Wild Dude rallies to win Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Stakes

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude relaxed off the early pace in Sunday’s $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, but came running in the stretch, charged past odds-on favorite Masochistic in the final yards and captured his first grade one race by a length and quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Kobe’s Back (March ’13), who lost all chance with a poor start, rallied to be third. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, now 16-6-3-4 with earnings of $724,887. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2012 April Sale. His half brother by Awesome of Course (Hip No. 808) sells in the upcoming OBS August Yearling Sale. watch his under tack video

Conquest Stables’ Conquest Pacemaker jumped into stakes company straight from a maiden win and handled the raise in class with ease, taking the lead at the start of Sunday’s $131,500 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine and never looking back en route to a 1-1/2 length victory. The 3-year-old son of Eskendereya, trained by Mark Casse, is now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $88,984. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2014 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Selected Sale conformation photo   
watch his under tack video

Cheyenne Stables’ Stormy Regatta picked up her first stakes win on Sunday in the first division of $58,800 Little Silver Stakes on the turf at Monmouth Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman circled horses on the turn, reached the leaders in midstretch and fought her way to victory by a nose. Trained by Christophe Clement, she’s now 5-3-0-1 and has earned $84,200. Consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Riversedge Racing Stables LLC captured a pair of stakes with OBS graduates at Northlands Park over the weekend. On Friday, Bootleggers Wife scored her second win in as many starts, taking charge of Friday’s $55,500 Princess Margaret Stakes in the stretch and running off to an 11-3/4 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) was sold for $55,000 by Strouds Lane Farm LLC at the 2013 Fall Mixed Sale. Trained by Tim Mycroft, she has earned $29,649 to date.   

On Saturday Mycroft saddled Hold the Giant, also two for two, who stalked the leaders in the $50,000 Edmonton Juvenile Stakes, put them away in the stretch and drew  off to win by two lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Hold Me Back was purchased for$25,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2014 August Yearling Sale. He has earned $29,804.   

Hebbronville, Big John B post graded stakes wins

Choctaw Racing Stable, Winning Horse Stable and Scott Galloway’s Hebbronville picked up his first stakes win at Monmouth Park on Saturday, rallying from last in the field of six and getting up in the final yards to win the $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) by a neck. It’s the second straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale where he worked an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Lynn Whiting, he’s now 10-4-1-2 and has earned $214,850 to date. watch his under tack video

Michael House’s Big John B took charge turning for home in Del Mar’s $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (G3) on Friday, opened up a length in the stretch then held on for a half length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Hard Spun, trained by Philip D’Amato, now 33-13-5-4 with earnings of $567,175. He was sold for $30,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS June Sale, after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Tucci Stables’ Riker is two for two and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of Saturday’s $98,500 Colin Stakes at Woodbine and staying there to the wire, scoring a half length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Tizzarunner (March ’15) checked in third. The 2-year-old son of Include, trained by Nicholas Gonzalez, has earned $84,154 to date. He was sold for $60,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2015 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly set the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream, surrendered the lead in the stretch, then came again and was up in the final strides to win by a head. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased for $65,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 10-4-0-1 and has earned 8-3-0-1 with $189,757 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

 

Gabriel Charles takes Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes

Sam Britt and Michael House’s Gabriel Charles had a bit of early trouble in Saturday’s $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes (G1) Stakes on the turf at Del Mar, but he rallied down the stretch, took command a sixteenth from home and drew off to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Street Hero, winner of the Del Mar Derby (G2) at three and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes at two. The victory is the third straight by an OBS graduate in the Eddie Read (G1). August Yearling Sale graduate Jeranimo took the 2013 renewal and March grad Tom’s Tribute captured the race a year ago. Gabriel Charles was purchased on the recommendation of Gary Young by Mr. House for $160,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jeff Mullins, he’s now 11-4-4-1 with earnings of $584,400. watch his under tack video

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s High Dollar Woman took the lead at the start of the $206,900 Indiana Oaks (G2) at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday and stayed there all the way, winning her first stakes race by a length. The 3-year-old filly by Super Saver, trained by Steve Hobby, is now 7-3-1-0 and has earned $210,945 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, she was sold for $675,000 after working a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Soul Driver, Forest Blue one-two in Del Mar’s Oceanside Stakes

A pair of OBS April graduates celebrated opening day at Del Mar with a one-two finish in the $116,000 Oceanside Stakes, as Jeffrey Bloom’s Soul Driver  rallied from last in the ten horse field, caught front running Forest Blue (April ’14) in the final yards and scored by a nose. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Street Boss, sold for $60,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jeff Mullins, he’s now 9-3-2-1 and has earned $203,350. watch his under tack video

Weanling out of OBS grad Weemissfrankie tops JRA sale

For the second straight year, a weanling by leading Japanese sire Deep Impact (JPN) out of two-time OBS graduate Weemissfrankie made headlines, topping  Tuesday’s Japan Racing Horse Association Select Sale of yearlings and foals. Consigned by Northern Farm, the bay filly was sold to Danox Co. for $1,458,000. Her full brother, also consigned by Northern Farm, was sold at the same sale a year ago, going for $1,372,550 to Ryouichi Ootuka.  Tuesday’s sale topper is the second foal out of Weemissfrankie, by Sunriver, consigned first by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2010 August Sale before she was sold for $175,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Joe Ciaglia at the 2011 April Sale. Trained by Peter Eurton and racing for Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Ron Dyrdek, she won three of five starts including the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) and the Oak Leaf Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. 

August Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 August 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 print version will be mailed by the end of July.

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 more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 217 yearlings cataloged (Hip No.’s 1 – 218) for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, August 25th, it will begin at 11:00 a.m. Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website beginning on or about August 7th.

The two-day Open Sale features 595 yearlings. Hip No.’s 219 – 516 sell on Wednesday, August 26th and Hip No.’s 517 – 813 will be offered Thursday, August 27th.  Both Open sessions also begin at 11:00 a.m.

The OBS August Sale has long been a source of quality horses throughout its history, producing Eclipse Award winners Groovy, Kodiak Kowboy, Not Surprising, Silver Charm and Xtra Heat. Twenty-two August graduates have gone over the million dollar mark in earnings with several active graded stakes performers on pace to join that club, a roster of graded stakes winners including Conquest Two Step, Distinctiv Passion, El Kabeir, Ekati’s Phaeton, Mr. Jordan and Quality Rocks. Since the beginning of 2014, 13 August Sale graduates have racked up 18 graded stakes wins, with 29 horses on the board in 47 graded races. During this period, 44 August grads accounted for 65 stakes wins, as 93 August alumni were on the board in 191 stakes.  

The sale features a strong sire roster, with yearlings by stallions residing on the upper reaches of the general sire list. Bernardini, City Zip, Ghostzapper, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Pioneerof the Nile, Speightstown and Wildcat Heir have OBS August offspring, along with proven stallions Arch, Artie Schiller, Awesome Again, Awesome of Course, Blame, Broken Vow, City Zip, Congrats, Exchange Rate, First Samurai, High Cotton, Into Mischief, Kantharos, Line of David, Lookin At Lucky, Macho Uno, Majesticperfection, Mineshaft, Mizzen Mast, More Than Ready, Munnings, Northern Afleet, Quality Road, Tale of the Cat, Warrior’s Reward, With Distinction and Yes It’s True.

OBS August is always a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, and the 2015 sale features the offspring of first crop sires Aikenite, Astrology, Biondetti, Bodemeister, Caleb’s Posse, Dialed In, Gemologist, Hansen, Jersey Town, Maclean’s Music, Mission Impazible, Overdriven, Shackleford, Stay Thirsty, Tapizar, The Factor and Union Rags.

Promising second crop sires Adios Charlie, American Lion, Archarcharch, Big Drama, Custom for Carlos, Dublin, First Dude, Gio Ponti, Gone Astray, Ice Box, J P’s Gusto, Telling, Tizway, Trappe Shot, Twirling Candy and Uncle Mo are all well represented as well.

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

2015 August Yearling Sale

Catalog

Selected Yearlings
Hip # 1 – 218
Tuesday, August 25 11:00 a.m.

Open Yearlings
Wednesday, August 26 11:00 a.m. (Hip # 219 – 516)
Thursday, August 27 11:00 a.m. (Hip # 517 – 813)

Sortable Master & Photo Index  Master Index In Excel Format
 Entire Sale w/ indexes (1 – 813)  Entire Sale w/o indexes (1 – 813)
Barn Chart Barn Index
 August Sale Newsletter  

Sale Results    

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Tuesday, August 25  Wednesday, August 26
 Thursday, August 27  Top 20 Horses

 

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Fantastic Style, Best Warrior score weekend graded stakes wins

Kaleem Shah’s Fantastic Style romped to her first graded stakes win on Saturday at Los Alamitos, taking charge of the $200,750 Great Lady M Stakes (G2) after turning for home and drawing away to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Harlan’s Holiday, purchased for $525,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Bob Baffert, she’s now 6-4-1-1 and has earned $272,000. watch her under tack video

Yukio Baba’s millionaire Best Warrior defended his title in the Procyon Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan, charging between horses in deep stretch and drawing away to a two length score.  (race video) It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old horse by Majestic Warrior, now 19-8-4-2 with earnings of $2,309,753. After working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2012 OBS April Sale, he was purchased out of the Harris Training Center consignment by Narvick International for $400,000. watch his under tack video 

Ballybrit Stable, LLC’s Gallery found Belmont’s turf course to his linking on Sunday, taking  the lead at the start and holding on gamely to win the $95,000 Manila Stakes by a nose. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Munnings, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $30,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Michael Drini, he’s now 11-3-0-4 with $135,080 in earnings.  watch his under tack video    

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman took on older fillies and mares in Sunday’s $60,000 Klassy Briefcase Stakes on the Monmouth Park turf course and after leading from the start, the 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman drew off in the stretch and rolled to a 6-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Jewel of a Cat (April ’12). Winner of the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes in track record time, she was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, her 8-6-0-2 record includes four stakes wins and she’s earned $218,800 to date. watch her under tack video

Bernard G. Schaeffer’s Henny Jenney rallied from just off the pace to take charge of Sunday’s $78,500 Northern Fling Stakes at Presque Isle Downs a sixteenth from home and she eased away from there to a three quarter length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, purchased by Tim Kegel, Agent, for $100,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by William R. Connelly, she’s now 15-5-4-1 with earnings of $245,843. watch her under tack video

Sarah Sis scores in Iowa Oaks

Joe Ragsdale’s Sarah Sis went right to the lead at the start of the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (G3) at Prairie Meadows on Saturday and stayed there to the wire, winning by a nose and scoring her second graded stakes win. That’s two straight stakes wins and three overall for the 3-year-old Sharp Humor filly, who captured Oaklawn’s Honeybee Stakes (G3) in March. Trained by Ingrid Mason, she’s now 10-5-3-0 and has earned $379,400. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $20,000 by Mr. Ragsdale out of the Doble Jak consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

Mr. Jordan takes Monmouth’s Pegasus Stakes

Mr. Jordan #6 with Paco Lopez riding won the $150,000 Grade III Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday June 21, 2015. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan, who broke his maiden at first asking last summer at Monmouth Park, returned there on Sunday and picked up his first graded stakes win. Tracking frontrunning Tekton from the start of the $157,500 Pegasus Stakes (G3), he went after him on the turn, took charge in the stretch and held him off late to win by a head. It’s the third stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 6-4-2-0 with earnings of $253,095. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Thomas Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth’s Tower of Texas is three for three this year and a graded stakes winner after coming from off the pace, taking the lead in the stretch and drawing off a 2-3/4 length victory in Sunday’s $233,200 King Edward Stakes (G2) at Woodbine. The 4-year-old gelding by Street Sense was consigned by the Mc Kathan Bros., Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, where here turned in an eighth in :10 15 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Roger Attfield, he’s now 12-4-3-2 and has earned $296,981 to date.  watch his under tack video

Jeffrey Bloom’s Soul Driver broke through with his first stakes win on Saturday at Santa Anita, circling horses on the turn before blowing past the leaders in the lane and  cruising to a 4-1/2 length victory in the $87,250 Singletary Stakes. Jeff Mullins saddled the 3-year-old son of Street Boss, sold for $60,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after he worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 8-2-2-1, he has earned $134,650 to date. watch his under tack video

 Darrel Brown, Lendy Brown and TNIP Racing’s Windy Forecast picked up her first stakes win on Sunday in the $59,015 Pleasanton Oaks, taking the lead at the start and drawing away late to win by four lengths. The win gives the 3-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic, trained by Simon Callaghan, a 7-2-2-0 record and earnings of $95,810. She breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $260,000 by  Ben McElroy, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Pinnacle Racing Stable LLC, R. Norman, Roger L. Justice & H. Jack Hendricks’ My Point Exactly added Gulfstream’s $60,000 King Cugat Handicap to his resume on Saturday, battling between horses down the stretch and getting in the final yards to win by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate My Cowboy (April ’14), who set the early pace, settled for third. It’s the second stakes score for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Concord Point, purchased for $65,000 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. Trained by Bill Kaplan, he’s now 8-3-0-1 with $142,222 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

 

 

Candy Ride (ARG) colt sets mark at record breaking June Sale’s final session

© Eddie Woods at OBS June 2015 Hip 932 obsj15 Candy Ride_ARG-SpookyMinister 13c

Louise Reinagel photo

At the fourth and final session of an auction that set records for gross sales and average price, Hip No. 932, a son of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Charles Chu for a June Sale record $680,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of Spooky Minister, by Deputy Minister, and is a full brother to graded stakes placed Holy Candy.

The price surpassed the sale record of $575,000 set Tuesday for a colt by Scat Daddy, equaled on Wednesday for a son of Into Mischief and again on Thursday for a Super Saver colt.

Conquest Stables LLC went to $425,000 for Hip No. 1072 a dark bay or brown filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. Out of Undercover Justice, by Lawyer Ron, a half sister to Sovereign Award winning OBS graduate Negligee, her eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5 equaled the session’s fastest at the distance.

Hip No. 931, a bay filly by Flatter who also breezed an eighth on Friday in :9 4/5 was sold to Triumphant Trio LLC, Linda Rice, Agent, for $400,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she’s out of stakes winner Splendid Sound, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes winner Argos Appeal.

Lynn Whiting, Agent for Charles J. Cella, paid $400,000 for Hip No.1081, a son of Speightstown consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who sped an eighth in :9 4/5 on Saturday, is out of stakes winner Via Veneto, by Orientate, a half sister to grade one stakes winner and Florida sire First Dude.

Hip No. 1156, Busman’s Holiday, by Harlan’s Holiday, brought $200,000, sold by Thomas and Casse, Agent, to J S Company Ltd. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed Renaissance Lady, by A.P. Indy, and is a half brother to stakes placed Elusive Schemes.

Hip No. 1127, a dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Super Saver consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Lynn Whiting, Agent for Charles J. Cella, for $230,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section. Out of Sharp as a Whip, by Successful Appeal, a daughter of stakes winner Dynasharp, he breezed three eighths in :32 4/5 on Saturday.

Hip No. 1114, Altar Boy, a 3-year-old bay colt by Ready’s Image consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, who worked the sale’s fastest three eighths in :32 flat, was purchased by Jonathan Thomas, Agent for JAH Racing LLC, for $175,000. He’s out of stakes placed Love You Crazy, by Touch Gold, a half sister to stakes placed Sacred Ground.

For the session, 127 youngsters sold for a total of $5,248,100, compared with 146 two-year-olds grossing $4,798,300 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $41,324, compared with $32,865 a year ago while the median price was $15,000 compared with $16,500. The buyback percentage was 29%; it was 26% in 2014. Five horses sold for $200,000 or more compared with three a year ago.

Twelve Horses of Racing Age grossed $564,000, compared to 26 bringing $262,000 a year ago. The average was $47,000, compared to $10,077 in 2014 while the median was $16,000; it was $6,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 42.8% against 13.3% last year.

For the entire sale, 591 two-year-olds sold for a sale record $23,475,500, breaking the mark of $22,539,500 set last year. The average was a June record $39,722 compared with $31,657 in 2014, eclipsing the previous mark of $33,250 set in 2013. The median price was $18,000 compared with 2014’s record $20,000 figure. The buyback percentage was 25.5%; it was 20% a year ago.  Twenty juveniles brought $200,000 or more against ten a year ago.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for August 25th, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on August 26th – 27th

Watch the June Sale live

OBS June Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age
June 16 – 19, 2015

All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 16  -  Hip No. 1 – 286
Wednesday, June 17   –  Hip No. 287 – 572 
Thursday, June 18  -  Hip No. 573 – 858 
Friday, June 19  -  Hip No. 859 – 1166 

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Super Saver colt equals record at June Sale’s third session

OBS June 2015 771 obsj15_SuperSaver-QuietKim13c,	Bobby Dodd, Agent donato for three amigos $575,000

Louise Reinagel photo

Another day, another record, as Hip No. 771, a son of Super Saver consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to The Three Amigos for $575,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The price equaled the June Sale record set Tuesday for a colt by Scat Daddy and tied again yesterday for a son of Into Mischief. The bay colt is a half brother to Fiftyshadesofhay, a multiple graded stakes winner racing in the colors of The Three Amigos. Out of graded stakes winning millionaire Quiet Kim, he breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session.

 Hip No. 603, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song also consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina for $500,000. The gray or roan filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at last Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of  Miss Abita, by Dixie Union, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Away, the dam of Eight Belles.

Hip No. 712, Royal Tart, a daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased by Rockingham Ranch for $350,000. The bay filly, who also sped an eighth in :9 4/5, is out of graded stakes winner People’s Princess, by Meadowlake, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat.

Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, paid $230,000 for Hip No. 833, a gray or roan colt by Big Drama who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 last Friday. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed Risk Factor out of Samantha O, by Unbridled’s Song.

Hip No. 817, a son of Repent consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Fog City Stables for $220,000. The bark bay or brown colt, out of graded stakes placed Royal Card, by Chapel Royal, worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Friday.

Hip No. 663, a dark bay or brown filly by Warrior’s Reward whose Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Thursday, was sold for $170,000 to Ben McElroy, Agent. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, she’s out of Nurse Donna, by Vindication, a half sister to stakes winner Seven Nation Army.

Claude McGaughey, Agent, went to $170,000 for Hip No. 674, a son of Street Sense consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5, is out of On a Roll, by A.P. Indy, and is a full brother to stakes placed Free Money.

For the session, 153 horses sold for a total of $6,376,500, compared with 203 horses bringing $6,700,900 at last year’s third session. The average was $41,676 compared with $33,009 in 2014 while the median price was $17,000, identical to last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 25%; it was 12% last year. Five youngsters sold for $200,000 or more compared with four in the corresponding session a year ago.

The June Sale concludes on Friday when Hip No.’s 859-1166 will be offered beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Into MIschief colt equals record at OBS June’s second session

OBS June 2015

Louise Reinagel photo

Hip No. 509, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, went to Frank Fletcher Racing Operations for a co-sale record $575,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, whose quarter in :20 3/5 on  Wednesday was the day’s fastest and equaled the entire sale’s quickest at the distance, is out of Kiss the King, by Roman Ruler, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner As You Like. The price equaled the sale record set Tuesday, when Hip No 78, a Scat Daddy colt consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, went to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.

Hip No. 355, a son of Bernardini consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $350,000. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes winner Blue Heart out of Flawless Diamond, by Saint Ballado, breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at Tuesday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 294, Bernoulli, a son of Malibu Moon consigned by Circle D Thoroughbreds, was sold to Seagull Associates LLC for $300,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Tuesday, is out of stakes placed Easy Action, by Crafty Prospector, and is a half brother to stakes winner My Due Process.

Hip No. 362, a son of Scat Daddy whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance on Tuesday was sold to Linda Rice, Agent, for $210,000. Consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent , the dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes placed Forever Smart by Smart Strike, and is a half brother to stakes placed Blue Baby.  

Hebert Bloodstock, Agent, paid $180,000 for Hip No. 445, a daughter of Malibu Moon out of Holy Princess, by Holy Bull, a half sister to stakes winner Silver Heart. The chestnut filly, consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, sped a quarter in :20 4/5 last Wednesday.

For the session, 144 horses sold for a total of $5,506,300, compared with 186 horses bringing $5,681,400 at last year’s second session. The average was $38,238 compared with $30,545 in 2014 while the median price was $19,500 against $22,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 30%; it was 17% last year. Four youngsters brought $200,000 or more compared with one a year ago.

The June Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 573-858 will be offered. 

OBS March grad Acapulco takes Ascot’s Queen Mary Stakes

ACAPULCO with R Moore wins Queen Mary stakes at Royal ascot 17-6-15.

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One of the stars of this year’s OBS March Sale produced quick dividends on Wednesday when Mrs. G. Smith, Mrs. D. Tabor & Mrs. J. Magnier’s Acapulco broke her maiden in style at Royal Ascot, taking command midway through the Queen Mary Stakes (G2) and leading the rest of the way to victory by a length and a half. Trained by Wesely Ward and ridden by globetrotting superstar Ryan Moore, the 2-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy came into the race off a third place finish in her debut at Churchill in May. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she went to M. V. Magnier for $750,000 after an under Tack eighth in :9 3/5, the sale’s co-fastest at the distance. watch her under tack video

Record Scat Daddy colt tops June’s opening session

OBS June 2015,OBS June 2015, Hip 78 obsjune15 Scatt Daddy- Anntoinette , SVG Thoroughbreds ( Steven Venosa, agent) Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum $575,000 monday top selling horse

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Hip No 78, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, went to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum for a June Sale record $575,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 at Monday’s Under Tack session was the day’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Antoinette, by Silver Hawk, and is a half brother to stakes placed Notassharpasuthink. The previous June mark was $525,000 for Conquest Top Gun, a stakes winning colt by Pioneerof the Nile, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, and sold to Conquest Stables LLC in 2013.

Hip No. 118, a son of Pulpit consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, was purchased for $335,000 by Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock. The gray or roan colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat last Monday, is out of stakes placed Beautiful Song, by Unbridled’s Song.

Hip No. 122, a son of Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, went to  Zayat Stables LLC, McKathan Bros., Agent, for $270,000. The bay colt, out of stakes placed Bees and a half sister to graded stakes winner Madison’s Charm, breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.

Hip No. 64, a bay colt by High Cotton consigned by Ocala Stud, was sold to Stonestreet Stables LLC & George Bolton for $220,000. Out of Alotofappeal, by Trippi, the half brother to stakes winner B C’s Train breezed a quarter in :20 4/5, co-fastest at Monday’s Under Tack session

Hip No. 286, a son of Bob and John whose quarter in :20 3/5 fastest at the distance at Tuesday’s Under Tack session went to Linda Rice, Agent, for A Shares Stable for $200,000. The gray or roan colt, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is out of Driven, by Forestry, and is a half brother to sakes placed Glamoride.

Steven W. Young, Agent, went to $170,000 for Hip No. 21, a son of Malibu Moon consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 on Monday, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Winning Season, by Lemon Drop Kid,

For the session, 136 horses grossed $5,039,100, compared with 177 selling for a total of $5,358,900 at last year’s first session. The average was $37,052, up from $30,276 in 2014, while the median price was $17,500 compared with $23,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 33%; it was 25.3% last year. Five horses brought $200,000 or more compared to two in last year’s opening session.

The June Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 287- 572 will be offered. 

Academic wins Woodbine Oaks

Bear Stables, Ltd.’s Academic stepped into Sunday’s $500,800 Woodbine Oaks fresh off a maiden win, and although dismissed at 66-1, she took the lead at the break and never looked back en route to a 1-3/4 length victory. The 3-year-old filly by Henny Hughes, trained by Reade Baker, is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $293,141. She breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat before she was purchased for $54,000 out of the Flying Fish consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

James A. Bryan, Jr.’s Celestine ran off her third straight stakes win on Sunday at Belmont, taking charge of the $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes turning for home and hanging on to win by a nose, with fellow OBS June graduate Stormy Regatta checking in third. Trained by Chad Brown, the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy is now 7-4-1-0 and has earned $201,075. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Mr. Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she turned in the Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 2/5.  watch her under tack video

Winning Stables, Inc. and Midnight Rider LLC’s Fast Flying Rumor won Monmouth’s $56,400 Select Stakes in front running fashion on Sunday, coasting to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by West Acre, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the 2104 OBS June Sale before he was sold for $35,000 by Texhoma, Inc. (Flint Fesmire), Agent. Trained by Gerald Bennett, he’s now 9-3-4-0 and has earned $101,770. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Amaranth led wire to wire in Sunday’s $82,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita, beating fellow OBS graduate Wasted at Midnight (August ’11) by a length and  a quarter.  That’s three stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley, purchased for $150,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment by Dominic Brennan on behalf of Highland Yard after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2013 OBS April Sale. Trained by O. J. Juaregui, she’s now 11-5-1-0 with $227,670 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

June Sale begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 June  Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale begins a four day run on Tuesday, June 16th.  Hip No.’s 1- 286 will be offered at the sale’s opening session. Hip No.’s 287 – 572 sell on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 573 – 858 sell Thursday and Hip No.’s 859 – 1166 on Friday.  All four sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

There are 1,115 two-year-olds and 49 older horses cataloged, including one older horse and 32 two year olds added in the supplemental catalog. The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The June Sale has grown in size and importance in recent years, a reflection of the success of its graduates. Goldencents, back to back winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) is a June graduate as is reigning Florida-bred Horse of the Year Wildcat Red. Multiple graded stakes winner Avanzare is a 2012 June graduate. Graded winner Sarah Sis is one of a growing roster of stakes winners to emerge from the 2014 sale, a list including Academy Bay, Ackeret, Arctic Ocean, Celestine, Charlie’s Brother, Concealedwithakiss, Devine Aida, Golden Actor, It’s Not Me, Kingsport, Strict Compliance and Supreme Justice.

Honors for the Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths breeze by a two year old went to Hip No 1014, The Tx Mex Is Cool, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, who worked three eighths in :32 4/5 on Saturday. She’s a chestnut filly by Cool Coal Man out of Te for Texas, by Teton Forest, a half sister to stakes placed Gone Dixie.

Six horses shared honors for the Under Tack Show’s fastest quarter, clocked in :20 3/5. 

The first came at Tuesday’s session by Hip No. 286, a gray or roan colt by Bob and John consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, out of Driven, by Forestry, and is a half brother to stakes placed Glamoride.

Hip No. 509 worked :20 3/5 on Wednesday, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, out of Kiss the King, by Roman Ruler, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner As You Like.

On Friday, it was Hip No. 925, Spectacular Vow, a daughter of Broken Vow consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), a dark bay or brown filly out of graded stakes winner Spectacular Moon, by Migrating Moon.

There were three on Saturday. Hip No. 1024, a bay filly by Awesome of Course consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, out of The Church Lady, by Valid Wager, and a half sister to stakes winner Sheyenne Girl; Hip No. 1067, a half brother to graded stakes winner Twice as Bad, is a gray or roan colt by Discreet Cat out of Two Bad Girls, by Diablo, consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent: Hip No. 1161, Shupanga, a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, out of Shamoiselle, by Doneraile Court, a half sister to graded stakes winner Sham Francisco.

The sale’s fastest half mile work by a juvenile was turned in on Saturday by Hip No. 676, a bay filly by U S Ranger consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, timed in :46 3/5. She’s out of One Act Kid, by Lemon Drop Kid, from the family of grade one winner Vaudeville.

Sixteen youngsters sped eighths in :9 4/5 during the six Under Tack sessions. On Monday it was Hip No. 33, a chestnut colt by High Cotton consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, out of Yes It’s Valid, by Yes It’s True, a daughter of stakes winner Valid Forbes, and Hip No. 139, consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, a dark bay or brown filly by Maimonides out of Birds Up, by Wagon Limit, a half sister to stakes placed Kennel Up.

On Wednesday, it was Hip No. 469, a bay colt by Majesticperfection consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, out of stakes winner Into Reality, by Untuttable. He’s a half brother to stakes winner Meadowood.

Four juveniles worked :9 4/5 eighths on Thursday. Hip No. 603, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, a gray or roan filly by Unbridled’s Song out of Miss Abita, by Dixie Union, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Away, dam of graded stakes winner Eight Belles; Hip No. 616, a dark bay or brown filly by Malibu Moon consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, out of Miss Simpatia, by Southern Halo, and a half sister to grade one stakes winner Miss Match (ARG); Hip No. 624, Implementation, a chestnut High Cotton colt consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, out of Moonshot, by Grand Slam, a half sister to graded stakes winner Cat by the Tale, and a half brother to stakes placed Full Moon’s Back; Hip No. 712, Royal Tart, a bay filly by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, out of graded stakes winner People’s Princess, by Meadowlake, and a half sister to graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat.

Six horses stopped the timer in :9 4/5 on Friday. Hip No. 783, a bay filly by In Summation consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, is out of Rare Elegance, by Forestry, from the family of champion Storm Song. Hip No. 876, Yes Hezsocool, a bay colt by Yes It’s True consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is out of Shezsocool, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to stakes winner Coarsegold. Hip No. 877, consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Parading out of stakes placed Shimmering Tale, by Wild Again, and is a half sister to stakes placed My Daughter’s Song. Hip No. 922, consigned by All Dreams Equine, is a chestnut colt by Even the Score out of Southbound, by Southern Image, a half sister to graded stakes winner Maoineach, and he’s a half brother to stakes placed Sweetsoutherndame. Hip No. 931, a bay filly by Flatter out of stakes winner Splendid Sound, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes winner Argos Appeal, is consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. Hip No. 932, a gray or roan colt by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of Spooky Minister, by Deputy Minister, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Holy Candy.

There were three during Saturday’s final session. Hip No. 1018, Coastal Sea, consigned by Cutting Edge Equine, Agent, a chestnut filly by Kantharos out of Terri’s Choice, by West Acre, and a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner You Luckie Mann; Hip No. 1072, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, out of Undercover Justice, by Lawyer Ron, a half sister to Sovereign Award winning OBS graduate Negligee; Hip No. 1081, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, a dark bay or brown colt by Speightstown out of stakes winner Via Veneto, by Orientate, a half sister to grade one stakes winner and Florida sire First Dude.

The Horses of Racing age section was led by Hip No. 1114, Altar Boy, a 3-year-old bay colt by Ready’s Image consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, who breezed three eighths in :32 flat. He’s out of stakes placed Love You Crazy, by Touch Gold, a half sister to stakes placed Sacred Ground. 

Honors for the fastest half by an older horse went to Hip No. 1102, Boomerang Toy, a 3-year-old bay colt by A. P. Warrior consigned by 30-30 Ranch who worked the distance in :45 1/5. He’s out of Duty With Pay, by Act of Duty, from the family of graded stakes winner Ice Cool.

The Under Tack Show was recorded and is available on the OBS website, by entire session or by individual hip number. The works are also available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website in .pdf and Excel format as well as via a sortable master index.