2018 March Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has been updated with advanced search and filter capability and to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

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 573 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13th and 14th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 1 -286 sell on Tuesday; Hip No.’s 287 – 573 will go through the ring on Wednesday. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday, March 8th with Hips 1 – 191. Hips 192 – 382 will breeze Friday, March 9th and Hips 383 – 573 will go Saturday, March 10th. All three sessions 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.

A perennial source of high caliber racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 29 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2016, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 382 stakes races, including 148 graded events.

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The past year saw OBS March graduates win grade one races at home and overseas. Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected went over the million dollar mark in earnings with a wire to wire win in Del Mar’s $1,000,000 Pacific Classic (G1) at the direct expense of champion Arrogate.  It was the fifth graded stakes win for the son of City Zip, who has earned $2,966,500 in the care of trainer Bob Baffert. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Wong Chi Tat’s Forever Young captured the Singapore Guineas (G1) in front-running style in May and returned in August to take the Chairman’s Trophy (G2). The colt by Run Away and Hide, trained by Kuah Cheng Tee, has earned over half a million dollars. He was consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video     watch the Chairman’s Trophy Stakes 

 

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Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Glenn K. Ellis and Imaginary Stables’ War Story topped the million dollar mark in 2017 with his victory in Belmont’s Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2) in June. The 6-year-old gelding by Northern Afleet, trained by Jorge Navarro, has earned $2,234,305 to date.  Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

 

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Reddam Racing LLC’s Irap was a multiple graded stakes winner in 2017, with victories in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2), Indiana Derby (G3) and the Ohio Derby (G3). Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $300,000. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he earned $1,672,600 before he succumbed to laminitis. watch his under tack video

 

 

Exline-Border Racing LLC, Gatto Racing LLC & Garrett Zubok’s 2015 March graduate Giant Expectations scored a pair of graded stakes victories in 2017, taking the Pat O’Brien (G2) and San Antonio Stakes (G2). MMG LLC’s 2016 grad El Areeb also picked up two, taking the Jerome (G3) and Withers (G3). China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, SF Racing LLC et al’s 2016 graduate American Anthem took two as well, winning the Woody Stephens (G2) and Lazaro Barrera (G3).

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The class of 2017 is off and running with half a dozen graded winners to date, headed by March Sale catalog cover boy Instilled Regard. OXO Equine’s 3-year-old colt by Arch, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, got the new year off to a good start with a 3-3/4 length victory in the Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds. Now 5-2-2-1 with $228,000 in earnings, he was consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, where he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before being purchased by OXO Equine for $1,050,000. watch his under tack video

Last year’s sale has also produced Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Pure Silver, winner of the Saratoga’s Adirondack (G2), Woodford Racing LLC’s Belmont Futurity (G3) winner Engage and William H. Lawrence’s Analyze It, two for two and the victor in Del Mar’s Cecil B. DeMille (G3).

The 2018 March Sale features youngsters by a star-studded roster stallions, headed by Candy Ride (ARG) sire of Horse of the Year Gun Runner. Bernardini heads a list of top echelon proven sires that includes Curlin, Giant’s Causeway, Ghostzapper, First Dude, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Speightstown, Tapit, Quality Road, Uncle Mo, Union Rags and War Front.

Kentucky Derby winners Animal Kingdom and Orb are among the up and coming sires with March Sale offspring, a group that includes Cairo Prince, Declaration of War, He’s Had Enough, Noble Mission (GB), Point of Entry, Poseidon’s Warrior, Treasure Beach (GB), Violence, Uncaptured and Will Take Charge.

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 obs@obssales.com.

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

 

 

Malibu Moon filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s final session

Hip No. 745, a daughter of Malibu Moon consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, for $150,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay yearling filly is out of graded stakes winner Yara, by Put It Back.

Hip No. 575, a yearling son of Commissioner also consigned by Summerfield, was purchased for $60,000 by First Finds. The bay colt is out of stakes winner Lunarlady, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winners Astrology and Lunarpal.

Sarah Sharp paid $60,000 for Hip No. 675, a bay yearling filly by Tapiture consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent. A half sister to recently stakes placed Girl’s Life, she’s out of Saucey Officer, by Officer, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Daniel My Brother.

Summerfield was also the consignor of Hip No. 564, a yearling bay colt by OBS graduate The Big Beast, purchased by Calumet Farm for $51,000. He’s out of Lets Dance Charlie, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to graded stakes placed Join in the Dance.

For the Open session, 202 horses sold for a total of $1,630,900 compared with 178 horses bringing $695,700 in 2017. The average price rose to $8,074 compared with $3,908 last year, while the median price was $3,500 compared with $2,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 26%; it was 38.6% in 2017.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 30, a yearling daughter of Violence consigned by Gem Racing, Inc., sold for $200,000 to SBM, Agent for East Hickman Racing. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes winner Carphonic, by Lion Heart.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 149 horses sold for a total of $3,599,200, compared with 91 horses grossing $1,586,000 in 2017. The average price was $24,156, up 38.6% compared with $17,429 a year ago, while the median price rose to $12,000 compared with $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 28.7%; it was 43.5% last year.

At the Horses of Racing Age session, 56 horses grossed $874,500 compared with 57 selling for a total of $656,000 in 2017. The average was $15,616, up 35.7% from $11,509 a year ago, while the median price was $9,000 compared to $8,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 11.1%; it was 12.3% in 2017.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 407 horses sold for a total of $6,104,600, compared to 326 horses bringing $2,937,700 last year. The average was $14,999, compared with $9,011 in 2017 while the median price was $6,000 compared with $4,350 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 25.3%, it was 36.8% in 2017. Nine horses brought $100,000 or more compared with one last year.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 13 – 14. The Under Tack Show is set for March 8 – 10, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.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.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Violence filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 30, a yearling daughter of Violence consigned by Gem Racing, Inc. was sold for $200,000 to SBM, Agent for East Hickman Racing, to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes winner Carphonic, by Lion Heart.

Hip No. 5, a yearling daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $170,000. The chestnut filly is out of Again, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Shine Again.

Hip No. 82, a yearling daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds was purchased by Three Diamonds Farm for $150,000. Out of Groton Circle, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Abraham, she’s a half sister to Supreme Aura, unbeaten in his first two starts.

Brookstone Farm went to $120,000 for Hip No. 24, a dark bay or brown yearling filly by Violence consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. A half sister to stakes placed Fly Friendly Sky, she’s out of Callie’s Joy, by Distorted Humor.

Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere, consigned Hip No. 190, a yearling bay filly by Quality Road purchased by de Meric Stables, Agent, for $115,000. She’s out of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Saucey Evening, by More Than Ready.

Hip No. 44, a yearling son of Palace Malice consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold for $100,000 to Baccari Bloodstock LLC. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Colonel Dettwiller, by Colonel John, a half sister to millionaire grade one stakes winner Yes It’s True.

Hip No. 128, a dark bay or brown Cairo Prince colt consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $100,000. He’s out of McSpice, by Pulpit, a half sister to stakes winner Flavor.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 144 horses sold for a total of $3,567,200, compared with 91 horses grossing $1,586,000 in 2017. The average price was $24,772, up 42% compared with $17,429 a year ago, while the median price rose 40% to $14,000 compared with $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.1%; it was 43.5% last year.

Hip No. 343, Bring Joy, an unraced 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Eddie Plesa, Agent, for $110,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed three eighths at the Under Tack Show in :32 4/5, is a half sister to stakes winner Courtside out of Wet, by Boston Harbor.

Hip No. 287, Terminology, a 3-year-old bay filly by Bernardini consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, went to Loooch Racing for $65,000. Out of Her Own Terms, by Storm Cat, she’s a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Stormin Monarcho.

Richard Hendrik went to $50,000 for Hip No 345, Geyser, a son of the Factor consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The gray or roan 3-year-old colt, a half brother to stakes placed Kens Cape, is out of Wild Country, by Unbridled.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 53 horses grossed $838,000 compared with 57 selling for a total of $656,000 in 2017. The average was $15,811, up 37.4% from $11,509 a year ago, while the median price was $9,000 compared to $8,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 15.9%; it was 12.3% in 2017.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Open Session.

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 are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Ready to Dance fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Hip No. 318, Ready to Dance, worked three eighths in :32 flat 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 2018 Winter Mixed Sale. The unraced 3-year-old dark bay or brown Florida-bred colt by Take Charge Indy, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is out of stakes placed Readybdancing, by More Than Ready, a daughter of stakes winner Silent Serenade.

Hip No. 268, Saucy Symphony, sped three eighths in :32 1/5. The 4-year-old chestnut filly by First Samurai, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is out of stakes winner Celtic Chant, by Songandaprayer.

Hip No. 307, Mr Harlan, worked the distance in :32 2/5. The 6-year-old bay son of Harlan’s Holiday, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is out of stakes placed Merrill Gold, by Gold Fever, and is a half brother to stakes winner Isabelle.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com. Videos may also be viewed at the sales grounds in the video room and via kiosks in the breezeway and walking ring areas.

Horses in the Racing Age section, Hip No.’s 255 – 366, will be offered immediately following the Preferred session on Wednesday, January 24th. The 112 horses in the Racing Age section include 28 older horses, 56 three-year-olds and 28 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 255 – 348 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 349 – 366 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds.

A total of 602 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 24th with Hip Numbers 1 – 254 selling in the Consignor Preferred session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. Hip Numbers 401 – 748 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 25th.

The entire Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s improved searchable and sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

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

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

OBS will hold a day of live pari-mutuel racing on Tuesday, January 23rd. The nine race card features eight quarter horse races and one for thoroughbreds. First post time is 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed live via the OBS, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

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 Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Under Tack Show set for Monday; Live Racing on Tuesday

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

There are 111 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 255 – 348 in the regular Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, Hip No’s 349 – 366, is now available at the sales grounds. The entire Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s improved searchable and sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

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

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

OBS will hold a day of live pari-mutuel racing on Tuesday, January 23rd. The nine race card features eight Quarter Horse races and one for Thoroughbreds. First post time is 1:00 p.m.

The Horses of Racing Age catalog features a mix of experienced race horses and promising 3-year-olds. The newly turned 2-year-olds are by a strong list of sires including Awesome Again, Elusive Quality, Posse, Shanghai Bobby, Sky Mesa, Tizway and Trappe Shot.

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 Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Seventeen horses have been supplemented to the Horses of Racing Age Session as Hip No.’s 349 – 365. There are now 111 horses in the Racing Age Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 255 – 365. The Session will begin immediately following the Preferred Session (Hip Numbers 1 – 254), which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24th. The 348 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 748) will be sold Thursday, January 25th, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds.

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

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 Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has been updated with advanced search and filter capability and to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

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

A total of 254 horses are cataloged for the Preferred Session, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 24th at 10:30 a.m., followed immediately by 94 horses currently cataloged in the Racing Age Session (Hip Numbers 255 – 348).  Supplemental Racing Age entries will be accepted through January 5th and a separate supplemental Racing Age catalog will be available on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales grounds. The 348 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 748) will be sold Thursday, January 25th, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

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

There are 374 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Malibu Moon heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Animal Kingdom, Bodemeister, Dialed In, Freud, First Samurai, Kantharos, Macleans Music, More Than Ready, Overanalyze, Quality Road, Shackleford and Violence as well as Florida-based First Dude, Gone Astray and Poseidon’s Warrior.

OBS graduate Carpe Diem heads the group of promising young sires with yearlings in the sale, a list that also includes Bayern, Cairo Prince, Commissioner, Constitution, Daredevil, Declaration of War, Karakonite (JPN), Liam’s Map, Palace Malice, Tapiture, Verazanno and Will Take Charge along with Florida-based He’s Had Enough, Khozan, The Big Beast and Uncaptured.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of promising stallions headed by Noble Mission (GB) and including Not This Time and Vancouver (AUS) as well as Florida-based Chitu, Fury Kapkori, Handsome Mike, Jess’s Dream and Rattlesnake Bridge.

Mares will also be offered in foal to a noted roster of sires headed by Creative Cause and includes Broken Vow, Dialed In, Point of Entry and Violence along with Florida-based Treasure Beach (GB) and Two Step Salsa.

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 Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Uncaptured filly tops Open Yearling Sale

Hip No. 545, Catherinethegreat, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Turtle Pond Farm, Agent, was sold to John C. Oxley for $170,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale. The gray or roan filly, out of Classy City Lady, by Carson City, is a half sister to stakes winner Katinka, recent winner of the Miss Gracie Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Hip No. 662, a dark bay or brown colt by Verrazano out of stakes placed Jasmine Gardens, by Mineshaft, was purchased for $140,000 by de Meric Stables. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, he’s a half brother to stakes placed Born to D’ Wild.

Hip No. 377, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncaptured consigned by Janie Roper, Agent, went to Waves Bloodstock for $90,000. She’s a half sister to stakes placed Enterprising Lady out of Sassy Harper, by Bob and John.

Anthony Costanzo went to $60,000 for Hip No. 587, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay colt is out of Fabiana’s Flash, by City Zip, a daughter of graded stakes winner Flashy N Smart.

Hip No. 350, a son of He’s Had Enough consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Starship Stables for $56,000. The gray or roan colt, a half brother to stakes winner Wildcat Wish, is out of Rahy’s Wish, by Rahy.

Hip No. 593, a bay filly by Fort Larned consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, was purchased by Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC for $55,000. She’s out of Fiesta d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Phil the Grip.

Hip No. 616, a son of Trappe Shot consigned by Northern Lights, Agent, went to EQB, Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables LLC for $53,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Gleaming, by Dehere.

For the session, 291 yearlings sold for a total of $3,131,100, averaging $10,760 with a $5,000 median figure. The buyback percentage was 23.4%. Last year, in two Open sessions, 369 horses sold for a total of $3,066,800, averaging $8,311 with a $4,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 38%.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 115 horses sold for a total of $4,989,400, compared with 148 yearlings bringing $5,573,300 at the 2016 Selected Sale. The average price was $43,386, up 15.2% compared with $37,657 last year, while the median was $30,000, up 20% compared with $25,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 33.9%; it was 33.6% a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 126, a son of Violence consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, sold to John C. Oxley for $275,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Frank’s Hope, by Pulpit, a daughter of grade one winner Silver Maiden and a half sister to graded stakes winner Dreaming of Liz.

The next item on the OBS agenda will be the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, January 24 – 26.

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.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Colt by Violence tops Selected Yearling Sale

John C. Oxley went to $275,000 for Hip No. 126, a son of Violence consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Selected Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Frank’s Hope, by Pulpit, a daughter of grade one winner Silver Maiden and a half sister to graded stakes winner Dreaming of Liz.

Hip No. 96, a chestnut colt by More Than Ready consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables for $240,000.  He’s out of Coal and Ice, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes placed Blueridge Traveler.

Hip No. 121, a daughter of Will Take Charge consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was purchased by de Meric Stables for $230,000. The bay filly is out of Final Heiress, by Forest Wildcat, a full sister to grade one winner and successful sire Wildcat Heir and graded stakes winner Forest Heiress.

Hip No. 20, a chestnut colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Sagamore Farm for $170,000.  He’s out of stakes winner Ready Signal, by More Than Ready.

Stephanie Wedge & Del Secco, DCS, Inc. paid $150,000 for Hip No. 31, a son of Jimmy Creed out of Showmethegreencard, by De Niro, a full sister to graded stakes winner De Bertie. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to stakes winner Mrs. Began.

Hip No.  54, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to John C. Oxley for $150,000. The bay colt, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sweet Tapper, is out of millionaire grade one stakes winner Sweet Talker, by Stormin Fever.

Hip No. 195, a dark bay or brown filly by Will Take Charge consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, also brought $150,000, going to Three Diamonds Farm. She’s out of Choice Pearl, by Any Given Saturday, a  half sister to grade one winner Awesome Humor out of stakes winner Horns Gray.

For the day, 107 horses sold for a total of $4,841,400, compared with 148 yearlings bringing $5,573,300 at the 2016 Selected Sale. The average price was $45,247, up 20.1% compared with $37,657 last year, while the median was $32,000, up 28% compared with $25,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 38.5%; it was 33.6% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 746 selling in the Open session. The session will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

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.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 10

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 10th. There are 619 yearlings cataloged for the two-day sale, which gets underway at 12:00 noon with the Selected session (Hip No.’s 1 – 188, supplements 189 – 202). The Sale continues with an Open session on Wednesday, October 11th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. There are 445 (Hip No.’s 301 – 730, supplements 731 – 746) horses in the Open session. Catalog pages for the supplements are available via the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the sales grounds.

Conformation photographs of Selected yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website. The Master Index also includes links to pedigree updates via equineline.com. The catalog can also be downloaded for use with the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. For more information and to obtain the application please go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

The sale will be streamed live on the OBS, Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The website now includes a Spanish language section which can be accessed from the home page. The section’s index links to information for consignors and buyers, as well as press releases and important general information.

The OBS Yearling Sale, a perennial source of high class racehorses, has produced winners of graded stakes from coast to coast in North America as well as at Ascot, Dubai and Japan. Twenty five Yearling Sale graduates have surpassed  the million dollar mark in earnings, and recent graduates include Noted and Quoted, winner of Santa Anita’s 2016 Chandelier Stakes (G1), 2017 La Troienne Stakes (G1) winner Big World and Starship Jubilee, who captured this year’s renewals of Woodbine’s Nassau (G2) and Dance Smartly (G2).

Freshly minted millionaire Sharp Azteca, winner of the 2017 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3), is Breeders’ Cup-bound, pointing for the Dirt Mile (G1) after a four length victory in Belmont’s Kelso Handicap (G2).

The 2016 OBS Yearling Sale class is off to a strong start, headed by Kaleem Shah’s Best Pal Stakes (G2) winner Run Away, who has also won the Santa Anita Juvenile and Barrett’s Juvenile Stakes. The colt by Run Away and Hide was purchased for $35,000 out of the Bill Murphy consignment.

Craig D. Upham’s Patrona Margarita is also a graded stakes winner, taking the Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. The daughter of Special Rate was consigned to the sale by Stoneview Farm, Agent.

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Ellis Park Debutante Stakes winner Kelly’s Humor, by OBS graduate Midnight Lute, was second in the Pocahontas (G2). She was purchased at last year’s yearling sale for $35,000 out of the Stuart Morris Consignment.

Stuart Morris also consigned Tobey L. Morton’s Pacific Gale, winner of the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park. She’s a daughter of OBS graduate Flat Out.

Closer to home, Raroma Stable’s Phantom Ro won at first asking and then came back to take the FTBOA Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream in his second start. The Florida-bred gelding by Wildcat Heir was consigned to the sale by Beth Bayer, Agent.

Starship Stables’ Starship Bonita has amassed earnings of $374,400 with two stakes wins at Gulfstream, taking the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes after capturing the Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes. The Florida-bred daughter of Gone Astray was sold for $25,000 by The Acorn LLC, Agent at the Selected session.

Anton Kubacak’s Emily’s Lollipop is the seventh stakes winner to date from last year’s sale, with the daughter of Tiz the One taking the Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies at Louisiana Downs. She was consigned by Select Sales, Agent.

Tapit heads the sale’s strong stallion roster, a list including upper echelon sires Awesome Again, Candy Ride (ARG), Distorted Humor, Elusive Quality, Giant’s Causeway, Kantharos, Kitten’s Joy, Macleans Music, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tiznow and Union Rags.

Always considered a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, the sale features the offspring of Fed Biz, Goldencents, He’s Had Enough, Mucho Macho Man, Uncaptured, Verrazano and Will Take Charge.

Promising stallions whose first crop is at the races with yearlings in the sale include Jimmy Creed, Overanalyze, Poseidon’s Warrior, Shanghai Bobby, Treasure Beach (GB) and Violence.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the OBS homepage directs users to either site.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS October Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

October Selected Yearling photos now online

Available conformation photos of the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearlings are now online and may be viewed via the OBS website, and accessed through the Sale’s Sortable Master & Photo Index. Additional photos will be posted as they become available, so please revisit the index often for new photos as well as pedigree updates. The photos can also be viewed 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/

The Selected Yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 188, Supplements 189 – 201) will be sold on Tuesday, October 10th beginning at 12:00 noon. The Open Sale will follow on Wednesday, October 11th (Hip No.’s 301 – 730, Supplements 731 – 746), with the session beginning at 9:00 a.m.

October Yearling sale supplements now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Thirteen yearlings have been supplemented to the Selected Yearling Sale as Hip No.’s 189 – 201. Sixteen yearlings have been supplemented to the Open Yearling Sale, cataloged as Hip No.’s 731 – 746.

The sire roster of the supplemented yearlings contains many of North America’s leading stallions, including Bernardini, Bodemeister, Giant’s Causeway, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Orb, Quality Road, Stay Thirsty, Verrazano and Will Take Charge.

The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds and on the OBS website.

There are now 201 yearlings cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. There are now 445 yearlings cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set to begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11th.

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

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 are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of every sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Celebration of Life set for Ocala horseman Lee Parker

Elmer Leland (Lee) Parker, Jr. passed away on August 31, 2017 in Crystal River, Florida, at the age of 78. Lee was born with a love of horses and grew up riding them. While living in Miami running his sod and landscape business in the 1960’s, he bought his first horse, an Appaloosa, in Miami for his daughter’s ninth birthday, and that opened the floodgates. Soon after, Lee bought riding horses for the whole family, which prompted a move to a small farm in the Redlands area of Miami, where he built riding stables and boarded horses.

In 1974, the family moved near Williston, Florida, to start a cattle farm. But then Lee went to his first Thoroughbred sale in Ocala and he was hooked for good! He started off with a couple of mares, but that number increased significantly over the next decade. Lee developed Don Dee Farm & Training Center with five large barns and an excellent track. He raced under the name of Horses Of Course, and was a longtime Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company shareholder.

Upon his retirement to Crystal River in 2001, Lee continued to own a few horses and stayed active in their training and racing. He finally sold his last horse in 2015, after 46 years of devoted horsemanship. He loved breeding and training horses and always said how blessed his life was that he could do what he loved.

Lee was born on September 6, 1938 in Miami, to Elmer L. Parker, Sr. and Thelma Parker. He had four siblings: Jackie Parker Kroger, Peggy Parker Hamilton, Bruce Parker and Richard Parker. With the nieces and nephews they gave him, it was quite a family.

He married Paula Edmiston in 1959 and received his discharge from the Air Force in 1960. Lee and Paula are the parents of Donna Parker Kassewitz, Deanna Parker Rodrick, and Leland Parker III and grandparents of Jennifer Rodrick, Jason Rodrick, Jarrod Rodrick, Noel Kassewitz, Perker Kassewitz, Hayden Parker and Landen Parker.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Plantation on Crystal River, in the Magnolia Room at 12 noon. Lunch will be served afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Florida Thoroughbred Charities https://www.ftboa.com/Articles?Article=100011 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research https://www.michaeljfox.org/

OBS resumes operation after Hurricane Irma

OBS is resuming normal operations after minimal damage and loss of electric service caused by Hurricane Irma, with the exception of Ocala Gainesville Poker and Jai Alai, which still has no electric service.

OBS Sales The office will reopen for business at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 9/13.  The racetracks are open for training.  (352) 237-2154,  https://www.obssales.com/

OBS Feed & Supply http://www.obfs.com/

The Feed Mill is open now on NW 27th Ave and can be reached at:  (352) 629-8686

The Airport Road retail outlet is now open and can be reached at: (352) 237-3399

The Highway 27 retail outlet is now open and can be reached at: (352) 402 -0303

OBS ITW will reopen for simulcasting at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 9/13.  (352) 237-4144
https://www.obssales.com/itw-schedule/

Ocala Gainesville Poker and Jai Alai  (352) 591-2345 https://www.ocalagainesvillepoker.com/

 

October Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October 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 iPad version of the catalog will be available shortly via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog and record notes. It also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

The OBS Yearling Sale moves to October after being held in August for more than three decades. “We are excited about the sale’s new calendar placement, ” said OBS director of sales Tod Wojciechowski. “Holding the sale after the conclusion of the boutique race meets at Del Mar and Saratoga will be more convenient for buyers, and gives consignors a more mature product to market. Also, moving the sale to October’s more moderate temperatures will be a plus for buyers, consignors and horses.”

There are 188 yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 188) cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website and the iPad version beginning on or about September 15th. There are 429 yearlings (Hip No.’s 301 – 730) cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set to begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11th.

Supplemental entries are now being accepted for both the Selected and Open Sales. Supplements to the Selected Sale will be sold Tuesday and cataloged beginning with Hip No. 189. Open Sale supplements will be sold Wednesday, cataloged starting with Hip No. 731. Nomination forms for the Selected Sale and Consignor Contracts for the Open Sale can be found online via the OBS website at: https://www.obssales.com/nomination-entry-forms/

The OBS Yearling Sale is a perennial source of high class racehorses, producing winners of graded stakes from coast to coast in North America as well as at Ascot, Dubai and Japan, with 24 Yearling Sale graduates surpassing the million dollar mark in earnings. Recent Yearling Sale graduates include Noted and Quoted, winner of Santa Anita’s 2016 Chandelier Stakes (G1), 2017 La Troienne Stakes (G1) winner Big World, Sharp Azteca, winner of the 2017 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) and Starship Jubilee, who captured this year’s renewals of Woodbine’s Nassau (G2) and Dance Smartly (G2).

The latest Yearling Sale star is Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Run Away, who’s three for three record includes victories in the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes and Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2). He’s set to go as one of the favorites in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) on Labor Day.

The 2017 sale features a strong stallion roster, with yearlings by upper echelon sires Awesome Again, Candy Ride (ARG), Distorted Humor, Elusive Quality, Giant’s Causeway, Kantharos, Kitten’s Joy, Macleans Music, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tiznow and Union Rags.

Traditionally a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, the 2017 October Yearling sale features the offspring of Fed Biz, Goldencents, He’s Had Enough, Mucho Macho Man, Uncaptured, Verrazano  and Will Take Charge.

The sale also features yearlings by promising first crop sires Jimmy Creed, Overanalyze, Shanghai Bobby, Treasure Beach (GB), Violence. and Winslow Homer.

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

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 are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of every sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Astrology filly tops June Sale finale

Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 631, daughter of Astrology consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Whisper Hill Farm LLC for $300,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Dreamingly, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes placed Skyfall.

Linda Rice, Agent, went to $220,000 for Hip No. 634, a bay colt by Flat Out consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. Out of Dress Parade, by Victory Gallop, a daughter of graded stakes winner Added Asset, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Hip No. 410, a son of Stay Thirsty consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent for $190,000.  The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of Sweetest Song, by Unbridled’s Song, from the family of graded stakes winner Ifyoucouldseemenow.

Hip No. 744, a bay filly by Soldat consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, for $175,000. Out of graded stakes winner Storm Mesa, by Sky Mesa, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Hip No. 731, a son of Tapit consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Tim Kegel, Agent, for $170,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 on Saturday, is a full brother to grade one stakes winner Pretty City Dancer out of Pretty City, by Carson City.

Hip No. 766, a son of Speightstown consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), went to K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. for $150,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed Exit to Heaven, by Holy Bull.

Rialto Racing Stables went to $145,000 for Hip No. 460, a chestnut colt by Flatter who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday. Consigned by consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, he’s out of Up in Lights, by Smart Strike, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Lady of the Future.

Hip No. 465, a son of Quality Road consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, went to Kirkwood, Agent for David Berman for $130,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Friday, is out of Villanella, by War Chant, from the family of grade one winner Passion for Gold and a half sister to stakes placed Alcomatch.

Hip No. 582, a gray or roan colt by Tapit consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight, was purchased for $130,000 by K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. The half brother to grade one stakes winner Cuvee, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Christmas Star, by Star de Naskra.

Dennis O’Neill paid $130,000 for Hip No. 657, a chestnut filly by Line of David consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc. The half sister to stakes winner Temple Fur, out of Fashion Fur, by Mr. Greeley, worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Kirkwood, Agent for David Berman, went to $120,000 for Hip No. 528, a chestnut colt by Tapit who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 on Friday. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, he’s out of Avid, by More Than Ready, a half sister to graded stakes winner Star Dabbler.

Hip No. 760, a daughter of Super Saver consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Larry C Brookshire for $120,000.  The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in 10: flat on Saturday, is out of Circumspect, by Discreet Cat, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Monba.

For the session, 207 youngsters sold for a total of $7,646,400, compared with 156 two-year-olds grossing $4,699,900 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $36,939, compared with $30,128 a year ago while the median price was $20,000 compared with $15,000 in 2016. The buyback percentage was 21.6%; it was 22.8% in 2016.

For the entire sale, 424 two-year-olds sold for $15,216,900 compared with 619 bringing a total of $17,930,900 last year in four sessions. The average was $35,889 up 23.9% from $28,968 in 2016, while the median price was $19,000 up 40.7% compared with $13,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.8%; it was 24.3% a year ago.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 199, a dark bay or brown colt by First Dude whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack Session, sold to David Dizney Racing Syndicate for $400,000. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he’s a half brother to stakes placed Sola Gratia out of Natalie’s Moment, by Kris S.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for October 10th, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on October 11th – 12th.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

First Dude colt tops June Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 199,  a dark bay or brown colt by First Dude whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack Session, was sold to David Dizney Racing Syndicate for $400, 000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he’s a half brother to stakes placed Sola Gratia out of Natalie’s Moment, by Kris S.

Linda Rice, Agent, went to $320,000 for Hip No. 335, a son of Midnight Lute consigned by Timber Creek, Agent. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest work at the distance at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Screen Giant, by Giant’s Causeway.

Hip No. 317, a son of Twirling Candy consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased for $310,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack Session, is out of stakes winner Saint Knows, by Sweetsouthernsaint, a full sister to stakes winner Her Sweet Saint

Hip No. 138, Times Square, a son of Tapit also consigned by Eddie Woods, went to Calumet Farm for $250,000. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 4/5 on Wednesday, is out of graded stakes winner Magical Feeling, by Empire Maker.

Eddie Woods consigned Hip No. 310, a son of Curlin purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $240,000. Out of stakes placed Runge, by Posse, a half sister to stakes placed Certain Pride, the dark bay or brown colt breezed a quarter on Thursday in :21 3/5.

Holly & David Wilson went to $210,000 for Hip No. 68, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. The chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Wednesday, is out of Intelyhente, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes winner Bel Air Beauty.

Hip No. 61, a daughter of Union Rags consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $200,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 last Wednesday, is out of stakes winner I’m Mom’s Favorite, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to graded stakes placed Toutsie Rules.

Hip No. 239, a son of Quality Road consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $200,000. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10  flat on Thursday, is out of Pirate Queen, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Be Gentle.

Hip No. 33, son of Scat Daddy consigned by James Layden, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $185,000. The bay colt, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance last Wednesday, is a full brother to graded stakes winner Conquest Daddyo out of Hangingbyamoment, by Thunder Gulch.

Hip No. 105, a gray or roan filly by Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, for $180,000. Out of graded stakes placed stakes winner La Nez, by Storm Creek, she sped an quarter  in :21 1/5 last Wednesday.

Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent paid $150,000 for Hip No. 90, a daughter of City Zip out of stakes winner Karakorum Elektra by Freud. The bay filly, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent.

For the session, 199 horses grossed $7,217,500, compared with 147 selling for a total of $3,645,000 at last year’s first session. The average was $36,269, rising 46.3% compared with $24,798 a year ago, while the median price was $18,000, up 33.3% compared to $13,500 in 2016.  The buyback percentage was 22.9%;  it was 30.1% last year.

The June Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 375 – 769 will be offered.

Wednesday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

The Under Tack Show is recorded and available on the OBS website, by entire session or by individual hip number. The works are also available for viewing in the video wall in the rear of the auditorium, the new Video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge and at kiosks in the lobby, Lounge 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.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

June Sale begins on Tuesday

The 2017 OBS June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age begins on Tuesday, June 13th and continues through Wednesday, June 14th.  There are 755 two-year-olds and 12 older horses cataloged; both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-374 will sell on Tuesday, and the Wednesday session (Hip No.’s 375-769) includes the 12 older horses (Hip No.’s 690-701).

The catalog is available online via the OBS website. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.  The 73 horses supplemented to the sale can be found online on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales groumds.

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 and Under Tack videos, 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/

The catalog covers feature Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.’s millionaire Celestine, Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s graded stakes winning champion New York-bred Haveyougoneaway and Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Queen’s Plate winner Sir Dudley Digges. Other June graduates enjoying good years include Al Tamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay, winner  of a  pair of graded stakes at the top class Santa Anita winter meeting and Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep, closing on a million in career earnings dominating stakes races in the Mid-Atlantic area.

In recent graded stakes at Santa Anita, Holly and David Wilson’s Follow Me Crev was a fast closing second in the Gold Cup (G1) and Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal scored his fourth straight stakes win in the Daytona Stakes (G3). On Thursday, Louis Lazzinnaro’s Conquest Babayaga was second in the Intercontinental Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.

Other June Sale headliners include Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail taking the Penn Oaks, Farfellow Farm Ltd.’s Concealedwithakiss winning the Ana T. Handicap at Gulfstream and Ruis Racing LLC’s The Critical Way capturing the Danzig Stakes at Penn National.

At the Under Tack Show, Hip No. 491, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, breezed a quarter in :20 2/5 on Friday to post the sale’s fastest work at the distance. He’s out of Wooden Nickel, by Divine Park, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Include Me Out.

There were four quarters in :20 3/5 on Wednesday and one on Thursday:

  • Hip No. 10, Glittering Judy, consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a bay filly by Kantharos out of Glittering Georgia, by Texas Glitter, a half sister to stakes placed Star Operator.
  • Hip No. 33, a bay colt by Scat Daddy consigned by James Layden, Agent, is a full brother to graded stakes winner Conquest Daddyo out of Hangingbyamoment, by Thunder Gulch.
  • Hip No. 177, a bay daughter of Jimmy Creed consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is out of Mon Ange, by Wolf Power (SAF), a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Hatfield.
  • Hip No. 199, consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by First Dude, a half brother to stakes placed Sola Gratia out of Natalie’s Moment, by Kris S.
  • Hip No. 354, a chestnut colt by Midshipman consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is out of Shine a Spotlight, by Nobiz Like Shobiz, from the family of grade one stakes placed graded stakes winner Take the Cake.

Four youngsters worked quarters in :20 4/5.

  • Hip No. 200, a bay filly by Corfu consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of National Gallery, by Lido Palace (CHI), a half sister to graded stakes winner Second of June.
  • Hip No. 536, consigned by Las Palmas Farm, Agent, is a bay filly by Half Ours out of stakes placed Because I Like It, by Lion Heart, a daughter of stakes winner Code Blum.
  • Hip No. 573, a dark bay or brown colt by Uncle Mo, consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed Ize in Command out of Charlie My Girl, by Unbridled’s Song.
  • Hip No. 631, a bay filly by Astrology consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is out of Dreamingly, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes placed Skyfall.

Four horses shared honors for the Under Tack Show’s fastest eighth, clocked in:9 4/5.

  • Hip No. 15, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay colt by Malibu Moon out of graded stakes winner Golden Mystery, by Awesome Again.
  • Hip No. 159, a gray or roan colt by Tale of the Cat consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent, is out of Midnight Ramble, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mo Cuishle.
  • Hip No. 335, a bay colt by Midnight Lute consigned by Timber Creek, Agent, is out of stakes placed Screen Giant, by Giant’s Causeway.
  • Hip No. 741, La Cuarta, a chestnut filly by Poseidon’s Warrior consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate X Y Jet, out of Soldiersingsblues, by Lost Soldier.

 

Hip No. 712, a chestnut colt by Orb consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned in the fastest three eighths by a 2-year-old, clocked in :33 2/5. He’s a half brother to graded stakes placed Imperial Council out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Jaramar Rain, by Thunder Gulch.

The fastest three eighths by an older horse was by Hip No. 692, Gabriel’s Vision, an unraced 3-year-old bay gelding by J P’s Gusto, timed in :32 2/5. Consigned by Jose Munoz, he’s out of Shezafire, by Western Expression.

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 wall in the rear of the auditorium, the new Video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge and at kiosks in the lobby, Lounge 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 sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

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 June Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

 

Astrology filly fastest at June Under Tack finale

Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 631, a bay filly by Astrology consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, breezed  a quarter in :20 4/5 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 2017 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age. She’s out of Dreamingly, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes placed Skyfall.

Five youngsters worked quarters in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 623, a bay filly by Mach Ride consigned by L. G., Agent, is out of Domestic Fight, by Domestic Dispute, a daughter of stakes winner Trial Fighter.
  • Hip No. 703, a bay filly by Animal Kingdom consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is out of Gharbiah, by Bernardini, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Honey Ryder.
  • Hip No. 735, consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a bay filly by Colonel John out of Restless Kitten, by Our Emblem, from the family of grade one winner Hennessy.
  • Hip No. 738, also consigned by Thoroughbred Champions, is a bay filly by Shackleford out of graded stakes placed Scarlet Starlet, by Congrats.
  • Hip No. 762, Shes Our Fastest, a dark bay or brown filly by Oratory consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is out of stakes placed Dawali, by Festival Of Light, a half sister to stakes placed Tapit Dancer.

 There were five quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 644, a bay filly by Overanalyze consigned by G.A. Thoroughbreds, is out of Entrada, by Mineshaft, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Formal Miss.
  • Hip No. 677, San Juan Diego, a dark bay or brown colt by Heavy Breathing consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Musket Man out of Fortuesque, by Fortunate Prospect.
  • Hip No. 702, consigned by Jimmy Miranda, is a dark bay or brown filly by Mission Impazible out of Genisa, by Storm Cat, a daughter of graded stakes winner Tizdubai.
  • Hip No. 714, a chestnut colt by Paddy O’Prado consigned by Ortiz Training Stable LLC, Agent, is out of Kiss the King, by Roman Ruler, a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner As You Like.
  • Hip No. 730, a bay colt by Maclean’s Music out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Platinum Princess, by Wolf Power (SAF), is consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC.

 Five horses turned in quarters in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No. 635, a bay filly by Paynter out of stakes winner Dyna’s Destiny, by Dynaformer, is consigned by Daylight Farm Racing and Sales.
  • Hip No. 673, consigned by Fabian Sales, is a bay filly by Get Stormy out of stakes placed Flying Kiwi, by More Than Ready.
  • Hip No. 718, consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a bay colt by Mission Impazible out of Liturgy, by Divine Park, a half sister to stakes winner Church Camp.
  • Hip No. 734, Email, a bay filly by Bodemeister from the Thoroughbred Champions consignment, is out of Resonating, by Smart Strike, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Pirates Deputy.
  • Hip No. 742, also consigned by Thoroughbred Champions, is a bay filly by Colonel John, a half sister to stakes placed Inside Out out of Star of Johar, by Johar, a half sister to graded stakes placed Letsgetitonmom.

 Hip No. 741, La Cuarta, a chestnut filly by Poseidon’s Warrior consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, worked the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5. She’s a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate X Y Jet, out of Soldiersingsblues, by Lost Soldier.

There were thirteen eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 605, consigned by Azpurua Stables, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Creative Cause, a half brother to stakes placed Lindy out of Dattts Lady Di, by Proud Citizen.
  • Hip No. 618, a dark bay or brown colt by Shanghai Bobby consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent for Kinsman Farm, is a half brother to graded stakes placed Eagle Hall out of Diamond Corner, by Deputy Minister.
  • Hip No. 622, consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Gemologist out of stakes placed Dixie Waltz, by Dixieland Band.
  • Hip No. 634, a bay colt by Flat Out consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is out of Dress Parade, by Victory Gallop, a daughter of graded stakes winner Added Asset.
  • Hip No. 657, a chestnut filly by Line of David consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc., Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner Temple Fur out of Fashion Fur, by Mr. Greeley.
  • Hip No. 672, consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown gelding by Tale of the Cat out of Flying Arch, by Arch, from the family of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Family Tradition (IRE).
  • Hip No. 705, consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, is a dark bay or brown filly by Archarcharch out of Golden Forest, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Bunairgead (IRE).
  • Hip No. 720, a chestnut filly by Midshipman consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is out of Magic Box, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Incurable Optimist.
  • Hip No. 725, a bay colt by Currency Swap out of stakes placed Notassharpasuthink, by Sharp Humor, is consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent.
  • Hip No. 736, Firewater Rocket, a dark bay or brown filly by Macho Rocket consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Rocket Twentyone, by Indian Charlie.
  • Hip No. 744, a bay filly by Soldat also consigned by Eddie Woods, is out of graded stakes winner Storm Mesa, by Sky Mesa.
  • Hip No. 760, a bay filly by Super Saver consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Circumspect, by Discreet Cat, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Monba.
  • Hip No. 766, consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), is a chestnut colt by Speightstown out of graded stakes placed Exit to Heaven, by Holy Bull, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Daylight Come.

 

Hip No. 712, a chestnut colt by Orb consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned in the fastest three eighths by a 2-year-old, clocked in :33 2/5. He’s a half brother to graded stakes placed Imperial Council out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Jaramar Rain, by Thunder Gulch.

The fastest three eighths by an older horse was by Hip No. 692, Gabriel’s Vision, an unraced 3-year-old bay gelding by J P’s Gusto, timed in :32 2/5. Consigned by Jose Munoz, he’s out of Shezafire, by Western Expression.

Hip No. 700, Ready to Zap, consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, worked the distance in : 33 2/5. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old filly by More Than Ready is out of Zapoutofit, by Ghostzapper, a half sister to graded stakes winner North America.

The Under Tack Show is recorded and available on the OBS website, by entire session or by individual hip number. The works are also available for viewing in the video wall in the rear of the auditorium, the new Video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge and at kiosks in the lobby, Lounge 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.

There are 755 two-year-olds and 12 older horses cataloged for the  June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, set for Tuesday June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.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.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the June Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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