There are 997 2-year-olds and 17 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No.'s 1 – 360 will sell on Wednesday, June 12; Hip No.'s 361 – 720 will be offered on Thursday, June 13 and Hip No.'s 721 – 1014 plus supplements will sell on Friday, June 14. Supplemental entries are being accepted until May 22.
There are five under-tack sessions. Hip No.'s 1 – 216 will go to the track on Wednesday, June 5, Hip No.'s 217 – 432 will work on Thursday, June 6, Hip No.'s 433 – 648 will breeze on Friday, June 7, Hip No.'s 649 – 864 work on Saturday, June 8, and 865 – 1014 plus supplements will go on Sunday, June 9. All under-tack sessions begin at 7:30 a.m.
The under-tack show and sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and BloodHorse websites.
June sale graduates continue to compete successfully at the racing's highest levels. Since the beginning of 2018, June grads won or placed 163 times in stakes races, a rate of better than two a week.
During this time, the June sale's brightest star has been Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen LLC's Stormy Liberal, a back to back winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint and 2018's Eclipse Award winner as champion turf male. The now 7-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, trained by Peter Miller, has won or placed in 11 graded stakes, compiled a 33-12-10-2 career record and earned over $2.1-million to date. He breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the under-tack show at the 2014 sale before he was purchased for $100,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.
They don't come much tougher than Charles Fipke's Grade 1 winner Seeking the Soul, consigned by McKathan Bros., agent, to the 2015 sale, where he went through the ring after breezing an under-tack eighth :10 1/5. Trained by Dallas Stewart, the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) has won or placed in 19 of 26 starts and earned just over $2.9-million.
A graduate of last year's June Sale, Peter Redekop's El Camino Real Derby winner Anothertwistafate is pointing for the Preakness. The 3-year-old colt by Scat Daddy, second in the Sunland Park Derby and second in the recent G3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, has been first or second in five of six starts and has earned $303,505 for trainer Blaine Wright. He was purchased for $360,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the under-tack show.
June sale graduates in the headlines include Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC's Gladiator King and Hronis Racing LLC's St. Joe Bay.
Gladiator King's last two starts produced two stakes victories, the first a score in Gulfstream's G3 Hutcheson Stakes in March. The 3-year-old colt by Curlin, trained by Jaime Mejia, is now 13-5-1-1 with $216,535 in earnings. He sped an under-tack quarter in :21 1/5 before going through the ring at the 2018 sale.
St. Joe Bay has been earning his living of late in the always tough sprint division in California, his last start a victory in the G2 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. It was the third graded stakes win for the 7-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, trained by John Sadler, leaving him with a 36-7-7-6 record and $734,515 in earnings. He's a two time OBS graduate, consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, agent to the 2013 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $60,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2014 sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.
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 and 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.
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