Roaring Forties leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Sunshine Turf Stakes

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Borders Racing Stable Ltd.’s Roaring Forties led from start to finish and scored by half a length to lead a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Fellow OBS graduates Hot Blooded (October’19) and Me and Mr. C (March ’19) were second and third. It’s the first stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Katerina Vassilieva, now 24-6-3-1 with earnings of $280,924. Consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by his breeder Stroud’s Lane Farm, LLC, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Lightening Larry wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Sprint Stakes

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Lea Farms, LLC’s Lightening Larry led from gate to wire and scored a 2-1/2 length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured, sold for $50,000 by Pick View LLC, Agent, at the 2021 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-5-4-1 for trainer Jorge Delgado, he has earned      $363,360 to date. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz’s 2022 Saudi Cup (G1) winner Emblem Road, idle since July, returned to work on Friday and prepped to defend his Saudi Cup title with a four-length victory in a $25,289 allowance test at King Abdulaziz Racecourse. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, the 5-year-old son of Quality Road was purchased for $80,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mitab Almulawah, he’s now 11-8-1-1 and has earned $10,221,492. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video 

OBS grads posted a pair of stakes victories at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

Stud Carmen Cristina, LLC’s Zydeceaux set the pace from the start of the $125,000 Pasco Stakes and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Champion’s Dream (March ’22) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Cajun Breeze, sold for $15,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2021 OBS October Yearling Sale. Trained by Ramon Minguet, he’s now 5-3-1-1 and has earned $153,540.

J.P.G. 2 LLC, Mr Pug LLC, Winning Stables, Inc. and Mary K, Thomas’ Tap Dance Fever turned in a strong stretch run to get up in the final yards and take the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes by a head. It’s the fist stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Tapiture, purchased for $17,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Gerald S. Bennett, she has compiled a 20-5-3-3 career record and earned $185,525. watch her under tack video

Scoobie Quando takes Turfway Prevue Stakes in debut

Andrew N. Warren and Rania Warren’s Scoobie Quando broke his maiden in his debut in Saturday’s $124,100 Turfway Prevue Stakes, stalking the pace, fighting for the lead down the stretch and proving best by a neck at the wire, with fellow OBS graduate Schiftys’ Haloid (March ’22) checking in third. Ben Colebrook trains the newly-turned 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who earned $76,600 for his effort. Consigned to the 2022 OBS June Sale by Eisaman Equine, Agent, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Gary Barber’s Bron and Brow came from just off the pace to catch fellow OBS graduate Swot Analysis (October ’19, April, June ’20) in the final yards and win Saturday’s $75,000 Gary P. Palmisano Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Gormley, who broke his maiden in Fair Grounds’ 2021 Louisiana Futurity. Purchased for $200,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he has compiled a 10-4-3-1 career record for trainer Mark Casse and earned $224,670 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Undefeated January Sale graduate Recruiter scores in the Parx Juvenile Stakes

Lynch Racing LLC and Nick Sanna Stables LLC’s unbeaten Recruiter is four for four with two straight stakes wins after taking control of Tuesday’s $75,000 Parx Juvenile Stakes in the stretch and drawing off to win by 2-3/4 lengths. The newly turned 3-year-old colt by Army Mule is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 Winter Mixed Sale then purchased for $125,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Cathal Lynch, has earned $126,900 to date.   January Sale walking video     watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

OBS grads sweep New Year’s Day stakes at Gulfstream

OBS graduates celebrated New Year’s Day at Gulfstream Park by winning all three stakes races on the holiday card.

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Lea Farms, LLC’s Super Chow rang in the new year with his fourth straight stakes win, a frontrunning one length victory in the $100,000 Limehouse Stakes. The newly turned 3-year-old graded stakes placed Lord Nelson colt, trained by Jorge Delgado, is now 6-5-0-1 and has earned $297,230 to date. He was purchased for $75,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

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Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC’s Infinite Diamond pressed the pace from the inside in the $100,000 Cash Run Stakes, took charge turning for home and drew away with ease to score by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Bee Jersey, now 5-2-1-0 with $103,189 in earnings for trainer Patrick Biancone. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she was sold for $120,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

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Aldana Gonzalez Racing LLC, Lisa Ballou and Steve Ballou’s Dreaming of Kona, third to Super Chow in Tampa Bay’s Inaugural Stakes in his last start, picked up his first stakes win via disqualification in the $150,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes. Tracking fellow OBS graduate Legacy Isle (April ’22) into the stretch, he was carried out by that one a sixteenth out and forced to settle for second, beaten by half a length. The now 3-year-old colt by Fast Anna was purchased by Steve Ballou for $50,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Aldana Spieth, he’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $113,420. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

City Man, Skippylongstocking score in Gulfstream graded stakes

OBS Spring Sale graduates scored in a pair of New Year’s Eve graded stakes, capturing both of Gulfstream’s prep races for the upcoming Pegasus World Cup (G1) and Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1).

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man found room on the rail after turning for home in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) on the turf, took command a furlong from home and drew away to win by a length and a half. It’s the third straight stakes victory for the now 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning son of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 26-9-5-3 with $987,120 in earnings. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Daniel Alonso’s West Virginia Derby (G3) winner Skippylongstocking ended his 3-year-old campaign with a flourish, sweeping to the lead at the head of the stretch of the $200,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes (G3) and pulling away to score by two lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the colt by Exaggerator, purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 14-4-1-3 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he has earned $777,810 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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ERJ Racing, LLC, Pappas Horse Racing, Corp and Neil A. Haymes’ Broadway Girls jumped from a maiden victory at Del Mar in November into Friday’s $103,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita, took the lead at the start and never looked back, scoring by a length and a half. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Army Mule ended her juvenile campaign with a 4-2-0-0 record and $108,020 in earnings. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was purchased out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Dennis O’Neill for $60,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

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Dublin Fjord Stables LLC, Racepoint Stables, Kevin D. Hilbert and Thomas E. O’Keefe’s millionaire Drafted was last early in Aqueduct’s $130,950 Gravesend Stakes on Friday, but rallied down the stretch on the outside and was up in the last jump to win by a nose. It’s the eighth stakes victory for the now 9-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Field Commission, trained by David P. Duggan, now 33,10-3-4 with earnings of $1,157,443. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Country Grammer romps in Santa Anita’s San Antonio Stakes

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Commonwealth Thoroughbreds, LLC, Winstar Farm LLC and Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Country Grammer was much the best in Santa Anita’s $200,500 San Antonio Stakes (G2), tracking the early leaders, taking command turning for home and drawing off with authority to a 4-1/2 length score. Fellow OBS graduate Heywoods Beach (June ’19) checked in third. Reunited with rider Frankie Dettori, aboard in his Dubai World Cup (G1) victory in March, the 5-year-old son of Tonalist, trained by Bob Baffert, now boasts four graded stakes wins, a 14-5-5-1 career record and $11,277,320 in earnings. He was purchased for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

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Fortune Racing LLC’s (al Maktoum) Candy Light relaxed off the pace in Monday’s $100,000 Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream, rallied on the outside down the stretch, took over late and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Graham Motion, now 11-3-4-1 with $248,268 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5, she was purchased for $200,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video   June Sale walking video

 

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Oakwood Stables, Cheyenne Stable LLC and Christophe Clement’s Miss J McKay, well off the pace after being bumped at the start of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Abundantia Stakes on Christmas Eve, came out for the drive, caught the leaders a sixteenth out and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Hangover Kid, who also captured the same race a year ago. Consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 20-6-4-3 for trainer Christophe Clement, she has earned $466,893 to date. watch her under tack video

Practical Move wins the Los Alamitos Futurity

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Pierre Jean Amestoy, Jr., Leslie A. Amestoy and Roger K. Beasley’s Practical Move sat just off the early lead in Saturday’s $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2), took over a quarter mile from home and drew off late to score by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Practical Joke, purchased for $230,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-2-1-2 for trainer Tim Yakteen, he has earned $194,200 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

G. Chris Coleman’s Olivia Twist is three for three and a stakes winner after taking charge of Saturday’s $100,000 Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park after turning for home and scoring by two lengths. It was the stakes debut for the 2-year-old daughter of Mshawish, trained by Todd W. Fincher, who has earned $100,149 to date. Consigned by Blas Perez Stables, Agent, to the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was sold for $230,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video    June Sale walking video

R Adios Jersey repeats in Tampa Bay’s FTBOA City of Ocala

Averill Racing LLC and Jayson R. Werth’s R Adios Jersey, on furlough since May, returned to defend her title in Saturday’s $100,000 FTBOA City of Ocala Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie, trained by Gerald Bennett, took the lead at the start and was never headed, turning back a stretch challenge from fellow OBS graduate Restofthestory (April ’20) and scoring by a length and three quarters. It’s her third stakes win and leaves her with a 9-6-1-0 career record with $270,250 in earnings. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 OBS March Sale, she was sold to Averill Racing for $12,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5.  watch her under tack video

Charles Galli’s Count de Monet is three for three and a stakes winner after finding room in the stretch of the $150,000 Advent Stakes on Friday at Oaklawn Park and drawing away to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate Alto Road (April’22). It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Speightster, purchased for $85,000 out of the All In Sales consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Thomas H. Swearingen, he has earned $132,188 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Speed Boat Beach best in Del Mar’s Cecil B. DeMille

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach pressed the pace in Sunday’s $101,500 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, took a short lead a quarter mile out and held on gamely to score by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate First Peace (June ’22) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm, a two-time OBS graduate. He was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, then sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 and was purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale. Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $178,000 to date. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s millionaire Bankit was much the best in Sunday’s $121,250 New York Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct, taking command on the turn and cruising from there to a 3-1/4 length victory. That’s seven stakes wins for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old son of Central Banker, consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, where he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $260,000. Now 36-8-11-5 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $1,258,405 to date.  watch his under tack video

Lea Farms, LLC’s Super Chow went right to the front in Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, turned back a challenge in the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Dreaming of Kona (June ’22) settled for third. It’s the third straight win for the graded stakes placed 2-year-old colt by Lord Nelson, purchased for $75,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jorge Delgado, he’s now 5-4-0-1 and has earned $235,850. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Speaking Scout takes Del Mar’s Hollywood Derby

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’s Speaking Scout, off the pace early in Del Mar’s $400,000 Hollywood Derby (G1), found room between horses a furlong from home, and was up in deep stretch to score by three quarters of a length over fellow OBS graduate Spycatcher (April ’21). It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Mr Speaker, purchased for $3,000 out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2020 OBS October Sale. Trained by Graham Motion, he’s now 14-4-4-0 and earned $500,668 to date. October Sale walking video

Six OBS Spring grads score Thanksgiving weekend stakes wins

Half a dozen OBS Spring grads scored stakes wins over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

D. J. Stable LLC’s Renegade Rebel led from gate to wire and held on gamely to capture Saturday’s $150,900 Mazarine Stakes (G3) at Woodbine by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Nyquist, now 5-2-1-1 with $123,074 in earnings for trainer Mark Casse. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased for $700,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video    Spring Sale walking video

Ashbrook Farm and Upland Flats Racing’s Red Carpet Ready is two for two and a stakes winner after leading a 1-2-3 OBS Spring sweep of the $200,000 Fern Creek Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday. She scored by 3-1/4 lengths over Twirled, with Key of Life checking in third. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, the 2-year-old filly by Oscar Performance went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Rusty Arnold, she has earned $191,070 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

A trio of OBS Spring grads posted stakes wins at Aqueduct.

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Acoustic Ave chased frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Don’t Lose Cruz (April ’22) in Friday’s $97,000 Notebook Stakes, took over after turning for home and held his rival safe to score by half a length. It’s the third straight stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Maclean’s Music, consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, and sold for $200,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 5-4-0-1 for trainer Christophe Clement, he has earned $281,260 to date.  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Nothing Better took the lead at the start of Friday’s $150,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Stakes, was headed briefly at the top of the stretch, then came again to win by half a length. It’s the second stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Munnings, purchased for $230,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr., he has compiled an 18-7-2-3 career record and earned $356,317.   watch his under tack video

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Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Twin Sports Racing’s Sweetlou’sgotaces picked a good spot to break her maiden, going right to the front in Sunday’s $120,00 Tepin Stakes and never looking back, drawing off to win by four lengths. Raymond Handal trains the 2-year-old filly by Constitution, now 4-1-2-0 with earnings of $104,750. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased for $60,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sally’s Sassy, rated early in Friday’s $54,400 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes, turned in a strong stretch run and was up late to score by a nose. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old filly by West Coast, now 4-2-0-1 with $87,850 in earnings for trainer Jonathan Wong. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale before she was purchased for $100,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Havnameltdown scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

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Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman’s Havnameltdown, forced out early in Sunday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, took over a half mile out and cruised from there to victory by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Practical Move (April ’22) checked in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured, a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $200,000 out of the Blas Perez Stables consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack in :9 4/5. Now 4-3-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $288,000 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Lael Stables’ Navy Goat led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Stakes on Saturday, overcoming a rough start, taking charge on the inside turning for home, drawing away late and scoring by 2-1/2 lengths. Oh Darlin (April ’22) was second with Luck in the Dusk (January ’21) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Navy Mule, trained by Arnaud Delacour, now 3-2-0-1 with $89,956 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Boutte Sales at the 2021 October Selected Yearling sale and then purchased for $450,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tac k eighth in :10 1/5. Selected Yearling Sale walking video     watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Unbeaten Recruiter wins Laurel’s James F. Lewis III Stakes

Lynch Racing LLC and Nick Sanna Stables LLC’s Recruiter is three for three and a stakes winner after taking charge of Saturday’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes at Laurel on the turn and cruising from there to a 2-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Army Mule, trained by Cathal Lynch, has earned $126,900 to date. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 Winter Mixed Sale then purchased for $125,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.    January Sale walking video     watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

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Altamira Racing Stable, CYBT, Marc Lantzman, and Michael Nentwig’s Handy Dandy broke through the gate before the start of Friday’s $84,600 Let It Ride Stakes at Del Mar, sat off the pace early, turned in a strong rally in the final furlong and got up late to score by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Fury Kapcori, purchased for $29,000 out of the Journeyman Bloodstock consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he has compiled a 13-4-4-2 record and earned $266,260 to date. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Terrell Jarrett Jr.’s Tensas Candy pressed the pace from the start of the $100,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes on Friday at Delta Downs, wore down the leader late and was best by half a length. Fellow OBS graduate Taylors Tap (April ’22, October ’21) checked in third. Trained by Jorge Lara, the 2-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $93,800. Consigned by K P Sales, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2021 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Norman Stables, LLC’s Mazing Mark picked a good spot to break his maiden, coming from off the pace to catch frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Toddchero (April ’22) in the stretch and beat him by a length and a half in Saturday’s $100,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs. Trained by Lonnie Briley, the 2-year-old colt by Mo Town is now 3-1-0-0 and has earned $69,550. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, he was sold for $80,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Champions Dream captures Aqueduct’s Nashua Stakes

A trio of 2002 OBS Juvenile Sale graduates made headlines over the weekend.

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Rosedown Racing Stables, LLC’s Champions Dream came around horses to reach contention turning for home in Sunday’s $150,000 Nashua Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, sustained his rally down the stretch and ran by the leaders late to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Justify, now 3-2-0-0 with $160,250 in earnings for trainer Danny Gargan. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $425,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Sleeping Giant Stables, LLC, America’s Pastime Stables and KimDon Racing, LLC’s Vacation Dance took the lead at the start of Aqueduct’s $116,400 Atlantic Beach Stakes on Saturday and never looked back en route to victory by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Inflation Nation (IRE) (Spring ’22) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 2-year-old son of The Lieutenant, trained by John Kimmel, now 3-2-0-1 with earnings of $132,400. Consigned to the 2022 March Sale by James Layden, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Trainer Bob Baffert unveiled Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Arabian Knight on Saturday in a $150,000 seven furlong maiden special test at Keeneland and the 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt gave nothing a chance. He bounced right to the lead, drew off in the stretch and scored under wraps by 7-1/4 lengths in a rapid 1:21 4/5. The 2022 OBS Spring Sale topper was purchased for $2.3-million out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Twenty-two OBS grads entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

From a lively contingent of youngsters to the elegant War Like Goddess looking for two straight against the boys, twenty-two OBS graduates are entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Friday and Saturday.

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A pair of OBS graduates are entered in the $1-million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1)

R3 Racing LLC’s Sharp Aza Tack won Monmouth’s Tyro Stakes in July and comes in off a second in the Juvenile Sprint Stakes in September at Kentucky Downs. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 2-year-old colt by OBS graduate Sharp Azteca is now 3-2-1-0 has earned $200,200 to date. He was purchased for $100,000 out of the RiceHorse Stable consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Tyler Gaffalione will be aboard from post nine. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

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Bob Baffert sends out Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach, two for two and coming into the race off a victory in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes on the grass at Santa Anita on October 2nd. Switched to the lawn after setting a track record on the dirt in his debut at Del Mar, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm, has earned $108,000 to date. He’ll break from post 11 and be ridden by Flavien Prat. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, then purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Three OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1)

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Doug O’Neill sends out Omar Aldabbagh, Todd Cady and Ty Leatherman’s Vegas Magic, winner of Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in August and fourth last out in the Del Mar Debutante (G1). She’ll be ridden from post one by Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old daughter of Good Magic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, comes in with 4-3-0-0 career record and $223,200 in earnings. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Hidden Brook Farm LLC’s You’re My Girl was second in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Aqueduct on October 2nd after breaking her maiden at first asking at Saratoga in September. The 2-year-old daughter of Overanalyze, now 2-1-1-0 for trainer John Terranova, has earned $128,400 to date. She will break from post two and be ridden by John Velazquez.  After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $130,000 out of the Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel) consignment. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

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Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.’s And Tell Me Nolies can stake a claim to an Eclipse Award with a victory, coming into the race off wins in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G2) and the Del Mar Debutante (G1). She’ll start from post three and be ridden by Ramon Vazquez. The 2-year-old daughter of Arrogate, consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, was sold for $230,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Peter Miller, she has compiled a 4-3-0-0 and earned $352,800 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

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Augustin Stable’s Delight is the sole OBS grad in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf after racing her way in with a frontrunning victory in Jessamine Stakes (G2) on October 7th at Keeneland. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mendelssohn is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $400,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, she’s now 4-2-0-2 and earned $211,905. Luis Saez will ride from post nine. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

Two OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)

Tami Bobo and Lugamo Racing Stable LLC’s Congruent won the Laurel Futurity in his last trip to the post. Trained by Antonio Sano, the 2-year-old colt by Tapit, who will start from post two under Jose Ortiz, is now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $119,240. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to being purchased for $350,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

Reddam Racing LLC’s Wound Up broke his maiden at first asking at Del Mar in August and was fifth in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes in his last start. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, the 2-year-old son of Mendelssohn was sold for $280,000 after speeding a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-1-0-0 with $50,500 in earnings for trainer Mike McCarthy, he’ll break from post seven under Mario Gutierrez. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

The $1-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf has drawn six OBS graduates.

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Jeff Mullins sends out Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Packs a Wahlop, coming in on the heels of victories in Santa Anita’s $203,000 Zuma Beach Stakes (G3) on October 9th and the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes (G3) in September. The 2-year-old colt by Creative Cause is now 4-3-0-0 with $230,000 in earnings. He was consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Envision Equine, Agent, where he was sold for $270,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. He’ll be ridden by Mike Smith and break from post two.  watch his under tack video

George A. Sharp’s Curly Larry and Mo will start from post three under Francisco Arrieta. It’s the stakes debut for the 2-year-old colt by Mo Town, who broke his maiden in frontrunning style over the Keeneland turf course in his last trip to the post on October 15th. Trained by Caio Caramori, he’s now 4-1-1-0 and earned $66,065. At the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $75,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Trainer Mike Maker sends out Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher and Jason Ash’s Really Good. After breaking his maiden at first asking at Saratoga in July, he comes in off a second in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G2) on October 9th. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $125,000 out of the Randy Bradshaw consignment. The 2-year-old son of Hard Spun, now 3-1-0-2 with $138,188 in earnings, will break from post seven under Luis Saez. watch his under tack video

Team Hanley, Richard Schermerhorn, and Paul Braverman’s I’m Very Busy, second in the Pilgrim Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct on October 2nd, will be ridden from post eight under Flavien Prat. Sporting a 2-1-1-0 record for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $97,750 to date. Consigned by James Layden, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old son of Cloud Computing was sold for $135,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

D.J. Stable LLC’s Webslinger will be ridden by Dylan Davis and break from post ten. Mark Casse trains the 2-year-old colt by Constitution, who comes in off a maiden breaking victory in Monmouth’s Nownownow Stakes in September. A two-time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2022 Spring Sale before being purchased for $50,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the June Sale after breezing three eighths in :33 1/5. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, Skychai Racing LLC and Angelo Carlesimo’s Gaslight Dancer comes into the race off a second-place finish in Aqueduct’s Futurity Stakes (G3) on October 9th. Trainer Mike Maker signed the ticket for the 2-year-old colt by City of Light, purchased for $260,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 3-1-1-0 with $121,116 in earnings, he’ll break from post 14 under Juan Hernandez. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

A trio of OBS grads are entered in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Edgeway is a five-time stakes winner, and comes into the race after a successful title defense in Del Mar’s Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) in August. The 5-year-old daughter of Competitive Edge, trained by John Sadler, has compiled a 13-8-2-1 career record and earned $753,860 after she was purchased for $275,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. She’ll be ridden by Juan Hernandez and break from post two. watch her under tack video

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Michael Dubb and Michael J. Caruso’s Hot Peppers, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, will break from post ten and be ridden by Junior Alvarado. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan comes in with a 9-5-2-0 record and has earned $392,950 to date. A winner of Belmont’s Victory Ride Stakes (G3) in July, she was second in Saratoga’s Test (G1) in August and was fourth in the Prioress (G2) at the Spa in her last time out in September. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $16,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video    selected yearling sale walking video

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Trainer Brad Cox sends out Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. and Ten Strike Racing’s Lady Rocket, second in Aqueduct’s Gallant Bloom Stakes (G2) in her last start. The 5-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat has won or placed in four graded stakes, the most recent victory in the Chicago Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs in June. She comes in with a 16-7-4-2 record and $757,088 in earnings. Cox has named Joel Rosario to ride and she’ll start from post 12. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $420,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale walking video

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed is the lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). The six-time stakes winning 6-year-old son of Jimmy Creed scored in back-to-back grade ones this summer, taking Belmont’s Jaipur (G1) in June and Saratoga’s Fourstardave Handicap (G1) in August. Purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale and trained by Bill Mott, he comes in with a 28-7-4-4 career mark with $1,731,058 in earnings. Luis Saez rides from post 11.

Two OBS graduates will go to the post in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1)

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Altamira Racing Stable, Gary Barber, Tom Kagele and Madaket Stables LLC’s C Z Rocket has spent the last few years knocking heads with the best sprinters west of the Mississippi. Coming in off a second-place finish in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) on October 1st, the 8-year-old multiple graded stakes winning son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, has earned $1,612,641 and is now 34-12-5-5. At the 2016 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment for a then sale record $800,000. He’ll break from post eight and be ridden by Flavien Prat. watch his under tack video

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Lea Farms LLC’s Willy Boi, the first Breeders’ Cup starter for trainer Jorge Delgado, comes in off a third-place finish in Saratoga’s Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) after winning Gulfstream’s Smile Sprint Invitational Stakes (G3). The 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncaptured will be ridden by Chantal Sutherland and break from post ten. He was sold for $40,000 by breeder Ocala Stud as a two-year-old in training at the 2020 OBS October Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5.  Now 13-6-1-1, he has earned $350,485 to date. watch his under tack video   October Sale walking video

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Nice Guys Stables’ King Cause carries the OBS banner into the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) after scoring in Aqueduct’s Knickerbocker Stakes (G3) on October 9th in his last start. It was the first graded stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Creative Cause, trained by Mike Maker, now 33-8-4-7 with $601,228 in earnings to date. He turned in a Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased out of the Parrish Farms consignment for $200,000 by Dennis O’Neill. Juan Hernandez will ride from post 12. watch his under tack video

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess is the lone OBS entrant in the $4-million Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). Third in the Filly and Mare Turf (G1) in 2021, she’s back with a chance to wrap up an Eclipse Award after three wins and a second in graded stakes this year. A winner over the boys in Aqueduct’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1) in her last start on October 8th, she comes in with a 12-9-1-1 career record and earnings of $1,612,184. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old daughter of English Channel will break from post two under Joel Rosario. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

 

Cabo Spirit, Speaking Scout one-two in Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby

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Kretz Racing LLC’s Cabo Spirit saved ground early in Saturday’s $201,500 Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita, waited for room to launch his rally in the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire, with fellow OBS graduate Speaking Scout (October ’20) finishing second. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, trained by George Papaprodromou, now 15-4-3-3 with $438,560 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 Spring Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was purchased for $575,000 by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Steven Schoenfeld’s Freedom Trail is two for two and a stakes winner after coming around horses in Aqueduct’s $120,000 Awad Stakes on Saturday, taking over inside the final sixteenth and scoring by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old son of OBS graduate Collected, his sire’s first stakes winner, was purchased for $150,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by John Terranova, he has earned $118,250 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man overcame early traffic trouble in Sunday’s $200,000 Mohawk Stakes at Aqueduct, found room inside to reach contention at the head of the stretch, took command a furlong out and drew away to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Christophe Clement, he’s now 25-8-5-3 and earned $871,800. watch his under tack video

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s unbeaten Back to Ohio is five for five with four stakes wins after romping to a 7-1/4 length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Best of Ohio John W. Galbreath Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Trained by Larry Rivelli, the 2-year-old daughter of Midshipman has earned $245,700 to date. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, she was sold for $385,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Key of Life romps in Keeneland’s Myrtlewood Stakes

Flurry Racing Stables LLC and Hoffman Family Racing, LLC’s Key of Life took the lead at the start of Friday’s $200,000 Myrtlewood Stakes at Keeneland, opened a big lead after turning for home and coasted to a 6-3/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Lady Radler (March ’22) finishing second. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old daughter of Mo Town, her sire’s first stakes winner, now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Brad Cox with $263,710 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by K P Sales, Agent, at the 2021 October Selected Yearling Sale, and then purchased for $350,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video     Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Souper Hoity Toity, Love to Run one-two in Woodbine’s Ontario Damsel Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Hoity Toity came from just off the pace in Sunday’s $127,500 Ontario Damsel Stakes, reached the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by half a length over fellow OBS graduate Love to Run (April ’21). It’s the third stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, now 8-5-1-0 for trainer Mark Casse, with earnings of $287,436 to date. She was purchased by Live Oak for $550,000 out of the Pike Racing consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video