The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The website features a sortable master index for the catalog, daily pedigree updates as well as under tack show videos and results.
There are 1,196 two-year-olds cataloged for the four-day OBSsale, beginning Monday, April 23rd and continuing through Thursday, April 26th. All four sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The Under Tack Show is set for Tuesday, April 17th though Friday April 20th, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 1-300 will breeze Tuesday; Hip No.’s 301-598 on Wednesday; Hip No.’s 599-898 on Thursday and Hip No.’s 899-1196 go on Friday.
As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The works will be available on DVD and on theOBSwebsite, as well as in the video room adjacent to the Horseman’s Lounge and at kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring areas. In-room viewing is available at Holiday Inn, The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.
The sale’s previous graduates continue to perform at racing’s highest levels, with six Spring Sale graduates winning grade one races since the beginning of 2011. The star of the show was Musical Romance, winner of the recent Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream. Last year, after a graded stakes win at Presque Isle, she took on a tough field in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Churchill and scored impressively to earn the Eclipse Award as 2011’s champion female sprinter. Stephanie’s Kitten’s victory in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) was a springboard to her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes (G2).
Champion Blind Luck added three more graded stakes to her impressive resume last year, including a win in the Vanity Handicap (G1) at HollywoodParkbefore being sold for $2.5-million. Turbulent Descent and Weemissfrankie both posted a pair of grade one victories and Ultimate Eagle’s three graded wins included the grade one Hollywood Derby. In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBSwebsite includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBSgraduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBSconsignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For catalogs or more information regarding theOBS March Sale orOBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.