The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links to complete information regarding the state of the art Repository and updated Conditions of Sale, implemented at the recent OBS Winter Mixed Sale.
The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/
A total of 611 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day expanded format sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15th and 16th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Wednesday, March 9th with Hips 1 – 204. Hips 205 – 408 will go Thursday, March 10th and Hips 409 – 613 will go Friday, March 11th. All three session will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.
Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 22 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2015, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 161 stakes races, including 72 graded events.
Highlights in the past year included grade one wins by March graduates at home and overseas. Town & Country Farms’ Eclipse Award finalist Stopchargingmaria won three of five starts in 2015 capped by her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland. Also trained by Todd Pletcher, the daughter of Tale of the Cat was acquired from Repole Stables, who purchased her for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. She ended the year with eight graded stakes wins, a 16-9-3-1 record and $2,924,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video
Michael E. Pegram , Karl Watson, Paul Weitman’s 2011 March Sale graduate Secret Circle, who beat the world’s best sprinters at four in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), returned in 2015 and did it again in the $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan. It was the fourth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old colt by Eddington, trained by Bob Baffert. It was his final start, retiring to stud with a 16-8-6-1 record and $3,670,790 in earnings. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video
WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem joined the millionaire ranks in 2015 with his three length victory in Keeneland’s $1,000,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1). It was the third graded stakes win for the colt by Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Pletcher. He went to stud this year with a 6-4-1-0 and earnings of $1,519,800. After working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment for a co-sale topping $1.6-million. watch his under tack video
Gary Barber’s Jack Milton earned his grade one stripes in April with a victory in the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) on the Keeneland turf course. It was the third graded stakes win for the son of War Front, another Todd Pletcher trainee, who wrapped up the year with a 19-5-2-5 record and $853,938 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2012 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Reddam Racing’s Gomo was a 2-3/4 length winner of the $400,000 Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in October. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $75,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. The victory gave her a 5-2-1-2 record and $332,320 in earnings. watch her under tack video
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 March 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 email@example.com.
For more information regarding the March Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.