Another Super OBS Weekend
Sunday, August 6, 2023

    Michael Lund Petersen’s Adare Manor (Uncle Mo – Brooklynsway) earned a starting berth in the in the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff , leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $400,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar with October ’20 graduate Desert Dawn (Cupid – Ashley’s Glory) a length back in second and pacesetting two-time graduate (March ’21, October ’20) Elm Drive (Mohaymen – Lets Dance Charlie) checking in third.

    It’s the fourth straight victory and first grade one win for the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, trained by Bob Baffert, now 12-6-4-0 with earnings of $861,600. 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. 

    Bridlewood Farm’s Bay Storm (Kantharos – Stormy Regatta) rated off the pace while saving ground in Saturday’s $200,000 KY Downs Preview Mint Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes at Ellis Park, found room on the on the rail in the stretch, took over inside the eighth pole and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the third stakes win for the graded stakes-placed 5-year-old daughter of Kantharos, purchased for $400,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, she has compiled a 16-5-6-3 career record and earned $708,755. 

    Bassett Stables’ Swirvin (Girvin – Cara Sorella) led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $106,000 Jersey Shore Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old colt by Girvin rallied three wide into the stretch, took command at the sixteenth pole and drew away to score his first stakes victory by 2-3/4 lengths. OBS 2022 Spring Sale graduate Super Chow (Lord Nelson – Bonita Mia) was second; two-time graduate (April ’22, January ’21) Recruiter (Army Mule – Lady Halite) settled for third. Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., Swirvin has earned $126,075 to date.

    A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, then purchased for $60,000 out of the and Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. 

    R. A. Hill Stable and SGV Thoroughbreds’ Outlaw Kid (Violence – Calling Rhy Rhy) captured his first stakes in Woodbine’s $150,000 Vice Regent Stakes on Saturday, charging down the stretch on the inside and getting up late to win by a neck. The 4-year-old gelding by Violence was consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale and sold for $220,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by George Weaver, he’s now 10-4-1-1 and has earned $281,944. 

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