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August Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 August Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at The website features a sortable master index for the catalog and links to daily pedigree updates. The print version will be mailed by the end of July.

The iPad version of the catalog will be 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 capability. For more information and downloads go to:

There are 217 yearlings cataloged (Hip No.’s 1 – 218) for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, August 25th, it will begin at 11:00 a.m. Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website beginning on or about August 7th.

The two-day Open Sale features 595 yearlings. Hip No.’s 219 – 516 sell on Wednesday, August 26th and Hip No.’s 517 – 813 will be offered Thursday, August 27th.  Both Open sessions also begin at 11:00 a.m.

The OBS August Sale has long been a source of quality horses throughout its history, producing Eclipse Award winners Groovy, Kodiak Kowboy, Not Surprising, Silver Charm and Xtra Heat. Twenty-two August graduates have gone over the million dollar mark in earnings with several active graded stakes performers on pace to join that club, a roster of graded stakes winners including Conquest Two Step, Distinctiv Passion, El Kabeir, Ekati’s Phaeton, Mr. Jordan and Quality Rocks. Since the beginning of 2014, 13 August Sale graduates have racked up 18 graded stakes wins, with 29 horses on the board in 47 graded races. During this period, 44 August grads accounted for 65 stakes wins, as 93 August alumni were on the board in 191 stakes.  

The sale features a strong sire roster, with yearlings by stallions residing on the upper reaches of the general sire list. Bernardini, City Zip, Ghostzapper, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Pioneerof the Nile, Speightstown and Wildcat Heir have OBS August offspring, along with proven stallions Arch, Artie Schiller, Awesome Again, Awesome of Course, Blame, Broken Vow, City Zip, Congrats, Exchange Rate, First Samurai, High Cotton, Into Mischief, Kantharos, Line of David, Lookin At Lucky, Macho Uno, Majesticperfection, Mineshaft, Mizzen Mast, More Than Ready, Munnings, Northern Afleet, Quality Road, Tale of the Cat, Warrior’s Reward, With Distinction and Yes It’s True.

OBS August is always a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, and the 2015 sale features the offspring of first crop sires Aikenite, Astrology, Biondetti, Bodemeister, Caleb’s Posse, Dialed In, Gemologist, Hansen, Jersey Town, Maclean’s Music, Mission Impazible, Overdriven, Shackleford, Stay Thirsty, Tapizar, The Factor and Union Rags.

Promising second crop sires Adios Charlie, American Lion, Archarcharch, Big Drama, Custom for Carlos, Dublin, First Dude, Gio Ponti, Gone Astray, Ice Box, J P’s Gusto, Telling, Tizway, Trappe Shot, Twirling Candy and Uncle Mo are all well represented as well.

As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.