My Girl Red wins Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes

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Erich G. Brehm’s My Girl Red is two for two and a graded stakes winner after setting a pressured early pace in Friday’s $150,500 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, shaking loose going to the turn and then drawing away down the stretch to beat fellow OBS graduate Get On the Bus (March ’20) by 4-3/4 lengths. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, the 2-year-old filly by Texas Red has earned $120,000 to date. Consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, she went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. watch her walking video

 

Positivity takes Del Mar’s Graduation Stakes

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C T R Stables LLC (Calvert)’s unbeaten Positivity got off to a rough start in Sunday’s $100,500 Graduation Stakes at Del Mar, but circled horses on the turn, closed with a rush down the stretch and was up late to score by half a length. Two for two with $87,000 in earnings for trainer Luis Mendez, the 2-year-old colt by Paynter was consigned by Havens Bloodstock Agency, Inc., Agent, to the 2020 OBS March Sale and went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

OBS graduates posted a trio of stakes wins at Kentucky Downs Preview Day on Sunday at Ellis Park.

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This defended his title in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup Stakes, taking charge early after pressing the pace, opening the lead a furlong out and holding on to win by half a length. It’s the fourth straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning gelding by The Factor, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale. Closing in on a million for trainer Brad Cox, he’s now 30-11-3-4 and has earned $902,780.  watch his under tack video

William Branch’s Carotari circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the $100,000 Runhappy Preview Turf Sprint Stakes, took command leaving the eighth pole and went on to win by a length over fellow OBS graduate Tiger Blood (August ’14), who closed well for second. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old gelding by Artie Schiller, trained by Brian Lynch, now 15-5-4-2 with $311,588 in earnings. At the 2018 OBS Spring Sale, he was consigned by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, and went through the ring after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

George Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic tracked the pacesetter into the stretch of the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Sprint Stakes, wore down the leader in the lane and eased away late to score by a length and a half.  It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, purchased for $650,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 11-4-1-2 for trainer Brendan Walsh, she has earned $188,023 to date. watch her under tack video

Collusion Illusion scores in Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Stakes

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Dan J. Agnew, Rodney E. Orr, Jerry Schneider and John V. Xitco’s Collusion Illusion earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) with a victory over older horses in the $251,500 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy rallied on the turn to reach contention, slipped between horses to take the lead on the inside in the final sixteenth and held off a late charge to score by a nose. It’s the third graded stakes win for the lightly raced colt, trained by Mark Glatt, and leaves him with a 6-5-0-0 career record and $398,751 in earnings. Consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $300,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

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Three Diamonds Farm’s Cross Border battled between horses in the stretch run of Saturday’s $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, crossed the wire second by a neck, and was awarded the victory when the stewards disqualified Sadler’s Joy. It’s the first graded stakes win and second straight stakes win at Saratoga for the 6-year-old ridgling by English Channel, sold for $10,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2016 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :22 2/5. Trained by Mike Maker, he’s now 26-9-5-1 and has earned $534,471 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Team Hanley’s Joy’s Rocket is two for two and a stakes winner after setting the pace in Woodbine’s $101,200 My Dear Stakes on Saturday, opening up the lead after straightening away in the stretch and cruising to victory by 2-3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Anthony’s Cross, who has earned $77,444 to date, is trained by Steve Asmussen, who purchased her for $47,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s Reinvestment Risk looks like a horse with a future after his debut for trainer Chad Brown in Saratoga’s first race on Saturday, a $72,000 six-furlong maiden special weight test on the main track. After saving ground in the early going, the 2-year-old colt by Upstart took command on the rail coming out of the turn and drew away quickly, opening a big lead and scoring in hand by 7-3/4 lengths, running six furlongs in 1:09 4/5 and earning $39,600.  Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent, for $280,000. watch his under tack video

 

Funny Guy wins Saratoga’s John Morrissey Handicap

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy scored his second straight stakes win on Thursday at Saratoga, chasing the leader in the $85,000 John Morrissey Handicap before taking over in the stretch, drawing clear a furlong out and coasting from there to a two length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Big Brown, trained by John Terranova, now 12-5-4-0 with $505,145 in earnings. Consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2018 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Starship Jubilee takes Saratoga’s Ballston Spa

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Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee recovered from an awkward start in Saturday’s $194,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, tracked the leaders before taking over after turning for home and fought off a stretch-long challenge to score by a neck, with champion Sistercharlie (IRE) finishing third. It’s the ninth graded stakes win for Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, four for four in 2020 with three graded stakes victories. Now 36-18-5-3 for trainer Kevin Attard, the 7-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind has earned $1,608,667 to date. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber’s Two Sixty went right to the front at the start of Woodbine’s $129,250 Selene Stakes (G3) on Saturday and never looked back, holding off the late runners and winning by three quarters of a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured, trained by Mark Casse, is now 11-4-1-1 with earnings of $472,577. watch her under tack video

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Paul P. Pompa, Jr.’s Turned Aside pressed the early pace in Friday’s $100,000 Quick Call Stakes (G3) at Saratoga, took over after turning for home, opened up daylight in the stretch and cruised to victory by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Fore Left (March ’19) was another neck back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah, trained by Linda Rice, now 7-3-2-1 with $179,992 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after breezing a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

MyRacehorse.com and Slam Dunk Racing’s Vertical Threat jumped straight from a maiden victory into Saturday’s $66,395 Smiling Tiger Stakes at Del Mar, stalked the pacesetter, took over a quarter mile out and drew off down the stretch to a 5-1/4 length victory. Another two time OBS graduate, the 3-year-old son of Tapiture was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale. He then breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by MyRacehorse.com for $100,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale. Now 3-2-0-0 for Richard Baltas, he has earned $65,150 to date. watch his under tack video

Greg Frye & Wesley Hawley’s Absolutely Aiden tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $50,000 Good Lord Stakes at Ellis Park, dueled for the lead, took command in the stretch and held on to win by three quarters of a length. Trained by Wesley E. Hawley, the 4-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty is now 13-7-0-1 and has earned $272,013. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, he was sold for $120,000 by Old South Farm LLC at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Cross Border scores in Saratoga’s Lubash Stakes

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Three Diamonds Farm’s Cross Border moved into contention on the turn in the $79,500 Lubash Stakes on Wednesday at Saratoga, took the lead after straightening away in the stretch and drew off late to win by 6-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed ridgling by English Channel, trained by Mike Maker, now 25-8-5-1 with $396,971 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $10,000 after breezing a quarter in :22 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Lady Grace leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Woodbine’s Royal North

Tracy Farmer’s Lady Grace led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $175,700 Royal North Stakes (G2) at Woodbine on Saturday, charging from off the pace along the rail on the turn, swinging out for the drive and getting up in the final yards to score by three quarters of a length. Stablemate Eyeinthesky (October ’17) closed well but settled for second, a head in front of late running Bohemian Bourbon (June ’18). It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Kantharos, trained by Mark Casse, now 13-5-3-1 with earnings of $245,547. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $300,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 Spring Sale.  watch her under tack video

First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s Nay Lady Nay (IRE) sat just off the leaders in the early going of Saturday’s $152,500 Matchmaker Stakes (G3), moved to contention on the turn, slipped between horses a furlong from home and outfought fellow OBS graduate Beautiful Lover (April ’18) to the wire and beat her by half a length.  It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of No Nay Never, purchased for $210,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 7-4-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $356,180 to date. watch her under tack video

Two pairs of 2020 OBS March Sale graduates were one-two in a pair of Saratoga maiden special weight tests for 2-year-olds on Saturday, one on the main track and one on the turf.

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Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC and Secure Investments’ Momos made his debut in the day’s first race, a $72,000 5-1/2 furlong dash on the dirt. Taking the lead shortly after the break and never looking back, he drew away in the stretch and scored by 6-1/2 lengths over Mo Mischief, who chased him from start to finish. The victory was worth $39,600 to the 2-year-old colt by Distorted Humor, trained by Christophe Clement. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $180,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment in the 2020 March Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat.  watch his under tack video

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In the sixth race, worth $72,000 at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, sons of Cairo Prince were one-two as Glenn Del Russo’s Zippy Baby came from off the pace, slipped inside fellow OBS March graduate Nautilus in deep stretch and beat him to the wire by half a length. It was the third start for the 2-year-old colt gelding, trained by Dermot Magner, now 3-1-2-0 with $65,200 in earnings. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was sold for $50,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Crawford Farms Racing’s Archidust stalked pacesetting fellow OBS graduate American Sailor (April ’14) down the backstretch in Monmouth’s $82,500 Wolf Hill Stakes, chased him relentlessly down the stretch and ran past him late to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 2019 OBS Sprint Stakes winner, now trained by Steve Asmussen, leaving him with a 13-6-1-3 career record and $308,400 in earnings. The 4-year- old colt by Verrazano turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Juan Pacanins, Agent, for $300,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Andreas Psarras’ Mother of Dragons took command after dueling for the early lead in the $65,450 California Governor’s Handicap at Pleasanton, took over for good turning for home then held on gamely to score by a nose. That’s two stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of First Dude, sold as a yearling for $3,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2015 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by her owner, she’s now 12-6-1-3 and has earned $153,495 to date.

Country Grammer captures the Peter Pan on opening day at Saratoga

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Paul P. Pompa Jr.’s Country Grammer slipped through on the rail to go after the leaders turning for home in Thursday’s $100,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) on opening day at Saratoga. Headed after taking a short lead inside the eighth pole, he came again in the final yards and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Tonalist, now 5-2-0-1 with earnings of $117,320 for trainer Chad Brown. After turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, he was purchased for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video

Three more 2019 OBS Spring Sale graduates posted stakes wins Wednesday night at Canterbury Park.

Kevin Marko, Last Call Racing Partnership, Union Park Thoroughbreds, LLC and Cherrywood Racing Stables II’s Summer Assault sat just off the pace in the $100,000 Mystic Lake Derby, came between horses to go after the leaders in the lane and scored by a length over fellow OBS graduate Angelus Warrior, who got up late for second. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old gelding by Summer Front, trained by Michele Boyce, now 6-3-1-1 with $96,900 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $45,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

WSS Racing LLC and Hooties Racing LLC’s Ask Bailey scored her first stakes win in the $50,000 Northbound Pride Oaks, trailing early, circling horses on the turn to reach contention, taking charge a furlong from home and drawing away to a 4-1/4 length victory. The graded stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of Run Away and Hide was purchased for $80,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 6-2-2-1 for trainer Mike Maker, she has earned $184,114 to date. watch her under tack video

Carolyn Wilson’s Wellabled took the lead at the start of the $50,000 Honor the Hero Stakes and never looked back, turning back a challenge in the lane and scoring by half a length in a course record :54.77 for five furlongs on turf. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 6-year-old son of Shackleford, trained by Larry Rivelli, now 15-8-2-1 with earnings of $334,572. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 Spring Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 prior to being sold for $340,000. watch his under tack video

 

Speech, Venetian Harbor one-two in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Madaket Stables LLC’s Speech tracked pacesetting fellow OBS graduate Venetian Harbor (April ’19) down the backstretch in Keeneland’s $392,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) on Saturday, then went after her on the turn. The pair turned for home on close to even terms, but down the stretch Speech was stronger, taking command a furlong from home and beating her to the wire by three lengths in a track record 1:41.26 for the mile and a sixteenth. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mr Speaker, a two time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, then resold by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $190,000 at the 2019 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 7-2-4-1 for trainer Mike McCarthy, she has earned $353,840 to date. watch her under tack video

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing. R. A. Hill Stable & Joseph E. Besecker’s Shippy went right to the front in Saturday’s $78,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park and never looked back, drawing away down the stretch and scoring by 4-1/2 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Fujairah (April ’19). It’s the first stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old filly by Midshipman, trained by George Weaver, now 5-2-1-1 with earnings of $107,600. She was sold for $77,000 by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC at the 2019 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Instilled Regard scores in Belmont’s Manhattan Stakes

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OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard captured the $400,000 Manhattan Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park on Saturday in spectacular fashion. The 5-year-old son of Arch, shuffled back saving ground in the early going, turned for home behind a wall of horses. But after angling out for the drive, he found room between horses in the final furlong and got up in the final yards to win by a neck in a five horse blanket finish. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 18-5-3-4 with four graded stakes wins and earnings of $983,240. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was sold purchased by OXO Equine for $1,050,000.  watch his under tack video

Joseph and Gayle Ioia and Chuck Spina’s Prancing Warrior took the lead at the start of the $78,000 Spruce Fir Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday and never looked back, holding off the odds-on favorite and scoring by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Bold Warrior, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Thoroughstock, Agent, at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale and then purchased by Joseph Ioia for $17,000 out of the Kelli Mitchell consignment at the 2016 August Yearling Sale. Now 12-4-0-1 for trainer Chuck Spina, she has earned $127,475 to date.

Paradise Farm Corp., Terry Raymond and Jana Wagner’s Relentless Dancer pressed the pace in the early going of the $60,000 Louisiana Legends Cheval Stakes at Evangeline Downs, moved to take command coming out of the turn and cruising from there to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes score for the 3-year-old colt by Midshipman, now 8-3-0-0 for trainer Mike Maker with $155,838 in earnings. He worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $80,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

CJ Thoroughbreds’ Trickle In is three for four and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $50,375 Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park, turning back a challenge on the turn and going on to score by a length.  Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, the now 3-year-year-old daughter of Temple City went through the ring at the 2018 OBS Fall Mixed Sale. Trained by Michael Stidham, she has earned $91,100 to date.

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VinLaur Racing Stables LLC, Dark Horse Racing Stable and Taste of Victory Stables LLC’s I’llhandalthecash got the holiday weekend off to a good start on Friday, taking the lead at the head of the stretch of the $80,000 License Fee Stakes at Belmont Park and held off a late charge to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Point of Entry, consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by McKee Bloodstock LLC and sold to Oracle Bloodstock, Agent for Dark Horse Stable for $150,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 9-3-1-1 for trainer Raymond Handal, she has earned $174,532. watch her under tack video

Midnight Bisou romps in Churchill’s Fleur de Lis Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom), Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou, idle since her second to Maximum Security in February’s Saudi Cup, returned to work in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The reigning champion older mare relaxed off the pace under Mike Smith in the early going, moved quickly to the leaders on the turn, took command with a rush turning for home and drew away as she pleased, scoring by 8-1/4 lengths. It’s the 13th graded stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 21-13-5-3 with earnings of $7,371,520. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

M and M Racing’s (Mike Sisk) Fool’s Paradise trailed early in Sunday’s $75,000 Lone Star Park Turf Stakes, but overcame trouble on the turn, came out for the drive and rallied to be up late and prevailed by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile, purchased for $130,000 out of the Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in  :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Robertino Diodoro, she’s now 21-5-4-0 and has earned $207,915 to date. watch her under tack video

Cafe Pharoah takes Tokyo’s Unicorn Stakes

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Koichi Nishikawa’s unbeaten Cafe Pharoah scored his third win in as many starts, taking Sunday’s $630,772 Unicorn Stakes (G3) at Tokyo RaceCourse by five lengths. The 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah, the leader of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, moved to the pacesetters on the turn, took the lead after turning for home, then drew away smartly in the final furlong when asked for his best, running the 1600m in a stakes record 1:34.90. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, he has earned $580,000 USD to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video    watch a video of the race

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This went to the front at the start of Saturday’s $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, and refused to yield, turning back an early challenge, opening daylight in the lane, then hold off a late charge to score by a neck. That’s three straight graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old gelding by The Factor, purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 29-10-3-4 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $844,070 to date. watch his under tack video

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Dan J. Agnew, Rodney E. Orr, Jerry Schneider and John V. Xitco’s lightly raced Collusion Illusion picked up his second graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, pressing the pace, wearing down the leader to take command a sixteenth out and drawing away late to score by 3-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Howbeit (April ’19) checked in third.  It’s the fourth win in five starts for the 3-year-old Florid-bred colt by Twirling Candy, beaten only when pulled up in the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) last September. Trained by Mark Glatt, he has earned $248,751. After breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, he was purchased for $300,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Neptune’s Storm scores in Golden Gate’s San Francisco Mile

Cybertec International Inc., Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwing and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm pressed the pace in the early going of Golden Gate’s $251,350 San Francisco Mile Stakes (G3) on Sunday, caught the leader a furlong out and outgamed him to the wire, scoring by a head. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Stormy Atlantic, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, where he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Now 17-6-3-5 for trainer Richard Baltas, he has earned $788,085 to date.  watch his under tack video

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Team Hanley’s Captain Bombastic rated nicely while saving ground in Sunday’s $100,000 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont, came out for the drive, reached the lead with a sixteenth to run and eased away late to win by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Dream Bigger (April ’19) checked in third. It’s the second stakes score for the 3-year-old son of Forty Tales, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, now 6-3-2-1 with earnings of $316,800. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $80,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Erich G. Brehm’s My Girl Red won at first asking on Sunday in a $65,000, 4-1/2 furlong maiden special test at Santa Anita, dueling for the early lead, taking command after turning for home and striding away down the stretch to a 4-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old filly, trained by Keith Desormeaux, the first winner for sire Texas Red, earned $30,000 for the win. Consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, she went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Yearling Sale. watch her walking video

Raymond Kuah’s Chancheng Prince captured the Chairmen’s Plate at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, shaking loose a quarter mile out after battling for command, and drawing away to win by 3-1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old colt by Carpe Diem turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $150,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video    race video

 

Tobys Heart romps in debut at Churchill Downs

Terry Hamilton and Bryan Lynch’s Tobys Heart broke slowly in her debut in a $79,000 maiden special test on Thursday at Churchill Downs, but caught the leaders on the turn, took charge after turning for home and bounded away to a 6-3/4 length score. Trained by Bryan Lynch, the victory was worth $45,400. The 2-year-old daughter of Jack Milton turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $45,000 by Alistair Roden Bloodstock out of the Bold Arrow Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

 

Prisoner scores in debut as racing returns to Belmont Park

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Repole Stable’ Prisoner battled head and head for the lead in the early going of a $64,000 five furlong maiden special test as racing returned to Belmont Park. Taking command after straightening away in the stretch, the 2-year-old colt by Violence drew away in the final sixteenth and scored by 4-3/4 lengths in his racing debut. Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he was sold to  West Bloodstock, Agent for Repole Stable, Inc. for $175,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the victory was worth $35,200. watch his under tack video

Starship Jubilee named Canada’s Horse of the Year

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Blue Heaven Farm’s two-time OBS graduate Starship Jubilee was named Canada’s Horse of the Year and champion female turf horse at the 45th annual Sovereign Awards ceremony. Never off the board in seven starts in 2019, the now 7-year-old daughter of Indy Wind posted four stakes wins, three in graded stakes company. She took the Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes (G2) at Saratoga in August, the Canadian Stakes (G2) at Woodbine in September and came right back a month later to score in Woodbine’s E. P. Taylor Stakes (G1). She’s off to a good start in 2020, winning all three starts including the Suwanee River (G3) at Gulfstream and the Hillsborough (2) at Tampa Bay Downs. Trained by Kevin Attard, she has compiled a 35-17-5-3-career record and earned $1,498,667 to date.

At her first visit to OBS, she was purchased for $6,500 by Laurence F. Leavy out of The Acorn consignment at the 2014 August Yearling Sale. She was next consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Tonalist’s Shape takes Gulfstream’s Hollywood Wildcat Stakes

Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham and Legacy Ranch Inc.’s Tonalist’s Shape sat just off the early pace in Friday’s $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes at Gulfstream, took command on the turn for home and drew away down the stretch to score by 3-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Dream Marie (March ’19). It’s the fourth stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old filly by Tonalist, now 7-6-0-0 for trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. with $357,425 in earnings. Consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she went through the ring after turning in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

 

By My Standards a millionaire after taking Oaklawn Handicap

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Allied Racing Stable, LLC’s By My Standards is the newest OBS millionaire after chasing front running Warrior’s Charge to the top of the stretch in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park, collaring him coming to the eighth pole and easing away late to beat him by a length and three quarters. That’s three straight wins and the third graded stakes victory for the 4-year old colt by OBS graduate Goldencents, consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, where he was sold to J. Stevens Bloodstock, Agent, for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bret Calhoun, he has compiled a 9-4-2-1 career record and has earned $1,281,910.  watch a video of the race   watch his under tack video 

 

Earlier at Oaklawn on Saturday, Phoenix Thoroughbred III, Ltd.’s Scolding made a dazzling debut in a $60,000, six furlong maiden special weight test, battling head and head for the early lead, taking charge turning for home and drawing away down the stretch, scoring by six lengths under wraps at the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of OBS graduate Carpe Diem, trained by Steve Asmussen, earned $36,000 for the effort. Consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 and was purchased by Phoenix for $475,000.  watch her under tack video

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Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s Network Effect pressed the pace from the inside in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Big Drama Stakes at Gulfstream, moved to take command inside the final furlong and drew away late to score by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Last Judgement (April ‘18) came running late to finish third. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mark Valeski, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $95,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. Now 7-3-3-0 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $252,910 to date. watch his under tack video

On Friday at Oaklawn, Wolfe Racing LLC and Hugh H. Robertson’s Piece of My Heart stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $80,000 Gardenia Stakes, went right to the lead, turned back a wall of challengers after turning for home and cruised to victory by a length and a half. That’s two straight wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Flat Out, trained by McLean Robertson, now 8-3-1-2 with earnings of $135,750. She was sold for $35,000 by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, at the 2018 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

OBS March grads busy in Japan

OBS 2019 March graduates were busy in Japan on Saturday, posting a pair of runaway victories.

On Saturday at Tokyo Racecourse, Kazumi Yoshida’s unbeaten Lecce Baroque delivered a near carbon copy of her 10-length February maiden victory, getting away quickly from the gate in a $129,039 1400m allowance test, setting the pace under a hold and then drawing off without urging to a nine length win. Now two for two for trainer Kazao Fujisawa, the 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo has earned $123,148 to date. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, she turned in a Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida for $525,000. watch her under tack video   watch a video of the race

Over at Fukushima, Masahiro Azu’s Silver Jack, in the money in four of six previous trips to the post, took the lead shortly after the start of a 1150m, $90,309 maiden test and never looked back, drawing away late to a five length victory under Nanako Fujita. It was the 100th career victory for the pioneering 22-year-old rider, the JRA’s only licensed female jockey. Silver Jack, a 3-year-old colt by Fed Biz, breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $30,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment. Trained by Shoichiro Wada, he’s now 7-1-3-1 and has earned $47,222 to date. watch his under tack video