July and August 2017

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Jim and Jane Fraser with Flatter Filly

It is hard not to have a good time in Saratoga this time of the year. O.T.B.O. members Jim and Jane Fraser mixed business with pleasure recently at the Spa as they saw their Ohio-bred Flatter filly bring a final bid of $120,000 at the Saratoga Select Sale. What brought an extra smile to their face is the fact that she was purchased by leading Ohio owner and O.T.B.O. member Ron Paolucci.
The well-made filly by the popular Claiborne Farm stallion has a lot of stakes winning family members familiar to those that take in the races in Ohio. Two of them are still racing competitively in stakes company. Her full brother is former Ohio Champion Silver Tongued, a multiple stakes-winner who has bankrolled over $320,000. Her half-brother by E. Dubai is the multiple stakes winner Dubacious, winner of over $279,000. Both are geldings, so expect to see them matchings strides in the days ahead.
Whitelaceandpromises, by More Than Ready is the dam of all three foals. She is a half-sister to Ohio Champion Muir Woods, a multiple stakes winner of $129,904 who has joined the Fraser Farm broodmare band.
Speaking of Muir Woods, the daughter of Forest Camp produced a Ohio-bred filly by Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The Fraser homebred sold in the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in July for $90,000. The purchaser was Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners who use Todd Pletcher and Chad Brown as their primary trainers, so I would look for this filly to surface in New York next year. We will be sure to send them an Ohio Stakes brochure.
Out of the same sale an Ohio-bred colt consigned by Darby Dan Farm brought a final bid of $80,000 by W.D. North Thoroughbreds. A son of first-crop sire Strong Mandate, his dam is a half-sister to millionaire Lady Take who recorded Grade 1 wins in Saratoga’s Test and Ballarina Stakes. She also captured the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks and Grade 2 Gallant Bloom. In addition to other stakes scores, she placed in the Grade 1 Ashland; Grade 1 Acorn and Grade 1 Gazelle Handicap.

Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners

Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners