OBS Spring Under Tack Show Begins April 17

by | 04.14.2017 | 1:44pm
Gary Contessa looks over a horse at the Ocala Breeders Sale

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Monday, April 17th, and continues through Saturday, April 22nd. All six sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.'s 1-200 will breeze on Monday, Hip No.'s 201-400 go to the track Tuesday; Hip No's 401-604 breeze Wednesday, Hip No's 605-800 work Thursday, Hip No.'s 801-1000 breeze Friday and Hip No's 1001-1208 will go to the track Saturday.

The Spring Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th through Friday, April 28th with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No's 1-302 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No's 303-604 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.'s 605-906 sell Thursday and Hip No's. 907-1208 will sell on Friday.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. The workouts will be recorded and can be viewed on the website, in their entirety or by individual hip number. They will also be available in the video viewing area in the rear of the auditorium as well as several kiosks in the breezeway, the covered walking ring and in areas adjacent to the Horseman's Lounge. Visitors to Ocala will find the videos available for In-room viewing at The Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website.

The catalog is available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides 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, watch Under Tack videos and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

The Spring Sale has long been a solid source of high class racehorses, producing Classic winners Lil E. Tee, Silver Charm and I'll Have Another, 25 millionaires and ten champions.

The latest champion is Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Sharon Alesia, Christensen, and Legan's Champagne Room, 2016's champion 2-year-old filly. The daughter of Broken Vow was on the board in four of five starts at two and wrapped up her juvenile campaign with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Trained by Peter Eurton, she has earned $1,310,600 to date. Consigned by de Meric Sales to the 2016 OBS April Sale, she was purchased for $310,000 by Larry Zap, Agent, on behalf of her owners. watch her under tack video Champagne Room's April Sale auction footage

The most recently minted April millionaire is J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summer, Summers, Kisber and Summers' Mind Your Biscuits, who served notice of things to come with a third place finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) before ending 2016 with a victory over fellow OBS April graduate Sharp Azteca in Santa Anita's Malibu Stakes (G1). Sent to Dubai to take on a talented international field in the Golden Shaheen (G1) at Meydan Race Course, he moved to the top of the world's rankings with a four length victory, the first win for trainer Chad Summers. The son of Posse, now 15-5-6-2 with earnings of $2,015,166 was consigned by SBM Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2015 OBS April Sale, where he turned in an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video

On the eve of the 2017 classics, Kendall E. Hansen's Fast and Accurate is now pointing to the Kentucky Derby (G1). He's looking to follow in the footsteps of 2011 Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who parlayed a victory in Turfway Park's Spiral Stakes (G3) into a win on the first Saturday in May. The Spiral was the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Hansen, trained by Mike Maker. Now 6-3-1-0 with $340,362 in earnings, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 before he was purchased for $85,000 from Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2016 OBS April Sale. watch his under tack video

The latest April graduate in the headlines is John C. Oxley's La Coronel, who romped to a 3-1/4 length victory in the $125,000 Applachian Stakes (G3) at Keeneland on Thursday. It's the second graded stakes win over the Keeneland turf course for the 3-year-old daughter of Colonel John, winner of the Jessamine Stakes (G3) in October, leaving her with a 7-3-1-0 record and earnings of $259,615 for trainer Mark Casse. She was purchased out of the Winners Circle Thoroughbreds consignment for $375,000 at the 2016 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. watch her under tack video

In all, since the beginning of 2016, 192 April graduates have won or placed in 342 stakes races, including 127 stakes victories. During this time 27 April graduates have accounted for 33 graded stakes wins.

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.

Under Tack and sales results are available on the OBS website. Under Tack times and videos are posted shortly after the conclusion of each set, and sale results are updated frequently during each session. 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 [email protected]

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