Spring Sale Catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The printed version of the catalog will be in the mail next week, and the iPad version of the catalog is now available 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 1203 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 21st through April 24th, with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Under Tack Show will be divided into six sessions, scheduled for Monday, April 13th through Saturday, April 18th, with each session beginning at 8:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 1-200 will breeze on Monday, Hip No.’s 201-400 go on Tuesday, Hip No.’s 401- 600 will work on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 601-800 will go on Thursday, Hip No.’s 801-1000 breeze Friday and Hip No.’s 1001-1203 will go on Saturday. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Bloodhorse websites.

OBS Spring Sale graduates have long been a major force at North American racetracks. Eight have won Eclipse Awards and three are classic winners. Lil E Tee took the 1992 Kentucky Derby (G1) while Silver Charm and I’ll Have Another captured both the Derby and Preakness (G1) in 1997 and 2012, respectively. Parranda, winner of the recent S$3.05 million CECF Singapore Cup was honored this past week as 2014’s champion Florida-bred older filly or mare.

Since the beginning of 2014, Spring graduates have won or placed in 256 stakes over 67 different surfaces, including 70 graded races. King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) winner The Big Beast returned to the races with a victory in his 2015 debut and millionaire grade one winner Stephanie’s Kitten took Tampa Bay Downs’ recent Hillsborough Stakes (G3) in her first start of the year.

Last year’s sale has already produced 56 stakes horses, including 23 stakes winners.  That group includes No Problem, who captured Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes (G3), Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) winner Ocho Ocho Ocho, Remsen Stakes (G2) hero Leave the Light On and the highly regarded Calculator, second to champion American Pharoah in a pair of grade one stakes last summer before running away with Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes (G3) in his 3-year-old debut. Other notables from the 2014 sale include multiple stakes winners Catalina Red, Firespike, Mr. Jordan and The Lewis Dinner as well as Lady Shipman, who smashed the track record in her victory in the OBS Sprint Stakes in January.

Broken Vow colt tops March Sale’s second session

Hip No. 481, a son of Broken Vow consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $950,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Tale of the South, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Futural.

Hip No. 351, daughter of Bernardini consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Lael Stable for $850,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of multiple grade one winner Pure Clan, by Pure Prize.

Conquest Stables LLC went to $725,000 for Hip No. 590, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth on Friday in :10 flat, is out of Being Anna, by Aldebaran, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Winning Point.

Hip No. 428, a bay filly by Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud was sold to Narvick International for $675,000. The half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 on Friday.

Hip No. 601, Prosperous Lady, a daughter of Bernardini out of graded stakes winner Bohemian Lady, by Carson City, was sold to Haruya Yoshida for $650,000. The bay filly, consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, worked an eighth last Friday in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 390, a daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, went to L. E. B. for $630,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner Anytime Magic out of Sambuca Classica, by Cat Thief, worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat last Thursday.

Conquest Stables LLC purchased Hip No. 515, a son of Adios Charlie, out of the Ocala Stud consignment for $600,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 last Friday, is out of stakes placed Unlimited Pleasure, by Valid Appeal, and is a half brother to threegraded stakes winners Unlimited Budget, Jardin and Beacon Shine.

West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. went to $580,000 for Hip No. 366, a son of Arch out of Rebuke, by Carson City, a half sister to stakes winner Summer Cruise. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, was consigned by Imagine…

Hip No. 610, a son of Sidney’s Candy consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to L.E.B. for $560,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stake winner Broadway Hennessey, by Hennessy, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Courageous Act.

Hip No. 537, a chestnut filly by City Zip consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was purchased by Conquest Stables LLC for $525,000. Out of stakes winner Woodsmoke, by Langfuhr, the half sister to stakes placed Enoree worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.

For the session, 155 horses grossed $24,435,000, averaging $157,645. The median price was $100,000 and the buyback percentage was 25.8%.

For the entire sale, 326 horses sold for a March record $55,682,000, averaging $170,804. The median price was $105,000 and the buyback percentage was 22.7%.

At last year’s Selected Sale in March, 201 horses brought a total of $37,627,500, averaging $187,201. The median price was $135,000 and the buyback percentage was 22.9%.

Twenty five horses brought $500,000 or more compared with ten a year ago.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 285, Zero Hour, a son of Bernardini consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, sold to Live Oak Plantation for $1.4-million on Tuesday. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Misty Hour, by Miswaki, and is a half brother to stakes winner Pilfer, dam of grade one winner To Honor and Serve.

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 13th through April 18th.  

Bernardini colt Zero Hour tops March Sale’s opening session

OBS March 2015 Monday ; 285 21.1 Bernardini-Misty Hour13c Kentucky, SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent

Hip No. 285 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 285, Zero Hour, a son of Bernardini consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, went to Live Oak Plantation for $1.4-million to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Misty Hour, by Miswaki, and is a half brother to stakes winner Pilfer, dam of grade one winner To Honor and Serve.

Hip No. 34, a dark bay or brown colt by Midnight Lute whose quarter in :20 4/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session was the day’s co-fastest at the distance, was sold for $900,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, he’s out of Circumstance, by Vindication, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Tres Coronas.

Hip No. 139, a daughter of Bellamy Road consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent, was sold to Solis / Litt for $800,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is out of stakes winner For Royalty, by Not For Love, and is a half sister to recently stakes placed OBS graduate Back Flip.

Hip No. 12, a son of Smart Strike consigned by Old South Farm LLC went to M. V. Magnier & Stonestreet Stables for $800,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat, by Forestry, and is a half brother to recent graded stakes winner Mufajaah.

Conquest Stables LLC went to $800,000 for Hip No. 239, a son of Tiznow consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5, is out of Lasting Appeal, by A.P. Indy, a full sister to graded stakes winner Jump Start.

Hip No. 155, a daughter of Scat Daddy whose Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 last Wednesday was the co-fastest of the entire sale at the distance, was sold to M. V. Magnier for $750,000. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, the chestnut filly is a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep.

C. F. Farms went to $725,000 for Hip No. 33, a daughter of Congrats consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, is out of Christie Village, by Deputy Minister, a half sister to multiple grade one winner Take Charge Lady.

Hip No. 60, a Street Sense colt consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, was sold to Mark Casse, Agent, for $675,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Czechers, by Indian Charlie.

Mark Casse also went to $675,000 for Hip No. 162, a Malibu Moon colt consigned by Thomas and Casse, Agent, out of Goldilocks’ Cat, by Seeking the Gold, a half sister to stakes winner Beautiful Daniele from the family of champion Countess Diana. The bay colt worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at  Wednesday’s Under Tack session.

Spendthrift Farm paid $650,000 for Hip No. 61, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The gray or roan colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, is out of stakes winner Dance Quietly, by A.P. Indy, a half sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam.

For the session, 160 horses sold for a total of $30,540,000 averaging $190,875. The median price was $130,000 and the buyback percentage was 24.9%. There was no corresponding session last year since the 2014 sale was held in one continuous session. Fifteen horses sold for $500,000 or more, compared with ten in the entire 2014 March Sale.

The March Sale continues on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 305 – 610 set to go through the ring. 

March Two-Year-Old Sale begins on Tuesday

The OBS March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training begins on Tuesday, March 17th. Hip No.’s 1 – 304 will sell on Tuesday and Hip No.’s 305 – 610 will be offered on Wednesday, March 18th. Both sessions will begin at 11:00 a.m. As always the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

At the Under Tack Show, Hip No. 509, Bernie’s Prize, a son of Noonmark consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned  in the sale’s fastest quarter mile breeze, clocked in :20 2/5 at Friday’s session. The bay colt is out of Truss, by Friends Lake, a half sister to graded stakes winner Khancord Kid.

Two horses shared honors for the Under Tack’s Show’s fastest eighth, each working the distance in :9 3/5. At Wednesday’s session, it was Hip No. 155, a chestnut filly by Scat Daddy consigned by McKathan Bros, Agent, out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep. She’s a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial. On Thursday, it was Hip No. 508, a bay colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent. He’s out of stakes winner Truly Blushed, by Yes It’s True, and is a half brother to stakes placed Truly Marie.

Last year’s March Sale has already produced 15 stakes winners, led by the exploits of the $1.6-million co-sale topper Carpe Diem, a five length winner of the the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) in his three year old debut last Saturday. He’s one of six March grads that accounted for eight grade one victories in 2014, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.

Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria accounted for three 2014 graded stakes wins, including back to back victories in Saratoga’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in July and Alabama Stakes (G1)  in August. Antonino Miuccio’s Palace also made himself home at The Spa, taking the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) before his victory in the Forego (G1) four weeks later. Magalen O. Bryant’s late blooming V. E. Day skipped the Triple Crown races but came into his own at Saratoga, following a win in the Curlin Stakes with a sensational stretch run that carried him to a last jump victory in the Travers Stakes (G1). Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday spent the year taking on the best older horses in training, highlighted by taking the Woodward Stakes (G1) as the Saratoga meeting drew to a close. Out west, Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute carried the OBS March banner to Del Mar and captured the Eddie Read Stakes (G1) in July.

In all, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and the winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014 through March 14th, OBS March graduates have won 27 graded stakes. Performing on racetracks from coast to coast, OBS March graduates were on the board in 188 stakes races on 49 different surfaces.

The Under Tack Show videos are posted online at obssales.com as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion. 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.

Go West Marie scores in Santa Anita’s Irish O’Brien Stakes

Peter Redekop’s Go West Marie was blocked when Gary Stevens tried to send her through on the fence a furlong from home in Santa Anita’s $100,500 Irish O’Brien Stakes on Saturday, but she swung outside, found room to run and was up late to win by half a length. It’s the third straight win for the 4-year-old filly by Western Fame, trained by Eddie Truman, now 18-6-1-5 with $462,520 in earnings. She was sold for $52,000 by Mayberry Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video  Her half sister by Big Drama sells as Hip No. 267 in the OBS March Sale on Tuesday. watch her under tack video

Bernie’s Prize fastest at Under Tack Show final session

Hip No. 509, Bernie’s Prize, a son of Noonmark consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned  in the sale’s fastest quarter mile breeze, stopping the timer in :20 2/5 at the third and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay colt is out of Truss, by Friends Lake, a half sister to graded stakes winner Khancord Kid.

Four horses worked quarters in :20 3/5. Hip No. 428, a bay filly by Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie. Hip No. 474, consigned by Jose Munoz, is a dark bay or brown colt by Forty Grams out of Sutton Place, by Matty G., a full sister to graded stakes winner Mayakovsky. Hip No. 550, Cotton Colors, a dark bay or brown colt by High Cotton consigned by Boutte Sales, is out of Act Out, by Storm Cat, a full sister to stakes placed Ultimate Goal. Hip No. 584, a son of Exchange Rate consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of stakes placed Back in the Shade, by Put It Back.

Six youngsters worked quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 451, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Scat Daddy out of Starlight Tiara, by More Than Ready, a half sister to stakes placed Chatham. Hip No. 516, consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is a bay filly by Speightstown out of Valarchos Destiny, a half sister to stakes winner Whitewaterspritzer. Hip No. 527, a gray or roan colt by Sky Mesa consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Westling, by Gone West, a half sister to champion Peaks and Valleys. Hip No. 548, also consigned by de Meric Sales, is a chestnut colt by Put It Back out of stakes winner Abuela Esther (URU), by Crater, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Marathon Lady. Hip No. 581, another de Meric consignee, is a dark bay or brown filly by High Cotton out of Aztec Sally, by Medaglia d’Oro, and is a half sister to stakes placed Aztec Key. Hip No. 565, a bay colt by Mineshaft consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes placed April Frost, by Dynaformer, and is a half brother to stakes placed Late Spring.

Hip No. 508, a bay colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, worked the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the clock in :9 3/5. He’s out of stakes winner Truly Blushed, by Yes It’s True, and is a half brother to stakes placed Truly Marie.

Eight youngsters turned in eighths in :9 4/5. Hip No. 436, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Street Boss out of Smooth Kitten, by Holy Bull, a full sister to stakes winner Bam Bam Bull. Hip No. 481, a bay colt by Broken Vow consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is out of stakes placed Tale of the South, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Futural. Hip No. 487, consigned by Whitman Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Proud Citizen out of Tender Storm, by Honour and Glory, a half sister to graded stakes winner Zantenda. Hip No. 499, a bay filly by Drosselmeyer consigned by Robert Brewer, is out of Tizmeanttobeme, by Tiznow, a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Capo Bastone. Hip No. 525, consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Street Boss out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Wealthy, by Regal Classic. Hip No. 544 is a bay colt by Street Boss out of You Call That Art, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes placed Leading Role, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. Hip No. 591, Thinkingofbillie, a dark bay or brown colt by Archarcharch consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Best Practices, by Tough Knight and is a half brother to stakes placed Best Reward. Hip No. 607, consigned by Jimmy Miranda, is a bay filly by Courageous Cat out of Stakes winner Bridesmaid, by Valid Expectations.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed in kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge.

The March Sale begins Tuesday, March 17, at 11:00 a.m.

Discreetly Mine, You Luckie Mann, Wildcat Heir colts fastest at Under Tack Show’s second session

Three horses worked quarters in :20 3/5 to share honors for the session’s fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training.

Hip No. 215, a son of Discreetly Mine consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt out of Jazzy Melissa, by Grand Slam, from the family of millionaire multiple graded stakes winning OBS graduate Caller One. Hip No. 220, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is out of Just Call Me Berty, by Bertrando, and is a half brother to stakes placed All Said And Done. Hip No. 298, Diamond Outlet, a chestnut colt by You Luckie Mann consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of My Outlet, by Montbrook, and is a half brother to  graded stakes placed Handsome Jack.

Two youngsters breezed quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 263, consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, is a bay colt by Colonel John out of Magnificentapproval, by Distant View, a half sister to champion Miesque’s Approval.  Hip No. 273, a chestnut filly by Horse Greeley consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of Meetmeontime,by General Meeting, and is a half sister to stakes placed Bucchero.

Two horses posted quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 305, a bay colt by Include consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, worked a quarter in :21 flat. He’s out of Nancy G., by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Brushing Gloom. Hip No. 342, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, is a dark bay or brown colt by Ready’s Image out of Primetime Miss, by Five Star Day, a half sister to stakes winner Founding Chairman.

Six youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5. Hip No. 224, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Midshipman out of Keowee Clai, by Cherokee Run, a daughter of stakes winning stakes producer Dootsie. Hip No. 336, a dark bay or brown filly consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is by Tiz Wonderful out of Polish Silk, by Polish Pro, and is a full sister to stakes winner I Got It All.  Hip No. 246, a bay colt by Quality Road also consigned by Halcyon Hammock, is out of Lesson Plan, by Forestry, a half brother to graded stakes winner Dixie Band. Hip No. 287, a son of Scat Daddy consigned Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay colt out of Molly Peaches, by Meadowlake, a half sister to stakes winner Shezacrazygirl. Hip No. 398, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, is a dark bay or brown filly by Tale of the Cat out of Savviest, by El Corredor, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Tactical Cat. Hip No. 401, a dark bay or brown colt by Uncle Mo consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Sea Road, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Great Intentions.

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

The Under Tack Show’s third and final session begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13 with Hip No’s 407 – 610 scheduled to breeze.

Scat Daddy filly fastest at March Under Tack’s opening session

Hip No. 155, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by McKathan Bros, Agent, worked an eighth in :9 3/5, the fastest work at the distance at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The chestnut filly is out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep, and is a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial.

Seven youngsters worked eighths in :9 4/5. Hip No. 12 is a son of Smart Strike consigned by Old South Farm LLC. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat, by Forestry. Hip No. 60, consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Street Sense out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Czechers, by Indian Charlie. Hip No. 67, My Girl Ariana, a bay filly by Broken Vow consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Agent, is out of Deaconess Bonnie, by Pulpit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Diabolical. Hip No. 139, consigned by Northwest Stud, is a chestnut filly by Bellamy Road out of stakes winner For Royalty, by Not for Love. Hip No. 161, a chestnut filly by Afleet Alex consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Goldfield, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winner Springside. Hip No. 174, consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Super Saver out of Great Design, by Storm Cat, a half sister to multiple grade one stakes winner General Challenge. Hip No. 189, Makes Good Sense, is a bay colt by Street Sense out of graded stakes winner Hello Liberty, by Forest Camp, consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc., Agent.

Three horses from the Eddie Woods consignment worked quarters in :20 4/5.

Hip No. 34 is a dark bay or brown colt by Midnight Lute out of Circumstance, by Vindication, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Tres Coronas. Hip No. 172, Sky High Kitten, is a bay colt by Kitten’s Joy out of Granny Broughton, by Sky Mesa, and is a full brother to stakes placed Broughton Kitten. Hip No. 183 is a dark bay or brown colt by Summer Bird out of Hawaiian Love, by Not For Love, a half sister to stakes placed Machikane Hokushin.

There were three quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 8, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay filly by Blame out of stakes placed Cape Cod Lady, by Yonaguska. Hip No. 78, also consigned by Woods, is a dark bay or brown filly by More Than Ready out of Denim n’ Motion, by Unbridled’s Song, a full sister to stakes placed Sunlight Sonata. Hip No. 181, a bay colt by Street Boss colt consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent, is out of Hard to Know, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes winner Megan’s Bluff.

There were five quarters in :21 1/5. Hip No. 39, Ghostly, a bay filly by Ghostzapper consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Clever Me, by Not For Love, a daughter of stakes winner Lady Clever Trick. Hip No. 88, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter also consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of stakes placed Dixie Crisp, by Dixieland Band, and is a half brother to stakes winner Reconstruction. Hip No. 55, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir out of Cry Hallelujah, by Street Cry (IRE), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Joha, is consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent. Hip No. 90, consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Munnings out of Dona Bonita, a daughter of stakes winner Cheers and Tears. Hip No. 164, Go Mo Go, is a bay colt out of stakes winner Go Milan Go, by Broken Vow, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed in kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge.

The Under Tack Show continues at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 with Hip No’s 204 – 406 scheduled to breeze.

March Sale Under Tack Show begins Wednesday, March 11

Against the backdrop of March graduate Carpe Diem’s runaway victory in Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby (G2), the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Wednesday, March 11th.

The extended Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning on Wednesday with Hips 1 – 203. Hips 204 – 406 will go Thursday, March 12th and Hips 407 – 610 will go Friday, March 13th. 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 total of 610 juveniles were cataloged for the two-day expanded format sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. Hip 1 – 304 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 305 – 610 will sell on Wednesday.

Carpe Diem, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 (watch his under tack video) before being purchased for a co-sale topping $1.6-million out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2014 sale, is one of six March grads that accounted for eight grade one victories since the beginning of 2014, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.

In all, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and the winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014, 94 OBS March graduates have won or placed in 188 stakes races, winning 27 graded stakes.

 The March Sale catalog is available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The iPad version of the catalog is now available 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/

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.

Under Tack results will be available on the OBS website, updated throughout each session. 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. 

OBS Enhances Under Tack Policies

Beginning with the upcoming March Sale of Two Year Olds under tack show, Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company will initiate implementation of Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications. The first phase will include adopting the ARCI medication schedule for administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and bronchodilators. OBS will incorporate the entire ARCI medication schedule by the 2016 Two Year Old Sale season. The policy regarding the use of a riding crop has also been refined.

“In addition to existing state regulations, random testing during our breeze shows has been in effect for many years including OBS restrictions that limit the use of medications and prohibit the use of all Class 1 and Class 2 drugs,  Salix, and procaine penicillin,” said OBS president Tom Ventura.  “Adding the ARCI guidelines will enhance our current policy and promote the movement toward uniform race day medication rules throughout the country.”

Ongoing efforts to create a uniform medication policy have been led by The Jockey Club collaborating with many industry groups, including the ARCI and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC).  Many racing states have adopted or are in the process of adopting the model rule policies. A bill that would have the state of Florida implementing the ARCI Model Rules by January of 2016 has been introduced into the state Senate and House of Representatives.

 “OBS fully supports the bill being considered by the Florida legislature at the upcoming legislative session,” said OBS chairman Mike O’Farrell .  “It is incumbent upon leaders in the industry to take steps to implement policies that promote and protect the integrity of the game. This is a step in the right direction.”

Modifications to the policy for use of a riding crop at an under tack show will also go into effect at the OBS March Sale.  At any time during a breeze, a rider may only use the riding crop while both hands are holding the reins and may not strike the horse behind the girth. A rider is prohibited from striking the horse in any manner beyond the finish line. In situations where the safety of the horse or rider is in jeopardy, a riding crop may be used in front of the girth. Excessive whipping before the beginning of the work or in preparation for a breeze is prohibited.

OBS Policy for Medication, Prohibited Practices, Riding Crops and Horseshoes

OBS March Sale Catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The iPad version of the catalog is now available 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 610 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day expanded format OBS sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The extended Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Wednesday, March 11th with Hips 1 – 203. Hips 204 – 406 will go Thursday, March 12th and Hips 407 – 610 will go Friday, March 13th. All three session will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and five winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014, 92 OBS March graduates have won or placed in 176 stakes races, winning 63 of them including 26 graded stakes. Six March graduates accounted for eight grade one victories, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.

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Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria’s three 2014 graded stakes wins included back to back victories in Saratoga’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in July and Alabama Stakes (G1)  in August. The daughter of Tale of the Cat ended the year with an 11-6-2-1 record and $1,494,000 in the care of trainer Todd Pletcher. She was purchased by Repole Stables for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

 

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Antonino Miuccio’s Palace also enjoyed summer at The Spa, scoring in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) before his victory in the Forego (G1) four weeks later. The son of City Zip ended his 5-year-old campaign with a 23-11-5-3 record and earnings of $1,349,550. Trained by Linda Rice, he was sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

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Magalen O. Bryant’s late blooming V. E. Day skipped the Triple Crown races in the spring, but also found Saratoga to his liking, following a win in the Curlin Stakes with a sensational stretch run that carried him to a last jump victory in the Travers Stakes (G1). Unraced at two, he was 8-4-1-0 under the care of James Jerkens and ended his 3-year-old campaign with earnings of $859,010. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday surpassed the million dollar mark with a victory in Monmouth’s Salvator Mile (G3) in July, before topping off the year by avenging his defeat by Moreno in Saratoga’s Whitney (G1) by beating him a month later in the Spa’s Woodward Stakes (G1). The colt by Lawyer Ron worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $110,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale. He ended his career 21-9-4-2 with $1,706,350 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Tom's Tribute and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade I $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA.

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On the west coast, Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute carried the OBS March banner and was a force in graded stakes company all year, highlighted by a victory in Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes (G1) in July. Trained by Jim Cassidy, the son of Lion Heart completed 2014 with a 16-6-3-2 record and earnings of $634,880. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $310,000 by Marilyn Braly on the recommendation of Gary Young from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Currently working steadily for trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Beach Downs toward his 3-year-old debut, WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem ended 2014 by finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) after an eye-catching win in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. High on everyone’s lists of Triple Crown contenders, the son of  Giant’s Causeway was a $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He begins 2015 with a 3-2-1-0 record and $709,800 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

There’s another March graduate on the Derby Trail. Stonestreet Stable’s unbeaten Ocean Knight jumped from an Aqueduct maiden win in December to the recent Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and despite losing ground on both turns, scored his first stakes victory in the care of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Two for two with earnings of $156,000, he was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale for $320,000 by John Moynihan on behalf of Stonestreet after working a quarter in :20 3/5, the Under Tack Show’s fastest work at the distance. watch his under tack video

OBS March Sale set for March 17 – 18

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company will hold its 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th.  The Under Tack Show will be held over three sessions from March 11th through March 13th.  Both sale sessions will start at 11:00 a.m. and the Under Tack sessions will begin each morning at 8:00 a.m.

“With just over six hundred horses in the catalog, two sale sessions will be more beneficial for both buyers and sellers,” said OBS president Tom Ventura. “Three Under Tack sessions provide flexibility to adapt to weather conditions and affords buyers more time in the afternoon to evaluate potential purchases. The extended Under Tack format was well received last year.”

“The goal when we set out to expand the sale was to continue to attract the quality offerings expected at OBS March while adding another group of precocious and athletic horses,” said OBS director of sales Tod Wojciechowski. “The response has been excellent and reflected in the catalog.”

The catalog will be online early next week 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 went to press.

The iPad version of the catalog will be available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating 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. 

Euro Exchange tops Winter Mixed Sale’s closing session

Hip No. 405, Euro Exchange, a 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate consigned by Cutting Edge Equine, Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent for Jim Stackpoole, for $90,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale. The gray or roan colt, whose three eighths in :33 2/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack Show, is out of Merciful, by Rahy, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner El Facha.

Hip No. 508, Amazing Littlelady, a 4-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song was purchased by Machmer Hall for $87,000. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the bay filly is out of stakes winner Amazing Buy, by High Yield, a half sister to Sovereign Award winning graded stakes winner Alpha Bettor.  Her 3-year-old full sister, Just Like Pop, Hip No. 121, was sold yesterday by for $70,000.

Hip No. 489, All Day Alice, a 3-year-old daughter of Posse consigned by Wes Carter, was sold for $75,000 to Ragnar H. Korthase Equine. The chestnut filly, whose three eighths in :33 2/5 was co-fastest at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes placed Hay Allison, by Hay Halo.

Carter also consigned Hip No. 494, Edisto Bay, a 3-year-old son of Bullsbay sold to Louis Linder for $72,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes placed Immune to Gloom, by Citidancer, a half sister to stakes placed Dirge.

Hip No. 498, Foxy Posse, a 3-year-old Posse filly also brought $72,000, going to Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock LLC. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the chestnut filly, who turned in three eighths in :33 3/5, is out of Just Parker, by Forest Camp, a half sister to stakes winner Stormin’ Lyon.

Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent for Edward McAlvain, went to 72,000 for Hip No. 504, a 3-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The gray or roan colt, who breezed three eighths in :34 1/5, is out of stakes placed Shaunavon, by El Prado (IRE), a full sister to graded stakes winner Sweet and Ready.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 70 horses grossed $1,200,700, compared with 98 selling for a total of $1,608,900 last year. The average was $17,153 compared to $16,417 a year ago, while the median was $7,350 compared to $10,000 in 2014. The buyback percentage was 16.7%; it was 21.6% in 2014.

Hip No. 341, a Tiz Wonderful colt consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to Mike Recio, Agent for Rockbridge Bloodstock for $50,000 to top the sale’s Open Session. The chestnut yearling colt, a full bother to stakes winner Bourbonize, is out of Brown Eyes, by Halo’s Image, a half sister to stakes winner CaptainVideo.

Hip No. 366, a son of Put It Back consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent for $40,000. The dark bay or brown yearling colt, a half brother to champion and Horse of the Year Good Ba Ba, is out of Elle Meme, by Zilzal.

Hip No. 266, Bella Couture, a 7-year-old bay mare by Pulpit consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Get Away Farm for $38,000. In foal to Soldat, she’s out of graded stakes winner Sabellina, by Langfuhr.

Hip No. 363, a yearling son of Overdriven consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to  Arindel Farm LLC for $32,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Double Bridled, by Broken Vow, a half sister to stakes winner Notgivinmyloveaway.

Hip No. 203, a 4-year-old daughter of Curlin consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was also sold for $32,000, going to Arboritanza Racing. The chestnut filly, a half sister to stakes placed Lady Malkin, is out of stakes placed Lady Dynasty, by Richter Scale.

For the Open session, 141 horses sold for a total of $1,088,100 compared with 209 horses bringing $1,754,900 in 2014. The average price was $7,717 compared with $8,397 a year ago, while the median price was $4,000 compared with $5,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 16.6%; it was 25.9% in 2014.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. With its new expanded format, it is scheduled for March 17 – 18, with the Under Tack Show set for March 11 – 13, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

The Factor filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

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Hip No. 105, a yearling daughter of The Factor consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, was sold to George Bolton & Peter Leidel for $190,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale. The gray or roan filly is out of Viva Vega, by Cobra King, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Southern Dude.

Hip No. 145, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a Pioneerof the Nile filly purchased by EQB, Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables LLC, for $87,000. The bay yearling filly is out of Cinnamon Kisses, by Doneraile Court, a half sister to graded stakes winner The Mailet.

Hip No. 44, Pyrite Final, a 9-year-old mare by Formal Dinner in foal to Kantharos consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, went to Harris Training Center LLC for $80,000. The bay mare, out of Pink Forest, by Green Forest, from the family of Derby contender OBS graduate El Kabeir, is a half sister to stakes winner Forest Picnic and the dam of the stakes placed 3-year-old Morgans Harbour.

Hip No. 11, a yearling son of Tale of the Cat consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, was sold for $72,000 to Justin Casse, Agent for JSM Equine LLC. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Lentil, by Alphabet Soup, a daughter of stakes placed Black Tie Diamond.

Hip No. 121, Just Like Pop, a 3-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, went to Rustlewood Farm, Inc. for $70,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes winner Amazing Buy, by High Yield, a half sister to Sovereign Award winning graded stakes winner Alpha Bettor.

Hip No. 179, a yearling son of Kantharos consigned by Andy Cant, Agent, was sold for $70,000 to Southern Chase Farm, Inc. The bay colt is out of Granny’s Kat, by Sanctuary, a half sister to stakes winner Comet Cat.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 124 horses sold for a total of $2,462,200, compared with 154 horses grossing $2,962,700 in 2014. The average price was $19,856, compared with $19,238 a year ago, while the median price was $10,600 compared with $15,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 21%; down from 31.9% last year.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Open Session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. 

Five Horses Share Honors at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Five horses shared honors for the fastest three eighths at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale, each stopping the timer in :33 2/5.

Hip No. 402, Miss Marianne, consigned by Wes Carter, is a 3-year-old daughter of Munnings out of Marianne’s Dream, by Dynaformer. The unraced chestnut filly is from the family of graded stakes winner Mutafaweq.

Hip No. 441, Success At Sunup, also consigned by Carter, is a 3-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal out of stakes placed Sunup, by Smart Strike. The bay filly, a winner in two starts at two, is a half sister to stakes winner You Need Me.

Carter also is the consignor of Hip No. 489, All Day Alice, a 3-year-old daughter of Posse. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Hay Allison, by Hay Halo.

Hip No. 405, Euro Exchange, is a 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate consigned by Cutting Edge Equine, Agent. The gray or roan colt is out of Merciful, by Rahy, a half sister to stakes winner El Facha.

Hip No. 417, Smokin Special, is a 5-year-old mare by Kela, consigned by Hendry Training Stables LLC, Agent. The bay mare is out of stakes placed One for Smoke, by Special Lineage.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in 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 393 – 513, will be offered immediately following the Open session on Thursday, January 29th.

A total of 392 horses are cataloged for the Mixed sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 28th with Hip Numbers 1 – 194 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. The sale begins at 10:30 a.m. each day.

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.

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/

Hip Numbers 195 – 392 in the Open Session will be offered on Thursday, January 29th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

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

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 27th, with first post at 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed live via the OBS, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Winter Mixed Sale begins Wednesday; Under Tack Show set for Monday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company begins its 2015 sales calendar with it’s annual Winter Mixed Sale. The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to supplemental entries and pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. Printed catalogs are also available at the sales grounds.

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 392 horses are cataloged for the Mixed sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 28th with Hip Numbers 1 – 194 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 195 – 392 in the Open Session will be offered on Thursday, January 29th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 26th and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Wednesday and Thursday sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 27th, with first post at 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed via the OBS and DRF websites.

There are 246 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Distorted Humor heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Broken Vow, Exchange Rate, Into Mischief, Majestic Warrior, Pioneerof the Nile, Tale of the Cat, Warrior’s Reward plus Florida-based Kantharos and Wildcat Heir.

Promising second crop yearling sires represented include Drosselmeyer, Haynesfield, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Twirling Candy as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.

Frankel’s three quarter brother Bullet Train (GB) heads the sale’s list of graded stakes winning first crop yearling sires, as well as Algorithms, Brilliant Speed, Dialed In, Gemologist, Hansen and The Factor.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Bellamy Road, Candy Ride (ARG), Congrats, Eskendereya, Into Mischief and Lookin At Lucky.

The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first and second year sires including Data Link, Jimmy Creed, New Year’s Day, Overanalyze and Trappe Shot, along with Florida-based Brethren, Factum, Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat and Treasure Beach (GB). 

Eloquent Tribute, a 3-year-old filly by fashionable sire Tapit highlights the 121 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes placed Angels in Arms, comes into the ring fresh off a five length victory in a maiden special test at Aqueduct in early January. The catalog also includes full or half siblings to graded stakes winners Egg Drop, Reneesgotzip and champion Lost in the Fog, as well as stakes winners Bluesbdancing, Isabelle, La Rocca, Lavender Lass and last year’s OBS Championship Stakes winner Here’s Johnny.

 The Racing Age sire roster includes offspring of A.P. Indy, Any Given Saturday, Curlin, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Indian Charlie, Kitten’s Joy, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Lookin At Lucky, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tale of Ekati and Unbridled’s Song.