A unique piece of art entitled “Clockwork Fury” will sell as the last hip of the day Tuesday, Mar. 16, during the OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The “steampunk” horse statue, made by Florida artist Mark Hershberger and owned by Ocala's Journeyman Stud, will be auctioned as a partnership with Horse Fever 20/20 and OBS to help raise funds for Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC) and Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA). Due to the fundraising challenges non-profit organizations have faced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Journeyman co-owner Crystal Fernung was moved to offer the statue that has graced her farm for the past decade.
Clockwork Fury was on display in the lobby of OBS during the recent January Mixed sale and will again be on display in the OBS lobby before the March sale, beginning Mar. 11 at noon. Bidding must be in person in the pavilion or via agent/proxy. No pre-qualification is necessary. The Horse Fever committee and Creech Horse Transportation will assist with delivery to the new owner within the U.S.