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Spring Sale’s Under Tack Show begins Sunday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Sunday, April 10th, and continues through Saturday, April 16th. All seven sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-176 will breeze on Sunday. Hip No.’s 177-352 go to the track Monday; Hip No.’s 353-528 breeze Tuesday; Hip No.’s 529-704 work Wednesday, Hip No.’s 705-880 breeze Thursday, Hip No’s 881-1056 work on Friday and Hip No’s 1057-1231 will go to the track Saturday.

The Sale is set for Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, April 22nd with each session beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.’s 1-308 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No.’s 309-616 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.’s 617-924 sell Thursday and Hip No.’s. 925-1231 will sell on Friday.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at and via the TDN, DRF, Blood-Horse and Past The Wire 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.

Online bidding will again 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.

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 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 OBS Spring Sale has grown in size and stature through the years. The middle link in OBS’s three-part Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale schedule, the Spring Sale is a showcase for talented youngsters consigned by both market breeders and pinhookers. The performance of the sale’s graduates has fueled this growth, with OBS Spring Sale grads currently enjoying a spectacular year making headlines coast to coast and around the world.

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Speedway Stables LLC’s unbeaten Corniche ended 2021 on a high note with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and the Eclipse Award as champion 2-Year-Old Male. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by de Meric Sales, Agent, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased by Marette Farrell, Agent, for a sale-topping $1,500,000. Trained by Bob Baffert, the son of Quality Road ended his juvenile campaign with $1,262,000 in earnings. watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam got the new year off to a rousing start by successfully defending his title in Gulfstream’s $982,300 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1). The 5-year-old son of Liam’s Map, trained by Todd Pletcher, giving him four graded stakes wins, a 11-7-0-1 career record and $1,810,565 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

OBS Spring Sale graduates next made headlines overseas with a one-two finish in the $20-million Saudi Cup (G1), with Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz’s Emblem Road edging fellow OBS Spring graduate Country Grammer. It was the third stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Mitab Almulawah, now 9-7-1-1 and the latest OBS millionaire with earnings of $10,204,734. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was purchased for $80,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video   Spring Sale walking video
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OBS Spring Sale success found its way Down Under in March when LNJ Foxwoods’ Lighthouse captured the $600,000 ATC Coolmore Cup (G1) at Australia’s Rosehill Gardens. It was the first graded stakes victory for the 6-year-old daughter of Mizzen Mast, trained by Ciaron Maher & David Eust, now 17-8-5-1 with six stakes wins and $973,383 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS April Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before she was purchased for $375,000 out of the Randy Miles consignment. watch her under tack video    watch a video of the race


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Zedan Racing, Winstar Farm and Commonwealth Thoroughbreds’ Country Grammer continued his lucrative campaign with a victory in the $12-million Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan. It was the second grade one stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Tonalist, trained by Bob Baffert, leaving him with a 10-4-2-1 career record and $10,851,685 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS Spring Sale, he sped an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

In all, since the beginning of 2021, 195 OBS Spring Sale graduates have won or placed in 379 stakes races, with 71 winning or placing in 124 graded stakes. On the near horizon is the Kentucky Oaks (G1), the year’s first major test for 3-year-old fillies. A trio of talented OBS Spring grads are taking dead aim at the race, headed by undefeated catalog cover girls Kathleen O. and Shahama.

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Winngate Stables LLC’s Kathleen O. will try to make it five for five after her recent score in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2). The 3-year-old daughter of Upstart is trained by Shug McGaughey and has earned $379,730 to date. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Stuart Morris at the 2020 October Yearling Sale, then purchased for $275,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

KHK Racing’s Shahama is also going for five straight, coming in off a victory in the UAE Oaks (G3) at Meydan. A half sister to champion Lookin At Lucky, she’s trained by Fawzi Nass and has earned $223,484 to date. Consigned to the 2021 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, she was purchased by her trainer for $425,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. race video  watch her under tack video   Spring Sale walking video

Hidden Brook Farm and Black Type Thoroughbreds’ Hidden Connection, winner of the Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs in September, comes into the Oaks off a second place finish by a nose to champion Echo Zulu in the recent Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). The daughter of Connect is a two-time OBS graduate, going through the ring at the 2021 Spring Sale, then purchased for $85,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2021 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. Trained by Bret Calhoun, she’s now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $399,525. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking 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.