American Anthem leads big weekend for OBS at Santa Anita

OBS graduates enjoyed a good weekend at Santa Anita, taking three stakes races.

China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, SF Racing LLC et al’s American Anthem picked up his first stakes win on Saturday in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3), coming  from off the pace, taking command turning for home and easing away to a 1-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Aristocratic (March ’16) checked in third. The 3-year-old colt by Bodemeister, trained by Bob Baffert, is now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $114,545. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale.   watch his under tack video

Baoma Corporation’s Faypien jumped straight from an April maiden win to Santa Anita’s $78,345 Angels Flight Stakes and was unfazed by the raise In class, rallying to take the lead after turning for home and  holding off fellow a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Noted and Quoted (March ’16, August ’15) to win by half a length. With two wins and a third place finish for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $85,680 to date. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Ghostzapper sped a quarter in :20 2/5 prior to her purchase for $720,000 out of the Off the Hook LLC consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale.  watch her under tack video

Rockingham Ranch’s Arms Runner is two for two and a stakes winner after closing in the stretch and getting up late to win Saturday’s $79,190 Desert Code Stakes at Santa Anita by a length and a half, with fellow OBS graduate What’sontheagenda (April ’16) settling for third. The 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Overdriven, a half brother to OBS graduate Calculator (April ’14), was sold for $525,000 by breeder Ocala Stud at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. The victory leaves him with earnings of $79,500.  watch his under tack video

Mark DeDomenico LLC and North American Thoroughbred Horse Company Inc.’s Dear Lilly scored her second straight stakes victory at Hasting Park on Saturday, taking over on the turn in the $50,000 Vancouver Sun Stakes and going on from there to score by a length and a quarter. The 7-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Graeme Hall was consigned by TDM Sales, Agent to the 2011 OBS August Sale. Trained by Sandi Gann, she’s now 25-14-2-3 and has earned $188,761 to date.

In addition to their big weekend at Santa Anita, OBS graduates turned in big performances overseas.

Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Acapulco captured the Sole Power Sprint Stakes at The Curragh on Sunday, taking command a furlong from home and scoring by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, currently in foal to Galileo (IRE), who took Ascot’s Queen Mary Stakes (G2) at two for trainer Wesley Ward. Now trained by Aidan O’Brien, her career record stands at 7-4-1-1 and she has earned $282,328 to date. Consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she went to M. V. Magnier for $750,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5, the sale’s co-fastest at the distance. watch her under tack video

On Sunday at Kranji Racecourse in Singapore, Wong Chi Tat’s Forever Young was a 13-1 upset winner of the $354,309 Singapore Guineas, taking the lead at the start and leading all the way to a three quarter length victory. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old gelding by Run Away and Hide, consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale where he turned in a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Cheng Tee Kuah, he’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $392,398 to date. watch his under tack video

June Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age  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.

There are 687 two-year-olds and seven older horses cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday June 13th through Wednesday, June 14th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Supplemental entries are being accepted until May 24th.

The Under Tack Show will be divided into four sessions, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th through Saturday, June 10th, with each session beginning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 1 – 200 will breeze on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 201 – 400 go on Thursday, Hip No.’s 401 – 600 will work on Friday, and Hip No.’s 601 – 696 plus any horses supplemented to the sale 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.

The iPad version of the catalog will be available on Tuesday, May 9th via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes, watch Under Tack videos and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

OBS June has grown in stature, steadily producing horses competing at the highest levels throughout North America. Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.’s millionaire Celestine is the 2017 catalog’s cover girl, winner of the recent Honey Fox Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. It was the third graded win for the daughter of Scat Daddy, whose resume also boasts a victory in the Just a Game Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. Now trained by Christophe Clement, she was purchased by her current connections for $2,550,000 last November. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of James Bryan’s Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, the sale’s fastest work at the distance. watch her under tack video

The back cover features Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s graded stakes winner Haveyougoneaway, who captured both the Honorable Miss (G2) and Ballerina (G1) at last year’s Saratoga meet. The 2016 New York-bred champion earned over $900,000. A daughter of Congrats, 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

Al Tamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen’s St. Joe Bay captured a pair of graded stakes at the top class Santa Anita winter meeting, taking the Midnight Lute (G3) in December and Palos Verdes (G2) in February. He traveled to Dubai, where he finished a solid fourth in the $2-million Golden Shaheen (G1) to fellow OBS grad Mind Your Biscuits. The Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by Peter Miller, was purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges, who returned to the winner’s circle for trainer Mike Maker at Churchill Downs on the Derby Day undercard, captured the historic $1,000,000 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine last summer. The son of Gio Ponti, also pictured on the catalog’s back cover, was purchased for $130,000 by Patti Miller, EQB, Agent, on behalf of the Ramseys from Thomas and Casse, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, at the 2015 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack Eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Driver, Ywachetta and Travis’ Rivers Run Deep, still going strong at six, is closing in on a million in career earnings after winning the Palacios Memorial Handicap at Belterra Park for the third straight year on April 29. That’s thirteen stakes wins for the son of Ready’s Image, trained by Chris Hartman, now 33-17-8-4 with $959,940 in earnings. He was sold for $77,000 to Garry Simms, Agent for James Driver, by Rod McVey, Agent, at the 2013 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

In all, June graduates have won or placed in 169 stakes since the beginning of 2016.

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 frequently during each session of the 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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Big World, La Coronel post graded wins on Oaks Day at Churchill

Big World

Maggi Moss’ Big World went right to the front in Churchill’s $300,000 La Troienne Stakes (G1), turned back a pack of challengers in the stretch and cruised home a winner by a length and a quarter. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Custom for Carlos, winner of Aqueduct’s Tempted Stakes (G3) at two. Three for three this year for trainer Tom Amoss, she’s now 11-7-4 and has earned $608,820 to date. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2014 OBS August Sale, she was purchased for $98,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent.  Selected Sale conformation photo

John C. Oxley’s La Coronel, far back in the early going of Churchill’s $150,000 Edgewood Stakes (G3), circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the stretch then closed relentlessly to overhaul entrymate Dream Dancing in the final yards and win by half a length. That’s three graded stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Colonel John, now 8-4-1-0 with $345,175 in earnings for trainer Mark Casse. She was purchased out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment for $375,000 at the 2016 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch her under tack video

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask circled wide into the stretch of Churchill’s $150,000 Twin Spires Turf Stakes (G3), ran past the leaders in the final furlong and scored a two length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Mizzen Mast, purchased for $150,000 out of the Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse) consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brad Cox, his third stakes victory leaves him with a 24-6-7-3 record and earnings of $739,066.  watch his under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points picked up his first stakes win on Saturday in the $100,500 Parx Derby, rallying from last to first a furlong from home and posting a 1-3/4 length victory.  The graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior, trained by Todd Pletcher, is now 9-2-2-2 and has earned $219,150 to date.  Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales llc, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Hugh H. Robertson and Barry Butzow’s Thoughtless tracked the early pace in Saturday’s $50,000 L’Etoile du Nord Stakes at Canterbury Park, charged past the leaders on the outside in the lane and drew off to win by 3-1/4-lengths over fellow OBS graduate Teelfa (March ’13). It’s the first stake win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Rockport Harbor, purchased for $15,000 from Peggy S. Dellheim LLC, Agent , at the 2013 OBS August Sale. Trained by McLean Robertson, she’s now 16-4-6-3 and has earned $187,080.

 

Creative Cause filly tops final day of record breaking Spring Sale

Hip No. 999, a daughter of Creative Cause consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $850,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record breaking 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Friday’s  Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Santina Dond, by El Prado (IRE), a half sister to graded stakes winner Patton’s Victory.

Hip No. 968, a daughter of Awesome Again consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Cannon Thoroughbreds LLC for $525,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Rivertown Belle, by Bellamy Road, from the family of champion Holy Bull.

Solis / Litt went to $450,000 for Hip No. 1079, a bay colt by Violence consigned by Envision Equine, Agent. A half brother to graded stakes placed Pedaltothemedal out of Something Brewing, by Meadowlake, his quarter on Saturday in :20 3/5 was the session’s co-fastest breeze at the distance.

Hip No. 1205, a son of Scat Daddy also consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, was purchased by Narvick International for $400,000.  The bay colt, whose eighth on Saturday in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance, is out  of Trusty Lady, by Deputy Minister, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Trendy Lady.

Hip No. 1068, a daughter of Flatter consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, was sold for $360,000 to Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Smart Music, by Smart Strike, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Include.

Hip No. 1048, a son of Orb consigned by Starting Point Thoroughbreds was purchased by Donna Clark for $340,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter on Saturday in :21 3/5, is a half brother to stakes winner Rule by Night out of Silver Reserve, by Silver Deputy.

Westbury Stables LLC paid $325,000 for Hip No. 1007, a bay colt by Orb who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday. Consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Indian Pond out of stakes winner Schooner Bay, by Archers Bay.

Hip No. 1165, a chestnut filly by Violence consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Narvick International for $320,000. Out of The Calypso Myth, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday.

Hip No. 928, a daughter of Distorted Humor consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, was purchased by Dr. Robert McMartin, Agent, for $300,000. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday, is out of stakes winner Queen of Song, by Unbridled’s Song.

Dr. Robert McMartin, Agent, also bought Hip No. 1043 for $260,000, a son of Giant’s Causeway consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 1/5, is a half brother to stakes placed Hero Ten All out of stakes winner Silky Smooth, by Mr. Greeley.

Breeze Easy LLC went to $300,000 for Hip No. 976, a dark bay or brown colt by Eskendereya out of graded stakes winner Royale Michele, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he sped a quarter in :21 2/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 1060, a bay colt by Northern Afleet was purchased by Ed & Susie Orr for $300,000 after his eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the distance on Saturday. Consigned by Off the Hook, LLC, Agent, he’s out of Skip Queen, by Skip Away, from the family of champion OBS April graduate Yanks Music.

Brittlyn Stables Inc. paid $300,000 for Hip No. 1198, a son of Point of Entry consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent.  The bay colt, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 2/5 is out of stakes placed Triune, by E Dubai, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Crew Leader.

Hip No. 931, a gray or roan colt by Violence out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Queen’s Triomphe, by Cure the Blues, went to Spendthrift Farm LLC / Town & Country Racing LLC for $280,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 on Friday.

For the session, 143 two-year-olds sold for a total of $13,152,200, compared with 165 horses bringing $14,012,000 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $91,973, up 8% compared to $84,921 in 2016 while the median was $52,000, compared with $50,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 23.5%; it was 16.2% a year ago. Fourteen horses sold for $250,000 or more compared with eleven in 2016.

For the entire sale, 678 horses grossed a sale record $61,185,900, compared with 659 youngsters bringing $52,010,500 a year ago. The figure surpasses the previous mark of $56,965,000 set in 2014.

The average price was a sale record $90,245, up 14.3% from $78,923, and surpassing the old mark of $79,068 set in 2015.

The median was a record $48,000, surpassing the old record of $47,000 set a year ago. The buyback percentage was 17%; it was 22.7% a year ago.  Sixty horses brought $250,000 or more compared to 40 in 2016,

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 793, a son of Tiznow consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, and sold to John F. Moynihan, Agent for M. V. Magnier, for an OBS record $2,450,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in  :9 3/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Moonbow, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of stakes winner Storm Beauty.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, beginning Tuesday, June 13.

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

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

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

Record colt by Tiznow tops Spring Sale’s third session

Louise Reinagel photo

Hip No. 793, a son of Tiznow consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to John F. Moynihan, Agent for M. V. Magnier, for an OBS record $2,450,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, whose eighth in  :9 3/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Moonbow, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of stakes winner Storm Beauty. The price surpassed the all-time OBS record of $1.9 million for Inheritance, a daughter of Tapit, purchased by Solis/Litt out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2015 Spring Sale.  watch Hip No. 793 in the ring

Alessandro Marconi went to $1,000,000 on behalf of Al Aasfa Racing for Hip No. 778, a dark bay or brown filly by More Than Ready consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, who also breezed an eighth in :9 3/5 on Thursday. She’s out of graded stakes placed Miss Mary Apples, by Clever Trick, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Dr. Diamonds Prize.

Hip No. 899, a bay colt by Union Rags consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold for $1,000,000 to Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho Temescal LLC. A half brother to graded stakes winner Carinosa out of Poco Mas, by A.P. Indy, he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 616, a daughter of Colonel John consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Cromwell Bloodstock for $425,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Joharmony, by Johar, a daughter of graded stakes placed Dynamia.

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations went to $400,000 for Hip No. 848, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was the fastest work at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session. He’s a half brother to Oh So Regal, third in the recent Mine That Bird Derby, out of Oh So Nice, by Smart Strike, a half sister to stakes winner Dynamic Cat.

Hip No. 717, a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was purchased by TM Investments for $325,000. The dark bay or brown filly, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Solemn Tribute out of Loving Vindication, by Vindiction, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 on Thursday.

Hip No. 735, a daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to White Birch Farm, Inc. for $350,000. The bay filly, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Royal Son out of stakes winner Mama Nadine, by A.P. Indy.

Hip No. 756, a bay filly by Maclean’s Music consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, was sold to John Terranova, Agent, for $315,000. Out of Meridian Mama, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Conquest Mo Money, second in the recent Arkansas Derby (G1), she breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 656, a son of Kitten’s Joy consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Bluewater, Agent for Al Shahania Stud, for $310,000. The gray or roan colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 last Thursday, is a full brother to stakes winner Chief Kitten out of Laca, by Cherokee Run.

Alex & JoAnn Lieblong went to $300,000 for Hip No. 694, a gray or roan colt by Tapit out of grade one stakes winner Lighthouse Bay, by Speightstown. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 on Thursday.

Hip No. 724, a daughter of Soldat consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Klaravich Stable, Inc. for $300,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, is out of Lyrique, by Rock Hard Ten, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner America America.

Doubles Partners Stables paid $300,000 for Hip No. 731, a son of Shackleford who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Thursday. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, the chestnut colt is out of Make a Promise, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to graded stakes winner Essence.

Hip No. 670, a chestnut filly by Discreet Cat consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Marette Farrell, Agent for Ryan Exline, for $260,000. A full sister to grade one stakes placed Colorful Charades out of stakes winner Laila’s Punch, by Two Punch, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday.

Gayle Van Leer, Agent, paid $260,000 for Hip No. 713, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 on Thursday, is a full brother to stakes placed Perched out of Love Catcher, by Pine Bluff.

James Bashor went to $250,000 for Hip No. 657, a dark bay or brown colt by Paynter consigned by Price Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. Out of stakes winner La Concerto, by Aptitude, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session.

For the day, 171 horses brought a total of $17,397,500 compared with 164 selling for a total of $13,987,500 at last year’s third session. The average price was $101,740, up 19.3% from $85,290 in 2016 while the median price rose to $50,000 from $48,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 13.2%; it was 23.4% last year.  Fifteen horses brought $250,000 or more compared with twelve at last year’s third session.

The Spring Sale continues Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

Medaglia d’Oro colt tops Spring Sale’s second session

Tibor Szlavik photo

Hip No. 584, a bay colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of graded stakes winner Indian Vale, by A.P. Indy, went to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing, Bridlewood Farm and Robert Lapenta for $850,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Wednesday’s Under Tack Session.

Speedway Stable went to $650,000 for Hip No. 591, a daughter of Malibu Moon consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the fastest work at the distance at last Wednesday’s Under Tack session.  The bay filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner In the Slips, by More Than Ready.

Hip No. 383, a daughter of Distorted Humor consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, was sold to Mayberry Farm for $575,000. The chestnut filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat last Tuesday, is out of Eileen’s Dream, by Bernardini, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Dream Rush.

Kanayama Holdings Co., Ltd. went to $540,000 for Hip No. 581, a chestnut colt by First Samurai consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales, LLC. He’s out of Indian Bay, by Indian Charlie, a daughter of graded stakes winner Buy the Barrel, and his eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 422, a bay filly by Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent, for $500,000. Out of Favoritism, by Tiznow, a daughter of graded stakes placed Chaste from the family of Japanese grade one winning OBS graduate Moanin, her eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at last Wednesday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 345, Artistic Diva, a daughter of Munnings consigned by Price Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to L. E. B. for $425,000. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is out of Diva N Disguise, by Mizzen Mast, a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Diva’s Diamond.

Hip No. 392, a son of Creative Cause consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, was sold to Linda Rice, Agent, for $320,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, is out of Endless Fancy, by Ghostzapper, from the family of graded stakes winner Jump Start.

Hip No. 466, by Sky Mesa, a half brother to graded stakes winner Govinda out of graded stakes placed Garden in the Rain (FR), by Dolphin Street, was purchased by Chuck Allen for $315,000. The dark bay or brown colt, consigned by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 on Wednesday.

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $300,000 for Hip No. 505, a daughter of Congrats consigned by Price Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is out of Grand Finesse, by Grand Slam, from the family of grade one stakes winner Brocco.

Hip No. 567, Tony Soprano, a son of Street Boss consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, went to J. Stevens Bloodstock, Agent for $300,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth on Wednesday in :10 flat, is out of Humor and Music, by Distorted Humor, from the family of grade one stakes winner Music Note.

Hip No. 427, a bay colt by Graydar consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Brian Koriner, Agent for Jay Em Ess Stable, for $290,000. A half brother to stakes placed Dypsy out of Fiery Pulpit, by Pulpit, he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday.

Hip No. 386, bay colt by Bodemeister consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was purchased by Narvick International for $250,000. Out of stakes winner Elusive Horizon, by Elusive Quality, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Tuesday.

Mike Ryan, Agent for E 5 Racing, went to $250,000 for Hip No. 404, a daughter of Violence consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 last Tuesday. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Ever Adored, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to graded stakes winner Dangerous Midge.

Hip No. 437, Cummings, a bay colt by To Honor and Serve out of stakes placed Five Star Holding, by Five Star Day, was purchased by Jim Divito, Agent, for $250,000. The half brother to stakes placed Five Star Factor, consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.

For the day, 158 horses brought a total of $13,917,500 compared with 165 selling for a total of $12,323,500 at last year’s second session. The average price was $88,085, up 18% compared to 74,688 in 2016 while the median price was $41,000, compared with $45,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 25.1%; it was 27.6% last year.  Fourteen horses sold for $250,000 or more, compared with eight at the corresponding session in 2016.

The Spring Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

Orb colt tops Spring Sale’s opening session

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Hip No. 28, son of Orb consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, was sold to Three Chimneys Bloodstock, Agent,  for $685,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at last Monday’s Under Tack session, is out of Vowel, by Dynaformer, a half sister to stakes winner Dream Nettie.

Hip No. 262, a daughter of Creative Cause consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to White Birch Farm, Inc. for $575,000. The gray or roan filly, who breezed a quarter at Tuesday’s Under Tack session in :21 flat, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Hay Dakota out of Church by the Sea, by Harlan’s Holiday.

Eric Fein (Guri Singh & Harris Fein, Agent) went to $400,000 for Hip No. 27, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by RiceHorse (Brandon & Ali Rice), Agent. The chestnut colt, out of graded stakes winner Volcat, by After Market, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 last Monday.

Hip No. 120, a son of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, was purchased by John C. Oxley for $375,000. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is out of grade one stakes winner Appealing Zophie, by Successful Appeal, and is a half brother to 2017 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Tapwrit.

Mr. Oxley also purchased Hip No. 267, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, for $350,000. The bay colt, out of Claire’s Song, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Chimichurri, turned in an eighth in :10 flat at Tuesday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 259 was a third purchase by Mr. Oxley, paying $325,000 for a son of Jimmy Creed consigned by Julie Davies, Agent. The chestnut colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Tuesday, is  out of stakes winner Chitka, by Jade Hunter.

Kenji Ryotokuji went to $315,000 for Hip No. 240, a dark bay or brown colt by Overanalyze consigned by Envision Equine, Agent. Out of Centerpiece, by Bertrando, from the family of grade one stakes winner Key Phrase, he breezed a quarter in :21 flat on Tuesday.

Hip No. 174, a son of The Factor consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, went to Saul Berenson for $360,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes placed Black Oak, by Forestry, a daughter of stakes winner More for Me.

Hip No. 211, Pedal Fast, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, a bay colt by City Zip whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, was sold to Solis / Litt for $350,000. He’s out of graded stakes winner Candy Apple (ARG), by Halo Sunrise, a half sister to champion and successful sire Candy Ride (ARG).

Klaravich Stable, Inc. went to $280,000 for Hip No. 223, a chestnut filly by Kantharos who worked a quarter in :21 flat at Tuesday’s Under Tack session. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, she’s out of Carsomatic, by Carson City, and is a half sister to stakes winner Carphonic.

Hip No. 59, a son of Tiznow out of graded stakes winner Withgreatpleasure, by Hold That Tiger, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent for $260,000. The bay colt, consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, worked a quarter in :21 4/5 at Monday’s Under Tack Session.

Art Sherman, Agent, went to $260,000 for Hip No. 167, a daughter of Alternation who sped a quarter in :20 4/5 on Monday. Consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, the bay filly is out of Best Practices, by Tough Knight, and is a half sister to stakes placed Best Reward.

Hip No. 228, a dark bay or brown colt by Speightstown who breezed an eighth on Tuesday in :10 flat, was purchased by McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, Agent for $260,000. Consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, he’s out of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Cash for Clunkers, by Tiznow.

Hip No. 294, a son of Majestic Warrior consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, also brought $260,000, going to Rigney Racing LLC.  A dark bay or brown colt out of stakes winner Country Diva, by Songandaprayer, he breezed an eighth in :10 flat last Tuesday.

For the day, 169 horses brought a total of $15,305,700 compared with 165 selling for a total of $11,687,500 at last year’s opening session. The average price was $90,566, a gain of 28% compared to $70,833 in 2016 while the median price rose to $50,000 compared with $47,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 23.8%; it was 22.9% last year. Seventeen horses sold for $250,000 or more compared with nine at the corresponding session a year ago.

The Spring Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

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