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

Significant Form scores in Belmont’s Noble Damsel

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form was away slowly in Saturday’s $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park, but chased the leaders on the outside, surged to the lead after turning for home and drew off down the stretch to score her second straight graded stakes victory by 2-3/4 lengths. Trained by Chad Brown, the 4-year-old daughter of Creative Cause has posted four graded wins, compiled a 12-5-1-0 record and earned $804,865 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she was sold for $575,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video

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Gold Square LLC’s Cleon Jones sat just off the pace on the outside in Friday’s $145,800 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park, moved to challenge after turning for home and was best by a head in a three horse photo finish, with fellow OBS graduate City Man (April ’19) a nose back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Tale of the Cat, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. Now 4-2-1-0 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart, he has earned $167,880 to date. watch his under tack video

Curragh Stables’ Killybegs Captain relaxed off the pace on the inside early in Saturday’s $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (G3), came out for the drive, took the lead a furlong from home and held on gamely for a three quarter length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Mizzen Mast, trained by John Terranova, leaving him with a 24-6-5-3 career record and $521,453 in earnings. He was sold for $75,000 by Cary Frommer, Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Robert V. LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $153,500 Parx Dirt Mile Stakes from the outside, was headed inside at the eighth pole and then came again to regain control and win by three quarters of a length.  It’s the sixth stakes victory for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning son of Stay Thirsty, consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Kirkwood Stable, Agent, where he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $575,000 to Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta. He’s now 12-8-0-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher and has earned $1,815,280 to date. watch his under tack video

Colts Neck Stables’ LLC’s Meru is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the $75,000 Smoke Glacken Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday and never looking back, turning back a challenge from fellow OBS graduate As Seen On Tv (April ’19) and beating him by 3-1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was sold for $300,000 by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr, he has earned $72,000. watch his under tack video

Pewter Stable’s Dubini relaxed well off the pace early in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes on the turf, but circled the field on the turn, sustained his run down the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Gio Ponti, trained by Kathleen Demasi, now 18-5-5-1 with $324,775 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $162,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins on Saturday night at Charles Town.

Scott and Evan Dilworth’s Lady T N T led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the Charles Town Oaks (G3), leading from start to finish and beating Irish Mischief (April ’18) by two lengths, with Taylor’s Spirit (April ’18) another length back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Justin Phillip, trained by Joe Sharp, now 10-3-3-0 with $323,312 in earnings. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $335,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale.  watch her under tack video 

D. J. Stable’s Colby stepped into stakes company fresh off a maiden score in Charles Town’s $100,000 Dickie Moore Stakes, stalked the early pace, came after the leaders in the lane and was up late to win by three quarters of a length, with fellow OBS graduate Majestic Edge (June ’19, April ’19) a nose back in third. The 2-year-old Super Saver filly, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, was sold for $440,000 after speeding a quarter in :20 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer John Servis, she has earned $90,600. watch her under tack video 

Danny J. Chen’s well traveled Yorkiepoo Princess shipped into Charles Town for the $75,000 Misty Bennett Pink Ribbon Stakes, pressed the pace, took over at the head of the stretch and eased away late to a two length victory. That’s five stakes wins for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, trained by Claudio Gonzalez, now 27-7-3-2 with $551,177 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before her purchase by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

John Pinkerton’s Black Ops picked up his first stakes win in Albuquerque’s $55,000 Budweiser Special Handicap on Saturday, leading from start to finish and winning by 3-3/4 lengths. The 6-year-old gelding by Hard Spun is a two time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2015 March Sale and then breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $20,000 by Whitman Sales, Agent, at the 2015 June Sale. Trained by Justin Evans, he’s now 21-4-4-3 and has earned $141,377 to date. watch his under tack video 

 

Pair of OBS Yearling Sale graduates post graded wins

A pair of OBS Yearling Sale graduates scored graded stakes victories over the weekend.

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee successfully defended her title in Woodbine’s $253,500 Canadian Stakes (G2) on Saturday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back, opening a long lead on the turn and coasting to victory by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the sixth stakes win for the multiple graded stakes winning 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, trained by Kevin Attard, now 30-13-4-3 with earnings of $865,670. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

ERJ Racing LLC, Great Friends Stable LLC and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy is two for three and a graded stakes winner after dueling for the lead from the start of Saturday’s $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, putting away her rival in deep stretch and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old filly by Paynter is a two time OBS graduate, consigned by First Finds to the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $39,000 by Mr. Mansor out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2019 April Sale after turning in 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. watch her under tack video

Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing LLC and Two Rivers Racing Stable LLC’s Phat Man was in no rush in the early going of Sunday’s $75,000 Good Magic Mile Stakes at Monmouth Park, but circled horses on the turn to reach the leaders, took the lead in the stretch and held on gamely to score by a head. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Munnings, trained by J. Kent Sweezey, leaving him with a 23-6-6-1 career record and $353,823 in earnings. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Wildwood’s Beauty wins Gulfstream’s Sheer Drama Stakes

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William Stiritz’s Wildwood’s Beauty rated just off the early lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream Park, surged to the lead after turning for home and ran off to a convincing 3-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Ms Meshak (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2017 October Yearling Sale, where she was purchased by Mr. Stiritz for $47,000. Now 8-4-3-0 for trainer Scott Becker, she has earned $254,360.

 

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins at Colonial Downs on Saturday.

Ed Orr and Susie Orr’s Boldor came from well off the pace to reach the lead a furlong from home in the $100,000 Punch Line Stakes and drew away from there to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate Elusive Mischief (April ’17, August ’16). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 5-2-1-1 with $122,367 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack in :10 flat before he was purchased for $700,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Holly and David Wilson’s Holly Hundy pressed the pace in the $100,000 Camptown Stakes, took charge a furlong out and galloped to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Yes It’s True, consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, and sold for $180,000 after working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Vladmir Cerin, she’s now 9-3-0-0 and has earned $145,022. watch her under tack video

Dare To Dream Stable LLC’s Embolden is two for three and a stakes winner after his 3-3/4 length wire to wire score in the $100,000 Jamestown Stakes. The 2-year-old colt by The Factor was sold for $95,000 by Gene Recio, Agent, at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Michael Stidham, he has earned $99,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Julian De Mora, Jr. and JN Racing Stables’ First Deal stalked the early lead in Monmouth’s $71,500 Decathlon Stakes on Sunday, took over turning for home and eased away late to a 2-1/4 length victory. That’s two straight wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Turbo Compressor, consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, to the 2018 OBS June Sale, and sold for $17,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 9-6-2-1 and has earned $173,905 to date. watch his under tack video

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Super Super Stable’s Driven by Thunder led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $60,000 James H. Kyle Stakes on Saturday, leading from the start, turning back a challenge on the turn and cruising to a 1-1/2 length victory over Galleon Mask (April ’15) with Forever Mo (April ‘18) a neck back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Overdriven, a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed sale and then sold for $65,000 by Omega Farm, Agent, at the 2016 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Jerry Caroom’s High On Gin broke his maiden at first asking in August and returned to work on Saturday, coming from well off the pace to score by two lengths in his stakes debut in the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana downs. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Fury Kapcori, a two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2018 October Sale before he was sold to Mr. Caroom by GOP Racing Stable Corp., Agent, for $7,500 at the 2019 June Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Carl Deville, he has earned $49,800. watch his under tack video

Snapper Sinclair a millionaire after taking the Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs

Bloom Racing Stable’s Snapper Sinclair was well off the pace in Saturday’s $749,000 Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs, but came out for the drive after traffic trouble in the turn and came flying late to score by half a length.  It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old City Zip colt, trained by Steve Asmussen, the latest OBS millionaire with an 18-5-3-2 record and earnings of $1,040,404. He was purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina is two for three and a stakes winner after coming from off the pace and closing stoutly to take the Saturday’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park by a length and a half. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Prospective, trained by Angel Rodriguez, is now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $162,750. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2018 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Yearling Sale Walking Video

Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Big City Bob led a 1-2-3 OBS April Sale sweep of the $104,000 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. The 2-year-old colt by Shanghai Bobby came three wide into the stretch, kept coming down the lane and was up late to score by a neck over Skyscanner (April ’19), with Mischevious Alex (April ’19) settling for third. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Jorge Duarte. Jr., he has earned $88,750 to date. Consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he was sold for $140,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates scored three stakes wins at Parx Racing on Labor Day.

Alexis Delgado’s Jeltrin took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Cathryn Sophia Stakes, opened a long lead on the turn cruised to a 7-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar, consigned by C & J Stable to the 2018 OBS April Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by her owner, she’s now 11-3-1-3 and has earned $377,488 to date. watch her under tack video

Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage was kept wide and out of trouble in the early going of the $100,000 Bensalem Stakes, took charge after straightening away in the stretch and held off a late charge to post a half length victory. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, winner of the Futurity (G3) at Belmont at two. Now in the Steve Asmussen barn, he sports an 11-4-4-0 record and earnings of $499,080. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail was head and head for the lead in the $100,000 Salvatore M. Debunda PTHA President’s Cup Stakes, lost the lead in mid-stretch then came again late to score by a neck. That’s four stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Hightail, winner of the OBS Championship Stakes in 2017, now 30-8-3-5 with $520,710 in earnings for trainer Michael Dini. She was purchased for $50,000 by Ballybritt out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. watch her under tack video

Crystalle captures Saratoga’s P. G. Johnson Stakes

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Tobey L. Morton & Chuck Hovitz’s Crystalle was a maiden going into to Thursday’s $100,000 P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga, but overcame a poor break, rallied on the turn to reach contention, and closed with a late rush to score by a neck. Trained by John Kimmel, the 2-year-old daughter of Palace Malice is now 2-1-0-1 and has earned $65,800. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21.1 before she was purchased for $220,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Earlier in the day, NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Al Racing Stable and Maspeth Stables’ Irish Danzing made her debut for trainer Christophe Clement in a $78,000 maiden special weight test. The 2-year-old filly by Danza pressed the early pace, took command approaching the head of the stretch, opened daylight a furlong from home and coasted home a winner by 6-1/2 lengths. The win was worth $42,900 to the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, at the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was resold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Art G Is Back leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Benny The Bull Stakes

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Monarch Stable’s Art G Is Back led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Benny The Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, rallying wide to reach contention turning for home and catching Royal Squeeze (March ’14) in the final yards to score by a neck. Ice Tea (June ’16) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Ron Spatz, now 11-4-3-2 with $235,655 in earnings. He was purchased for $90,000 out of the Craig L. Wheeler consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Midnight Bisou and Mitole score in Saratoga grade ones

OBS graduates posted three graded stakes wins at Saratoga on Travers day, including grade one wins by Midnight Bisou and Mitole.

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In a contest which will get votes for Race of the Year, Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou needed every inch of the Saratoga stretch to rally and catch a stubborn Elate at the wire and take the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) by a nose. It’s the sixth straight graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 17-11-3-3 with 11 graded stakes wins and earnings of $3,245,000. She 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. watch her under tack video

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole hounded Promises Fulfilled in the early going of the $601,950 Forego Stakes (G1), put him away leaving the backstretch, took a solid lead into the stretch and cruised home a three length winner, running seven furlongs in a stakes record 1:20 4/5. Fellow OBS graduate Killybegs Captain (April ’16) settled for third. That’s four graded stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya, consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales and sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Also trained by Steve Asmussen, he’s now 13-9-2-2 and has earned $2,004,910 to date. watch his under tack video

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Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form saved ground just off the lead $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (G2), came out for the drive and was up late to win a five horse battle to the wire by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Starship Jubilee (April ’15, August ’14) another neck back in third. It’s the third graded stakes victory for 4-year-old daughter of Creative Cause, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $575,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 11-4-1-0 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $694,865. watch her under tack video

 

OBS grads take five stakes at Saratoga

OBS graduates posted five stakes wins on New York Showcase Day at Saratoga on Friday, missing  a sixth in a photo.

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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy came from off the pace to take the lead in the $256,875 Albany Stakes after turning for home, opened daylight a furlong out and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Bankit (March ’18) and scored by a head. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Big Brown, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 prior to his purchase for  $45,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 9-3-4-0 for trainer John Terranova, he has earned $389,645 to date. watch his under tack video

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Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten Newly Minted pressed the pace in the $207,900 Fleet Indian Stakes, took over on the turn and drew off from there, winning in hand by nine lengths. That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Central Banker, trained by Linda Rice, now 5-4-0-1 with $346,350 in earnings. She was sold to Beach Haven for $110,000 at the 2018 OBS April Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes by 4-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Cleon Jones (March ’19) despite an erratic run down the stretch after taking the lead. Trained by Christophe Clement, the 2-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man has earned $152,900 to date. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Nice Guys Stables & Steve Hornstock’s Fierce Lady went after the leaders on the outside after turning for home in the $200,000 Seeking the Ante Stakes, put her head in front a furlong from home and held on gamely to score by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate My Italian Rabbi (January ’18) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old filly by Competitive Edge, trained by Dermot Magner, now 3-2-1-0 with $164,100 in earnings. Consigned to the 2019 OBS March Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

 

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Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan came wide into the stretch of the $150,000 West Point Stakes, battled for the lead in deep stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 7-year-old graded stakes placed son of Spring At Last, sold for $135,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Chad Brown, he’s now 27-9-5-6 and has earned $863,973. watch his under tack video

 

OBS grads enjoying summer at Saratoga and Del Mar

OBS Two Year Old Sale graduates are making their presence felt at the prestigious summer race meets; Del Mar on the west coast and Saratoga in the east.

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At Del Mar, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Dan Hudock and Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court made his debut for trainer Peter Eurton in the first race last Saturday, and the colt by Court Vision got the best of heavily favored Garth in the stretch, taking the $61,000 5-1/2 furlong Maiden Special Weight dash by a length and a half. Consigned to the April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. watch his under tack video

 

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After gaining racing experience in Kentucky, Rockingham Ranch’s Billy Bats found the lawn at Del Mar to his liking two races later, stalking the early lead in a $61,000 Maiden Special Weight test, taking charge in the stretch and easing away late to win by a length and three quarters. The son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, was purchased for $200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the March Sale after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

 

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On Sunday, Hronis Racing LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds and William Sandbrook’s Inspiressa was bet down to even money for her debut in a $61,000 Maiden Special dash and lived up to her billing. The Florida-bred daughter of The Big Beast, trained by John Sadler, went right to the front and stayed there to the finish, winning under a hand ride by a length and a quarter. At the March Sale, she sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $850,000 by her breeder Ocala Stud. watch her under tack video

 

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This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, Woodstock and the Miracle New York Mets, whose center fielder Cleon Jones hit .340 leading his team to the 1969 World Series title. Racing fans saw his equine namesake in action in the first race on July 28th at Saratoga, when Gold Square LLC’s Cleon Jones came flying from off the pace to draw away to a 3-1/2 length score in a six furlong, $78,000 Maiden Special Weight dash. It was the second start for the colt by Tale of the Cat, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, purchased for $325,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the March Sale after he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

 

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Gold Square and partner Double O Racing Stable LLC scored again at Saratoga with an Eddie Woods April Sale graduate on August 4th when Daphne Moon charged from behind, took command a furlong from home and took a $90,000 Maiden Special by three and a quarter lengths in her debut for trainer Englehart. The daughter of Cairo Prince also breezed a :21 flat quarter before she was purchased for $525,000. watch her under tack video

 

 

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Zayat Stable, LLC’s Gozilla, hammered to 3-5 in his debut for trainer Steve Asmussen in a $90,000 Maiden Special Weight test last Saturday, left the gate running and never looked back, quickly opening up daylight and cruising to an effortless 4-1/2 length victory, running six furlongs in 1:09 3/5. The colt by Flatter, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went through the ring at the April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Collusion Illusion best in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes

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Dan J. Agnew, Rodney E. Orr, Jerry Schneider and John V. Xitco’s Collusion Illusion is two for two and a graded stakes winner after circling horses on the turn in Saturday’s $200,351 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, getting to the lead in deep stretch and scoring by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Fore Left (March ’19) checked in third.  The 2-year-old Florid-bred colt by Twirling Candy was purchased for $300,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Glatt, he has earned $156,600 to date. watch his under tack video

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Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky turned into the stretch four wide in Sunday’s $100,000 Galway Stakes at Saratoga, battled her rivals down the stretch and was best by a head at the wire. That’s two stakes wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Sky Mesa, trained by Mark Casse, now 14-4-2-2 with earnings of $242,536. She was sold for $22,000 by New Episode Training Center, Agent, at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Lothenbach Stables’ Elusive Mischief stalked the leaders in the early gong of Saturday’s $100,000 Meadow Stable Stakes at Colonial Downs, took command a furlong from home and eased away to a one length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Into Mischief, a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Michael & Julia O’Quinn consignment at the 2016 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then resold for $350,000 by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 10-4-1-1 for trainer Ian Wilkes, he has earned $183,747. Selected Sale conformation photo   watch his under tack video

Julian De Mora, Jr. and JN Racing Stables’ First Deal sat wide just off the pace in the early going of Sunday’s $76,500 Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth, rallied down the middle of the track before taking command late and drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Admiral Lynch (March ’18) settled for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Turbo Compressor, trained by Jorge Navarro, leaving him with an 8-5-2-1 record and $128,905 in earnings. Consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, to the 2018 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $17,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Archidust takes Saratoga’s Mahony Stakes

Gelfenstein Farm, Albert Crawford & Michelle Crawford’s Archidust went after the leaders on the turn in Wednesday’s $100,300 Mahony Stakes at Saratoga, took charge after straightening away in the stretch and drew off to a three length victory. It’s the second straight 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 8-4-1-1 for trainer Jorge Navarro, he has earned $162,800 to date. watch his under tack video