Axelrod, Talk Veuve to Me take Indiana Derby, Oaks

OBS graduates made themselves right at home at Indiana Grand Race Course on Saturday, capturing both the Indiana Derby (G3) and Indiana Oaks (G3).

Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod was well off the pace in the early going of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) but swept into contention on the turn and then closed steadily down the stretch and was up at the wire to win by a head. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward, second last time out in the Affirmed Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita. Trained by Mike McCarthy, he’s now 8-3-1-1 and has earned $360,925. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine to the 2016 OBS Winter Mixed Sale, he was sold to Slam Dunk for $25,000.

Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset and Stephen McKay’s Talk Veuve to Me was an overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks off her second in the Acorn (G1) in June and did not disappoint, taking over under a hold on the turn and galloping to an easy 4-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Kelly’s Humor (August ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Violence, consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sales where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-2-3-0 for trainer Rodolphe Brisset, she has earned $319,400 to date. watch her under tack video

Ethan Coglianese photo

Pines Stables, John J. Irwin, Paul Zysset and Sam F. Arci’s Maiden Beauty made her debut in the $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park and will be skipping the maiden ranks from here on in after coming from off the pace, taking the lead a sixteenth from home and cruising to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trained by Gary Contessa, the 2-year-old filly by Revolutionary earned $60,000 for her effort. She was purchased for $40,000 by her trainer on behalf of Pines Stables out of the Niall Brennan Stable consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill is two for two this year after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Monmouth’s $63,300 My Frenchman Stakes on Saturday. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, who shook loose from traffic in the stretch to outfinish fellow OBS graduate Like What I See (October ’15) by a length and a half with Reed Kan (August ’16) a neck back in third. He’s now 7-3-0-2 with earnings of $131,795 for trainer George Weaver, who purchased him for $100,000 from SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Breaking her maiden at Belmont (Adam Coglianese photo)

William and Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Atchata is two for three and a stakes winner after taking the lead at the start of the filly division of the $75,000 D.S. Shine Young Futurity on Friday night at Evangeline Downs and never looking back en route to a 6-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old filly by Apriority is now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Steve Asmussen and has earned $100,000 to date. Consigned by Robert Brewer, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before she was sold for $85,000. watch her under tack video

Kenny Martin photo

 

Auricchio and Jacobson LLC/RaDon’s Unbridled Courage moved three wide to reach the leaders turning for home in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Treasure Coast Stakes on Saturday, wore down the leaders in the lane and scored by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Lipstick City (March ’16) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Leroidesanimeaux (BRZ), trained by Aubrey A. Maragh, now 30-7-3-5 with $241,871 in earnings. Consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, she breezed a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Apalachee Bay stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $51,960 Count Latham Handicap at Northlands Park and led every step of the way, drawing off in the stretch to a five length victory.  The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased for $140,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. Now 5-2-0-0 for trainer Philip Hall, he has earned $35,516. watch his under tack video

Wonder Gadot wins Woodbine’s Queen’s Plate

Michael Burns photo

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added blinkers before taking on the boys in Saturday’s $1,008,000 Queen’s Plate Stakes at Woodbine and the 3-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Medaglia d’Oro found the view to her liking, moving to the leaders on the outside on the turn, taking charge a quarter mile from home and bounding away in the stretch to win by 4-3/4 lengths. She’s the second OBS graduate to capture the Canadian classic. Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges (June ’15) won the 2016 renewal. The latest millionaire OBS graduate, Wonder Gadot is now 12-4-4-3 for trainer Mark Casse and has earned $1,199,053 to date. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before she was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale. watch her under tack video

Joe Labozzetta photo

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC & Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou pressed fellow OBS graduate Road to Victory (April ’17) in the early going of the $237,500 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, took command at the head of the stretch and drew off down the lane to beat her by six lengths. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the2017 OBS April Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Now in the care of trainer Steve Asmussen, she has compiled a 7-4-2-1 record and has earned $$691,000. watch her under tack video

Leslie Martin photo

Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet showed no ill effects from his recent trip to Dubai, where he was caught at the wire by fellow OBS graduate Mind Your Biscuits (April ’15) in the Golden Shaheen (G1), bouncing right to the front in Gulfstream’s $272,500 Smile Sprint Stakes (G3) and never looking back en route to a 2-1/4 length victory. OBS graduates Sweetontheladies (April ’16) and Petrov (June ’16) were moved up to second and third by the stewards. That’s seven stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, now 22-10-7-2 for trainer Jorge Navarro with $1,558,663 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, he was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

John C. Oxley and Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet had only one horse beaten early in Woodbine’s $105,200 Charlie Barley Stakes, but the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) advanced on the turn, caught the leaders a sixteenth from home and eased away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Elusive Mischief (April ’17, August ’16) settled for third. Trained by Mark Casse, his first stakes win leaves him with an 8-4-0-0 career record and earnings of $131,856. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 flat before he was sold for $375,000. watch his under tack video

Kenny Martin photo

Wilfredo Agusti, Jr.’s War Giant stepped into stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 Carry Back Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the start and led all the way, coasting home to a 5-3/4 length victory. Three for three this year for trainer Oscar Gonzalez, the 3-year-old colt by Data Link is a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Azpurua Stables to both the 2016 August Selected Sale of Yearlings and the 2017 March Sale where he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. He’s now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $87,790.  Selected Sale conformation photo  watch his under tack video

Adam Coglianese photo

JAL Racing’s Alter Moon picked up her first stakes win on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking the lead on the turn of the $75,000 Azalea Stakes and drawing away smartly down the stretch to a five length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Starship Bonita (March ’17, August ’16) checked in third. It’s the second straight win for 3-year-old filly by Alternation. She was purchased for $22,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa) consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Jose D. Velez, she’s now 7-3-2-0 and has earned $128,255. watch her under tack video

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.’s C Z Rocket sat just off the pace in the early gong of the $68,130 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, blew past the leaders approaching the eighth pole and drew off to a four length victory, running the seven furlongs in a sprightly 1:21 2/5. Fellow OBS graduate Warrior’s Club (April ’16) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by City Zip, purchased in 2016 out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment for an OBS June Sale record $800,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :21 1/5. Now 6-4-0-1 for trainer Albert Stall, Jr., he has earned $164,075.   watch his under tack video

American Anthem leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Santa Anita’s San Carlos Stakes

Benoit photo

WinStar Farm LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, China Horse Club & SF Racing LLC’s American Anthem battled head to head with fellow OBS graduate St. Joe Bay (June ’14, Jan ’13) from the start of Saturday’s $251,035 San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, took a short lead in mid-stretch then held his rival off late to win by a head. Horse Greedy (March ’15, August ’14) completed a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the race. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Bodemeister, trained by Bob Baffert, now 10-5-1-2 with $673,945 in earnings. He was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

Frederick J. Seitz, Danny Ward and John D. Stephens’s Altamura tried stakes company in Laurel’s $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes on Saturday after breaking his maiden last time out, circled horses on the turn to reach contention and got up in the final yards to score by a head. The 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller was consigned to the 2017 OBS April Sale by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by John D. Stephens, she’s now 4-2-0-0 and has earned $68,750. watch her under tack video

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bano Solo made his debut on Saturday, went right to the lead in a five furlong maiden special weight test, shook off the field turning for home and cruised to a three length victory for trainer Steve Asmussen. The 2-year-old colt by back to back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winning OBS graduate Goldencents was sold for $400,000 by Hoby & Layna Kight at the the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance. He earned $30,600 for the victory.  watch his under tack video

 

John C. Oxley’s Catherinethegreat settled for second in her debut on April 26, but she put the lesson to good use in her second start on Saturday at Gulfstream, taking command of a five furlong maiden special weight dash on the turn and romping from there to a 10-1/4 length victory in :57.83.  The 2-year filly by Uncaptured, who also raced for Mr. Oxley, was purchased for $170,000 out of the Turtle Pond Farm consignment, topping the 2017 OBS October Open Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Mark Casse, she has earned $53,800 to date.

Shang Shang Shang scores in Royal Ascot’s Norfolk Stakes

Mathea Kelley photo

Breeze Easy LLC’s Shang Shang Shang took the lead at the start of the Norfolk Stakes (G2) against the boys at Royal Ascot on Thursday and led all the way, holding off a late charge to win by a nose. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Shanghai Bobby provided a quick return on investment, breaking her maiden at first asking at Keeneland on April 26 in her only other start. A two time OBS graduate, she was purchased out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment by Breeze Easy for $200,000 at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She had been sold previously as a short yearling by Summerfield at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Wesely Ward, she has earned $101,524 to date. watch her under tack video

Scat Daddy colt tops June Sale’s final session

Tibor & Judit photography

Hip No. 742, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $360,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of Imprecation, by First Defence, a half sister to grade one winner Nebraska Tornado.

  • Hip No. 660, Kokosan, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Gene Recio, Agent, was sold to Karl & Cathi Glassman, Eddie Plesa, Jr., Agent, for $260,000. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Farayya, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes winner Giftorm.
  • Karl & Cathi Glassman went to $230,000 for Hip No. 654, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Costanzo Sales. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is out of Fabiana’s Flash, by City Zip, a daughter of graded stakes winner Flashy N Smart.
  • Hip No. 699, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, was sold to One Choice Bloodstock for $225,000. The full brother to stakes winner Mt Veeder, who galloped at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of Glenbriar Girl, by Gold Case.
  • Hip No. 795, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Sallusto & Albina for $210,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth on Sunday in :10 1/5, is out of Kiss a Vet, by War Front, from the family of grade one stakes winner Tap to Music.
  • Hip No. 638, a daughter of Will Take Charge consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, was sold for $200,000 to Marquee Bloodstock. The dark bay or brown filly, who galloped at the Under Tack Show on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed Entrustment, by Forestry, a half sister to grade one winner My Trusty Cat.
  • Reddam Racing LLC paid $180,000 for Hip No. 675, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, who worked an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat. She’s a full sister to stakes placed OBS graduate Mighty Mo out of Flowers Athefinish, by Grand Reward.
  • Hip No. 726, Chilly in Charge, a son of Take Charge Indy consigned  by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, was sold to Sallusto & Albina, Agent, for $170,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to stakes placed Chilly Start out of Holiday Chills, by Harlan’s Holiday, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday.
  • Hip No. 605, a daughter of Beau Choix  consigned by Weston Thoroughbreds Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $155,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of D J Trip, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes placed Superstar Bea.
  • Hip No. 613, a daughter of Exchange Rate consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to L. E. B. for $130,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5 was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Downtown Drifter, by Devil His Due, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Arch Rebel.
  • Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., Agent, paid $110,000 for Hip No. 745, a bay colt by Congrats who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday. Consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, he’s out of In a Haze, by Smoke Glacken, a half sister to stakes winner Clever Tish.

For the session, 176 youngsters sold for a total of $5,673,500, averaging $32,236 with a $13,000 median price. The buyback percentage was $25.7%. There was no corresponding session in 2017.

Five older horses sold for $96,500 compared to four bringing a total of $77,000 in 2017. The average was $19,300 compared to $19,250 a year ago, while the median was $11,000 compared with $13,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was $37.5%; it was 42.9% in 2017.

For the entire sale, 520 two-year-olds sold for $17,125,500 in three sessions, compared with 434 horses grossing $14,999,900 in two sessions a year ago. The average was $32,934 compared to $34,562 a year ago while the median price was $15,000 compared with $18,500 in 2017. The buyback percentage was 21.8%; it was 16.9% last year.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 211, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, sold to Carlo Vaccarezza for $650,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at last Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for October 9th, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on October 10th – 11th.

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 June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

The Factor filly tops June Sale’s second session

Tibor & Judit photogrpahy

Hip No. 426, a daughter of The Factor consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to East Hickman Bloodstock for $180,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan filly, who worked a quarter in :20 4/5 at Friday’s session of the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes winner America’s Friend, by Unusual Heat, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Bel Air Sizzle.

 

  • Hip No. 486, a son of Macho Uno also consigned by Wavertree, was purchased by Good Friends Stable for $155,000. The gray or roan colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Black Lace, by Afleet Alex, and is a three quarter brother to champion sprinter Private Zone.
  • Hip No. 320, a son of Run Away and Hide consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to George Mellon for $150,000.  The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of Texit, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes placed My Corinthian.
  • Stetson Racing LLC paid $150,000 for Hip No. 457, Yesterday’s Girl, a chestnut filly by Mucho Macho Man who turned in a quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday. Consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), she’s out of stakes placed Ayers Hall, by Jade Hunter, from the family of champion Estrapade.
  • Hip No. 401, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Hawks Nest LLC, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $135,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 on Friday,  is out of Yes It’s Valid, by Yes It’s True, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Valid Forbes.
  • Joe Sharp, Agent, went to $110,000 for Hip No. 332, a son of Dialed In consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth on Friday in :9 4/5 was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Top Trick, by Hat Trick (JPN), a daughter of graded stakes winner Blushing Heiress.
  • Hip No. 348, a daughter of Tiznow consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, went to Rio Vista Stables – Janice Klein for $110,000. The dark bay or brown filly, out of stakes placed Unbound, by Distorted Humor, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday.
  • Hip No. 369, a bay filly by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, who also worked an eighth on Friday in :10 1/5, was purchased by Gayle Van Leer, Agent, for $110,000. She’s out of graded stakes winner Washington Bridge, by Yankee Gentleman, a daughter of stakes winner Stirling Bridge.
  • Hip No. 534, Slewgoodtobetrue, a daughter of Jimmy Creed consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, went to Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. for $110,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Saturday, is out of Chiefette, by Chief Seattle, a daughter of stakes placed Daederbe.
  • JSM Equine LLC paid $110,000 for Hip No. 540, a daughter of Violence consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent. The bay filly, out of Citron Lady, by Lemon Drop Kid, a half sister to stakes winner Izzy Speaking, turned in an Under Tack eighth in :21 1/5 on Saturday.

For the session, 152 horses sold for a total of $4,598,500, compared with 213 selling for a total of $7,739,900 at last year’s second session. The average was $30,253 compared with $36,338 a year ago, while the median price was $14,500, compared to $20,000 in 2017.  The buyback percentage was 27.6%; it was 19.3% last year.

The June Sale continues Friday at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 601 – 936 will be offered.

Friday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse,  Daily Racing Form and TDN websites.

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

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

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

 

Scat Daddy colt tops June Sale’s opening session

Tibor & Judit photpgraphy

Hip No. 211, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Carlo Vaccarezza for $650,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

 

 

  • Hip No. 61, a daughter of Cairo Prince consigned by Price Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent was purchased by Baoma Corp. for $375,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Stormin’ Lyon out of Motel Lass, by Bates Motel, turned in the sale’s fastest quarter on Thursday, stopping the timer in :20 2/5.
  • Hip No. 41, Mo Mississippi, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, went to Exline-Border Racing LLC, Marette Farrell Agent, for $370,000. The bay colt, whose three eighths in :32 2/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s fastest work at the distance, is out of out of Mississippi Queen, by Artie Schiller, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Asi Siempre. His breeze, the co-fastest three eighths ever by a two-year-old over the OBS surface, equaled the work turned in by grade one stakes winner Celestine at the 2014 OBS June Sale, also consigned by Gayle Woods.
  • Justin Casse, Agent, went to $240,000 for Hip No. 112, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Rock Candy out of Party Chatter, by Pleasant Colony.
  • Hip No. 235, a son of  New Year’s Day consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, was purchased for $205,000 by Robert Barbara, Agent for Joseph G. Bucci. The chestnut colt, who sped a quarter in :20 4/5 on Friday, is out of Sign Off, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Imperial Gesture.
  • Calumet Farm paid $165,000 for Hip No. 247, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter who also breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 on Friday. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Skipalute out of Skipstone, by Montbrook.
  • Hip No. 210, Prize Money, a daughter of Orb consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Joe Sharp, Agent, for $155,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Thursday, is out of Satisfaction, by Awesome Again, a half sister to grade one winner Dancing Forever.
  • Joe Sharp, Agent, also went to $150,000 for Hip No. 3, a son of Cross Traffic consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an eighth on Thursday in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Madrilena, by Stormy Atlantic, a daughter of stakes winner Brush Over.

For the session, 171 horses grossed $6,460,500, compared with 221 selling for a total of $7,260,000 at last year’s first session. The average was $37,781, up 15% compared with $32,851 a year ago, while the median price was $20,000, a gain of 17.6% compared to $17,000 in 2017.  The buyback percentage was 21.5%; it was 14.34% last year.

The June Sale continues Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 301 – 600 will be offered.

Thursday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse,  Daily Racing Form and TDN websites.

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

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

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

 

June Sale begins Wednesday, June 13

The 2018 OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is set for Wednesday though Friday, June 13th – 15th  with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No’s 1-300 go on the block Wednesday, Hip No’s 301- 600 will be offered Thursday and Hip No’s. 601-936 will sell on Friday.

The Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at http://obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form and TDN websites. The entire catalog including the supplements can be viewed via the OBS website.

Goldencents (Benoit photo)

The catalog cover features grade one stakes winning June Sale graduates Stormy Liberal, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and Clark Handicap (G1) winner Seeking the Soul. They join recent June catalog stars Goldencents, back to back winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) and multiple graded stakes winner Celestine, whose 2014 Under Tack three eighths in :32 2/5 was equaled this year by Hip No. 41, a colt by Uncle Mo. watch his under tack video

 

 

Celestine (Lauren King photo)

June graduates have been busy in the run-up to this year’s sale. On Saturday, James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette captured Churchill’s $100,000 Mint Julep Handicap (G3) by a neck. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Wilburn, now 17-8-0-3 with earnings of $568,479. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 at the 2016 OBS Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Miller for $28,000 from Bobby Jones Equine LLC & Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent. watch her under tack video

 

There and Now (Benoit photo)

Last year’s Sale was topped by a Florida-bred colt by First Dude, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5 before he was knocked down for $400,000. On Saturday at Santa Anita, that colt, named There and Now, made his debut in a maiden special weight test for trainer Bob Baffert in the colors of Byerly Turk Racing. He battled for the early lead through a half in :44 3/5 before taking charge and drawing away a winner by 2-1/4 lengths, running the 6-1/2 furlongs in 1:15 4/5. watch his under tack video

Last Thursday at Gulfstream Park, Heczor Investment Corp.’s King Humor made it three wins in as many starts with a front-running victory in the $75,000 Ocala Flame Stakes. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he sold for $50,000. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., the 3-year-old colt by Distorted Humor has earned $101,325 to date. watch his under tack video

Videos from the four Under Tack sessions are posted online at obssales.com as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are updated frequently during each session on the OBS website and available in sortable, .pdf and excel formats at the conclusion of each session. The latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Paved wins Santa Anita’s Honeymoon Stakes

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Ciaglia Racing LLC and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Paved stayed off the pace in the early going in Saturday’s $200,060 Honeymoon Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, but she rallied on the turn, came between horses to take command in the stretch and drew away late to win by 3-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Ms Peintour (June ’17, April ’17) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, who beat the boys earlier in the year in the El Camino Real Derby.  Now 6-3-0-3 for trainer Michael McCarthy, she has earned $242,640 to date. She was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $320,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

James M. Miller’s Lovely Bernadette had one horse beaten on the backstretch of Churchill’s $100,000 Mint Julep Handicap (G3) on Saturday, but the 4-year-old daughter of Wilburn closed down the stretch and got up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s her third graded stakes win and leaves her with a 17-8-0-3 career record and earnings of $568,479. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 at the 2016 OBS June Sale before she was purchased by Mr. Miller for $28,000 from Bobby Jones Equine LLC & Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent. watch her under tack video

Leonard C. Green’s Sower is now three for three and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and winning the $150,000 Jersey Girl Stakes by 4-3/4 lengths at Belmont Park on Sunday. Fellow OBS graduate Take Charge Paula (March ’17) checked in third. Sower is trained by Linda Rice, who purchased the now 3-year-old filly by Flatter for $120,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in : 10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Gary Barber and John C. Oxley’s unbeaten Road to Victory, idle since capturing Churchill’s Golden Rod Stakes (G2) in November, returned to the races in style, rallying to take charge of Woodbine’s $100,00 Alywow stakes a furlong from home and besting fellow OBS graduate Originator (June ’17) by a length and a half. Now three for three for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $191,086 to date. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show prior to the 2017 OBS April Sale before she was purchased for $500,000 by Justin Casse, Agent, out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch her under tack video

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Heczor Investment Corp.’s King Humor is also three for three and a stakes winner after going to the lead early in Thursday’s $75,000 Ocala Flame Stakes at Gulfstream Park and staying there all the way, scoring by half a length. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., the 3-year-old colt by Distorted Humor has earned $101,325 to date. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2017 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he sold for $50,000. watch his under tack video

 

e Five Racing Stable’s Florida Fuego came around horses on the turn in Wednesday’s $75,000 Liza Jane Stakes at Gulfstream Park, closed on the outside down the stretch and was up in the last jump to win by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate Writer’s Almanac (April ’17) was another length back in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, now 6-3-0-1 for trainer David Fawkes with $154,935 in earnings. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5 before she was she was purchased for $70,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch her under tack video

Filly by The Factor fastest at June Sale Under Tack finale

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Hip No. 890, a gray or roan filly by The Factor consigned by All Dreams Equine, worked three eighths in :33 flat to post the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. She’s out of Twilite Rendezvous, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to stakes winner Twilights Prayer.

 

Hip No. 847, a 3-year-old bay colt by Uncle Mo consigned by Circle D Thoroughbreds, breezed three eighths in :33 2/5. He’s out of Pretty Clear, by Mr. Prospector, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Distant View.

Hip No. 853, a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Jimmy Creed consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, breezed a half mile in :45 1/5. He’s out of stakes winner Missing Miss, by Unaccounted For.

Four youngsters shared honors for the day’s fastest quarter, clocked in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 883, Who’llstoptherain, a bay filly by Can the Man consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed What What What out of Stormy Blast, by Kayrawan.
  • Hip No. 909, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a gray or roan colt by Winslow Homer out of Cindy Says, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Cloud Scapes.
  • Hip No. 916, a bay colt by Gemologist out of stakes winner Elusive Noise, by Elusive Quality, is consigned by Potrero Stables, Agent.
  • Hip No. 930, God of Love, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Atreides out of Lanida, by Lion Heart, a half sister to champion Kodiak Boy.

There were nine quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 704, consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a chestnut colt by Curlin out of graded stakes winner Golden Dawn, by Hennessy.
  • Hip No. 749, a bay filly by Violence consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables LLC, Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner Cederberg out of In From the Cold, by American Chance.
  • Hip No. 753, a chestnut colt by Union Rags consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate Backdoor Kenny out of Internal Affair, by Orientate, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Mountain Range.
  • Hip No. 815, consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a bay colt by Scat Daddy out of graded stakes winner Last Song, by Unbridled’s Song, and is a half brother to stakes placed Shut the Box.
  • Hip No. 837, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Emcee out of Lost Dreams, by Indian Charlie, a daughter of stakes winner Private Dreams
  • Hip No. 843, a dark bay or brown gelding by Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of Lucky Trip, by Trippi, a full sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Dream of Angels.
  • Hip No. 878, Shessuchaknockout, consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is a bay filly by Kantharos out of Shessuchastandout, by Afleet Alex, a daughter of graded stakes winner For Rubies.
  • Hip No. 902, Our Fascination, also consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle, is a dark bay or brown filly by Warrior’s Reward out of stakes winner Brenda’s Slew, by Straight Man, and is a half sister to stakes placed Notapradaprice.
  • Hip No. 915, a bay filly by Paynter consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Four Inch Heels out of stakes placed OBS graduate Earlybird Road, by Cherokee Run.

The session’s fastest eighths were in :10 flat; there were eight.

  • Hip No. 686, Coco Bold, consigned by Las Palmas Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Magna Graduate out of Galabella, by Lightnin N Thunder, from the family of stakes winner Stormy Do.
  • Hip No. 738, consigned by Altamira Stable LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Strong Mandate out of stakes placed Ice Storm Coming.
  • Hip No, 779, a dark bay or brown filly by Rattlesnake Bridge consigned by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Jupiter Tasmania, by Jupiter Pluvius, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Dawnie Macho.
  • Hip No. 791, a dark bay or brown filly by First Samurai consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, is out of Key Quality, by Elusuve Quality, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Gaviola.
  • Hip No. 860, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a chestnut filly by Gio Ponti out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Miss Mambo, by Kingmambo, and is a half sister to stakes winner Race to Urga, the dam of grade one stakes winner Gormley.
  • Hip No. 867, Stormy Silana, a bay filly by Sidney’s Candy consigned by Santa Fe Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of stakes placed OBS graduate Not in My House, by Chester House.
  • Hip No. 869, consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, is a bay filly by Can the Man out of stakes placed Pi Bella, by Pioneering, a half sister to stakes winner Carbella.
  • Hip No. 886, consigned by Dean’s List, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Super Ninety Nine out of Teruko, by Coronado’s Quest, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Safe Trip.

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

The June Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th through Friday, June 15th with each session beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No’s 1-300 go on the block Wednesday, Hip No’s 301- 600 will be offered Thursday and Hip No’s. 601-936 will sell on Friday.

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

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

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

New Year’s Day colt fastest at OBS June’s third Under Tack session

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Hip No. 455, a chestnut colt by New Year’s Day consigned by Hawks Nest LLC, Agent, sped a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. He’s out of stakes placed Awesome Symmetry, by Awesome Again, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Valid Symmetry.

 

Hip No. 457, Yesterday’s Girl, a chestnut filly by Mucho Macho Man consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), worked a quarter in : 20 4/5. She’s out of stakes placed Ayers Hall, by Jade Hunter, from the family of champion Estrapade.

Six youngsters worked quarters in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 451, consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Magician (IRE) out of Ava G, by Afternoon Deelites, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Winter Treasure.
  • Hip No. 484, a chestnut colt by Verrazano consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, is a half brother to graded stakes placed Motown Lady out of Binavicar, by Vicar.
  • Hip No. 494, a chestnut colt by Speightstown consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Blueeyesintherein, by Magna Graduate.
  • Hip No. 561, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by First Dude out of Crazysoutherngirl, by Southern Image, a half sister to stakes winner She’s Our Annie.
  • Hip No. 610, a bay filly by Ghostzapper consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is out of stakes placed Do Somethin, by Purim.
  • Hip No. 636, consigned by Ocala Stud, is a bay colt by Congrats out of Empress of Gold, by Empire Maker, from the family of grade one stakes winner Air Fore Blue.

There were eight eighths in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 497, a dark bay or brown colt by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed You’re to Blame out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Bon Jovi Girl.
  • Hip No. 528, a dark bay or brown gelding by Corfu consigned by Altamira Stable LLC, Agent, is out of Chandeleur, by Repent, from the family of stakes winner Brite’s High.
  • Hip No. 540, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, is a bay filly by Violence out of Citron Lady, by Lemon Drop Kid, a half sister to stakes winner Izzy Speaking.
  • Hip No. 556, Giant Mesa, consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Giant Oak out of Corsica, by Sky Mesa, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Lucky Lavender Gal.
  • Hip No. 569, Dakota’s Thirsty, a chestnut colt by Stay Thirsty consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of Dakota Sis, by Eddington, a half sister to stakes winner Littlemiss Allison.
  • Hip No. 611, also consigned by Wavertree, is a bay colt by Twirling Candy out of Double Fancy, by Tribal Rule, a full sister to stakes winner Rule by Force.
  • Hip No. 620, a bay colt by Uncle Mo consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is out of Dublin Four, by Henrythenavigator, a half sister to graded stakes winner Intelligence Cross.
  • Hip No. 622, a gray or roan filly by Concord Point consigned by Doble Jak LLC, is out of Dynamatic, by Dynaformer, from the family of stakes winner Quality Exchange.

Two horses tied for the day’s fastest three eighths, timed in: 33 flat.

  • Hip No. 303, Hallucegenic, a gray or roan colt by Winslow Homer consigned by Gayle Woods, is out of Sweet On You, by Candy Ride (ARG), a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner New Edition.
  • Hip No. 647, Covergirl Justice, consigned by All Dreams Equine, is a half sister to stakes winner Exciting Justice out of Exciting Avenue, by Avenue of Flags.

Two horses shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, each stopping the timer in :9 4/5.

  • Hip No. 613, a dark bay or brown filly by Exchange Rate consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is out of Downtown Drifter, by Devil His Due, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Arch Rebel.
  • Hip No. 652, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Munnings out of Extravagance, by Medaglia d’Oro, from the family of grade one stakes winner Bodemeister.

There were ten eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 487, Magic Snake, consigned by Stephen Hope Sales & Co., Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Rattlesnake Bridge out of Black Magic Moon, by Alke, from the family of stakes winner Belle de Soleil.
  • Hip No. 504, a bay filly by Istan consigned by Sugar Hill LLC, Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Motovato out of stakes placed Buffalo Bird Woman, by Slew City Slew.
  • Hip No. 533, consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, is a bay filly by Discreet Cat, a full sister to graded stakes winner Air Khalifa out of Chez La Femme, by Afternoon Deelites.
  • Hip No. 565, a dark bay or brown colt by J P’s Gusto consigned by Victory Stables, is out of stakes placed Cryptocandiac, by Candy Ride (ARG), a half sister to graded stakes winner Workin for Hops.
  • Hip No. 599, Shilah Baby, a gray or roan filly by Graydar consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Diamond Baby, by Southern Image, a half sister to graded stakes winner Baby J.
  • Hip No. 605, consigned by Weston Thoroughbreds Training & Sales LLC, Agent, is a bay filly by Beau Choix out of D J Trip, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes placed Superstar Bea.
  • Hip No. 618, a bay filly by Fed Biz consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, is out of Dress Parade, by Victory Gallop, a daughter of graded stakes winner Added Asset.
  • Hip No. 654, consigned by Costanzo Sales, is a bay colt by Uncaptured out of Fabiana’s Flash, by City Zip, a daughter of graded stakes winner Flashy N Smart.
  • Hip No. 674, Shedancesforfate, a full sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Dance With Fate, consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Two Step Salsa out of Flirting With Fate, by Saint Ballado.
  • Hip No. 675, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a full sister to stakes placed OBS graduate Mighty Mo out of Flowers Athefinish, by Grand Reward.

The Under Tack Show concludes Sunday, June 10th, starting at 7:30 p.m. Hip No’s 676 – 936 are scheduled to breeze.

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

The June Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th through Friday, June 15th with each session beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No’s 1-300 go on the block Wednesday, Hip No’s 301- 600 will be offered Thursday and Hip No’s. 601-936 will sell on Friday.

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

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

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

Cairo Prince filly fastest at second June Sale Under Tack session

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Hip No. 407, Sexyama, a gray or roan filly by Cairo Prince consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, breezed three eighths in :32 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. She’s a half sister to stakes placed Cowboy Cool out of Academie D’Amour, by Royal Academy. As a testament to the OBS surface, the session concluded on a dry track despite an interruption by heavy afternoon showers.

Two horses worked three eighths in :32 4/5.

  • Hip No. 245, Astro Empire, a bay colt by Astrology consigned by Doble Jak LLC, is out of Sizzle Dress, by Henrythenavigator, a daughter of stakes placed Dressed to Kill.
  • Hip No. 297, Vow Me Now, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Broken Vow and a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Get Jets out of Sunny, by Dixieland Band.

Hip No. 402, a chestnut colt by Fed Biz consigned by Potrero Stables, Agent, turned in the sesssion’s fastest quarter, clocked in :20 3/5. He’s out of You Laughin, by Sharp Humor, a half sister to grade one winner Sweet Reason.

There were six quarters in :20 4/5.

  • Hip No. 235, consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is a chestnut colt by New Year’s Day out of Sign Off, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Imperial Gesture.
  • Hip No. 247, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Skipalute out of Skipstone, by Montbrook.
  • Hip No. 263, also consigned by Wavertree, is a chestnut filly by Street Boss out of Southern Swing, by Dixieland Band, and is a half sister to stakes winner Mr. Pee Vee.
  • Hip No. 375, a gray or roan filly by Itsmyluckyday consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Sweetontheladies out of stakes placed Whataclassybroad, by Yankee Gentleman.
  • Wavertree also consigned Hip No. 426, a gray or roan filly by The Factor out of stakes winner America’s Friend, by Unusual Heat, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Bel Air Sizzle.
  • Hip No. 446, Track Star, a dark bay or brown filly by J P’s Gusto consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Joe Hollywood out of A True Star, by Yes It’s True.

Eight youngsters worked quarters in :21 flat

  • Hip No. 248, a dark bay or brown colt by Handsome Mike consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, is out of Slamming Well, by Grand Slam, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Calico Bay.
  • Hip No. 257, a bay colt by Shackleford consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed Pedaltothemedal out of Something Brewing, by Meadowlake.
  • Hip No. 267, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Congrats out of Spinning Time, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Boat Trip.
  • Hip No. 300, consigned by Ocala Stud, is a dark bay or brown colt by Adios Charlie out of Sweetly Valid, by Sweetsouthernsaint, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Valid Forbes.
  • Hip No. 323, a dark bay or brown colt by Shanghai Bobby consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, is out of There I Go, by Hennessy, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Karlovy Vary.
  • Hip No. 325, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Into Mischief out of stakes winner Three Graces, by Doneraile Court, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Euphrosyne.
  • Hip No. 357, a gray or roan gelding by Overdriven also consigned Ocala Stud, is a half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate R Girls a Charmer out of Velvet Charm, by Montbrook.
  • Hip No. 427, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by The Factor out of champion Amor de Palacio, by Cashel Castle.

There were five quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 259, a bay colt by Warrior’s Reward consigned by Dark Star Thoroughbreds (Stori Atchison), Agent, is out of Sophie’s Destiny, by Two Punch, a half sister to stakes winner Grand Appointment.
  • Hip No. 319, Terminallastchance, consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Smart Bid out of Terminals Lastbuck, by Stonesider, a half sister to stakes placed Frivolous Buck.
  • Hip No. 392, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Point of Entry out of Wishcraft, by Lion Heart, a half sister to grade one winner Dream of Summer, the dam of graded winners Creative Cause and Destin.
  • Hip No. 401, a chestnut colt by Uncaptured consigned by Hawks Nest LLC, is out of Yes It’s Valid, by Yes It’s True, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Valid Forbes.
  • Hip No. 431, Tbtwelve, a chestnut colt by Trappe Shot consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is out of A. P. Indy Lover, by Pure Prize, from the family of champion Hansen.

Two horses shared honors for the day’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in 9 4/5.

  • Hip No. 332, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Dialed In out of Top Trick, by Hat Trick (JPN), a daughter of graded stakes winner Blushing Heiress.
  • Hip No. 403, Getthe Muny Bernie, a chestnut colt by Munnings consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, is a half brother to stakes winner Beyond the Reach out of Zadie Creek, by Repriced.

There were eleven eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 232, a bay colt by Orb consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Bourbon Courage out of Shine Forth, by Carson City.
  • Hip No. 240, Periodical, a gray or roan filly by Data Link consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Onus out of Silviculture, by Forestry.
  • Hip No. 242, a bay filly by Csaba consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Sister Gal, by Indy King, from the family of graded stakes placed OBS graduate Wedding Singer.
  • Hip No. 293, a chestnut filly by Crown of Thorns consigned by J R Racing Stables, is out of Sugarlick, by Congrats, a half sister to graded stakes winner Trippi’s Storm.
  • Hip No. 307, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a bay colt by Union Rags out of Sweet Zapper, by Ghostzapper, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Sweet Symphony.
  • Hip No. 317, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a bay filly by Shackleford out of Tenacious Tripp, by Trippi, a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Dynhocracy.
  • Hip No. 320, a bay colt by Run Away and Hide consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is out of Texit, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes placed My Corinthian.
  • Hip No. 344, consigned by Marcial Galan, is a gray or roan filly by Can the Man out of stakes placed Tutu, by Corwyn Bay (IRE), and a half sister to stakes placed Avenue Sister.
  • Hip No. 366, Mercusio, a dark bay or brown colt by Elusive Quality also consigned by Marcial Galan, Agent, is out of Vita Vittoria, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to stakes winner Saturday’s Child.
  • Hip No. 411, Random Number, a bay colt by Uncle Mo consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed Honor the Fleet out of stakes winner Afleet Lass, by Northern Afleet.
  • Hip No. 450, consigned by Pick View LLC, is a bay colt by Northern Afleet out of Autumn Memories, and is a half brother to stakes placed Edgy Memorie.

The Under Tack Show continues Saturday, June 9th at 7:30 a.m. Hip No’s 451 – 675 scheduled to breeze.

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

The June Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th through Friday, June 15th with each session beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No’s 1-300 go on the block Wednesday, Hip No’s 301- 600 will be offered Thursday and Hip No’s. 601-936 will sell on Friday.

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

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

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

Uncle Mo colt fastest at June Under Tack Show’s first session

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Hip No. 41, Mo Mississippi, a bay colt by Uncle Mo consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, worked three eighths in :32 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. The beginning of the session was briefly delayed by a heavy shower, but once underway, the OBS track surface provided uniform dry footing throughout the entire day.

Mo Mississippi is out of out of Mississippi Queen, by Artie Schiller, a half sister to graded stakes winner Asi Siempre. His breeze time equaled the work turned in by grade one stakes winner Celestine, consigned to the 2014 OBS June Sale by Gayle Woods.

Hip No. 177, Canadian Magic, a bay filly by Magician (IRE) breezed three eighths in :33 1/5. She’s out of Ristretta, by War Front, from the family of champion Leroidesanimaux (BRZ).

Hip No. 61, a bay filly by Cairo Prince consigned by Price Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, worked the session’s fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 2/5. She’s a half sister to stakes winning OBS graduate Stormin’ Lyon out of Motel Lass, by Bates Motel.

There were two quarters in :20 3/5.

  • Hip No. 106, is a bay filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, out of stakes winning OBS graduate Paint Me Red, by Red Bullet.
  • Hip No. 158, Maple Moon, a gray or roan colt by The Lumber Guy consigned by Jose Munoz, is out of Ransom Moon, by Malibu Moon, from the family of graded stakes winner Regal Ransom.

Three horses worked quarters in :20 4/5

  • Hip No. 36, Class Act, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay colt by Quality Road out of Miss Drake, by Afleet Alex, a daughter of grade one winner Classy Mirage and a full sister to grade one stakes winner Dublin.
  • Hip No. 42, a chestnut colt by Trappe Shot consigned by Jose Munoz, is out of Miss Olive Oil, by Roman Ruler, a half sister to grade one winner Friendly Michelle.
  • Hip No. 102, Theycallmeprincess, a bay filly by Currency Swap consigned by 30-30 Ranch, is out of stakes placed OBS graduate Over the Counter, by Majestic Warrior.

A pair of youngsters sped quarters in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 16, a dark bay or brown filly by Turbo Compressor consigned by Paraizo Victoria Farm, is out of Market Price, by Touch Gold, a daughter of stakes winner Country Stage.
  • Hip No. 23, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay filly by Atreides, a half sister to graded stakes winner Whitmore, who added Oaklawn’s Count Fleet Handicap (G3) to his resume in April, out of Melody’s Spirit, by Scat Daddy.

Eight horses breezed a quarter in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 45, Strong Foundation, consigned by Potrero Stables, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Handsome Mike out of Miss Velocity, by Curlin, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate East Hall.
  • Hip No. 98, a dark bay or brown colt by Magna Graduate consigned by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Onaccountofyou, by Unaccounted For, a daughter of stakes winner Got You Runnin.
  • Hip No. 107, consigned by C & J Stable, is a chestnut filly by To Honor and Serve out of graded stakes winner Palmilla, by Crowd Pleaser.
  • Hip No. 132, Divide by Four, a dark bay or brown filly by Temple City consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Ponita, by Even the Score, a half sister to stakes winner Ohio Smile.
  • Hip No. 143, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a gray or roan colt by He’s Had Enough out of stakes winner Prize Informant, by Marciano.
  • Hip No. 188, a gray or roan filly by Prospective consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, is out of Romantic Juliet, by Put It Back, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate High Resolve.
  • Hip No. 191, consigned by Ocala Stud, is a dark bay or brown colt by Overdriven out of stakes placed Rose Bay, by Montbrook, a full sister to stakes winner Sweet Sixteen.
  • Hip No. 203, a gray or roan colt by Flashback consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, is out of Salty Not Sweet, by Salt Lake, a full sister to stakes placed Four Corners.

Two horses shared honors for the session’s fastest eighth, clocked in :9 4/5.

  • Hip No. 114, Diamond Gold, consigned by Champions of the Future, is a gray or roan filly by You Luckie Mann out of Party of Eight, by Evansville Slew, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Ride the Rails.
  • Hip No. 211, a dark bay or brown colt by Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.

There were six eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 53, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Reward the Cat out of Montbright, by Montbrook, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Burn Brightly.
  • Hip No. 108, a chestnut filly by Orb consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is out of Pampering, by Hennessy, a daughter of graded stakes placed Hot Attraction.
  • Hip No. 112, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a bay filly by Quality Road out of Party Chatter, by Pleasant Colony, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Rock Candy.
  • Hip No. 124, Ben’s Miss Chief, a bay filly by Into Mischief consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Pioneer’s Era out of Pioneer Gal, by Pioneering.
  • Hip No. 148, a dark bay or brown colt by Violence consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables LLC, Agent, is out of Pure Genius, by Mr. Greeley, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Keeneland Kat.
  • Hip No. 197, consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, is a bay colt by Blame out of Ruedelarose, by Street Sense, a full sister to stakes placed Flower Mart.

The Under Tack Show continues Friday, June 8th at 7:30 a.m. Hip No’s 226 – 450 are scheduled to breeze.

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

The June Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th through Friday, June 15th with each session beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No’s 1-300 go on the block Wednesday, Hip No’s 301- 600 will be offered Thursday and Hip No’s. 601-936 will sell on Friday.

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

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

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

June Sale Under Tack Show begins Thursday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age begins Thursday, June 7th and continues through Sunday, June 10th.  All four sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1 – 225 will breeze on Thursday, Hip No.’s 226 – 450 go on Friday, Hip No.’s 451 – 675 will work on Saturday, and Hip No.’s 676 – 936 will breeze on Sunday. The final session includes the five older horses and 78 two-year-olds in the supplemental catalog which can be viewed on the OBS website and via the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. Printed supplemental catalogs are available at the sales grounds.

There are 922 two-year-olds and 12 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale, set for Wednesday, June 13th through Friday, June 15th, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The OBS June Sale wraps up a successful juvenile sale season, beginning with a strong sale in March and continuing with a record shattering sale in April. At the racetrack, OBS juvenile graduates have accounted for more than four stakes wins a week since the beginning of 2017, including 91 graded victories. From June graduate Stormy Liberal’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) to April graduate Mind Your Biscuits’ sensational stretch run to capture a second straight Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), OBS juvenile sale grads are winning major races around the world.

On Saturday at Belmont Park, Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing LLC’s 2017 March graduate Blended Citizen will try to follow in the footsteps of Tonalist and Coastal and deny Justify the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes (G1) after taking the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) in May. The Peter Pan was the  second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Proud Citizen, purchased for $85,000 out of the Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne) consignment after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 1/5. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 10-3-0-2 and has earned $406,854.  watch his under tack video

The past few weeks have seen promising OBS juvenile sale graduates get their careers off on the right foot at Santa Anita, each earning TDN “Rising Star” status. On May 11th, Kaleem Shah’s Tijori led from gate to wire, scoring by 3-1/4 lengths in her debut.  Trained by Simon Callaghan, the 2-year-old daughter of Will Take Charge was purchased for $525,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. She makes her next start in Belmont’s Astoria Stakes this Thursday.  watch her under tack video

A week later, LNJ Foxwoods and NK Racing’s Explorer, purchased by Solis/Litt for $1,250,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, made his long awaited debut. The 3-year-old colt by Orb gave nothing else a chance, taking the lead at the start and never looked back en route to a four length victory for trainer Bob Baffert.  watch his under tack video

This past Sunday, trainer Doug O’Neill sent McShane Racing LLC’s Mr. Paytience out for his maiden voyage, and the 2-year-old son of Paynter did not disappoint, shaking off early pressure to take over in the stretch and galloped home in hand by 7-3/4 lengths. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was sold to McShane Racing for $90,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video

The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, the Video Room and kiosks throughout the sales pavilion. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 June 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.

 

The Lieutenant wins Golden Gate’s All American Stakes

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s The Lieutenant, a half brother to Derby and Preakness winner Justify, made his way through traffic on the turn in Golden Gate’s $100,000 All American Stakes (G3) on Memorial Day, ran past the leaders in the final sixteenth and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Street Sense, trained by Michael McCarthy, now 12-4-1-1 with $209,537 in earnings. Consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc., Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $185,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

Madaket Stables LLC, Ten Strike Racing and Zayat Stables, LLC’s Ezmosh took the short way home in Saturday’s $100,000 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3), staying on the rail all the way, taking command in the stretch and drawing off late to score by 2-1/2 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Pont Du Gord (August ’16). It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Tizway, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale where he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 9-3-2-1 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $154,480 to date. watch his under tack video

Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners, Bethlehem Stables LLC et al’s Offering Plan defended his title in Belmont’s $125,000 Kingston Stakes on Memorial Day, rallying wide into the stretch, closing strongly to reach the lead at the sixteenth pole and going on from there to score by a length and three quarters.  His third stakes victory gives the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Spring At Last a 19-7-3-3 record with earnings of $572,923 for trainer Chad Brown. He was sold for $135,000 at the 2014 OBS April Sale by Mayberry Farm, Agent, after working an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.   watch his under tack video

Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC’s Factorofwon tried stakes company for the first time in Sunday’s $101,690 Black Pearl Stakes on the turf course at Santa Anita, rallied on the outside after leaving the hill and got up in the final yards to win by half a length. The 3-year-old colt by The Factor sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was sold for $150,000 by Paul Sharp, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Now 8-2-0-2 for trainer Mark Glatt, he has earned $91,375. watch his under tack video 

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man scored his third straight stakes win on Saturday at Evangeline Downs, rallying from off the pace to take command of the $75,000 Louisiana Legends Sprint Stakes a furlong from home and easing away to win by a length and a half. Trained by Ron Fauncheux, the victory leaves him with a 26-8-4-3 career record and $307,055 in earnings. After working an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5, the 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos was purchased for $125,000 out  of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video 

Scrivener Stables Trust Factor went to the front in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Legends Turf Stakes at Evangeline Downs, shook off a challenge on the turn and held on gamely to win by a length. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old son of Paddy O’Prado, trained by Mike Maker, now 18-8-4-3 with earnings of $335,958. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, he was purchased for $12,000 by Karen Scrivener out of the  Potrero Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Mark Norman and Normand Stables LLC’s Shes Our Fastest picked up her second stakes win on Saturday at Lone Star Park, taking charge of the $65,000 Texas Stallion Stakes in the stretch and drawing away in style to win by 6-3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old filly by Oratory sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show before she was purchased for $50,000 out of the Stephens Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. Trained by Paul Duhon, she’s now 9-3-3-0 and has earned $120,550 to date. watch her under tack video

June Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Five older horses and 78 two-year-olds have been supplemented and will sell as Hip No’s 853 -936 on the sale’s third day, Friday, June 15th.  The supplemental catalog will be available at the sales grounds and on the OBS website.  All supplemented horses will breeze at the fourth Under Tack session on Sunday, June 10th.

The supplemental catalog adds depth to the June Sale’s outstanding stallion roster. Two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Goldencents, who earned over $3-million after he was purchased out of the June Sale supplemental catalog, is represented by his first crop of two-year-olds. The supplemental catalog also includes two-year-olds by Bernardini, Candy Ride (ARG), Hard Spun, Into Mischief, Orb, Scat Daddy, Strong Mandate and Uncle Mo.

There are now 922 two-year-olds and 12 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale, set for Wednesday, June 13th through Friday, June 15th, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Under Tack Show will be divided into four sessions, scheduled for Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th, with each session beginning at 7:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 1 – 225 will breeze on Thursday, Hip No.’s 226 – 450 go on Friday, Hip No.’s 451 – 675 will work on Saturday, and Hip No.’s 676 – 936 will go on Sunday.

The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, the Video Room and kiosks throughout the sales pavilion. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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 June 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.

Blended Citizen takes Belmont’s Peter Pan Stakes

Adam Coglianese photo

Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing LLC’s Blended Citizen warmed up for a run at the Belmont Stakes (G1),  charging wide on the turn to reach contention in Saturday’s $350,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont, taking command inside the sixteenth pole and easing away to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Proud Citizen, purchased for $85,000 out of the Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne) consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :22 1/5. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 10-3-0-2 and has earned $406,854 to date. watch his under tack video

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Kent Spellman’s Kirby’s Penny tried stakes company for the first time in the $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (G3) on Saturday at Belmont Park, rallied from just off the pace to wear down the leaders in the stretch and won going away by a length and a half. The 5-year-old daughter of Macho Uno, trained by Wesley Ward, is now 12-7-2-0 and has earned $338,916. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan tracked the leader in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Big Drama Stakes on Saturday, took over leaving the eighth pole and scored by a length and three quarters, with fellow OBS graduate Hy Riverside (April ’14) checking in third. The 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale then purchased for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after he breezed a  quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. A six time stakes winner for trainer Eddie Plesa, he has compiled a 29-9-6-6 record and has earned $738,560. watch his under tack video

 

Woodford Racing LLC’s Engage overcame a sluggish start in Sunday’s $90,000 Gold Fever Stakes at Belmont, battled down the stretch in the mud and was best by a nose. Fellow OBS graduate A Different Style (March ’17) finished third. The graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, who took Belmont’s Futurity Stakes (G3) at two, is now 5-3-2-0 for trainer Chad Brown and has earned $266,400 to date. He worked an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased by Woodford for $550,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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Kaleem Shah’s Tijori got her career off on the right foot Friday at Santa Anita, taking the lead at the start of a $55,035 maiden special weight test and never looking back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory. Trained by Simon Callaghan, who indicated he’s pointing her for either the Astoria Stakes on Belmont weekend or a trip to Royal Ascot for the Queen Mary (G2), she earned $32,400 for her effort. The 2-year-old daughter of Will Take Charge was purchased for $525,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video