Revolutionary takes the Louisiana Derby

WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary avoided a repeat of his Withers Stakes (G3) traffic problems by taking the overland route to the lead at the top of the stretch of Saturday’s $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (G2). Although headed by late-running Mylute in mid-stretch, he fought back and edged away in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for 3-year-old colt by War Pass, likely on his way to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a 6-3-1-2 record and earnings of $788,500. He was sold for $235,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. watch his under tack video

Unbeaten Unlimited Budget wins Fair Grounds Oaks

Repole Stables’ unbeaten Unlimited Budget swept to the lead in the upper stretch of the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) on Saturday and eased away in the final furlong to a decisive 1-3/4 length victory. It’s the third straight graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Street Sense, sold for $475,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2012 OBS March Sale. Four for four, she has earned $610,200 to date. watch her under tack video

Saul and Max Kupferberg’s Sunny Desert was away slowly in Saturday’s $75,000 Broadway Stakes at Aqueduct, but got rolling late, took command a sixteenth from home and drew off to a three length victory. It’s the second stakes win of the year for the 4-year-old daughter of Wild Desert, who had a six-race win streak snapped when third in the Top Flight Handicap (G2) on March 2nd. Sold for $2,000 by Quiet Time Farm, Agent, at the 2009 OBS Fall Mixed Sale, she’s now 1113-7-3-1 and has earned $376,750.

Korean Grand Prix winner Gamdonguibada two for two in 2013

Gamdonguibada  Grand Prix 2012_2OBS April graduate Gamdonguibada, who stepped into the record books last December with a victory in the Grand Prix Stakes at Seoul Race Park, is two for two this year after her latest win on March 29th at Busan Gyeongnam. The first filly in twelve years to win the Grand Prix, the 4-year-old daughter of Werblin was sold for $31,000 to KOID Co. Ltd for Park, Kwang-Soon, by The Team, Agent at the 2011 OBS April Sale. She has compiled a 12-8-2-2 record and has earned $1,037,820,000 (KRW) to date, the equivalent of just under $1-million U.S. watch her under tack video

 

Gordol du Mes scores in Milan’s Premio Pisa

Terra de Sienna di Salvatore Simeone’s Gordol du Mes bided his time in the middle of the pack in Sunday’s 123rd Premio Pisa – Trofeo Betflag at Milan, rallied to hit the front a furlong from home then held off a cavalry charge of late runners to win by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt Florida-bred colt by Exchange Rate, consigned by breeder Sienna Farms LLC to the 2011 OBS August Yearling Sale. Two for two this year, he’s now 7-5-1-0 and has earned $91,950. Selected Sale conformation photo

OBS Spring Sale Catalog now on the Internet

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 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 and pedigree updates.

The iPad version of the catalog is now available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, pedigree updates and under tack videos. Users can record notes and the App also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 1,195 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Monday through Thursday, April 22nd – April 25th, beginning each morning at 10:30 a.m. The Under Tack Show runs from Tuesday, April 16th through Friday, April 19th, with all sessions beginning at 8:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 1-300 will breeze Tuesday; Hip No.’s 301-600 on Wednesday; Hip No.’s 601-900 on Thursday; Hip No.’s 901-1195 on Friday. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Bloodhorse websites.

Since the beginning of 2012, OBS Spring Sale graduates have mounted a full scale assault on North American racetracks, scoring in 105 stakes races, including 34 graded stakes, and winning two division championships.

Dennis O’Neill plucked  I’ll Have Another out of the Eisaman Equine consignment for $35,000 on behalf of J. Paul Reddam on the 2011 Spring Sale’s second day. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the colt by Flower Alley followed a promising juvenile campaign with four straight graded stakes wins at three: The Robert B. Lewis (G2), Santa Anita Derby (G1), Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1). Although denied a chance at the Triple Crown, he was voted the Eclipse Award as 2012 champion 3-year-old male.

At the same session, Shivananda Parbhoo paid $21,000 for Trinniberg, a colt by Teuflesberg consigned by M & H Training and Sales, Agent. He too followed a promising 2-year-old campaign with four graded stakes wins at three, ending the year with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). He was voted the Eclipse Award as 2012’s champion male sprinter, a year after 2010 Spring Sale graduate Musical Romance was honored as champion female sprinter.

Graduates of last year’s Spring Sale have won 32 stakes races to date, headed by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman’s sale topper Executiveprivilege.  The daughter of First Samurai, with three graded stakes wins to her credit including the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and Chandelier Stakes (G1), was sold by Eddie Woods, Agent for $650,000.

The 2012 sale also produced Arnold Zetcher’s Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner Rolling Fog, sold for $62,000 by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, as well as Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Saratoga Special (G2) winner Spurious Precision, sold by de Meric Sales, Agent, for $105,000.  

Most recently, Big Chief Racing LLC’s Ive Struck a Nerve won the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds. He brought $82,000 when purchased out of the Mayberry Farm consignment last April.

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.

2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

Sale Results     REVISED 7/10/13

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Monday, April 22 (1 – 300)  Tuesday, April 23 (301 – 600)
Wednesday, April 24 (601 – 900)  Thursday, April 25 (901 – 1195)
Top 20 Horses  

 

Catalog

Hip No.  1 – 300
Monday April 22, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Hip No. 301 – 600
Tuesday April 23, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Hip No.  601 – 900
Wednesday April 24, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Hip No.  901 – 1195
Thursday April 25, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Sortable Master Index  Index In Excel Format
 Book One w/indexes Book Two w/indexes
Entire Sale w/o indexes  
 
                                                     Traditional Index
Dam Index Consignor Index
Sire Index  State-Bred Index
Barn Index Barn Chart

 

Under Tack Show

Hip No.  1 – 300
Tuesday April 16, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Hip No. 301 – 600
Wednesday April 17, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.  601 – 900
Thursday April 18, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.  901 – 1195
Thursday April 19, 2013 8:00 a.m.

 Under Tack Results, Selling Mon. 4/22/13 Hip # 1 – 300
 Under Tack Results, Selling Tues. 4/23/13 Hip # 301 – 600
 Under Tack Results, Selling Wed. 4/24/13 Hip # 601 – 900
 Under Tack Results, Selling Thurs. 4/25/13 Hip # 901 – 1195
 Sortable Results in Excel Format

 Under Tack Videos

Record Smart Strike colt tops March Sale finale

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Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 333, a colt by Smart Strike consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, was sold for $1,800,000 to Stonestreet Stable LLC to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record shattering 2013 March Sale of Selected 2-Year- Olds. The gray or roan colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at last Friday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of graded stakes winner Mini Sermon, by Pulpit. The price equals the previous OBS record, set at the 2006 March Sale. In addition, the sale also broke OBS March records for average and median prices. watch the Smart Strike colt’s  under tack video

Hip No. 276, a colt by War Front consigned by Harris Training Center, Agent, went to Steven W. Young for $600,000. Out of Henna, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), a half sister to graded stakes winner Pomeroy, the bay colt worked an eighth in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 343, Peregrine Falcon, a colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Gary Young, Agent for Deron Pearson, for $485,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in:10 1/5, is out of My Way, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to graded winner Academy Award.

Hip No. 331, a Birdstone colt consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, went to Conquest Stables for $475,000 after working an eighth in :10 flat. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Miner’s Secret, by Mineshaft, a half sister to graded stakes winner Woodlander.

Hip No. 318, a Discreet Cat filly consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold for $425,000 to Westrock Stables LLC. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked a quarter in :21 flat,  is out of Maria’s Pride, by Maria’s Mon, a half sister to stakes winner Smoke Mountain.

Hip No. 220, a colt by Cowboy Cal consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, went to Narvick International for $410,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Fridays’ Under Tack session,  is out of Deceptive, by Clever Trick, and is a half brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner Mizdirection.

John McKay, Agent went to $410,000 for Hip No. 248, a colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 equaled the sale’s fastest, is out of graded stakes winner Fontal (ARG), by Southern Halo.

Hip No. 285, Chisholm, a colt by Congrats consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Cheyenne Stables LLC for $400,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Icy Warning, by Caveat.

For the session 83 horses sold for a total of  $15,077,000 compared with 86 youngsters grossing $12,720,000 at last year’s second session. The average price was $181,651, up 22.8% from $147,907 last year while the median price soared to $135,000 from $110,000 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 27.2%; it was 25.9% a year ago. Fifty-nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 45 last year.

For the entire sale 182 horses sold for a total of $28,871,000 compared with 180 horses grossing $24,739,500 in 2012. The average price was a March record $158,632, up 15.4% compared with $137,442 in 2012 and breaking the sale record average of $143,262 set in 2008. The median price was a record $127,500, compared with the previous sale record of $100,000 equaled a year ago and first set in 2008. The buyback percentage was 22.9%; it was 25% last year.

The next sale at OBS is the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, set for April 22rd through April 25th with Under Tack Shows scheduled for April 16th through 19th.  

Flatter colt tops March Sale’s opening session

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Louise Reinagel photo

Hip No. 143, a colt by Flatter out of Well, by Well Decorated, was sold to L E B for $480,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, was consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. He’s a half brother to graded stakes winner Well Spelled.

Polo Green Stable, Agent, went to $370,000 for Hip No. 120, a Malibu Moon colt consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5, is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet.

Hip No. 148, a filly by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc. (Becky Thomas), Agent bought by Stonestreet Stables LLC for $350,000. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of stakes winner Wild Catseye, by Forest Wildcat.

Hip No. 98, a filly by High Cotton consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, went to Pelican LLC, Peter Miller, Agent, for $340,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Sunshine Song, by War Chant, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Den’s Legacy.

Hip No. 132, a Speightstown colt consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to John McCormack Bloodstock LLC for $330,000. The dark bay or brown colt out of stakes placed Union City, by Dixie Union, worked an eighth in :10 flat.

Wavertree also consigned Hip No. 100, a colt by War Front sold to Barry Berkelhammer, Agent, for $315,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Susan Jane, by Jump Start, a half sister to stakes winner Lydia Jane.

Hip No. 28, a colt by D’wildcat consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, went to Whispering Oaks Farm for $300,000.  The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat, is out of graded stakes winner Rabiadella, by Dynaformer.

Mike McCarty went to $300,000 for Hip No. 36, Angelus, a colt by Empire Maker consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, The dark by or brown colt, out of stakes placed Redhead Riot, by Top Account, worked an eighth in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 58, a Henny Hughes colt consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, was sold to Susan Chu for $300,000. The chestnut colt, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was the Under Tack Show’s fastest at the distance, is out of Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy, a daughter of graded stakes winner Ocean Queen.

For the day, 97 horses sold for a total of $13,544,000, compared with 94 horses bringing $12,019,500 at last year’s opening session. The average price was $139,629, up 9.2% compared with $127,867 last year, while the median price was $120,000, up 23.1% from $97,500 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 20.2% it was 24.2 % a year ago. Sixty-one horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 47 a year ago.

The March Sale continues Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. 

pictures

Tibor photo

Tibor photo

Mark Casse-trained daughters of Spring At Last were one-two in the twenty-fourth runningof the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company hosted its annual Day of Champions race card. The race came down to a replay of last September’s Natalma Stakes (G2) at Woodbine, with Gary Barber and Stoneway Farm’s Spring Venture besting John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air by three quarters of a length, as West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting settled for third. Spring Venture tracked the early pace in second before taking command going to the far turn. Challenged through the lane with the three fillies head and head into the final furlong, Spring Venture surged in the final yards under Jermaine  Bridgmohan to outduel Spring in the Air as Toasting weakened for third. The winner, supplemented to the race, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1: 44 4/5. Sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale, she’s now 6-4-0-0 and has earned $376,821. watch her under tack video

Kenwood Racing LLC’s Michael With Us was a maiden going into the twenty-fourth running of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings, but the three-year-old son of Bluegrass Cat came running late under Hall of Fame  rider Edgar Prado and ran down Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Brazilian Court for a half length victory. Tri-Star Racing, LLC, Joe B. Denson and Brent Gasaway’s Brown Almighty was third. Trained by Stephen L. DiMauro, the winner ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat. Sold by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale, he’s now 5-1-2-2 and has earned $80,320. watch his under tack video

In the afternoon’s first race, the twentieth running of the $50,000 OBS Sprint for 3-year-old fillies, Steve Ballou and Harriet Waldron’s Cor Cor, supplemented to the race and trained by Joan Scott, burst out of the gate at the break to a big lead, set blistering fractions and cruised to a 4-3/4 length victory in a track record equaling 1:09 3/5 for six furlongs. Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Over the Counter settled for second with James and Alice Sapara’s Leinan checking in third. Cor Cor, a Florida-bred daughter of Smoke Glacken, ridden by Scott Spieth, was sold by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale. She’s now 5-4-1-0 and has earned $165,800. watch her under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Conquestor strolled out of the gate in the twentieth $50,000 OBS Sprint for colt and geldings and dropped far off the pace, but the 3-year-old colt by Broken Vow surged four wide around the turn under Gary Boulanger, caught the leaders in mid-stretch and won going away by three lengths. The time for six furlongs was 1:11 flat. Rancho Grande Farm and Ideas Medical’s King Solomon was second; Amaty Racing Stables and Sterling Stables’ Mind Spell checked in third. It’s the first win in three starts for Conquestor, and the first win on the comeback trail for rider Boulanger, returning to the saddle after serious injuries suffered in 2005. Sold by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale, Conquestor has earned $39,644 to date.  watch his under tack video

Spring Venture scores in OBS Championship Stakes

Tibor Szlavik photo

Mark Casse-trained daughters of Spring At Last were one-two in the twenty-fourth running of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company hosted its annual Day of Champions race card. The race came down to a replay of last September’s Natalma Stakes (G2) at Woodbine, with Gary Barber and Stoneway Farm’s Spring Venture besting John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air by three quarters of a length, as West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting settled for third. Spring Venture tracked the early pace in second before taking command going to the far turn. Challenged through the lane with the three fillies head and head into the final furlong, Spring Venture surged in the final yards under Jermaine  Bridgmohan to outduel Spring in the Air as Toasting weakened for third. The winner, supplemented to the race, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1: 44 4/5. Sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale, she’s now 6-4-0-0 and has earned $376,821. watch her under tack video

Tibor Szlavik photo

Tibor Szlavik photo

Kenwood Racing LLC’s Michael With Us was a maiden going into the twenty-fourth running of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings, but the three-year-old son of Bluegrass Cat came running late under Hall of Fame  rider Edgar Prado and ran down Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Brazilian Court for a half length victory. Tri-Star Racing, LLC, Joe B. Denson and Brent Gasaway’s Brown Almighty was third. Trained by Stephen L. DiMauro, the winner ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 flat. Sold by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale, he’s now 5-1-2-2 and has earned $80,320. watch his under tack video

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Tibor Szlavik photo

In the afternoon’s first race, the twentieth running of the $50,000 OBS Sprint for 3-year-old fillies, Steve Ballou and Harriet Waldron’s Cor Cor, supplemented to the race and trained by Joan Scott, burst out of the gate at the break to a big lead, set blistering fractions and cruised to a 4-3/4 length victory in a track record equaling 1:09 3/5 for six furlongs. Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Over the Counter settled for second with James and Alice Sapara’s Leinan checking in third. Cor Cor, a Florida-bred daughter of Smoke Glacken, ridden by Scott Spieth, was sold by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, at the 2012 OBS June Sale. She’s now 5-4-1-0 and has earned $165,800. watch her under tack video

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Tibor Szlavik photo

John C. Oxley’s Conquestor strolled out of the gate in the twentieth $50,000 OBS Sprint for colt and geldings and dropped far off the pace, but the 3-year-old colt by Broken Vow surged four wide around the turn under Gary Boulanger, caught the leaders in mid-stretch and won going away by three lengths. The time for six furlongs was 1:11 flat. Rancho Grande Farm and Ideas Medical’s King Solomon was second; Amaty Racing Stables and Sterling Stables’ Mind Spell checked in third. It’s the first win in three starts for Conquestor, and the first win on the comeback trail for rider Boulanger, returning to the saddle after serious injuries suffered in 2005. Sold by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale, Conquestor has earned $39,644 to date.  watch his under tack video

March Sale begins Tuesday

The 2013 OBS Juvenile Sale season gets underway on Tuesday, March 12th with the first session of the March  Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. There are 345 juveniles cataloged for the two-day sale, streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF and BloodHorse websites.

The sale is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12th and 13th with each session beginning at 11 a.m. Hip No.’s 1 – 172 sell on Tuesday; No.’s 173 – 345 will be offered on Wednesday.

The Under Tack’s show fastest quarter was by Hip No, 58, a colt by Henny Hughes consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, who sped a quarter in :20 3/5 on Thursday. The chestnut colt is out of Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy, a daughter of graded stakes winner Ocean Queen.

On Friday, Hip No. 220, a colt by Cowboy Cal consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, worked a quarter in :20 4/5, fastest of the session  The dark bay or brown colt is out of Deceptive, by Clever Trick, and is a half brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner Mizdirection.

Nine youngsters shared honors for the Under Tack Show’s fastest eighth, each stopping the timer in :9 4/5. On Thursday, it was a trio of fillies. Hip No. 93 is a filly by Colonel John consigned by Day Vista Farms, Agent for Fifty Shades of Racing LLC. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Storm Key, by Storm Cat, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed Desert Key. Hip No. 148, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc. (Becky Thomas), Agent, is a bay filly by Pioneerof the Nile out of stakes winner Wild Catseye, by Forest Wildcat. Hip No. 164, a gray or roan filly by Old Fashioned out of stakes placed Angel Island, by Forestry, is consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent.

The other six worked on Friday. Hip No. 59, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Cowtown Cat out of Sea Saint, by Saint Ballado, and is a half sister to stakes winner Pirate Saint. Hip No. 191, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday out of Cameron, by Rock Hard Ten, a half sister to stakes winner Forest Huntress. Halcyon Hammock also consigned Hip No. 329, a dark bay or brown colt by Roman Ruler out of stakes placed Mila’s Fame, by Aptitude. Hip No. 248, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a bay colt by Discreet Cat out of graded stakes winner Fontal (ARG), by Southern Halo. Hip No. 296, a dark by or brown Yes It’s True filly consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Just for You, by Silver Deputy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Minister’s Melody. Hip No. 333, consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Smart Strike out of graded stakes winner Mini Sermon, by Pulpit.

Rose to Gold takes Oaklawn’s Honeybee Stakes

Coady photographyKathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofani’s Rose to Gold took the lead at the break in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park and never looked back, cruising to a 2-3/4 length victory. That’s two graded stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Friends Lake, consigned by Karrington Stables, Agent, to the 2011 OBS August Sale. Her fourth stakes victory leaves her with a 6-4-1-0 record and $477,889 in earnings.

Currah Stables’s Manuka Honey jumped from a Gulfstream maiden victory to the $59,000 Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, went right to the front and gave nothing else a chance, pulling away to a 7-1/4 length victory. Graded stakes placed at two before breaking her maiden, the 3-year-old daughter of Borrego is now 7-2-2-1 and has earned $97,084. She was sold for $62,000 by Mayberry Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

 

march results

Sale Results

 Leading Buyers & Consignors  Top 20 Horses
Tuesday, March 12 (1- 172) Wednesday, March 13 (173 – 345)
Sortable Results Index Results in excel format

 

Catalog

Hip No.  1 – 172
Tuesday March 12, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Hip No.  173 – 345
Wednesday March 13, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Sortable Master Index  Index In Excel Format
Entire Sale w/o indexes Entire Sale w/indexes
 
                                                     Traditional Index
Dam Index Consignor Index
Sire Index  State-Bred Index
Barn Index Barn Chart

 

Under Tack Show

Hip No.  1 – 172
Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.  173 – 345
Friday, March 8, 2013 8:00 a.m.

 Under Tack Results, Horses Selling Tues. 3/12/13 Hip # 1 – 172
 Under Tack Results, Horses Selling Wed. 3/13/13 Hip # 173 – 345
 Sortable Results in Excel Format

 Under Tack Videos

Cowboy Cal colt quickest at March Under Tack finale

Hip No. 220, a colt by Cowboy Cal consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, worked a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Deceptive, by Clever Trick, and is a half brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner Mizdirection.

Hip No. 318, a Discreet Cat filly consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, worked the same distance in :21 flat. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Maria’s Pride, by Maria’s Mon, a half sister to stakes winner Smoke Mountain.

Two horses worked quarters in :21 1/5. Hip No. 244, consigned by Don R. Graham, is a chestnut filly by Malibu Moon out of stakes winner Fast Deal, by Grand Slam. Hip No. 261 is a chestnut colt by Tiz Wonderful out of stakes placed Glittering Tax, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent.

Six youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5. Hip No. 59, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Cowtown Cat out of Sea Saint, by Saint Ballado, and is a half sister to stakes winner Pirate Saint. Hip No. 191, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday out of Cameron, by Rock Hard Ten, a half sister to stakes winner Forest Huntress. Halcyon Hammock also consigned Hip No. 329, a dark bay or brown colt by Roman Ruler out of stakes placed Mila’s Fame, by Aptitude. Hip No. 248, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a bay colt by Discreet Cat out of graded stakes winner Fontal (ARG), by Southern Halo. Hip No. 296, a dark by or brown Yes It’s True filly consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Just for You, by Silver Deputy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Minister’s Melody. Hip No. 333, consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Smart Strike out of graded stakes winner Mini Sermon, by Pulpit.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website: http://obssales.com/marpreview/2013/

The March Sale is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12th and 13th with each session beginning at 11 a.m. Hip No’s 1 – 172 sell on Tuesday; Hip No.’s 173 – 345 on Wednesday.

The OBS Day of Champions Races will be run on Monday, March 11th with first post time at 1:00 p.m.

Henny Hughes colt fastest at March Sale Under Tack opener

Hip No, 58, a colt by Henny Hughes consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, sped a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut colt is out of Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy, a daughter of graded stakes winner Ocean Queen.

Hip No. 50, a Henny Hughes colt consigned by Ocala Stud, worked the same distance in :21 flat. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Running Bobcats, by Running Stag.

Two youngsters worked quarters in :21 2/5. Hip No. 133, consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, is a bay colt by Into Mischief out of Value Vetted, by Value Plus. Hip No. 163, Yesiamtalkintoyou, consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, is a bay colt by Yes It’s True out of Andrea Gail, by Storm Bird, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Areyoutalkintome.

Three fillies shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth mile breeze, stopping the timer in :9 4/5. Hip No. 93 is a filly by Colonel John consigned by Day Vista Farms, Agent for Fifty Shades of Racing LLC. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Storm Key, by Storm Cat, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed Desert Key. Hip No. 148, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc. (Becky Thomas), Agent, is a bay filly by Pioneerof the Nile out of stakes winner Wild Catseye, by Forest Wildcat. Hip No. 164, a gray or roan filly by Old Fashioned out of stakes placed Angel Island, by Forestry, is consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent.

Ten youngsters worked eighths in :10 flat. Hip No. 18 is a filly by Proud Citizen consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, out of Polish Affair by Polish Numbers, a daughter of graded stakes winner True Affair. Hip No. 28, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a colt by D’wildcat out of graded stakes winner Rabiadella, by Dynaformer. Hip No. 38, Yankee Dime, consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a Dixie Union colt out of graded stakes placed Renaissance Lady, by A.P. Indy. Hip No. 47, Harpooned, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc. (Becky Thomas), Agent, is a colt by Elusive Quality out of Rubicat, by Storm Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Strut the Stage. Hip No. 48, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent,  is a Malibu Moon colt out of Runaway Ransom, by Cherokee Run, a half sister to graded stakes winner Regal Ransom. Hip No. 66, consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, is a colt by Grand Slam out of Serena Ballerina, a daughter of graded stakes winner Do The Honors (IRE). Hip No. 97, Mariah’s Sundown, consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, is a Northern Afleet colt out of Sun Lucky, by Menifee, a daughter of stakes winner Sun Luck. Hip No. 105, Stevie, is a colt by Teuflesberg out of stakes placed Tackalac, by Known Fact, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. Hip No. 125, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a Zensational colt out  of Turtle Creek Babe, By Grand Slam, a daughter of graded stakes placed Cyclorama. Hip No. 132, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a colt by Speightstown out of stakes placed Union City, by Dixie Union.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com.

The Under Tack Show continues Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. Hip numbers 173 – 345 are scheduled to breeze.

Spring in the Air, Spring Venture head OBS Championship Stakes

Spring comes early to Ocala as graded stakes winners Spring in the Air and Spring Venture headline the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes as OBS holds its 24th annual Day of Champions race card on Monday, March 11th.

The four races, for three-year-olds who have gone through the ring at an OBS sale, offer purses totaling $300,000 and will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF and Bloodhorse websites. Post time for the first race is 1:00 p.m.

Trainer Mark Casse will saddle both daughters of Spring at Last in the mile and a sixteenth OBS Championship Stakes for fillies, the third race on the card. John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air’s juvenile campaign was highlighted by her victory in the prestigious Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. Patrick Husbands, who rode her in the Alcibiades, has been named to ride.

Spring Venture, supplemented to the race by Casse for owners Gary Barber and Stoneway Farm LLC, beat Spring in the Air last fall in the Natalma Stakes (G2) at Woodbine then returned to score in the Mazarine Stakes (G3).  Luis Saez has the riding assignment.

The field in post position order: Gold Square LLC’s Wickapecko, Joe Rocco; Christine Vogt’s Cotton Pickin, Ronnie Allen Jr.; Maestre Racing Stable and Joseph A. Arango’s One Eye Cap, Eddie Dominguez; Pinnacle Racing Stable’s Cupids Messenger, Juan Leyva; Spring Venture; West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting, Joel Rosario; Rich Cecrle and Jennifer Hayford-Quinones’s Time Is Forever, Alex Gonzalez; Spring in the Air. All carry 120 pounds.

The afternoon’s final race is the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings at a mile and a sixrteenth.  The race drew a field of nine, headed by TriStar Racing LLC, Joe B. Denson and Brent Gasaway’s graded stakes placed Brown Almighty, winner of the Sunny’s Halo Stakes on the turf at Louisiana Downs last summer. The first stakes winner for sire Big Brown, he ships in from Oaklawn Park for trainer Tim Ice and will be ridden by Terry Thompson.

Mark Casse sends out graded stakes placed Indiano Jones and stakes placed Sky Commander for John C. Oxley. Joel Rosario will ride Indiano Jones while Patrick Husbands will be aboard Sky Commander.

Pinnacle Racing Stables’ Uptown Anthem, on the board in three stakes at Calder at two, ships in for trainer Bill Kaplan. The gelding by Gotcha Gold will be ridden by Juan Leyva.

Todd Pletcher has supplemented Barber & Barber’s Jack Milton to the OBS Championship. The War Front colt won at first asking at Gulfstream and was second in a good effort in his only other start. Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, aboard in both races, again has the assignment.

The field in post position order: Sky Commander; Tami Dellatore-Bobo’s Hesa Big Dude, Jesse Campbell; Indiano Jones; Kenwood Racing LLC’s Michael With Us, Edgar Prado; Michael L. Reavis’ Rico Suave, Ronnie Allen Jr.; Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Brazilian Court, Joel Rosario; Uptown Anthem; Brown Almighty; Jack Milton. All will carry 122 pounds.

Stakes winners Cor Cor and Leinan get top billing in the first race on the card, the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for fillies at six furlongs. Steve Ballou and Harriet Waldron’s Cor Cor comes in off a 4-1/2 length victory in the Battle of New Orleans Stakes on the turf at Fair Grounds. The Florida-bred filly by Smoke Glacken, a supplemental entry, suffered her only defeat when second to the highly regarded Kauai Katie Gulfstream’s Old Hat Stakes (G3) on New Year’s Day after winning Tampa’s Sandpiper Stakes in December. Scott Spieth will ride for trainer Joan Scott.

James and Alice Sapara’s Leinan ended her juvenile campaign in style with a win in Woodbine’s Glorious Song Stakes in November The Florida-bred Bwana Charlie filly comes in with earnings of $145,773 for trainer Josie Carroll. Joel Rosario has been named to ride.

Here are the horses and riders in post position order for the six furlong race for 3-year-old fillies: Bernard G. Schaeffer’s Wild For Love, Joe Rocco; John C. Oxley’s Send An Angel, Gary Boulanger; Equels Marro Racing LLC’s Circular Rainbow, Antonio Gallardo; Klaravich Stables, Inc. and  William Lawrence’s Over the Counter, Luis Saez; K.K. & V. Devi Jayaraman’s Baby Princess, Manoel Cruz; Cor Cor; Robert  A. Norman’s Dreamlicious, Juan Leyva; Leinan; Rodney R. Rowles’ Bwana Go Fast, Jermaine Bridgmohan. All will carry 120 pounds.

Seven will go in the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for colts and geldings, headed by Amaty Racing Stables and Sterlng Stables’ Mind Spell, third last out in a sharp effort in a Tampa Bay Downs allowance. The Florida-bred son of Proud Accolade, trained by Jason Dacosta, will be ridden by John Velazquez.

The field in post position order: Tommy Roberts Racing Stable LLC’s Capital City, Joel Rosario; Tom Gregerson’s Rammer, Jose A. Garcia; Alan J. Garey’s Dixie Deputy, Luis Saez; Rick Shanley’s Pro Prospect, Edgar Prado; Mind Spell; John C. Oxley’s Conquestor, Gary Boulanger; Rancho Grande Farm Inc. and Ideas Medical, Inc.’s King Solomon, Federico Mata. All will carry 122 pounds.

For more information regarding the OBS Championship Stakes, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com

March Sale Under Tack Show begins Thursday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training is set for Thursday and Friday, March 7th and 8th at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-172 will breeze on Thursday and Hip No’s 173-345 will work on Friday.

The March Sale is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12th and 13th with each session beginning at 11 a.m. The OBS Day of Champions Races will be run on Monday, March 11th with first post time at 1:00 p.m.

OBS March graduates are again competing successfully at racing’s highest levels, with two of last year’s March graduates in serious contention for the classics. Revolutionary overcame a nightmare trip to win the Withers (G3) at Aqueduct and Itsmyluckyday handed Eclipse Award winner Shanghai Bobby his first defeat in the Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream. Alcibiades Stakes (G1) winner Spring in the Air came out of last year’s sale as did unbeaten graded stakes winner Unlimited Budget. Hopeful Stakes (G1) winner Currency Swap carried the 2011 March  Sale banner to a graded stakes victory in 2012, as did Hierro, Stealcase, Mucho Mas Macho, Secret Circle and Unbridled’s Note. Plum Pretty came out of the 2010 sale to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2011 and  Oaklawn’s Apple Blossom (G1) last year. Still going strong at six, 2009 graduate Camp Victory added Hollywood’s Triple Bend Handicap (G1) to his resume in 2012.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-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, Hampton Inn & 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. 

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