Louisiana Breds Fare Well at OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds Sale

Louisiana bred two year olds did very well at the OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Sale which concluded Friday, April 28 with across-the-board records.

Of the seventeen Louisiana breds offered, 14 sold through the ring for total of $1,154,000, and an average of $82,429.

Three Louisiana breds sold for prices topping $100,000.

Hip # 1060, a colt by Northern Afleet-Skip Queen consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent was purchased by Ed & Susie Orr for $300,000.

Hip #713,  a colt by Into Mischief-Love Catcher consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent was purchased by Gayle Van Leer, Agent for $260,000.

Hip #111, a filly by Soldat-An Absolute Ten consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., Agent was purchased for $120,000 by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt.

OBS April Two-Year-Olds In Training Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

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, watch Under Tack videos and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 1,208 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 25th – 28th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-302 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 303-604 on Wednesday, Hips 605-906 will be offered Thursday and Hips 907-1208 on Friday

The Under Tack Show will span six days, beginning Monday, April 17th and continuing through Saturday, April 22nd. Hips 1-200 will breeze Monday, Hips 201-400 go on Tuesday, Hips 401-600 on Wednesday, Hips 601-800 go Thursday, Hips 801-1000 on Friday and Hips 1001-1208 go on Saturday. All six sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

Louisiana Bred Two-Year-Olds Fare Well at OBS March

Louisiana bred two year olds did very well at the OBS March Sale which concluded with record gross and average prices for the two day auction.

Of the seven Louisiana breds offered, 5 sold through the ring for total of $780,000, and an average of $156,000. A sixth sold post sale for $55,000. The Louisiana breds that sold through the ring brought prices ranging from $100,000 to $260,000 all at or above the sale median price of $100,000. The top selling Louisiana bred was Hip #128, a Curlin filly bred by Rebecca Farms LLC, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent for Kinsman Farm and purchased by D. J. Stable LLC.

OBS March Sale begins Tuesday, March 14

The OBS March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training begins Tuesday, March 14th. Hip No.’s 1 – 338 will sell Tuesday and Hip No.’s 339 – 677 will be offered Wednesday, March 15th. Both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. As always the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

The catalog is available online via the OBS website. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

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/

At the Under Tack Show, Hip No. 153, a son of Super Saver consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, sped a quarter in :20 1/5 at Thursday’s opening session, equaling the fastest quarter mile breeze ever recorded at an OBS Under Tack Show.  The bay colt is out of stakes placed Sandi’s Ready, by More Than Ready.

Hip No. 176, a bay colt by Midshipman consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, worked a quarter in :20 2/5 on Thursday. He’s out of Shine a Spotlight, by Nobiz Like Shobiz, from the family of graded stakes winner Take the Cake.

The lone quarter in :20 3/5 was turned in on Saturday by Hip No. 605, consigned by All Dreams Equine, a bay colt by Point of Entry out of stakes placed Hug It Out, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Macho Macho.

There were ten quarters in :20 4/5, four at Thursday’s first session.

Hip No. 93, a chestnut colt by Curlin consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, is a full brother to stakes winning 2016 OBS March graduate Undulated out of stakes placed Polly Alexander (IRE), by Foxhound.

Hip No. 156, Homasassa, consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent, is a chestnut filly by Winslow Homer out of Sanibel Sole, by Miswaki, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sweet Belle.

Hip No. 204, Appleseed, consigned by Crane Thoroughbred Services, Agent, is gray or roan colt by The Lumber Guy out of Spanish Post, by Flatter, a daughter of stakes winner Spanish Play.

Hip No. 211, a bay daughter of Exchange Rate out of stakes placed Spring Jump, by Jump Start, is consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent.

Friday’s only quarter in :20 4/5 was turned in by Hip No. 364, Libellule, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, a gray or roan filly by Kantharos out of Barbarella, by Cutlass Fax, a daughter of stakes winner Beneficial Bartok.

There were five :20 4//5 quarters on Saturday.

Hip No. 456, consigned by Doble Jak LLC, is a dark bay or brown colt by Quality Road out of Cool Flame, by Dixie Union, from the family of grade one stakes winner Raging Fever.

Hip No. 480, a dark bay or brown colt by Tale of Ekati consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, is a half brother to stakes placed Obsessionsoptimist out of Dark Obsession, by Grand Slam.

Hip No. 515,  a dark bay or brown colt by Arch consigned by Tom McCrockln, Agent, is out of Enhancing, by Forestry, a daughter of champion Heavenly Prize and a half sister to grade one stakes winner Good Reward.

Hip No. 586, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, is a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Heavenly Vision, by Forestry, and is a three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Cairo Prince.

Hip No. 608, also consigned by Eddie Woods, is a bay colt by Tiznow out of I’m a Flake, by Mineshaft, a daughter of grade one stakes winner November Snow.

The Under Tack Show fastest eighth was :9 3/5, turned in Saturday by  Hip No. 462, a son of More Than Ready consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent. The bay colt is out of graded stakes placed Cowgirl Mally, by Gone West, from the family of graded stakes winner General Meeting.

Fourteen youngsters breezed eighths in :9 4/5, four at Thursday’s opening session.

Hip No. 58, consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, is a bay colt by Into Mischief out of stakes placed Nefertiti, by Speightstown, a daughter of graded stakes winner Clearly A Queen.

Hip No. 76 is a dark bay or brown filly by Violence consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, out of Passion Du Coeur, by Distorted Humor, a full sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Distorted Passion.

Hip No. 79, a chestnut colt by Speightstown consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, is a full brother to grade one winner Lighthouse Bay out of Pay Lady, by Seeking the Gold.

Hip No. 81, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Flatter out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Penny Marie, by Sky Classic, and a half sister to graded stakes placed Centrique.

There were three on Friday.

Hip No. 339, consigned by King’s Equine, Agent, is a chestnut colt by Shackleford out of stakes winner Annie’s Apple, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed K. D.’s Shady Lady.

King’s Equine also consigned Hip No. 353, a dark bay or brown Mineshaft colt out of Aurora Prospect, by Arch, from the family of grade one stakes winner Scan.

Hip No. 360, a dark bay or brown filly by Congrats consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is out of Azalea Belle, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Westerly Breeze.

Seven horses worked an eighth in :9 4/5 on Saturday

Hip No. 491, consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Mineshaft out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Devil House, by Chester House.

Hip No. 498, a bay colt by Into Mischief consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, is out of Doolittle, by Polish Numbers, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Her Smile.

Hip No. 508, consigned by Advanced Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, is a dark bay or brown filly by Gio Ponti out of stakes placed Eastside Westside, by Eastern Echo, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Courageous Act.

Hip No. 568, a dark bay or brown filly by Ghostzapper consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, is a full sister to grade one stakes winner Contested out of Gold Vault, by Arch.

Hip No. 576, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a gray or roan filly by Shanghai Bobby, a half sister to stakes placed Escondera out of Hallnor, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), a half sister to Canadian champion Hollinger.

Hip No. 657, a bay colt by Colonel John consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent, is out of Lemme, by Lemon Drop Kid, from the family of grade one winner Critical Eye.

Hip No. 664, consigned by de Meric Sales, is a dark bay or brown colt by Violence out of stakes placed Light of a Star, by Muqtarib, a half sister to graded stakes winner Summer Hit.

The Under Tack Show videos are posted online at obssales.com as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion. 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 updated frequently during each session on the OBS website and available in sortable, .pdf and excel formats at the conclusion of each session. 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.

OBS March Sale Under Tack Show begins Thursday, March 9

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Thursday, March 9th.

The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday with Hips 1 – 225. Hips 226 – 450 will go Friday, March 10th and Hips 451 – 677 will go Saturday, March 11th. All three sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF and Blood-Horse websites.

A total of 677 juveniles are cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14th and 15th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip 1 – 338 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 339 – 677 will sell on Wednesday.

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 24 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2016, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 231 stakes races, including 81 graded events.

In addition to 2016’s seven grade one winning March graduates pictured on the catalog cover, leading all other juvenile venues, four horses from last year’s March sale are having a major impact, with three featured in the TDN’s Derby Dozen.

el areeb the withers credit susie raisher

MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb had a busy month in New York, winning Aqueduct’s $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) by 4-1/4 lengths then returning to finish third in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) last Saturday.  The 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Cathal Lynch, has four stakes wins to his credit, a 7-4-1-1 record and earnings of $364,200. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by MMG for $340,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Iliad ti1 360-inside

Kaleem Shah’s Iliad took his first steps on the Derby trail with a 3-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, running seven furlongs in a rapid 1:21 3/5. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, trained by Doug O’Neill, has a 3-2-0-0 record to date and earnings of $147,345. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was sold for $285,000 after turning in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 

 

 

WinStar Farm LLC, S F Bloodstock LLC and China Horse Club’s highly regarded American Anthem has only started twice, but was second in a photo to grade one winner Gormley in the Sham Stakes (G3) after winning impressively at first asking for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Bodemeister turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 15 before he was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc. consignment. watch his under tack video 

Favorable Outcome the Swale credit Leslie Martin

At Gulfstream Park, Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome made his presence felt in the division by wearing down odds-on favorite Three Rules and taking the $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) by three quarters of a length. It was the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flatter, third in the Champagne Stakes (G1) last fall. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Klaravich for $300,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, he has a 4-2-0-1 record  and has earned $222,560 to date. watch his under tack video

The March Sale catalog is available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, watch Under Tack videos, 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.

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

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

OBS March Catalog Released

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 14 and Wednesday, Mar. 15, will feature a catalog of 674 head. The catalog is now available to view online and on the Equineline app. Under Tack sessions for OBS March will be held Mar. 9 through Mar. 11 beginning each day at 8:00 a.m. Sales sessions will kick off at 10:30 a.m.

EHV-1: Restrictions Placed On Louisiana Horses For Upcoming OBS Sale

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Due to the equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds, officials with the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Company will not allow any horse that has been in Louisiana since Dec. 10 onto its grounds for the upcoming winter mixed sale scheduled for Jan. 25-26.

The BloodHorse reports that OBS becomes the second sale company to place restrictions on Louisiana horses, following the earlier decision by Keeneland officials for the current January sale.

OBS indicated that entry fees would be refunded for horses forced to withdraw from the sale due to the restrictions.

“OBS appreciates the burden this restriction places on some of our consignors and their owners for this sale, but we feel it is important to take these measures in order to provide as safe a sales environment as possible for both buyers and sellers for the January sale as well as our upcoming sales in March, April, and June,” OBS officials said in a statement published by the BloodHorse.

“Additionally, by joining facilities both in Florida and other states, we hope to assist in preventing the spread of this disease, thereby ending this current outbreak quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience.”