Stormin Fever filly and a Yes It's True colt were among the standouts Tuesday during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
There were no positive results among the 12 horses tested for anabolic steroids following the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Participants talk about the market at the OBS March juvenile auction.
The spring juvenile auction, scheduled for April 21-24 in Central Florida, has had 11 graduates go on to earn at least $1 million.
The OBS March juvenile auction posted its highest ever gross, average, and median.
Darley USA president Jimmy Bell struck early Wednesday, buying a Trippi filly named White Lamb for $550,000 during the first hour of the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
With four horses bringing more than $500,000 apiece, the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. (OBS) March select sale of 2-year-olds in training blasted out of the starting gate Tuesday in Central Florida.
A handsome chestnut Pure Prize colt will be joining Sheikh Mohammed's international racing operation after being purchased by Darley USA president Jimmy Bell for $550,000 Tuesday afternoon, about two hours into the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Red Vow, a well-balanced bay son of Broken Vow, set the early financial pace with his $625,000 price Tuesday during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training sale in Central Florida.
A strapping A.P. Indy colt topped the seventh annual Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday, bringing $380,000 during the Central Florida auction that was conducted by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) for the multiple Eclipse Award-winning operation headed by Frank Stronach.
Some shoppers at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training think the top fillies outnumber the top colts this year.
Large number of horses makes auction a "true test" of the juvenile market, according to Tom Ventura, the OBS director of sales and general manager.
Buyers will get an opportunity to acquire young horses from Frank Stronach's multiple Eclipse Award-winning program when the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. conducts the Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds training Monday.
A Full Mandate filly turned in the fastest quarter mile work Saturday during the last under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Nick and Jaqui are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their marriage and their joint career as horse sellers.
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.
The under tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds were postponed due to a forecast of severe weather on Friday and Saturday.
Twenty-one horses sold during the Ocala Breeder's Sales Co. February select juvenile auction were tested for anabolic steroids at the request of their buyers, and there were no positive results.
The market for young horses sizzled as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. kicked off the selling season for 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Central Florida with its February select auction, which attracted a large, diverse group of enthusiastic shoppers.
A daughter of Silver Deputy gets OBS juvenile auction off to a fast start.
Triple Crown nominee wins his division of Darley OBS Championship Stakes.
Leprechaun Racing's Friends Lake colt among top prospects at OBS sale.
The juvenile selling season opens Tuesday with the OBS February select sale, and the mood in Central Florida has been upbeat.
A Cuvee filly turned in the fastest work ever at an eighth of a mile for an OBS sale.
Times were sizzling Sunday in Central Florida as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. held its first under tack show for a juvenile auction over its new Safetrack synthetic surface.
New SAFETRACK surface at OBS getting good reviews.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation hoping sponsorship helps attract mares.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale, which ended its three-day run Jan. 18 in Central Florida, generated a median price of $5,500 that was the same as last year's comparable figure. In addition, the buy-back/no bid rate dropped from 43.9% in 2006 to 38.4%, indicating greater consignor satisfaction with the prices.
Puerto Rican champ Leyenda Dorado sold for $50,000 on the second day of the OBS winter mixed sale.
Gross revenue holds steady as OBS winter mixed sale opens in Central Florida.
The number of horses is down for the OBS February juvenile auction.
The 2008 edition of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale will look to rebound from the across-the-board declines it suffered last year when the three-day auction kicks off Jan. 16. Sessions begin daily at 11 a.m.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale has more than 900 horses cataloged.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. will conduct its winter mixed sale Jan. 16-18, 2008.
- By Esther Marr
Ocala Breeders' Sale Co., which recently completed the conversion of its one-mile dirt racetrack to an all-weather SAFETRACK surface, had its first horses work over the new track Nov. 16.
When reviewing the action during the 2007 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 8-12 in Central Florida, Tom Ventura, OBS general manager and director of sales, said it is difficult to compare the results with those of last year. This year, the sale had one less consignor-preferred session and one additional open session.
A weanling colt by El Corredor was the most expensive horse sold Thursday during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed auction.
Amazer, a stakes-placed mare in foal to Exchange Rate, led the way Wednesday during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale, selling for $40,000 to Marion G. Montanari.
The first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 8 saw mixed results following a change in sale format from last year's auction.
The highlight of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale's second open session was a $150,000 son of Macho Uno.
The first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale ended with numbers close to last year's figures.
Eddie Martin's goal is to develop a successful stallion, and he's close to achieving his dream with Spanish Steps, whose first foals race next year.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. got off to a solid start, setting a record for median during its select session.
Ryan Mahan, the director of auctions and head auctioneer for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co., is missing the Florida firm's August yearling sale because of complications following surgery.
It will be difficult for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale to avoid the correction taking place in the Thoroughbred market.
Offspring by City Place, Songandaprayer, Lightnin N Thunder, Lion Heart could make a splash Monday during the select session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. yearling auction.
There are 1,508 horses in the catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale, which will be held in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company is installing the all-weather SAFETRACK surface at its facility in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training will be conducted in Central Florida for the second year in 2008 instead of returning to its former site, Calder Race Course.
The Florida Thoroughbred Charities donated $315,000 in 2007 to benefit equine and community programs at the local and state level. Since 1990 the FTC, a non-profit organization and the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, has raised nearly $4 million.
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