Shang Shang Shang scores in Royal Ascot’s Norfolk Stakes

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Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang took the lead at the start of the Norfolk Stakes (G2) against the boys at Royal Ascot on Thursday and led all the way, holding off a late charge to win by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Shanghai Bobby provided a quick return on investment, breaking her maiden at first asking at Keeneland on April 26 in her only other start. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment by Breeze Easy for $200,000 at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She had been sold previously as a short yearling by Summerfield at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Wesely Ward, she has earned $101,524 to date. watch her under tack video

Mr. Misunderstood captures Churchill’s Wise Dan Stakes

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood overcame a bump at the start of Saturday’s $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, sat just off the pace, rallied down the stretch and took over late to win by half a length. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, winner of the Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) over the same course last November. Now 17-10-2-0 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $574,714 to date. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp., Walder Racing and Marshall Mack’s Bitacora relaxed off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch Stakes at Gulfstream Park, rallied to reach the leaders a sixteenth from home and edged ahead late to beat fellow OBS graduate Unbridled Courage (June ’14) by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Dominus, sold by Silver Oaks Farm for $42,000 at the 2015 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 22-5-7-0 for trainer Peter Walder, she has earned $242,275 to date.Selected Sale Conformation Photo

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay scored her third straight stakes win in the $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes at Emerald Downs on Saturday, tracking the leader into the stretch before taking the lead inside the final furlong and drawing off to a four length victory. The 4-year-old City Zip filly was sold for $150,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Blaine Wright, she’s now 11-6-1-1 and has earned $160,997. watch her under tack video

Paved wins Santa Anita’s Honeymoon Stakes

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Ciaglia Racing LLC and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Paved stayed off the pace in the early going in Saturday’s $200,060 Honeymoon Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, but she rallied on the turn, came between horses to take command in the stretch and drew away late to win by 3-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Ms Peintour (June ’17, April ’17) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, who beat the boys earlier in the year in the El Camino Real Derby.  Now 6-3-0-3 for trainer Michael McCarthy, she has earned $242,640 to date. She was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $320,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette had one horse beaten on the backstretch of Churchill’s $100,000 Mint Julep Handicap (G3) on Saturday, but the 4-year-old daughter of Wilburn closed down the stretch and got up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s her third graded stakes win and leaves her with a 17-8-0-3 career record and earnings of $568,479. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 at the 2016 OBS June Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Miller for $28,000 from Bobby Jones Equine LLC & Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent. watch her under tack video

Leonard C. Green’s Sower is now three for three and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and winning the $150,000 Jersey Girl Stakes by 4-3/4 lengths at Belmont Park on Sunday. Fellow OBS graduate Take Charge Paula (March ’17) checked in third. Sower is trained by Linda Rice, who purchased the now 3-year-old filly by Flatter for $120,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in : 10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber and John C. Oxley’s unbeaten Road to Victory, idle since capturing Churchill’s Golden Rod Stakes (G2) in November, returned to the races in style, rallying to take charge of Woodbine’s $100,00 Alywow stakes a furlong from home and besting fellow OBS graduate Originator (June ’17) by a length and a half. Now three for three for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $191,086 to date. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2017 OBS April Sale before she was purchased for $500,000 by Justin Casse, Agent, out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch her under tack video

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Heczor Investment Corp.’s King Humor is also three for three and a stakes winner after going to the lead early in Thursday’s $75,000 Ocala Flame Stakes at Gulfstream Park and staying there all the way, scoring by half a length. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., the 3-year-old colt by Distorted Humor has earned $101,325 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he sold for $50,000. watch his under tack video

 

e Five Racing Stable’s Florida Fuego came around horses on the turn in Wednesday’s $75,000 Liza Jane Stakes at Gulfstream Park, closed on the outside down the stretch and was up in the last jump to win by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Writer’s Almanac (April ’17) was another length back in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, now 6-3-0-1 for trainer David Fawkes with $154,935 in earnings. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before she was she was purchased for $70,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Lipstick City captures Gulfstream’s Christmas Past Stakes

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Steve Laymon, William G. Robbins & Richard F. Broadbent IV’s Lipstick City trailed in the early going of the $75,000 Christmas Past Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Thursday, but rallied on the inside to reach contention in the stretch, took command a furlong out and drew off to win by 3-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Temple Fur (April ’15) checked in third. It’s the second stakes victory for the 4-year-old filly by City Zip, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $165,000 out of the  Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. Now 10-4-3-1-1 and trained by David Fawkes, she has earned $154,699 to date. watch her under tack video

The Lieutenant wins Golden Gate’s All American Stakes

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s The Lieutenant, a half brother to Derby and Preakness winner Justify, made his way through traffic on the turn in Golden Gate’s $100,000 All American Stakes (G3) on Memorial Day, ran past the leaders in the final sixteenth and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Street Sense, trained by Michael McCarthy, now 12-4-1-1 with $209,537 in earnings. Consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc., Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $185,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

Madaket Stables LLC, Ten Strike Racing and Zayat Stables, LLC’s Ezmosh took the short way home in Saturday’s $100,000 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3), staying on the rail all the way, taking command in the stretch and drawing off late to score by 2-1/2 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Pont Du Gord (August ’16). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Tizway, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale where he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 9-3-2-1 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $154,480 to date. watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan defended his title in Belmont’s $125,000 Kingston Stakes on Memorial Day, rallying wide into the stretch, closing strongly to reach the lead at the sixteenth pole and going on from there to score by a length and three quarters.  His third stakes victory gives the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Spring At Last a 19-7-3-3 record with earnings of $572,923 for trainer Chad Brown. He was sold for $135,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.   watch his under tack video

Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Factorofwon tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $101,690 Black Pearl Stakes on the turf course at Santa Anita, rallied on the outside after leaving the hill and got up in the final yards to win by half a length. The 3-year-old colt by The Factor sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold for $150,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 8-2-0-2 for trainer Mark Glatt, he has earned $91,375. watch his under tack video 

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man scored his third straight stakes win on Saturday at Evangeline Downs, rallying from off the pace to take command of the $75,000 Louisiana Legends Sprint Stakes a furlong from home and easing away to win by a length and a half. Trained by Ron Fauncheux, the victory leaves him with a 26-8-4-3 career record and $307,055 in earnings. After working an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5, the 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos was purchased for $125,000 out  of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video 

Scrivener Stables Trust Factor went to the front in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Legends Turf Stakes at Evangeline Downs, shook off a challenge on the turn and held on gamely to win by a length. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of Paddy O’Prado, trained by Mike Maker, now 18-8-4-3 with earnings of $335,958. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, he was purchased for $12,000 by Karen Scrivener out of the  Potrero Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Mark Norman and Normand Stables LLC’s Shes Our Fastest picked up her second stakes win on Saturday at Lone Star Park, taking charge of the $65,000 Texas Stallion Stakes in the stretch and drawing away in style to win by 6-3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old filly by Oratory sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show before she was purchased for $50,000 out of the Stephens Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. Trained by Paul Duhon, she’s now 9-3-3-0 and has earned $120,550 to date. watch her under tack video

Mitole scores in Pimlico’s Chick Lang Stakes

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole gave nothing else a chance in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico, taking the lead shortly after the break, opening a long lead in the lane and coasting home to a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Eskendereya, now 7-4-2-1 for trainer Steve Asmussen with earnings of $348,710. 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

 

LNJ Foxwoods and NK Racing’s Explorer made his debut in a $55,725 Maiden Special Weight test on Friday at Santa Anita and got his career off to an impressive start, going right to the front and never looking back en route to a four length win. Bob Baffert trains the 3-year-old colt by Orb, who picked up $32,400 for his effort. He breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased by the team of Solis/Litt for $1,250,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Blended Citizen takes Belmont’s Peter Pan Stakes

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Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing LLC’s Blended Citizen warmed up for a run at the Belmont Stakes (G1),  charging wide on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $350,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont, taking command inside the sixteenth pole and easing away to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Proud Citizen, purchased for $85,000 out of the Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne) consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 1/5. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 10-3-0-2 and has earned $406,854 to date. watch his under tack video

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Kent Spellman’s Kirby’s Penny tried stakes company for the first time in the $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (G3) on Saturday at Belmont Park, rallied from just off the pace to wear down the leaders in the stretch and won going away by a length and a half. The 5-year-old daughter of Macho Uno, trained by Wesley Ward, is now 12-7-2-0 and has earned $338,916. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan tracked the leader in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Big Drama Stakes on Saturday, took over leaving the eighth pole and scored by a length and three quarters, with fellow OBS graduate Hy Riverside (April ’14) checking in third. The 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale then purchased for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after he breezed a  quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. A six time stakes winner for trainer Eddie Plesa, he has compiled a 29-9-6-6 record and has earned $738,560. watch his under tack video

 

Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage overcame a sluggish start in Sunday’s $90,000 Gold Fever Stakes at Belmont, battled down the stretch in the mud and was best by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate A Different Style (March ’17) finished third. The graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, who took Belmont’s Futurity Stakes (G3) at two, is now 5-3-2-0 for trainer Chad Brown and has earned $266,400 to date. He worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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Kaleem Shah’s Tijori got her career off on the right foot Friday at Santa Anita, taking the lead at the start of a $55,035 maiden special weight test and never looking back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trained by Simon Callaghan, who indicated he’s pointing her for either the Astoria Stakes on Belmont weekend or a trip to Royal Ascot for the Queen Mary (G2), she earned $32,400 for her effort. The 2-year-old daughter of Will Take Charge was purchased for $525,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Funny Duck scores in Churchill’s Pat Day Mile

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Calumet Farm’s Funny Duck, overlooked at 39-1 in the $300,000 Pat Day Mile Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, stumbled at the start, hit the rail on the backstretch as he moved to the leaders, found room between horses approaching the stretch, took command a furlong from home and drew off to win by 4-3/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Distorted Humor, trained by Rusty Arnold, now 7-2-2-0 with earnings of $214,040. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Calumet for $110,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video 

OBS graduates gave a good account of themselves at Churchill Downs on Oaks and Derby Day.  March Sale graduate Instilled Regard was dismissed at 85-1 in the Derby, but the colt by Arch came from well off the pace to finish a credible fourth. Earlier in the day, Warrior’s Club (April ’16) came with a big late run to just miss taking the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) by a head.

On Oaks day, OBS April graduates Wonder Gadot and Midnight Bisou were second and third in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

On the Oaks undercard, OBS March graduates Talk Veuve to Me and Gas Station Sushi finished second and third in the Eight Belles Stakes (G2) while Kid Perfect (April ’16) rallied for second in the Twin Spires Turf Stakes (G3), a neck better than Bucchero (June ’14), who settled for third.

Reddam Racing’s Blame the Rider pressed the pace in Saturday’s $191,035 Singletary Stakes at Santa Anita, fought his way down the stretch and was best by a head at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, who sped a quarter in :21 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $320,000 by Dennis O’Neill out of the Thoroughbred Champions Training Center consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 7-2-0-1 for trainer Doug O’Neill, he has earned $101,650 to date. watch his under tack video 

Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator, idle since the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1) returned to action last Thursday at Prairie Meadows and led from gate to wire in the $50,000 Golden Circle Stakes, drawing away in the stretch to win by six lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Dialed In, purchased for $460,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 5-4-0-0 for trainer Larry Rivelli, he has earned $233,550 to date. watch his under tack video 

Coteau Grove Farms LLC’s Special Blessing picked up her first stakes victory on Friday night at Evangeline Downs, rallying to reach contention turning for home in the $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks Stakes and easing away down the stretch to score by a length and three quarters. Trained by Bret Calhoun, the 3-year-old daughter of Flat Out is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $85,930. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Midnight Bisou heads contingent of six OBS graduates in Kentucky Oaks

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Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Midnight Bisou heads a contingent of six OBS graduates entered in Friday’s 144th renewal of the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is the 5-2 second choice in the mile and one eighth classic, won previously by OBS graduates Blind Luck and Plum Pretty.

Midnight Bisou comes to the race off a sensational 3-1/2 length victory in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1). She’s won three straight graded stakes, compiled a 5-3-2-0 career record and has earned $450,000. Trained by Bill Spawr, she’ll break from post 10 under Mike Smith. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she turned in 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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The fourteen horse field also includes Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s Rayya, making her first start in the U.S. after posting a 5-2-3-0 record at Meydan in Dubai. Winner of the UAE Oaks (G3) in March, she comes into the Oaks off a second place finish to Mendelssohn against the boys in the UAE Derby (G2).  The daughter of Tiz Wonderful, now trained by Bob Baffert, has drawn post seven and will be ridden by Drayden Van Dyke. Purchased for $190,000 out of the Shooting Star Sales LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, she has earned $644,507 to date.  watch her under tack video

 

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Peter Deutsch’s consistent Take Charge Paula will break from post nine and be ridden by Jose Ortiz. She spent the winter at Gulfstream Park, winning the House Party and Forward Gal Stakes (G3), and running second in the Davona Dale (G2) and Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2). Consigned to the 2017 OBS March Sale by Envision Equine on behalf of E. J. Sipus Jr. and sold for $50,000, she’s now trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and comes into the Oaks with a 9-5-3-0 record and $394,320 in earnings. watch her under tack video

 

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Gary Barber’s Canadian-bred champion Wonder Gadot has been on the board in graded stakes at Fair Grounds and Oaklawn Park and won the Mazarine (G3) at Woodbine and Demoiselle (G2) at Aqueduct. She’ll break from the five hole under John Velazquez, who has the riding assignment for trainer Mark Casse. Coming into the Oaks with a 9-3-2-3 record and earnings of $482,973, the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Craig D. Upham’s Patrona Margarita was a 3-3/4 length winner of Churchill’s Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at two and comes into the Oaks off a third place finish in the Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. The daughter of Special Rate has drawn post twelve, and will be ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. for trainer Bret Calhoun. Now 6-2-0-2 with $208,253 in earnings, she went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale, consigned by Stoneview Farm, Agent.

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Kelly’s Humor captured the Ellis Park Debutante Stakes after breaking her maiden at first asking. She was second to Patrona Margarita in Churchill’s Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at two, and returned to the races in Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes (G3) in April, putting in a big late run to finish second to unbeaten OBS March graduate Gas Station Sushi. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will ride the daughter of Midnight Lute from post six for trainer Brad Cox. Now 6-2-2-0 with $148,910 in earnings, she was sold for $35,000 by Stuart Morris, Agent at the 2016 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Five OBS graduates will be in action during the Kentucky Oaks undercard.

Riley Racing Stables, LLC, Jason Tackitt, Megan J. Tackitt, Mike Henson and Tiger Racing Stable’s unbeaten Gas Station Sushi will go in the seven furlong Eight Belles Stakes (G2). Two for two after beating Kelly’s Humor in Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes (G3), she’ll be ridden by Corey Nakatani for trainer by Richard Baltas. The daughter of Into Mischief, who has earned $126,000 to date, was consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, and sold for $240,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video 

She’ll be joined in the Eight Belles starting gate by Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset & Stephen McKay’s Talk Verve to Me, who tries stakes company for the first time after a win and a second in her only two starts. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, the filly by Violence worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going through the ring at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Shaun Bridgmohan will ride for trainer Rodolphe Brisset. watch her under tack video 

The five furlong Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) has attracted a pair of OBS graduates.

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero is looking to earn a trip to Royal Ascot with a good performance. He’ll be ridden by Fernando De La Cruz for trainer Tim Glyshaw. A 6-year-old son of Kantharos, he has five stakes wins to his credit, the most recent a victory in Keeneland’s Woodford Stakes (G2) in November. Now 26-10-6-2 with $770,741 in earnings, he was consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, where he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Jaguar Racing LLC’s Kid Perfect goes in the Turf Sprint for trainer Angel Montano, Sr. The 4-year-old stakes placed gelding by Majesticperfection, who will be ridden by Florent Geroux, has compiled a 16-3-2-1 record and earned $94,655. The 2016 OBS April graduate was purchased for $50,000 out of the RiceHorse Stable consignment after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Mossarosa’s graded stakes placed Giuseppe the Great is entered in the mile and a sixteenth Alysheba Stakes (G2). A 4-year-old graded stakes placed son of Lookin At Lucky, he’s now 13-2-3-2 with $486,240 in earnings and will be ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Nick Zito. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Crupi’s New  Castle Farm, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Mom’s On Strike captures Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes

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While the record breaking 2018 Spring Sale’s final session was drawing to a close, Carl R. Moore Management LLC and Brad Grady’s Mom’s On Strike was circling horses on the turn, surging to the lead a furlong from home drawing off to win Keeneland’s $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (G3) on Friday by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by First Dude, trained by Joe Sharp, now 15-6-4-1 with $385,375 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she went through the ring at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $75,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm consignment at the 2015 April Sale.   watch her under tack video 

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom made her 2018 debut in Woodbine’s $218,250 Whimsical Stakes (G3) on Saturday, rallied from well off the pace and was up in the final strides to score by a head. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, now 11-4-3-0 with earnings of $246,019 for trainer Mark Casse. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, she sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she  was purchased by Live Oak for $375,000. watch her under tack video 

Heider Family Stables LLC’s Lady Alexandra sat just off the pace in the early going of Belmont’s $100,000 License Fee Stakes on Sunday, took command in the upper stretch and drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by More Than Ready, purchased for $300,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Graham Motion, she’s now 8-4-0-1 and has earned $210,750 to date. watch her under tack video 

Tyree Jacqueline Wolesensky’s Pain and Misery rallied to take the lead in Saturday’s $75,000 Gus Fonner Stakes at Fonner Park in the stretch, then drew off late to win by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Bob and John, trained by Edward Kereluk, now 31-6-7-8 with $499,432 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Potrero Stables at the 2015 August Sale and then purchased for $210,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video 

OBS graduates off to a fast start at the races

OBS graduates are off to a fast start at the races, with three youngsters winning at first asking on Thursday.

At Keeneland, two OBS grads trained by Wesley Ward ran his baby race winning streak to ten, scoring in 4-1/2 furlong Maiden Special Weight tests.  In the fourth race, Ten Broeck Farm’s Mucho Amor led all the way and scored by a neck. The daughter of Mucho Macho Man was purchased by Ben McElroy out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm consignment for $260,000 at the recent OBS March Sale after speeding an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Two races later Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang led from start to finish en route to a 2-1/4 length victory. The Shanghai Bobby filly is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased at OBS March by Breeze Easy for $200,000 out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment after also turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5.  watch her under tack video

At Gulfstream Park, it was Monarch Stables’ Bye Bye J, trained by Ron Spatz, coming from just off the pace to take a 4-1/2 furlong Maiden Special Weight dash by three quarters of a length. The filly by Uncaptured, the first winner for her sire, was sold to Frank Bertolino for $21,000 by Perrone Sales at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale.

April grad Bobby Abu Dhabi takes Santa Anita’s Kona Gold Stakes

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bersen LLC’s OBS April graduate Bobby Abu Dhabi was up close in the early going of Santa Anita’s $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes (G2) on Saturday, took over turning for home, opened up daylight in the stretch and hit the wire the winner by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Blameitonthelaw (March ’15) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Macho Uno, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to the 2016 April Sale, where he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before going to Rockingham for $335,000. Now 8-4-2-0 for trainer Peter Miller, he has earned $345,100 to date.  watch his under tack video

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My Purple Haze Stables’ Retonova is two for two and a stakes winner after rallying  to take charge of Sunday’s $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct a furlong from home and drawing off to win by 2-3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old gelding by Boys at Toscanova, trained by Chris Englehart, has earned $93,000 to date. After breezing three eighths in :35 flat at the Under Tack Show, he was purchased for $20,000 out of the Eversole Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale.  watch his under tack video

 

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form scored her second stakes victory on Sunday at Aqueduct, leading from gate to wire en route to a 6-1/4 length win in the $100,000 Memories of Silver Stakes. The 3-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who broke her maiden in Belmont’s Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) last fall, was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. Now 4-2-0-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $237,445 to date. watch her under tack video

April graduate Midnight Bisou romps in Santa Anita Oaks

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Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Midnight Bisou is on her way to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) after an emphatic 3-1/2 length win in Saturday’s $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1). The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute had one horse beaten on the backstretch, but moved swiftly on the outside, circled horses on the turn, took charge in the stretch and drew off to a comfortable victory. Trained by Bill Spawr, her third straight graded stakes win leaves her with a 5-3-2-0 record and $450,000 in earnings. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 OBS April Sale, she turned in 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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William H. Lawrence’s unbeaten Analyze It is three for three with two graded stakes victories after demolishing ten rivals in Keeneland’s $150,000 Transylvania Stakes (G3) on Friday. Relaxed just off the pace in the early going, the 3-year-old colt by Point of Entry circled horses on the turn to take command turning for home and bounded away to a 5-1/4 length score. After an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he was purchased  for $190,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. He has earned $195,000 to date for trainer Chad Brown. watch his under tack video

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Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover, last after stumbling at the start of Saturday’s $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, rallied wide to reach the leaders a sixteenth from home and eased away from there to a 2-1/2 length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, leaving him with a 37-6-7-5 record and $630,860 in earnings. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

 

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Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club, ignored at 23-1, shook loose from trouble a quarter mile from home in Keeneland’s $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (G3) on Saturday, moved to the leaders in the final furlong and was best by a neck in a three horse battle with fellow OBS graduate Awesome Saturday (April ’16) third. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Warrior’s Reward, now 22-5-4-4 for trainer D. Wayne Lukas with $518,504 in earnings. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

 

Riley Racing Stables, LLC, Jason Tackitt, Megan J. Tackitt and Mike Henson’s Gas Station Sushi is two for two and a graded stakes winner after closing stoutly to lead a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunday’s $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. She beat Kelly’s Humor (August ’17) by a length and a half with Uppercut (April ’17) another three quarters of a length back in third.  Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, the winner was sold for $240,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. The 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Richard Baltas, has earned $126,000 to date.  watch her under tack video 

Westrock Stables LLC’s Swing and Sway was just off the lead in the early going of Saturday’s $150,000 Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, swing outside for room on the turn, took over in the stretch and bested fellow OBS graduate Thoughtless (August ’13) by half a length at the wire. It’s the second straight stakes win and third overall for the 4-year-old daughter of Macleans Music, trained by Ron Moquett, now 15-5-3-1 with $345,540 in earnings. She was purchased for $185,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after speeding an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video 

Greg Giles and Hugh H. Robertson’s Glacken’s Ghost got his first stakes win in the $100,000 Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park, rallying to take command a furlong from home and drawing away to a 2-1/4 length victory. A three time OBS graduate, he was sold by Perrone Sales at the 2014 Winter Mixed sale, consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds to the 2014 August Sale then purchased for $25,000 out of the Inside Move consignment at the 2015 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by McLean Robertson, the 5-year-old Smoke Glacken gelding is now 16-5-3-2 and has earned $277,840.   watch his under tack video 

 

 

 

Mind Your Biscuits rallies to repeat in the Dubai Golden Shaheen

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J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits was last a quarter mile from home defending his title in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan Race Course, but closed with a furious rush to catch fellow OBS graduate X Y Jet (August ’13, January ’13) in the shadow of the wire and win by a head. The time for six furlongs was a track record 1:10.12. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Posse, consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Summers, he’s now 21-7-8-3 and has earned $3,719,286 to date. watch his under tack video

Mind Your Biscuits is the second OBS graduate to post consecutive victories in the Golden Shaheen (G1), with Caller One scoring in the 2001 and 2002 renewals. It’s the seventh overall by an OBS graduate, also taken by Saratoga County (2005), Big City Man (2009) and Secret Circle (2015).

Faypien scores in Sunland’s Harry Henson Stakes

Baoma Corporation’s Faypien, idle since December, got back to work on Sunday at Sunland Park, pressing the pace in the $100,000 Harry Henson Stakes before taking over in the stretch and drawing clear to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the third stakes win for the graded stakes winning 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Ghostzapper, trained by Bob Baffert, now 8-4-2-1 with $380,275 in earnings. Consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before she was purchased for $720,000.  watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Battle at Sea took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Crescent City Derby on Saturday at Fair Grounds and never looked back, cruising under the wire a two and a quarter length winner. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, purchased by Three Diamonds for $55,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 5-2-0-1 and has earned $77,025.  watch his under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man also enjoyed Saturday at Fair Grounds, circling horses on the turn in the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes, charging to the lead a furlong from home and scoring by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Trust Factor (June ’15) also rallied to be third. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, now 25-7-4-3 for trainer Ron Fauncheux, with $262,055 in earnings.  He was purchased for $125,000 out  of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video 

e Five Racing Stable’s Florida Fuego picked up her first stakes win at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday, rallying on the outside, taking lead in deep stretch and scoring by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. The lightly raced 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos is now 4-2-0-0 for trainer David Fawkes and has earned $98,360 to date. Consigned by her breeder Ocala Stud to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before going to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $70,000.  watch her under tack video

Freddy Lewis III’s Swagger Jagger took command of Sunday’s $100,000 EG Vodka Turf Classic Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Galleon Mast (April ’15) to win by a nose. It’s the third stakes win for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Crown of Thorns, who breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 before being purchased for $77,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale. Trained by Michael Maker, he’s now 19-4-1-3 and has earned $205,859 to date.  watch his under tack video

Blended Citizen, Mr Melody post graded stakes wins

Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing LLC’s Blended Citizen moved to the leaders in the turn of Saturday’s $202,400 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park, slipped inside horses in the lane and got up in deep stretch to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Proud Citizen, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 8-2-0-2 with $167,054 in earnings. Consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he breezed a quarter in :22 1/5 before he was purchased for $85,000. watch his under tack video

Green Fields Co Ltd.’s Mr Melody sat just off the pace in the early going of the Chunichi Sports Sho Falcon Stakes (G3) at Japan’s Chukyo Racecourse on Saturday, wore down the leaders in the stretch and was a length and a quarter clear at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Narvick International for $400,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 5-3-2-0 for trainer Hideaki Fujiwara, he has earned $563,390 (US) to date.  watch his under tack video

Zayat Stables LLC’s Dontmesswithjoanne was well off the pace in the $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, but circled horses on the turn, took command in the final furlong and won going away by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by Pioneerof the Nile, trained by Brad Cox, leaving her with an 11-4-3-1 career record and $158,695 in earnings. She was purchased for $87,000 out of the Summerfield Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

Andreas Psarras’ Mother of Dragons picked up her first stakes victory on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, coming from off the pace and closing relentlessly down the stretch to get up and win the $54,650 Camilla Urso Stakes by half a length. The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of First Dude, trained by her owner, is now 6-4-0-1 and has earned $84,915 to date. She was sold as a yearling for $3,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2015 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

Midnight Bisou scores in Santa Anita’s Santa Ysabel Stakes

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Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Midnight Bisou, who broke her maiden in the Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) in January, made it two straight graded stakes wins on Saturday, taking the lead turning for home in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) and drawing away to a 2-1/4 length victory. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to her purchase for $80,000 by Jeffrey Bloom out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 4-2-2-0 for trainer Bill Spawr, she has earned $210,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

 

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s 2016 Queen’s Plate winner Sir Dudley Digges found southern latitudes to his liking on Saturday, coming from off the pace and getting up in the final strides to take the $107,000 Barbados Gold Cup by half a length at Garrison Savannah. Fellow OBS graduate Infrared (April ’15, August ’14) checked in third. The 5-year-old son of Gio Ponti, trained by Mike Maker, is now 23-7-7-3 with $880,564 in earnings. Consigned to the 2015 OBS June Sale by Thomas and Casse, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $130,000 by Patti Miller, EQB, Agent, on behalf of the Ramseys. watch his under tack video

Scrivener Stables Trust Factor sat just off the pace in the early going of the $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, was blocked trying to get through on the rail after turning for home, finally found room a sixteenth from home and got up at the wire to win by a nose. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Paddy O’Prado, sold to Karen Scrivener by Potrero Stables, Agent, for $12,000 at the 2015 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 15-7-4-2 and has earned $284,000. watch his under tack video

Rayya wins Dubai’s UAE Oaks at Meydan

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Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s Rayya went to the lead at the start of Thursday’s $250,000 UAE Oaks (G3) at Meydan and led all the way, cruising to victory by 3-3/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Doug Watson, now 4-2-2-0 with earnings of $244,507 to date. She breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was purchased out of the Shooting Star Sales LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Roses in the South takes Gulfstream’s Melody of Colors Stakes

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Bates Stable, Inc. and Patricia Julian’s Roses in the South stepped into stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $75,000 Melody of Colors Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream Park, took the lead at the start and never looked back, opening a long lead in the stretch and coasting to a 2-1/2 length victory. Her first stakes score leaves the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of City Place, trained by Larry Bates, with a 10-5-1-0 record and earnings of $133,750.  Consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, to the 2017 OBS June Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Larry Bates for $8,500. watch her under tack video