March grads Mucho Gusto, Gunmetal Gray one-two in Santa Anita’s Robert F. Lewis

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Mucho Gusto moved up outside the leader to take command of Santa Anita’s $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita turning for home and drew off down the stretch to score by 4-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Gunmetal Gray (March ’18), who rallied from last for the place. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, winner of Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at two. Consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 4-3-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $234,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Mucho Gusto is the third OBS March graduate to win the Robert B. Lewis (G3), following Crown of Thorns in 2007 and Lombo last year. OBS April graduate I’ll Have Another took the 2011 renewal.

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Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue went right to the front at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park and never looked back, coasting to victory by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Hard Spun, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, now 6-3-1-1 with earnings of $151,380. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $430,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Misty Hollow Farm’s Drafted came out of the turn last of six in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Stakes (G3) on Thursday at Meydan Race Course, but swept past the leaders in deep stretch and eased away to a three-quarter length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Field Commission, a two time OBS graduate. After going through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale, he was sold for $35,000 at the 2016 March Sale by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Doug Watson, he’s now 11-5-1-0 and has earned $341,633 to date. watch his under tack video   watch a video of the race

On the same card at Meydan, Phoenix Ladies Syndicate’s unbeaten Golden Jaguar made it two for two, picking up his first stakes victory with a 2-1/2 length score in the $100,000 Meydan Classic Trial, running the 1,400 meters on the turf in a stakes record 1:24.29. The 3-year-old colt by Animal Kingdom, trained by Ahmad bin Harmash, has earned $80,423 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $60,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video  watch a video of the race

Goldencents colt fastest at OBS Racing Age Under Tack Show

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Hip No. 251, Golden Notion, a 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, worked a half mile in :44 flat to post the fastest work at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Angels Trace, by Bellamy Road.

Hip No. 194, Grand Royale, a 3-year-old gray or roan colt by Cairo Prince, turned in the day’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 1/5. Consigned by James Layden, Agent, he’s out Helluva Hangover, by Grand Slam, from the family of grade one winner Hardest Core.

Hip No. 272, Takthroadlestravld, a 3-year-old colt by Telling consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), worked the distance in :32 2/5. He’s out of Chelsie’s Way, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes placed Lucky Rag Doll.

Hip No. 229, V for Violence, also consigned by James Layden, Agent, turned in three eighths in :32 3/5. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt is by Violence out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Secret Kin, by Sea of Secrets.

A pair of horses worked three eighths in :32 4/5.

  • Hip No. 187, a 3-year-old chestnut colt by Fed Biz consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, out of Fine Candy, by Candy Ride (ARG), a half sister to stakes placed Curlish Figure.
  • Hip No. 282, Dixieincandyland, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a dark bay or brown 3-year-old Candy Ride (ARG) filly out of Dixieinyankeeland, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Descapate.

Five horses worked three eighths in :33 flat.

  • Hip No 193, Lockets Rocket, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Flat Out out of stakes winner Golden Locket, by Storm Creek, and a half sister to stakes placed Malibu Glow.
  • Hip No. 198, Noble Commander, is a 3-year-old bay colt by Forestry out of Indian Carlie, by Indian Charlie consigned by Moonshadow Farm, Agent. He comes into the sale off a front running victory in the Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds on December 29th and won the OBS Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs last March, He has earned $143,843 to date.
  • Hip No. 207, Ambush to Zipzag, also consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Verrazano out of Little Green Light, by Smarty Jones, a half sister to graded stakes winner Too Much Bling.
  • Hip No. 220 is G a Lemon, consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, a 3-year-old chestnut colt by Lemon Drop Kid out of Pieria, by Atticus, and a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Kroy.
  • Hip No. 275, Indian Myth, consigned by Team Work Horseman Group, Agent, is a 4-year-old bay filly by To Honour and Serve out of Claudette’s Call, by Johannesburg, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Korea.

Under Tack results and videos are posted on the OBS website at obssales.com and can be viewed on kiosks in the lobby, Video Room and walking area.

Horses in the Racing Age section, Hip No.’s 187 – 303, will be offered immediately following the Preferred session on Tuesday, January 29th. The 117 horses in the Racing Age section include 35 older horses, 62 three-year-olds and 20 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 187 – 286 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 287 – 303 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds.

A total of 525 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 29th with Hip Numbers 1 – 186 selling in the Consignor Preferred session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. Hip Numbers 351 – 689 in the Open Session will be offered Wednesday, January 30th.

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OBS grads Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal win Eclipse Awards

OBS 2-year-old sale graduates Shamrock Rose and Stormy Liberal have won 2018 Eclipse Awards.

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose, voted 2018’s Champion Female Sprinter, ended her 3-year-old campaign with four straight stakes wins, the last a victory in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). The newly turned 4-year-old daughter of First Dude was purchased for $120,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She’s the second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award, following in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who accomplished the feat in 2011. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal wrapped up his 2018 campaign with a successful defense of his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and earned the Eclipse Award as 2018’s Champion Male Turf Horse.  It was the fourth straight stakes win for the now 7-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he has captured eight stakes races, compiled a 31-12-9-1 career record and earned $1,938,930 to date. watch his under tack video

OBS grads Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal win Eclipse Awards

OBS 2-year-old sale graduates Shamrock Rose and Stormy Liberal have won 2018 Eclipse Awards.

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose, voted 2018’s Champion Female Sprinter, ended her 3-year-old campaign with four straight stakes wins, the last a victory in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). The newly turned 4-year-old daughter of First Dude was purchased for $120,000 out of the Best A Luck Farm LLC consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Mark Casse, she’s now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She’s the second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award, following in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who accomplished the feat in 2011. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal wrapped up his 2018 campaign with a successful defense of his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and earned the Eclipse Award as 2018’s Champion Male Turf Horse.  It was the fourth straight stakes win for the now 7-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he has captured eight stakes races, compiled a 31-12-9-1 career record and earned $1,938,930 to date. watch his under tack video

Starship Jubilee leads 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins at Gulfstream Saturday on Sunshine Millions Day.

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Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee successfully defended her title in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes, coming from off the pace to take charge in the stretch and draw off to a 4-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Bitacora (August ’15) with Mrs. Ramona G. (March ’17, August ’16) completing a 1-2-3 OBS sweep. It’s the fifth stakes win for the 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind, now 26-12-2-2 with $652,018 in earnings for trainer Kevin Attard. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

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Steve Landers Racing LLC’s Big Changes rallied to roll past the leaders in the final furlong of the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes, easing away late to score by a length and a half. That’s five stakes wins for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Midshipman, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Crowe’s Nest Farm at the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased by Steve Landers for $170,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2014 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s now 24-10-7-1 and has earned $520,620 to date. watch his under tack video

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Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Quijote relaxed off a blistering pace in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes, but swung wide for the drive, ran past the leaders in the final sixteenth and drew off to win by 3-3/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Sweetontheladies (April ’16) checking in third. Both the winner and third place finisher ran in the OBS Sprint Stakes in November. It’s the third stakes score for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Pomeroy, trained by Georgina Baxter, now 24-8-4-1 with $395,065 in earnings. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, to the 2014 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale, he was purchased by Midwest for $25,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

Kallenberg Farms’ Forever Liesl scored her first stakes win in the $100,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct on Saturday, trailing early but rallying to take command a furlong from home and drawing away late to win by 4-1/4 lengths. The 5-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Mineshaft was consigned to the 2016 OBS June Sale by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, where she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 4/5. Trained by Michelle Nevin, she’s now 16-5-5-3 and has earned $289,564.  watch her under tack video

Ruis Racing LLC’s Midnight Pleasure was last in the early going of the $50,000 Forego Stakes on Friday at Turfway Park, but came flying on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final strides to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Midnight Lute, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was sold by Randy Miles, Agent, for $310,000 to Ruis Racing at the 2016 April Sale. Trained by Mick Ruis, he’s now 21-5-2-6 and has earned $247,298 to date. watch his under tack video

Doctor Mounty takes Gulfstream’s Tropical Turf Stakes

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Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty was last going in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream, but swung out on the turn, closed on the outside down the stretch and ran past the leaders late to win by a length. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Street Sense, purchased for $170,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2015 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Now 25-7-5-3 for trainer Shug McGaughey, he has earned $419,820 to date. watch his under tack video

Gunmetal Gray scores in Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes

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Hollendorfer LLC, Pearl Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Gunmetal Gray trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,702 Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, but circled horses on the turn to reach contention and then ran past the field in the final furlong to score by a length. He’s the fourth OBS graduate to win the Sham Stakes. Goldencents (June ’12) won the 2013 renewal, followed by Calculator (April ’14) in 2015 and Collected (March ’15) a year later. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, second in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1) in September. Now 5-2-1-0 with earnings of $217,200 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, he was purchased for $225,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

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

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing Stable LLC’s Casa Creed stalked the pace in the $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes, fought to take the lead in deep stretch then held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Henley’s Joy (April ’18) and beat him by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed, purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Bill Mott, he’s now 5-2-0-0 and has earned $111,408 to date.

 

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e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Seismic Jolt turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was sold for $800,000 by Ocala Stud at the 2018 April Sale. After breaking his maiden in December at Gulfstream, the 3-year-old colt by Kantharos stepped into Saturday’s $75,000 Limehouse Stakes, took command on the turn and cruised home from there to a 3-1/2 length victory. Now 4-2-1-0 for trainer David Fawkes, he has earned $90,170.  watch his under tack video

Karl Pergola’s Woman At the Well led all the way to win the $65,000 Bold Ego Handicap at Sunland Park on Sunday, racing wide on the turn and then drawing away down the stretch to score by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Old Fashioned, trained by Martin Weston, now 9-5-1-1 with $143,290 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate went through the ring at the 2016 August Yearling Sale and then was purchased for $55,000 out of the Bobby Jones Equine consignment at the 2017 March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Coal Front captures Gulfstream’s Mr. Prospector Stakes

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Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front gave his connections an early Christmas present on Saturday at Gulfstream, sitting just off the early pace in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3), circling horses to take charge in the stretch and drawing away in a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Stay Thirsty, trained by Todd Pletcher, now 7-5-0-0 with $477,280 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $575,000 by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta at the 2016 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

Naveed Chowhan’s America’s Tale took charge of Wednesday’s $72,750 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds at the start and never looked back, cruising to a five length victory over fellow OBS graduate Shenandoah Queen (March ’14, January ’13). That’s two straight stakes scores for the 3-year-old filly by Gio Ponti, consigned by Eisaman Equine to the 2017 OBS March Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 15-5-3-1 for trainer Bernard Flint, she has earned $269,823 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS grads score four on Saturday at Gulfstream

OBS graduates posted four stakes wins at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

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Oscar Diaz’s Mishegas was much the best in the $77,500 Invitational Cup Stakes, taking over on the far turn and drawing off to a 10-1/4 length victory although well in hand in the final yards. The 5-year-old gelding by Include, a multiple graded stakes winner in Puerto Rico, is trained by Jose D. Velez and has compiled a 31-11-4-5 career record and earned $375,316. A two time OBS graduate, he was sold at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $30,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2015 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video   Selected Sale conformation photo

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Monarch Stables’ Bye Bye J tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $75,000 House Party Stakes. She tracked the leader into the stretch, took over a furlong from home and eased away to a two length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Uncaptured was sold for $21,000 by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent for McDowell Farm, at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Ron Spatz, she’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $73,105 to date.

 

 

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Bloom Racing Stable’s graded stakes placed Henley’s Joy relaxed off the pace in the early going of the $75,000 Pulpit Stakes, moved to the leaders at the top of the stretch, took command leaving the eighth pole and drew off to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 2-year-old colt by Kitten’s Joy, now 5-3-1-0 with $352,960 in earnings for trainer Mike Maker. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2018 April Sale.  watch his under tack video

 

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Pichi Investments LLC’s Zenden is two for two and a stakes winner after sitting just off the lead in the $75,000 Buffalo Man Stakes, taking over turning for home and winning by two lengths despite drifting wide down the stretch. A 2-year-old son of Fed Biz, he breezed a quarter in :20 3/5 before he was sold for $47,000 by Potrero Stables, Agent, at the 2018 OBS June Sale. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., he has earned $78,570. watch his under tack video

Patternrecognition wins Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile

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Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Patternrecognition went straight to the front at the start of Aqueduct’s $784,125 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) on Saturday and led all the way, cruising under the wire with a three quarter length victory. It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie, trained by Chad Brown, now 11-5-5-0, with earnings of $812,325. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $420,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2015 OBS April Sale.  watch his under tack video

Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing’s Kingsport successfully defended his title in Sunday’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine, rating off the lead in the early going, moving to the leaders on the turn, taking over a quarter mile from home and drawing off to win by 3-3/4 lengths. It’s the ninth stakes victory for the 6-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew, who also took the Sir Barton in 2015. Now 31-11-7-3 for trainer Sid Attard, he has earned $695,945 to date. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $45,000 out of the RiceHorse Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video

Yorkiepoo Princess wins Aqueduct’s Autumn Days

Danny J. Chen’s Yorkiepoo Princess took charge of Sunday’s $125,750 Autumn Days Stakes at Aqueduct at the top of the stretch, and the 4-year-old graded stakes placed Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos romped home from there, drawing away to a 5-3/4 length victory. It’s her fourth stakes win, leaving her with a 19-6-1-2 record and $435,627 in earnings. A two time OBS graduate, she was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2015 August Sale before her purchase by Mr. Chen for $8,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2016 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Sassy Agnes posted her third straight stakes win in Friday’s $100,000 Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to victory by a length and a quarter. The 2-year-old daughter of Central Banker turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was sold for $105,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent, at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $168,102 to date. watch her under tack video

 

OBS grads warmed up for the holiday weekend with four stakes victories at Zia Park on Wednesday.

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Alliford Bay circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the $100,000 Zia Park Distaff Stakes, caught front-running fellow OBS graduate Woman At the Well (March ’17, August ’16) coming to the eighth pole and eased away to beat her by three lengths. K P Wildcat (June ’15) rallied for third to complete the OBS trifecta. That’s five straight stakes scores and seven overall for the 4-year-old daughter of City Zip, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased for $150,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS April Sale. Trained by Blaine Wright, she’s now 13-8-1-1 and has earned $252,247.  watch her under tack video

The Redekop/Wright combination scored a second stakes win two races later when Anyportinastorm went wire to wire in the $100,000 Zia Park Sprint Stakes, cruising to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred City Zip colt, now 9-4-1-3 with $133,225 in earnings. He was sold for $320,000 by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, at the 2016 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The next race saw Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Forevamo battle his way down the stretch and held on gamely to win the $150,000 Zia Park Championship Stakes by a head. It’s the second stakes victory for the graded stakes placed 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Uncle Mo, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 23-3-8-3 with $504,955 in earnings. The half brother to champion OBS graduate Musical Romance was consigned by Ocala Stud to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 before he was sold for $320,000.  watch his under tack video

Earlier in the afternoon, Charles Garvey’s Oil Money jumped from a maiden win into the $75,000 Zia Park Juvenile Stakes and had no problems with the class raise, taking the lead a quarter mile from home and drawing off down the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by J P’s Gusto is a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Journeyman Bloodstock at the 2017 October Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $28,000 out of the Victory Stable consignment at the 2018 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Robertino Diodoro, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $58,088. watch his under tack video

Southern Sis, Lookin to Strike score at the 2018 OBS Day of Racing

Trainer Mark Casse saddled the winners of the inaugural runnings of the OBS Sprint Stakes as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company presented it’s 2018 November Day of Racing.

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Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike came running late to edge Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Star Juancho in the shadow of the wire and win the $125,000 OBS Sprint by a nose, with Michael Dubb’s Yummy Bear a length back in third. Triple bug apprentice rider Declan Carroll picked up the first stakes win of his career aboard the graded stakes winning 3-year-old colt by Lookin At Lucky. The winner is a two-time OBS graduate, consigned by Select Sales to the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale and then sold at the 2017 April Sale by SBM Training & Sales, Agent, for $210,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The victory leaves the winner with a 10-5-0-0 record and earnings of $195,644. watch his under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo 

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In the $125,000 OBS Filly and Mare Sprint, Bill and Vicki Poston Racing’s Southern Sis, came flying in the final sixteenth to beat Averill Racing et al’s R Happy Ending by two lengths, with Westbury Stables’ Sierra Aleone a nose back in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione. The time for the six furlongs was 1:09 2/5. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Southern Cypress, Agent at the 2015 August Yearling Sale to the winning connections for $35,000. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales to the 2016 April Sale, she was bought back for $50,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 12-4-3-0, she has earned $194,432 to date. watch her under tack video

The first six races of the ten-race card were for quarter horses. In the first race, Rocio Lopez’ Eyes Have a Fortune was the winner by a nose, running the 220 yards in a track record :21.727. Trained by his owner, the 6-year-old gelding was ridden by Ruben Serna.

Despite delaying the start by his reluctance to enter the starting gate, Howard Kleinberg and Kelly Kleinberg’s Mr So So Comment was a one length winner of the second race, running 330 yards in :17.207. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Howard Kleinberg, was ridden by Natasha Fritz.

The third race went to Myron McKinnon’s Toast to Clever Two by three quarters of a length, with David Boraco aboard for trainer Walter Lee Graham, running the 330 yards in :17.204.

The combination of McKinnon and Graham made it two in a row in the fourth, with Dlj Royal Flow scoring by a head.  The 4-year-old horse, ridden by Reynier Arrieta, ran 330 yards in :17.041.

The same connections scored their third win in a row in the fifth, with One Way Flight running 220 yards in :12.19 and winning by a head. Reynier Arrieta was aboard the 4-year-old gelding.

Rocio Lopez picked up her second win of the day in the sixth race, as Hesa Trickie Lad won by a length and survived a claim of foul, running the 220 yards in :12.006. Ruben Serna rode the 9-year-old gelding.

The seventh race was a six furlong race for maiden thoroughbreds, and it went to Jack Treadway and Ken Westlye’s Tellbuffy, who caught front-running Silver Springs in the final furlong and scored by a 4-1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Telling, trained by Ken Westlye and ridden by Odilon Martinez, ran the distance in 1:13.

Race eight, a six furlong thoroughbred starter allowance, was won by Michaelle Bordis’ Circle Away, who rallied to get up in deep stretch and win going away by a length and a quarter, running the distance in 1:11 4/5. The 4-year-old gelding by Circular Quay, trained by Robert W. Bordis, was ridden by Raymond Torres.

For more information regarding the OBS Day of Racing, please call (352) 237-2154 or visit the OBS website at obssales.com.

Mucho Gusto scores in Del Mar’s Bob Hope Stakes

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Mucho Gusto is two for two and a graded stakes winner after leading at every call and taking Saturday’s $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar by a length and a half over fellow OBS graduate Savagery (April ’18, January ’17). The 2-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man was consigned to the 2018 OBS March Sale by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, where he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Bob Baffert, he has earned $84,000 to date. watch his under tack video

Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misundertood sat just off the pace in the $100,000 River City Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Churchill Downs, took over a furlong from home and eased away to a half length victory. It’s the eighth stakes win for the 4-year-old gelding by Archarcharch, trained by Brad Cox, now 21-12-2-1 with $772,354 in earnings. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Diamond Racing Inc. and Jay and Joan Janssen’s Cafe Du Monde went straight from a Gulfstream maiden victory in September to Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs. He rallied to take over in the stretch and drew away late to score by two lengths. The 2-year-old colt by New Year’s Day is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Select Sales at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the L. G. consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Leo G. Gabriel, Jr., he’s now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $96,450 to date. watch his under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man racked up his seventh straight stakes win on Saturday at Fair Grounds with a 2-3/4 length wire to wire victory in the $50,000 Heitai Overnight Stakes. The 5-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos was purchased for $125,000 out of the Royal Thoroughbred International consignment at the 2015 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in in :10 1/5. Trained by Ron Faucheux, He’s now 28-10-4-3 and has earned $373,745. watch his under tack video 

OBS grads post five weekend stakes wins at Gulfstream West; Three at Laurel

Five OBS graduates posted stakes victories at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday.

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Mr. Jordan captured the $75,000 Million Preview Stakes for the third straight year, saving ground in the early going before shifting outside in the stretch and closing to beat fellow OBS graduate Deland (August ’13) by a nose at the wire. It’s the seventh stakes win for the graded stakes winning 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 34-10-7-7 with $827,335 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2013 August Sale and then purchased by trainer Eddie Plesa for $155,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 April Sale after working a quarter in :21 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Anne D. Scott’s Galleon Mast rallied on the hedge to reach contention turning for home in the $75,000 Millions Turf Preview on Saturday at Gulfstream Park West, came out for the drive and was up at the wire to score by a nose. It’s the fifth stakes victory for the 5-year-old Florida-bred Mizzen Mast gelding, now 29-9-10-5 for trainer David Fawkes with $539,050 in earnings. Consigned to the 2015 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat.  watch his under tack video

 

 

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e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Lovesick is two for two and a stakes winner after leading from gate to wire and heading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $75,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes. Starship Nala (January ’17) was three lengths back in second; Busy Signal (June ’18) checked in third. Consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2018 April Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie was purchased for $80,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5. Trained by David Fawkes, she has earned $86,105. watch her under tack video

 

 

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N. T. S. Stable’s Stirling Drive tracked the leader down the backstretch in the $75,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes, took command on the turn and held off a late charge to win by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Mr Wrench It (October ’17) settling for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Verrazano, trained by Milton Wolfson, now 5-2-0-1 with $101,655 in earnings. He was purchased for $75,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

 

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King of Prussia Stable’s Shanghai Starlet picked up her second stakes win in the $75,000 Millions Distaff Stakes, moving to the leader a quarter mile from home and easing away in the final furlong to win by a length and three quarters. The 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Shanghai Bobby was purchased for $80,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2016 OBS Selected Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Todd Pletcher, she’s now 8-4-1-1 and has earned $155,318.  Selected Sale conformation photo

 

 

A trio of OBS grads score in stakes at Laurel:

R. A. Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill trailed in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel Stakes, but rallied on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by half a length. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Majesticperfection, purchased for $100,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale after he sped a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by George Weaver, he’s now 10-4-1-2 and has earned $215,724 to date. watch his under tack video

Charles L. Biggs’ Congrats Gal took charge of the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes after turning for home, and the 2-year-old Florida-bred graded stakes placed daughter of Congrats bounded away down the stretch to win her first stakes race by 6-3/4 lengths. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds at the 2017 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $57,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2018 April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 5-3-1-1 for trainer Cathal Lynch, she has earned $134,740. watch her under tack video

Naveed Chowhan’s America’s Tale went right to the lead at the start of the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes, shook off a challenge a furlong from fellow OBS graduate Estilo Femenino (April ’17) a furlong from home and beat her to the wire by two lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Gio Ponti, trained by Bernard Flint, leaving her with a 14-4-3-1 record and $224,823 in earnings. Consigned by Eisaman Equine to the 2017 OBS March Sale, she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal post Breeders’ Cup victories

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose was 14th and last in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), but charged between horses under Irad Ortiz Jr. in the stretch and was best by a head in a four horse blanket finish. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint,, she followed in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who captured the 2011 renewal. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal successfully defended his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), moving up on the turn to reach contention turning for home, catching fellow OBS graduate World of Trouble (August ’16) in the shadow of the wire and scoring by a head under Drayden Van Dyke. That’s four straight stakes wins for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 30-12-8-1 and has earned $1,923,930 to date. watch his under tack video

Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal post Breeders’ Cup victories

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Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose was 14th and last in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), but charged between horses under Irad Ortiz Jr. in the stretch and was best by a head in a four horse blanket finish. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of First Dude, trained by Mark Casse, now 10-5-2-1 with $917,687 in earnings. She was sold for $120,000 by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The second OBS graduate to win the Filly and Mare Sprint,, she followed in the footsteps of April Sale graduate Musical Romance, who captured the 2011 renewal. watch her under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal successfully defended his title in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1), moving up on the turn to reach contention turning for home, catching fellow OBS graduate World of Trouble (August ’16) in the shadow of the wire and scoring by a head under Drayden Van Dyke. That’s four straight stakes wins for the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2014 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Peter Miller, he’s now 30-12-8-1 and has earned $1,923,930 to date. watch his under tack video

Sower scores in Belmont’s Pumpkin Pie Stakes

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Leonard C. Green’s Sower took the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Pumpkin Pie Stakes at Belmont Park and never looked back en route to a 5-1/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the graded stakes placed 3-year-old filly by Flatter, purchased for $120,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after she breezed an Under Tack eighth in : 10 1/5. Now 7-4-0-2 for trainer Linda Rice, she has earned $256,840 to date. watch her under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm and Joseph Besecker’s Dunph is two for two and a stakes winner pressing the pace in the $150,000 Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Sunday at Churchill Downs, taking command in the stretch and drawing away to a 7-3/4 length victory.  The 2-year-old gelding by Temple City, trained by Mike Maker, has earned $105,540. He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $27,500 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

City Zip colt tops Open Yearling Sale finale

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Hip No.  677, a son of City Zip consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold for $95,000 to Tracy Farmer to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Prettyatthetable, by Point Given, is a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Pomeroy’s Pistol.

Hip No. 648, a chestnut colt by Giant Surprise consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, went to Bladen Bloodstock for $75,000. He’s out of stakes placed No Mo Magic, by Mo Mon, a half sister to stakes winner At the Disco.

Hip No. 565, a daughter of Uncaptured also consigned by Summerfield, was sold to S G V Thoroughbreds LLC for $72,000. The bay filly is out of Jim’s Lonesa, by Put It Back, a half sister to stakes winner Who What Win.

Summerfield also consigned Hip No. 603, a son of Kantharos purchased by W.D. North Thoroughbreds LLC for $72,000. The bay colt is out of Luca’s Lady, by Hold Me Back, a half sister to stakes placed Jet Majesty.

Champion Equine LLC paid $72,000 for Hip No. 756, a son of Central Banker consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Spirit of Rose, by City Zip.

Hip No. 614, a chestnut colt by Kitten’s Joy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $70,000. He’s out of Mayakoba, by War Chant, a half sister to graded stakes winner Juniper Pass.

For the session, 142 yearlings sold for a total of $1,845,400, averaging $12,996 with a $7,500 median figure. The buyback percentage was 25.6%.

For the two Open sessions, 294 horses sold for a total of $3,870,250, compared with 291 horses selling for a total of $3,126,100 in a single session a year ago. The average was $13,164, up 22.5%, compared with $10,743 in 2017 while the median was rose to $7,000 compared to $5,000 last year.  The buyback percentage was 24%; it was 23.4% in 2017.

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 139 horses sold for a total of $5,698,000 compared with 115 yearlings bringing $4,959,400 at the 2017 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,993, compared with $43,125 last year, while the median was $28,000 compared with $30,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 25.3%; it was 33.9% a year ago. Nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with six a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 138, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, sold to John C. Oxley for an OBS Yearling Sale record $340,000. The gray or roan colt is out of Minutia, by Concord Point, a half sister to stakes winner Mykindasaint. The price bettered the previous mark of $335,000.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2018 OBS Day of Racing, set for Tuesday, November 20. The next sale is the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29 – 30.

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

Record Cairo Prince colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 138, a son of Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to John C. Oxley for an OBS Yearling Sale record $340,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Minutia, by Concord Point, a half sister to stakes winner Mykindasaint. The price bettered the previous mark of $335,000.

Stonestreet Stables LLC went to $210,000 for Hip No. 145, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner It’s High Time, is out of My Rolex, by Proud Accolade.

Hip No. 128, a son of Commissioner consigned by First Finds, was purchased by de Meric Stables, Agent, for $200,000. The bay colt is out of stakes winner Lunarlady, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to graded stakes winners Lunarpal and Astrology.

De Meric Stables, Agent for Backstretch Farm, purchased Hip No. 177, a bay filly by Into Mischief, for $170,000. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, she’s out of She’s a Rainbow, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of stakes placed Rainbow’s Song.

Hip No. 36, a son of Kitten’s Joy consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, also went to de Meric Sales, Agent, for $150,000. The dark bay or brown colt, out of Blue Grass Music, by Bluegrass Cat, is a full brother to Henley’s Joy, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes on September 1st and second by a nose this past Saturday in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G3).

H. H., Agent, went to $140,000 for Hip No. 69, a daughter of Take Charge Indy consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Divine Heart, by Divine Park, a half sister to grade one stakes winners Include Me Out and Check the Label.

Hip No. 192, a daughter of American Pharoah consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent, was purchased by First Stop Stable for $130,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Toast to Ashley, by First Defence, a half sister to stakes placed Moka Jumbie.

Calumet Farm paid $115,000 for Hip No 195, a son of Lemon Drop Kid also consigned by Taylor Made. The bay colt is out of You Hear Us Coming, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Quiet Meadow.

Hip No. 153, a son of Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to Tracy Farmer for $100,000. The chestnut colt is a half brother to stakes placed J Isle out of Orchid Isle, by Zamindar.

For the day, 124 horses sold for a total of $5,464,000 compared with 115 yearlings bringing $4,959,400 at the 2017 Selected Sale. The average price was $44,065, up 2.2% compared with $43,425 last year, while the median was $30,000, identical to last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 33.3%; it was 33.9% a year ago. Nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with six a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 12:00 noon with Hip No.’s 301 – 550 selling in the first of two Open sessions. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse 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 Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.