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Not This Time OBS Topper Fast As Advertised; Gets ‘Rising Star’ Nod

Zedan Racing Stables, Inc.'s Princess Noor (Not This Time), who topped the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training at $1.35 million off of a blazingly fast :20 1/5 breeze, ran to the hype and her price tag Saturday at Del Mar to be named a 'TDN Rising Star' and become her fast-starting freshman sire (by Giant's Causeway)'s seventh individual winner. The $135,000 KEESEP yearling had fired a couple of bullet breezes from the gate in her preparations for trainer Bob Baffert (including a best-of-seven 1:12.20 July...

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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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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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Not This Time Filly First To Seven Figures at OBS

A filly from the first crop of Not This Time (Hip 1254) was the first juvenile to hit the seven-figure mark at OBS late in Wednesday's session, hammering for $1.35-million to agent Gary Young, who was acting on behalf of an undisclosed client. It was the first million-dollar sale for the Gladwells' Top Line Sales. They purchased the filly, who breezed in an uktra-sharp :20 1/5, for $135,000 at KEESEP for a partnership that included their good friend Mark Marino.

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No Nay Never Fillies On Offer At OBS

The American breeze-up sector squeezed in its OBS March sale before much of the world came to a standstill due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the 2-year-old sales are back in business in the U.S. this week with the rescheduled OBS Spring Sale in Ocala, Florida. The sale boasts an international flair with two daughters of No Nay Never set to go under the hammer, both consigned by Jimbo and Torie Gladwell's Top Line Sales. Set to sell on day two as lot 421 is a filly born on Apr. 2...

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Not This Time Filly Zips Fastest Quarter at OBS

A filly by Not This Time, mirroring the quick start of her freshman sire's progeny on the racetrack, claimed the fastest quarter-mile breeze time of the week so far when covering the distance in :20 1/5 during Monday's second under-tack preview ahead of next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. Consigned by Top Line Sales, hip 1254 is out of graded stakes winner Sheza Smoke Show (Wilko). "When we led her up there, we knew she would go fast, but we had no idea she...

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Hits and Misses as OBSMAR Opens Under Trying Circumstances

by Brian DiDonato & Steve Sherack Under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic and a sharp stock market reaction, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale kicked off Tuesday with mixed results for sellers--as expected--but probably with better trade than some may have feared. At the end of selling Tuesday, 134 head had changed hands for a combined $12,550,500 at an average of $93,660 and median of $50,000. Those stats are expected to change as buyers continue to shop the RNA list and subsequent post-sale transactions are...

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