Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company

Will Take Charge Filly Turns in Fastest Quarter-Mile Work at OBS Tuesday

The under-tack show for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's July 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale continued with a second session Tuesday and a filly by Will Take Charge tied the week's fastest quarter-mile work so far. Consigned by Top Line Sales, the chestnut filly (hip 245) covered the distance in :20 4/5. The time tied the mark set by a daughter of Shackleford during Monday's first session of the under-tack show. "She is a nice filly. She prepped over here and her prep was very impressive," Top...

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Shackleford Filly Sets Quarter-Mile Mark at OBS Breeze Show Monday

The six-session under-tack show for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's July 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale began Monday and, with temperatures quickly rising into the upper 80's, the day's last of three sets was twice delayed as fierce rainstorms swept through the area. A filly by Shackleford (hip 15), working early in the day's first set, turned in the session's fastest quarter-mile time of :20 4/5. Consigned by Jesse Hoppel's Coastal Equine, the bay filly is out of Peace Queen (Indian Charlie), a half-sister to multiple graded...

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OBS July Breeze Show Starts Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's rescheduled July Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training begins Monday and continues through Saturday with all six sessions starting at 7:30 a.m. Hip numbers 1-180 will breeze Monday. Hip numbers 181-360 go to the track Tuesday; hip numbers 361-540 breeze Wednesday; hip numbers 541-720 work Thursday; hip numbers 721-900 breeze Friday; and hip numbers 901- 1114 will go to the track Saturday. The sale will be held next Tuesday through Thursday with bidding beginning daily at 10 a.m. OBS will again...

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Zedan Back and Still Dreaming Big with High-Priced Juvenile Purchases

When Amr Zedan's first involvement with horse racing came as a partner in G1 Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit), the Saudi businessman assumed he'd found an easy game and jumped in with both feet with several notable purchases at the 2017 juvenile sales. But the group failed to find the success he dreamed of and he decided to take a step back and regroup. After a meeting with legendary trainer Bob Baffert two years ago and a nudge from his wife, Princess Noor bint Asem, Zedan decided...

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Seven-Figure Speightster Colt Turned Back, Joins Baffert Barn

A colt by Speightster (hip 1312), purchased by Larry Best for $1.1 million at the OBS Spring Sale, has been returned to previous owner Solana Beach Sales and has joined the Southern California barn of trainer Bob Baffert. "Larry Best purchased the colt and after the sale he sent him to Taylor Made," explained consignor Tom McCrocklin. "I discussed post-sale management of the colt with Frank Taylor because he was not familiar with the horse and I was. And I think they chose to pull his back shoes and put...

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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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Not This Time Filly First to Hit Million-Dollar Mark at OBS

by Jessica Martini, Christie DeBernardis and Steve Sherack A daughter of freshman sire Not This Time (Hip 1254) was the first juvenile to reach the million-dollar mark during the Ocala Breeders Sales Company's Spring Sale towards the end of the second session Wednesday. The fleet-footed bay, who worked the fastest quarter-mile of the sale in :20 1/5, was also the first ever seven-figure sale for her consignor Top Line Sales. She was purchased by Gary Young. Both Hip 1254 and Tuesday's topper, a $750,000 colt by Ghostzapper (Hip 1250), were...

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Bullet-Breezing Ghostzapper Colt Provides Late-Session Fireworks at OBS

A co-quickest (:9 4/5) colt by Ghostzapper provided an exclamation point at the end of the opening session of the OBS Spring Sale Tuesday when bringing a winning bid of $750,000 from Ben McElroy, agent for Arman Shah, son of prominent owner Kaleem Shah. Consigned by Becky Thomas's Sequel Bloodstock, Agent VII as hip 1250, he was originally entered in the cancelled Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. A $250,000 KEESEP yearling purchase by Wyoming native and oil and gas industry executive Joey Platts, the Mar. 30 foal is out of a Smart...

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Roden May Have Found Another Star for Hamilton

Bloodstock agent Alistair Roden has already found Canadian owner Terry Hamilton a pair of future graded stakes winners at bargain prices and he may have hit the trifecta following the smashing debut victory by Tobys Heart (Jack Milton) Thursday at Churchill Downs. Roden signed the ticket on future Grade I winner Heart to Heart (English Channel) for $25,348 at the 2012 Canadian Yearling Sale and Spooky Channel (English Channel), winner of the GIII W.L. McKnight S. in January, was a $10,000 purchase at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton October sale. The agent...

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Chitu Colt Claims Quarter-Mile Bullet at OBS Thursday

A colt by Chitu (hip 297) turned in the fastest quarter-mile breeze of Thursday's fifth under-tack preview for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training when covering the distance in :20 3/5 for Kenny Davis and Sherry Mansfield's Hawk's Nest. The youngster, one of three juveniles consigned to the auction by the couple, was purchased by Davis and partner Gary Logsdon for $48,000 at last year's OBS October sale. "When I bought him as a yearling, I figured he could do it," Davis said from...

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Liam’s Map, The Big Beast Fillies Share Bullet at OBS Wednesday

A colt by Lemon Drop Kid and a filly by Majesticperfection turned in the fastest furlong works and fillies by The Big Beast and Liam's Map shared the fastest quarter-mile time during Wednesday's fourth under-tack preview for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. Randy Miles sent a son of Lemon Drop Kid (hip 701) out to work a furlong in :9 4/5 Wednesday in Ocala. The gray colt is a half-brother to stakes placed La Dame Blanche (Point of Entry). His unraced dam Adjudication...

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Into Mischief Filly Sets New Furlong Mark at OBS

A filly by Into Mischief (hip 429) turned in the fastest furlong work of the week so far (:9 3/5) and a pair of juveniles shared the day's fastest quarter-mile time during Tuesday's third under-tack preview session ahead of next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. A filly by Street Sense (hip 493), consigned by Pick View, and a colt by Runhappy (hip 1266), consigned by S B M Training and Sales, both covered the quarter-mile distance in :20 3/5. Five juveniles have turned in...

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