Bear Brian tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening session

Hip 182 (Judit Seipert photo)

Hip No. 368, Bear Brian, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Stonestreet Stables LLC, went to Kerri Raven for $150,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section on the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale. The 3-year-old bay colt by Tiznow, who captured a maiden special at Sam Houston Race Park on January 9th, is out of stakes winner Lil Super Bear, by Super Saver.

Hip No. 182, a son of Practical Joke also consigned by Summerfield, was purchased by Ronald Clark Shepherd for $130,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session.  The bay yearling colt is out of Mobeautiful, by Uncle Mo, from the family of graded stakes winner Speed Dialer.

  • Hip No. 321, Polterer, a 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, went to Danny W. Brown for $110,000. Consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, the chestnut colt is out of graded stakes winner Honey Hughes, by Henny Hughes.
  • J. Stable LLC paid $100,000 for Hip No. 360, Pledge, a 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales, Agent. A 6-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Turfway Park on January 2nd, she’s a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Hello Don Julio out of Faithful, by Vindication.
  • Hip No. 25, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to Democracy Bloodstock for $95,000. The dark bay or brown yearling filly is out of stakes placed Simply Confection, by Candy Ride (ARG), from the family of champion Ashado.
  • Hip No. 117, a daughter of Malibu Moon consigned by Kerri Szegi, Agent, went to Windylea Farm – NY LLC for $95,000. The bay yearling filly is out of graded stakes placed Fortunia, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Dionisia.
  • Hip No. 315, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Oscar Brown Stables, was sold to Kerri Raven for $90,000. The 3-year-old bay colt, whose three eighths in :32 2/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed Goldstryke Glory, by Second in Command.
  • Hip No. 289, Street Ruckus, also consigned by Kaizen, was sold to Holly & David Wilson & Peernboom – Bowyer, LLC for $85,000. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Street Boss, a half brother to grade one stakes placed Sir Sahib, is out of Xs Belle, by Dynaformer.
  • Hip No. 307, Waltzing Champ, by Ghoszapper, went to Al & Bill Ulwelling for $85,000. The 4-year-old chestnut gelding, consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, is out of First Waltz, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of graded stakes winner Spring Waltz.
  • Hip No. 338, Brother Brody, consigned by L. G. Agent, was sold to Emerald Sales, Agent for Michael Eiserman for $80,000. The 3-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Brody’s Cause, who breezed three eighths in :32 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Mesa Mist, by Sky Mesa, from the family of graded stakes placed Logan’s Mist.
  • DKW Racing paid $67,000 for Hip No. 90, a daughter of Hard Spun consigned by C & S Thoroughbred Sales, Agent. The dark bay or brown yearling filly is out of Cleo, by Pioneerof the Nile, a half sister to graded stakes winner Prospective Saint.
  • Hip No. 63, a daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold for $65,000 to Al & Bill Ulwelling. The bay yearling filly is out of American Kitty, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to stakes placed American Diva.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 98 horses sold for a total of $1,893,300, compared with 85 horses grossing $1,912,300 in 2020. The average price was $19,319 compared with $22,498 a year ago, while the median price was $10,050 compared with $13,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 30.9%; it was 37.9% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 73 horses grossed $1,676,500 compared with 70 selling for a total of $1,366,900 in 2020. The average was $22,966, up from $19,527 a year ago, while the median price was $13,000 compared to $11,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 12%; it was 11.4% in 2020.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 451 – 805 in the Open Session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire 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.

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 Winter Mixed Sale.  In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Distorted Humor, More Than Ready colts fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Hip No. 306 (Tibor Zlavik photo)

Colts by More Than Ready and Distorted Humor breezed three eighths in :32 2/5 to post the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale.

  • Hip No. 306, Load to Fire, a dark bay or brown 4-year-old colt by More Than Ready consigned Woodard Sales, Agent, is out of Fanfire, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Straight Story.
  • Hip No. 315, consigned by Oscar Brown Stables, is a 3-year-old bay colt by Distorted Humor out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Goldstryke Glory, by Second in Command.

Two horses turned in three eighths in :32 3/5.

  • Hip No. 262, Herecomesyourman, a 7-year-old gray or roan gelding by Distorted Humor consigned by Woodard Sales, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Know More out of Seattle Qui, by Seattle Slew.
  • Hip No. 338, Brother Brody, consigned by L. G. Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown colt by Brody’s Cause out of Mesa Mist, by Sky Mesa, from the family of graded stakes placed Logan’s Mist.

Three worked in the distance in :32 4/5.

  • Hip No. 256, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Tourist out of stakes winner Red’s Round Table, by Cuvee, from the family of graded stakes winner Sun and Snow.
  • Hip No. 274, Lemon Creek Louie, a 3-year-old bay gelding by Beautyinthepulpit also consigned by Wes Carter, is out of Swimmer, by Rock Slide, from the family of stakes winner Miss Running Vany.
  • Hip No. 303, Tipsy Tourist, a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Tourist consigned by L. G. Agent, is out of Dyslexicperfection, by Congrats, a daughter of stakes winner Perigee Girl.

Three horses worked in :33 flat.

  • Hip No. 278, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown gelding by Wicked Strong out of Tricky Game, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to stakes placed Twenty Eight Hours.
  • Hip No. 312, Edmund Fitzgerald, a 4-year-old bay colt by Carpe Diem consigned by Woodard Sales, Agent, is out of graded stakes winner Gitchee Goomie, by City Zip.
  • Hip No. 349, Angel Embrace, consigned by Rod McVey, Agent, is a 3-year-old bay filly by Winslow Homer out of St. Borealis, by War Chant, from the family of stakes winner Dancewiththebride.

Four of the horses in the sale are coming in after winning recent races.

  • Hip No. 360, Pledge, a 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales, Agent, was a 6-1/2 length winner of a maiden special at Turfway Park on January 2nd. She’s a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Hello Don Julio out of Faithful, by Vindication.
  • Hip No. 362, Kramden, scored at Tampa Bay Downs on January 24th. The 4-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Joy, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, is out of First in Time, by Broken Vow, and is a full brother to graded stakes placed Surf and Turf.
  • Hip No. 368, Bear Brian, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Stonestreet Stables LLC, broke his maiden at Sam Houston Race Park on January 9th. The 3-year-old bay colt by Tiznow is out of stakes winner Lil Super Bear, by Super Saver.
  • Hip No. 370, Lower for Longer (IRE), also consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, broke her maiden on January 24th at Tampa Bay Downs. The 3-year-old bay filly is out of Logicana, by Iffraaj, a half sister to graded stakes winner Doctor Dino (FR).

One more pedigree updates since the catalog was printed:

  • Hip No. 10, a  yearling filly by The Fifth Sun consigned by Coolmade, Agent, has newly minted stakes placed half sister in Erawan, third in Laurel’s Howard County Stakes on December 26th.

The workouts were recorded and can be viewed on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They are also available in the Video Room as well as several kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring. Visitors to Ocala will find the videos available for in-room viewing at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

In addition to Under Tack Videos, Walking Videos and conformation photos may be available for the entire catalog.

The sale begins on Tuesday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 1 -183 cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session. The Horses of Racing Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 251 – 371, begins immediately following the conclusion of the Preferred Session. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 451 – 805 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 27th and will also begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

The Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites.

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the Winter Mixed Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the OBS website: obs-online-bidding

The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has advanced search and filter capability and allows shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using these 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 can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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

 

Colonel Liam scores in Gulfstream’s Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes

Derbe Glass photo

Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam saved ground in the middle of the field of Gulfstream’s $1-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1), swung outside after straightening away in the stretch and outfinished stablemate Largent to score by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Cross Border (June ’16) rallied to finish third. That’s two straight stakes victories and the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Liam’s Map, now 6-4-0-1 with earnings of $690,965 for trainer Todd Pletcher. At the 2019 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

Lauren KIng photo

Tobey L. Morton’s Pacific Gale, was rated early in Gulfstream’s $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2), came three wide off the turn, ran past the leaders a furlong from home and drew away to win by 2-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduates Thissmytime (April ’19)  and Piedi Bianchi (March ’17) were second and third. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old mare by Flat Out, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was resold for $72,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by John Kimmel, she’s now 28-4-6- 5 and has earned $510,170 to date. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo

Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show set for Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Winter Mixed Sale’s Horses of Racing Age Section is set for Monday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m.

There are 151 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 251- 345 in the original printed Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, including Racing Age supplements Hip No’s 346 – 371, is now available at the sales grounds.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites. The Under Tack Show will be recorded and can be viewed on the website, in tt’s entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available in the Video Room as well as several kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring. Visitors to Ocala will find the videos available for in-room viewing at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

The Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to 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 entire 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 capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

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

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

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

Last Judgment wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Classic Stakes

Ryan Thompson photo

Michael Dubb, Steve Hornstock, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Nice Guys Stables’ Last Judgment went right to the front in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Sunshine Classic Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, drawing off in the stretch to a 6-1/2 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Congrats, trained by Mike Maker, now 14-6-0-1 with $273,365 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat before he was purchased for $300,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Chelsea Durand photo

Nedlaw Stable and Morton L. Tobey’s Secret Love tracked the pace from the outside in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Franklin Square Stakes, took command after straightening away in the stretch and scored by a length and a half. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Not This Time, now 3-2-1-0 for trainer John Kimmel, with $98,000 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Sequel New York, Agent, at the 2019 Fall Mixed Sale and then breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 prior to being purchased for $270,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS July Sale. watch her under tack video    July sale walking video

 

OBS grads posted two stakes wins on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.

J D Farms’ Special Princess, last early in $125,000 Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, came off the rail, circled horses on the turn, and kept on coming to get up in the final stride to finish in a dead heat for the victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Bahamian Squall, consigned by Bobby Jones Equine to the 2019 OBS Fall Mixed Sale. Now 7-2-1-1 for trainer Walter Woodard, she has earned $70,275 to date.

Sonata Stable’s Lucky Stride was rated off the pace in the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes, rallied steadily to reach contention, took the lead in the final furlong and drew away late to win by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win in North America for the 5-year-old mare by Declaration of War, a multiple graded stakes winner at three in Puerto Rico. Trained by Mike Trombetta, she’s now 16-9-4-1 with $171,550 in earnings. Consigned to the 2018 June Sale by Randy Miles, Agent, she was sold for $7,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale is now available in the company’s website in the sale’s main page. go to the Winter Mixed Sale

Six horses have been supplemented to the Preferred Session, for a total of 183 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 1 – 183. The Session will begin Tuesday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m.

The addition of 26 supplements swells the Horses of Racing Age Session to a total of 121, cataloged as Hip No.’s 251 – 371, beginning immediately following the Preferred Session.

Thirteen horses have been added to the Open Session, which gets underway Wednesday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m. with a total of 351 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 451 – 803.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m.

The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds.

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse, DRF 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 will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Updated OBS Health and Safety protocols

In order to conduct auctions in a safe manner, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company will continue with the health and safety protocols instituted in 2020. In addition, face coverings are now mandatory in the sale pavilion, under the covered walking ring and in the back walking ring.

Attendance at sales and breeze shows will be restricted to sale participants only, with social distancing encouraged in all areas. Employees will wear masks when interacting with the public.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the facility, cleaning crews will again wipe down and disinfect common areas, all interior doors will remain open and exterior doors will be manned and opened for customers.  There will be no valet parking. Seats in the auditorium will  be blocked off for social distancing.

OBS will continue to offer Online Bidding during all Sales. Buyers may go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the online bidding link, located on the OBS home page banner or Quick Link. Phone bidding will also be available for approved buyers.

The Food Court will offer limited service. Consignors may place advance orders for their staff.

The Inside Bar will be closed for service and the Tiki Bar will be limited to take away service.

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

Walking Video Guidelines

In 2020 OBS provided Consignors the opportunity to submit walking videos and photos of horses to the master sortable index on the website.  We received a lot of positive feedback and will continue to offer this option in 2021. Following are standards and instructions on how the videos and photos should look and be supplied to OBS.  These standards and instructions are designed to help consignors make the videos and photos valuable marketing tools.
GRAPHICS INDEX LINK 

Videos

  • Walking videos should be delivered to OBS as .mp4 file formats. THIS IS THE ONLY FILE FORMAT WE WILL ACCEPT.  They may be supplied via a flash drive or electronically through Drop Box or We Transfer.
  • NAMING OF FILES (VERY IMPORTANT): walking videos should be named with the hip number followed by the letter “w”. DO NOT PUT ANY OTHER INFORMATION (DAM, SIRE, ETC.) IN THE NAME OF THE FILE.  For example, if the video is of hip number 54, the file should be named, “54w.mp4”
  • FILE SIZE: walking videos should be 45-60 seconds in length.  File size should not exceed 20 mb
  • SHOT SEQUENCE: For walking videos, we recommend the following shot sequence
  1. Conformation shot
  2. Walking left to right
  3. Walking right to left
  4. Walking away
  5. Walking toward
  6. Conformation shot
  • GRAPHICS: PLEASE DO NOT ADD AUDIO TO YOUR VIDEOS.  OBS has created graphic packages for you to add to your video with the proper identifying information.  This will help create a more standardized look for all of the videos.  You may access these graphic templates GRAPHICS INDEX LINK
  • PERSONAL VIDEOS: We urge you to use a professional videographer to best present your horse, but  If you choose to create a walking videos yourself please follow these recommendations;
    • Be sure to hold your camera/smart phone in landscape (sideways) orientation.
    • Have your camera settings adjusted to 1920 x 1080 and 30 frames per second.
    • Please familiarize yourself with the Tips for shooting horse videos below
    • Please be sure to adhere to file size requirements listed above.
    • If you do not have the capability to add graphics to your video, you may use audio to properly identify each horse.

Photos

  • Photos should be a conformation shot with no added graphics and saved as a  .jpg THIS IS THE ONLY FILE COMPATIBLE FORMAT. They may be supplied via a flash  drive or electronically through Drop Box or We Transfer.
  • NAMING OF FILES (VERY IMPORTANT): photos should be named with the hip number followed by the letter “p” ONLY. DO NOT PUT ANY OTHER INFORMATION (DAM, SIRE, ETC.) IN THE NAME OF THE FILE.  For example, if the photo is of hip number 54, the file should be named, “54p.jpg”
  • FILE SIZE: photos should be no larger than 1250 x 1000 pixels and the file should not exceed 2mb
  • GRAPHICS:  OBS has created graphic packages for you to add to your photo with the proper identifying information.  This will help create a more standardized look for all of the photos.  Please use the.png labeled “lower third” via these graphic templates GRAPHICS INDEX LINK

Once the files are delivered to OBS, please allow up to 48 hours for them to be available on the website.  We will post them online as quickly as possible. Please be sure files are labeled correctly. If you have any questions you may contact Jay Friedman in the OBS office. OBS reserves the right to not accept any videos we feel does not represent the horse well.

Tips for shooting horse videos

  • Photographer should keep the sun to their back and avoid harsh shadows on horses
  • Shooting on a slightly cloudy day is fine and usually prevents shadows. Do not shoot if it is raining.
  • The ideal shooting location should allow 40 or more feet for the horse to walk in a straight line. The area should be flat with a pleasing background that is free of distractions.
  • When shooting with a cell phone maintain a distance of about 20 feet from the horse. This will ensure the entire horse is included in the frame.
  • Walking on a hard surface shows the entire feet. If horse is walking on grass please make sure it is freshly cut. If walking on mulch or other material make sure it has been raked.
  • If your phone or camera records in a format other than the required .mp4 file type it will need to be converted. The easiest way is to upload your video to Youtube. When the video finishes processing just click the download button. The file will be sent back to you as an .mp4.

Ride a Comet, Casa Creed one-two in Gulfstream’s Tropical Turf Stakes

Ryan Thompson photo

John C. Oxley and My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet rallied three-wide on the turn to reach contention in Gulfstream’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Stakes (G3) on Saturday, caught fellow OBS graduate Casa Creed (January ’17) inside the final sixteenth and beat him by half a length. It’s the fourth straight win and third graded stakes score for the 6-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG), now 13-8-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, with earnings of $479,084. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $375,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

George Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds, sitting just off pace-setting fellow OBS graduate Elle Z (June ’19), taking over a furlong from home and proving best by a length. Change of Control (October ’17) ran evenly for third. It’s the second stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, purchased for $650,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Brendan Walsh, she’s now 16-5-3-3 and has earned $325,273 to date. watch her under tack video

Benoit photo

Baoma Corporation’s Qahira circled horses on the turn in Santa Anita’s $78,350 Kalookan Queen Stakes on Sunday, took command after straightening away in the stretch and scored by a length. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old mare by Cairo Prince, now 8-5-1-0 with earnings of $205,400 for trainer Bob Baffert. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before she was purchased for $375,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video

2021 Spring Sale Consignor Contracts

Consignors now have the option of online entries to all

OBS auctions. 

Click here to make online entries for the Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds. Instructions to use the system are provided at the top of the online entry page. 

Click here for a conventional Consignor Contract in .pdf format which may be downloaded and returned via email, fax or mail.

For any questions or further information, please call Lauren Marks at (352) 237-2154

 

Anothertwistafate scores in Santa Anita’s San Gabriel Stakes

Benoit photo

Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.‘s  Anothertwistafate got his 5-year-old campaign off to a rousing start on Saturday at Santa Anita, stalking the pace in the $201,000 San Gabriel Stakes (G2), taking command a furlong from home and easing away to a 2-1/4 length victory. It’s the second graded stakes win for the son of Scat Daddy, trained by Peter Miller, now 10-5-2-0 with earnings of $490,505. After breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, he was purchased for $360,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Lauren King photo

Bing Cherry Racing, Inc. and Leonard Liberto’s Capo Kane went right to the front in the $145,500 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct on New Year’s Day and stayed there to the wire, drawing away in the stretch to a 6-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Street Sense, consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by Paul Sharp, Agent, where he went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Harold Wyner, he has earned $114,500 to date. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

 

Four OBS graduates scored stakes wins at Gulfstream over the holiday weekend.

Ryan Thompson photo

WinStar Stablemates Racing LLC’s Gulf Coast rang in the New Year with her first stakes win, rallying wide on the turn in the $75,000 Cash Run Stakes on New Year’s Day, taking charge a sixteenth from home and scoring by half a length. Trained by Rodolphe Brisset, she’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $73,705. The newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags was purchased for $300,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

 

Lauren King photo

Cara Oliver’s Hear My Prayer saved ground early in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Abundantia Stakes on Friday, rallied to catch the leaders in mid-stretch and drew away late to win by 2-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Tracy Ann’s Legacy (June ’18) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the now 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by The Big Beast, consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, Agent, to the 2018 OBS October Yearling Sale. Now 8-4-0-1 for trainer David Fisher, she has earned $139,475 to date.

 

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph F. Graffeo, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro and Troy Johnson’s Con Lima took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $75,000 Ginger Brew Stakes and never looked back en route to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old daughter of Commissioner, consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by Niall Brennan Stables where she went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she’s now 6-3-3-0 and has earned $134,955.  watch her under tack video

 

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John C. Minchello’s Competitive Speed led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Glitter Woman Stakes, rating early, charging past frontrunning Shop Girl (April ’20) after turning for home and beating her by three lengths, with Gone to Cabo (April ’20) up late for third. It’s the third straight win for the newly turned 3-year-old filly by Competitive Edge, now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Javier Gonzalez, with earnings of $76,995. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :11 flat, she was purchased for $5,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video

 

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Ruggeri Stable, Richard Coburn, Script R Farm and Michael Miceli’s Mrs. Orb was last of four in Sunday’s $93,000 La Verdad Stakes at Aqueduct, but rallied outside to take the lead a furlong from home and went on to win by a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed mare by Orb, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5 before she was purchased for $30,000 out of the Classic Bloodstock consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale. Trained by co-owner Michael Miceli, she’s now 23-6-8-3 and has earned $439,520 to date. watch her under tack video

Colonel Liam takes the Tropical Park Derby

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Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam relaxed off the early pace in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on Saturday, circled horses on the turn to take command in the stretch and drew away to a 3-1/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old colt by Liam’s Map, who sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. Now 5-3-0-1 for trainer Todd Pletcher, he has earned $141,965 to date. watch his under tack video

 

Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya went to the front at the start of Laurel’s $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes and never looked back, turning away a challenge in the stretch and drawing off to score by 2-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Malibu Mischief (April ’18) checked in third. That’s five straight stakes wins, the last two in stakes company, for the 3-year-old daughter of Stay Thirsty, trained by Lacey Gaudet, now 8-5-0-2 with $202,790 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $160,000 out of the Hemingway Racing & Training Stables consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Three OBS grads score in Saturday Fair Grounds stakes

Three OBS graduates scored stakes wins on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Crawford Farms Racing’s Archidust saved ground early in the $75,000 Richard R. Scherer Memorial Stakes, swung out for the drive, caught the leaders in deep stretch and scored by a length. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 4-year- old graded stakes placed colt by Verrazano, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Juan Pacanins, Agent, for $300,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. The 2019 OBS Sprint Stakes winner, now trained by Steve Asmussen, has compiled a 17-8-1-4 career record and earned $417,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Joy’s Rocket picked up her second straight stakes victory in the $75,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes, pressing the pace from the start, taking command turning for home, and drawing away late to win by a length and a half. That’s three stakes wins for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Anthony’s Cross, also trained by Steve Asmussen, now 6-4-1-0 with $230,944 in earnings. The trainer purchased her for $47,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale after she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

Dare to Dream Stable LLC’s (Michael Faber) Quick Tempo went right to the front at the start of the $75,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes and the 2-year-old colt by Tapizar never looked back en route to a 1-3/4 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Gagetown (April ’20). Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Kings Equine, Agent, he was sold for $75,000 after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Christopher Davis, he has earned $116,562 to date. watch his under tack video

Ron Stolich’s Dipping In tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $70,000 Useeit Stakes at Remington Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Lea relaxed off the pace in the early going, rallied to go after the leaders after turning for home, caught them a furlong from home and was best by a length at the wire. It’s her second straight win for trainer H. Ray Ashford, Jr., leaving her with a 16-3-1-3 record and earnings of $129,308.  A two-time OBS graduate, she went through the ring at the 2019 Spring Sale before she was purchased by Dennis O’Neill for $80,000 out of the Old South Farm LLC consignment at the 2019 June Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video

Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Winter Mixed Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 26th and 27th. Supplemental entries are being accepted until January 13th. For Supplements go to JanuaryEntryForms

The sale begins on Tuesday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. noon with Hip No.’s 1 -177 cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session. The Horses of Racing Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 251 – 345 begins immediately following the conclusion of the Preferred Session. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 451 – 789 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 27th and will also begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section is set for Monday, January 25th and will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and PastTheWire websites.

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the Winter Mixed Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the OBS website: obs-online-bidding

The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has advanced search and filter capability and allows shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using these 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 can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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

 

2021 Winter Mixed Sale

Sale Results       

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Preferred Session – Tuesday, January 26  Open Session – Wednesday, January 27
 Racing Age – Tuesday, January 26  Top 20 Horses

Catalog

Hip No.’s 178 – 183 are Preferred Supplemental entries
Hip No.’s 346 – 371 are Racing Age Supplemental entries
hip No.’s 790 – 805 are Open Supplemental entries

Consignor Preferred Session: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Hip No.’s 1 – 183
10:30 a.m.
Horses of Racing Age Session
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Hip No.’s 251 – 371
begins right after Preferred Session
Open Session:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Hip No.’s 451 – 805
10:30 a.m.
   Repository Information       Under Tack Form       Conditions of Sale        Consignor Letter
                       Walking Video Guidelines and Videography links 
Sortable Master Index  Master Index In Excel Format
 Original Catalog: Preferred  (1 – 177), Racing Age (251  – 345), Open (451 – 789) with indexes & PP’s
 Supplemental: Preferred (178 – 183), Racing Age (346  – 371), Open (790 – 805 with indexes & PP’s
 Racing Age (251 – 345) w/cons. index  Past Performances (251 – 345) 
 Supplemental Racing Age (346 – 371)  Supp. PP’s (346 – 371) 
Barn Index Barn Chart
 Winter Mixed Sale Outs  Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App

Under Tack Show – Monday, January 25, 9:00 a.m.

Under Tack schedule by set Under Tack schedule by consignor
Sortable Under Tack Index  Master Index In Excel Format
Monday, January 25 Under Tack  Continuous Under Tack Session Video

Bankit wins Aqueduct’s Alex M. Robb Stakes

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Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Bankit circled horses on the turn to reach contention in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes on Saturday, reached the lead a furlong from home and drew away from there to score by 4-3/4 lengths.  It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Central Banker, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 26-4-8-4 with $816,675 in earnings. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by SGV Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $260,000. watch his under tack video

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Sackatoga Stable’s Niko’s Dream relaxed off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 My Charmer Stakes at Gulfstream, rallied wide on the turn, took command at the eighth pole and eased away to win by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of Central Banker, consigned by Rebah Farm, Agent, to the 2017 OBS October Yearling Sale. Now 17-4-5-2 for trainer Barclay Tagg, she has earned $280,900 to date.

 

 

OBS graduates posted a pair of stakes win at Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Xtreme Racing Stables LLC’s Sir Wellington rallied wide to take the lead after straightening away in the stretch of the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes, drew clear in deep stretch and scored by two lengths. Fellow OBS graduate No Pedigree (June ’20, October ’19) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Palace, purchased for $35,000 out of the Stuart Morris consignment at the 2019 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by Hugh Robertson, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $96,570. Selected Sale walking video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man waited for room after turning for home in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes, moved out and took charge in mid-stretch, then drew clear late to best fellow OBS graduate Win Ya Win (April ’19, October ’18) by 2-1/2 lengths. That’s eight stakes wins for the 7-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, now 44-16-7-7 for trainer Ron Faucheux, with earnings of $676,423. He was sold for $125,000 by Royal Thoroughbred International at the 2015 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

 

Honor Way wins Aqueduct’s Garland of Roses Stakes

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Saul J. Kupferberg’s Honor Way picked up her second straight stakes victory on Sunday at Aqueduct in the $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes, circling wide to reach contention turning for home, surging to the lead a sixteenth out and easing away to score by a length and a half. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Gale (April ’17, August ’16) checked in third. Trained by Charlton Baker, she’s now 41-13-8-7 and has earned $688,892. The 6-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Caleb’s Posse, is a three-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August and 2016 March Sales, she was purchased for $77,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2016 June Sale after working three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s unbeaten Jaxon Traveler is three for three and a stakes winner after going to the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel, setting the pace, holding on gamely in the stretch and winning by three quarters of a length. The 2-year-old colt by Munnings, trained by Steve Asmussen, has earned $120,762 to date. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $140,000 to L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

M Bar O LLC’s Elle Z stepped into stakes company for the first time in Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes on Saturday, took the lead at the start, turned back a challenge a sixteenth from the wire and then held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Into Mystic (April ’18) and was best by a length. The 3-year-old City Zip filly, who went through the ring at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is now 7-4-0-0 for trainer Chris Hartman and has earned $131, 024 to date. watch her under tack video

Varda scores in the Starlet at Los Alamitos

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Baoma Corporation’s Varda trailed early in the $300,500 Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos, came wide to go after the leaders in the stretch, reached the front a sixteenth from home and went on to score by a length and a half. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, trained by Bob Baffert, now 3-2-1-0 with $254,500 in earnings. She sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2020 Spring Sale before she was purchased out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment for $700,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent for Baoma Corp. watch her under tack video   

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Mark Schwartz’s Brooklyn Strong was rated early in the $150,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct, circled three wide to reach contention turning for home, collared the leader a furlong out and was best by a neck despite being carried out in the lane. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old gelding by Wicked Strong, a two-time OBS graduate. He went through the ring, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, and then was purchased for $5,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Daniel Velazquez, he has earned $195,000 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video