2017 March Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 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 the Conditions of 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 where can i buy viagra downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 674 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14th and 15th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday, March 9th with Hips 1 – 225. Hips 226 – 450 will breeze Friday, March 10th and Hips 451 – 677 will go Saturday, March 11th. All three sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 24 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2016, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 202 stakes races, including 71 graded events.

Highlights in the past year include grade one wins by March graduates at home and overseas. In Japan, Yukio Baba’s Moanin won six times since he was purchased at the 2014 OBS March Sale out of the Eddie Woods consignment for $335,000 on behalf of Mr. Baba by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The biggest win for the now 5-year-old son of Henny Hughes was his victory in the $1,683,438 February Stakes (G1-Jpn) at Tokyo Race Course in a track record 1:34 for the 1600 meters. (video) Trained by Sei Ishizaka, he has earned over $1.7-million to date.  watch his under tack video

In April Ashbrook Farm’s Weep No More achieved grade one status by getting up in the final yards and winning the $300,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. The daughter of Mineshaft, trained by Rusty Arnold, has compiled a 7-3-0-0 record and earned $407,269. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $120,000 by Bo Bromagen out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Racing for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Illuminant celebrated Memorial Day by taking the $301,035 Gamely Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. The now 5-year-old mare by Quality Road, trained by Mike McCarthy, ended 2016 with a 11-4-2-1 record and $367,650 in earnings. She was purchased on the recommendation of Gary Young by Eclipse for $180,000 out of the Don R. Graham consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Resold in November to SF Bloodstock for $900,000, she is currently in training at Santa Anita.  watch her under tack video

The class of 2016 moved into the spotlight in the summer and generic viagra fast delivery Kaleem Shah’s Klimt joined the grade one club with a victory in the $300,345 Del Mar Futurity (G1) in September. It was the second straight graded stakes win for the colt by Quality Road who ended his juvenile campaign 6-3-1-0 with $416,960 in earnings and a top ten ranking on the Experimental Handicap. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 prior to his purchase for $435,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Last year’s sale also produced a pair of grade one winning fillies ranked on the Experimental Handicap’s top ten.  Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted made five starts at two for trainer Bob Baffert, with her biggest moment coming when she captured Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G1) on October 1st.  The Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is now 5-2-0-0 and has earned $259,580. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and then resold by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Speedway for $375,000 at the 2016 March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5.  watch her under tack video    Selected Sale conformation photo

A week later, Chadds Ford Stable’s Dancing Rags became the eleventh OBS graduate to win Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1).  The filly by Union Rags was consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Kinsman Farm, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 flat before she was sold to Chadds Ford Stable for $210,000. Trained by Graham Motion, she ended the year 4-2-0-1 with $296,360 in earnings.  watch her under tack video

No other juvenile sale venue but OBS was represented in the top ten of either division of the Experimental, a group including OBS graduates Syndergaard and champion Champagne Room.

As the year came to a close, LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation served notice she’d be a force in the handicap division in 2017 with a victory in the $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. It was the fourth stakes win for the daughter of Bellamy Road, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, leaving her 8-5-1-1 with earnings of $479,464. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before she was purchased for $800,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale.  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.

Clyde Rice passes away at 79

Clyde D. Rice (79) has passed on January 30, 2017 at his home in Anthony, Florida. Preceded in death by his brother Don Rice, he is survived by his wife Jean (59 years married), sisters Kaye Prough and Connie Steckbaurer, sons Bryan, Wayne and Curt, and a daughter Linda. He is also survived by grandchildren Brandon, Ashley, Taylor, Kevin, Adam and Cash, and great grandchildren Clyde Wesley Harvey, Preston Rice and Baylee Rice. He was a native of Antigo, Wisconsin. Born on August 3, 1937.

Clyde was passionate. He loved family, horses and competition. He taught high school while racing horses in the summers. His dream of racing year round led him to Waterford Park and on to Penn National Race Course.

After several training titles under his belt he transitioned to Pin-Hooking of yearlings to two-year-olds. His vision of an athlete within a young equine allowed him to forge a new direction in business. He was one of the first horsemen that created the concept “Pin-Hooking.” He was a long time shareholder and director of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company and many high level have been sold by his consignment, “Indian Prairie Ranch.” His sons, daughter, nephews, nieces and hundreds of former employees have studied his lead and have found their own niche in areas of the thoroughbred industry. Clyde was a born teacher. He taught people and horses alike.

Clyde’s greatest legacy is most certainly the people he has touched. He helped everyone that had an interest in helping themselves. He has been an inspiration to watch, follow, learn from, live with and most of all, to call Family or Friend.

With Love,
From your family and friends

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Yes It’s True colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s final session

Hip No. 490, a yearling son of Yes It’s True consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to Zachary Kilgus for $28,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of Datttcatsgotrhythm, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes placed Tenfold, from the family of grade one winner Chaposa Springs.

Hip No 473, a dark bay or brown Florida-bred colt by Handsome Mike consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Patriot Racing for $22,000. He’s out of Clever Dancer, by Old Fashioned, a daughter of stakes winner Ashville.

Will Brewer, Agent, also went to $22,000 for Hip No. 485, My Daddy Kan, a Florida-bred chestnut colt by Kantharos out of stakes placed Daddy’s Honor, by The Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.

For the Open session, 177 horses sold for a total of $677,700 compared with 163 horses bringing $1,179,300 in 2016. The average price was $3,829 compared with $7,235 last year, while the median price was $2,000, compared with $4,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 38.9%; it was 32.6% in 2016.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 10, a Florida-bred yearling daughter of Shanghai Bobby consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, sold to East Hickman Bloodstock for $110,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 93 horses sold for a total of $1,644,000, compared with 137 horses grossing $2,471,100 in 2016. The average price was $17,677, compared with $18,037 a year ago, while the median price rose to $10,000 compared with $8,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 42.2%; it was 30.8% last year.

At the Horses of Racing Age session 56 horses grossed $649,000 compared with 61 selling for a total of $947,200 in 2016. The average was $11,589 compared with $15,528 a year ago, while the median price was $8,000 compared to $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 13.8%; it was 16.4% in 2016.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 326 horses sold for a total of $2,970,700, compared to 361 horses bringing $4,597,600 last year. The average was $9,113 compared with $12,736 in 2016 while the median price was $4,500 compared with $6,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 36.8%, it was 29.6% in 2016.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 14 – 15. 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.

Shanghai Bobby filly tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 10, a Florida-bred yearling daughter of Shanghai Bobby consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to East Hickman Bloodstock for $110,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor.

East Hickman Bloodstock paid $90,000 for Hip No. 115, a gray or roan yearling filly by Into Mischief. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, she’s out of Maren’s Melody, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Maren’s Meadow.

Hip No. 136, a bay yearling filly by Into Mischief consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Fox Hill Paso Fino Farm LLC for $85,000. She’s out of Pashmina, by Pentelicus and is a half sister to stakes winner Pashito the Che.

Stripes Stable paid 80,000 for Hip No. 135, a yearling daughter of Shanghai Bobby out of stakes winner Paisley Park, a daughter of stakes winner Silent Ridge. The dark bay or brown filly was consigned by Bird In Hand Stables.

Hip No. 11, a yearling son of City Zip was sold to T.J. Jackson for $70,000. Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, the bay colt is out of Zadig, by Rio Verde, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Willa B Awesome.

East Hickman Bloodstock went to $65,000 for Hip No. 30, a son of Flat Out consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Beautiful Stranger, by Foxhound, and is a half brother to stakes winner Reata’s Quik Punch.

Hip No. 202, Lake Sebago, a 5-year-old stakes winning daughter of Munnings consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Douglas Arnold for $87,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age session.The bay mare is out of Aviva’s Pride, by Borrego, a half sister to Canadian champion Hollinger.

Hip No. 297, Hill Croome, a 3-year-old son of American Lion whose three eighths in :33 4/5 was the fastest work at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack Show went to Brett Brophy for $40,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the unraced gelding is out of stakes placed Sauternes, by Gold Legend, a full sister to stakes winner Princess Turandot.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 84 horses sold for a total of $1,522,000, compared with 137 horses grossing $2,471,100 in 2016. The average price was $18,119, compared with $18,037 a year ago, while the median price rose to $10,000 compared with $8,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 47.8%; it was 30.8% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session 55 horses grossed $639,000 compared with 61 selling for a total of $947,200 in 2016. The average was $11,618 compared with $15,528 a year ago, while the median price was $8,000 compared to $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 15.4%; it was 16.4% in 2016.

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

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

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

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

Hill Croome fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

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Hip No. 297, Hill Croome, a 3-year-old son of American Lion, breezed three eighths in :33 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 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the unraced gelding is out of stakes placed Sauternes, by Gold Legend, a full sister to stakes winner Princess Turandot.

Two horses worked three eighths in :34 flat. Hip No. 233, Voo Dude, consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, is an unraced 3-year-old gray or roan colt by First Dude out of Itsgetineardawn, by Lion Hearted, a daughter of stakes winner Winnie D. from the family of champion Holy Bull. Hip No. 262, River of Love, is an unraced bay colt by Majesticperfection consigned by RiceHorse Stables (Brandon and Ali Rice), out of Sing Our Song, by Miner’s Mark, a daughter of graded stakes winner Sweetest Chant.

Hip No. 253, Dubai Princess, consigned by Corona Leaders Cup, Agent, worked the session’s fastest half mile, stopping the timer in :47 2/5. She’s an unraced 3-year-old bay filly by Overdriven out of Poitrine, by Gulch, and is a half sister to stakes placed Raise the Bridle.

Hip No. 205, Salute the Street, worked a half in :47 4/5. An unraced dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Salute the Sarge consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, he’s a half brother to stakes winner Kylie’s Cutie out of Beat the Street, by Corinthian.

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 193 – 297, will be offered immediately following the Preferred session on Wednesday, January 25th. The 105 horses in the Racing Age section include 16 older horses, 55 three-year-olds and 34 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 193 – 275 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 276 – 297 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds.

A total of 541 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 25th with Hip Numbers 1 – 192 selling in the Consignor Preferred session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. Hip Numbers 401 – 749 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 26th.

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 24th, with first post at 12:00 noon. 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.

OBS Day of Champions set for Tuesday, January 24

Racing returns to Ocala Tuesday, January 24 as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 28th annual Day of Champions. The four races for OBS graduates feature quality fields conditioned by leading trainers and ridden by a star-studded jockey colony.

Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the fourth straight year, the expanded card offers pari-mutuel wagering on the first eight races, starting with seven quarter horse races and followed by the $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The three other OBS races are non-wagering events. Post time for the first race is 12:00 noon.

The entire card will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Trainer Armando De la Cerda sends out Hernandez Racing Club’s Yes I’ll Go as the 3-1 favorite in a field of eleven in the eighth race, the six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint for 3-year-old fillies who have gone through the ring at an OBS Sale. The daughter of Yes It’s True, who will be ridden by Luis Saez, was a nine length winner in her November debut and returned to finish fifth in the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream in December.

WinStar Farm LLC’s Spirituality makes her 3-year-old debut as the second choice at 9-2. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Jose Ortiz, the filly by Gemologist was a runaway winner at Delaware Park in her first start and a sharp third in the Matron Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park in October.

Here are the fillies and riders in post position order: Heart Astray, Erin Walker, 12-1; My Arch Enemy, Julien Leparoux, 6-1; Breeze Easy LLC’s Love and Lemons, Luis Saez, 8-1; Newtown Anner Stud’s Lady Racer, John Velazquez, 12-1; Yes I’ll Go; Serjeant Equine’s Schema, no rider, 10-1; Spirituality; Mercedes Stables LLC’s Rockin, Victor Carrasco, 10-1; Joseph and Helen Barbazon and John Nichols’ Star Gala, Edwin Gonzalez; 8-1; Carl L. Hess’ Historical Tablet, Pablo Morales, 8-1; Glen S. Bromagen II’s My Ticket Home, Angel Cruz, 10-1. All horses carry 120 pounds.

Stephen Rousseau and Calypso Stable’s Front Loaded gets top billing in a field of nine in the ninth race, the non wagering six furlong $50,000 OBS Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings. He comes into the race off a second place finish in the Juvenile Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West in November after he was on the board in both the Affirmed and Dr. Fager Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream. He has earned $155,400 for trainer Jose Pinchin and will be ridden by Emisael Jaramillo.

Lucio Tucci and Martha Gonzalez’ Uncle B and Conrad Farms’ Sailing Home renew acquaintances after running second and third respectively in Woodbine’s Swynford Stakes last November. Sailing Home, trained by Mark Casse, will be ridden by Julien Leparoux. Luis Saez will ride Uncle B for trainer Nick Gonzalez.

Here’s the field in post position order: Breeze Easy LLC’s Silver Defense, Joe Bravo; Ballybrit stable LLC’s Mizzen Lynx, Orlando Bocachica; Clyde D. Rice’s Made to Fit, Jose Ortiz; Debra Posgai’s My Friend, Jose Lezcano; Dale Hagedorn’s Simply Tizway, Shannon Uske; Front Loaded; Sailing Home; Donald H. Mensh and Mel Paikoff’s Storming My Way, Paco Lopez; Uncle B. All will carry 122 pounds.

Dennis Farkas’ grade one stakes placed Fun heads a field of eleven entered for the non wagering tenth race, the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth for 3-year-old fillies.  A daughter of Harlan’s Holiday, Fun was third in the Schuylerville (G3) and fourth in the Spinaway (G1) at Saratoga before shipping to Keeneland and running third in the Alcibiades Stakes (G1). Trained by Ian Wilkes and ridden by Julien Leparoux, she comes into the race with earnings of $117,400.

Her main rival looks to be Bourbon Lane Stable’s Paz the Bourbon, saddled by Mark Hennig and ridden by Paco Lopez. On the board in five of seven starts with $110,479 in earnings, the filly by Mission Impazible was third in the Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park last July.

Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail and Pinnacle Racing Stable, LLC and Stein Racing LLC’s Bella Vincenza come into the race after a one-two finish in a Tampa Bay Downs Allowance test on New Year’s Day. Orlando Bocachica will ride Dynatail for trainer Michael Dini and Bella Vincenza, trained by Kathleen O’Connell, will be ridden by Juan Leyva.

My Arch Enemy was cross entered by trainer Mark Casse as was Schema, trained by Ignacio Correas.

Here’s the field in post position order: Bella Vincenza; Ashbrook Farm’s Miss O’Hara, Angel Cruz; Michael G. Bernard’s  Bill’s Legacy, Luca Panici; Paz the Bourbon; Dynatail; Steven Throne’s Larryandpearlslucy, Larry Mejias; Anthony A. Lenci’s Livin a Dream, Daniel Centeno: My Arch Enemy, Luis Saez; Alexander Levengood and Greg Kadel’s On Her Honor, Jose Ortiz; Fun; Serjeant Equine’s Schema, John Velazquez. All carry 120 pounds.

Three Diamonds Farm’s graded stakes placed Shiraz gets top billing in a field of nine in the eleventh and final race, the non wagering $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth for colts and geldings. The son of Tale of the Cat comes into the race off a troubled third place finish in the Dania Beach Stakes (G3) on the Gulfstream Park turf course on January 7th.

His main rival looks to be Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm LLC and China Horse Club’s Master Plan. John Velazquez has the riding assignment for trainer Todd Pletcher on the colt by Twirling Candy, a fast closing second in the Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park in his last start.

Sailing Home was cross entered by trainer Mark Casse as was My Friend, trained by Larry Pilotti.

The field in post position order: Zilla Racing Stables’ Adonis Creed, Jose Lezcano; Breeze Easy LLC’s Harlan’s Quest, Paco Lopez; Altamira Stable LLC’s Major Key, Elvis Trujillo: Ashbrook Farm’s Convict Pike, Angel Cruz; Sailing Home; Chalk Racing and Our Sugar Bear Stable’s  Manifest Destiny; Master Plan; My Friend; Shiraz. All will carry 122 pounds.

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 Horses of Racing Age breeze Monday, January 23

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

There are 105 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 193 – 275 in the regular Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, Hip No’s 276 – 297, 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 newly turned 2-year-olds.

Multiple stakes winner Lake Sebago will sell as Hip No. 202. The 5-year-old mare by Munnings captured Laurel’s Gin Talking and Smart Halo Stakes at two and was recently second in a stakes race at Delaware Park. She brings earnings of $243,225 into the sales ring.

Hunter O’Riley, Hip No. 248, was third in Aqueduct’s Gio Ponti Stakes in his last trip to the post. On the board in seven of his ten starts, the 5-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful has earned $143,690.

Stakes placed Perfect Kay will sell as Hip No. 296. The 3-year-old filly by Kantharos was third in the Cassidy Stakes at Gulfstream after breaking her maiden at first asking.

The 3-year-olds also include Hip No. 226, by Quality Road, a half sister to graded stakes winner Beau’s Town; a colt by Distorted Humor, Hip No. 244, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Hooh Why; Teodoro, Hip No. 251, a son of Bodemeister, a half brother to grade one winning millionaire Seattle Smooth; Hip No. 281, a colt by Hard Spun out of graded stakes placed stakes Brisquette, and a half brother to graded stakes winner Medal Count.

The 2-year-olds include Hip No. 206, Discount Diva, a daughter of Sidney’s Candy out of stakes placed Be Silver and a half sister to grade one stakes winner Heir Kitty; Hip No. 217, a Warrior’s Reward colt out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Dashing Daisy; Hip No. 243, by Street Cry (IRE), a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Comma To The Top; Hip No. 279, a half brother to stakes placed Boston Cat by Sidney’s Candy; Hip No. 280, a colt by Keep Up, a half brother to stakes placed Grand Ginjo; Hip No. 282, a half brother to graded stakes placed Hakama by Flatter;

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 Race Day entries taken Tuesday, January 17

Entries for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s twenty eighth annual Day of Champions will be taken Tuesday, January 17th. The card, held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, will be run on Tuesday, January 24th with first post at 12:00 noon.

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.

There are four races for OBS graduates, 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.

Seven Quarter Horses races will be drawn from the condition book which includes maiden, allowance (NW2 or NW in 2016/17), and open allowance races at distances of 220, 330 and 440 yards, with purses up to $7,000.

The races are run the day before the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, January 25th and 26th.  The optional Under Tack Show for the Sale’s Horses of Racing Age section is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Consignor Preferred session (Hip No.’s 1 – 192)  begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 193 – 297). Thursday’s Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 749) also begins at 10:30 a.m.

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

Sales results 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.

2017 Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 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.

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 192 horses are cataloged for the Preferred Session, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 25th at 10:30 a.m., followed immediately by 83 horses currently cataloged in the Racing Age Session (Hip Numbers 193 – 275).  Supplemental Racing Age entries will be accepted through January 2nd and a separate supplemental Racing Age catalog will be available on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales grounds. The 349 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 749 will be sold Thursday, January 26th, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd 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 OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 24th, with first post at noon. More information regarding the Championship Stakes can be found on the OBS website and the Condition Book will be online shortly.

There are 322 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Uncle Mo heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes City Zip, Congrats, Gemologist, Into Mischief, Mineshaft, Munnings, Quality Road and Yes It’s True as well as Florida-based Big Drama, Biondetti, and Gone Astray.

Will Take Charge heads the group of promising young sires with yearlings in the sale, a list that also includes Cairo Prince, Fed Biz, Goldencents, Oxbow, Paynter, Strong Mandate, Take Charge Indy, Twirling Candy, Union Rags and Violence along with Florida-based Handsome Mike, Poseidon’s Warrior and Uncaptured.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of promising stallions headed by Honor Code and including Bayern, Mr. Speaker, Palace Malice, OBS graduate Secret Circle, Summer Front, Tonalist and Wicked Strong as well as Florida-based Drill, Fury Kapcori, He’s Had Enough, Rattlesnake Bridge and The Big Beast.

Mares will also be offered in foal to a noted roster of sires headed by Colonel John, and includes Astrology, Graydar, Macho Uno, Shanghai Bobby and Temple City along with Florida-based Awesome of Course, First Dude and Two Step Salsa.

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

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

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

OBS Yearling Sale moving to October in 2017

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company has announced that its 2017 Yearling Sale will be moved from August to October. The Selected Yearling Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th with the Open Yearling Sale to be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 11th and 12th.  The Winter Mixed Sale will remain in its customary slot in January.

“Finding the most beneficial dates in a crowded yearling sale calendar is a little tricky,” said OBS president Tom Ventura. “Based on our feedback, we believe the October time slot offers a better overall fit for both consignors and buyers. Consolidating our Mixed Sales into January provides us the flexibility to shift the Yearling Sale to October. Moving the sale from August to the milder October weather will be a plus for buyers, consignors and horses. An additional side benefit of the new dates is the extra time after our Two Year Old sales to move our construction project along.”

For additional information, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at: www.obssales.com.

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Former OBS president Tom Chiota passes away at 70

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Tom Chiota, long time past president of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, passed away Sunday at the age of 70. He guided the company from its infancy in the late 1970’s as an outlet for local breeders to a thriving sales company with an international presence. Under his leadership, OBS expanded from its original six barns to its present 29 with two racetracks.  The company added a feed division, OBS Feed & Supply, an Inter Track Wagering facility on the sale grounds, conducted an annual day of live racing and acquired Ocala Jai Alai.  After his retirement in 2012, he remained active in OBS operations as a consultant.

“Tom Chiota’s steady hand in a turbulent business was vital for the growth and success of OBS,” said OBS president Tom Ventura. “It was an honor to work side by side with Tom for more than twenty years. His OBS family will miss his wit and wisdom. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his cherished family.”

His family will receive friends from 4-6pm, Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Ocala, with the memorial service beginning at 6pm. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352)-629-7171. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.hiers-baxley.com.

OBS Sales Calendar

2016

2017

  • OBS CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES
    January 24, 2017
  • WINTER MIXED SALE
    Including Horses of Racing Age Section
    January 25 – 27, 2017
    Under Tack: January 23 (Monday)
  • MARCH SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    March 14 -15, 2017
    Under Tack: March 9 – 11 (Thursday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • SPRING SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    April 25 – 28, 2017
    Under Tack: April 17 – 22 (Monday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • JUNE TWO-YEAR-OLDS & HORSES OF RACING AGE
    June 13 -15, 2017
    Under Tack: June 5 – 10 (Monday – Saturday) 7:30 AM

Archarcharch filly, Dialed In colt top August Yearling Sale’s second Open Session

A filly by Archarcharch and a colt by Dialed In each brought $55, 000 to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 August Yearling Sale.

Hip No. 672, a daughter of Archarcharch consigned by Marcial Galan, Agent, was purchased by Jason Hall, Agent. The bay filly is out of Sweet Screamer, by Belong to Me, a daughter of graded stakes winner Screamer, a half sister to graded stakes winner El Roblar.

Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC purchased Hip No. 838, a dark bay or brown colt by Dialed In consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. He’s out of Book the Devil, by Notebook, a half sister to stakes placed You Dancing Devil.

Hip No. 888, a son of Liaison consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Wayne Detmar Bloodstock Thoroughbreds for $45,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Concert Strike, by Smart Strike, and is a half brother to stakes placed Tia Flor.

There were three yearlings sold for $35,000.

Hip No. 669, a daughter of Trappe Shot consigned by Northern Lights, Agent, went to Paul Sharp, Agent for Frank Russo. The bay filly is out of Sweet and Clever, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to stakes winner Interest Only.

Salvador Hernandez purchased Hip No. 848, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent. He’s out of Business Decision, by Put It Back, a daughter of graded stakes winner In Conference.

Hip No. 851, a son of Run Away and Hide was sold to Waves Bloodstock. The bay colt is out of Cabales, by Pulpit, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Mudslinger.

For the session, 156 yearlings sold for a total of $1,269,700, compared with 194 horses bringing $2,315,200 at the corresponding session in 2015. The average price was $8,139 compared with $11,934 a year ago while the median price was $4,500 compared to $9,000 in 2015. The buyback percentage was 42.2%; it was 20.5% last year.

For the two Open sessions, 371 horses sold for a total of $3,083,000, compared with 404 grossing $5,456,400 a year ago. The average price was $8,310, compared with last year’s $13,506 while the median price was $4,500, compared with $9,500 in 2015. The buyback percentage was 37.7%; it was 19.8% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 150 horses sold for a total of $5,802,300 compared with 150 horses bringing $6,774,500 at the 2015 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $38,682 compared with $45,163 last year, while the median price was $25,000 compared with $35,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 32.7%; it was 21.9% in 2015. The session and overall sale topper was Hip No. 24, a son of Flatter consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, sold to Stan Hough, Agent for Sagamore Farm, for $210,000. The bay colt is out of Madoffwiththecash, by Dixie Union, a full sister to graded stakes winner Nothing But Fun.

With the Fall Mixed Sale suspended due to the renovation of the sale pavilion, the next item on the OBS agenda will be the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, January 25 – 27. The 28th annual OBS Championship Stakes races will be run on Tuesday, January 24th.

Kantharos colt tops August Yearling Sale’s first Open Session

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Hip No. 412, a chestnut colt by Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $80,000 to top the first Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 August Yearling Sale. Out of Miss Skeetd, by Cloud Hopping, he’s a full brother to graded stakes winning two-time OBS graduate Mr. Jordan.

Hip No. 344, a son of Majesticperfection consigned by Potrero Stables, Agent, was sold to Southern Chase Farm, Inc. for $65,000. The bay colt is out of Latrina, by Maria’s Mon, a daughter of Sovereign Award winner Primaly.

Hip No. 329, a grey or roan colt by Mission Impazible, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $55,000 Consigned by Sequel New York, Agent, the half brother to graded stakes winner Vinceramos is out of Kettle’s Sister, by More Than Ready.

Hip No. 602, a chestnut colt by Kantharos consigned by Big C Farm, Agent, was purchased by Grupo 7C Racing Stable for $55,000. He’s out of Silver Agave, by Silver Deputy, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Irish Daisy.

B & C Horses went to $50,000 for Hip No. 419, a daughter of Bellamy Road consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent. The bay filly is out of Money Madness, by Rahy, a half sister to stakes placed Feminine Girl.

For the session, 207 horses brought a total of $1,770,300, compared with 210 yearlings grossing $3,141,200 at last year’s first Open session. The average price was $8,552 compared with $14,958 in 2015, while the median price was $4,700 compared to $10,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 36.5%; it was 19.2% last year.

The Open Yearling Sale’s final session (Hip No.’s 661 – 1047) begins Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

Flatter colt tops OBS Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 24, a son of Flatter consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to Stan Hough, Agent for Sagamore Farm, for $210,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Selected Yearling Sale. The bay colt is out of Madoffwiththecash, by Dixie Union, a full sister to graded stakes winner Nothing But Fun.

Hip No. 99, a bay filly by Bernardini consigned by Baccari Bloodstock LLC, Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent, for $200,000. She’s out of stakes winner Seacrettina, by Sea of Secrets, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ramsgate.

Hip No. 133, a dark bay or brown colt by Shanghai Bobby consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Stonestreet Stables LLC and M. V. Magnier for $160,000. A half brother to stakes winner Katie’s Kiss, he’s out of Sydney’s Kiss, by Boston Harbor.

Rigney Racing LLC paid $155,000 for Hip No. 174, a daughter of Soldat consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Baldomera, by Doneraile Court, and is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Big John B.

Hip No. 56, a bay colt by Paynter consigned by Janie Roper, Agent, went to C R K Stables LLC for $150,000. He’s out of Oral Argument, by Outofthebox, and is a half brother to stakes placed Tupancy Links.

Hip No.144, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was purchased by FHMB for $150,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to graded stakes winner Maddalena, is out of Two Foxie, by Fair Skies.

Moneyballs Racing & Sales paid $150,000 for Hip No. 227, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Imagine… The dark bay or brown filly is out of  Dark Nebula, by Exchange Rate, a daughter of stakes placed Pure Glitter.

Hip No. 245, a dark bay or brown colt by Gemologist consigned by Select Sales, Agent for Machmer Hall and Grey Dawn Stables, went to H. H., Agent for $150,000. He’s out of Evening Sun, by Dixie Union, a half sister to stakes placed Askara.

For the day, 138 horses sold for a total of $5,612,100, compared with 150 yearlings bringing $6,774,500 at the 2015 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,667 compared with $45,163 last year, while the median was $25,000, compared with $35,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 38.1%; it was 21.9% a year ago. Fifteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared to eleven in 2015.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 275 – 660 selling in the first of two Open sessions. The session 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 2016 August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, August 23rd. There are 1047 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. with 274 horses offered in the Selected session. The Sale continues with two Open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, August 24th and 25th.  Hip No.’s 275 – 660 will be sold Wednesday; Hip No.’s 661- 1047 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 catalog can also be downloaded for use with the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. For more information and to obtain the application please go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.  In addition, major recent updates have been compiled in a press release on the website: click here to view the press release

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

Long a source of quality horses, the OBS August Sale has produced 24 international millionaire graduates, including the recent Japanese graded stakes winner A Shin Bullseye. Fifteen August Sale graduates have won graded stakes since the beginning of 2015. Their combined hammer price was $842,500 and they have earned more than $6.9 million to date. The latest August graduate star is Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s unbeaten 3-year-old filly Coppa, three for three and a graded stakes winner after taking Belmont’s Victory Ride Stakes (G3).

As always, the sale features a strong stallion roster, with yearlings by upper echelon sires Bernardini, City Zip, Congrats, Flatter, Ghostzapper, Kitten’s Joy, Mineshaft, More Than Ready, Scat Daddy and Uncle Mo. Proven sires Awesome Again, Broken Vow, Distorted Humor, Elusive Quality, First Dude, Into Mischief, Kantharos, Midnight Lute, Mizzen Mast, Super Saver, Tale of the Cat, Twirling Candy, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir are also represented.

Always a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, the 2016 August sale features the offspring of classic winning first crop sires Animal Kingdom, Orb and Oxbow, as well as Data Link, Flat Out, Fort Larned, Graydar, Justin Phillip, Liaison, Morning Line, Paynter, Point of Entry, Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Shanghai Bobby, Soldat, Take Charge Indy, Treasure Beach (GB), Violence and Winslow Homer are also represented.

Classic winners Shackleford and Union Rags head the roster of the sale’s promising second crop sires along with Astrology, Biondetti, Bodemeister, Maclean’s Music, Mission Impazible, Stay Thirsty, Tapizar, The Factor and To Honor and Serve.

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

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

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OBS August Yearling Sale
August 23 – 25, 2016

Selected Yearlings: Hip No. 1 – 274  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:30 a.m.
Open Yearlings: Hip No. 275 – 660   Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:30 a.m.
Open Yearlings: Hip No. 661 – 1047 Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:30 a.m.

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