Spring Sale Catalog now online

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.

2015 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

Catalog

Hip No.  1 – 300
Tuesday April 21, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Hip No. 301 – 600
Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Hip No.  601 – 900
Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Hip No.  901 – 1203
Friday April 24, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Sortable Master Index  Index In Excel Format
 Book One w/indexes Book Two w/indexes
 Entire Sale w/o indexes Barn Index
Barn Chart   Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App
 Sale Outs  

Under Tack Show

Hip No.  1 – 200
Monday April 13, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Hip No. 201 – 400
Tuesday April 14, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.  401 – 600
Wednesday April 15, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.  601 – 800
Thursday April 16, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.  801 – 1000
Friday April 17, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.  1001 – 1203
Saturday April 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.

 Under Tack Times & Videos  Under Tack Times (Excel)
 Under Tack Times, Hip # 1 – 200  Under Tack Times, Hip # 201 – 400
 Under Tack Times, Hip # 401 – 600  Under Tack Times, Hip # 601 – 800
 Under Tack Times, Hip # 801 – 1000  Under Tack Times, Hip # 1001 – 1203

Sale Results

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Tuesday, April 21 (1 – 300)  Wednesday, April 22 (301 – 600)
 Thursday, April 23 (601 – 900)  Friday, April 24 (901 – 1203)
Top 20 Horses  

 

 

Broken Vow colt tops March Sale’s second session

Hip No. 481, a son of Broken Vow consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $950,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Tale of the South, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Futural.

Hip No. 351, daughter of Bernardini consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Lael Stable for $850,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of multiple grade one winner Pure Clan, by Pure Prize.

Conquest Stables LLC went to $725,000 for Hip No. 590, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth on Friday in :10 flat, is out of Being Anna, by Aldebaran, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Winning Point.

Hip No. 428, a bay filly by Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud was sold to Narvick International for $675,000. The half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 on Friday.

Hip No. 601, Prosperous Lady, a daughter of Bernardini out of graded stakes winner Bohemian Lady, by Carson City, was sold to Haruya Yoshida for $650,000. The bay filly, consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, worked an eighth last Friday in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 390, a daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, went to L. E. B. for $630,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner Anytime Magic out of Sambuca Classica, by Cat Thief, worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat last Thursday.

Conquest Stables LLC purchased Hip No. 515, a son of Adios Charlie, out of the Ocala Stud consignment for $600,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 last Friday, is out of stakes placed Unlimited Pleasure, by Valid Appeal, and is a half brother to threegraded stakes winners Unlimited Budget, Jardin and Beacon Shine.

West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. went to $580,000 for Hip No. 366, a son of Arch out of Rebuke, by Carson City, a half sister to stakes winner Summer Cruise. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, was consigned by Imagine…

Hip No. 610, a son of Sidney’s Candy consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to L.E.B. for $560,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stake winner Broadway Hennessey, by Hennessy, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Courageous Act.

Hip No. 537, a chestnut filly by City Zip consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was purchased by Conquest Stables LLC for $525,000. Out of stakes winner Woodsmoke, by Langfuhr, the half sister to stakes placed Enoree worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.

For the session, 155 horses grossed $24,435,000, averaging $157,645. The median price was $100,000 and the buyback percentage was 25.8%.

For the entire sale, 326 horses sold for a March record $55,682,000, averaging $170,804. The median price was $105,000 and the buyback percentage was 22.7%.

At last year’s Selected Sale in March, 201 horses brought a total of $37,627,500, averaging $187,201. The median price was $135,000 and the buyback percentage was 22.9%.

Twenty five horses brought $500,000 or more compared with ten a year ago.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 285, Zero Hour, a son of Bernardini consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, sold to Live Oak Plantation for $1.4-million on Tuesday. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Misty Hour, by Miswaki, and is a half brother to stakes winner Pilfer, dam of grade one winner To Honor and Serve.

The next sale at OBS is the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, set for April 21st through April 24th with Under Tack Shows scheduled for April 13th through April 18th.  

Bernardini colt Zero Hour tops March Sale’s opening session

OBS March 2015 Monday ; 285 21.1 Bernardini-Misty Hour13c Kentucky, SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent

Hip No. 285 (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 285, Zero Hour, a son of Bernardini consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, went to Live Oak Plantation for $1.4-million to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Misty Hour, by Miswaki, and is a half brother to stakes winner Pilfer, dam of grade one winner To Honor and Serve.

Hip No. 34, a dark bay or brown colt by Midnight Lute whose quarter in :20 4/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session was the day’s co-fastest at the distance, was sold for $900,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, he’s out of Circumstance, by Vindication, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Tres Coronas.

Hip No. 139, a daughter of Bellamy Road consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent, was sold to Solis / Litt for $800,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is out of stakes winner For Royalty, by Not For Love, and is a half sister to recently stakes placed OBS graduate Back Flip.

Hip No. 12, a son of Smart Strike consigned by Old South Farm LLC went to M. V. Magnier & Stonestreet Stables for $800,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat, by Forestry, and is a half brother to recent graded stakes winner Mufajaah.

Conquest Stables LLC went to $800,000 for Hip No. 239, a son of Tiznow consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5, is out of Lasting Appeal, by A.P. Indy, a full sister to graded stakes winner Jump Start.

Hip No. 155, a daughter of Scat Daddy whose Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 last Wednesday was the co-fastest of the entire sale at the distance, was sold to M. V. Magnier for $750,000. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, the chestnut filly is a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep.

C. F. Farms went to $725,000 for Hip No. 33, a daughter of Congrats consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, is out of Christie Village, by Deputy Minister, a half sister to multiple grade one winner Take Charge Lady.

Hip No. 60, a Street Sense colt consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, was sold to Mark Casse, Agent, for $675,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Czechers, by Indian Charlie.

Mark Casse also went to $675,000 for Hip No. 162, a Malibu Moon colt consigned by Thomas and Casse, Agent, out of Goldilocks’ Cat, by Seeking the Gold, a half sister to stakes winner Beautiful Daniele from the family of champion Countess Diana. The bay colt worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at  Wednesday’s Under Tack session.

Spendthrift Farm paid $650,000 for Hip No. 61, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The gray or roan colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, is out of stakes winner Dance Quietly, by A.P. Indy, a half sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam.

For the session, 160 horses sold for a total of $30,540,000 averaging $190,875. The median price was $130,000 and the buyback percentage was 24.9%. There was no corresponding session last year since the 2014 sale was held in one continuous session. Fifteen horses sold for $500,000 or more, compared with ten in the entire 2014 March Sale.

The March Sale continues on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 305 – 610 set to go through the ring. 

Go West Marie scores in Santa Anita’s Irish O’Brien Stakes

Peter Redekop’s Go West Marie was blocked when Gary Stevens tried to send her through on the fence a furlong from home in Santa Anita’s $100,500 Irish O’Brien Stakes on Saturday, but she swung outside, found room to run and was up late to win by half a length. It’s the third straight win for the 4-year-old filly by Western Fame, trained by Eddie Truman, now 18-6-1-5 with $462,520 in earnings. She was sold for $52,000 by Mayberry Farm, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video  Her half sister by Big Drama sells as Hip No. 267 in the OBS March Sale on Tuesday. watch her under tack video

Bernie’s Prize fastest at Under Tack Show final session

Hip No. 509, Bernie’s Prize, a son of Noonmark consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned  in the sale’s fastest quarter mile breeze, stopping the timer in :20 2/5 at the third and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay colt is out of Truss, by Friends Lake, a half sister to graded stakes winner Khancord Kid.

Four horses worked quarters in :20 3/5. Hip No. 428, a bay filly by Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie. Hip No. 474, consigned by Jose Munoz, is a dark bay or brown colt by Forty Grams out of Sutton Place, by Matty G., a full sister to graded stakes winner Mayakovsky. Hip No. 550, Cotton Colors, a dark bay or brown colt by High Cotton consigned by Boutte Sales, is out of Act Out, by Storm Cat, a full sister to stakes placed Ultimate Goal. Hip No. 584, a son of Exchange Rate consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of stakes placed Back in the Shade, by Put It Back.

Six youngsters worked quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 451, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Scat Daddy out of Starlight Tiara, by More Than Ready, a half sister to stakes placed Chatham. Hip No. 516, consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is a bay filly by Speightstown out of Valarchos Destiny, a half sister to stakes winner Whitewaterspritzer. Hip No. 527, a gray or roan colt by Sky Mesa consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Westling, by Gone West, a half sister to champion Peaks and Valleys. Hip No. 548, also consigned by de Meric Sales, is a chestnut colt by Put It Back out of stakes winner Abuela Esther (URU), by Crater, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Marathon Lady. Hip No. 581, another de Meric consignee, is a dark bay or brown filly by High Cotton out of Aztec Sally, by Medaglia d’Oro, and is a half sister to stakes placed Aztec Key. Hip No. 565, a bay colt by Mineshaft consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes placed April Frost, by Dynaformer, and is a half brother to stakes placed Late Spring.

Hip No. 508, a bay colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, worked the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the clock in :9 3/5. He’s out of stakes winner Truly Blushed, by Yes It’s True, and is a half brother to stakes placed Truly Marie.

Eight youngsters turned in eighths in :9 4/5. Hip No. 436, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Street Boss out of Smooth Kitten, by Holy Bull, a full sister to stakes winner Bam Bam Bull. Hip No. 481, a bay colt by Broken Vow consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, is out of stakes placed Tale of the South, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Futural. Hip No. 487, consigned by Whitman Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Proud Citizen out of Tender Storm, by Honour and Glory, a half sister to graded stakes winner Zantenda. Hip No. 499, a bay filly by Drosselmeyer consigned by Robert Brewer, is out of Tizmeanttobeme, by Tiznow, a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Capo Bastone. Hip No. 525, consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Street Boss out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Wealthy, by Regal Classic. Hip No. 544 is a bay colt by Street Boss out of You Call That Art, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes placed Leading Role, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. Hip No. 591, Thinkingofbillie, a dark bay or brown colt by Archarcharch consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Best Practices, by Tough Knight and is a half brother to stakes placed Best Reward. Hip No. 607, consigned by Jimmy Miranda, is a bay filly by Courageous Cat out of Stakes winner Bridesmaid, by Valid Expectations.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed in kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge.

The March Sale begins Tuesday, March 17, at 11:00 a.m.

Discreetly Mine, You Luckie Mann, Wildcat Heir colts fastest at Under Tack Show’s second session

Three horses worked quarters in :20 3/5 to share honors for the session’s fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training.

Hip No. 215, a son of Discreetly Mine consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt out of Jazzy Melissa, by Grand Slam, from the family of millionaire multiple graded stakes winning OBS graduate Caller One. Hip No. 220, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is out of Just Call Me Berty, by Bertrando, and is a half brother to stakes placed All Said And Done. Hip No. 298, Diamond Outlet, a chestnut colt by You Luckie Mann consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of My Outlet, by Montbrook, and is a half brother to  graded stakes placed Handsome Jack.

Two youngsters breezed quarters in :20 4/5. Hip No. 263, consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent, is a bay colt by Colonel John out of Magnificentapproval, by Distant View, a half sister to champion Miesque’s Approval.  Hip No. 273, a chestnut filly by Horse Greeley consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of Meetmeontime,by General Meeting, and is a half sister to stakes placed Bucchero.

Two horses posted quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 305, a bay colt by Include consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, worked a quarter in :21 flat. He’s out of Nancy G., by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Brushing Gloom. Hip No. 342, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, is a dark bay or brown colt by Ready’s Image out of Primetime Miss, by Five Star Day, a half sister to stakes winner Founding Chairman.

Six youngsters shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5. Hip No. 224, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Midshipman out of Keowee Clai, by Cherokee Run, a daughter of stakes winning stakes producer Dootsie. Hip No. 336, a dark bay or brown filly consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is by Tiz Wonderful out of Polish Silk, by Polish Pro, and is a full sister to stakes winner I Got It All.  Hip No. 246, a bay colt by Quality Road also consigned by Halcyon Hammock, is out of Lesson Plan, by Forestry, a half brother to graded stakes winner Dixie Band. Hip No. 287, a son of Scat Daddy consigned Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay colt out of Molly Peaches, by Meadowlake, a half sister to stakes winner Shezacrazygirl. Hip No. 398, consigned by Old South Farm LLC, is a dark bay or brown filly by Tale of the Cat out of Savviest, by El Corredor, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Tactical Cat. Hip No. 401, a dark bay or brown colt by Uncle Mo consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Sea Road, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Great Intentions.

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

The Under Tack Show’s third and final session begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13 with Hip No’s 407 – 610 scheduled to breeze.

Scat Daddy filly fastest at March Under Tack’s opening session

Hip No. 155, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by McKathan Bros, Agent, worked an eighth in :9 3/5, the fastest work at the distance at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The chestnut filly is out of stakes winner Global Finance, by End Sweep, and is a half sister to stakes winner Prenuptial.

Seven youngsters worked eighths in :9 4/5. Hip No. 12 is a son of Smart Strike consigned by Old South Farm LLC. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes winner Carolyn’s Cat, by Forestry. Hip No. 60, consigned by All In Sales (Tony Bowling), Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Street Sense out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Czechers, by Indian Charlie. Hip No. 67, My Girl Ariana, a bay filly by Broken Vow consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Agent, is out of Deaconess Bonnie, by Pulpit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Diabolical. Hip No. 139, consigned by Northwest Stud, is a chestnut filly by Bellamy Road out of stakes winner For Royalty, by Not for Love. Hip No. 161, a chestnut filly by Afleet Alex consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Goldfield, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winner Springside. Hip No. 174, consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Super Saver out of Great Design, by Storm Cat, a half sister to multiple grade one stakes winner General Challenge. Hip No. 189, Makes Good Sense, is a bay colt by Street Sense out of graded stakes winner Hello Liberty, by Forest Camp, consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc., Agent.

Three horses from the Eddie Woods consignment worked quarters in :20 4/5.

Hip No. 34 is a dark bay or brown colt by Midnight Lute out of Circumstance, by Vindication, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Tres Coronas. Hip No. 172, Sky High Kitten, is a bay colt by Kitten’s Joy out of Granny Broughton, by Sky Mesa, and is a full brother to stakes placed Broughton Kitten. Hip No. 183 is a dark bay or brown colt by Summer Bird out of Hawaiian Love, by Not For Love, a half sister to stakes placed Machikane Hokushin.

There were three quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 8, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay filly by Blame out of stakes placed Cape Cod Lady, by Yonaguska. Hip No. 78, also consigned by Woods, is a dark bay or brown filly by More Than Ready out of Denim n’ Motion, by Unbridled’s Song, a full sister to stakes placed Sunlight Sonata. Hip No. 181, a bay colt by Street Boss colt consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent, is out of Hard to Know, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes winner Megan’s Bluff.

There were five quarters in :21 1/5. Hip No. 39, Ghostly, a bay filly by Ghostzapper consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of Clever Me, by Not For Love, a daughter of stakes winner Lady Clever Trick. Hip No. 88, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter also consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of stakes placed Dixie Crisp, by Dixieland Band, and is a half brother to stakes winner Reconstruction. Hip No. 55, a dark bay or brown colt by Wildcat Heir out of Cry Hallelujah, by Street Cry (IRE), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Joha, is consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent. Hip No. 90, consigned by A.R. Equine, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Munnings out of Dona Bonita, a daughter of stakes winner Cheers and Tears. Hip No. 164, Go Mo Go, is a bay colt out of stakes winner Go Milan Go, by Broken Vow, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent.

Under Tack results and videos are posted in the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed in kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge.

The Under Tack Show continues at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 with Hip No’s 204 – 406 scheduled to breeze.

March Sale Under Tack Show begins Wednesday, March 11

Against the backdrop of March graduate Carpe Diem’s runaway victory in Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby (G2), the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Wednesday, March 11th.

The extended Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning on Wednesday with Hips 1 – 203. Hips 204 – 406 will go Thursday, March 12th and Hips 407 – 610 will go Friday, March 13th. 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 610 juveniles were cataloged for the two-day expanded format sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. Hip 1 – 304 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 305 – 610 will sell on Wednesday.

Carpe Diem, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 (watch his under tack video) before being purchased for a co-sale topping $1.6-million out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2014 sale, is one of six March grads that accounted for eight grade one victories since the beginning of 2014, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.

In all, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and the winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014, 94 OBS March graduates have won or placed in 188 stakes races, winning 27 graded stakes.

 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 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/

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. 

Harlington’s Rose takes Santa Anita’s Las Flores Stakes

Thomas Halasz, Ryan Johnson, Paul L. Newhart and Martha Miller et al.’s Harlington’s Rose was shuffled back in the early going of Sunday’s $100,250 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita, but the 4-year-old daughter of Harlington swung out for the drive, hit the front a sixteenth from the finish and won her first graded stakes race by three quarters of a length. Trained by Steve Knapp, she’s now 21-4-5-2 and has earned $371,040. Consigned to the 2012 OBS August Sale by Y-Lo Racing Stable, she was purchased for $7,500 by BVDM. The win was the weekend’s seventh graded stakes victory by an OBS graduate.

Pick Six Racing and Silver Streak Stables’ Ackeret picked up his first stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct, rallying along the rail to take the lead a furlong from home and drawing away to a 2-1/4 length victory.  The 3-year-old son of Mach Ride worked a quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased by Pick Six for $53,000 at the 2014 OBS June Sale. Trained by Gustavo Rodriguez, he’s now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $130,600.  watch his under tack work

Susan Moulton’s Cat Sup tracked the leader in the early going of the $100,000 Pelican Stakes on Sunday at Delta Downs, took the lead in the shadow of the wire and held on to win by a nose. It’s the first stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale. After working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to the 2014 March Sale, he was purchased by Ms. Moulton for $40,000 from Sugar Hill, Agent. Trained by Glenn Delahoussaye, the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Discreet Cat is now 7-3-2-0 with $137,950 in earnings.  watch his under tack work

Wild Dude leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s San Carlos Stakes

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s $250,500 San Carlos Stakes (G2) on Saturday, battling for the lead from the start, taking command turning for home and holding off Kobe’s Back (March ’13) by three quarters of a length, with Conquest Two Step (April ’13, August ’12) another three quarters back in third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2012 April Sale. The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir is now 12-5-3-2 and has earned $494,220. watch his under tack video

Joe Ragdale’s Sarah Sis picked up her first graded stakes win in Saturday’s $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park, taking charge on the second turn, opening a long lead in the lane and coasting to victory by a length and a half. The 3-year-old daughter of Sharp Humor worked an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5 before she was purchased for $20,000 by Mr. Ragsdale out of the Doble Jak consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. The win leaves her with a 6-3-3-0 record with $203,000 in earnings. watch her under tack work

Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable and Destiny Oaks Of Ocala LLC’s Quality Rocks sat just off the pace in the $180,000 Florida Oaks (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, hit the front a furlong from the wire and held on gamely for a three quarter length score. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Rock Hard Ten, trained by Bill Mott, now 6-3-2-0 with earnings of $245,200. She was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale,  Selected Sale conformation photo

Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten got her 2015 campaign off on the right foot at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, turning in a strong stretch run to take the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (G3) by a length and a half, with fellow OBS graduate Speed Seeker (August ’12) checking in third. That’s seven graded stakes win for the 6-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale, where she worked an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 20-9-3-4 and has earned $2,724,104. watch her under tack work

Carpe Diem, El Kabeir score in graded Derby preps

WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem returned to the races in style, sitting just off the pace in the early going of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2), taking command turning for home and drawing off to a five length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 4-3-1-0 with $919,800 in earnings. A $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win gives him a 4-3-1-0 record and $919,800 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

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Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir used new tactics in Saturday’s $400,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, relaxing near the rear of the  pack in the early going before angling off the rail turning for home, taking charge in the stretch and cruising to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the third graded stakes win for the John Terranova trainee, purchased for a co-sale topping $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables from Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Rustlewood Farm, at the 2013 OBS August Yearling Sale. Now 8-4-2-1, he has earned $678,892 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

Devine Aida takes Gulfstream’s Herecomesthebride Stakes

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Stronach Stables’ Devine Aida took charge of Gulfstream’s $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes after straightening away on the backstretch, opened up daylight going to the turn and then drew off down the stretch to an easy 6-3/4 length victory. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song, purchased by Adena Springs for $120,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  Trained by Ramon Morales, she’s now 5-4-1-0 and has earned $201,390 to date.  watch her under tack video

 

Alex & JoAnn Lieblong’s graded stakes winner The Big Beast returned to the races at Oaklawn Park on Sunday and led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of a $68,000 allowance test, wearing down front running Alsvid (April ‘11)  in the final furlong and scoring by  a length and a quarter over Double Ours (March ’12, October ’10), who closed to be second. Alsvid settled for third. Idle since his victory in Saratoga’s King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) last August, the 4-year-old colt by Yes It’s True, trained by Anthony Dutrow, is now 6-4-1-1 with $456,300 in earnings. Consigned by Ends Well, Agent, to the 2013 OBS April Sale, The Big Beast was purchased by the Lieblongs for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Parranda a millionaire after capturing inaugural CECF Singapore Cup

China Horse Club’s Parranda was the even money favorite vs. an international field in the inaugural running of the S$3.05 million CECF Singapore Cup Sunday at Kranji Racecourse, and she made no mistakes, taking over about a quarter mile from the finish and cruising from there to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the eighth stakes win for the newest millionaire OBS graduate, giving her a 30-12-4-4 career record with $2,162,692 in earnings. Trained by Christophe Clement for her new connections, the 6-year-old daughter of English Channel, bred in Florida by Kinsman Farm, was originally sold for $13,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video 

Ekati’s Phaeton takes Gulfstream’s Davona Dale Stakes

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Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Ekati’s Phaeton, ignored at 26-1 in Gulfstream’s $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2), took the lead at the start and refused to give it up, holding off two late challengers and scoring by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati, trained by Bill Kaplan, leaving her now 7-4-1-0 with earnings of $241,840. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased by Phaedrus Flights for $50,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Selected Sale photo        watch her under tack video

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J and J Stables and GSP Racing Stable’s Jewel of a Cat went wire to wire in Gulfstream’s $75,000  Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes, posting a half length victory with fellow OBS graduate Zamquick (April ’11, January ’10) checking in third. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Wildcat Heir, sold for $40,000 by Bo Hunt, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Ben Perkins, she’s now 16-5-5-2 and has earned $310,050 to date.  watch her under tack video

 

Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two jumped from a Santa Anita maiden win in January straight to Saturday’s $75,000 Turf Paradise Derby, went to the lead at the start and never looked back en route to a one length victory. The 3-year-old Bob and John colt is trained by Mike Machowsky, who bought him for $120,000 from Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after her breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  After two wins from three starts, he’s earned $82,065. watch his under tack video

Edward J.  Brown, Jr., Alan Klein and Phillip Lebherz’s Distinctiv Passion put his speed to good use in Sunday’s $74,284 Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita, leading all the way and finishing in front by 4-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Chief Lion (January ’11) was third. It’s the third stakes win for the Jeff Bonde trainee, now 15-7-1-4 with $393,600 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of With Distinction was sold first by Kaizen Sales, Agent for Plumley Farms, at the 2011 OBS January Sale before bringing $65,000 when purchased out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2011 OBS August Sale.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Richard Perkins & Hinsley Racing Stable’s You Bought Her picked up her first stakes win at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, circling horses on the turn then running past the leaders in the lane for a half length victory in the $50,000 Minaret Stakes. Fellow OBS graduate Puddifoot (June ’13) reported home third.  Trained by David Hinsley, the 5-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Graeme Hall was purchased by Richard Perkins for $18,000 out of the Southern Cypress Stable consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s now 28-6-6-5 and has earned $213,678. watch her under tack video

OBS March Grads Post 27 Graded Wins

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and the winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014, 94 OBS March graduates have won or placed in 188 stakes races, winning  27 graded stakes. Six March graduates accounted for eight grade one victories, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.

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Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria’s three 2014 graded stakes wins included back to back victories in Saratoga’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in July and Alabama Stakes (G1)  in August after she took Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) in May. The daughter of Tale of the Cat ended the year with an 11-6-2-1 record and $1,494,000 in the care of trainer Todd Pletcher. She was purchased by Repole Stables for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

 

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Antonino Miuccio’s Palace took the True North Stakes (G2) at Belmont in June before enjoying summer at The Spa, where he scored in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) before his victory in the Forego (G1) four weeks later. The son of City Zip ended his 5-year-old campaign with a 23-11-5-3 record and earnings of $1,349,550. Trained by Linda Rice, he was sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

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Magalen O. Bryant’s late blooming V. E. Day skipped the Triple Crown races in the spring, but also found Saratoga to his liking, following a win in the Curlin Stakes with a sensational stretch run that carried him to a last jump victory in the Travers Stakes (G1). Unraced at two, he was 8-4-1-0 under the care of James Jerkens and ended his 3-year-old campaign with earnings of $859,010. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

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Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday surpassed the million dollar mark with a victory in Monmouth’s Salvator Mile (G3) in July, before topping off the year by avenging his defeat by Moreno in Saratoga’s Whitney (G1) by beating him a month later in the Spa’s Woodward Stakes (G1). The colt by Lawyer Ron worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $110,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale. He retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm with a 21-9-4-2 record and $1,706,350 in earnings. watch his under tack video

Tom's Tribute and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade I $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA.

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On the west coast, Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute carried the OBS March banner and was a force in graded stakes company all year, highlighted by a victory in Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes (G1) in July before taking the Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2) a month later. Trained by Jim Cassidy, the son of Lion Heart completed 2014 with a 16-6-3-2 record and earnings of $634,880. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $310,000 by Marilyn Braly from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale on the recommendation of Gary Young. watch his under tack video

 

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem returned to the races in 2015 in style, sitting just off the pace in the early going of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2), taking command turning for home and drawing off to a five length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 4-3-1-0 with $919,800 in earnings. A $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. The win gives him a 4-3-1-0 record and $919,800 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

There’s another March graduate on the Derby Trail. Stonestreet Stable’s unbeaten Ocean Knight jumped from an Aqueduct maiden win in December to the recent Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and despite losing ground on both turns, scored his first stakes victory in the care of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Two for two with earnings of $156,000, he was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale for $320,000 by John Moynihan on behalf of Stonestreet after working a quarter in :20 3/5, the Under Tack Show’s fastest work at the distance. watch his under tack video

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Alto Racing LLC’s Sweet Whiskey, trained by Todd Pletcher, got 2014 off to a good start for OBS March, taking Gulfstream’s Old Hat Stakes (G3) by 2-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Co Cola (June ’13).  It was the first stakes win for the daughter of Old Fashioned, sold for $300,000 at the 2013 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. She ended the year 11-2-4-1 with earnings of $432,500.  watch her under tack video

C R K  Stable’s Kobe’s Back blew by front-running fellow OBS graduate Cherubim (June ’13) in deep stretch of the San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, and beat him by 5-1/4 lengths. It was the first graded stakes win for the colt by Flatter, sold for $480,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2013 OBS March Sale after an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by John Sadler, he finished the year 9-2-1-1 with earnings of $276,250. watch his under tack video

Guillermo Berrios’ My Wandy’s Girl,   trained by Mike Hushion, tracked the pacesetter in the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel in February, then wore her down in deep stretch and scored by a length. It was the first American graded stakes win for the mare by Flower Alley, repatriated to the U.S. after an eight race winning streak in Puerto Rico that included three stakes wins. Purchased for $15,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2011 OBS March Sale, she’s now 23-15-4-2 and has earned $573,710 to date. watch her under tack video

Under the care of Bob Baffert, Tanma Corporation’s Chitu stalked the pace in the Sunland Derby (G3) in March, moved up on the turn and battled Midnight Hawk for the lead until mid-stretch, then drew away late and scored by 2-1/4 lengths. It was the first stakes win for the colt by Henny Hughes, sold for $300,000 by Southern Chase Farm, Inc.(Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, after working a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show for the 2013 OBS March Sale. The win gives him a 4-3-0-1 record and earnings of $501,800. watch his under tack video

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WinStar Farm LLC’s Revolutionary, a multiple graded stakes winner at three, added the Pimlico Special (G3) to his resume in May. It was the third graded stakes win for the Todd Pletcher trainee, hero of 2013 Withers Stakes (G3) and Louisiana Derby (G2). Retired to stud at WinStar Farm after compiling a 13-5-2-3 record and earnings of $1,353,125, the colt by War Pass was sold for $235,000 at the 2012 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Spring in the Air circled horses on the turn then closed with a rush on the outside and won the $162,891 Hendrie Stakes (G3) at Woodbine by a length on May 24th. It was the second graded stakes win for the daughter of Spring at Last, sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale for $130,000 after a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. At year’s end, the 2012 Sovereign Award winner, trained by Mark Casse, was 20-4-6-2 with $930,318 in earnings. watch her under tack video

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Gary Barber’s Jack Milton trailed in the early going of the Poker Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, but came wide off the turn, hit the front near the eighth pole and drew off from there to score by 2-3/4 lengths. It was the second graded stakes win for the son of War Front, consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2012 OBS March Sale. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he finished 2014 with a 13-4-1-5 record and $564,261 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, currently on a three stakes race win streak for trainer Steve Asmussen, wasted no time getting his first graded stakes score, taking Churchill’s Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) in June after winning at first asking. Purchased for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, the Indian Charlie colt is now 9-6-0-2 and has earned $335,802. watch his under tack video

G. Biegler, J. Border, S. Eberwine, R & R Exline & G.  Zubok’s Sheza Smoke Show led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s Senorita Stakes (G3) in June, closing down the stretch and getting up late to beat Famous Alice (April ’13) by a length and a quarter, with Morning Fix (April ’13) another half length back in third. The daughter of Wilko ended her juvenile campaign 10-3-0-1 with $150,644 in earnings. Trained by Peter Eurton, she was purchased by Marette Farrell for $100,000 on behalf of Ryan Exline out of the Secure Investments consignment at the 2013 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

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At two in 2013, Yukio Baba’s Asia Express, trained by Takahisa Tezuka and ridden by globetrotting superstar Ryan Moore, scored a 1-1/4 length victory in the $1.3-million Asahi Hai Futurity (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, and was voted Japan’s champion two year old colt. This year at three, his 3-1/2 length victory in the $750,000 Leopard Stakes (G3) at Niigata Racecourse in August boosted his earnings over the million dollar (U.S.) mark.  watch his under tack video 

 

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Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Ekati’s Phaeton, ignored at 26-1 in Gulfstream’s $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2), took the lead at the start and refused to give it up, holding off two late challengers and scoring by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati, trained by Bill Kaplan, leaving her now 7-4-1-0 with earnings of $241,840. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased by Phaedrus Flights for $50,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, to the 2014 March Sale, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Selected Sale photo        watch her under tack video

 

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Paul P. Pompa’s Night Prowler was way back in the early going of the Dania Beach Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, but the 3-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway came running in the lane and closed with a rush to win his first stakes race by half a length. Never off the board for trainer Chad Brown, he’s won two of his four trips to the post. Consigned by Eddie Woods,Agent, to the 2014 OBS March Sale, he turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

A total of 610 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day expanded OBS March Sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The extended Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Wednesday, March 11th with Hips 1 – 203. Hips 204 – 406 will go Thursday, March 12th and Hips 407 – 610 will go Friday, March 13th. 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.

 

OBS Enhances Under Tack Policies

Beginning with the upcoming March Sale of Two Year Olds under tack show, Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company will initiate implementation of Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications. The first phase will include adopting the ARCI medication schedule for administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and bronchodilators. OBS will incorporate the entire ARCI medication schedule by the 2016 Two Year Old Sale season. The policy regarding the use of a riding crop has also been refined.

“In addition to existing state regulations, random testing during our breeze shows has been in effect for many years including OBS restrictions that limit the use of medications and prohibit the use of all Class 1 and Class 2 drugs,  Salix, and procaine penicillin,” said OBS president Tom Ventura.  “Adding the ARCI guidelines will enhance our current policy and promote the movement toward uniform race day medication rules throughout the country.”

Ongoing efforts to create a uniform medication policy have been led by The Jockey Club collaborating with many industry groups, including the ARCI and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC).  Many racing states have adopted or are in the process of adopting the model rule policies. A bill that would have the state of Florida implementing the ARCI Model Rules by January of 2016 has been introduced into the state Senate and House of Representatives.

 “OBS fully supports the bill being considered by the Florida legislature at the upcoming legislative session,” said OBS chairman Mike O’Farrell .  “It is incumbent upon leaders in the industry to take steps to implement policies that promote and protect the integrity of the game. This is a step in the right direction.”

Modifications to the policy for use of a riding crop at an under tack show will also go into effect at the OBS March Sale.  At any time during a breeze, a rider may only use the riding crop while both hands are holding the reins and may not strike the horse behind the girth. A rider is prohibited from striking the horse in any manner beyond the finish line. In situations where the safety of the horse or rider is in jeopardy, a riding crop may be used in front of the girth. Excessive whipping before the beginning of the work or in preparation for a breeze is prohibited.

OBS Policy for Medication, Prohibited Practices, Riding Crops and Horseshoes

Conquest Two Step leads OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s Palos Verdes Stakes

Conquest Stables LLC’s Conquest Two Step led a 1-2-3-4 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $200,250 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, taking advantage of a sizzling pace to rally in the stretch and score by a length and a quarter over Secret Circle (March ’11), with Wild Dude (April ’12, October ’10) finishing third. Distinctiv Passion (August ’11, January ’11) settled for fourth after leading for a half in :43 2/5. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Two Step Salsa, sold as a yearling by Get Away Farm at the 2012 OBS August Sale, and then purchased by Conquest for $420,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Casse, he’s now 10-3-5-1 and has earned $309,408. watch his under tack video

Donato Lanni and John F. Youngblood’s Avanzare took control of Santa Anita’s $200,500 Arcadia Stakes (G2)  turning for home, opened up daylight a furlong from the wire and cruised to victory by a length and a quarter. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Grand Reward, trained by Tom Proctor, now 12-6-3-2  with earnings of $385,180. He was purchased by Lanni and Youngblood for $52,000 out of the Cutting Edge Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS June Sale after working a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Showwatch his under tack video

Ocean Knight takes Tampa Bay’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin thought enough of Stonestreet Stable’s Ocean Knight to send him to the $201,500 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs off a win at first asking in an Aqueduct maiden special on December 13. The 3-year-old colt by Curlin did not disappoint. Despite going wide on the first turn, he sat off the pace under Irad Ortiz, Jr. on the backstretch, circled horses on the far turn before moving to Divining Rod at the top of the stretch and then wore him down in the final yards,winning by a neck. Two for two with earnings of $156,000, he was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale for $320,000 by John Moynihan on behalf of Stonestreet after working a quarter in :20 3/5, the Under Tack Show’s fastest work at the distance. watch his under tack video