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Bidding Open for Fasig May Digital Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 24 entries for its May Digital Selected Sale, which may now be viewed here. Bidding is officially open and will close this Tuesday, May 17, at 2 pm EDT. "Successful results in our initial online auctions are generating substantial interest from sellers in the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform," said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales.  "This May Digital catalogue features another quality group of breeding stock offerings and some very exciting horses of racing age. Included among the horses of racing age are some impressive recent stakes...

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Uncle Mo Colt Summons $2.3M at OBS

A colt by Coolmore super sire Uncle Mo (Hip 206) inspired a furious round of bidding during the opening session of the OBS Spring Sale Tuesday, hammering for $2.3 million to bloodstock agent Gary Young, who was acting on behalf of Amr Zedan. Young did his bidding alongside Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who will train the colt at the conclusion of his suspension. Coolmore was the underbidder on the bay colt. Consigned by Jimbo & Torie Gladwell's Top Line Sales, the :9 4/5 breezer, who is out of Borealis...

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OBS April Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training kicks off a four-day run Tuesday with sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. daily. The sale comes on the back of a very strong OBS March Sale where 378 juveniles summoned $49.941 million, including four seven-figure sellers. "The March Sale was very good," said OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski. "There was a lot of activity at all levels in March and we anticipate that strength to carry over into April." There was a high level of activity on the...

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Filly From The Lieutenant's Sole Crop Breezes Bullet at OBS

GSW The Lieutenant (Street Sense), a half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, had just one crop before his life was tragically cut short and a filly from that lone crop as among the bullet breezers during the seventh and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale under-tack show Saturday. Bred and consigned by Becky Thomas's Sequel New York, which stood The Lieutenant, Hip 1123 covered a quarter-mile in :20 4/5. "She preps well, is a beautiful mover and always trained like that," Thomas said. "I felt pretty...

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Eight Juveniles Fire Bullets at OBS Wednesday

Five juveniles shared the fastest furlong time of :9 4/5 Wednesday during the fourth session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale breeze show and three others worked a quarter in a bullet :20 3/5. The quartet of :9 4/5 workers were an Uncle Mo filly from Clary Bloodstock (Hip 537) (video); a Goldencents colt consigned by Eddie Woods (Hip 546) (video); a filly by Street Sense from the Lucan Bloodstock shedrow (Hip 611) (video); a Macho Uno colt consigned by Grassroots Training and Sales (Hip 674) (video); and...

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OBS April Breeze Show Starts Sunday

The breeze show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's upcoming Spring Sale gets underway Sunday and runs through Saturday, Apr. 16. Hips 1-176 will breeze Sunday; followed by Hips 177-352 Monday; Hips 353-528 Tuesday; Hips 529-704 Wednesday; Hips 705-880 Thursday; Hips 881-1056 Friday; and Hips 1057-1231 Saturday. The Spring Sale runs Tuesday, Apr. 19 through Friday, Apr. 22 with each session beginning at 10 a.m. Hips 1-308 go on the block Tuesday; followed by Hips 309-616; Wednesday, Hips 617-924 Thursday; and Hips. 925-1231 Friday.

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Into Mischief Colt First to Seven Figures at OBS March

A son of red-hot stallion Into Mischief (Hip 257) was the first to hit the million-dollar mark at OBS March Tuesday, summoning $1.1 million from Japan's Hideyuki Mori. A $180,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga purchased by Eddie Woods' Quarter Pole Enterprises, the bay breezed in :9 4/5.

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Juvenile Sales Season Kicks Off at OBS

The 2-year-old sales season gets underway Tuesday with the start of the two-day Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale. Hips 1-316 sell Tuesday and Hips 317-635 go under the hammer Wednesday. "I have been very pleased with the horses we have seen on the grounds," said Tod Wojciechowski, OBS director of sales. "The interest from buyers has been very good." He added, "We have been able to add another level of horse that maybe doesn't fit the upper-echelon price range, but are very good horses. March is a key sale...

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OBS Breeze Show Starts Thursday

The under-tack show for the upcoming OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale kicks off Thursday with the first of three sessions. Hips 1-212 breeze during Thursday's session, followed by Hips 213-424 Friday and Hips 425-635 Saturday. Each session begins at 8 a.m. The OBS March Sale runs Mar. 15-16 with a 10 a.m. start each day.

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Keeneland January Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale gets underway at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the first of four sessions. The sale was originally scheduled to kick off Monday, but was delayed due to a winter snow storm in Lexington, which also pushed back the ship in date. The 1,631-horse catalogue is comprised of broodmares, racing/broodmare prospects, newly turned yearlings, horses of racing ages and stallions/stallion prospects. "It is a very solid catalogue with a lot of depth," said Cormac Breathnach, Keeneland's Director of Sales Operations. "The January Sale catalogue...

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Keogh Hopeful November Momentum Will Roll Into the New Year

James Keogh's Grovendale Sales enjoyed a very strong Keeneland November Sale about seven weeks ago. Finishing in the top 10 on the consignor standings, Grovendale sold 62 head for $6.9 million and had an especially good showing during the auction's second session. The Irishman says he hopes that success will carry into the upcoming Keeneland January Sale, where his consignment will offer 42 horses. "We had several really, really nice mares and just feel very, very blessed. The ball just landed in our court," Keogh said of the November Sale....

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OBS October Supplemental Catalogue Available

The supplemental catalogue for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2021 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website and available in printed form on the OBS grounds. The two-day sale is set for Oct. 12-13. There were 17 additions to the Selected Yearlings portion as Hips 136-152. Thirty-two horses have been added to the Open Yearling Sale, selling as Hips 565-596. The Selected Yearlings portion is Tuesday, beginning at 1 p.m. and the Open Yearling section is Wednesday, starting at 11 a.m.

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