OBS Spring Under Tack Show Starts Tuesday

OBS Spring Under Tack Show Starts Tuesday
Photo: Joseph DiOrio
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training is set for four days, beginning Tuesday, April 15, and continuing through Friday, April 18.  
All four under-tack sessions will begin at 8 a.m. EDT. The spring sale is scheduled for April 21-24, with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m. 
Hip No.'s 1-302 (to be offered April 21) will breeze April 15, Hip No.'s 303-604 (to be offered April 22) go to the track April 16, Hip No's 605-906 (to be offered April 23) will breeze April 17, and Hip No's 907-1209 (to be offered April 24) will breeze April 18.
OBS spring sale graduates have long been a major force at North American racetracks, with 21 horses topping $1 million in earnings and eight horses winning Eclipse Awards. Since the beginning of 2013, there have been 155 spring sale graduates to win or place in 262 stakes, including 61 graded races. 
Fifty-two stakes horses have already emerged from last year's sale, including 16 stakes winners. At the head of the class of 2013 is spring sale catalog cover horse Fashion Plate, who added the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) April 5 to her earlier victory in Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) in February. Racing for Arnold Zetcher and Michael Tabor, the daughter of Old Fashioned was purchased by trainer Simon Callaghan for $340,000 out of the De Meric Sales consignment. She has earned $459,250 to date.
The upcoming under tack show will be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and at BloodHorse.com/OBS
Under-tack show results are posted on the OBS website.

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