Lookin to Strike wins Woodbine’s Ontario Derby

Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike tracked the early leader in Saturday’s $150,000 Ontario Derby (G3) at Woodbine, took over a furlong from home and held off a late charge by stablemate Curlin’s Honor to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by Mark Casse, now 9-4-0-0 with earnings of $147,644. A two-time OBS graduate, he was consigned by Select Sales to the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then sold at the 2017 April Sale by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $210,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video
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Bucchero, Its Gonna Hurt, Golden Mischief, Strike Silver score stakes wins

Juddmonte Farms’ Golden Mischief posted her fourth straight stakes victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, circling horses on the turn to reach contention and getting up late to win a five horse battle by a head. It’s the first graded stakes win and seventh stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Brad Cox, now 21-10-3-0 with $668,150 in earnings.  Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero successfully defended his title in the $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Saturday, wearing down the leaders on the outside down the stretch proving best by half a length. It’s the seventh stakes score for the 6-year-old son of Kantharos, purchased for $43,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale, after speeding a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 30-11-6-3 for trainer Tim Glyshaw, he has earned $937,936 to date. watch his under tack video

Janet Lyons, Evan Trommer, Andrew Trommer and Matthew Trommer’s Its Gonna Hurt stepped into stakes company straight off a maiden win at Del Mar in August , took the lead at the start of Saturday’s  $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita, and never looked back en route to a three quarter length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Violence was sold for $80,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brian Koriner, he’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $81,945. watch his under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver turned for home dead last of twelve in Sunday’s $200,000 Indian Summer Stakes on the turf course at Keeneland, but the graded stakes placed 2-year-old colt by Violence swung to the outside and ran past them all, getting up in the final yards to win by a neck. The Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race is his first stakes victory, leaving the Mark Casse trainee with a 3-2-1-0 record and $180,600 in earnings. He was purchased for $275,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Stormy Liberal, Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Doctor Mounty post graded victories

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s ’s Stormy Liberal tuned up for a defense of his title in next month’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), stalking stablemate Conquest Tsunami in Friday’s $101,380 Eddie D Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita and wearing him down late to beat him by a head. It’s the third straight win and seventh stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, now 29-11-8-1 with $1,368,360 in earnings. He breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2014 OBS June Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

Shadai Farm, J Stables LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Scott M. Summers, Daniel Summers, Chad Summers and Michael E. Kisber’s Mind Your Biscuits sat just off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, took charge after turning for home and drew away in deep stretch to a 4-3/4 length victory. It’s the sixth 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 went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Trained by Chad Summers, he’s now 24-8-10-3 and has earned $4,279,566. watch his under tack video

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders in Churchill’s $100,000 Ack Ack Stakes (G3), took command a furlong from home and eased away to score by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Giant Expectations (March ’15) rallied to be third. Trained by Dallas Stewart, the 5-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) picked up his second graded stakes victory, improved his record to 21-6-4-5 and boosted his bankroll to $1,482,542. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS June Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty picked up his first stakes victory in Laurel’s Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes (G3) on Saturday, charging from off the pace to a clear lead in mid-stretch and holding off a late challenge to win by a nose. The 5-year-old son of Street Sense, trained by Shug McGaughey, is now 22-6-5-2 and has earned $347,060. He was purchased for $170,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Rags Racing Stable LLC’s Marquee Miss went right after the lead in Sunday’s $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes at Remington Park, put away the pacesetter on the turn and drew off in the lane to score by 5-1/4 lengths. That’s five stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old mare by Cowboy Cal, sold for $20,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to Joe Ragsdale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the 2015 OBS June Sale’s Under Tack Show. Now 33-6-4-3 for trainer Ingrid Mason, she has earned $371,608 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS Yearling Sale graduate Discreet Lover a millionaire after taking the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont

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Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover, ignored at 45-1, sat well off a blistering early pace in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park, moved on the turn to reach contention turning for home, closed strongly down the stretch and was up in the final strides to win by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, now 44-7-7-7 and the newest millionaire OBS graduate with earnings of $1,354,060. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Patternrecognition, Union Strike take graded stakes at Belmont

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Patternrecognition took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $301,800 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park and refused to yield, holding off a wall of challengers and scoring by a length. It was the stakes debut for the lightly raced 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie, sold for $420,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2015 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 10-4-5-0 and has earned $379,200. watch his under tack video

 

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Mick Ruis and Wendy Ruis’ Union Strike was relaxed off the pace early in the $300,600 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park on Sunday, but rallied on the turn, slipped through on the inside and got up late to win by half a length, with fellow OBS graduate Kirby’s Penny (March ’15) settling for third after setting the pace.  It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 11-3-2-1 with earnings of $537,625. She was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

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Ivery Sisters Racing’s Black Tide scored his second stakes victory Sunday’s $128,813 Ashley T. Cole Stakes at Belmont Park, leading from gate to wire and holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Offering Plan (April ’14) and winning by a length and a quarter. Now 40-8-6-5 with $535,220 in earnings for trainer David Cannizzo, the 6-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Harry L. Landry Bloodstock at the 2013 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Lael Stables’ Monkeys Uncle is two for two and a stakes winner after coming from well of the pace to hit the front in mid-stretch of Saturday’s $100,000 Selima Stakes at Laurel, opening up daylight, then holding off a late challenge to score by half a length. Trained by Arnaud Delacour, she has earned $80,400 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased for $300,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Bran Jam Stable and David W. Clark’s Order and Law was a maiden going into the $100,000 Laurel Futurity on Saturday and a stakes winner at the finish, circling the field from last and closing down the center of the track to get up in the last jump and win by a nose. The 2-year-old son of Violence sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, for $30,000 at the 2018 OBS April Sale. He’s now 3-1-1-0 with $72,000 in earnings for trainer Louis C. Linder, Jr. watch his under tack video

Kendall E. Hansen’s Fast and Accurate rallied to take charge of Saturday’s $100,000 Alphabet Soup Stakes at Parx Racing at the quarter pole, and held on gamely down the stretch to win by a length. That’s four stakes wins for the graded stakes winning 4-year-old colt by Hansen, purchased for $85,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 18-5-3-3 for trainer Mike Maker, he has earned $514,547 to date. watch his under tack video

Susan Moulton’s Altamura won her fourth straight race on Sunday at Laurel, tracking the pace in the $75,000 Oakley Stakes, taking command a furlong from home and easing away to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller, trained by Wayne Catalano, now 6-4-0-0 with $157,400 in earnings. Consigned by Stephens Thoroughbeds LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Lothenbach Stables’ Elusive Mischief picked up his first stakes victory in the $75,000 Punch Line Stakes at Laurel on Sunday, going head and head for the early lead, taking command on the turn and then drawing away down the stretch to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the third win of the year for the 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, trained by Ian Wilkes, now 7-3-1-1 with $122,225 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was purchased out of the Michael & Julia O’Quinn consignment at the 2016 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then resold by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, for $350,000 at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Selected Sale conformation photo   watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou a millionaire after winning Parx’s Cotillion Stakes via DQ

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Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou is the newest OBS millionaire after winning Parx Racing’s $1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes (G1) via the disqualification of Monomoy Girl for interference in the stretch drive. She crossed the wire second by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Wonder Gadot (April ’17) checking in third. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 OBS April Sale, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Now trained by Steve Asmussen, she now sports a 10-5-3-2 career record and has earned $1,385,000 to date. watch her under tack video

Starship Jubilee scores in Woodbine’s Canadian Stakes

Kevin Attard and Soli Mehta’s Starship Jubilee trailed in the early going of the $255,500 Canadian Stakes (G2) at Woodbine on Saturday, but circled horse en route to the lead with a furlong to go, then drew away late to win by 3-3/4 lengths. It’s the third graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, 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. The 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, is now 23-11-2-2 and has earned $541,013 to date.  watch her under tack video

Randy Howg, Selman Shaby and Lana Smith’s Bourbon Cowboy scored his first stakes win in the $50,000 Tom Mentzen H. B. P. A. Sprint Stakes at Canturbury Park on Friday night, rallying to take the lead in mid-stretch and battling gamely to victory by a head. It’s the second straight win for the 6-year-old gelding by Cowboy Cal, trained by Robertino Diodoro, now 32-7-8-4  with $296,926 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Forbush Farms, Agent, at the 2013 Selected Sale of Yearlings before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Bo Hunt consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Selected Sale conformation photo   watch his under tack video

The younger generation enjoyed a productive weekend with nine two-year-old OBS graduates winning maiden special weight races in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and California.

In the first race at Gulfstream on Saturday, J&G Stables LLC and Nicholas Vaccarezza’s Shazier  scored in his second trip to the post, taking a mile race on the turf by a length and a half. Consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the Cairo Prince colt was purchased for $180,000 after breezing a quarter at the Under Tack Show in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video

Three races later, Karl & Cathi Glassman’s Abuela’s Love, a daughter of Cairo Prince, made her second start a winning one, romping home by 4-1/4 lengths in a five furlong dash on the main track. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, to the 2018 March Sale, she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

Three OBS babies won on Saturday at Belmont Park. The second race went to Brandywine Farm’s Pakhet, who won the first division of a mile and a sixteenth turf test by a length and a quarter in her second start. The daughter of Cairo Prince was purchased for $130,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2018 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

In the third race, Marc Keller’s Aquariva was a winner at first asking by a length and a half in a six furlong dash. The daughter of Flashback breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was sold for $170,000 by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), Agent, at the 2018 March Sale. watch her under tack video

The fifth was the second division of the earlier turf test, and it went to Long Lake Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC, Coleman, Thomas and Doheny Racing Stable’s Fierce Scarlett by 4-1/2 lengths in her second trip to the post. The daughter of Scat Daddy breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased fo $320,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale. . watch her under tack video

On Sunday at Belmont, Martin P. Harrigan’s Malibu Mischief, second in her first two tries, romped to a six length victory in a 6-1/2 furlong dirt dash. The daughter of Goldencents, was sold at the 2018 April Sale, consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, for $40,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

On Saturday at Churchill Downs, two time OBS graduate Distorted Jimmy scored by a head in his second start. The son of Jimmy Creed was sold at the 2017 October Yearling Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, before being resold for $48,000 by Peggy S. Dellheim LLC, Agent, at the 2018 June Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Joseph E. Besecker’s Dunph scored at first asking on Saturday at Penn National, romping to victory in a one mile test by 8-1/2 lengths.  Consigned to the 2018 March Sale by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, the Temple City gelding sped a quarter in :21 2/5 before selling for $27,500. watch his under tack video

At Golden Gate on Saturday, Ryan C. Ritt’s Boomchicaboom led all the way and won a six furlong dash by five lengths in her third trip to the post. The daughter of Lucky Pulpit was purchased for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2018 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

World of Trouble takes Belmont’s Allied Forces Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Allied Forces Stakes on the turf at Belmont, took over under wraps a quarter mile from home and cruised from there to a 5-3/4 length victory. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, now 7-4-1-1 with $333,400 in earnings for trainer Jason Servis. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Yukio Baba’s Moanin had a lot to do turning for home in Sunday’s $623,995 Keeneland Korea Sprint Stakes at Seoul Racecourse, but found room between horses in the stretch, took the lead late and scored by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Doraonpogyeongseon (April ’15, August ’14) came from far back with a late run to be third. (video) The 6-year-old graded stakes winning son of Henny Hughes, trained by Sei Ishizaka, is now 21-8-2-2 and has earned $2,576,748. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased at the 2014 OBS March Sale out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $335,000 on behalf of Mr. Baba by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International. watch his under tack video

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sassy Agnes was a maiden going in to Saturday’s $112,388 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes, but battled for the lead from the start, took command nearing the head of the stretch, opened up daylight in mid-stretch and held off a late run to win by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old daughter of Central Banker, trained by Linda Rice, is now 3-1-1-0 and has earned $83,182. She breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $105,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose posted her second straight stakes score on Saturday at Woodbine, leading from gate to wire en route to a 4-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 La Lorgnette Stakes. The 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of First Dude, now 8-3-2-1 for trainer Mark Casse, has earned $217,687 to date. Consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $120,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

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Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita overcame a wide trip in Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream, opened up daylight after straightening away in the stretch and rolled from there to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Ms Meshak (August ’16). It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray, now 10-3-3 with $492,775 in earnings for trainer Steve Dwoskin. A two-time OBS graduate, she 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 turning in an Under Tack eighth  in :10 flat. watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

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Riley Racing Stables, LLC, Jason Tackitt, Megan J. Tackitt and Mike Henson’s lightly raced Gas Station Sushi fought head and head for the early lead in Saturday’s $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos, put them away after turning for home and romped from there to a six length victory over fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17). It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Into Mischief, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she fetched $240,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $187,600 to date.  watch her under tack video 

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Ricardo R. Vallejo’s Deland romped to his second straight mainland stakes win in Friday’s $75,000 Mo Exception Stakes at Gulfstream Park, taking command on the turn for home and effortlessly drawing away to an eight length win over fellow OBS graduate Hy Riverside. The 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Gottcha Gold, a multiple graded stakes winner in Puerto Rico, trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., is now 22-12-6-2 and has earned $313,819 to date. He was consigned by Hawks Nest LLC to the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale where he was purchased by Greg Jackson, Agent for Ruben Vallejo, for $12,000.

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Hickory Woods Farm’s One of a Kind stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 The Vid Stakes at Gulfstream on Friday, tracked the leader in the early going, took charge three eighths from home and held off a late charge to get his first stakes win by a neck. It’s the sixth win in ten starts his year for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Lemon Drop Kid, purchased for $100,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by David Fawkes, he’s now 24-6-6-3 and has earned $249,778 to date.  watch his under tack video

Ride a Comet wins Del Mar Derby

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John C. Oxley and My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Sunday’s $252,415 Del Mar Derby (G2), closed strongly to take over in deep stretch and scored by a length and a half. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-0-1 with earnings of $305,856. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $375,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael Langford’s Limation tracked the leader in the early going of the $300,000 Super Derby (G3) on Sunday at Louisiana Downs, took over in the lane and drew off to a 5-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Alternation, purchased for $100,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 8-3-0-3 and has earned $272,950 to date. watch his under tack video

Sippican Harbor scores in Saratoga’s Spinaway Stakes

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Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor, ignored at 16-1 despite a 17-length maiden victory over the same surface ten days ago, charged from far off the pace, swept to the lead a sixteenth from home and took Saratoga’s $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Cassies Dreamer (June ’18) checked in third. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Gary Contessa, she has earned $242,650 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Orb went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Axelrod takes the Smarty Jones at Parx Racing

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Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod sat wide just off the pace in the early going of Parx Racing’s $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (G3) on Saturday, surged to take command a furlong from home and drew off to win by four lengths. It’s the second straight graded stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward, purchased for $25,000 by Slam Dunk out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Mike McCarthy, he’s now 9-4-1-1 and has earned $540,925.

 

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Batchelor Family Trust’s True Royalty came from just off the pace to take charge of Saturday’s $101,725 Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) at Del Mar turning for home and opened up from there, drawing off to win by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Yes It’s True, trained by John Sadler, now 7-3-1-2 with $154,510 in earnings. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $180,000 out of the Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale.  watch her under tack video

 

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Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Tatters to Riches tracked the pace of fellow OBS graduate Afleet Ascent (April ’17, August ’16) in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar, moved to challenge on the turn for home, took the lead in the lane and eased away to beat her to the wire by a length. It’s the second straight win and first stakes score for the lightly raced 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags, now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Jeff Mullins with earnings of $133,545. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she breezed an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before selling for $1,000,000. watch her under tack video

 

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Marco Thoroughbred Corp’s Mo Cash led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $100,000 Benny The Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, rallying to take over at the quarter pole and drawing away to a 4-1/2 length victory over Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13), with Hy Riverside (April ’14) checking in third. That’s two straight wins and four stakes victories for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Adios Charlie, sold by Ocala Stud, Agent, for $11,000 at the 2016 OBS June Sale after breezing a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show. The first winner saddled by trainer Ricko Maragh, Mo Cash is now 14-6-3-1 and has earned $370,224 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Shenandoah Queen successfully defended her title in Friday’s $77,700 Tranquility Lake Stakes at Del Mar, pressing the pace, taking over turning for home, and drawing away down the stretch to an 8-1/2 length victory. The 6-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, now 20-6-2-2 for trainer John Sadler, she has earned $212,610. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before she went through the ring at the 2014 March Sale, consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent for Inversiones Fl. LLC, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

 

Stormy Liberal wins Del Mar’s Green Flash Stakes

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, in a virtual rerun of his victory in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, came running late to again nail stablemate Richard’s Boy at the wire in Friday’s $88,840 Green Flash Stakes over the same turf course, this time the margin was a nose. It’s the second straight win and sixth stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, where he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,00. Now 28-10-8-1 for trainer Peter Miller, he has earned $1,308,930 to date. watch his under tack video

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Nicholas Vaccarezza and Michael A. Pietrangelo’s Little Chesney came off the rail turning for home in Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach Stakes at Gulfstream, took over in the final furlong and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old City Zip gelding, trained by Carlo Vaccarezza, now 10-4-1-1 with $139,495 in earnings. Consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $70,000. watch his under tack video

Bonita Bianca, Swing and Sway one-two in Saratoga’s Union Avenue

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Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Michael Imperio’s Bonita Bianca rallied to chase front-running fellow OBS graduate Swing and Sway (March ’16) in the stretch of Thursday’s $97,000 Union Avenue Stakes at Saratoga, caught her a sixteenth from home and eased away to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, consigned by Dormellito Stud Sales to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before going to Michael Dubb for $97,000. Trained by Jason Servis, she’s now 12-6-1-2 and has earned $470,917 to date. watch her under tack video

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Marc Tacher’s Lovely Luvy is the latest OBS Yearling Sale graduate to win at first asking, going right to the lead in a six furlong maiden special on Thursday at Gulfstream and never looking back en route to a 4-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings, and then purchased by Mr. Tacher for $70,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., she earned $41,000 for her effort. Selected Sale conformation photo     watch her under tack video

OBS Yearling Sale graduates enjoying summer from coast to coast

The 2018 OBS Yearling Sale is set for October 9 – 11, and while the catalog is being assembled, the sale’s previous graduates are enjoying a run of summer success across the country.

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The latest stakes winner is Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s lightly raced World of Trouble,  who led from the start in the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes on the Saratoga turf course on August 8th and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 6-3-1-1 with $278,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

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John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat got the meet off on the right foot for OBS, leading all the way and winning the $150,000 Schuylervillle Stakes (G3) on Opening Day, with fellow October Sale graduate Congrats Gal running third. It was the second straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, trained by Mark Casse, consigned by Turtle Pond Farm to the 2017 October Open Sale of Yearlings, and sold for a session topping $170,000.

The following day, the same connections settled for second as Mr. Oxley’s Strike Silver was beaten by a neck in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) after winning at first asking for trainer Mark Casse in June. The colt by Violence, sold by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent for $275,000, was the sale topper at the 2017 October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

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The Spa’s biggest day so far was Whitney Day, and OBS Yearling Sale graduates played a major role all day. In the day’s main event, Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover continued his march to a million with a third place finish in the grade one fixture.  The 5-year-old graded stakes winning Florida-bred son of Repent, trained by his owner, is now 42-6-7-7 and has earned $941,560 to date. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, he went through the ring at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Earlier on the card, Ike and Dawn Thrash’s stakes winner Kelly’s Humor added a third place finish in the prestigious Test Stakes (G1) to her resume, improving her record to 10-2-3-2 and boosting her bankroll to $252,870. The 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

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The Whitney Day’s opening OBS attraction was Nice Guys Stables and Dermot Magner’s Hersh, who trailed in the early going of a seven furlong maiden special for three and up, but circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took command in the stretch and scored by a length and a half in his second lifetime start. The 3-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed is a three time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold at the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale by Select Sales, by Mark White at the 2016 August Yearling Sale and by de Meric Sales at the 2017 OBS April Sale. He’s the first winner saddled by trainer Dermot Magner, former assistant to Chad Brown.  watch his under tack video

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A day earlier, Treadway Racing Stable’s Miss Mystique came from off the pace to get up late and take a 5-1/2 furlong $77,000 allowance. The 3-year-old daughter of Teuflesberg, trained by Leah Gyarmati, is now 9-2-0-2 and has earned $136,500. A two time OBS graduate, she went through the ring, consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, at the 2016 August Sale, and then was resold for S180,000 by New Hope at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

 

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Not far from The Atlantic Ocean, OBS Yearling Sale graduates are making the most of their opportunities at Gulfstream Park. On July 28, Michael Yates sent out Shadybrook Farm’s Jessica for her first start in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Prospective overcame a bit of traffic in the stretch to draw away late to win by a length and a quarter. Consigned to the 2017 Open Sale of Yearlings by Camelot Acres Racing & Sales, Agent, she was sold for $8,000.

 

 

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Three races later, Blue River Bloodstock’s Mozo Bello rallied to take charge of a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special a furlong from home and drew away to win by 4-1/4 lengths for trainer Armando De La Cerda. The 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Bellamy Road is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings before going through the ring at the 2018 April Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo     watch his under tack video

 

 

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On August 11, Kales Company LLC’s Elgin Escape pressed the pace in a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special, took over in the drive and eased away to a two length victory in his second trip to the post. Trained by David Fawkes, the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by He’s Had Enough was sold by his breeder, The Acorn, for $105,000 at the 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

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Gulfstream’s latest stakes winning Yearling Sale graduate is King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet, winner of the $75,000 Panama City Stakes at Gulfstream this past Saturday, as well as fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) finishing third in the race. The winner, a 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby, was purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. She’s now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, and has earned $107,040. Selected Sale conformation photo

While the East coast horses are enjoying  either the Florida sun or the warm days and cool nights in the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga, out west the OBS yearling sale grads spend the summer alongside the Pacific Ocean at Del Mar. The Opening Day feature was the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes and Kelly Brinkerhoff and Bob Grayson Jr.’s two-time OBS graduate Afleet Ascent was a sharp second after leading in the stretch. The 3-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, came out of the race with a 9-2-2-1 record and $126,125 in earnings. Sold by Top Line Sales at the 2016 August Sale, he was resold for $300,000 at the 2017 April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent.   watch his under tack video

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The younger set was heard from on July 28 when Doubledown Stables’ Forloveofcountry came from out of the clouds with a late charge to win a one mile maiden special on the turf by half a length. It was the second start for the 2-year-old Sky Mesa colt, sold first by Stuart Morris at the 2017 Selected Sale of yearlings and then resold for $300,000 by Pick View, Agent, at the 2018 March Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo
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Although probably less in need of sunscreen than his coastal compatriots, Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It romped to a 6-3/4 length win in last Friday’s Prairie Meadows Juvenile Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by H. Steve Davidson, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $54,224.  Consigned by breeder Kinsman Farm to the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings, he was sold for $37,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

Shanghai Starlet scores in Gulfstream’s Panama City Stakes

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King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet sat just off the lead in the $75,000 Panama City Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, went to the front on the turn, surrendered the lead in the stretch but came again late and was best by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. It’s the second straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby, purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. Now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, she has earned $107,040 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC and Lynn Chleborad’s Tracy Racy pressed the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $103,150 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks at Prairie Meadows, took over on the turn, opened up daylight in the stretch and coasted home a winner by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Algorithms, trained by Ms. Chleborad, now 9-3-1-4 with $144,133 in earnings.  Consigned to the 2017 OBS June Sale by Rick Lopez Training & Sales, she sped a quarter in :21 2/5 before she was sold for $6,000. watch her under tack video

Dale Hagedorn’s Mr Wrench It stepped into stakes company straight from a June maiden win in Friday’s $65,000 Prairie Meadows Juvenile Stakes, trailed early, but circled horses on the turn, took command in the final furlong and drew away to win by 6-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Castlewood Terrace (March ’18) settled for third. Consigned by breeder Kinsman Farm to the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearling, he was sold for $37,000. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by H. Steve Davidson, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $54,224.  Selected Sale conformation photo

World of Trouble wins Saratoga’s Quick Call Stakes

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Michael Dubb, Makaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s lightly raced World of Trouble tried turf for the first time in Wednesday’s $100,000 Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga, led from the start, set the pace, then eased away late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the graded stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 6-3-1-1 with $278,400 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Shamrock Rose heads parade of nine OBS weekend stakes winners

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose relaxed just off the early lead in Sunday’s $100,000 Malverne Rose Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, took command at the quarter pole and opened up down the lane, hitting the wire a 10-1/4 length winner. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 7-2-2-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $172,111. watch her under tack video

Bruce Talisman’s Magic Tale is two for two and a stakes winner after drawing away late to a three length wire to wire win in Saturday’s $75,000 Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes at Thistledown. The 2-year-old colt by Tale of the Cat, trained by Kelly Breen, has earned $64,500 to date. He was purchased by Mr. Talisman out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale for $70,000 after an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood scored his second straight stakes win on Sunday at Ellis Park, tracking the early leaders in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Tourist Mile Stakes before wearing them down late to win by a length and a quarter. That’s six stakes victories for the 4-year-old graded stakes winning gelding by Archarcharch, 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. Trained by Brad Cox, he has compiled an 18-11-2-0 career record and has earned $634,354. watch his under tack video

Juddmonte Farms’ Golden Mischief pressed the pace down the backstretch of Saturday’s $75,000 West Virginia Secretary of State Stakes at Mountaineer Park, shook loose turning for home and drew away to a 7-1/4 length victory. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Brad Cox, now 20-9-3-0 with $518,150 in earnings. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, she turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes also enjoyed the day at Mountaineer, taking charge of the $75,000 West Virginia House of Delegates Speakers Stakes in the stretch and easing away to a 3-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Runaway Posse (April ’13) checking in third. The 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman is 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 breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. The weekend’s third stakes winner for trainer Brad Cox, he’s now 19-7-5-1 with three stakes wins and earnings of $321,550. watch his under tack video

Susan Moultan’s lightly raced Altamura ran off her third stakes victory in a row, making the pace in the $75,000 Camptown Stakes at Laurel on Saturday before opening up daylight at the eighth pole and hanging on gamely by a length and a quarter. The 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller, consigned by Stephens Thoroughbeds LLC, Agent, went through the ring at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-3-0-0 for trainer Wayne Catalano, she has earned $112,400.  watch her under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man made it four straight stakes wins on Saturday at Louisiana Downs, setting the pace in the $60,000 Louisiana Cup Sprint Stakes, surrendering the lead in mid-stretch, and then coming again to get up at the wire and win by a neck. The 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, trained by Ron Fauncheux, is now 27-9-4-3 and has earned $343,055 to date. He was purchased for $125,000 out of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

Karl Pergola’s K P Wildcat circled her field from far back on the turn in Saturday’s $55,000 Albuquerque Distaff Handicap, surged to the lead a furlong from home and drew off late to win by three lengths. That’s two straight stakes scores for the 5-year-old mare by Include, sold for $40,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Weston Martin, she has eight stakes wins, an 18-12-2-2 record and $472,636 in earnings. watch her under tack video

McShane Racing LLC’s Go On Mary took the lead at the start of Friday’s $103,380 Daisycutter Handicap at Del Mar and refused to yield, holding off fellow OBS graduate Okinawa (April ’16) down the stretch and scoring by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before she was purchased for $40,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. Trained by Doug O’Neill, she’s now 19-4-2-4 and has earned $198,213 to date.  watch her under tack video

Asmussen, Santana strike with trio of OBS babies at the Spa

The team of trainer Steve Asmussen and rider Ricardo Santana, Jr. combined to win three races with 2-year-old OBS graduates last weekend at Saratoga

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On Friday, Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit made no mistakes in his second start, going head and head for the lead into the stretch and then drawing away down the lane to win a 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 6-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Central Banker, who settled for second after leading into the final furlong in his debut at Belmont in June, was consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, and was purchased for $260,000 by Winchell Thoroughbreds after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The same team took the first race on the Saturday card, as Santana came from off the pace with Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Carter Cat, blew by the leaders a furlong from home and took the 5-1/2 furlong maiden special dash by 2-1/2 lengths. Winchell Thoroughbreds bought the 2-year-old son of Tale of the Cat for $155,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the March Sale after he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.  watch his under tack video

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Santana and Asmussen struck again four races later with Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable’s first time starter Absolutely Aiden, who led every step of the way en route to a 2-3/4 length victory in a six furlong maiden special test. He’s a 2-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Old South Farm LLC and sold to Lee Ackerley for $120,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Broadway Run, Originator one-two in Saratoga’s Coronation Cup

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Curragh Stables’ Broadway Run led at every call in Monday’s $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Originator (June ’17) and beat her by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Prospective, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before she was purchased for $120,000 by Curragh out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by John Terranova, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $115,400 to date. watch her under tack video