Lightening Larry leads OBS sweep of Pimlico’s Chick Lang Stakes

OBS graduates scored four stakes wins on Saturday at Pimlico on the Preakness Day undercard.

Lea Farms, LLC’s Lightening Larry led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes (G3), pressing pacesetting fellow OBS graduate Cogburn (April ’21) from the start, taking command a furlong from home and beating him by three quarters of a length. Chasing Time (April ’21) rallied to finish third. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-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. Trained by Jorge Delgado, he’s now 9-4-4-0 and has earned $305,610. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler set a pressured pace in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3), turned back a second challenge turning for home and eased away late to score by a length and three quarters. That’s four stakes wins for the 4-year-old son of Munnings, purchased for $140,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. He’s now 16-6-6-3 with earnings of $571,310 for trainer Steve Asmussen. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Joy’s Rocket bounced right to the lead in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes and was never threatened, drawing away in the stretch to a 4-1/4 length victory. It’s the fourth stakes win for the graded stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Anthony’s Cross, also trained by Steve Asmussen, now 15-5-5-1 with $449,474 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat at the 2020 OBS March Sale’s Under Tack Show, she was purchased for $47,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment. watch her under tack video

William Branch’s Carotari picked up right where he left off at the end of last year, scoring a front running 1-1/2 length victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed gelding by Artie Schiller, consigned to the 2018 April Sale by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, where he went through the ring after working an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show.  Now 25-9-6-3 for trainer Brian Lynch, he has earned $616,863 to date. watch his under tack video

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Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Me and Mr. C saved ground in the early going of Gulfstream’s $75,000 Mr. Steele Stakes, came around horses to rally on the outside down the stretch and was best by a length at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate Hot Blooded (October ’19) led a furlong out and settled for third. That’s two stakes wins for 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Khozan, trained by Mike Maker, now 23-6-4-2 with $248,540 in earnings. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Interstatedaydream, Adare Manor one-two in Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Interstatedaydream stalked the early pace in Pimlico’s $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2), took command after straightening away in the stretch, held off a late run by fellow OBS graduate Adare Manor (June ’21) and scored by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old grade one stakes placed daughter of Classic Empire, purchased for $175,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  Now 5-3-1-1 for trainer Brad Cox, she has earned $351,225 to date. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

OBS June graduate Bella Sofia wins Belmont’s Vagrancy Handicap

OBS graduates posted a pair of graded stakes wins at Belmont Park on Saturday.

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Michael Imperio, Medallion Racing, Sofia Soares, Vincent S. Scuderi and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Bella Sofia pressed the pace in the $145,500 Vagrancy Handicap (G3), took the lead on the turn, battled Frank’s Rockette head-to-head down the stretch and was best by a nose at the wire. It was the 4-year-old debut for the grade one stakes winning daughter of Awesome Patriot, purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent, at the 2020 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. A five time stakes winner for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, she has compiled a 7-5-1-0 career record and has earned $675,100. watch her under tack video

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Dublin Fjord Stables LLC, Racepoint Stables, Kevin D. Hilbert and Thomas E. O’Keefe’s Drafted trailed turning for home in the $150,000 Runhappy Stakes (G3), but closed relentlessly down the stretch on the outside, took the lead in the shadow of the wire and scored by a length. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 8-year-old Florida-bred son of Field Commission, a two time OBS graduate, who went through the ring at the 2015 August Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. A graded stakes winner in the U.S. and Dubai, he has put together a 27-8-2-3 record, earned $939,193 and is now trained by David P. Duggan. watch his under tack video 

Sonata Stable’s Arzak went right to the lead in Sunday’s $151,200 Jacques Cartier Stakes (G3) at Woodbine, opened a long lead in mid-stretch and coasted home to win by a length and a half. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Not This Time, purchased for $575,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 13-5-1-1 for trainer Mike Trombetta, he has earned $253,378 to date. watch his under tack video

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JFG Thoroughbreds and Maritza Weston’s Classicstateofmind took the lead at the start of Saturday’s $75,000 Roar Stakes at Gulfstream and never looked back, scoring by a length over fellow OBS graduate Capture the Time (April ’21). It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Classic Empire, now 7-3-1-1 with earnings of $121,915 for trainer Francisco D’Angelo. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Sequel Bloodstock consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Jesus J. Uranga’s Sigur Ros came from off the pace to take command of the $76,950 Sunray Park Stakes on Saturday at Sunray Park a furlong from home and held off a late charge to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes win for the 8-year-old gelding by Gemologist, sold for $20,000 by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2015 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Trained by his owner, he’s now 28-8-4-4 and has earned $207,907 to date.

Onesto (IRE) wins the Prix Greffulhe at Saint Cloud

Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois, Jean-Etienne Dubois, Ecurie Hunter Valley, Haras d’Etreham, Ecurie Billon, Ecurie Elag, Fabrice Chappet & Hubert Guy’s Onesto (IRE) trailed into the straight of the Prix Greffulhe (G2) at Saint Cloud on Sunday, but closed with a rush and ran past them all to score by 2-1/2 lengths. The lightly raced 3-year-old colt by Frankel (GB) is now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $101,545 to date for trainer Fabrice Chappet/Frankreich. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $535,000 by Hubert Guy Bloodstock 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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Little Red Feather Racing’s Elm Drive made her 3-year-old debut in Sunday’s $101,900 Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita, went to the lead shortly after the start and never looked back, cruising to victory by 2-1/2 lengths. That’s two stakes wins for the graded stakes winning daughter of Mohaymen, trained by Philip D’Amato, now 5-3-0-0 with $195,640 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2020 October Yearling Sale then consigned to the 2021 March Sale by Paul Sharp, Agent, where she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was sold for $165,000 to John Dowd on behalf of Little Red Feather Racing. watch her under tack video  March Sale walking video 

Three Diamonds Farm and Deuce Greathouse’s Stolen Base stayed off the pace in Churchill’s $500,000 American Turf Stakes (G2) on Saturday’s Derby undercard, rallied to reach the lead between horses after straightening away in the stretch and eased away in the final furlong to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister, purchased for $45,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 9-2-3-1 for trainer Mike Maker, he has earned $468,700 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

OBS graduates picked up a pair of stakes wins at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

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Julian J. De Mora Jr.’s California Frolic tried stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 English Channel Stakes, and the 3-year-old colt by California Chrome rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. Now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Armando De La Cerda, he has earned $108,950. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5 at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $32,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment.  watch his under tack video    

 

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Soldi Stable LLC and Ohana Racing LLC’s Ocean Safari tracked the leaders in the $75,000 Honey Ryder Stakes, swung out for the drive and was up in deep stretch to win by half a length, with fellow OBS graduate Love Her Lots (March ’21) checking in third. Consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, she was sold for $42,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Gilberto Zerpa, the 3-year-old daughter of Temple City is now 6-2-2-1 and earned $106,190 to date. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Stolen Base scores in Churchill’s American Turf Stakes

Three Diamonds Farm and Deuce Greathouse’s Stolen Base stayed off the pace in Churchill’s $500,000 American Turf Stakes (G2) on the Derby undercard, rallied to reach the lead between horses after straightening away in the stretch and eased away in the final furlong to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister, purchased for $45,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 9-2-3-1 for trainer Mike Maker, he has earned $468,700 to date. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

OBS graduates picked up a pair of stakes wins at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

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Julian J. De Mora Jr.’s California Frolic tried stakes company for the first time in the $75,000 English Channel Stakes, and the 3-year-old colt by California Chrome rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. Now 6-3-1-1 for trainer Armando De La Cerda, he has earned $108,950. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5 at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he was purchased for $32,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment.  watch his under tack video    

 

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Soldi Stable LLC and Ohana Racing LLC’s Ocean Safari tracked the leaders in the $75,000 Honey Ryder Stakes, swung out for the drive and was up in deep stretch to win by half a length, with fellow OBS graduate Love Her Lots (March ’21) checking in third. Consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, she was sold for $42,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Gilberto Zerpa, the 3-year-old daughter of Temple City is now 6-2-2-1 and earned $106,190 to date. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Tobys Heart, Change of Control one-two in Churchill’s Unbridled Sidney Stakes

Gary Barber, Terry Hamilton and Brian Lynch’s Tobys Heart relaxed off the pace in the early going of the $199,835 Unbridled Sidney Stakes at Churchill Downs on Thursday, came wide into the stretch, rallied to catch fellow OBS graduate Change of Control (October ’17) in the final strides and was best by a neck at the wire. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of OBS graduate Jack Milton, consigned by Bold Arrow Thoroughbreds to the 2020 OBS March Sale, and sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Brian Lynch, she’s now 12-5-1-2 and has earned $647,495 to date. watch her under tack video

John C. Oxley’s Devious Dame tracked the pace in her debut for trainer Norm Casse on Thursday in a $71,943 Maiden Special test at Churchill Downs, took command a furlong from home and drew away to score by 5-1/2 lengths. The first winner for her sire, the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Girvin, who earned a check for $35,560, was purchased for $240,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after breezing a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video   March Sale walking video

OBS grads set for Kentucky Derby and Oaks

OBS graduates will be busy this weekend at Churchill Downs, when the racing world comes together for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

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C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC’s White Abarrio carries the OBS banner into the 148th Kentucky Derby (G1) on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The colt by Race Day, trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., will break from post 15 and be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, aboard for his wins in Gulfstream’s Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull Stakes (G3). He’ll be right at home at Churchill Downs, where he was third in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) after winning his first two starts at Gulfstream Park. He was a 4-1/2 length winner of the Holy Bull (G3) in his 3-year-old debut, and comes into the Derby off a length and a quarter score in the Florida Derby (G1). Now 5-4-0-1, he has earned $823,650 to date. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $40,000 out of the Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video)

Four OBS graduates have been first in the Kentucky Derby: Lil E. Tee (1992), Silver Charm (1997), I’ll Have Another (2012) and Medina Spirit (2021).

Five OBS graduate fillies will go to the post in Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (G1), looking to join previous OBS Oaks winners Blind Luck (2010) and Plum Pretty (2011)

Hidden Brook Farm and Black Type Thoroughbreds’ Hidden Connection sports a victory over the Churchill Downs surface, having captured the Pocahontas Stakes (G3) last September, and comes into the Oaks off a nose loss to champion Echo Zulu in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). Reylu Gutierrez has the mount for trainer Bret Calhoun, and the daughter of Connect will break from post three. Now 5-2-1-0, she has earned $399,525 to date. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2021 Spring Sale, then purchased for $85,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

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H & E Ranch, Inc.’s Desert Dawn comes into the Oaks off a victory in the Santa Anita Oaks (G2) in April. She’ll be saddled by trainer Philip D’Amato, and be ridden by Umberto Rispoli from post nine. The daughter of Cupid, third in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G2) at two, has compiled a 7-2-0-2 record and has earned $378,400. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for H & E Ranch, she went through the ring at the 2020 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. October Sale walking video

 

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Winngate Stables LLC’s unbeaten Kathleen O. will break from post ten and be ridden by Javier Castellano, who has been aboard in all of her starts. The daughter of Upstart comes into the Oaks off a 2-3/4 length victory in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) after winning Gulfstream’s Davona Dale (G2) in her graded stakes debut. She’s four for four for trainer Shug McGaughey, seeking his second Oaks victory, and has earned $379,730 to date. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Stuart Morris at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale, then purchased for $275,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Trainer Kenny McPeek sends out Dixiana Farms LLC’s Cocktail Moments, second to Oaks favorite Nest in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes (G1) in her last start and third in Gulfstream’s Davona Dale (G2) in March. Corey Lanerie rides the daughter of Uncle Mo, who will start from post 11. Now 4-1-1-2 with $214,560 in earnings, she was consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, where she went through the ring after breezing a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video   March Sale walking video

KHK Racing’s unbeaten Shahama makes her first start in her native country after four wins in as many starts at Meydan, the last a two length score in the UAE Oaks (G3). The daughter of Munnings, a half sister to champion Lookin At Lucky, has earned $223,484 to date. Now trained by Todd Pletcher, she will break from post 13 with Flavien Prat in the irons. Consigned to the 2021 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, she was purchased for $425,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

2022 June Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. Supplemental entries will be accepted until May 17th.

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There are 1,059 two-year-olds and 16 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale.  Due to the increased size of the catalog, the Under Tack Show has been expanded from five to six sessions and will begin Monday, May 30th instead of May 31st and continue through Saturday, June 4th. The daily schedules will be announced after the close of Supplemental entries.  All Under Tack sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

All sales sessions begin at 10:00 a.m.  Hip No.’s 1 – 374 will sell on Tuesday, June 7th; Hip No.’s 375 – 748 will be offered on Wednesday, June 8th.  Thursday, June 9th will include Hip No.’s 749 – 1060 plus two-year-old supplements followed by HRA horses cataloged as hips 1151 – 1166, plus HRA supplements.

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

Online bidding will again be available. Bidders must register in advance. For more information, please go to the OBS website at: online bidding information. Walking videos and conformation photos may be available in addition to under tack videos for each horse.

The horses pictured on the catalog cover reflect the exponential growth of the June Sale as a source of horses competing at the sport’s highest levels.

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George Krikorian’s 2019 June Sale Grade One stakes winning graduate War Like Goddess returned to the races last week and went over the million dollar mark in earnings defending her title in Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes (G3). It was the fifth graded stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of English Channel, 9-7-0-1 with $1,079,684 in earnings for trainer Bill Mott. Consigned to the June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack show.  watch her under tack video

 

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William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s 2019 June grad Yaupon was involved in one of last year’s most memorable moments, winning Saratoga’s Forego Stakes (G1) despite being savaged repeatedly by Firenze Fire in the final sixteenth. It was the third graded stakes win for the colt by Uncle Mo, 8-6-0-0 with $703,264 in earnings for trainer Steve Asmussen. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the June Sale. watch his under tack video

 

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Michael Imperio, Vincent S. Scuderi, Sofia Soares, Gabrielle Farm, Mazel Stable Partners, LLC, Matthew J. Mercurio, Medallion Racing, Parkland Thoroughbreds and Barry Fowler’s Bella Sofia has three stakes wins to her credit including Saratoga’s prestigious Test Stakes (G1). The 4-year-old daughter of Awesome Patriot is currently working at Belmont Park toward her 2022 debut after ending last season with a fourth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). To date, she has compiled a 6-4-1-0 record and earned $592,600 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent, at the 2020 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s ill-fated 2020 June graduate Medina Spirit ended his career with a game second place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), but along the way managed to finish first in the Kentucky Derby (G1), win the Awesome Again (G1) and Robert B. Lewis (G3) Stakes, place in four other graded stakes, compile a 10-5-4-1 career record and earn $3,545,200 for trainer Bob Baffert. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold for $1,000 as a yearling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, on behalf of breeder Gail Rice at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $35,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2020 June Sale by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables after he breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to under tack and walking videos, conformation photos, 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 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: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

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

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

Miss J McKay wins Belmont’s License Fee Stakes

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Madaket Stables LLC, Wonder Stables, Tony Weintraub and Tony and Brandon M. Dalinka’s Miss J McKay tracked the pace in Sunday’s $100,000 License Fee Stakes at Belmont Park, took command after straightening away in the stretch and drew away late to score by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the third stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old daughter of Hangover Kid, trained by Christophe Clement, now 15-5-4-3 with $385,373 in earnings. Consigned by Costanzo Sales, Agent, to the 2019 April Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

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La Marca Stable’s Scuttlebuzz tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Elusive Quality Stakes at Belmont, relaxed off the pace in the early going, came around horses to reach contention turning for home, took over in the stretch and was best by a length at the wire. Now 17-7-2-3 for trainer Rudy R. Rodriguez, the 5-year-old gelding by The Factor has earned 348,570 to date. At the 2019 OBS April Sale, he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 and was purchased for $100,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch his under tack video

Dale Arnold’s Hold Tight took the lead on the inside going to the turn in Saturday’s $79,500 Gus Fonner Stakes at Fonner Park, opened daylight in the lane and scored by 8-1/2 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Intrepid Heart (April ’18). It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG), purchased for $120,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. Trained by Stetson Mitchell, he’s now 17-5-1-1 and has earned $147,382. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

War Like Goddess a millionaire after victory in Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes

George Krikorian’s OBS June Sale graduate War Like Goddess, on furlough since a sharp third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) last fall, returned to the races with a flourish on Friday, going over the million dollar mark in earnings with a 1-3/4 length victory in Keeneland’s $300,000 Bewitch Stakes (G3). Restrained and steadied behind a dawdling pace in the early going, the 5-year-old daughter of English Channel found room between horses to take charge after turning for home and was going away at the finish. It’s her fifth graded stakes victory, and leaves her with a 9-7-0-1 career record and $1,079,684 in earnings for trainer Bill Mott. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Last Samurai scores in the Oaklawn Handicap

Willis Horton Racing LLC’s Last Samurai set the pace around the first turn in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2), relinquished the lead on the backstretch, came again on the inside to take command after turning for home and drew away down the stretch to score by four lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Malibu Moon, now 15-4-3-2 for trainer Dallas Stewart with earnings of $946,744. He was sold for $175,000 by Gene Recio, Agent, at the 2020 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Munnings filly tops record breaking Spring Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 1174, a daughter of Munnings consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to OXO Equine LLC for $1.6-million to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record breaking 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Tensas Harbor, by Private Vow, a half sister to stakes placed OBS graduate Harbor Pilot.

  • Hip No. 1139, a daughter of Justify consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold for $800,000 to Chad Schumer, Agent. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Family Way, winner of Gulfstream’s recent Orchid Stakes (G3), out of Susie’s Baby, by Giant’s Causeway.
  • Hip No. 1017, a daughter of Bolt d’Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Ben Gase for $650,000. The bay filly, whose eighth on Friday in :9 4/5 was the session’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Scorpio Queen (AUS), by Choisir, from the family of grade one stakes winner Toledo.
  • Hip No. 1091, a daughter of Connect consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Hooties Racing LLC for $550,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is a half sister to stakes placed OBS graduate Momameamaria out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Special Dream, by Officer.
  • Hip No. 1097, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Gene Recio, Agent, was sold to Kent Sweezey, Agent for R. S. Evans, for $525,000. The bay filly, whose Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest on Saturday, is out of Squeeze, by Lemon Drop Kid, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS Spring Sale graduate Ocho Ocho Ocho.
  • Hip No. 1230, a daughter of Malibu Moon consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was purchased by Spendthrift Farm for $475,000. The bay filly, who turned in a Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Two Step Song, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to graded stakes winner Informed.
  • Hip No. 984, a daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, was sold for $420,000 to Lael Stable. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth on Friday in :10 flat, is out of Rooms, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Congo Kaye.
  • Hip No. 1052, a daughter of Goldencents consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds, was purchased by Alex & JoAnn Lieblong for $400,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Friday, is out of Shore Thing, by Majesticperfection, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Conway Two Step.
  • Kerri Radcliffe / Omnihorse went to $400,000 for Hip No. 1107, a daughter of Arrogate consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Stiffed, by Stephen Got Even, from the family of graded stakes winning OBS graduate Full and Fancy.
  • Vince J. Foglia paid $385,000 for Hip No. 1048, a daughter of Midshipman consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent. The chestnut filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Sheza Runaway Star, by Pride of Burkaan, a half sister to stakes winning millionaire OBS graduate Rivers Run Deep.
  • Hip No. 1043, a son of Collected consigned by Gene Recio, Agent, was sold to Rafter C Ranch for $360,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 on Friday, is out of She’ll Do It, by Badge of Silver, a half sister to stakes winner Amiable Grace.
  • Hip No. 961, a daughter of Bernardini consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, was purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $350,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday, is out of stakes winner Redstart, by Blame, a half sister to graded stakes winner California Nectar.

For the day, 159 horses brought a total of $18,775,000 compared with 167 selling for a total of $19,063,000 last year. The average price was $118,082, compared to $114,150 in 2021, while the median price was $60,000 compared to $65,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 20.5%; it was 14.4% in 2021.

For the entire sale, 710 horses sold for a Spring Sale record total of $92,070,000 compared with the previous record 724 horses bringing $73,874,900 in 2021. The average price was a sale record $129,676, (surpassing 2019’s record $108,227) compared with $102,037 a year ago. The median was $65,000, compared to last year’s $50,000 and surpassing 2019’s previous $60,000 record. The buyback percentage was 15.2%; it was 13.1% last year.

Five horses, including today’s Hip No. 1174 (see above) sold for $1-million or more at the 2022 Spring Sale.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 206, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, sold to Gary Young, Agent for Zedan Racing Stables, Inc., for $2.3-million at Tuesday’s opening session.  The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 at Monday’s Under Tack session, is out of Borealis Night, by Astrology, a half sister to graded stakes placed Kinsley Kisses.

Hip No. 401, a son of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Red Baron’s Barn or Rancho Temescal LLC for $1,750,000 to top the second session. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is a half brother to champion Drefong out of Eltimaas, by Ghostzapper, from the family of champion Action This Day.

Hip No. 885, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold for $1.7-million to Lane’s End Racing & West Point TB, L.E.B., Agent, topping Thursday’ third session. The gray or roan colt, who breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Annual Report out of Pension, by Seeking the Gold.

Hip No. 490, a son of Mendelssohn consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, was purchased by Mitsu Nakauchida for $1,300,000 on Wednesday.  The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Tuesday, is out of Grace Is Gone, by Malibu Moon, from the family of grade one stakes winner Plenty of Grace

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, set for June 7 – 9. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for May 31 – June 4.

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

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

Tapit colt tops Spring Sale’s third session

Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 885, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold for $1.7-million to Lane’s End Racing & West Point TB, L.E.B., Agent, to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan colt, who breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Annual Report out of Pension, by Seeking the Gold.

  • Hip No. 844, Hazing, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to C H P Racing for $870,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of No Curfew, by Curlin, from the family of grade one stakes winner To Honor and Serve.
  • Cherie DeVaux, Agent, paid $685,000 for Hip No. 895, a son of City of Light consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday, is out of stakes placed Pleasant Mine, by Mineshaft, from the family of graded stakes winner Tap Dance.
  • Hip No. 899, a son of Bolt d’Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Ellman, Plesa, Glassman, E. Plesa, Agent, for $675,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Harpers First Ride out of Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful.
  • Hip No. 709, a son of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to BBA Ireland Limited for $650,000. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Mahasen, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Shagaf.
  • Hip No. 904, an Irish-bred daughter of Kingman consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased for $650,000 by Lauren Carlisle, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Post Perfection, by Majesticperfection, a half sister to graded stakes winner Hello Liberty.
  • Talla Racing & Rockingham Ranch, Sweetwater, Agent, went to $575,000 for Hip No. 839, a daughter of Cairo Prince consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent. The gray or roan filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Gibberish out of Nippy, by Pulpit.
  • Hip No. 717, a daughter of Army Mule consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Lael Stable for $450,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Mandolin, by Midnight Lute, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.
  • Mike Ryan, Agent, went to $450,000 for Hip No. 762, a daughter of Justify consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is a half sister to graded stakes placed Carried Interest out of Missamerica Bertie, by Quiet American, a full sister to graded stakes winner Allamerican Bertie.
  • Hip No. 851, a son of Tapwrit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to West Point TB’s/Mike Talla Racing, L.E.B., Agent for $450,000. The gray or roan colt, whose Under Tack quarter in :21 flat was co-fastest on Thursday, is out of Oh Kay See, by Notional, a half sister to grade one stakes winner So Many Ways.
  • Hip No. 641, a daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, was sold to Ben Gase for $400,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is out of Laid Back Lady, by Hold Me Back, a half sister to grade one stakes winner The Groom Is Red.
  • MyRacehorse.com / Dan Agnew paid $400,000 for Hip No. 661, a son of Good Magic consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 on Wednesday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Soldat out of Le Relais, by Coronado’s Quest.
  • Hip No. 747, a daughter of Curlin who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 on Thursday, was purchased by Solis / Litt Bloodstock for $400,000. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of grade one stakes winner Midnight Lucky, by Midnight Lute, from the family of grade one stakes winner Hookedonthefeelin.

For the day, 173 horses brought a total of $ 23,658,000, compared with 167 selling for $14,834,500 at last year’s third session. The average price was $136,751, up 54% compared to $88,829 in 2021 while the median price was $65,000, compared with $45,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 16.0%; it was 12.6% last year. The Spring Sale continues Friday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 925 – 1231 will be offered for 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 are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the Spring Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

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

Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 401, a son of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Red Baron’s Barn or Rancho Temescal LLC for $1,750,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is a half brother to champion Drefong out of Eltimaas, by Ghostzapper, from the family of champion Action This Day.

  • Hip No. 490, a son of Mendelssohn consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, was purchased by Mitsu Nakauchida for $1,300,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Tuesday, is out of Grace Is Gone, by Malibu Moon, from the family of grade one stakes winner Plenty of Grace.
  • Mitsu Nakauchida also went to $825,000 for Hip No. 466, a son of Into Mischief consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Isotherm out of stakes placed Game for More, by More Than Ready.
  • Hip No. 503, a son of Curlin also consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Donato Lanni, Agent for Michael Lund Petersen, for $800,000. The gray or roan colt, who worked an eighth on Tuesday in :10 flat, is out of grade one stakes winner Hard Not to Like, by Hard Spun, a daughter of stakes winner Like a Gem.
  • J. Stable LLC went to $700,000 for Hip No. 506, a daughter of Nyquist who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, the gray or roan filly is out of Hasilah, by Hard Spun, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Sierra Madre (FR).
  • Hip No. 602, a daughter of Curlin consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Spry Family Farm for $600,000. The chestnut filly, who turned in a bullet :20 4/5 on Saturday, is out of stakes placed Jumby Bay, by City Zip, a half sister to graded stakes placed Royal Obsession.
  • Ben McElroy, Agent for M. V. Magnier, paid $600,000 for Hip No. 611, a daughter of Street Sense consigned by Lucan Bloodstock (Karl Keegan), Agent. The bay filly, who’s Under Tack eighth in 9: 4/5 was co-fastest on Wednesday, is out of Katie’s Keepsake, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of graded stakes winner Salty Strike.
  • Hip No. 546, a son of Goldencents consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Chad Schumer, Agent, for $535,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was Wednesday’s co-fastest at the distance, is a half brother to recent Madison Stakes (G1) winner Just One Time, out of Ida Clark, by Speightstown.
  • Steve Rothblum, Agent for Mark Davis, paid $485,000 for Hip No. 558, a son of Gun Runner consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 on Wednesday, is out of Incentive, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Winchester.
  • Hip No. 373, a son of Race Day consigned by Longoria Training & Sales, Agent, was purchased by Maverick Racing / Siena Farms LLC / CMNWLTH for $475,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 flat on Tuesday, is out of Divine Friends, by Divine Park, from the family of grade one stakes winner Cash Included.
  • Oliver St. Lawrence Bloodstock paid $475,000 for Hip No. 575, a son of Into Mischief consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth on Wednesday in :10 1/5, is out of grade one stakes winning millionaire Iotapa, by Afleet Alex.
  • Hip No. 576, a daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Ace Racing for $475,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Ireland’s Call, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Magnificent Song.

For the day, 178 horses brought a total of $25,855,000, compared with 196 selling for a total of $21,614,500 at last year’s second session. The average price was $145,253, up 31.8% compared to $110,278 in 2021 while the median price was $78,500, compared with $45,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.7%; it was 11.7% last year.

The Spring Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 617 – 924 will be offered for 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 are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the Spring Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Uncle Mo colt tops Spring Sale’s opening session

Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 206, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went to Gary Young, Agent for Zedan Racing Stables, Inc., for $2.3-million to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 at Monday’s Under Tack session, is out of Borealis Night, by Astrology, a half sister to graded stakes placed Kinsley Kisses.

  • Hip No. 199, Bold Design, a daughter of Violence consigned Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Carolyn Wilson for $635,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked a quarter in :20 2/5 on Monday, is a half sister to graded stakes placed Bold Quality out of graded stakes winner Bold Union, by Dixie Union.
  • Hip No. 11, a son of Justify consigned by Hidden Brook, went to Gary Young, Agent for Zedan Racing Stables, Inc., for $600,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Unbound, by Distorted Humor, from the family of champion Personal Ensign.
  • Hip No. 306, a daughter of Union Rags consigned by Centofanti Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Red Baron’s Barn or Rancho Temescal LLC for $525,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed Corderosa, by Aldebaran, from the family of grade one stakes winner Celtic Melody.
  • Mayberry Farm went to $510,000 for Hip No. 66, a son of Curlin consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday, is out of graded stakes winner Winding Way, by Malibu Moon, a full sister to graded stakes winner Kauai Katie.
  • Hip No. 141, a daughter of Bolt d’Oro consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, was sold to Oliver St. Lawrence Bloodstock for $450,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday, is a half sister to grade one stakes winner Bolo out of Aspen Mountain, by Chief Seattle.
  • NBS Stable / John Ballantyne went to $450,000 for Hip No. 181, a son of Tapwrit consigned by All Dreams Equine, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Monday, is out of Bern Obsession, by Bernstein, a full sister to graded stakes winner Proceed Bee.
  • Hip No. 274, a son of City of Light consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Don Rachel for $450,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Chuckling, by Indian Charlie, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Pleasant Home.
  • Hip No. 189, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Grace Diamond for $425,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Birdy Num, by Tapit, a daughter of grade one winner Believe You Can.
  • Woodslane Farm went to $400,000 for Hip No. 230, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent. The bay filly, who worked an Under Tack quarter in:21 flat, is out of graded stakes placed Cana (AUS), by Fastnet Rock, from the family of grade one stakes winner Wanted.
  • Hip No. 205, a daughter of Hard Spun who worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, was purchased by Lauren Carlisle, Agent, for $390,000. Consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, the bay filly is out of stakes placed Boreale, by Makfi, from the family of graded stakes winner Interactif.
  • Hip No. 135, Vance C., a son of Upstart consigned by Two Oaks Equine, Agent, was sold for $385,000 to Cherie DeVaux, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of A Rosefor Isabelle, by Hard Spun, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Water White.
  • Hip No. 186, a son of American Pharoah consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was purchased for $340,000 by Kanayama Holdings Co., Ltd. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is out of Big Meesh (IRE), by High Chaparral (IRE), a daughter of grade one winner Noble Pearl.
  • Hip No. 213, a son of Nyquist consigned by McKathan Bros. Sales, Agent, was sold to George Papaprodromou for $325,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is out of Broken Blues, by Broken Vow, a daughter of stakes placed Storm City Blues.
  • Hip No. 112, a son of Girvin consigned by Ocala Stud, went to Champion Equine LLC for $300,000. The bay colt, who sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of Alotofappeal, by Trippi, and is a half brother to OBS graduate King Cab, winner of the recent Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.
  • Maverick Racing & Siena Farms LLC paid $300,000 for Hip No. 161, a daughter of Bolt d’Oro consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Sunday, is out of Bama Belle, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Funny Moon.
  • Hip No. 227, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, for $300,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Cali Thirty Seven, by Eskendereya, a half sister to graded stakes winner Southern Honey.

For the day, 161 horses brought a total of $22,149,000 compared with 194 selling for a total of $18,362,900 at last year’s opening session. The average price was $137,571, up 45% compared to $94,464 in 2021 while the median price was $75,000, compared with $50,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24.1%; it was 13.8% last year.

The Spring Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 309 – 616 will be offered for 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 are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the Spring Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

Spring Sale graduate Arzak takes Woodbine’s Thorncliffe Stakes in track record time

Sonata Stable’s Arzak pressed the pace in Sunday’s $106,400 Thorncliffe Stakes at Woodbine, took the lead in the stretch and drew off to win by 3-1/4 lengths in a track record 1:02.36 for 5-1/2 furlongs over the all-weather surface. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Not This Time, trained by Mike Trombetta, now 12-4-1-1 with $183,669 in earnings. He was purchased for $575,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Spring Sale begins Tuesday, April 19th

The 2022 OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is set for Tuesday through Friday, April 19th – 22nd with all four sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The catalog is in two volumes. Hip No.’s 1 – 616 can be found in book one and Hip No.’s 617 – 1231 are in book two.

The sale schedule is as follows:

  • Hip No. 1 – 308 will sell Tuesday, April 19th.
  • Hip No. 309 – 616 will be sold Wednesday, April 20th.
  • Hip No. 617 – 924 will sell Thursday, April 21st.
  • Hip No. 925 – 1231 will be sold Friday, April 22nd.

At the Spring Sale’s Under Tack show, Hip No. 276, a daughter of War Front consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, turned in the fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 1/5. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Cinnamon Spice, by Candy Ride (ARG), a half sister to grade one stakes winner and prolific sire Violence, from the family of champion Sky Beauty. Under Tack Video    Walking Video

Honors for the Under Tack Show’s fastest eighth went to Hip No. 346, a daughter of Street Boss consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, clocked in :9 3/5. The chestnut filly is out of Dazzle, by Twirling Candy, a full sister to graded stakes placed Exaulted. Under Tack Video    Walking Video

All Under Tack videos can be viewed in the Sortable Master Index in the OBS website at obssales.com. They may also be viewed on kiosks in the breezeway and in the Video Room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge. The Sortable Master Index also contains links to the 2022 Spring Sale’s Walking Videos and Conformation photographs. All videos and photographs may also be viewed 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: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the Spring 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 at: online-bidding

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

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

Trio of fillies fastest at Spring Sale’s Under Tack finale

Hip No. 1084 (Tibor Slavik photo)

Fillies by Curlin, Uncaptured and The Lieutenant breezed quarters in :20 4/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the seventh and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training.

  • Hip No. 602, a chestnut filly by Curlin consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes placed Jumby Bay, by City Zip, a half sister to graded stakes placed Royal Obsession.
  • Hip No. 1084, consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, is a bay filly by Uncaptured out of Solitaire’s Vision, by Court Vision, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Wavell Avenue.
  • Hip No. 1123, a bay filly by The Lieutenant consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed El Hefe out of Sugar Boss, by Street Boss, from the family of graded stakes winner Wood So.

Four youngsters breezed eighths in :9 4/5 to equal the session’s fastest at the distance.

  • Hip No. 1097, consigned by Gene Recio, Agent, is a bay filly by Into Mischief out of Squeeze, by Lemon Drop Kid, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS Spring Sale graduate Ocho Ocho Ocho.
  • Hip No. 1131, a gray or roan filly by Army Mule consigned by Fast Horses, is out of Super Holiday, by Super Saver, from the family of graded stakes winner Double Honor.
  • Hip No. 1174, a chestnut filly by Munnings consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is out of stakes winner Tensas Harbor, by Private Vow, a half sister to stakes placed OBS graduate Harbor Pilot.
  • Hip No. 1226, a gray or roan filly by Firing Line consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate I Get It out of Twisted Beauty, by General Quarters, from the family of champion Summer Bird.

There were five quarters clocked in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 1104, consigned by J V C Training and Sales, is a chestnut filly by Noble Mission (GB) out of stakes placed Status Pending, by Tale of the Cat, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Rock Candy.
  • Hip No. 1120, a bay filly by Runhappy consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is out of Subtle Step, by Smart Strike, a half sister to stakes placed Pride of Stride, from the family of grade one stakes winner Trumpet’s Blare.
  • Hip No. 1139, a gray or roan filly by Justify consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Family Way, winner of Gulfstream’s recent Orchid Stakes (G3), out of Susie’s Baby, by Giant’s Causeway.
  • Hip No. 1211, a by colt by Midshipman consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, is out of Trashi Diva, by More Than Ready, a daughter of graded stakes placed Slew Peg.
  • Hip No. 1230, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay filly by Malibu Moon out of Two Step Song, by Unbridled’s Song, a half sister to graded stakes winner Informed.

There were two quarters timed in :21 2/5.

  • Hip No. 1095, Dixieland, a dark bay or brown colt by Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Spirit, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Dream Rush.
  • Hip No. 1196, consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Malibu Moon out of Tizcool, by Tiznow, a daughter of graded stakes winner Win McCool.

Seventeen horses turned in eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip 847 a colt by American Freedom out of No Show Rose consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent
  • Hip 1058 a colt by Midshipman out of Silver Sal consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent
  • Hip 1064 a filly by Bucchero out of Singing My Song consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent
  • Hip 1083 a filly by Good Magic out of Soarwiththebirds consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent
  • Hip 1091 a filly by Connect out of Special Dream consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent
  • Hip 1092 a colt by Java’s War out of Speighty Girl consigned by Gene Recio, Agent
  • Hip 1110 a filly by Justify out of Storm Dixie consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent
  • Hip 1112 a colt by Cairo Prince out of Stormy Encounter consigned by Randy Miles, Agent
  • Hip 1133 a colt by Straight Fire out of Super Savvy consigned by Longoria Training & Sales, Agent
  • Hip 1141 a filly by Union Rags out of Sweet Avery consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent
  • Hip 1147 a colt by Good Magic out of Sweet Nina consigned by Cary Frommer LLC, Agent
  • Hip 1149 a filly by Practical Joke out of Sweet Queen consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent
  • Hip 1158 a colt by Goldencents out of Take Charge Card by CM Thoroughbreds, Agent
  • Hip 1167 a filly by Kantharos out of Tap Tap Tapping consigned by Kings Equine, Agent
  • Hip 1172 a colt by Violence out of Tenation consigned by Navas Equine, Agent
  • Hip 1201 a colt by Justify out of Together (IRE) consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent
  • Hip 1220 a colt by Bolt d’Oro out of Truss consigned by Lucan Bloodstock (Karl Keegan), Agent

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

The Spring Sale begins Tuesday, April 19th and runs through Friday, April 22nd with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No’s 1-308 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No’s 309-616 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.’s 617-924 sell Thursday and Hip No’s. 925-1231 will sell on Friday. 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.

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

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

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

 

Girvin colt fastest at sixth Spring Sale Under Tack session

Hip No. 1004 (Tibor Slavik photo)

Hip No. 1004, a son of Girvin consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, worked a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the sixth session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay colt is a half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate Tiger Blood out of two-time OBS graduate Sarah Cataldo, by Smarty Jones.

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

  • Hip No. 901, consigned by Kings Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Candy Ride (ARG) out of graded stakes placed Poof Too, by Distorted Humor.
  • Hip No. 939, a chestnut filly by Jimmy Creed consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, is out of stakes winner Quite a Ruckus, by Richter Scale, a half sister to graded stakes winner Excaper.
  • Hip No. 1006, consigned by McKathan Bros. Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Honor Code out of Saranda, by Smart Strike, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Pink Poppy.
  • Hip No. 1017, a bay filly by Bolt d’Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Scorpio Queen (AUS), by Choisir, from the family of grade one stakes winner Toledo.
  • Hip No. 1048, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a chestnut filly by Midshipman out of stakes placed Sheza Runaway Star, by Pride of Burkaan, a half sister to millionaire stakes winning OBS graduate Rivers Run Deep.

Four youngsters turned in quarters in :20 4/5.

  • Hip No. 885, a gray or roan colt by Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Annual Report out of Pension, by Seeking the Gold.
  • Hip No. 922, consigned by McKathan Bros. Sales, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Shackleford out of Queenameina, by Read the Footnotes, a daughter of graded stakes winner Bella Madame (CHI).
  • Hip No. 1002, a chestnut filly by Army Mule consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of stakes placed Saoirse Cat, by Storm Cat, a daughter of champion Saoirse.
  • Hip No. 1054, a dark bay or brown filly consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Shysheisnot, by Tribal Rule, a half sister to stakes winner Mongolian Shopper.

There were four quarters clocked in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 887, a bay colt by Munnings consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a full brother to stakes placed Key Light out of stakes winner Perfectly Candid, by Pleasantly Perfect.
  • Hip No. 894, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a chestnut colt by Gormley out of Pleasant Harbor, by Rockport Harbor, a half sister to graded stakes winner Boston Bull.
  • Hip No. 954, a chestnut filly by Bee Jersey consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Ready for Gold, by More Than Ready, from the family of champion Perfect Soul (IRE).
  • Hip No. 992, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Speightstown out of Runninwiththewind, by Medaglia d’Oro, from the family of grade one stakes winner Jersey Girl.

Sixteen horses turned in eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip 899 a colt by Bolt d’Oro out of Polyester consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent
  • Hip 902 a colt by Cloud Computing out of Port of Indy consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent
  • Hip 904 a filly by Kingman (GB) out of Post Perfection consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent
  • Hip 918 c a colt by Frosted out of Pure Elation consigned by Kings Equine, Agent
  • Hip 924 a colt by Malibu Moon out of Queen Daenerys consigned by Tradewinds Farm, Agent
  • Hip 942 a colt by Practical Joke out of Raesunbridledfaith consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent
  • Hip 963 a colt by Hard Spun out of Rella consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent
  • Hip 973 a filly by Maclean’s Music out of River’s Prayer consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent
  • Hip 975 a colt by Maclean’s Music out of Rock Ave. Road consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman
  • Hip 981 a filly by Carpe Diem out of Roman Chestnut consigned by Davis Breaking and Training, Inc., Agent
  • Hip 984 a filly by Liam’s Map out of Rooms consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent
  • Hip 993 a filly by Midshipman out of Sacred Alibi consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent
  • Hip 1000 a filly by Kantharos out of Saluda consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent
  • Hip 1038 a filly by Collected out of Shawklit Cake consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent
  • Hip 1041 a filly by Tapwrit out of Sheisinittowinit consigned by Little Farm Equine LLC, Agent
  • Hip 1052 a filly by Goldencents out of Shore Thing consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds

The Under Tack Show concludes Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 1057 – 1231 scheduled to breeze, streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com, and also via the Blood-Horse, DRF, TDN and Past The Wire websites.

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

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

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

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