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OBS-March star rising in Japan

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Kazumi Yoshida’s Assurbanipal (Arrogate – Georgie’s Angel) looks like a horse with a future after romping to a seven-length victory in a $95,336 1600m allowance on Saturday at Toyko Racecourse in Japan. The 3-year-old colt by Arrogate, trained by Hiroyasu Tanaka, was a winner at first asking at two and is now 3-2-1-0 and earned $118,352. The full brother to multiple graded stakes winner Cave Rock was purchased for $1,050,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video            March Sale walking video

Super Chow scores in the Maryland Sprint Stakes

Lauren King photo

Lea Farms LLC’s Super Chow (Lord Nelson – Bonita Mia) shot right to the lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) at Pimlico and was never headed, cruising to victory by a length and three quarters. It’s the third graded stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Lord Nelson, purchased for $75,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Jorge Delgado, he has compiled a 19-9-4-5 career record and earned $782,900. watch his under tack video      Spring Sale walking video

Ryan Thompson photo

Tameem Binhamad KH. H. Al-Thani’s Crimson Advocate (Nyquist – Citizen Advocate) earned a trip to Ascot at two with a victory in Gulfstream’s Royal Palm Juvenile Fillies Stakes and won the Queen Mary Stakes (G2). She made her 3-year-old debut on Saturday against the boys in Gulfstream’s $81,000 Roar Stakes and scored by a length, with fellow OBS graduate Sir Flash (Not This Time – Meadow Bride) checking in third. George Weaver trains the daughter of Nyquist, purchased for $100,000 out of the Beth Bayer consignment at the 2022 OBS October Selected Yearling Sale.  She now boasts a 5-3-0-1 record has earned $202,147.  Selected Yearling Sale walking video     

Gary Barber’s Witwatersrand (Connect – Carta deOro), last of five early in Woodbine’s $120,000 Ruling Angel Stakes, swung out for the drive, collared the leaders a furlong from home, blew right on by and was best by four lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning filly by Connect, consigned by White Lilac (Katie Miranda), Agent, to the 2023 OBS March Sale, where she went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. Now 6-3-0-1 for trainer Mark Casse, she has earned $152,360.  watch her under tack video        March Sale walking video

Randy Howg, John Holleman, Norman Tremblay, Surging Sky Ventures LLC, Brian McGinnis and Selman Shaby’s Mr Fillip (Mitole – Filibustin), just off the pace early in Saturday’s $50,000 Golden Circle Stakes at Prairie Meadows, took over turning for home and romped away to win by 13-1/4 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Desperate Man (Practical Joke – Tap Tap Taparoo) set the pace and settled for third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old son of champion OBS graduate Mitole, purchased for $300,000 out of the Oak Creek Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Trained by Matt Williams, he’s now 5-2-1-1 and has earned $137,075.  watch his under tack video          Spring Sale walking video

Hong Kyung Pyo’s Ssonsal (Adios Charlie–Wink At the Boys) is the latest OBS millionaire after leading a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $516,740 Chairman’s Cup Sprint Stakes (G2-KOR) at Seoul on Sunday. He was best by a neck over 7-year-old 2019 OBS June graduate Eoma Eoma (Algorithms-Lignite), with 9-year-old 2017 OBS Spring graduate Morfhis (Stephen Got Even – Chinchilla), a length back in third.The 8-year-old Florida-bred son of Adios Charlie, now 39-14-5-5 with earnings of $1,096,212, was purchased for $8,500 out of the T-Square Stud consignment at the 2017 October Yearling Sale.   race video

Gun Song scores in Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Gun Song James McCue photo

R. Lee Lewis’ Gun Song (Gun Runner – Nicole H) stalked the pace into the first turn of Pimlico’s $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2), took the lead turning for home, opened daylight in the stretch and coasted home a winner by 3-1/4 lengths. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Gun Runner, purchased for $400,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Hennig, she’s now 6-3-1-1 and has earned $311,340 to date.  watch her under tack video            March Sale walking video

OBS grads posted a trio of stakes wins on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard.

C2 Racing Stable LLC and Stefania Farms, LLC’s Mystic Lake (Mo Town – Salty Soul) went right to the lead at the start of the $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) and never looked back, unchallenged en route to a 4-1/2 length victory. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Mo Town, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2022 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $130,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2023 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5.  Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., she’s a three-time stakes winner, compiled a 9-4-2-1 record and earned $291,554  watch her under tack video                 March Sale walking video

Omar Aldabbagh and Jeff Ganje’s Shotgun Hottie (Gun Runner – Re Entry) sat just off the lead in the $100,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes, swung out after the leaders on the turn, took command a furlong out and cruised home a 5-1/2 length winner. It’s the fourth stakes win for the 5-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Gun Runner, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 19-6-4-2 with $926,557 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Gene Recio, Agent, she was sold for $45,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5.  watch her under tack video          Spring Sale walking video

Blue Heaven Farm’s (Bonnie Baskin and Adam Corndorf) Pyrenees (Into Mischief – Our Khrysty) ran his winning streak to four with a victory in the $250,000 Pimlico Special Stakes (G3), coming from behind with a late surge and scoring by three quarters of a length. It was the stakes debut for the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 8-4-1-1 with $321,716 in earnings. Consigned by Gene Recio,Agent, to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video

Joey Freshwater takes the Runhappy Stakes

Joey Freshwater (Goglianese)

Winning Move Stable’s Joey Freshwater sat just off the pace in Saturday’s $175,000 Runhappy Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, grabbed the lead inside the final furlong then held off a late charge to win by a neck. It’s the second graded stakes victory for the 4-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed, trained by Linda Rice, now 16-6-2-2 with $480,780 in earnings. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, he was purchased for $25,000 out of the Harris Training Center consignment after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.   watch his under tack video      June Sale walking video

 

Gabladon (RyanThompson)

Soldi Stable LLC’s Gabaldon (Gone Astray – Valuable Miss) is on his way to Royal Ascot after a front-running 1-1/4 length victory in his debut on Saturday in the $110,000 Royal Palm Juvenile Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  Consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, to the 2023 OBS October Yearling Sale, the 2-year-old Florida-bred son of Gone Astray was purchased by Soldi Stables LLC for $9,000. Trained by Jose Francisco D’Angelo, he has earned $57,500 and a trip to Ascot.  

Kathleen O. (Ryan Thompson)

Winngate Stables LLC’s Kathleen O. was last of five in Sunday’s $100,000 Serena’s Song Stakes at Monmouth Park, but swung out for the drive, ran past the leaders in the lane and was best by three-quarters at the wire. Trained by Shug McGaughey, the multiple graded stakes winning 5-year-old daughter of Upstart has compiled a 12-5-3-0 career record and earned $570,635. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris at the 2020 Fall Mixed 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

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Hronis Racing LLC’s Tapalo (Tapiture – Agent Romanoff) went right to the lead at the start of Sunday’s $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita and never looked back en route to a seven length victory, with fellow OBS graduate Tessuto (Munnings – Cayman Croc) checking in third. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Tapiture, a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris at the 2022 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased or $55,000 out of the Jose Munoz consignment at the 2023 March Sale after speeding an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. Trained by John Sadler, he’s now 7-2-2-1 and has earned $137,020.  watch his under tack video          March Sale walking video

OBS June Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2024 June Two-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The sale and under tack show were each shifted to start one day earlier than originally scheduled to allow inspection and travel time for those attending Belmont Stakes weekend held at Saratoga this year.

A total of 994 horses, including 980 two-year-olds and 14 Horses of Racing Age, are in the main catalog for the three-day sale, set for Wednesday, June 12th through Friday, June 14th, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Hips 1 – 350 (2YO) will sell on Wednesday and Hips 351 – 700 (2YO) on Thursday. On Friday, Hips 701 – 980 plus supplements (2YO) and Hips 1101 – 1114 plus supplements (HRA) will be offered for sale.  The deadline for supplemental entries is May 22nd, 2024 at noon.

The Under Tack Show will span six days: Tuesday, June 4th through Sunday, June 9th, with all sessions beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Hip Number breakdown will be announced following the closing of supplemental entries.

As always, 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.

Adare Manor Coady photo

The catalog covers are a testament to the quality of OBS June Sale graduates, showcased by OBS June graduate two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Goldencents’ son Mystic Dan’s thrilling victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1). The front cover features Michael Lund Petersen’s Adare Manor (Uncle Mo – Brooklynsway), recent winner of the $1,250,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park. It was the second grade one victory for the 5-year-old mare by Uncle Mo, a six-time graded stakes winner with a 16-8 -5-0 career record and $1,736,600 in earnings for trainer Bob Baffert.  At the 2021 OBS June Sale, she was purchased for $375,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment by Donato Lanni, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch her under tack video       June Sale walking video

War Like Goddess Coglianese

George Krikorian’s nine-time graded stakes winning multimillionaire War Like Goddess (English Channel – Misty North) is on the back cover. Her resume includes a win in Saratoga’s Flower Bowl (G1), two straight victories in Aqueduct’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), three straight scores in Keeneland’s Bewitch (G3), two wins in the Glens Falls (G2) at Saratoga and a victory in Gulfstream’s Orchid (G3). Bill Mott trains the 7-year-old daughter of English Channel, now 18-11-2-2 with $2,535,184 earnings. Consigned to the 2019 OBS June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Webslinger Coady photography

On the board seven times in graded stakes, D.J. Stable LLC’s Webslinger (Constitution – Arana) is shown winning the American Turf Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of Constitution was purchased for $50,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the June Sale after speeding three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Casse, he was third in the Turf Classic Stakes (G1) at Churchill Downs on Derby Day, leaving him with a 16-4-4-4 record and $1,265,320 in earnings.  watch his under tack video        June Sale walking video

Il Miracolo Nicole Thomas photo

Alexandres, LLC’s Il Miracolo (Gun Runner – Tapit’s World) served notice he was a serious horse with a victory in the Smarty Jones (G3) at Parx in August. Since then, he’s been on the board in six graded stakes including a win in the Ghostzapper Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old son of Gun Runner, trained by Antonio Sano, has compiled a 20-4-5-4 record to date and has earned $726,635. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased for $70,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. watch his under tack video      June Sale walking video

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the June 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: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

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 frequently during each session of the 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 obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Visually scores in Santa Anita’s Senorita Stakes

Visually Benoit photo

California Racing Partners, Ciaglia Racing LLC, Fick Brothers Racing Inc., Dario Bernardi and George P. Monty’s Visually (Enticed – Eye Candy Annie) rated off the pace in Santa Anita’s $101,500 Senorita Stakes (G3), swung out for the drive, reached the leaders a furlong out and was best by a length at the wire. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Enticed, trained by Librado Barocio, leaving her with a 9-2-1-2 record and $139,400 in earnings. She’s a two-time OBS graduate, sold first by Long Trail Stables at the 2022 October Yearling Sale and then purchased for $20,000 out of the Coastal Equine consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5.   watch her under tack video        Spring Sale walking video         October Sale walking video

OBS graduates captured two stakes races on Sunday at Belmont at Aqueduct.

Dontlookbackatall Coglianese photo

West Point Thoroughbreds, Scarlet Oak Racing and Titletown Racing Stables’ Dontlookbackatall (Peace and Justice – Celtic Arch) stalked the leaders in the $150,000 License Fee Stakes, put her nose in front at the eighth pole and edged away to score by a neck over fellow OBS graduate Gal in a Rush (Ghostzapper – Hudson River Gal). It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Peace and Justice, consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale and sold for $150,000 after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. Trained by Christophe Clement, she’s now 11-4-5-0 and has earned $319,690. watch her under tack video          March Sale walking video

Doncho Coglianese photo

JAL Racing’s Doncho (Mo Town – Sassy Redhead) is three for four and a stakes winner after a frontrunning 2-1/2 length victory in the $150,000 Gold Fever Stakes, with fellow OBS graduate Buccherino (Bucchero – Bellimbusto) checking in third. Michelle Lovell trains the 3-year-old son of Mo Town, now 4-3-0-0 with $168,000 in earnings. Consigned by GOP Racing Stable Corp., Agent, to the 2023 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $72,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5. watch his under tack video       June Sale walking video

OBS grads post three graded stakes wins

OBS graduates posted a pair of graded stakes wins at Churchill Downs and one at Woodbine on Saturday

Clark O. Brewster, L. William Heiligbrodt and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Cogburn (Not This Time – In A Jif) is on the verge of joining the millionaires’ club after taking command of the $600,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (G2) on the turn, easing away down the stretch and winning by 2-1/4 lengths. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the four-time stakes winning 4-year-old son of Not This Time has compiled a 13-7-2-0 career record and earned $962,730 to date. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Pick View LLC, Agent, he was sold for $150,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 3/5. watch his under tack video Spring Sale walking video

Amerman Racing LLC’s Trikari (Oscar Performance – Dynamic Holiday), ignored at 47-1 in the American Turf Stakes (G2), was bumped at the start, came off the rail to challenge the leaders after turning for home and drew off late to score by a length and a half. It’s the second stakes victory for the lightly raced 3-year-old colt by Oscar Performance, purchased for $27,500 by Amerman Racing out of the Ordonez Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2022 October Yearling Sale. To date, he has a 5-3-1-0 record and has earned $541,890.  October Sale walking video

Glassman Racing’s Play the Music (Mo Town – Hey Little Sister) rated off the pace under Patrick Husbands in Woodbine’s $140,025 Whimsical Stakes (G3), rallied wide on the turn to reach contention, took command a furlong out and drew off to win by 4-1/4 lengths. It’s the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Mo Town, now 12-5-1-3 for trainer Mark Casse with $341,598 in earnings. At the 2022 OBS March Sale, she was sold by Eisaman Equine, Agent, for $300,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in:10 flat. watch her under tack video        Spring Sale walking video

OBS grads scored in two stakes races on Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Freedom Principle (Lauren King)

Echo Papa Racing Corp.’s Freedom Principle (Flameaway – Diamondette), well off the pace in the $100,000 English Channel Stakes, circled horses on the turn, kept coming down the stretch, and was up in the final yards to score by a neck. It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Flameaway, trained by Jose Garoffalo, now 7-3-2-0 with $135,508 in earnings. Consigned by GOP Racing Stable to the 2023 OBS March Sale, the 3-year-old colt went through the ring after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video March Sale walking video

De Regreso (Ryan Thompson)

Cairoli Racing Stable and Magic Stables, Inc.’s De Regreso (Audible – Texas Gem) picked up her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Honey Ryder Stakes. Rallying from off the pace, she took charge a furlong from home and scored by 2-3/4 lengths over fellow OBS graduate Stormcast (Mitole – Scolara). Antonio Sano trains the 3-year-old daughter of Audible, who went through the ring at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in 10 1/5. Now 9-3-1-2 she has earned $121,372. watch her under tack video

Two OBS grads in the Oaks; Three in the Derby

A pair of graded stakes winning OBS graduates will start in Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas sends out Aaron Sones’ Lemon Muffin (Collected – Pelt). The daughter of OBS graduate Collected, who broke her maiden in Oaklawn’s Honeybee Stakes (G3), has compiled a 7-1-4-0 record and has earned $324,000. Keith Asmussen will ride from post six. At the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased out of the Dark Star Thoroughbreds consignment for $140,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch her under tack video        Spring Sale walking video

Lea Farms, LLC’s Power Squeeze (Union Rags – Callmethesqueeze) comes into the race after taking the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) in her last start. It was the third stakes victory for the filly by Union Rags, purchased for $90,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock consignment at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in:10 1/5. Trained by Jorge Delgado, she’s now 6-4-1-0 and has earned $337,450 and will break from post twelve under Daniel Centeno.   watch her under tack video    Spring  Sale walking video

The Kentucky Derby (G1) has drawn a trio of OBS graduates.

Trainer Brad Cox sends out Qatar Racing, LLC, Resolute Racing and Marc Detampel’s Just a Touch (Justify – Touching Beauty). The lightly raced colt byJustify broke his maiden at first asking in January and comes into the Derby off consecutive second place finishes in the Gotham (G3) and Blue Grass (G1). He’ll break from post eight under Florent Geroux. Consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, he was sold for $300,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in: 9 4/5. He’s now 3-1-2-0 and has earned $281,700. watch his under tack video    Spring  Sale walking video

Granpollo Stables LLC’s Grand Mo the First (Uncle Mo – Lilies So Fair), third in the Florida Derby last time out, was also on the board in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3), Zuma Beach (G3) and Swale Stakes. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., the Uncle Mo colt has compiled a 6-2-0-4 record and earned $214,650. Emisael Jaramillo has the mount and he’ll break from post 16. Offered by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds at the 2023 OBS March Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video

Average Joe Racing Stables, Ltd. and Dan Wells’ Mugatu (Blofeld – Union Way) is on the also eligible list for trainer Jeff Engler with Joe Talamo named to ride. The son of Blofeld comes in with a 12-1-1-3 record and $80,570 in earnings. At the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, he breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased for $14,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video    Spring  Sale walking video

OBS Alters June Sale Schedule

The start of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June 2024 Two-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age Sale and Under Tack Show have each been shifted forward one day to allow additional travel and inspection time for those attending Belmont Stakes weekend held at Saratoga this year from June 6th to June 9th.

The June Sale will now start Wednesday, June 12th and run through Friday, June 14th. All three sessions get underway at 10:00 a.m.

The June Under Tack Show will now begin Tuesday, June 4th and continue through Sunday, June 9th with each session beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For more information regarding the June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Skippylongstocking scores in Oaklawn Handicap

Skippylongstocking SV photography

Daniel Alonso’s Skippylongstocking (Exaggerator – Twinkling) passed the $2-million mark in earnings with an authoritative victory in Saturday’s $1,250,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2). Pressing the pace from the start, he went for the lead on the turn, took over in the stretch and eased away to a two-length victory. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., the 4-year-old son of Exaggerator has posted six graded stakes wins, compiled a 23-8-2-4 career record and earned $2,291,685. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment.  watch his under tack video

Patriot Spirit SV photography

Mellon Patch, Inc.’s Patriot Spirit (Constitution – Mistical Plan) took the lead shortly after the break in Sunday’s $200,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne and never looked back, en route to an effortless 5-3/4 length victory.  It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Constitution, trained by Michael B. Campbell, now 7-3-0-1 with $208,300 in earnings. He was purchased for $80,000 out of the Clary Bloodstock consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video

Nyquist filly tops record Spring Sale finale

Hip 915 Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 915, a daughter of Nyquist consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Donato Lanni, Agent for Baoma Corp. for $850,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record breaking 2024 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 was the Saturday session’s co-fastest, is out of Amagansett, by Tapit, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Twirl (IRE).

  • Kimmel & Sallusto, Agent, went to $725,000 for Hip No. 995, a son of McKinzie consigned by Caliente Thoroughbreds, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat, is out of Bernadreamy, by Bernardini, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Dream Empress.
  • Hip No. 1005, a son of Twirling Candy who breezed an eighth in a co-fastest :9 4/5 on Saturday was purchased by Marquee Bloodstock, Agent, for $700,000. Consigned by Global Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, the bay colt is out of Bite the Stars, by Flatter, a half sister to graded stakes winner Stanford.
  • Hip No. 1075, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to 30 Year Farm LLC for $700,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Choir, by Pulpit, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winning two-time OBS graduate Emmy Darling.
  • Hip No. 920, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, went to D. J. Stable LLC & Robert Cotran for $685,000. The bay colt, who galloped at the Under Tack Show, is a half brother to graded stakes winner First Captain out of graded stakes winner America, by A.P. Indy.
  • Hip No. 974, a daughter of McKinzie consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, was sold to Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC for $675,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Bay Harbor, by Speightstown, a daughter of graded stakes winner Our Khrysty.
  • Three Amigos went to $600,000 for Hip No. 928, a daughter of Tiz the Law consigned by On Point Training & Sales. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in a co-fastest :9 4/5, is out of stakes placed Animal Appeal, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), from the family of stakes winner Triple Card.
  • Hip No. 972, Metallix, a son of Quality Road consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent for Chester & Mary Broman, was sold to Pedro Lanz, Agent for KAS Stables, for $600,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Coinage out of grade one stakes winner Bar of Gold, by Medaglia d’Oro.
  • Hip No. 1143, a daughter of McKinzie whose Under Tack quarter in :20 1/5 equaled the track record, was sold to Bill Childs for $600,000. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, the bay filly is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Strategic Dreams out of D’fashion, by D’Wilcat.
  • Hip No. 936, a son of Not This Time consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Lael Stable for $550,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed a quarter in :20 4/5, is a half brother to recent stakes winner Laughing Boy out of Applauding, by Congrats, from the family of grade one stakes winner Shedaresthedevil.
  • Hip No. 1064, a son of Nyquist consigned by GOP Racing Stable Corp. was sold to Donato Lanni, Agent for Zedan Racing Stable for $525,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Charlatana by Harlan’s Holiday,  a half sister to graded stakes winner Laoban.
  • Hip No. 1056, a son of Omaha Beach consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, was purchased by Spendthrift Farm LLC for $510,000. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat, is out of Caxambas Pass, by Tiznow, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Point of Entry.
  • Bow River Ranch, Hoby Kight, Agent, went to $500,000 for Hip No. 1044, a son of OBS graduate Into Mischief consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is a full brother to graded stakes winner Into Chocolate out of Candy Drawer, by Candy Ride (ARG).
  • Hip No. 1191, a son of Tiz the Law consigned by Britton Peak, Agent, was purchased by Taproot Bloodstock, Agent, for $500,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Enough, by Arch, a half sister to stakes winner Plenty of Vision.

For the session, 141 horses sold for a total of $19,701,500 compared with 168 horses grossing $22,781,000 at last year’s final session. The average price was $139,727, compared with $135,601 a year ago, while the median price was $65,000, identical to 2023. The buyback percentage was 21.2%; it was 12.9% in 2023.

For the entire Spring Sale, 633 horses sold for a total of $82,086,500, compared to 699 horses bringing $90,405,000, last year. The average was a sale record $129,679, eclipsing last year’s $129,335 while the median price was a sale record $70,000, compared with $65,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 19.2%; it was 16.8% in 2023.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age, scheduled for June 11 – 13. The Under Tack is set for Monday, June 3rd though Saturday June 8th.

As always, the Sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites

Online bidding will be available. Bidders must register in advance. For more information, please go to the OBS website at: online bidding information.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Links on the homepage direct users to each site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, 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 obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Spring or June Sales and OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

Nyquist colt tops Spring Sale’s day three

HIP 891 Judit Seipert photo

Hip No. 891, a son of Nyquist consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was purchased for $550,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent for Zedan Racing Stable, to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2024 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is out of grade one stakes winner Acoma, by Empire Maker, a half sister to graded stakes winner and U.A.E. Horse of the Year Festival of Light,

  • Hip No. 643, a daughter of Bolt d’Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Woodford Thoroughbreds for $450,000. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is a half sister to stakes placed Blue Squall out of Sky o’ Blue, by Henny Hughes, from the family of graded stakes winner Night in Reno.
  • Hip No. 717, a son of War of Will consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, was sold to Cherie DeVaux, Agent, for $400,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of stakes placed Sunday Sonnet, by Any Given Saturday, a half sister to graded stakes winner Pianist.
  • Hip No. 613, a daughter of Munnings consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to John C. Kimmel, Agent for Nedlaw Stables, for $350,000.  The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Sheriffa, by Posse, a half sister to stakes winner Tiergan.
  • Justin Casse, Agent, went to $350,000 for Hip No. 637, a daughter of Omaha Beach consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the session’s co-fastest, is out of Sister Margaret, by Pulpit, a half sister to stakes winner Dance Gal Dance.
  • Hip No. 638, a son of Maclean’s Music consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was purchased by Taproot Bloodstock, Agent, for $350,000. The chestnut colt is out of Six Ornaments, by Flatter, a half sister to graded stakes winner Eldaafer.
  • Lael Stable paid $350,000 for Hip No. 886, a son of Army Mule consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is a half brother to stakes placed OBS graduate Droppin G’s out of Zooey, by Exchange Rate.
  • Hip No. 787, a son of Bolt d’Oro who turned in Friday’s fastest Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5, went to Reeves Thoroughbred Racing for $330,000. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the bay colt is a half brother to stakes winner Blame J D out of Tipping Point, by Speightstown.
  • Hip No. 903, a son of Justify consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Pedro Lanz, Agent for KAS Stables, for $325,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Whoa Nellie out of Allegheny Angel, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Awesome Humor.
  • Phil D’Amato, Agent, paid $320,000 for Hip No. 721, a son of Volatile consigned by Randy Miles, Agent. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is a half brother to stakes placed Bernabreezy out of stakes winner Super Allison, by Super Saver.
  • Hip No. 611, a daughter of Maclean’s Music also consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $300,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS Spring Sale graduate Varda out of She’ll Be Right, by Sky Mesa.
  • Hip No. 633, a son of Thousand Words who breezed an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat, was purchased for $300,000 by Spendthrift Farm LLC. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, the chestnut colt is out of Silver Shimmer, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to champion Esidio.
  • Hip No. 733, a daughter of Tiz the Law consigned by Caliente Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold for $300,000 to Klaravich Stable, Inc. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Sweetbaby, by Candy Ride (ARG), a daughter of grade one stakes winner Rutherienne.
  • John Wade went to $300,000 for Hip No. 868, a daughter of Not This Time consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Winter, by Awesome Again, from the family of graded stakes winner Venezuelan Hug.

For the session, 147 horses sold for a total of $15,122,000 compared with 167 horses grossing $20,856,000 at last year’s third session. The average price was $102,871, compared with $124,886 a year ago, while the median price was $65,000 compared with $60,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 21.8%; it was 21.9% in 2023.

The Spring Sale’s fourth and final session begins on Friday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.’s 607 – 1208 set to go through the ring, streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites.

Online bidding is available. Bidders must register in advance. For more information, please go to the OBS website at: online bidding information.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Links on the homepage direct users to each site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, 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 obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.