Spring Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of 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 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, watch Under Tack videos and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 1,208 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 25th – 28th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-302 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 303-604 on Wednesday, Hips 605-906 will be offered Thursday and Hips 907-1208 on Friday

The Under Tack Show will span six days, beginning Monday, April 17th and continuing through Saturday, April 22nd. Hips 1-200 will breeze Monday, Hips 201-400 go on Tuesday, Hips 401-600 on Wednesday, Hips 601-800 go Thursday, Hips 801-1000 on Friday and Hips 1001-1208 go on Saturday. All six 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.

The Spring Sale has long been a dependable source of high class racehorses, producing Classic winners Lil E. Tee, Silver Charm and I’ll Have Another, 25 millionaires and ten champions.

Last year’s sale produced the latest millionaire and champion, Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan’s Champagne Room, 2016’s champion 2-year-old filly. The daughter of Broken Vow was on the board in four of five starts at two, breaking her maiden in Del Mar’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) in her second start, running third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and wrapping up her juvenile campaign with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).  Trained by Peter Eurton, she has earned $1,310,600 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent, on behalf of her owners.  watch her under tack video   Champagne Room’s April Sale auction footage

Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike also came out of the 2016 sale. She picked a choice spot to break her maiden, taking the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) in September, with eventual champion Champagne Room (April ’16) settling for third. The daughter of Union Rags, the first grade one winner for her sire, has earned $218,600 to date. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000. watch her under tack video

Last year’s sale also produced Jessamine Stakes (G3) winner La Coronel, Belmont Futurity (G3) winner Theory and Arlington-Washngton Futurity (G3) winner Wellabled.  To date, 21 graduates of the 2016 sale have accounted for 27 stakes victories.

Older Spring graduates in the headlines in the past year were headed by  J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits, who took his place in the upper echelon of the sprint division and ended 2016 with a victory over fellow April graduate Sharp Azteca in Santa Anita’s $301,380 Malibu Stakes (G1). The 4-year-old son of Posse, who also captured Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in July, has earned $815,166 at the races. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca also scored two graded stakes wins himself in the past year, most recently the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in February. The 4-year-old colt by Freud, trained by Jorge Navarro, took the Pat Day Mile (G3) at Churchill on Derby Day and has earned $576,740 to date.  He was purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

Long Lake Stable LLC and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo was also a two-time graded winner, taking Gulfstream’s $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3) and Monmouth’s $101,000 Violet Stakes (G3). Trained by Chad Brown with earnings $355,530, she was purchased for $225,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Since the beginning of 2016, 63 Spring Sale graduates have won or placed in 96 graded stakes, with 25 scoring  29 graded wins. A total of 181 have won or placed in 322 stakes races; with 85 accounting for 116 stakes victories.

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

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

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

Congrats filly tops record March Sale

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Hip No. 360, a daughter of Congrats consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, went to Kerri Radcliffe, Agent, for $1,700,000, one of five horses bringing a million dollars or more at the record setting 2017 OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The session and overall sale topper is a dark bay or brown filly out of Azalea Belle, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Westerly Breeze. Her eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session.

Three others reached the million dollar mark on Wednesday.

Hip No. 349, a daughter of Tapit consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, was sold to OXO Equine LLC for $1,100,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed Arienza, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of champion Azeri.

OXO Equine bought a second horse from Tom McCrocklin later in the session, going to $1,050,000 for Hip No. 515, a son of Arch who worked a :20 4/5 quarter last Saturday. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Enhancing, by Forestry, a daughter of champion Heavenly Prize and a half sister to grade one winner Good Reward.

Hip No. 586, a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Robert E. & Lawana Low for $1,000,000. The three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Cairo Prince, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday, is out of Heavenly Vision, by Forestry.

At Tuesday’s opening session, Hip No. 127, a son of Orb consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, was sold to Solis / Litt for $1,250,000. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat last Thursday, is out of Remember, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to grade one winner Dancing Forever.

At Wednesday’s session, Eddie Plesa, Agent for Karl & Cathi Glassman, went to $900,000 for Hip No. 345, Apostle, a son of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 on Friday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Carve out of Apt, by A. P. Indy.

Steven W. Young, Agent went to $900,000 for Hip No. 488, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, a bay colt by Union Rags who turned in eighth in :10 flat on Saturday. He’s out of Delightfully So, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to Canadian champion Delightful Mary.

Hip No. 425, a son of Tapit consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to John C. Servis, Agent, for $875,000. The half brother to stakes placed Entertainer, who breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes winner Cherokee Queen, by Cherokee Run.

Alex & JoAnn Lieblong went to $850,000 for Hip No. 608, a son of Tiznow consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :20 4/5 is out of I’m a Flake, by Mineshaft, a daughter of grade one stakes winner November Snow.

Hip No. 568, a dark bay or brown filly by Ghostzapper consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, was sold to Narvick International for $800,000. The full sister to grade one stakes winner Contested, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is out of Gold Vault, by Arch.

Hip No. 503, a bay colt by Bernardini who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, was sold to John C. Oxley & Breeze Easy LLC for $775,000. Consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sushi Empire out of Dowell House, by Danzig.

Hip No. 605, by Point of Entry, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was the fastest at the distance on Saturday, was purchased by Narvick International for $675,000. Consigned by All Dreams Equine, the bay colt is out of stakes placed Hug It Out, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Macho Macho.

Hip No. 340, a son of Flatter consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased by Xavier International Bloodstock, Agent, for $600,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to stakes placed Don Tito out of Another Moochie, by Southern Halo, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 last Friday.

Lael Stable went to $600,000 for Hip No. 498, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5, is out of Doolittle, by Polish Numbers, a half sister to grade one winner Her Smile.

Hip No. 677, a son of Orb consigned by de Meric Sales, was sold to Todd A. Pletcher, Agent, for $600,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat, is a half brother to stakes placed Jennifer Lynnette out of Lynnette, by Johannesburg, a daughter of grade one winner Strategic Maneuver.

For the session, 152 horses sold for a total of $29,791,500, compared with 151 horses bringing $24,869,500 at last year’s second session. The average price was $195,997, up 19% compared with $164,699 while the median price was $90,000 compared with $100,000 a year ago.  The buyback percentage was 26.2%; it was 27.7% in 2016.

For the entire sale, 300 horses sold for a March sale record gross $56,627,000 compared with 320 bringing $51,288,000 last year and surpassing 2015’s mark of $55,432,000. The average price was a record $188,757, up 17.8% compared with $160,275 a year ago, and besting previous record of $187,201 in 2014. The median price was $100,000 compared with $102,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 27.5%; it was 26.3% in 2016. Thirty horses sold for $500,000 or more compared to 17 in 2016.

The next sale at OBS is the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, set for April 25th through April 28th with Under Tack Shows scheduled for April 17th through April 22nd.

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 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.

Orb colt tops March Sale’s opening session

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Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 127, a son of Orb consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, was sold to Solis / Litt for $1,250,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat last Thursday, is out of Remember, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to grade one winner Dancing Forever.

Hip No. 223, a son of Curlin consigned by Imagine…, was purchased by Rattler Racing, Inc. for $950,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is a half brother to stakes winner Wake Up Nick out of Storm Hearted, by Lion Hearted.

Hip No. 295 also sold for $950,000, the son of Scat Daddy consigned by Ocala Stud going to Live Oak Plantation. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked a quarter in :21 3/5 on Friday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Discreet Dancer out of West Side Dancer, by Gone West.

The session’s third $950,000 purchase was Hip No. 323, a son of Union Rags consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, and sold to Dennis O’Neill. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Friday, is out of stakes winner Alexandra Rylee, by Afleet Alex.

Baoma Corp went to $850,000 for the session’s highest priced filly, Hip No. 211, a daughter of Exchange Rate, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, she’s out of stakes placed Spring Jump, by Jump Start.

Eddie Woods also consigned Hip No. 116, a bay filly by City Zip who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Sold to Graham Motion, Agent, for $700,000, she’s out of Receivership, by End Sweep, and is a full sister to millionaire grade one stakes winning 2011 OBS March graduate Palace.

Hip No. 155, a son of Union Rags consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, was sold for $685,000 to Simon Callaghan, Agent. The chestnut colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is a full brother to stakes winner Tequilita out of graded stakes winner Sangrita, by Mr. Greeley.

Kerri Radcliffe, Agent paid $625,000 for Hip No. 153, a son of Super Saver consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, whose quarter in :20 1/5 was  the fastest work at the distance at the Under Tack Show, and equaled the fastest quarter mile breeze ever recorded at OBS. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Sandi’s Ready, by More Than Ready.

Ms. Radcliffe, Agent, also purchased Hip No. 43, a daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, for $600,000. The bay filly, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is out of Music Score, by Storm Cat, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Distant Music.

Hip No 126, a son of War Front consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Carolyn Wilson for $595,000. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 on Thursday, is a half brother to grade one winner Mani Bhavan out of Rehear, by Coronado’s Quest.

Hip No. 27, a son of Animal Kingdom consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Solis / Litt for $550,000. The bay colt, who sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes winner Miss Lombardi, by Unbridled Jet, and a half brother to stakes winner Miss Bullistic.

Hip No. 58, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, was purchased by Woodford Racing for $550,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Nefertiti, by Speightstown, a daughter of graded stakes winner Clearly A Queen.

For the session, 137 horses grossed $26,320,500 compared with 169 bringing a total of $26,418,500 last year. The average was $192,120, up 23% from $156,322 in 2016 and  the median price was $110,000, identical to last year’s figure.  The buyback percentage was 34.1% it was 24.9% in 2016.

The March Sale continues on Wednesday, March 15th at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 339 – 677 set to go through the ring.

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 frequently 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.

March Sale begins Tuesday, March 14

The OBS March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training begins Tuesday, March 14th. Hip No.’s 1 – 338 will sell Tuesday and Hip No.’s 339 – 677 will be offered Wednesday, March 15th. Both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. As always the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The catalog is available online via the OBS website. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The 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/

At the Under Tack Show, Hip No. 153, a son of Super Saver consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, sped a quarter in :20 1/5 at Thursday’s opening session, equaling the fastest quarter mile breeze ever recorded at an OBS Under Tack Show.  The bay colt is out of stakes placed Sandi’s Ready, by More Than Ready.

Hip No. 176, a bay colt by Midshipman consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, worked a quarter in :20 2/5 on Thursday. He’s out of Shine a Spotlight, by Nobiz Like Shobiz, from the family of graded stakes winner Take the Cake.

The lone quarter in :20 3/5 was turned in on Saturday by Hip No. 605, consigned by All Dreams Equine, a bay colt by Point of Entry out of stakes placed Hug It Out, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Macho Macho.

There were ten quarters in :20 4/5, four at Thursday’s first session.

Hip No. 93, a chestnut colt by Curlin consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a full brother to stakes winning 2016 OBS March graduate Undulated out of stakes placed Polly Alexander (IRE), by Foxhound.

Hip No. 156, Homasassa, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a chestnut filly by Winslow Homer out of Sanibel Sole, by Miswaki, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sweet Belle.

Hip No. 204, Appleseed, consigned by Crane Thoroughbred Services, Agent, is gray or roan colt by The Lumber Guy out of Spanish Post, by Flatter, a daughter of stakes winner Spanish Play.

Hip No. 211, a bay daughter of Exchange Rate out of stakes placed Spring Jump, by Jump Start, is consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent.

Friday’s only quarter in :20 4/5 was turned in by Hip No. 364, Libellule, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, a gray or roan filly by Kantharos out of Barbarella, by Cutlass Fax, a daughter of stakes winner Beneficial Bartok.

There were five :20 4//5 quarters on Saturday.

Hip No. 456, consigned by Doble Jak LLC, is a dark bay or brown colt by Quality Road out of Cool Flame, by Dixie Union, from the family of grade one stakes winner Raging Fever.

Hip No. 480, a dark bay or brown colt by Tale of Ekati consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed Obsessionsoptimist out of Dark Obsession, by Grand Slam.

Hip No. 515,  a dark bay or brown colt by Arch consigned by Tom McCrockln, Agent, is out of Enhancing, by Forestry, a daughter of champion Heavenly Prize and a half sister to grade one stakes winner Good Reward.

Hip No. 586, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Heavenly Vision, by Forestry, and is a three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Cairo Prince.

Hip No. 608, also consigned by Eddie Woods, is a bay colt by Tiznow out of I’m a Flake, by Mineshaft, a daughter of grade one stakes winner November Snow.

The Under Tack Show fastest eighth was :9 3/5, turned in Saturday by  Hip No. 462, a son of More Than Ready consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent. The bay colt is out of graded stakes placed Cowgirl Mally, by Gone West, from the family of graded stakes winner General Meeting.

Fourteen youngsters breezed eighths in :9 4/5, four at Thursday’s opening session.

Hip No. 58, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Into Mischief out of stakes placed Nefertiti, by Speightstown, a daughter of graded stakes winner Clearly A Queen.

Hip No. 76 is a dark bay or brown filly by Violence consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, out of Passion Du Coeur, by Distorted Humor, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Distorted Passion.

Hip No. 79, a chestnut colt by Speightstown consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a full brother to grade one winner Lighthouse Bay out of Pay Lady, by Seeking the Gold.

Hip No. 81, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Flatter out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Penny Marie, by Sky Classic, and a half sister to graded stakes placed Centrique.

There were three on Friday.

Hip No. 339, consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Shackleford out of stakes winner Annie’s Apple, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed K. D.’s Shady Lady.

King’s Equine also consigned Hip No. 353, a dark bay or brown Mineshaft colt out of Aurora Prospect, by Arch, from the family of grade one stakes winner Scan.

Hip No. 360, a dark bay or brown filly by Congrats consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is out of Azalea Belle, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Westerly Breeze.

Seven horses worked an eighth in :9 4/5 on Saturday

Hip No. 491, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Mineshaft out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Devil House, by Chester House.

Hip No. 498, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, is out of Doolittle, by Polish Numbers, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Her Smile.

Hip No. 508, consigned by Advanced Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Gio Ponti out of stakes placed Eastside Westside, by Eastern Echo, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Courageous Act.

Hip No. 568, a dark bay or brown filly by Ghostzapper consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, is a full sister to grade one stakes winner Contested out of Gold Vault, by Arch.

Hip No. 576, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Shanghai Bobby, a half sister to stakes placed Escondera out of Hallnor, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), a half sister to Canadian champion Hollinger.

Hip No. 657, a bay colt by Colonel John consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, is out of Lemme, by Lemon Drop Kid, from the family of grade one winner Critical Eye.

Hip No. 664, consigned by de Meric Sales, is a dark bay or brown colt by Violence out of stakes placed Light of a Star, by Muqtarib, a half sister to graded stakes winner Summer Hit.

The Under Tack Show videos are posted online at obssales.com as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion. 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 updated frequently during each session on the OBS website and available in sortable, .pdf and excel formats at the conclusion of each session. 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.

More Than Ready colt fastest at March Under Tack Show’s final session

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Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 462, a son of More Than Ready consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, sped an eighth in :9 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the third and final session, conducted under ideal conditions, of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay colt is out of graded stakes placed Cowgirl Mally, by Gone West, from the family of graded stakes winner General Meeting.

Seven youngsters worked eighths in :9 4/5.

Hip No. 491, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Mineshaft out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Devil House, by Chester House.

Hip No. 498, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, is out of Doolittle, by Polish Numbers, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Her Smile.

Hip No. 508, consigned by Advanced Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Gio Ponti out of stakes placed Eastside Westside, by Eastern Echo, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Courageous Act.

Hip No. 568, a dark bay or brown filly by Ghostzapper consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, is a full sister to grade one stakes winner Contested out of Gold Vault, by Arch.

Hip No. 576, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Shanghai Bobby, a half sister to stakes placed Escondera out of Hallnor, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), a half sister to Canadian champion Hollinger.

Hip No. 657, a bay colt by Colonel John consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, is out of Lemme, by Lemon Drop Kid, from the family of grade one winner Critical Eye.

Hip No. 664, consigned by de Meric Sales, is a dark bay or brown colt by Violence out of stakes placed Light of a Star, by Muqtarib, a half sister to graded stakes winner Summer Hit.

Twenty seven horses worked eighths in :10 flat.

Hip No. 459 is a chestnut filly by Flower Alley consigned by M/M Bloodstock, Agent.

Hip No. 465, consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Curlin.

Hip No. 466, is a chestnut colt by Data Link consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent.

Hip No. 472, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Overanalyze.

Hip No. 473, a dark bay or brown filly by Bodemeister is consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent.

Hip No. 485, Janae, is a bay filly by Closing Argument consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent.

Hip No. 488, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Union Rags.

Hip No. 522, consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, is a bay colt by Prospective.

Hip No. 524, consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, is a bay colt by Bold Warrior.

Hip No. 533, a bay colt by Twirling Candy is consigned by Robert Brewer, Agent.

Hip No. 535, a bay Into Mischief filly is consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent.

Hip No. 540, a dark bay or brown colt by Dialed In is consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent.

Hip No. 542, consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Graydar.

Hip No. 544, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Flat Out.

Hip No. 549 is a bay colt by To Honor and Serve consigned by Azpurua Stables, Agent.

Hip No. 559, a dark bay or brown filly by More Than Ready is consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent.

Hip No. 572, consigned by Let’s Go Farm LLC, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Biondetti.

Hip No. 577 is a bay colt by Scat Daddy consigned by James Layden, Agent.

Hip No. 579, a dark bay or brown daughter of Gone Astray is consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent.

Hip No. 597 is a bay filly by Majestic Warrior consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent.

Hip No. 601, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Bold Warrior.

Hip No. 603 is a chestnut colt by Giant’s Causeway consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent.

Hip No. 629 is a gray or roan filly by Mission Impazible consigned by Paul Sharp,Agent.

Hip No. 646, a bay colt by Street Sense is consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent.

Hip No. 655, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent is a bay colt by Flatter.

Hip No. 671, a dark bay or brown filly by Archarcharch is consigned by Azpurua Stables, Agent.

Hip No. 677, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a bay colt by Orb.

The session’s fastest quarter was :20 3/5, turned in by Hip No. 605, consigned by All Dreams Equine, a bay colt by Point of Entry out of stakes placed Hug It Out, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Macho Macho.

There were five quarters in :20 4/5.

Hip No. 456, consigned by Doble Jak LLC, is a dark bay or brown colt by Quality Road out of Cool Flame, by Dixie Union, from the family of grade one stakes winner Raging Fever.

Hip No. 480, a dark bay or brown colt by Tale of Ekati consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed Obsessionsoptimist out of Dark Obsession, by Grand Slam.

Hip No. 515,  a dark bay or brown colt by Arch consigned by Tom McCrockln, Agent, is out of Enhancing, by Forestry, a daughter of champion Heavenly Prize and a half sister to grade one stakes winner Good Reward.

Hip No. 586, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Heavenly Vision, by Forestry, and is a three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Cairo Prince.

Hip No. 608, also consigned by Eddie Woods, is a bay colt by Tiznow out of I’m a Flake, by Mineshaft, a daughter of grade one stakes winner November Snow.

Three horses worked in :21 flat.

Hip No. 510, a chestnut colt by Mineshaft consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dune), Agent, is out of Egot, by Dehere, a half sister to stakes winner Red Lodge.

Hip No. 523, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Algorithms out of stakes winner Extravaganza, by Elusive Quality.

Hip No. 562, a bay filly by Discreetly Mine consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is out of Glitterazzi, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Super Fuse.

There were four quarters in :21 1/5.

Hip No. 489, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Mission Impazible, a half brother to graded stakes winner Teeth of the Dog out of Deputy Reality, by Deputy Minister.

Hip No. 555, also consigned by Eddie Woods, is a chestnut colt by Gemologist out of Gasp, by Hennessy, a half sister to stakes winner Return to Paradise.

Hip No. 619, a dark bay or brown colt by Tizway consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Island Striker, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes winner High Strike Zone.

Hip No. 644, a bay filly by Malibu Moon consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is out of Lady June Bug, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Palace Malice.

The March Sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14th and 15th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip 1 – 338 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 339 – 677 will sell on Wednesday.

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.

Kantharos filly quickest at second March Under Tack session

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Hip No. 364, Libellule, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The gray or roan filly by Kantharos is out of Barbarella, by Cutlass Fax, a daughter of stakes winner Beneficial Bartok. The session began more than an hour late due to heavy fog in the Ocala area. Once underway, the horses encountered a persistent headwind that increased throughout the day.

Two youngsters worked quarters in :21 flat.

Hip No. 305, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is out of Wooden Nickel, by Divine Park, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Include Me Out.

Hip No. 359, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a dark by or brown filly by Pioneerof the Nile, a half sister to stakes placed Lucky for You out of stakes winner Ayla Bella, by Touch Gold.

A trio of youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5.

Hip No. 339, consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Shackleford out of stakes winner Annie’s Apple, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed K. D.’s Shady Lady.

King’s Equine also consigned Hip No. 353, a dark bay or brown Mineshaft colt out of Aurora Prospect, by Arch, from the family of grade one stakes winner Scan.

Hip No. 360, a dark bay or brown filly by Congrats consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is out of Azalea Belle, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Westerly Breeze.

Seven horses breezed eighths in :10 flat.

Hip No. 229, a bay colt by Union Rags consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Most Distinguished out of Stylish Storm, by Storm Bird.

Hip No. 239, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, is a bay colt by Point of Entry out of Sweet Assay, by Consolidator, from the family of graded stakes winner A.P. Assay.

Hip No. 241, consigned by Big Easy Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Twirling Candy out of Sweetest Sound, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes placed Saint Vigeur.

Hip No. 304, Finest Warrior, consigned by Crane Thoroughbred Services, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Majestic Warrior, a half brother to stakes winner Gold and Roses out of Won Perfect Rose, by Air Forbes Won.

Hip No. 323, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is a bay colt by Union Rags out of stakes winner Alexander Rylee, by Afleet Alex.

Hip No. 350, a chestnut colt by Smart Strike consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Ask Me When, by Speightstown, and is a three quarter to graded stakes winning stallion Dominus.

Hip No. 399, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is out of Brianna Rose, by Distorted Humor, a half sister to stakes placed Anna Sophia.

There were three quarters in :21 1/5.

Hip No. 237, consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, is a chestnut colt by Data Link out of Surf City Susie, by Old Trieste, a half sister to stakes placed Don’t Tell Ashlie.

Hip No. 346, a bay colt by Morning Line consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent , is out of Arabian Song, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed Bodes Galaxy (IRE).

Hip No. 367, a bay colt by Sidney’s Candy consigned by All Dreams Equine, is a half brother to graded stakes winner War Kill out of graded stakes placed Battenkill, by Rahy.

A trio of horses worked quarters in :21 2/5.

Hip No. 242, a chestnut colt by Data Link consigned by Doble Jak LLC, is out of Swingaway, by Tapit, a half sister to stakes placed Richiesgirlgotgame.

Hip No. 349, consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Tapit out of graded stakes placed Arienza, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of champion Azeri.

Hip No. 362, a chestnut colt by Haynesfield consigned by Parrish Farms, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed One Minute out of stakes placed Bach Hamilton, by Cherokee Run.

The Under Tack Show’s third and final session begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, with Hip No’s 451 – 677 scheduled to breeze.

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

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the 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.

Super Saver colt fastest at March Sale Under Tack Show’s first session

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Hip No. 153, a son of Super Saver consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, sped a quarter in :20 1/5, the fastest work at the distance at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay colt  is out of stakes placed Sandi’s Ready, by More Than Ready. The work equaled the fastest quarter mile breeze ever recorded at an OBS Under Tack Show.

 

Hip No. 176, a bay colt by Midshipman consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, worked a quarter in :20 2/5. He’s out of Shine a Spotlight, by Nobiz Like Shobiz, from the family of graded stakes winner Take the Cake.

There were four quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 93, a chestnut colt by Curlin consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a full brother to stakes winning 2016 OBS March graduate Undulated out of stakes placed Polly Alexander (IRE), by Foxhound. Hip No. 156, Homasassa, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a chestnut filly by Winslow Homer out of Sanibel Sole, by Miswaki, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sweet Belle. Hip No. 204, Appleseed, consigned by Crane Thoroughbred Services, Agent, is gray or roan colt by The Lumber Guy out of Spanish Post, by Flatter, a daughter of stakes winner Spanish Play. Hip No. 211, a bay daughter of Exchange Rate out of stakes placed Spring Jump, by Jump Start, is consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent.

Six horses breezed quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 27, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Animal Kingdom out of stakes winner Miss Lombardi, by Unbridled Jet, and a half brother to stakes winner Miss Bullistic.

Hip No. 94, a bay colt by Quality Road consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful, a half sister to stakes winner Sneaky Quiet.  Hip No. 103, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a bay colt by Into Mischief out of Prom Princess, by Gold Case, and a half brother to graded stakes winner Pataky Kid. Hip No. 116, a bay filly by City Zip consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of Receivership, by End Sweep, and is a full sister to millionaire grade one stakes winning 2011 OBS March graduate Palace. Hip No.136, consigned by All Dreams Equine, is a bay colt by Dublin out of Roxie Dancer, by Successful Appeal, a half sister to graded stakes winner Declan’s Warrior. Hip No. 179, a bay colt by Jimmy Creed consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a half brother to graded stakes placed Small Town Talk out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Shiny Sheet, by Press Card.

Four youngsters turned in the session’s fastest eighths, stopping the timer in :9 4/5.

Hip No. 58, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Into Mischief out of stakes placed Nefertiti, by Speightstown, a daughter of graded stakes winner Clearly A Queen. Hip No. 76 is a dark bay or brown filly by Violence consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, out of Passion Du Coeur, by Distorted Humor, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Distorted Passion. Hip No. 79, a chestnut colt by Speightstown consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a full brother to grade one winner Lighthouse Bay out of Pay Lady, by Seeking the Gold. Hip No. 81, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Flatter out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Penny Marie, by Sky Classic, and a half sister to graded stakes placed Centrique.

Twenty horses worked eighths in :10 flat.

Hip No. 16, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a bay filly by Wildcat Heir.

Hip No. 18, a bay filly by Malibu Moon consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent.

Hip No. 21, consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, is a bay colt by Union Rags.

Hip No. 29, consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a bay filly by Gemologist.

Hip No. 38, a bay filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Robert Brewer, Agent.

Hip No. 43, a bay filly by More Than Ready consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent.

Hip No. 66, consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, is a bay filly by Colonel John.

Hip No. 71, a dark bay or brown filly by Street Cry (IRE) consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent.

Hip No. 75, a chestnut Super Saver colt consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent.

Hip No. 111, a bay daughter of Soldat consigned by Let’s Go Farm LLC, Agent.

Hip No. 115, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Take Charge Indy.

Hip No. 127, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Orb.

Hip No. 132 is a gray or roan colt by The Factor consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent.

Hip No. 137, a bay filly by Speightstown consigned by Harris Training Center, Agent.

Hip No. 139, Kan Promise, a dark bay or brown colt by Kantharos consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent.

Hip No. 148, Why Not a Saint, consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Wildcat Heir.

Hip No. 155, a chestnut colt by Union Rags consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent.

Hip No. 167, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent for Kinsman Farm, is a bay filly by Bernardini.

Hip No. 170 a bay colt by Flatter consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent.

Hip No. 190, See Spot Run, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent.

The session’s only three eighths mile breeze was by Hip No. 99, a bay colt by Stay Thirsty consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, who worked the distance in :33 4/5. He’s out of Prairie Pie, by Belong to Me, and is a half brother to stakes winner Bear’s Future.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

The Under Tack Show continues at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 10, with Hip No’s 226 – 450 scheduled to breeze.

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

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the 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.

March Sale Under Tack Show begins Thursday, March 9

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Thursday, March 9th.

The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday with Hips 1 – 225. Hips 226 – 450 will go 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.

A total of 677 juveniles are cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14th and 15th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip 1 – 338 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 339 – 677 will sell on Wednesday.

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 231 stakes races, including 81 graded events.

In addition to 2016’s seven grade one winning March graduates pictured on the catalog cover, leading all other juvenile venues, four horses from last year’s March sale are having a major impact, with three featured in the TDN’s Derby Dozen.

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MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb had a busy month in New York, winning Aqueduct’s $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) by 4-1/4 lengths then returning to finish third in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) last Saturday.  The 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Cathal Lynch, has four stakes wins to his credit, a 7-4-1-1 record and earnings of $364,200. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by MMG for $340,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Kaleem Shah’s Iliad took his first steps on the Derby trail with a 3-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, running seven furlongs in a rapid 1:21 3/5. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, trained by Doug O’Neill, has a 3-2-0-0 record to date and earnings of $147,345. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was sold for $285,000 after turning in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

 

 

WinStar Farm LLC, S F Bloodstock LLC and China Horse Club’s highly regarded American Anthem has only started twice, but was second in a photo to grade one winner Gormley in the Sham Stakes (G3) after winning impressively at first asking for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Bodemeister turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 15 before he was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc. consignment. watch his under tack video 

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At Gulfstream Park, Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome made his presence felt in the division by wearing down odds-on favorite Three Rules and taking the $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) by three quarters of a length. It was the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flatter, third in the Champagne Stakes (G1) last fall. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Klaravich for $300,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, he has a 4-2-0-1 record  and has earned $222,560 to date. watch his under tack video

The March Sale catalog is 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 iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, watch Under Tack videos, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: 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.

Under Tack results will be available on the OBS website, updated throughout each session. 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.

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 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 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

Hiers Baxley Funeral Services
910 East Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
352-629-7171

Services: 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Please make donations to:
American Diabetes Association

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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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Tibor Szlavik photo

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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