Coal Front captures Oaklawn’s Razorback Handicap

Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners LLC’s Coal Front tried two turns for the first time in Oaklawn’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) on President’s Day, and the 5-year-old son of Stay Thirsty pressed the pace, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to win by a neck and pick up his fourth graded stakes victory. Purchased for $575,000 by Steven W. Young on behalf of Mr. LaPenta at the 2016 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5, he’s now 8-6-0-0 and has earned $777,280 to date for trainer Todd Pletcher. watch his under tack video

Silver Dust scores in Fair Grounds’ Mineshaft Handicap

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust moved three-wide into contention on the far turn in Saturday’s$150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) at Fair Grounds, came into the stretch in front and stayed there to the wire, scoring by 2-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by Tapit, now 19-4-4-2 with $354,607 in earnings for trainer Bret Calhoun. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was purchased for $510,000. watch his under tack video

Peter Redekop‘s  Anothertwistafate took the lead at the start of Golden Gate’s $101,800 El Camino Real Derby on Saturday, opened up daylight after turning for home and cruised away down the stretch to a seven length victory. Fellow OBS graduate More Ice (April ’18, October ’17) checked in third. It’s the third straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, purchased for $360,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Blaine Wright, he has earned $94,535 to date. watch his under tack video

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points was relaxed off the pace in the early going of Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes at Laurel, but moved between horses to reach the leaders turning for home, swung out for the drive and was up late to score by a neck. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed son of Majestic Warrior, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, where he worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he’s now 24-6-5-4 and has earned $532,684. watch his under tack video

Curragh Racing II LLC’s Killybegs Captain went right to the front in Saturday’s $75,000 Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, set a rapid pace, turned back 1-5 favorite Imperial Hint turning for home and drew away to win by 4-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Sweetontheladies (April ’16) came on late to be second. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old son of Mizzen Mast, trained by John Terranova, now 17-5-3-1 with $220,653 in earnings. Consigned to the 2016 OBS April Sale by Cary Frommer, Agent, he was sold for $75,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

The same connections scored two races later on the Tampa card when Heavenly Score slipped through on the rail in the $50,000 Minaret Stakes and took command late to score a two length victory. The 5-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Even the Score picked up her first stakes win, improved her record to 15-5-2-3 and boosted her bankroll to $297,150. A three time OBS graduate, she was sold as a weanling by Perrone Sales, Ltd, Agent for McDowell Farm, at the 2014 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, at the 2015 August Yearling Sale. Consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, to the 2016 March Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

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

The March Sale is now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.

A total of 577 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12th and 13th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday, March 7th with Hips 1 – 192. Hips 193 – 384 will breeze Friday, March 8th and Hips 385 – 577 will go Saturday, March 9th. All three sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the TDN, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

March graduates have provided value at all price levels. Graded stakes winner Take Charge Paula, a $50,000 purchase in 2017, earned over $450,000. Multiple graded stakes winner Blended Citizen, sold for $85,000, provided a return of over $400,000. Multiple graded winner Collected brought $170,000 in 2015 and earned nearly $3-million. Graded stakes winner Analyze It went for $190,000 in 2017 and earned over $750,000. Horses are cataloged from all over the country, and buyers will find 92 Florida-breds and 79 New York-breds in the 2019 sale.

“Since we expanded the sale format in 2015, March has really become a much broader marketplace,” said OBS director of sales Tod Wojciechowski. “We were able to add a group of precocious horses in addition to the select type horses they already expect in March. All you have to do is look at the list of runners that have come out of this sale over the past few years to see that quality horses come in all different types and price ranges.”

The OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 29 millionaires and seven Breeders’ Cup victories. Since the beginning of 2018, 105 OBS March graduates have won or placed 207 times in stakes races including 82 graded events.

The 2018 March Sale produced a trio of high class runners including Breeze Easy LLC’s unbeaten globetrotter Shang Shang Shang who won at first asking at Keeneland for trainer Wesley Ward then flew to Royal Ascot and led all the way to win the Norfolk Stakes (G2) against the boys. The 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Shanghai Bobby is a two time OBS graduate, purchased out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment by Breeze Easy for $200,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. She had been sold previously as a short yearling by Summerfield at the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. watch her under tack video

OBS March made its presence felt at the prestigious Saratoga meeting when Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor scored a 17-length maiden victory and followed it ten days later by charging from far off the pace to take the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) by two lengths. Gary Contessa trains the now 3-year-old daughter of Orb. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video

Hollendorfer LLC, Pearl Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Gunmetal Gray was unveiled at Del Mar where he broke his maiden in his second start. He followed it with a second to champion Game Winner in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah Stakes (G1) in September. Starting down the Derby Trail on January 5th in Santa Anita’s Sham Stakes (G3), he blew past the field in the final furlong to score by a length. The 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, makes his next start in Saturday’s $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita. He was purchased for $225,000 out of the Brick City Thoroughbreds consignment after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch his under tack video

A powerhouse lineup of proven top echelon stallions is represented in the March Sale: Awesome Again, Bernardini, Bodemeister, Candy Ride (ARG), City Zip, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, First Dude, Ghostzapper, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Lookin At Lucky, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tapit, Tiznow, Uncle Mo, Union Rags and War Front.

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is among the up and coming sires with March Sale offspring, a group that includes Bayern, Cairo Prince, Carpe Diem, Central Banker, Chitu, Cross Traffic, Fed Biz, Goldencents, Honor Code, Khozan, Liam’s Map, No Nay Never, Uncaptured, Violence, and Will Take Charge.

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. Advanced search and filter capability has been added to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the 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: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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

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

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

Elusive Quality colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s final session

Hip No. 472, a yearling son of Elusive Quality consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, Agent for $70,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of Paoletta, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of champion Val Gardena (CHI).

Hip No. 675, a yearling son of Laoban consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was purchased by T & R Holdings for $47,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of D Prairie Cat, by D’wildcat, a half sister to grade one winner Emma’s Encore.

Two horses were purchased out of the Summerfield consignment for $40,000 each.

Hip No. 468, Scoot On By, a 14-year-old gray or roan mare by Catienus in foal to Palace, went to H & E Ranch. She’s a full sister to stakes winners Lights of Broadway and Kathern’s Cat out of On Broadway, by Rubiano, and the dam of stakes winning OBS graduate Woman At the Well, winner of the Bold Ego Handicap on January 6th.

Hip No. 548, a yearling daughter of Uncaptured, was sold to Shooting Star Thoroughbreds. The chestnut filly is out of Striking T, by Smart Strike, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner You Bought Her.

For the Open session, 228 horses sold for a total of $1,479,800 compared with 205 horses bringing $1,636,900 in 2018. The average price was $6,490 compared with $7,985 last year, while the median price was $4,000 up from $3,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 15.2%; it was 24.9% in 2018.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 106 horses sold for a total of $1,777,100, compared with 147 horses grossing $3,452,700 in 2018. The average price was $16,765 compared with $23,488 a year ago, while the median price was $12,000, up from $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 26.9% it was 29.7% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 65 horses grossed $1,241,000 compared with 57 selling for a total of $880,000 in 2018. The average was $19,092, up from $15,439 a year ago, while the median price was $9,000, identical to last year. The buyback percentage was 14.5%; it was 9.5% in 2018.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 399 horses sold for a total of $4,497,900, compared to 409 horses bringing $5,969,600 last year. The average was $11,273, compared with $14,596 in 2018 while the median price was $6,000, unchanged from a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.6%; it was 24.9% in 2018.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 251, Golden Notion, a 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, sold to S B M Training and Sales, Agent, for $200,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section. The bay colt, who worked a half mile in :44 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes placed Angels Trace, by Bellamy Road.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 12 – 13. The Under Tack Show is set for March 7 – 9, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.

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

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

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

Golden Notion tops OBS Winter Mixed Sale’s first session

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Hip No. 251, Golden Notion, a 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, was sold to S B M Training and Sales, Agent, for $200,000 to top the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt, who worked a half mile in :44 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes placed Angels Trace, by Bellamy Road.

Hip No. 198, Noble Commander, a 4-year-old stakes winning son of Forestry consigned by Moonshadow Farm, Agent, went to Agave Racing Stable for $135,000. The bay colt, who breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show is out of Indian Carlie, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to grade one winner Marley’s Freedom. He was a front running winner of the Woochopper Stakes at Fair Grounds on December 29th and has earned $143,843 to date.

Hip No. 194, Grand Royale, a 3-year-old gray or roan colt by Cairo Prince, consigned by James Layden, Agent, was sold to Zach Madden for Ron Paolucci for $75,000. Out of Helluva Hangover, by Grand Slam, from the family of grade one winner Hardest Core, he turned in the Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 1/5.

Hip No. 240, Change Direction, a 3-year-old son of Curlin, was purchased by Peach Tree Stables for $60,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Switched Up, by Pleasantly Perfect, a daughter of graded stakes winner Antoinette.

Hip No. 282, Dixieincandyland, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, was sold to Eddie Kenneally, Agent, for $60,000. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old Candy Ride (ARG) filly, who turned in three eighths in :32 4/5, is out of Dixieinyankeeland, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Descapate.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 62 horses grossed $1,204,000 compared with 57 selling for a total of $880,000 in 2018. The average was $19,419, up from $15,439 a year ago, while the median price was $8,500 compared to $9,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 17.3%; it was 9.5% in 2018.

Three horses brought $75,000 to share honors topping the Consignor Preferred Section.

Hip No. 28, a yearling son of Distorted Humor consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to First Finds for $75,000. The chestnut colt is out of Inspeight of Us, by Speightstown, a half sister to grade one winner Daddy’s Lil Darling.

Hip No. 31, a yearling colt by Bayern was purchased by Brookstone Farm for $75,000. Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere, the dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to grade one winning millionaire Jeranimo out of stakes winner Jera, by Jeblar,

Hip No. 70, a yearling colt by Bernardini also consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold for $75,000 to Calumet Farm. The bay colt is out of graded stakes winner Palanka City, by Carson City.

Hip No. 148, a yearling colt by Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to de Meric Sales, Agent for Backstretch Farm, for $60,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Broad Miss, by Include, a daughter of graded stakes winner Miss Legality.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 104 horses sold for a total of $1,755,100, compared with 147 horses grossing $3,452,700 in 2018. The average price was $16,876 compared with $23,488 a year ago, while the median price was $12,250, up from $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 28.3% it was 29.7% last year.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s  351 – 689 in the Open Session.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Midnight Bisou takes the Houston Ladies Classic Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou was last in the early going of Sunday’s $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic Stakes (G3) at Sam Houston, but closed with a rush in the final sixteenth to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the sixth graded stakes score for the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 12-6-3-3 with $1,745,000 in earnings. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. watch her under tack video

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble made short work of his overmatched rivals in Saturday’s $150,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes, leading from gate to wire and winning by 2-3/4 lengths in a race run on the main track due to the weather. That’s five stakes wins for the grade one stakes placed 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, to the 2016 August Yearling Sale. Now 10-6-2-1 for trainer Jason Servis, he has earned $671,400 to date.

OBS Racing Age Under Tack Show set for Monday, January 28

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m.

There are 117 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 187 – 286 in the regular Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, Hip No’s 287 – 303, is now available at the sales grounds. The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse, DRF and TDN websites.

The Horses of Racing Age catalog features a mix of experienced race horses and promising young horses, highlighted by Hip No. 198, Noble Commander, consigned by Moonshadow Farm, Agent, a front running winner of the Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds on December 29th. The 4-year-old colt by Forestry, winner of the OBS Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs last March, has earned $143,843 to date.

The newly turned 3-year-olds are by a strong list of sires including Cairo Prince, Candy Ride (ARG), Curlin, Fed Biz, Goldencents, Into Mischief, Maclean’s Music, Midnight Lute, Shanghai Bobby, Tizway, Trappe Shot and Uncaptured.

The entire Winter Mixed Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to past performances, under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the entire catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog app. The app allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

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

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

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

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

Coady photography

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

Winter Mixed Horses of Racing Age Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Seventeen horses have been supplemented to the Horses of Racing Age Session as Hip No.’s 287 – 303. There are now 117 horses in the Racing Age Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 187 – 303. The Session will begin immediately following the Preferred Session (Hip Numbers 1 – 186), which gets underway at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29th. The 339 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 351 – 689) will be sold Wednesday, January 30th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m.

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

Several of the horses in the Racing Age section have had notable updates since the catalog was printed.

  • Hip No. 198, Noble Commander, winner of the OBS Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs last March, posted a front running victory in the Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds on December 29th. The 4-year-old colt by Forestry, consigned by Moonshadow Farm, Agent, has earned $143,843 to date.
  • Hip No. 247, Yes Factor, a 4-year-old filly by The Factor consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, followed a maiden special victory in her debut at Gulfstream Park West in November with a gate to wire score in a Gulfstream optional allowance in December.
  • Hip No. 294, Midnight Curfew, a 3-year-old colt by Midnight Lute supplemented to the sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, broke his maiden in his third start, taking a $68,000 one mile maiden special at Aqueduct last Sunday.

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

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

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

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

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

The 2019 March Sale

Catalog

Hip No.  1 – 288
Tuesday
 March 12 10:30 a.m.
Hip No.  289 – 577
Wednesday 
March 13  10:30 a.m.
Repository Information   Conditions of Sale  Consignor Letter
Sortable Master Index & videos  Index In Excel Format
 Entire Sale w/indexes  Entire Sale w/o indexes
Barn Index Barn Chart
March Sale Outs  Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App

Sale Results      

Sortable Results Index Results in excel format
 Tuesday March 12 (1 – 288)  Wednesday, March 13 (289 – 577)
Top 20 Horses

Under Tack Show

Hip No.  1 – 192
Thursday March 7  
8 a.m.
Hip No.  193 – 384
Friday March 8  8 a.m.
Hip No. 385 – 577
Saturday March 9  8 a.m.
Schedule by Consignor Schedule by Consignor Schedule by Consignor
Schedule by Set Schedule by Set Schedule by Set
 Under Tack Times and Videos
 Under Tack Times (1 – 192) Continuous Video (1 – 192)
 Under Tack Times (193 – 384) Continuous Video (193 – 384)
 Under Tack Times (385 – 577) Continuous Video (385 – 577)
 Under Tack Times In Excel Format  

 

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

Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. 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. Advanced search and filter capability has been added to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the 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: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 186 horses cataloged in the Preferred Session, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m., followed immediately by 100 horses currently cataloged in the Racing Age Session (Hip Numbers 187 – 286).  Supplemental Racing Age entries will be accepted through January 15th and a separate supplemental Racing Age catalog will be available on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales grounds. The 339 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 351 – 689) will be sold Wednesday, January 30th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m.

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse, DRF and TDN websites.

There are 296 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Bernardini heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Congrats, Dialed In, Distorted Humor, First Dude, Freud, Kitten’s Joy, Maclean’s Music, Shanghai Bobby, Super Saver, Tale of the Cat, The Factor and Violence.

American Pharoah heads a group of up and coming yearling sires, along with Bayern, Cairo Prince, Central Banker, Chitu, Competitive Edge, Constitution, Cross Traffic, Exaggerator, Fast Anna, OBS graduate Goldencents, He’s Had Enough, Jess’s Dream, Khozan, Laoban, The Big Beast, Uncaptured, Upstart and Will Take Charge.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of stallions headed by champion Runhappy and including Awesome Again, Brethren, Cajun Breeze, OBS graduate Carpe Diem, Connect, Cupid, Fed Biz, Gormley, Hard Spun, Klimt, Midshipman, Mucho Macho Man, Outwork, Paynter, Shaman Ghost, Speightster, Tapiture, Tonalist and Treasure Beach (GB).

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

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

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

OBS grads take three stakes at Tampa Bay Downs

OBS graduates posted three stakes wins at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble was much the best in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Sire Stakes, leading every step of the way and scoring by 13-3/4 lengths over seven overmatched rivals. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 3-year-old grade one stakes placed Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, second to OBS graduate Stormy Liberal (June ’14) in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) in his previous start. Now 9-5-2-1 with $578,400 in earnings for trainer Jason Servis, he was consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, and went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Richlyn Farms’ Silver Bay led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $125,000 FTBOA City of Ocala Sire Stakes, rallying on the outside to reach contention in the stretch and closing well to beat Broadway Run (April ’17) by a neck, with Catoria (January ’16) another neck back in third. That’s two stakes wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Currency Swap, trained by William Hickey, now 7-3-1-0 with $161,983 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent at the 2015 Fall Mixed Sale then resold for $47,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 June Sale after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Jaime Mejia’s Gladiator King pressed the pace in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes, took command turning for home and drew away late to beat fellow OBS graduate Mercusio (June ’18, Janaury ’18) by three lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old son of Curlin, consigned to the 2018 June Sale by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC where the turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by his owner, he’s now 6-3-1-0 and has earned $91,300.  watch his 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