OBS Winter Mixed Sale Starts Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's (OBS) Winter Mixed Sale's Horses of Racing Age Section is set for Monday, Jan. 23 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. with 148 horses cataloged. The event will be streamed live via the OBS website, with the Winter Mixed Sale searchable catalog available there as well. Thoroughbred Daily News will also be streaming the event on our website. OBS offers online bidding during the Winter Mixed Sale. Buyers may register to gain approval, then with their credentials they may access the OBS...

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Gulfstream Juvenile Sale Removed From Fasig-Tipton's 2023 Auction Calendar

Fasig-Tipton will not be holding a select 2-year-olds in training sale at Gulfstream Park in 2023. The news was first reported by the Blood-Horse. "The Gulfstream Park facilities are not available for 2023 due to some stabling issues," said Fasig-Tipton's President and CEO Boyd Browning. "The stalls are not available this year. We learned about this in the fall, and we determined this year that the best approach would be to concentrate our efforts on the Midlantic Sale, which last year produced the highest price of a 2-year-old in training,"...

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Weep No More Filly Debuts at Nakayama

In this continuing series, Alan Carasso takes a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Chukyo, Nakayama and Hanshin Racecourses. Juvenile Fillies got their chance at Group 1 glory last weekend and it's the boys' turn this weekend at Hanshin, with the running of the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity: Saturday, December 17, 2022 5th-CKO,...

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OBS Winter Mixed Catalog Online

The catalog for the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24 and 25, 2023, is now online. Supplemental entries will be accepted through Jan. 12. The sale kicks off with a consignor-preferred section encompassing hips 1-132 on Jan. 24, while the horses of racing age portion of the catalog will begin immediately after the consignor-preferred horses. The open session (hips 401-638) is scheduled for Jan. 25. Selling begins both days at 12 noon. The under-tack preview for the HORA section will take place Monday, Jan....

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Desert Debuters: Que 'Seraj, Seraj'

In this series, we will have a look at first-time starters entered for age-restricted maiden races on the week's main live program at Meydan Racecourse, focusing specifically on pedigree and/or performance in sales ring, both domestic and abroad. With the exception of Thursday, Dec. 1, Super Saturday, Mar. 4, and Dubai World Cup night Mar. 25, the main meeting at Meydan takes place on Fridays. Six meetings are to be staged at the UAE's flagship racecourse prior to the start of the Dubai World Cup Carnival Friday, Jan. 6, 2023....

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Nov. 23 Insight: Pricey Munnings Filly Debuts at Churchill Downs

7th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, 4:01 p.m. EDT OXO Equine's EXHIBIT HALL (Munnings) makes her career bow in this spot for trainer Paulo Lobo. Larry Best went to $1.6 million to secure the filly at OBS April after she breezed in :9 4/5 for Eddie Woods, making her the most expensive filly at that auction. A $250,000 KEESEP yearling buy, the chestnut is out of six-time stakes winner Tensas Harbor (Private Vow). TJCIS PPs

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Expensive Into Mischief Breezer Kicks Off at HQ

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. With plenty of interest from an American-bred perspective this weekend, here are the runners for Saturday's programs at Tokyo and Hanshin Racecourses. A pair of juveniles will be features in this space in Sunday's TDN: 4th-TOK, ¥13,400,000 ($96k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1400m GREAT SAND SEA (c, 2, Into Mischief--Game for More, by...

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Key of Life Becomes First Black-Type Winner for Mo Town

Key of Life became the first black-type winner for her freshman sire (by Uncle Mo) with a decisive score in Keeneland's Myrtlewood S. Friday. Hammered down to 3-5 favoritism off consecutive scores, the $350,000 OBSAPR acquisition seized the early advantage, zipping through a :22.34 opening quarter with a rival in hot pursuit. Turning for home in front after a half in :45.91, the bay opened up with ease in the lane to win for fun. "She really has put it together over the last month or so," said winning trainer...

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Signator Becomes 50th Rising Star for Tapit

Signator (Tapit) earned the 'TDN Rising Star' tag with a good-looking score at second asking at Belmont at the Big A. A $1.7-million OBSAPR acquisition after breezing in :20 4/5 for Eddie Woods, he finished up well to be second on debut going six panels at this oval Sept. 16 and was hammered down to 3-5 favoritism to go one better here. Away a beat slow from his inside stall, the gray tugged his way up the fence, sitting near the back of the tightly bunched group. Saving ground off...

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OBS October Concludes With Open Session

The two-day OBS October Yearling Sale came to a close Wednesday in Ocala, Florida, with moderate declines in the relevant statistical categories. Following on the heels of a strong Select Sale Tuesday, the action Wednesday was a bit more subdued, with 256 open yearlings reported as sold for gross receipts of $4,367,900. The average of $17,062 was down by just over 8% from last year's $18,593. The median price declined by 13.3% to $13,000, while the buyback rate was nearly double that of 2021 at 30.2% compared to 16.6% last...

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OBS October Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's October Yearling Sale kicks off Tuesday with a selected yearlings session, which will be followed by an open yearlings session Wednesday. Tuesday's session gets underway at noon with Hips 1-185 and is followed by the supplements, which are Hips 186-209. Wednesday's session begins at 10 a.m. with Hips 251-660 and followed by a section of supplements, which are Hips 661-684. "We are certainly excited seeing what has transpired in the yearling market so far this year," said OBS's Tod Wojciechowski. "The graduates of this sale...

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OBS October Yearling Sale Catalog Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2022 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at www.obssales.com. The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 12. Supplemental entries will be accepted until Sept. 23. To view the sale page, click here. OBS will offer Online Bidding during the October Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online...

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