OBS graduates stole the show at Belmont Park on Saturday, capturing four stakes and a maiden race with an impressive first time starter at the 2015 New York Showcase Day card.
West Point Thoroughbreds’ Empire Dreams swept to contention on the turn in the $300, 000 Empire Classic Handicap, took the lead after turning for home and held off a late run to post a three quarter length victory. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Patriot Act, trained by Tom Albertrani, now 17-5-6-2 with earnings of $674,001. Consigned to the 2013 OBS April Sale by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, he was purchased by West Point for $35,000 after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video
Team D’s Get Jets picked up his first stakes win in the $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, rallying to reel in front-running fellow OBS graduate Fish Trappe Road (March ’15) in deep stretch and score by a length and a half. The 2-year-old Scat Daddy colt is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $223,800 to date. He was purchased for $300,000 by Team D out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale after working in eighth in:11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Treadway Racing Stable’s Wonder Gal took charge of the $250,000 Empire Distaff Handicap at the head of the stretch and opened up steadily from there, reaching the eighth pole in front by two and cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the multiple grade one stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Jeff Treadway for $210,000. Trained by Leah Gyarmati, the win leaves her 9-2-2-3 with $697.000 in earnings. watch her under tack video
Antonino Miuccio’s Palace was kept wide and out of trouble in the early going of the $150,000 Hudson Handicap, but circled horses on the turn, reached the leaders in the final furlong then wore them down late to win by half a length. It’s the seventh stakes win for the graded stakes winning 6-year-old, sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He’s trained by Linda Rice, who also trained his sire, OBS graduate City Zip. The win gives him a 27-12-4 record and earnings of $1,481,550. watch his under tack video
Alpha Delta Stables’ Ancient Secret was anything but a secret prior to her debut in a six furlong $70,000 maiden special on the Belmont turf course, and the Chad Brown trained 2-year-old filly by Kantharos was sent off the even money favorite. Living up to her advance billing, she surged to the lead a furlong from the wire and sailed home a three length winner. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before being purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $225,000. The win was worth $42,000. watch her under tack video
Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan came running on the far outside off the turn, took the lead approaching the eighth pole and captured Sunday’s $100,000 English Channel Stakes at Belmont Park by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Spring At Last, trained by Chad Brown, now 6-3-0-1 with $180,800 in earnings. He was sold for $135,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Brittlyn Stables’ Forevamo was a maiden going in Saturday’s $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs, but came from off the pace, took charge in the stretch and held on to win by three quarters of a length. Trained by Albert Stall, Jr., the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncle Mo, a half brother to champion OBS graduate Musical Romance, is now 3-1-1-0 and has earned $130,550. Consigned by Ocala Stud to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before he was sold for $320,000. watch his under tack video