OBS March

$2 Million Purchase: ‘Legitimate’ Chestertown May Target Fair Grounds Derby Preps

A 2-year-old son of supersire Tapit, Chestertown broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths in his second career start this Sunday at Aqueduct. The Steve Asmussen trainee, purchased for a tag of $2 million at the OBS March sale, has always had high expectations from owners West Point Thoroughbreds, Woodford Racing, Siena Farm, Robert Masiello […]

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Stubbins Finds Clear Path From Last-To-First In Woodford

McShane Racing’s Stubbins was able to work out a clean trip from last-to-first in Saturday’s Grade 2 Woodward, pulling away to win by about three-quarters of a length at 7-1. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Morning Line, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Doug O’Neill. Stubbins completed 5 […]

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Structor Gets The Job Done In Pilgrim

Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park, taking a bit of a wide trip throughout and holding on to win by about a head on the wire. The juvenile son of Palace Malice, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Chad Brown, ran 1 1/16 miles over […]

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A Thread Of Blue Goes All The Way In Saratoga Derby Invitational

Leonard Green’s A Thread of Blue was sent off as a 13-1 chance in Sunday’s $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational, but the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun managed to hold his lead all the way around the turf course to win by a length over Digital Age (9-2). Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Kiaran […]

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Silver Dust Denies Game Kukulkan In West Virginia Governor’s Stakes

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust (7-2) was determined in Saturday’s Grade 3 West Virginia Governor’s Stakes at Mountaineer, turning back several challenges from 3-1 favorite and Mexican Triple Crown winner Kukulkan to win by about a half-length on the wire. The 5-year-old Tapit gelding, ridden by Jack Gilligan for trainer Bret Calhoun, covered 1 1/16 miles […]

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Shancelot Never Challenged In Big Amsterdam Performance

Ivan Rodriguez and Albert and Michelle Crawford’s Shancelot more than lived up to his 6-5 odds in Sunday’s Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes, pulling away from his 11 sophomore rivals with every stride and crossing the wire 12 1/2 lengths the best. The son of Shanghai Bobby covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track […]

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Gin And Platonic First Winner For Classic-Placed Medal Count

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Medal Count was represented by his first winner when his two-year-old colt Gin and Platonic won on debut at Monmouth Park in a $48,600 Maiden Special Weight race on dirt. Campaigned by owner Mr. Amore Stable and trainer Kelly Breen, the bay colt overcame his rail post with a sharp break […]

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Karak First Winner For Karakontie; Filly Headed To Royal Ascot

Trainer Wesley Ward sent out yet another stellar looking 2-year-old on Saturday as Breeze Easy’s Karak took the Belmont Park opener over the Widener turf course, providing Karakontie his first victory as a stallion. Ward plans on sending Karak to the Group 2, $128,000 Norfolk at Royal Ascot. Ward and Breeze Easy teamed up to […]

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PR Special OBS March: First 2-Year-Olds For Wicked Strong

For the second straight day, the Paulick Report offers a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the OBS March Sale for 2-Year-Olds in Training. In this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills continues his recall of the history of Needles and his impact on the Florida racing and breeding […]

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PR Special OBS March: What Needles Did For Florida Racing, Breeding

The Paulick Report is pleased to present another special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds of the OBS March sale in Florida. In this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills writes about the history of Needles, the first Florida-bred to win Triple Crown races. Plus, the Stallion Spotlight shines upon the […]

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