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Under Tack Show begins Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Monday, April 11th, and continues through Saturday, April 16th.  All six sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-203 will breeze on Monday, Hip No.’s 204-406 go to the track Tuesday; Hip No’s 407-608 breeze Wednesday, Hip No’s 609-811 work Thursday, Hip No.’s 812-1014 breeze Friday and Hip No’s 1015-1216 will go to the track Saturday.

The Spring Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, April 22nd with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No’s 1-304 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No’s 305-608 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.’s 609-912 sell Thursday and Hip No’s. 913-1216 will sell on Friday.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts will also be recorded and videos will be available on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

The catalog is available via the OBS website at 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:

The Spring Sale has perennially produced high class racehorses, producing nine Eclipse Award winners and 24 millionaires, including Classic winners Lil E. Tee, Silver Charm and I’ll Have Another. On Friday, two Spring Sale graduates were honored with Sovereign Awards. Riker, a 2015 graduate and winner of the Grey (G3), Swynford and Colin Stakes was honored as last year’s Canadian Champion Two-Year-Old Male and 2014 graduate Academic, who captured the British Columbia Derby (G3), Canadian Derby (G3) and Woodbine Oaks was chosen Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

Other Spring Sale alumni in the headlines recently include newly minted Japanese graded stakes winning millionaire A Shin Bullseye and UAE Oaks (G3) winner Polar River, second against males after a troubled trip in the UAE Derby (G1) on Dubai World Cup (G1) day. Within the past month 2014 graduate Fantastic Style captured Santa Anita’s Las Flores (G3), Land Over Sea (2015) won the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) and Guns Loaded (2013) scored in the San Simeon (G3) at Santa Anita.  Since the beginning of 2015, 161 Spring Sale graduates have won or placed in 280 stakes.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

In addition to Under Tack results, sales results are 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