The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has scheduled under tack workout sessions from March 9-11 for horses entered in the March sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held in Ocala, Fla., March 15-16.
The under tack sessions begin daily at 8 a.m. EST with Hips 1-204 March 9, Hips 205-408 March 10, and Hips 409-613 scheduled to work March 11. All three sessions will be streamed live via the OBS and Blood-Horse websites.
The sale begins at 11 a.m. daily, with Hips 1-306 being offered March 15 and Hips 307-613 selling March 16.
Graduates of the sale have included six champions, 23 millionaires, and the winners of seven Breeders' Cup World Championship races, the most recent a victory in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) by Stopchargingmaria, who graces the cover of this year's catalog.
Additional grade I wins in by recent March sale grads include Carpe Diem 's victory in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, Secret Circle 's Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Gomo's Darley Alcibiades Stakes win. Overseas, 2015 graduate Acapulco captured the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) at Ascot and followed that effort with a narrow defeat, finishing second against older horses in the Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) at York. This year 2014 graduate Moanin joined the millionaire ranks with a victory in the February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse.
Overall, since the beginning of 2015, March graduates have won or placed in 176 stakes, with 18 accounting for 29 graded stakes wins.
OBS said that as a result of the quarantine in place at Thoroughbred Training Center in Indiantown, Fla., due to a horse testing positive for equine herpesvirus, no horses that have been at Payson since Feb. 22 are permitted on the grounds.
Also, OBS has reminded all consignors and horsemen of the company's standard requirements of veterinarian certification of EHV-1 vaccination and veterinary health certificate for any horse shipping to the facility.
The Payson Park quarantine went into effect Feb. 29 after a horse that shipped there from Virginia tested positive for EHV-1.
The March sale catalog is available via the OBS website. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.
The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, watch under tack videos, record notes, and also provides search, sort, and rating capability.
Current information about OBS sales, consignors, and graduates is now also available via Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Under tack results will be available on the OBS website.