The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 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 main page also contains links to complete information regarding the state of the art Repository and updated Conditions of Sale, implemented in 2016.
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 1,216 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 19th – 22nd with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The Under Tack Show will span six days, beginning Monday, April 11th and continuing through Saturday, April 16th. Hips 1-203 will breeze Monday, Hips 204-406 go on Tuesday, Hips 407-608 on Wednesday, Hips 609-811 go Thursday, Hips 812-1014 on Friday and Hips 1015-1216 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.
The Spring Sale has long been a dependable source of high class racehorses, producing nine champions and 24 millionaires, including Classic winners Lil E. Tee, Silver Charm and I’ll Have Another.
Highlights in the past year included grade one wins by Springs Sale graduates from coast to coast. Ken & Sarah Ramsey’s Stephanie’s Kitten captured Belmont’s Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) in early October before closing out her racing career in style by taking the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) at Keeneland after finishing second in it in 2014. It was the fifth grade one win for the daughter of Kitten’s Joy who also captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) in 2011. She retired with nine graded stakes wins, a 25-11-4-4 record and earnings of $4,292,904. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2011 OBS April Sale where she turned in an eighth in :11 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video
Sam Britt and Michael House’s Gabriel Charles’ 2015 campaign was highlighted by a victory in the Eddie Read (G1) on the turf at Del Mar, adding to a resume that also includes victories in the Del Mar Derby (G2) at three and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview at two. Gabriel Charles was purchased on the recommendation of Gary Young by Mr. House for $160,000 out of the Price Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2012 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Currently training at Santa Anita for a return to the races, his record stands at 11-4-4-1 with earnings of $584,400. watch his under tack video
Jerry Hollendorfer and Green Smith’s Wild Dude, closing in on the million dollar mark, accounted for a pair of grade ones in 2015. After taking Del Mar’s Bing Crosby (G1) in July, the Florida-bred son of Wildcat Heir scored in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) in October. A two-time OBS graduate was sold first by Perrone Sales, Agent, at the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale and then resold for $42,000 by Costanzo Sales at the 2012 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Currently racing in California, he’s now 20-7-4-4 and has earned $955,232 to date. watch his under tack video
Since the beginning of 2015, Spring Sale graduates have won or placed in 267 stakes. Twenty one youngsters from last year’s Spring Sale are stakes winners, including the versatile Airoforce, winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) on dirt at two and the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) on turf at three. Riker took the Grey Stakes (G3), Forever Darling scored the Santa Ynez (G3) and Pricedtoperfection captured the Sweetest Chant (G3). The sensational Polar River is unbeaten in four starts by a combined 32 lengths. Her latest was a victory in the UAE Oaks (G3) at Meydan and her next start is expected to be in the UAE Derby against males on March 26th.
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Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Spring 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 email@example.com.