OBS March

Madefromlucky Blows Away Greenwood Cup Field

Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky found the winner’s circle for the first time in over two years on Monday, galloping home the facile victor in the G3 Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Todd Pletcher, sat behind Scuba’s early pace and took […]

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New York-Bred Pure Silver Now Three-For-Three After Adirondack Romp

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Pure Silver has won all three of her career starts, including an impressive performance in Saturday’s G2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga. The 2-year-old daughter of Mission Impazible, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher, vied for the lead throughout and pulled away down the lane to win by 9 1/2 lengths, […]

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‘Naturally Fast Horse’: Pletcher Trainee Mr. Crow Romps By 11 1/2 Lengths In Saratoga Maiden

Twelve-time Saratoga training champion Todd Pletcher earned his first victory of the summer meet in impressive fashion Saturday when KRA Stud Farm’s Mr. Crow went gate-to-wire to break his maiden by 11 ½ lengths. It was the second start for the 3-year-old bay Tapizar colt, beaten a neck in his unveiling June 24 at Belmont Park, […]

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Irap Does It Again: Reddam’s Colt Annihilates Indiana Derby Field

Best known as the colt who broke his maiden in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, J. Paul Reddam’s Irap has now won back-to-back graded stakes, scoring in both the Ohio and Indiana Derbies. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was forced wide all the way around the oval at Indiana Grand on Saturday night, […]

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$1.7 Million OBS Sale Topper Romps In Santa Anita Debut

Phoenix Thoroughbred III, Ltd.’s Diamondsandpearls, who brought $1.7-million to top the 2017 OBS March Sale, took the lead at the start of a $54,345 maiden special weight test at Santa Anita on Sunday and gave nothing else a chance, romping to a seven length victory in her debut for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old daughter […]

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Irap Sorprende A Girvin En Final Fotográfico Del Ohio Derby

Irap, ganador del Blue Grass Stakes para los colores de J. Paul Reddam, remató cun fuerzas para colocar nariz de ventaja sobre Girvin, ganador del Louisiana Derby, y llevarse el Ohio Derby (G3, $500,000) en el hipódromo de Thistledown. El corpulento hijo de Tiznow, conducido por Julien Leparoux, estuvo colocado a unos cinco cuerpos de […]

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Irap Just Up To Defeat Girvin By A Nose In Ohio Derby

J. Paul Reddam’s Blue Grass Stakes winner Irap closed with long, grinding strides down the stretch to just get his nose in front of Louisiana Derby winner Girvin at the wire in Saturday’s G3, $500,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The massive son of Tiznow, piloted by jockey Julien Leparoux, stayed within five lengths of the […]

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Shah Retires San Vicente Winner Iliad As A Result Of Ankle Injury

Kaleem Shah has made the decision to retire G2 San Vicente winner Iliad, according to drf.com, as a result of an unspecified ankle injury the colt sustained during a workout at Santa Anita last week. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper most recently finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby. “I’ve been advised that if he […]

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Scrambled: Little Red Feather Purchases G1 Winner Egg Drop’s First Foal

Billy Koch, founder and managing partner of the Little Red Feather Racing ownership group, purchased a feisty gray daughter of Alphabet Soup at the 2010 OBS Yearling Sale. Named Egg Drop, she would go on to become the partnership’s second ever Grade 1 winner (following Singletary, 2004 Breeders’ Cup Mile). When Koch and the group […]

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The Friday Show: A Numbers Game, Hole In The Derby Trail?

It was a record-setting week at OBS March, with the 2-year-olds in training sale hitting all-time marks for gross and average, plus selling more than five horses at $1 million or more. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the current state of the auction marketplace. Are new […]

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