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Adare Manor romps in Santa Anita’s Santa Margarita

OBS grads scored in three stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday and Sunday.

Adare Manor Benoit photo

Michael Lund Petersen’s June Sale graduate Adare Manor (Uncle Mo – Brooklynsway) bounced right to the front in Sunday’s $196,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (G2) and never looked back, drawing off with ease in the stretch en route to a 4-1/4 length victory. That’s seven graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old mare by Uncle Mo, trained by Bob Baffert, now 17-9-5-0 with $1,856,600 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2021 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $375,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent.   watch her under tack video

Mucho Del Oro Benoit photo

Purple Rein Racing’s Mucho Del Oro (Mucho Macho Man – Repeta) took charge of the $102,000 Daytona Stakes (G3) on Sunday at the break, opened daylight after crossing over the main track and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate First Peace (Funtastic – Peace Opportunity) by half a length. It’s the second graded stakes win over the downhill turf course for the 6-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, sold for 30,000 at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he has compiled a 19-10-2-0 and earned $421,100.    watch his under tack video

Stay and Scam Benoit photo

Reddam Racing LLC’s Stay and Scam (Square Eddie – Puff Pastry) pressed the pace in Saturday’s $102,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes, drew even on the turn, took charge a furlong out and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the second stakes victory for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Square Eddie, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2022 OBS June Sale where she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Also trained by Doug O’Neill, she’s now 13-6-3-2 and has earned $382,760.    watch her under tack video        June Sale walking video

June Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2024 June Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available on the company’s website in the sale’s main page. go to the June Sale  

A total of 48 horses have been supplemented to the sale.

Forty-seven Two-Year-Olds and one additional Horse of Racing Age have been supplemented to the sale. The supplements are sired by a strong roster of proven and promising stallions.

OBS June graduate Goldencents, the sire of Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan is represented, as well as Bernardini, Blame, Classic Empire, Constitution, Dialed In, Liam’s Map, Maclean’s Music, Maximus Mischief, More Than Ready, Munnings, Nyquist, Uncle Mo and Vino Rosso.

Champion Game Winner heads a group of first crop sires, joined by Complexity, Instagrand, Global Campaign, Spun to Run, Vekoma, and Volatile.

The three-day sale is set for Wednesday, June 12th through Friday, June 14th, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. The sale and under tack show were each shifted to start one day earlier than originally scheduled to allow inspection and travel time for those attending Belmont Stakes weekend held at Saratoga this year. Hips 1 – 350 (2YO) will sell on Wednesday and Hips 351 – 700 (2YO) on Thursday. On Friday, Hips 701 – 980 (2YO) plus supplements Hips 981 – 1027 (2YO) and Hips 1101 – 1114 (HRA) plus supplement 1115 (HRA) will be offered for sale. 

The Under Tack Show will span six days: Tuesday, June 4th through Sunday, June 9th, with all sessions beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 4th Hips 1- 175.
Wednesday, June 5th Hip 176 – 350.
Thursday, June 6th 351 – 525.
Friday, June 7th 526 – 700
Saturday June 8th 701 – 875
Sunday June 9th 876 – 1027 (2YO) Hips 1101 – 1115 (HRA)

The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds. Supplements to the June Sale are still being accepted.  Their catalog pages will not be available in the printed supplement but will be available in the online catalog and in print at the sales grounds.

As always, the Under Tack Show and sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse, DRF, TDN and Past the Wire websites.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated promptly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

OBS-March star rising in Japan

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Kazumi Yoshida’s Assurbanipal (Arrogate – Georgie’s Angel) looks like a horse with a future after romping to a seven-length victory in a $95,336 1600m allowance on Saturday at Toyko Racecourse in Japan. The 3-year-old colt by Arrogate, trained by Hiroyasu Tanaka, was a winner at first asking at two and is now 3-2-1-0 and earned $118,352. The full brother to multiple graded stakes winner Cave Rock was purchased for $1,050,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video            March Sale walking video

Super Chow scores in the Maryland Sprint Stakes

Lauren King photo

Lea Farms LLC’s Super Chow (Lord Nelson – Bonita Mia) shot right to the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) at Pimlico and was never headed, cruising to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Lord Nelson, purchased for $75,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jorge Delgado, he has compiled a 19-9-4-5 career record and earned $782,900. watch his under tack video      Spring Sale walking video

Ryan Thompson photo

Tameem Binhamad KH. H. Al-Thani’s Crimson Advocate (Nyquist – Citizen Advocate) earned a trip to Ascot at two with a victory in Gulfstream’s Royal Palm Juvenile Fillies Stakes and won the Queen Mary Stakes (G2). She made her 3-year-old debut on Saturday against the boys in Gulfstream’s $81,000 Roar Stakes and scored by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Sir Flash (Not This Time – Meadow Bride) checking in third. George Weaver trains the daughter of Nyquist, purchased for $100,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2022 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale.  She now boasts a 5-3-0-1 record has earned $202,147.  Selected Yearling Sale walking video     

Gary Barber’s Witwatersrand (Connect – Carta deOro), last of five early in Woodbine’s $120,000 Ruling Angel Stakes, swung out for the drive, collared the leaders a furlong from home, blew right on by and was best by four lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning filly by Connect, consigned by White Lilac (Katie Miranda), Agent, to the 2023 OBS March Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 6-3-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $152,360.  watch her under tack video        March Sale walking video

Randy Howg, John Holleman, Norman Tremblay, Surging Sky Ventures LLC, Brian McGinnis and Selman Shaby’s Mr Fillip (Mitole – Filibustin), just off the pace early in Saturday’s $50,000 Golden Circle Stakes at Prairie Meadows, took over turning for home and romped away to win by 13-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Desperate Man (Practical Joke – Tap Tap Taparoo) set the pace and settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old son of champion OBS graduate Mitole, purchased for $300,000 out of the Oak Creek Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Matt Williams, he’s now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $137,075.  watch his under tack video          Spring Sale walking video

Hong Kyung Pyo’s Ssonsal (Adios Charlie–Wink At the Boys) is the latest OBS millionaire after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $516,740 Chairman’s Cup Sprint Stakes (G2-KOR) at Seoul on Sunday. He was best by a neck over 7-year-old 2019 OBS June graduate Eoma Eoma (Algorithms-Lignite), with 9-year-old 2017 OBS Spring graduate Morfhis (Stephen Got Even – Chinchilla), a length back in third.The 8-year-old Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie, now 39-14-5-5 with earnings of $1,096,212, was purchased for $8,500 out of the T-Square Stud consignment at the 2017 October Yearling Sale.   race video

Gun Song scores in Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Gun Song James McCue photo

R. Lee Lewis’ Gun Song (Gun Runner – Nicole H) stalked the pace into the first turn of Pimlico’s $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2), took the lead turning for home, opened daylight in the stretch and coasted home a winner by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Gun Runner, purchased for $400,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Hennig, she’s now 6-3-1-1 and has earned $311,340 to date.  watch her under tack video            March Sale walking video

OBS grads posted a trio of stakes wins on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard.

C2 Racing Stable LLC and Stefania Farms, LLC’s Mystic Lake (Mo Town – Salty Soul) went right to the lead at the start of the $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) and never looked back, unchallenged en route to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Mo Town, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2022 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $130,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2023 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5.  Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., she’s a three-time stakes winner, compiled a 9-4-2-1 record and earned $291,554  watch her under tack video                 March Sale walking video

Omar Aldabbagh and Jeff Ganje’s Shotgun Hottie (Gun Runner – Re Entry) sat just off the lead in the $100,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes, swung out after the leaders on the turn, took command a furlong out and cruised home a 5-1/2 length winner. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Gun Runner, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 19-6-4-2 with $926,557 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Gene Recio, Agent, she was sold for $45,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5.  watch her under tack video          Spring Sale walking video

Blue Heaven Farm’s (Bonnie Baskin and Adam Corndorf) Pyrenees (Into Mischief – Our Khrysty) ran his winning streak to four with a victory in the $250,000 Pimlico Special Stakes (G3), coming from behind with a late surge and scoring by three quarters of a length. It was the stakes debut for the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 8-4-1-1 with $321,716 in earnings. Consigned by Gene Recio,Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video

Joey Freshwater takes the Runhappy Stakes

Joey Freshwater (Goglianese)

Winning Move Stable’s Joey Freshwater sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $175,000 Runhappy Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, grabbed the lead inside the final furlong then held off a late charge to win by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed, trained by Linda Rice, now 16-6-2-2 with $480,780 in earnings. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, he was purchased for $25,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.   watch his under tack video      June Sale walking video

 

Gabladon (RyanThompson)

Soldi Stable LLC’s Gabaldon (Gone Astray – Valuable Miss) is on his way to Royal Ascot after a front-running 1-1/4 length victory in his debut on Saturday in the $110,000 Royal Palm Juvenile Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  Consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, to the 2023 OBS October Yearling Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred son of Gone Astray was purchased by Soldi Stables LLC for $9,000. Trained by Jose Francisco D’Angelo, he has earned $57,500 and a trip to Ascot.  

Kathleen O. (Ryan Thompson)

Winngate Stables LLC’s Kathleen O. was last of five in Sunday’s $100,000 Serena’s Song Stakes at Monmouth Park, but swung out for the drive, ran past the leaders in the lane and was best by three-quarters at the wire. Trained by Shug McGaughey, the multiple graded stakes winning 5-year-old daughter of Upstart has compiled a 12-5-3-0 career record and earned $570,635. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris at the 2020 Fall Mixed Sale, then purchased for $275,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Benoit Photo

Hronis Racing LLC’s Tapalo (Tapiture – Agent Romanoff) went right to the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita and never looked back en route to a seven length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Tessuto (Munnings – Cayman Croc) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Tapiture, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris at the 2022 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased or $55,000 out of the Jose Munoz consignment at the 2023 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. Trained by John Sadler, he’s now 7-2-2-1 and has earned $137,020.  watch his under tack video          March Sale walking video

OBS June Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2024 June Two-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The sale and under tack show were each shifted to start one day earlier than originally scheduled to allow inspection and travel time for those attending Belmont Stakes weekend held at Saratoga this year.

A total of 994 horses, including 980 two-year-olds and 14 Horses of Racing Age, are in the main catalog for the three-day sale, set for Wednesday, June 12th through Friday, June 14th, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Hips 1 – 350 (2YO) will sell on Wednesday and Hips 351 – 700 (2YO) on Thursday. On Friday, Hips 701 – 980 plus supplements (2YO) and Hips 1101 – 1114 plus supplements (HRA) will be offered for sale.  The deadline for supplemental entries is May 22nd, 2024 at noon.

The Under Tack Show will span six days: Tuesday, June 4th through Sunday, June 9th, with all sessions beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Hip Number breakdown will be announced following the closing of supplemental entries.

As always, the Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the TDN, DRF and Blood-Horse, and Past The Wire websites.

Adare Manor Coady photo

The catalog covers are a testament to the quality of OBS June Sale graduates, showcased by OBS June graduate two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Goldencents’ son Mystic Dan’s thrilling victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1). The front cover features Michael Lund Petersen’s Adare Manor (Uncle Mo – Brooklynsway), recent winner of the $1,250,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park. It was the second grade one victory for the 5-year-old mare by Uncle Mo, a six-time graded stakes winner with a 16-8 -5-0 career record and $1,736,600 in earnings for trainer Bob Baffert.  At the 2021 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $375,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment by Donato Lanni, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video       June Sale walking video

War Like Goddess Coglianese

George Krikorian’s nine-time graded stakes winning multimillionaire War Like Goddess (English Channel – Misty North) is on the back cover. Her resume includes a win in Saratoga’s Flower Bowl (G1), two straight victories in Aqueduct’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), three straight scores in Keeneland’s Bewitch (G3), two wins in the Glens Falls (G2) at Saratoga and a victory in Gulfstream’s Orchid (G3). Bill Mott trains the 7-year-old daughter of English Channel, now 18-11-2-2 with $2,535,184 earnings. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Webslinger Coady photography

On the board seven times in graded stakes, D.J. Stable LLC’s Webslinger (Constitution – Arana) is shown winning the American Turf Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of Constitution was purchased for $50,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the June Sale after speeding three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Casse, he was third in the Turf Classic Stakes (G1) at Churchill Downs on Derby Day, leaving him with a 16-4-4-4 record and $1,265,320 in earnings.  watch his under tack video        June Sale walking video

Il Miracolo Nicole Thomas photo

Alexandres, LLC’s Il Miracolo (Gun Runner – Tapit’s World) served notice he was a serious horse with a victory in the Smarty Jones (G3) at Parx in August. Since then, he’s been on the board in six graded stakes including a win in the Ghostzapper Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old son of Gun Runner, trained by Antonio Sano, has compiled a 20-4-5-4 record to date and has earned $726,635. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased for $70,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch his under tack video      June Sale walking video

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the June Sale. Buyers may go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the OBS website: obs-online-bidding

The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. Under Tack videos, walking videos, photos, and past performances are also available.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Visually scores in Santa Anita’s Senorita Stakes

Visually Benoit photo

California Racing Partners, Ciaglia Racing LLC, Fick Brothers Racing Inc., Dario Bernardi and George P. Monty’s Visually (Enticed – Eye Candy Annie) rated off the pace in Santa Anita’s $101,500 Senorita Stakes (G3), swung out for the drive, reached the leaders a furlong out and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Enticed, trained by Librado Barocio, leaving her with a 9-2-1-2 record and $139,400 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Long Trail Stables at the 2022 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $20,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.   watch her under tack video        Spring Sale walking video         October Sale walking video

OBS graduates captured two stakes races on Sunday at Belmont at Aqueduct.

Dontlookbackatall Coglianese photo

West Point Thoroughbreds, Scarlet Oak Racing and Titletown Racing Stables’ Dontlookbackatall (Peace and Justice – Celtic Arch) stalked the leaders in the $150,000 License Fee Stakes, put her nose in front at the eighth pole and edged away to score by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Gal in a Rush (Ghostzapper – Hudson River Gal). It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Peace and Justice, consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale and sold for $150,000 after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. Trained by Christophe Clement, she’s now 11-4-5-0 and has earned $319,690. watch her under tack video          March Sale walking video

Doncho Coglianese photo

JAL Racing’s Doncho (Mo Town – Sassy Redhead) is three for four and a stakes winner after a frontrunning 2-1/2 length victory in the $150,000 Gold Fever Stakes, with fellow OBS graduate Buccherino (Bucchero – Bellimbusto) checking in third. Michelle Lovell trains the 3-year-old son of Mo Town, now 4-3-0-0 with $168,000 in earnings. Consigned by GOP Racing Stable Corp., Agent, to the 2023 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $72,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video       June Sale walking video

OBS grads post three graded stakes wins

OBS graduates posted a pair of graded stakes wins at Churchill Downs and one at Woodbine on Saturday

Clark O. Brewster, L. William Heiligbrodt and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Cogburn (Not This Time – In A Jif) is on the verge of joining the millionaires’ club after taking command of the $600,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (G2) on the turn, easing away down the stretch and winning by 2-1/4 lengths. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the four-time stakes winning 4-year-old son of Not This Time has compiled a 13-7-2-0 career record and earned $962,730 to date. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Pick View LLC, Agent, he was sold for $150,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. watch his under tack video Spring Sale walking video

Amerman Racing LLC’s Trikari (Oscar Performance – Dynamic Holiday), ignored at 47-1 in the American Turf Stakes (G2), was bumped at the start, came off the rail to challenge the leaders after turning for home and drew off late to score by a length and a half. It’s the second stakes victory for the lightly raced 3-year-old colt by Oscar Performance, purchased for $27,500 by Amerman Racing out of the Ordonez Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 October Yearling Sale. To date, he has a 5-3-1-0 record and has earned $541,890.  October Sale walking video

Glassman Racing’s Play the Music (Mo Town – Hey Little Sister) rated off the pace under Patrick Husbands in Woodbine’s $140,025 Whimsical Stakes (G3), rallied wide on the turn to reach contention, took command a furlong out and drew off to win by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Mo Town, now 12-5-1-3 for trainer Mark Casse with $341,598 in earnings. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, she was sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $300,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. watch her under tack video        Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads scored in two stakes races on Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Freedom Principle (Lauren King)

Echo Papa Racing Corp.’s Freedom Principle (Flameaway – Diamondette), well off the pace in the $100,000 English Channel Stakes, circled horses on the turn, kept coming down the stretch, and was up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flameaway, trained by Jose Garoffalo, now 7-3-2-0 with $135,508 in earnings. Consigned by GOP Racing Stable to the 2023 OBS March Sale, the 3-year-old colt went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video March Sale walking video

De Regreso (Ryan Thompson)

Cairoli Racing Stable and Magic Stables, Inc.’s De Regreso (Audible – Texas Gem) picked up her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Honey Ryder Stakes. Rallying from off the pace, she took charge a furlong from home and scored by 2-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Stormcast (Mitole – Scolara). Antonio Sano trains the 3-year-old daughter of Audible, who went through the ring at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in 10 1/5. Now 9-3-1-2 she has earned $121,372. watch her under tack video

Two OBS grads in the Oaks; Three in the Derby

A pair of graded stakes winning OBS graduates will start in Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas sends out Aaron Sones’ Lemon Muffin (Collected – Pelt). The daughter of OBS graduate Collected, who broke her maiden in Oaklawn’s Honeybee Stakes (G3), has compiled a 7-1-4-0 record and has earned $324,000. Keith Asmussen will ride from post six. At the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased out of the Dark Star Thoroughbreds consignment for $140,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video        Spring Sale walking video

Lea Farms, LLC’s Power Squeeze (Union Rags – Callmethesqueeze) comes into the race after taking the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) in her last start. It was the third stakes victory for the filly by Union Rags, purchased for $90,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Delgado, she’s now 6-4-1-0 and has earned $337,450 and will break from post twelve under Daniel Centeno.   watch her under tack video    Spring  Sale walking video

The Kentucky Derby (G1) has drawn a trio of OBS graduates.

Trainer Brad Cox sends out Qatar Racing, LLC, Resolute Racing and Marc Detampel’s Just a Touch (Justify – Touching Beauty). The lightly raced colt byJustify broke his maiden at first asking in January and comes into the Derby off consecutive second place finishes in the Gotham (G3) and Blue Grass (G1). He’ll break from post eight under Florent Geroux. Consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $300,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in: 9 4/5. He’s now 3-1-2-0 and has earned $281,700. watch his under tack video    Spring  Sale walking video

Granpollo Stables LLC’s Grand Mo the First (Uncle Mo – Lilies So Fair), third in the Florida Derby last time out, was also on the board in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3), Zuma Beach (G3) and Swale Stakes. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., the Uncle Mo colt has compiled a 6-2-0-4 record and earned $214,650. Emisael Jaramillo has the mount and he’ll break from post 16. Offered by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds at the 2023 OBS March Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Average Joe Racing Stables, Ltd. and Dan Wells’ Mugatu (Blofeld – Union Way) is on the also eligible list for trainer Jeff Engler with Joe Talamo named to ride. The son of Blofeld comes in with a 12-1-1-3 record and $80,570 in earnings. At the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased for $14,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video    Spring  Sale walking video

OBS Alters June Sale Schedule

The start of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June 2024 Two-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age Sale and Under Tack Show have each been shifted forward one day to allow additional travel and inspection time for those attending Belmont Stakes weekend held at Saratoga this year from June 6th to June 9th.

The June Sale will now start Wednesday, June 12th and run through Friday, June 14th. All three sessions get underway at 10:00 a.m.

The June Under Tack Show will now begin Tuesday, June 4th and continue through Sunday, June 9th with each session beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For more information regarding the June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Skippylongstocking scores in Oaklawn Handicap

Skippylongstocking SV photography

Daniel Alonso’s Skippylongstocking (Exaggerator – Twinkling) passed the $2-million mark in earnings with an authoritative victory in Saturday’s $1,250,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2). Pressing the pace from the start, he went for the lead on the turn, took over in the stretch and eased away to a two-length victory. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., the 4-year-old son of Exaggerator has posted six graded stakes wins, compiled a 23-8-2-4 career record and earned $2,291,685. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment.  watch his under tack video

Patriot Spirit SV photography

Mellon Patch, Inc.’s Patriot Spirit (Constitution – Mistical Plan) took the lead shortly after the break in Sunday’s $200,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne and never looked back, en route to an effortless 5-3/4 length victory.  It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Constitution, trained by Michael B. Campbell, now 7-3-0-1 with $208,300 in earnings. He was purchased for $80,000 out of the Clary Bloodstock consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video