Sarah Sis scores in the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes

Joe Ragsdale’s Sarah Sis racked up her fifth graded stakes victory on Monday night, taking the lead at the start of the $400,600 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (G2) and staying there to the wire, holding on to win by a head. That’s six stakes wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Sharp Humor, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before her purchase for $20,000 by Mr. Ragsdale out of the Doble Jak consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. Trained by Ingrid Mason, she’s now 21-8-4-0 and has earned $911,000 to date. watch her under tack video

Ghost Hunter, Tale of the Nile one-two in the Presque Isle Mile Stakes

Jagger, Inc.’s Ghost Hunter found room between horses in the stretch of the $200,400 Presque Isle Mile Stakes on Saturday, took control a furlong from home and scored by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Tale of the Nile (March ’15, August ’14). It’s the first stakes victory for the 6-year-old gelding by Ghostzapper, trained by Jamie Ness, now 40-15-8-7 with earnings of $496,270. He breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the  2012 OBS June Sale before he was purchased out of the McKathan Bros. consignment for $30,000. watch his under tack video

Wellabled romps in the Arlington-Washington Futurity

Carolyn Wilson’s Wellabled made short work of the  $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) on Saturday, taking the early lead and never looking back en route to a 7-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Shackleford, second to fellow OBS graduate Harlan’s Harmony last time out in Saratoga’s Skidmore Stakes. Trained by Larry Rivelli, he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $96,200 to date. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 prior to being sold for $340,000. watch his under tack video

Long Lake Stable LLC and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tammy the Torpedo picked up her second graded stakes win on Saturday in the $101,000 Violet Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park, closing on the outside down the stretch and getting up late to win by a half length. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old filly by More Than Ready, purchased for $225,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, she’s now 11-5-1-1 and has earned $355,530. watch her under tack video

North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.’s Sorryaboutnothing scored his first graded stakes victory in frontrunning fashion, leading from gate to wire and taking the $150,000 British Columbia Derby (G3) at Hastings Park on Saturday by 2-1/2 lengths. Trained by Troy Taylor, the win gives the 3-year-old gelding by Repent an 11-2-0-1 record and $109,891 in earnings. He breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was sold for $220,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2015 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Watchyourownbobber scored his third straight stakes win in the $390,000 More Than Ready Mile Stakes on Saturday at Kentucky Downs, taking command after turning for home and cruising to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old colt by Hard Spun, sold for $62,000 by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, at the 2014 OBS April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He’s now 16-7-3-2 for trainer Mike Maker, and has earned $566,173 to date. watch his under tack video

Mike Maker also sent Out Of This World Racing LLC’s graded stakes placed Try Your Luck out to a victory at Kentucky Downs on Saturday; the 3-year-old daughter of Lookin At Lucky taking the $188,720 Dueling Grounds Oaks by 7-1/2 lengths. Her first stakes win leaves her with a 10-3-1-5 record and $225,174 in earnings. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent to the Horses of Racing Age Section at the 2015 OBS Fall Mixed Sale, she breezed three eighths in :33 4/5 before she was sold for $18,000. watch her under tack video

Empyrean Stables and Two Princesses’ Diadura is two for two and a stakes winner after battling her way between horses on the turn of Saturday’s $75,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes, taking charge turning for home and drawing away to a 5-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate R Naja (April ’16) checked in third. Trained by Michael Stidham, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Hard Spun has earned $57,660. She was purchased for $50,000 out of the Northwest Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale.  selected sale conformation photo

Allan P. Peterson’s Majestic Gale stepped into Louisiana Downs’ $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes on Saturday straight off a maiden victory, but ignored the rise in class, blew past the leaders coming to the eighth pole and romped by 4-1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old Florida-bred Majestic Warrior filly, consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent for Kinsman Farm, worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased by Mr. Peterson for $75,000. Trained by Joe Sharp, she’s now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $62,096. watch her under tack video

Peacock, Philip Hall and Lance Giesbrecht’s Calgary Caper was last in the early going of the $75,000 S.W. Randall Plate Handicap on Saturday at Hastings Park, but circled horses on the turn, took over in the lane and eased away to win by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate Square Dancer (June ’12) settled for third. That’s two straight stakes scores for the 5-year-old El Corredor gelding, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $105,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale. Trained by Philip Hall, he’s now 23-6-7-2 and has earned $166,112. watch his under tack video

Ten Strike Racing’s Allied Air Raid rallied from off the pace to take command of Saturday’s $75,000 Unbridled Stakes at Louisiana Downs a furlong from home, and then ran off from there to a four length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Midshipman, saddled by Brad Cox, now 13-4-4-4 with $338,600 in earnings. He breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, before he was sold for $50,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Paddock Proud and Robbie G. Davis’ Ribbonite was a maiden going into the $116,775 Lady Fingers Stakes on Saturday at Finger Lakes, but the 2-year-old filly by Griffinite was a stakes winner at the finish, leading every step of the way en route to a 6-3/4 length victory. Trained by Robbie Davis, she’s now 3-1-1-0 and has earned $88,316. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased out of the Jimmy Miranda consignment at the 2015 Winter Mixed Sale and then resold by Rick Lopez Training & Sales for $25,000 at the 2016 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Klimt captures the Del Mar Futurity

Kaleem Shah's Klimt and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday, September 5, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. ©Benoit Photo

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Kaleem Shah’s Klimt moved up to challenge front-running favorite Straight Fire turning for home in Monday’s $300,345 Del Mar Futurity (G1), put him away a furlong from home then drew away to win by 4-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Midnight Pleasure (April ‘16) checked in third. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, who took Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes (G2) earlier in the meet. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 4-3-0-0 and has earned $336,960 to date. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 prior to his purchase for $435,000 by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Drawing Away Stable’s Doctor J Dub posted his first graded stakes win at Parx Racing on Labor Day, taking the lead at the start of the $300,000 Turf Monster Stakes (G3) and never looking back en route to a half length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 6-year-old gelding by Sharp Humor, trained by Jena Antonucci, now 26-6-6-5 with $335,395 in earnings. Consigned to the 2012 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he breezed and eighth in :10 flat before he was sold for $195,000. watch his under tack video

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Averill Racing LLC and Silver Oak Stable LLC’s R Kinsley Doll scored her second straight stakes victory on Saturday in $150,000 Florida Sire Jewel Princess Stakes at Gulfstream, tracking the leaders in to the stretch and wearing them down late to win by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate She’s Incredible (April ’15) finishing third. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Big Drama was consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Ralph Ziadie, she’s now 8-3-2-0 and has earned $238,085. watch her under tack video

Ranlo Investments LLC’s Lady Shipman was head and head for the early lead in Monday’s Turf Amazon Stakes at Parx Racing, but took control down the stretch and eased away to win by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Sunnysammi (April ’14) closing to get third.  Her second straight stakes win is her fifth in seven starts this year and the eleventh of her career. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, she’s now 19-13-2-2 and has earned $896,042. The 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman was consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

Curtis Landry and Red Diamond Stable’s Ruffenuff is two for two with two stakes wins after running off to a 12-1/4 length victory in Monday’s $50,000 Bird of Pay Stakes at Northlands Park. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. The 2-year-old daughter of Dialed In, trained by Greg Tracy, has earned $50,079. watch her under tack video

Union Strike takes the Del Mar Debutante

Ruis Racing's Union Strike and jockey Martin Garcia, draw away from heavy favorite American Cleopatra, to win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, CA. ©Benoit Photo

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Ruis Racing LLC’s Union Strike picked a choice spot to break her maiden, surging to the lead in the stretch of the $300,690 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1), taking charge in the final sixteenth and drawing off to win by 2-1/4 lengths despite rider Martin Garcia losing his whip in the lane. Fellow OBS graduate Champagne Room (April ’16) settled for third. Second in her only other start, the 2-year-old daughter of Union Rags is the first grade one stakes winner trained by 25 year old Shelbe Ruis. The first grade one winner for her sire as well, she has earned $192,600 to date. Consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Ruis Racing for $375,000. watch her under tack video

William K. Helwig and Brent Gasaway’s All Right also broke his maiden in a stakes race, tracking the leaders in Saturday’s $342,855 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes, taking command after turning for home and holding on to win by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Hot Dad (April ’16) checked in third. The 2-year-old colt by Dominus was purchased for $20,000 out of the Costanzo Sales consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kellyn Gorder, he’s now 2-1-1-0 and has earned $214,090. watch his under tack video

Former OBS president Tom Chiota passes away at 70

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

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

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

Our Way takes Saratoga’s Better Talk Now Stakes

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William L. Clifton’s Our Way relaxed off the pace in the early going of Monday’ $100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, moved into contention turning for home, took the lead a sixteenth from home and drew off late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS March graduate Mighty Mo checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred Tizway gelding, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $140,000 out of the Parrish Farms consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. Trained by H. James Bond, he’s now 9-3-1-2 and has earned $163,390.  watch his under tack video

Haveyougoneaway scores in Saratoga’s Ballerina Stakes

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Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway rallied wide into the stretch of Saturday’s $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, forged to the front a sixteenth from home and held on gamely to win by half a length. It’s the fourth straight stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, who took Saratoga’s Honorable Miss Stakes (G2) in late July. Trained by Thomas Morley, she’s now 26-11-4-6 and has earned $897,495. She was consigned to the 2013 OBS June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

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William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Reckling settled for second behind fellow OBS April graduate Theory in a swiftly run maiden race at Saratoga at the end of July, but the 2-year-old colt by Dialed In put the lesson to good use in a $93,000 Maiden Special weight test at the Spa on Saturday. Taking the lead at the break, he was never headed en route to a 1-1/4 length victory. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to OBS April, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now one for two for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $72,400 to date. watch his under tack video

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N.T.S Stable’s Yourdreamsormine circled horses on the turn in the $75,000 Groomstick Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, took the lead in the stretch then drew off late to win by a length and three quarters, with fellow OBS graduate Bullet Gone Astray (April ’15) rallying from last to finish third. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, trained by Milt Wolfson, now 27-6-6-4 with $344,185 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was  consigned first by breeder Bridlewood Farm to the 2012 Fall Mixed Sale and then purchased for $37,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after breezing three eighths in :32 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Syndergaard romps in Saratoga’s Funny Cide Stakes

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna and Harris Fein’s Syndergaard is two for two and a stakes winner after pitching a complete game shutout in Saratoga’s  $190,000 Funny Cide Stakes, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a 10-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection, trained by Todd Pletcher, has earned $163,800 to date. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. watch his under tack video

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

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

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

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

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

There were three yearlings sold for $35,000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kantharos colt tops August Yearling Sale’s first Open Session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flatter colt tops OBS Selected Yearling Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 275 – 660 selling in the first of two Open sessions. The session will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, August 23rd. There are 1047 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. with 274 horses offered in the Selected session. The Sale continues with two Open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, August 24th and 25th.  Hip No.’s 275 – 660 will be sold Wednesday; Hip No.’s 661- 1047 sell on Thursday. Both Open sessions also start at 10:30 a.m.

Conformation photographs of Selected yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website at obssales.com.  The Master Index also includes links to pedigree updates via equineline.com. The catalog can also be downloaded for use with the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. For more information and to obtain the application please go to http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.  In addition, major recent updates have been compiled in a press release on the website: click here to view the press release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pedigree Updates for the August Yearling Sale

The 2016  OBS August Yearling Sale is begins Tuesday , and although the catalog was printed in July, timely pedigree updates are just a click away via the sale’s Sortable Master Index on the OBS website at obssales.com.  Up to the minute pedigree updates are also available to iPad users via the Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App.  The Sortable Master Index also contains links to conformation photos of the horses in the Selected Yearling Sale.

There are 1047 yearlings cataloged for the three-day sale, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. with 274 horses offered in the Selected session. The Sale continues with two Open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, August 24th and 25th.  Hip No.’s 275 – 660 will be sold Wednesday; Hip No.’s 661- 1047 sell on Thursday. Both Open sessions also start at 10:30 a.m. All three session will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and BloodHorse websites.

Several of the horses in the sale have precocious 2-year-old siblings that have broken their maidens as well as black type updates since the catalog went to press.   Here are some of the highlights of the pedigree updates through Friday, August 19th.

Nathan’s Tizzy, by Tiz the One, broke his maiden in Special Weight company at Louisiana Downs on August 12th. He’s a half brother to Hip No. 218, a filly by The Factor out of stakes winner Coteau Kitten, consigned by Select Sales, Agent.

Hip No. 235, consigned by Bill Murphy, Agent, is a Street Boss filly out of stakes placed Donna D, by Dixie Union. Yes Mon, her half brother by Yes It’s True, scored by 2-1/2 lengths at first asking in Special Weight company at Presque Isle Downs on June 20th.

Callie California, a 2-year-old filly by High Cotton, romped to victory by 8-1/2 lengths in a Special Weight test at Gulfstream on July 17th. She’s a half sister to Hip No. 340, Gracias Adios, an Adios Charlie filly consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent.

Hip No. 359, consigned by T-Square Stud LLC, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Dear Lilly by Poseidon’s Warrior. Her half brother by Repent, Glory Stars, scored by 6-1/4 lengths in a Maiden Special at Parx on July 24th.

Elle Va, a 2-year-old daughter of Biondetti, won at first asking in Special Weight company at Parx on August 7th.  She’s a half sister to Hip No. 362, a With Distinction filly, a half sister to stakes placed Miss Hatter, consigned by Sharon Biamonte , Agent.

Hip No. 482, a colt by Soldat consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, is a half brother to Evvamene, by Kantharos, a four length winner of a Gulfstream Special Weight test on July 15th.

Hip No 490, Jalen Journey, a colt by With Distinction consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is a half brother to Derek Adrian, by In Summation, a winner of all three of his starts in Puerto Rico by a combined 36 lengths.

Awesome Drama, a winner at first asking in a Presque Isle Special Weight test on July 14th, is a full sister to Hip No. 795, a filly by Big Drama out of Awesome Thrill, by Awesome Again,  consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent

Hip No. 877, Custom Infinity, a Custom for Carlos colt consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a full brother to Made to Fit, a Maiden Special winner at Presque Isle on August 15th.

Hip No. 38, a colt by Congrats out of Montera, by Easy Goer, is consigned by Watershed Bloodstock LLC. A half brother to two graded stakes winners, his graded stakes placed half sister Conquest Curlgirl added a third place finish in the Mari Hulman George Stakes at Indiana Downs to her resume on July 16th, increasing her earnings to $171,375.

Hip No. 66, consigned by Select Sales, Agent. is a Stormy Atlantic colt out of Pleasant Quality, by Elusive Quality. Noholdingback Bear, his graded stakes placed stakes winning half brother by Put It Back, was second in Woodbine’s Bold Venture Stakes (G3) on July 23rd.

Hip No. 68, consigned by Chapel Hill Bloodstock, is a colt by Tale of Ekati out of grade one winner Poseida (CHI). Adian, his half sister by Dixieland  Band, is the dam of graded stakes placed stakes winner Flora Dora, third on July 24th in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga.

Hip No. 91, a colt by Liaison consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, added another stakes placed half sister to his pedigree when 2-year-old Easy Money, by Into Mischief, was third in the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park on August 3rd.

Graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS April graduate You Bought Her was third in Arlington’s Chicago Handicap (G3) on June 25th. She’s a half sister to Hip No. 128, a Wildcat Heir colt out of Striking T. by Smart Strike, consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent.

Hip No. 206, consigned by Sequel New York, Agent, is a Mission Impazible filly out of graded stakes winner Chimichurri, by Elusive Quality. Her half sister, Loving Vindication, is the dam of graded stakes placed stakes winner Solemn Tribute, by Medaglia d’Oro, who added a third place finish in Woodbine’s King Edward Stakes (G2) to his resume on July 2nd.

Hip No. 244, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a colt by Elusive Quality out of graded stakes winner Euphony, by Forest Wildcat. OBS April graduate Tequila Joe, a half brother to Euphony, was third in the American Derby (G3) at Arlington Park on July 9th.

Hip No. 385 is a Special Rate filly out of Margarita Mistress consigned by Stoneview Farm, Agent. Her half brother, stakes winner Texas Chrome, has been busy since the catalog went to press, winning the Prelude Stakes on August 6th at Louisiana Downs after a third in Churchill’s Matt Winn (G3) on June 18th and a second in the Iowa Derby (G3) on July 1st.

Stakes winner Miss Matzoball, by Smoke Glacken, is a half sister to Citizen Matzo, Hip No. 409, a Proud Citizen filly consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. Miss Matzoball improved her record on July 31st at Saratoga with a third place finish in the Caress Stakes.

Hip No. 412, also consigned by Summerfield, is a full brother to graded stakes winning two-time OBS graduate Mr. Jordan, out of Miss Skeedt, by Cloud Hopping. Mr. Jordan has recently been on the board in a pair of graded stakes at Monmouth, running third in the Salvator Mile (G3) on July 2nd and the Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) on July 31st. He has now earned $363,095 to date.

April grads Harlan’s Harmony, Wellabled one-two in Saratoga’s Skidmore Stakes

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Curragh Stables’ Harlan’s Harmony is two for two and a stakes winner despite being bumped at the start of Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes on the turf at Saratoga. The 2-year-old colt by Spring At Last trailed in the early going but rallied down the stretch, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Wellabled (April ’16) in the shadow of the wire, and scored by a head. Trained by John Terranova, he has earned $105,000 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 April Sale, he was sold to Curragh Racing for $75,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The 2017 OBS Championship Stakes

Races: Tuesday, January 24, 2017   Post Time: 1:00 PM
Entries: Tuesday, January 17
Scratch Time: Tuesday, January 24 by 10:00 AM

The Races:

OBS Sprint Stakes
Filly Division – $50,000 Guaranteed
Six Furlongs (Twenty Fourth Running)

OBS Sprint Stakes
Colt & Gelding Division – $50,000 Guaranteed
Six Furlongs (Twenty Fourth Running)

OBS Championship Stakes
Filly Division – $100,000 Guaranteed
One Mile and One-Sixteenth (Twenty Eighth Running)

OBS Championship Stakes
Colt & Gelding Division – $100,000 Guaranteed
One Mile and One-Sixteenth (Twenty Eighth Running)

PURSE DISTRIBUTION: 1% to all horses finishing sixth through last, then remaining balance: 62% to the winner, 20% to second, 10% to third, 5% to fourth and 3% to fifth. If less than five horses start, the purse that remains will be distributed to the winning horse.

At scratch time, the field for each race will be limited to fourteen (14) with preference given to those with the highest total earnings. Entry fee to be returned to excluded entrants. The races will be conducted according to Florida Statutes Chapter 550 as administered by the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. It is understood and agreed that the entries are accepted with the understanding that the horse so entered will only be allowed to start if in good standing at the time of the actual running of this event. ALL STARTERS MUST BE LIP TATTOOED
Entry Date: January 17, 2017
OBS Championship Stakes: $1,000 to pass the entry box. $1,000 to start.
OBS Sprint Stakes: $500 to pass the entry box. $500 to start.

Though every effort will  been made to notify the owner of due dates for pending sustaining payments,

It will be the sole responsibility of the buyer or current owner to maintain eligibility


The 2016 Race Charts 

Race Videos
Race 1 – Quarter Horse Allowance
Race 2 – OBS Sprint Stakes (colts and geldings)
Race 3 – OBS Sprint Stakes (fillies)
Race 4 – OBS Championship Stakes (fillies)
Race 5 – OBS Championship Stakes (colts and geldings)

Chart Archive

          

 

 

March grads Klimt, Big League one-two in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes

Kaleem Shah's Klimt and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade II, $200,00 Best Pal Stakes, Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA. © BENOIT PHOTO

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Kaleem Shah’s Klimt tracked pace-setting fellow OBS graduate Big League (March ’16) in the early going of Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar and then went after him on the turn. The pair raced as a team down the stretch into the final furlong before Klimt proved best, easing away in the final yards to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the second win in three starts for the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Bob Baffert, who has earned $156,960 to date. He was purchased for $435,000 by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2016 March Sale after speeding a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Great Point Stables’ Noble Beauty was awarded victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Pucker Up Stakes (G3) at Arlington Park via the disqualification of fellow OBS graduate Try Your Luck (October ’15), placed third by the stewards for interference in the stretch. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old filly by Kitten’s Joy, whose stretch charge left her a nose short of Try Your Luck at the wire. Trained by Chad Brown, the win gives her a 5-2-2-0 record and earnings of $127,350. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before going through the ring. watch her under tack video

Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two picked up his second stakes victory in the $84,535 Green Flash Stakes at Del Mar, rallying to take command in the final sixteenth and easing away late to win by a length and a quarter. The 4-year-old son of Bob and John, trained by Mike Machowsky, is now 11-4-0-1 and has earned $210,665. He was purchased by his trainer for $120,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS April Sale after turning in an eighth in :10 flat a the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep won Thistledown’s $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes for the third straight time on Saturday, taking command a furlong from home and drawing away to win by a length and a half. It’s the ninth stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Ready’s Image, trained by Chris Hartman, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased for $77,000 by Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, out of the Rod McVey consignment at the 2013 OBS June Sale. Now 28-13-8-3, he has earned $742,540 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS graduates having a great summer at Del Mar

While East Coast OBS graduates spend their summer vacations in the mountain air and cool nights at Saratoga, their California cousins are basking in the sun and enjoying the surf at Del Mar.

CHAMPAGNE ROOM a1 8.6.16

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The big splash to date was made in the juvenile division with the victory by Ciaglia Racing LLC, Exline- Border Racing LLC & Alesia et al.’s Champagne Room in last Saturday’s $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (G2). Breaking her maiden in the race for trainer Peter Eurton, she’s now 2-1-1-0 and has earned $132,600. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, the 2-year-old filly by Broken Vow sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr.  watch her under tack video

MORGANITE a1 7.16.16

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The Sorrento winner was second in her debut in July to Hronis Racing’s Morganite, who broke her  maiden at first asking for trainer John Sadler. The first winner for her sire Gemologist, Morganite was purchased for $360,000 by Lane’s End Bloodstock out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm consignment at the March Sale after working  an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

MIDNIGHT PLEASURE ACTNT

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Alvin and Wendy Ruis’ Midnight Pleasure made short work of his rivals in his July 24th debut, drawing off to a 2-1/4 length victory for trainer Shelbe Ruis. The colt by Midnight Lute worked an eighth in :10 flat before he was sold by Randy Miles, Agent, for $310,000 to Ruis Racing at the 2016 April Sale. watch his under tack video

BIG LEAGUE a1 7.30.16

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The boys get their turn on Saturday, with a trio of OBS graduates set to go in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2). They’ll be led by Rockingham Ranch’s Big League, a 3-1/4 length winner of his debut at Del Mar on July 30. The Speightstown colt, trained by Peter Miller, was consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was sold to Rockingham for $100,000. watch his under tack video

He’ll be joined in the starting gate by Godolphin Stable’s Drafted and Kaleem Shah’s Klimt.

Drafted, a Florida-bred son of Field Commission, broke his maiden at first asking at Keeneland in April prior to a trek to Ascot in June. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 by trainer Eoin Harty out of the Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm) consignment at the 2016 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Klimt was a 5-1/4 length winner in his second start at Santa Anita in July for trainer Bob Baffert. The colt by Quality Road sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2016 March Sale Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $435,000  by Bob Baffert on Mr. Shah’s behalf out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch his under tack video

NOTED AND QUOTED a1 8.7.16

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Last weekend, Speedway Stable LLC’s Noted and Quoted put on quite a show, romping to her first victory by 9-1/2 lengths on August 7th for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of The Factor is also a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent at the 2015 August Sale and resold by Eddie Woods, Agent, to Speedway for $375,000 at the March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5.  watch his under tack video

JAZZY TIMES a1 7.31.16

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Older OBS graduates are also enjoying summer at the beach. Zayat Stables, LLC’s Jazzy Times picked up her second win in four starts with a 6-1/2 length victory on July 31st at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Discreetly Mine, trained by Bob Baffert, was purchased for $460,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables, out of the SGV consignment after an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5.  watch her under tack video

WHY TWO (inside) a1 7.20.16 (2)

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Kagele Brothers, Inc., Ernest Marchosky, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Why Two was an allowance winner on July 20th. He’s trained by Michael Machowsky, who signed the ticket for the Bob and John gelding at the 2014 April Sale. Purchased for $120,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment, he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

SECRETO PRIMERO a1 8.3.16 (2)

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Machowsky also clicked later in the meet with another 2014 April purchase when Ernest Marchosky, John Perlstein, Ken Shaw and Lo Hi Stable’s Secreto Primero scored his third win in four trips to the post this year in a $65,000 allowance test on August 3. The trainer bought the son of First Samurai, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, for $150,000 after he worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

SCATTAGIRL a1 8.6.16 (2)

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Benowitz Family Trust, 3 R 3 Racing LLC, Mathilde Powell and Binith Shah’s Scattagirl picked up her third win in five starts this year on August 6th at Del Mar for trainer Leonard Powell. The 4-year-old Scat Daddy filly won a $66,380 allowance test by a length and a quarter. She’s a two time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and resold for $87,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, to Hubert Guy Bloodstock, Agent at the 2014 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video   selected sale conformation photo

OBS grads enjoying the summer at Saratoga

Summer Revolution

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Jeff Drown’s unbeaten Summer Revolution is two for two and heading for either the Travers (G1) or King’s Bishop (G1) after the 3-year-old colt by Summer Bird scored by three lengths in an $85,000 allowance test on Saturday at Saratoga. Taking command after a half in :44 4/5, he sailed home from there, running the seven furlong distance in 1:21 flat. Trained by Rudy Rodriquez, he has earned $96,000 to date. Consigned to the 2015 OBS March Sale by Thoroughbred  Champions Training Center, he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent for $90,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Carl Lizza Racing Stables, LLC’s Uno Emayo took on the leaders at the top of the stretch of Monday’s $98,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes on the Saratoga turf course, battled on the outside down the stretch and stuck his nose in front at the wire to win a three-horse photo.  It’s the third straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old gelding by D’Funnybone, purchased for $30,000 out of the Hidden Horse Bloodstock consignment at the 2014 OBS August Yearling Sale. Also trained by Rudy Rodriguez, he’s now 14-4-1-3 and has earned $146,382.

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Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna, Harris Fein, Guri Singh and Jerry Walia’s Syndergaard had an impressive career debut at Saratoga on Monday, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a three length victory in a $73,000 Maiden Special Weight test. The 2-year-old colt by Majesticperfection was purchased by Eric Fein for $450,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. The Todd Pletcher trainee earned $43,800 for his effort. watch his under tack video