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OBS to institute Repository in 2016

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company announced today that it will institute the use of a Repository at all its auctions beginning with the 2016 Winter Mixed Sale in January. The Repository will replace the bone warranty which remains in effect for the upcoming OBS Yearling and Fall Mixed Sales.

The use of the Repository will be voluntary for consignors and is intended to provide buyers with more information upon which to base their purchases.

“The evolution of the marketplace has made the use of a repository a mainstay at thoroughbred sales, ” said OBS director of sales Tod Wojciechowski. “Anything we can do to instill confidence in the auction process is positive. We anticipate widespread participation by both buyers and sellers.”

Major consignor and OBS board member Eddie Woods was pleased with the decision. “This move puts us in line with the other major thoroughbred auction houses in the country, ’ he said.  “The repository will enhance transparency, and more reliable information prior to the auction will lead to greater satisfaction after the horse goes through the ring.”

The August Yearling Sale begins on Tuesday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. The catalog is available on the OBS website at Conformation photos of the Selected yearlings may be viewed via the Sortable Master Index. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the OBS homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of every 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

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