Itsmyluckyday wins Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Stakes

Courtney Heeney photo

Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday took aim at Eclipse Award winner Shanghai Bobby turning for home in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream,collared him a furlong from home and eased away from there to a two length victory. In handing the 2012 juvenile champion his first defeat, he set a new track record, running the mile and a sixteenth in 1:41.81 It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $110,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale. His fourth stakes win gives him a 9-5-1-1 record and earnings of $425,600. watch his under tack video

Champions I’ll Have Another, Trinniberg head grade one parade

2012 Grade One Winners From OBS Two-Year-Old Sales

The Preakness (Tibor Szlavik photo)

J. Paul Reddam’s I’ll Have Another earned his Eclipse Award on the strength of victories in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1). He’s the third OBS two-year-old graduate voted champion 3-year-old male, joining Skip Away and Silver Charm. Undefeated in 2012 with four graded stakes wins, the son of Flower Alley was sold for $35,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, on behalf of Victor Davila at the 2011 OBS April Sale. Retired on the morning of the Belmont Stakes, he ended his racing career with earnings of $2,693,600 and is now standing at stud in Japan at Big Red Farm.  Watch and listen as I’ll Have Another breezes and sells at the 2011 OBS April Sale

The Woody Stephens (Adam Coglianese photo)

Sherry Parbhoo’s Trinniberg is the fourth OBS juvenile graduate to win the Eclipse Award as champion sprinter, joining Cherokee Run, Lost in the Fog and Midnight Lute. He won three graded stakes in 2012, ending the year with a victory in the $1,363,500 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Sold for $21,000 by M & H Training and Sales (David & Kaylynn Mc Kathan), Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale, he has earned $1,483,300 to date. watch his under tack video

 

The Apple Blossom (Coady photography)

Peachtree Stable’s Plum Pretty, winner of the 2012 $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park, was a multiple graded stakes winner of $1,656,700. Her 2011 Kentucky Oaks (G1) victory was the second straight by an OBS two-year-old graduate, following Blind Luck’s win in 2010. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $130,000 by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, at the 2010 OBS March Sale, then sold as a broodmare prospect for $4,200,000 this past November. watch her under tack video

 

 

The Princess Rooney (Coady Photography)

Pinnacle Racing Stables and trainer Bill Kaplan’s champion Musical Romance, winner of Calder’s Princess Rooney (G1) in April, retired from racing a multiple stakes winner of $1,682,855. The daughter of Concorde’s Tune won the Eclipse Award as 2011’s champion Female Sprinter. Sold for $22,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2009 OBS April Sale, she brought $1.6-million as a broodmare prospect in November.  watch her under tack video

 

 

Curlin Stakes (Adam Coglianese photo)

P and G Stables and Off the Hook Racing’s Turbo Compressor won Monmouth’s $505,000 United Nations Stakes (G1) in July, cruising by a length and three quarters. He ended 2012 with a 17-7-2-2 record and earnings of $953,960. The son of Halo’s Image was sold for $22,000 by breeder Bridlewood Farm at the 2010 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

 

 

 

Test Stakes (Adam Coglianese photo)

Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Turbulent Descent won the Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in August. The multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Congrats completed her career with four grade one wins including Saratoga’s prestigious Test Stakes (G1) and earnings of $1,211,640. She was sold for $160,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2010 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video
 

 

 
 

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman’s Eclipse Award finalist Executiveprivilege won four graded races in 2012, including the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and Chandelier Stakes (G1). The 2012 OBS April Sale topper was sold by Eddie Woods, Agent for $650,000. She ended her 2-year-old campaign with five wins in seven starts and earnings of $940,000. watch her under tack video

Featherston, Jacobsen & Miller’s Camp Victory won the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (G1) at Betfair Hollywood Park and ended 2012 with earnings of $547,986. The multiple graded stakes winner by Forest Camp was sold for $90,000 by M & H Training and Sales, Agent, at the 2009 OBS March Sale.  watch his under tack video

Arnold Zetcher’s Rolling Fog was two for two in 2012, winning the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (G1) in his second trip to the post. The colt by Posse was purchased for $62,000 out of the Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl) consignment at the 2012 April Sale. watch his under tack video

John Oxley’s Spring in the Air captured the prestigious $400,000 Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keenleand in 2012, ending her two-year-old season with earnings of $431,519. The filly by Spring at Last was sold for $130,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Next Question achieved grade one status in 2012 with a victory in the $501,200 Nearctic Stakes (G1) at Woodbine. The lightly raced gelding by Stormy Atlantic, consigned by Leprechaun Racing, Agent, to the 2010 OBS April Sale, is now 8-3-1-1 with earnings of $403,013. watch his under tack video

Lakland Farm’s Unbridled Command ended his 3-year-old year with a big run from well back to win the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (G1). It was his fifth straight win and second graded stakes score, and left him with a 10-6-1-2 record and $469,040 in earnings. The colt by Master Command was sold for $28,000 by Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Additional 2012 Breeders Cup Performers

Bluegrass Hall LLC’s Hightail won the $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint in a stretch duel over fellow OBS graduate Merit Man (April ’12). The son of Mineshaft was purchased by trainer D. Wayne Lukas on behalf Brad Kelley’s Bluegrass Hall for $345,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 March Sale. watch his under tack video

Sam Britt and Michael House’s Gabriel Charles found Santa Anita’s downhill turf course to his liking in the $100,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes on Saturday, rallying from just off the pace and then drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Street Hero was sold for $160,000 by Price Thoroughbreds at the 2012 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

I’ll Have Another, Trinniberg win Eclipse Awards

2012 Kentucky Derby – Horsephotos

Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner I’ll Have Another has won the Eclipse Award as 2012′s champion 3-year-old male. He’s the third OBS graduate so honored, joining Skip Away and Silver Charm.  Racing for J. Paul Reddam, he was  four for four in 2012, all in graded stakes, taking the Robert B. Lewis (G2) and Santa Anita Derby (G1) prior to the two classic victories. The son of Flower Alley, purchased by Dennis O’Neill at the 2011 OBS April Sale, was sold for $35,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, on behalf of Victor Davila. Retired on the morning of the Belmont Stakes, he ended his career with a 7-5-1-0 record and earnings of $2,693,600. Watch and listen as I’ll Have Another breezes and sells at the 2011 OBS April Sale

Adam Coglianese photo

Sherry Parbhoo’s Trinniberg is the winner of the Eclipse Award as 2012′s champion sprinter. The now 4-year-old son of Teuflesberg won four graded stakes last year, ending his 3-year-old campaign with a victory in the  $1,363,500 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Trinniberg is the sixth OBS graduate named champion, joining Cherokee Run (1994), Not Surprising (1995), Lost in the Fog (2005), Midnight Lute (2007) and Kodiak Kowboy (2009). Sold for $21,000 by M & H Training and Sales (David & Kaylynn Mc Kathan), Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale, he has compiled a 13-5-4-0 record and has earned $1,483,300 to date. watch his under tack work

Distinctiv Passion, Clawback win stakes at Santa Anita, Aqueduct

Edward J.  Brown, Jr., Alan Klein, Alan and Phillip Lebherz’s Distinctiv Passion set rapid fractions on the lead in Monday’s $75,460 San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita before cruising to his first stakes victory by a length and a half.  That’s three straight wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by With Distinction, sold first by Kaizen Sales, Agent for Plumley Farms at the 2011 OBS January Sale before bringing $65,000 when purchased out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2011 OBS August Sale. He’s now 5-3-0-1 and has earned $120,600.

Adam Coglianese photo

Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Clawback jumped from a December maiden win into the $73,500 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct on Monday and the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Put It Back ran off to a five length victory. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold first by TdM Sales (Tristan and Valery de Meric), Agent at the 2011 January Sale before being sold for $70,000 by Blas Perez, Agent for Blue Top Holdings Stable at the 2012 April Sale. Now 4-2-2-0, he has earned $110,600 to date. watch his under tack video

Golden Mystery, Brigand score in weekend stakes

Courtney Heeney Photo

Farnsworth Stables LLC’s Golden Mystery took charge of Gulfstream’s $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes on Saturday in the upper stretch then pulled away to a 5-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 7-year-old mare by Awesome Again, sold for $27,000 at the 2008 Adena Springs Sale. The win gives her a 37-8-7-4 record and earnings of $450,223. watch her under tack video

 
 

Adam Coglianese photo

Kaleem Shah’s Brigand went to the lead and never looked back in Sunday’s $73,500 TurnoftheCentury Stakes at Aqueduct, winning by 2-3/4 lengths with fellow OBS graduate Socialsaul (August ’09) checking in third. That’s two straight stakes wins for Brigand, who topped the 2011 OBS March Sale when sold by Eisaman Equine for $925,000. The 4-year-old son of Flatter is now 13-5-5-0 and has earned $333,820 to date. watch his under tack video

Golden Mystery, Brigand score in weekend stakes

Courtney Heeney Photo

Farnsworth Stables LLC’s Golden Mystery took charge of Gulfstream’s $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes on Saturday in the upper stretch then pulled away to a 5-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 7-year-old mare by Awesome Again, sold for $27,000 at the 2008 Adena Springs Sale. The win gives her a 37-8-7-4 record and earnings of $450,223. watch her under tack video

 
 

Adam Coglianese photo

Kaleem Shah’s Brigand went to the lead and never looked back in Sunday’s $73,500 TurnoftheCentury Stakes at Aqueduct, winning by 2-3/4 lengths with fellow OBS graduate Socialsaul (August ’09) checking in third. That’s two straight stakes wins for Brigand, who topped the 2011 OBS March Sale when sold by Eisaman Equine for $925,000. The 4-year-old son of Flatter is now 13-5-5-0 and has earned $333,820 to date. watch his under tack video

2012 Kentucky Derby – Horsephotos

Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner I’ll Have Another has won the Eclipse Award as 2012′s champion 3-year-old male. He’s the third OBS graduate so honored, joining Skip Away and Silver Charm.  Racing for J. Paul Reddam, he was  four for four in 2012, all in graded stakes, taking the Robert B. Lewis (G2) and Santa Anita Derby (G1) prior to the two classic victories. The son of Flower Alley, purchased by Dennis O’Neill at the 2011 OBS April Sale, was sold for $35,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, on behalf of Victor Davila. Retired on the morning of the Belmont Stakes, he ended his career with a 7-5-1-0 record and earnings of $2,693,600. Watch and listen as I’ll Have Another breezes and sells at the 2011 OBS April Sale

Adam Coglianese photo

Sherry Parbhoo’s Trinniberg is the winner of the Eclipse Award as 2012′s champion sprinter. The now 4-year-old son of Teuflesberg won four graded stakes last year, ending his 3-year-old campaign with a victory in the  $1,363,500 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Trinniberg is the sixth OBS graduate named champion, joining Cherokee Run (1994), Not Surprising (1995), Lost in the Fog (2005), Midnight Lute (2007) and Kodiak Kowboy (2009). Sold for $21,000 by M & H Training and Sales (David & Kaylynn Mc Kathan), Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale, he has compiled a 13-5-4-0 record and has earned $1,483,300 to date. watch his under tack work

Tale of the Cat filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s Open Session

Hip No. 630, a yearling filly by Tale of the Cat consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Bill Fleming for $57,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay filly is out of stakes winner She’s Sensational, by Point Given.

Hip No. 438, a yearling filly by Summer Bird consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Bill Fleming for $35,000. The dark bay or brown filly, out of Cape North, by Capote, is a half sister to stakes winner Fufty Two.

Nick de Meric, Agent, went to $35,000 for Hip No. 539, a yearling filly by High Cotton consigned by 4 M Ranch, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of King’s Pact, by Slewacide, and is a half sister to stakes winner Thoroughly. 

Hip No. 569, a City Zip filly consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was purchased by Tomas Vargas for $35,000. The chestnut filly is out of Mist Ya, by Runaway Groom, a daughter of graded stakes placed Victory Party.

Hip No. 425, a yearling colt by Forefathers consigned by 4 M Ranch, Agent, was sold to Anthony Costanzo for $27,000. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Belsay, by Leo Castelli, is a half brother to stakes winner Winamac Jack.

Costanzo also paid $27,000 for another 4 M Ranch consignee, Hip No.543, a yearling colt by Grasshopper. The chestnut colt is out of Kylie’s Dream, by Valid Expectations, a full sister to stakes winner Chit Chat Pam.

For the session, 164 horses sold for a total of $1,153,300, compared with 175 bringing $1,305,100 at the corresponding session last year. The average was $7,032 compared with $7,458 in 2012 while the median price was $4,350 compared with $4,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 33.9%; it was 25.5% in 2012.

At Tuesday’s Consignor Preferred session, 93 horses grossed $1,681,900 compared with 71 horses selling for a total of $1,267,000 last year. The average price was $18,085, a gain of 1.3% from $17,845 a year ago, while the median price was $14,000 compared with $15,000 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 35.4%; it was 29% a year ago.

For yesterday’s Horses of Racing Age section, 103 horses brought a total of $1,608,500 compared with 75 horses grossing $1,040,200 in 2012. The average price was $15,617, up 12.6% from $13,869 last year, while the median price was $8,000, up 14.3% compared to $7,000 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 22.6%; it was 24.2% last year.

The sale topper was Hip No. 297, Falling Sky, a 3-year-old colt by Lion Heart consigned by Off the Hook, and sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $425,000. The Lion Heart colt, out of stakes placed Sea Dragoness, by Sea Hero, was a winner at first asking, a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs, and scored in a Gulfstream allowance race December 15th in his only other start.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday & Wednesday, March 12th  & 13th.  The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday & Friday, March 7th & 8th. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 11th

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Consignor Preferred:       Tuesday, January 15, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.             Hip No.’s 1 – 162
Horses of Racing Age      Tuesday, January 15, 2013                                Hip No.’s  163 – 348
Open:                               Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.        Hip No.’s 401 – 693
 
note: Hip No’s 344-348 are supplemental entries 

Falling Sky tops Winter Mixed Sale’s first session

Louise Reinagel photo

Hip No. 297, Falling Sky, a 3-year-old colt by Lion Heart consigned by Off the Hook, went to Justin Casse, Agent, for $425,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. The Lion Heart colt, out of stakes placed Sea Dragoness, by Sea Hero, was a winner at first asking, a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs, and scored in a Gulfstream allowance race December 15th in his only other start.

Hip No. 188, At Large, a colt by Orientate whose three eighths in :32 4/5 was the Under Tack Show’s fastest at the distance, was sold to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $65,000. Consigned by Thoroughbred Friends & Associates, Agent, the 3-year-old dark bay or brown colt is out of Catch Me Deputy, by Silver Deputy, a daughter of grade one winner Family Enterprize.

Hip No. 294, Backfield Run, a 3-year-old filly by Put It Back, was sold to Eddie Plesa Jr., Agent for $60,000. The chestnut filly, who worked three eighths in :33 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Run Like Martha, by Jolie’s Halo, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Birdrun.

Hip No. 296, Nicks World, sold to Charles Cella for $60,000, is a 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate out of Sarah’s World, by Holy Bull. The gray or roan colt, a half brother to graded stakes winner Higher World, was consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent. He worked in :33 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.

 

Hip No. 186, Casual Trick, a 4-year-old stakes placed son of Bernardini consigned by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, was sold to Barry Berkelhammer, Agent, for $55,000. The bay ridgling, who breezed a half mile in :45 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of grade one winner Casual Look, by Red Ransom.

Glencrest Farm went to $80,000 for Hip No. 96, a yearling filly by Quality Road, to top the Consignor Preferred session. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Migrate, by Storm Bird, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Warning Zone.

Hip No. 125, a filly by Summer Bird out of stakes winner Season’s Flair, by D’Accord was sold to F M H B for $65,000. The chestnut yearling filly, a half sister to stakes winner Super Fuse, was consigned by Select Sales, Agent.

Get Away Farm went to $65,000 for Hip No. 129, a colt by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The gray or roan yearling colt is out of Silver Lisa, by Holy Bull, a full sister to stakes winner Mekko Hotke.

Hip No. 78, Lacie Slew, a 6-year-old broodmare prospect by Mineshaft consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, was sold to Live Oak Stud for $62,000. The stakes winning chestnut mare is out of stakes winner Lacie Girl, by Editor’s Note.

The day’s highest priced broodmare was Hip No. 102, Golden Peach, an 8-year-old Touch Gold mare in foal to Scat Daddy, sold to H&E Ranch for $60,000. Consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, the chestnut mare is out of stakes winner Peaks Mill, by Stalwart, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Belgravia.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 103 horses brought a total of $1,608,500 compared with 75 horses grossing $1,040,200 in 2012. The average price was $15,617, up 12.6% from $13,869 last year, while the median price was $8,000, up 14.3% compared to $7,000 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 22.6%; it was 24.2% last year.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 93 horses grossed $1,681,900 compared with 71 horses selling for a total of $1,267,000 last year. The average price was $18,085, a gain of 1.3% from $17,845 a year ago, while the median price was $14,000 compared with $15,000 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 35.4%; it was 29% a year ago.

The Winter Mixed Sale concludes Wednesday with the Open Session, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Bingo fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Louise Reinagel photo

Hip No, 234, Bingo, a 5-year-old stakes winning mare by Bernstein consigned by Moonshadow Farm, Agent, sped a half mile in :45 1/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown mare, out of Isabeau, by Prospector’s Pick, is a half sister to stakes winner Beau Brass. She has earned $208,874 to date.

 

Hip No. 186, Casual Trick, a stakes placed 4-year-old son of Bernardini consigned by Scanlon Training Center, Agent, worked a half mile in :45 3/5. The bay ridgling is out of grade one winner Casual Look, by Red Ransom.

Hip No. 188, At Large, a colt by Orientate consigned by Thoroughbred Friends & Associates, Agent, zipped the day’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 4/5. The unraced dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt is out of Catch Me Deputy, by Silver Deputy, a daughter of grade one winner Family Enterprize.

Two horses worked three eighths in :33 2/5. Hip No. 296, Nicks World, is a 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent. The unraced gray or roan colt is out of Sarah’s World, by Holy Bull, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Higher World. Hip No. 299, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, is an unraced 3-year-old bay gelding by Rockport Harbor out of Sea Way Lady, by Sea Wall, a half sister to stakes winner Everything.

The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index, which also includes the supplemental entries, provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

A total of 641 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 15th   with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The horses (hip numbers 163 – 348) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. Five horses were supplemented to the Racing Age section, boosting the number of horses cataloged to 186. 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. 

Jeranimo wins Santa Anita’s San Gabriel Stakes

B.J. Wright’s Jeranimo came from last in a field seven of with a strong late run, blew past the leaders in midstretch and rolled to a 2-3/4 length win in Sunday’s $150,500 San Gabriel Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. It’s the sixth graded stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Congaree, who also won the San Gabriel in 2010 and was second in the 2011 renewal.  Sold for $50,000 by On Course Sales, Agent, at the 2007 OBS August Sale, he’s now 32-9-6-5 and has earned $1,197,400.

Mucho Mas Macho scores in Gulfstream’s Ft. Lauderdale Stakes

Courtney Heeney photo

Signal Hill Farms’ Mucho Mas Macho had just one horse beaten in the early going of Saturday’s $150,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream, but the 4-year-old colt by Macho Uno came running late on the outside and got up in the final yards to win his first graded stakes race by a neck. The 2011 OBS March graduate, sold by Secure Investments for $19,000, is now 20-5-4-0 with earnings of $227,951.  watch his under tack video

 

 

Adam Coglianese photo

George and Stephanie Autry’s Lady Banks tried stakes company in Saturday’s $75,000 Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct fresh off a maiden special win on December 14th, stayed close to the lead before taking over in the final furlong and eased away to a two length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Railtown Girl (April ’12) checked in third. Sold for $130,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale, the newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $94,600. watch her under tack video

Winter Mixed Sale begins Tuesday; Under Tack Show on Monday

OBS begins its 2013 sale calendar with the annual Winter Mixed Sale. The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer.

A total of 641 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 15th   with hip numbers 1-162 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The horses (hip numbers 163 – 348) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section will sell immediately after the Preferred session. Five horses were supplemented to the Racing Age section, boosting the number of horses cataloged to 186. 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 29 newly turned two year olds and 157 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.

Three-year-old Falling Sky should attract a good deal of attention at the Racing Age section’s Under Tack Show. The Lion Heart colt was a winner at first asking, a good fourth in the Inaugural Stakes on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs, and the Gulfstream allowance win on December 15th in his only other start produced impressive speed figures. Lavalette Gold, a 3-year-old daughter of Circular Quay was second in the Joe O’Farrell Stakes at Calder after a winning maiden special weight debut. She came back and scored in a Gulfstream allowance in her only other trip to the post. Stakes winner Bingo, a 5-year-old daughter of Bernstein with earnings of over $200,000 will also attract considerable attention.

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.

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 OBSwebsite, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBSgraduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBSconsignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale orOBSwebsite, please call (352) 237-2154.

2013 Winter Mixed Sale

Under Tack Show Results

Under Tack Shows: January 16 (Monday) 10 AM
Under Tack Results – 1/16/12 Hip # 163 – 348 (.pdf) including supplements  
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Sale Results REVISED 4/2/13

 Leading Buyers and Consignors Top 20 Horses
Tuesday, January 15 Wednesday, January 16
Results in excel format  Sortable Master Results

 

Catalog

Consignor Preferred:       Tuesday, January 15, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.             Hip No.’s 1 – 162
Horses of Racing Age      Tuesday, January 15, 2013                                Hip No.’s  163 – 348
Open:                               Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.        Hip No.’s 401 – 693
 
note: Hip No’s 344-348 are supplemental entries 

Sortable Master Index 2013 January Index In Excel Format
Entire Sale iPad compatible (Hip # 1 – 693) Entire Sale w/indexes (Hip # 1 – 693)
 Past Performances (Hip # 163 – 348)  
 
                                                     Traditional Index
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Goldencents rolls in Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes

W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racing’s Goldencents tracked the early pace of fellow OBS graduate Manando (March ’12, August ’11) in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3), wore him down in the drive and pulled away to a 1-1/2 length victory. Manando settled for third. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, trained by Doug O’Neill and purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $62,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2012 OBS June Sale. The win gives him a 4-3-1-0 record and $782,000 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

Houyhnhnm Stable’s Great Attack successfully defended his title in Tampa Bay Downs’ $75,000 Turf  Dash Stakes, hitting the front five wide in the final furlong and winning by a length and three quarters over fellow OBS graduate Silver Cloud (April ’10).  It’s the third stakes score for the graded stakes winning three-time OBS graduate, consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent, to the 2008 January and October Sales before being sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, for $37,000 at the 2009 OBS April Sale. The victory gives him a 19-7-4-2 record and earnings of $453,010.  watch his under tack video

Saul and Max Kupferberg’s Sunny Desert ran off her sixth straight win on Sunday, coming from last in a field of four to win $75,000 Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct by a length under a hand ride. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Wild Desert, sold for $2,000 by Quiet Time Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS Fall Mixed Sale. She’s now 11-6-3-0 and has earned $311,750 to date.

Itsmyluckyday romps in Gulfstream Park Derby

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The first Derby of the year goes to Trilogy Stables and Laurie Plesa’s 2012 OBS March graduate Itsmyluckyday,  who took command of the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby at the top of the stretch and cruised to a 6-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Sr. Quisqueyano (January ’11). It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $110,000. The win gives him an 8-4-1-1 record and earnings of $185,600. watch his under tack video

 

 

Hronis Racing LLC’s Sky High Gal took the lead in the stretch of Santa Anita’s $82,000 Blue Norther Stakes on New Year’s Day, then held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Scarlet Strike (March ’12) to win her first stakes race by a nose. That’s three straight wins for the 3-year-old filly by Leroidesanimaux (BGZ), sold for $30,000 by Kenny Lejeune, Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale. She’s now 4-3-1-0 and has earned $120,083.  watch her under tack video

Carolyn Wilson’s Arena Elvira was a neck the best in Aqueduct’s $71,250 Ladies Handicap on New Year’s Day, scoring her sixth stakes victory. The 5-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Ghostzapper is now 17-9-3-3 and has earned $497,396 to date. She was sold by Straightaway Farm Agent, for $210,000 at the 2009 OBS March Sale.  watch her under tack video

Merit Man scores in Gulfstream’s Spectacular Bid Stakes

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Bruce Chandler, Robert H. McKee and James Glavin’s Merit Man is a nose from an unbeaten four for four record after leading all way and taking Gulfstream Park’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes by three quarters of a length on New Year’s Day. The newly turned 3-year-old colt by With Distinction is a two-time OBS graduate, consigned to the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale by Hartley DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent before they sold him for $75,000 at the 2012 April Sale. The only blemish on his 4-3-1-0 record is a nose decision to fellow OBS graduate Hightail (March ’12) in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint in November. His second stakes win leaves him with $292,000 in earnings. watch his under tack video