OBS Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

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

The Winter Mixed Sale again includes a Horses of Racing Age section. There are 105 horses currently cataloged in this section with supplemental entries still being accepted. A separate Racing Age catalog will be available on the OBS website, in printed form at the sales grounds and via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.

A total of 392 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 28th with Hip Numbers 1 – 194 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.

Hip Numbers 195 – 392 in the Open Session will be offered on Thursday, January 29th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.

 Both sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 27th, with first post at 1:00 p.m.

There are 246 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Distorted Humor heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Broken Vow, Exchange Rate, Into Mischief, Majestic Warrior, Pioneerof the Nile, Tale of the Cat, Warrior’s Reward plus Florida-based Kantharos and Wildcat Heir.

Promising second crop yearling sires represented include Drosselmeyer, Haynesfield, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Twirling Candy as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.

Frankel’s three quarter brother Bullet Train (GB) heads the sale’s list of graded stakes winning first crop yearling sires, as well as Algorithms, Brilliant Speed, Dialed In, Gemologist, Hansen and The Factor.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Bellamy Road, Candy Ride (ARG), Congrats, Eskendereya and Lookin At Lucky.

The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first and second year sires including Data Link, Jimmy Creed, New Year’s Day, Overanalyze and Trappe Shot, along with Florida-based Brethren, Factum, Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat and Treasure Beach (GB). 

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. 

2015 Winter Mixed Sale

Catalog

Supplements now being accepted for Horses of Racing Age Section.
Horses of Racing Age catalog online on or about December 31. 

Consignor Preferred Session:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Hip No.’s 1 – 194 10:30 a.m.
Open Session:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Hip No.’s 194 – 392 10:30 a.m.
Horses of Racing Age Session:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Closed December 17
Sortable Master Index  Master Index In Excel Format
 Preferred & Open w/o indexes  Preferred & Open w/ indexes
 Racing Age w/cons. index  Past Performances 
Barn Index Barn Chart
Winter Mixed Sale Outs   Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App

Under Tack Show – Monday, January 26, 10:00 a.m.

Sortable Under Tack Index  Under Tack Results in excel format
Monday, January 26 Under Tack  

Sale Results               

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Preferred Session – Wednesday, January 28  Open Session – Thursday, January 29
 Racing Age - Thursday, January 29  Top 20 Horses

 

 

 

 

OBS grads take two at Tampa

Averill Racing LLC, Silver Oak Stable and Gregory Kaufman’s R Sassy Lass sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $92,500 Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, wore down the leaders in the stretch and scored by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Exclusive Quality, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung) Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale and sold to Richard Averill for $40,000 after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kirk Ziadie, she’s now 4-2-0-1 and has earned $86,455. watch her under tack video

Anthony A. Lenci’s Catalina Red broke his maiden in style, saving  ground in the early going of Tampa Bay’s $60,000 Inaugural Stakes, sweeping to the front on the outside turning for home  and drawing off to a  7-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Charlie’s Brother (June ’14, August ’13). Trained by Chad Stewart, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Munnings is now 4-1-1-2 with $44,860 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased by Mr. Lenci for $71,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack Quarter in :231 1/5.  watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

Goldmart Farms’ Kingsport gave nothing a chance in Saturday’s $125,400 Kingarvie Stakes at Woodbine, going to the lead at the break and easing away from the field in the drive, reporting home first by 3-1/2 lengths.  It’s the first stakes win for the Sid Attard trainee, now 4-2-0-1 with earnings of $99,605. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, the 2-year-old colt by Milwaukee Brew was sold for $45,000 at the 2014 OBS June Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

El Kabeir scores in Churchill’s Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Zayat Stables LLC’s El Kabeir opened a daylight lead under Calvin Borel in the early going of Saturday’s $233,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, and the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Scat Daddy led wire to wire, hanging on for a head decision over Imperia. It’s the first stakes win the John Terranova trainee, second last time out in Aqueduct’s Nashua Stakes (G2) on November 2, and leaves him with a 5-2-1-1 record and earnings of $268,892. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2013 OBS August Sale, was purchased for $250,000 by EQB, Inc. on behalf of Zayat Stables. Selected Sale conformation photo

Donver Stable’s Decision Day tried stakes company for the first time in the $250,400 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine, set a pressured pace under Jesse Campbell throughout and refused to yield in the drive, prevailing by a head, with fellow OBS graduate Shez a Masterpiece (April ’14) checking in third. Trained by Josie Carroll, the 2-year-old colt by Macho Uno is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $179,435. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $40,000 after working a quarter in :22 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Lawrence P. Roman and David Jacobson’s Stormin Monarcho rallied from off the pace, hit the front in the final furlong and scored by a length in Saturday’s $100,000 Swatara Stakes at Penn National.  It’s the second straight stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Monarchos, trained by David Jacobsen, and leaves him with a 28-9-7-3 with earnings of $412,281. He was sold for $85,000 by Imagine . . . at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Michael R. Cox’s Rockin Jojo picked up her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $76,500 Blue Mountain Juvenile Stakes, rolling past the leaders on the outside in the stretch and drawing away late to win by a length and a half. The 2-year-old daughter of Street Magician was consigned  by Best a Luck Farm LLC, Agent,  to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by T. Bernard Houghton, she’s now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $101,050. watch her under tack video

Leave the Light On wins Aqueduct’s Remsen Stakes

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Klaravich Stables, LLC and William H. Lawrence’s Leave the Light On took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $400,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct and gamely stayed in front to the wire, holding off a late run by 9-5 favorite Frosted by half a length. It’s the first stakes win for the the 2-year-old colt by Horse Greeley, trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he was purchased by Klaravich for $210,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. With two wins from three starts, he has earned $285,375 to date.  watch his under tack video

Undefeated Mr. Jordan takes Gulfstream West’s Smooth Air Stakes

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s unbeaten Mr. Jordan is three for three by a combined 13-3/4 lengths after a frontrunning 4-1/2 length victory in the $94,250 Smooth Air Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West. The two-turn mile was the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa and ridden by Gabriel Saez. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. He has earned $139,215 to date. watch his under tack video

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Leslie Martin photo

White Wabbit Wacing LLC’s It’s Not Me scored his first stakes win in Saturday’s $97,250 Buffalo Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park West, going to the lead at the start and staying there all the way, scoring by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Brother Bobo (April ’14, October ’12). It’s the third straight win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 6-3-0-0 with $83,835 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate, claimed by his current connections on October 20, was sold first by Hickory Meadow Farm (Clare Silva), Agent, at the 2013 OBS August Sale and then sold for $50,000 by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent, at the 2014 OBS June Sale after an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho takes the Delta Jackpot Stakes

DP Racing, LLC’s unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho hooked up Mr. Z on the turn in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3) and was best by a nose at the wire after a stretch-long battle. It’s the second stakes score and first graded win for the 2-year-old colt by Street Sense, named for his hip number (888) in the 2014 OBS April Sale. Consigned to the sale by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, he was selected by Gary Young and purchased by Deron Pearson’s DP Racing for $200,000 after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by James M. Cassidy, he’s now three for three and has earned $693,600 to date. The fifth OBS graduate to win the Delta Jackpot, he joins previous winners Goldencents (2012), Gourmet Dinner (2010), Birdbirdistheword (2006) and Mr. Jester (2003).  watch his under tack video

Whispering Oaks Farm LLC’s D’cajun Cat took the lead at the break under Gerard Melancon in Saturday’s $75,000 Sam’s Town Stakes on the Delta Jackpot undercard, surrendered it briefly on the backstretch, opened up daylight on the turn and then cruised from there to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, trained by Steven B. Flint. Purchased by Whispering Oaks for $300,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2013 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he’s now 13-3-2-3 and has earned $117,445. watch his under tack video

OBS grads hit the mark in Japan

Look for Japanese owner Yukio Baba to anxiously await the arrival of the catalog for the 2015 OBS March Sale. The sale has richly rewarded his racing operation, as evidenced by the success of two March graduates at Tokyo Racecourse this past Saturday. Okhotsk, a colt by Half Ours, broke his maiden by seven lengths in his third try after two runner-up finishes and then Asian Taste, a son of Into Mischief, opened up in the stretch and won his first start by three lengths.

Both colts, trained by Takahisa Tezuka and ridden by globetrotting superstar Ryan Moore, were selected and purchased on Mr. Baba’s behalf by Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International and Dr. Riki Takahashi at the 2014 March Sale. It was the third trip thourgh an OBS sales ring for Okhotsk, sold as a weanling to I.C. Stables by Pelican State Thoroughbreds at the 2012 October Sale and then purchased by de Meric Sales at the 2013 August Yearling Sale. After he sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the March Sale Under Tack Show, he was purchased out of the de Meric consignment by Narvick for $190,000. watch his under tack video

 Narvick went to $390,000 for Asian Taste, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, after he breezed an Under Tack eighth in 10: flat. watch his under tack video

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Asia Express in the Asahi Hai Futurity winners circle

It’s the second straight year that Mr. Baba has enjoyed success with an OBS March graduate. In 2013, represented by Narvick, he paid $230,000 for Ocala Stud’s Asia Express, a colt by Henny Hughes who had worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show.  At the races, the team of trainer Tezuka and rider Moore guided Asia Express to a 1-1/4 length victory in the $1.3-million Asahi Hai Futurity (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, and he was voted Japan’s champion two year old colt. This year, his 3-1/2 length victory in the $750,000 Leopard Stakes (G3) at Niigata Racecourse boosted his earnings over the million dollar (U.S.) mark.  watch his under tack video 

Mr. Baba is not the only Japanese owner enjoying the benefit of buying at OBS, with Silk Racing Company campaigning two winning 2014 OBS March Sale graduates.  Wonderful Luster has already racked up earnings of over 20-million yen ($170,000 U.S.), winning two of three starts in the care of trainer Hidetaka Otonashi. The colt by Tiz Wonderful was purchased for $140,000 by Narvick out of the King’s Equine consignment after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Landing Birth, trained for Silk Racing by Yukihiro Kato, was a winner at first asking by five lengths. The two year old colt by Honest Man breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before being plucked for $95,000 by Narvick out of the Inside Move consignment.  watch his under tack video

Japan’s Green Fields Company has to be delighted with Dashing Blaze, a $400,000 purchase by Narvick from Cary Frommer, Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale. Trained by Keiji Yoshimura, the son of Kitten’s Joy, who won at first asking on November 8, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to his purchase. watch his under tack video

Polo Green Stable, Agent, went to $340,000 for Henny Swift in March on behalf of Yasushi Kubota and the colt by Henny Hughes won his first start under the care of trainer Yoshitaka Ninomiya.  Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before the sale.  watch his under tack video

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Best Warrior

Japanese interests have enjoyed considerable success with OBS exports. Since 2012, the 44 horses sent to Japan have already amassed more than $5.9 million (U.S. dollars) in earnings at the races, and include top class horses like graded stakes winner Best Warrior (April ’12) and stakes horses A Shin Bullseye (April ’13)  and  A Shin Ranger (March ’12).

 

 

 

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No Problem scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

P and G Stables LLC’s No Problem jumped from a maiden win straight into Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar and came from just off the pace to score a half length victory, with fellow OBS graduate St. Joe Bay (June ’14, January ’13) checking in third. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings, now 3-2-0-0 with earnings of $81,250,  is a two time OBS graduate, purchased by P and G for $30,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2013 August Sale and then consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2014 April Sale where he breezed an eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and Gary Aisquith’s The Lewis Dinner tried stakes company after a maiden win and also had no problem with the raise in class, taking the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct and never looking back en route to a 3-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Sweetpollypurebrd (April ’14) ran evenly to finish third. Purchased for $50,000 at the 2014 OBS April sale out of the Eisaman Equine consignment by Gary C. Young, Agent for Michael Dubb, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, the 2-year-old daughter of Posse is now 5-2-2-1 and has earned $139,500 to date. watch her under tack video

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie, the first member of the OBS class of 2014 to graduate and it’s first graded stakes winner, added Laurel’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes to his resume on Saturday, battling head to head for the lead before opening up in the stretch and drawing off to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for the Indian Charlie colt, purchased by the Heiligbrodts for $190,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 7-4-0-2, he has earned $239,422. watch his under tack video

Zayat Stables, LLC’s Zee Bros, ignored at 29-1, took control of Saturday’s $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Stakes at Laurel nearing the top of the stretch and cruised from there to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the well traveled 4-year-old colt by Brother Derek, sold to Zayat for $270,000 by Eisaman Equine, Agent, at the 2012 OBS April Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Racing in California, New York, Kentucky, Maryland and Dubai, he has compiled a 15-4-2-0 record and earned $437,730. watch his under tack video

 Lawrence P. Roman and David Jacobson’s Stormin Monarcho charged between horses at the head of the stretch of Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes at Laurel, hit the front in the lane then pulled away to a 2-3/4 length victory. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Monarchos, now 27-8-7-3 with earnings of $352,281. He was sold for $85,000 by Imagine . . . at the 2012 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Outside Nashville came from off the pace, took the lead a furlong from the finish and scored a four length victory in Saturday’s $55,070 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Broken Vow, sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $115,000 to Hollendorfer and Smith at the 2012 OBS March Sale after he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 16-4-2-3, he has earned $169,880 to date.  watch his under tack video

East Hall leads OBS sweep of the Million Classic Preview Stakes

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Leslie Martin photo

H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s East Hall returned home after a summer on the road and came running from well behind to collar fellow OBS graduate Wildcat Red (June ’13) a furlong out and take Saturday’s $100,000 Million Classic Preview Stakes at Gulfstream Park West by two lengths. Schivarelli (April ’13) completed an OBS trifecta. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale and then worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased by trainer Bill Kaplan for $55,000 on behalf of Hendricks and Justice out of the Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment at the 2013 April Sale. It’s the third stakes win for 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Graeme Hall, who captured the Ohio Derby and Indiana Derby (G2) earlier in the year. He’s now 19-5-3-4 and has earned $723,305. watch his under tack video

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan is two for two and a stakes winner after romping to a three length victory in Gulfstream Park West’s $100,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes, taking command in the stretch and drawing away in hand. Fellow OBS graduate Morgans Harbour (April ’14) rallied for second. Mr.Jordan, a 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, is a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. He has earned $80,040 to date. watch his under tack video

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Skychai Racing LLC, Charles Kevin Warner and Sand Dollar Stable LLC’s Firespike came wide off the turn in the $100,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, hit the front in the final furlong and drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Less Than Perfect (August ’13) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Flower Alley, consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, to the 2013 August Sale before trainer Mike Maker bought him from Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, for $70,000 at the 2014 April Sale after he breezed a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-2-1-1, he has earned $122,509 to date. watch his under tack video

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John Eaton, Steve Laymon and Mark Sayeg’s Hangover Saturday took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Juvenile Filly Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park West and never looked back en route to her first stakes win, a 2-1/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Miss Margaret (June ’14, August ’13). Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale where the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Pomeroy breezed an eighth in :10 flat, she’s now 4-2-0-0 with earnings of $91,305. watch her under tack video

Goldencents repeats in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

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W. C. Racing’s Goldencents became the first repeat winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita, hustling to the front under Rafael Bejarano, cooking Vicars in Trouble with a sizzling half in :44 4/5 and then holding Tapiture off in the stretch, scoring by a length and a quarter. Saddled by Doug O’Neill’s longtime assistant Leandro Mora , the 4-year-old colt has six graded wins, an 18-7-7-0 record and earnings of $3,044,000. He’s sired by OBS graduate Into Mischief, sold by M&H Training & Sales, Agent, to B. Wayne Hughes for $180,000 at the 2007 March Sale after the son of Harlan’s Holiday worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Goldencents,consigned to the 2012 OBS June Sale by Southern Chase Farm (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent for Webb Carroll, was sold to Dennis O’Neill for $62,000 after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Tanma Corporation’s Chitu idle since the Kentucky Derby (G1), returned to work at Santa Anita on Friday in the $101,750 Damascus Stakes, went right to the lead and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Unbridled’s Note (March ‘11) checking in third. It’s the second stakes win for last spring’s Sunland Derby (G3) winner, now 5-4-1-0 with $561,800 in earnings. Chitu’s win began a big day for OBS consignor Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), who sold the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes for $300,000 at the 2013 March Sale after he sped a quarter in :20 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ocho Ocho Ocho scores in Santa Anita’s Juvenile Turf Sprint

DP Racing, LLC’s Ocho Ocho Ocho battled for the early lead in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Juvenile Turf Sprint after it was moved to the main track, opened up in mid-stretch and drew off a 5-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Peacenluvpeacenluv (April ’14). Cleverly named for his hip number (888) in the 2014 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Street Sense worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before being he was sold by  Grassroots Training & Sales LLC for $200,000.  Two for two, he’s earned $93,600.  watch his under tack video

Thomas D. Shank and Stan Young’s Good Lord went to the front in Saturday’s $130,000 Mountaineer Mile Stakes and stayed there all the way, holding on gamely and winning by a neck. Third in the same race last year after winning the 2012 renewal, the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Greatness has accounted for nine stakes wins, a 63-14-10-12 record and $743,714 in earnings. He was consigned by Tradewinds Farm, Agent, to the 2009 OBS June Sale where he worked an eighth in :10 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Amaranth took the lead at the start of the $100,250 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (taken off the turf and moved to the main track) on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Santa Anita and was never headed en route to a half length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley, purchased for $150,000 out of the Old South Farm consignment by Dominic Brennan on behalf of Highland Yard after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2013 OBS April Sale. Now 9-4-1-0, she has earned $178,820 to date. watch her under tack video

 Elisabeth H. Alexander’s Academy Bay is also two for two and a stakes winner after rallying to take the lead in the $90,000 Indiana Futurity at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday in the final sixteenth and scoring by a neck. The 2-year-old filly by OBS graduate Magna Graduate was  consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale where she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She has earned $70,620. watch her under tack video

 

Golden Actor, Control Stake one-two in Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs

Thoroughbred Champions Training Center’s Golden Actor shipped to Louisiana off a maiden special win in Miami on October 13,  took command of Saturday’s $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs after turning for home and drew off to a 4-12 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Control Stake (August ’13).  Consigned by his present connections to the 2014 OBS June Sale, the 2-year-old colt by Curlin breezed a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 3-2-1-0, he has earned $148,800. watch his under tack video

Highland Yard LLC’s Miss Chatelaine is two for two and a stakes winner after circling the field from far back in Saturday’s $100,000 Chelsea Flower Stakes on the turf at Belmont, hitting the front in the final sixteenth and easing away to win by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old daughter of Pulpit, consigned to the 2014 OBS March Sale by King’s Equine, Agent, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  She has earned $105,000 to date. watch her under tack video

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Champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound’s full brother tops Fall Sale’s Racing Age Section

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Hip No. 532, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the  Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, a full brother to champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound, breezed three eighths in :33 3/5 at Monday’s Under Tack Show. He’s out of graded stakes placed stakes winner My White Corvette, by Tarr Road.

Amy Tarrant went to $180,000 for Hip No. 554, an unraced daughter of Medaglia d’Oro whose three eighths in :32 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show.  Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 561, a son of Arch consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Jena Antonucci, Agent for Gallo Stable, for $75,000. The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, is out of  Star Dixie, by Dixie Union, from the family of stakes winner  Rose Park.

Hip No. 530, a son of Tale of the Cat consigned by Julie Davies, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $65,000. The unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack session, is out of Miss Fremont, by Rahy, from the family of grade one stakes winner Dixie Union..

Hip No. 503,  Joe Tess, a stakes placed son of Macho Uno consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC & George Bolton, went to  Emerald Spring Stable for $55,000. The 4-year-old gelding is out of graded stakes placed Forty Moves, by Gold Fever.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, who worked the session’s fastest quarter in :20 2/5 was sold for $50,000 to Inversiones F. I.  The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

For the Racing Age Section, 50 horses sold for a total of $1,308,500, averaging $26,170 with a $11,750 median figure. The buyback percentage was 27.5%. There was no corresponding session in 2013.  

The Open Session topper was Hip No. 323, Moored, a daughter of Mr. Greeley consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Machmer Hall for $52,000. The 3-year-old bay mare, a half sister to graded stakes winner Western Smoke out of Echo Harbor, by Boston Harbor, is in foal to Crown of Thorns. Her 2-year-old half brother by Lookin At Lucky, One Lucky Dane, was a 9-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Santa Anita on October 4th.

Hip No. 437, Circuit Breaker, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, is a stakes placed mare by Yes It’s True, sold to Juan Centeno & Isidro Centeno for $28,000. The 11-year-old chestnut mare, in foal to New Year’s Day, is out of grade one winner Shocker T, by Nodouble.

Hip No. 365, a Discreetly Mine filly consigned by Triple L Sales, Agent, was sold to Etarip Stables, Inc. for $25,000. The bay weanling filly is out of Letha B, by Wild Rush, from the family of stakes winner Pretty Tricky.

For the Open session, 124 horses brought a total of $608,900, compared with 155 selling for a total of $1,508,100 in 2013. The average was $4,910, compared with $9,730 a year ago, median price was $3,000 compared with $5,200 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.5%; it was 16.7% a year ago.

Next on the OBS calendar is the OBS Championship Stakes, set for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. The Winter Mixed Sale & Horses of Racing Age Section is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th – 29th. The Under Tack Show is set for Monday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.

Alexandra’s Grace tops Fall Sale’s Consignor Preferred Session

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Alexandra’s Grace (Louise Reinagel photo)

Hip No. 149, Alexandra’s Grace, a mare in foal to Bodemeister consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, was sold to Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey for $120,000 to top the Consignor Preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The 5-year-old bay mare, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Consolidator, is out of stakes winner Mycatcandance, by Storm Cat.

The highest priced weaning was Hip No. 69, a daughter of Lookin At Lucky consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Belle Glos Farm for $87,000. The chestnut filly, a half sister to recent Arlington-Washington Stakes winner Quality Rocks, is out of Elusive Virgin, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Purely Cozzene.

Hip No. 108, Paper Plane, a stakes placed daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus in foal to Scat Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to France Weiner for $72,000. The 6-year-old bay mare is out of Honor Lass, by Honor Grades, a half sister to graded stakes winner Vesta.

Albert Davis went to $60,000 for Hip No. 38, a weanling bay filly by Into Mischief consigned by Tonya Jurgens, Agent. She’s out of stakes winner Carl’s Frosty Girl, by Pulling Punches.

Hip No. 65, a chestnut weanling colt by Cape Blanco (IRE) consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Machmer Hall & Grey Dawn Stables & France Weiner for $60,000. He’s out of Dove Creek, by Dove Hunt, and is a half brother to stakes winner Moneigh Lisa.

Hip No. 179, Kelwynne, a broodmare prospect by Yes It’s True consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Becky Thomas & Justin Casse, went to H & E Ranch for $60,000. The 4-year-old bay filly is out of stakes placed Quanah County, by Valid Expectations, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Quantum Miss.

Pro Flow went to $60,000 for Hip No. 195, a daughter of Old Fashioned consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The bay weanling filly is out of Sexy Suzy, by After Market, from the family of graded stakes winner Purely Cozzene.

Hip No. 12, a weanling daughter of Astrology consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, was sold to Ju Ju Beans for $52,000. The bay filly is out of Yang N Ying, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Cryptograph.

Hip No. 45, a weanling filly by Dominus consigned by Silver Oaks Farm, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse for JSM Equine LLC for $50,000. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Classy Daniela, by Regal Classic.

For the session, 130 horses sold for a total of $2,136,400, compared with 121 horses selling for a total of $2,724,500 at last year’s Consignor Preferred session. The average was $16,434 compared with $22,517 in 2013 while the median price was $9,250, compared with $18,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 34%; it was 12.3% a year ago.

The Fall Mixed Sale concludes on Wednesday with an Open session (Hip No.’s 239 – 470) beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section (Hip No.’s 471 – 575).

Da Stoops colt, Medaglia d’Oro filly fastest at Fall Sale Under Tack Show

A colt by Da Stoops and a filly by Medaglia d’Oro worked three eighths in :32 3/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.

Hip No. 508, Greg Rules Da, a 2-year-old colt by Da Stoops consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced dark bay or brown colt out of Hines Farley Rules, by King of Kings (IRE), from the family of graded stakes winner Shrike. Hip No. 554, an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is out of Seeknfind, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes winner Seeking the Dia.

Hip No. 490, Dancebythelight, an unraced 3-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat, sped the distance in :32 4/5. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, the bay filly is out of Crescent Moon, by Seeking the Gold, and is a half sister to stakes placed Lake Victor.

Hip No. 558, a 2-year-old daughter of Concerto consigned by Ocala Stud, worked the session’s fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 2/5. The unraced bay filly is out of stakes placed Siren Cove, by Montbrook, and is a half sister to stakes winner Puntrooskie.

Hip No, 491, an unraced 2-year-old filly by Concerto also consigned by Ocala Stud, worked a quarter in :20 3/5. She’s out of Cutoffs, by Notebook, a full sister to stakes winner Special Report and a half sister to graded stakes placed Stopspendingmaria.

Three horses worked quarters in :21 flat. Hip No. 474, consigned by Ocala Stud, is an unraced 2-year-old chestnut filly by Montbrook out of Western Tornado, by Proud Citizen, from the family of graded stakes winner Critical Eye. Ocala Stud also consigned Hip No. 546, an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown gelding by Montbrook out of stakes winner Running Bobcats, by Running Stag, and is a half brother to Japanese champion OBS graduate Asia Express. Hip No. 481, consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Temple City out of Bestow Her Crown, by Crown Ambassador, from the family of graded stakes winner Sir Shackleton.

Five horses shared honors for the day’s quickest eighth mile breeze, each stopping the timer in :10 1/5. Hip No. 505, consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old chestnut colt by Midshipman out of Ghostly Fast, by Ghostzapper, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Jena Jena. Harrison also consigned Hip No. 568, an unraced 2-year-old bay filly by Majesticperfection out of stakes placed Thealka, by Houston.  Hip No. 544 is an unraced 2-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Tiz Wonderful consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, out of Royal Sky, by Royal Academy, a half sister to stakes placed Grim Reaper. Hip No. 556, consigned by Jet Set Equine Sales, Agent, is an unraced 2-year-old Bernstein filly out of Shining Prospect, by Lycius, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner Duff. Hip No. 571, consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, is an unraced chestnut 2-year-old colt by Midshipman out of Truely Genuine, by Yes It’s True, a half sister stakes placed Angel’s Glory.

The lone supplement to the sale is Hip No. 575, Well Composed, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, a 2-year-old chestnut filly by First Samurai, out of stakes placed Patience Pays, by Fusaichi Pegasus. She comes into the sale fresh from a $90,000 maiden special victory at Kentucky Downs on September 24th.

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

The Fall Mixed Sale starts Tuesday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m. The Horses of Racing Age section begins immediately following the Open Session on Wednesday, October 15th

Carpe Diem romps in the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland

CARPE DIEM The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Gr I - 101st Running Keenland Race Course   Lexington, Kentucky October 4, 2014 Purse $500,000 1-1/16 Miles  1:43.38 WinStar Farm, LLC & Stonestreet Stables, LLC, Owners Todd A. Pletcher, Trainer John Velazquez, Jockey Mr. Z (2nd) Bold Conquest (3rd) $6.80  $5.00  $4.00 Please Give Photo Credit To:  / Coady Photography

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s unbeaten Carpe Diem staked a claim to leadership of his division with a powerful performance in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland, taking command at the head of the stretch and drawing off with ease to a six length victory. The 2-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, whose only other start was a 5-1/2 furlong maiden victory at Saratoga on Labor Day, has earned $349,800 to date. A $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, he was purchased by Stonestreet out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

East Hall takes the Indiana Derby

H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice’s Ohio Derby winner East Hall was overlooked at 16-1 in Saturday’s $507,100 Indiana Derby (G2), but the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Graeme Hall tracked front-running Vicar’s in Trouble from the start, chased him down the stretch and then ran past him late to score by a length. It’s his first graded win, and it leaves him with a 18-4-3-4 record and $662,545 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2012 August Sale. After working an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 at the 2013 April Sale, he was purchased by trainer Bill Kaplan for $55,000 on behalf of Hendricks and Justice out of the Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd) consignment. watch his under tack video

Stephanie’s Kitten wins Belmont’s Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten added Belmont’s $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) to her resume on Saturday, relaxing off the pace down the backstretch, rolling into the lane on the outside and running by the leaders to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the third grade one win for the 5-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale. Her sixth graded stakes win leaves her with a n 18-8-2-4 record and earnings of $2,274,104. watch her under tack work

Clark O. Brewster’s Bayerd tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes at Remington Park, battled for the lead from the start and then eased away in the final yards to score by a length. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, the 2-year-old colt by Speightstown worked an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2014 OBS March Sale. Now 3-2-0-1, he has earned $112,100 to date. watch his under tack work

Raul Bahena’s Happy to Go pressed the pace, took charge in the stretch and drew off to a two length victory in last Thursday’s $75,000 Mrs. Henry D. Paxson Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old daughter of Saint Anddan, now 5-2-0-2 with earnings of $92,550. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold first as a weanling by Sue Vacek, Agent, at the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale before being purchased for $8,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2013 August Yearling Sale.