Silver Dust, Factor This score in Fair Grounds graded stakes

OBS graduates picked up a pair of graded stakes wins on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Tom R. Durant’s Silver Dust successfully defended his title in the $200,000 Mineshaft Stakes (G3), rating off the leaders early, taking command turning for home and holding off a late run to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Tapit, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, where he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $510,000. Now 26-6-7-2 for trainer Bret Calhoun, he has earned $762,277 to date. watch his under tack video

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Stakes (G3) and refused to give it up, opening daylight in the stretch and cruising home a winner by a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old gelding by The Factor, trained by Brad Cox, now 27-8-3-4 with earnings of $545,030. He was purchased for $11,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Breeze Easy, LLC’s well-traveled Karak went right to the front in the $75,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes on Friday night at Turfway Park and never looked back, opening up down the stretch and bounding to an 8-1/2 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Karakontie (JPN), a winner first time out at Belmont Park in May before returning from a trip to Royal Ascot to take the Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. The first stakes winner for her sire, she was sold for $365,000 at the 2019 OBS March Sale by All Dreams Equine, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. Trained  by Wesley Ward, she’s now 6-3-0-1 and has earned $160,175 to date. watch her under tack video

OBS April grads pass two turn tests on both coasts

A pair of 2019 OBS April graduates jumped squarely onto the road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), passing two turn tests at Santa Anita and Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

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Ciaglia Racing LLC, River Oak Farm and Dominic Savides’ Venetian Harbor bounced to the lead at the break in the $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, turned for home in front and ran away down the stretch to score a 9-1/2 length victory in her stakes debut. Trained by Richard Baltas the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings is now 3-2-1-0 and has earned $163,400 to date. Consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, she went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch her under tack video

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone and Limelight Stables Corp.’s Sole Volante saved ground in the early going of Tampa Bay Downs’ $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, rallied on the turn to reach contention, caught odds-one favorite Independence Hall in the final sixteenth and drew off to win by 2-1/2 lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old gelding by Karakontie (JPN), sold for $20,000 by New Hope AB LLC after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Now 4-3-0-1 for trainerPatrick L. Biancone, he has earned $196,310 to date. watch his under tack video

Fore Left takes takes the UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan

Reddam Racing LLC’s Fore Left took the lead early in Meydan’s $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) on Thursday and never gave it up, opening a long lead in the stretch and coasting home a winner by a length and three quarters. Fellow OBS graduate Emblem Storm (April ’19) closed well to finish third. It’s the third stakes win for 3-year-old colt by Twirling Candy, consigned by Wavertree Stables to the 2019 OBS March Sale, where he went through the ring after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Doug O’Neill, he’s now 9-4-0-2 and has earned $356,212 to date. watch his under tack video   race video

Trio of April grads score graded wins at Gulfstream

A trio of 2019 OBS April graduates scored graded stakes wins at Gulfstream on Saturday.

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Cash Is King LLC and LC Racing LLC’s Mischevious Alex overcame a rough start to press the pace in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (G3), took charge at the head of the stretch, opened daylight in the lane and was geared down late in a seven length victory. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, now 6-3-1-1 for trainer John Servis with $179,230 in earnings. He was purchased for $140,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

 

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Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham and Legacy Ranch Inc.’s unbeaten Tonalist’s Shape is four for four and a graded stakes winner after tracking the leaders early in the $150,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3), taking control after turning for home and cruising to a 3-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tonalist, trained by Saffie Joseph, Jr. who has earned $190,350. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she went through the ring after breezing an eighth in:10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.   watch her under tack video

 

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Teresa Palmer and David J. Palmer’s Cheermeister went right to the lead in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3), set the pace under a hold and held off a late run to win by three quarters of a length. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Bodemeister, who was consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC and went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  Now 4-3-0-0 for trainer Armando De La Cerda, she has earned $129,200 to date.  watch her under tack video

March Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.

A total of 681 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday, March 12th with Hips 1 – 227. Hips 228 – 454 will breeze Friday, March 13th and Hips 455 – 681 will go Saturday, March 14th. All three sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the TDN, DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

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OBS March graduates spent the past year winning major races from coast to coast, highlighted by Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s unbeaten Structor, featured on the catalog’s front cover. Second in the voting for the Eclipse Award to fellow OBS graduate Storm the Court (April ’19), the now 3-year-old colt by Palace Malice, trained by Chad Brown, won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) after taking Belmont’s Pilgrim Stakes (G3) in his previous start. Now three for three with earnings of $709,500 to date, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 before he was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent,for $850,000 out of the Pick View LLC consignment at the 2019 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled, Mucho Gusto is one of the quartet of graded stakes winners featured on the catalog’s back cover. In his first start for his new connections, he served notice he will be a force to be reckoned with in the Older Male division with an 4-1/2 length victory in the recent $3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, with fellow OBS March graduate War Story finishing third. It was the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Bob Baffert, now 11-6-2-2 and the newest OBS millionaire with $2,441,800 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

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OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard won Gulfstream’s Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2) in December and was third in last week’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational Turf (G1). The Ft. Lauderdale was the second graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Arch, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,050,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. Now 15-3-3-4 for trainer Chad Brown, he has earned $677,740 to date.  watch his under tack video

 

 

Crawford Farms Racing’s Shancelot was a 12-1/2 length winner of Saratoga’s Amsterdam Stakes (G2) in August and finished the year with a second to champion OBS graduate  Mitole (April ’17) in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). At the 2018 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 before he was purchased by Juan Pacanins, Agent, for $245,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 6-3-2-1 and has earned $624,300 to date. watch his under tack video

 

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First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s Nay Lady Nay (IRE) finished the year in style, overcoming a rough start to take Churchill’s Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) in November. It was the second straight stakes win for the now 4-year-old filly by No Nay Never, trained by Chad Brown, leaving her with a 5-3-1-0 record and $265,180 in earnings. After an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, she was purchased for $210,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. watch her 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. Advanced search and filter capability has been added to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

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

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

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

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

 

Summer Front colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 633, a yearling son of Summer Front consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to Renee Dailey / Dailey Bloodstock LLC for $92,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of Diva Star, by Cherokee Run, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Captain Serious.

Hip No. 615, a yearling son of El Deal consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, was sold to Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt for $70,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Coteau Kitten, by Tale of the Cat.

Hip No. 515, a yearling bay colt by Adios Charlie, went to K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. for $40,000. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, he’s out of Stolen Purse, by Artax, a half sister to stakes winner Lord Beer.

My Purple Haze Stables, Chris Englehart Agent, went to $40,000 for Hip No. 685, a yearling by War Dancer consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes winner Bust Another, is out of I Drink Alone, by Intidab.

W. P. Stiritz paid $33,000 for Hip No. 543, a yearling daughter of Khozan consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent. The bay filly is out of Wave Bye Bye, by Congrats, a half sister to graded stakes winners Sailor’s Cap.

Hip No. 403, a yearling by Uncaptured consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, was sold to K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. for $30,000. The bay colt is out of K K’s Kitty, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to Sky Bay, champion 3-year-old filly in the Republic of Korea.

Hip No. 498, a yearling daughter of Valiant Minister also consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $30,000. The bay filly is out of Silent Triumph, by City Zip, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Mind Control, who captured Aqueduct’s recent Toboggan Stakes (G3).

For the Open session, 200 horses sold for a total of $1,649,900 compared with 229 horses bringing $1,488,800 in 2019. The average price was $8,250 compared with $6,501 last year, while the median price was $5,000 compared with $4,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24.5%; it was 14.9% in 2019.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 89 horses sold for a total of $1,941,000 compared with 106 horses grossing $1,777,100 in 2019. The average price was $21,809, up 30% compared with $16,765 a year ago, while the median price was $12,000, identical from last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 35%; it was 26.9% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 70 horses grossed $1,366,900 compared with 64 selling for a total of $1,194,000 in 2019. The average was $19,527, up 4.7% from $18,656 a year ago, while the median price was $11,000, up 22.2% compared to $9,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 11.4%; it was 15.8% in 2019.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 359 horses sold for a total of $4,957,800, compared to 399 horses bringing $4,459,900 last year. The average was $13,810, up 23.5% from $11,178 in 2019 while the median price was $7,000, compared with $6,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 25.4%; it was 18.6% in 2019.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 4, a son of Union Rags consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Blue Sky Stables for $165,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 17 – 18. The Under Tack Show is set for March 12 – 14, 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.

Union Rags colt tops Winter Mixed Sale’s opening day

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Hip No. 4, a son of Union Rags consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Blue Sky Stables for $165,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session and first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown yearling colt, a half brother to stakes winner Ginger N Rye, is out of La Milanesa, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to graded stakes winner Bowman’s Band.

Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt paid $135,000 for Hip No. 64, a yearling daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The gray or roan filly is out of Stellabymoonlight, by Mailbu Moon, a daughter of stakes winner Five Star Dream.

Hip No. 11, a yearling daughter of Exaggerator consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $100,000. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Catalina Red, is out of stakes placed Lovely Dream, by Freud.

Team Casse, Agent, went to $90,000 for Hip No. 40, a yearling daughter of Tapiture consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. A half sister to stakes winner Appealing Spring, the gray or roan filly is out of Pretty Springs, by Wekiva Springs.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 85 horses sold for a total of $1,913,500 compared with 106 horses grossing $1,777,100 in 2019. The average price was $22,512, up 34.3% compared with $16,765 a year ago, while the median price was $13,000, up 8.3% from $12,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 37.9%; it was 26.9% last year.

The Horses of Racing Age Session sale topper was Hip No. 219, Summer At the Spa, a 3-year-old daughter of Summer Front consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, sold to Ralph M. Evans for $125,000. The dark bay or brown filly, winner of her only start, is out of Myself, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of graded stakes placed Obsequious.

Jeremiah O’Dwyer went to $100,000 for Hip No. 327, First Law, a 3-year-old son of Constitution whose three eighths in :32 3/5 was co-fastest at Monday’s Under Tack Session. The chestnut colt is out of Miss Mary K, by Speightstown, a half sister to stakes winner Eleusis.

Hip No. 333, Call Home, a dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Dialed In consigned by Parrish Farms Agent, who turned in an Under Tack three eighths in :33 flat, went to Gerald J. Hart for $75,000. He’s out of Pure Refinement, by In Excess (IRE), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Pure As Gold.

Joe Brocklebank, Agent for Centennial Farms LLC, went to $74,000 for Hip No. 266, A Girl Named Jac, consigned by Alliance Sales Agency, Agent. The 3-year-old bay filly by Point of Entry, is out of War Flower, by War Front, from the family of graded stakes winning OBS graduate In Franks Honor.

Hip No. 226, Grudge, a 3-year-old chestnut filly by Palace Malice consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased by Ronald Brown for $65,000. A maiden special weight winner at Gulfstream in her last start, she’s out of Pilamaya, by Grand Slam, a full sister to graded stakes winner Grand Refer.

Hip No. 250, Desoto’s War, a 3-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward who breezed three eighths in :33 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, was sold to Emerald Sales, Agent for L. Byers Boyd for $65,000. The bay colt, consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables LLC, Agent, is out of Smarty Bird, by Smart Strike, a half sister to grade one stakes placed Mountain Town.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 67 horses grossed $1,314,400 compared with 64 selling for a total of $1,194,000 in 2019. The average was $19,618, up 5.2% from $18,656 a year ago, while the median price was $11,000, up 22.2% compared to $9,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 15.2%; it was 15.8% in 2019.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 401 – 710 in the Open Session.

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

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

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

Sons of Constitution, Normandy Invasion, Wicked Rich fastest at Racing Age Under Tack Show

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Three horses worked three eighths in :32 3/5 to share honors for the fastest works at the distance at the Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale.

  • Hip No. 209, Sensationalist, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, is a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Wicked Rich out of Matty’s Sensation, by Stephen Got Even, a half sister to stakes winner Matty’s Magnum.
  • Hip No. 326, Allied Armada, is a gray or roan 3-year-old colt by Normandy Invasion consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, out of stakes winner Mimi’s Tizzy, by Cee’s Tizzy.
  • Hip No. 327, a son of Constitution consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a 3-year-old chestnut colt out of Miss Mary K, by Speightstown, a half sister to graded stakes winner Eleusis.

Seven horses worked three eighths in :33 flat.

  • Hip No. 245, Calibogee, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent for Lemon Creek Farm, is a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Golden Lad out of Sensationista, by Purge, a daughter of stakes winner True Sensation.
  • Hip No. 265, a 3-year-old bay colt by Kantharos consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, is out of Wac, by Lost Soldier, from the family of stakes winner Holme On Top.
  • Hip No. 278, a 3-year-old chestnut filly by Biondetti consigned by 30-30 Ranch, is out of All Thrill, by Gulf Storm, from the family of multiple graded stakes winning OBS graduate Duke of Mischief.
  • Hip No. 299, consigned by 30-30 Ranch, is a 3-year-old bay filly by Karakontie (JPN) out of Communion, by Pulpit, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Cuvee Uncorked.
  • Hip No. 315, Workinonbeinsingle, a dark bay or brown 3-year-old filly by Bahamian Squall consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a half sister to stakes winner Madame Uno out of Hi Avie, by Lord Avie.
  • Hip No. 320, How Sweet, consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent, is a 3-year-old bay colt by Candy Ride (ARG) out of How, by Indian Charlie, from the family of graded stakes winner Win With a Wink.
  • Hip No. 333, Call Home, a dark bay or brown 3-year-old colt by Dialed In consigned by Parrish Farm’s Agent, is out of Pure Refinement, by In Excess (IRE), a half sister to grade one stakes winner Pure Wool.

Hip No. 241, Ice Cream Castle, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, worked three eighths in :33 1/5. The 3-year-old gray or roan filly by Verrazano, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Big Screen, is out of Scene Maker, by Unbridled’s Song.

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

Horses in the Racing Age section, Hip No.’s 201 – 351, will be offered immediately following the Preferred session on Tuesday, January 28th. The 151 horses in the Racing Age section include 31 older horses, 84 three-year-olds and 36 two-year-olds, cataloged as Hip No’s 201 – 322 in the regular catalog and Hip No’s 323 – 350 in the Supplemental catalog, available in printed form at the sales grounds. Hip No. 351 is also available in the OBS website and in separate printed form.

A total of 525 horses are cataloged for the Preferred and Open sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 28th with Hip Numbers 1 – 186 (incl. supplements) selling in the Consignor Preferred session, followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section. Hip Numbers 401 – 710 (incl. supplements) in the Open Session will be offered Wednesday, January 29th.

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

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

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

Mucho Gusto romps in Pegasus World Cup

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In his first start for HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled, Mucho Gusto was cleverly rated off the pace in Saturday’s $3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, surged to take command at the head of the stretch and was never threatened as he cruised to a 4-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate War Story (March ’14) rallied to finish third. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Bob Baffert, now 11-6-2-2 and the newest OBS millionaire with $2,579,800 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

OBS grads posted another pair of stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

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In the $150,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3), Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing LLC and Two Rivers Racing Stable LLC’s Phat Man relaxed off the rapid early pace set by fellow OBS graduate Zenden (June ’18), rallied to collar him a sixteenth from home and proved best by a length. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 6-year-old gelding by Munnings, consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale where he went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by J. Kent Sweezey, he now has three stakes victories, a 26-7-7-1 career record and earnings of $461,853. watch his under tack video

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Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch LLC, STD Racing Stable and A. Miller’s well-traveled Texas Wedge saved ground just off the pace in the early going of the $150,000 World of Trouble Stakes, swung out for the drive at the head of the lane, caught fellow OBS graduate Carotari (April ’18) leader in deep stretch and was best by a neck at the wire. Winner of Santa Anita’s Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2) on New Year’s Day, the 5-year-old gelding by Colonel John, trained by Peter Miller, is now 14-6-3-2 and has earned $403,740. Consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2017 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $30,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video

Mike McCarty’s Gold Street went right to the front at the start of Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park and never looked back, opening daylight in the stretch and scoring by 2-3/4 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory and third consecutive win for the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Street Boss, purchased for $55,000 as a yearling out of the Abbie Road Farm consignment at the 2018 OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Now 6-3-2-0 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $225,218 to date.

 

Racing Age Under Tack Show set for Monday, January 27

With final preparations underway for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale, the sale got a headline out of Oaklawn Park when Mike McCarty’s Gold Street posting a 2-3/4 length wire to wire victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. It was the second straight stakes win for the newly turned 3-year-old colt by Street Boss, purchased for $55,000 as a yearling out of the Abbie Road Farm consignment at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale. The same sale also produced Vacherie Girl, winner of the Louisiana Champions Day Lassie Stakes at Fair Grounds in December.

The Under Tack Show for the Winter Mixed Sale’s Horses of Racing Age Section is set for Monday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m.

There are 151 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, with Hip No.’s 201- 322 in the regular Winter Mixed Sale catalog. A printed supplemental catalog, Hip No’s 323 – 350, is now available at the sales grounds and Hip No. 351 is available printed separately.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse, DRF and TDN websites.

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

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

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

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

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

Eclipse Award trifecta for OBS

As the beginning of the juvenile sale season nears, the OBS Two-Year-Old Sale program got a ringing endorsement with the announcement of Eclipse Awards for three OBS graduates.

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William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole took down the Eclipse Award as 2019’s Champion Male Sprinter. A winner of six of seven starts in 2019, he captured the Churchill Downs S. (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) and Forego Stakes (G1), ending the year in the winners’ circle after taking the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Consigned to the 2017 April Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales, the son of Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he goes to stud with a 14-10-2-2 career record with earnings of $3,104,910. Mitole is the eighth OBS graduate crowned Sprint champion, following Groovy (1987), Cherokee Run (1994), Not Surprising (1995), Lost in the Fog (2005), Midnight Lute (2007), Kodiak Kowboy (2009) and Trinniberg (2012). watch Mitole’s under tack video

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Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou is the fourth OBS graduate to win the Eclipse Award as Champion Older Dirt Female, following in the footsteps of Jewel Princess (1996), Fleet Indian (2006) and Ginger Punch (2007). She posted seven graded stakes wins in 2019 for trainer Steve Asmussen, capped by her victory over co-finalist Elate in Saratoga’ s Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, the daughter of OBS graduate Midnight Lute ended 2019 with a 19-12-4-3 lifetime record and earnings of $3,750,000. She’s currently in training at the Fair Grounds for a date in the $20-million Saudi Cup on February 29.  watch Midnight Bisou’s under tack video

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen, Susanna Wilson and Dan Hudock’s Storm the Court earned the title of Champion 2-Year-Old Male with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. The son of Court Vision, trained by Peter Eurton, also third in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1), ended 2019 with a 4-2-0-1 record and $1,172,951 in earnings. He’s the third OBS graduate chosen as 2-Year-Old Champion, joining Gilded Time (1992) and Favorite Trick (1997). watch Storm the Court’s under tack video

 

Winter Mixed Sale Supplemental Catalog now online

The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the company’s website at obssales.com.

Nineteen horses have been supplemented to the Preferred Session, for a total of 186 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 1 – 186. The Session will begin on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m.

The addition of 29 supplements swells the Horses of Racing Age Session to a total of 151, cataloged as Hip No.’s 201 – 351, beginning immediately following the Preferred Session.

Twelve horses have been added to the Open Session, which gets underway on Wednesday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. with a total of 310 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 401 – 710.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m.

Highlights among the Supplements include Hip No. 171, Pixie Devil, a stakes placed Stephen Got Even mare in foal to Liam’s Map. The 10-year-old mare, consigned by Ends Well, Agent for Miller Racing LLC (Dispersal of Breeding & Racing Stock), is a full sister to graded stakes winners Wild Gale and Azi Lee. The same consignment also includes Hip No. 186, Jessicaisbackagian, a 7-year-old grade one stakes winning mare by Put It Back, in foal to Dialed In.

The Racing Age Supplements are highlighted by Hip No. 349, Beyond Infinity, a 2-year-old colt by Macleans Music out of graded stakes winning Golden Dawn, by Hennessy. Consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, he’s a half brother to multiple graded stakes winning OBS graduate Gladiator King, winner of the recent Dubawi Stakes (G3) at Meydan on January 2nd. The Miller Dispersal also includes black-type OBS graduates Inside Out and E B Ryder. Inside Out (Hip No. 176) is an 8-year-old stakes placed mare by Colonel John and sells in foal to Oscar Performance. E B Ryder, a multiple stakes winning 10-year-old daughter of Bluegrass Cat, sells in foal to Noble Mission, sire of Travers Stakes (G1) winner Code of Honor. The final horse supplemented was Hip No. 351, a 2-year-old filly by Uncle Mo consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. She’s out of Bev’s Summer Song, a daughter of champion Storm Song.

Two of the three yearlings supplemented to the sale are from the first crop of OBS graduate Klimt, winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and Best Pal Stakes (G2).

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

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

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

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

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