Chappet. The 2-year-old colt by Frankel, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before being purchased for $535,000 by Hubert Guy Bloodstock. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video  video of the race

Hidden Connection romps in Churchill’s Pocahontas Stakes

Hidden Brook Farm and Black Type Thoroughbreds’ Hidden Connection is two for two and a graded stakes winner. She was up close early in Saturday’s $299,700 Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, took charge on the turn then drew away down the stretch to a 9-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Connect is a two-time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2021 Spring Sale, then purchased for $85,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Bret Calhoun, she has earned $207,525 to date. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

OBS graduates posted a trio of stakes wins on Saturday at Laurel.

Rockingham Ranch and David A Bernsen LLC’S Jalen Journey was awarded victory in the $200,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (G3) when interfered with in the final sixteenth. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old Florida-bred son of With Distinction, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 16-8-2-1 with earnings of $503,674. He was sold for $14,000 by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Full of Run Racing, LLC and Madaket Stables LLC’s Dreamalildreamofu tracked the leader in the $100,000 Twixt Stakes, wore her down in the stretch and was up late to score by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Josie (March ’19) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Commissioner, a two-time OBS graduate, sold first at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale, then 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. Now 12-5-2-3 for trainer Brad Cox, she has earned $289,403. watch her under tack video

Team Hanley’s Captain Bombastic moved up on the rail, took the lead going to the turn in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes and was never headed, hanging on gamely to score by a length. Fellow OBS graduate Phat Man (March ’16) rallied to finish third and was placed second via disqualification. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Forty Tales colt, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 14-5-2-2 with earnings of $486,800. Consigned to the 2019 OBS March Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, he was sold for $80,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Gentry Farms’ (A.P. Gentry) Eldon’s Prince scored his second straight stakes victory on Saturday at Gulfstream, relaxing off the pace in the early going, then turning in a strong stretch drive to prove best by a head in the $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr., he has earned $99,675. The 2-year-old colt by Cairo Prince breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased for $280,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

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KAM Racing Stables’ Manhattan Up took Sunday’s $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Stakes, coming from just off the pace and easing away late to win by a length and a half, with fellow OBS graduate Bold Endeavor (April ’18) settling for third.   It’s the first stakes score for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed son of Street Boss, purchased for $52,000 out of the Grassroots Training & sales consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Trained by Jonathan Wong, he has compiled a 22-4-4-3 career record and earned $246,467. watch his under tack video

 

D. J. Stable LLC’s Diamond City picked a nice spot to break his maiden, taking charge of Woodbine’s $130,750 Ontario Racing Stakes a furlong out and winning by a length and three quarters. Third in his first two starts, the 2-year-old colt by Shackleford, trained by Mark Casse, has earned $71,341. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, Agent, he was sold for $290,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video    Spring Sale walking video

 

Bay Storm best in Belmont’s Christiecat Stakes

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Bridlewood Farm’s Bay Storm went straight to the front in Friday’s $100,000 Christiecat Stakes on the turf at Belmont, set the pace into the stretch, opened daylight a furlong from home and scored by three lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Tuscan Queen (April ’20) checked in third.  It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Kantharos, trained by Jonathan Thomas, now 4-2-0-1 with $110,680 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $400,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Starship Bonita leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Sheer Drama Stakes

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Starship Stables and Steven Dwoskin’s Starship Bonita, last of seven in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream Park, moved up on the turn, came out for the drive, caught stablemate and fellow OBS graduate Starship Nala (January ’17) a sixteenth out and beat her by three quarters of a length. Thissmytime (April ’19) completed the OBS grad trifecta. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray, winner of the Sheer Drama at three and now 20-4-3-3 for trainer Steve Dwoskin with $577,237 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $72,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2017 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

Terry Hamilton, Brian A. Lynch and Gary Baber’s Tobys Heart saved ground off the pace in Sunday’s $487,950 Music City Stakes, rallied on the rail to take command after straightening away in the stretch and drew off late to score by 2-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Risky Reward (April ’20) settled for third. That’s three stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of OBS graduate Jack Milton, consigned by Bold Arrow Thoroughbreds to the 2020 OBS March Sale, and sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brian Lynch, she’s now 8-4-1-1 and has earned $494,750. watch her under tack video

Snapper Sinclair scores in Kentucky Downs’ TVG Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Snapper Sinclair took the lead at the start of Wednesday’s $400,000 TVG Stakes at Kentucky Downs and was never headed en route to victory by three quarters of a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 6-year-old son of City Zip, purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s compiled a 33-7-8-4 career record with $1,793,340 in earnings. under tack video:

 

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: