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Spring Sale’s Under Tack Show begins Sunday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Sunday, April 16th, and continues through Saturday, April 22nd. All seven sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-175 will breeze on Sunday. Hip No.’s 176-350 go to the track Monday; Hip No’s 351-525 breeze Tuesday; Hip No’s 526-700 work Wednesday, Hip No.’s 701-875 breeze Thursday, Hip No’s 876-1050 work on Friday and Hip No’s 1051-1222 will go to the track Saturday.

The Sale is set for Tuesday, April 25th through Friday, April 28th 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 on YouTube and 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.

Long a source of top-class racehorses, the OBS Spring Sale has grown in stature to become the world’s preeminent juvenile auction. Through the years the sale has produced a sizable roster of champions, millionaires and Breeders’ Cup winners, horses competing and succeeding at the sport’s highest levels.

Last year’s sale upholds that legacy. To date, 2022 OBS Spring graduates, on the board in 40 graded stakes, have posted 16 graded stakes victories.

Havnameltdown    (Benoit photo)

Mo Strike got the ball rolling with a victory in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes (G3). Havnameltdown took the Best Pal (G3), Bob Hope (G3), San Vicente (G2) and was second in the recent Saudi Derby (G3). And Tell Me Nolies has won the Del Mar Debutante (G1), Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G2) and finished second in the Santa Anita Oaks (G2).  Packs a Wahlop took two graded stakes, scoring in Del Mar’s Juvenile Turf Stakes (G3) and Santa Anita’s Zuma Beach (G3). At Woodbine, Renegade Rebel won the Mazarine Stakes (G3), the talented Arabian Knight scored in Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes (G3) and Red Carpet Lady took Gulfstream’s Forward Gal (G3).

Three OBS Spring grads are on the TDN’s list of top ten Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidates, with Affirmative Lady, winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) and Gazelle Stakes (G3) winner Promiseher America joining And Tell Me Nolies.

Practical Move (Benoit photo)

Finally, Practical Move is at or near the top of everyone’s Kentucky Derby (G1) list after winning three straight graded stakes: the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2), San Felipe Stakes (G2) and the Santa Anita Derby (G1).

 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:

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.