OBS Releases Catalog for June Two-Year-Old Sale
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website. The website features a sortable master index for the catalog, daily pedigree updates and past performances as well as under tack show videos and results. After a record breaking OBS Spring Sale, this is the final opportunity of the year to buy an OBS juvenile.
There are 687 two-year-olds and 25 older horses cataloged thus far for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18th and 19th. Both sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. Supplemental nominations are being accepted until May 23rd.
The Under Tack Show will again be split into three sessions: Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th, beginning each morning at 7:30 a.m. The daily breakdown will be announced after the closing of Supplemental nominations.
The works will be available on DVD and on the OBS website, as well as in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge and at kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring areas. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton.
Recent June Sale graduates have again enjoyed success at racing’s highest levels. W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racing’s millionaire Goldencents, purchased by Dennis O’Neill after being supplemented to last year’s June Sale, has accounted for three graded stakes victories including the Santa Anita Derby (G1). He’s being pointed to challenge Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb in next Saturday’s Preakness (G1) at Pimlico. Tanma Corporation’s Southwest Stakes (G3) winner Super Ninety Nine was a factor on the Derby Trail before he was forced to the sidelines by injury. Gary Barber and Stoneway Farm’s Spring Venture also came out of last year’s sale to win two graded stakes at Woodbine before winning this year’s filly division of the OBS Championship Stakes. In all, forty OBS June graduates have won or placed in sixty-nine stakes since the beginning of 2012.