Nineteen OBS grads set to run in the Breeders’ Cup

W.C. Racing’s Goldencents and Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, Paul Weitman’s Secret Circle are back to defend their titles as they head a contingent of 19 OBS graduates at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday.

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Goldencents

Goldencents, winner of Del Mar’s Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) this summer, is seeking to repeat in Friday’s $1,000,000 Dirt Mile (G1) and comes into the race off a nose defeat in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) in early October. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, with five graded stakes wins to his credit and nearly $2.5-million in earnings. He was purchased by Dennis O’Neill, who bought him for $62,000 from Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent for Webb Carroll, at the 2012 June Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Secret Circle

Secret Circle, who won the 2013 Sprint (G1) off a single prep race, comes into Saturday’s $1,500,000 2014 renewal off a third place finish behind Rich Tapestry (IRE) and Goldencents in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). Trained by Bob Baffert, the 5-year-old son of Eddington was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Winner of the Southwest (G3) and Rebel Stakes (G2) at three, his resume boasts seven wins from eleven starts, three graded stakes wins and just under $2-million in earnings.  watch his under tack video

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Palace

Secret Circle will be joined in the starting gate by Antonino Miuccio’s Palace, trained by Linda Rice and winner of three graded stakes in 2014 including the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) and Forego Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Claimed by his current connections, the 5-year-old son of City Zip was sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. A winner of 11 of 22 lifetime starts, he has earned more than $1.3-million to date. watch his under tack video

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V. E. Day

Magalen O. Bryant’s V. E. Day, who carries the OBS banner into Saturday’s $5,000,000 Classic, was overlooked at 19-1 prior to the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga despite coming into the race off three straight wins. But the 3-year-old colt by English Channel put in a determined run down the stretch that ended in victory by a nose over stablemate Wicked Strong. Trained by Jimmy Jerkens, he was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 March Sale and sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Unraced at two, he’s now 7-4-1-0 and has earned $859,010. watch his under tack video

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Carpe Diem

The stakes will be high when WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s unbeaten Carpe Diem and Richard C. Pell’s Calculator go to the post in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Carpe Diem, saddled by Todd Pletcher, comes into the race off a six length victory in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland following an impressive win at first asking at Saratoga. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway was a $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 March Sale. He was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Calculator, trained by Peter Miller, chased the talented American Pharoah up and down the west coast in September, finishing second in both the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and FrontRunner Stakes (G1)  at Santa Anita. Miller signed the ticket when the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by In Summation was sold for $132,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, LLC & Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners’ Offering Plan runs in Friday’s $1,000,000 Juvenile Turf (G1). He comes into the race off a third place finish in Belmont’s Pilgrim Stakes (G3) after winning a Saratoga maiden special in his debut in August. The 2-year-old Spring At Last colt was sold for $135,000 by Mayberry Farm, Agent, at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Three OBS graduates are entered in Friday’s $1,000,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). Savino A. Capilupi’s Nicky’s Brown Miss was a maiden going into the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes in September, but came home a stakes winner, drawing away in the stretch to a 2-3/4 length victory. Trained by her owner, the 2-year-old Big Brown filly has earned $133,847. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she breezed and eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Destiny Oaks of Ocala LLC’s Quality Rocks is two for three and a graded stakes placed stakes winner. Trained by Bill Mott, the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Rock Hard Ten comes into the race off a second place finish in Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G3) after scoring in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes in September. She was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2013 August Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Long Lake Stable LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo, trained by Chad Brown, was a winner at first asking in an $83,000 maiden special on the Saratoga turf course in August and then was second in her only other start, the Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) at Belmont in late September. The 2-year-old More Than Ready filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, was sold for $225,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2014 April Sale. watch her under tack video 

Another trio of 2-year-old fillies will represent OBS in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Todd Pletcher sends out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Feathered, third last time out in the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie was sold for $300,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2014 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video 

Fink, La Vida Loca Racing Stable LLC, Rogitz, Silverstein et al’s Hennythelovepenny steps into stakes company for the first time in the race after a runaway maiden special victory over the Santa Anita surface. She was purchased by trainer Peter Miller for $45,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after the 2-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Wonder Gal

Wonder Gal, owned by Treadway Racing Stable and trained by Leah Gyarmati, has never been off the board in three starts. After breaking her maiden in Belmont’s Lynbrook Stakes by 14 lengths in July, she comes into the Juvenile Fillies off a second place finish in the Frizette (G1) at Belmont earlier this month. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, the 2-year-old Tiz Wonderful filly breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeff Treadway for $210,000 at the 2014 March Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Parranda

Campbell, Clark, Gatto Racing, LLC, Jerry Hollendorfer and Skoda’s Parranda and Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten take on their division’s best in Friday’s $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1). Parranda has enjoyed success on both coasts in 2014, winning Gulfstream’s Suwannee River Stakes (G3) along with Santa Anita’s Wilshire (G3) and Royal Heroine Stakes (G2). The 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, now trained by Hollendorfer, was sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 April Sale. With six stakes wins to her credit, she’s earned over $800,000.  watch her under tack video

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Stephanie’s Kitten

Stephanie’s Kitten comes into the race fresh from a victory in Belmont’s $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) in September. It’s the third grade one win for the 5-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, trained by Chad Brown. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show, she has racked up six graded stakes wins and more than $2.2-million in earnings. watch her under tack video

Saturday’s $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) has attracted a pair of OBS graduates, with Martin Racing Stable LLC’s Marchman and Lanni Family Trust’s Reneesgotzip set to try their luck on the downhill course.

Martin Racing Stable LLC’s Marchman, trained by Keith Desormeaux, posted two straight graded stake wins in 2014, taking Keeneland’s Shakertown Stakes (G3) in April and then scoring in Churchill’s Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (G3) in May. The 4-year-old Sharp Humor colt, who has earned over $400,000 to date, was sold for $90,000 by Seahorse Stables LLC, Agent, at the 2012 April Sale after he breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Lanni Family Trust’s Reneesgotzip is back for her third try in the Turf Sprint, third to Mizdirection in 2012 and second to her again last year. Prepped by trainer Peter Miller, she comes into the race off a victory in the C.E.R.F. Stakes at Del Mar after a third place finish in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at the seaside course. Sold by Ricky Leppala, Agent, for $45,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2011 April Sale, she’s bankrolled $869,860 to date. watch her under tack video

Big John B, claimed on behalf of Michael House by trainer Philip D’Amato at Keeneland in April, has paid big dividends, and comes into the $3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) off a third place finish in the Santa Anita’s John Henry Turf Championship Stakes (G1). Two back, he was a 5-1/2 length winner of the Del Mar Handicap (G2). The 2011 June graduate was sold for $30,000 by Flying Fish, Agent after the now 5-year-old Hard Spun gelding worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. He has earned just short of $500,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute, trained by James Cassidy, goes after his third straight graded stakes win in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). The 4-year-old colt by Lion Heart took the Eddie Read Stakes (G1) at Del Mar and then returned for an encore in the Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2).  He was purchased by Marilyn Braly for $310,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2012 March Sale on the recommendation of Gary Young after he worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Actor, Control Stake one-two in Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs

Thoroughbred Champions Training Center’s Golden Actor shipped to Louisiana off a maiden special win in Miami on October 13,  took command of Saturday’s $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs after turning for home and drew off to a 4-12 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Control Stake (August ’13).  Consigned by his present connections to the 2014 OBS June Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Curlin breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-1-0, he has earned $148,800. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Miss Chatelaine is two for two and a stakes winner after circling the field from far back in Saturday’s $100,000 Chelsea Flower Stakes on the turf at Belmont, hitting the front in the final sixteenth and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old daughter of Pulpit, consigned to the 2014 OBS March Sale by King’s Equine, Agent, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  She has earned $105,000 to date. watch her under tack video

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Champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound’s full brother tops Fall Sale’s Racing Age Section

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Hip No. 532, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the  Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, a full brother to champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound, breezed three eighths in :33 3/5 at Monday’s Under Tack Show. He’s out of graded stakes placed stakes winner My White Corvette, by Tarr Road.

Amy Tarrant went to $180,000 for Hip No. 554, an unraced daughter of Medaglia d’Oro whose three eighths in :32 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show.  Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 561, a son of Arch consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Jena Antonucci, Agent for Gallo Stable, for $75,000. The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, is out of  Star Dixie, by Dixie Union, from the family of stakes winner  Rose Park.

Hip No. 530, a son of Tale of the Cat consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $65,000. The unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack session, is out of Miss Fremont, by Rahy, from the family of grade one stakes winner Dixie Union..

Hip No. 503,  Joe Tess, a stakes placed son of Macho Uno consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC & George Bolton, went to  Emerald Spring Stable for $55,000. The 4-year-old gelding is out of graded stakes placed Forty Moves, by Gold Fever.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, who worked the session’s fastest quarter in :20 2/5 was sold for $50,000 to Inversiones F. I.  The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

For the Racing Age Section, 50 horses sold for a total of $1,308,500, averaging $26,170 with a $11,750 median figure. The buyback percentage was 27.5%. There was no corresponding session in 2013.  

The Open Session topper was Hip No. 323, Moored, a daughter of Mr. Greeley consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Machmer Hall for $52,000. The 3-year-old bay mare, a half sister to graded stakes winner Western Smoke out of Echo Harbor, by Boston Harbor, is in foal to Crown of Thorns. Her 2-year-old half brother by Lookin At Lucky, One Lucky Dane, was a 9-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Santa Anita on October 4th.

Hip No. 437, Circuit Breaker, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a stakes placed mare by Yes It’s True, sold to Juan Centeno & Isidro Centeno for $28,000. The 11-year-old chestnut mare, in foal to New Year’s Day, is out of grade one winner Shocker T, by Nodouble.

Hip No. 365, a Discreetly Mine filly consigned by Triple L Sales, Agent, was sold to Etarip Stables, Inc. for $25,000. The bay weanling filly is out of Letha B, by Wild Rush, from the family of stakes winner Pretty Tricky.

For the Open session, 124 horses brought a total of $608,900, compared with 155 selling for a total of $1,508,100 in 2013. The average was $4,910, compared with $9,730 a year ago, median price was $3,000 compared with $5,200 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.5%; it was 16.7% a year ago.

Next on the OBS calendar is the OBS Championship Stakes, set for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. The Winter Mixed Sale & Horses of Racing Age Section is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th – 29th. The Under Tack Show is set for Monday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.

Alexandra’s Grace tops Fall Sale’s Consignor Preferred Session

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Hip No. 149, Alexandra’s Grace, a mare in foal to Bodemeister consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, was sold to Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey for $120,000 to top the Consignor Preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The 5-year-old bay mare, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Consolidator, is out of stakes winner Mycatcandance, by Storm Cat.

The highest priced weaning was Hip No. 69, a daughter of Lookin At Lucky consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Belle Glos Farm for $87,000. The chestnut filly, a half sister to recent Arlington-Washington Stakes winner Quality Rocks, is out of Elusive Virgin, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Purely Cozzene.

Hip No. 108, Paper Plane, a stakes placed daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus in foal to Scat Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to France Weiner for $72,000. The 6-year-old bay mare is out of Honor Lass, by Honor Grades, a half sister to graded stakes winner Vesta.

Albert Davis went to $60,000 for Hip No. 38, a weanling bay filly by Into Mischief consigned by Tonya Jurgens, Agent. She’s out of stakes winner Carl’s Frosty Girl, by Pulling Punches.

Hip No. 65, a chestnut weanling colt by Cape Blanco (IRE) consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Machmer Hall & Grey Dawn Stables & France Weiner for $60,000. He’s out of Dove Creek, by Dove Hunt, and is a half brother to stakes winner Moneigh Lisa.

Hip No. 179, Kelwynne, a broodmare prospect by Yes It’s True consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Becky Thomas & Justin Casse, went to H & E Ranch for $60,000. The 4-year-old bay filly is out of stakes placed Quanah County, by Valid Expectations, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Quantum Miss.

Pro Flow went to $60,000 for Hip No. 195, a daughter of Old Fashioned consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The bay weanling filly is out of Sexy Suzy, by After Market, from the family of graded stakes winner Purely Cozzene.

Hip No. 12, a weanling daughter of Astrology consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, was sold to Ju Ju Beans for $52,000. The bay filly is out of Yang N Ying, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Cryptograph.

Hip No. 45, a weanling filly by Dominus consigned by Silver Oaks Farm, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse for JSM Equine LLC for $50,000. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Classy Daniela, by Regal Classic.

For the session, 130 horses sold for a total of $2,136,400, compared with 121 horses selling for a total of $2,724,500 at last year’s Consignor Preferred session. The average was $16,434 compared with $22,517 in 2013 while the median price was $9,250, compared with $18,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 34%; it was 12.3% a year ago.

The Fall Mixed Sale concludes on Wednesday with an Open session (Hip No.’s 239 – 470) beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 471 – 575).

Da Stoops colt, Medaglia d’Oro filly fastest at Fall Sale Under Tack Show

A colt by Da Stoops and a filly by Medaglia d’Oro worked three eighths in :32 3/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.

Hip No. 508, Greg Rules Da, a 2-year-old colt by Da Stoops consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced dark bay or brown colt out of Hines Farley Rules, by King of Kings (IRE), from the family of graded stakes winner Shrike. Hip No. 554, an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 490, Dancebythelight, an unraced 3-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, sped the distance in :32 4/5. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, the bay filly is out of Crescent Moon, by Seeking the Gold, and is a half sister to stakes placed Lake Victor.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, worked the session’s fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 2/5. The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

Hip No, 491, an unraced 2-year-old filly by Concerto also consigned by Ocala Stud, worked a quarter in :20 3/5. She’s out of Cutoffs, by Notebook, a full sister to stakes winner Special Report and a half sister to graded stakes placed Stopspendingmaria.

Three horses worked quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 474, consigned by Ocala Stud, is an unraced 2-year-old chestnut filly by Montbrook out of Western Tornado, by Proud Citizen, from the family of graded stakes winner Critical Eye. Ocala Stud also consigned Hip No. 546, an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown gelding by Montbrook out of stakes winner Running Bobcats, by Running Stag, and is a half brother to Japanese champion OBS graduate Asia Express. Hip No. 481, consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Temple City out of Bestow Her Crown, by Crown Ambassador, from the family of graded stakes winner Sir Shackleton.

Five horses shared honors for the day’s quickest eighth mile breeze, each stopping the timer in :10 1/5. Hip No. 505, consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt by Midshipman out of Ghostly Fast, by Ghostzapper, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Jena Jena. Harrison also consigned Hip No. 568, an unraced 2-year-old bay filly by Majesticperfection out of stakes placed Thealka, by Houston.  Hip No. 544 is an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Tiz Wonderful consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, out of Royal Sky, by Royal Academy, a half sister to stakes placed Grim Reaper. Hip No. 556, consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old Bernstein filly out of Shining Prospect, by Lycius, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Duff. Hip No. 571, consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, is an unraced chestnut 2-year-old colt by Midshipman out of Truely Genuine, by Yes It’s True, a half sister stakes placed Angel’s Glory.

The lone supplement to the sale is Hip No. 575, Well Composed, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, a 2-year-old chestnut filly by First Samurai, out of stakes placed Patience Pays, by Fusaichi Pegasus. She comes into the sale fresh from a $90,000 maiden special victory at Kentucky Downs on September 24th.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com.

The Fall Mixed Sale starts Tuesday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m. The Horses of Racing Age section begins immediately following the Open Session on Wednesday, October 15th

Fall Mixed Sale begins Tuesday; Under Tack Show Monday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Winter Mixed Sale begins Tuesday, October 14th.  A total of 575 horses has been cataloged for the two day auction, beginning with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by Hip Numbers 471 – 575 in the Horses of Racing Age section, which includes a supplement (Hip No. 575) to the sale. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The optional Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The catalog for the entire sale may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

A separate catalog for the Racing Age section in printed form is available at the sales grounds.

The iPad version of the entire sale catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The app allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 210 weanlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Curlin heads the roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Bellamy Road, Into Mischief, Lookin At Lucky, Quality Road, Super Saver, Tiz Wonderful and Warrior’s Reward, as well as Florida-based Awesome of Course, High Cotton, Kantharos, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir.

Graded stakes winners Astrology, Gemologist and Stay Thirsty headline the sale’s list of first crop weanling sires, which also includes Florida-based Biondetti and Overdriven.

Uncle Mo heads an impressive roster of second crop weanling sires. Cape Blanco (IRE), Drosselmeyer and Sidney’s Candy are also represented, as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.  

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Colonel John, Congrats, Majestic Warrior, Scat Daddy, Tale of the Cat and Lucky Pulpit, sire of Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first year sires including Algorithms, Bodemeister, Flat Out, Overanalyze and Take Charge Indy, as well as Florida-based Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat, Treasure Beach (GB) and Winslow Homer.

The 105 horses in the Racing Age section include a number of horses with black type credentials. Hip No. 483, Surfing U S A, is a 3-year-old colt by Roman Ruler who was third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) last winter. Multiple stakes placed Joe Tess, Hip No. 503, a 4-year-old gelding by Macho Uno, enters the auction ring straight from hitting the board in Laurel’s Punch Line Stakes on September 13th.

The Racing Age Section also features unraced 2-year-olds sired by an impressive group of stallions that includes Awesome Again, Ghostzapper, Kantharos, Lemon Drop Kid, More Than Ready, Super Saver, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Tiznow, Yes It’s True and Warrior’s Reward. 

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 Fall 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 obs@obssales.com.

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

Carpe Diem romps in the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland

CARPE DIEM The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Gr I - 101st Running Keenland Race Course   Lexington, Kentucky October 4, 2014 Purse $500,000 1-1/16 Miles  1:43.38 WinStar Farm, LLC & Stonestreet Stables, LLC, Owners Todd A. Pletcher, Trainer John Velazquez, Jockey Mr. Z (2nd) Bold Conquest (3rd) $6.80  $5.00  $4.00 Please Give Photo Credit To:  / Coady Photography

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s unbeaten Carpe Diem staked a claim to leadership of his division with a powerful performance in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland, taking command at the head of the stretch and drawing off with ease to a six length victory. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, whose only other start was a 5-1/2 furlong maiden victory at Saratoga on Labor Day, has earned $349,800 to date. A $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

East Hall takes the Indiana Derby

H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s Ohio Derby winner East Hall was overlooked at 16-1 in Saturday’s $507,100 Indiana Derby (G2), but the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Graeme Hall tracked front-running Vicar’s in Trouble from the start, chased him down the stretch and then ran past him late to score by a length. It’s his first graded win, and it leaves him with a 18-4-3-4 record and $662,545 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale. After working an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 at the 2013 April Sale, he was purchased by trainer Bill Kaplan for $55,000 on behalf of Hendricks and Justice out of the Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment. watch his under tack video

Stephanie’s Kitten wins Belmont’s Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten added Belmont’s $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) to her resume on Saturday, relaxing off the pace down the backstretch, rolling into the lane on the outside and running by the leaders to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the third grade one win for the 5-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale. Her sixth graded stakes win leaves her with a n 18-8-2-4 record and earnings of $2,274,104. watch her under tack work

Clark O. Brewster’s Bayerd tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes at Remington Park, battled for the lead from the start and then eased away in the final yards to score by a length. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, the 2-year-old colt by Speightstown worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale. Now 3-2-0-1, he has earned $112,100 to date. watch his under tack work

Raul Bahena’s Happy to Go pressed the pace, took charge in the stretch and drew off to a two length victory in last Thursday’s $75,000 Mrs. Henry D. Paxson Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of Saint Anddan, now 5-2-0-2 with earnings of $92,550. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold first as a weanling by Sue Vacek, Agent, at the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale before being purchased for $8,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale.

Less Than Perfect, Bourbon Cowboy one-two in Dixon Memorial at Presque Isle

Clyde D. Rice’s Less Than Perfect dueled for the lead from the start of Thursday’s $100,200 Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, took charge at the top of the stretch and drew away to a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bourbon Cowboy (April ’14, August ’13).  It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred Pleasantly Perfect colt, now 7-2-0-1 with $107,655 in earnings. Consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, he was purchased by Rice for $22,000 at the 2013 OBS August Sale.  

Fall Mixed Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section catalog now online

The catalog for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. It is included in the searchable and sortable master index, which provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The iPad version of the entire catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

There are 104 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins with Hip No. 471 immediately following the Mixed portion of the Open Sale on Wednesday, October 15th.  A printed catalog for this section will be available at the sales grounds. The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

The Racing Age section includes a number of horses with black type credentials. Hip No. 483, Surfing U S A, is a 3-year-old colt by Roman Ruler who was third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) last winter. Multiple stakes placed Joe Tess, Hip No. 503, a 4-year-old gelding by Macho Uno, enters the auction ring straight from hitting the board in Laurel’s Punch Line Stakes on September 13th.

The Racing Age Section also features unraced 2-year-olds sired by an impressive group of stallions that includes Awesome Again, Ghostzapper, Kantharos, Lemon Drop Kid, More Than Ready, Super Saver, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Tiznow, Yes It’s True and Warrior’s Reward. 

A total of 468 horses are cataloged for the Mixed Sale, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 14th with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

 Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

Saratoga Heater scores in Belmont’s Bertram F. Bongard Stakes

P. R. Racing’s Saratoga Heater jumped into stakes company off a maiden win in August, went to the front in Saturday’s $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont and was never headed, splashing to a four length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bullheaded Boy (June ’14). A 2-year-old colt by Temple City, he was sold for $100,000 by Grassroots Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-0-0, he has earned $134,287 to date. watch his under tack video

Newtown Anner Stud’s Ol Donyo hugged the rail and rallied on the turn in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Musical Romance Stakes on Saturday, took over in the lane and cruised to a comfortable 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before being purchased for $100,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale. Two for two this year, she’s now 11-4-2-1 with $192,533 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Charlie J. Williams’ Crafty Blue Kat picked up her second stakes win on Sunday in the $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Handicap at Thistledown, finishing in dead heat with Floral Sky. The 3-year-old filly by Sky Mesa is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale before being consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, to the 2013 April Sale and working a quarter in :22 3/5. The victory gives her a 13-4-4-3 record and earnings of $150,738. watch her under tack video

Fall Mixed Sale’s Racing Age section closing Monday, September 22

Horsemen are reminded that the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is closing on Monday, September 22nd. The Consignor Contract form is available via the OBS website at http://www.obssales.com/2014/09/the-2014-obs-fall-mixed-sale//

A catalog for the Racing Age section will be available on the OBS website, in printed form at the sales grounds and via the equineline Sales Catalog App.  An optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

A total of 468 horses are presently cataloged for the Mixed Sale, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 14th with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

 Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

On the OBS website at http://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 is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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.

Horses of Racing Age Consignor Contract
Entry Deadline: September 22, 2014
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Cinco Charlie scores in Delaware’s First State Dash

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first graded stakes winner of the OBS graduate class of 2014, added Delaware Park’s $75,525 First State Dash Stakes to his resume on Saturday, taking over turning for home and then drawing away to an authoritative 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Indian Charlie colt, winner of Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June, leaving him with a 5-3-0-1 record and $159,422 in earnings. He was purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Lawrence P. Roman and David Jacobson’s Stormin Monarcho also picked up his second stakes win on Saturday at Delaware, holding off a late challenge and winning the $77,312 DTHA Governors Day Stakes by a nose. It’s the third win in nine starts this year for the 4-year-old gelding by Monarchos, sold for $85,000 by Imagine . . . at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. He’s now 25-7-7-3 and has earned $288,568 to date. watch his under tack video

Fall Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The 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 will be available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

For the first time, the Fall Mixed Sale includes a Horses of Racing Age section, with entries closing Monday, September 22nd.  A catalog for this section will be available on the OBS website, in printed form at the sales grounds and via the equineline Sales Catalog App.  An optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

A total of 468 horses have been cataloged for the Mixed Sale, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 14th with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

 Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

There are 210 weanlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Curlin heads the roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Bellamy Road, Into Mischief, Lookin At Lucky, Quality Road, Super Saver, Tiz Wonderful and Warrior’s Reward, as well as Florida-based Awesome of Course, High Cotton, Kantharos, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir.

Graded stakes winners Astrology, Gemologist and Stay Thirsty headline the sale’s list of first crop weanling sires, which also includes Florida-based Biondetti and Overdriven.

Uncle Mo heads an impressive roster of second crop weanling sires, including Cape Blanco (IRE), Drosselmeyer and Sidney’s Candy, as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.  

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Colonel John, Congrats, Majestic Warrior, Scat Daddy, Tale of the Cat and Lucky Pulpit, sire of Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first year sires including Bodemeister, Flat Out, Overanalyze and Take Charge Indy, as well as Florida-based Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat, Treasure Beach (GB) and Winslow Homer.

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.

OBS grads score seven weekend stakes wins

Just For Fun Stable LLC’s Decisive Moment took the lead at the start in Sunday’s $200,800 Presque Isle Mile Stakes and stubbornly kept it the whole way, holding off a late run in the final yards and winning by a head. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred horse by With Distinction, now 34-5-7-4 with $908,556 in earnings. Consigned by Derby Dreams, Agent, to the 2010 OBS April Sale, he sped three eighths in :33 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Savino A. Capilupi’s Nicky’s Brown Miss was a maiden going into Saturday’s $199,667 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes, but came home a stakes winner, rallying past her rivals in the stretch and drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Third in Monmouth’s Colleen Stakes last time out, the 2-year-old Big Brown filly is now 5-1-0-2 and has earned $133,180. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she breezed and eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

John L. Moirano, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Dunn Listening also chose a stakes race for her first victory, coming from well off the pace with a sustained late run to win Saturday’s $141,675 Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes by a head. Purchased by trainer Gary Contessa for $30,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the 2-year-old filly by Intidab is now 2-1-0-0 and has earned $88,655. watch her under tack video

Destiny Oaks of Ocala LLC’s Quality Rocks is two for two and a stakes winner leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes, scoring by 3-1/2 lengths over Sarah Sis (June ’14), with Happy to Go (August ’13, October ’12)  checking in third. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Rock Hard Ten, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, has earned $76,200 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting was last of five early in the $98,000 Sky Beauty Stakes at Belmont on Sunday, but rallied on the outside after turning for home, made the lead at the eighth pole than eased away from there to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Congrats purchased for $175,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale after she worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win leaves her with a 21-5-3-5 record and $534,135 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly,  fresh off a maiden special victory at Gulfstream in August, shipped to Louisiana Downs for Saturday’s $75,000 Sunday Silence Stakes, stayed close to the pace, closed with late rush and got up late to win by a neck. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $72,220. watch his under tack video

Pinnacle, Hendricks and Justice struck again two races later at Louisiana Downs with Naval Command, who tried turf for the first time in the $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Midshipman tracked the leader, took over in the stretch and scored her first stakes win by a head, leaving her with a 4-3-1-0 record and $109,250 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was first sold by breeder Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 April Sale, she brought $60,000 after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo