OBS Grads See Success Coast To Coast and Internationally This Past Weekend

October 5, 2020

Alfonso Cammarota’s 2018 OBS Selected Yearling Sale graduate Miss Marissa sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed-Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico, took command leaving the turn, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough, purchased for $11,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. Now 12-4-2-1 for trainer Jim Ryerson, she has earned $323,690 to date.  selected sale walking video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This went right to the front in Pimlico’s $250,000 Dinner Party Stakes (G2) on Saturday and never looked back en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. That’s four graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old gelding by The Factor, who 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 OBS April Sale. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 32-12-4-4 and went over the million dollar earnings mark at $1,242,780. watch his under tack video

Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah made it four wins in five trips to the post, turning in a strong late run to take Saturday’s $653,505 Sirius Stakes (G3) by three quarters of a length at Chukyo RaceCourse in Japan. He was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, and sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, he’s now 5-4-0-0 and has earned $917,019 USD to date. watch his under tack video    watch a video of the race

Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s unbeaten Madone is three for three with two stakes wins after closing from far off the pace and taking Santa Anita’s $102,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by a neck on Sunday. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she has earned $141,300 to date. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $125,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale by K S I, Ben McElroy, Agent. watch her under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, John Piehowicz, Angela Carlesimo and Michael J. Maker’s Catman picked a good spot to break his maiden, prompting the pace in Saturday’s $150,000 Laurel Futurity at Pimlico, taking over a furlong from home and holding off a late run to win by a nose. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy is now 3-1-1-0 and has $108,432 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 Ocala Breeders’ Sale in March by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was sold to Mike Maker for $85,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. watch his under tack video

LNJ Foxwoods’ Boardroom scored her first stakes win in the $100,000 Duchess Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. Rallying from well off the pace, the 3-year-old daughter of Commissioner grabbed the lead at the eighth pole and went on to score by a length. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Josie Carroll, she has earned $114,484 to date.  Consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, she was sold to Solis / Litt for $475,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5. watch her under tack video

D.J. Stable LLC & Empire Racing Club’s Proven Strategies picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $102,400 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine, taking the lead for good going intoto the turn and staying there to the wire, cruising home by a length and three quarters. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Sky Mesa was consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, and went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Now 13-4-3-1 for trainer Mark Casse, he has earned $230,726.  watch his under tack video

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