The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.
The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes, watch Under Tack videos and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/
A total of 1,208 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 25th – 28th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-302 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 303-604 on Wednesday, Hips 605-906 will be offered Thursday and Hips 907-1208 on Friday
The Under Tack Show will span six days, beginning Monday, April 17th and continuing through Saturday, April 22nd. Hips 1-200 will breeze Monday, Hips 201-400 go on Tuesday, Hips 401-600 on Wednesday, Hips 601-800 go Thursday, Hips 801-1000 on Friday and Hips 1001-1208 go on Saturday. All six sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.
The Spring Sale has long been a dependable source of high class racehorses, producing Classic winners Lil E. Tee, Silver Charm and I’ll Have Another, 25 millionaires and ten champions.
Last year’s sale produced the latest millionaire and champion, Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s Champagne Room, 2016’s champion 2-year-old filly. The daughter of Broken Vow was on the board in four of five starts at two, breaking her maiden in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in her second start, running third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and wrapping up her juvenile campaign with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Trained by Peter Eurton, she has earned $1,310,600 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent, on behalf of her owners. watch her under tack video Champagne Room’s April Sale auction footage
Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike also came out of the 2016 sale. She picked a choice spot to break her maiden, taking the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) in September, with eventual champion Champagne Room (April ’16) settling for third. The daughter of Union Rags, the first grade one winner for her sire, has earned $218,600 to date. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000. watch her under tack video
Last year’s sale also produced Jessamine Stakes (G3) winner La Coronel, Belmont Futurity (G3) winner Theory and Arlington-Washngton Futurity (G3) winner Wellabled. To date, 21 graduates of the 2016 sale have accounted for 27 stakes victories.
Older Spring graduates in the headlines in the past year were headed by J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits, who took his place in the upper echelon of the sprint division and ended 2016 with a victory over fellow April graduate Sharp Azteca in Santa Anita’s $301,380 Malibu Stakes (G1). The 4-year-old son of Posse, who also captured Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July, has earned $815,166 at the races. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca also scored two graded stakes wins himself in the past year, most recently the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in February. The 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, took the Pat Day Mile (G3) at Churchill on Derby Day and has earned $576,740 to date. He was purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video
Long Lake Stable LLC and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo was also a two-time graded winner, taking Gulfstream’s $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) and Monmouth’s $101,000 Violet Stakes (G3). Trained by Chad Brown with earnings $355,530, she was purchased for $225,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
Since the beginning of 2016, 63 Spring Sale graduates have won or placed in 96 graded stakes, with 25 scoring 29 graded wins. A total of 181 have won or placed in 322 stakes races; with 85 accounting for 116 stakes victories.
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 Spring 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 Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.