March Two-Year-Old Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links to complete information regarding the state of the art Repository and updated Conditions of Sale, implemented at the recent OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 611 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day expanded format sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15th and 16th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Wednesday, March 9th with Hips 1 – 204. Hips 205 – 408 will go Thursday, March 10th and Hips 409 – 613 will go Friday, March 11th. All three session will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 22 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2015, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 161 stakes races, including 72 graded events.

Highlights in the past year included grade one wins by March graduates at home and overseas. Town & Country Farms’ Eclipse Award finalist Stopchargingmaria won three of five starts in 2015 capped by her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland. Also trained by Todd Pletcher, the daughter of Tale of the Cat was acquired from Repole Stables, who purchased her for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. She ended the year with eight graded stakes wins, a 16-9-3-1 record and $2,924,000 in earnings. watch her under tack video

Michael E. Pegram , Karl Watson, Paul Weitman’s  2011 March Sale graduate Secret Circle,  who beat the world’s  best sprinters at four in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), returned in 2015 and did it again in the $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)  at Meydan. It was the fourth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old colt by Eddington, trained by Bob Baffert. It was his final start, retiring to stud with a 16-8-6-1 record and $3,670,790 in earnings. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.  watch his under tack video

WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem joined the millionaire ranks in 2015 with his three length victory in Keeneland’s $1,000,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1). It was the third graded stakes win for the colt by Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Pletcher. He went to stud this year with a 6-4-1-0 and earnings of $1,519,800. After working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment for a co-sale topping $1.6-million. watch his under tack video

Gary Barber’s Jack Milton earned his grade one stripes in April with a victory in the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) on the Keeneland turf course. It was the third graded stakes win for the son of War Front, another Todd Pletcher trainee, who wrapped up the year with a 19-5-2-5 record and $853,938 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2012 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Reddam Racing’s Gomo was a 2-3/4 length winner of the $400,000 Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in October. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Uncle Mo was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $75,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. The victory gave her a 5-2-1-2 record and $332,320 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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

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

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

One More Shot tops Winter Mixed Sale’s closing day

Hip No. 593, One More Shot, a 3-year-old chestnut colt by Trappe Shot consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Jagger, Inc. for $145,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale. An impressive eight length winner of his only start in December, he’s out of Orion’s Daughter, by Tactical Cat, a half sister to stakes winning graded stakes producer Cayman Sunset.

Hip No. 624, Giocouragement, a 3-year-old son of Gio Ponti consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Castleton Lyons Farm for $75,000.  The  dark bay or brown colt, third in maiden special weight company in his debut on January 23rd,  is out of  Encouragement, by Bertrando, a half sister to graded stakes producer and grade one stakes winner Key Phrase.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 61 horses grossed $987,700, compared with 71 selling for a total of $1,235,700 last year. The average was $16,192, compared to $17,404 a year ago, while the median jumped to $10,000 compared to $7,500 in 2015. The buyback percentage was 16.4%; it was 15.5% in 2015.

Hip No. 234, a yearling daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to W.D. North TB’s LLC & Morris Bloodstock, Agent, for $105,000 to top the sale’s Open Session. The chestnut filly is out of graded stakes placed Perennial Song, by Songandaprayer.

W.D. North TB’s LLC & Morris Bloodstock, Agent also bought Hip No. 295, a Data Link chestnut yearling colt from Summerfield for $60,000. He’s out of Simsational, by Johannesburg, from the family of graded stakes winner Southern Tradition.

Hip No. 240, a yearling son of Currency Swap consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Silver Oaks Farm for $57,000. The chestnut colt is out of Pimpinella, by Forest Danger, a half sister to stakes placed Ottawa Chief.

For the Open session, 165 horses sold for a total of $1,197,300 compared with 142 horses bringing $1,091,100 in 2015. The average price was $7,256 compared with $7,684 a year ago, while the median price was $4,000, identical to last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 31.8%; it was 15.9% in 2015.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 15 – 16. The expanded format Under Tack Show is set for March 9 – 11, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

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

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

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

Curlin colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 53, a chestnut yearling colt by Curlin consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold to Redbud Partnership for $150,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale. He’s out of stakes placed Tapaline, by Eavesdropper, a half sister to stakes winner Dreamin of Victory.

Tyra Holdings paid $145,000 for Hip No. 108, a yearling daughter of Curlin consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Capote Blues, by Capote, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Blues Street.

Hip No. 3, a dark bay or brown yearling filly by Uncle Mo, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased by Fox Hill Paso Fino Farm LLC for $110,000. She’s out of Patsy’s Kim, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Romy.

Hip No. 45, a yearling son of Shanghai Bobby consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Douglas Arnold for $100,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to graded stakes winner Teuflesberg, is out of St. Michele, by Devil’s Bag.

Hip No. 217, Love You Crazy, consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, was the session’s highest priced broodmare, going to Maria M. Haire for $85,000. The 12-year-old bay daughter of Touch Gold, in foal to Uncle Mo, is a half sister to stakes placed Sacred Ground, out of stakes winner Moonlight Affair, by Friendly Lover.

Crupi’s New Castle Farm went to $80,000 for Hip No. 61, a yearling daughter of Into Mischief out of Touche de Velours, by Meadowlake. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, the bay filly is a half sister to graded stakes placed The Pharaoh.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 135 horses sold for a total of $2,380,100, compared with 128 horses grossing $2,520,000 in 2015. The average price was $17,630, compared with $19,688 a year ago, while the median price was $8,500 compared with $10,100 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.8%; it was 18.5% last year.

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

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

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

Pioneerof the Nile filly fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Hip No. 556, a filly by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, sped three eighths in :32 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the  Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale. The unraced dark bay or brown 3-year-old filly is out of Bojangle’s Cat, by Tabasco Cat, from the family of stakes winner Colonel Rutledge.

Two horses breezed eighths in :33 2/5.

Hip No. 607, supplemented to the sale by James Layden, Agent, is an unraced 3-year-old son of  Harlan’s Holiday. The bay colt is out of That Look, by Cryptoclearance, from the family of grade one winners Will’s Way and Willa On the Move

Hip No. 616, Majestic Gal, a supplemental entry consigned by M  & M Ventures, Agent, is a 4-year-old bay filly by Majesticperfection. Out of Bijou Belle, by Cryptoclearance, she’s a half sister to stakes winner Lisa Stannard.

A pair of horses breezed three eighths in :33 4/5.

Hip No. 594, supplemented to the sale by James Layden, Agent, is an unraced 3-year-old chestnut colt by Freud. A half brother to stakes placed Motor City Mama, he’s out of Private Idaho, by Private Terms.

Hip No. 599, a supplemental entry consigned by M  & M Ventures, Agent, an unraced 3-year-old gelding by Society’s Chairman. He’s out of Romanced, by Smoke Glacken, from the family of graded stakes winner Silent Greeting.

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

Horses in the Racing Age section, Hip No.’s 525 – 639, will be offered immediately following the Open session on Thursday, January 28th. The 115 horses in the Racing Age section include 28 older horses, 54 three-year-olds and 33 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 525 – 594 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 595 – 639 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds.

A total of 522 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 27th with Hip Numbers 1 – 230 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 231 – 524 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 28th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index, which also includes the supplemental entries, provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

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

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

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 26th, with first post at 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed live via the OBS, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

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

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

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

27th OBS Day of Champions set for Tuesday, January 26th

Racing returns to Ocala on Tuesday, January 26th as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 27th annual Day of Champions. The races feature large, well matched fields along with a star studded roster of trainers and riders that includes 2015 Eclipse Award winning jockeys Javier Castellano and Tyler Gaffalione.

Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the third straight year, the five-race card again offers pari-mutuel wagering on the first two races. The day gets underway with a $10,000 allowance 440 yard dash for quarter horses followed by the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colt and geldings who have gone through the ring at an OBS Sale.

The entire card will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites. Post time for the first race is 1:00 p.m.

Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Pinstripe as the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of thirteen in the day’s second race, the $50,000 OBS Sprint for colt and geldings. The colt by High Cotton, who will be ridden by Javier Castellano, was a convincing five length winner of his only start, a Gulfstream maiden special weight test on December 30th.

Second choice at 4-1 is Three Diamonds Farm’s Oscar Mike, a winner over the turf course at Belmont Park in his last start on November 15th.  The colt by U S Ranger is trained by Mike Maker and will be ridden by Joel Rosario.  Leonard C. Green and Robert McLynn’s Lazarus Project, a winner in fast time at Aqueduct in his last start, is 5-1 with Joe Bravo aboard for trainer Joe Orseno.

Jose Lezcano will be aboard John C. Oxley’s 6-1 Our Nation for trainer Mark Casse and trainer Bill Kaplan returns to Ocala with Michael G. Bernard’s 8-1 Danbury, a son of Kantharos who will have the services of Eddie Castro.

Here’s the field in post position order: Oscar Mike; Get Away Farm’s I’m No Secret, Aaron Gryder, 10-1; Mighty White Stallion LLC’s Dioscuri, K. J. Coa, 15-1; Pinstripe; A. Delaperriere Stables’ Brassy Ben, Scott Spieth, 10-1; Danbury; Our Nation; Alexis Lopez-Cordero’s G.A. Betting, Ricardo Feliciano, 10-1; Lazarus Project; DB DOJO LLC’s Silver Starship, no rider, 12-1; Sandra New’s Drama Club, Edgard Zayas, 10-1; Golden Legacy Stable LLC’s American Luxury, Emisael Jaramillo, 15-1; Ridenjac Racing’s Royal Almighty, Jose Ferrer, 10-1. All will carry 122 pounds.

Leonard C. Green’s stakes winning Hi Holiday headlines a field of eleven in the third race, the $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies.  The daughter of Harlan’s Holiday, trained by Joe Orseno, won the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park in September after a runaway victory in her debut two weeks earlier. Joe Bravo will ride.

She’ll be tested by Bell Racing LLC’s Kandoo, who comes into the race off a third place finish in Tampa Bay’s Sandpiper Stakes in December. Tyler Gaffalione will ride the daughter of Kantharos for trainer Ralph Nicks.

The field also includes Patricia’s Hope LLC’s stakes placed Moms Choice,  a filly by Kitten’s Joy trained by Larry Rivelli and ridden by Jose Valdivia. In addition, trainer Bobby Persad will send out Richie Rich Racing Stable’s Fabulous Dream, a stakes placed daughter of Magna Graduate with Pablo Morales aboard. In an unusual twist, Quintessential Racing’s Wicked One is in pursuit of a stakes win before she enters the OBS sales ring on Thursday as Hip No. 526 in the Horses of Racing Age section of the Winter Mixed Sale. The filly by In Summation, who broke her maiden last time out for trainer Mark Casse, will have Jose Lezcano aboard.

The field in post position order: Flying Finish Farm’s Emma Missouri, Jose A. Garcia; Kandoo; Hi Holiday; Sandra Henson’s Pyrite Tonight, Eduardo Nunez; Moms Choice; Tommy G. Ligon and Anthony Granitz’s Fast Justice, Antonio Gallardo; Fabulous Dream; DB DOJO LLC’s Sunrise Ruby, no rider; Wicked One; Martin Silver & Mike and Martha Borchetta’s Scrammy, Geovany Garcia; WinStar Farm LLC’s Social Butterfly, Scott Spieth. All carry 120 pounds.

A field of twelve will go in fourth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies, headed by Mario Silva’s Bonita, third in the Hut Hut Stakes at Gulfstream Park West after breaking her maiden at first asking in October. Trained by Chad Stewart, the Bluegrass Cat filly will be ridden by Jose Caraballo.

Larry Rivelli has cross-entered Moms Choice, and Ralph Nicks sends out Averill Racing LLC and Silver Oak Stable LLC’s R Kinsley Doll, fourth in Gulfstream Park West’s Juvenile Filly Sprint Stakes. The Big Drama filly will have Tyler Gaffalione aboard.

The field in post position order: Juan Francisco Landaeta’s Vieja Luna, Emisael Jaramillo; R Kinsley Doll; West Point Thoroughbreds’ Awesome Dame, Luis Saez; Lou Dunn Diekemper Trust’s Sweet Angel Roan, Geovany Garcia; Moms Choice; Lightner Color LLC’s Toother Belle, Gary Boulanger; Town and Country Farms’ Vroomvroomvroom, Edgard Zayas; Michael Dahir and Sandra Bromagen’s Cinder, Javier Castellano; Roger L. Justice’s Will Be Magical, Eddie Castro; John L. Moirano, Alan Sokol, Nehoc Stables and Robert Chimienti’s Dean’s Ticket, Joel Rosario; Evergreen Stables LLC’s Silver Magnolia, Fernando De La Cruz; Bonita. Carrie L Brogden’s Try Your Luck has been scratched. All carry 120 pounds.

Warner Thoroughbreds et al’s Swagger Jagger and John L. Moirano, William Achenbaum, Monty Foss and Steven Wecker’s Extinct Charm headline the fifth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings.

Swagger Jagger, by Crown of Thorns, came from off the pace to win the Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park West in November. He’ll be ridden by Eddie Castro for trainer Mike Maker. Aaron Gryder will ride Extinct Charm for trainer Gary Contessa. The son of American Lion scored in Aqueduct’s Damon Runyon Stakes in his last start on December 26th.

The field in post position order: DB DOJO LLC’s Isofass, Javier Castellano; Get Away Farm’s Two Step Time, Joel Rosario; Gary Barber’s Chief Admiral, Paco Lopez; Swagger Jagger; Golden Legacy Stable LLC’s Golden Ray, Emisael Jaramillo; Thomas D. Foley’s Volt, Pedro Monterrey, Jr.; Four Horsemen Racing Stable and Lady Lindsay Racing Stables’ Bullet Gone Astray, Luca Panici; Prestonwood Racing and Preston Racing Stable LLC’s Ganges, Ronald Hisby; Extinct Charm; Jason DaCosta’s Unbridled Trick, Fernando De La Cruz; Gary Barber’s Whatawonderflworld, Jose Lezcano; Tim Mawhinney and Kathleen O’Connell’s Gone Local, Eduardo Nunez. All carry 122 pounds.

Irma Mirabal’s stakes winner Cootinks Flying Ace is the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of five for the first race, a 440 yard quarter horse allowance event. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Hernan Parra, will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo. Randy L. Thompson’s multiple stakes winner Air Born Leader is the 3-1 second choice. Gerardo Garrido has the riding assignment for trainer Tom Mosley.

The field in post position order: Air Born Leader; Alma D. Barraza’s Gold In This Lane, Fernando Fonseca-Soto, 8-1: Joshua R. Henderson’s Two Karat Nahlee, Dale Beaty, 6-1; Cootinks Flying Ace; Bobby McKibben’s Of Royal Decent, Pedro Monterrey Jr., 8-1. All carry 124 pounds. Charlton Hunt’s Eyeowa Cyclone has been scratched.

For more information regarding the OBS Championship Stakes, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com

Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show set for Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.

There are 115 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins with Hip No. 525. Hip No.’s 525 – 593 can be found in the regular Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, Hip No’s 594 – 639, is now available at the sales grounds. The entire Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

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

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

The Horses of Racing Age catalog features a mix of experienced race horses, promising 3-year-olds and unraced 2-year-olds.

Buyers will also have the opportunity to watch one of the horses race live the day before the sale when Hip No. 626, Wicked One, goes to the post in the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes on Tuesday. The 3-year-old daughter of In Summation broke her maiden last time out at Gulfstream in December,

Graded stakes winner Reporting Star will sell as Hip No. 639. The 6-year-old gelding by Circular Quay, winner of Woodbine’s Play the King Stakes (G2) in June, comes into the sale with earnings of $617,746. He captured the El Prado Stakes at Gulfstream in December and was a sharp second in the recent Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes.

Miss Margaret (Hip No. 621), a 4-year-old stakes placed filly by Bwana Charlie, was on the board in the Honey Ryder and Sanibel Island Stakes at Gulfstream last year.

Hip No 593, One More Shot, 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, will be offered on the heels of an impressive eight length victory at first asking in a Maiden Special Weight test on December 23.

Hip No. 555, Time Will Tell, a colt by Malibu Moon out of stakes placed What Time Is It, was second in an Aqueduct Maiden Special Weight in his only start on December 19th.

Lillie’s Answer (Hip No. 623), broke her maiden at first asking last summer. The 4-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy was third in a Tampa Bay turf allowance on January 2nd in her only other start.

The 2-year-olds include Hip No. 534, Tizuis or Tizuaint, a half brother by Tizdejavu to stakes winner Mellow Fellow; Hip No. 553, Wing and Wheel, a colt by Wilburn, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Devil’s Cave; Hip No 569, filly by Majestic Warrior out of multiple graded stakes winner Ebony Breeze, and Hip No. 581, a half brother to stakes winner Westmoreland Girl by Kantharos.

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

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

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

OBS Championship Day entries taken Tuesday January 19

Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty seventh annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 19th. The five-race card, held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, will be run on Tuesday, January 26th with first post at 1:00 p.m.

The first race is a $10,000 Allowance for Quarter Horses at four hundred forty yards, followed by the four OBS races which are restricted to 3-year-olds which have gone through the ring at an OBS sale: the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for fillies, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for colts and geldings, the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for fillies and the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for colts and geldings.

Entries will be taken at the OBS office by racing secretary Jay Friedman, steward Richard Coyne and the racing office staff. They may be reached at (352) 237-2154.  Condition books are available at the OBS office or on the OBS website at obssales.com.

The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 27th and 28th.  The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 25th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Consignor Preferred session begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Florida Thoroughbred Charities Live Auction of Stallion Seasons. Thursday’s Open Session also begins at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

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

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

Winter Mixed Sale’s Racing Age supplements now online

Supplements to the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale are now online on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. A printed catalog of the supplemented horses is now available at the OBS Sales office.

The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links to complete information regarding the Repository and updated Conditions of Sale, effective at the Winter Mixed Sale and all future OBS auctions.

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

The 46 horses supplemented to the Racing Age section  bring the total to 115, including 28 older horses, 54 three-year-olds and 33 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 525 – 639. The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.

Graded stakes winner Reporting Star will sell as Hip No. 639. The 6-year-old gelding by Circular Quay, winner of Woodbine’s Play the King Stakes (G2) in June, comes into the sale off a victory in the El Prado at Gulfstream in December with earnings of $589,546.

Miss Margaret (Hip No. 621), a 4-year-old stakes placed filly by Bwana Charlie, was on the board in the Honey Ryder and Sanibel Island Stakes at Gulfstream last year.

Hip No 593, One More Shot, 3-year-old colt by Trappe Shot, will be offered on the heels of an impressive eight length victory at first asking in a Maiden Special Weight test on December 23.

Hip No. 555, Time Will Tell, a colt by Malibu Moon out of stakes placed What Time Is It, was second in an Aqueduct Maiden Special Weight in his only start on December 19th.

Harbor Pilot, Hip No.577, 3-year-old half brother to stakes winner Tensas Harbor, won at first asking at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, January 10th.

Lillie’s Answer (Hip No. 623), broke her maiden at first asking last summer. The 4-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy was third in a Tampa Bay turf allowance on January 2nd in her only other start.

The 2-year-olds include Hip No. 534, Tizuis or Tizuaint, a half brother by Tizdejavu to stakes winner Mellow Fellow; Hip No. 553, Wing and Wheel, a colt by Wilburn, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Devil’s Cave; Hip No 569, filly by Majestic Warrior out of multiple graded stakes winner Ebony Breeze, and Hip No. 581, a half brother to stakes winner Westmoreland Girl by Kantharos.

A total of 522 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 27th with Hip Numbers 1 – 230 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 231 – 524 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 28th followed immediately by 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.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 26th, with first post at 1:00 p.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 Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

The Winter Mixed Sale catalog is now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links to complete information regarding the Repository and updated Conditions of Sale, effective at the Winter Mixed Sale and all future OBS auctions.

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

A total of 522 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 27th with Hip Numbers 1 – 230 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 231 – 524 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 28th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. There are 69 horses currently cataloged in this section with supplemental entries still being accepted. A separate supplemental Racing Age catalog will be available on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales grounds.

The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.

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.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 26th, with first post at 1:00 p.m.

There are 340 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Medaglia d’Oro heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Curlin, Scat Daddy, Uncle Mo, Into Mischief, Tale of the Cat, Stormy Atlantic, Congrats, Majesticperfection and Wildcat Heir.

Bodemeister heads the group of promising young sires with yearlings in the sale, a list that also includes Point of Entry, The Factor, Paynter, Take Charge Indy, Shanghai Bobby, Tapizar, To Honor and Serve, Violence as well as Florida-based, Treasure Beach (GB), Big Drama, Frist Dude, Soldat and Adios Charlie.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of promising stallions including Oxbow, Gemologist, Graydar, Twirling Candy, Morning Line, Overanalyze, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Data Link and Itsmyluckyday. Up and coming Florida-based Factum, Fort Larned, Rattlesnake Bridge, Uncaptured, Poseidon’s Warrior, Gone Astray, He’s Had Enough and Winslow Homer are also represented.

Proven sires Mineshaft, Munnings, Lookin At Lucky are also represented along with Florida-based Two Step Salsa, With Distinction and Kantharos.

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

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

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

 

Watch the Fall Mixed Sale Live

OBS Fall Mixed Sale
October 14 – 15, 2015 

Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

Consignor Preferred Session: Tuesday, October 13  -   Hip No. 1 – 204
Open Session: Wednesday, October 14  -  Hip No. 205 – 464 
Horses of Racing Age: Wednesday October 14  -  Hip No. 465 – 562

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Puddifoot tops Fall Mixed Sale’s Consignor Preferred session

Hip No. 137, Puddifoot, a 4-year-old stakes winning daughter of Red Giant consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, went to Joy Ventures LLC for $120,000 to top the Consignor Preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Fall Mixed Sale. The gray or roan filly is out of graded stakes winner Theresa’s Tizzy, by Cee’s Tizzy, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Got the Last Laugh.

Hip No. 85, a weanling daughter of Treasure Beach (GB) consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, was sold to Gail Thompson for $75,000. The bay filly is out of Outstanding Henny, by Hennessy, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Outstanding Info.

Crupi’s New Castle Farm, JJ Crupi, Agent, paid $65,000 for Hip No. 126, Dinner’s Out (GB), a 7-year-old stakes placed daughter of War Front consigned by Glen Hill Farm. The bay mare, in foal to Stormy Atlantic, is out of Spring Stroll, by Skywalker, from the family of grade one winner First Approach.

Hip No. 77, a dark bay or brown weanling colt by Violence consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent, went to Rhinestone Diva for $50,000. He’s out of stakes placed Northern Vacation, by Yankee Victor, a half sister to graded stakes winner Salty Strike.

Hip No. 83, Temper, a 4-year-old Giant’s Causeway mare in foal to The Factor, was sold to H & E Ranch for $50,000. The bay mare, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is out of stakes winner Open Story, by Open Forum, and is half sister to stakes placed Love Buzz.

Hip No. 141, a weanling filly by Majesticperfection consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, also brought $50,000, going to H. H., Agent. The gray or roan filly is out of Trade Fair, by Langfuhr, a half sister to champion Sand Cove.

For the session, 106 horses sold for a total of $1,582,200, compared with 138 horses selling for a total of $2,297,900 at last year’s Consignor Preferred session. The average was $14,926 compared with $16,651 in 2014 while the median price rose to $9,000 from $8,750 last year. The buyback percentage was 36.5%; it was 29.9% a year ago.

The Fall Mixed Sale continues at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday with the Open session (Hip No.’s 205 – 464) followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 465 – 562).

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

 

Crown of Thorns filly, Malibu Moon gelding fastest at Fall Sale’s Under Tack Show

A 2-year-old Crown of Thorns filly and a 4-year-old Malibu Moon gelding sped three eighths in :32 4/5 to share honors for 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 2015 Fall Mixed Sale.

Hip No. 504, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a 2-year-old chestnut filly by Crown of Thorns out of Phanie Slam, by Grand Slam, and is a half sister to stakes placed Phaniebdancing.

Hip No. 502, Jazz Player, a 4-year-old chestnut gelding by Malibu Moon consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, is out of Partyship, by Premiership, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Barrier Reef.

Two horses worked the distance in :33 flat.

Hip No. 478, a dark bay or brown colt by Gio Ponti consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Groovitude, by Dixie Union, a half sister to graded stakes winner Easter Gift. 

Hip No. 522, She’s Coal Hearted, a 3-year-old bay filly by Coal Coal Man consigned by RiceHorse Stables (Brandon & Ali Rice), Agent, is out of Silver Spook, by Silver Deputy, and is a half sister to stakes placed She’s Spooky.

The fastest quarter was turned in by Hip No. 484, a 2-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Trappe Shot who stopped the timer in :21 flat. Consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, he’s out of Kelley’s Dancer, by Forest Grove, a half sister to stakes winner D’wild Ride.  

Hip No. 496, Cross Creek Willie, consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, worked a quarter in :21 1/5. The dark bay or brown 2-year-old colt by Adios Charlie is out of Naturally Clever, by Clever Trick, a daughter of stakes winner Natural Grace.

Hip No. 531, a gray 2-year-old Cosmonaut colt consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, worked the session’s fastest half, clocked in :46 1/5. He’s out of Sum Pun, by Distorted Humor, a half sister to graded stakes placed Sacred Light.

Two horses breezed eighths in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 545, Volume Discount, is a 2-year-old bay filly by Tizway out of graded stakes placed Yogi’ssplashofgold, by Touch Gold, consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent.

Hip No. 551, a 2-year-old chestnut son of Bellamy Road consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is out of stakes placed Bafferta, by In Excess (IRE).

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

The Fall Mixed Sale begins with the Consignor Preferred session on Tuesday, October 13th with Hip Numbers 1- 204. Hip Numbers 205 – 464, cataloged in the Open Session, will be offered on Wednesday, October 14th. Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. There are 98 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins with Hip No. 465 immediately following the Open session of the Fall Mixed Sale. A printed catalog for this section is available at the sales grounds.

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

Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age breeze Monday at Fall Sale’s Under Tack Show

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Fall Mixed Sale begins Monday, October 12th at 10:00 a.m.

There are 98 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins with Hip No. 465 and includes Hip No. 562, supplemented to the sale since the catalog went online. A printed version of the catalog for the Racing Age section is now available at the sales grounds as well as via 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/.

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

 The Racing Age Section features unraced 2-year-olds sired by an impressive group of stallions that includes Awesome Again, Bellamy Road, Congrats, First Dude, Harlan’s Holiday, Kantharos, Lookin At Lucky, Majesticperfection, Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Unbridled’s Song and leading first crop sire Uncle Mo.

In addition, several 2-year-olds in the sale were winners in Maiden Special Weight company in their first starts. Hip No. 494, Final Encore, a colt by Scat Daddy, was a winner at Gulfstream on September 20th. Pyrite Tonight, Hip No. 512, a filly by In Summation, was a winner in her only start in August and Hip No. 520, Point of No Return, a daughter of Concord Point, won at first asking at Churchill Downs last spring.

The Racing Age section also includes a number of horses with black type credentials, including Hip No. 553, the lightly raced 3-year-old stakes winning filly Pyrite Blue Magna, winner of three of her four starts, as well as Hip No. 554, stakes placed Pyrite Blues. Since the catalog was printed, Hip No. 550, Pyrite Mill, was third in the Catlaunch Stakes at Thistledown on September 26th.

OBS Releases 2016 Sale Dates

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company has released dates for the 2016 Sales year. The Winter Mixed Sale and its Horses of Racing Age Section kicks off the year on Wednesday and Thursday, January 27th and 28th preceded by an optional Under Tack Show on Monday January 25th.

The 27th annual OBS Day of Champions race card is set for Tuesday, January 26th.

The March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is set for Tuesday and Wednesday March 15th and 16th.  The March Sale’s Under Tack Show will be held in three sessions, from Wednesday, March 9th through Friday, March 11th.

Next on the calendar is the four-day Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, April 19th – 22nd.  The Under Tack Show will again be spread over six sessions, from Monday, April 11th through Saturday, April 16th.

The June Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age Sale is set for Tuesday, June 14th through Friday, June 17th. Its Under Tack Show begins Sunday, June 5th and continues through Friday, June 10th

Catalogs for all sales will be available on the OBS website at obssales.com. All Sales, Under Tack Shows and the OBS Championship Stakes are streamed live on the website as well as on the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

Fall Mixed Sale’s Racing Age catalog now online

The catalog for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 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 97 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins with Hip No. 465 immediately following the Open session of the Fall Mixed Sale. A printed catalog for this section will be available at the sales grounds. The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, October 12th at 10:00 a.m. OBS is still accepting supplementary entries for the Racing Age Section.

The Fall Mixed Sale begins with the Consignor Preferred session on Tuesday, October 13th with Hip Numbers 1- 204. Hip Numbers 205 – 464, cataloged in the Open Session, will be offered on Wednesday, October 14th. Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

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

The Racing Age section includes a number of horses with black type credentials, including Hip No. 553, the lightly raced 3-year-old stakes winning filly Pyrite Blue Magna, winner of two of three starts at two and her only race this year. In addition, several 2-year-olds in the sale were winners in Maiden Special Weight company in their only trips to the post. Hip No. 494, Final Encore, a colt by Scat Daddy, was a winner at Gulfstream on September 20th. Pyrite Tonight, Hip No. 512, a filly by In Summation, was a winner in her only start in August and Hip No. 520, Point of No Return, a daughter of Concord Point, won at first asking at Churchill last spring.

  The Racing Age Section also features unraced 2-year-olds sired by an impressive group of stallions that includes Awesome Again, Bellamy Road, Congrats, First Dude, Harlan’s Holiday, Kantharos, Lonhro (AUS), Lookin At Lucky, Majesticperfection, Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Unbridled’s Song and leading first crop sire Uncle Mo.

Fall Sale’s Horses of Racing Age Section closing Monday

Horsemen are reminded that the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Fall Mixed Sale is closing on Monday, September 21st.  The Consignor Contract form is available via the OBS website:  Horses of Racing Age Consignor Contract  

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 12th at 10:00 a.m.

A total of 464 horses have been cataloged for the Mixed Sale, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 13th with Hip Numbers 1- 204 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 205 – 464 in the Open Session will be offered on Wednesday, October 14th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section, which are not included in the main catalog.

 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.