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March Sale Under Tack Show begins Thursday, March 9

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Thursday, March 9th.

The Under Tack Show will span three days, beginning Thursday with Hips 1 – 225. Hips 226 – 450 will go Friday, March 10th and Hips 451 – 677 will go Saturday, March 11th. All three 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.

A total of 677 juveniles are cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14th and 15th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip 1 – 338 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 339 – 677 will sell on Wednesday.

Long a source of top class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced six champions, 24 millionaires and six winners of seven Breeders’ Cup races. Since the beginning of 2016, OBS March graduates have won or placed in 231 stakes races, including 81 graded events.

In addition to 2016’s seven grade one winning March graduates pictured on the catalog cover, leading all other juvenile venues, four horses from last year’s March sale are having a major impact, with three featured in the TDN’s Derby Dozen.

el areeb the withers credit susie raisher
Adam Coglianese photo

MMG Stables LLC’s El Areeb had a busy month in New York, winning Aqueduct’s $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) by 4-1/4 lengths then returning to finish third in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) last Saturday.  The 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, trained by Cathal Lynch, has four stakes wins to his credit, a 7-4-1-1 record and earnings of $364,200. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased by MMG for $340,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2016 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video


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Benoit photo

Kaleem Shah’s Iliad took his first steps on the Derby trail with a 3-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, running seven furlongs in a rapid 1:21 3/5. The 3-year-old son of Ghostzapper, trained by Doug O’Neill, has a 3-2-0-0 record to date and earnings of $147,345. Consigned to the 2016 OBS March Sale by Eddie Woods, Agent, he was sold for $285,000 after turning in a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video 



WinStar Farm LLC, S F Bloodstock LLC and China Horse Club’s highly regarded American Anthem has only started twice, but was second in a photo to grade one winner Gormley in the Sham Stakes (G3) after winning impressively at first asking for trainer Bob Baffert. The son of Bodemeister turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 15 before he was purchased for $435,000 out of the Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc. consignment. watch his under tack video 

Favorable Outcome the Swale credit Leslie Martin
Leslie Martin photo

At Gulfstream Park, Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Favorable Outcome made his presence felt in the division by wearing down odds-on favorite Three Rules and taking the $200,000 Swale Stakes (G2) by three quarters of a length. It was the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flatter, third in the Champagne Stakes (G1) last fall. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he was sold to Klaravich for $300,000 after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Brown, he has a 4-2-0-1 record  and has earned $222,560 to date. watch his under tack video

The March Sale 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 iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, watch Under Tack videos, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to:

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.

Under Tack results will be available on the OBS website, updated throughout each session. 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 March Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.