The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 March 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 is now available 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/
A total of 610 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day expanded format OBS sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, with both sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. The extended Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Wednesday, March 11th with Hips 1 – 203. Hips 204 – 406 will go Thursday, March 12th and Hips 407 – 610 will go Friday, March 13th. All three session 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.
Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 21 millionaires and five winners of six Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2014, 92 OBS March graduates have won or placed in 176 stakes races, winning 63 of them including 26 graded stakes. Six March graduates accounted for eight grade one victories, including six of the 15 grade one races at the 2014 Saratoga meeting.
Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria’s three 2014 graded stakes wins included back to back victories in Saratoga’s Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in July and Alabama Stakes (G1) in August. The daughter of Tale of the Cat ended the year with an 11-6-2-1 record and $1,494,000 in the care of trainer Todd Pletcher. She was purchased by Repole Stables for $220,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2013 sale after she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
Antonino Miuccio’s Palace also enjoyed summer at The Spa, scoring in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) before his victory in the Forego (G1) four weeks later. The son of City Zip ended his 5-year-old campaign with a 23-11-5-3 record and earnings of $1,349,550. Trained by Linda Rice, he was sold for $160,000 by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video
Magalen O. Bryant’s late blooming V. E. Day skipped the Triple Crown races in the spring, but also found Saratoga to his liking, following a win in the Curlin Stakes with a sensational stretch run that carried him to a last jump victory in the Travers Stakes (G1). Unraced at two, he was 8-4-1-0 under the care of James Jerkens and ended his 3-year-old campaign with earnings of $859,010. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2013 OBS March Sale, he was sold for $135,000 to Chester Stables LLC, Agent, after working a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday surpassed the million dollar mark with a victory in Monmouth’s Salvator Mile (G3) in July, before topping off the year by avenging his defeat by Moreno in Saratoga’s Whitney (G1) by beating him a month later in the Spa’s Woodward Stakes (G1). The colt by Lawyer Ron worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 before he was purchased for $110,000 by trainer Eddie Plesa out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2012 OBS March Sale. He ended his career 21-9-4-2 with $1,706,350 in earnings. watch his under tack video
On the west coast, Braly Family Trust’s Tom’s Tribute carried the OBS March banner and was a force in graded stakes company all year, highlighted by a victory in Del Mar’s Eddie Read Stakes (G1) in July. Trained by Jim Cassidy, the son of Lion Heart completed 2014 with a 16-6-3-2 record and earnings of $634,880. He worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $310,000 by Marilyn Braly on the recommendation of Gary Young from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2012 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video
Currently working steadily for trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Beach Downs toward his 3-year-old debut, WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Carpe Diem ended 2014 by finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) after an eye-catching win in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. High on everyone’s lists of Triple Crown contenders, the son of Giant’s Causeway was a $1.6-million co-sale topper at the 2014 OBS March Sale, purchased out of the Northwest Stud consignment after working an eighth in:10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He begins 2015 with a 3-2-1-0 record and $709,800 in earnings. watch his under tack video
There’s another March graduate on the Derby Trail. Stonestreet Stable’s unbeaten Ocean Knight jumped from an Aqueduct maiden win in December to the recent Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and despite losing ground on both turns, scored his first stakes victory in the care of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Two for two with earnings of $156,000, he was purchased out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale for $320,000 by John Moynihan on behalf of Stonestreet after working a quarter in :20 3/5, the Under Tack Show’s fastest work at the distance. watch his under tack video