OBSC Moves 2007 February Sale to Ocala from Calder

Edited OBSC release
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 February Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training will be held at the company's sales grounds in Ocala, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The decision to move the 2007 sale from Calder Race Course was prompted by the NFL choosing Dolphin Stadium, next door to Calder, as the site of the Super Bowl, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 4. The game will bring thousands of visitors to the area, resulting in limited hotel availability for both consignors and buyers.

The OBS February sale is traditionally the nation's earliest 2-year-old auction

In a related development, the 2007 OBS Championship Stakes Day has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 12, the day before the February Selected Sale of 2-Year-Olds. The races have been held in conjunction with the March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training since their inaugural running in 1990. The four OBS races along with the Florida Breeders' Distaff and Florida Thoroughbred Charities Stakes are worth a total of $380,000.

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