The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer.
A total of 636 horses have been cataloged to date for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 15th with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The 181 horses (hip numbers 163 – 343) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. OBS is accepting supplemental nominations for the Horses of Racing Age section through Friday, December 21st .Supplements to the Racing Age section will begin with hip number 344. Past performances are currently available online.
Hip numbers 401 – 693 sell on Wednesday, January 16th in the Open Session. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m.
The Racing Age Section includes 26 newly turned two year olds and 155 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online as well as viewable at the sales grounds.
The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Flower Alley, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Kittens’ Joy, Mineshaft and Tale of the Cat. Florida-based stallions represented by yearlings in the sale include Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Circular Quay, High Cotton and Put It Back.
Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Desert Party, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Quality Road, Street Boss, Super Saver and Zensational as well as Florida-based Cool Coal Man and Kantharos.
Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Big Brown, Elusive Quality, Proud Citizen, Scat Daddy, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Big Drama, First Dude and Pioneerof the Nile.
Stakes winner Bingo, a 4-year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings over $200,000 is sure to attract attention in the Horses of Racing Age category as well as the 2-year-old colt Falling Sky, by Lion Heart, a winner at first asking and a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs. Falling Sky returned to the races on Saturday, December 15th and won an allowance race at Gulfstream. Lavalette Gold, a 2-year-old daughter of Circular Quay, second in the Joe O’Farrell Stakes at Calder, scored in a Gulfstream Park allowance on Sunday, January 16th. Channel of Gold, a 2-year-old daughter of Bernardini, showed promise finishing 3rd at Calder in only her second start.
Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.
Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBSconsignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to email@example.com.
For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.