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OBS Day of Racing on November 24, 2020 has been cancelled

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, Inc. has cancelled the 2020 OBS Day of Racing, scheduled to be held on November 24, 2020.

The restrictions and protocols implemented by racetracks due to the Covid-19 situation have created limited availability of racing personnel which prevents OBS from conducting these races in a safe responsible manner. Racetracks in Florida and throughout the country have policies in place which do not allow jockeys to move freely between tracks.  Testing and quarantine requirements for jockeys that travel away from their home racetrack will inhibit their participation at OBS.

“With Gulfstream Park preparing for its championship meet and Tampa Bay Downs starting Thanksgiving weekend, it is important for racing in Florida to continue uninterrupted”, stated OBS President Tom Ventura.  “OBS will evaluate potential future dates for racing that complements the racing calendar. “

Contact Jay Friedman for more information at (352) 237-2154 or via email


Live racing returns on Tuesday, November 24th. Two sprint stakes for OBS Sale graduates headline the day. Free nominations to both races close on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The strategic position on the calendar provides horsemen a stakes opportunity before the kickoff of the Gulfstream Park Championship and the Tampa Bay Downs meets. The two OBS stakes are non-wagering events, but there will be pari-mutuel wagering available on eight additional races. Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 17th.

The OBS Sprint and the OBS Filly and Mare Sprint are for three years old and upward. Both stakes races will be run over six furlongs, each with a guaranteed purse of $125,000, restricted to OBS graduates. Entries will be taken on Tuesday, November 17th. Both races will be run as non-wagering events. The eight pari-mutuel races will feature quarter horse races for two year olds as well as for three years old and upward at distances from 220 yards to 440 yards. Up to four thoroughbred maiden and starter allowance races may be used as substitute races. Purses range from $4,000 to $7,000 with all starters guaranteed a minimum of $200.

Click on the links below for information and conditions of the races. Contact Jay Friedman for more information at (352) 237-2154 or via email

OBS Sprint Stakes Information Pari-Mutuel QH & TB Condition Book
OBS November 2020 Race Day Forms