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photos by Louse Reinagel, Tibor & Judit photography

Records fell by the wayside as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training reached new levels in gross, average, and median figures. The fourth and final session and entire sale was topped by Hip No. 1197, a bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $1,100,000.  A half sister to grade one stakes winner Stormello out of Wilshewed, by Carson City, her eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Saturday’s Under Tack session.

  • Hip No. 1164, a son of Kantharos consigned by Ocala Stud, was purchased by Stonestreet Stables LLC & E 5 Racing for $800,000. The chestnut colt, who turned in a quarter in :20 4/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Valid Concorde, by Concorde’s Tune, a full sister to stakes winner Rocky River.
  • Hip No. 955, a bay colt by Munnings consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, went to Ed & Susie Orr for $700,000. The half brother to stakes placed Avarice out of Senate Caucus, by Siphon (BRZ) worked an eighth in :10 flat at Friday’s Under Tack session.
  • Dennis O’Neill went to $485,000 for Hip No. 1158, a gray or roan colt by He’s Had Enough, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Saturday’s Under Tack session. Consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, he’s out of Up for Grabs, by First Samurai, from the family of graded stakes winner Sea of Secrets.
  • Robert Masiello paid $435,000 for Hip No. 1055, a bay colt by Midshipman consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. A half brother to stakes winning OBS graduate Small Bear out of Stella Prima, by El Prado (IRE), he worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.
  • Hip No. 943, Starrific, a chestnut colt by City Zip consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, was sold to Red Baron’s Barn or Rancho Temescal LLC for $400,000.  Out of Screen Gem, by Dynaformer, a daughter of stakes placed Shuhrah, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Friday.
  • Hip No. 1079, a daughter of Bernardini consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased for $400,000 by Speedway Stables, LLC. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Den’s Legacy out of Sunshine Song, by War Chant.
  • Hip No. 1161 a bay colt by Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, went to Jay Em Ess Stable for $400,000.  Out of Urloveisasymphony, by Forest Wildcat, a daughter of stakes placed Lifting the Veil, he breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat.
  • Hip No. 986, a son of Alpha consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Linda Rice, Agent, for $350,000. The bay colt, out of stakes winner Silence Dogood, by Grand Slam, sped a quarter in :21 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session.
  • Head of Plains & Long Lake Stables paid $320,000 for Hip No. 963, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Thank U Philippe out of She Did Tell, by West by West.
  • Hip No. 1007, a bay filly by Kantharos consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent for Tracy Farmer, for $300,000. A half sister to grade one stakes winner Sis City out of Smart Sis, by Beau Genius, she worked an eighth in :10 flat on Friday.
  • Hip No. 1020, a bay filly by Warrior’s Reward consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Baoma Corp. for $300,000. A half sister to stakes placed Catsadiva out of Song’n Dance, by Carson City, she turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5 on Saturday.
  • Hip No. 1149, a son of Mineshaft also consigned by Envision Equine, Agent, brought $300,000, going to Narvick International. The bay colt, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Saturday, is out of graded stakes winner Two Trail Sioux, by Indian Charlie, and is a half brother to stakes placed Cheyenne Pass.
  • Hip No. 1221, the final offering of the sale, is bay colt by Shanghai Bobby consigned by Hemingway Racing & Training Stables LLC, and was sold to Turnpike Partners for $300,000. Out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Your Flame in Me, by Boundary, his eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance for the session.

For the session, 161 two-year-olds sold for a total of $17,230,500, compared with 144 horses bringing $13,142,200 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $107,022, up 17.2% compared to $91,265 in 2017 while the median was $57,000, rising 11.8% compared with $51,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 20.3%; it was 22.9% a year ago.

For the entire sale, 707 horses grossed a sale record $69,429,500, compared with 678 youngsters bringing $60,935,900 a year ago, the previous record total. The average price was a sale record $98,203, besting last year’s sale previous record $89,876.  The median was a record $55,000, up 15.8% above 2017’s sale record $47,500. The buyback percentage was 17.9%; it was 17% a year ago.  Sixty-six horses brought $250,000 or more compared to 60 in 2017.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, beginning Tuesday, June 12.

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

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

Spring Sale Update Highlights

Many of the horses in the 2018 OBS Spring Sale have enjoyed significant updates to their pedigrees since the catalog went to press: The following list contains selected highlights. For access to all Spring Sale updates, please go to the Sortable Master Index 

  • Hip No. 15 – At Tampa Bay Downs on March 25, OBS March graduate Florida Fuego took the Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes. She’s a half sister to Hip No. 15, a filly by Adios Charlie.
  • Hip No. 41 – That same afternoon at Tampa, OBS August graduate The X, a full brother to Hip No. 41, a colt by Soldat, was third in the DRF Bets Sophomore Turf Stakes.
  • Hip No. 68 is a filly by Scat Daddy, whose half brother, graded stakes winning OBS April graduate Calculator, increased his earnings to over $660,000 with a third place finish in Santa Anita’s Daytona Stakes (G3) on February 24.
  • Hip No. 195, a colt by Maclean’s Music, is a half brother to OBS January graduate Dontmesswithjoanne, who picked up her first stakes victory in the Red Camelia Stakes on March 17 at Fair Grounds.
  • Hip No. 276 – OBS August graduate Discreet Lover picked up his first graded stakes victory in Aqueduct’s Excelsior Stakes (G3) on April 7. He’s a half brother to Hip No. 276, a colt by He’s Had Enough.
  • Hip No. 281, a colt by Strong Mandate, is a half brother to grade one stakes winner Spectator, who increased her earnings to over $300,000 with a second place finish to OBS April graduate Midnight Bisou in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) on April 7.
  • Hip No. 333, a colt by Bodemeister, has a newly stakes placed half sister in Mermaid of Honor, second in the Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes at Tampa on March 25.
  • Hip No. 352, a colt by Tapit, is out of a half sister to the dam of Vino Rosso, one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby (G1) after his victory in last Saturday’s Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct
  • Hip No. 353 – Newly minted stakes winner Nine Route, who scored in Aqueduct’s Gander Stakes on February 18, is a half brother to Hip No. 353, a daughter of Central Banker.
  • Hip No. 403, Wicked Wizard, by Speightstown, is a half brother to champion Good Magic, who is en route to the Kentucky Derby (G1) after a convincing victory in Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes (G2) last Saturday.
  • Hip No. 558 – Box of Chocolates, a Candy Ride (ARG) colt selling as Hip No. 558, is a full brother to newly graded stakes placed Leofric, second in Oaklawn’s Razorback Handicap (G3) on February 19.
  • Hip No. 567, a colt by Fed Biz, is a half brother to stakes winner Cosmo Charlie, second on February 17 in the Azizi Developments Firebreak Stakes (G3) at Meydan.
  • Hip No. 576 – OBS March graduate Blended Citizen, winner of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park on March 17, is out of a graded stakes winning half sister to the dam of Hip No. 576, a colt by Goldencents.
  • Hip No. 584, a daughter of He’s Had Enough, is a half sister to newly minted stakes winning OBS graduate Mother of Dragons (January ’15), who took Golden Gate’s Camilla Urso Stakes on March 17.
  • Hip No. 622, Shut It Up, a filly by Violence is out of a half sister to graded stakes placed Stage Magic, dam of undefeated Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Justify.
  • Hip No. 665 – Graded stakes winning OBS April graduate Faypien, a half sister to Hip No. 665, a daughter of Munnings, added a victory in Sunland Park’s Harry Henson Stakes to her resume on March 25.
  • Hip No. 723, a filly by Hard Spun, has a newly stakes placed half sister in Ferdinanda, second in Gulfstream’s Sanibel Island Stakes on March 31.
  • Hip No. 876 – Marley’s Freedom, a half sister to Hip No. 876, a son of Verrazano, earned black type for the first time on March 24 with a second place finish in Santa Anita’s Santa Monica Stakes (G2).
  • Hip No. 877, a colt by Shakin It Up, is a half brother to first time grade one stakes winner Bowies Hero, winner of the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (G1) on March 10.
  • Hip No. 934 – OBS March graduate Swing and Sway, a half sister to the stakes winning dam of Hip No. 934, a colt by Speightstown, has been busy at Oakawn, third in the Spring Fever on March 3 and then winning the Carousel on April 7.
  • Hip No. 957, a colt by Graydar, is a half brother to grade one stakes placed Princess Warrior, third in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) on March 31.
  • Hip No. 978 – Last Voyage, a full brother to Hip No. 978, an Eskendereya colt, was third at Meydan on March 15 in the UAE Two Thousand Guineas (G3).
  • Hip No. 984, She’s an Introvert, a daughter of Temple City, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Strike Lightning, who captured Camarero’s Clasico Jorge Washington Stakes (G3) on February 18.
  • Hip No. 1021, a colt by More Than Ready, is a half brother to Remsen Stakes (G2) winner and Derby prospect Catholic Boy, second on February 10 in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.
  • Hip No. 1121, a colt by Cairo Prince, is out of a half sister to undefeated Army Mule, three for three and runaway winner of Aqueduct’s Carter Handicap (G1) last Saturday.
  • Hip No. 1190 – Graded stakes winner Fear the Cowboy, a half brother to Hip No. 1190, a daughter of Overanalyze, added a third place finish in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) to his resume on March 10.

June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age Consignor Contract

Consignors now have the option of online entries to all

OBS auctions. 

Click here to make online entries for the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age. Instructions to use the system are provided at the top of the online entry page. 

Click here for a conventional Consignor Contract in .pdf format which may be downloaded and returned via email, fax or mail.

For any questions or further information, please call Lauren Marks at (352) 237-2154

 

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Information

The 501 (c) (3) non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.

Without the support of sustainable funding from key industry stakeholders, such as our Sales Companies, sellers and buyers, the TAA would not exist. A portion
of aftercare funding is provided by the generosity and mindfulness of participating Sales Companies and their sellers and buyers.

To provide sustainable funding, the TAA requests a financial commitment from each sales company. Sales companies enroll by offering their sellers and buyers the opportunity to contribute .05% (one-.05% (one-twentieth of one percent)  per transaction to the TAA. Typically, the sales company contribution is  based on the gross proceeds of the sale.

To learn more about the TAA:

go to the TAA website

view the TAA Sales Company Funding Program presentation

view the 2018 DRF TAA Magazine

 

March grads Lombo, Take Charge Paula post graded stakes wins

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Michael V. Lombardi’s Lombo led a 1-2-3 OBS March sweep of Santa Anita’s $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) on Saturday, taking the lead at the start, shaking off a challenge on the turn and cruising to a two length victory. Ayacara (GB) rallied to be second; Dark Vader settled for third. It was the stakes debut for the 3-year-old colt by Graydar, now 4-2-0-1 for trainer Michael Pender with earnings of $129,225. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $75,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2017 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

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Peter Deutsch’s Take Charge Paula tracked the pace in Saturday’s $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, swung out to take command turning for home and pulled away down the stretch, hitting the wire in front by 3-1/2 lengths. It’s the third straight stakes win and fourth overall for the 3-year-old daughter of Take Charge Indy, now trained for her new owner by Kiaran McLaughlin. Consigned to the 2017 OBS March Sale by Envision Equine on behalf of E. J. Sipus Jr. and sold for $50,000, she’s now 6-5-1-0 and has earned $308,520 to date. watch her under tack video

Chris Wilkins’ Wilbo relaxed off the early lead in Saturday’s $125,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park, moved on the outside to take the lead after straightening away in the stretch and eased away to a two length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 6-year-old graded stakes placed son of Candy Ride (ARG), purchased for $120,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 24-9-3-6 for trainer Chris Hartman, he has earned $470,681.  watch his under tack video

Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training Consignor Contract

Consignors now have the option of online entries to all

OBS auctions. 

Click here to make online entries for the Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds. Instructions to use the system are provided at the top of the online entry page. 

Click here for a conventional Consignor Contract in .pdf format which may be downloaded and returned via email, fax or mail.

For any questions or further information, please call Lauren Marks at (352) 237-2154

 

Giant Expectations, X Y Jet score holiday weekend graded stakes wins

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Exline-Border Racing LLC, Gatto Racing LLC & Garrett Zubok’s Giant Expectations was overlooked at 13-1 going into Tuesday’s $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, but the 4-year-old colt by Frost Giant took the lead at the start and was never headed, cruising to a 3-1/4 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Collected (March ’15) rallied to finish third. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 2015 OBS March graduate, purchased for $135,000 by Ryan Exline out of the de Meric Sales consignment after turning in an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Now 13-4-3-1 for trainer Peter Eurton, he has earned $449,200 to date. watch his under tack video

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Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet went right to the lead at the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park, set rapid fractions into the stretch then held on gamely to win by half a length. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, a nine length winner of the Mr. Prospector (G3) in 2015. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he has compiled an 18-7-6-2 career record and earned $860,053 to date.  The two time OBS graduate was first consigned by Two Sharp Hats to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale before they sold him for $56,000 at the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale. Selected Sale conformation photo

The 2018 OBS Day of Racing

Charts of the 2018 Races

2018 Race Videos:
Quarter Horse Race 1
Quarter Horse Race 2
Quarter Horse Race 3
Quarter Horse Race 4
Quarter Horse Race 5
Quarter Horse Race 6
Quarter Horse Race 7
Quarter Horse Race 8
Thoroughbred Race 9

OBS has scheduled a day of racing for January 23, 2018 with entries closing January 16th . Pari-mutuel wagering will be available.

The races will consist of QH races for straight three year olds as well as older horses at distances from 220 to 440  yards and may also include up to four thoroughbred races.

The OBS Championship races will not be held in January. A fall date is under consideration.

Click on the links below for information and conditions of the races.

 

Condition Book Tax/License/Medication/EHV-1
W-9 Form

Owner’s License Form

Trainer’s License Form

Trainer Personnel Form

Medication Forms

EHV-1 Forms

 

 

 

 

Stormy Liberal wins the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

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Rockingham Ranch’s Stormy Liberal, ignored at 30-1, saved ground in the early going of the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, came off the rail after straightening away in the stretch and was up in the final strides to beat stablemate Richard’s Boy by a neck. Joel Rosario was aboard the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, now 22-8-6-1 and the newest OBS millionaire with earnings of $1,033,570 for trainer Peter Miller. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2014 OBS June Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $100,00. watch his under tack video

A pair of OBS millionaires and a promising 2-year-old filly also made their presence felt during the two days of championship racing at Del Mar.

Speedway Stable LLC’s Collected pressed front-running winner Gun Runner into the stretch of the $6-million Breeders’ Classic (G1), battled gamely into the final furlong and then held off a late run by top 3-year-old West Coast to finish second. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 12-9-1-0 and has earned $2,280,500. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), Agent, to the 2015 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $170,000 by Speedway Stable after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5.  watch his under tack video

Gelfenstein Farm’s Sharp Azteca set the pace in the $1-million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), led to deep stretch but missed by half a length to promising 3-year-old Battle of Midway. The 4-year-old colt by Freud is a two time OBS graduate, sold first by Select Sales at the 2014 August Selected Yearling Sale and then purchased for $220,000 at the 2015 April Sale by Gelfenstein Farm from de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Navarro, he’s now 15-7-5-1 and has earned $1,306,740. watch his under tack video 

Baoma Corporation’s Alluring Star put away favored Moonshine Memories turning for home in the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) but was unable to withstand a late charge by Caledonia Road and settled for second, earning $340,000. Now 3-1-2-0 for trainer Bob Baffert, she has earned $436,000 to date. The 2-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show at the 2017 OBS March Sale before she was purchased for $850,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment. watch her under tack video

March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training Consignor Contract

Consignors now have the option of online entries to all

OBS auctions. 

Click here to make online entries for the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds. Instructions to use the system are provided at the top of the online entry page. 

Click here for a conventional Consignor Contract in .pdf format which may be downloaded and returned via email, fax or mail.

For any questions or further information, please call Lauren Marks at (352) 237-2154

 

The OBS Sale Calendar

2018

  • WINTER MIXED SALE Including Horses of Racing Age Section
    January 24 – 25, 2018
    (Closing November 10, 2017 – Extended Deadline for HRA)
    Under Tack: January 22 (Monday) 10:00 AM
  • MARCH SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    March 13 -14, 2018
    (Closing December 1, 2017
    Under Tack: March 8 – 10 (Thursday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • SPRING SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING
    April 24 – 27, 2018
    (Closing February 2, 2018)
    Under Tack: April 16 – 21 (Monday – Saturday) 8:00 AM
  • JUNE TWO-YEAR-OLDS & HORSES OF RACING AGE
    June 12 -14, 2018
    (Closing April 3, 2018)
    Under Tack: June 4 – 9 (Monday – Saturday) 7:30 AM
  • SELECTED SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 9, 2018
    (Nominations Close June 1, 2018)
  • OPEN SALE OF YEARLINGS
    October 10 -11, 2018
    (Closing August 2, 2018)

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