The nomination form for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Selected Sale of Yearlings is now available via the OBS website at: obssales.com/OBSPAGES/2017OctoberNominationForm.pdf
The Selected Yearling Sale, long held in August, is now scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th. The Open Yearling Sale will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 11th and 12th.
In addition to getting a new home on the calendar, nominations to the Selected Yearling Sale are now free. Following examination by the selection committee, nominees will be notified as to acceptance by August 3rd.
“We believe the October time slot offers a better overall fit for both consignors and buyers,” said OBS president Tom Ventura when the change was announced. “Moving the sale from August to the milder October weather will be a plus for buyers, consignors and horses.”
The nomination form may be downloaded and returned via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at 352-237-3566.
For more than two decades, the OBS Yearling Sale has produced horses than have competed at the highest levels of the sport in North America and overseas, winning numerous Breeders’ Cup events, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Dubai World Cup. Twenty four Yearling Sale graduates have earned a million dollars or more and six have won Eclipse Awards. Since the beginning of 2016, 94 Yearling Sale graduates have won or placed in 142 stakes races, with 34 grads accounting for 46 stakes victories.
Highlights of the past year include a grade one victory by Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted, who captured Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1) in September. The Florida-bred daughter of The Factor was sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo
Anthony A. Lenci’s Selected Yearling Sale graduate Catalina Red has been a major player in graded stakes on the east coast, highlighted by his leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) last spring. He’s racked up five stakes wins and has earned over half a million dollars. The Florida-bred son of Munnings was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo
Gelfenstein Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Azteca has been competing in top company in California, Kentucky, New York, Florida and Dubai, winning the Pat Day Mile Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs last May and the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in February. He settled for third in his most recent trip to the post in the 2017 Godolphin Mile (G2) at Meydan on the Dubai World Cup card. The son of Freud, who has earned $676,740 to date, was sold by Select Sales at the 2014 August Sale.
Among the most recent Yearling Sale graduates to make the grade is Veb Racing Stable Corp.’s Distinta, winner of the Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream in her last start in March. It was the first stakes win for the mare by Summer Bird, now 22-4-7-3 with $299,715 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Dapple Stud, Agent, for $30,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. selected sale conformation photo
One of the brightest stars to emerge from the 2015 Yearling Sale is Sumaya U.S. Stable’s Malagacy, three for four and a graded stakes winner, and on the Derby trail after taking Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes (G2) in his third start. He had won his first two races by a combined 22 lengths. Consigned to the 2015 OBS August Selected by Stuart Morris, Agent, the son of Shackleford was sold for $130,000. selected sale conformation photo
Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the OBS homepage directs users to either site.
The OBS website has 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 email@example.com.
For more information regarding the October Yearling Sale or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.