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Spring Sale Under Tack Show begins Monday, April 16

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Monday, April 16th, and continues through Saturday, April 21st.  All six sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-204 will breeze on Monday, Hip No.’s 205-408 go to the track Tuesday; Hip No’s 409-612 breeze Wednesday, Hip No’s 613-815 work Thursday, Hip No.’s 816 -1018 breeze Friday and Hip No’s 1019 -1222 will go to the track Saturday.

The Spring Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th through Friday, April 27th with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No’s 1-306 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No’s 307- 612 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.’s 613-918 sell Thursday and Hip No’s. 919-1222 will sell on Friday.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form and TDN websites. The workouts will be recorded and can be viewed on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available in the Video Room as well as several kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring. Visitors to Ocala will find the videos available for in-room viewing 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 The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has been updated with advanced search and filter capability and to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

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 and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to:

Befitting the international marketplace the OBS Spring Sale has become, its graduates have made headlines recently winning major races at home and overseas.  In March, Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s Rayya led all the way to win the $250,000 UAE Oaks (G3) at Meydan by 3-3/4 lengths. It was the first stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful, who returned to take on the boys in the $2-million UAE Derby (G2) where she settled for second behind a sensational performance by Mendelssohn. Now 5-2-3-0 with earnings of $644,507 for trainer Doug Watson, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was purchased out of the Shooting Star Sales LLC consignment.  watch her under tack video

Meydan Race Course was also the scene of an electrifying stretch run by J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summers, Kisber and Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits. Last a quarter mile from home in the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) he got up in the last jump to catch fellow OBS graduate X Y Jet (August ’13, January ’13) to win the race for the second straight year. The time was a track record 1:10.12. It’s the fifth graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Posse, consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Chad Summers, he’s now 21-7-8-3 and has earned $3,719,286 to date. watch his under tack video

In California, Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC’s Midnight Bisou is on her way to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) after rallying to an emphatic 3-1/2 length win in the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1). It was the third straight graded stakes victory at Santa Anita for the  3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, who also took the Santa Ynez (G2) in January and Santa Ysabel (G3) in March. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds to the 2017 OBS April Sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before she was sold to Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000. Now 5-3-2-0 for trainer Bill Spawr, she has earned $450,000 to date.  watch her under tack video

Spring Sale graduates were one-three in Kentucky last week when Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club, ignored at 23-1, shook loose from trouble a quarter mile from home in Keeneland’s $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (G3) and was best in a three horse photo. Fellow April graduate Awesome Saturday was a sharp third. It was the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Warrior’s Reward, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, to the 2016 sale, where he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. He’s now 22-5-4-4 for trainer D. Wayne Lukas and has earned $518,504. watch his under tack video

Going into the Under Tack Show, several of the horses in the sale have enjoyed significant updates to their catalog pages:

  • OBS August graduate Discreet Lover picked up his first graded stakes victory in Aqueduct’s Excelsior Stakes (G3) on April 7. He’s a half brother to Hip No. 276, a colt by He’s Had Enough.
  • Hip No. 281, a colt by Strong Mandate, is a half brother to grade two stakes winner Spectator, who increased her earnings to over $300,000 with a second place finish to OBS April graduate Midnight Bisou in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) on April 7.
  • Hip No. 352, a colt by Tapit, is out of a half sister to the dam of Vino Rosso, one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby (G1) after his victory in last Saturday’s Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct
  • Hip No. 403, Wicked Wizard, by Speightstown, is a half brother to champion Good Magic, who is en route to the Kentucky Derby (G1) after a convincing victory in Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes (G2) last Saturday.
  • OBS March graduate Blended Citizen, winner of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park on March 17, is out of a graded stakes winning half sister to the dam of Hip No. 576, a colt by Goldencents.
  • Hip No. 622, Shut It Up, a filly by Violence is out of a half sister to graded stakes placed Stage Magic, dam of undefeated Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Justify.
  • Hip No. 877, a colt by Shakin It Up, is a half brother to first time grade one stakes winner Bowies Hero, winner of the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (G1) on March 10.
  • Hip No. 1021, a colt by More Than Ready, is a half brother to Remsen Stakes (G2) winner and Derby prospect Catholic Boy, second on February 10 in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.
  • Hip No. 1121, a colt by Cairo Prince, is out of a half sister to undefeated Army Mule, three for three and runaway winner of Aqueduct’s Carter Handicap (G1) last Saturday.

In all, since the beginning of 2017, April graduates have won or placed in 341 stakes races, accounting for 127 stakes victories including 34 graded stakes wins.

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 and sales results are available on the OBS website. Under Tack times and videos are posted shortly after the conclusion of each set, and sale results are updated frequently during 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 Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.