Mr. Misunderstood captures Churchill’s Commonwealth Turf Stakes

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood is six for seven this year and a graded stakes winner after circling horses to take command of Saturday’s $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs in the stretch and easing away to win by a length and a half. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, trained by Brad Cox, now 12-8-1-0 with earnings $364,694. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates posted five stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

Richlyn Farms’ Silver Bay is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and taking the Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16). The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Currency Swap is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale then resold for $47,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 June Sale after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by William Hickey, she has earned $69,570. watch her under tack video

Magic Stables LLC’s Lirica was wide in the early going of the $75,000 Millions Distaff Stakes, moved to the leaders at the top of the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, a two time OBS graduate. She was purchased out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2014 Winter Mixed Sale and then sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, for $20,000 at the 2015 August Yearling Sale. Trained by Antonio Sano, she’s now 12-3-2-3 and has earned $144,885. Selected Sale conformation photo

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Quijote battled head and head for the lead on the outside of two horses in the $75,000 Millions Sprint  Preview Stakes, took charge in deep stretch and beat fellow OBS graduate Sweetontheladies (April ’16) to the wire by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Pomeroy, purchased by Midwest for $25,000 out of the Kelli Mitchell consignment at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Armando de la Cerda, he’s now 15-6-4-0 and has earned $283,045 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan pressed the early leader in the $75,000 Millions Classic Preview Stakes, took over on the backstretch and widened from there, galloping off to win in hand by 11-1/2 lengths. It’s the fifth stakes win for the graded stakes winning 5-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 24-8-4-6 with $605,340 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after speeding  a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Kerri Szegi’s Nauti Boy scored his first stakes victory in the $75,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, battling fellow OBS graduate The X (August ’16) to the wire and winning by a nose. Trained by Lilli Kurtinecz, the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Mizzen Mast is now 5-2-0-0 and has earned $72,405 to date. Consigned by his owner to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5. watch his under tack video 

OBS grads picked up a trio of stakes wins on Saturday at Laurel.

Bruce Tallisman’s Take Charge Paula scored her second stakes win in the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes. She wore down the leaders in the stretch despite getting hit in the jaw with a whip, took the lead a sixteenth from home and prevailed by a head. The 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Take Charge Indy was consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Mr. Tallisman for $50,000. Trained by Kelly Breen, she’s now 5-3-1-0 and has earned $143,600 to date. watch her under tack video

D.J. Stable’s A Different Style took the lead at the start of the $100,000 James F. Lewis Stakes and never looked back, cruising to a two length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Barry Lee (March ’17) checking in third. That’s two straight wins for the 2-year-old colt by The Factor, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $160,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Trained by John Servis, he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $100,400. watch his under tack video 

BB Horses’ Afleet Willy broke poorly and had traffic problems on the first turn in the $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes, but he circled horses on the turn, took over after turning for home and scored by three quarters of a length over fellow OBS graduate Discreet Lover (August ’14). That’s two straight stakes wins for the 4-year-old gelding by Wilburn, now 24-10-7-2 with $367,735 in earnings for trainer Claudio Gonzalez.  He was purchased for $50,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video 

Stormy Liberal a millionaire after scoring in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, ignored at 30-1, saved ground in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, came off the rail after straightening away in the stretch and was up in the final strides to beat stablemate Richard’s Boy by a neck. Joel Rosario was aboard the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, now 22-8-6-1 and the newest OBS millionaire with earnings of $1,033,570 for trainer Peter Miller. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,000. watch his under tack video

A pair of OBS millionaires and a promising 2-year-old filly also made their presence felt during the two days of championship racing at Del Mar.

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected pressed front-running winner Gun Runner into the stretch of the $6-million Breeders’ Classic (G1), battled gamely into the final furlong and then held off a late run by top 3-year-old West Coast to finish second. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 12-9-1-0 and has earned $2,280,500. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca set the pace in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), led to deep stretch but missed by half a length to promising 3-year-old Battle of Midway. The 4-year-old colt by Freud is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 15-7-5-1 and has earned $1,306,740. watch his under tack video 

Baoma Corporation’s Alluring Star put away favored Moonshine Memories turning for home in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) but was unable to withstand a late charge by Caledonia Road and settled for second, earning $340,000. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $436,000 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2017 OBS March Sale before she was purchased for $850,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch her under tack video

Tower of Texas takes Woodbine’s Labeeb Stakes

Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth’s Tower of Texas was last of four in the early going of Woodbine’s $116,000 Labeeb Stakes on Saturday, rallied on the outside to reach contention, took over a furlong from home and scored by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Street Sense, trained by Roger Attfield, now 26-6-8-4 with $806,289 in earnings. Consigned by Mc Kathan Bros., Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Kendall E. Hansen M.D. and Skychai Racing LLC’s Fast and Accurate stalked the leader in Saturday’s $75,000 Showing Up Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, fought his way to the front in the stretch and eased away late to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Hansen, trained by Mike Maker, winner of the Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park in March. Now 11-4-1-1 with earnings of $401,942, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $85,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Jordan V. Wycoff’s Desert Duchess rallied on the turn to take charge of Gulfstream Park West’s $75,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes on Saturday and then drew off down the stretch to post a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Hard Spun, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Also trained by Mike Maker, she’s now 14-5-3-2 and has earned $239,660 to date.  watch her under tack video

Collected heads contingent of 25 OBS grads entered in the Breeders’ Cup

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected heads a contingent of 25 OBS graduates entered in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, set for Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4 at Del Mar.

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Collected comes into Saturday’s $6-million Breeders’ Classic (G1) off a wire to wire victory over champion Arrogate in the $1-million Pacific Classic (G1) over the same Del Mar surface and at the same mile and a quarter distance. The Pacific Classic was the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of City Zip, four for four this year with three graded stakes victories. He’s now 11-8-1-0 and has earned $1,260,500 to date. Trained by Bob Baffert, he will again be ridden by Martin Garcia. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

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Collected will be joined in the gate by Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Glenn K. Ellis and Imaginary Stables’ War Story, a millionaire in his own right and winner of Belmont’s $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2) on June 10. He’ll be ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Jorge Navarro. The 5-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, now 23-5-3-3 with $1,284,305 in earnings, was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, where he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form and Speedway Stables LLC’s Moon Dash are entered in Friday’s first race, the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1).

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Significant Form comes into the race off a victory in $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on October 1. The 2-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, disqualified from a victory in her debut although first by 2-1/2 lengths, is 2-1-0-0 and has earned $120,415 to date. Trained by Chad Brown, she’ll be ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

After winning at first asking at Delaware Park, Moon Dash closed with a rush to be second last time out in the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita on October 9. Also consigned by Eddie Woods to the April Sale, the daughter of Malibu Moon brought $650,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Now 2-1-1-0 with $40,400 in earnings for trainer Michael Stidham, she’ll be ridden by Mike Smith. watch her under tack video

Exline-Border Racing LLC and Gatto Racing LLC’s Giant Expectations and Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca will go in the next race, the $1-million Dirt Mile (G1).

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Giant Expectations has a win over the Del Mar surface, coming from off the pace to take the $201,725 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) by a length and a half on August 26. The 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale.  He’s now 11-3-3-1 for trainer Peter Eurton and has earned $259,200. Gary Stevens will be aboard. watch his under tack video

 

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Sharp Azteca comes into the race off two straight graded stakes wins, becoming a millionaire with his victory in Belmont’s Kelso Handicap (G2) on September 23. His previous start was a track record performance in the $100,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) on July 30. The 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, will be ridden by Paco Lopez. He’s now 14-7-4-1 and has earned $1,136,740. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

Reddam Racing LLC’s Encumbered, Bloom Racing Stable’s Snapper Sinclair and Klaravich Stables’ Voting Control will carry the OBS banner in the $1-millon Juvenile Turf (G1).

Encumbered has a victory over the Del Mar turf course, taking the $103,105 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes by half a length two starts back on September 3. The 2-year-old colt by Violence, who will be ridden by Mario Gutierrez for trainer Simon Callaghan, is now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $102,345. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $225,000 after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Snapper Sinclair came from just off the pace to take the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile Stakes at Kentucky Downs in his last start on September 6. It was the second straight win for the 2-year-old City Zip colt, purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $252,360 to date. watch his under tack video

Voting Control won at first asking for trainer Chad Brown and comes into the race off a second place finish in the Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on September 30. Now 2-1-1-0 with $85,000 in earnings, he will be ridden by Javier Castellano. Consigned to the 2016 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale by Stuart Morris, Agent, he was sold for $85,000.   Selected Sale conformation photo

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Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s champion Champagne Room goes after her second Breeders’ Cup victory as the lone OBS entrant in the $2-million Distaff (G1). Last year’s Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner comes into the race off a 3-3/4 length victory in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on September 24. The 3-year-old Broken Vow filly is now 7-3-1-2 and has earned $1,430,600 to date. Trained by Peter Eurton, she will be ridden by Mario Gutierrez. Consigned by de Meric Sales to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent, on behalf her owners.  watch her under tack video

Saturday’s action gets under way with the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1) and OBS is represented by four youngsters.

Baoma Corporation’s Alluring Star was a winner over the Del Mar strip at first asking and then second in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1) on September 30. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Joe Talamo, she comes into the race with a 2-1-1-0 record and $96,000 in earnings.  Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was purchased for $850,000. watch her under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Gio Game comes into the race off a nine-length maiden special weight victory at Keeneland on October 6. Manuel Franco will ride the daughter of Gio Ponti for trainer Mark Casse. Now 3-1-2-0 with $72,200 in earnings, she worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $160,000 out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Mario Gutierrez will ride Nice Guys Stables, Jack Bick and Jay Oringer’s Piedi Bianchi for trainer Doug O’Neill. The filly by Overanalyze comes into the race off a third place finish in the Chandelier (G1) and a second in Del Mar Debutante (G1). She was sold for $80,000 by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2017 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in 10 1/5. Now 4-1-2-1, she has earned $141,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot is two for three and a graded stakes winner after romping to a six length victory in Woodbine’s $142,250 Mazarine Stakes (G3) on October 7. The 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $147,923 to date.  watch her under tack video

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Westside Racing Stable, Haymes, Rodriguez, et al Guns Loaded and Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal will represent OBS in the $1-million Turf Sprint.

Bucchero comes in looking for his third straight win after scoring in the $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on October 7. With five stakes wins to his credit, the 5-year-old son of Kantharos sports a 22-9-6-1 record with $638,366 in earnings. Fernando De La Cruz with ride for trainer Tim Glyshaw.  Consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Guns Loaded captured Santa Anita’s $101,380 San Simeon Stakes (G3) last spring for his fifth stakes victory. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Equest Thoroughbreds, Inc. to Welcome Gate Farm at the 2012 August Sale and then resold by Welcome Gate for $175,000 at the 2013 April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Rafael Bejarano rides the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of D’wildcat, trained by Doug O’Neill, who comes into the race with a 31-8-3-5 record and earnings of $425,562. watch his under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal ran off four straight stakes wins this spring, capped by a victory in $147,000 Daytona Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita on May 27. Peter Miller trains the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, who will be ridden by Joel Rosario. He’s now 21-7-6-1 and has earned $433,570 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,00 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

 

LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation and Jeff Bonde, Edward J. Brown and Karen Norton’s Princess Karen are entered in the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint.

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Constellation took the $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita in her final start at three and has finished second in graded stakes in all four of her starts at four. The daughter of Bellamy Road, now trained by Bob Baffert, will be ridden by Flavien Prat and has compiled a 12-5-5-1 record with $619,464 in earnings.  She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale.  watch her under tack video

Princess Karen, winner of the Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos two back, comes in off a second in Santa Anita’s L. A. Woman Stakes (G3) on October 8. The 3-year-old Stay Thirsty filly, trained by Jeff Bonde, now 7-3-1-0 with $140,705 in earnings, will be ridden by Julien Leparoux. Consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds (Bruno DeBerdt), Agent to the 2016 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in  :10 1/5 before she went through the ring. watch her under tack video

 

Richard C. Pell’s Calculator and J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, All American Horses LLC, Daniel Summers and  Michael E. Kisper’s Mind Your Biscuits will carry the OBS flag in the $1.5-million Sprint (G1).

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Calculator, who broke his maiden in Santa Anita’s $100,750 Sham Stakes (G3) at three, comes into the race off a second to fellow OBS graduate Giant Expectations in the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2). The 5-year-old Florida-bred colt by In Summation was purchased for $132,000 by trainer Peter Miller from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. John Velazquez has the mount. Now 17-4-5-4, he has earned $575,480 to date.  watch his under tack video

 

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Mind Your Biscuits, third in this race last year, followed that effort with victories in the Malibu (G1), Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) and Belmont Sprint Championship (G2). He comes into the race boasting a  17-6-6-2 record with earnings of $2,224,166 and a shot at the Eclipse Award as sprint champion. Regular rider Joel Rosario will be aboard for trainer Chad Summers.  Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

Kretz Racing LLC’s Mr. Roary will represent OBS in the $2-million Mile (G1). The 4-year-old old Scat Daddy gelding came from well off the pace in his last start to win the $101,725 Eddie D Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita on September 29. It was his second stakes win and left him with an 18-4-4-2 record and $243,310 in earnings. Trained by George Papaprodromou, he will be ridden by Tyler Conner. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, he was purchased for $110,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Reddam Racing LLC’s Bahamian, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Hazit and Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator will go in the $2-million Juvenile (G1).

Bahamian, still a maiden, comes in off a series of strong works for trainer Simon Callaghan. The 2-year-old colt by Freedom Child breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the 2017 OBS April Sale before he was purchased for $160,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment. Mario Gutierrez has the mount.  watch his under tack video 

Hazit was a winner at first asking, leading all the way in a Saratoga maiden special test on August 26. He’s now 2-1-0-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher and has earned $64,800 to date. John Velazquez will be aboard. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $430,000. watch his under tack video 

The Tabulator is an undefeated three for three and a graded stakes winner after capturing Churchill’s $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) on September 16. Jose Valdivia, Jr. will again ride for trainer Larry Rivelli. The 2-year-old colt by Dialed In has earned $143,550 to date. He was 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. watch his under tack video 

 

Top of the Game takes Santa Anita’s Comma to the Top Stakes

Holly and David Wilson’s Top of the Game took charge of the $73,690 Comma to the Top Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita after straightening away in the stretch, opened a long lead a furlong from home and coasted from there to a 4-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Desert Party, returning to the races after a layoff since a victory at Santa Anita in February.  Trained by Vladimir Cerin, he’s now 12-4-1-1 and has earned $167,420. The two time OBS graduate was purchased out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2014 Selected Yearling Sale and then resold for $150,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2015 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video    Selected Sale Conformation photo

Lovely Bernadette wins Keeneland’s Valley View Stakes

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette sat just off the leaders in Friday’s $150,000 Valley View Stakes (G3) at Keeneland, took charge in deep stretch and eased away late to win by a length and a half. It’s the first graded stakes win for 3-year-old daughter of Wilburn, who breezed 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.  A three time stakes winner for trainer Jim DiVito, she’s now 13-6-0-3 with earnings of $390,613. watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points circled horses to reach contention in the stretch of Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Stakes at Laurel, ran past the leaders a sixteenth from home and was clear by 2-3/4 lengths at the wire. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 14-3-3-2 with $340,560 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & 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

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Black Tide went right to the front in Sunday’s $200,000 Mohawk Stakes on the turf at Belmont Park, opened a long lead after half a mile and was never threatened from there, reporting home by a length and a quarter over fellow OBS graduate Offering Plan (April ’14). It’s the first stakes win for two-time OBS graduate, sold by Harry L. Landry Bloodstock at the 2013 August Yearling Sale and then 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. Trained by David Cannizzo, the the 5-year-old gelding by Hold Me Back is now 34-7-6-5 and has earned $450,832 to date. watch his under tack video

Jordan V. Wycoff’s Gianna’s Dream picked up her second straight stakes victory in the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf Stakes on Friday at Remington Park, taking the lead after straightening away in the stretch and drawing off to a 2-1/4 length win. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy, now 17-9-1-4 with earnings of $401,791 for trainer Mike Maker.  She was purchased for $42,000 out of the Perrone Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Sale Conformation photo

Hronis Racing LLC’s Artistic Diva is two for two and a stakes winner after leading every step of the way and winning Sunday’s $71,500 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita by 2-1/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Steph Being Steph (April ’17). The 2-year-old daughter of Munnings sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $425,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by John Sadler, she has earned $78,900 to date.  watch her under tack video

La Coronel captures Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes

John C. Oxley’s La Coronel took the lead at the start of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday and never gave it up, holding on gamely and scoring by half a length. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Colonel John, purchased for $375,000 out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 12-5-2-0 and has earned $754,844. watch her under tack video

Calumet Farm’s Beautiful Shot is two for two and a stakes winner after coming from off the pace in Sunday’s $73,405 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita, running past front-running fellow OBS graduate Mourinho (March ’17) in deep stretch and winning by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Trappe Shot, trained by Keith Desormeaux, has earned $78,080 to date. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $105,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

Engage wins the Futurity at Belmont Park

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Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage is two for three and a graded stakes winner after taking command of Saturday’s $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont after turning for home and then drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS March graduate Barry Lee. The 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $156,400 to date. watch his under tack video

Bucchero captures Keeneland’s Woodford Stakes

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Bucchero tracked the leader into the stretch of Saturday’s $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, took command inside the eighth pole and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the first graded stakes victory and fifth stakes score for the 5-year-old son of Kantharos, trained Tim Glyshaw, now 22-9-6-1 with $638,366 in earnings. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot is two for three and a graded stakes winner after leading from start to finish and winning Woodbine’s $142,250 Mazarine Stakes (G3) by six lengths over fellow OBS graduate Shamrock Rose (April ’17).  The 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $147,923 to date.  watch her under tack video

Significant Form wins Belmont’s Miss Grillo Stakes

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form picked a good spot to break her maiden, taking command of the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Belmont a furlong from home and easing away to score by a length. It was the second trip to the post for the 2-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who was disqualified from a victory in her debut although she finished first by a wide margin. After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 2-1-0-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $120,415 to date. watch her under tack video

 

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood rallied to take command of the $100,000 Jefferson Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday passing the eighth pole and drew off from there to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Adonis Creed (April ’16). That’s two stakes wins in a row for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, and sold for $130,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 11-7-1-0 and has earned $304,554 to date. watch his under tack video

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Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s millionaire Madefromlucky tracked the leaders into the stretch of Sunday’s $200,000 Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes at Belmont, took the lead coming to the sixteenth pole and was best by three quarters of a length. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of  Lookin At Lucky, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 24-6-5-5 earnings of $1,351,500. He was purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita scored her second straight stakes win at Gulfstream on Saturday, coming from off the pace to take the lead in the stretch and holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Dessert Honeys (April ’17) to win the $400,000 FTBOA My Dear Girl Stakes by a neck. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was 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. Trained by Steve Dwoskin, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $374,400. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast ran off with his third straight stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, rallying to get up in the final yards to take the $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes by half a length. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. He’s five for nine this year for trainer David Fawkes, and is now 20-7-5-4 with $298,815 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Live Oak Plantation’s Let It Ride Mom was well back in the early going of Woodbine’s $100,000 La Lorgnette Stakes on Saturday, but she rallied wide on the turn, took the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Into Mischief, consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 before she  was purchased by Live Oak for $375,000. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 9-3-3-0 and has earned $187,106. watch her under tack video 

Granpollo Stable’s Dreaming of Gold took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $50,000 Bull and Whistle Handicap on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to victory by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Unbridled’s Song, sold for $220,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 24-3-6-1 for trainer Victor Barboza, Jr., she has earned $177,521.  Selected Sale conformation photo

BB Horses’ Afleet Willy led from gate to wire in the DTHA Governor’s Day Handicap at Delaware Park on Saturday, romping home by 5-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Twocubanbrothersu (June ’12, August ’11). Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, the 4-year-old gelding by Wilburn picked up his first stakes victory, improved his career record to 23-9-7-2, and boosted his bankroll to $307,735. At the Under Tack Show prior to the 2015 OBS June Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $50,000. watch his under tack video 

Untrapped takes Remington’s Oklahoma Derby

Michael Langford’s Untrapped sat just off the pace in Sunday’s $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park, moved to the leaders on the outside down the stretch and drew off late to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, on the board in five graded stakes earlier this year. Now 10-2-3-3 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $601,755 to date. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he was purchased for $125,000 by Mr. Langford out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment.  watch his under tack video

OBS graduates accounted for three other stakes victories on the Oklahoma Derby card:

Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s champion Champagne Room, away from the races since February, returned in style in the $220,000 Remington Park Oaks. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner took the lead at the start and never looked back, coasting to a 3-3/4 length victory. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Broken Vow, purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 April Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Peter Eurton, she’s now 7-3-1-2 and has earned $1,430,600. watch her under tack video

William & Corrinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief came from fourth in a field of five in the $55,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, closing stoutly down the stretch and getting up late to win by a neck. It’s the fourth stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 15-6-3-0 with earnings of $355,830 to date. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale she sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Jordan V. Wycoff’s Gianna’s Dream captured her fourth stakes win in the $75,000 Ricks Memorial Stakes, taking command a furlong from home and easing away to a 1-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Joyous Thunder (August ’14) settled for third. The 4-year-old Twirling Candy filly was sold for $42,000  by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, at the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 16-8-1-4 for trainer Mike Maker, she’s has earned $323,791. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Kaleem Shah’s Run Away came charging from well off the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes at Los Alamitos and was up in the final strides to win by a head, with fellow OBS graduate Crazy Uncle Rick (June ’17, August ’16) checking in third. That’s four wins in five starts for the 2-year-old colt by Run Away and Hide, winner of Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2). He’s now 5-4-0-1 with $304,400 in earnings for trainer Simon Callaghan. He was purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Team D’s Get Jets circled horses on the turn in Belmont’s $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes on Sunday, reached the leaders in the final furlong and held off a late challenge to win by a nose. That’s two straight stakes wins and three overall for the 4-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, trained by Anthony Dutrow, now 11-6-3-0 with $525,850 in earnings. He was purchased for $300,000 by Team D out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Selected Yearling Sale grad Sharp Azteca a millionaire after taking Belmont’s Kelso Handicap

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Ivan Rodriguez’ Selected Yearling Sale graduate Sharp Azteca is the latest OBS millionaire after leading from gate to wire and taking Saturday’s $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park by four lengths.  It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2015 April Sale, he was purchased for $220,000 by Mr. Rodriguez’ Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables. Trained by Jorge Navarro, the 4-year-old colt by Freud is now 14-7-4-1 and has earned $1,136,740 to date. watch his under tack video 

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front set the pace in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) at Parx on Saturday, surrendered the lead briefly in the final furlong, then came again late and scored by half a length, running six furlongs in 1:08 4/5. Entrymate and fellow OBS graduate Petrov (June ’16) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, now 5-4-0-0 with earnings of $411,000 for trainer Todd Pletcher. At the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped a sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. watch his under tack video

Patrona Margarita, The Tabulator take Churchill juvenile graded stakes

OBS graduates captured both ends of Churchill’s graded stakes doubleheader for 2-year-olds on Saturday, including a one-two finish by alumni of last year’s Yearling Sale.

Craig D. Upham’s Patrona Margarita was overlooked at 23-1 in the $200, 000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2), but the 2-year-old daughter of Special Rate relaxed in the early going, circled horses on the turn, took the lead turning for home and drew away to win by 3-3/4 lengths over fellow 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale graduate Kelly’s Humor. Now 4-2-0-1 with earnings of $150,253 for trainer Bret Calhoun, she was consigned to the sale by Stoneview Farm, Agent.

Carolyn Wilson’s undefeated The Tabulator is three for three and a graded stakes winner after tracking the early pace in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3), taking command on the turn and scoring by three quarters of a length. Trained by Larry Rivelli, he has earned $143,550 to date. The 2-year-old colt by Dialed In was 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. watch his under tack video 

Bantry Farms’ Grace’s Treasure was awarded victory via disqualification in the $100,000 Open Mind Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday.  It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Rockport Harbor, two for two this year and 9-4-0-0 overall for trainer Michael Ann Ewing with $127,704 in earnings. She was purchased for $55,000 out of the Andy Cant consignment at the 2014 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

Shadybrook Farm, Inc. and Pam Klein’s Katinka picked up her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Miss Gracie Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream, battling head to head down the stretch and putting her nose down first on the wire. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Kantharos is a two time OBS graduate, sold first at the 2015 August Yearling Sale by Turtle Pond Farm, Agent. She was resold to Shadybrook Farm for $17,000 by Julie Davies, Agent, at the 2016  June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Michael Yates, she’s now 10-2-2-2 and has earned $128,090.  watch her under tack video 

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Good Bye Greg scored his first stakes win on Saturday at Arlington, taking the lead at the start of the $66,600 Jeff Lynn Memorial Stakes and never looking back en route to a 6-1/2 length victory. Trained by Larry Rivelli, the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Teuflesburg, three for three this year, is now 13-8-2-1 and has earned $218,326 to date. The two-time OBS graduate was sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2012 August Selected Yearling Sale, before he was purchased for $135,000 out of the Wavertree consignment at the 2013 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video    Selected Sale Conformation Photo

Sansinenea Racing Stable LLC’s 7-year-old Mal Guapo tried stakes company for just the second time in 49 starts, but took the lead at the start of Sunday’s $50,000 Perfect Season Stakes at Gulfstream and was never headed, scoring his first stakes win by 4-1/4 lengths. The gelding by Into Mischief is a three time veteran of the OBS Sales ring, sold by Summerfield, Agent the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale before he was consigned by Blue River Bloodstock to the 2011 August Yearling Sale. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before he was resold for $57,000  by Blue River Bloodstock at the 2012 June Sale. Trained by Oscar Gonzalez, he’s now 49-15-6-6 and has earned $363,458. watch his under tack video 

OBS graduates capture eight weekend stakes races

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood came from just off the pace to take charge of Saturday’s $200, 000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs a furlong from home and drew away from there to beat fellow OBS graduate Phat Man (March ’16) by three lengths. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, trained by Brad Cox, leaving him with a 10-6-1-0 record with $234,794 in earnings. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates also won three other stakes on the Super Derby undercard.

Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Lady O’Toole picked up her first stakes victory in the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Colonel John took charge on the turn for home and then drew away down the stretch, scoring by 3-1/2 lengths. Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Brad Cox, she has earned $82,470 to date. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before going to Landers Racing for $80,000. watch her under tack video

Greg Allen Johnson’s Net Gain turned in a strong performance in the $60,000 Unbridled Stakes, circling horses on the turn, taking the lead turning for home and drawing away down the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of Include, sold for $325,000 by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Clinton C. Stuart, he’s now 27-6-5-5 and has earned $323,587.  watch his under tack video

Whispering Oaks Farm LLC’s Eden Grey’s Kitten was up in the final yards after a long drive in the $50,000 Need For Speed Stakes, scoring by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old Kitten’s Joy gelding, trained by Steven Flint, now 25-9-6-3 with $295,360 in earnings. Consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before going through the ring.  watch his under tack video

At Los Alamitos Race Course on Saturday, Jeff Bonde, Edward J. Brown and Karen Norton’s Princess Karen went to the front at the start of the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes and never looked back, leading from gate to wire and scoring by a length and a quarter over fellow OBS graduate Faypien (April ’16). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Stay Thirsty filly, trained by Jeff Bonde, now 6-3-0-0 with $120,705 in earnings. Consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds (Bruno DeBerdt), Agent to the 2016 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in  :10 1/5 before she went through the ring. watch her under tack video

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose got her career off to a flying start at Woodbine on Saturday, coming from off the pace to take the $100,000 Ontario Debutante Stakes by a length and quarter in her first trip to the post. Fellow OBS graduate Honey Graeme (March ’17) checked in third. Mark Casse trains the 2-year-old daughter of First Dude, who earned $49,350.  At the 2017 OBS April Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent. watch her under tack video

Sagamore Farm and Stanley M. Hough’s Barry Lee is two for three and a stakes winner after sweeping to the lead in the stretch of Saturday’s $75,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity and scoring by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old colt by Violence sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Sagamore for $380,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Trained by Horacio DePaz, he’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $67,000. watch his under tack video

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Moms Choice led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $66,900  Avers Wexler Memorial Stakes at Arlington, leading all the way en route to a four length victory over Princess Erindelle (August ’14). Majestic Angel (June ’15) checked in third.  It was the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $160,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by Larry Rivelli, she’s now 16-6-2-1 and has earned $268,916 to date. watch her under tack video

Kentucky Downs’ Old Friends Stakes goes to Sir Dudley Digges

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges came wide off the turn into the stretch of Thursday’s $150, 000 Old Friends Stakes at Kentucky Downs, battled down the lane and got up in the final yards to win by a head. The Queen’s Plate winner is now 18-5-5-3 for trainer Mike Maker, and has earned $752,184 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to his purchase for $130,000 by Patti Miller, EQB, Agent, on behalf of the Ramseys from Thomas and Casse, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, at the 2015 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Snapper Sinclair scores in Turf Showcase Juvenile Stakes at Kentucky Downs

Bloom Racing Stable’s Snapper Sinclair came from just off the pace in the $350, 000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile Stakes at Kentucky Downs on Wednesday, took command a furlong from home and drew away to a 1-3/4 length victory. It’s the second straight win for the 2-year-old City Zip colt, purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now $3-2-0-0 and has earned $252,360 to date. watch his under tack video

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette tracked the leaders in Wednesday’s $200,000 Indiana Grand Stakes into the stretch, took over leaving the eighth pole and eased away to win by a length and a half. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Wilburn, trained by Jim DiVito, now 12-5-0-3 with earnings of $300,613. 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

Madefronlucky romps in Greenwood Cup Stakes at Parx

Cheyenne Stables LLC and Mac Nichol’s millionaire Madefromlucky surged to the front at the head of the stretch in Parx Racing’s $200, 000 Greenwood Cup Stakes (G3) on Monday and the race was over, drawing away with every stride on his way to a 12-1/4 length victory. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of  Lookin At Lucky, purchased by Mr. Nichol for $150,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he’s now 23-5-5-5 with $1,231,500 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita picked a nice spot to break her maiden, stalking the early leaders in Saturday’s $200,000 FTBOA Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream, battling to the lead a sixteenth from home and holding off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Dessert Honeys (April ’17) to score by a head. It was the third start for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray, trained by Steve Dwoskin, who has earned $134,400 to date. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn LLC, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was 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

Reddam Racing LLC’s Encumbered circled horses to reach contention turning for home in Sunday’s $103,105 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes, took command a furlong out and went on to win by half a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old colt by Violence, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale and sold for $225,000 after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Simon Callaghan, he’s now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $102,000. watch his under tack video

Julienne Lewis, Martha K. Gonzalez, Richard A. Rizzo and Ralph Klicker’s Like What I See went straight from a maiden win to Woodbine’s $102,200 Colin Stakes on Saturday, took the lead at the start and never looked back, scoring by half a length over  fellow OBS graduate Piven (April ’17, Ocotber ’15). Now 5-2-2-0 for trainer Nick Gonzalez, he has earned $99,552 to date. He was sold for $13,000 by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2015 OBS Fall Mixed Sale.

Mario Silva’s Bonita brought up the rear in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 Wasted Tears Stakes at Gulfstream, but the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Bluegrass Cat moved up on the turn, came out for the drive and kept on going en route to victory by a length and a half. That’s two straight stakes wins for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2014 August Yearling Sale, and then purchased for $25,000 by Mr. Silva out of the Sugar Hill LLC consignment at the 2015 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 16-5-2-4 for trainer Chad Stewart, she has earned $173,075.  watch her under tack video

Tobey L. Morton’s Pacific Gale tracked the pace in Saturday’s $61,800 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park, collared the leader in deep stretch and drew away late to a 3-1/4 length victory. That’s two wins in three trips to the post for the 2-year-old filly by Flat Out, trained by John Kimmel, who has earned $82,000 to date. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was resold for $72,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast posted his second straight stakes victory at Gulfstream on Monday, coming from off the pace to take command of the $50,000 The Vid Handicap a furlong from home and drawing away to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Trained by David Fawkes, he’s two for three this year, has a 19-6-5-4 career record and has earned $252,780 to date. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. watch his under tack video

Hieroglyphics, Small Bear one-two in Saratoga’s Better Talk Now Stakes

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Hieroglyphics saved ground in the early going of Monday’s $100, 000 Better Talk Now Stakes on the turf at Saratoga, found a lane in the stretch between horses to take the lead in deep stretch then held off a charge by fellow OBS graduate Small Bear (April ’16) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile, now 8-3-3-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher with $164,272 in earnings. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Eclipse for $450,000.  watch his under tack video

Giant Expectations takes Del Mar’s Pat O’Brien Stakes

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Exline-Border Racing LLC and Gatto Racing LLC’s Giant Expectations circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $201, 725 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, caught fellow OBS graduate Calculator (April ’14) in the final sixteenth and beat him to the wire by a length and a half. It was the stakes debut for the 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by Peter Eurton, he’s now 10-3-3-1 and has earned $253,200 to date. watch his under tack video

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Team D’s Get Jets came from well off the pace in Friday’s $150,00 West Point Stakes at Saratoga, rallied wide to reach the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by half a length over the late running fellow OBS gradate Offering Plan (April ’14).  It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, purchased for $300,000 by Team D out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 10-5-3-0 for trainer Anthony Dutrow, he has earned $450,850 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Gold Square LLC’s Aveenu Malcainu is two for two and a stakes winner after stalking the leaders in Saratoga’s $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes on Friday, taking the lead in deep stretch and easing away to a 2-1/2 length victory. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, the 2-year-old colt by Into Mischief has earned $163,800. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before he was purchased for $150,000 by Gene Parrotta, Agent for Gold Square LLC. watch his under tack video

 

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Shenandoah Queen tried stakes company for the first time in Friday’s $101,045 Tranquility Lake Stakes at Del Mar, took command turning for home, opened up daylight in the stretch and held off a late bid to win by three quarters of a length. The 5-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes is now 11-5-1-2 for trainer John Sadler, and has earned $111,300. 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