Unbeaten Red Carpet Ready romps in Gulfstream’s Forward Gal Stakes

Lauren King photo

After bobbling at the break, Ashbrook Farm and Upland Flats Racing’s unbeaten Red Carpet Ready sat just off the leaders in the early going of Saturday’s $125,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Taking command on the turn, she opened daylight after turning for home and cruised to a facile 2-1/4 length victory. The 3-year-old daughter of Oscar Performance, trained by Rusty Arnold, is now three for three with two stakes wins and $265,470 in earnings. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Arabian Knight, Havnameltdown score graded stakes wins

Arabian Knight and Havnameltdown, two members of the Bob Baffert-trained brigade of talented 3-year-olds, posted graded stakes wins over the weekend.

Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Arabian Knight is two for two and a graded stakes winner after a frontrunning 5-1/2 length victory in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. A 7-1/4 length winner of his debut in a seven furlong maiden test at Keeneland on the Breeders’ Cup undercard in November, the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo had no trouble with the two turn distance in the Southwest. He has earned $544,275 to date after his purchase for a sale-topping $2.3-million out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing after he sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Benoit photo

Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman’s Havnameltdown bounced right to the front in Sunday’s $196,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita and never looked back, holding fellow OBS graduate Faustin (April ’22) at bay in the stretch and scoring by a length and a half. That’s three graded stakes wins for the two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $200,000 out of the Blas Perez Stables consignment at the 2022 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 5-4-1-0, the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured has earned $408,000. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Benoit photo

MyRacehorse’s Lane Way took command of Sunday’s $100,000 Clockers Corner Stakes at Santa Anita turning for home and was never threatened down the lane, reporting home a 2-1/2 length winner. Fellow OBS graduate Respect the Code (April ’21) checked in third. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old son of Into Mischief, trained by Richard Mandella, now 17-4-6-5 with $367,560 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale and sold for $550,000 after he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

Global Campaign colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s Open session

Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 485, a yearling son of Global Campaign consigned by Fly By, went to Machmer Hall for $80,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Im a Dixie Diva, by Henny Hughes, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Mor Spirit.

  • Hip No. 547, a daughter of Girvin consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold for $61,000 to Champion Equine LLC. The bay yearling filly is out of One Hot Drama, by Big Drama, a half sister to stakes winner She’s So Beautiful.
  • Hip No. 510, a son of Army Mule consigned by 4 M Ranch, Agent, was sold for $57,000 to Star of the North, Agent for James R. Zahler. The gray or roan yearling colt is out of Lovely Illusion, by Graydar, a half sister to stakes winner Illussion Artist. walking video
  • Robert A. Meier, IV, went to $42,000 for Hip No. 514, a daughter of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The yearling bay filly is a half sister to stakes placed Drinking Dixie out of stakes placed Made Up, by Bluegrass Cat.
  • Hip No. 646, a yearling daughter of Lookin At Lee consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to First Finds for $42,000. The bay filly is a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Haveyougoneaway out of One Wise Cowgirl, by Wiseman’s Ferry.
  • Hip No. 583, a yearling daughter of Global Campaign also consigned by Summerfield, was purchased for $39,000 by Valentine Jimenez. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Serious I Candy, by Candy Ride (ARG), from the family of graded stakes winner Panama Canal.
  • Hip No. 626, a son of Gift Box consigned by 4 M Ranch, Agent, went to Gift Box’s Breeder for $38,000. The dark bay or brown yearling colt is out of Union Mettle, by Dixie Union, from the family of graded stakes winner Mesabi Maiden.
  • Hip No. 611, a son of Copper Bullet consigned by Noble Oaks Farm LLC, Agent, was purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC for $35,000. The bay colt is out of Sweeter Than Ever, by Exchange Rate, a daughter of stakes placed Sweet Eloise.
  • Hip No. 642, a yearling son of Global Campaign consigned by Hare Hill Farm was sold to C-G Stables for $35,000. The bay colt is out of Eclipticalspharaoh, by Eclipticalspraline, from the family of grade one stakes winner Siphonic.
  • Fast Horses went to $32,000 for Hip No. 540, a yearling daughter of Aurelius Maximus consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes placed Genghis, is out of Mystic Blue, by Maimonides, a daughter of graded stakes winner Dat You Miz Blue.
  • The session’s highest priced broodmare was Hip No. 524, Pathos, in foal to OBS graduate Sharp Azteca, sold for $30,000 to MWG, LLC. Consigned by Gelfenstein Farm, the 11-year-old dark bay or brown mare is a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Faypien out of stakes winning OBS graduate Mighty Eros, by Freud.

For the Open session, 183 horses sold for a total of $2,072,200 compared with 186 horses bringing $2,075,600 in 2022. The average price was $11,323 compared with $11,159 last year, while the median price was $7,500 compared with $7,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 9.85%; it was 8.8% in 2022.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 99 horses sold for a total of $ 2,696,700, compared with 147 horses grossing $3,071,300 in 2022. The average price was $27,239 up 30.3% compared with $20,893 a year ago, while the median price was $20,000, double last year’s $10,000. The buyback percentage was 13.2%; it was 14% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 95 horses grossed $1,588,800 compared with 81 selling for a total of $1,499,700 in 2022. The average was $16,724 compared with $18,515 a year ago, while the median price was $10,000 compared to $11,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 13.6%; it was 10% in 2022.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 377 horses sold for a total of $6,357,700, compared to 414 horses bringing $6,646,600 last year. The average was $16,864, up from $16,055 in 2022 while the median price was $10,000, compared with $8,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 11.7%; it was 11% in 2022.

Next on the OBS agenda is the expanded March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 20 – 22. The Under Tack Show is set for March 14 – 17, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

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.

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.

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

Watch Sale Live

OBS Winter Mixed Sale
January 24 – 25, 2023

 

Preferred Session 
Hips 1 – 143 on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12 noon

HRA Session 
Hips 201 – 352 on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 following Preferred Session

Open Session 
Hips 401 – 653on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12 noon

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Tapit colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening day

Hip No. 42

Hip No. 42, a yearling son of Tapit consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Dave Cannizzo, Agent, for $225,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session on the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes placed Miss Boom Boom, is out of Heat Street, by Street Cry (IRE), a half sister to stakes winner Dash of Humor. walking video

  • Hip No. 29, a yearling son of Gunnevera consigned by Silver Oaks Farm (Danielle Loya), Agent, was purchased by Machmer Hall for $100,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Emotional Roar, by Roar of the Tiger, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mayakovsky. walking video
  • Hip No. 53, a yearling son of Instilled Regard consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to H. H., Agent, for $90,000. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Know It All Anna, by Midnight Lute, from the family of graded stakes winner American Chance. walking video
  • Hip No. 54, a yearling daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Noble Oaks Farm LLC also brought $90,00, going to Hanibal Smith. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner Ginger N Rye, is out of La Milanesa, by Mr. Greeley.
  • H., Agent paid $82,000 for Hip No. 61, a yearling colt by Global Campaign consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent. The bay colt is out of Maid in Heaven, by Yes It’s True, a full sister to graded stakes winner Yesbyjimminy. walking video
  • Hip No. 113, a yearling son of McKinzie consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was purchased for $82,000 by First Finds. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Speedy Bird, by Birdstone, a half sister to graded stakes winner Super Quick. walking video
  • Mansfield Racing went to $77,000 for Hip No. 48, a yearling son of Omaha Beach consigned by K P Sales, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Honorable Profit, by Honorable Dillon, a half sister to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Jealous Profit. walking video
  • Hip No. 59, a yearling son of More Than Ready consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Latino Y Mas for $75,000. The chestnut colt is out of Maggi O’Prado, by Paddy O’Prado, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Dream Tree. walking video
  • Hip No. 41, Awesome Debate, a daughter of Honorable Dillon consigned by K P Sales, Agent, was the session’s co-highest priced broodmare, sold to H & E Ranch for $60,000. The 7-year-old gray or roan stakes winning mare, in foal to Improbable, is out of Healthy Debate, by Freud, a daughter of stakes winner Tricky Move.
  • Hip No. 138, High Speed Stef, a daughter of Liam’s Map in foal to Girvin also brought $60,000, going to Fire At Will Syndicate. Consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, the 5-year-old chestnut mare is out of Hand Crafted, by Mineshaft, a daughter of graded stakes winner Classic Value.
  • Hip No. 104, Scamper, an 11-year-old dark bay or brown mare by Scat Daddy in foal to Vekoma, went to H & E Ranch for $50,000. Consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, she’s a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduates Favorable Outcome and Mouheeb out of stakes winner Shananie’s Song, by Eltish.
  • Hip No. 2, Court of Love, a 9-year-old bay mare by Lemon Drop Kid in foal to Instagrand consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Fire At Will Syndicate for $45,000. She’s out of graded stakes placed Aquitane, by Empire Maker.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 96 horses sold for a total of $2,601,700, compared with 147 horses grossing $3,071,300 in 2022. The average price was $27,101 up 29.7% compared with $20,893 a year ago, while the median price was $19,000 up from $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 15.8%; it was 14% last year.

Hip No. 342, Riptide Rock, a son of Point of Entry consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, was purchased by Randy Miles for $72,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section. The graded stakes placed 5-year-old chestnut gelding is out of Irish Influence, by Stephen Got Even, a daughter of graded stakes winner Relaxing Rhythm. walking video

  • Hip No. 349, Miss Sensible, a daughter of Street Sense consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to AMO Racing USA LLC for $60,000. The 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly is a half sister to stakes placed Music Festival out of Holders Season, by Speightstown. under tack video
  • Hip No. 319, a son of Quality Road also consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for Stonestreet Stables LLC was sold to Dorn Joseph Ries for $55,000. The 3-year-old bay colt is out of graded stakes winner Kauai Katie, by Malibu Moon, a daughter of stakes winner More Than Pretty.
  • Hip No. 215, Honor You Vow, a son of Broken Vow whose three eighths in :33 1/5 was the Under Tack Show’s co-fastest at the distance, was purchased by LC Racing Stables LLC for $50,000. Consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, the 3-year-old gelding is out of Conscription, by War Front, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Much Obliged. walking video under tack video
  • Hip No. 331, Victorious Wave, a son of Stormy Atlantic consigned by Sam – Son Farm went to Rob Atras, Agent, for $45,000. The 4-year-old bay gelding is out of Victoire, by Congrats, from the family of champion Althea.
  • Hip No. 334, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, was sold to Three Diamonds Farm for $45,000. The 3-year-old gray or roan filly, who worked three eighths in :33 4/5, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Irish Freedom out of Island Striker, by Smart Strike. walking video under tack video
  • Hip No. 335, Awesome Man, went to Clancy Bloodstock for $45,000. Consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, the 4-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, is out of Awesome Marchesa, by Awesome Again, a daughter of stakes winner My Marchesa. walking video

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 89 horses grossed $1,466,800 compared with 81 selling for a total of $1,499,700 in 2022. The average was $16,481 compared with $18,515 a year ago, while the median price was $10,000 compared to $11,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 19.1%; it was 10% in 2022.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Wednesday at 12:00 noon with Hip No.’s 401 – 653 in the Open Session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Past The Wire 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.

OBS offers Online Bidding during the Winter Mixed Sale. Buyers may go 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

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

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the 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.

Broken Vow, Dialed In geldings fastest at Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show

Hip 215 Tibor Szlavik photo

Geldings by Broken Vow and Dialed In breezed three eighths in :33 1/5, posting the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales’ Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale.

 

 

  • Hip No. 210, a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Dialed In consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Dubini out of stakes winner Catch My Fancy, by Yes It’s True.
  • Hip No 215, Honor You Vow, consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent) Agent, is a 3-year-old gelding by Broken Vow out of Conscription, by War Front, a daughter of graded stakes placed Much Obliged.

 

Three horses worked the distance in :33 2/5.

  • Hip No. 240, Calibrachoamatters, consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, Agent, a 3-year-old bay colt by Calibrachoa, is a half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate Love You Baby out of Katrina’s Fury, by Include.
  • Hip No. 271, a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Hard Spun consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, is out of Rose Sapphire, by Congrats, from the family of champion OBS graduate Gilded Time.
  • Hip No. 325, We Shall See, consigned by Thorostock, Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Justify out of Share the Music, by Unbridled’s Song, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Cat Burglar.

 

Four horses breezed three eighths in :33 3/5.

  • Hip No. 260, Chicago River, consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is a 6-year-old bay mare by Awesome of Course out of Petite Riviere, by Sligo Bay (IRE), a half sister to stakes placed River Lemon.
  • Hip No. 286, Kiss Me More, a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by No Never No More, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is out of Sky Kisses, by Sky Mesa, from the family of grade one stakes winner Gal in a Ruckus.
  • Hip No. 295, Meno, also consigned by Wes Carter, is a dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Mosler out of Swimmer, by Rock Slide, from the family of stakes winning two-time OBS graduate Miss Running Vany.
  • Hip No 347, Jeter and Judge, a 3-year-old bay colt by Ransom the Moon also consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, is out of stakes placed Derek’s Girl, by Brother Derek.

 

A pair of 3-year-olds shared honors for the session’s fastest half mile, stopping the timer in :47 flat.

  • Hip No, 309, consigned by King of Kings, Agent, is a 3-year-old gray or roan filly by Micromanage out of Autumn Ash, by Tapit, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Pampered Princess.
  • Hip No. 348, D’ Composer, a 3-year-old bay colt by Mendelssohn consigned by CM Thoroughbreds, Agent, is a half brother to Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Super Stock out of Super Girlie, by Closing Argument.

 

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 24th at 12:00 noon with Hip No.’s 1 – 143 cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session. The Horses of Racing Section is now cataloged as Hip No.’s 201 – 352, with the addition of late supplemental entries. It begins immediately after the conclusion of the Preferred Session. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 401 – 653 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 26th and will also begin at 12:00 noon.

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

Winter Mixed Sale begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale begins Tuesday, January 24th at 12 noon.

Hip No.’s 1 – 143 are cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session, followed immediately by 148 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section as Hip No.’s 201- 348. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 401 – 653 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 25th and also starts at 12 noon. The Under Tack Show for the Racing Age section is set for Monday, January 23rd starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Sale and 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.

There are 270 yearlings cataloged by a diverse group of proven and promising sires. Audible, Bolt d’Oro, Bucchero, Caravaggio, Catalina Cruiser, City of Light, Classic Empire, Enticed, Flameaway, Frosted, Girvin, Kantharos, Khozan, Kitten’s Joy. Maclean’s Music, Malibu Moon, Maximus Mischief, Midshipman, Mitole, More Than Ready, Omaha Beach, Practical Joke, Sharp Azteca, Solomini, Tapit, Union Rags, Upstart, Vino Rosso, Violence and World of Trouble are represented.

First crop sires with yearlings include Complexity, Gift Box, Global Campaign, Gunnevera, Improbable, Instagrand, Instilled Regard, McKinzie, Shancelot, Spun to Run, Thousand Words and Vekoma.

The sale also features mares in foal to an outstanding roster of sires including: Awesome Slew, Bolt d’Oro, Connect, Dialed In, Girvin, Gunnevera, Improbable, Independence Hall, Midshipman, Mitole, Tacitus, Uncle Chuck, Vekoma and Violence.

The Winter Mixed Sale’s 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/.

OBS again offers Online Bidding during the Winter Mixed Sale. Buyers may go 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

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.

Roaring Forties leads OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s Sunshine Turf Stakes

Ryan Thompson photo

Borders Racing Stable Ltd.’s Roaring Forties led from start to finish and scored by half a length to lead a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Fellow OBS graduates Hot Blooded (October’19) and Me and Mr. C (March ’19) were second and third. It’s the first stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Katerina Vassilieva, now 24-6-3-1 with earnings of $280,924. Consigned to the 2018 OBS Spring Sale by his breeder Stroud’s Lane Farm, LLC, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video 

Winter Mixed Sale’s Under Tack Show starts Monday at 9:00 A.M

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 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

There are 148 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 201- 305 in the original printed Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, including Racing Age supplements Hip No’s 306 – 334, is now available at the sales grounds. Printed catalog pages for additional Racing Age supplements 335-348 are available at the sales office.

The Under Tack Show will showcase newly turned 3-year-olds by a strong roster of proven and up and coming sires.  Bolt d’Oro, Into Mischief, Justify and Ghostzapper are represented, as are Cloud Computing, Collected, Munnings, Quality Road and Not This Time.  Army Mule, City of Light, Connect and Girvin are also represented, as are Good Magic, Hard Spun, Kantharos, Mendelssohn, Mo Town, Nyquist and Sharp Azteca.

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 its entirety or by individual hip number. Videos 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/.

OBS again offers Online Bidding during the Winter Mixed Sale. Buyers may go 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 sale begins on Tuesday, January 24th at 12 noon with Hip No.’s 1 – 143 cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session. The Horses of Racing Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 201 – 348, begins immediately following the conclusion of the Preferred Session. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 401 – 653 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 25th and also starts at 12 noon.

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.

OBS expands the March Two-Year-Old Sale

An increase in entries has precipitated The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company to expand the 2023 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.

The Under Tack Show will expand to four sessions, beginning Tuesday, March 14th and continuing through Friday, March, 17th instead of March 16-18. All sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.

There will now be three sale sessions, beginning Monday March 20th and continuing through Wednesday, March 22nd. The original sale dates were March 21-22. All sessions get underway at 11:00 a.m.

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse, DRF TDN and Past the Wire websites. The catalog will be available after the conclusion of the Winter Mixed Sale.

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

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

 

Winter Mixed Sale supplemental catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale is now available in the company’s website in the sale’s main page. go to the Winter Mixed Sale

A total of 67 horses have been supplemented to the sale. The supplemental catalog will be available in print at the sales grounds.

Eleven horses have been supplemented to the Preferred Session, for a total of 143 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 1 – 143. The Session will begin Tuesday, January 24th at 12 noon.

The addition of 42 supplements swells the Horses of Racing Age Session to a total of 147, cataloged as Hip No.’s 201 – 347, beginning immediately following the Preferred Session. Hip No.’s 335 – 347 are not in the printed supplemental catalog but available in the OBS website and in printed flyer form at the sales grounds.

Fourteen horses have been added to the Open Session, which gets underway Wednesday, January 25th at 12 noon with a total of 252 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 401 – 652.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse, DRF TDN and Past the Wire websites.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, set for April 25th – 28th. go to the Spring Sale

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 promptly 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.

 

Lightening Larry wins Gulfstream’s Sunshine Sprint Stakes

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Lea Farms, LLC’s Lightening Larry led from gate to wire and scored a 2-1/2 length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Sunshine Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Uncaptured, sold for $50,000 by Pick View LLC, Agent, at the 2021 March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-5-4-1 for trainer Jorge Delgado, he has earned      $363,360 to date. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz’s 2022 Saudi Cup (G1) winner Emblem Road, idle since July, returned to work on Friday and prepped to defend his Saudi Cup title with a four-length victory in a $25,289 allowance test at King Abdulaziz Racecourse. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, the 5-year-old son of Quality Road was purchased for $80,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mitab Almulawah, he’s now 11-8-1-1 and has earned $10,221,492. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video 

OBS grads posted a pair of stakes victories at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

Stud Carmen Cristina, LLC’s Zydeceaux set the pace from the start of the $125,000 Pasco Stakes and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Champion’s Dream (March ’22) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Cajun Breeze, sold for $15,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2021 OBS October Yearling Sale. Trained by Ramon Minguet, he’s now 5-3-1-1 and has earned $153,540.

J.P.G. 2 LLC, Mr Pug LLC, Winning Stables, Inc. and Mary K, Thomas’ Tap Dance Fever turned in a strong stretch run to get up in the final yards and take the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes by a head. It’s the fist stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Tapiture, purchased for $17,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Gerald S. Bennett, she has compiled a 20-5-3-3 career record and earned $185,525. watch her under tack video

Scoobie Quando takes Turfway Prevue Stakes in debut

Andrew N. Warren and Rania Warren’s Scoobie Quando broke his maiden in his debut in Saturday’s $124,100 Turfway Prevue Stakes, stalking the pace, fighting for the lead down the stretch and proving best by a neck at the wire, with fellow OBS graduate Schiftys’ Haloid (March ’22) checking in third. Ben Colebrook trains the newly-turned 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who earned $76,600 for his effort. Consigned to the 2022 OBS June Sale by Eisaman Equine, Agent, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Gary Barber’s Bron and Brow came from just off the pace to catch fellow OBS graduate Swot Analysis (October ’19, April, June ’20) in the final yards and win Saturday’s $75,000 Gary P. Palmisano Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Gormley, who broke his maiden in Fair Grounds’ 2021 Louisiana Futurity. Purchased for $200,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he has compiled a 10-4-3-1 career record for trainer Mark Casse and earned $224,670 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Undefeated January Sale graduate Recruiter scores in the Parx Juvenile Stakes

Lynch Racing LLC and Nick Sanna Stables LLC’s unbeaten Recruiter is four for four with two straight stakes wins after taking control of Tuesday’s $75,000 Parx Juvenile Stakes in the stretch and drawing off to win by 2-3/4 lengths. The newly turned 3-year-old colt by Army Mule is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2021 Winter Mixed Sale then purchased for $125,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Cathal Lynch, has earned $126,900 to date.   January Sale walking video     watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

OBS grads sweep New Year’s Day stakes at Gulfstream

OBS graduates celebrated New Year’s Day at Gulfstream Park by winning all three stakes races on the holiday card.

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Lea Farms, LLC’s Super Chow rang in the new year with his fourth straight stakes win, a frontrunning one length victory in the $100,000 Limehouse Stakes. The newly turned 3-year-old graded stakes placed Lord Nelson colt, trained by Jorge Delgado, is now 6-5-0-1 and has earned $297,230 to date. He was purchased for $75,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

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Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC’s Infinite Diamond pressed the pace from the inside in the $100,000 Cash Run Stakes, took charge turning for home and drew away with ease to score by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Bee Jersey, now 5-2-1-0 with $103,189 in earnings for trainer Patrick Biancone. Consigned to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, she was sold for $120,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

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Aldana Gonzalez Racing LLC, Lisa Ballou and Steve Ballou’s Dreaming of Kona, third to Super Chow in Tampa Bay’s Inaugural Stakes in his last start, picked up his first stakes win via disqualification in the $150,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes. Tracking fellow OBS graduate Legacy Isle (April ’22) into the stretch, he was carried out by that one a sixteenth out and forced to settle for second, beaten by half a length. The now 3-year-old colt by Fast Anna was purchased by Steve Ballou for $50,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co. consignment at the 2022 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Aldana Spieth, he’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $113,420. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

City Man, Skippylongstocking score in Gulfstream graded stakes

OBS Spring Sale graduates scored in a pair of New Year’s Eve graded stakes, capturing both of Gulfstream’s prep races for the upcoming Pegasus World Cup (G1) and Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1).

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man found room on the rail after turning for home in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) on the turf, took command a furlong from home and drew away to win by a length and a half. It’s the third straight stakes victory for the now 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning son of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 26-9-5-3 with $987,120 in earnings. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Daniel Alonso’s West Virginia Derby (G3) winner Skippylongstocking ended his 3-year-old campaign with a flourish, sweeping to the lead at the head of the stretch of the $200,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes (G3) and pulling away to score by two lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the colt by Exaggerator, purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 14-4-1-3 for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he has earned $777,810 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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ERJ Racing, LLC, Pappas Horse Racing, Corp and Neil A. Haymes’ Broadway Girls jumped from a maiden victory at Del Mar in November into Friday’s $103,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita, took the lead at the start and never looked back, scoring by a length and a half. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Army Mule ended her juvenile campaign with a 4-2-0-0 record and $108,020 in earnings. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, she was purchased out of the Top Line Sales consignment by Dennis O’Neill for $60,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

 

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Dublin Fjord Stables LLC, Racepoint Stables, Kevin D. Hilbert and Thomas E. O’Keefe’s millionaire Drafted was last early in Aqueduct’s $130,950 Gravesend Stakes on Friday, but rallied down the stretch on the outside and was up in the last jump to win by a nose. It’s the eighth stakes victory for the now 9-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Field Commission, trained by David P. Duggan, now 33,10-3-4 with earnings of $1,157,443. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Country Grammer romps in Santa Anita’s San Antonio Stakes

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Commonwealth Thoroughbreds, LLC, Winstar Farm LLC and Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Country Grammer was much the best in Santa Anita’s $200,500 San Antonio Stakes (G2), tracking the early leaders, taking command turning for home and drawing off with authority to a 4-1/2 length score. Fellow OBS graduate Heywoods Beach (June ’19) checked in third. Reunited with rider Frankie Dettori, aboard in his Dubai World Cup (G1) victory in March, the 5-year-old son of Tonalist, trained by Bob Baffert, now boasts four graded stakes wins, a 14-5-5-1 career record and $11,277,320 in earnings. He was purchased for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

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Fortune Racing LLC’s (al Maktoum) Candy Light relaxed off the pace in Monday’s $100,000 Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream, rallied on the outside down the stretch, took over late and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Candy Ride (ARG), trained by Graham Motion, now 11-3-4-1 with $248,268 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5, she was purchased for $200,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale. watch her under tack video   June Sale walking video

 

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Oakwood Stables, Cheyenne Stable LLC and Christophe Clement’s Miss J McKay, well off the pace after being bumped at the start of Gulfstream’s $100,000 Abundantia Stakes on Christmas Eve, came out for the drive, caught the leaders a sixteenth out and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Hangover Kid, who also captured the same race a year ago. Consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 20-6-4-3 for trainer Christophe Clement, she has earned $466,893 to date. watch her under tack video