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
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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
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).
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
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).
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
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
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).
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.
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