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March Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s expanded 2023 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at

A total of 830 juveniles have been cataloged for the now three-day sale, set for Monday through Wednesday, March 20th through March 22nd, with all sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Hips 1 – 278 will sell on Monday, Hips 279 – 556 on Tuesday: Hips 557 – 833 on Wednesday. The Under Tack Show will span four days: Tuesday, March 14th through Friday, March 17th. Hips 1 – 208 will breeze Tuesday; Hips 209 – 416 will breeze Wednesday; Hips 417 – 624 on Thursday and Hips 625– 833 will go Friday. All four 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 TDN, DRF and Blood-Horse, and Past The Wire websites.

A perennial source of top-class racehorses, the OBS March Sale has produced a long line of stakes winners, champions and millionaires. Since the beginning of 2021 OBS March graduates have been on the board in 340 black-type races, with 90 of them graded stakes.

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Gracing the 2023 March Sale catalog’s front cover is multi-millionaire Japanese racing star Café Pharoah, consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 March Sale, and sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. His victory last fall in the Mile Championship Nambu Hai (G1) at Morioka Racecourse was his fifth graded stakes win, among them back to back victories in the prestigious February Stakes (G1). The son of American Pharoah is his sire’s leading earner. Racing in the colors of Koichi Nishikawa and trained by Noriyuki Hori, he has compiled a 13-7-0-0 record and earned $3,414,646.  watch his under tack video  watch the Mile Championship video

Four more talented recent March grads are pictured on the back cover.

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C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC’s millionaire White Abarrio, trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., won Gulfstream’s Holy Bull (G3) and Florida Derby (G1) at three and been on the board in three more graded stakes.  The son of Race Day, now 11-4-1-2, has earned $1,112,550. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $40,000 out of the Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach, part of the powerful Bob Baffert 3-year-old brigade, has won three of four starts including the $101,500 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G3) at Del Mar in December. It was the second stakes score for the Florida-bred colt by Bayern, bred by Richard Heysek at Caperlane Farm. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2021 October Yearling Sale, and then purchased for $200,000 out of the Really and Truly Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 March Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5. To date, his record stands at 4-3-0-0 and he has earned $178,000.   watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video   October Yearling Sale walking video

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Rosedown Racing Stables, LLC’s Champions Dream wrapped up his juvenile campaign with a victory in Aqueduct’s Nashua Stakes (G3) in November and returned to the races with a second place finish in Tampa’s Pasco Stakes in January. The 3-year-old colt by Justify is now 4-2-1-0 with $170,250 in earnings for trainer Mark Casse.  He was purchased for $425,000 at the 2022 March Sale out of the Parrish Farms consignment after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch his under tack video     March Sale walking video


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Baoma Corporation’s Eda, presently training for a return to the races at Santa Anita has been idle since winning the Santa Ysabel (G3) last March in her only start last year.  At two, she was a three-time stakes winner, capping the year with a score in the Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos. The 4-year-old daughter of Munnings, trained by Bob Baffert, returns with a 7-5-1-0 career record and $430,000 in earnings. She was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2021 OBS March Sale, where she was purchased for $550,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video     March Sale walking video

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the March Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the OBS website: obs-online-bidding

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. Advanced search and filter capability has been added 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:

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.

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated throughout each session of the March Sale.  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.