Julie Davies

'All Grown Up' June Sale Brings Curtain Down on Juvenile Sales Season

A juvenile sales season which set records at each stop along the way, comes to a close with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, which begins its three-day run Tuesday morning in Ocala. OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski expects demand for 2-year-olds to remain high at the June sale. "I think there is still demand for horses," Wojciechowski said. "I think we saw that certainly in April [at the OBS Spring sale]. We heard from a lot of people who still...

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Army Mule Filly Swiftest at OBS: 'She's Always Flying'

A filly from the first crop of Grade I winner Army Mule (hip 437) zipped a quarter-mile in :20 2/5--fastest of the week so far--during the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June 2-Year-Olds Sale under-tack show Wednesday in Central Florida. Consigned by Larry Mejias's appropriately named Fast Horses, the gray filly is out of the unraced Super Holiday (Super Saver) and from the family of graded winner Double Honor. "I am really happy with that work," Mejias said. "That filly had been working really fast at the...

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A Filly by G.W.'s Skippie Among Trio of Bullet Breezers at OBS Friday

A filly by the late Arkansas-based stallion G.W.'s Skippie was among three juveniles to breeze a furlong in a bullet :10 flat (Hip 803 video) at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's July Sale breeze show Friday morning. Catalogued as Hip 803, the filly was bred in Arkansas by Jarett Wolfe, who stood her stakes-winning sire G.W.'s Skippie. The daughter of Jena's Gold (Seeking the Gold) was consigned to the sale by Hartley and DeRenzo Thoroughbreds. "My son got G.W.'s Skippie from Clear Oak Stallions back in Fulsom, Louisiana," Wolfe said....

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Pair of Million-Dollar Juveniles Highlight OBS Spring Finale

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, an auction most people seemed happy could even be held following all of the uncertainties of the global pandemic, concluded its four-day run in Central Florida with a pair of seven-figure transactions book-ending the session. Early in the day, Kaleem Shah purchased a son of Quality Road for $1.25 million from the Wavertree Stables consignment and, with only a handful of lots left to offer, Larry Best secured a colt by Speighster for...

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