Daredevil colt fastest at June Sale’s first Under Tack session

Hip No. 100 (Tibor Szlavik photo)

Hip No. 100, a son of Daredevil consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, breezed a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 June Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Bible, by U S Ranger, from the family of grade one stakes winner Corinthian.

Hip No. 199, a chestnut filly by City Zip consigned by Mark White, Agent, turned in the session’s fastest eighth, stopping the timer in :9 4/5. She’s out of Court Appeal, by Candy Ride (ARG), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Mani Bhavan.

Two horses worked quarters in :20 4/5.

  • Hip No. 46, My Little Rose, a chestnut filly by Field Commission consigned by Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds, Agent, is out of Arabian Rose, by Saint Anddan, from the family of champion Star de Naskra.
  • Hip No. 172, Ladies Luv Munny, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a chestnut filly by Can the Man out of Circle the World, by Munnings, from the family of grade one winner Circular Quay.

There were three quarters in :21 flat.

  • Hip No. 82, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is a bay filly by Majesticperfection out of Beautiful Greeley, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to stakes placed Srikinglybeautiful from the family of horse of the year Tiznow.
  • Hip No. 183, Mighty Fast, a dark bay or brown colt by Flat Out consigned by Azpurua Stables, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed Provincial out of Colonial Review, by Pleasant Colony, a full sister to graded stakes winner Dance Colony.
  • Hip No. 192, a bay colt by Competitive Edge consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Globetrotter out of Cool Slew, by Seattle Slew.

Four horses worked quarters in :21 1/5.

  • Hip No. 26, consigned by Team Work Racing Corp., Agent, is a chestnut filly by Biondetti out of All Thrill, by Gulf Storm, from the family of millionaire graded stakes winning OBS graduate Duke of Mischief.
  • Hip No. 50, a dark bay or brown colt by Uncaptured consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables LLC, Agent, is out of Arrumosis, by Hold Me Back, from the family of stakes winner Dancing Dreams.
  • Hip No. 116, a bay colt Lemon Drop Kid consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Bourbonstateofmind, by Street Sense, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Ginger Pop.
  • Hip No. 204, Maclean’s Legacy, a chestnut colt by Maclean’s Music consigned by Race Ready Sales (Michael Caraman), Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes placed Great Point out of Crafty Queen, by Crafty Prospector.

There were nine eighths in :10 flat.

  • Hip No. 37, Lil Bro, a dark bay or brown colt by Fury Kapcori consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Areyoutalkintome out of Andrea Gail, by Storm Bird.
  • Hip No. 40, a gray or roan colt by Race Day consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is out of Annabird, by Flower Alley, a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Achiever’s Legacy.
  • Hip No. 45, a bay filly by Carpe Diem consigned by Eddie Woods, is a half sister to stakes placed Aquamarine out of April True, by Yes It’s True.
  • Hip No. 56, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, is a bay filly by Super Ninety Nine out of Atlantic Tide, by Stormy Atlantic, a daughter of stakes winning OBS graduate Scapade.
  • Hip No. 101, a chestnut filly by Fast Anna consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, is a half sister to stakes placed Big Bobby Brown out of Big Brown Kitty, by Big Brown, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Flashy Ways.
  • Hip No. 153, consigned by Kings Equine, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Bernardini out of Causeway Lady, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of millionaire graded stakes winner Mystic Lady.
  • Hip No. 170, a dark bay or brown filly by Commissioner consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, is out of Chosen Road, by Quality Road, a half sister to graded stakes winner Lemon Maid.
  • Hip No. 186, Hospitality, a bay filly by Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner Giza Goddess out of Comfort and Joy, by Harlan’s Holiday.
  • Hip No. 210, a chestnut colt by Competitive Edge consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed OBS graduate Crystal Rosario out of Crystal Image, by Halo’s Image, a full sister to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Izzie’s Halo.

Hip No. 77, a dark bay or brown colt by Global Response consigned by Victory Stable, Agent, breezed the day’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :34 flat. He’s out of stakes winner Bay Street Gal, by Marco Bay, from the family of grade one stakes winning millionaire OBS graduate Midnight Bisou.

Hip No. 71, a chestnut filly by Verrazano consigned by 30-30 Ranch worked a half mile, timed in :47 flat. She’s out of stakes winner Barbette, by High Yield, a half sister to graded stakes winner Diamond On the Run.

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

The Under Tack Show continues on Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 a.m. with Hip No’s 217 – 432 scheduled to breeze.

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

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

June Sale Under Tack Show begins Wednesday, June 5

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age begins Wednesday, June 5th and continues through Sunday, June 9th.  All five sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1 – 216 will work Wednesday, Hip No.’s 217 – 432 will breeze on Thursday, Hip No.’s 433 – 648 go on Friday, Hip No.’s 649 – 864 will work on Saturday and Hip No.’s 865 – 1059 will breeze on Sunday. The final session includes the 45 two-year-olds in the supplemental catalog which can be viewed on the OBS website and via the equineline Sales Catalog iPad App. Printed supplemental catalogs are available at the sales grounds.

There are 1,041 two-year-olds and 17 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale, set for Wednesday, June 12th through Friday, June 14th, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m.

As in 2018, the OBS June Sale will complete another successful juvenile sale season, which began with a strong March sale topped by a $2-million colt by Tapit and a $1.2-million son of Pioneerof the Nile. The April Sale shattered records in every statistical category, highlighted by a $1.3-million colt by Into Mischief, a $1.2-million son of Liam’s Map and a $1-million filly by Quality Road.

The sale results reflect the success at the racetrack enjoyed by OBS juvenile sales graduates who have produced 74 graded stakes wins since the beginning of 2018. During this time 150 OBS juvenile grads were first, second or third in 276 graded races, including 47 grade one stakes. In all, 401 OBS juvenile grads won or placed 865 times since the beginning of 2018, an average of over twelve a week.

The class of 2019 is off to a fast start. Eleven horses have already come out of the March Sale and found the winners’ circle, highlighted by Breeze Easy, LLC’s Karak, heading for Royal Ascot after beating the boys in a five furlong maiden special weight dash on the turf at Belmont on May 25. Trained by Wesley Ward, the 2-year-old daughter of Karakontie (JPN), the first winner for her sire, was sold for $365,000 by All Dreams Equine, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

The June Sale’s graduates continue to compete successfully at the racing’s highest levels. Since the beginning of 2018, 80 June grads won or placed 172 times in stakes races, headed by the exploits of Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s Stormy Liberal, back to back winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and 2018’s Eclipse Award winner as champion turf male. The now 7-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic has amassed a 33-12-10-2 career record and earned over $2.1-million to date. He breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2014 Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

Other June Sale graded stakes winners include Charles Fipke’s grade one winner Seeking the Soul, Peter Redekop‘s El Camino Real Derby winner Anothertwistafate, Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Gladiator King and Hronis Racing LLC’s St. Joe Bay.

The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, the Video Room and kiosks throughout the sales pavilion. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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

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

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

 

Five weekend stakes wins for OBS grads

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Mar Racing Stable’s Hy Riverside rallied wide from off the pace in the $75,000 Big Red Stakes at Gulfstream on Sunday, collared fellow OBS graduate Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13) inside the final furlong and beat him by a length. It’s the second stakes score for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Macho Uno, trained by Jorge Delgado, now 32-7-5-5 with $432,1895 in earnings. Consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, to the 2014 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased by Mar Racing for $190,000. watch his under tack video

Chris Wilkins’ Wilbo was four wide in the early going of Saturday’s $125,000 Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs, battled fellow OBS graduate Petrov (June ’16) down the stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. That’s three stakes wins for the 7-year-old graded stakes placed son of Candy Ride (ARG), sold for $120,000 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2013 OBS April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Chris Hartman, he has compiled a 34-11-6-8 career record and earned $745,890 to date. watch his under tack video

Cybertec International Inc., Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm tracked the early leader in Sunday’s $150,000 Cinema Stakes at Santa Anita, took over turning for home and held off a charge by fellow OBS graduate Parsimony (March ’18) to score by a length. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Richard Baltas, now 9-4-1-2 with earnings of $249,585. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Ballybritt Stable LLC’s Dynatail pressed the pace in Penn National’s $100,000 Susquehanna Stakes on Saturday, opened daylight coming to the eighth pole and was ridden out to a two length victory. That’s three stakes wins for the 5-year-old daughter of Hightail, who captured the OBS Championship Stakes in 2017. Consigned to the 2016 OBS June Sale by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, she was purchased by Ballybritt for $5,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Michael Dini, she’s now 27-7-3-6 and has earned $456,910. watch her under tack video

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e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Lovesick circled five wide around the turn to reach contention in Friday’s $75,000 Liza Jane Stakes at Gulfstream, took charge in the stretch and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Adios Charlie, now 4-3-0-1 for trainer David Fawkes with $142,140 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5, she was purchased for $80,000 from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2018 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

OBS grads score six holiday weekend stakes wins

OBS graduates scored six stakes victories over the Memorial Day weekend, highlighted by a 1-2-3 sweep at Belmont, and a first time starter punching her ticket to Royal Ascot.

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Steve Landers’ Pole Setter took the lead at the start of the $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes at Belmont on Saturday and led all the way, scoring by a length and a quarter in a swift 1:20 3/5 for seven furlongs on the turf. Fast closing OBS graduate Pulsate (April ’18) was second, with Strike Silver (October ’17) settling for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Take Charge Indy, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased for $220,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale. Now 9-3-0-5 for trainer Brad Cox, he has earned $178,700 to date. watch his under tack video

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Breeze Easy, LLC’s Karak went right to the front in her debut in a $100,000, five furlong maiden special weight dash on the turf against the boys on Saturday at Belmont, battled her stablemate into the stretch then drew away late to win by three lengths. Trained by Wesley Ward, the 2-year-old daughter of Karakontie (JPN), the first winner for her sire, earned $50,000. She was sold for $365,000 by All Dreams Equine, Agent, at the 2019 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. She’s being pointed for Royal Ascot, looking to follow in the footsteps of Ward-trained two-time OBS graduate Shang Shang Shang (March ’18, January ’17), winner of the Norfolk Stakes (G2) last summer. watch her under tack video

Paul P. Pompa, Jr. and Golden Goose Enterprises’ Beautiful Lover tried stakes company for the first time in the $81,000 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, and the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Arch came from off the pace, caught the leader in deep stretch and scored by half a length. It’s her third straight win for trainer Chad Brown, leaving her 4-3-0-0 with $113,700 in earnings.  She was purchased for $475,000 by Steven W. Young, Agent, out of the Off the Hook consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

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Dennis G. Smith, Span Investments Inc. and George DeBenedicty’s Trenchtown Cat dueled with fellow OBS graduate Razorback Lady (June ’17, October ’15) into the stretch of Saturday’s $75,000 Ana T. Stakes at Gulfstream, took charge for good a furlong from home and drew away to beat her by 3-3/4 lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old old daughter of Discreet Cat, trained by Rohan Crichton, now 5-3-1-0 with $157,445 in earnings. She was purchased for $36,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video

Ivery Sisters Racing’s Monte Man defended his title in the $75,000 Louisiana Legends Sprint Stakes on Saturday at Evangeline Downs, circling horses on the turn to reach contention, reaching the lead in deep stretch and holding on to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Custom for Carlos, 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. Now 33-12-6-4 for trainer Ron Faucheux, he has earned $491,145 to date.  watch his under tack video 

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten Newly Minted is three for three with two stakes wins after chasing pacesetting fellow OBS graduate Cash Only (April ’18) into deep stretch, catching her, and beating her to the wire by 2-1/2 lengths in the $125,000 Bouwerie Stakes on Monday at Belmont Park. Consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, she was sold to Beach Haven for $110,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Linda Rice, she has earned $212,850 to date. watch her under tack video

Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.’s Awhitesportscoat made his stakes debut in Sunday’s $50,000 George Royal Stakes at Hastings Park, and the 5-year-old gelding by Hansen came from off the pace, took command after straightening away in the stretch and eased away to a 2-3/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Apalachee Bay (June ’17) checked in third. That’s two straight wins, leaving him with a 19-5-3-3 career record and $115,392 in earnings. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, to the 2016 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $170,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch his under tack video

Funeral arrangements set for J. J. Crupi

Funeral arrangements have been set for noted horseman James “J.J.” Crupi. Visitation will be at Blessed Trinity Church, 5 SE 17th St, Ocala, on Friday, May 31st from 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass be will be held Saturday, June 1st at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, at 9:30 a.m. Internment at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala will follow immediately.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Monday, June 10th at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company auditorium, 1701 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala FL, 34474 at 4:30 p.m.

James “J.J.” Crupi, who passed away on Thursday, May 23rd at the age of 79, enjoyed a long, distinguished career in the thoroughbred industry. After spending years successfully training horses in the Northeast, he came to Ocala in 1995 and established Crupi’s New Castle Training Center, where he was responsible for developing many top class horses, both for the races and sales ring. Notable among them were Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Breeders’ Cup winner Liam’s Map.  A long-time OBS shareholder, he sold numerous graded stakes winners at OBS venues including Engage, Madefromlucky and Untrapped.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Ocala Farm Ministry, 489 NW 110th Avenue, Ocala FL 34482, or to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), 821 Corporate Drive Lexington, KY 40503.

For more information, please call OBS at (352) 237-2154.

June Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Forty-five two-year-olds have been supplemented and will sell as Hip No’s 1015-1059 on the sale’s third day, Friday, June 14th.  The supplemental catalog will be available at the sales grounds and on the OBS website.  All supplemented horses will breeze at the fifth Under Tack session on Sunday, June 9th.

There are 1,042 two-year-olds and 17 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale, set for Wednesday, June 12th through Friday, June 14th, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m.

There are five Under Tack Sessions. Hip No.’s 1 – 216 will go to the track on Wednesday, June 5th, Hip No.’s 217 – 432 will work on Thursday, June 6th, Hip No.’s 433 – 648 will breeze on Friday, June 7th, Hip No.’s 649 – 864 work on Saturday, June 8th, and 865 – 1059 will go on Sunday, June 9th. All Under Tack sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse websites. The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, the Video Room and kiosks throughout the sales pavilion. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.

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

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

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

Mucho Gusto romps in Santa Anita’s Lazaro Barrera Stakes

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Mucho Gusto went right to the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,351 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, put away an early challenger on the turn, took full command turning for home and drew away in the stretch to a 3-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Manhattan Up (April ’18) rallied from last to finish second. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Bob Baffert, now 6-4-1-1 with $370,800 in earnings. He was consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

Royal Squeeze scores in Gulfstream’s Big Drama Stakes

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Imaginary Stables and Glenn Ellis’ Royal Squeeze sat just off the early lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Big Drama Stakes at Gulfstream, overcame traffic trouble before taking the lead into the stretch and then eased away to score by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Mr. Jordan (April ’14, August ’13) rallied from last of nine to finish third. It’s the third stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir, trained by Elizabeth Dobles, now 34-9-3-5 with $443,672 in earnings. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $310,000 out of the Pleasant Acres Farm consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

Michael Fazio and Jeff Fazio’s Joevia took the lead at the start of Monmouth’s $100,000 Long Branch Stakes on Sunday, battled head and head until turning for home then drew off down the stretch and was best by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old colt by Shanghai Bobby, trained by Greg Sacco, now 5-2-2-0 with earnings of $131,600.  Consigned to the 2018 OBS April Sale by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, he was sold for $32,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch his under tack video

Roddy Harrison’s Change of Control tried stakes company for the first time in Churchill’s $102,366 Mamzelle Overnight Stakes on Saturday. She trailed early, circled horses on the turn, ran past the leader a sixteenth from home and won by a length and three quarters. The 3-year-old daughter of Fed Biz was purchased for $95,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings. Trained by Michelle Lovell, she’s now 7-2-1-1 and has earned $99,787. Selected Sale Conformation photo

Mark Norman and Norman Stables LLC’s Taylor’s Spirit chased the pacesetter in Friday night’s $50,925 Goldfinch Stakes at Prairie Meadows into the stretch, took over inside the final furlong and drew away to win by a length and a quarter. That’s four stakes wins for the 3-year-old filly by Algorithms, sold for $80,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2018 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 10-5-2-1 for trainer Scott Gelner, she has earned $191,730 to date. watch her under tack video

June Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.

There are 997 two-year-olds and 17 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 1 – 360 will sell on Wednesday, June 12th; Hip No.’s 361 – 720 will be offered on Thursday, June 13th and Hip No.’s 721 – 1014 plus supplements will sell on Friday, June 14th. Supplemental entries are being accepted until May 22nd.

There are five Under Tack Sessions. Hip No.’s 1 – 216 will go to the track on Wednesday, June 5th, Hip No.’s 217 – 432 will work on Thursday, June 6th, Hip No.’s 433 – 648 will breeze on Friday, June 7th, Hip No.’s 649 – 864 work on Saturday, June 8th, and 865 – 1014 plus supplements will go on Sunday, June 9th. All Under Tack sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

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

June Sale graduates continue to compete successfully at the racing’s highest levels. Since the beginning of 2018, June grads won or placed 163 times in stakes races, a rate of better than two a week.

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During this time, the June Sale’s brightest star has been Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC’s ’s Stormy Liberal,  back to back winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and 2018’s Eclipse Award winner as champion turf male. The now 7-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, has won or placed in eleven graded stakes, compiled a 33-12-10-2 career record and earned over $2.1-million to date. He breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2014 Sale before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

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They don’t come much tougher than Charles Fipke’s grade one winner Seeking the Soul, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, to the 2015 Sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth :10 1/5. Trained by Dallas Stewart, the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) has won or placed in 19 of 26 starts and earned just over $2.9-million. watch his under tack video

 

 

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A graduate of last year’s June Sale, Peter Redekop‘s El Camino Real Derby winner Anothertwistafate is pointing for the Preakness. The 3-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, second in the Sunland Park Derby and second in the recent Lexington Stakes (G3) at Keeneland, has been first or second in five of six starts and has earned $303,505 for trainer Blaine Wright. He was purchased for $360,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

June Sale graduates in the headlines include Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Gladiator King and Hronis Racing LLC’s St. Joe Bay.

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Gladiator King’s last two starts produced two stakes victories, the first a score in Gulfstream’s Hutcheson Stakes (G3) in March. The 3-year-old colt by Curlin, trained by Jaime Mejia, is now 13-5-1-1 with $216,535 in earnings. He sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before going through the ring at the 2018 Sale. watch his under tack video

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St. Joe Bay has been earning his living of late in the always tough sprint division in California, his last start a victory in the San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. It was the third graded stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by John Sadler, leaving him with a 36-7-7-6 record and $734,515 in earnings. He’s a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has been updated with advanced search and filter capability and 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 frequently during each session of the Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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

 

Mitole takes the Churchill Downs Stakes

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William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Mitole sat just off the lead in Saturday’s $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G1) on the Derby undercard, took command in the final furlong and drew away late to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the sixth straight win for the 4-year-old colt by Eskendereya, purchased for $140,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 10-7-2-1 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $992,910 to date. watch his under tack video

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox relaxed well off the pace in the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational Stakes on Saturday, came around horses to reach contention in the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Proverb (April ’18) checked in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Union Rags, also trained by  Steve Asmussen, now 7-3-0-0 with $338,518 in earnings.  He was purchased for $375,000 by the Lieblongs from Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, at the 2018 OBS March Sale after an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

William Stiritz’s Wildwood’s Beauty led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 FTBOA Ivanavinalot Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, taking charge on the turn and drawing away in the lane to a 3-3/4 length victory over Jolie Bay (October ’17), with Starship Nala (January ’17) half a length back in third.  It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Kantharos, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, to the 2017 October Yearling Sale, and purchased by Mr. Stiritz for $47,000. Now 6-3-3-0 for trainer Scott Becker, she has earned $194,340.

David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Vow Me Now found room between horses in the stretch of Saturday’s $75,000 English Channel Stakes at Gulfstream Park, battled fellow OBS graduate Art G is Back (April ’18) to the wire and was best by a nose. Stirling Drive (April ’18) was third, completing the OBS trifecta. It’s the fourth straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old colt by Broken Vow, who went through the ring at the 2018 March Sale before he was purchased for $50,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale after breezing three eighths in :32 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Eddie Plesa, Jr., he’s now 10-5-0-1 and has earned $138,508. watch his under tack video

World of Trouble a millionaire after taking Churchill’s Twin Spires Turf Sprint

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Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s World of Trouble went right to the front in Churchill’s $250,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (G2) on Oaks Day and never looked back, drawing away in the stretch and scoring a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the fourth straight stakes win for the grade one stakes winning 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Jason Servis, now 12-8-2-1 with $1,043,300 in earnings. Consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, he went through the ring at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Neptune’s Storm scores in Santa Anita’s Singletary Stakes

Cybertec International Inc., Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm pressed the pace in the $100,702 Singletary Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita, took charge turning for home and fought off two rivals to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding, purchased for $130,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Richard Baltas, he’s now 8-3-1-2 and has earned $159,585.  watch his under tack video

Auerbach LLC, Ciaglia Racing LLC and Little Red Feather Racing’s The Hunted tried stakes company for the first time in Santa Anita’s $100,702 Crystal Water Stakes on Saturday, rallied wide to reach contention turning for home and then sustained his run to get up late and score by a length. The 4-year-old gelding by Unusual Heat, also trained by Richard Baltas, is now 10-3-1-2 and has earned $155,829. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm to the 2017 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $95,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.’s Anyportinastorm sat just off the leaders in the early going of Saturday’s $75,000 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate, reached the front passing the eighth pole then drew off late to a 3-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes score for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip, trained by Blaine Wright, now 11-5-1-4 with $188,225 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 Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video

Coteau Grove Farms LLC’s Special Blessing went head and head for the early lead in Friday’s $75,000 EVD Distaff Stakes at Evangeline Downs, took command leaving the backstretch and cruised from there to a 6-1/2 length win. That’s two stakes victories for the 4-year-old daughter of Flat Out, consigned by Select Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. Now 12-5-2-0 for trainer Bret Calhoun, she has earned $209,030 to date. Selected Sale Conformation photo

 

OBS March graduates provide early returns at the races

A pair of 2019 OBS March graduates provided early returns at the races this past week.

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Karl & Cathi Glassman’s Absolute Grit moved on the turn to reach contention turning for home in his debut in a 4-1/2 furlong $65,000 Maiden Special Weight dash at Gulfstream on Friday, then came running late and edged away to score by half a length. The 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, trained by Eddie Plesa, Jr., earned $43,000 for 51.69 seconds of work. Consigned by his breeder Ocala Stud, he was purchased for $300,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5.  watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy LLC’s Anna’s Fast also won at first asking, taking the lead at the start in a 4-1/2 furlong 460,000 Maiden Special Weight test on Wednesday at Keeneland and never looking back, romping to an effortless 5-1/2 length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Fast Anna was purchased for $470,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment after breezing an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Wesley Ward, she picked up a check for $36,000. watch her under tack video

$1.3-million Into Mischief colt tops record Spring Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 1165, a son of Into Mischief consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Team Casse, Agent, for $1.3-million to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, the entire sale’s highest priced offering, is out of Dixie Song, by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to the dam of grade one winner By the Moon. He breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Sunday’s Under Tack session. sale video

Hip No. 1066, a son of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $975,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth :10 flat at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen.

Stonestreet Stables LLC went to $825,000 for Hip No. 1111, a dark bay or brown filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent. The half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Bajan, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Sunday, is out of stakes placed Critikal Reason, by Aptitude.

Hip No. 1112, a daughter of Cairo Prince consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold for $525,000 to Gold Square LLC. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat on Sunday, is a half sister to stakes winner Perfect Wife out of Crozat, by Street Sense, a half sister to graded stakes winner Jungle Prince.

Maverick Racing paid $500,000 for Hip No. 1178, a son of American Pharoah consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The bay colt, who turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 on Sunday, is out of graded stakes winner Dundalk Dust, by Military, a half sister to stakes winner Luv Bandit.

Hip No. 919, a son of Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, went to Team Casse, Agent for $460,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter on Sunday in :21 1/5, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Apple Martini, by Giant’s Causeway, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Giant Oak.

Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, paid $450,000 for Hip No. 926, a bay colt by Tonalist who worked a quarter in :21 flat on Sunday. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he’s out of Arabian Song, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed Bodes Galaxy (IRE).

Hip No. 1188, a son of Lea consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to J. A. S. for $430,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Sunday, is out of Ebony Oro, by Bob and John, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner American Century.

Hip No. 939, a son of Street Boss consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, was sold for $410,000 to J. A. S. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth on Sunday in :9 4/5 was the day’s co-fastest, is a half brother to stakes placed Rousanne out of Auntie Soph, by Valiant Nature.

Hip No. 995, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $390,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner Hi Holiday out of graded stakes placed Boleyn, by Proud Citizen, turned in an eighth in :10 2/5 on Sunday.

Dennis O’Neill went to $375,000 for Hip No. 1214, a son of Flatter consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, whose eighth in :9 4/5 on Sunday was co-fastest at the distance. The dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to stakes placed Janis’s Joy out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Ever Elusive, by Forestry.

Hip No. 1090, a bay colt by Medaglia d’Oro who worked a quarter on Sunday in :21 1/5, was purchased by Ben McElroy, Agent for KSI, for $310,000. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed Woodfield Springs out of graded stakes winner Communique, by Smart Strike.

Red Oak Farm, Inc. paid $250,000 for Hip No. 960, a dark bay or brown colt by Violence who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Sunday. Consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, he’s out of champion Bear Now, by Tiznow, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Controlled.

For the day, 151 horses brought a total of $16,648,000 compared with 159 selling for a total of $16,934,500 last year. The average price was $110,252 compared to $106,506 in 2018, while the median price was $52,000 compared to $50,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24.5%; it was 21.3% in 2018.

For the entire sale, 675 horses sold for a sale record $73,287,000 eclipsing the previous mark of $68,541,500 set a year ago. The average price was a record $108,573, bettering last year’s record $98,197. The median was a record $60,000, topping 2018’s record $55,000. The buyback percentage was 19.6%; it was 18.9% a year ago.  Sixteen horses sold for $500,000 or more compared with fourteen a year ago.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, set for June 12 – 14.

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

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

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

$1.2-million Liam’s Map colt tops Spring Sale’s third session

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Hip No. 898, a gray or roan colt by Liam’s Map consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was purchased by Robert E. & Lawana Low for $1,200,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Out of Amazement, by Bernardini, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Wonder Again, he turned in a quarter in :20 4/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack session. sale video

Hip No. 787, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Phoenix Thoroughbred (III) Ltd. for $750,000. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Thursday, is a half sister to stakes placed Divisor out of Unbridled Ridge, by Unbridled’s Song.

Hip No. 789, a bay colt by Ghostzapper consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, was purchased by Stetson Racing LLC for $600,000. The half brother to graded stakes placed Investissement, who worked an eighth in :9 4/5 on Thursday, is out of graded stakes placed Underwater, by Theatrical (IRE).

Stonestreet Stables LLC went to $535,000 for Hip No. 856, a son of Street Boss who worked a quarter in :20 4/5 on Thursday. Consigned by Ocala Stud, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Woodland Park, by Bernardini, a daughter of graded stakes winner Forest Heiress.

Hip No. 760, a son of Twirling Candy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Sheikh Rashid Humaid Al Noaimi for $500,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :20 4/5 on Thursday, is out of Tough Market, by Suave, a half sister to stakes winner Law Enforcement.

Hip No. 847, a bay filly by Bernardini consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, went to Narvick International for $500,000. The half sister to grade one winner Stormello, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is  out of Wilshewed, by Carson City.

Hip No. 818, a bay colt by Medaglia d’Oro who breezed a quarter on Thursday in :21 1/5, was purchased for $480,000 by Alistair Roden Bloodstock. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, he’s out of graded stakes winner Walk Close, by Tapit, a daughter of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Spring Awakening.

Hip No. 889, a dark bay or brown filly by Tale of the Cat consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to B S W Bloodstock – Liz Crow, Agent, for $420,000. Out of Allons Danser, by Eskendereya, a half sister to stakes placed Southern Truth, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday.

Hip No. 810, a daughter of American Pharoah who breezed an eighth in: 10 1/5 on Thursday, went to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $350,000. The bay filly, consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is out of Visions of Annette, by Distorted Humor, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Saucy Evening.

Hip No. 906, a dark bay or brown colt by Temple City consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Ed Plesa, Agent for Karl & Cathi Glassman, for $325,000. Out of stakes placed Anahauc, by Henny Hughes, a half sister to stakes winner Gangbuster, he turned in an Under Tack eighth on Thursday in :10 flat.

Timothy Hills, Agent for Sea Gull Capital, went to $300,000 for Hip No. 729, a bay colt by The Factor consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent. The half brother to stakes winner Planchart, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is out of graded stakes placed Tarrip, by Green Desert.

Hip No. 725, a daughter of American Pharoah consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Tom Durant for $275,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Tap of the Day, by Pulpit, a full sister to grade one winner and leading sire Tapit.

Hip No. 895, a daughter of City Zip consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, went to Narvick International for $275,000. The chestnut filly, who worked an eighth in:10 flat on Thursday, a half sister to stakes placed Reversethedecision, is out of Alpha Centauri, by Dynaformer.

Hip No. 708, a daughter of Curlin consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Belladonna Racing LLC for $250,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Surprises Welcomed, by Storm Cat, a daughter of graded stakes winner Welcome Surprise.

Jay Em Ess Stable went to $250,000 for Hip No. 841, a daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Robert Brewer, Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth on Thursday in :10 flat, is out of Wild About Sonny, by Officer, a half sister to stakes winner My Due Process.

For the day, 160 horses brought a total of $17,789,000 compared with 180 grossing $16,224,500 at the corresponding session a year ago. The average price was $111,181, up 23.4% from $90,136 in 2018, while the median price was $62,000, up 12.7% from $55,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24.2%; it was 17% in 2018.

The Spring Sale fourth and final session begins Friday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 913 – 1221 will be offered.

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

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

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

$1-million Quality Road filly tops Spring Sale’s second session

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Hip No. 444, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased by Narvick International for $1-million to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Decelerator out of Paris Rose, by Accelerator, a half sister to the dam of Pegasus World Cup (G1) winner City of Light. sale video

Hip No. 321, a bay colt by Tiznow consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, who worked a quarter in :21 flat at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, went to Solis / Litt for $600,000. A half brother to grade one stakes winner Promises Fulfilled, he’s out of graded stakes placed Marquee Delivery, by Marquetry.

Hip No. 453, a son of Speightstown consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent for Excel Bloodstock (Bruno DeBerdt), was sold to Lael Stable for $585,000. The bay colt, whose eighth on Wednesday in :9 4/5 was the day’s co-fastest, is a full brother to grade one stakes winner Lighthouse Bay out of Pay Lady, by Seeking the Gold.

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $550,000 for Hip No. 368, a son of Palace Malice consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday, is a half brother to stakes winner Daddy Justice out of Moon Beamy, by Malibu Moon.

Hip No. 332, a son of Curlin consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing for $525,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Tuesday, is out of graded stakes placed Mekong Delta, by Stormy Atlantic, a full sister to champion Leonnatus Anteas.

Hip No. 365, a daughter of Commissioner consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, went to Solis / Litt for $475,000.  The bay filly, whose quarter in :20 1/5 on Tuesday was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Money Madness, by Rahy, a half sister to stakes placed Feminine Girl.

Linda Rice, Agent for D J Stable, paid $475,000 for Hip No. 445, a son of  American Pharoah who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday. The chestnut colt, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, is out of Parris Hill, by A. P. Indy, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Take Charge Lady.

Hip No. 532, a daughter of Carpe Diem consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbred (III) Ltd. for $475,000. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was Wednesday’s fastest at the distance, is out of Rebuke, by Carson City, a half sister to stakes winner Summer Cruise.

Hip No. 422, a daughter of Karakontie (JPN) consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, went to Klaravich Stable, Inc., for $460,000. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Wednesday, is a half sister to stakes winner Street Storm out of stakes placed Oblivious, by Cozzene.

Hip No. 312, a daughter of Paynter consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $450,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Mallory Street, by Street Sense, a half sister to stakes placed Eloquent Tribute.

Canary Bloodstock paid $450,000 for Hip No. 352, an Empire Maker filly who breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 on Tuesday. Consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent, she’s a half sister to stakes placed Sugar Queen out of Miss Patricia, by Indian Charlie.

Hip No. 357, a chestnut filly by Union Rags consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to White Birch Farm, Inc. for $440,000. The half sister to graded stakes winner Secret Gypsy, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 on Tuesday, is out of Miss Utada, by Rahy.

Hip No. 478, a bay filly by Danza consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, was sold for $400,000 to Sheikh Rashid Humaid Al Noaimi. The half sister to stakes winner I Got It All, whose eighth on Wednesday in : 9 4/5 was the day’s co-fastest, is out of Polish Silk, by Polish Pro.

Hip No. 517, a daughter of Bayern consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, went to Ben McElroy, Agent for KSI, for $400,000. The bay filly, whose eighth on Wednesday in :9 4/5 was the session’s co-fastest, is out of Queenie Cat, by Storm Cat, a half sister to champion Vindication.

For the day, 171 horses sold for a total of $22,360,500 compared to 191 bringing $19,478,500 at the corresponding session a year ago. The average was $130,763, up 28.2% compared with $101,982 in 2018 while the median price was $80,000, up 45% compared to $55,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 21.6%; it was 17.7% in 2018.

The Spring Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No. 609 – 912 will be offered.

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

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

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

Hard Spun colt tops Spring Sale’s opening session

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Hip No. 207, a son of Hard Spun consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Timothy Hills, Agent for Patrick Welsh, for $430,000, topping the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 flat at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Katerbug, by Pulpit, a half sister to stakes winner Outplay.

Hip No. 169, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold for $425,000 to Narvick International, Agent for Katsumi Yoshida. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter on Monday in :21 4/5, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Isabella Sings out of stakes placed Isobel Baillie (GB), by Lomitas (GB).

Red Oak Farm & Newtown Anner Stud paid $420,000 for Hip No. 208, a son of Tiznow consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent. The bay colt, who worked a quarter on Tuesday in :21 2/5, is out of Kateri, by Indian Charlie, a three quarter sister to grade one winner Tiz Miz Sue.

Hip No. 224, a chestnut filly by Flat Out consigned by Costanzo Sales, who worked a :10 flat eighth on Tuesday, was purchased by Martin Anthony for $370,000. She’s a half sister to graded stakes winner Hembree out of Knockatrina, by Langfuhr.

Hip No. 109, a daughter of Twirling Candy, whose Under Tack quarter in :21 flat was co-fastest at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack session, was purchased by Belladonna Racing LLC for $335,000. The bay filly is out of Henley, by Corinthian, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mr. Commons.

Charles H. Boden, Agent for Colts Neck Stables LLC, went to $310,000 for Hip No. 249, a son of First Samurai consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Decorated Soldier out of graded stakes winner Lakenheath, by Colonial Affair.

Hip No. 242, a son of Sky Mesa consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Charles H. Boden, Agent for Colts Neck Stables LLC, for $300,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Tuesday, is out of Lady Lavery, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to graded stakes winner Skylighter.

Narvick International paid $300,000 for Hip No. 255, a bay Kitten’s Joy filly who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she’s out of graded stakes placed Laureldean Gale, by Grand Slam, a half sister to graded stakes winner Secret History.

Hip No. 1, a son of Blame consigned by All In Line Stables, Agent, went to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $290,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 at Monday’s Under Tack session, is out of Facethefront, by War Front, a half sister to graded stakes winner Ball Four.

Dennis O’Neill paid $290,000 for Hip No. 187, a son of Lemon Drop Kid consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Joffe’s Run, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Laguna Seca.

For the day, 148 horses brought a total of $14,243,500 compared with 168 selling for a total of $15,904,000 at last year’s opening session. The average price was $96,240, compared to $94,667 in 2018 while the median price was $58,500, compared with $52,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 29.9%; it was 20% last year.

The Spring Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

Six weekend stakes wins for OBS grads

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Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC’s Gladiator King set the pace in Saturday’s $75,000 Roar Stakes at Gulfstream, shook loose in mid-stretch, then held off a strong late charge to win by a nose. It’s the third stakes victory for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning colt by Curlin, trained by Jaime Mejia, now 13-5-1-1 with $216,535 in earnings. He went through the ring at the 2018 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

 

Lauren King photo

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan, Inc., Bethlehem Stables LLC and David Simon’s A Bit of Both took the lead at the start of Gulfstream’s $75,000 Game Face Stakes on Saturday and never looked back, opening up daylight in the stretch and winning by three lengths.  It’s the third straight win and first stakes score for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Paynter, sold by breeder Darsan, Inc. for $10,000 at the 2017 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. She’s now 5-4-1-0 for trainer Jason Servis and has earned $136,610.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Bye Bye J moved wide to the leaders on the turn in Saturday’s $100,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes at Oaklawn Park, took charge after straightening away in the stretch and eased away to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Uncaptured, sold for $21,000 by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent for McDowell Farm, at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Trained by Ron Moquett, she’s now 7-4-1-1 and has earned $221,605 to date.

2018 OBS April graduates took both divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday.

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC’s Newly Minted is two for two and a stakes winner after going head to head for the lead early in the $200,000 New York Stallion Stakes for fillies, putting away her rival on the turn and drawing away down the stretch to a 7-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Bangle Gal (March ’18) checked in third. The 3-year-old daughter of Central Banker, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester and Mary Broman, was purchased by Beach Haven for $110,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Linda Rice, she has earned $144.000 to date. watch her under tack video

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy circled horses to reach contention in the $200,000 New York Stallion Stakes, took command a sixteenth from home and scored by three quarters of a length. Fellow OBS graduate Thorny Tale (October ’18) settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Big Brown, trained by John Terranova, now 5-2-1-0 with earnings of $160,270. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5, he was purchased for $45,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment. watch his under tack video

Judge Lanier Racing’s Performance Review came out to the middle of the track in Sunday’s $75,000 Neon Desert Handicap at Sunland Park, took the lead coming to the sixteenth pole and drew away to win by two lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Kram (April ’17) running third. It’s the first stakes win for the 6-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, sold for $150,000 at the 2015 OBS April Sale by RiceHorse Stables after breezing an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Miguel Hernandez, she’s now 11-4-1-2 and has earned $110,590 to date. watch her under tack video

 

Spring Sale begins Tuesday, April 23

The OBS Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training is set for Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd – 26th. Tuesday’s session begins at 12:00 noon instead of its originally scheduled 10:30 a.m. start to allow additional time for inspections. All other sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-304 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 305-608 on Wednesday, Hips 609-912 will be offered Thursday and Hips 913-1221 on Friday. The Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at http://obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form and TDN websites

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

The iPad version of the 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 capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

At the Under Tack Show, two youngsters shared honors for the fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 1/5 at Tuesday’s session.

  • Hip No. 240, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Amira’s Prince (IRE) out of Lady Halite, by Medaglia d’Oro, from the family of graded stakes winning OBS graduate Buffalo Man.
  • Hip No. 365, a bay filly by Commissioner consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, is out of Money Madness, by Rahy, a half sister to stakes placed Feminine Girl.

The fastest eighth was turned in by Hip No. 706, Speedy Justice, a bay colt by Dominus consigned by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, who worked an eighth in :9 3/5 on Thursday. He’s out of Super Seller, by Came Home, a half sister to graded stakes winner T. D. Vance.

Hip No. 865, a dark bay or brown colt by Two Step Salsa consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, worked the  Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :32 2/5 on Thursday. He’s out of Zarlanz, by Harlan’s Holiday, a daughter to graded stakes placed stakes winner Zawzooth.

On the eve of the 2019 sale, OBS April graduates hit the headlines when Wonder Gadot and Starship Jubilee collected  Sovereign Awards as 2018 Canadian champions.

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot is Canada’s Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old female after winning the Queens Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes, the first two legs of Canada’s Triple Crown, against males. She also placed in four graded stakes including a second place finish in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). To date, she has compiled an 18-5-5-4 career record for trainer Mark Casse, and earned $1,524,861. The now 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee is Canada’s champion Female Turf Horse after winning three of eight starts including the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Gulfstream and Woodbine’s Canadian Stakes (G2). Trained by Kevin Attard, the 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind is now 26-12-2-2 with $652,018 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she 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

Videos from the five Under Tack sessions are posted online at obssales.com as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion. 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 updated frequently during each session on the OBS website and available in sortable, .pdf and excel formats at the conclusion of each session. The latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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