OXO Equine

Speightster Colt Lights it Up Late at OBS

A New York-bred colt from the first crop of Speightster lit up the board late Friday at OBS as he garnered a $1.1-million final bid from Christina Jelm, who was acting on behalf of Larry Best's OXO Equine LLC. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin as hip 1312, the :20 4/5 breezer turned in a strong gallop out that caught plenty of eyes. A supplemental entry to the OBS Spring sale, the son of MSP Auspicious (Indian Charlie)--already named Fortunate Son--was a $110,000 Saratoga York-bred yearling purchase by McCrocklin.

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May 22 Insights: Big-Fig Debut Winners Clash in Churchill Allowance

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 8th-CD, $81K, Alw/Opt. Clm ($75K), 7f, 3yo, f, 4:40 p.m. ET Two well-regarded sophomore fillies who earned lofty Beyer numbers in first-out victories will knock heads in this seven-furlong first-level allowance under the Twin Spires Friday. OXO Equine's CENTER AISLE (Into Mischief) was the third-highest lot to sell at last year's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale when hammering for $1.5 million, and backed that price up with a strong debut success Mar. 29 at Gulfstream, stalking the speed and edging clear to score by 3 3/4 lengths...

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Seven-Figure Into Mischief Filly Runs to the Money at Gulfstream

4th-Gulfstream, $43,700, Msw, 3-29, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:10.11, ft. CENTER AISLE (f, 3, Into Mischief--Specification, by Empire Maker), the third-highest lot when selling to OXO Equine for $1.5 million at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream last spring, returned to the scene of her :20 3/5 quarter-mile breeze to score a well-bet debut success Sunday in Hallandale. Showing a steady and progressive Palm Meadows worktab for Chad Brown going back to early February, the bay capped off preparations with a half-mile bullet from the gate in :48 1/5 (1/52) Mar. 21. Breaking sharply with...

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Sunday’s Insights: $1.5M Into Mischief Filly Debuts at GP

4th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, 2:31 p.m. ET OXO Equine LLC's CENTER AISLE (Into Mischief) marks her debut for trainer Chad Brown, who strikes with 24% of his sophomore firsters. A $165,000 KEENOV weanling purchase, she brought $450,000 at Keeneland September before reeling in $1.5 million after breezing a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Fasig-Tipton 2yo in Training sale in March. Out of unplaced Specification, who is a half-sister to GISW Skimming, the filly most recent breezed a bullet four furlongs in :48 1/5 at Palm Meadows Mar....

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Mar. 21 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency HALF TO BRILL DEBUTS IN ARCADIA 9th-SA, $55K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m 1mT, 7:39p.m. Larry Best's OXO Equine went to $420,000 at KEENOV to acquire MADISON PARC (Curlin) and she makes her debut in this spot. Out of SW Hung the Moon (Malibu Moon), she is a half-sister to Best's SW & GISP 'TDN Rising Star' Brill (Medaglia d'Oro), who topped FTKJUL at $1 million. TJCIS PPs

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A Poindexter Pick Three at Santa Anita

The early race card at Santa Anita had a decidedly Midwest flair Saturday as the winners of the first three races of the day were bred by Missouri-resident Allen Poindexter and two of the three winners were Iowa-breds. The streak began with 15-1 shot Posit (Cairo Prince)'s half-length win in an optional claimer; continued with the debut victory of OBS June topper Clivetty (Into Mischief) (video) and concluded with 'TDN Rising Star' Auberge (Palace)'s 2 1/4-length allowance win (video). "I wasn't sure about Posit in the first, but I thought...

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OBS June Topper Debuts a Winner at Santa Anita

2nd-Santa Anita, $55,000, Msw, 2-1, 3yo, f, 7f, 1:25.48, ft. CLIVETTY (f, 3, Into Mischief--Rosemonde, by Indian Charlie) brought $375,000 as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale and RNA'd for $400,000 at OBS the following March, but returned to the Ocala auction ring in June, topping the sale at $900,000 after breezing in a snappy :20 4/5. Sent off at 5-1 in this career bow, the hulking bay filly was off a half-step slow and trailed the quintet as Eyes Open (Street Sense) clocked early splits of :22.37 and...

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Saturday’s Insights: Pricey KEESEP Grads On Display at Gulfstream; OBSJUN Topper Debuts in Cali

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 2nd-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 12:34 p.m. ET Ajhar (Tapit) brought $800,000 from Shadwell Stable at the 2018 Keeneland September sale--he was in fact one of three Tapit yearlings purchased by Shadwell for that amount at that auction and part of a $12,345,000 expenditure at that sale for Sheikh Hamdan's operation. The grey colt is out of 'TDN Rising Star', MGSW and GISP Jojo Warrior (Pioneerof the Nile), who herself is a half to Grade I-winning fellow 'Rising Star' A Z Warrior (Bernardini); GSW/GISP 'Rising...

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Malibu Moon Filly Brings $775k at FT NY-Bred Sale

A Malibu Moon filly brought $775,000 from Larry Best's Oxo Equine to take the lead at Monday's Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Yearling Sale in Saratoga. Hip 592, consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent for Oak Bluff Stable LLC, was bred in New York by Oak Bluff Stables and Christophe Clement. She is the second foal out of the winning Street Sense mare Savvy Sassy, a half-sister to Canadian MGSW Southdale (Street Cry {Ire}).  

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