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.

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OBS Winter Mixed Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. 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.

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: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 167 horses cataloged in the Preferred Session, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m., followed immediately by 122 horses currently cataloged in the Racing Age Session (Hip Numbers 201 – 322).  Supplemental entries will be accepted through January 15th. A separate supplemental catalog will be available on the OBS website and in printed form at the sales grounds. The 298 horses cataloged in the Open Session (Hip No.’s 401 – 698) will be sold Wednesday, January 29th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The Racing Age section’s optional Under Tack Show is scheduled for Monday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m.

As always, the sale and Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website and the Blood-Horse, DRF and TDN websites.

There are 296 yearlings in the sale by a large and diverse group of sires. Bernardini heads a roster of established stallions, a group that also includes Awesome Again, Blame, Central Banker, Distorted Humor, Hard Spun, Kantharos, Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Quality Road, Shackleford, Speightstown, Tale of the Cat, Union Rags, Violence and Will Take Charge.

American Pharoah heads the roster of up and coming yearling sires, along with Bal a Bali (BRZ), Bayern, Brody’s Cause, Connect, Exaggerator, Frosted, Keen Ice, Liam’s Map, Lord Nelson, Mastery, Noble Bird, Practical Joke, Speightster and Upstart.

Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a stallion roster which includes Bucchero, First Dude, Girvin, Goldencents, Khozan, Klimt, Lookin At Lucky, Midnight Lute and The Big Beast.

The Racing Age section is headlined by J P’s Delight, unbeaten in three starts and winner of the recent FTBOA City of Ocala Florida Stallion Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The daughter of J P’s Gusto sells as Hip No. 224. Notorious Nick, a son of Uncaptured, sells as Hip No. 283. An allowance winner in his last two starts at Gulfstream Park West, he has earned $119,640 to date.

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 hourly during each session of the Winter Mixed 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.

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OBS October Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com. 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. Advanced search and filter capability has been added to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header.

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:http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 204 yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 204) cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. Once again, walking videos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website and the iPad version beginning on or about September 23rd. There are 393 yearlings (Hip No.’s 301 – 693) cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set for Wednesday, October 9th, getting under way at 10:30 a.m.

Supplemental entries are now being accepted for both the Selected and Open Sales through Friday, September 20th. Supplements to the Selected Sale will be sold Tuesday and cataloged beginning with Hip No. 205. Open Sale supplements will be sold Wednesday, cataloged starting with Hip No. 694. Nomination forms for the Selected Sale and Consignor Contracts for the Open Sale can be found online via the OBS website at: http://www.obssales.com/nomination-entry-forms/

OBS Yearling Sale graduates are right at home in racing’s elite levels, in the winners’ circle at the Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness (G1), Breeders’ Cup, Ascot and in Dubai, Korea and Japan. Winning throughout the world as well as coast to coast in North America, twenty-seven Yearling Sale graduates have surpassed the million dollar mark in earnings. The latest is Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s 2019 catalog cover boy World of Trouble. The 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Kantharos, who was consigned by Darsan Inc., Agent, to the 2016 August Sale, is currently on a streak of five straight stakes wins, the latest the $400,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park in June. Trained by Jason Servis, he has won grade one races on dirt and turf, compiled a 13-9-2-1 career record and earned $1,263,300 to date.

World of Trouble shares the 2019 catalog cover with Rockingham Ranch & Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet, winner of the $2,500,000 Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan in March. It was the fifth graded stakes victory for the 7-year-old Florida-bred son of Kantharos, trained by Jorge Navarro, now 25-12-7-2 with earnings of $3,095,513. He was consigned to the 2013 August Selected Yearling Sale by Two Sharp Hats and sold for $56,000. Selected Sale conformation photo

The newest star in the headlines is Amalio Ruiz-Lozano’s Ceci Valentina, winner of last Saturday’s $200,000 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan’s Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Angel Rodriguez, the 2-year-old Florida-bred filly by Prospective has two wins and a third in three starts and has earned $162,750. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, she went through the ring at the 2018 October Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Yearling Sale Walking Video

Heading into the big races in the fall, 98 Yearling graduates have won or placed in 212 stakes races since the beginning of 2018, with 49 posting 76 stakes victories. They have won or placed in 39 graded stakes, a list including the grade one Ashland, Bing Crosby, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Carter, Golden Shaheen, Jaipur, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Test and Whitney.

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the Blood-Horse, DRF and TDN websites.

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 hourly during each session of every 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 October Sale or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

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OBS Spring Sale Under Tack schedule altered due to weather forecast

The Under Tack schedule for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training has been changed due to a forecast of heavy rain on Friday and high winds on both Friday and Saturday.

The Friday and Saturday Under Tack sessions are cancelled. On Thursday, Hip No.’s 609-912, selling on the sale’s third day, April 25th, will breeze. On Sunday Hip No.’s 913-1221, selling on the sale’s final day, April 26th, will now breeze.

The Thursday and Sunday sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The revised schedules are posted in the OBS website.

Tuesday’s first sale session will begin at 12 noon to provide buyers additional time for inspection.

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

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OBS Spring Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. 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.

The sortable master index has been updated with advanced search and filter capability to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header.

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: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 1,221 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd– 26th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-304 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 305- 608 on Wednesday, Hips 609-912 will be offered Thursday and Hips 913-1221 on Friday.

The Under Tack Show will span six days, beginning Monday, April 15th and continuing through Saturday, April 20th. Hips 1-203 will breeze Monday, Hips 204-406 go on Tuesday, Hips 407-608 on Wednesday, Hips 609-813 go Thursday, Hips 814-1017 on Friday and Hips 1018-1221 go on Saturday. All six 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 DRF, TDN and Blood-Horse websites.

 

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Gross Up, Average And Median Down At OBS March Sale

| 03.13.2019 | 9:44pm

Hip 302, a filly by The Big Beast, after selling for $850,000 at the OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

The 2019 edition of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale saw unprecedented bounty at the very top of the market, but mid-level trade took a step back in the juvenile auction season’s first event.

The two-day auction saw 309 horses sold for revenues of $44,422,500, up 5 percent from last year’s final gross, when 257 horses brought $42,275,000.

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October Yearling Sale catalog now online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com. 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. Advanced search and filter capability has been added to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features 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 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:http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

There are 190 yearlings (Hip No.’s 1 – 190) cataloged for the Selected Yearling Sale. Scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th, it will begin at 12:00 noon. For the first time, walking videos of the Selected yearlings will be available on the website and the iPad version beginning on or about September 24th. There are 477 yearlings (Hip No.’s 301 – 777) cataloged in the Open Yearling Sale, set for Wednesday and Thursday, October 10th and 11th. Both sessions will begin at 12:00 noon.

Supplemental entries are now being accepted for both the Selected and Open Sales. Supplements to the Selected Sale will be sold Tuesday and cataloged beginning with Hip No. 191. Open Sale supplements will be sold Wednesday, cataloged starting with Hip No. 778. Nomination forms for the Selected Sale and Consignor Contracts for the Open Sale can be found online via the OBS website at: http://www.obssales.com/nomination-entry-forms/

Year in and year out, the OBS Yearling Sale has been a reliable source of high class racehorses, producing winners of graded stakes from coast to coast in North America as well as at Ascot, Dubai and Japan, with 25 Yearling Sale graduates surpassing the million dollar mark in earnings.

Recent notable OBS Yearling Sale graduates include catalog cover girl Catherinethegreat, winner of the 2018 Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga, La Troienne (G1) winner Big World, Excelsior Stakes (G3) winner Discreet Lover, multiple graded winner Starship Jubilee, and graded stakes winning millionaire X Y Jet.

Multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Azteca has been recently retired to the stallion ranks. Winner of the Cigar Mile (G1), Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2), Kelso Handicap (G2) and Monmouth Cup (G3), he goes to stud with earnings of $2,406,740.

The 2018 sale features the Yearling Sale’s strongest stallion roster to date, featuring yearlings by upper echelon sires Awesome Again, Bernardini, Bodemeister, Candy Ride (ARG), City Zip, Flatter, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Macleans Music, More Than Ready, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tiznow, Union Rags and Will Take Charge.

Traditionally a showcase for newcomers to the stallion ranks, the 2018 October Yearling sale features the offspring of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Carpe Diem, Constitution, Honor Code, Kantharos, Lea, Liam’s, Map, Palace Malice and Tonalist.

Florida-based First Dude, He’s Had Enough, Poseidon’s Warrior, Treasure Beach (GB) and Uncapturedare represented, as well as local newcomers Chitu, Fury Kapcori, Khozan  and The Big Beast.

The sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the Blood-Horse and DRF websites.

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 are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of every 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 October Sale or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

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Louisiana bred Two-Year-Olds Above Average at OBS

Four of six accredited Louisiana Bred two-year-olds offered sold for a total of $207,000 at the recently concluded OBS June Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale in Ocala, Florida. The average for the Louisiana breds was $51,750 well above the sale average of  $32,934.

The top priced Louisiana Bred was an Into Mischief filly out of Pioneer Gal. The half sister to stakes placed winner Pioneer’s Era tied for fastest under tack time of 10.0 flat. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the filly named Ben’s Miss Chief, was purchased by Carlo Vaccarezza for $130,000. She was bred by Oak Tree Stables LLC.

A chestnut colt by Maclean’s Music out of multiple stakes producing Cinnamon Kisses sold for $62,000. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, agent, he was purchased by Maxis Stable. He was bred by Gulf Haven Farms, LLC.

 

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OBS Changes Dates for June Sale

Sale now scheduled for June 13-15.

 

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales June Sale of 2-year-olds & Horses of Racing Age is now scheduled for three days beginning Wednesday, June 13, and ending on Friday, June 15. There will be four under tack sessions, beginning Thursday, June 7, and running through Sunday, June 10.

The change to the Wednesday start date from the original June 12 start and June 14 final session permits horsemen additional travel time after the Belmont Stakes weekend. Supplemental nominations will be accepted through May 23.

Hips 1-300 will sell on Wednesday, June 13th; Hips 300-601 will be offered on Thursday, June 14th and Hips 602-852 plus supplements will sell on Friday, June 15. All three sessions will begin at 10 a.m. At the under tack show, Hips 1-225 will go to the track on Thursday, June 7, Hips 226-450 will breeze on Friday, June 8, Hips 451-675 work on Saturday, June 9, and 676-852 plus supplements will go on Sunday, June 10. All under tack sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.

The June sale catalog will be available online via the OBS website at obssales.com on or about Tuesday, May 8 and in the mail on May 22.

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 hourly during each session of the June 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. Email should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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Pair of Real Solution 2YOs sell for $1 Million at OBS March

A pair of two-year-old colts from the first crop of Louisiana based stallion Real Solution sold at the March OBS Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale for $1,000,000. The two were in the top 15% of athletes sold through the two day sale which ended March 14. His average of $500,000 was the highest of any sire with more than one selling through the ring.

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Hip 479, 2YO Real Solution-Money Huntress colt brings the hammer down at $675,000 at OBS March, the 7th highest price of the sale.

Hip # 479, a bay colt consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, was purchased by Mark Casse, agent for $675,000 bringing the 7th highest price of the sale. The Kentucky-bred is out of Money Huntress, an unraced daughter of Mineshaft. The colt is a half brother to G3 stakes winner Noble Beauty (Kitten’s Joy), and multiple stakes winner Adorable Miss (Kitten’s Joy).

Hip # 285, also a bay colt, was purchased by Klaravich Stable, Inc., for $325,000 from the consignment of Top Line Sales LLC, agent. His dam, Easy Slam, is a track record setting, winning daughter of Grand Slam, with four winners from four runners to date including juvenile G3 stakes winner Kitten Kaboodle (Kitten’s Joy). Consignor Torie Gladwell at Top Line Sales remarked, “If Real Solution’s first two training horses to hit the 2yr sales are any indication of what he is capable of, I want a barn full. Ours had the brains, body and good action on both the dirt and polly.”

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Hip #285, 2YO Real Solution-Easy Slam colt works the March OBS Under Tack Show

Real Solution is a two time G1 stakes winner with earnings of $1,374,175. He started his career in Italy, breaking his maiden in his first start at two and winning the Premio Botticelli at three. Moving to North America, he won the G1 Arlington Millions Stakes at four and the G1 Knob Creek Manhattan S. at five, and placed in three more Grade 1 events. In all he was on the board in 9 of 15 starts.

A son of Kitten’s Joy, his first four dams are by Pulpit, Dynaformer, Northern Dancer, and Buckpasser – a sire-producing family. Real Solution entered stud at Ramsay Farm in 2015, and stood his last two seasons at Calumet.  He has moved to Dex Comardelle’s Blue Star Racing in Scott, Louisiana for the 2018 season where he stands for a fee of  $5,000 live foal.

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