OBS Grads Welcome in the New Year
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

    Harrell Ventures’s Main Event took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $200,000, Gr. II Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park and refused to yield, hanging on gamely and scoring by a head. It’s the second graded stakes win for the now 5-year-old son of Bernardini, trained by George Weaver, now 13-5-1-0 with $457,783 in earnings. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring sale, he was purchased for $130,000 by Steven W. Young, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. 

    U.S. Equine’s Angel Nadeshiko (Carpe Diem – Ciachetta) captured her first stakes win in the $100,000, Gr. III Robert J. Frankel Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita with a frontrunning ¾ length victory. Fellow OBS grad Oakhurst (Mr Speaker – Happiness Is) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the newly- turned 5-year-old daughter of OBS graduate Carpe Diem, now 16-3-3-2 for trainer Patrick Gallagher, with earnings of $227,780. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased out of the Kings Equine consignment for $100,000. 

    Lea Farms’ Power Squeeze (Union Rags – Callmethesqueeze) rated off the pace in Gulfstream’s $150,000 Cash Run Stakes on New Year’s Day, rallied to take command a furlong from home and drew away to score by five lengths. March Sale grad Done Enough (Flameaway – Revengeful Pleasure) checked in third. It was the stakes debut and second straight win for the newly-turned 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by Jorge Delgado, now 4-2-1-0 with $128,650 in earnings. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased for $90,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock consignment.

    Victoriam Farm’s Stone Silent (Adios Charlie – Travelator) tracked the pace from the outside in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Abundantia Stakes on New Year’s Eve, rallied to take charge at the sixteenth pole and eased away late to win by a length and three quarters over OBS June graduate Choose Joy (Munnings – Elegantly). It’s the first stakes victory for the now 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Adios Charlie, consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale and sold for $410,000 after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5. Trained by Brian Lynch, she’s now 9-3-2-1 and h
as earned $219,698. 

    Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber’s Bold Journey (Hard Spun – Polly Freeze) was a 4-1/2 length winner of the $150,000 Gravesend Stakes on Saturday at Aqueduct, rallying and taking the lead a furlong from home. Fellow OBS graduate Durante (Distorted Humor – Seahawk Girl) settled for third. That’s three straight wins for the graded stakes-winning newly-turned 5-year-old son of Hard Spun, now 20-7-6-0 for trainer Bill Mott, with $568,743 in earnings. He was purchased for $80,000 out of the McKathan Bros. consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10.51. 






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