The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Fall Mixed Sale begins Tuesday, October 15th. A total of 386 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. with hip numbers 1-174 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. Hip numbers 175 – 386 sell on Wednesday, October 16th in the Open Session, starting at 10:30 a.m.
The catalog and pedigree updates may be viewed via a Sortable Master Index in the OBS website at obssales.com. The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The catalog can also be downloaded for iPad use. For more information and to obtain the application go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.
The sale’s 160 weanlings feature the progeny of a sire roster that includes City Zip, Colonel John, Discreet Cat, High Cotton, Kitten’s Joy, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Majesticperfection, Old Fashioned, Proud Citizen, Tale of Ekati, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir. First crop sires represented include Cape Blanco (IRE), First Dude, General Quarters, Gone Astray and Paddy O’Prado.
The list of first crop stallions with in-foal mares in the sale includes Astrology, Creative Cause, and Hansen.
Also featured are mares in foal to a strong group of sires including Archarcharch, Bellamy Road, Big Drama, Broken Vow, Into Mischief, Kantharos, Majestic Warrior, Quality Road, Regal Ransom, Scat Daddy, Sky Mesa, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful.
Fall Sale graduates in the headlines recently include Preston Stables LLC’s Flat Out, sold for $11,000 by Thoroughstock, Agent, in 2006. Still going strong at the age of seven, the son of Flatter accounted for Belmont’s Westchester Stakes (G3) and Suburban Handicap (G2) this year, and passed the $3-million mark in earnings. He’ll be among the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on November 2nd. Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, and Kevin Tsujihara’s millionaire Comma to the Top, a 2008 graduate, has two graded stakes wins to his credit in 2013.