The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is set for Tuesday through Friday, April 23 – 26.
Tuesday's session begins at noon instead of its originally scheduled 10:30 a.m. start to allow additional time for inspections. All other sessions begin 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 catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website's improved searchable and sortable master index provides links to under tack videos, 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 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 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 capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/
At the under-tack show, two youngsters shared honors for the fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 1/5 at Tuesday's session.
– Hip No. 240, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Amira's Prince out of Lady Halite, by Medaglia d'Oro, from the family of graded stakes-winning OBS graduate Buffalo Man.
– Hip No. 365, a bay filly by Commissioner consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, is out of Money Madness, by Rahy, a half sister to stakes placed Feminine Girl.
The fastest eighth was turned in by Hip No. 706, Speedy Justice, a bay colt by Dominus consigned by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, agent, who worked an eighth in :9 3/5 on Thursday. He's out of Super Seller, by Came Home, a half sister to graded stakes winner T. D. Vance.
Hip No. 865, a dark bay or brown colt by Two Step Salsa consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., agent, worked the under-tack show's fastest three-eighths, clocked in :32 2/5 on Thursday. He's out of Zarlanz, by Harlan's Holiday, a daughter to graded stakes placed stakes winner Zawzooth.
On the eve of the 2019 sale, OBS April graduates hit the headlines when Wonder Gadot and Starship Jubilee collected Sovereign Awards as 2018 Canadian champions.
Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot is Canada's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old female after winning the Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes, the first two legs of Canada's Triple Crown, against males. She also placed in four graded stakes including a second place finish in the Kentucky Oaks. To date, she has compiled an 18-5-5-4 career record for trainer Mark Casse, and earned $1,524,861. The now 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an under-tack eighth in :10 2/5.
Blue Heaven Farm's Starship Jubilee is Canada's champion female turf horse after winning three of eight starts including the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Gulfstream and Woodbine's Grade 2 Canadian Stakes. Trained by Kevin Attard, the 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind is now 26-12-2-2 with $652,018 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the under-tack show.
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.
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