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,  http://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
http://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: http://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.

Into Mischief colt fastest at third June Under Tack session

Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 491, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, breezed a quarter in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age. He’s out of Wooden Nickel, by Divine Park, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Include Me Out.

Two horses worked quarters in :20 4/5.

  • 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.

There were two quarters in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 453, consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a gray or roan filly by Exchange Rate, a full sister to stakes winner Gordol Du Mes out of Twinkle Twinkle, by Arazi.
  • Hip No. 599, a dark bay or brown filly by Denman (AUS) consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent for Kinsman Farm, is a half sister to stakes winner Majestic Gale out of Crystal Minuet, by Theatrical (IRE), a daughter of graded stakes winner Crystal Symphony.

Three youngsters breezed quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 473, a dark bay or brown colt by Bernardini out of graded stakes winner Washington Bridge, by Yankee Gentleman, is consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent.
  • Hip No. 480, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay filly by Into Mischief out of Wife Support, by Distorted Humor, a full sister to graded stakes winner Go Rockin’ Robin.
  • Hip No. 486, a chestnut filly by Old Fashioned consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of stakes placed Winey Taylor, by Indian Ocean, a half sister to stakes placed Sweet Alice Benbow.

Eight youngsters worked the distance in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No. 422, a bay filly by Algorithms consigned by Rick Lopez Training & Sales, is out of Tesseract, by Pollard’s Vision, a half sister to stakes winner Cainam.
  • Hip No. 424, Li’l Miss Trouble, consigned by Champions of the Future, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Horse Greeley out of Theatrical Girl by Wiseman’s Ferry, from the family of champion Sea Girl.
  • Hip No. 429, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is a bay filly by Into Mischief out of Thunder Calling by Thunder Gulch, and is a half sister to stakes placed Evan’s Calling.
  • Hip No. 502, consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, is a bay colt by Prospective out of stakes winner Adhrhythm, by Adhocracy, a daughter of stakes winner Relic Rhythm.
  • Hip No. 548, a chestnut filly by Super Saver consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Big Bambu, by Salt Lake.
  • Hip No. 574, Fancy City Girl, a bay filly by City Zip consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, is out of Charming Becky, by Dixie Union, from the family of grade one winner Mandy’s Gold.
  • Hip No 588, consigned by Mariela Inzunza Gastelun, is a chestnut filly by Spring At Last out of Comprende, by Hard Spun, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Krigeorj’s Gold.
  • Hip No. 592, Originator, is a dark bay or brown filly by Artie Schiller, a half sister to stakes placed Runway Giant out of stakes winner Costume Designer, by Capote, a half sister to graded stakes winner Secret History.

Eleven horses shared honors for the day’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 413, Skamania, a bay filly by Adios Charlie consigned by Hawks Nest LLC, is out of stakes placed Tackalac, by Known Fact, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner It’sali’lknownfact.
  • Hip No. 415, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Distorted Humor out of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Taptam, by Pleasant Tap.
  • Hip No. 446, a gray or roan filly by Tiz Wonderful consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner Shock Hazard out of Treetop Shock, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Fish Trappe Road.
  • Hip No. 459, Up the Road, also consigned by Eddie Woods, is a dark bay or brown filly by Quality Road out of Up a Notch, by Lone Star Sky, a half sister to stakes winner Break Up.
  • Hip No. 465, a dark bay or brown colt by Quality Road consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, 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. 492, a dark bay or brown filly by Congrats consigned by Shanbally Acres, is out of Woodland Harmony, by Forestry, from the family of graded stakes winning OBS graduate La Coronel.
  • Hip No. 503, Heidi Ho, a dark bay or brown filly by Anthony’s Cross consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is out of Adorable Heidi, by Gimmeawink, a half sister to stakes winner Ruthian.
  • Hip No. 504, consigned by Golden Legacy Stable, is a dark bay or brown filly by Violence out of Adorably Dangerous, by Grand Slam, from the family of champion Choral Group.
  • Hip No. 517, Hello Annie, a bay filly by Exclusive Quality consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Annie’s Double, by Double Honor, a half sister to stakes placed Raleigh Express.
  • Hip No. 525, a bay colt by Union Rags consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, is out of graded stakes placed Argyle Pink, by Sky Mesa, a half sister to champion Smoke Glacken.
  • Hip No. 566, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a bay colt by Flatter out of Catch My Eye, by Unbridled’s Song, a full sister to stakes placed Miss Luann.

Hip No. 443, a gray or roan filly by Majesticperfection turned in the session’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :33 flat. Consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, she’s out of Trade Fair, by Langfuhr, a half sister to champion Sand Cove.

Two horses worked the distance in :33 3/5.

  • Hip No. 423, La Mesera, a bay filly by Rattlesnake Bridge out of Tevas Angel Mio, by Dance Master, from the family of stakes winner Paleface Poster.
  • Halcyon Hammock also consigned Hip No. 579, a dark bay or brown colt by First Samurai out of stakes winner Chick Fight, by Fit to Fight.

Hip No. 451, a bay filly by Warrior’s Reward consigned by 30-30 Ranch, worked a half mile in :46 3/5. She’s out of Turf Club, by Trust N Luck, from the family of grade one stakes winner First Dude.

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.

The Under Tack Show’s final session gets underway at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, with Hip No’s 601 – 769 scheduled to breeze.

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 Spring 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.

Midshipman colt fastest at June Sale’s second Under Tack session

Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 354, a chestnut colt by Midshipman consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, sped a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age. He’s out of Shine a Spotlight, by Nobiz Like Shobiz, from the family of grade one stakes placed graded stakes winner Take the Cake.

Two horses worked quarters in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 216, a bay filly by The Factor consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Conquest Soprano out of Opera, by Smart Strike, a daughter of stakes winner Capdiva.
  • Hip No. 236, consigned by Doble Jak LLC, is a dark bay or brown colt by Sidney’s Candy out of Piney River, by In Excess (IRE), from the family of grade one stakes winner Indian Charlie.

There were three quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 296, Circus Act, a dark bay or brown colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of Ringmistress, by Bandini, a half sister to stakes winner Jazzy Gallop.
  • Hip No. 317, also consigned by Eddie Woods, is a dark bay or brown colt by Twirling Candy out of stakes winner Saint Knows, by Sweetsouthernsaint, a full sister to stakes winner Her Sweet Saint.
  • Hip No. 359, a gray or roan filly by Gemologist consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent, is out of stakes placed Sing My A. P. C.’s, by A.P. Delta, a daughter of stakes winner Cigar Charlie.

 

Three youngsters worked quarters in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No. 207, consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Astrology out of Nothing But Heart, by Officer, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Formal Miss.
  • Hip No. 325, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a bay colt by Maimonides out of Sarah Supreme, by Golden Missile, a half sister to stakes winner Starvinsky.
  • Hip No. 357, a chestnut filly by Flat Out consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Sigatoo, by Black Minnaloushe, a half sister to graded stakes placed Solar Fire.

 

There were nine quarters in :21 3/5.

  • Hip No. 245, consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), Agent, is a bay colt by Freud out of stakes placed Point Reyes, by Subordination, a half sister to stakes placed Premier Peak.
  • Hip No. 258, is a dark bay or brown colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Secret Someone out of stakes winner Private Gift, by Unbridled.
  • Hip No. 268, Hippie Princess, a dark bay or brown filly by First Dude consigned by Potrero Stables, Agent, is out of Queen of Scots, by Impeachment, a half sister to graded stakes winning millionaire OBS graduate Duke of Mischief.
  • Hip No. 290, a dark bay or brown filly by Tale of the Cat consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is out of Renowned, by Indian Charlie, from the family of graded stakes winner Go Rockin’ Robin.
  • Hip No. 305, a dark bay or brown filly by Shanghai Bobby also consigned by RiceHorse Stable, is out of Ruby’s Prize, by Elusive Quality, a daughter of graded stakes winner Ruby Surprise.
  • Hip No. 310, a dark bay or brown colt by Curlin consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of stakes placed Runge, by Posse, a half sister to stakes placed Certain Pride.
  • Hip No. 319, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Hamazing Destiny out of Saintly Demeanor, by Suave, a half sister to stakes placed How Bout Tonight.
  • Hip No. 364, Pokerist, a chestnut colt by Skipshot consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is out of stakes winner Sixtyone Margaux, by Cozzene, a full sister to graded stakes winner Silver Screamer.
  • Hip No. 398, a bay colt by Alternation consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Itsaknockout out of Stormy B, by Cherokee Run.

 

Hip No. 335, a bay colt by Midnight Lute, worked the session’s fastest eighth, clocked in :9 4/5. Consigned by Timber Creek, Agent, he’s out of stakes placed Screen Giant, by Giant’s Causeway.

 

Eight youngsters worked eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 228, consigned by Timber Creek, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Midshipman out of Perfect Faith, by Tapit, a daughter of stakes winner Perfect Plan.
  • Hip No. 232, Jalen Journey, a bay colt by With Distinction consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winner Derek Adrian out of Petunia Face, by Congrats, a half sister to graded stakes winner Yara.
  • Hip No. 239, a bay colt by Quality Road consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Pirate Queen, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Be Gentle.
  • Hip No. 246, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Tiz Wonderful, a full sister to stakes winner I Got It All out of Polish Silk, by Polish Pro.
  • Hip No. 304, a gray or roan filly by Exclusive Quality consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, is out of Romantic Juliet, by Put It Back, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner High Resolve.
  • Hip No. 306, a bay filly by Violence out of stakes winner Rules R Rules, by Peace Rules, a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Acey Deucey, is consigned by Equest Thoroughbreds, Inc.
  • Hip No. 376, Roses in the South, a dark bay or brown filly by City Place out of stakes placed Songofthesouth, by Concerto, is consigned by Julie Davies, Agent.
  • Hip No. 385, a dark bay or brown filly by Take Charge Indy consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is out of Spring Elusion, by Elusive Quality, a daughter of stakes winner Autumn Slew.

 

Hip No. 208, Luz Estrella, a bay filly by With Distinction consigned by Corona Leaders Cup, turned in the session’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :34 1/5. She’s out of Notta Car, by Van Nistelrooy, a daughter of stakes winner Darluna.

 

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.

The Under Tack Show continues at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, with Hip No’s 401 – 600 scheduled to breeze.

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 Spring 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.

Jimmy Creed, Kantharos fillies; First Dude, Scat Daddy colts fastest at June Under Tack opener

Fillies by Jimmy Creed and Kantharos and colts by First Dude and Scat Daddy breezed quarters in :20 3/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the opening 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.

  • 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. 200, a bay filly by Corfu consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, turned in the only quarter in :20 4/5. She’s out of National Gallery, by Lido Palace (CHI), a half sister to graded stakes winner Second of June.

Hip No. 69, a dark bay or brown filly by Bernardini consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, sped a quarter in :21 flat. She’s a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Klimt out of stakes placed Inventive, by Dixie Union.

There were 12 quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 7, a gray or roan filly by Currency Swap consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is out of Ginny’s Design, by Trippi, from the family of graded stakes placed Wedding Singer.
  • Hip No. 22, consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, is a bay filly by City Zip out of Good News Today, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of grade one stakes winner A.P. Adventure.
  • Hip No. 50, a bay daughter of High Cotton consigned by Ocala Stud, is a full sister to stakes placed Angel’s Tune out of Holiday Tune, by Concorde’s Tune.
  • Hip No. 68, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy out of Intelyhente, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes winner Bel Air Beauty.
  • Hip No. 75, chestnut colt by Majestic Warrior consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is out of Ivory Coast, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Malibu Mint.
  • Hip No. 81, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Pioneerof the Nile, a half brother to stakes placed Lia’s Miracle out of Joanne Jubilation, by Monarchos.
  • Hip No. 105, a gray or roan filly by Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner La Nez, by Storm Creek.
  • Hip No. 116, also consigned by Wavertree, is a dark bay or brown Midnight Lute filly out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Leo’s Gypsy Dancer, by Leo Castelli.
  • Hip No. 126, a bay filly by Majestic Warrior also from the Thoroughbred Champions consignment, is out of Liz Hunter, by Smart Strike, a half sister to graded stakes placed Victory Nor Defeat.
  • Thoroughbred Champions also consigned Hip No. 131, a bay filly by Data Link, a half sister to stakes placed Reserve Love out of Love Torch, by El Prado (IRE).
  • Hip No. 144, also consigned by Ocala Stud, is a dark bay or brown gelding by Adios Charlie out of Mango Lassie, by Montreal Red, a half sister to stakes winner Collymore Hall.
  • Hip No. 171, Papi’sovergold, consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Overdriven out of Miss Macha, by Macho Uno, from the family of graded stakes winner Middlefork Rapids.

Two horses shared honors for the fastest eighth, stopping the timer 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.

There were 13 eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 20, consigned by Las Palmas Farm, is a dark bay or brown colt by Dublin out of stakes placed Good Habits, by Freud, a half sister to stakes winner Baxter.
  • Hip No. 30, consigned by Ortiz Training Stable LLC, Agent, is a bay colt by More Than Ready out of Hailey d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of stakes winner Chit Chat Pam.
  • Hip No. 36, a bay colt by Hamazing Destiny consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Hashimiya, by Gone West, a half sister to graded stakes winner and leading sire Elusive Quality.
  • Hip No. 40, a chestnut filly by Rattlesnake Bridge consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is out of Henny Blues, by Hennessy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Blues Street.
  • Hip No. 48, a bay filly by Emcee consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent, is out of Holiday Peace, by Harlan’s Holiday, from the family of graded stakes winner Runspastum.
  • Hip No. 57, a dark bay or brown colt by More Than Ready consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, is out of Ida Clark, by Speightstown, a half sister to graded stakes winner For Rubies.
  • Hip No. 59, consigned by James Layden, Agent, is a bay filly by Into Mischief out of Ideal Scenario, by Saint Ballado, from the family of grade one winner Effinex.
  • Hip No. 66, also consigned by Layden, is a bay filly by Midshipman, a half sister to stakes placed Shirley Temper out of Incredible Cat, by Storm Cat.
  • Hip No. 82, A Place Remembered, is a dark bay or brown colt by Stroll out of stakes placed Join, by Danzig, consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC, Agent.
  • Hip No. 101, a bay colt by Street Sense consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, is a half brother to millionaire graded stakes winner Master Command out of Lady Lochinvar, by Lord at War (ARG).
  • Hip No. 120, consigned by James Layden, is a bay colt by Gone Astray out of Lilmiscantbrong, by Double Honor, a half sister to stakes winner Outright Buck.
  • Hip No. 145, a dark bay or brown colt by Flashstorm consigned by M. M. Ovando Stables, Agent, is out of Maragin, by Bold Ruckus, from the family of Vicar’s In Trouble.
  • Hip No. 153, consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is a bay filly by Broken Vow out of graded stakes placed Mazella, by Mazel Trick.

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.

The Under Tack Show continues at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, with Hip No’s 201 – 400 scheduled to breeze.

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 Spring 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.

June Sale Under Tack Show begins Wednesday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age begins Wednesday, June 7th and continues through Saturday, June 10th.  All four sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1 – 200 will breeze on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 201 – 400 go on Thursday, Hip No.’s 401 – 600 will work on Friday, and Hip No.’s 601 – 769 will breeze on Saturday. The final session includes five older horses and 68 two-year-olds horses in the supplemental catalog, which can be viewed on the OBS website and via the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. Printed supplemental catalogs are available at the sales grounds.

There are 755 two-year-olds and 12 older horses cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.

June graduates in the headlines recently include Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, who scored his fourth straight stakes win in the $147,000 Daytona Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita on May 27th. It was the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,00 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video His half brother by Majestic Warrior (Hip No. 461) is cataloged in the June Sale.

That same afternoon at Santa Anita, Holly and David Wilson’s Follow Me Crev was a fast closing second in the Gold Cup (G1). The 5-year-old son of Quality Road was third earlier in the year in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and second in the Californian Stakes (G2). He was purchased for $75,000 out of the All in Line Stables consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5.  watch his under tack video

This past weekend, Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail captured the $200,000 Penn Oaks.  It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Hightail, winner of the OBS Championship Stakes in January. She was consigned to the 2016 June Sale by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, and purchased by Ballybritt for $5,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. watch her under tack video

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, as well as in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge and at kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring areas.  In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 frequently during each session of the June Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, Under Tack set lists, 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.

 

June Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com. It features Two-Year-Olds by a strong group of proven and promising sires, a roster that includes Bodemeister, Curlin, Into Mischief, Maclean’s Music, Malibu Moon, Orb, Speightstown, Tapit, Uncle Mo, Violence and War Front.

Five older horses and 68 Two-Year-Olds have been supplemented and will sell after the Racing Age section as Hip No’s 697 – 769 on the sale’s second day, Wednesday, June 14th.  The supplemental catalog will be available at the sales grounds and on the OBS website.  All supplemented horses will breeze at the fourth Under Tack session on Saturday, June 10th.

There are now 755 two-year-olds and 12 older horses cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Under Tack Show will be divided into four sessions, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th through Saturday, June 10th, with each session beginning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 1 – 200 will breeze on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 201 – 400 go on Thursday, Hip No.’s 401 – 600 will work on Friday, and Hip No.’s 601 – 769 will go on Saturday.

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, the video array in the rear of the auditorium, new Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge and at kiosks in the breezeway, Horsemen’s Lounge, Video Room and covered walking ring.  In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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.

June Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age  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.

There are 687 two-year-olds and seven older horses cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday June 13th through Wednesday, June 14th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Supplemental entries are being accepted until May 24th.

The Under Tack Show will be divided into four sessions, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th through Saturday, June 10th, with each session beginning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 1 – 200 will breeze on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 201 – 400 go on Thursday, Hip No.’s 401 – 600 will work on Friday, and Hip No.’s 601 – 696 plus any horses supplemented to the sale 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.

The iPad version of the catalog will be available on Tuesday, May 9th via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes, watch Under Tack videos and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

OBS June has grown in stature, steadily producing horses competing at the highest levels throughout North America. Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.’s millionaire Celestine is the 2017 catalog’s cover girl, winner of the recent Honey Fox Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. It was the third graded win for the daughter of Scat Daddy, whose resume also boasts a victory in the Just a Game Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. Now trained by Christophe Clement, she was purchased by her current connections for $2,550,000 last November. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of James Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, the sale’s fastest work at the distance. watch her under tack video

The back cover features Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s graded stakes winner Haveyougoneaway, who captured both the Honorable Miss (G2) and Ballerina (G1) at last year’s Saratoga meet. The 2016 New York-bred champion earned over $900,000. A daughter of Congrats, she was consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Al Tamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay captured a pair of graded stakes at the top class Santa Anita winter meeting, taking the Midnight Lute (G3) in December and Palos Verdes (G2) in February. He traveled to Dubai, where he finished a solid fourth in the $2-million Golden Shaheen (G1) to fellow OBS grad Mind Your Biscuits. The Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by Peter Miller, was purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges, who returned to the winner’s circle for trainer Mike Maker at Churchill Downs on the Derby Day undercard, captured the historic $1,000,000 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine last summer. The son of Gio Ponti, also pictured on the catalog’s back cover, was purchased for $130,000 by Patti Miller, EQB, Agent, on behalf of the Ramseys from Thomas and Casse, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, at the 2015 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack Eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep, still going strong at six, is closing in on a million in career earnings after winning the Palacios Memorial Handicap at Belterra Park for the third straight year on April 29. That’s thirteen stakes wins for the son of Ready’s Image, trained by Chris Hartman, now 33-17-8-4 with $959,940 in earnings. He was sold for $77,000 to Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, by Rod McVey, Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

In all, June graduates have won or placed in 169 stakes since the beginning of 2016.

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 frequently during each session of the 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.

Creative Cause filly tops final day of record breaking Spring Sale

Hip No. 999, a daughter of Creative Cause consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $850,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record breaking 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Friday’s  Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Santina Dond, by El Prado (IRE), a half sister to graded stakes winner Patton’s Victory.

Hip No. 968, a daughter of Awesome Again consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Cannon Thoroughbreds LLC for $525,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Rivertown Belle, by Bellamy Road, from the family of champion Holy Bull.

Solis / Litt went to $450,000 for Hip No. 1079, a bay colt by Violence consigned by Envision Equine, Agent. A half brother to graded stakes placed Pedaltothemedal out of Something Brewing, by Meadowlake, his quarter on Saturday in :20 3/5 was the session’s co-fastest breeze at the distance.

Hip No. 1205, a son of Scat Daddy also consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, was purchased by Narvick International for $400,000.  The bay colt, whose eighth on Saturday in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance, is out  of Trusty Lady, by Deputy Minister, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Trendy Lady.

Hip No. 1068, a daughter of Flatter consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, was sold for $360,000 to Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Smart Music, by Smart Strike, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Include.

Hip No. 1048, a son of Orb consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds was purchased by Donna Clark for $340,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter on Saturday in :21 3/5, is a half brother to stakes winner Rule by Night out of Silver Reserve, by Silver Deputy.

Westbury Stables LLC paid $325,000 for Hip No. 1007, a bay colt by Orb who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday. Consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Indian Pond out of stakes winner Schooner Bay, by Archers Bay.

Hip No. 1165, a chestnut filly by Violence consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Narvick International for $320,000. Out of The Calypso Myth, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday.

Hip No. 928, a daughter of Distorted Humor consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, was purchased by Dr. Robert McMartin, Agent, for $300,000. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday, is out of stakes winner Queen of Song, by Unbridled’s Song.

Dr. Robert McMartin, Agent, also bought Hip No. 1043 for $260,000, a son of Giant’s Causeway consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 1/5, is a half brother to stakes placed Hero Ten All out of stakes winner Silky Smooth, by Mr. Greeley.

Breeze Easy LLC went to $300,000 for Hip No. 976, a dark bay or brown colt by Eskendereya out of graded stakes winner Royale Michele, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he sped a quarter in :21 2/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 1060, a bay colt by Northern Afleet was purchased by Ed & Susie Orr for $300,000 after his eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance on Saturday. Consigned by Off the Hook, LLC, Agent, he’s out of Skip Queen, by Skip Away, from the family of champion OBS April graduate Yanks Music.

Brittlyn Stables Inc. paid $300,000 for Hip No. 1198, a son of Point of Entry consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent.  The bay colt, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 2/5 is out of stakes placed Triune, by E Dubai, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Crew Leader.

Hip No. 931, a gray or roan colt by Violence out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Queen’s Triomphe, by Cure the Blues, went to Spendthrift Farm LLC / Town & Country Racing LLC for $280,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 on Friday.

For the session, 143 two-year-olds sold for a total of $13,152,200, compared with 165 horses bringing $14,012,000 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $91,973, up 8% compared to $84,921 in 2016 while the median was $52,000, compared with $50,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 23.5%; it was 16.2% a year ago. Fourteen horses sold for $250,000 or more compared with eleven in 2016.

For the entire sale, 678 horses grossed a sale record $61,185,900, compared with 659 youngsters bringing $52,010,500 a year ago. The figure surpasses the previous mark of $56,965,000 set in 2014.

The average price was a sale record $90,245, up 14.3% from $78,923, and surpassing the old mark of $79,068 set in 2015.

The median was a record $48,000, surpassing the old record of $47,000 set a year ago. The buyback percentage was 17%; it was 22.7% a year ago.  Sixty horses brought $250,000 or more compared to 40 in 2016,

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 793, a son of Tiznow consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, and sold to John F. Moynihan, Agent for M. V. Magnier, for an OBS record $2,450,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in  :9 3/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Moonbow, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of stakes winner Storm Beauty.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, beginning Tuesday, June 13.

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 Spring 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 Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.