The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.
The printed version of the catalog will be in the mail next week, and the iPad version of the catalog is now available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/
A total of 1203 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 21st through April 24th, with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The Under Tack Show will be divided into six sessions, scheduled for Monday, April 13th through Saturday, April 18th, with each session beginning at 8:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 1-200 will breeze on Monday, Hip No.’s 201-400 go on Tuesday, Hip No.’s 401- 600 will work on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 601-800 will go on Thursday, Hip No.’s 801-1000 breeze Friday and Hip No.’s 1001-1203 will go on Saturday. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Bloodhorse websites.
OBS Spring Sale graduates have long been a major force at North American racetracks. Eight have won Eclipse Awards and three are classic winners. Lil E Tee took the 1992 Kentucky Derby (G1) while Silver Charm and I’ll Have Another captured both the Derby and Preakness (G1) in 1997 and 2012, respectively. Parranda, winner of the recent S$3.05 million CECF Singapore Cup was honored this past week as 2014’s champion Florida-bred older filly or mare.
Since the beginning of 2014, Spring graduates have won or placed in 256 stakes over 67 different surfaces, including 70 graded races. King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) winner The Big Beast returned to the races with a victory in his 2015 debut and millionaire grade one winner Stephanie’s Kitten took Tampa Bay Downs’ recent Hillsborough Stakes (G3) in her first start of the year.
Last year’s sale has already produced 56 stakes horses, including 23 stakes winners. That group includes No Problem, who captured Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes (G3), Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) winner Ocho Ocho Ocho, Remsen Stakes (G2) hero Leave the Light On and the highly regarded Calculator, second to champion American Pharoah in a pair of grade one stakes last summer before running away with Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes (G3) in his 3-year-old debut. Other notables from the 2014 sale include multiple stakes winners Catalina Red, Firespike, Mr. Jordan and The Lewis Dinner as well as Lady Shipman, who smashed the track record in her victory in the OBS Sprint Stakes in January.