Skip to content Skip to footer

OBS grads post a pair of graded stakes wins on Thursday at Belmont

OBS graduates scored a pair of graded stakes wins as the runup to Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1) got underway on Thursday.

Adam Coglianese photo

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph F. Graffeo, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson’s Con Lima sat just off the pace in the early going of the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (G3), went after the leaders in the stretch, took over a sixteenth from home and was best by half a length at the wire. It’s the second graded stakes win for 3-year-old filly by Commissioner, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables to the 2020 OBS March Sale, where she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 11-6-4-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher, she has earned $379,865 to date. watch her under tack video

Joe Llabozzetta. photo

Horseshoe Racing LLC’s Change of Control rallied to the lead from off the pace in the $200,000 Intercontinental Stakes (G3), took command a furlong from home and scored by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Piedi Bianchi (March ’17). That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Fed Biz, trained by Michelle Lovell, now 27-7-6-5 with $552,439 in earnings. She was purchased for $95,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo