OBS grads one-two in Calder’s Mecke Stakes

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Frank Carl Calabrese’s graded stakes winner Where’s Sterling had one horse beaten past the stands the first time in Calder’s $51,000 Mecke Stakes on Saturday, then rallied on the outside before blowing past pacesetting OBS graduate Oligarch (March ’10, August ’09) and drawing off to a 3-1/4 length victory. Oligarch settled for second. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Northern Afleet, two of four this year and 14-5-5-0 with earnings of $440,045 overall. Mayberry Farm, Agent sold him for $50,000 at the 2009 OBS April Sale.  under tack link

Three Lyons Racing’s Sensible Lady relaxed off the early pace in Saturday’s $50,000 Buckland Stakes at Colonial Downs, then rallied around the turn and drove to a 1-1/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Lady of Greatness (April ’08, August ’07) checking in third. It’s the third win and second stakes score of the year for the 3-year-old filly by Street Sense, sold for $9,500 by Kings Equine, Inc., Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. She’s now 10-5-0-2 with earnings of $154,330. under tack link

James Hirschmann III & B.J. Wright’s Boat Trip stepped into stakes company for the first time in Friday night’s $74,330 Tsunami Slew Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park, and was up in the final furlong to win by half a length, with fellow OBS graduate Canuletmedowneasy (April ’11) finishing third. That’s three straight wins for the 3-year-old Harlan’s Holiday colt, sold for $100,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. The win gives him a 7-3-0-1 record and $118,930 in earnings. under tack link

Records fall as Elusive Quality colt tops June finale

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Hip No. 653, a colt by Elusive Quality consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased by Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock, Agent, for a June Sale record $350,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed a quarter on Sunday in :21 1/5, is out of Gypsy Hollow, by Dixieland Band, and is a half brother to stakes winners Gipson Desert and Dixie Emperor. The previous June record sale price was $310,000 paid for a colt by Double Honor in 2004.

Also eclipsing the previous mark was Hip No. 408, a filly by Spring At Last consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, and sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $320,000. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday was the sale’s fastest at the distance, is out of graded stakes placed Zahwah, by Rahy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Krisada.

Hip No. 599, a colt by Pulpit consigned by Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), Agent, was sold to Susan Chu for $260,000. The chestnut colt, whose eighth in :10 flat equaled the sale’s fastest at the distance, is out of Exogenetic, by Unbridled’s Song, and is a half brother to stakes winner Elusive Horizon.

Steven W. Young went to $210,000 for Hip No. 474, a colt by Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 last Saturday, is out of Blossomed, by Deputy Minister, a half sister to graded stakes winner Cinemine.

Nick Sallusto, Agent for Jim Covello, bought Hip No. 498, a colt by Flatter consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, for $185,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :21 flat was Sunday’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of stakes placed Cat Out, by Forest Wildcat.

Hip No. 381, a colt by Johannesburg consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, was sold to Dennis O’Neill for $130,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of V Sign, by Robellino, and is a half brother to stakes winners V Formation and My Silver Charm.

For the session, 181 two-year-olds grossed $5,273,800 compared with 168 bringing a total of $3,479,200 at 2011’s second session. The average was $29,137 up 40.7% compared with $20,710 last year, and the median was $15,000, up 53.8% compared to $9,750 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 30.7%; it was 26.3% in 2011.

Fourteen older horses brought a total of $112,900, averaging $8,064 with a median price of $7,000. Last year, five sold for a total of $19,400, averaging $3,880 with a $4,000 median price.

For the entire sale, 395 two-year-olds sold for June Sale record total of $10,249,100, compared with 344 horses grossing $7,141,700 last year. The previous record gross of $7,720,700 was set in 2008. The average price was a sale record $25,947, up 25% from $20,761a year ago, and the median price of $15,000 was up 57.9% from $9,500 a year ago. The previous record average was $23,550 in 2004. The buyback percentage was 25.3%; it was 26.8% last year. Fifteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with eleven last year.

Next on the OBS schedule is the Selected Sale of Yearlings on Tuesday, August 21st , followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on Wednesday and Thursday, August 22nd and 23rd.

OBS 2012 March grads score in Hollywood juvenile stakes

Jerry Durant’s Amarish is two for two and a stakes winner after opening up in the stretch and drawing  off to 4-1/2 length win in the $100,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park. Sold for $200,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale, the 2-year-old gelding by Scat Daddy has earned $91,200 to date. under tack link

Gary & Cecil Barber and Kevin Tsujihara’s Miss Empire settled for fourth in her debut last month, but made the most of the education, rallying from off the pace and rolling to a 4-3/4 length victory in the $100,000 Cinderella Stakes last Saturday at Betfair Hollywood. One for two with earnings of $63,120, the 2-year-old Empire Maker filly was sold for $165,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the same OBS March Sale. under tack link

P & G Stable & Off the Hook, LLC’s Turbo Compressor went to the lead in Saturday’s $500,000 Colonial Turf Classic Stakes and never looked back en route to a 1-1/4 length victory. It’s the third stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred son of Halo’s Image, now 13-6-1-2 with earnings of $620,960. He was sold for $22,000 by breeder Bridlewood Farm at the 2010 OBS April Sale. under tack link

Blinkers On Racing Stable et al’s grade one winner Turbulent Descent returned to form in her first start of the year, tracking the early pace before driving to a 1-1/4 length victory in Sunday’s $72,570 Desert Stormer Handicap at Betfair Hollywood. That’s six stake wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Congrats, now 11-7-2-0 with earnings of $901,640. She was sold by breeder Ocala Stud for $160,000 at the 2010 OBS April Sale. under tack link

Unbridled’s Song colt tops June Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 56, colt by Unbridled’s Song consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, went to Blinkers On Racing Stable for $200,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan colt, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the Under Tack Show, is out of Kauai Calls, by Fusaichi Pegasus, and is a three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Old Fashioned.

J.J. Pletcher went to $190,000 for Hip No. 103, a colt by Montbrook consigned by Ocala Stud. The bay colt, whose quarter in :21 1/5 on Friday was the session’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Lucky Trip, by Trippi, a full sister to stakes winners Dream of Angels and Candrea.

Hip No. 134, a colt by Bernstein consigned by Wavertree Stables Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Steve Dwoskin, Ray Trisler & Wayne Lobdell for $150,000.  The bay colt, who also worked an eighth in :10 flat on Friday, is out of stakes winner Miss Mambo, by Kingmambo, and is a full brother to stakes winner Race to Urga.

Hip No. 274, a filly by Circular Quay who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Saturday, went to Journeyman Bloodstock, Agent, for $150,000. The bay filly, consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is out of Sister Charlie, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to stakes placed Hammers Terror.

Dennis O’Neill paid $145,000 for Hip No. 147, a colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Rice Horse Stables, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 Friday, is out of stakes winner Mycatcandance, by Storm Cat, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Consolidator.

Hip No. 18, a Hard Spun filly consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm was sold to Elisabeth H. Alexander for $100,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Friday, is out of stakes placed Honeypenny, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Millie’s Quest.

For the session, 211 horses sold for a total of $4,949,300, compared with 176 bringing a total of $3,662,500 at last year’s first session. The average was $23,456, up 12.7% from $20,810 a year ago, while the median price rose 68.4% to $16,000 from $9,500 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 21.3%;  it was 27.3% a year ago.  Twenty-four horses sold for $50,000 or more, compared with 14 at the corresponding session in 2011.

The sale concludes Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 341 – 723 will go through the ring. 

June Sale begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age begins Tuesday, June 19th.

There are 689 two-year-olds and 32 older horses cataloged for the two-day sale. Hip No.’s 1 – 340 will sell on Tuesday and Hip No.’s 341 – 723 will go through the ring on Wednesday, June 20th.  Both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The Under Tack show was recorded and videos are available on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They are also available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. 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. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website. 

Flatter filly, Midnight Lute colt fastest at Under Tack finale

A filly by Flatter and colt by Midnight Lute worked quarters :21 flat,  the fastest works at the distance at the third and final session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. Hip No. 498, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes placed Cat Out, by Forest Wildcat. Wavertree also consigned Hip No. 556, a gray or roan Midnight Lute filly out of Deep South, by Unbridled’s Song.

Four horses worked quarters in :21 1/5. Hip No. 491, consigned by Ocala Stud, is a bay filly by Montbrook out of stakes winner Burn Brightly, by American Chance, and is a half sister to stakes winners Dream of Angels and Candrea. Hip No. 653, a dark bay or brown colt by Elusive Quality consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is out of Gypsy Hollow, by Dixieland Band, and is a half brother to stakes winners Gipson Desert and Dixie Emperor. Hip No. 692, a gray or roan gelding by Rockport Harbor consigned by Rice Horse Stables, is out of Our Guardian Angel, by Exploit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Da Devil. Hip No. 722, consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent for Webb Carroll, is a bay colt by Into Mischief out of Golden Works, by Banker’s Gold, a daughter of stakes winner Body Works.

Four horses shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, each working the distance in :10 flat. Hip No. 522, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Freud out of Coming Home Queen, by Came Home, from the family of stakes winner Sheena Native. Hip No. 599, a chestnut colt by Pulpit consigned by Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), Agent, is out of Exogenetic, by Unbridled’s Song, and is a half brother to stakes winner Elusive Horizon. Hip No. 649, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock (Brent and Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a chestnut colt by Notional out of Greer Lynn, by Speightstown, a half sister to graded stakes winners Sing Baby Sing and Roll Hennessy Roll. Hip No. 701, a dark bay or brown colt by Holy Bull consigned by Rod McVey, is out of My Oh My, by Broken Vow, a daughter of stakes placed Sister Stones. 

The session’s and sale’s  fastest three eighths, :33 2/5, was turned in by Hip No. 669, Tiz Sensational, a 4-year-old son of Tiznow consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes placed Six Pack Sally, by Tale of the Cat.

One two -year-old worked three eighths in :33 4/5, Hip No. 503, a dark bay or brown Sarava filly out of Champagneforaqueen, by Overnight Express, a half sister to stakes winner Special Express, consigned by J. Carlos Garcia.

The time equaled the sale’s earlier fastest works at the distance. On Friday it was Hip No. 233, a filly by Exclusive Quality, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent. The gray or roan filly is out of Runaway Silver, by Silver Deputy, a daughter of stakes placed Runaway Cherokee, champion Cherokee Run’s full sister. There were three on Saturday. Hip No. 263, a chestnut colt by Love of Money consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is out of stakes winner Sheza Pretty Gal, by Fast Ferdie. Hip No. 355, King Solomon, consigned by Sescan LLC, Agent, is a bay Double Honor gelding out of Tricky Thunder, by Favorite Trick. Hip No. 447, Ask Simon, consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Simon Pure out of Ashwin, by Groomstick, from the family of graded stakes winner Unpredictable.

Hip No. 699, Chartier, a filly Toccet, worked the session’s fastest half mile in :47 1/5. Consigned by 30 – 30 Farm, the bay filly is out of Lydia Louise, by Southern Halo, and is a half sister to stakes placed Acinonyx.

The entire Under Tack Show’s fastest quarter, :20 4/5, was posted Saturday by Hip No. 408, a filly by Spring At Last consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent. The chestnut filly, out of graded stakes placed Zahwah, by Rahy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Krisada.

Nine youngsters worked eighths in :10 flat at the two previous sessions. Three came on Friday, starting with Hip No. 56, a gray or roan colt by Unbridled’s Song consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, out of Kauai Calls, by Fusaichi Pegasus, and a three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Old Fashioned. Hip No. 105, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a bay filly by Exclusive Quality out of Mad About Julie, by Furiously, a half sister to stakes winners Resting Motel and Presumed Innocent. Hip No. 134, a bay colt by Bernstein consigned by Wavertree Stables Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes winner Miss Mambo, by Kingmambo, and is a full brother to stakes winner Race to Urga.

On Saturday there were six. Hip No. 302, Tizan Honor, consigned by Costanzo Sales, is a chestnut colt by Tiz Wonderful out of Splendid Honor, by Double Honor, a half sister to stakes winner Crusader’s Poetry. Hip No. 316, Bold Thunder, is a dark bay or brown colt by Bold n’ Flashy consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, out of Stormy Kristine, by Storm Creek, a half sister to stakes winner Cruising Executive. Hip No. 390, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Put It Back out of stakes placed White Ruffle, by Vigors, and is a half sister to recently graded stakes placed Gun Boat. Hip No. 402, Hughes the Daddy, a dark bay or brown Henny Hughes colt consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, is out of With Lemon, by Lemon Drop Kid, a half sister to stakes winner and graded stakes placed I Love Silver. Hip No. 440, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Pomeroy out of April True, by Yes It’s True, from the family of stakes winner Clock Tower. Hip No. 463, Final Footnote, a dark bay or brown colt consigned by Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), Agent, is out of Beppin, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Cashel Castle.

 The workouts were recorded and videos will be available on the OBS website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. 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. Under Tack Show results are posted on theOBSwebsite.

There are 689 two-year-olds and 32 older horses cataloged for the two-day OBSsale, beginning Tuesday, June 19th (Hip No.’s 1 – 340) and concluding Wednesday, June 20th (Hip No.’s 341 – 723). Both sessions will get underway at 10:30 a.m. 

Spring At Last filly fastest at second session of June Sale Under Tack Show

Hip No. 408, a filly by Spring At Last consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, worked a quarter in :20 4/5, the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut filly, out of graded stakes placed Zahwah, by Rahy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Krisada.

Three youngsters breezed quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 332, consigned by James Layden, Agent, is a bay filly by Henny Hughes out of Tacticmove, by Deputy Minister, a half sister to graded stakes winner Cat Fighter. Hip No. 453, a bay filly by Smoke Glacken consigned by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of Babe’s Flair, by Capote, a daughter of graded stakes winner Meafara. Hip No. 457, Dangerous Honor, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Forest Danger out of stakes placed Beautiful Honor, by Double Honor.

There were three quarters in :21 1/5. Hip No. 274, consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is a bay filly by Circular Quay out of Sister Charlie, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to stakes placed Hammers Terror. Hip No. 382, a bay filly by Yes It’s True consigned by Robert Brewer, Agent, is out of stakes winner Wage a Penny, by Valid Wager, and is a half sister to stakes winner Vow to Wager. Hip No. 383, Weekend Appeal, consigned by J. Carlos Garcia, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Weekend Cruise out of Waiting Appeal, by Successful Appeal. 

Six youngsters breezed eighths in :10 flat, the session’s fastest works at the distance. Hip No. 302, Tizan Honor, consigned by Costanzo Sales, is a chestnut colt by Tiz Wonderful out of Splendid Honor, by Double Honor, a half sister to stakes winner Crusader’s Poetry. Hip No. 316, Bold Thunder, is a dark bay or brown colt by Bold n’ Flashy consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, out of Stormy Kristine, by Storm Creek, a half sister to stakes winner Cruising Executive. Hip No. 390, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Put It Back out of stakes placed White Ruffle, by Vigors, and is a half sister to recently graded stakes placed Gun Boat. Hip No. 402, Hughes the Daddy, a dark bay or brown Henny Hughes colt consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, is out of With Lemon, by Lemon Drop Kid, a half sister to stakes winner and graded stakes placed I Love Silver. Hip No. 440, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Pomeroy out of April True, by Yes It’s True, from the family of stakes winner Clock Tower. Hip No. 463, Final Footnote, a dark bay or brown colt consigned by Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), Agent, is out of Beppin, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Cashel Castle.

Three youngsters shared honors for the day’s fastest three eighths, each stopping the timer in :33 4/5. Hip No. 263, a chestnut colt by Love of Money consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, is out of stakes winner Sheza Pretty Gal, by Fast Ferdie. Hip No. 355, King Solomon, consigned by Sescan LLC, Agent, is a bay Double Honor gelding out of Tricky Thunder, by Favorite Trick. Hip No. 447, Ask Simon, consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Simon Pure out of Ashwin, by Groomstick, from the family of graded stakes winner Unpredictable.

The third and final Under Tack session begins Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 481-723 are scheduled to breeze. The Under Tack Show is streamed live via theOBSwebsite at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts are recorded and videos will be available on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. 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. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

There are 689 two-year-olds and 32 older horses cataloged for the two-day OBSsale, beginning Tuesday, June 19th (Hip No.’s 1 – 340) and concluding Wednesday, June 20th (Hip No.’s 341 – 723). Both sessions will get underway at 10:30 a.m. 

Exclusive Quality filly, Bernstein and Unbridled’s Song colts fastest at June Under Tack opener

A filly by Exclusive Quality and colts by Bernstein and Unbridled’s Song sped eighths in :10 flat to share honors for the fastest works at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age.

Hip No. 56, a gray or roan colt by Unbridled’s Song consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is out of Kauai Calls ,by Fusaichi Pegasus, and is a  three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Old Fashioned. Hip No. 105, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a bay filly by Exclusive Quality out of Mad About Julie, by Furiously, a half sister to stakes winners Resting Motel and Presumed Innocent. Hip No. 134, a bay colt by Bernstein consigned by Wavertree Stables Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes winner Miss Mambo, by Kingmambo, and is a full brother to stakes winner Race to Urga.

Ten horses worked eighths in :10 1/5. Hip No. 5, Lake Cherrydale,  is a Northern Afleet colt consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent. Hip No. 25, consigned by 30 – 30 Farm, Agent, is a filly by Cowtown Cat. Hip No. 64, also consigned by Eisaman, is a colt by Forestry. Hip No. 71 is a filly by Gaff consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent.  Wavertree Stables Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, consigned Hip No. 92, a filly by Personal First. Hip No. 97, Pass Key, is colt by Keyed Entry, consigned by M & H Training and Sales, Agent. Hip No. 111, Major Blues, is a colt by Any Given Saturday consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent.  Hip No. 129, consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is a filly by Cowtown Cat. Hip No. 130, Stop Sign, is a colt by Pure Prize consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent. Hip No. 152, consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, is a colt by With Distinction. Hip No. 228, Delta Doyenne, is a Flower Alley filly by consigned by Flying Fish, Agent.

Two youngsters worked quarters in :21 1/5, the session’s fastest at the distance. Hip No. 18 is a Hard Spun filly consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Honeypenny, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Millie’s Quest. Hip No. 103 is a colt by Montbrook consigned by Ocala Stud. The bay colt is out of Lucky Trip, by Trippi, a full sister to stakes winners Dream of Angels and Candrea.

Three horses worked quarters in :21 2/5. Hip No. 139, Sunday Choir, is a dark bay or brown filly by High Cotton consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent. She’s out of Monday Saint, by Sweetsouthernsaint, a full sister to stakes placed Synergy. Hip No. 144, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Simon Pure out of Ms Lucille, by Orientate, from the family of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mine That Bird. Hip No. 223, a dark bay or brown colt by Brahms consigned by Ian Vickers, Agent, is out of Rendezvous Sioux, by Cherokee Run, a daughter of stakes winner Secret Rendezvous.

 Hip No. 233, a filly by Exclusive Quality, posted the session’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :33 4/5. Consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, the gray or roan filly is out of Runaway Silver, by Silver Deputy, a daughter of stakes placed Runaway Cherokee, champion Cherokee Run’s full sister. 

The Under Tack Show is streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts are recorded and videos will be available on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. 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. Under Tack Show results are posted on theOBSwebsite.

There are 689 two-year-olds and 32 older horses cataloged for the two-day OBSsale, beginning Tuesday, June 19th (Hip No.’s 1 – 340) and concluding Wednesday, June 20th (Hip No.’s 341 – 723). Both sessions will get underway at 10:30 a.m. 

June Sale Under Tack Show starts Friday

The Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, begins on Friday, June 15th.  Hip No.’s 1-240 will breeze on Friday, Hip No.’s 241 – 480 on Saturday and Hip No.’s 481 – 723 will work on Sunday. All three Under Tack sessions will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and via theBlood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts will also be recorded and videos will be available on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. 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. Under Tack Show results are posted on theOBSwebsite.

There are 689 two-year-olds and 32 older horses cataloged for the two-day OBSsale, beginning Tuesday, June 19th (Hip No.’s 1 – 340) and concluding Wednesday, June 20th (Hip No.’s 341 – 723). Both sessions will get underway at 10:30 a.m.

Both the regular and supplemental catalogs to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age are now available at the sales grounds and  on the company’s website at obssales.com.

The June Sale is the final juvenile sale on the 2012 OBS sales calendar.  OBS juvenile graduates put on a rousing show on the Belmont Stakes undercard, with Trinniberg and Currency Swap running one-two in the Woody Stephens Stakes (G2), reversing the finish of  last summer’s Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Recent graded stakes winning June graduates include May Day Rose, Shkspeare Shaliyah and grade one winner Giant Ryan.  OBS juvenile graduates include 2011 Breeders’ Cup winners Stephanie’s Kitten, Secret Circle and champion Musical Romance. The roster of outstanding OBS juveniles also takes in champion Blind Luck, along with multiple grade one winners Ask the Moon, Plum Pretty, Turbulent Descent and Weemissfrankie. OBS juvenile graduate I’ll Have Another just provided the perfect lead-in to June, flirting with history after winning the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1).

Trinniberg, Currency Swap one-two in Belmont’s Woody Stephens

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Shivananda Racing’s Trinniberg bounced right to the lead in the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont, chased by fellow OBS graduate Currency Swap (March ’11, October ’09). They stayed that way throughout seven furlongs in 1:22 1/5 with Trinniberg scoring by a length and three quarters, reversing their finish in last year’s Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Teuflesberg, now 9-4-2-0 with earnings of $581,300. He was sold for $21,000 by M & H Training and Sales (David & Kaylynn Mc Kathan), Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. under tack link

June Sale Supplemental catalog now available

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

The 43 supplemented horses will sell after the older horse section as Hip# 681 – 723 on the sale’s second day, Wednesday, June 20th.  Catalog pages will only be available at the sales grounds and on the OBS website.  All supplemented horses will breeze at the third Under Tack session on Sunday, June 17th.

There were 653 two-year-olds and 27 older horses already cataloged for the two-day OBS sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19th and 20th. Both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.

There’s a change in format for the Under Tack Show, split this year into three sessions: Friday, June 15th through Sunday, June 17th, beginning each morning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 1-240 will breeze Friday; Hip No.’s 241 – 480 on Saturday and Hip No.’s 481 – 723 go on Sunday.

June Sale Supplemental catalog