The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer.
A total of 792 horses have been cataloged to date for the three-day sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 22nd with hip numbers 1- 254 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.
The Thursday, January 23rd session will be devoted to the 188 horses (hip numbers 255 – 442) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section. Past performances are currently available online. OBS is still accepting supplemental nominations, to be sold as Hip No.’s 444 -500.
The Racing Age Section includes 35 newly turned two year olds and 153 older horses. The optional Under Tack Show, set for Monday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website and videos will be posted online and viewable at the sales grounds.
Hip numbers 501 – 850 will sell on Friday, January 24th in the Open Session.
All three sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.
The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year for the first time in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 21st.
The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Discreet Cat, Exchange Rate, First Samurai, Into Mischief, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Macho Uno, Rockport Harbor and Stormy Atlantic.
Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Drosselmeyer, Dunkirk, Giralamo, Pioneerof the Nile, Lookin At Lucky, Paddy O’Prado, Super Saver, Tale of Ekati and Uncle Mo.
Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Afleet Alex, Flatter, High Cotton, Majestic Warrior, Put It Back, Tale of the Cat, Yes It’s True and Wildcat Heir as well as up and comers Archarcharch, Biondetti, Court Vision, Big Drama, Kodiak Kowboy, Sidney’s Candy and Stay Thirsty.
The Racing Age Section has been extremely well received in its first two years. The first year produced a $240,000 sale topper and last year, Falling Sky, a 3-year-old colt by Lion Heart, sold for $425,000. Consigned by Off the Hook LLC, the colt was purchased by Justin Casse, Agent. Racing for Newtown Anner Stud, James Covello and Joseph Bulger, the colt produced immediate dividends, winning the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.
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.
Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.