William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Yaupon was best by a head in an unforgettable running of Saratoga’s $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1), taking the lead at the start, turning for home in front, then holding off a stretch-long challenge from Firenze Fire despite being savaged repeatedly by that one in the final sixteenth. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale. He’s now 8-6-0-0 with $703,264 in earnings for trainer Steve Asmussen. watch his under tack video
LNJ Foxwoods’ Outfoxed, third in her debut in July at Saratoga, led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, surging around horses to the lead on the turn, quickly opening up daylight in the stretch, and drawing away late to win by 13-1/2 lengths. Devilette (October ’20, January ’20) was second with My Sassenach (April ’21) checking in third. Outfoxed is a 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Valiant Minister, trained by Bill Mott, now 2-1-0-1 with $132,000 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Abbie Road Farm at the 2020 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $360,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch her under tack video Spring Sale walking video
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man rated off the pace in the early going of Friday’s $150,00 West Point Stakes at Saratoga, slipped through to take the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a nose. It’s the third stakes win for 4-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 15-4-3-1 with $428,950 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
OBS grads scored three stakes wins at Charles Town on Friday night.
Averill Racing LLC and ATM Racing’s R Adios Jersey is now five for five and a graded stakes winner after a 3-1/2 length wire to wire victory in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks (G2). It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Adios Charlie, consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 OBS March Sale, where she was sold to Averill Racing for $12,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5. After five wins in as many starts for trainer Georgina Baxter, she has earned $367,400. watch her under tack video
MyRacehorse.com and Slam Dunk Racing’s Vertical Threat took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Russell Road Stakes and never looked back en route to a 3-1/2 length victory. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Tapiture, trained by Richard Baltas, now 7-4-0-0 with $269,850 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was 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. watch his under tack video
Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. and Ten Strike Racing’s Lady Rocket scored her first stakes win in style, leading from start to finish and taking the $150,000 Misty Bennett Pink Ribbon Stakes by a length and three quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $420,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Brad Cox, she’s now 8-4-2-1 and has earned $288,008. watch her under tack video Selected Sale walking video