The dominance of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company in the juvenile marketplace is confirmed by the success of OBS sale graduates at the races. This year is no exception as eight of the twenty OBS graduates entered in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita came out of this year’s OBS juvenile sales. Only three youngsters sold at competing juvenile venues are entered in the four races for two-year-olds at the two-day event at Santa Anita.
Four youngsters are entered in the $2, 000, 000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), seeking to emulate the exploits of previous Juvenile winners Gilded Time (1992) and Favorite Trick (1997).
Reddam Racing, LLC’s Bond Holder and Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC and Peter A. Eurton’s Dance With Fate were one-two in Santa Anita’ $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes (G1). Bond Holder, by Mineshaft, was sold by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, for $125,000 in March. watch his under tack video
Dance With Fate, by Two Step Salsa, was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale watch his under tack video
Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest Titan broke his maiden in Woodbine Swynford Stakes. The Birdstone colt was sold for $475,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video
Team Valor International’s Mexikoma, also by Birdstone makes his stakes debut in the Juvenile. He was purchased for $55,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video
OBS graduates Brave Raj (1986), Stardom Bound (2008) and She Be Wild (2009) won previous renewals of the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and Westrock Stables LLC’s Secret Compass and Reddam Racing, LLC’s Concave will try to add their names to that list. Secret Compass won Santa Anita’s $250,000 Chandelier Stakes (G1). The daughter of Discreet Cat was sold for $425,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2013 March Sale. watch her under tack video
Concave, by Colonel John, sold for $160,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale, captured Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) earlier this year. watch her under tack video
Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory will carry the OBS banner in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). The unbeaten daughter of Artie Schiller, two for two with two graded wins to her credit, comes into the race off an impressive victory in Keeneland’s $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) on October 4th. She beat colts when she broke her maiden in her only other start in Woodbine’s TVG Summer Stakes (G2). Sold for $240,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale, she’s earned $355,908 to date. watch her under tack video
Reddam Racing, LLC’s Ontology, fourth in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2), represents OBS in the $1,000,000 Juvenile Turf. Second in both the Hollywood Juvenile and Oak Tree Juvenile Turf Stakes, the colt by Tapit brought $210,000 when purchased out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video