October Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com. The website features a sortable master index for the catalog and links to daily pedigree updates. The iPad version of the catalog will be available shortly via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog and record notes. It also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

The OBS Yearling Sale moves to October after being held in August for more than three decades. “We are excited about the sale’s new calendar placement,” said OBS director of sales Tod Wojciechowski. “Holding the sale after the conclusion of the boutique race meets at Del Mar and Saratoga will be more convenient for buyers, and gives consignors a more mature product to market. Also, moving the sale to October’s more moderate temperatures will be a plus for buyers, consignors and horses.”

There are 188 yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 188) cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website and the iPad version beginning on or about September 15th. There are 429 yearlings (Hip No.’s 301 – 730) cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set to begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11th.

Supplemental entries are now being accepted for both the Selected and Open Sales. Supplements to the Selected Sale will be sold Tuesday and cataloged beginning with Hip No. 189. Open Sale supplements will be sold Wednesday, cataloged starting with Hip No. 731. Nomination forms for the Selected Sale and Consignor Contracts for the Open Sale can be found online via the OBS website at: http://www.obssales.com/nomination-entry-forms/

The OBS Yearling Sale is a perennial source of high class racehorses, producing winners of graded stakes from coast to coast in North America as well as at Ascot, Dubai and Japan, with 24 Yearling Sale graduates surpassing the million dollar mark in earnings. Recent Yearling Sale graduates include Noted and Quoted, winner of Santa Anita’s 2016 Chandelier Stakes (G1), 2017 La Troienne Stakes (G1) winner Big World, Sharp Azteca, winner of the 2017 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) and Starship Jubilee, who captured this year’s renewals of Woodbine’s Nassau (G2) and Dance Smartly (G2).

The latest Yearling Sale star is Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Run Away, who’s three for three record includes victories in the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes and Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2). He’s set to go as one of the favorites in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) on Labor Day.

The 2017 sale features a strong stallion roster, with yearlings by upper echelon sires Awesome Again, Candy Ride (ARG), Distorted Humor, Elusive Quality, Giant’s Causeway, Kantharos, Kitten’s Joy, Macleans Music, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tiznow and Union Rags.

Traditionally a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, the 2017 October Yearling sale features the offspring of Fed Biz, Goldencents, He’s Had Enough, Mucho Macho Man, Uncaptured, Verrazano  and Will Take Charge.

The sale also features yearlings by promising first crop sires Jimmy Creed, Overanalyze, Shanghai Bobby, Treasure Beach (GB), Violence. and Winslow Homer.

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

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, updated hourly during each session of every 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 obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the October Sale or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.