Exchange Rate Filly Sets Pace at OBS
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An Exchange Rate filly was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile, going :9 4/5, March 10 at the OBS under tack show.

An Exchange Rate  filly was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile Monday with her clocking of :9 4/5 during the second session of the first round of under tack shows for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. (OBS) March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Her time equaled the first session’s quickest at an eighth, which was posted Sunday by the Forest Wildcatfilly named Seekingthediamond. Both sessions were conducted over OBS oval’s synthetic Safetrack surface in Central Florida.

Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent, the Exchange Rate filly is out of the 11-year-old winning Dispersal mare Disperse a Star, who is a half-sister to stakes winner South Vigorous (by End Sweep). The buyer was listed as N.B.S. when the gray or roan filly brought $70,000 at the 2007 OBS August yearling sale.

A daughter of Yonaguska led the way at a quarter mile, covering the distance in the fastest time so far, :20 4/5. She also is consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, which owns her in partnership by W.D. North.The bay filly was produced from the 8-year-old Afternoon Deelitesmare Noon Time Dancer, who is a half-sister to stakes winners Bare Dancer and Indian War Dance, both by Cherokee Run. W.D. North Thoroughbreds bought the filly for $37,000 at OBS last August.

A filly from the first crop of Tapit  was the faster of the two juveniles that worked  three-eighths of a mile Monday with a time of :33 3/5. Consigned by Shadybrook Farm (Michael Yates), agent, the gray or roan juvenile is out of the 10-year-old stakes-winning Tarr Road mare My White Corvette. Yates bought the filly for $50,000 at Keeneland last September.

The OBS March sale’s second round of under tack shows, originally scheduled for March 14 and 15, has been consolidated into a single under tack show on March 15 , beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT). The auction will be held March 18 and 19, starting at 11 a.m. each day.

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