Day 3 of the OBS under tack show today!
You can watch the live OBS under tack show and the OBS March sales right here at Past the Wire! For all the info on the OBS sales visit them at The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company.
The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training begins Thursday, March 10th.
Watch the OBS under tack show day 3 HERE
There are three sessions, with Hips 1 – 212 breezing on the first day. Hips 213 – 424 will go Friday, March 11th and Hips 425 – 635 will go Saturday, March 12th. All three sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, Blood-Horse and Past The Wire websites.
A total of 635 juveniles are cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15th and 16th, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1 – 316 will sell on Tuesday; Hips 317 – 635 on Wednesday.
The March Sale has a rich history of producing top class racehorses. Eclipse Award winners Forever Together, Stardom Bound and Midnight Lute are pictured on the catalog’s front cover, with champions Fleet Indian and Lost in the Fog joined by Japanese champion Asia Express on the back cover.
OBS March has produced 32 horses who have earned over a million dollars. The active millionaire roster is headed by Koichi Nishikawa’s Japanese star Café Pharoah, winner of the $2-million February Stakes for the second straight year. A four-time graded stakes winner, the 5-year-old son of American Pharoah was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, to the 2019 OBS March Sale, and sold for $475,000 to Narvick International, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Noriyuki Hori, he’s compiled an 11-6-0-0 career record with $3,001,697 in earnings. watch his under tack video
For the past year, OBS March graduates have continued to excel at the races. Since the beginning of 2021, 116 March graduates were on the board 203 times in stakes races, with 44 horses winning 65 black-type events. In graded stakes, 37 March grads won or placed 52 times with 14 horses accounting for 21 graded victories.
A trio of 2021 March graduates have made news recently headed by Baoma Corporation’s Eda, who scored her fourth straight stakes win in the Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) on Sunday at Santa Anita. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, she was purchased for $550,000 by Donato Lanni, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. A grade one winner of $430,000, she’s now 7-5-1-0 for trainer Bob Baffert. watch her under tack video March Sale walking video
C2 Racing Stable LLC and La Milagrosa Stable, LLC’s White Abarrio is a factor on the Derby Trail after his victory in Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3). A 3-year-old colt by Race Day, he’s trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., and is now 4-3-0-1 with $240,850 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, he was sold by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale, then purchased for $40,000 out of the Nice and Easy Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2021 March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack videoMarch Sale walking video
Peter L. Cantrell’s Call Me Midnight was an upset winner of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) at the Fair Grounds.. The 3-year-old son of champion OBS graduate Midnight Lute is trained by Keith Desormeaux now 7-2-1-0 with earnings of $221,806. Sold first by Beth Bayer, Agent, at the 2020 October Select Yearling Sale, he worked an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $80,000 out of the Navas Equine consignment at the 2021 March Sale. watch his under tack video March Sale walking video
The entire March Sale 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, walking videos, conformation photos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation.
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/.
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 results will be available on the OBS website, updated throughout 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@example.com.
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Photo: OBS sales graduate Eda, Benoit Photography