OBS June

Facing A Two-Year Suspension For Clenbuterol, Trainer Jeffrey Englehart Says They've Got The Wrong Guy

On the surface, the case against trainer Jeffrey Englehart seems pretty cut and dried. He had a horse test positive for Clenbuterol, the bronchodilator that is on the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit's (HIWU) list of banned substances. Trainers found using banned substances can be suspended for up to two years. But Englehart, who races at the NYRA tracks and at Finger Lakes, is adamant that he never gave the drug to the horse in question. "We don't use Clenbuterol. Period," Englehart said. So is there more to this story?...

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Desert Debuters: Audible Gelding Set Tall Task

In this series, we will have a look at American-bred first-time starters in maiden races at the tracks of the Emirates Racing Authority--predominantly Meydan and occasionally Jebel Ali--with a specific focus on pedigree and/or performance in a sales ring in the meetings leading up to the Dubai World Cup program Saturday, Mar. 30, 2024. Meydan will host racing mainly on Fridays, with the exception of Super Saturday Mar. 2 and Dubai World Cup night. Here is one horse of interest making its debut under the Friday night lights: 5th-MEY, Allowance,...

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Summer Breezes: Vino Rosso Filly Tries The Turf at Del Mar

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the summer's boutique meetings. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the entries for Friday at Del Mar: Friday, September 8, 2023 Del Mar 2, $82k, 2yo, f, 5fT, 6:30 p.m. ET Horse (Sire), Sale, Price ($), Breeze Dreaming of Hope (Mastery), OBSJUN, 30,000, :21.1 Consignor: McKathan Bros. Sales, agent Buyer:...

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Summer Breezes: Uncle Mo Firster Brings Big Pricetag to Del Mar

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the entries for Saturday at Saratoga and Del Mar: Saturday, September 2, 2023 Saratoga 1, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 12:40 p.m. ET Horse (Sire), Sale, Price ($), Breeze Echo Baybe (Ire) (Cable Bay {Ire}), FTMMAY, 115,000,...

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Summer Breezes: $550K Madame Mischief Tries Stakes Company

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the entries for Wednesday at Saratoga, including previously raced horses in the P.G. Johnson S.: Wednesday,...

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Summer Breezes: Rescheduled Del Mar Maiden Caps Thursday Card

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the entries for Thursday at Saratoga and Del Mar: Thursday, August 24, 2023 Saratoga 2, $88k,...

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Summer Breezes: Million-Dollar Munnings Leads Busy Sunday

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the horses entered for Saturday at Saratoga and Ellis Park: Sunday, August 20, 2023 Ellis 5,...

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Summer Breezes: Arrogate Filly Drawn Widest for Debut

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the horses entered for Saturday at Saratoga, Del Mar and Ellis Park: Saturday, August 19, 2023...

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Summer Breezes: Reeves Firster Looks Dangerous at the Spa

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the horses entered for Thursday at Saratoga: Thursday, August 10, 2023 Saratoga 5, $88k, 2yo, f,...

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Summer Breezes: Late Bernardini Represented By $600K Filly

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the horses entered for Sunday at Saratoga, Ellis and Del Mar: Sunday, August 6, 2023 Saratoga...

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Into Mischief Colt Punctuates Frenetic Finish to OBS June Sale

OCALA, FL - A flurry of late activity carried the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training to its conclusion Thursday in Ocala, with final numbers slightly off the auction's robust 2022 renewal. "Coming off of a record gross of last year, I think we kind of held our own," said OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski. "It seemed like the market held up through the entire season. There were no big surprises--the market is what the market is. There is money for the perceived higher quality...

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Blame Colt on Top as Numbers Dip at OBS June

OCALA, FL - The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training continued its measured pace Wednesday with figures falling off the auction's record-setting 2022 renewal, while a colt by Blame brought the day's highest bid of $485,000 when selling to bloodstock agent Clay Scherer. The session-topping colt, who was consigned by Wavertree Stables, was one of four to sell for $200,000 or more during the day, bringing the total to reach that mark so far at the sale to seven. Eleven had reached that mark at the...

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