Silver Dust, Factor This score in Fair Grounds graded stakes

OBS graduates picked up a pair of graded stakes wins on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust successfully defended his title in the $200,000 Mineshaft Stakes (G3), rating off the leaders early, taking command turning for home and holding off a late run to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Tapit, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $510,000. Now 26-6-7-2 for trainer Bret Calhoun, he has earned $762,277 to date. watch his under tack video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Stakes (G3) and refused to give it up, opening daylight in the stretch and cruising home a winner by a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by The Factor, trained by Brad Cox, now 27-8-3-4 with earnings of $545,030. He was purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy, LLC’s well-traveled Karak went right to the front in the $75,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes on Friday night at Turfway Park and never looked back, opening up down the stretch and bounding to an 8-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Karakontie (JPN), a winner first time out at Belmont Park in May before returning from a trip to Royal Ascot to take the Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. The first stakes winner for her sire, she was sold for $365,000 at the 2019 OBS March Sale by All Dreams Equine, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained  by Wesley Ward, she’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $160,175 to date. watch her under tack video

Starship Jubilee captures Gulfstream’s Suwannee River Stakes

Ryan Thompson photo

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee left no doubt she was best in Gulfstream’s $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) on Saturday, taking command coming off the turn and drawing off to a 3-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Tapit Today (June ’17) checked in in third. That’s six graded stakes wins for the 7-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, a two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Kevin Attard, she’s now 34-16-5-3 and has earned $1,353,667. watch her under tack video

Benoit photo

Rockingham Ranch’s Billy Batts saved ground early in Friday’s $84,750 Baffle Stakes at Santa Anita, came out for the drive, reached the lead a furlong from home and was best by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Rager (June ’19, April ’19). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old son of City Zip, second to fellow 2019 OBS March graduate Structor in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). Now 8-2-3-1 for trainer Peter Miller, he has earned $302,560 to date. He was purchased for $200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video

OBS April grads pass two turn tests on both coasts

A pair of 2019 OBS April graduates jumped squarely onto the road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), passing two turn tests at Santa Anita and Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

Benoit photo

Ciaglia Racing LLC, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor bounced to the lead at the break in the $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, turned for home in front and ran away down the stretch to score a 9-1/2 length victory in her stakes debut. Trained by Richard Baltas the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $163,400 to date. Consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone and Limelight Stables Corp.’s Sole Volante saved ground in the early going of Tampa Bay Downs’ $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, rallied on the turn to reach contention, caught odds-one favorite Independence Hall in the final sixteenth and drew off to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old gelding by Karakontie (JPN), sold for $20,000 by New Hope AB LLC after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainerPatrick L. Biancone, he has earned $196,310 to date. watch his under tack video

Fore Left takes takes the UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan

Reddam Racing LLC’s Fore Left took the lead early in Meydan’s $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) on Thursday and never gave it up, opening a long lead in the stretch and coasting home a winner by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Emblem Storm (April ’19) closed well to finish third. It’s the third stakes win for 3-year-old colt by Twirling Candy, consigned by Wavertree Stables to the 2019 OBS March Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 9-4-0-2 and has earned $356,212 to date. watch his under tack video   race video

Trio of April grads score graded wins at Gulfstream

A trio of 2019 OBS April graduates scored graded stakes wins at Gulfstream on Saturday.

Adam Coglianese photo

Cash Is King LLC and LC Racing LLC’s Mischevious Alex overcame a rough start to press the pace in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (G3), took charge at the head of the stretch, opened daylight in the lane and was geared down late in a seven length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, now 6-3-1-1 for trainer John Servis with $179,230 in earnings. He was purchased for $140,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

Ryan Thompson photo

Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham and Legacy Ranch Inc.’s unbeaten Tonalist’s Shape is four for four and a graded stakes winner after tracking the leaders early in the $150,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3), taking control after turning for home and cruising to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tonalist, trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr. who has earned $190,350. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in:10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.   watch her under tack video

 

Lauren King photo

Teresa Palmer and David J. Palmer’s Cheermeister went right to the lead in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3), set the pace under a hold and held off a late run to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Bodemeister, who was consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC and went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Armando De La Cerda, she has earned $129,200 to date.  watch her under tack video

Gladiator King wins Meydan’s Al Shindagha Sprint

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s Gladiator King scored his second straight graded stakes win in Thursday’s $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Stakes (G3) at Meydan in Dubai, coming from just off the pace with a determined stretch drive to catch and beat fellow OBS graduate Truck Salesman (March ‘18) by a length. Fellow OBS graduate Drafted (March ’16, August ’15), winner of the 2019 renewal, checked in fourth. The 4-year-old colt by Curlin was consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center to the 2018 OBS June Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Now trained by Satish Seemar, he’s now 17-7-2-1 and has earned $498,740 to date. watch his under tack video   video of the race

 

 

 

Mucho Gusto romps in Pegasus World Cup

Adam Coglianese photo

In his first start for HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled, Mucho Gusto was cleverly rated off the pace in Saturday’s $3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, surged to take command at the head of the stretch and was never threatened as he cruised to a 4-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate War Story (March ’14) rallied to finish third. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Bob Baffert, now 11-6-2-2 and the newest OBS millionaire with $2,579,800 in earnings. He was consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

OBS grads posted another pair of stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Lauren King photo

In the $150,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3), Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing LLC and Two Rivers Racing Stable LLC’s Phat Man relaxed off the rapid early pace set by fellow OBS graduate Zenden (June ’18), rallied to collar him a sixteenth from home and proved best by a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Munnings, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale where he went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by J. Kent Sweezey, he now has three stakes victories, a 26-7-7-1 career record and earnings of $461,853. watch his under tack video

Lauren King photo

Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch LLC, STD Racing Stable and A. Miller’s well-traveled Texas Wedge saved ground just off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 World of Trouble Stakes, swung out for the drive at the head of the lane, caught fellow OBS graduate Carotari (April ’18) leader in deep stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. Winner of Santa Anita’s Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2) on New Year’s Day, the 5-year-old gelding by Colonel John, trained by Peter Miller, is now 14-6-3-2 and has earned $403,740. Consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Mike McCarty’s Gold Street went right to the front at the start of Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park and never looked back, opening daylight in the stretch and scoring by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory and third consecutive win for the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Street Boss, purchased for $55,000 as a yearling out of the Abbie Road Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Now 6-3-2-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $225,218 to date.

 

Eclipse Award trifecta for OBS

As the beginning of the juvenile sale season nears, the OBS Two-Year-Old Sale program got a ringing endorsement with the announcement of Eclipse Awards for three OBS graduates.

Coady photography

William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole took down the Eclipse Award as 2019’s Champion Male Sprinter. A winner of six of seven starts in 2019, he captured the Churchill Downs S. (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) and Forego Stakes (G1), ending the year in the winners’ circle after taking the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales, the son of Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he goes to stud with a 14-10-2-2 career record with earnings of $3,104,910. Mitole is the eighth OBS graduate crowned Sprint champion, following Groovy (1987), Cherokee Run (1994), Not Surprising (1995), Lost in the Fog (2005), Midnight Lute (2007), Kodiak Kowboy (2009) and Trinniberg (2012). watch Mitole’s under tack video

Adam Coglianese photo

Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou is the fourth OBS graduate to win the Eclipse Award as Champion Older Dirt Female, following in the footsteps of Jewel Princess (1996), Fleet Indian (2006) and Ginger Punch (2007). She posted seven graded stakes wins in 2019 for trainer Steve Asmussen, capped by her victory over co-finalist Elate in Saratoga’ s Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. 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, the daughter of OBS graduate Midnight Lute ended 2019 with a 19-12-4-3 lifetime record and earnings of $3,750,000. She’s currently in training at the Fair Grounds for a date in the $20-million Saudi Cup on February 29.  watch Midnight Bisou’s under tack video

Benoit photo

Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen, Susanna Wilson and Dan Hudock’s Storm the Court earned the title of Champion 2-Year-Old Male with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. The son of Court Vision, trained by Peter Eurton, also third in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1), ended 2019 with a 4-2-0-1 record and $1,172,951 in earnings. He’s the third OBS graduate chosen as 2-Year-Old Champion, joining Gilded Time (1992) and Favorite Trick (1997). watch Storm the Court’s under tack video

 

Ms Peintour scores in Santa Anita’s Astra Stakes

Benoit photo

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

 

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

Adam Coglianese photo

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee captured Gulfstream’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes for the third consecutive year on Saturday, leading from gate to wire and beating fellow OBS graduate Beautiful Lover (April ’18) by 3-1/4 lengths. That’s eight stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Indy Wind, now 33-15-5-3 for trainer Kevin Attard with earnings of $1,261,597. The two time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber’s Two Sixty took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $125,000 Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and kept it to the wire, holding off a late challenge to score by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Uncaptured, a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 October Sale before she was purchased for $260,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 7-3-1-1 and has earned $409,000. watch her under tack video

Five OBS graduates voted Eclipse Award finalists

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

Benoit photo

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole is a finalist for Horse of the Year as well as in the Older Dirt Male and Male Sprinter categories.  Trained by Steve Asmussen, the son of Eskendereya won six of seven starts, including victories in the Churchill Downs S. (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) and Forego Stakes (G1). He capped the year with a decisive victory over fellow OBS graduate Shancelot (March ’18) in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and goes to stud with a 14-10-2-2 record and earnings of $3,104,910. Consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales, the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Chelsea Durand photo

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

Benoit photo

A pair of OBS graduates took different roads to the finals of the 2YO Male division. Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s unbeaten Structor made his case for an Eclipse Award with a victory over fellow OBS graduate Billy Batts (March ’19) in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). The now 3-year-old colt by Palace Malice, trained by Chad Brown, also captured Belmont’s Pilgrim Stakes (G3) in his previous start. Now three for three with earnings of $709,500 to date, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $850,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Benoit photo

Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court was overlooked at 45-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), but took the lead at the start and never gave it up, holding off a late run by fellow OBS April graduate Anneau d’Or to win by a neck. The son of Court Vision, trained by Peter Eurton, was also third in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1). Consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. He ended his juvenile campaign with a 4-2-0-1 record and $1,172,951 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Derbe Glass photo

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

Cash Offer wins Aqueduct’s La Verdad Stakes

Elsa Lorieul photo

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

 

Gladiator King wins Meydan’s Dubawi Stakes

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

Texas Wedge scores in Santa Anita’s Joe Hernandez Stakes

Benoit photo

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

Mrs. Orb takes Aqueduct’s Bay Ridge Stakes

Susie Raisher photo

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

 

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

Cafe Pharoah romps in debut in Japan

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

 

 

Instilled Regard scores in Gulfstream’s Ft. Lauderdale Stakes

Adam Coglianese photo

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

 

 

Ryan Thompson photo

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

 

 

Joe Labozzetta photo

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

 

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

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

 

Happy Farm takes Aqueduct’s Fall Highweight Handicap

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

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

Silver Prospector scores in Churchill’s Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

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

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

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

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

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

Four youngsters posted stakes wins at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

Ryan Thompson photo

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

Derbe Glass photo

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

 

Ryan Thompson photo

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

 

Lauren King photo

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

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

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