Champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound’s full brother tops Fall Sale’s Racing Age Section

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Hip No. 532, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the  Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, a full brother to champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound, breezed three eighths in :33 3/5 at Monday’s Under Tack Show. He’s out of graded stakes placed stakes winner My White Corvette, by Tarr Road.

Amy Tarrant went to $180,000 for Hip No. 554, an unraced daughter of Medaglia d’Oro whose three eighths in :32 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show.  Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 561, a son of Arch consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Jena Antonucci, Agent for Gallo Stable, for $75,000. The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, is out of  Star Dixie, by Dixie Union, from the family of stakes winner  Rose Park.

Hip No. 530, a son of Tale of the Cat consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $65,000. The unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack session, is out of Miss Fremont, by Rahy, from the family of grade one stakes winner Dixie Union..

Hip No. 503,  Joe Tess, a stakes placed son of Macho Uno consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC & George Bolton, went to  Emerald Spring Stable for $55,000. The 4-year-old gelding is out of graded stakes placed Forty Moves, by Gold Fever.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, who worked the session’s fastest quarter in :20 2/5 was sold for $50,000 to Inversiones F. I.  The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

For the Racing Age Section, 50 horses sold for a total of $1,308,500, averaging $26,170 with a $11,750 median figure. The buyback percentage was 27.5%. There was no corresponding session in 2013.  

The Open Session topper was Hip No. 323, Moored, a daughter of Mr. Greeley consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Machmer Hall for $52,000. The 3-year-old bay mare, a half sister to graded stakes winner Western Smoke out of Echo Harbor, by Boston Harbor, is in foal to Crown of Thorns. Her 2-year-old half brother by Lookin At Lucky, One Lucky Dane, was a 9-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Santa Anita on October 4th.

Hip No. 437, Circuit Breaker, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a stakes placed mare by Yes It’s True, sold to Juan Centeno & Isidro Centeno for $28,000. The 11-year-old chestnut mare, in foal to New Year’s Day, is out of grade one winner Shocker T, by Nodouble.

Hip No. 365, a Discreetly Mine filly consigned by Triple L Sales, Agent, was sold to Etarip Stables, Inc. for $25,000. The bay weanling filly is out of Letha B, by Wild Rush, from the family of stakes winner Pretty Tricky.

For the Open session, 124 horses brought a total of $608,900, compared with 155 selling for a total of $1,508,100 in 2013. The average was $4,910, compared with $9,730 a year ago, median price was $3,000 compared with $5,200 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.5%; it was 16.7% a year ago.

Next on the OBS calendar is the OBS Championship Stakes, set for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. The Winter Mixed Sale & Horses of Racing Age Section is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th – 29th. The Under Tack Show is set for Monday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.

Alexandra’s Grace tops Fall Sale’s Consignor Preferred Session

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Alexandra’s Grace (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 149, Alexandra’s Grace, a mare in foal to Bodemeister consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, was sold to Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey for $120,000 to top the Consignor Preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The 5-year-old bay mare, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Consolidator, is out of stakes winner Mycatcandance, by Storm Cat.

The highest priced weaning was Hip No. 69, a daughter of Lookin At Lucky consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Belle Glos Farm for $87,000. The chestnut filly, a half sister to recent Arlington-Washington Stakes winner Quality Rocks, is out of Elusive Virgin, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Purely Cozzene.

Hip No. 108, Paper Plane, a stakes placed daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus in foal to Scat Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to France Weiner for $72,000. The 6-year-old bay mare is out of Honor Lass, by Honor Grades, a half sister to graded stakes winner Vesta.

Albert Davis went to $60,000 for Hip No. 38, a weanling bay filly by Into Mischief consigned by Tonya Jurgens, Agent. She’s out of stakes winner Carl’s Frosty Girl, by Pulling Punches.

Hip No. 65, a chestnut weanling colt by Cape Blanco (IRE) consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Machmer Hall & Grey Dawn Stables & France Weiner for $60,000. He’s out of Dove Creek, by Dove Hunt, and is a half brother to stakes winner Moneigh Lisa.

Hip No. 179, Kelwynne, a broodmare prospect by Yes It’s True consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Becky Thomas & Justin Casse, went to H & E Ranch for $60,000. The 4-year-old bay filly is out of stakes placed Quanah County, by Valid Expectations, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Quantum Miss.

Pro Flow went to $60,000 for Hip No. 195, a daughter of Old Fashioned consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The bay weanling filly is out of Sexy Suzy, by After Market, from the family of graded stakes winner Purely Cozzene.

Hip No. 12, a weanling daughter of Astrology consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, was sold to Ju Ju Beans for $52,000. The bay filly is out of Yang N Ying, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Cryptograph.

Hip No. 45, a weanling filly by Dominus consigned by Silver Oaks Farm, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse for JSM Equine LLC for $50,000. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Classy Daniela, by Regal Classic.

For the session, 130 horses sold for a total of $2,136,400, compared with 121 horses selling for a total of $2,724,500 at last year’s Consignor Preferred session. The average was $16,434 compared with $22,517 in 2013 while the median price was $9,250, compared with $18,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 34%; it was 12.3% a year ago.

The Fall Mixed Sale concludes on Wednesday with an Open session (Hip No.’s 239 – 470) beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 471 – 575).

Da Stoops colt, Medaglia d’Oro filly fastest at Fall Sale Under Tack Show

A colt by Da Stoops and a filly by Medaglia d’Oro worked three eighths in :32 3/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.

Hip No. 508, Greg Rules Da, a 2-year-old colt by Da Stoops consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced dark bay or brown colt out of Hines Farley Rules, by King of Kings (IRE), from the family of graded stakes winner Shrike. Hip No. 554, an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 490, Dancebythelight, an unraced 3-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, sped the distance in :32 4/5. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, the bay filly is out of Crescent Moon, by Seeking the Gold, and is a half sister to stakes placed Lake Victor.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, worked the session’s fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 2/5. The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

Hip No, 491, an unraced 2-year-old filly by Concerto also consigned by Ocala Stud, worked a quarter in :20 3/5. She’s out of Cutoffs, by Notebook, a full sister to stakes winner Special Report and a half sister to graded stakes placed Stopspendingmaria.

Three horses worked quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 474, consigned by Ocala Stud, is an unraced 2-year-old chestnut filly by Montbrook out of Western Tornado, by Proud Citizen, from the family of graded stakes winner Critical Eye. Ocala Stud also consigned Hip No. 546, an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown gelding by Montbrook out of stakes winner Running Bobcats, by Running Stag, and is a half brother to Japanese champion OBS graduate Asia Express. Hip No. 481, consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Temple City out of Bestow Her Crown, by Crown Ambassador, from the family of graded stakes winner Sir Shackleton.

Five horses shared honors for the day’s quickest eighth mile breeze, each stopping the timer in :10 1/5. Hip No. 505, consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt by Midshipman out of Ghostly Fast, by Ghostzapper, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Jena Jena. Harrison also consigned Hip No. 568, an unraced 2-year-old bay filly by Majesticperfection out of stakes placed Thealka, by Houston.  Hip No. 544 is an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Tiz Wonderful consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, out of Royal Sky, by Royal Academy, a half sister to stakes placed Grim Reaper. Hip No. 556, consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old Bernstein filly out of Shining Prospect, by Lycius, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Duff. Hip No. 571, consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, is an unraced chestnut 2-year-old colt by Midshipman out of Truely Genuine, by Yes It’s True, a half sister stakes placed Angel’s Glory.

The lone supplement to the sale is Hip No. 575, Well Composed, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, a 2-year-old chestnut filly by First Samurai, out of stakes placed Patience Pays, by Fusaichi Pegasus. She comes into the sale fresh from a $90,000 maiden special victory at Kentucky Downs on September 24th.

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

The Fall Mixed Sale starts Tuesday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m. The Horses of Racing Age section begins immediately following the Open Session on Wednesday, October 15th

Fall Mixed Sale begins Tuesday; Under Tack Show Monday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Winter Mixed Sale begins Tuesday, October 14th.  A total of 575 horses has been cataloged for the two day auction, beginning with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by Hip Numbers 471 – 575 in the Horses of Racing Age section, which includes a supplement (Hip No. 575) to the sale. The sale begins each day at 10:30 a.m. The optional Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

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

The catalog for the entire sale may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

A separate catalog for the Racing Age section in printed form is available at the sales grounds.

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

There are 210 weanlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Curlin heads the roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Bellamy Road, Into Mischief, Lookin At Lucky, Quality Road, Super Saver, Tiz Wonderful and Warrior’s Reward, as well as Florida-based Awesome of Course, High Cotton, Kantharos, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir.

Graded stakes winners Astrology, Gemologist and Stay Thirsty headline the sale’s list of first crop weanling sires, which also includes Florida-based Biondetti and Overdriven.

Uncle Mo heads an impressive roster of second crop weanling sires. Cape Blanco (IRE), Drosselmeyer and Sidney’s Candy are also represented, as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.  

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Colonel John, Congrats, Majestic Warrior, Scat Daddy, Tale of the Cat and Lucky Pulpit, sire of Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first year sires including Algorithms, Bodemeister, Flat Out, Overanalyze and Take Charge Indy, as well as Florida-based Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat, Treasure Beach (GB) and Winslow Homer.

The 105 horses in the Racing Age section include a number of horses with black type credentials. Hip No. 483, Surfing U S A, is a 3-year-old colt by Roman Ruler who was third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) last winter. Multiple stakes placed Joe Tess, Hip No. 503, a 4-year-old gelding by Macho Uno, enters the auction ring straight from hitting the board in Laurel’s Punch Line Stakes on September 13th.

The Racing Age Section also features unraced 2-year-olds sired by an impressive group of stallions that includes Awesome Again, Ghostzapper, Kantharos, Lemon Drop Kid, More Than Ready, Super Saver, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Tiznow, Yes It’s True and Warrior’s Reward. 

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

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

Fall Mixed Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section catalog now online

The catalog for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. It is included in the searchable and sortable master index, which provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

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

There are 104 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins with Hip No. 471 immediately following the Mixed portion of the Open Sale on Wednesday, October 15th.  A printed catalog for this section will be available at the sales grounds. The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

The Racing Age section includes a number of horses with black type credentials. Hip No. 483, Surfing U S A, is a 3-year-old colt by Roman Ruler who was third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) last winter. Multiple stakes placed Joe Tess, Hip No. 503, a 4-year-old gelding by Macho Uno, enters the auction ring straight from hitting the board in Laurel’s Punch Line Stakes on September 13th.

The Racing Age Section also features unraced 2-year-olds sired by an impressive group of stallions that includes Awesome Again, Ghostzapper, Kantharos, Lemon Drop Kid, More Than Ready, Super Saver, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Tiznow, Yes It’s True and Warrior’s Reward. 

A total of 468 horses are cataloged for the Mixed Sale, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 14th with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

 Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

Fall Mixed Sale’s Racing Age section closing Monday, September 22

Horsemen are reminded that the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is closing on Monday, September 22nd. The Consignor Contract form is available via the OBS website at http://www.obssales.com/2014/09/the-2014-obs-fall-mixed-sale//

A catalog for the Racing Age section will be available on the OBS website, in printed form at the sales grounds and via the equineline Sales Catalog App.  An optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

A total of 468 horses are presently cataloged for the Mixed Sale, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 14th with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

 Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

On the OBS website at http://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 available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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.

Horses of Racing Age Consignor Contract
Entry Deadline: September 22, 2014
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Fall Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The 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 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 capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

For the first time, the Fall Mixed Sale includes a Horses of Racing Age section, with entries closing Monday, September 22nd.  A catalog for this section will be available on the OBS website, in printed form at the sales grounds and via the equineline Sales Catalog App.  An optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m.

A total of 468 horses have been cataloged for the Mixed Sale, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 14th with Hip Numbers 1- 238 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 239 – 470 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 15th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

 Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

There are 210 weanlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Curlin heads the roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Bellamy Road, Into Mischief, Lookin At Lucky, Quality Road, Super Saver, Tiz Wonderful and Warrior’s Reward, as well as Florida-based Awesome of Course, High Cotton, Kantharos, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir.

Graded stakes winners Astrology, Gemologist and Stay Thirsty headline the sale’s list of first crop weanling sires, which also includes Florida-based Biondetti and Overdriven.

Uncle Mo heads an impressive roster of second crop weanling sires, including Cape Blanco (IRE), Drosselmeyer and Sidney’s Candy, as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.  

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Colonel John, Congrats, Majestic Warrior, Scat Daddy, Tale of the Cat and Lucky Pulpit, sire of Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first year sires including Bodemeister, Flat Out, Overanalyze and Take Charge Indy, as well as Florida-based Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat, Treasure Beach (GB) and Winslow Homer.

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.

Palace romps in the Forego Stakes at the Spa

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Adam Coglianese photo

Antonino Miuccio’s Palace cut the corner along the rail turning for home in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, bounded to the lead and cruised from there to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Big Business (March ’10), running the seven furlongs in a slick 1:21 4/5. It’s the second straight grade one win at the Spa for the 5-year-old son of City Zip, now 21-11-5-2 with $1,309,550 in earnings. 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

Big Drama colt tops Open Yearling Sale’s final session

Hip No. 658, Dangerous Bend, a colt by Big Drama consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent went to Hal Queen for $185,000 to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 August Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Kickapoo Princess, by Unreal Zeal.

Summerfield also consigned Hip No. 650, a daughter of Telling sold to Alex & JoAnn Lieblong for $180,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Kahlua Bay, by Catrail, a half sister to grade one winner and leading sire Medaglia d’Oro.

Landmark Racing paid $77,000 for Hip No. 696, a daughter of f Ghostzapper consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent. The bay filly is out of Little Swoon, by You and I.

Hip No. 657, Buffett, a First Dude colt also consigned by Summerfield, went to Grassroots Training & Sales LLC for $60,000. A half brother to stakes winner Westmoreland Girl, he’s out of Key West Appeal, by Valid Appeal.

Robert K. Johnson paid $55,000 for Hip No. 924, Southern General, a son of General Quarters consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The gray or roan colt, a half brother to graded stakes winner Speed Seeker, winner of the recent Ontario Colleen Stakes (G3) at Woodbine, is out of Seraphic Too, by Southern Halo.

Hip No. 750, Rebel Base, a colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Oakleaf Farm (Liz & Norman Wilson), Agent, was sold to Justin Casse / JSM Equine LLC for $50,000. The bay colt is out of Mo’s Prize, by Eltish, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Flamenco.

For the session, 225 yearlings sold for a total of $2,820,600, compared with 238 horses bringing $3,802,600 at the corresponding session in 2013. The average price was $12,536 compared with $15,997 a year ago while the median price was $8,000 compared to $11,250 in 2013. The buyback percentage was 33.2%; it was 17.1% last year.

For the two Open sessions, 491 horses sold for a total of $6,322,600, compared with 507 grossing $8,441,200 a year ago. The average price was $12,877, compared with last year’s Open sale record $16,649 while the median price was $8,000 compared with 2013’s Open sale record $13,000. The buyback percentage was 29.6%; it was 13.9% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 171 horses sold for a total of $7,860,700 compared with 143 grossing $7,705,000 at the 2013 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $45,969 compared with $53,881 last year, while the median was $35,000 compared with $42,000 in 2013.  The buyback percentage was 26.6%; it was 13.3% in 2013. Seventeen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with twelve at last year’s session. Topping the session was Hip No. 75, a colt by Big Drama out of stakes winner Doc’s Doll, by Out of Place, sold to George Bolton for $230,000. The chestnut colt, consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winner Gator Brew.

For the entire August Yearling Sale, twenty horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with twelve in 2013.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Fall Mixed Sale, including a new Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday, October 14th through Thursday, October 16th

Trappe Shot colt tops Open Yearling Sale’s first session

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Hip No. 593, a son of Trappe Shot consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Ciaran Dunne, Agent, for $140,000 to top the first Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 August Yearling Sale. The bay colt is out of Good Witch Glinda, by Unbridled’s Song, from the family of graded stakes winner Broom Dance.

Hip No. 478, a filly by Haynesfield consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, was sold to Arboritanza Racing LLC for $80,000. The bay filly is out of Darjeeling, by Cat Thief, a half sister to stakes placed Swing Boldly.

Danzel Brendemuehl, Agent for Zweifach Clocker Z went to $70,000 for Hip No. 501, a Gone Astray colt consigned by Northwest Stud. The dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to stakes placed Major Hope. He’s out of stakes placed Double Major, by Bertrando, a half sister to champion Shared Belief, winner of the recent Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar.

Hip No. 300, a son of Flashstorm consigned by Northwest Stud, went to Doble Jak Investments LLC & Gelfenstein Farm for $55,000. The bay colt is out of You Know It’s True, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to stakes placed This Side Up.

Patrice Miller, EQB Inc, Agent for Zayat Stables, paid $55,000 for Hip No. 482, a daughter of Posse consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed D’ Country, by D’wildcat.

Hip No. 517, a chestnut daughter of Big Drama consigned by Silver Oaks Farm, Agent, was purchased for $50,000 by Matt Schera. She’s out of Emotional Roar, by Roar of the Tiger, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mayakovsky.

Hip No. 504, a High Cotton colt consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, was sold to Dr. Robert McMartin, Agent, for $45,000.  A half brother to graded stakes placed Stormin’ Julia, the chestnut colt is out of Dream Storm, by Storm Bird.

For the session, 258 horses brought a total of $3,411,000, compared with 269 yearlings grossing $4,638,600 at last year’s first Open session. The average price was $13,221, compared with $17,244 in 2013, while the median price was $8,750 compared with $15,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 28.3%; it was 10.9%% last year.

The Open Yearling Sale’s final session begins Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

Big Drama colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 75, a colt by Big Drama out of stakes winner Doc’s Doll, by Out of Place, was sold to George Bolton for $230,000  to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Selected Yearling Sale. The chestnut colt, consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winner Gator Brew.

Hip No. 21, a colt by Curlin consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to John Patitucci, Juan Vazquez, Agent, for $185,000. The bay colt is out of Awesome Fleet, by Awesome Again, a half sister to champion Afleet Alex.

Hip No. 41 also brought $185,000, with the son of Broken Vow going from Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to Nick de Meric, Agent. The chestnut colt, out of graded stakes placed Cameron Crazies, by Lion Heart, is a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Prudhoe Bay.

Hip No. 24, a daughter of Yes It’s True consigned by BryLynn Farm, Inc., was sold for $150,000 to Live Oak Plantation. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Circle Unbroken, is out of stakes winner and graded stakes placed Baldomera, by Doneraile Ciourt.

Live Oak also went to $150,000 for Hip No.  29, a bay colt by Yes It’s True out of stakes winner Big Miss, by Chief Honcho, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.

Hip No. 132, a Warrior’s Reward filly also brought $150,000, purchased by Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. The dark bay or brown filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner The Niagara Queen, is out of Inspirational, by Lord At War (ARG).

Hip No. 45, a son of Tale of Ekati consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold for $140,000 to Preston Stables LLC. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Charlie Papa, by Indian Charlie.

Ike and Dawn Thrash paid $130,000 for Hip No. 196, a daughter of Include consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Rocket’s Lady, by Whywhywhy, a daughter of graded stakes winner Bella Bella Bella.

For the day, 161 horses sold for a total of $7,597,200 compared with 143 grossing $7,705,000 at the 2013 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $47,188 compared with $53,881 last year, while the median was $35,000 compared with $42,000 in 2013.  The buyback percentage was 30.9%; it was 13.3%  in 2013. Seventeen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with twelve at last year’s sale.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the first of two Open sessions. It will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, August 26th. There are 1,037 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. with 258 horses offered in the Selected session. The Sale continues with two Open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, August 27th and 28th.  Hip No.’s 259-648 will be sold Wednesday; Hip No.’s 649-1037 sell on Thursday. Both Open sessions also start at 10:30 a.m.

Conformation photographs of  Selected yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website at obssales.com.  The Master Index also includes links to pedigree updates via equineline.com. The sale will be streamed live on the OBS, Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The catalog can also be downloaded for use with the Equineline Sales Catalog  iPad App. For more information and to obtain the application go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

An important source of quality horses throughout its history, the OBS August Sale has produced twenty-two millionaires, a roster that includes Eclipse Award winners Groovy, Kodiak Kowboy, Not Surprising, Silver Charm and Xtra Heat.  Since the beginning of 2013, 108 August alumni have won or placed in 193 stakes races, with Rustlewood Farm’s Prudhoe Bay and Ike & Dawn Thrash, Janet Alley and Sam Alley’s Istanford the most recent headline makers.

OBS Sprint Stakes winner Prudhoe Bay, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2012 OBS August Sale, captured Monmouth’s Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) on August 16th for his first graded stakes win, giving him earnings of $191,535. A 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Songandaprayer, his half brother by Broken Vow (Hip No. 41) sells in the 2014 OBS Selected Yearling Sale on August 26th

A day earlier at Del Mar, Ike & Dawn Thrash, Janet Alley and Sam Alley’s Istanford won the Sandy Blue Handicap in the same front-running fashion she used to win Del Mar’s San Clemente Handicap (G2) in July and beat the boys in the Arlington Classic (G3) in May. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Istan, also sold by Summerfield at the 2012 August Sale, has earned $332,205 to date. 

The August class of 2013 has begun to make its mark.  More than two dozen precocious 2-year-olds are already winners and Cecil N. Peacock’s Story to Tell is the first stakes winner, taking the W.L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Los Alamitos after running second in the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes.

The sale features a strong sire roster, with yearlings by stallions residing on the upper reaches of the general sire list. Top ten sires Speightstown, Kitten’s Joy, Giant’s Causeway, Curlin and Lemon Drop Kid have OBS August offspring, as well as proven stallions Bellamy Road, City Zip, Ghostzapper, Freud, Harlan’s Holiday, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Mineshaft, Scat Daddy, Stormy Atlantic, Street Sense and Unbridled’s Song.

OBS August is always a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, and the 2014 sale features the offspring of first crop sires Archarcharch, Cape Blanco (IRE), Drosselmeyer, Dublin, Gio Ponti, Haynesfield, Paddy O’Prado, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Trappe Shot, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo and Wilburn. In addition, up and comers Blame, Cowboy Cal, Lookin At Lucky, Majesticperfection, Majestic Warrior, Midnight Lute, Pioneerof the Nile, Super Saver, Tale of Ekati and Warrior’s Reward are all well represented.

Wildcat Heir and Two Step Salsa head the list of Florida-based stallions with offspring in the sale, along with Big Drama, Cool Coal Man, First Dude, Gone Astray, High Cotton, Kantharos and Put It Back.

Selected Yearling photos now online

Conformation photos of the yearlings in the 2014 OBS August Selected Sale may now be viewed via the OBS website and accessed through the Sale’s Sortable Master & Photo Index. The remaining pictures will be posted as they become available, so please revisit the index often for new photos as well as pedigree updates.

The Selected Yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 258) will be sold on Tuesday, August 26th beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Open Sale (Hip No.’s 259 – 1037) will follow on Wednesday and Thursday, August 27th and 28th.  Both Open sessions also begin at 10:30 a.m.

New March format kicks off 2015 OBS Juvenile Sale Schedule

The March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training will kick off the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 two-year-old sale schedule on March 17 with a new open-style format designed to provide buyers with an expanded selection of horses and adding another session to the sale.

Three sessions, set for Tuesday – Thursday, March 17 – 19, 2015, will be preceded by the Under Tack Show on Wednesday through Friday, March 11 – 13. While no longer carrying the Selected moniker, the March Sale will continue to offer a high quality group of horses with top physicals and solid pedigrees that buyers have become accustomed to in previous years, as well as the addition of the next tier of horses that have advanced through their early training and prepared to showcase their talents in March.

Performance on the track at the highest levels of the sport continues to highlight the OBS Two Year Old Sales as a prime source of quality racehorses, on display this past weekend with victories by March graduates Tom’s Tribute in Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes (G1) and millionaire Stopchargingmaria in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga.  

“The evolution of the juvenile market is telling us that buyers prefer a larger and more varied sample than they have in the past,” said OBS sales director Tod Wojciechowski. “We plan to monitor our entries so as to blend our usual March sale offerings with an additional group of precocious, athletic horses.  The result of the past few sales seasons proves that buyers are responding to the quality as well as quantity of the offerings, not the date and title on the catalog cover.”

Initial response to the new format by consignors has been enthusiastic.  “I think this is going to be great.” stated Nick de Meric,  “The new format will certainly allow us to increase the variety of horses we offer and will be attractive not only to buyers accustomed to the March sale, but also new buyers who may not have considered coming to this sale in the past.”

Trainer Bret Calhoun also applauded the change.  “There have been times that I or my owners bypassed the March sale because we didn’t feel there would be enough horses within our budget.  This new format definitely changes that and makes coming to the March sale a must, regardless of how much we have to spend.”

The four-day Spring Sale is set for Tuesday, April 21 through Friday, April 24. There will be six Under Tack sessions, beginning Monday, April 13 and continuing through Saturday, April 18.

“Both consignors and buyers were pleased with the extended Under Tack Shows we began in June,’ said OBS board Chairman Mike O’Farrell. “Shorter sessions allow for flexibility to react to inclement weather, and level the playing field for consignors.”

The June Sale of Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age is planned for four sessions, beginning Tuesday, June 16 and ending Friday, June 19. The six-session June Under Tack Show gets underway on Monday, June 8 and runs through Saturday, June 13.  

Fall Mixed Sale adds Horses of Racing Age section

A new Horses of Racing Age section will be added to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale. The sale, scheduled for October 14th – 16th, closes on August 1st, but horses may be entered in the Racing Age section through September 22nd. Two-year-olds as well as older horses may be entered in the Racing Age section, and can be showcased at the optional Under Tack Show.

“Adding a Racing Age section and Under Tack Show to the Fall Sale gives horsemen the opportunity to market two-year-olds who were not ready for the spring juvenile sales as well as horses with proven form,” said OBS sales director Tod Wojciechowski. “It also offers racing stables a new opportunity to buy and sell horses prior to the end of the year. We are unique in that we are the only sales company with an under tack show for horses of racing age.”

The Racing Age section will have an online catalog on the OBS website at www.obssales.com and a printed catalog available at the sales grounds in October. The online catalog features a sortable master index and links to daily pedigree updates.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts will also be recorded and videos will be available on the website, by individual hip number or entire Under Tack session. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

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 capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

August Yearling Sale catalog now online

Boasting an increase in size and a several welcome new additions to the consignor ranks, the catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 August 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 print version will be mailed by the end of July.

GO TO THE CATALOG

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 capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 257 yearlings cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale, representing a forty-five percent increase in size over last year. Scheduled for Tuesday, August 26th, it will begin at 10:30 a.m. Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings will be in the website beginning on or about August 4th.

The two-day Open Sale, which has grown by nearly twenty percent, features 773 yearlings. Hip No.’s 259 – 648 sell on Wednesday, August 27th and Hip No.’s 649 – 1037 will be offered Thursday, August 28th.  Both Open sessions also begin at 10:30 a.m.

An important source of quality horses throughout its history, the OBS August Sale has produced twenty-two millionaires, a roster that includes Eclipse Award winners Groovy, Kodiak Kowboy, Not Surprising, Silver Charm and Xtra Heat.  Since the beginning of 2013, 100 August alumni have won or placed in 177 stakes races, and last year’s August graduates have begun to make their mark. Sixteen precocious 2-year-olds are already winners and Cecil N. Peacock’s Story to Tell is the first stakes winner, taking the W.L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Los Alamitos after running second in the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes.

The sale features a strong sire roster, with yearlings by stallions residing on the upper reaches of the general sire list. Top ten sires Speightstown, Kitten’s Joy, Giant’s Causeway, Curlin and Lemon Drop Kid have OBS August offspring, as well as proven stallions Bellamy Road, City Zip, Ghostzapper, Freud, Harlan’s Holiday, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Mineshaft, Scat Daddy, Stormy Atlantic, Street Sense and Unbridled’s Song.

OBS August is always a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, and the 2014 sale features the offspring of first crop sires Archarcharch, Cape Blanco (IRE), Drosselmeyer, Dublin, Gio Ponti, Haynesfield, Paddy O’Prado, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Trappe Shot, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo and Wilburn. In addition, up and comers Blame, Cowboy Cal, Lookin At Lucky, Majesticperfection, Majestic Warrior, Midnight Lute, Pioneerof the Nile, Super Saver, Tale of Ekati and Warrior’s Reward are all well represented.

Wildcat Heir and Two Step Salsa head the list of Florida-based stallions with offspring in the sale, along with Big Drama, Cool Coal Man, First Dude, Gone Astray, High Cotton, Kantharos and Put It Back.

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