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Spring Sale Under Tack Show starts Sunday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2024 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Sunday, April 7th, and continues through Saturday, April 13th. All seven sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-173 will breeze on Sunday. Hip No.’s 174-345 go to the track Monday; Hip No’s 346-518 breeze Tuesday; Hip No’s 519-690 work Wednesday, Hip No.’s 691-863 breeze Thursday, Hip No’s 864-1035 work on Friday and Hip No’s 1036-1208 will go to the track Saturday.

The Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th through Friday, April 19th with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No’s 1-302 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No’s 303-604 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.’s 605-906 sell Thursday and Hip No’s. 907-1208 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.

The OBS Spring Sale has evolved to become the world’s preeminent juvenile auction, producing champions, millionaires and Breeders’ Cup winners, with alumni competing at the game’s highest levels and on the sport’s biggest stages.

OBS Spring grads win from coast to coast and overseas. Since the beginning of 2023, 87 OBS Spring graduates have won or placed in 139 graded races, better than two per week, with 44 grads accounting for 55 graded wins, including those scored by the recent five grade one stakes winners on the catalog’s front cover.

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Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.’s Arabian Knight, a two-time graded stakes winner, captured Del Mar’s $1,000,000 Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) in frontrunning style. Trained by Bob Baffert, the Uncle Mo colt has compiled a 5-3-0-1 record and has earned $1,544,275. He was purchased by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing for a sale-topping $2.3-million out of the Top Line Sales consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5.  watch his under tack video     Spring Sale walking video

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Bob Baffert also trains Zedan Racing’s Arabian Lion, who took the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. The colt by Justify, a two-time graded stakes winner, has compiled a 9-3-2-1 record and earned $498,100. He was purchased for $600,000 out of the Hidden Brook consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.  watch his under tack video Spring Sale walking video

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Natalie J. Baffert and Debbie Lanni’s Du Jour passed the million-dollar mark with his recent victory in the Santa Anita’s $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. It was the third graded win for the son of Temple City, trained by Bob Baffert, now 17-6-3-2 career record with $1,118,220 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 and was purchased for $280,000 out of the Off the Hook consignment by Donato Lanni, Agent.  Spring Sale walking video         watch his under tack video

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Pierre Jean Amestoy, Jr., Leslie A. Amestoy and Roger K. Beasley’s Practical Move was a three-time graded stakes winner, the last a victory in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) for trainer Tim Yakteen. The 2022 OBS Spring Sale graduate, purchased for $230,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, had an 8-5-1-2 record and earned $923,200 at the races.

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FMQ Stables’ Saudi Crown was a wire-to-wire winner of the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx in September for trainer Brad Cox. The son of Always Dreaming has a 9-4-2-1 career record with $2,982,085 in earnings. He was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale and sold for $240,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video  

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the Spring 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—on line bidding

The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Past The Wire websites.

The online catalog contains 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 and conformation photos 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:

Sales results will be available on the OBS website, updated during each session of the Spring 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 Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.