OBS June

OBS June Catalog Now Online

In the wake of 2020 June graduate Medina Spirit (Protonico)'s victory in the GI Kentucky Derby, the catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2021 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age was released Monday and is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog app. Supplemental entries are being accepted until May 19. There are 858 2-year-olds and 15 older horses cataloged for the three-day sale, with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST....

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Ghostzapper Colt Easily Makes Amends at Del Mar

6th-Del Mar, $55,500, Msw, 8-29, 2yo, 6f, 1:11.10, ft. VITTORIO (c, 2, Ghostzapper--Roberta Turner, by Smart Strike) was away slowly from a wide stall in his Aug. 1 debut, then traveled very awkwardly, covered ground on the turn and could do no better than fifth to the impressive odds-on favorite Freedom Fighter (Violence). But the betting public did not lose faith in the colt and made him the 11-10 favorite to make the requisite improvement at second asking. Much more smoothly away from gate six with Mike Smith back at...

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OBS President Tom Ventura Joins TDN Writers' Room

As president of the sale company that conducted the final auction before the coronavirus pandemic shut down society as well as the first one after restrictions were lifted, OBS's Tom Ventura has had to learn on the fly. Wednesday, he joined the TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland to offer his advice for the rest of the industry on keeping business going amidst COVID-19 and his impressions of the rebounding sale market. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Ventura said of the lessons...

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OBS July Supplemental Catalogue Now Online

The Supplemental Catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2020 July Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com and available in printed form at the OBS sales grounds beginning Monday, June 29. One hundred 2-year-olds and two Horses of Racing Age have been supplemented to the three-day sale, and will sell as Hips 1004-1107. The sale has been rescheduled from its original June dates, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hips 1-360 will sell Tuesday, July 14; Hips 361-720...

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Woodford Thoroughbreds Announces New Safety Protocols for Upcoming OBS June Sale

As many businesses evolve to address public safety concerns in the age of COVID-19, Woodford Thoroughbreds has announced extensive safety protocols for the OBS Horses in Training Sale set to take place June 9-12. Beth Bayer, Director of Sales commented, "The 2-year-old in training sales are a critical piece to the sale cycle of the Thoroughbred Industry in the United States. We have full confidence in the preparation that went into our horses and expect them to perform well. Woodford Thoroughbreds understands in order for the sale to be a...

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OBS June Topper Debuts a Winner at Santa Anita

2nd-Santa Anita, $55,000, Msw, 2-1, 3yo, f, 7f, 1:25.48, ft. CLIVETTY (f, 3, Into Mischief--Rosemonde, by Indian Charlie) brought $375,000 as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale and RNA'd for $400,000 at OBS the following March, but returned to the Ocala auction ring in June, topping the sale at $900,000 after breezing in a snappy :20 4/5. Sent off at 5-1 in this career bow, the hulking bay filly was off a half-step slow and trailed the quintet as Eyes Open (Street Sense) clocked early splits of :22.37 and...

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