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.