2020 OBS Day of Racing Cancelled

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

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

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

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

Majestic Dunhill captures Belmont’s Bold Ruler

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trainer Hideyuki Mori unveiled Yui Matsushima’s Super Wooper for her first start at Kyoto in a 1200m turf test and the 2-year-old daughter of Overanalyze did not disappoint, talking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a two length score worth $66,667 USD. At the sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was sold by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, for $150,000.
watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video     Race video

Yukio Baba’s Olympic Day scored on Sunday in his second start, posting a two length victory in a 1200m maiden test at Niigata for trainer Masayuki Nishimura. The 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro, who has earned $55,238 USDto date, was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, and sold for $420,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video

 

Tapit Today scores in Belmont’s Athenia Stakes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not This Time filly tops Selected Yearling Sale

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October Sale Under Tack Show set for Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sortable master index has advanced search and filter capability and allows shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using these features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

October Supplemental Catalog now online

The Supplemental Catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 October Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com and available in printed form at the OBS sales grounds on or about Wednesday, October 7th. The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13th and 14th.

Three two-year-olds and two Horses of Racing Age have been supplemented to the two-day sale, and will sell as Hip No.’s 55 – 59. Twenty-seven Selected Yearling have been supplemented and will sell as Hip No.’s 243 – 269. Twenty-eight horses have been added to the Open Yearling Sale, selling as Hip No.’s 694 – 721.

The sale begins Tuesday, October 13th at 12 noon with the Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age section, cataloged as Hip No.’s 1 – 59. The Selected Yearling Sale begins immediately following the Horses of Racing Age, selling as Hip No.’s 101 – 269. The Open Yearling Sale, now cataloged as Hip No.’s 301 – 721, is set for Wednesday, October 14th and will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Under Tack Show for the Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is set for Sunday, October 11th and will start at 10:00 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.

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

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

The sortable master index has advanced search and filter capability and allows shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using these features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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

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

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