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