The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale is now available on the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The sortable master index provides access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog went to the printer.
A total of 792 horses have been cataloged to date for the three-day sale, scheduled to begin Wednesday, Jan. 22 with hip numbers 1- 254 selling in the consignor preferred session.
The Thursday, Jan. 23 session will be devoted to the 188 horses (Hip Nos. 255 - 442) cataloged in the horses of racing age section. Past performances are currently available online. OBS is still accepting supplemental nominations, to be sold as Hip Nos. 444 -500.
The racing age section includes 35 newly turned 2-year-olds and 153 older horses. The optional under tack show, set for Monday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as BloodHorse.com/OBS, and videos will be posted online and viewable at the sales grounds.
Hip Nos. 501 - 850 will sell on Friday, Jan. 24 in the open session. All three sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be streamed live on the OBS website and BloodHorse.com/OBS.
The OBS Championship Stakes races, run this year for the first time in conjunction with the winter mixed sale, are set for Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The 258 newly turned yearlings in the sale are highlighted by the progeny of a strong roster of proven sires including Discreet Cat, Exchange Rate, First Samurai, Into Mischief , Leroidesanimaux, Macho Uno , Rockport Harbor, and Stormy Atlantic .
Promising stallions with yearlings in the sale include Colonel John, Drosselmeyer, Dunkirk, Girolamo, Pioneerof the Nile , Lookin At Lucky , Paddy O'Prado, Super Saver , Tale of Ekati , and Uncle Mo .
Broodmare buyers will find mares in foal to a good group of proven stallions including Afleet Alex , Flatter , High Cotton, Majestic Warrior, Put It Back, Tale of the Cat , Yes It's True, and Wildcat Heir, as well as up and comersArcharcharch, Biondetti , Court Vision , Big Drama, Kodiak Kowboy, Sidney's Candy, and Stay Thirsty .
The racing age section has been extremely well received in its first two years. The first year produced a $240,000 sale topper and last year, Falling Sky, a 3-year-old colt by Lion Heart, sold for $425,000. Consigned by Off the Hook, the colt was purchased by Justin Casse, agent. Racing for Newtown Anner Stud, James Covello, and Joseph Bulger, the colt produced immediate dividends, winning the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.