Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty eighth annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 17th. The card, held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, will be run on Tuesday, January 24th with first post at 12:00 noon.
Entries will be taken at the OBS office by racing secretary Jay Friedman, steward Richard Coyne and the racing office staff. They may be reached at (352) 237-2154. Condition books are available at the OBS office or on the OBS website at obssales.com.
There are four races for OBS graduates, restricted to 3-year-olds which have gone through the ring at an OBS sale: the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies and the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings.
Seven Quarter Horses races will be drawn from the condition book which includes maiden, allowance (NW2 or NW in 2016/17), and open allowance races at distances of 220, 330 and 440 yards, with purses up to $7,000.
The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 25th and 26th. The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Consignor Preferred session (Hip No.’s 1 – 192) begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 193 – 297). Thursday’s Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 749) also begins at 10:30 a.m.
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 are available on the OBS website 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 Day of Champions, Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.