Congratulations to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup winning OBS graduates

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole made an emphatic case for an Eclipse Award in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Cleverly rated off the early pace by Ricardo Santana, Jr., he went after front-running fellow OBS graduate Shancelot (March ’18) in the stretch, caught him a furlong from home and beat him to the wire by a length and a quarter. OBS graduate Engage (March ’17) settled for fourth. Consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales, the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, his seventh stakes win leaves him with a 14-10-2-2 career record and earnings of $3,104,910. watch his under tack video

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson’s Storm the Court, ignored at 45-1, jumped into the head of his class in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), taking the lead at the start and keeping it to the wire, holding off a stretch challenge by fellow OBS April graduate Anneau d’Or, overlooked at 28-1, and besting him by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Court Vision, third last out in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1). Consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC. The newest OBS millionaire, he’s now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $1,172,951 for trainer Peter Eurton. watch his under tack video

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Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor lodged his bid for an Eclipse Award in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), now three for three with two graded stakes wins after a late charge carried him to a three quarter length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Palace Malice saved ground in the early going, swung out after turning for home and was up in the final yards to catch fellow OBS graduate Billy Batts (March ’19), who took the lead in the final sixteenth and proved second best. Structor, trained by Chad Brown, has earned $709,500 to date. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $850,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner I’ll Have Another has won the Eclipse Award as 2012’s champion 3-year-old male. He’s the third OBS graduate so honored, joining Skip Away and Silver Charm.  Racing for J. Paul Reddam, he was  four for four in 2012, all in graded stakes, taking the Robert B. Lewis (G2) and Santa Anita Derby (G1) prior to the two classic victories. The son of Flower Alley, purchased by Dennis O’Neill at the 2011 OBS April Sale, was sold for $35,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, on behalf of Victor Davila. Retired on the morning of the Belmont Stakes, he ended his career with a 7-5-1-0 record and earnings of $2,693,600. Watch and listen as I’ll Have Another breezes and sells at the 2011 OBS April Sale

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Sherry Parbhoo’s Trinniberg is the winner of the Eclipse Award as 2012’s champion sprinter. The now 4-year-old son of Teuflesberg won four graded stakes last year, ending his 3-year-old campaign with a victory in the  $1,363,500 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Trinniberg is the sixth OBS graduate named champion, joining Cherokee Run (1994), Not Surprising (1995), Lost in the Fog (2005), Midnight Lute (2007) and Kodiak Kowboy (2009). Sold for $21,000 by M & H Training and Sales (David & Kaylynn Mc Kathan), Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale, he has compiled a 13-5-4-0 record and has earned $1,483,300 to date. watch his under tack work