Taking Names impressive in debut at Meydan

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Taking Names turned in an eye-catching performance in his debut on Thursday at Meydan, taking command on the turn and drawing away to score by 8-1/4 lengths in a 1200m Maiden test. The 2-year-old colt by Arrogate, trained by Doug Watson, is a half brother to multiple graded stakes winning OBS graduate Mani Bhavan (February ’08). He turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 and was purchased for $150,000 out of the White Lilac consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

 

Corniche scores in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

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Speedway Stables LLC’s unbeaten Corniche went right to the lead under Mike Smith in the $1,840,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Del Mar and never looked back, shaking off the field after turning for home and cruising to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the second straight grade one win for the newest OBS millionaire graduate, making a solid case for an Eclipse Award. The 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Bob Baffert, is now three for three and has earned $1,262,000. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for sale-topping $1,500,000. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Twenty-one OBS graduates enter the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar

From Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit to highly regarded youngster Corniche, twenty-one OBS graduates are entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Friday and Saturday.

Gary Barber’s Time to Party is entered in Friday’s $1-million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) and will break from post ten under Flavien Prat for trainer Peter Miller. The son of Kantharos comes in off a second place finish on the turf in Santa Anita’s Speakeasy Stakes and has compiled a 3-1-2-0 record with $76,000 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold first by Kim Harrison at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. Consigned to the 2021 March Sale by Pick View LLC, Agent, he was sold to Chowder Racing, Inc. for $45,000 after an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

A pair of OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies (G1)

Philip D’Amato will saddle H and E Ranch, Inc.’s Desert Dawn, who comes in off a third in the Chandelier Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. The daughter of Cupid, who will break from post one under Ricardo Gonzales, broke her maiden at Del Mar in August and comes in with a 3-1-0-2 record with earnings of $74,400.  She went through the ring, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent for H & E Ranch, at the 2020 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale walking video

Hidden Brook Farm & Black Type Thoroughbreds Hidden Connection is unbeaten after winning both her starts by a combined 16-3/4 lengths, her last a victory in the Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. The 2-year-old daughter of Connect is a two-time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2021 Spring Sale, then purchased for $85,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Bret Calhoun, she has earned $207,525. She will be ridden by Reylu Gutierrez and break from post two. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

Two OBS graduates are entered in the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Belmar Racing and Breeding, LLC, Tim Cambron, Anna Cambron, and Team Hanley’s Haughty crossed the wire first in both of her starts but was taken down and placed third in her debut. The 2-year-old filly by Empire Maker is now 2-1-0-1 with $61,200 in earnings for trainer Chad Brown and starts from post 11 under Tyler Gaffalione. She was purchased for $310,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Trainer George Leonard III sends out Chris Walsh’s California Angel, winner of Keeneland’s $200,000 Jessamine Stakes (G2) in her stakes debut in October. The daughter of California Chrome will break from post 14 and will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Purchased for $5,500 out of the Little Farm Equine consignment at the 2021 June Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5, she’s now 3-2-0-1 and has earned $213,700. watch her under tack video 

A trio of OBS graduates are entered in the $2-million Juvenile (G1)

Dare to Dream Stable LLC’s well-traveled American Sanctuary was second in stakes at Prairie Meadows and Monmouth and comes in off a troubled fourth in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. Trained by Christopher Davis, the son of American Freedom, now 5-1-2-0 with $104,550 in earnings, will break from post six and be ridden by Florent Geroux. A two-time OBS graduate, he went through the ring at the 2020 October Yearling Sale then purchased for $47,000 out of the Bold Arrow Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video 

Rittdiculous Gazmanian Stables’ Tough to Tame was a fast closing second in Churchill’s Iroquois Stakes (G3) in his last start, and comes into the Juvenile with a 4-2-2-0 career record and earnings of $103,350. Trainer Christopher Davis has named Sophie Doyle to ride the son of Speightster from post eleven. Consigned by Parrish Farms, Agent, to the 2021 Spring Sale, he was sold for $75,000 after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Speedway Stables LLC’s Corniche, in front at every call in both of his starts, comes into the Juvenile off a 3-1/4 length romp in the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. At the 2021 Spring Sale, the colt by Quality Road breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for a sale topping $1,500,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. He has earned $222,000 to date for trainer Bob Baffert, and will break from post 12 under Mike Smith. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

 

 Two youngsters will carry the OBS banner in the $1-million Juvenile Turf (G1).

Three Diamonds Farm and Deuce Greathouse’s Stolen Base will break from post nine and be ridden by Umberto Rispoli for trainer Mike Maker. A winner on dirt at Saratoga in his debut, the son of Bodemeister is now 4-1-2-0 with earnings of $114,360 after finishing second in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G2) in his last start. He was purchased for $45,000 out of the Ocala Stud consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Mark Casse sends out Harry T. Rosenblum’s Credibility, a winner first time out on the turf at Gulfstream and third last time out in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes in October. The son of Nyquist has compiled a 3-1-0-1 record, earned $50,638 to date and Mike Smith will ride from post twelve. At the 2021 Spring Sale, he was sold for $15,000 by Gene Recio, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Three OBS graduates are entered in Saturday’s $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).

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Medallion Racing, Barry Fowler, Parkland Thoroughbreds, Little Red Feather Racing and BlackRidge Stables LLC’s Estilo Talentoso drew post two and will be ridden by Jose Ortiz. She won Belmont’s Bed o’ Roses Stakes (G3) and has been on the board this year in five other graded stakes. The 4-year-old daughter of Maclean’s Music is a two time OBS graduate. Consigned twice by McKathan Bros, she went through the ring at the 2019 April Sale before she was purchased for $15,000 at the 2019 June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 4/5. Trained by Juan Arriagada, she has compiled a 17-3-9-4 career record and earned $532,538 to date. watch her under tack video

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Edgeway comes into the race off a victory in Del Mar’s Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) in August and has won or placed in three other black type races. The lightly raced 4-year-old filly by Competitive Edge was purchased for $275,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 8-5-1-1 with $379,200 in earnings for trainer John Sadler, she will start from post three under Joel Rosario. watch her under tack video

 

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Michael Imperio, Vincent S. Scuderi, Sofia Soares, Gabrielle Farm, Mazel Stable Partners LLC, Matthew J.Mercurio, Medallion Racing, Parkland Thoroughbreds and Barry Fowler’s Bella Sofia has won four of her five starts and comes in off victories in Saratoga’s Test (G1) and Belmont’s Gallant Bloom (G2).  Rudy Rodriguez trains the 3-year-old filly by Awesome Patriot, who has compiled a 5-4-1-0 record, earned $542,600, and starts from post six under Luis Saez. She was purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent, at the 2020 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Monster Racing Stables’ The Critical Way  is number 14 on the also-eligible list for the $1-million Turf Sprint  (G1). The 7-year-old son of Tizway comes into the race off two straight stakes scores, the last the Parx Dash Stakes (G3) in August. He’s now 27-9-6-2 with $548,168 in earnings for trainer Jose Delgado, who has named Luis Saez to ride. At the 2016 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for $75,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

Two OBS graduates are entered in the  $1-million Dirt Mile (G1).

Kazuo Kato’s Jasper Prince, who shipped in to compete in the Dirt Mile in 2020, is back for a second try. A three-time stakes winner in Japan, the 6-year-old son of Violence is trained by Hideyuki Mori and will be ridden by Yuichi Fukunaga from post four. Now 26-6-2-3 with $1,035,328 in earnings, he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2017 March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Snapper Sinclair comes in off a second place finish in the Eddie D Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita.  The 6-year-old son of City Zip, a three-time stakes winner, has compiled a 34-7-9-4 career record with $1,833,340 in earnings. Trained by Steve Asmussen, he’ll break from post seven under Joel Rosario. He was purchased for $180,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment at the 2017 OBS April Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess can wrap up an Eclipse Award with a victory.in the $2-million Filly and Mare Turf (G1). She comes on the heels of four straight graded stakes wins, the last in Saratoga’s Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) in September. Bill Mott trains the 4-year-old daughter of English Channel, who starts from post seven under Julien Leparoux. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Two OBS graduates will start in the $2-million Sprint (G1).

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Altamira Racing Stable, Madaket Stables LLC, Gary Barber and Tom Kagele’s C Z Rocket breaks from post three under Florent Geroux. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), he captured Oaklawn’s Count Fleet (G3) earlier this year and was on the board in graded stakes in his last four starts. A five-time stakes winner, the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of City Zip turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased out of the Stephens Thoroughbred consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale for a then sale record $800,000. Now 29-11-4-4 for trainer Peter Miller, he has earned $1,491,641. watch his under tack video

Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve earned his berth in the starting gate last time out with a victory in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland. Trained by Mike Maker, the 5-year-old son of Midshipman, will start from post eight and be ridden by Irad Ortiz. Now 22-8-2-7 with $638,647 in earnings, he was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, and breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $140,000. watch his under tack video

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LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing LLC’s Casa Creed, the only OBS graduate in the $2-million Mile (G1), is a two-time graded stakes winner, the most recent Belmont’s Jaipur Stakes (G1) in June. Junior Alvarado has the mount for trainer Bill Mott, and the 5-year-old son of Jimmy Creed will start from the 13 post. Now 20-5-3-4 with earnings of $843,308, he was purchased for $15,000 out of the Janie Roper consignment at the 2017 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.

 

 

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Medina Spirit carries the OBS banner in the $6-million Classic (G1) and can stake a claim to an Eclipse Award with a victory. In addition to winning the Kentucky Derby (G1), the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Protonico scored in Santa Anita’s Robert B. Lewis (G3) and Awesome Again Stakes (G1) and placed in four other graded races. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’ll be ridden by John Velazquez and start from post eight. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold for $1,000 as a yearling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, on behalf of breeder Gail Rice at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $35,000 by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2020 June Sale after breezing three eighths in :33 flat. watch his under tack video

 

Eda scores in Santa Anita’s Anoakia Stakes

OBS graduates posted pair of stakes wins at Santa Anita over the weekend.

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Baoma Corporation’s Eda sat just off the lead in the early going of Sunday’s $79,000 Anoakia Stakes, took command a quarter mile out and cruised from there to a 2-1/4 length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Benedict Canyon (April ’21) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 2-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Munnings, purchased for $550,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2021 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, Now 4-2-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $130,000 to date. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

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CBYT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner’s Neptune’s Storm pressed the pace in the $75,000 Lure Stakes on Saturday, took the lead a furlong from home and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Order and Law (April ’18) to score by a neck. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 5-year-old multiple graded stakes winning gelding by Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, now 24-8-4-6 with $981,865 in earnings. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2018 OBS April Sale, he was sold for $130,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Andry G. Blanco’s Peter D led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Saturday’s $60,000 Journeyman Stud Juvenile Stakes at Gulfstream. The 2-year-old Florida-bred son of He’s Had Enough chased the leaders from the inside, swung out for the drive, took over past the eighth pole and scored by a length and a half over Mr Rum Runner (April ’21), with C My Meister (March ’21) settling for third. Trained by his owner, his first stakes victory leaves him with a 3-2-0-0 record and earnings of $51,444. Consigned by Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds to the 2021 OBS June Sale, he went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video     June Sale walking video

Steve Landers Racing LLC’s He’smyhoneybadger scored his first stakes victory in Keeneland’s $150,000 Perryville Stakes on Saturday, relaxing off the pace, swinging wide into the lane, reaching the lead in deep stretch and winning by a head at the wire. The 3-year-old colt by Daredevil, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2020 OBS March Sale, was purchased for $85,000 out of the Advanced Thoroughbreds consignment. Trained by Brad Cox, he’s 10-4-3-1 and has earned $321,824 to date. watch his under tack video      March Sale walking video

The 2022 OBS Sale Schedule

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company has released its 2022 Sales Calendar.

The Winter Mixed Sale with Horses of Racing Age section in January opens the OBS schedule, followed by Sales of Two-Year-Olds in Training in March, April and June. Selected and Open Yearling Sales conclude the year in October.

Entries are now open for the Winter Mixed Sale. Please go to the OBS website for online and conventional entry forms at: winter-mixed-sale-consignor-contracts

All sales and Under Tack Shows with be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites.

OBS will again offer Online Bidding at every 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

Sale dates, closing dates and Under Tack Show dates:

  • WINTER MIXED SALE (Including Horses of Racing Age)
    January 25 – 26, 2022
    (Closing November 17, 2021 – Extended Deadline for HRA)
    Under Tack: January 24, 2022 (Monday) 9:00 AM
  • MARCH SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    March 15 – 16, 2022
    (Closing December 3, 2021)
    Under Tack: March 10 – 12 (Thursday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • SPRING SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    April 19 – 22, 2022
    (Closing February 3, 2022)
    Under Tack: April 10 – 16 (Sunday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • JUNE TWO-YEAR-OLDS & HORSES OF RACING AGE
    June 7 – 9, 2022
    (Closing April 1, 2022)
    Under Tack: May 31 – June 4 (Tuesday – Saturday) 7:30 AM
  • SELECTED SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 11, 2022
    Closing June 3, 2022
  • OPEN SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 12, 2022
    Closing August 5, 2022

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 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. For more information, please call 352-237-2154.  E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

Change of Control scores in Keeneland’s Franklin County Stakes

Perry Harrison’s Change of Control sat just off the pace Keeneland’s $150,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (G3), went after the leader after turning for home, took charge a sixteenth out and scored by a length and a half. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Fed Biz, purchased for $95,000 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2017 OBS Selected Yearling Sale. Now 30-8-6-8 for trainer Michelle Lovell, she has earned $656,775 to date. Selected Sale conformation photo

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Commonwealth New Era Racing’s Aug Lutes relaxed off the pace in Belmont’s $100,000 Glen Cove Stakes, swung wide on the turn and into the stretch, caught fellow OBS graduate Bay Storm (April ’20) inside the eighth pole and beat her to the wire by a length and a quarter. It’s the first stakes win for the lightly raced 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent, to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale where she was purchased for $70,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Mike Trombetta, she’s now 5-4-1-0 and has earned $147,165. watch her under tack video

West Point Thoroughbreds, Edwin S. Barker and Titletown Racing Stables Morning Twilight is two for two and a stakes winner after pressing the pace in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes, taking over after turning for home and drawing away late to romp by 7-1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Circle Back Girl (March ’21) checked in third. A two-time OBS graduate, the 2-year-old daughter of Morning Line was sold by Select Sales at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased by West Point for $310,000 out of the Two Oaks Equine consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she has earned $83,257. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Ransom the Moon colt tops Open Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 442, a son of Ransom the Moon consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Redwings for $170,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 October Yearling Sale.  The dark bay or brown colt is out of Bold Lady, by Aikenite, a half sister to grade one stakes placed stakes winner Mambo in Seattle.

  • Hip No. 406, a daughter of Awesome Slew consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, Agent, was sold to RiceHorse, Agent, for $100,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Hear My Prayer, is out of Additional Prayer, by Songandaprayer.
  • Hip No. 318, a daughter of Tunwoo consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Eddie Plesa, Agent for Karl & Cathi Glassman, for $85,000. The dark bay or brown filly, out of stakes winner Savingtime, by Kantharos, is a half sister to OBS Yearling Sale graduate Outfoxed, winner of two stakes in three starts including Gulfstream’s recent FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes.
  • S B M Training and Sales went to $70,000 for Hip No. 523, a son of Kantharos consigned by K P Sales, Agent. The bay colt, out of stakes winner Frisk Her, by Officer, is a half brother to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Takeoff.
  • Hip No. 287, Fortheloveofart, a son of Noble Bird consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, was sold to Moonshadow for $60,000. The bay colt is a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Jalen Journey, winner of the recent De Francis Memorial Stakes (G3), out of Petunia Face, by Congrats.
  • Hip No. 518, a daughter of Army Mule consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Elusive Thoroughbreds for $60,000. The chestnut filly is out of First Fed Biz, by Fed Biz, a half sister to graded stakes placed OBS Yearling Sale graduate Bourbon Cowboy.
  • Barolo Bloodstock paid $52,000 for Hip No. 260, a daughter of American Freedom consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay filly is out of Mollie Merisa, by Harlan’s Holiday, a full sister to stakes placed Holiday’s Jewel.
  • Hip No. 382, Khozanthebarbarian, a son of Khozan consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold for $52,000 to Dewie Mayfield, Agent. The bay colt is out of Unveil the Mask, by Harlan’s Holiday, from the family of graded stakes winner Forever Land.
  • Hip No. 309, a daughter of Mo Town consigned by Cuatro Caminos, Agent, was purchased by Vortex Racing for $50,000. A half sister to unbeaten 2-year-old Jack Christopher, winner of Belmont’s recent Champagne Stakes (G1), the dark bay or brown filly is out of Rushin No Blushin, by Half Ours, a half sister to grade one winner Street Boss.

For the session, 276 yearlings sold for a total of $5,173,500, compared with 258 bringing a total of $2,811,900 a year ago. The average price was $18,745, up 72% compared with $10,899 in 2020, while the median price was $15,000 double the $7,500 figure a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.1% compared with 21.3% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Selected Yearling Sale, 108 horses sold for a total of $4,714,000, up 38.8% compared with 86 yearlings bringing $3,397,000 a year ago. The average price was $43,648, up 10.5% compared with $39,500 last year, while the median price was $32,000, rising 14.3% compared with $28,000 in 2020. The buyback percentage was 19.4%; it was 36.3% a year ago.

Hip No. 67, a son of Midnight Storm consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Elusive Thoroughbreds for $170,000 to top the Selected Sale of Yearlings. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Sterling Madame, by Unbridled Energy.

The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2022 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25 – 26.

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 OBS Sales or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Midnight Storm colt tops Selected Yearling Sale

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Hip No. 67, a son of Midnight Storm consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Elusive Thoroughbreds for $170,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Sterling Madame, by Unbridled Energy.

  • Hip No. 4, a son of Khozan consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Elusive Thoroughbreds for $125,000. The bay colt is out of Karen’s Wildcat, by Wildcat Heir, from the family of stakes winner Pleasant Dilemma.
  • Finisterre Racing paid $125,000 for Hip No. 121, a son of Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay colt, a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Happy Farm, is out of Gospel Girl, by Holy Bull.
  • Hip No. 22, a daughter of Kantharos consigned by Silver Oaks Farm (Danielle Loya), Agent, was sold to Al London for $120,000. The chestnut filly, a full sister to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Bucchero, is out of Meetmeontime, by General Meeting.
  • Hip No. 69, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was purchased for $110,00 by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay filly is out of T’as d’Beaux Yeux, by Desert Party, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Doctor Chit.
  • Pick View LLC went to $110,000 for Hip No. 117, a son of Mendelssohn consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, Agent. The gray or roan colt is out of Fleet Goddess, by Holy Bull, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Family Enterprize.
  • Hip No. 74, a son of Practical Joke consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC, went to Calumet Farm for $105,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Truly Charming, by Elusive Quality, a half sister to stakes winner Lexington Street
  • Reussi Sales paid $100,000 for Hip No. 18, a daughter of Army Mule consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent. The bay filly is out of Mandolin, by Midnight Lute, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.
  • Hip No. 111, a daughter of Gun Runner consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, Agent, was sold to Champion Equine LLC for $100,000. The gray or roan filly is out of Design Mine, by Mineshaft, a full sister to graded stakes winner Redding Colliery.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 99 horses sold for a total of $4,498,500, up 32.4% compared with 86 yearlings bringing $3,397,000 a year ago. The average price was $45,439, up 15% compared with $39,500 last year, while the median price was $32,000, rising 14.3% compared with $28,000 in 2020. The buyback percentage was 26,1%; it was 36.3% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 201 – 598 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 Yearling Sale begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 12th. There are 550 yearlings cataloged for the two-day sale, which gets underway at 1:00 p.m. with 152 horses offered in the Selected session.

The sale continues with an Open session on Wednesday, October 13th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 201 – 598 will be offered.

A total of 51 yearlings were supplemented to the sale after the catalog was printed. Seventeen horses (Hip No’s 136 – 152) were added to the Selected session and 34 (Hip No’s 565 – 598) to the Open session. Their catalog pages are available via the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the sales grounds.

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

Walking videos of many of the yearlings may be viewed through the Sortable Master Index on the OBS website. The website’s improved searchable and sortable master index provides links to 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.

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

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. The website now includes a Spanish language section which can be accessed from the home page. The section’s index links to information for consignors and buyers, as well as press releases and important general information.

There are several notable recent updates since the catalog was printed.

  • Hip No. 76, a filly by Mo Town, is out of a half sister to the dam of newly minted stakes winner Lovely Ride, who won the Cathryn Sophia Stakes at Parx on August 24th. walking video
  • Hip No. 214, a filly by Mucho Macho Man, is out of a half sister to Adventuring, winner of the Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs on September 5th.
  • Hip No. 233, a colt by Exaggerator, is out of a half sister to newly minted stakes winner Cynergy’s Star, winner of the Timonium Juvenile Stakes on August 29th.
  • Hip No. 287, a colt by Noble Bird, is a half brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Jalen Journey, winner of the Laurel’s Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) on September 19th. walking video
  • Hip No. 303, Snapp Daddy, a colt by Free Drop Billy, is out of a half sister to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Bicameral, third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) on September 25th.
  • Hip No. 309, a filly by Mo Town, is a half sister to unbeaten Jack Christopher, winner of Belmont’s Champagne Stakes (G1) on October 2nd.
  • Hip No. 318, a filly by Tunwoo, is a half sister to OBS October Sale graduate Outfoxed, who added a 9-1/4 length victory in the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes to her resume on September 25th. walking video
  • Hip No. 383, a colt by Ami’s Flatter, is a half brother to newly stakes placed OBS October Sale graduate Running Memories, second in Monmouth’s Incredible Revenge Stakes on August 14th.walking video
  • Hip No. 425, a colt by First Dude, is out of a half sister to the dam of recent first time stakes winner Bayou Cat, winner of the To Much Coffee Stakes at Indiana Grand on October 6th.
  • Hip No. 427, a filly by Army Mule, is out of a half sister to newly stakes placed Montebello, second in Saratoga’s Funny Cide Stakes in August and second in Laurel’s Capote Stakes on September 18th.

 

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the OBS 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 Yearling Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Special Reserve scores in Keeneland’s Phoenix Stakes

Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) in Friday’s $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, pressing the pace, taking charge after turning for home and holding off a strong late run to score by a head. It’s the third stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Midshipman, trained by Mike Maker, now 22-8-2-7 with $638,647 in earnings. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2018 OBS March Sale, he breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5 before he was sold for $140,000. watch his under tack video:

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber’s God of Love, off to a troubled start in the $251,200 Cup and Saucer Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine, rallied on the outside in the turn and down the stretch, took command a sixteenth from home and scored by a length and three quarters. Unplaced in his September debut for trainer Mark Casse, the 2-year-old by Cupid is now 2-1-0-0 and has earned $120,586. Consigned to the 2021 OBS March Sale by Golden Thoroughbreds Training and Sales, he was purchased for $100,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

Medina Spirit romps in Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes

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Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Medina Spirit is on his way to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) after going straight to the lead in Santa Anita’s $301,500 Awesome Again Stakes (G1), turning back a challenge on the turn for home then drawing away in the stretch to score by five lengths. It was the first test against older horses for the Kentucky Derby (G1) winning 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Protonico, trained by Bob Baffert, now 9-5-3-1 with four stakes wins and earnings of $2,525,200.  A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold for $1,000 as a yearling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, on behalf of breeder Gail Rice at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $35,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2020 June Sale by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables after he breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show. under tack video:

 

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Lawrence Goichman’s Myhartblongstodady led early in Friday’s $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes at Belmont, was headed on the backstretch, took the lead back a furlong out and scored by three quarters of a length. It’s the third stakes victory for the 6-year-old mare by Scat Daddy, trained by Jorge Abreu, now 15-6-3-3 with $442,966 in earnings. Consigned to the 2017 OBS Spring Sale by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, she went through the ring after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video 

Winning Stables, Inc.’s Xy Speed stalked the pace in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes, took charge after turning for home, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late challenge and was best by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of First Samurai, purchased for $125,000 out of the All Dreams Equine consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Gerald S. Bennett, he’s now 18-8-2-1 and has earned $228,690 to date. watch his under tack video

Corniche takes Santa Anita’s American Pharoah Stakes

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Speedway Stables LLC’s Corniche punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) with a frontrunning victory in Friday’s $301,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. The 2021 OBS Spring Sale topper took the lead at the start and never looked back, shrugging off a challenge on the turn then drawing away down the stretch to a 3-1/4 length score. A winner at first asking at Del Mar, the 2-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Bob Baffert, is now two for two and has earned $222,000. Consigned to the Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased for $1,500,000 by Speedway Stables. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

October Supplemental catalog now online

The Supplemental Catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com and available in printed form on the OBS sales grounds. The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12th and 13th.

Seventeen Selected Yearlings have been supplemented and will sell as Hip No.’s 136 – 152. Thirty-two horses have been added to the Open Yearling Sale, selling as Hip No.’s 565 – 596.

The Selected Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. with Hip No.’s 1 – 152 offered for sale. The Open Yearling Sale, now cataloged as Hip No.’s 201 – 596, is set for Wednesday, October 13th and will begin at 11:00 a.m.

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 Supplemental catalog boasts an impressive roster of sires not represented in the original October catalog. Empire Maker heads the list which includes Ghostzapper, Honor Code, Liam’s Map, Mo Tom, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo and Union Rags.

Classic winner Always Dreaming is represented in the Supplemental as well as in the original catalog, as are Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic, Good Samaritan, Hard Spun, Mendelssohn, Tapwrit and Violence.

OBS October Yearling graduates have been busy since publication of the original catalog.

Exline-Border Racing LLC, SAF Racing and Richard Hausman’s Lady Mystify added her name to the long list of graded stakes winning October Yearling graduates last Saturday with a three length victory in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks (G3). It was the first stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini, trained by Peter Eurton, leaving her with a 6-3-1-1 record and $217,520 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale, then sold to Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing, for $325,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2020 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video   Selected Yearling Sale walking video

LNJ Foxwoods’ Outfoxed, who broke her maiden in Gulfstream’s FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes in August, returned to Hallandale this past Saturday and romped to a 9-1/4 length victory in the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes. The 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Valiant Minister, is also a two-time OBS graduate. Sold first by Abbie Road Farm at the 2020 October Yearling Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2021 Spring Sale and was purchased for $360,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment. Now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Bill Mott, she has earned $372,000 to date. watch her under tack video   
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Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf led an OBS sweep of Saturday’s $75,000 Hollywood Beach Stakes, beating Nerve (April ’21) by a head, with Barone Casco (April ’21, October ’20) settling for third. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Not This Time, trained by Ron Spatz, now 5-3-1-0 with $107,490 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 October Sale. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

On September 18th, Full of Run Racing, LLC and Madaket Stables LLC’s Dreamalildreamofu won the $100,000 Twixt Stakes at Laurel, the second stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Commissioner. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold first at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale, then purchased for $65,000 out of the Advanced Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 12-5-2-3 for trainer Brad Cox, she has earned $289,403. watch her under tack video  Selected Yearling Sale walking video

The Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, Blood Horse and Pastthewire websites.

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.

Bella Sofia scores in Belmont’s Gallant Bloom Handicap

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Michael Imperio, Medallion Racing, Sofia Soares, Vincent S. Scuderi and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Bella Sofia took the lead at the start of Belmont’s $232,500 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) and never looked back, pulling away down the stretch to a 3-1/2 length victory over fellow OBS graduate Lady Rocket (April ’19, October ’18). Rudy Rodriguez trains the 3-year-old filly by Awesome Patriot, who has posted three stakes wins, compiled a 5-4-1-0 record and earned $542,600. She was purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent, at the 2020 OBS June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

A pair of October Yearling Sale graduates scored stakes wins on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Outfoxed was held off the pace in the early going of the $400,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes, swung outside and swept to the lead with a rush on the turn then drew off down the stretch and scored by 9-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate My Sassenach (April ’21) settled for third. That’s two straight stakes wins for the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Valiant Minister, a two-time OBS graduate. Sold first by Abbie Road Farm at the 2020 October Yearling Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2021 Spring Sale and was purchased for $360,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment. Now 3-2-0-1 for trainer Bill Mott, she has earned $372,000 to date. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $75,000 Hollywood Beach Stakes, tracking pacesetting Nerve (April ’21) around the turn, reaching even terms a furlong from home and proving best by a head at the wire. Barone Casco (April ’21, October ’20) checked in third. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old daughter of Not This Time, trained by Ron Spatz, now 5-3-1-0 with $107,490 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 Fall Mixed Sale. Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Exline-Border Racing LLC, SAF Racing and Richard Hausman’s Lady Mystify stalked the early leaders in Saturday’s $200,000 Remington Park Oaks (G3), moved up to take charge in mid-stretch and drew off late to a three length victory. It’s the first stakes score for the 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini, trained by Peter Eurton, leaving her with a 6-3-1-1 record and $217,520 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2019 October Selected Yearling Sale, then sold to Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing, for $325,000 by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, at the 2020 Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Iris Smith Stable, LLC’s Shipsational pressed the pace in Sunday’s $139,500 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont, rallied to take command at the eighth pole and eased away late to win by two lengths, with fellow OBS graduate Surprise Boss (March ’21) finishing third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 2-year-old colt by Midshipman, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 at the 2021 OBS March Sale and was purchased for $210,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. Now 3-2-0-0 for trainer Edward R. Barker, he has earned $141,250. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

SAB Stable Inc.’s Everett’s Song was four wide and off the early pace in Saturday’s $275,000 Harrods Creek Stakes at Churchill Downs, came after the leaders from the outside in the lane, reached the lead a sixteenth from home and scored by 2-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate He’smyhoneybadger (March ’20). It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old son of Liam’s Map, purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Dale Bennett, he’s now 4-3-1-0 and has earned $226,525. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC’s Bossy Moment picked up her first stakes victory in the $102,250 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks on Saturday at Prairie Meadows. The 3-year-old daughter of Street Boss, trained by Lynn Chleborad, was up close early, took charge on the turn and drew off down the stretch to win by 6-3/4 lengths. Now 14-4-2-4, she has earned $178,260 to date. Consigned to the 2020 OBS March Sale by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, she was sold for $50,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. watch her under tack video

Spring Sale grad by Frankel impressive in debut at Chantilly

Jean-Pierre Joseph Dubois, Jean-Etienne Dubois, Ecurie Hunter Valley, Haras d’Etreham, Ecurie Billon, Ecurie Elag, Fabrice Chappet & Hubert Guy’s Onesto turned in a spectacular debut at Chantilly on Friday, turning last into the final straight and blowing past the field to score by 2-1/2 lengths for trainer Fabrice Chappet. The 2-year-old colt by Frankel, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before being purchased for $535,000 by Hubert Guy Bloodstock. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video  video of the race

Hidden Connection romps in Churchill’s Pocahontas Stakes

Hidden Brook Farm and Black Type Thoroughbreds’ Hidden Connection is two for two and a graded stakes winner. She was up close early in Saturday’s $299,700 Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, took charge on the turn then drew away down the stretch to a 9-1/4 length victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Connect is a two-time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2021 Spring Sale, then purchased for $85,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Bret Calhoun, she has earned $207,525 to date. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

OBS graduates posted a trio of stakes wins on Saturday at Laurel.

Rockingham Ranch and David A Bernsen LLC’S Jalen Journey was awarded victory in the $200,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (G3) when interfered with in the final sixteenth. It’s the first stakes win for the graded stakes placed 6-year-old Florida-bred son of With Distinction, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 16-8-2-1 with earnings of $503,674. He was sold for $14,000 by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, at the 2016 OBS August Yearling Sale.

Full of Run Racing, LLC and Madaket Stables LLC’s Dreamalildreamofu tracked the leader in the $100,000 Twixt Stakes, wore her down in the stretch and was up late to score by a head. Fellow OBS graduate Josie (March ’19) checked in third. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Commissioner, a two-time OBS graduate, sold first at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale, then purchased for $65,000 out of the Advanced Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2019 June Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 12-5-2-3 for trainer Brad Cox, she has earned $289,403. watch her under tack video

Team Hanley’s Captain Bombastic moved up on the rail, took the lead going to the turn in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes and was never headed, hanging on gamely to score by a length. Fellow OBS graduate Phat Man (March ’16) rallied to finish third and was placed second via disqualification. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old Forty Tales colt, trained by Steve Asmussen, now 14-5-2-2 with earnings of $486,800. Consigned to the 2019 OBS March Sale by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, he was sold for $80,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

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Gentry Farms’ (A.P. Gentry) Eldon’s Prince scored his second straight stakes victory on Saturday at Gulfstream, relaxing off the pace in the early going, then turning in a strong stretch drive to prove best by a head in the $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes. Now 3-2-1-0 for trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr., he has earned $99,675. The 2-year-old colt by Cairo Prince breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale and was purchased for $280,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

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KAM Racing Stables’ Manhattan Up took Sunday’s $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Stakes, coming from just off the pace and easing away late to win by a length and a half, with fellow OBS graduate Bold Endeavor (April ’18) settling for third.   It’s the first stakes score for the 5-year-old graded stakes placed son of Street Boss, purchased for $52,000 out of the Grassroots Training & sales consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5. Trained by Jonathan Wong, he has compiled a 22-4-4-3 career record and earned $246,467. watch his under tack video

 

D. J. Stable LLC’s Diamond City picked a nice spot to break his maiden, taking charge of Woodbine’s $130,750 Ontario Racing Stakes a furlong out and winning by a length and three quarters. Third in his first two starts, the 2-year-old colt by Shackleford, trained by Mark Casse, has earned $71,341. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, Agent, he was sold for $290,000 after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. watch his under tack video    Spring Sale walking video

 

2021 October Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 October Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12th and 13th. Supplemental entries will be accepted until September 24th.

The Selected Yearling Sale begins on Tuesday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. with Hip No.’s 1– 135 plus supplements. The Open Yearling Sale, with 364 horses cataloged as Hip No.’s 201 – 564 plus supplements, is set for Wednesday, October 13th and will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites.

Long a source of top class racehorses, the October Yearling Sale annually showcases the offspring of up and coming stallions. Horse of the Year Gun Runner and champion Classic Empire have yearlings cataloged, as does multiple grade one stakes winner Practical Joke. Other sires with first crop runners include American Freedom, Connect, Gormley, Mohaymen and Valiant Minister.

The 2021 October Sale also features yearlings from a strong roster of freshman sires. Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic, Mendelsson and Army Mule are represented, as are Accelerate, Girvin, Oscar Performance and Tapwrit. The list also includes Always Dreaming, Awesome Slew, Bucchero, Cloud Computing, Collected, Good Samaritan, Mo Town, Mor Spirit, Sharp Azteca, Tunwoo and West Coast.

OBS graduates Goldencents and Kantharos head the roster of established sires, a group also including Frosted, Khozan, Laoban, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Munnings, Not This Time, Speightstown, Tiznow and Violence.

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, Twitter, and Instagram. 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.

War Like Goddess posts fourth straight; Spring Sale topper scores in debut

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George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess secured a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) with a 2-1/4 length victory in Saratoga’s $600,000 Flower Bowl Stakes on Saturday. Unhurried in the early going, she closed in on the turn, swung out for the drive and swept past the leaders with ease. It’s the fourth straight graded stakes win for 4-year-old daughter of English Channel, consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, and sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Trained by Bill Mott, she’s now 7-6-0-0 and as earned $713,684. watch her under tack video

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Speedway Stables LLC’s Corniche, the 2021 OBS Spring Sale topper, get his career off to a flying start in his debut at Del Mar on Saturday. He opened daylight out of the gate in a $72,500 maiden special weight dash and never looked back on his way to a 4-1/4 length victory, running the 5-1/2 furlongs in a snappy 1:03 flat for trainer Bob Baffert. The 2-year-old son of Quality Road was consigned to the Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, and breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show before he was purchased for $1,500,000 by Speedway Stables. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Gary Barber’s Liam’s Dove, a maiden dismissed at 30-1 in Sunday’s $103,000 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes, went right to the front, opened daylight in the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a head. The 2-year-old daughter of Liam’s Map, now 3-1-0-1 with $68,900 in earnings for trainer Peter Miller, was purchased for $120,000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.  watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

 

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Marc Keller’s Pulsate got the holiday weekend off to a good start on Friday, tracking early leaders in Saratoga’s $120,000 Lucky Coin Stakes, reaching the lead inside the final furlong and battling to victory by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Speightstown, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $280,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. Now 17-4-4-2 for trainer Robert Ribaudo, he has earned $307,655 to date. watch his under tack video

Yaupon’s Forego victory heads six stakes wins by OBS grads

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William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Yaupon was best by a head in an unforgettable running of Saratoga’s $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1), taking the lead at the start, turning for home in front, then holding off a stretch-long challenge from Firenze Fire despite being savaged repeatedly by that one in the final sixteenth. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the 2019 OBS June Sale. He’s now 8-6-0-0 with $703,264 in earnings for trainer Steve Asmussen. watch his under tack video

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LNJ Foxwoods’ Outfoxed, third in her debut in July at Saratoga, led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, surging around horses to the lead on the turn, quickly opening up daylight in the stretch, and drawing away late to win by 13-1/2 lengths. Devilette (October ’20, January ’20) was second with My Sassenach (April ’21) checking in third. Outfoxed is a 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Valiant Minister, trained by Bill Mott, now 2-1-0-1 with $132,000 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Abbie Road Farm at the 2020 October Yearling Sale before she was purchased for $360,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man rated off the pace in the early going of Friday’s $150,00 West Point Stakes at Saratoga, slipped through to take the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge to score by a nose. It’s the third stakes win for 4-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, trained by Christophe Clement, now 15-4-3-1 with $428,950 in earnings. He was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

OBS grads scored three stakes wins at Charles Town on Friday night.

Averill Racing LLC and ATM Racing’s R Adios Jersey is now five for five and a graded stakes winner after a 3-1/2 length wire to wire victory in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks (G2). It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Adios Charlie, consigned by breeder Ocala Stud to the 2020 OBS March Sale, where she was sold to Averill Racing for $12,000 after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :22 3/5. After five wins in as many starts for trainer Georgina Baxter, she has earned $367,400.  watch her under tack video

MyRacehorse.com and Slam Dunk Racing’s Vertical Threat took the lead at the start of the $150,000 Russell Road Stakes and never looked back en route to a 3-1/2 length victory. That’s three stakes wins for the 4-year-old colt by Tapiture, trained by Richard Baltas, now 7-4-0-0 with $269,850 in earnings. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Summerfield, Agent, at the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $100,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. and Ten Strike Racing’s Lady Rocket scored her first stakes win in style, leading from start to finish and taking the $150,000 Misty Bennett Pink Ribbon Stakes by a length and three quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by The Acorn at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $420,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Brad Cox, she’s now 8-4-2-1 and has earned $288,008. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale walking video