Vertical Threat takes Mahoning Valley’s Steel Valley Sprint Stakes

MyRacehorse.com and Slam Dunk Racing’s Vertical Threat went right to the lead despite a slow break in Monday’s $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Mahoning Valley, quickly opened daylight, then drew away in the stretch to a 7-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Flatter Me Please (April ’19) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $100,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 3-year-old colt by Tapiture is now 5-3-0-0 and has earned $182,950 to date. watch his under tack video

Ride a Comet romps in Woodbine’s Kennedy Road Stakes

John C. Oxley and My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Ride a Comet saved ground in the early going of Saturday’s $181,650 Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) at Woodbine, came off the fence to surge to the lead between horses a furlong from home, then drew away in hand to score by a length and a quarter. It’s the second graded stakes win for the lightly raced 5-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG), two for two this year after two years away from the races. Consigned by Flying Fish, Agent to the 2017 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $375,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 12-7-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, he has earned $418,944 to date.  watch his under tack video

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Merveilleux stalked the leaders in Woodbine’s $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes, moved three wide to take command at the eighth pole and drew off late to win by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Paynter, trained by Kevin Attard, now 11-4-3-1 with $374,649 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $150,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment. watch her under tack video 

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy rallied five wide down the stretch and caught the leaders in the shadow of the wire to take Sunday’s $97,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct by a neck. That’s five stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Big Brown, consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2018 OBS March Sale, and sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 16-6-5-0 for trainer John Terranova, he has earned $618,645 to date. watch his under tack video

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Windylea Farm LLC’s Thissmytime led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream Park West’s $60,000 Millions Filly And Mare Turf Preview Stakes on Sunday after the race was moved to the main track by rain. She took charge on the turn and never looked back, drawing off down the lane to an 11-3/4 length victory over Starship Nala (January ’17), with R Prerogative (March ’18, October ’17, January ’17) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Carpe Diem, now 8-3-1-2 with earnings of $118,902 for trainer Kathleen O’Connell. At the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $140,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment. watch her under tack video 

 

Two OBS grads score on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West

A pair of OBS graduates posted stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West.

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Shea D Boy’s Stable’s Shea D Summer is two for two and a stakes winner after a runaway victory in the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Summer Front went right to the lead, shook off an early challenge, then drew away down the stretch to score by 6-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Sky Proposal (March ’20) checked in third. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 Spring Sale, she was purchased for $35,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Carlos David, she has earned $58,428 to date. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Paradise Farms Corp.’s Tiz Possible Dear took the lead at the start of the $60,000 Millions Distaff Stakes and never looked back, cruising to a 2-1/2 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Ceci Valentina (October ’18) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Prospective, trained by Peter Walder, now 28-9-3-5 with earnings of $255,070. Consigned by A. Clare Silva Jr., she went through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale.

March Sale grads post pair of Keeneland stakes wins

A pair of OBS March Sale graduates posted stakes wins at Keeneland.

Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Joy’s Rocket took the lead at the start of Friday’s $125,000 Songbird Stakes, set a rapid pace, shook off pursuit after straightening away in the stretch and cruised home to a three length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Anthony’s Cross, purchased for $47,000 out of the GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 March Sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, she has earned $184,444 to date. watch her under tack video

HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud’s Merneith was wide and off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $125,000 Fort Springs Stakes, rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old filly by American Pharoah, now 8-3-3-1 for trainer Bob Baffert with $201, 900 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2019 March Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $600,000 by Narvick International on behalf of her owner. watch her under tack video

 

Twenty-seven OBS graduates will compete in the Breeders’ Cup

Twenty-seven OBS graduates will compete in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Keeneland.

Five OBS graduates are entered in the $1-million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2).

Ryan C. Ritt, Jeffrey H. Gasner and Mark Spinazze’s Windy City Red will break from post two under Jose Valdivia for trainer Jonathan Wong. The 2-year-old colt by Chitu, now 2-1-0-1 with earnings of $30,000, comes into the race off a third place finish in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes after winning at first asking at Golden Gate. He was purchased for $54,000 by Nick J. Hines, Agent, out of the Navas Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat.  watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

William L. Heiligbrodt, Corinne Heiligbrodt, Madaket Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC’s Cowan, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Ricardo Santana, will leave from post five. Second last time out in Keeneland’s Indian Summer Stakes, the 2-year-old colt by Kantharos is 4-1-1-1 and has earned $125,877 to date. Consigned to the 2020 March Sale by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, he went through the ring after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC & Secure Investments’ Momos, third in Belmont’s Futurity (G3) and the Saratoga Special (G2), has drawn post seven and will be ridden by Manny Franco for trainer Christophe Clement. The 2-year-old son of Distorted Humor is a two-time OBS, graduate sold by Select Sales, Agent, at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $180,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the March Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. He comes in with a 3-1-0-2 record and $69,600 in earnings. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Breeze Easy LLC’s After Five comes into the race off a second place finish in the Futurity (G3) at Belmont. Wesley Ward trains the 2-year-old colt by The Factor and Jose Ortiz will ride from post nine. Sold first by Summerfield Sales at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in:9 4/5 and was purchased for$165,000 out of GOP Racing Stable Corp. consignment at the 2020 March Sale. watch his under tack video 

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber’s Dirty Dangle, one of two fillies in the field, will break from post twelve under Tyler Gaffalione. She comes into the race winning the Woodbine Cares Stakes and makes her first start for trainer Mark Casse. The 2-year-old Not This Time filly worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold for $25,000 by J R Racing Stables, Agent for Brayhan Cruz, at the 2020 March Sale. Unbeaten after two starts, she has earned $93,903 to date. watch her under tack video

The lone OBS entrant in the $1-million Juvenile Turf (G1) is ERJ Racing, LLC, Exline-Border Racing LLC and Madaket Stables LLC’s Harlan Estate, drawn as post 16 on the Also Eligible list. The 2-year-old colt by Kantharos, trained by Peter Eurton, has compiled a 3-1-1-0 record to date, scoring on the Santa Anita turf course in his last start. He was sold for $90,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2020 March Sale after breezing an eighth in:10 1.5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

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The 9-5 morning line favorite in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1) is Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Princess Noor, three for three with two graded stakes wins after an 8-1/2 length romp in the Chandelier Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) winner was the 2020 Spring Sale topper, purchased by Gary Young for $1,350,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment after turning in the Under Tack Show’s fastest quarter in :20 1/5. Trained by Bob Baffert, she has earned $303,000 to date. She’ll break from post seven under Victor Espinoza, who has ridden her in all of her starts. watch her under tack video    watch her walking video

A pair of OBS graduates will start in the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1).

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Simon Callaghan sends out Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s unbeaten Madone, three for three with $141,300 in earnings after a score in Santa Anita’s Surfer Girl Stakes. She will start from post nine with regular rider Flavien Prat aboard. The 2-year-old filly by Vancouver (AUS) was consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, to the 2020 March Sale, and was sold for $125,000 to K S I, Ben McElroy, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

GMP Stables LLC and F. Bellavia, LLC’s Union Gables, trained by Todd Pletcher, will break from post 13 under Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old daughter of Speightstown, second last out in Belmont’s Matron Stakes (G3), has a 3-1-1-1 record and has earned $71,600. At the 2020 Spring Sale, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before she was purchased for $90,000 by Bob Peterson Stable LLC from Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent for Excel Bloodstock (Bruno DeBerdt). watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

The $2-million Juvenile (G1) has drawn a pair of OBS graduates.

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Chad Brown sends out Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s Reinvestment Risk, second in the Hopeful (G1) and the Champagne (G1), after a runaway win in his debut at Saratoga. He’ll break from post three under Irad Ortiz. The 2-year-old colt by Upstart, consigned to the 2020 March Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent, for $280,000. Now 3-1-2-0, he has earned $139,600 to date. watch his under tack video

Cypress Creek LLC and Arnold Bennewith’s Dreamer’s Disease will leave from post ten under David Cohen for trainer Robertino Diodoro. A winner of two of his four starts, the 2-year-old colt by Laoban has earned $46,540 to date. Consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, to the 2020 March Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

Saturday’s $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) has attracted a strong pair of OBS graduates.

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Madaket Stables LLC and Heider Family Stables LLC’s Speech was best in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes (G1) in July and has compiled a 8-3-3-1 record and earned $438,240 to date. Trained by Mike McCarthy, she’ll break from post one and be ridden by Javier Castellano. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Mr Speaker is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, then resold by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $190,000 at the 2019 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

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Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard LLC, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor, second in the Ashland (G1) and second in the Test (G1) at Saratoga, comes in to the race off a victory in Keeneland’s Raven Run (G2). The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings was consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, to the 2019 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 7-3-4-0 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $503,400 to date and breaks from post six under Manny Franco. watch her under tack video

Three OBS grads are entered in the $1-million Turf Sprint (G1).

George Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic just missed by a nose in Keeneland’s Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (Gr. 3) last out after taking the Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Sprint Stakes in August. Trained by Brendan Walsh, she’ll start from post nine under Joe Talamo. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, now 13-4-2-3 with $264,523 in earnings, was purchased for $650,000 out of the Paul Sharp consignment at the 2018 Spring Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

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Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch LLC, STD Racing Stable and A. Miller’s Texas Wedge got the year off right with a victory in the Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old son of Colonel John, breaking from post 13 under Florent Geroux, was purchased for $30,000 out of the Richardson Bloodstock consignment, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 prior to the 2017 March Sale. Trained by Peter Miller, he has complied a 18-6-3-3 career record and earned $446,115 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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Crawford Farms Racing’s 2019 OBS Sprint winner Archidust, third last time out in Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes (Gr. 3) is on the Also Eligible list at post 17. Winner of the Get Serious Stakes at Monmouth in August, he comes into the race with a 15-7-1-4 record and $371,400 in earnings. Ricardo Santana has been named to ride for trainer Steve Asmussen. The 4-year-old son of Verrazano was consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, and purchased for $300,000 by Juan Pacanins, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. watch his under tack video

Two OBS grads will go postward in the $1-million Dirt Mile (G1).

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust comes into the race off a third place finish in the Alysheba (G2) at Churchill Downs. The three-time graded stakes winner, trained by Bret Calhoun, has compiled a 30-6-7-5 career record and earned $875,677. Adam Beschizza will ride the 6-year-old gelding by Tapit, breaking from post three.  He was consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 March Sale, and turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $510,000. watch his under tack video

Jim & Donna Daniell’s Rushie, winner of Churchill’s Pat Day Mile Stakes (G2), was on the board earlier this year in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Blue Grass (G2). The  3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Liam’s Map, trained by Mike McCarthy, comes into the race with a 7-3-1-2 record and $493,151 in earnings. Consigned by his breeder Ocala Stud to the 2019 March Sale, he was sold to West Bloodstock for $70,000 after an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. watch his under tack video 

A pair of OBS grads are entered in the $2-million Filly and Mare Turf (G1).

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Blue Heaven Farm’s October Sale catalog cover girl Starship Jubilee drew the one post, and looks to cap a sensational season, coming into the race off a victory over the boys September’s Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1). It was the second grade one win for Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, five for six this year including four graded stakes wins. Florent Geroux will ride the 7-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, a two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Kevin Attard, she has posted nine graded stakes victories, compiled a 38-19-5-3 career record and earned $2,093,069 to date. watch her under tack video

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First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s Nay Lady Nay (IRE), a close third last time out in the Flower Bowl (G1) at Belmont, scored her fourth stakes win earlier this year in Laurel’s All Along Stakes. Irad Ortiz has the mount from post 13 on the graded stakes winning 4-year-old filly by No Nay Never, sold by Eddie Woods, Agent, for $210,000 at the 2018 March Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Now 9-5-1-1 for trainer Chad Brown, she has earned $446,180 to date. watch her under tack video

Four OBS graduates will go in the $2-million Sprint (G1).

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Tom Kagele Madaket Stables LLC and Gary Barber’s C Z Rocket will break from post two under Luis Saez for trainer Peter Miller. He comes into the race off a score in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) in September, his fifth straight victory. In all, he has racked up a 22-9-2-1 record and has earned $551,641 to date. The 6-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment at the 2016 June Sale for a then sale record $800,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Dan J. Agnew, Jerry Schneider, Rodney E. Orr and MyRacehorse.com’s Collusion Illusion, third last out in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) earned his place in the race with a victory over older horses in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Twirling Candy, consigned by Mayberry Farm to the 2019 Spring Sale, was sold for $300,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mark Glatt, he has three graded stakes wins, a 7-5-0-1 record and earned $422,751. Flavien Prat will ride from post three. watch his under tack video

 

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William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s unbeaten Yaupon has won all four of his starts, taking Saratoga’s Amsterdam (G2) in August and the Chick Lang (G3) at Pimlico in October. Joel Rosario will be aboard the 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo in post ten, consigned to the 2019 June Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, and purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he has earned $288,264 to date.  watch his under tack video

Kazuo Kato’s Jasper Prince, a multiple Japanese stakes winner trained by Hideyuki Mori, will break from post 13 under Jose Ortiz.  The 5-year-old son of Violence has compiled a 19-5-1-2 and has earned $684,276 USD. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2017 March Sale, he was purchased by his trainer for $100,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment. watch his under tack video

Two OBS grads will go in the $2-million Mile (G1).

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed, third in Saratoga’s Fourstardave (G1) this past summer and made the grade in last year’s National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) at the Spa. The 4-year-old son of Jimmy Creed is trained by Bill Mott and will leave from post seven under Junior Alvarado. Purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale, he’s now 15-3-2-3 and has earned $460,508.

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This has won five of his last six trips to the post and comes in off a victory in Pimlico’s Dinner Party Stakes (G2). The 5-year-old gelding by The Factor has four graded stakes wins, a 32-12-4-4 record and earned $1,242,780 to date. Trained by Brad Cox, he will break from post 13 under Florent Geroux. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to being purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 April Sale. watch his under tack video

Allied Racing Stable, LLC’s By My Standards will carry the OBS banner in the $6-million Classic.

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Winner of Churchill’s Alysheba Stakes (G2) in his last start, he was second in the Whitney (G1) and second in the Stephen Foster (G2) after winning the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) and New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2) earlier in the year. Bret Calhoun trains the 4-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents, who has compiled a 12-6-4-1 record and has earned $1,764,430 to date. Gabriel Saez will be aboard from post three. Consigned to the 2018 April Sale by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, he was sold to J. Stevens Bloodstock, Agent, for $150,000 after working an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

2020 OBS Day of Racing Cancelled

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, Inc.  has cancelled the 2020 OBS Day of Racing, scheduled to be held on November 24, 2020.

The restrictions and protocols implemented by racetracks due to the Covid-19 situation have created limited availability of racing personnel which prevents OBS from conducting these races in a safe responsible manner. Racetracks in Florida and throughout the country have policies in place which do not allow jockeys to move freely between tracks.  Testing and quarantine requirements for jockeys that travel away from their home racetrack will inhibit their participation at OBS.

“With Gulfstream Park preparing for its championship meet and Tampa Bay Downs starting Thanksgiving weekend, it is important for racing in Florida to continue uninterrupted”, stated OBS President Tom Ventura.  “OBS will evaluate potential future dates for racing that complements the racing calendar. “

Contact Jay Friedman for more information at (352) 237-2154 or via email obs@obssales.com.

Majestic Dunhill captures Belmont’s Bold Ruler

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R. A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill came off fence to go after the leader after turning for home in Saturday’s $93,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) at Belmont Park, fought head to head in the final sixteenth and was best by a head at the wire. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, trained by George Weaver, now 21-5-4-4 with earnings of $373,214. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $100,000 after speeding a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

 

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Stephen was a maiden going into Sunday’s $250,000 Coronation Futurity at Woobine, but overcame a slow start, rallied to collar the leader a furlong from home and drew away late to score by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old colt by Constitution was purchased for $170,000 by Clay Scherer, Agent for Al & Bill Ulwelling, out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 3-1-1-0 for trainer Kevin Attard, he has earned $129,964 to date.  watch his under tack video

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Roadrunner Racing and Sayjay Racing LLC’s Strongconstitution led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Del Mar’s $81,500 Let It Ride Stakes on Sunday, slipping through on the inside to take command a sixteenth out then holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Heywoods Beach (June ’19) to win by a head. Lane Way (March ’19) settled for third.  It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed son of Constitution, now 7-2-2-2 for trainer Doug O’Neill with $135,500 in earnings. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC to the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $220,000 after breezing an eighth in:10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

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Saul J. Kupferberg’s Honor Way stalked the pace from the outside in Sunday’s $77,600 Pumpkin Pie Stakes at Belmont, took charge at the head of the stretch and eased away down the lane to score by 4-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Pacific Gale (April ’17, August ’16) chased her home and finished second. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Caleb’s Posse, a three-time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale and the 2016 March Sale, she was sold for $77,000 by All Dreams Equine, Agent, at the 2016 June Sale after breezing three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Charlton Baker, she’s now 40-12-8-7 and has earned $622,892 to date. watch her under tack video

Blue Gator wins New York Breeders’ Futurity; March trio scores in Japan

Three Diamonds Farm’s Blue Gator is two for two and a stakes winner after pressing the pace from the outside in Monday’s $218,075 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes, taking command after straightening away in the stretch and drawing off to win by 4-1/2 lengths. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Liam’s Map has earned $159,445 to date. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

A pair of 2020 OBS March graduates broke their maidens in Japan on Saturday, followed by a third on Sunday.

Kazumi Yoshida’s Russian Samovar scored at first asking at Kyoto, taking over in mid-stretch then holding off a late charge to score by a head in an 1800m maiden test. The 2-year-old daughter of American Pharoah, trained by Mikio Matsunaga, earned $66,667 USD for the effort. At the March Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before she was purchased for $650,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.  watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video     Race video

Trainer Hideyuki Mori unveiled Yui Matsushima’s Super Wooper for her first start at Kyoto in a 1200m turf test and the 2-year-old daughter of Overanalyze did not disappoint, talking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a two length score worth $66,667 USD. At the sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was sold by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, for $150,000.
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Yukio Baba’s Olympic Day scored on Sunday in his second start, posting a two length victory in a 1200m maiden test at Niigata for trainer Masayuki Nishimura. The 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro, who has earned $55,238 USDto date, was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, and sold for $420,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

 

Tapit Today scores in Belmont’s Athenia Stakes

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William H. Lawrence and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Tapit Today sat just off the pace in Belmont’s $100,000 Athenia Stakes (G3) on Sunday, battled down the lane to reach the lead a furlong out and eased away late to score by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the lightly raced 5-year-old daughter of Tapit, now 10-4-2-2 with $212,230 in earnings for trainer Chad Brown. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before she was purchased for $180,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2017 OBS June Sale.  watch her under tack video 

Al and Bill Ulwelling’s Merveilleux picked up her first stakes victory in Sunday’s $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine, charging from off the pace, collaring the leaders in the final eighth and drawing away to a three length victory. The 3-year-old filly by Paynter was sold for $150,000 by Randy Miles, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Kevin Attard, she’s now 10-3-3-1 and has earned $305,909. watch her under tack video 

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

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Lawrence Goichman’s Myhartblongstodady went right to the front in the $150,000 Ticonderoga Stakes and never looked back, drawing away late to a three length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Niko’s Dream (October ’17) checked in third. It’s the fourth straight win and second straight stakes score for the 5-year-old mare by Scat Daddy, consigned to the 2017 OBS Spring Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, where she went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Jorge Abreu, she’s now 9-5-2-1 and has earned $317,716 to date. watch her under tack video 

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Mark Schwartz’s Brooklyn Strong was kept wide and out of trouble early in the $150,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, went after the leaders after turning for home, took charge a sixteenth out and scored by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old gelding by Wicked Strong, now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Daniel Velazquez, with $112,500 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate went through the ring, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2019 October Yearling Sale, and then was purchased for $5,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2020 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 2/5.
watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Phoenix Thoroughbreds LTD’s Lil Miss Moppet tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $78,000 Pinot Grigio Handicap at Monmouth Park, took the lead at the break and was never headed, winning in hand by three lengths. That’s four straight wins for the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo,  who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $400,000 out of the Crupi’s New Castle Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. She’s now 7-4-1-0 for trainer Peter Miller, and has earned $172,797. watch her under tack video 

Venetian Harbor takes Keeneland’s Raven Run Stakes

Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard LLC, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor went right to the front in Saturday’s $200,000 Raven Run Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, opened up daylight a furlong from home then held off a late charge along the rail to score by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings, consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, to the 2019 OBS April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 7-3-4-0 for trainer Richard Baltas, she has earned $503,400 to date. watch her under tack video

Sonata Stable’s Premier Star pressed the pace from the inside in the early going of Monmouth’s $102,000 Jersey Shore Stakes on Wednesday, slipped through on the rail to take the lead on the turn, then drew off down the stretch to score by 4-3/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Meru (April ’19) rallied late to pick up third. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old colt by Tapiture, now 7-4-0-1 with earnings of $160,750 for trainer Mike Trombetta. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video 

OBS Sales Calendar

2021

  • WINTER MIXED SALE (Including Horses of Racing Age)
    January 26 – 27, 2021
    (Closing November 18, 2020 – Extended Deadline for HRA)
    Under Tack: January 25, 2021 (Monday) 10:00 AM
  • MARCH SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    March 16 -17, 2021
    (Closing December 3, 2020)
    Under Tack: March 11 – 13 (Thursday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • SPRING SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    April 20 – 23, 2021
    (Closing February 3, 2021)
    Under Tack: April 11 – 17 (Sunday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • JUNE TWO-YEAR-OLDS & HORSES OF RACING AGE
    June 9 -11, 2021
    (Closing April 2, 2021)
    Under Tack: June 1 – 6 (Tuesday – Sunday) 7:30 AM
  • SELECTED SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 12, 2021
    (Nominations Close June 4, 2021)
  • OPEN SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 13, 2021
    (Closing August 6, 2021)

Danzing Candy colt tops OBS Open Yearling Sale

Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 632, a son of Danzing Candy consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Donato Lanni, Agent for $115,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 October Yearling Sale.  The dark bay or brown colt is out of Bosserette, by Street Boss, a half sister to stakes winner Meditations.

 

 

 

  • Hip No. 702, a son of Declaration of War consigned by K P Sales, Agent, was sold to Mick Price Racing, Australia, for $72,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Miss Prudence, by Discreetly Mine, a half sister to stakes winner Annulment.
  • Hip No. 615, a daughter of Exaggerator consigned by Sennebec South Farm, went to Joseph Besecker for $62,000. The dark bay or brown filly, is out of stakes placed Bazinga B, by Lion Hearted, from the family of champion Cash Deposit.
  • Hip No. 440, Kenner, a son of Laoban consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to de Meric Sales for $55,000. The bay colt is out of Mystery Mix, by Awesome Again, a daughter of graded stakes winner Lovely Lil.
  • Hip No. 458, a daughter of Lord Nelson also consigned by Sennebec South Farm, went to Afleet Equine, Agent for $52,000. The chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Our Eponene, a half sister to stakes winner Our Fantene.
  • JAL Racing / Jose A. Lopez paid $52,000 for Hip No. 517, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent. The chestnut colt is out of Senza Fina, by City Zip, a daughter of stakes winner Ragtime Gal.

For the session, 260 yearlings sold for a total of $2,887,400, compared with 267 bringing a total of $3,356,400 a year ago. The average price was $11,105 compared with $12,571 in 2019, while the median price was $7,750 compared with $8,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 20.7% compared with 23.3% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 91 horses sold for a total of $3,650,500, compared with 130 yearlings bringing $5,689,200 at the 2019 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,115 compared with $43,763 last year, while the median price was $28,000 compared with $30,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 32.6%; it was 30.1% in 2019.

Hip No. 149, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Tonja Terranova, Agent for $225,000 to top Selected Sale of Yearlings. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Midnight Magic, by Midnight Lute, a half sister to graded stakes winner Coalport.

For the Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section, 30 horses sold for a total of $823,500, averaging $27,450 with a $15,500 median figure and an 18.9% buyback percentage.

Zedan Racing Stables, Inc. went to $155,000 for Hip No. 39, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to top the October Sale’s Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section. The 2-year-old bay colt, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Majestic River out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Tempus Fugit, by Alphabet Soup.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2020 OBS Day of Racing, set for Tuesday, November 24. The next sale is the 2021Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25 – 26.

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.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding OBS Sales or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Not This Time filly tops Selected Yearling Sale

Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 149, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Tonja Terranova, Agent for $225,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Midnight Magic, by Midnight Lute, a half sister to graded stakes winner Coalport.

 

 

 

  • Hip No. 248, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was purchased by Colt Pike Bloodstock, Agent for $200,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner March X Press, is out of stakes placed Indian Rush, by Indian Charlie.
  • Hip No. 121, a son of Wildcat Red consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., Agent, for $180,000. The chestnut colt is out of Ivory Meadow, by Meadowlake, a daughter of stakes placed Ivory Dance.
  • Karl & Cathi Glassman paid $140,000 for Hip No. 173, a son of Practical Joke consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The bay colt is out of Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful, and is a half brother to graded stakes winner Harpers First Ride, winner of the Pimlico Special (G3) on October 2nd.
  • Hip No. 194, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds, was sold for $140,000 to Randy Bradshaw. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Elusive Lady, is out of Song of Royalty, by Unbridled’s Song.
  • Hip No. 179, Ready’s Humor, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, Agent, was purchased by Paul Sharp for $125,000. The chestnut colt, a full brother to graded stakes winner Machen, is out of graded stakes winner Ready’s Gal, by More Than Ready.
  • Champion Equine LLC paid $125,000 for Hip No. 209, a daughter of Upstart consigned by Silver Oaks Farm (Danielle Loya), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Who’sbeeninmybed, by The Daddy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mr. Bowling.
  • Hip No. 180, a daughter of Valiant Minister consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, Agent for Baoma Corp, went to Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC for $120,000. The gray or roan filly is out of Resilient Humor, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of grade one winner Sassy Image.

Zedan Racing Stables, Inc. went to $155,000 for Hip No. 39, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to top the October Sale’s Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section. The 2-year-old bay colt, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Majestic River out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Tempus Fugit, by Alphabet Soup.

Hip No. 58, Slashing, a 2-year-old son of Nyquist who won impressively in maiden special weight company last Wednesday at Gulfstream Park West, was sold to Red Oak Farm, Inc. for $100,000. The bay colt, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a half brother to champion Proud Spell out of graded stakes placed Proud Pearl, by Proud Citizen.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 80 horses sold for a total of $3,338,000, compared with 130 yearlings bringing $5,689,200 a year ago. The average price was $41,725, compared with $43,763 last year, while the median price was $29,000, compared with $30,000 in 2019. The buyback percentage was 40.7%; it was 30.1% a year ago.

For the Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age section, 29 horses sold for a total of $816,500, averaging $28,155 with a $16,000 median figure.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 721 selling in the Open session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS October Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Trio share honors at OBS October Under Tack Show; Sale begins Tuesday

A filly by Candy Ride (ARG), a gelding by Uncaptured and a colt by Empire Maker sped quarters in : 21 1/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 October Sale.

  • Hip No. 2, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a 2-year-old bay filly by Candy Ride (ARG) out of stakes placed Garnet Crystals, by Lion Heart, a half sister to graded stakes winner Rerun.
  • Hip No. 35, a 2-year-old bay gelding by Uncaptured consigned by Ocala Stud, is out of stakes winner Shining Moment, by Yes It’s True,
  • Hip No. 39, a 2-year-old bay colt by Empire Maker also consigned by Top Line, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Majestic River out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Tempus Fugit, by Alphabet Soup.

Hip No. 17, a 2-year-old bay colt by Kitten’s Joy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, turned in a quarter in :21 2/5. He’s out of Magicalcarpetride, by Smart Strike, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Smooth Roller.

The fastest three eighths by a 2-year-old was by Hip No. 44, a colt by Anchor Down consigned by Navas Equine, Agent, who stopped the timer in :33 2/5. He’s a half brother to stakes placed Tale Twister out of Abounding Love, by Tale of the Cat.

Hip No. 56, Annette’s Humor, a 4-year-old chestnut filly by Shackleford consigned by consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, breezed the day’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :33 1/5. She’s a half sister to stakes winner Sweet Juana out of Whimsical Miss, by Distorted Humor.

Hip No. 50, a 2-year-old bay filly by Speightster consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, worked the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :10 1/5. She’s out of Bern Legacy, by Bernstein, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Penny Marie.

Hip No. 58, Slashing, a 2-year-old colt by Nyquist consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, broke his maiden impressively in maiden special weight company this past Wednesday at Gulfstream Park West, leading all the way and winning by 5-1/4 lengths. The bay colt is out of graded stakes placed Proud Pearl, by Proud Citizen, a full sister to champion Proud Spell.  race video

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.

OBS Yearling Sale graduates in the headlines recently include:

Blue Heaven Farm’s catalog cover girl Starship Jubilee is on her way to the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) after her victory the $1,000,000 Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1) on September 19th. Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year is now five for six this year with four graded stakes wins. Trained by Kevin Attard, she has posted nine graded stakes victories, compiled a 38-19-5-3 career record and earned $2,093,069 to date. The 7-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind is a two time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm to the 2015 April Sale where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Alfonso Cammarota’s 2018 OBS Selected Yearling Sale graduate Miss Marissa is the most recent headline maker, taking Pimlico’s Black-Eyed-Susan Stakes (G2) last Saturday. It was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough, purchased for $11,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. Now 12-4-2-1 for trainer Jim Ryerson, she has earned $323,690 to date.  selected sale walking video

Erich G. Daniel Pita’s Princess Secret has been busy closer to home, taking Gulfstream’s FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes in August and the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes in September. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan was consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, to the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale and sold to Manuel Pita for $30,000. Trained by her owner, she’s now 5-3-2-0 and has earned $434,300 to date. selected sale walking video

Sierra Racing & Sterling Stables LLC’s Raymundos Secret scored in Del Mar’s John C. Mabee Stakes (G2) on September 5th. It was the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Treasure Beach, now 7-5-0-0 with $188,971 in earnings for trainer Phil D’Amato. Consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, she was sold for $7,000 at the 2017 OBS October Yearling Sale.

Erich G. Brehm’s My Girl Red broke her maiden at first asking at Santa Anita then returned to take the Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, the 2-year-old filly by Texas Red has earned $120,500 to date. Consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, she went through the ring at the 2019 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. watch her walking video

Several of the horses in the sale have significant pedigree updates since the catalog was printed.

Hip No. 173, a colt by Practical Joke, is a half brother to Harper’s First Ride, winner of the Pimlico Special (G3) on October 2nd.

Hip No. 339, a yearling daughter of Lookin At Lucky, has a newly minted stakes winning half brother in It Can Be Done, who captured Monmouth’s Nownownow Stakes last Sunday.

Hip No. 379, a yearling colt by Takeover Target, has a newly stakes placed half sister in Mamas Gone Crazy, third in the D. S. Shine Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs.

The October Sale begins Tuesday, October 13th at 12 noon with the Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age section, cataloged as Hip No.’s 1 – 59. The Selected Yearling Sale begins immediately following the Horses of Racing Age, selling as Hip No.’s 101 – 270. The Open Yearling Sale, now cataloged as Hip No.’s 301 – 721, is set for Wednesday, October 14th and will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the October 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 October Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

October Sale Under Tack Show set for Sunday

The Under Tack Show for the Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 October Sale will be held Sunday, October 11th.

Hip No.’s 1 – 59 will go to the track in a single session beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The October Sale begins Tuesday, October 13th at 12 noon with the Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age section, cataloged as Hip No.’s 1 – 59. The Selected Yearling Sale begins immediately following the Horses of Racing Age, selling as Hip No.’s 101 – 270. The Open Yearling Sale, now cataloged as Hip No.’s 301 – 721, is set for Wednesday, October 14th and will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the October 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 October Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Miss Marissa wins Pimlico’s Black-Eyed-Susan Stakes

Alfonso Cammarota’s 2018 OBS Selected Yearling Sale graduate Miss Marissa sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed-Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico, took command leaving the turn, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by He’s Had Enough, purchased for $11,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. Now 12-4-2-1 for trainer Jim Ryerson, she has earned $323,690 to date.  selected sale walking video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This went right to the front in Pimlico’s $250,000 Dinner Party Stakes (G2) on Saturday and never looked back en route to a 2-3/4 length victory. That’s four graded stakes wins for the 5-year-old gelding by The Factor, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 prior to being purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 32-12-4-4 and went over the million dollar earnings mark at $1,242,780. watch his under tack video

Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah made it four wins in five trips to the post, turning in a strong late run to take Saturday’s $653,505 Sirius Stakes (G3) by three quarters of a length at Chukyo RaceCourse in Japan. He was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, and sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, he’s now 5-4-0-0 and has earned $917,019 USD to date. watch his under tack video    watch a video of the race

Kaleem Shah, Inc.’s unbeaten Madone is three for three with two stakes wins after closing from far off the pace and taking Santa Anita’s $102,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by a neck on Sunday. Trained by Simon Callaghan, she has earned $141,300 to date. She turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $125,000 out of the Kirkwood Stables consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale by K S I, Ben McElroy, Agent. watch her under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher, John Piehowicz, Angela Carlesimo and Michael J. Maker’s Catman picked a good spot to break his maiden, prompting the pace in Saturday’s $150,000 Laurel Futurity at Pimlico, taking over a furlong from home and holding off a late run to win by a nose. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy is now 3-1-1-0 and has $108,432 in earnings. Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was sold to Mike Maker for $85,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. watch his under tack video

LNJ Foxwoods’ Boardroom scored her first stakes win in the $100,000 Duchess Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. Rallying from well off the pace, the 3-year-old daughter of Commissioner grabbed the lead at the eighth pole and went on to score by a length. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainer Josie Carroll, she has earned $114,484 to date.  Consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, she was sold to Solis / Litt for $475,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5. watch her under tack video

D.J. Stable LLC & Empire Racing Club’s Proven Strategies picked up his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $102,400 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine, taking the lead for good going into the turn and staying there to the wire, cruising home by a length and three quarters. The 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Sky Mesa was consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, and went through the ring after an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Now 13-4-3-1 for trainer Mark Casse, he has earned $230,726.  watch his under tack video

 

Unbeaten Yaupon wins Pimlico’s Chick Lang Stakes

William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Yaupon, slammed from both sides at the start of Thursday’s $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes (G3) at Pimlico, took the lead quickly, set the pace, then drew away in the stretch to score by four lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Relentless Dancer (April ’19) checked in third. That’s two straight graded stakes wins for the unbeaten 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, trained by Steve Asmussen, now four for four with earnings of $288,264. At the 2019 OBS June Sale, 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. watch his under tack video

2021 OBS Sales Calendar

  • WINTER MIXED SALE (Including Horses of Racing Age)
    January 26 – 27, 2021
    (Closing November 18, 2020 – Extended Deadline for HRA)
    Under Tack: January 25, 2021 (Monday) 10:00 AM
  • MARCH SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    March 16 -17, 2021
    (Closing December 3, 2020)
    Under Tack: March 11 – 13 (Thursday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • SPRING SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    April 20 – 23, 2021
    (Closing February 3, 2021)
    Under Tack: April 12 – 17 (Monday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • JUNE TWO-YEAR-OLDS & HORSES OF RACING AGE
    June 9 -11, 2021
    (Closing April 2, 2021)
    Under Tack: June 1 – 6 (Tuesday – Sunday) 7:30 AM
  • SELECTED SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 12, 2021
    (Nominations Close June 4, 2021)
  • OPEN SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 13, 2021
    (Closing August 6, 2021)