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 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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