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Spring Sale’s Under Tack Show begins Sunday, May 31

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s rescheduled 2020 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Sunday, May 31st, and continues through Saturday, June 6th. All seven sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-176 plus supplements 1233-1244 will breeze on Sunday. Hip No.’s 177-352 and supplements 1245-1256 go to the track Monday; Hip No’s 353-528 plus supplements 1257-1267 breeze Tuesday; Hip No’s 529-704 and supplements 1268-1278 work Wednesday, Hip No.’s 705-880 plus supplements 1279-1289 breeze Thursday, Hip No’s 881-1056 and supplements 1290-1300 work on Friday and Hip No’s 1057-1231 plus supplements 1301-1315 will go to the track Saturday.

The Sale, postponed since its original April dates, is now set for Tuesday, June 9th through Friday, June 12th with each session beginning at 10:00 a.m. For the first time, online bidding will be available. Bidders must register in advance. For more information, please go to the OBS website at: online bidding information. Walking videos and conformation photos may be available in addition to under tack videos for each horse.

Hip No’s 1-308 plus supplements 1233-1252 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No’s 309-616 and supplements 1263-1272 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.’s 617-924 and supplements 1273-1292 sell Thursday and Hip No’s. 925-1231 and supplements 1293-1315 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 can be viewed via the OBS website at The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated 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 entire catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog app. The app allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For information and downloads visit:

The Spring Sale has grown into a major international marketplace and become a shining centerpiece of OBS’ three juvenile auctions.  By My Standards, winner of the recent Oaklawn Handicap (G2) in May became the 40th Spring Sale graduate to surpass.  Thirteen Spring Sale graduates are Eclipse Award winners, the latest the trio featured on the 2020 catalog covers.

William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole earned the Eclipse Award as 2019’s Champion Male Sprinter winning six of seven starts including the Churchill Downs S. (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) and Forego Stakes (G1). He wrapped up the year and the championship with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Consigned to the 2017 Spring Sale by Grassroots Training & Sales, the son of Eskendereya was sold for $140,000 after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained to a title by Steve Asmussen, he goes to stud with a 14-10-2-2 career record and earnings of $3,104,910. Mitole is the eighth OBS graduate crowned Sprint champion, following Groovy (1987), Cherokee Run (1994), Not Surprising (1995), Lost in the Fog (2005), Midnight Lute (2007), Kodiak Kowboy (2009) and Trinniberg (2012). watch Mitole’s under tack video

Bloom Racing Stable LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing LLC’s Midnight Bisou, the fourth OBS graduate to win the Eclipse Award as Champion Older Dirt Female, joined Jewel Princess (1996), Fleet Indian (2006) and Ginger Punch (2007). Also trained by Steve Asmussen, she racked up seven graded stakes wins in 2019, highlighted by her victory over co-finalist Elate in Saratoga’ s Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. She was purchased by Jeffrey Bloom for $80,000 out of the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2017 April Sale after working an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. The daughter of OBS graduate Midnight Lute, who began 2020 with a game second place finish in the $20-million Saudi Cup on February 29th, has compiled a 20-12-5-3 career record and earned $7,250,000 to date. watch Midnight Bisou’s under tack video

Exline-Border Racing LLC, David A. Bernsen, Susanna Wilson and Dan Hudock’s Storm the Court earned the title of Champion 2-Year-Old Male with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Consigned to the 2019 April Sale by Woodside Ranch, Agent, he was purchased for $60,000 by Marette Farrell, Agent for Exline-Border Racing LLC after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. The son of Court Vision, trained by Peter Eurton, also third in Santa Anita’s American Pharoah (G1), has earned $1,235,451. watch Storm the Court’s under tack video

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.