Ready to Dance fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Hip No. 318, Ready to Dance, worked three eighths in :32 flat to post the fastest work at the distance at the  Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale. The unraced 3-year-old dark bay or brown Florida-bred colt by Take Charge Indy, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is out of stakes placed Readybdancing, by More Than Ready, a daughter of stakes winner Silent Serenade.

Hip No. 268, Saucy Symphony, sped three eighths in :32 1/5. The 4-year-old chestnut filly by First Samurai, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is out of stakes winner Celtic Chant, by Songandaprayer.

Hip No. 307, Mr Harlan, worked the distance in :32 2/5. The 6-year-old bay son of Harlan’s Holiday, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is out of stakes placed Merrill Gold, by Gold Fever, and is a half brother to stakes winner Isabelle.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at Videos may also be viewed at the sales grounds in the video room and via kiosks in the breezeway and walking ring areas.

Horses in the Racing Age section, Hip No.’s 255 – 366, will be offered immediately following the Preferred session on Wednesday, January 24th. The 112 horses in the Racing Age section include 28 older horses, 56 three-year-olds and 28 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 255 – 348 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 349 – 366 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds.

A total of 602 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 24th with Hip Numbers 1 – 254 selling in the Consignor Preferred session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. Hip Numbers 401 – 748 in the Open Session will be offered Thursday, January 25th.

The entire Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at The website’s improved searchable and sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

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

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

OBS will hold a day of live pari-mutuel racing on Tuesday, January 23rd. The nine race card features eight quarter horse races and one for thoroughbreds. First post time is 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed live via the OBS, DRF and Blood-Horse 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 will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to

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