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OBS March catalog now online

The catalog for the 2024 OBS March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at

A total of 849 juveniles, including 41 two year olds for the complete dispersal of the prominent breeding and racing Lothenbach Stables, Inc., have been cataloged for the three-day sale, set for Tuesday through Thursday, March 12th through March 14th with all sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Hips 1 – 284 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 285 – 568 on Wednesday and 569 – 853 on Thursday.  The Under Tack Show will span four days: Wednesday, March 6th through Saturday, March 9th. Hips 1 – 213 will breeze Wednesday; Hips 214 – 426 will breeze Thursday; Hips 427 – 639 on Friday and Hips 640 – 853 will go Saturday. 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.

Since the beginning of 2022, OBS March graduates have been on the board 363 times in black-type races, 118 of them graded stakes including 41 graded stakes wins.

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The March Sale catalog’s front cover boy is C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable LLC’s multi-millionaire 5-year-old White Abarrio. (Race Day – Catching Diamonds) A 2023 Horse of the Year finalist, he’s a three-time grade one stakes winner, taking the Florida Derby (G1) at three and the Whitney (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at four. Trained by Rick Dutrow, he has compiled a 15-7-1-3 career record with $4,946,350 in earnings and is pointing toward the $20-million Saudi Cup (G1) on February 24th. The 5-year-old son of Race Day is a two-time OBS graduate, 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 videoMarch Sale walking video

The back cover features a trio of graded stakes winning OBS March graduates.

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The brightest new OBS March Sale star is Zedan Racing Stables’ Eclipse Award finalist Muth (Good Magic – Hoppa). After a sensational debut victory at Santa Anita in June, he took the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) in October and began his 3-year-old campaign with a victory in the recent San Vicente Stakes (G1). Consigned to the 2023 OBS March Sale by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent, for a sale record equaling $2-million after speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5. The 3-year-old colt by Good Magic, trained by Bob Baffert, is now 5-3-2-0 and has earned $716,600 to date.  watch his under tack videoMarch Sale walking video

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Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Speed Boat Beach (Bayern – Sophia Mia) wrapped up his 3-year-old campaign with a victory in Santa Anita’s Malibu Stakes (G1) in December.  The multiple graded stakes winning 4-year-old son of Bayern, also trained by Bob Baffert, is now 7-4-1-0 and has earned $498,000. He’s also 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.  watch his under tack videoMarch Sale walking videoOctober Yearling Sale walking video

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Kazuo Kato’s millionaire Jasper Krone (Frosted – Fancy Kitten) is a two-time graded stakes winner in Japan, with 2023 victories in the Kitakyushu Kinen Stakes (G3) and the CBC Sho (Gr. 3). Now 17-6-1-2, the 5-year-old son of Frosted, trained by Hideyuki Mori, has earned $1,230,427. At the 2021 OBS March Sale, he was purchased for $90,000 out of the Kings Equine consignment after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the March Sale. Buyers may 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. Under Tack videos, walking videos, photos, and past performances are also available.

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.