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  • Tom Chiota

    Former OBS President Chiota Dies at 70

    Tom Chiota, 70, who managed the daily operations of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. as its president for more than 30 years, died in the early morning of Aug. 29.

  • Three Rules wins Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream

    Three Rules Hopes to Keep Win Streak Alive

    Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules, who has been described as a Saratoga-type horse by trainer Jose Pinchin, will seek to remain undefeated in his fourth start when he stretches out another furlong in the $300,000 Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes.

  • Weak OBS August Sale Fails to Recover

    The rough start at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co.'s August yearling sale never smoothed out, with overall statistics during the second day of the two-day open session as sobering as the first.

  • The OBS August Sale

    Mineshaft Colt Tops OBS Day 3 Watch List

    The only Mineshaft yearling in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale is among the horses to watch during the Aug. 25 final session of the two-day open sale in Ocala, Fla.

  • OBS is set for its August yearling sale

    OBS Sale Next Test of Yearling Market

    With declines in the three previous yearling sales to date this year as polarization between the top and the rest of the market continues, the next test will take place with the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s Aug. 23-25 auction.

  • Three Rules wins Dr. Fager division of the Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream

    Three Rules, 'Delta Dawn' Take Sire Stakes

    Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules and Curtis Mikkelsen's Cajun Delta Dawn won their respective divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds Aug. 6 at Gulfstream on a day that produced a 24% spike in handle from the same card a year ago.

  • Gentlmens Agrement wins July 10 at Gulfstream; Little Mike fifth

    Little Mike Fifth After Lengthy Layoff

    Gentlmens Agrement won for the fourth time in six starts July 10 to spoil the anticipated return of 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Little Mike after a more than two-year layoff at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hip 926, a colt by City Zip, brought $800,000.

    Record-Priced City Zip Colt Tops OBS Sale

    Topped by a sale record $800,000 City Zip colt purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale ended on a strong note June 17.

  • Hip 476 by Uncle Mo brought $350,000

    Two Big-Priced Horses Sell at OBS

    In quick succession, two horses sold for $350,000 and $370,000 during the second session of the ongoing Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

  • Celestine wins June 11 Just a Game Stakes

    Celestine's Win Timely for OBS June Sale

    Celestine, winner of the June 11 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT), went through the ring at the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which will be held this week.

  • The best of two half-mile workers was Hip 130 by Colonel John

    OBS Under Tack Sessions Get Underway

    An Into Mischief colt posted the fastest quarter-mile time of : 20 4/5 when the first of six under tack workout sessions for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age was conducted June 5.

  • Requite Wins Parrot Key Stakes at Gulfstream

    Requite Returns at Winner at Gulfstream Park

    The 4-year-old Warrior's Reward colt Requite, away since last August at Saratoga Race Course, returned a winner June 5 in the $75,000 Parrot Key Stakes at Gulfstream Park and could make his next start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II).

  • Ride On Curlin

    Ride On Curlin to Florida's Pleasant Acres

    Farm owners Joe and Helen Barbazon May 31 announced the addition of multiple graded stakes-placed Ride On Curlin to the roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., for the 2017 breeding season.

  • OBS June Sale Adds 44 Horses

    The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. has added five older horses and 39 juveniles to its June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale that will be held in Ocala, Fla., June 14-17.

  • OBS June Catalog Available Online

    The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. has cataloged 1,178 horses for its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale that runs June 14-17 in Ocala, Fla., with sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.

  • Marcus Vitali

    Vitali Seeks to Get Florida License Restored

    Trainer Marcus Vitali moved his stable from Gulfstream to Laurel, but he must deal with positive tests for Class 4 and Class 5 medications in Florida before the Maryland Jockey Club will allow him to continue racing horses.

  • Destin Works at Palm Beach Downs

    Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Destin breezed at Palm Beach Downs April 23 in his final South Florida tune-up ahead of a scheduled start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Fastest OBS Under Tack Times Equaled

    The third day of six under tack show workout sessions leading up to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April spring sale of 2-year-olds in training resulted in horses equaling the fastest times set the previous two days.

  • Nyquist dominates the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Nyquist Trounces Mohaymen in Florida Derby

    Nyquist pushed his perfect record to seven-for-seven with a clear victory in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2 at Gulfstream Park, while his previously undefeated rival Mohaymen finished fourth.

  • Celestine comes home strong to win the Honey Fox Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Celestine Makes the Grade in Honey Fox

    Phaedrus Flights' Celestine went wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIT) April 2 at Gulfstream Park, picking up the first graded victory of her career for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

  • Frank Stronach

    Stronach Indicates $12M Race Plan Still Alive

    The Stronach Group founder and honorary chairman Frank Stronach April 1 said that mid-April could offer a time slot for his proposed world's richest race, a $12 million event for older horses.

  • Divisidero.

    Divisidero Favored in Appleton

    Bradley is hopeful the multiple graded stakes winner will show a little more early interest in his upcoming races. "We've been trying to get this horse to stalk a little more and be a little bit closer to the pace," he said.