Rescheduled OBS Spring Sale Starts Today; Under Tack Day One Link Included

April 12, 2021

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Monday, April 12th, and continues through Saturday, April 17th. All seven sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hip No.’s 1-203 will breeze on Monday. Hip No.’s 204-406 go to the track Tuesday; Hip No’s 407-608 breeze Wednesday; Hip No’s 609-811 work Thursday, Hip No.’s 812-1014 breeze Friday, Hip No’s 1015-1217 work on Saturday due to a revised scheduling caused by a weather cancellation.

The Sale is set for Tuesday, April 20th through Friday, April 23rd with each session beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hip No’s 1-304 go on the block Tuesday, Hip No’s 305-608 will be offered Wednesday, Hip No.’s 609-912 sell Thursday and Hip No’s. 913-1217 will sell on Friday.

The Under Tack Show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the TDN, DRF, Blood-Horse and Past The Wire 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 Room as well as several kiosks in the breezeway and covered walking ring. 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.

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 catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s 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 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: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

The ascendance of the OBS Spring Sale in the marketplace is a reflection of the performance of it’s graduates at the races. This past weekend, five Spring Sale graduates won or placed in graded stakes from coast to coast and in between, led by the devastating performance of Cash Is King LLC and LC Racing LLC’s Mischevious Alex, who joined the ranks of grade one winners with a 5-1/2 length victory in Aqueduct’s Carter Handicap (G1). It was the fourth graded win for the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, consigned to the 2019 Spring Sale by Eisaman Equine where he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now trained by Saffie Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., he has compiled a 12-7-1-1 career record and has earned $614,730 to date.  watch his under tack video

During the same weekend, 2020 Spring Sale graduate Amalfi Princess was third in Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes (G3), Dream Shake (2020) was third in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), Estilo Talentoso (2019) second in Keenland’s Madison Stakes (G1) and Army Wife (2020) third in Aqueduct’s Gazelle Stakes (G3).

OBS Spring graduates have been in the headlines overseas as well.

In January, Kanayama Holdings Co., Ltd.’s Shivaji scored in the Silk Road Stakes (G3) at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan. The 6-year-old son of First Samurai, trained by Kenji Nonaka, has earned $1,731,552 to date and posted a 22-6-5-3 career mark. After turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, he was purchased for $540,000 out of the Grassroots Training & Sales at the 2017 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video

In Dubai at Meydan in February, Shiekh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Mouheeb took the UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) at Meydan in a stakes record 1:35.46 for the mile for his first stakes win. The 3-year-old colt by Flatter was purchased for $400,000 out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5. Trained by Nicholas Bachalard, he’s now 4-2-1-0 and has earned $117,305.  watch his under tack video    race video

Other Spring grads in the news recently include Robert E. and Lawana L. Low’s Colonel Liam, winner of Gulfstream’s $1-million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1) in January and the Muniz Memorial Classic Stakes (Gr. 2) at Fair Grounds in March. The 4-year-old colt by Liam’s Map, trained by Todd Pletcher is now 7-5-0-1 with earnings of $870,965. At the 2019 Spring Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 before he was purchased for $1,200,000 by Jacob West for Robert E. and Lawana L. Low out of the Wavertree Stables consignment. watch his under tack video

Holly Hill Stable’s Pacific Gale captured her first graded stakes win in Gulfstream’s Inside Information Stakes (G2) in January, and followed it with a score in the Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3) in March. The two-time OBS graduate was sold by Stuart Morris, Agent, at the 2016 Selected Yearling Sale before she was resold for $72,000 by Woodside Ranch, Agent, at the 2017 Spring Sale after an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Now 29-5-6-5 for trainer John Kimmel, she has earned $570,310 to date. watch her under tack video  Selected Sale conformation photo 

Michael Dubb, Steve Hornstock, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Nice Guys Stables’ Last Judgment has been productive in 2021, winning the Challenger Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs in January and finishing second in Gulfstream’s Ghostzapper Stakes (G3) in March. Trained by Mike Maker, the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Congrats has two stakes wins, a 17-7-1-1 career record and has earned $352,965. He breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat before he was purchased by Steven W. Young for $300,000 out of the Bobby Dodd consignment at the 2018 OBS Spring Sale. watch his under tack video

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 obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154

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