March Sale Under Tack Show begins Thursday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Thursday, March 10th.

There are three sessions, with Hips 1 – 212 breezing on the first day. Hips 213 – 424 will go Friday, March 11th and Hips 425 – 635 will go Saturday, March 12th. 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 DRF, TDN, Blood-Horse and Past The Wire websites.

A total of 635 juveniles are cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15th and 16th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1 – 316 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 317 – 635 on Wednesday.

The March Sale has a rich history of producing top class racehorses. Eclipse Award winners Forever Together, Stardom Bound and Midnight Lute are pictured on the catalog’s front cover, with champions Fleet Indian and Lost in the Fog joined by Japanese champion Asia Express on the back cover.

Cafe Pharoah (JRA photo)

OBS March has produced 32 horses who have earned over a million dollars. The active millionaire roster is headed by Koichi Nishikawa’s Japanese star Café Pharoah, winner of the $2-million February Stakes for the second straight year. A four-time graded stakes winner, the 5-year-old son of American Pharoah was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, and sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, he’s compiled an 11-6-0-0 career record with $3,001,697 in earnings.  watch his under tack video 

For the past year, OBS March graduates have continued to excel at the races. Since the beginning of 2021, 116 March graduates were on the board 203 times in stakes races, with 44 horses winning 65 black-type events. In graded stakes, 37 March grads won or placed 52 times with 14 horses accounting for 21 graded victories.

Eda (Benoit photo)

A trio of 2021 March graduates have made news recently headed by Baoma Corporation’s Eda, who scored her fourth straight stakes win in the Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Santa Anita. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, she was purchased for $550,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. A grade one winner of $430,000, she’s now 7-5-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

 

C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC’s White Abarrio is a factor on the Derby Trail after his victory in Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3). A 3-year-old colt by Race Day, he’s trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., and is now 4-3-0-1 with $240,850 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $40,000 out of the Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Peter L. Cantrell’s Call Me Midnight was an upset winner of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) at the Fair Grounds.. The 3-year-old son of champion OBS graduate Midnight Lute is trained by Keith Desormeaux now 7-2-1-0 with earnings of $221,806. Sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2020 October Select Yearling Sale, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $80,000 out of the Navas Equine consignment at the 2021 March Sale. watch his under tack video  March Sale walking video

The entire March Sale catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to under tack videos, walking videos, conformation photos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation.

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.

Under Tack results will be available on the OBS website, updated throughout each session. 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.

March Sale graduate Eda takes Santa Anita’s Santa Ysabel Stakes

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Baoma Corporation’s Eda shot right to the lead at the start of Sunday’s $101,500 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, turned back a challenge from the inside turning for home, then held off a late charge by stablemate Under the Stars and scored by half a length. That’s four straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old filly by Munnings, winner of the Starlet Stakes (G1) last time out in December. Now 7-5-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $430,000 to date. Consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, she was purchased for $550,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Kathleen O. and Temple capture Gulfstream graded stakes

A pair of OBS April graduates won graded stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Winngate Stables LLC’s unbeaten Kathleen O. is three for three and a graded stakes winner after a two length victory in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2). The 3-year-old daughter of Upstart trailed early, waited behind a wall of horses at the head of the stretch, rallied to take command inside the final furlong and was going away at the wire. 2021 OBS March graduate Cocktail Moments ran well late to finish third. A two-time OBS graduate, Kathleen O was sold by Stuart Morris at the 2020 Fall Mixed Sale, then purchased for $275,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Shug McGaughey, she has a pair of stakes wins to her credit and earned $226,280 to date. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Temple tracked the leaders in the early going of the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2), took the lead on the turn for home and was best by a length at the wire. Fellow OBS graduate Media Blitz (April ’19) checked in third. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old son of Temple City, trained by Mike Maker, now 34-7-8-7 with $598,563 in earnings. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video

Elle Z scores in the Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds

M Bar O LLC’s Elle Z took the lead at the start of the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds on Tuesday and never looked back, successfully defending her title with a victory by length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Change of Control (October ’17) rallied for third. It’s the third straight stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of City Zip, who went through the ring at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Now 18-9-3-0 for trainer Chris Hartman, she has earned $447,533 to date. watch her under tack video

Breeze Rider takes Turfway’s Wintergreen Stakes

Mike Piazza Racing Stable LLC’s Breeze Rider pressed the pace in the $100,000 Wintergreen Stakes on Saturday at Turfway Park, took over after turning for home and drew away down the stretch to score by 5-1/2 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Paynter, consigned by SBM Training & Sales to the 2019 OBS June Sale and sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Steve Manley, she has compiled a 27-13-3-2 career record and earned $457,344. watch her under tack video

Jeremy Ramsland’s Miss Hard Knocks rated just off the pace in Sunday’s $75,000 Island Fashion Stakes at Sunland Park, rallied four wide to reach contention on the turn, took the lead a furlong from home and was best by a length and a half. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr Speaker, trained by Bart Hone, leaving her with a 5-3-1-1 record and earnings of $104,670. She was purchased for $17,000 by Jeremy Ramsland out of the Gutierrez Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

Ellen Epstein’s Vodka Gimlet posted his second straight stakes victory on Saturday at Delta Downs, taking the $75,000 Big Drama Stakes. The 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents moved to contention on the turn, waited for room to run, came out for the drive and was up late to win by a neck. Trained by Allen Landry, he’s now 7-3-0-2 and has earned $147,645, purchased for $41,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 2/5. watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

 

Emblem Road, Country Grammer one-two in G1 Saudi Cup

OBS Spring Sale graduates finished one-two in the $20-million Saudi Cup (G1) on Saturday.

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Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz’s Emblem Road, turned in a powerful stretch run on the outside to catch fellow OBS graduate Country Grammer (April ’19) in the shadow of the wire and score by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Mitab Almulawah, now 9-7-1-1 and the latest OBS millionaire with earnings of $10,204,734. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was purchased for $80,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.
watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video  watch a video of the race  

Country Grammer also joined the OBS millionaire ranks, earning over $3-million for second. The multiple graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of Tonalist was purchased at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video

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March Sale grads Cafe Pharoah, Miles Ahead score Saturday stakes wins

OBS March Sale graduates posted a pair of stakes wins on Saturday.

Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah became just the second horse to successfully defend his title in the $2,254,000 February Stakes (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse. He went after the leaders turning for home, took command a furlong out and drew off to win by 2-1/2 lengths in a track record equaling 1:33.8 for the 1.600 meters. It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of American Pharoah, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, where he was sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, he’s now 11-6-0-0 with $3,001,697 in earnings to date. watch his under tack video    watch a video of the race

On the same card, Yuji Hasegawa’s Sea Vixen, a 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, finished a good third against the boys in the $300,000 Hyacinth Stakes. She was purchased for $500,000 at the 2021 March Sale out of the Gene Recio consignment after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video    March Sale walking video

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David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s Miles Ahead was rated on the outside early in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes, rallied to catch favored Drain the Clock a sixteenth from home and wore him down to score by a neck. It’s the third straight win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning gelding by Competitive Edge, trained by Eddie Plesa, now 21-11-3-1 with $435,725 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $175,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment. watch his under tack video

Unbeaten Shahama takes the UAE Oaks

KHK Racing’s unbeaten Shahama is now four for four and a graded stakes winner after scoring by two lengths in the $150,000 UAE Oaks (G3) on Friday at Meydan. Trailing in the early going, the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings rallied to take charge a quarter mile out and was best by two lengths at the wire. The half sister to champion Lookin At Lucky, trained by Fawzi Nass, has earned $223,760 to date and may be headed to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in May. Consigned to the 2021 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, she was purchased by her trainer for $425,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. race video  watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Yes I Am Free scores in Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes

OBS grads posted a pair of stakes wins at Gulfstream Park and one at Tampa Bay on Saturday.

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Golden Kernel Racing Stable’s Yes I Am Free tracked the pace in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes (G3), took the lead after straightening away in the stretch and drew off to win by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Uncaptured, purchased for $135,000 out of the Hawk’s Nest LLC consignment at the 2018 OBS June Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Laura Cazares, he’s now 20-8-2-3 and has earned $360,994. watch his under tack video

 

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David Melin, Leon Ellman & Laurie Plesa’s Miss Auramet led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes, taking the lead at the start and keeping it to the wire, holding off Nikee Kan (June ’17) by a length and three quarters, with Reinagol (March ’20) checking in third. That’s three stakes wins for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Uncaptured, trained by Eddie Plesa, Jr., now 28-11-8-3 with $548,750 in earnings. The two time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2017 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $135,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch her under tack video

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Shea D. Boy’s Stable’s Bank On Shea moved up on the inside to reach the leaders a quarter mile out in Saturday’s $75,000 Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, battled favored Baby Yoda to the wire and was best by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Pudding (August ’16, January ’16) settling for third. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Central Banker, purchased for $110,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2019 April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Carlos David, the win leaves him with an 8-5-1-1 career record and $497,750 in earnings.  watch his under tack video

Corniche wins Eclipse Award as 2YO champion

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Speedway Stables LLC’s unbeaten Corniche has been chosen as the winner of the Eclipse Award as 2021’s champion 2-Year-Old Male. After winning at first asking at Del Mar, he scored in Santa Anita’s  American Pharoah Stakes (G1) and wrapped up the year with a dominating performance in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Trained by Bob Baffert, the son of Quality Road ended his juvenile campaign with $1,262,000 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased by Marette Farrell, Agent, for a sale-topping $1,500,000. Corniche is the fourth OBS graduate honored as champion 2-year-old Male, joining Gilded Time (1992), Favorite Trick (1997) and Storm the Court (2019).  watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Adare Manor romps in Santa Anita’s Las Virgenes Stakes

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Michael Lund Petersen’s Adare Manor pressed the pace in Sunday’s $196,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, took command on the turn, then drew away with complete authority, coasting to a 13-length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Queen of Thorns (April ’21) settled for second. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, trained by Bob Baffert, now 4-2-1-0 with $176,600 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2021 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $375,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment by Donato Lanni, Agent. watch her under tack video

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Omar Aldabbagh and Jeff Ganje’s Shotgun Hottie circled horses on the turn to reach contention in the Aqueduct’s $100,000 Ruthless Stakes, continued her rally down the stretch and was up in the last jump to win by a nose. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Gun Runner, consigned to the 2021 OBS April Sale by Gene Recio, Agent, and sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 3/5. Trained by William Morey, she’s now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $134,720 to date.
watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Trio of March grads score graded stakes wins

The upcoming OBS March Sale got a boost on Saturday when three March grads posted graded stakes wins.

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C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC’s White Abarrio pressed the pace from the start of Gulfstream’s $250,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3), took command after three quarters of a mile and drew off down the stretch to score by 4-1/2 lengths. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Race Day, trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., now 4-3-0-1 with $240,850 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $40,000 out of the Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

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HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud’s Merneith defended her title in Santa Anita’s $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2), taking the lead at the start, turning back a bid from Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) winner and Eclipse Award finalist Ce Ce turning for home and drawing off to a three length victory.  It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of American Pharoah, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, where she breezed an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before she was purchased for $600,000 by Narvick International on behalf of her owner. Trained by Bob Baffert, she has compiled a 12-5-4-2 career record and earned $493,620 to date. watch her under tack video

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Dublin Fjord Stables LLC, Racepoint Stables, Kevin D. Hilbert and Thomas E. O’Keefe’s Drafted relaxed off the pace Aqueduct’s $100,000 Toboggan Stakes (G3), moved with a rush to take charge on the turn and drew away smartly to score by three lengths. That’s four stakes wins for the well-travelled 8-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Field Commission, trained by David P. Duggan, now 25-7-2-3 with earnings of $844,693. A two time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2015 August Yearling Sale before he was purchased for $35,000 out of the Kim Harrison consignment at the 2016 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

Ellen Epstein’s Vodka Gimlet led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $100,000 La Bred Premier Prince Stakes at Delta Downs, charging from off the pace to collar fellow OBS graduate Brian’s Iron Mike (April ’21) in the stretch and beat him to the wire by 2-1/4 lengths, with More Memories (April ’21) checking in third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents, purchased for $41,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 2/5. Trained by Allen Landry, he’s now 6-2-0-2 and has earned $102,645.
watch his under tack video   June Sale walking video

Vanlangendonck succeeds O’Farrell as chairman of OBS board

Francis Vanlangendonck became the fifth chairman of the board in the history of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, Inc. Mike O’Farrell steps down after nearly 40 years as an OBS board member. George Onett was the first chairman in 1975, followed by Harry T. Mangurian, Jr., Norman Casse and Mike O’Farrell.

Vanlangendonck operates Summerfield Sales with his wife Barbara. Prior to being elected chairman, Francis has been an OBS board member since 1990, became secretary/treasurer in 2005 and then vice president from 2007-2021. Summerfield has been a perennial leading consignor at the OBS yearling and mixed sales. Last year, Summerfield ranked 15th nationally with yearling sales of nearly $9 million. Their full-service farm includes a swimming pond for rehabilitation and to prep and condition yearlings.

Mike O’Farrell was elected to the OBS board in 1983, was vice president from 1986-2006 and chairman since 2007 before stepping down this year. The O’Farrell family’s Ocala Stud has been a mainstay in Ocala since 1956 with Mike and his two sons, David and Joe now directing operations. Ocala Stud is synonymous with the Florida breeding industry and OBS. His father, Joe O’Farrell, was a true promoter of Florida breeding and pioneer of the two-year-old in training sale concept. He was one of the founding members of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, Inc. in 1974 and the first vice president of OBS.

Barry Eisaman was elected vice president of the OBS board. Dr. Eisaman, a veterinarian, has been secretary/treasurer of OBS since 2010 and was first elected to the OBS board in 1996. Along with his wife Shari, Eisaman operates Eisaman Equine which is a constant presence and leading consignor at the OBS Two-Year-Old in Training Sales.  Many of the top racing stables in the country rely on Eisaman Equine to provide the foundation for their young horses for their racing career and to rehabilitate older horses for their return to the races.

Mark Casse was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Mark and his wife Tina manage the vast Casse Racing operations from their base in Ocala. Mark has been an OBS board member since 2001 and his father Norman was a founding member of OBS and chairman of the board of OBS for over twenty years. Mark has won over 3,200 races as trainer with career earnings approaching $200 million. He has been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

Joining the OBS Board for the first time are David O’Farrell, Ocala Stud and Paul Sharp, Paul Sharp Stables. The rest of the board includes Tom Ventura, President; Carl Bowling; Nick de Meric, de Meric Sales; Jimbo Gladwell, Top Line Sales; Jesse Hoppel, Coastal Equine; John Penn, Pennston Farm; Bryan Rice, Woodside Ranch; and Eddie Woods.

March Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.

A total of 635 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15th and 16th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Hips 1 – 316 will sell on Tuesday: Hips 317 – 635 on Wednesday. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday, March 10th with Hips 1 – 212. Hips 213 – 424 will breeze Friday, March 11th and Hips 425 – 635 will go Saturday, March 12th. 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, and Past The Wire websites.

Both sides of the catalog pay tribute to half a dozen of the champions produced throughout the March sale’s rich history.

Lost in the Fog, consigned to the 2004 Sale by Southern Chase Farm, (Greg and Karen Dodd), won his first ten starts including the King’s Bishop (G1) and Riva Ridge (G2) en route to the Eclipse Award as 2005 Sprint Champion.

Fleet Indian, voted 2006’s champion Older Female, was sold for $230,000 by Leprechaun Racing, Agent, at the 2003 March Sale.  She would go on to earn over $1.7-million and captured five graded stakes including the Personal Ensign (G1) and Beldame (G1).

Midnight Lute, consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2005 March Sale, went on to win over $2.6-million including back to back renewals of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and an Eclipse Award as 2007 Sprint Champion.

A pair of March grads won Eclipse Awards in 2008. Forever Together, sold for $240,000 in 2006 by Racehorse Consignment, Agent, went on to earn just under $3-million, with six graded stakes wins including the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) and was 2008 champion Grass Female.

Stardom Bound, the 2008 champion 2-Year-Old Filly, was sold at the 2008 March Sale by Shadybrook Farm, Agent, for $375,000. She earned $1,861,610 and won the Del Mar Debutante (G1), Oak Leaf (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).

Asia Express was the Japanese 2-year-old champion colt in 2013. The multiple graded stakes winner was purchased by Narvick International for $230,000 from breeder Ocala Stud at the 2013 OBS March Sale and went on to earn over $1.6-million, taking the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (G1) at two and Leopard Stakes (G3) at three.

OBS March graduates have continued to uphold the sale’s legacy as a prime source of top class racehorses. The latest star to emerge from the March Sale is Peter L. Cantrell’s Call Me Midnight, who jumped firmly onto the Derby Trail by taking the recent Lecomte Stakes G3) at the Fair Grounds. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, the 3-year-old son of champion OBS March graduate Midnight Lute is now 7-2-1-0 with earnings of $221,806. Sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2020 October Select Yearling Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $80,000 out of the Navas Equine consignment at the 2021 March Sale. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video
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Baoma Corporation’s Eda wrapped up her juvenile campaign with three straight stakes wins, the last in the Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos in December. Now training at Santa Anita, the daughter of Munnings won four of six starts and earned $370,000. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2021 OBS March Sale, she was purchased for $550,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

Racing in Japan, Koichi Nishikawa’s Cafe Pharoah compiled an impressive record including victories in the February (G1) and Sirius Stakes (G3), leaving him with a 10-5-0-0 record and earnings of $1,928,283. The 4-year-old colt by American Pharoah, trained by Noriyuki Hori, was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, and was sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video 

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the March Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the OBS website: obs-online-bidding

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

Breeze Rider best in the Jersey Lilly Turf Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park

Mike Piazza Racing Stable LLC’s Breeze Rider took the lead at the start of Sam Houston Race Park’s $75,000 Jersey Lilly Turf Stakes on Sunday, set a pressured pace, then held off a late challenge and scored by three quarters of a length. Fellow OBS graduate Arm Candy (March ’20) settled for third. It’s the third stakes victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Paynter, purchased for $30,000 out of the SBM Training & Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Steve Manley, she’s now 26-12-3-2 and has earned $397,728 to date.  watch her under tack video

Jeremy Ramsland’s Miss Hard Knocks circled horses on the turn after an unhurried beginning in Sunday’s $65,000 Borderplex Stakes at Sunland Park, sustained her rally down the stretch and was up in the final yards to win by a neck. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Mr Speaker, trained by Bart Hone, now 4-2-1-1 with earnings of $59,670. Consigned by Gutierrez Sales to the 2021 OBS March Sale, she was purchased for $17,000 by Jeremy Ramsland after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video

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Colonel Liam repeats in Gulfstream’s Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational

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Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam successfully defended his title in Gulfstream’s $982,300 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1), sweeping to contention on the turn, taking command a furlong out and easing away late to win by a length. It was the first start since June for the 5-year-old son of Liam’s Map, trained by Todd Pletcher, giving him four graded stakes wins, a 10-7-0-1 career record and $1,810,565 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

 

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Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Essential Wager stepped into stakes company for the first time in Santa Anita’s Palos Verdes Stakes (G3) and led from gate to wire, holding off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Shooters Shoot (April ’19) to score by a neck. That’s three straight wins for the lightly raced 4-year-old colt by Honor Code, purchased for $300,000 out of the McKathan Bros. Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  Now 4-3-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $207,200 to date. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

 

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Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.’s Beautiful Lover tracked the leaders in the early going of Gulfstream’s $175,000 La Prevoyante Stakes (G3), charged between horses in the stretch and was up late to score by a neck. It’s the first graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Arch, trained by Christophe Clement, now 16-5-4-2 with $464,550 in earnings. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 at the 2018 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $475,000 by Steven W. Young, Agent, out of the Off the Hook consignment.  watch her under tack video

 

M Bar O LLC’s Elle Z took the lead at the start of the $75,000 Frederick P. Aime Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, was headed by fellow OBS graduate Change of Control (October ’17) after turning for home, then battled back in the stretch and was best by a nose at the wire. That’s two straight stakes victories for the 5-year-old daughter of City Zip, who went through the ring at the 2019 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained by Chris Hartman, she’s now 17-8-3-0 with $401,033 in earnings. She watch her under tack video

 

Shahama scores in UAE 1000 Guineas

KHK Racing’s Shahama is three for three and a stakes winner after a 3-3-/4 length victory in the $150,000 UAE 1000 Guineas on Friday at Meydan. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings, a half sister to champion Lookin At Lucky, relaxed in the early going, rallied to take command inside the quarter pole and cruised home from there. Fellow OBS graduate Little Afrodite (June ’21) checked in third. Trained by Fawzi Nass, she has earned $133,484 to date. After speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, she was purchased for $425,000 by her trainer out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2021 OBS April Sale.  race video  watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

OBS March graduate Almuthanna was a 2-1/2 length winner of the 160,000SR Saudi Derby Qualifier on Friday at Riyadh, with OBS April graduates Creative Stride, Qarnas, Alhebair, and Al Walii finishing second through fifth respectively.  The 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor, consigned by Lucan Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2021 OBS March Sale, was sold for $70,000 to Kim Valerio, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.   race video   watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Destin Colt Tops Open Session of the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed Sale

January 26, 2022

Hip No. 505, a son of Destin named Last Drink consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, went to Rosewood Farm for $95,000 to top Wednesday’s Open Session of the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed sale.  The gray or roan yearling colt is out of I Drink Alone, by Intidab, and is a ½ brother to stakes winner Bust Another.

Hip No. 454, a yearling daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Vargas Sales, Agent, was sold to Brookdale Farm for $75,000. The dark bay/brown filly is out of Charming Becky, by Dixie Union, from the family of grade one stakes winner Mandy’s Gold.

W.D. North Thoroughbreds LLC paid $55,000 for Hip No. 442, a son of The Factor consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. The yearling bay colt is out of Blameitonthebadboy, by Blame, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Sky Haven.

Hip 472, a yearling son of Yoshida (JPN) consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased by Machmer Hall for $40,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of De Marquee, by Tiz Wonderful, from the family of Canadian champion Bold Ruritana.

More Than A Party, Hip 562, was the top selling broodmare of the open session for $52,000.  Consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, the graded stakes placed stakes winning bay mare is by More Than Ready and out of Party to Party, by Jules, from the immediate family of In Summation.  She sold in foal to Jess’s Dream.

For the Open session, 186 horses sold for a total of $2,075,600 compared with 236 horses bringing $2,023,500 in 2021. The average price was $11,159 compared with $8,574 last year, while the median price was $7,000 compared with $4,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 8.8%; it was 19.7% in 2021.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 150 horses sold for a total of $3,117,800, compared with 99 horses grossing $1,896,300 in 2021. The average price was $20,785 compared with $19,155 a year ago, while the median price was $10,000 compared with $10,100 last year. The buyback percentage was 12.2%; it was 30.3% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 81 horses grossed $1,499,700 compared with 73 selling for a total of $1,692,500 in 2021. The average was $18,515, compared to $23,185 a year ago, while the median price was $11,000.  It was $13,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 10%; it was 12% in 2021.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 417 horses sold for a total of $6,693,100, compared to 408 horses bringing $5,612,300 last year. The average was $16,051, up from $13,756 in 2021 while the median price was $8,500, compared with $6,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 10.3%; it was 21.3% in 2021.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 15 – 16. The Under Tack Show is set for March 10 – 12, 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.

Gun Runner filly Tops Consignor Preferred Session of the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Hip No. 86, consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, went to Breeze Easy LLC, Mike Hall for $275,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session on the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Winter Mixed Sale. The yearling bay filly by Gun Runner, is out of Homemade Mo Nae, by Uncle Mo, a half-sister to grades stakes winner Conquest Two Step. Click here to view her walking video.

Hip No. 180, a bay son of Laoban consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was purchased by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing for $160,000.  He’s out of Steve’s Philly by Tale of Ekati, and is a full brother to current stakes winner Yo Cuz.

Hip No. 25, a yearling by Maclean’s Music, went to Woodford Thoroughbreds for $150,000. Consigned by Silver Oaks Farm (Danielle Loya), Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Beauty for Ashes and is a half-sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Beautiful Shot. View walking video.

Woodford Thoroughbreds also paid $130,000 for Hip No. 112, a bay filly by Mitole consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.  She’s out of stakes winner Lunarlady, by Yes It’s True, and is a ½ sister to the dam of graded stakes placed stakes winner Whateverybodywants. View walking video.

Summerfield also consigned Hip 133, a bay filly by Vino Rosso out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Peisinoe, and is a half-sister to graded stakes placed Proverb.  She was purchased by Bach Stables, LLC for $110,000.

Hip No. 122, a son of Audible consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to First Finds for $100,000. The bay yearling colt is out of Mom’s Deputy, by War Chant, and is a ½ sister to graded stakes winner Mom’s On Strike. View walking video.

Hip No. 33, consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Woodford Thoroughbreds for $65,000. The dark bay or brown filly by Mo Town is out of Can’t Steal My Joy, by Exclusive Quality, from the immediate family of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Shedaresthedevil.

The top broodmare of the day went to H & E Ranch for $57,000.  Hip 40, Sierra Aleone, a dark bay or brown mare by Gemologist, is a stakes placed winner and sold in foal to Spun To Run.

Hip No. 253, Freedom Speaks, a daughter of American Freedom consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent was sold to Reitman Stables LLC for $145,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age session.  The 3-year-old gray filly, whose three eighths in :31 2/5 was fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show, is out of the Macho Uno mare Wicked Speed, a half-sister to Horse of the Year Fatal Bullet. Watch her Under Tack video.

Hip No. 268, Sonic Thrust, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, was sold to Emerald Sales, Agent for Michael Eiserman for $70,000. The 4-year-old bay colt by Twirling Candy, who breezed three eighths in :31 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Broad Sound, by Broad Brush, and is a ½ brother to stakes placed Brimstone Island. UT video. Walking video.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 143 horses sold for a total of $3,074,300, compared with 99 horses grossing $1,896,300 in 2021. The average price was $21,499 compared with $19,155 a year ago, while the median price was $10,000 compared with $10,100 last year. The buyback percentage was 16.4%; it was 30.3% last year.

 

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 73 horses grossed $1,211,700 compared with 73 selling for a total of $1,692,500 in 2021. The average was $16,599, compared to $23,185 a year ago, while the median price was $11,000.  It was $13,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 18.9%; it was 12% in 2021.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 401 – 649 in the Open Session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

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.