Happy Farm takes Aqueduct’s Fall Highweight Handicap

M and A Racing LTD’s Happy Farm pressed the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $206,100 Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct, took command at the head of the stretch and held a late challenger at bay, scoring his first stakes victory by three quarters of a length. It’s the fourth straight win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Ghostzapper, trained by Jason Servis, now 19-8-4-2 with $398,888 in earnings. He was purchased for $45,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2015 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Zaino Vantures, Inc.’s Zaino Boy stepped into Tampa Bay Downs’ $50,000 Inaugural Stakes on Saturday straight from a Gulfstream Park West maiden victory, took the lead at the start and never looked back, drawing away in the stretch to a six length victory over fellow OBS graduate No Getting Over Me (June ’19). The 2-year-old colt by Daaher, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the 2018 OBS October Yearling Sale, was sold to Susanne Zaino for $19,000. Now 4-2-0-0 for trainer Robert Raymond, he has earned $53,800 to date.

Silver Prospector scores in Churchill’s Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Ed Orr and Susie Orr’s Silver Prospector stayed just off the pace early in Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, came around horses for the drive, wore down the leaders to take charge late and eased away to a three quarter length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Declaration of War, consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Eisaman Equine, Agent, and purchased for $190,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 6-2-0-2 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $255,551 to date. watch his under tack video

First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s Nay Lady Nay (IRE) overcame a rough start, moved four wide to reach contention on the turn, found room between horses a sixteenth out and scored by half a length in Friday’s $300,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by No Nay Never, trained by Chad Brown, now 5-3-1-0 with $265,180 in earnings. After an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, she was purchased for $210,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Madaket Stables LLC, Tim Cambron, Anna Cambron and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Kallio stayed well off the pace in the early going of the $175,000 Cardinal Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day, circled horses on the turn to reach contention, ran past fellow OBS graduate Starship Jubilee (April ’15, August ’14) a sixteenth from home and beat her to the wire by three lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $160,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 16-4-2-3 for trainer Brendan Walsh, she has earned $336,095 to date. watch her under tack video

Alejandro Mercado’s Mugaritz ran his win streak to six in a row in the $101,500 Berkeley Stakes (G3) at Golden Gate on Saturday. After tracking the pace in the early going, he rallied to take charge a furlong out then drew away to a 3-1/3 length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Dialed In, trained by Jonathan Wong, five for five this year, with a 13-8-1-0 career record and earnings of $227,125. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp. and Mad Dog Racing Stable’s Temple picked up his first stakes victory on Friday in the $150,900 Gio Ponti Stakes at Aqueduct, tracking the early lead, taking command turning for home and holding off a late charge to win by a nose. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Mike Maker, the 3-year-old Temple City gelding is now 13-4-2-2 and has earned $208,970. watch his under tack video

Four youngsters posted stakes wins at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

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Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham and Legacy Ranch, Inc.’s Tonalist’s Shape is three for three and a stakes winner after taking charge of the $75,000 Hut Hut Stakes and bounding away down the stretch to a nine length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ceci Valentina (October ’18) settled for second. It was the stakes debut for the 2-year-old daughter of Tonalist, consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, where she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr., she has earned $99,280 to date. watch her under tack video

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Teresa and David W. Palmer’s Cheermeister jumped straight from a debut victory in October into the $75,000 Wait a While Stakes and handled winners with ease, leading from gate to wire and scoring by two lengths. Two for two for trainer Armando De La Cerda, the 2-year-old filly by Bodemeister has earned $67,440 to date. Consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC to the 2019 OBS April Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

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OGMA Investments LLC’s Soros picked a good spot to break his maiden, charging from off the pace to take the lead in the $75,000 Smooth Air Stakes and easing away down the stretch to a 2-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Gangly (January ’18) checked in third. The 2-year-old colt by Commissioner, consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Off the Hook, Agent, went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 2-1-1-0 for trainer Gustavo Delgado, he has earned $51,775. watch his under tack video

 

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Andie Biancone and Limelight Stables Corp.’s Sole Volante is two for two and a stakes winner after trailing early in the $75,000 Pulpit Stakes, rallying on the turn to reach the leaders, taking over an eighth from home and scoring by two lengths at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate King Guillermo (April ’19) checked in third. After an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, the 2-year-old gelding by Karakontie (JPN), consigned by New Hope AB LLC, was sold for $20,000 at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Trained by Patrick L. Biancone, he has earned $66,510. watch his under tack video

Kallio, Starship Jubilee one-two in Churchill’s Cardinal Stakes

Madaket Stables LLC, Tim Cambron, Anna Cambron and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Kallio stayed well off the pace in the early going of the $175,000 Cardinal Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day, circled horses on the turn to reach contention, ran past fellow OBS graduate Starship Jubilee (April ’15, August ’14) a sixteenth from home and beat her to the wire by three lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $160,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 16-4-2-3 for trainer Brendan Walsh, she has earned $336,095 to date. watch her under tack video

A Bit of Both, Archidust post wins at the 2019 OBS Day of Racing

A large crowd turned out in sunny weather for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company 2019 November Day of Racing, headed by the pair of six furlong OBS Sprint Stakes for OBS graduates.

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan Inc., Bethlehem Stables and David Simon’s A Bit of Both stalked the early leader in the $125,000 OBS Filly and Mare Sprint, took command on the turn, opened daylight in the stretch and was best by 3-1/2 lengths over Lonnie Stokes’ Caramel Martini (January ’19). Northwest Thoroughbreds LLC’s Ms Meshak (August ‘16) checked in third. That’s three stakes victories for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Paynter, now 9-7-1-1 with earnings of $289,310. Trained by Jason Servis, she was ridden by Paco Lopez and ran the distance in 1:10 4/5. She was sold by breeder Darsan, Inc. for $10,000 at the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

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In the day’s final race, the $125,000 OBS Sprint, Crawford Farms Racing’s Archidust slipped through on the inside to take charge in the stretch, then held off a late charge by Ed and Susie Orr’s Boldor (April ’18) to score by a length and three quarters, with Dawn Mendez and Steve Henry’s Front Loaded (August ’15) settling for third by the same margin.  It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Verrazano, who 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. Now 10-5-1-1 for trainer Jorge Navarro, he has earned $246,050 to date. watch his under tack video

The first four races of the ten-race card were for quarter horses. Trainer Elio Vasquez and jockey Yordanis Amaro combined to win first two. Jose L. Ramirez’ 5-year-old gelding Joe Osceola was the winner by a length in the opener, running 330 yards in :17.294. The second went to Yoandys Amaro’s Transatlantico by half a length, with the 5-year-old gelding covering the 330 yards in :17.174.

Maple Spears’ Willie Speedy Spears took the third race by a length and a quarter, running 220 yards in :12.564. Kevin Gonzalez rode the 6-year-old for trainer James Dawson.

Howard Kleinberg’s Beyondthepatriot was a three quarter length winner, trained by his owner and ridden by Armando Alvidrez. The 8-year-old gelding ran 220 yards in :12.361.

Thoroughbreds took the stage in races five through eight. The fifth race was for maidens, and Donald F. Hunt and Maclayne T. McGowan’s Fireball Run tracked the early pace, took command leaving the backstretch and cruised from there to victory by 5-3/4 lengths. Trained by Donald F. Hunt and ridden by Christian Dominguez, the 6-year-old gelding by Run Away and Hide ran six furlongs in 1:13 1/5.

In the sixth, a Starter Allowance, Leilani Collins’ Zandar was last turning for home, but ran past the field in the stretch under Jose Ferrer and scored by 3-1/4 lengths. Trained by Tom A. Clark, the 7-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy covered six furlongs in 1:12 2/5.

The seventh was for maidens, and Bernard L. Kleine’s Lady Marvel went right to the front and led all the way, winning by a length and three quarters in :1:15 flat for six furlongs. Stephanie E. Sheroski rode the 3-year-old daughter of To Honor and Serve, saddled by Brian R. Lusk.

Willie Martinez sent Bruno Schickedanz’s Kitchen Fire to the lead after the break in the eighth, and the 4-year-old gelding by First Defence was much the best, drawing away in the lane to a 17-1/4 length victory. Trained by Nick Joseph Caruso, he ran six furlongs in 1:11 1/5.

For more information regarding the OBS Day of Racing, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com.

Mr. Misunderstood, Cullum Road one-two in Churchill’s River City Handicap

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood was rated off the pace early in the $175,000 River City Handicap (G3) on Saturday at Churchill Downs, rallied wide to reach contention in the stretch and caught fellow OBS graduate Cullum Road (March ’17) in the final sixteenth and beat him to the wire by a neck. It’s his fifth stakes victory at Churchill Downs, joining Wise Dan and Limousine Liberal as the only horses with as many stakes wins at the track over the past 28 years. The 5-year-old gelding by Archarcharch has posted nine stakes wins, compiled a 26-13-3-3 career record and earned $916,954 to date. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Repole Stable’s Dream Bigger pressed the pace in Sunday’s $100,000 Notebook Stakes at Aqueduct, took command at the head of the stretch, opened a big lead a furlong from home and coasted to a length and quarter victory. Fellow OBS graduate Bank On Shea (April ’19) checked in third. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Mission Impazible, purchased for $205,000 by Repole Stable out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, he’s now 4-2-2-0 and has earned $205,828 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS Day of Racing entries taken Tuesday, November 19

Lookin to Strike wins the 2018 OBS Sprint Stakes (Tibor & Judit photography)

Entries for the 2019 OBS Day of Racing will be taken Tuesday, November 19th at the OBS office by racing secretary Jay Friedman and the racing office staff. They may be reached at (352) 237-2154.

The ten-race card will be run Tuesday, November 26th with first post time at 12:00 noon.

There are two non-wagering races for OBS graduates, restricted to 3-year-olds and upward which have gone through the ring at an OBS sale: the $125,000 OBS Sprint Stakes and $125,000 OBS Filly & Mare Sprint. Both races will be run at six furlongs. Free nominations closed November 12th but supplemental entries may be made at entry time. The condition book and lists of nominees and their past performances may be found on the OBS website at: https://www.obssales.com/2019/09/obs-day-of-racing-november-26-2019/

Eight pari-mutuel races will be drawn from the condition book which includes races for quarter horse maiden, allowance (NW2 or NW in 2019), and open allowance races at distances of 220, 330 and 440 yards, with purses up to $7,000. The condition book also includes races for 2-year-old thoroughbred maidens and maiden and starter allowance races for thoroughbreds 3-year-olds and up. All races for thoroughbreds will be run at six furlongs. The condition book for the pari-mutuel races may be found on the OBS website at: https://www.obssales.com/OBSPAGES/QuarterHorseConditionBook19.pdf

To make entries or for more information regarding the 2019 OBS Day of Racing, please call (352) 237-2154.

OBS Yearling Sale graduates enjoy a big weekend

WSS Racing LLC and Hooties Racing LLC’s Mr Dumas rated off the early pace in Saturday’s $175,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, rallied wide on the turn, took command in the stretch and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Tracksmith (April ’18) to score by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, now 6-3-0-3 with $211,160 in earnings for trainer John Ortiz.  A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2017 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $100,000 out of the RiceHorse Stable consignment at the 2018 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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

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Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina trailed early in the $75,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes, but the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Prospective got rolling wide on the turn, caught fellow OBS graduate Mandamus (October ’18) a sixteenth from home and drew off late to beat her by 2-1/4 lengths.  Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Angel Rodriguez, she’s now 5-3-0-2 with a pair of stakes wins and earnings of $251,855. Selected Sale walking video

 

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William Stiritz’s Wildwood’s Beauty sat just off the leaders in the $75,000 Millions Distaff Stakes, came wide off the turn to go after them in the stretch, took over in the final sixteenth and drew away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, purchased for $47,000 by Mr. Stiritz out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2017 October Yearling Sale. Now 10-5-4-0 for trainer Scott Becker, she has earned $330,395 to date.

 

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Manuel M. Real’s Travy Boy tried stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Millions Sprint Preview Stakes, took the lead at the start and never looked back, beating fellow OBS graduate Front Loaded (August ’15) by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the second straight win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Gemologist, sold for $145,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2016 August Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Michel Arrieta, he’s now 22-5-7-3 and has earned $134,110 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

 

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Screen Door Stables LLC’s As Seen On Tv tracked the pacesetter in the $75,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes took command a sixteenth from home and eased away late to win by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes score for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Lookin At Lucky, trained by Kelly Breen, now 3-2-1-0 with earnings of $88,605. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast, second a year ago in the $75,000 Millions Turf Preview Stakes, captured this year’s renewal in a thriller, charging down the stretch and getting up late to win a three-horse photo by a head. That’s six stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Mizzen Mast, consigned to the 2015 April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Trained by David Fawkes, he has compiled a 33-10-12-5 career record and has earned $608,135. watch his under tack video

Mitole and Shancelot one-two in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole made an emphatic case for an Eclipse Award in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Cleverly rated off the early pace by Ricardo Santana, Jr., he went after front-running fellow OBS graduate Shancelot (March ’18) in the stretch, caught him a furlong from home and beat him to the wire by a length and a quarter. OBS graduate Engage (March ’17) settled for fourth. Consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales, the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, his seventh stakes win leaves him with a 14-10-2-2 career record and earnings of $3,104,910. watch his under tack video

Storm the Court, Anneau d’Or one-two in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court, ignored at 45-1, jumped into the head of his class in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), taking the lead at the start and keeping it to the wire, holding off a stretch challenge by fellow OBS April graduate Anneau d’Or, overlooked at 28-1, and besting him by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Court Vision, third last out in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1). Consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. The newest OBS millionaire, he’s now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $1,172,951 for trainer Peter Eurton. watch his under tack video

Structor, Billy Batts one-two in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor lodged his bid for an Eclipse Award in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), now three for three with two graded stakes wins after a late charge carried him to a three quarter length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice saved ground in the early going, swung out after turning for home and was up in the final yards to catch fellow OBS graduate Billy Batts (March ’19), who took the lead in the final sixteenth and proved second best. Structor, trained by Chad Brown, has earned $709,500 to date. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $850,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Stirling Drive scores in Showing Up Stakes at Gulfstream West

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N. T. S. Stable, Inc’s Stirling Drive relaxed in the early going of the $75,000 Showing Up Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West, surged to the front on the turn, opened up daylight turning for home and held on in the drive to win by a head. It’s the third stakes victory for 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Verrazano, trained by Milton Wolfson, now 16-4-0-2 with earnings of $247,490. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $75,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2018 April Sale. watch his under tack video

Alejandro Mercado’s Mugaritz is four for four this year after pressing the pace in Saturday’s $55,600 Joseph T. Grace Stakes at Golden Gate, taking command on the second turn and hanging on gamely to score by a neck. That’s five straight wins, the last pair in stakes, for the 4-year-old son of Dialed In, consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 12-7-1-0 for trainer Jonathan Wong, he has earned $167,125 to date. watch his under tack video

Twenty Four OBS graduates entered in the Breeders’ Cup

Twenty-four OBS graduates are entered in ten races at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships this Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd at Santa Anita.

Friday’s first race is the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) and a pair of OBS graduates are on the also eligible list.

Reddam Racing LLC’s well traveled Fore Left, winner of Santa Anita’s Sunny Slope Stakes last time out, took Belmont’s Tremont Stakes in June and was third in the Best Pal (G2) at Del Mar in August. The 2-year-old colt by Twirling Candy was consigned by Wavertree Stables to the 2019 March Sale, and went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $199,551 to date. watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy, LLC’s Karak, a world traveler in her own right, returned from a June trip to Royal Ascot and took Monmouth Park’s Tyro Stakes in August. Trained by Wesley Ward, the 2-year-old filly by Karakontie (JPN), the first stakes winner for her sire, is now 4-2-0-0 and earned $104,000. She was sold for $365,000 at the 2019 March Sale by All Dreams Equine, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Five OBS graduates will go in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor comes into the race two for two, with a victory in Belmont’s Pilgrim Stakes (G3) in his stakes debut. Trained by Chad Brown, he’ll break from post two under Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice, who has earned $159,500, was consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, to the 2019 March Sale and sold for $850,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

 

 

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Super Super Stable’s unbeaten Graceful Kitten is three for three with stakes wins in the Armed Forces and Proud Man Stakes at Gulfstream. The 2-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5 before he was purchased for $8,500 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 April Sale. Trained by Amador Sanchez, he has earned $126,610 to date and will be ridden by regular rider Hector Berrios from post six.  watch his under tack video

Kent Spellman and Madaket Stables LLC’s Andesite, second to Structor in the Pilgrim Stakes (G3) was also third in Saratoga’s With Anticipation Stakes (G3) after winning at first asking in July. The 2-year-old colt by The Factor, trained by Brad Cox, will break from post seven under Joel Rosario. Now 3-1-1-1 with $76,600 in earnings, he was consigned to the 2019 March Sale by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC and sold for $90,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Rockingham Ranch’s Billy Bats, third in Santa Anita’s Zuma Beach last time out, was also second in Del Mar’s Juvenile Turf Stakes in his previous start. The 2-year-old son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, will be ridden from post eight by Paco Lopez.  Purchased for $200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 March Sale after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5, he comes into the race with a 6-1-2-1 record and has earned $84,440. watch his under tack video

Leonard C. Green and Jonathan I. Green’s Proven Strategies was a strong fourth in Woodbine’s Summer Stakes (G1) in his last start after a second place finish in Saratoga’s Skidmore Stakes in his stakes debut. Edgard Zayas will ride the 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa from post 11 for trainer Mark Casse.  Consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, to the 2019 April Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

A trio of youngsters carries the OBS banner in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).

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Gary Barber’s Two Sixty will break from post two under Edgard Zayas for trainer Mark Casse. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She comes into the race after a 6-1/4 length victory in the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream in September. Now 4-2-0-1, she has earned $294,000 to date. watch her under tack video

ERJ Racing LLC, Great Friends Stable LLC, CTR Racing LLC MyRaceHorse Stable, Jerry Caroom et al’s Lazy Daisy is two for three and a graded stakes winner after capturing Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs in her last start. The 2-year-old filly by Paynter is another two time OBS graduate, consigned by First Finds to the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $39,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2019 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Doug O’Neill, she has earned $174,880 to date. Rafael Bejarano will ride from post five. watch her under tack video

Karl Pergola’s K P Dreamin, third in the Chandelier (G1) at Santa Anita last time out, will start from post eight under Ruben Fuentes. The 2-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Jeff Mullins, comes in with a 3-1-0-1 record and $76,260 in earnings. She was sold for $170,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video

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Tobey L. Morton & Chuck Hovitz’s Crystalle carries the OBS flag in the $1,000,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). The 2-year-old daughter of Palace Malice broke her maiden in the P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga in August and comes into the race off a sharp second in the Miss Grillo Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park. Now 3-1-1-1 for trainer John Kimmel, she will start from post seven and will be ridden by Joel Rosario. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21.1 before she was purchased for $220,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

The $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) attracted a pair of OBS graduates.

Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court broke his maiden at first asking at Del Mar in August and finished third last out in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1). The 2-year-old son of Court Vision was consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, and worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. He’ll start from post four under Flavien Prat for trainer Peter Eurton. Now 3-1-0-1, he has earned $72,951 to date. watch his under tack video

Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.’s Anneau d’Or comes into the race off an eight length victory at Golden Gate in his only start. The 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro is trained by Blaine Wright and will start from post seven under Juan Hernandez, who was aboard in his debut.  He was purchased for $480,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2019 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Two OBS graduates will go to the post in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1).

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McShane Racing LLC’s Stubbins, will start from post five and be ridden by Flavien Prat. The 3-year-old colt by Morning Line comes into the race off his first graded stakes victory in the Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland in October. It was his second stakes win and left him with a 10-4-2-2 record for trainer Doug O’Neill with $418,151 in earnings. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $130,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal goes for the three-peat in the Turf Sprint (G1) after taking the 2017 renewal at Santa Anita and winning it last year at Churchill Downs. Now seven, the son of Stormy Atlantic has compiled a 36-12-10-4 career record and earned $2,202,580 to date. Trained by Peter Miller, he’ll break from post six with John Velazquez in the irons. He was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

 

Three OBS graduates will compete in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, David Bernsen, Garrett Zubok and Gatto Racing LLC’s Giant Expectations graded stakes winning 6-year-old son of Frost Giant comes into the race off a good second in the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) at Del Mar. The 2015 March Sale graduate was purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 22-4-5-4, he has earned $1,336,600 to date. He’ll start from post one under Jose Ortiz. watch his under tack video

 

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front will break from post seven and be ridden by Javier Castellano. The multiple graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, trained by Todd Pletcher, comes in off a victory in the Parx Dirt Mile Stakes in September and has compiled a 12-8-0-1 career record and has earned $1,815,280. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $575,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta at the 2016 April Sale. watch his under tack video

Bloom Racing Stable’s Snapper Sinclair joined the ranks of OBS millionaires in his last start, a victory in the Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs. It was the second stakes score for the 4-year-old colt by City Zip, purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 18-5-3-2 and has earned  $1,034,084. He starts in post ten and will be ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. watch his under tack video

The Eclipse Award for the sprint championship is up for grabs in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and three OBS graduates will go to the post.

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole comes in off a victory in Saratoga’s Forego Stakes (G1) in a stakes record 1:20 4/5 for seven furlongs, after taking the Metropolitan (G1) and Churchill Downs (G1) Handicaps earlier in the year. The 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya was consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales and sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He’ll be ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr., and will break from post four. Five for six this year, he has compiled a 13-9-2-2 career record and has earned $2,004,910 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage will start next door in post five under John Velazquez. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief comes in off two straight wins, the last the Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland.  Also in the Steve Asmussen barn, he’s now 12-5-4-0 and has earned $649,080 to date. He was purchased for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video

 

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Crawford Farms Racing’s Shancelot hit the headlines this summer winning Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) by 12-1/2 lengths in 1:14 flat for six and one half furlongs. The 3-year-old colt by Shanghai Bobby comes into the race off photo finish defeats in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) and H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. At the 2018 March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased for $245,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 5-3-1-1 and has earned $284,300 to date. Jose Ortiz will be in the irons from post six. watch his under tack video

 

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Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou can wrap up an Eclipse Award and make a case for Horse of the Year in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).  The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute comes in on a seven graded stake race winning streak, the latest the prestigious Beldame Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park. Her resume includes seven grade one wins, an 18-12-3-3 career record and earnings of $3,410,000. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’ll be reunited with rider Mike Smith and break from post four. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale.  watch her under tack video

A pair of OBS grads will go in the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

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Charles Fipke’s multiple graded stakes winning Seeking the Soul brings a 29-7-6-7 career mark and earnings of $3,354,153 into the Classic. He’s been to the Dubai World Cup (G1) and back and captured the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs this June. Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. gets the riding assignment from trainer Dallas Stewart and the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) will break from post two. He was consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS June Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Mongolian Stable’s Mongolian Groom has a knack for hitting the board in big races and in his last start took Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at 25-1. In the money in three other graded stakes this year, he comes in with a 16-3-2-3 career mark with $579,141 in earnings. He starts from post nine under Abel Cedillo for trainer Enebish Ganbat. The 4-year-old son of OBS graduate Hightail was purchased by Mongolian Stables for $12,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Unbeaten South Bend captures Churchill’s Street Sense Stakes

Sagamore Farm LLC’s unbeaten South Bend is three for three and a stakes winner after stalking the leaders in the early going of Sunday’s $123,800 Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs, rallying and finding room between horses a sixteenth from home and scoring by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Silver Prospector (April ’19) third after setting the early pace. The 2-year-old colt by Algorithms, trained by Stanley Hough, has earned $171,504 to date. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before he was purchased for $70,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Captain Bombastic edges Cleon Jones in Belmont’s Sleepy Hollow

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Team Hanley’s Captain Bombastic is two for two and a stakes winner after taking command a furlong from home, holding on gamely and turning back stablemate and fellow OBS graduate Cleon Jones (March ’19) by a head in Saturday’s $252,500 Sleepy Hollow Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old Forty Tales colt, trained by Jeremiah Englehart has now earned $171,600. He was consigned to the 2019 OBS March Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, and sold for $80,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

 

Reddam Racing LLC’s Fore Left led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunday’s $70,500 Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita, leading from gate to wire and holding off a stretch challenge by Strongconstitution (April ’10) and scoring by a neck. Zimba Warrior (March ’19) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Twirling Candy, consigned by Wavertree Stables to the 2019 OBS March Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 6-3-0-1 for trainer Doug O’Neill, has earned $199,551 to date. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farm Corp., Terry Raymond, Jana Wagner and Jeff Gardella’s Relentless Dancer jumped straight from a Churchill maiden win into Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs, took control on the far turn and ran away in the stretch to a 10-1/5 length victory. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Midshipman is now 3-2-0-0 and has earned $85,261. He breezed 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

Starship Jubilee a millionaire after winning Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Stakes

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee is the newest OBS millionaire after tracking the early leader in Woodbine’s $600,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (G1), taking command turning for home and refusing to yield down the stretch, scoring by a length. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, now 31-14-4-3 with earnings of $1,138,487. A two time OBS graduate, she was 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 turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Neptune’s Storm, A Thread of Blue one-two in Belmont’s Hill Prince Stakes

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Cybertec International Inc., Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm sat just off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate A Thread of Blue ( March ’18) in Saturday’s $401,200 Hill Prince Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, went after him down the stretch and earned a hard fought three quarter length victory. Henley’s Joy (April ’18) was fourth in a three way photo for place. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding, trained by Richard Baltas, now 12-5-2-3 with earnings of $529,585. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

McShane Racing LLC’s Stubbins scored his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Woodford Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Saturday, trailing in the early going, moving into contention on the turn and charging down the stretch to a three quarter length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Morning Line, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $130,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 10-4-2-2 for trainer Doug O’Neill, he has earned $418,151 to date. watch his under tack video

Engage scores in Keeneland’s Stoll Ogden Phoenix Stakes

Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage was rated off the pace in the $250,000 Stoll Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Friday, circled six wide on the turn to reach contention, kept coming on the outside down the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, purchased for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 12-5-4-0 and has earned $649,080 to date. watch his under tack video

Dream Bigger leads OBS sweep of New York Breeders’ Futurity

Repole Stable’s Dream Bigger picked a nice spot to break his maiden, leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Monday’s $204,713 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes. After a pair of second place finishes at Saratoga and Belmont, the 2-year-old colt by Mission Impazible took the lead at the start of the Breeders’ Futurity and never looked back, drawing off down the stretch and winning by 10-3/4 lengths over My Italian Rabbi (January ’18) with Mission Wrapitup (March ’19) settling for third. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, he has earned $150, 828 to date. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale, he was purchased for $205,000 by Repole Stable after an working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou best in Belmont’s Beldame Stakes

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Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou pressed the pace from the inside early in the $300,000 Beldame Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park on Saturday, took the lead in the turn, turned back a stretch run by Wow Cat (CHI) a sixteenth from home and drew away to win by 3-1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale, is seven for seven this year, all in graded stakes races. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she’s now 18-12-3-3 and has earned $3,410,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

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Mongolian Stable’s Mongolian Groom was ignored at 25-1 in the $300,351 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Santa Anita, but took the lead at the start, shook loose turning for home, turned back a run by odds-on favorite McKinzie and drew off late to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of OBS graduate Hightail, trained by Enebish Ganbat, now 16-3-2-3 with $579,141 in earnings. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5, he was purchased by Mongolian Stables for $12,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor chased the leaders from the outside in Saturday’s $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont, rallied on the turn, took over three sixteenths out and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Andesite (March ’19) to score by a head. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice, consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $850,000 at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Two for two for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $159,500.  watch his under tack video

 

OBS grads posted three stakes wins at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Gary Barber’s Two Sixty was much the best in the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes, going right to the front and staying there all the way, romping to a 6-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ceci Valentina (October ’18) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured, a two time OBS graduate. She was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 4-2-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $294,000 to date. watch her under tack video

The $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes went to Chance It, a 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Currency Swap out of Vagabon Diva. He’s a half brother to Hip No. 199, a colt by Prospective, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, to the upcoming OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. watch his walking video

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Nice Guys Stables’ Extrordinary Jerry relaxed well off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Wildcat Heir Stakes, but rallied on the turn, took charge at the head of the stretch and cruised from there to a 10-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Wildwood’s Beauty (October ‘18). It’s the first stakes score for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Overdriven, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 17-4-3-2 with earnings of $260,106. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Darsan at the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale and then sold for $70,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in : 21 2/5. watch his under tack video

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Graceful Kitten is three for three with two stakes victories after leading from start to finish and scoring by two lengths in the $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, trained by Amador Sanchez, broke his maiden at first asking in June, and took the Proud Man Stakes in his second start in August. He has earned $126,610 to date. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5 before he was purchased for $8,500 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

OBS graduates scored a pair of stakes wins on Saturday at Laurel.

Maxis Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Wonder Stables’ Miss J McKay was away slowly in the $100,000 Anne Arundel County Stakes, but moved up between horses on the turn, blew past the leaders to take charge after straightening away in the stretch and romped home a five length winner. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by Hangover Kid, consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Cathal Lynch, she’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $91,953. watch her under tack video

Lady Sheila Stable and Iris Smith Stable’s Tiz He the One sat just off the early pace in the $75,000 Challedon Stakes, went after the leaders in the stretch, passed them with a rush a furlong out and won by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old gelding by Tiz Wonderful, trained by Linda Rice, now 11-5-0-1 with earnings of $158,825. He was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Lucky Man Racing LLC’s Justaholic took charge early in Saturday’s $112,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes at Monmouth and was never headed, opening up daylight on the turn and galloping from there to a 4-3/4 length victory. That’s two stakes wins for the 4-year-old son of Justin Phillip, purchased for $40,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 11-5-3-1 for trainer Thomas A. Clark, he’s now 11-5-3-1 with $225,400 in earnings. watch his under tack video