OBS 2022 June Catalog Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. Supplemental entries will be accepted until May 17th.

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There are 1,059 two-year-olds and 16 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale.  Due to the increased size of the catalog, the Under Tack Show has been expanded from five to six sessions and will begin Monday, May 30th instead of May 31st and continue through Saturday, June 4th. The daily schedules will be announced after the close of Supplemental entries.  All Under Tack sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

All sales sessions begin at 10:00 a.m.  Hip No.’s 1 – 374 will sell on Tuesday, June 7th; Hip No.’s 375 – 748 will be offered on Wednesday, June 8th.  Thursday, June 9th will include Hip No.’s 749 – 1060 plus two-year-old supplements followed by HRA horses cataloged as hips 1151 – 1166, plus HRA supplements.

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.

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 horses pictured on the catalog cover reflect the exponential growth of the June Sale as a source of horses competing at the sport’s highest levels.

Chelsea Durand photo

George Krikorian’s 2019 June Sale Grade One stakes winning graduate War Like Goddess returned to the races last week and went over the million dollar mark in earnings defending her title in Keeneland’s Bewitch Stakes (G3). It was the fifth graded stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of English Channel, 9-7-0-1 with $1,079,684 in earnings for trainer Bill Mott. Consigned to the June Sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, she was sold for $30,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack show.  watch her under tack video

 

Adam Coglianese photo

William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s 2019 June grad Yaupon was involved in one of last year’s most memorable moments, winning Saratoga’s Forego Stakes (G1) despite being savaged repeatedly by Firenze Fire in the final sixteenth. It was the third graded stakes win for the colt by Uncle Mo, 8-6-0-0 with $703,264 in earnings for trainer Steve Asmussen. He turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment at the June Sale. watch his under tack video

 

Chelsea Durand photo

Michael Imperio, Vincent S. Scuderi, Sofia Soares, Gabrielle Farm, Mazel Stable Partners, LLC, Matthew J. Mercurio, Medallion Racing, Parkland Thoroughbreds and Barry Fowler’s Bella Sofia has three stakes wins to her credit including Saratoga’s prestigious Test Stakes (G1). The 4-year-old daughter of Awesome Patriot is currently working at Belmont Park toward her 2022 debut after ending last season with a fourth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). To date, she has compiled a 6-4-1-0 record and earned $592,600 for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. She was purchased for $20,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales consignment by Sallusto & Albina, Agent, at the 2020 June Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Benoit photo

Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s ill-fated 2020 June graduate Medina Spirit ended his career with a game second place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), but along the way managed to finish first in the Kentucky Derby (G1), win the Awesome Again (G1) and Robert B. Lewis (G3) Stakes, place in four other graded stakes, compile a 10-5-4-1 career record and earn $3,545,200 for trainer Bob Baffert. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold for $1,000 as a yearling by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, on behalf of breeder Gail Rice at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $35,000 out of the Whitman Sales consignment at the 2020 June Sale by Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables after he breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

The catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable master index provides links to under tack and walking videos, conformation photos, 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: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

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.

OBS Spring Sale Wraps Up With Record Trade

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Over the past four days of selling, a strong market was seen at the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training at Ocala Breeders’ Sales. The final day saw a filly by Munnings   bring $1.6M after selling to OXO Equine’s Larry Best, the fifth horse to shatter the seven-figure ceiling for the sale, creating a new record for the sales company.

After selling Friday, during the fourth session, OBS reported 159 horses changed hands of the 200 through the ring for gross figures of $18,775,000. The final session saw an average price of $118,082 and a median of $60,000. There were 41 horses that failed to meet their reserve to represent an RNA rate of 20.5%.

Comparatively, last year during the final session, 167 horses were sold of the 195 on offer for final receipts of $19,063,000 for an average price of $114,150 and a median of $65,000. The 28 horses who failed to sell represented a buyback rate of 14.3%. These figures include post-sale prices.

 

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OBS Spring Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website: View Here

A total of 1,231 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, now set for Tuesday through Friday, April 19th – April 22nd. All sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.

  • Hip No 1 – 308 will sell Tuesday, April 19th.
  • Hip No. 309 – 616 will be sold Wednesday, April 20th.
  • Hip No. 617 – 924 will sell Thursday, April 21st.
  • Hip No. 925 – 1231 will be sold Friday, April 22nd.

The Under Tack Show will be divided into seven sessions, set for Sunday through Saturday, April 10th – April 16th, all beginning at 8:00 a.m.

  • Sunday, April 10: Hip No. 1 – 176
  • Monday, April 11: Hip No. 177 – 352
  • Tuesday, April 12: Hip No. 353 – 528
  • Wednesday, April 13: Hip No. 529 – 704
  • Thursday, April 14: Hip No. 705 – 880
  • Friday, April 15: Hip No. 881 – 1056
  • Saturday, April 16: Hip No. 1057 – 1231

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: obs-online-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’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 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: 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 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 obs@obssales.com.

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

OBS Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Winter Mixed Sale is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25th and 26th. Supplemental entries are being accepted until January 13th. For Supplements go to JanuaryEntryForms

The sale begins on Tuesday, January 25th at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 1 -197 cataloged in the Consignor Preferred Session. The Horses of Racing Age Session, cataloged as Hip No.’s 251 – 329 begins immediately following the conclusion of the Preferred Session. The Open Session, with Hip No.’s 401 – 638 cataloged, is set for Wednesday, January 26th and will also begin at 11:00 a.m.

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section is set for Monday, January 24th at 9:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and PastTheWire websites.

There are 257 yearlings cataloged by a diverse group of proven and promising sires. Accelerate, Always Dreaming, Bucchero, Collected, Girvin, Goldencents, Good Magic, Good Samaritan, Gun Runner, Hard Spun, Khozan, Laoban, Maclean’s Music, Mendelssohn, Mo Town, Outwork, Practical Joke, Tapwrit, The Factor, and Unified are represented.

First crop sires with yearling include Audible, Breaking Lucky, Catalina Cruiser, Catholic Boy, Mitole, Omaha Beach, Solomini, St Patrick’s Day, Vino Rosso, World of Trouble and Yoshida (JPN).

The sale also features mares in foal to an outstanding roster of new sires: Complexity, Echo Town, Gift Box, Global Campaign, Instagrand, Mr. Money, Spun to Run, Thousand Words, Vekoma, War of Will, and Win Win Win.

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the Winter Mixed 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. 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 Winter Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

OBS June Sale begins Wednesday, June 9th

The 2021 OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age is set for Wednesday through Friday, June 9th – 11th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Hip No’s 1- 316 will be sold on Wednesday, Hip No’s 317- 632 will be offered Thursday and Hip No.’s 633 – 927 will sell on Friday. The catalog is available in the OBS website at obssales.com and in printed form at the sales grounds. Hip No.’s 1 – 874 are in the main book, Supplements 875 – 927 are in a separate catalog.

Videos from the five Under Tack sessions are posted online at obssales.com as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion. 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.

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the June 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 at: obs-online-bidding/

Sales results are updated frequently during each session on the OBS website and available in sortable, .pdf and excel formats at the conclusion of each session. 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.

June Calendar of Events from the LTBA

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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June 4

  • 21-22 Membership forms be mailed out

June 5

  • Louisiana Legends Night – Six stakes races for Accredited Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds worth total purses of $360,000, Evangeline Downs
  • Belmont Stakes

June 9-11

  • OBS June Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age Sale, Ocala, FL

June 14

  • Flag Day

June 20

  • Fathers Day
  • Summer Solstice

June 21

  • Texas Summer Yearling Sale Consignment Deadline

June 30 

  • Louisiana Futurity payments due

July 1

  • Start of the Membership Year

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Do you have a date pertaining to Louisiana-breds that you would like included in an upcoming calendar? Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, linda@louisianabred.com or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.com for consideration.

 

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Pelican State Returns to OBS With Strong Contingent

Terry Gabriel’s Pelican State Thoroughbreds has returned to the two-day Ocala Breeders’ Sales Winter Mixed Sale with a strong group of short yearlings and the hope that the consignment will be able to generate the same kind of success they enjoyed in 2020.

Gabriel, who sold last year’s $165,000 sale topper, a son of Union Rags —La Milanesa, by Mr. Greeley, has barely had time to think ahead of the Jan. 26 start and hopes that foot traffic will be congruent to bidding action come Tuesday morning.

 

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Speedy Louisiana Bred Half Ours Colt Purchased for $185,000 at OBS

With the Two-Year-Old sales somewhat delayed due to the pandemic in full swing, it is obvious that there is still the demand for good horses. Today at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company sale, Dennis O’Neill paid $185,000 for a colt by Half Ours who had recorded the fastest quarter of a mile of any horse at the sale when he got the distance in 20:1. O’Neill typically buys horses that are trained by his brother, Doug O’Neill, who has trained two Kentucky Derby winners in I’ll Have Another and Nyquist. Consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent IV, the colt was bred in Louisiana out of the winning Into Mischief dam, All About Ju Ju, by the Summer Hill Equine of William Andrade.

Clear Creek Stud and others will be offering yearlings by Half Ours at the upcoming Equine Sales Company Consignor Select Yearling Sale scheduled for August 20th in Opelousas, Louisiana, and the Texas Thoroughbred Summer Yearling  Sale scheduled for August 24th at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas.

Louisiana Bred Half Ours Colt Zips Fastest Quarter of the Week at OBS

By Jessica Martini

The under-tack show for next week’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s July 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale reached its midway point Wednesday in Central Florida and a Louisiana bred colt by Half Ours (hip 383) turned in the week’s fastest quarter-mile so far, covering the distance in :20 1/5. The bay colt is consigned by Sergio Centeno’s Blue River Bloodstock and is out of All About Ju Ju (Into Mischief).

“He prepped in :21 1/5, so I expected he could go :21 flat to :20 4/5, but he worked really, really good,” said Centeno.

Centeno’s brother Jaime purchased the colt for $8,000 at last year’s OBS October Sale.

 

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Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton And Ocala Breeders’ Sales Announce Major Reforms To Medication And Riding Crop Policies For 2-Year-Old Sales

Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Inc. today jointly announced significant changes to policies regarding medication, including restriction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and a ban on bronchodilators at all 2-year-old sales, and limited use of riding crops at under tack shows. The revised Conditions of Sale for each sales company take effect March 2020.

These proactive measures demonstrate continued uniformity among the United States’ three largest Thoroughbred auction houses and are the latest round of leadership reforms undertaken in recent years, following action in 2009 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in sales horses and last year’s ban on the off-label use of bisphosphonates in horses younger than four years old.

Keeneland president and CEO Bill Thomason, Fasig-Tipton president Boyd T. Browning Jr. and OBS President Tom Ventura said in a joint statement: “We continue to refine and adapt our policies with the overriding goal of protecting both the human and equine athletes while providing our customers the best opportunity for success at the racetrack.”

Medication Reforms

The following changes in the medication rules will be in place for all 2-year-old sales at each of the three auction companies:

– No more than one NSAID may be administered. Stacking of NSAIDS is prohibited; and

– Bronchodilators (Clenbuterol, Albuterol and all other bronchodilators) are prohibited substances and may not be administered.

No medication may be administered 24 hours prior to a horse’s performance in an under tack show. The schedule for administration of permitted medication at Keeneland’s April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be governed by the rules of racing as set forth by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

Use of a Riding Crop and Spurs at an Under Tack Show

All three sales companies now prohibit the excessive use of a riding crop on the track. Under the enhanced guidelines, a rider may remove his or her hands from the reins and strike a horse once behind the girth only prior to the starting pole at which the horse begins to breeze. At any time after the start of the breeze, a rider may only use the riding crop while both hands are holding the reins and may not strike the horse behind the girth. A rider is prohibited from striking the horse in any manner beyond the finish line. In situations where the safety of the horse or rider is in jeopardy, a riding crop may be used in front of the girth. Spurs are not allowed.

Any infraction of this policy may result in a substantial fine to be paid by the consignor, and chronic offenders may be banned from riding on the sales grounds.