Quiet All American and Splendid Sound were the big winners Feb. 15 in Central Florida, taking the richest races on the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Day of Champions racing card. Quiet All American scored by a neck over Gator Tiger in the $100,000 colts and geldings division of the OBS Championship Stakes, and Splendid Sound rolled to a three-length victory in the $100,000 filly division of the OBS Championship Stakes.
The four-race card at the auction firm’s Ocala Training Center had four contests for horses that had been offered at an OBS sale. The track at the facility has a synthetic Safetrack surface.
West Point Thoroughbreds’ Quiet All American, ridden by Victor Lebron, saved ground early while stalking the pace and swung out to grab the lead in the final strides of the 1 1/16-mile race. Gator Tiger nosed out Forty Nine Acres for second while the pacesetter Da Plane, who carved out fractions of :23, :46.80, and 1:12 faded to six in the nine-horse field. Forestry Steel stopped and failed to finish while Illicit Lover was pulled up.
Trained by Dale Romans, Quiet All American turned in a winning time of 1:45.40. New Jersey bloodstock agent Buzz Chace purchased the 3-year-old Forest Camp colt for $225,000 for West Point at the 2009 OBS February select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Wavertree Stables, agent, was Quiet All American’s consignor.
Curtis Green bred Quiet All American in Kentucky. The colt, who has won twice in five career races, is out of the Quiet American mare Quiet Summernight. West Point paid $7,500 to supplement Quiet All American to the OBS race.
Splendid Sound dueled with Volare Cantare before pulling away, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.40 with Eibar Coa aboard. Miss Olivia Rae finished second in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies, and Volare Cantare wound up 2 1/4 lengths farther back in third.
Charles Deters owns Splendid Sound, who broke her maiden in only her second career start after finishing third at Gulfstream Park on turf Jan. 7. Her trainer is William P. White.
Phyllis Dudley bred Splendid Sound in Florida. A daughter of Trippi and the Gold Meridian mare Lady Argo, the filly was purchased by Deters for $90,000 from Janie Roper, agent, at the 2008 OBS August yearling sale. Andy Cant, agent, consigned Splendid Sound to the 2009 OBS April juvenile auction, but she was scratched.
In the $50,000 filly division of the OBS Sprint Stakes, Denholtz Stables’ Dances With Ashley, a 3-year-old Wildcat Heir filly, triumphed by 2 1/2 lengths while completing six furlongs in 1:10.40. Jermaine Bridgmohan was the winning rider, and Marty Wolfson was the winning trainer.
Donald Ming’s Gary D took the $50,000 colts and geldings division of the OBS Sprint Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths while being ridden by Jesse Jimenez Garcia. A 3-year-old son of Successful Appeal , Gary D is trained by Freddie Hyatt. The colt’s time for six furlongs of 1:09.80 equaled the track record.