Colonel Liam takes the Tropical Park Derby

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Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam relaxed off the early pace in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on Saturday, circled horses on the turn to take command in the stretch and drew away to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old colt by Liam’s Map, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Now 5-3-0-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, he has earned $141,965 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya went to the front at the start of Laurel’s $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes and never looked back, turning away a challenge in the stretch and drawing off to score by 2-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Malibu Mischief (April ’18) checked in third. That’s five straight stakes wins, the last two in stakes company, for the 3-year-old daughter of Stay Thirsty, trained by Lacey Gaudet, now 8-5-0-2 with $202,790 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $160,000 out of the Hemingway Racing & Training Stables consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Three OBS grads score in Saturday Fair Grounds stakes

Three OBS graduates scored stakes wins on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Crawford Farms Racing’s Archidust saved ground early in the $75,000 Richard R. Scherer Memorial Stakes, swung out for the drive, caught the leaders in deep stretch and scored by a length. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 4-year- old graded stakes placed colt by Verrazano, who breezed 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. The 2019 OBS Sprint Stakes winner, now trained by Steve Asmussen, has compiled a 17-8-1-4 career record and earned $417,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Joy’s Rocket picked up her second straight stakes victory in the $75,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes, pressing the pace from the start, taking command turning for home, and drawing away late to win by a length and a half. That’s three stakes wins for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Anthony’s Cross, also trained by Steve Asmussen, now 6-4-1-0 with $230,944 in earnings. The trainer purchased her for $47,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

Dare to Dream Stable LLC’s (Michael Faber) Quick Tempo went right to the front at the start of the $75,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes and the 2-year-old colt by Tapizar never looked back en route to a 1-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Gagetown (April ’20). Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Kings Equine, Agent, he was sold for $75,000 after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Christopher Davis, he has earned $116,562 to date. watch his under tack video

Ron Stolich’s Dipping In tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $70,000 Useeit Stakes at Remington Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Lea relaxed off the pace in the early going, rallied to go after the leaders after turning for home, caught them a furlong from home and was best by a length at the wire. It’s her second straight win for trainer H. Ray Ashford, Jr., leaving her with a 16-3-1-3 record and earnings of $129,308.  A two-time OBS graduate, she went through the ring at the 2019 Spring Sale before she was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $80,000 out of the Old South Farm LLC consignment at the 2019 June Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video

Bankit wins Aqueduct’s Alex M. Robb Stakes

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes on Saturday, reached the lead a furlong from home and drew away from there to score by 4-3/4 lengths.  It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Central Banker, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 26-4-8-4 with $816,675 in earnings. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $260,000. watch his under tack video

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Sackatoga Stable’s Niko’s Dream relaxed off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 My Charmer Stakes at Gulfstream, rallied wide on the turn, took command at the eighth pole and eased away to win by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Central Banker, consigned by Rebah Farm, Agent, to the 2017 OBS October Yearling Sale. Now 17-4-5-2 for trainer Barclay Tagg, she has earned $280,900 to date.

 

 

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes win at Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Xtreme Racing Stables LLC’s Sir Wellington rallied wide to take the lead after straightening away in the stretch of the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes, drew clear in deep stretch and scored by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate No Pedigree (June ’20, October ’19) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Palace, purchased for $35,000 out of the Stuart Morris consignment at the 2019 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Hugh Robertson, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $96,570. Selected Sale walking video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man waited for room after turning for home in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes, moved out and took charge in mid-stretch, then drew clear late to best fellow OBS graduate Win Ya Win (April ’19, October ’18) by 2-1/2 lengths. That’s eight stakes wins for the 7-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, now 44-16-7-7 for trainer Ron Faucheux, with earnings of $676,423. He was sold for $125,000 by Royal Thoroughbred International at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

 

Honor Way wins Aqueduct’s Garland of Roses Stakes

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Saul J. Kupferberg’s Honor Way picked up her second straight stakes victory on Sunday at Aqueduct in the $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes, circling wide to reach contention turning for home, surging to the lead a sixteenth out and easing away to score by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Gale (April ’17, August ’16) checked in third. Trained by Charlton Baker, she’s now 41-13-8-7 and has earned $688,892. The 6-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Caleb’s Posse, is a three-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August and 2016 March Sales, she was purchased for $77,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2016 June Sale after working three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s unbeaten Jaxon Traveler is three for three and a stakes winner after going to the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel, setting the pace, holding on gamely in the stretch and winning by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, has earned $120,762 to date. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $140,000 to L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

M Bar O LLC’s Elle Z stepped into stakes company for the first time in Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes on Saturday, took the lead at the start, turned back a challenge a sixteenth from the wire and then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Into Mystic (April ’18) and was best by a length. The 3-year-old City Zip filly, who went through the ring at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is now 7-4-0-0 for trainer Chris Hartman and has earned $131, 024 to date. watch her under tack video

Varda scores in the Starlet at Los Alamitos

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Baoma Corporation’s Varda trailed early in the $300,500 Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos, came wide to go after the leaders in the stretch, reached the front a sixteenth from home and went on to score by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, trained by Bob Baffert, now 3-2-1-0 with $254,500 in earnings. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2020 Spring Sale before she was purchased out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment for $700,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent for Baoma Corp. watch her under tack video   

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Mark Schwartz’s Brooklyn Strong was rated early in the $150,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct, circled three wide to reach contention turning for home, collared the leader a furlong out and was best by a neck despite being carried out in the lane. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old gelding by Wicked Strong, a two-time OBS graduate. He went through the ring, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, and then was purchased for $5,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Daniel Velazquez, he has earned $195,000 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads post a pair of holiday weekend stakes wins at Aqueduct

A pair of OBS graduates posted holiday weekend stakes wins at Aqueduct.

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The Estate of Paul P. Pompa, Jr.’s Turned Aside sat just off the early pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Stakes, battled to the lead after turning for home and cruised to the wire a winner by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 Spring Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Now 9-4-2-1 for trainer Linda Rice, he has earned $241,967 to date. watch his under tack video

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man picked up his second stakes win in Friday’s $100,000 Gio Ponti Stakes, pressing the pace from the inside, swinging out for the drive and battling head to head to victory by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Price Talk (October ’18) checked in third. The win leaves the 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, with a 10-3-2-1 career record and $303,000 in earnings. 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

Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Primonetta Stakes at Laurel, took the lead at the start and never looked back en route to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the fourth straight win for the 3-year-old daughter of Stay Thirsty, purchased for $160,000 out of the Hemingway Racing & Training Stables consignment at the 2019 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Lacey Gaudet, she’s now 7-4-0-2 and has earned $142,790. watch her under tack video

Vertical Threat takes Mahoning Valley’s Steel Valley Sprint Stakes

MyRacehorse.com and Slam Dunk Racing’s Vertical Threat went right to the lead despite a slow break in Monday’s $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Mahoning Valley, quickly opened daylight, then drew away in the stretch to a 7-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Flatter Me Please (April ’19) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $100,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 3-year-old colt by Tapiture is now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $182,950 to date. watch his under tack video

Ride a Comet romps in Woodbine’s Kennedy Road Stakes

John C. Oxley and My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet saved ground in the early going of Saturday’s $181,650 Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) at Woodbine, came off the fence to surge to the lead between horses a furlong from home, then drew away in hand to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the second graded stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG), two for two this year after two years away from the races. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $375,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 12-7-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, he has earned $418,944 to date.  watch his under tack video

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Merveilleux stalked the leaders in Woodbine’s $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes, moved three wide to take command at the eighth pole and drew off late to win by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Paynter, trained by Kevin Attard, now 11-4-3-1 with $374,649 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $150,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment. watch her under tack video 

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy rallied five wide down the stretch and caught the leaders in the shadow of the wire to take Sunday’s $97,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct by a neck. That’s five stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Big Brown, consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2018 OBS March Sale, and sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 16-6-5-0 for trainer John Terranova, he has earned $618,645 to date. watch his under tack video

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Windylea Farm LLC’s Thissmytime led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream Park West’s $60,000 Millions Filly And Mare Turf Preview Stakes on Sunday after the race was moved to the main track by rain. She took charge on the turn and never looked back, drawing off down the lane to an 11-3/4 length victory over Starship Nala (January ’17), with R Prerogative (March ’18, October ’17, January ’17) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Carpe Diem, now 8-3-1-2 with earnings of $118,902 for trainer Kathleen O’Connell. At the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $140,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment. watch her under tack video 

 

Two OBS grads score on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West

A pair of OBS graduates posted stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

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Shea D Boy’s Stable’s Shea D Summer is two for two and a stakes winner after a runaway victory in the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Summer Front went right to the lead, shook off an early challenge, then drew away down the stretch to score by 6-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Sky Proposal (March ’20) checked in third. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 Spring Sale, she was purchased for $35,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Carlos David, she has earned $58,428 to date. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Paradise Farms Corp.’s Tiz Possible Dear took the lead at the start of the $60,000 Millions Distaff Stakes and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Ceci Valentina (October ’18) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Prospective, trained by Peter Walder, now 28-9-3-5 with earnings of $255,070. Consigned by A. Clare Silva Jr., she went through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale.

March Sale grads post pair of Keeneland stakes wins

A pair of OBS March Sale graduates posted stakes wins at Keeneland.

Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Joy’s Rocket took the lead at the start of Friday’s $125,000 Songbird Stakes, set a rapid pace, shook off pursuit after straightening away in the stretch and cruised home to a three length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Anthony’s Cross, purchased for $47,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, she has earned $184,444 to date. watch her under tack video

HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud’s Merneith was wide and off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $125,000 Fort Springs Stakes, rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old filly by American Pharoah, now 8-3-3-1 for trainer Bob Baffert with $201, 900 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2019 March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $600,000 by Narvick International on behalf of her owner. watch her under tack video

 

Twenty-seven OBS graduates will compete in the Breeders’ Cup

Twenty-seven OBS graduates will compete in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Keeneland.

Five OBS graduates are entered in the $1-million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2).

Ryan C. Ritt, Jeffrey H. Gasner and Mark Spinazze’s Windy City Red will break from post two under Jose Valdivia for trainer Jonathan Wong. The 2-year-old colt by Chitu, now 2-1-0-1 with earnings of $30,000, comes into the race off a third place finish in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes after winning at first asking at Golden Gate. He was purchased for $54,000 by Nick J. Hines, Agent, out of the Navas Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat.  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

William L. Heiligbrodt, Corinne Heiligbrodt, Madaket Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC’s Cowan, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Ricardo Santana, will leave from post five. Second last time out in Keeneland’s Indian Summer Stakes, the 2-year-old colt by Kantharos is 4-1-1-1 and has earned $125,877 to date. Consigned to the 2020 March Sale by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC & Secure Investments’ Momos, third in Belmont’s Futurity (G3) and the Saratoga Special (G2), has drawn post seven and will be ridden by Manny Franco for trainer Christophe Clement. The 2-year-old son of Distorted Humor is a two-time OBS, graduate sold by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $180,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the March Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. He comes in with a 3-1-0-2 record and $69,600 in earnings. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Breeze Easy LLC’s After Five comes into the race off a second place finish in the Futurity (G3) at Belmont. Wesley Ward trains the 2-year-old colt by The Factor and Jose Ortiz will ride from post nine. Sold first by Summerfield Sales at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in:9 4/5 and was purchased for$165,000 out of GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 March Sale. watch his under tack video 

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber’s Dirty Dangle, one of two fillies in the field, will break from post twelve under Tyler Gaffalione. She comes into the race winning the Woodbine Cares Stakes and makes her first start for trainer Mark Casse. The 2-year-old Not This Time filly worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $25,000 by J R Racing Stables, Agent for Brayhan Cruz, at the 2020 March Sale. Unbeaten after two starts, she has earned $93,903 to date. watch her under tack video

The lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Juvenile Turf (G1) is ERJ Racing, LLC, Exline-Border Racing LLC and Madaket Stables LLC’s Harlan Estate, drawn as post 16 on the Also Eligible list. The 2-year-old colt by Kantharos, trained by Peter Eurton, has compiled a 3-1-1-0 record to date, scoring on the Santa Anita turf course in his last start. He was sold for $90,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2020 March Sale after breezing an eighth in:10 1.5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

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The 9-5 morning line favorite in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1) is Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Princess Noor, three for three with two graded stakes wins after an 8-1/2 length romp in the Chandelier Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) winner was the 2020 Spring Sale topper, purchased by Gary Young for $1,350,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment after turning in the Under Tack Show’s fastest quarter in :20 1/5. Trained by Bob Baffert, she has earned $303,000 to date. She’ll break from post seven under Victor Espinoza, who has ridden her in all of her starts. watch her under tack video    watch her walking video

A pair of OBS graduates will start in the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1).

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Simon Callaghan sends out Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s unbeaten Madone, three for three with $141,300 in earnings after a score in Santa Anita’s Surfer Girl Stakes. She will start from post nine with regular rider Flavien Prat aboard. The 2-year-old filly by Vancouver (AUS) was consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, to the 2020 March Sale, and was sold for $125,000 to K S I, Ben McElroy, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

GMP Stables LLC and F. Bellavia, LLC’s Union Gables, trained by Todd Pletcher, will break from post 13 under Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old daughter of Speightstown, second last out in Belmont’s Matron Stakes (G3), has a 3-1-1-1 record and has earned $71,600. At the 2020 Spring Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $90,000 by Bob Peterson Stable LLC from Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent for Excel Bloodstock (Bruno DeBerdt). watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

The $2-million Juvenile (G1) has drawn a pair of OBS graduates.

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Chad Brown sends out Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s Reinvestment Risk, second in the Hopeful (G1) and the Champagne (G1), after a runaway win in his debut at Saratoga. He’ll break from post three under Irad Ortiz. The 2-year-old colt by Upstart, consigned to the 2020 March Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent, for $280,000. Now 3-1-2-0, he has earned $139,600 to date. watch his under tack video

Cypress Creek LLC and Arnold Bennewith’s Dreamer’s Disease will leave from post ten under David Cohen for trainer Robertino Diodoro. A winner of two of his four starts, the 2-year-old colt by Laoban has earned $46,540 to date. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2020 March Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

Saturday’s $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) has attracted a strong pair of OBS graduates.

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Madaket Stables LLC and Heider Family Stables LLC’s Speech was best in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes (G1) in July and has compiled a 8-3-3-1 record and earned $438,240 to date. Trained by Mike McCarthy, she’ll break from post one and be ridden by Javier Castellano. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mr Speaker is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, then resold by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $190,000 at the 2019 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

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Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard LLC, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor, second in the Ashland (G1) and second in the Test (G1) at Saratoga, comes in to the race off a victory in Keeneland’s Raven Run (G2). The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings was consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, to the 2019 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 7-3-4-0 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $503,400 to date and breaks from post six under Manny Franco. watch her under tack video

Three OBS grads are entered in the $1-million Turf Sprint (G1).

George Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic just missed by a nose in Keeneland’s Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (Gr. 3) last out after taking the Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Sprint Stakes in August. Trained by Brendan Walsh, she’ll start from post nine under Joe Talamo. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, now 13-4-2-3 with $264,523 in earnings, was purchased for $650,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2018 Spring Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

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Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch LLC, STD Racing Stable and A. Miller’s Texas Wedge got the year off right with a victory in the Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old son of Colonel John, breaking from post 13 under Florent Geroux, was purchased for $30,000 out of the Richardson Bloodstock consignment, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 prior to the 2017 March Sale. Trained by Peter Miller, he has complied a 18-6-3-3 career record and earned $446,115 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Crawford Farms Racing’s 2019 OBS Sprint winner Archidust, third last time out in Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes (Gr. 3) is on the Also Eligible list at post 17. Winner of the Get Serious Stakes at Monmouth in August, he comes into the race with a 15-7-1-4 record and $371,400 in earnings. Ricardo Santana has been named to ride for trainer Steve Asmussen. The 4-year-old son of Verrazano was consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, and purchased for $300,000 by Juan Pacanins, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. watch his under tack video

Two OBS grads will go postward in the $1-million Dirt Mile (G1).

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust comes into the race off a third place finish in the Alysheba (G2) at Churchill Downs. The three-time graded stakes winner, trained by Bret Calhoun, has compiled a 30-6-7-5 career record and earned $875,677. Adam Beschizza will ride the 6-year-old gelding by Tapit, breaking from post three.  He was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 March Sale, and turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $510,000. watch his under tack video

Jim & Donna Daniell’s Rushie, winner of Churchill’s Pat Day Mile Stakes (G2), was on the board earlier this year in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Blue Grass (G2). The  3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Liam’s Map, trained by Mike McCarthy, comes into the race with a 7-3-1-2 record and $493,151 in earnings. Consigned by his breeder Ocala Stud to the 2019 March Sale, he was sold to West Bloodstock for $70,000 after an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video 

A pair of OBS grads are entered in the $2-million Filly and Mare Turf (G1).

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Blue Heaven Farm’s October Sale catalog cover girl Starship Jubilee drew the one post, and looks to cap a sensational season, coming into the race off a victory over the boys September’s Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1). It was the second grade one win for Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, five for six this year including four graded stakes wins. Florent Geroux will ride 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 has posted nine graded stakes victories, compiled a 38-19-5-3 career record and earned $2,093,069 to date. watch her under tack video

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First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s Nay Lady Nay (IRE), a close third last time out in the Flower Bowl (G1) at Belmont, scored her fourth stakes win earlier this year in Laurel’s All Along Stakes. Irad Ortiz has the mount from post 13 on the graded stakes winning 4-year-old filly by No Nay Never, sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, for $210,000 at the 2018 March Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 9-5-1-1 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $446,180 to date. watch her under tack video

Four OBS graduates will go in the $2-million Sprint (G1).

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Tom Kagele Madaket Stables LLC and Gary Barber’s C Z Rocket will break from post two under Luis Saez for trainer Peter Miller. He comes into the race off a score in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) in September, his fifth straight victory. In all, he has racked up a 22-9-2-1 record and has earned $551,641 to date. The 6-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment at the 2016 June Sale for a then sale record $800,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Dan J. Agnew, Jerry Schneider, Rodney E. Orr and MyRacehorse.com’s Collusion Illusion, third last out in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) earned his place in the race with a victory over older horses in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy, consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2019 Spring Sale, was sold for $300,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mark Glatt, he has three graded stakes wins, a 7-5-0-1 record and earned $422,751. Flavien Prat will ride from post three. watch his under tack video

 

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William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s unbeaten Yaupon has won all four of his starts, taking Saratoga’s Amsterdam (G2) in August and the Chick Lang (G3) at Pimlico in October. Joel Rosario will be aboard the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo in post ten, consigned to the 2019 June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, and purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he has earned $288,264 to date.  watch his under tack video

Kazuo Kato’s Jasper Prince, a multiple Japanese stakes winner trained by Hideyuki Mori, will break from post 13 under Jose Ortiz.  The 5-year-old son of Violence has compiled a 19-5-1-2 and has earned $684,276 USD. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2017 March Sale, he was purchased by his trainer for $100,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment. watch his under tack video

Two OBS grads will go in the $2-million Mile (G1).

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed, third in Saratoga’s Fourstardave (G1) this past summer and made the grade in last year’s National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) at the Spa. The 4-year-old son of Jimmy Creed is trained by Bill Mott and will leave from post seven under Junior Alvarado. Purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale, he’s now 15-3-2-3 and has earned $460,508.

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This has won five of his last six trips to the post and comes in off a victory in Pimlico’s Dinner Party Stakes (G2). The 5-year-old gelding by The Factor has four graded stakes wins, a 32-12-4-4 record and earned $1,242,780 to date. Trained by Brad Cox, he will break from post 13 under Florent Geroux. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to being purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 April Sale. watch his under tack video

Allied Racing Stable, LLC’s By My Standards will carry the OBS banner in the $6-million Classic.

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Winner of Churchill’s Alysheba Stakes (G2) in his last start, he was second in the Whitney (G1) and second in the Stephen Foster (G2) after winning the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) and New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2) earlier in the year. Bret Calhoun trains the 4-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents, who has compiled a 12-6-4-1 record and has earned $1,764,430 to date. Gabriel Saez will be aboard from post three. Consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, he was sold to J. Stevens Bloodstock, Agent, for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

2020 OBS Day of Racing Cancelled

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, Inc.  has cancelled the 2020 OBS Day of Racing, scheduled to be held on November 24, 2020.

The restrictions and protocols implemented by racetracks due to the Covid-19 situation have created limited availability of racing personnel which prevents OBS from conducting these races in a safe responsible manner. Racetracks in Florida and throughout the country have policies in place which do not allow jockeys to move freely between tracks.  Testing and quarantine requirements for jockeys that travel away from their home racetrack will inhibit their participation at OBS.

“With Gulfstream Park preparing for its championship meet and Tampa Bay Downs starting Thanksgiving weekend, it is important for racing in Florida to continue uninterrupted”, stated OBS President Tom Ventura.  “OBS will evaluate potential future dates for racing that complements the racing calendar. “

Contact Jay Friedman for more information at (352) 237-2154 or via email obs@obssales.com.

Majestic Dunhill captures Belmont’s Bold Ruler

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R. A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill came off fence to go after the leader after turning for home in Saturday’s $93,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) at Belmont Park, fought head to head in the final sixteenth and was best by a head at the wire. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, trained by George Weaver, now 21-5-4-4 with earnings of $373,214. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $100,000 after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Stephen was a maiden going into Sunday’s $250,000 Coronation Futurity at Woobine, but overcame a slow start, rallied to collar the leader a furlong from home and drew away late to score by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old colt by Constitution was purchased for $170,000 by Clay Scherer, Agent for Al & Bill Ulwelling, out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-1-1-0 for trainer Kevin Attard, he has earned $129,964 to date.  watch his under tack video

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Roadrunner Racing and Sayjay Racing LLC’s Strongconstitution led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Del Mar’s $81,500 Let It Ride Stakes on Sunday, slipping through on the inside to take command a sixteenth out then holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Heywoods Beach (June ’19) to win by a head. Lane Way (March ’19) settled for third.  It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed son of Constitution, now 7-2-2-2 for trainer Doug O’Neill with $135,500 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $220,000 after breezing an eighth in:10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Saul J. Kupferberg’s Honor Way stalked the pace from the outside in Sunday’s $77,600 Pumpkin Pie Stakes at Belmont, took charge at the head of the stretch and eased away down the lane to score by 4-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Gale (April ’17, August ’16) chased her home and finished second. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Caleb’s Posse, a three-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale and the 2016 March Sale, she was sold for $77,000 by All Dreams Equine, Agent, at the 2016 June Sale after breezing three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Charlton Baker, she’s now 40-12-8-7 and has earned $622,892 to date. watch her under tack video

Blue Gator wins New York Breeders’ Futurity; March trio scores in Japan

Three Diamonds Farm’s Blue Gator is two for two and a stakes winner after pressing the pace from the outside in Monday’s $218,075 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes, taking command after straightening away in the stretch and drawing off to win by 4-1/2 lengths. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Liam’s Map has earned $159,445 to date. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

A pair of 2020 OBS March graduates broke their maidens in Japan on Saturday, followed by a third on Sunday.

Kazumi Yoshida’s Russian Samovar scored at first asking at Kyoto, taking over in mid-stretch then holding off a late charge to score by a head in an 1800m maiden test. The 2-year-old daughter of American Pharoah, trained by Mikio Matsunaga, earned $66,667 USD for the effort. At the March Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before she was purchased for $650,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.  watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video     Race video

Trainer Hideyuki Mori unveiled Yui Matsushima’s Super Wooper for her first start at Kyoto in a 1200m turf test and the 2-year-old daughter of Overanalyze did not disappoint, talking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a two length score worth $66,667 USD. At the sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was sold by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, for $150,000.
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Yukio Baba’s Olympic Day scored on Sunday in his second start, posting a two length victory in a 1200m maiden test at Niigata for trainer Masayuki Nishimura. The 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro, who has earned $55,238 USDto date, was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, and sold for $420,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

 

Tapit Today scores in Belmont’s Athenia Stakes

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William H. Lawrence and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Tapit Today sat just off the pace in Belmont’s $100,000 Athenia Stakes (G3) on Sunday, battled down the lane to reach the lead a furlong out and eased away late to score by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the lightly raced 5-year-old daughter of Tapit, now 10-4-2-2 with $212,230 in earnings for trainer Chad Brown. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before she was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video 

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Merveilleux picked up her first stakes victory in Sunday’s $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine, charging from off the pace, collaring the leaders in the final eighth and drawing away to a three length victory. The 3-year-old filly by Paynter was sold for $150,000 by Randy Miles, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kevin Attard, she’s now 10-3-3-1 and has earned $305,909. watch her under tack video 

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes wins at Belmont Park on Saturday..

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Lawrence Goichman’s Myhartblongstodady went right to the front in the $150,000 Ticonderoga Stakes and never looked back, drawing away late to a three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Niko’s Dream (October ’17) checked in third. It’s the fourth straight win and second straight stakes score for the 5-year-old mare by Scat Daddy, consigned to the 2017 OBS Spring Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, where she went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jorge Abreu, she’s now 9-5-2-1 and has earned $317,716 to date. watch her under tack video 

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Mark Schwartz’s Brooklyn Strong was kept wide and out of trouble early in the $150,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, went after the leaders after turning for home, took charge a sixteenth out and scored by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old gelding by Wicked Strong, now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Daniel Velazquez, with $112,500 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, and then was purchased for $5,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 2/5.
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Phoenix Thoroughbreds LTD’s Lil Miss Moppet tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $78,000 Pinot Grigio Handicap at Monmouth Park, took the lead at the break and was never headed, winning in hand by three lengths. That’s four straight wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo,  who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $400,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. She’s now 7-4-1-0 for trainer Peter Miller, and has earned $172,797. watch her under tack video 

Venetian Harbor takes Keeneland’s Raven Run Stakes

Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard LLC, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor went right to the front in Saturday’s $200,000 Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, opened up daylight a furlong from home then held off a late charge along the rail to score by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings, consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 7-3-4-0 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $503,400 to date. watch her under tack video

Sonata Stable’s Premier Star pressed the pace from the inside in the early going of Monmouth’s $102,000 Jersey Shore Stakes on Wednesday, slipped through on the rail to take the lead on the turn, then drew off down the stretch to score by 4-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Meru (April ’19) rallied late to pick up third. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Tapiture, now 7-4-0-1 with earnings of $160,750 for trainer Mike Trombetta. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video 

Miss Marissa wins Pimlico’s Black-Eyed-Susan Stakes

Alfonso Cammarota’s 2018 OBS Selected Yearling Sale graduate Miss Marissa sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed-Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico, took command leaving the turn, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough, purchased for $11,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. Now 12-4-2-1 for trainer Jim Ryerson, she has earned $323,690 to date.  selected sale walking video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This went right to the front in Pimlico’s $250,000 Dinner Party Stakes (G2) on Saturday and never looked back en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. That’s four graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old gelding by The Factor, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to being purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 32-12-4-4 and went over the million dollar earnings mark at $1,242,780. watch his under tack video

Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah made it four wins in five trips to the post, turning in a strong late run to take Saturday’s $653,505 Sirius Stakes (G3) by three quarters of a length at Chukyo RaceCourse in Japan. He was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, and sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, he’s now 5-4-0-0 and has earned $917,019 USD to date. watch his under tack video    watch a video of the race

Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s unbeaten Madone is three for three with two stakes wins after closing from far off the pace and taking Santa Anita’s $102,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by a neck on Sunday. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she has earned $141,300 to date. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $125,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale by K S I, Ben McElroy, Agent. watch her under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, John Piehowicz, Angela Carlesimo and Michael J. Maker’s Catman picked a good spot to break his maiden, prompting the pace in Saturday’s $150,000 Laurel Futurity at Pimlico, taking over a furlong from home and holding off a late run to win by a nose. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy is now 3-1-1-0 and has $108,432 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was sold to Mike Maker for $85,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. watch his under tack video

LNJ Foxwoods’ Boardroom scored her first stakes win in the $100,000 Duchess Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. Rallying from well off the pace, the 3-year-old daughter of Commissioner grabbed the lead at the eighth pole and went on to score by a length. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Josie Carroll, she has earned $114,484 to date.  Consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, she was sold to Solis / Litt for $475,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5. watch her under tack video

D.J. Stable LLC & Empire Racing Club’s Proven Strategies picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $102,400 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine, taking the lead for good going into the turn and staying there to the wire, cruising home by a length and three quarters. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Sky Mesa was consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, and went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Now 13-4-3-1 for trainer Mark Casse, he has earned $230,726.  watch his under tack video

 

Real Grace captures the Canadian Derby

Shelly Brown, Jean McEwan, Bette Holtman and Bernell B. Rhone’s Real Grace took the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Canadian Derby (G3) at Century Mile, turned back a challenge on the turn, then held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Something Natural (March ’19) and scored by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Mineshaft, trained by Shelly Brown, now 8-2-3-0 with $68,080 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Winter Mixed Sale by Woodard Sales, Agent, he was sold for $38,000 after breezing three eighths in :33 3/5. watch his under tack video

Phoenix Thoroughbreds LTD’s Confessing tried stakes company for the first time in the $60,000 Ricks Memorial Stakes on Sunday at Remington Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy relaxed off the pace in the early going, rallied to reach contention on the turn and kept coming to get up late by three quarters of a length. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, she was purchased for $875,000 out of the Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 10-3-1-2 for trainer Steve Asmussen, she has earned $205,230 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS grads post a pair of graded stakes wins on Sunday at Santa Anita

OBS graduates scored a graded stakes doubleheader at Santa Anita on Sunday after a 1-2-3 sweep of the My Dear Girl at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Gary Barber, Tom Kagele and Madaket Stables LLC’s C Z Rocket pressed the pace in the $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2), wore down the leader in the lane and was best by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Collusion Illusion (April ’19) checked in third. That’s two straight graded stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip, trained by Peter Miller, now 22-9-1-2 with $551,641 in earnings. At the 2016 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. watch his under tack video

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Flawless Racing, Masino Racing Stable. Brian Flanagan and Michael Jarvis’ Cupid’s Claws stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $101,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (G3), and the 5-year-old gelded son of Kitten’s Joy rallied on the turn, took command in the stretch and drew off to a 7-1/4 length victory. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2017 April Sale, he breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 before he was sold for $90,000. Trained by Craig Dollase, the win leaves him with an 18-4-2-3 career record and $172,296 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

 

Daniel Pita’s Princess Secret led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream, charging wide on the turn, collaring frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Restofthestory (April ’20) turning for home, battling her the length of the stretch and scoring by a neck. Big Rings (June ’20) settled for third. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, to the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale and sold to Manuel Pita for $30,000. Trained by her owner, she’s now 5-3-2-0 and has earned $434,300 to date. selected sale walking video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Taveler was unveiled by trainer Steve Asmussen on Friday at Pimlico in a six furlong maiden special weight dash. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings broke on top, set the pace, was turned loose after turning for home and galloped to a ten length victory. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by West Point for $140,000.  watch his under tack video    watch his walking video