Speightstown colt fastest at Spring Sale Under Tack finale

Hip No. 1187, a son of Speightstown consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent for Stonestreet Stables, breezed a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The chestnut colt, out of Emptythetill by Holy Bull, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Conveyance.

Five youngsters worked quarters in :20 4/5.

Hip No. 924, a bay colt  by Indian Charlie consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Agatha by Distorted Humor, a half sister to champion Hishi Akebono.

Hip No. 1031, consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a bay colt by Sky Mesa out of Callie’s Joy, by Distorted Humor, a half sister to stakes winner Rileys Monarch.

Hip No. 1077, Slate Mills, a chestnut colt by Midshipman consigned by Pick View LLC,  is out of Colorama, by Giant’s Causeway,  from the family of graded stakes winner Grecian Urn.

Hip No. 1105, consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown Ready’s Image colt out of Crystal Got Even, by Stephen Got Even, a half sister to graded stakes winner Reba’s Gold.

Hip No. 1181, a bay colt by Stormy Atlantic consigned by All in Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is out of Ellie Boo, by Pulpit, a full sister to stakes placed Pulpit’s Treasure.

Nine horses were clocked in :21 flat.

Hip No. 945, consigned by Nickajack/Rey de Oros, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Cowboy Cal out of Anne Margaret, by Songandaprayer, a half sister to stakes placed Mr. Flatter.

Hip No. 982 is a dark bay or brown colt by Horse Greeley consigned by Wavertree Stables. Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, out of stakes winner Bema, by Pulpit.

Hip No. 1021, a chestnut filly by Bluegrass Cat consigned by Thoroughbred Friends & Associates, Agent, is out of Broken Romance, by Broken Vow, a half sister to graded stakes winner High Limit.

Hip No. 1063, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a bay filly by Colonel John out of Cinderellaslipper, by Touch Gold, a half sister to champion Eithan. They also consigned Hip No. 1133,  a dark bay or brown filly by Line of David out of Defended, by Vindcation, a half sister to stakes winner Boston Express.

Hip No. 1093, a dark bay or brown colt by More Than Ready consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent for Inversiones Fl, LLC, is out of stakes winner Coya, by Deputy Minister.

Hip No. 1130, a bay filly consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is by Discreetly Mine out of stakes winner Deb’s Favoite Gift, by Monetary Gift. Woods also consigned Hip No. 1143, a bay filly by Quality Road out of Detect, by Devil’s Bag, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Senor Rojo.

Hip No. 1180, consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Mizzen Mast out of Electric Cove, by Spinning World, from the family of grade one winner Looie Capote.

Hip No. 1207, a son of Wildcat Heir consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, worked the session and the entire Under Tack Show’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 3/5. The bay colt is out of Exquisite Beauty, by Bertrando, from the family of grade one winner Idiot Proof. 

Two horses worked eighths in :9 4/5.

Hip No. 928, consigned by Dean’s List, is a dark bay or brown filly by Freud out of All of Me, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of stakes winner Bold and Gorgeous.

Hip No. 1008, a bay colt by Henny Hughes consigned by Whitman Sales, Agent, is out of Brahms Allegro, by Brahms, a half sister to stakes placed Tally Ho Dixie.

Two horses shared honors for the session’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :33 1/5. Hip No. 949, a Mass Media colt consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt out of Appropre, by Kris S., a half sister to stakes placed Appropriately. Hip No. 988, consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Indygo Shiner out of Bexley, by Level Sands, a half sister to stakes winner Zada Belle.

All Dreams also consigned Hip No. 953, Sea Warrior, a bay colt by Warrior’s Reward out of stakes winner A Sea Trippi, by Trippi, who worked the distance in :33 2/5.

The workouts were recorded and available on the OBS website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They 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.

The Spring Sale begins Monday, April 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Harlan’s Holiday colt fastest at third Spring Sale Under Tack session

Hip No. 798, a son of Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Northwest Stud breezed a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training.  The bay colt is out of Triumphantly, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to stakes placed Touch of Splendor.

Three horses worked quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 682, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Congrats out of Spring is Here, by Gulch, a half sister to graded stakes winners Bahamian Squall and Apriority. 

Hip No. 741 is a son of Bernardini consigned by Northwest Stud. The dark bay or brown colt is out of grade one winner Tarlow, by Stormin Fever.

Hip No. 786 is a bay colt by Stormy Atlantic consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent. He’s out of Toula, by Bold Executive, a half sister to graded stakes winner Sweetest Thing.

Four youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5.

Hip No. 634 is a son of Lookin at Lucky consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Silver Lilly, by Silver Deputy, a half sister to champion OBS graduate Gilded Time.

Hip No. 716, Lady Shipman, is a daughter of Midshipman consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent. The chestnut filly is out of Sumthingtotalkabt, by Mutakddim, a half sister to stakes winner Rules of War. 

Hip No. 731 is a daughter of Catienus consigned by Price Thoroughbreds LLC. The chestnut filly is out of Sydney’s Lexington, by Outofthebox, a half sister to graded stakes winner Victorina.

Hip No. 899 is a chestnut colt by City Zip consigned by Silver Star. He’s out of Yesshesarocket, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to stakes placed Tyger River.

The session’s fastest three-eighths was turned in by Hip No 878, a son of Yesbyjimminy consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, clocked in :33 1/5. The bay colt is out of Wild Libby, by Wild Event, a half sister to graded stakes winner Winter Melody.

A pair of horses consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, were timed in :33 3/5. Hip No. 739, Sammy Boy, is a bay colt by Honest Man out of Tanuki, by Affirmed, and is a half brother to stakes winner Mistda. Hip No. 777 is a chestnut colt by Sharp Humor out of stakes winning OBS graduate Tingwithasting, by Wild Rush, and is a half brother to stakes placed Certification.

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

The Under Tack Show continues Friday at 8:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 907 – 1209 scheduled to breeze.

Utopia (JPN) filly fastest at second Spring Sale Under Tack session

Hip No. 479, a daughter of Utopia (JPN) consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay filly is out of Private Escort, by Dance With Ravens, from the family of stakes winner Cynics Beware.

Five horses worked quarters in :21 flat.

Hip No. 393, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a bay colt by Warrior’s Reward out of stakes placed New Dimension, by Golden Missile.

Hip No. 405, Daddy’s Reasons, is a chestnut filly by Scat Daddy consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, out of Numerous Reasons, by Numerus, a half sister to graded stakes winner La Reason. Blue River also consigned Hip No. 480, a chestnut colt by Kantharos out of Private Prom Party, by Private Terms, and a half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate Ribo Bobo.

Hip No. 483 is a chestnut colt by Cowtown Cat out of stakes winner Prospect’s Delight, by Afternoon Deelites, consigned by Thoroughbred Friends & Associates.

Hip No. 559, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Congrats out of graded stakes placed Royal Card, by Chapel Royal.

A quartet of youngsters sped quarters in :21 1/5

Hip No. 345, Flaming Hot Salsa, is a dark bay or brown colt by Two Step Salsa consigned by Nickajack/Rey de Oros, Agent, out of Miss Flaming, by Diablo, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Jaye’s Hope.

Hip No. 388, Gingermore, consigned by Thoroughbred Friends & Associates, is a bay filly by Two Step Salsa out of stakes placed Native Talk, by Timeless Native.

Gayle Woods, Agent, consigned Hip No. 389, a bay filly by Kantharos out of Naturally Clever, by Clever Trick, a daughter of stakes winner Natural Grace.

Hip No. 439, Mr. Peek, a dark bay or brown Temple City colt consigned by Tres Potrillos, is out of Peekaboo Mission, by Strategic Mission, from the family of graded stakes winner Powder Bowl.

Three youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5.

Hip No. 455 is a daughter of Afleet Express out of Phi Beta Diva, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to stakes winner A Little Gem. The bay filly is consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent. Eisaman also consigned Hip No. 563, a bay daughter of Harlan’s Holiday out of Ruby Summer, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to stakes winner Vague. Hip No. 595 is a son of Street Boss consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. The chestnut colt is out of Se Bella, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes winner Sharp Impact.

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

The Under Tack Show continues Thursday at 8:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 605 – 906 scheduled to breeze.

$1.6-million colts by Giant’s Causeway, Tapit top record March Sale

Colts by Giant’s Causeway and Tapit sold for $1.6-million apiece to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, an auction that shattered  sale records for gross, average and median price.

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Hip No. 343 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 343, a son of Giant’s Causeway consigned by Northwest Stud, was sold to Stonestreet Stables LLC. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack Session, is out of stakes winner Rebridled Dreams, by Unbridled’s Song, and is a half brother to grade one winner J. B.’s Thunder.

 

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Hip No.350 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 350, a Tapit colt consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Al Shaqab Racing. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Saturday, is a full brother to grade one winner Zazu, out of Rhumb Line, by Mr. Greeley.

Hip No. 230, a son of Malibu Moon consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to Demi O’Byrne for $1,300,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Layreebelle, by Tale of the Cat, a daughter of graded stakes winner Voodoo Lily, and is a half brother to recent La Canada Stakes (G2) winner Spellbound.

Michael Lund Peterson went to $700,000 for Hip No. 51, a Street Boss colt consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, whose quarter in :21 flat was the fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session. The chestnut colt is out of Albany County, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to stakes winner Round Trip Flight.

Mark Casse, Agent, went to $700,000 for Hip No. 408, Make the Sun Shine,a daughter of Malibu Moon consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of graded stakes winner Sunshine for Life.  

Hip No. 263, a daughter of Super Saver consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Alex & Jo Ann Lieblong for $675,000. Out of graded stakes placed Melissa Jo, by Fusaichi Pegasus, and a half sister to stakes placed Joedini, she worked a quarter on Saturday in :21 flat.

Hip No. 58, a Tale of the Cat filly consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Ed Savant for $650,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of A.P. Baby, by A.P. Indy, a half sister to stakes placed Shared Heart.

 

Hip No. 385, a bay colt by Artie Schiller consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, went to Conquest Stables for $575,000. A full brother to stakes winner Hammers Terror out of Sister Baby, by Lord Avie, he worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Michael Weston paid $560,000 for Hip No. 139, a colt by Midshipman whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack Session. Consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, the bay colt is out of Eye’ll Be Fine, by Montbrook, a full sister to graded stakes winner Amen Hallelujah.

Hip No. 68, a filly by Smart Strike consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Rockingham Ranch & Pelican LLC for $505,000. A full sister to graded stakes winner Bel Air Beauty out of stakes place Awe That, by Boundary, the dark bay or brown filly worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.

For the sale, 198 horses grossed a record $37,817,500, surpassing the previous mark of $33,380,000 set in 2008. This compares with 185 bringing a total of $28,794,000 a year ago. The average price was a sale record $190,997 up 22.7% from last year’s sale record $155,643.  The median was a sale record $137,500, a ten percent increase over last year’s sale record $125,000.  The buyback percentage was 24.1%; it was 21.6% in 2013.

The next sale at OBS is the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, set for April 21st through April 24th with Under Tack Shows scheduled for April 15th through April 18th.  

$1.6-million colts by Giant’s Causeway, Tapit top record March Sale

Colts by Giant’s Causeway and Tapit sold for $1.6-million apiece to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, an auction that shattered  sale records for gross, average and median price.

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Hip No. 343 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 343, a son of Giant’s Causeway consigned by Northwest Stud, was sold to Stonestreet Stables LLC. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack Session, is out of stakes winner Rebridled Dreams, by Unbridled’s Song, and is a half brother to grade one winner J. B.’s Thunder.

 

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Hip No.350 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 350, a Tapit colt consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Al Shaqab Racing. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Saturday, is a full brother to grade one winner Zazu, out of Rhumb Line, by Mr. Greeley.

Hip No. 230, a son of Malibu Moon consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to Demi O’Byrne for $1,300,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Layreebelle, by Tale of the Cat, a daughter of graded stakes winner Voodoo Lily, and is a half brother to recent La Canada Stakes (G2) winner Spellbound.

Michael Lund Peterson went to $700,000 for Hip No. 51, a Street Boss colt consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, whose quarter in :21 flat was the fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session. The chestnut colt is out of Albany County, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to stakes winner Round Trip Flight.

Mark Casse, Agent, went to $700,000 for Hip No. 408, Make the Sun Shine,a daughter of Malibu Moon consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of graded stakes winner Sunshine for Life.  

Hip No. 263, a daughter of Super Saver consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Alex & Jo Ann Lieblong for $675,000. Out of graded stakes placed Melissa Jo, by Fusaichi Pegasus, and a half sister to stakes placed Joedini, she worked a quarter on Saturday in :21 flat.

Hip No. 58, a Tale of the Cat filly consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Ed Savant for $650,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of A.P. Baby, by A.P. Indy, a half sister to stakes placed Shared Heart.

 

Hip No. 385, a bay colt by Artie Schiller consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, went to Conquest Stables for $575,000. A full brother to stakes winner Hammers Terror out of Sister Baby, by Lord Avie, he worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Michael Weston paid $560,000 for Hip No. 139, a colt by Midshipman whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack Session. Consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, the bay colt is out of Eye’ll Be Fine, by Montbrook, a full sister to graded stakes winner Amen Hallelujah.

Hip No. 68, a filly by Smart Strike consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Rockingham Ranch & Pelican LLC for $505,000. A full sister to graded stakes winner Bel Air Beauty out of stakes place Awe That, by Boundary, the dark bay or brown filly worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.

For the sale, 198 horses grossed a record $37,817,500, surpassing the previous mark of $33,380,000 set in 2008. This compares with 185 bringing a total of $28,794,000 a year ago. The average price was a sale record $190,997 up 22.7% from last year’s sale record $155,643.  The median was a sale record $137,500, a ten percent increase over last year’s sale record $125,000.  The buyback percentage was 24.1%; it was 21.6% in 2013.

The next sale at OBS is the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, set for April 21st through April 24th with Under Tack Shows scheduled for April 15th through April 18th.  

Ribo Bobo wins again at Gulfstream

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Winning is becoming a habit for Mr. Amore Stable’s Ribo Bobo. On Sunday at Gulfstream, he took command o f the $88,500 Caixa Eletronica Stakes on the turn after stalking the pace and stayed there the rest of the way en route to a half length victory. It’s his third straight stakes score and twelfth win in his last thirteen trips to the post, and he’s now 50-17-5-3 record with earnings of $719,655. A 6-year-old gelding by Louis Quatorze, he was consigned as a weanling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2010 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. 

Wildcat Red wins Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth

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Honors Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Red took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $415,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), battled head to head the entire mile and a sixteenth with General a Rod and refused to let him pass, prevailing by a head at the wire. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the  3-year-old Florida-bred colt by D’wildcat, purchased by trainer Jose Garoffalo for $30,000 from Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 6-4-2-0 with earnings of $490,850, he’s the seventh OBS graduate to win win the Fountain of Youth, joining Star Gallant (1982), Darn That Alarm (1984), My Prince Charming (1986), Ensign Rhythm (1987), Booklet (2002) and Trust N Luck (2003). watch his under tack video

Devil’s Cave cruises to track record in Gulfstream’s Sabin Stakes

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Alpha Delta Stables’ Devil’s Cave went to the front at the start of the $215,000 Sabin Stakes (G3) on Sunday and never looked back, cruising to a 3-1/2 length victory in a track record 1:41 flat for the mile and a sixteenth. It’s the first graded stakes win for for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Put It Back, purchased by Steve Young, Agent, for $180,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after she sped a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. With two stakes wins to her credit, she’s now 10-4-4-0 and has earned $327,647. watch her under tack video

B J D Thoroughbreds LLC’s Right to Vote sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park, moved up on the turn to take command then refused to yield in long drive and scored by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old gelding by Political Force, consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, Agent, and purchased by Doug Cauthen, Agent, for $20,000 at the 2011 OBS March Sale. He’s now 18-6-2-4 and has earned $345,124 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Falling Sky, Parranda win Gulfstream graded stakes

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Lone Stable LLC’s Parranda gave none of her rivals a chance in Saturday’s $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, taking command at the start and cruising to a two length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, now 20-8-2-2 with $448,655 in earnings. She was sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky was overlooked at 14-1 in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3), but he took the lead quickly, set a sizzling pace (;21 3/5, :44 3/5 1:07 4/5), then drew off in the final furlong and won by 5-1/2 lengths. The time for seven furlongs was 1:20 3/5, just one tick off the track record. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Lion Heart, who topped the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale when purchased for $425,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. The win gives him a 10-4-1-1 record and earnings of $320,470. watch his under tack video

Patti and Hal J. Earnhardt III’s Be Proud scored her first stakes win on Saturday at Golden Gate with a front-running three length victory in the $65,105 California Oaks. The 3-year-old filly by Proud Citizen, now 8-2-45-0 with $117,950 in earnings, was sold for $125,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale after she worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Falling Sky, Parranda win Gulfstream graded stakes

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Lone Stable LLC’s Parranda gave none of her rivals a chance in Saturday’s $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, taking command at the start and cruising to a two length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, now 20-8-2-2 with $448,655 in earnings. She was sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

 

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Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky was overlooked at 14-1 in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3), but he took the lead quickly, set a sizzling pace (;21 3/5, :44 3/5 1:07 4/5), then drew off in the final furlong and won by 5-1/2 lengths. The time for seven furlongs was 1:20 3/5, just one tick off the track record. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Lion Heart, who topped the Horses of Racing Age section of the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale when purchased for $425,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment. The win gives him a 10-4-1-1 record and earnings of $320,470. watch his under tack video

Patti and Hal J. Earnhardt III’s Be Proud scored her first stakes win on Saturday at Golden Gate with a front-running three length victory in the $65,105 California Oaks. The 3-year-old filly by Proud Citizen, now 8-2-45-0 with $117,950 in earnings, was sold for $125,000 by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale after she worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Wildcat Red wins Gulfstream’s Hutcheson Stakes

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Honors Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Red took command of Gulfstream’s $200,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3) at the top of the stretch and drew off from there, hitting the wire with a 4-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by D’wildcat, now 5-3-2-0 with $235,850 in earnings. He was sold for $30,000 by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Pushingonastring, Zensational Storm top Winter Mixed Sale’s Horses of Racing Age Section

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Zensational Storm and Pushingonastring each sold for $75,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Winter Mixed Sale.

Hip No. 361, Zensational Storm, an unraced son of Zensational consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, went to Stuart Simon, agent for Russ McClellan. The 3-year-old chestnut colt, who worked three eighths in :34 flat at Monday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Storming Starlet.

Hip No.459, Pushingonastring, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, was purchased by The Farm on 4 LLC. The 5-year-old chestnut gelding is out of Luna Bella (NZ), by Stravinsky, a full sister to graded stakes winner Hips Don’t Lie, He came into the sale off two straight wins at Tampa Bay Downs, giving him a 5-3-1-0 record and $59,510 in earnings.

Patrice Miller (EQB, Inc), Agt. for Matt Schera, went to $55,000 for Hip No. 362, Star Academy, a son of Malibu Moon, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. The unraced 3-year-old chestnut colt, a half brother to graded stakes winner Mass Media, is out of Sultry Allure, by Forty Niner. He worked a half mile on Monday in :47 4/5. 

Hip No. 457, Wondrouswager, sixth in Tuesday’s $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes, was sold to Douglas and Martha King for $50,000. Consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc. (Michael Yates), Agent for B-5 LLC, the 3-year-old bay gelding by Stevie Wonderboy is out of Pocketbook Passion, by Siphon (BRZ), a half sister to graded stakes winner Silver Reunion.

Hip No. 356, Smart and Sensible, a colt by Street Sense consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, was sold to Pewter Stable for $47,000. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt, out of stakes winner Smart and Fancy, by Not For Love, worked three eighths in :34 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.

Hip No. 390, Izzie’s Gold, a stakes winning daughter of E Dubai consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Marion G. Montanari for $47,000. The 5-year-old bay mare, who breezed three eighths in :33 4/5 on Monday, is out of stakes placed Yes It’s Gold, by Yes It’s True.

Hip No. 450, Timeless Indy also brought $47,000, the son of A.P. Indy going to McMahon & Hill Bloodstock. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the 3-year-old bay gelding, a winner last summer at Monmouth, is out of Border Dispute, by Boundary, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Long Lashes.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 96 horses sold for a total of $1,603,400, compared with 106 horses grossing $1,629,000 at the corresponding session in 2013. The average price was $16,702, up 8.7% from $15,368 in 2013 and the median price was $10,500 compared with $8,250 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 23.2%; it was 20.3% in 2013.

The Winter Mixed Sale concludes on Friday, with Hip No.’s 501-850 selling on the Open Session beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Montbrook filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s Opening Session

Hip No. 236, Back to Class, a Montbrook filly consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, was sold to Adena Springs for $85,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Winter Mixed Sale. The 4-year-old chestnut filly is out of Cut Class Leanne, by Cutlass, and is a full sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Chapel Royal.

Journeyman also consigned Hip No. 79, Missy Rules, a 4-year-old stakes winning daughter of Peace Rules, sold to Donato Lanni, Agent, for $80,000. The bay filly, out of Missy McKee, by Silver Deputy, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Umpateedle.

Ken & Sarah Ramsey went to $75,000 for Hip No. 149, Strike Fighter, a yearling by In Summation consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Shocking Pink, by Jump Start, a half sister to graded stakes placed Imawildandcrazyguy.

Hip No. 64, a yearling filly by Lookin At Lucky consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to George Kerr for $67,000. The bay filly is out of Lovin Ladie, by Master Command, a half sister to graded stakes winner Kays and Jays.

Hip No. 175, a yearling from the first crop of Uncle Mo consigned by Highbury Farm, was sold to BTSI, Agent, for $67,000. The bay colt is out of Turbulent Times, by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Honoured Guest.

Hip No. 4, a yearling colt by Archarcharch consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to Jeff Ralph for $65,000. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Fine Prospect, by Meadowlake, is a half brother to stakes placed Big Cat Walks Late.

Big Dog Stable went to $60,000 for Hip No. 218, a colt by Dunkirk consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent. The gray or roan colt is out of Bridal Song, by Vicar, a half sister to stakes placed Winaholic.

Hip No. 145, a Rockport Harbor filly consigned by Andy Cant, Agent, went to Thomas Kutsukos for $55,000. The gray or roan filly is out of Sher Win Forest, by Forest Camp, a half sister to graded stakes winner City Attraction.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 146 horses sold for total of $2,889,700 compared with 98 horses grossing $1,726,900 in 2013. The average price was $19,792, up 12.32.% compared with $17,621 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, a gain of 25% over last year’s $12.000. The buyback percentage was 35.4%; it was 31.9% last year.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Thursday with the Horses of Racing Age section, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Here’s Johnny wins OBS Championship Stakes

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company celebrated its 25th annual Day of Champions by offering pari-mutuel wagering on the first two races.

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Here’s Johnny (Coglianese photo)

In the afternoon’s  fifth and final race, Ice Wine Stable’s Here’s Johnny battled down the stretch with Alto Racing’s Canzoni in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings and prevailed by a nose in a photo finish. It was a neck back to H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s East Hall in third. The race was the second victory of the day for the combination of jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Wesley Ward, who teamed to win the day’s second race with Mark Dodson’s Ruslana. Here’s Johnny, a Florida-bred gelding by Colonel John, sold for $220,000 by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Sale, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 4/5.  He’s now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $163,381 to date.

An experienced world traveler, Here’s Johnny was a good fourth last August in the Prix de la Vallee d’Auge Stakes at Deauville for Ward, an Eclipse Award winning apprentice rider in 1984. Wesley also saddled OBS graduate Jealous Again for her victory in the 2009 Queen Mary Stakes (G2) at Ascot.

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Naughty Holiday (Coglianese photo)

William D. McCarty’s Naughty Holiday rallied between horses on the far turn of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, took the lead turning for home and scored by a length and a half over Alifyfe Racing’s Babe’s Ruler. Pinnacle Racing Stables, H. Jack Hendricks and Roger L. Justice’s Holiday Magic found room late and rallied for third. Naughty Holiday, by Harlan’s Holiday, trained by David Fawkes and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 3/5. Sold for $40,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, Naughty Holiday is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $92,400.

 

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Ruslana (Coglianese photo)

Mark Dodson’s Ruslana took command at the head of the lane and held off late runs by Bernard G. Schaeffer’s Henny Jenney and Second Chance Stable’s Epic Story to win the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, winning by a length and three quarters and running the six furlongs in 1:10 4/5.  Sold for $70,000 by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale, the daughter of City Zip is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $76,115. Ruslana paid $4.80, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-6 exacta was worth $13.40. Henny Jenney returned $4.80 and 4.00; Epic Story paid 3.40 to show. The 8-8 daily double combination of Dashin Bye Slinky and Ruslana was worth $13.80. 

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Prudhoe Bay (Coglianese photo)

Rustlewood Farm’s Prudhoe Bay saved ground under a heady ride by Paco Lopez, got through on the rail in the stretch and won the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings by a neck over Rontos Racing Stable’s Breitling Flyer, with Tommy Roberts and Dan Hurtak’s Can’t Stop the Kid two lengths back in third. The Florida-bred colt by Songandaprayer, who ran six furlongs in 1:10 flat, was consigned by Summerfield, Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale. The win leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and $56,535 in earnings.

Monica Lee Arrieta’s Dashin Bye Slinky edged Javier Rodriguez’ Craig Judd by a nose in the afternoon’s first race, a 220 yard Quarter Horse Allowance purse.  Salvador Lopez’ Hello My Boy was three quarters of a length back in third. Trained by Angel Rodriguez and ridden by Oscar Delgado, the winner ran the 220 yard distance in :12.24. The winner paid $6.40, 3.40 and 2.60 and the 8-9 exacta returned $19.20. Craig Judd returned $6.40 and 3.80; Hello My Boy paid 2.80 to show.

The total pari-mutuel handle on the first two races was $15,939.

Bernstein filly fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Hip No. 440, a 3-year-old filly by Bernstein consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, sped three eighths in :32 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay filly is out of Essential Fear (IRE) a half sister to graded stakes winner Duff.

Hip No. 326, a 3-year-old Indian Charlie filly consigned by James Layden, Agent, worked the same distance in :33 flat. The bay filly is out of stakes winner Private Dreams, by Johannesburg.

Two horses worked the distance in :33 1/5. Hip No. 256, Attain, is a 3-year-old son of Successful Appeal consigned by Select Sales, Agent. The bay gelding is out of Febrile, by Trempolino, a half sister to graded stakes placed Spanish Moon. Hip No. 434, Lady Dupree, is a 4-year-old daughter of Belong to Me, consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent.

Hip No. 393, Action Adventure, worked the day’s fastest half mile, stopping the timer in :46 4/5. Consigned by Wes Carter, the 5-year-old bay gelding by Outflanker is out of Almost Paradise, by Allen’s Prospect, and is a half brother to stakes winner Come Fly Away.

Carter also consigned Hip No. 366, Withalottalove, who worked a half in :47 1/5. The 5-year-old chestnut horse by Not For Love, is out of Tekawitha, by Regal Classic, a half sister to stakes winner Dynamic Lisa.

The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index, which also includes the supplemental entries, provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

A total of 809 horses have been cataloged to date for the three-day sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 22nd with hip numbers 1- 254 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

The Thursday, January 23rd session will be devoted to the 205 horses (hip numbers 255 – 459) cataloged in the Horses of Racing Age section, including the horses supplemented to the sale after the catalog went to press. Past performances are currently available online. Seeking to enhance the value of their horses, the consignors of a trio of three-year-olds in the sale have entered them in Tuesday’s OBS Day of Champions races; Glenstal Abbey (Hip 302) and Wondrouswager (Hip 457) in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings and Raising Passion (Hip 367) in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies.

The Racing Age Section includes 35 two-year-olds, 102 three-year-olds and 68 older horses. Monday’s Under Tack Show videos will be posted online as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion.

Hip numbers 501 – 850 will sell on Friday, January 24th in the Open Session.

All three sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year for the first time in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 21st with first post time at 1:00 p.m.

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.

Ribo Bobo, Parranda post Sunshine Millions stakes victories

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Adam Coglianese photo

Mr. Amore Stable’s Ribo Bobo stalked the pace in the $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, took command after straightening away for home, then eased away to a 1-3/4 length victory. It’s the second straight win for the 6-year-old gelding by Louis Quatorze, whose nine race winning streak in 2013 included stakes victories at Monmouth and Laurel. Fourth at three in the OBS Sprint Stakes, he’s now 49-16-9-3 and has earned $659,655. As a weanling, he was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2010 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. 

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Adam Coglianese photo

Lone Stable LLC’s Parranda moved up strongly on the far turn in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Gulfstream, took over at the top of the stretch then bounded away to a three length victory over fellow OBS graduate E B Ryder (April ’12). It’s the third stakes score for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of English Channel, sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. The win leaves her with a 19-7-7-2 record and $358,655 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Revolutionary returns and wins at Gulfstream

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Adam Coglianese photo

WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary, idle since last year’s Belmont Stakes (G1), returned running to the races at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, collaring frontrunning fellow OBS graduate Falling Sky (Horses of Racing Age, January ’13) in the final yards and winning the $54,500 allowance test by half a length. Falling Sky, winner of last year’s Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, topped last January’s OBS Horses of Racing Age Sale. It’s the fourth win for Revolutionary, hero of last year’s Withers Stakes (G3) and Louisiana Derby (G2), now 9-4-1-3 with earnings of $1,047,600. The 4-year-old colt by War Pass was sold for $235,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. watch his under tack video

A pair of OBS graduate first time starters put on a good show at Oaklawn Park on Saturday as James Driver & H. Ywachetta’s Paganol and Iron Horse Racing LLC’s Street Strategy rallied from last and next to last in a $55,000 maiden special weight test. After battling head to head in the final strides, Paganol got the bob at the wire. A 3-year-old colt by Tiz Wonderful, Paganol was sold for $250,000 by Bobby Dodd, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale after speeding a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Street Strategy, by Street Sense, brought $425,000 when purchased out of the Rice Horse Stables consignment at the 2013 April Sale. 
Paganol’s under tack video 
Street Strategy’s under tack video

Asia Express chosen champion 2YO colt in Japan

Asia_Express_finish_Yukio Baba’s unbeaten Asia Express was a near unanimous choice as Japan’s 2013 champion two-year-old colt. He received 279 out of 280 votes in the balloting in the wake of his 1-1/4 length victory in the $1.3-million Asahi Hai Futurity (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse in December. The race was his first on turf after winning his first two outings on dirt. After a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, the Florida-bred colt by Henny Hughes was purchased by Narvick International for $230,000 from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2013 OBS March Sale. He has earned 88,131,000 yen (est. $850,000 U.S.) to date. watch his under tack video

watch Asia Express (6) win the Asahi Hai Futurity (G1)

Asia Express is the second OBS March graduate to win the prestigious Asahi Hai Futurity (G1); Goshawk Ken took the 2007 edition on his way to championship honors. The colt by Bernstein was sold by breeder Four Horsemen’s Ranch at the 2006 OBS Winter Mixed Sale and then resold for $160,000 by M & H Training & Sales, Agent, at the 2007 March Sale.

 

Sweet Whiskey returns and wins Gulfstream’s Old Hat

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Alto Racing LLC’s Sweet Whiskey got her 3-year-old campaign off to a rousing start on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking charge of the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (G3) a furlong from the wire and drawing away to a 2-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Co Cola (June ;13).  It’s the first stakes win for the daughter of Old Fashioned, sold for $300,000 at the 2013 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win gives her a 4-2-1-0 record and earnings of $163,000. watch her under tack video