Client Success: Mastery Filly Edges Clear On Debut at Fair Grounds

Dallas Volunteer (f, 3, Mastery–Dido, by Bernstein) Dallas Volunteer (f, 3, Mastery—Dido, by Bernstein) won her debut race on a sealed Fair Grounds track over six furlongs on January 20th. The Mastery filly waited patiently early on under Colby Hernandez, the meet’s leading rider, before tracking from the two path around the turn. She then […]

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OPTIMAL Mating Purchase: OBSMAR21 Hip 461 – American Freedom Colt

OBSMAR21 – Hip 461 – American Freedom / Divine Happiness, by Divine Park Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Highlander Training Center (Larry Hirsch), purchased this American Freedom colt at the 2021 OBS March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale from the consignment of Pick View LLC for $260,000. The American Freedom  colt shared […]

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OBSJUN20 Recap: Did the OPTIMAL Mating Short Lists Help?

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale I love the process of analyzing pedigrees, inspecting horses, replaying breeze videos, evaluating vet exams, performing cardio scans and putting all that together to establish an acceptable range of value. The process for last week’s OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale was even more fulfilling because I […]

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OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Tonalist’s Shape Wins Hollywood Wildcat Stakes

Tonalist’s Shape Tonalist’s Shape returned back to her winning ways with a dominating 3 3/4-length win in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. The win proved that she could successfully navigate two turns. Her other victories were one-turn races from 5 1/2 furlongs to one mile. The Kentucky-bred filly, […]

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Fast Anna Filly Goes Two For Two At Oaklawn

Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that LEXI ON THE MOVE (f, 3, Fast Anna–Invalida, by Street Cry {Ire}) took a track-and-trip event restricted to fillies who had previously sold at auction for $60,000 or less by daylight here Feb. 15, and was backed early and often in this tougher spot to go off at even-money. […]


Lexi On The Move Makes Her Debut A Winning One

Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that LEXI ON THE MOVE (f, 3, Fast Anna–Invalida, by Street Cry {Ire}) was 4-1 to make her debut a winning one and delivered. Not far off a :21.99 and :45.56 opening pace, Lexi On the Move tipped to the outside coming off the turn and had her mind on […]

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Bronx Rumble Powers Home By 8 In 2nd Start at Tampa Bay

Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that Bronx Rumble (c, 3, Chitu–Rumble Seat, by Mr. Greeley) pulled his way to terms prompting a rival’s pace racing to the backstretch. He took over racing into the far turn, forged clear into a commanding advantage racing into upper stretch and was kept steady to pressure while drawing away […]