Ocala Stud

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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Breeders Facing Many Uncertainties as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of discussion and reporting on how quarantine, shutdowns, safety protocols and the shift in the sales calendar has affected trainers, backstretch workers, owners and sales companies. However, very little has been said about how it affects the breeders, who are the backbone of the Thoroughbred industry. Only one 2-year-old sale, the OBS March Sale, has been held so far this year with many of the other juvenile sales being postponed or even canceled. Fasig-Tipton has combined their July, Saratoga and New...

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First Foals for Awesome Slew

Ocala Stud stallion Awesome Slew (Awesome Again--Slewfoundmoney, by Seeking the Gold), a multiple graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foals Jan. 18 when a bay colt was born in Ocala and a bay filly was foaled in Ohio. Bill Law bred the colt out of the multiple stakes-winning Yesbyjimminy mare Flay Mignon. Craig and Cindy Powell bred the filly who is produced from the Super Saver mare Winnercoasttocoast. A Live Oak Stud homebred, Awesome Slew won stakes ranging in distance from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles and won...

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