The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company begins its 2015 sales calendar with it’s annual Winter Mixed Sale. The catalog may be viewed on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to supplemental entries and pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer. Printed catalogs are also available at the sales grounds.
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/
A total of 392 horses are cataloged for the Mixed sessions of the Sale, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 28th with Hip Numbers 1 – 194 selling in the Consignor Preferred session.
Hip Numbers 195 – 392 in the Open Session will be offered on Thursday, January 29th followed immediately by the Horses of Racing Age section.
The optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 26th and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Wednesday and Thursday sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website.
The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year again in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, are set for Tuesday, January 27th, with first post at 1:00 p.m. The races will also be streamed via the OBS and DRF websites.
There are 246 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Distorted Humor heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Broken Vow, Exchange Rate, Into Mischief, Majestic Warrior, Pioneerof the Nile, Tale of the Cat, Warrior’s Reward plus Florida-based Kantharos and Wildcat Heir.
Promising second crop yearling sires represented include Drosselmeyer, Haynesfield, Sidney’s Candy, Tizway, Twirling Candy as well as Florida-based Big Drama, First Dude and Gone Astray.
Frankel’s three quarter brother Bullet Train (GB) heads the sale’s list of graded stakes winning first crop yearling sires, as well as Algorithms, Brilliant Speed, Dialed In, Gemologist, Hansen and The Factor.
Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a strong group of proven stallions including Bellamy Road, Candy Ride (ARG), Congrats, Eskendereya, Into Mischief and Lookin At Lucky.
The sale also features mares in foal to a sharp group of first and second year sires including Data Link, Jimmy Creed, New Year’s Day, Overanalyze and Trappe Shot, along with Florida-based Brethren, Factum, Prospective, Rattlesnake Bridge, Soldat and Treasure Beach (GB).
Eloquent Tribute, a 3-year-old filly by fashionable sire Tapit highlights the 121 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes placed Angels in Arms, comes into the ring fresh off a five length victory in a maiden special test at Aqueduct in early January. The catalog also includes full or half siblings to graded stakes winners Egg Drop, Reneesgotzip and champion Lost in the Fog, as well as stakes winners Bluesbdancing, Isabelle, La Rocca, Lavender Lass and last year’s OBS Championship Stakes winner Here’s Johnny.
The Racing Age sire roster includes offspring of A.P. Indy, Any Given Saturday, Curlin, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Indian Charlie, Kitten’s Joy, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Lookin At Lucky, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tale of Ekati and Unbridled’s Song.