The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is set to begin Tuesday, April 16th, and continue through Friday, April 19th. All four session will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Hip No.’s 1-300 (selling Monday, April 22nd) will breeze on Tuesday, Hip No.’s 301-600 (selling April 23rd) go to the track Wednesday; Hip No’s 601-900 (selling April 24th) breeze Friday, and Hip No’s 901-1195 (selling April 25th) will breeze on Friday.
The Spring Sale is scheduled for Monday, April 22nd through Thursday, April 25th with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Since the beginning of 2012, OBS Spring Sale graduates have scored in 109 stakes races, including 34 graded stakes, and won two division championships.
After Dennis O’Neill plucked I’ll Have Another out of the Eisaman Equine consignment on behalf of J. Paul Reddam at the 2011 Spring Sale, his Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) wins propelled him to the Eclipse Award as 2012’s champion 3-year-old male.
The same sale produced Sherry Parboo’s Trinniberg, sold by M & H Training and Sales, Agent. He won four graded stakes at three, and his Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) victory clinched the Eclipse Award as 2012’s champion male sprinter, a year after 2010 April Sale graduate Musical Romance was honored as champion female sprinter.
Graduates of last year’s Spring Sale have won 36 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 Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner Rolling Fog, Saratoga Special (G2) winner Spurious Precision and Risen Star Stakes winner (G2) Ive Struck a Nerve.
Spring Sale graduates Next Question, Turbo Compressor, Turbulent Descent and Unbridled Command also won grade one stakes 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 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.