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Iscreamuscream wins Del Mar’s G2 San Clemente Handicap

OBS grads enjoyed a productive opening weekend at Del Mar with a pair of stakes wins and an impressive victory by a first time starter.

Iscreamuscream Benoit Photo

Little Red Feather Racing, John Hundley Jr, Marsha Naify, John Snyder and Stacey Snyder’s Iscreamuscream (Twirling Candy – Silver Screamer) is three for three and a graded stakes winner after a game three-quarter length victory in the $202,500 San Clemente Handicap (G2) on Saturday. The 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy, trained by Philip D’Amato, has earned $189,600 to date. Consigned to the 2023 OBS March Sale by GOP Racing Stable, she was sold for $145,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5.     watch her under tack video      March Sale walking video

Casalu Benoit Photo

Bob Baffert unveiled Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Casalu (Caracaro – Key D’oro) on Sunday in a maiden special weight test and the 2-year-old daughter of Caracaro made no mistakes, taking the lead at the break, shaking loose on the turn and drawing away to a 5-1/2 length victory, attaining TDN “Rising Star” status.  Fellow OBS graduate Oveta’s Hobby (Army Mule – Bitzka) made a good stretch run to finish second. Consigned by Global Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, Casalu was purchased for $775,000 by Three Amigos after speeding a quarter in :20 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  walk/breeze video

First Peace Benoit Photo

Rancho Temescal LLC, Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rodney E. Orr’s First Peace picked up his second stakes win the $133,000 Wickerr Stakes on Sunday, rating kindly off the pace, sweeping three-wide on the turn after the leaders, taking charge in the stretch and scoring by a length and a half. The 4-year-old graded stakes placed colt by Funtastic was purchased for $75,000 out of the Lucan Bloodstock (Karl Keegan) consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. He’s trained by Mark Glatt, and has compiled a 13-4-5-2 record and earned $328,020.   watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Nothing Better (Munnings – One True Love (IRE) tracked the leaders from just off the pace in Monmouth’s $103,000 Wolf Hill Stakes on Saturday, turned in a strong run in the final furlong and was best by three quarters at the wire, with fellow OBS graduate Arzak (Not This Time – Delightful Melody) closing for third. It’s the second straight stakes victory and fifth stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Munnings, trained by Jorge Duarte, now 28-11-5-3 with earnings of $761,382. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $230,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment.      watch his under tack video

Resolute Racing’s Mensa (Complexity – Lady Halite) was an impressive winner of the $150,000 Victoria Stakes on Friday at Woodbine, going straight to the lead and romping to a 7-1/4 length victory. Trained by Mark Casse, the 2-year-old Florida-bred son of Complexity has won two of three starts and earned $102,007. He was sold for $135,000 by Beth Bayer Agent, at the 2023 OBS October Yearling Sale.    October Sale walking video

Unmatched Wisdom Coglianese

Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s Unmatched Wisdom (Cairo Prince – Glide On By) went to the front and never looked back en route to victory by a length in Saratoga’s $135,000 Curlin Stakes on Friday. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old son of Cairo Prince, consigned to the 2023 OBS March Sale by White Lilac (Katie Miranda), Agent, and sold for $450,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He’s trained by Chad Brown and has earned $178,750.  watch his under tack video      March Sale walking video

Resolute Racing’s Mensa (Complexity – Lady Halite) was an impressive winner of the $150,000 Victoria Stakes on Friday at Woodbine, going straight to the lead and romping to a 7-1/4 length victory. Trained by Mark Casse, the 2-year-old Florida-bred son of Complexity has won two of three starts and earned $102,007. He was sold for $135,000 by Beth Bayer Agent, at the 2023 OBS October Yearling Sale.    October Sale walking video

OBS grads one-two in Saratoga’s New York Stallion Series Stakes

My Shea D Lady Adam Colianese photo

OBS graduate fillies by Solomini were one-two in Saratoga’s $150,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes on Wednesday as Shea D Boy’s Stable’s My Shea D Lady (Solomini – Ladyberg) chased the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Sohana (Solomini – Passeporta), swung wide for the drive, took charge at the head of the stretch and proved best by a length and a quarter. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Solomini, purchased for $100,000 out of the Omar Ramirez Bloodstock consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Carlos David, she’s now 8-3-1-1 and has earned $465,000. watch her under tack video

Mo Plex scores in Saratoga’s G3 Sanford Stakes

Mo Plex Adam Coglianese photo

R and H Stable’s Mo Plex (Complexity – Mo Joy) is two for two and a graded stakes winner after a front-running one length victory in Saturday’s $175,000 Sanford Stakes(G3) at Saratoga, with fellow OBS graduate Three Echoes (Echo Town – Bayou Miss) finishing third.  A ten length winner in his debut at Aqueduct in June, he has earned $137,500 to date for trainer Jeremiah C. Englehart. After breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 at the 2024 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased for $45,000 out of the Hoppel LLC consignment.   walk/breeze video

Resolute Racing’s Lucky Jeremy (Lookin At Lucky – Powder N Blush) set the pace Saturday’s $150,000 Caesars Handicap at Horseshoe Indianapolis, was challenged by fellow OBS graduate Beyond Stoked (Into Mischief – Miss Southern Miss) in the stretch and was best by half a length at the wire. That’s two stakes wins for the 3-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, trained by Mike Maker, now 8-3-0-1 with $271,980 in earnings. At the 2023 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 and was purchased for $50,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable consignment. watch his under tack video       June Sale walking video

Power Squeeze prevails in G3 Delaware Oaks

Lea Farms, LLC’s Power Squeeze (Union Rags – Callmethesqueeze) relaxed off the pace in Monday’s $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3), moved three-wide on the turn to reach contention turning for home, put her head in front a sixteenth out, fought head to head to the wire and prevailed by a nose. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Union Rags, winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) in March. She’s trained by Jorge Delgado, posted a 9-5-1-1 record and earned $567,450 to date. Consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farms, Agent, to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $90,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video Spring  Sale walking video

Upland Flats Racing’s Greavette (Astern (AUS) – Convertible) went right to the lead in Monday’s $100,200 Malvern Rose Stakes at Presque Isle Downs and was never headed, holding off a late challenge and scoring by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old filly by Astern(AUS), trained by James Bentley Begg, now 7-2-1-1 with $149,803 in earnings. Consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $92,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat.  watch her under tack videoSpring  Sale walking video

War Like Goddess wins Delaware’s G3 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes

War Like Goddess Chelsea Durand

George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess (English Channel – Misty North) rated well of the pace in Sunday’s $250,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (G3) at Delaware Park, surged on the turn to reach contention, continued her run down the stretch to reach the lead late and won by a length. It’s the tenth graded stakes win for the 7-year-old daughter of English Channel, who has compiled a 20-12-2-3 career record and earned $2,775,184 in the care of trainer Bill Mott. 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

Stat Lauren King photo

Clint Cornett’s Stat (Will Take Charge – Scatmeifucan) sat just off the lead in Gulfstream’s $90,000 Soldier’s Dancer Stakes on Sunday, took command a furlong from home and cruised to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Will Take Charge, trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr., now 23-7-4-2 with $331,820 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS October Yearling Sale, he was purchased for $20,000 out of the Dynasty Thoroughbreds consignment.

JD Thoroughbreds LLC and Joey Keith Davis’ Henro (Collected – Street Minstrel) saved ground in the early going of Saturday’s $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows, swung out for the drive, caught fellow OBS graduate Just a Touch (Justify – Touching Beauty) in deep stretch was best by a head at the wire. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Collected, trained by Chris Hartman, who has earned $337,439 and posted a 7-3-1-0 record. At the 2023 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $45,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Shezafunkydrummer (Maclean’s Music – Mzima Springs) is two for two and a stakes winner after coming from off the pace, taking charge a furlong out, and posting a 2-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes on Saturday at Prairie Meadows. Larry Rivelli trains the 2-year-old daughter of Maclean’s Music, who has earned $78,000 to date. Consigned to the 2024 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she was sold for $200,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. walk/breeze video

Rittdiculous Gazmanian Stable’s (Ryan Ritt) Niki Nine Doors (Cairo Prince – Hey Niki) rated off the pace in Saturday’s $125,000 Pea Patch Stakes at Ellis Park, rallied four-wide down the stretch and scored by two lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Cairo Prince, purchased for $85,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  Trained by Christopher Davis, she’s now 6-2-0-0 and has earned $136,890.   watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Redekop B. C., Ltd.’s Avana (Vino Rosso – Revealing Moment), last of four in Saturday’s $50,000 Supernaturel Handicap at Hastings Racecourse, rallied on the rail on the turn, took charge at the top of the stretch and drew off with ease to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Vino Rosso, purchased for $150,000 by Mike Ryan, Agent, out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Barbara Heads, she has earned $49,863.  watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Yovani Munoz’s Duke of Carthania (Constitution – Shot Gun Pennie) trailed early Saturday’s $60,000 John Henry stakes at Evangeline Downs, but circled the field seven-wide on the turn, took the lead at the eighth pole and scored by a length and three-quarters. It’s the first stakes win for the 7-year-old son of Constitution, who went through the ring at the 2019 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by his owner, he’s now 30-6-3-5 and earned $239,427.   watch his under tack video    

Trikari takes the G1 Belmont Derby Invitational

Trikari Chelsea Durand photo

Amerman Racing LLC’s Trikari (Oscar Performance – Dynamic Holiday) stalked the pace from the start of Saturday’s $750,000 Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (G1) at Aqueduct, collared the leader after turning for home and battled gamely to the wire, proving best by a head. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Oscar Performance, consigned by Ordonez Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2022 October Yearling Sale and purchased by Amerman Racing for $27,500. Trained by Graham Motion, he has compiled a 7-4-1-1 record to date and earned $996,630.  October Sale walking video

West Point Thoroughbreds, Chris Larsen and Titletown Racing Stables’ Gal in a Rush (Ghostzapper – Hudson River Gal) turned for home last of nine in Woodbine’s $135,000 Hendrie Stakes (G3), but she closed with a rush in the middle of the track and was going away at the wire, a winner by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Play the Music (Mo Town – Hey Little Sister) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, purchased by West Point for $375,000 at the 2021 OBS March Sale out of the de Meric Sales consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 16-4-5-2 for trainer Christophe Clement, she has earned $391,723.    watch her under tack video

Real Macho Lauren KIng photo

Rohan Crichton, Dennis G. Smith and Daniel L. Walters’ Real Macho (Mucho Macho Man – Hedonism) trailing early in Gulfstream’s $79,000 Carry Back Stakes on Friday, circled horses to take the lead a quarter from home and opening daylight in the stretch, held off a late charge to score by a head. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Rohan Crichton, now 8-3-0-0 with $148,420 in earnings. Consigned to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, he was sold for $75,000 to Rohan Crichton after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video         Spring Sale walking video

Politicallycorrect heads parade of weekend stakes winners

OBS graduates scored four stakes wins at Churchill Downs over the weekend.

Walmac Farm, Five Fillies Stable LLC and Ryan C. Ritt’s Politicallycorrect (Violence – Heron Watch) is two for two and a stakes winner after taking Sunday’s $225,000 Bashford Manor Stakes by five lengths. Far back early, the 2-year-colt by Violence swept wide around the turn to reach contention, took command a furlong out and drew clear with ease. Fellow OBS graduate Ivan the Great (Kantharos – I’m Mom’s Favorite) checked in third. Christopher Davis trains the winner, who has earned $199,320. Consigned to the 2024 OBS March Sale by New Hope AB LLC, Agent, he was purchased by Five Fillies Stable for $195,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5.  walk/breeze video

Gary Barber, Rocky Top Stable and LEMB Stables’ Dancing N Dixie (Neolithic – Foolhearted Woman) had one horse beaten at the top of the stretch of Saturday’s $250,000 Tepin Stakes, but swung out for the drive, put it in gear a furlong from home and ran past the field to get up and score by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred filly by Neolithic, purchased for $35,000 out of Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2023 OBS June Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. She’s now 10-3-0-3 for trainer Mark Casse, and has earned $320,550.      watch her under tack video

Wathnan Racing’s Cagliostro (Upstart – A Rosefor Isabelle) tracked the leaders in Sunday’s $300,000 Hanshin Stakes, took the lead turning for home and held on gamely to score by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Raise Cain (Violence – Lemon Belle) settling for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Upstart, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 11-3-4-1 with $436,668 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 2/5 at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $385,000 by Cherie DeVaux, Agent. watch his under tack video       Spring Sale walking video

Mark Davis’ Raging Torrent (Maximus Mischief – Violent Wave) went straight to the front in Sunday’s $173,700 Maxfield Overnight Stakes and never looked back, cruising to victory by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Maximus Mischief, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 9-3-1-2 with $317,400 in earnings. Consigned by Randy Bradshaw (Agent) to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $75,000 after turning in Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch his under tack video

Wynstock Benoit photo

Edward C. Allred and Jack Liebau’s Wynstock (Solomini – Timberlea) set pressed the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Los Alamitos Derby, dropped back on the backstretch, came running in the stretch was up to win by a nose in the last jump. That’s two stakes wins for the 3-year-old colt by Solomini, who captured the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at two. Consigned to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale by Caliente Thoroughbreds, he was purchased for $700,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. He’s trained by Bob Baffert, and is now 8-3-0-0 and has earned $243,740 to date.  watch his under tack video        Spring Sale walking video

Rising Sun Racing Stables, Inc.’s Play Harder (Outwork – Miss Manatee) has compiled a 6-5-0-1 record and earned $171,895. The 3-year-old son of Outwork, trained by Claudio A. Gonzalez, earned his first stakes win on Saturday in Laurel’s $75,000 Star de Naskra Stakes via disqualification, just missing by a nose at the wire. At the 2023 OBS June Sale, he was purchased for $25,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.   watch his under tack video

Batucada leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Powder Break Stakes

Batucada Lauren King photo

Shining Stables LLC’s Batucada (Union Rags – Lady Pamela) led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Powder Break Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Well back in the early going, the 4-year-old Union Rags filly swung wide for the drive, took command a furlong out and won by 6-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Jan’s Girl (Palace – Partyinthepaddock) rallied for second and Angel Nadeshiko (Carpe Diem – Cianchetta) settled for third. Trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr., her second straight win and first stakes victory leaves Batucada with a 13-5-0-1 record and $211,663 in earnings. Consigned by Omega Farm, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale, she was sold for $150,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5.  watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Steven Bouchey’s Carson’s Run (Cupid – Hot N Hectic) relaxed early in Sunday’s $106,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes at Monmouth Park, came wide into the stretch, collared the leaders in the final furlong and drew off to score by three lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Cupid, who captured Woodbine’s Summer Stakes (G1) at two. At the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $170,000 out of the Randy Mills consignment. He’s now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Christophe Clement and has earned $389,529. watch his under tack video    Spring Sale walking video

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Beauty of the Sea (Bucchero – Belong To Sea) scored by a length and a quarter in the $106,000 Goldwood Stakes at Monmouth on Saturday. After saving ground early, the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Bucchero steadied after hitting the rail leaving the chute, found room in the stretch, took over late and won going away. Trained by Joe Orseno, her second stakes victory leaves her with a 10-5-2-0 career record and $244,410 in earnings. She was consigned to the 2022 OBS June Sale by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock and went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Patrice K. Sutherland’s Unified Dreams (Unified – Flatter Me First) tracked the leaders in Canterbury’s $55,000 Brooks Fields Mile Stakes on Saturday, took the lead on the turn and eased away to a 2-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Unified, trained by Gary M. Scherer, now 23-7-3-3 with $173,208 in earnings. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video       Spring Sale walking video

Another big day for OBS youngsters

Midland Money Benoit photo

CSLR Racing Partners LLC’s Midland Money (Shancelot – Magnolias In Bloom) the latest TDN Rising Star, wasted no time finding the winners’ circle in his debut on Friday at Santa Anita. The colt by OBS graduate Shancelot went straight to the front and never looked back, drawing away to score by six lengths for trainer Bob Baffert. At the 2024 OBS March Sale, he breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 and was purchased by Bill Childs for $650,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.    breeze/walk video 

A pair of OBS grads also scored at first asking on Friday at Churchill Downs.

Three Diamonds Farm’s Dreamgirl (Mo Town – Box Office Smash) led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of a Churchill Downs maiden special in her debut on Friday. The 2-year-old daughter of Mo Town, trained by Mike Maker, pressed the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Praying (Vekoma – Pray for Leslie) battled her down the stretch and eased away late to win by two lengths, with Troubler (Instagrand – Wickedly) completing the OBS trifecta. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2024 OBS Spring Sale, was purchased for $65,000 out of the Grassroots Training and Sales consignment.  breeze/walk video 

An hour or so earlier, CJ Stables’s Viggiedal (Vekoma – Minnelli) led from gate to wire in her debut, galloping home by six lengths for trainer Steve Asmussen. After speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 at the 2024 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old filly by Vekoma was purchased by CJ Stables out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $350,000. breeze/walk video

Uncle Mo colt tops June Sale finale

Hip 1021 Judit Seipert photo

Hip 1021, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, was sold to Marc Tacher for $375,000 to top the final session of the 2024 OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, who galloped at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of Kim K, by Will Take Charge, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Trip for A. J.  walk/breeze video

  • Hip 1017, a daughter of Vekoma consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent was purchased by Swinbank Stables for $330,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday, is out of stakes winner Grace’s Treasure, by Rockport Harbor, from the family of graded stakes winner City Attraction. walk/breeze video
  • Hip 768, a son of Justify consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to D. J. Stable LLC & Robert Cotran for $325,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Intentonseduction, by Street Sense, a half sister to graded stakes winner Family Tree.  walk/breeze video
  • Gary Barber & D. J. Stable LLC purchased Hip 783, by Maclean’s Music, out of the de Meric Sales consignment for $250,000. The chestnut filly, whose Under Tack eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest on Saturday, is a half sister to stakes placed Spring Jamboree out of Jamboree, by Grand Slam, from the family of Peruvian Horse of the Year Gluck.  walk/breeze video
  • Hip 969, a daughter of City of Light consigned by Little Farm Equine LLC, Agent, was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent, for $150,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Sunday, is out of Never Give Up, by War Front, a half sister to graded stakes winner Casino Host, from the family of Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Desert Stormer.  walk/breeze video
  • 1018, a son of Vekoma who turned in an eighth on Sunday in :10 flat, was sold to Kimmel / Sallusto, Agent, for $150,000. Consigned by L. G., Agent, the chestnut colt is out of Happy Now, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to graded stakes winning millonaire Ironicus.  walk/breeze video
  • Hip 843, a son of McKinzie consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold for $135,000 to Randy Patterson. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter on Saturday in :21 1/5, is out of Lily Con, by Verrazano, a half sister to graded stakes winner Doremifasollatido.  walk/breeze video
  • Hip 1005, a son of Dialed In consigned by Ordonez Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Dennis O’Neill for $135,000. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter on Sunday in :21 2/5, is out of Conquest Valkyrie, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of stakes winner Quite a Ruckus. walk/breeze video
  • Hip 808, a daughter of Higher Power consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, was sold to Lets Go D. Stable for $120,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of stakes placed Kodiac Gal (IRE), by Kodiac, from the family of graded stakes winner Pharian.  walk/breeze video
  • Hip 1009, a daughter of Munnings consigned by Hoppel LLC, Agent, went to Mary Thomas for $120,000. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :21 flat on Sunday was the session’s fastest at the distance, is a half sister to stakes placed Desert Duke out of stakes winner Desert Duchess, by Hard Spun. walk/breeze video
  • Hip 1111, Fantomah, led the way in the Horses of Racing Age section. The 3-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, was sold to Stone Base for $135,000. The bay filly, who galloped at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Prince of Jericho out of Medaglia d’Oro.  walk/breeze video

For the session, 170 two-year-olds sold for a total of $6,347,900 compared with 199 grossing $8,442,800 at last year’s third session. The average was $37,341, compared with $42,426 a year ago, while the median price was $20,000, compared to $25,000 in 2023. The buyback percentage was 21.6%; it was 18.1% last year.

Fourteen older horses sold for $343,500, averaging $24,536 with a $12,000 median price.

For the entire sale, 582 two-year-olds sold for $21,386,800, compared with 640 bringing $24,051,900 last year.  The average was $36,747, compared to 2023’s $37,581, while the median price was $20,000 identical to last year. The buyback percentage was 19.7%; it was 16.3% last year.

Two horses consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, shared honors as the overall sale toppers.

Hip 187, a daughter of Tiz the Law, went to Bill Childs for $400,000 to top Wednesday’s session. The dark bay or brown filly, whose quarter in :20 2/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Esplanande, out of Southern Silence, by Dixie Union.  walk/breeze video

Hip 509, Brown Sugar, a daughter of Twirling Candy, went to Resolute Bloodstock for $400,000 to top he second session. The bay filly, whose Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 on Thursday was the sale’s co-fastest, is a full sister to Preakness (G1) winner Rombauer, out of Cashmere, by Cowboy Cal.  walk/breeze video

Next on the OBS agenda is the October Yearling Sale, scheduled for October 8th and October 9th.

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2YO OBS grads impressive East and West

2024 OBS March graduates were impressive in Thursday debuts at Santa Anita and Churchill Downs.

Nooni Benoit photo

Zedan Racing Stables’ Nooni (Win Win Win – Unanimity) was awarded TDN Rising Star status after her debut at Santa Anita, bouncing to the front in a maiden special and coasting to an effortless 9-1/2 length victory. She’s trained by Bob Baffert and picked up $32,400 for her effort. Consigned to the 2024 OBS March Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in a track record equaling :20 1/5 before going to Donato Lanni, Agent for Zedan Racing, for a sale topping $1.8-million. breeze/walk video  

Wathnan Racing’s Spiralizer (Twirling Candy – Jotown) scored a frontrunning two length victory in his maiden special debut at Churchill Downs for trainer Steve Asmussen, earning $42,000. The 2-year-old son of Twirling Candy was purchased at the 2024 March Sale for $550,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. breeze/walk video  

Cogburn, Arzak one-two in Saratoga’s G1 Jaipur Stakes

Cogburn Susie Raisher photo

Clark O. Brewster, L. William Heiligbrodt and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Cogburn (Not This Time – In A Jif) went straight to lead in the $500,000 Jaipur Stakes (G1) at Saratoga and never looked back, scoring by 3-1/2 lengths in a course record :59 4/5 for 5-1/2 furlongs, with fellow OBS graduate Arzak (Not This Time – Delightful Melody) closing for second. The 5-year-old son of Not This Time, trained by Steve Asmussen, has compiled a 14-8-2-0 career record, become the newest OBS millionaire with $1,237,730 in earnings and earned a berth in the starting gate in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) next fall. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $150,000 out of the Pick View consignment after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. watch his under tack video        Spring Sale walking video