Ms Peintour scores in Santa Anita’s Astra Stakes

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Jay Em Ess Stable’s Ms Peintour stalked the leaders early in Sunday’s $101,000 Astra Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, came out to take the lead after turning for home and eased away late to score by two lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Paynter, trained by Brian Koriner, now 13-3-1-2 with $166,534 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was consigned by Daylight Farms Racing and Sales and went through the ring at both the 2017 April and June Sales, turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 in April and a quarter in :21 2/5 in June.  watch her June under tack video

 

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust, never far from the lead down the backstretch of the $97,000 Louisiana Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Fair Grounds, took charge on the outside a quarter mile from home and widened down the stretch to a 4-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Blended Citizen (March ’17). It’s the third graded stakes victory for the 6-year-old gelding by Tapit, purchased for $510,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bret Calhoun, he’s now 25-6-7-2 and has earned $702,277 to date. watch his under tack video

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Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee captured Gulfstream’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes for the third consecutive year on Saturday, leading from gate to wire and beating fellow OBS graduate Beautiful Lover (April ’18) by 3-1/4 lengths. That’s eight stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Indy Wind, now 33-15-5-3 for trainer Kevin Attard with earnings of $1,261,597. The two time OBS graduate 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

Gary Barber’s Two Sixty took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $125,000 Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and kept it to the wire, holding off a late challenge to score by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured, a two time OBS graduate, sold 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 turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 7-3-1-1 and has earned $409,000. watch her under tack video

Five OBS graduates voted Eclipse Award finalists

Five OBS graduates are finalists for the 49th annual Eclipse Awards. The winners will be announced on January 23 at Gulfstream Park.

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole is a finalist for Horse of the Year as well as in the Older Dirt Male and Male Sprinter categories.  Trained by Steve Asmussen, the son of Eskendereya won six of seven starts, including victories in the Churchill Downs S. (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) and Forego Stakes (G1). He capped the year with a decisive victory over fellow OBS graduate Shancelot (March ’18) in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and goes to stud with a 14-10-2-2 record and earnings of $3,104,910. 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. watch his under tack video

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A finalist in the Older Dirt Female category, Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou won seven of eight starts in 2019 for trainer Steve Asmussen, all in graded stakes, highlighted by her dramatic victory over co-finalist Elate in the Personal Ensign (G1) at Saratoga. The daughter of OBS graduate Midnight Lute was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. She ended the year with a 19-12-4-3 record, all of her wins in graded stakes company. She has earned $3,750,000 to date and is currently in training at the Fair Grounds for a date in the $20-million Saudi  Cup on February 29.  watch her under tack video

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A pair of OBS graduates took different roads to the finals of the 2YO Male division. Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s unbeaten Structor made his case for an Eclipse Award with a victory over fellow OBS graduate Billy Batts (March ’19) in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). The now 3-year-old colt by Palace Malice, trained by Chad Brown, also captured Belmont’s Pilgrim Stakes (G3) in his previous start. Now three for three with earnings of $709,500 to date, he turned in 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

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court was overlooked at 45-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), but took the lead at the start and never gave it up, holding off a late run by fellow OBS April graduate Anneau d’Or to win by a neck. The son of Court Vision, trained by Peter Eurton, was also third 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. He ended his juvenile campaign with a 4-2-0-1 record and $1,172,951 in earnings. watch his under tack video

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble, a finalist in both the Male Sprinter and Male Turf Horse categories, won all four of his starts in 2019. On dirt he captured the Gulfstream Park Sprint and Carter Handicap (G1) and on turf he  scored in Churchill’s Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G2) and Belmont’s Jaipur Invitational (G1). Trained by Jason Servis, the Florida-bred son of Kantharos goes to stud with a 13-9-2-1 career record and earnings of $1,263,300.  Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Cash Offer wins Aqueduct’s La Verdad Stakes

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Reddam Racing LLC’s Cash Offer stayed off the pace down the backstretch of the $106,775 La Verdad Stakes on Saturday at Aqueduct, swung wide turning into the stretch then wore down the leaders to take the lead late and score by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Shackleford, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $55,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. Trained by Mark Hennig, she’s now 11-4-5-1 and has earned $263,598 to date.  watch her under tack video

 

Gladiator King wins Meydan’s Dubawi Stakes

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s Gladiator King took the lead in Meydan’s $200,000 Dubawi Stakes (G3) on Thursday after straightening away in the stretch, then held off a late challenge to win by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate Drafted (March ’16, August ’15) closed from far back to finish third. It was the first start for his new connections for the 4-year-old colt by Curlin, who purchased the winner of Gulfstream’s Hutchseon Stakes (G3) in a private transaction last summer. Now trained by Satish Seemar, he has compiled a 16-6-2-1 career record and earned $378,740 to date. Consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center to the 2018 OBS June Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video   video of the race

Texas Wedge scores in Santa Anita’s Joe Hernandez Stakes

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OBS graduate Texas Wedge got the New Year off to a good start, rating between horses in the early going of Santa Anita’s $202,500 Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2), closing to take the lead in the final sixteenth and scoring by three quarters of a length.  It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Colonel John, racing in the colors of Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch LLC, STD Racing Stable and A. Miller. Now 13-5-3-2 for trainer Peter Miller, he has earned $313,530 to date.  After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 prior to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $30,000 out of the Richardson Bloodstock consignment.  watch his under tack video

Mrs. Orb takes Aqueduct’s Bay Ridge Stakes

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Ruggeri Stable, Richard Coburn, Script R Farm and Michael Miceli’s Mrs. Orb came from off the pace to reach the lead a furlong from home in Sunday’s $105,475 Bay Ridge Stakes at Aqueduct then held off a strong late charge to post her first stakes victory by a nose. That’s four straight wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Orb, trained by co-owner Michael Miceli, now 16-5-3-3 with $266,020 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5 before she was purchased for $30,000 out of the Classic Bloodstock consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video

 

Calumet Farm’s Tracksmith wrapped up a good year at the races on Saturday in Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes, overcoming a wide trip to take charge after turning for home and battling to a half length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Street Sense, consigned to the 2018 April Sale by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), Agent, and sold for $130,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 10-4-3-0 for trainer Joe Sharp, he has earned $321,433 to date. watch his under tack video

Cafe Pharoah romps in debut in Japan

Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah provided a nice early return on investment in his debut on Saturday at Nakayama Racecourse, taking the lead at the start under globetrotting superstar rider Ryan Moore, then powering his way down the stretch to a ten length victory. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, the victory was worth $64,220. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old colt by American Pharoah turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $475,000 by Narvick International, Agent.  watch his under tack video
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Instilled Regard scores in Gulfstream’s Ft. Lauderdale Stakes

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OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard saved ground in the early going of Gulfstream’s $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) on Saturday, slipped through between horses after turning for home and rallied down the stretch for a half length victory.  It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Arch, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,050,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 14-3-3-3 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $589,240 to date.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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Imaginary Stables and Glen Ellis’ War Story is closing on on the $3-million mark after putting in a strong late run to take the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Gulfstream by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Phat Man (March ’16). That’s five stakes wins for the sturdy 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet, trained by Elizabeth Dobles, giving him a 38-8-7-5 career record and $2,984,996 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

 

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Shea D Boy’s Stable’s Bank  On Shea led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $501,500 New York Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct, closing on the inside down the stretch and getting up in time to beat Dream Bigger (April ’19) by a nose, with Captain Bombastic (March ’19) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Central Banker, sold for $110,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jason Servis, he’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $329,900. watch his under tack video

 

OBS graduates were 1-2-3 in the $125,000 FTBOA City of Ocala Florida Stallion Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, with Brent Fernung and Eugene Cahalan’s unbeaten J P’s Delight pressing the pace before taking charge in the stretch and drawing away to beat Wildwood’s Beauty (October ’17) by 2-3/4 lengths, with R Prerogative (March ’18, January ’17) another length back in third.  Now three for three for trainer Kathleen O’Connell, the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of J P’s Gusto has earned $118,100 to date. Consigned to the 2018 OBS June Sale by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. J P’s Delight is entered as Hip No. 224 in the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2020 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. The catalog will be online in the OBS website later this week. watch her under tack video

William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Vacherie Girl is two for two and a stakes winner after circling horses on the turn to reach the leaders in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie Stakes at Fair Grounds. She closed late to score by a length and a quarter, with fellow OBS graduate Sincerity (June ’19) settling for third. The 2-year-old daughter of Tapiture is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Pelican State Thoroughbreds as a yearling at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $87,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2019 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she has earned $87,000. watch her under tack video

 

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