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Sale Schedule

  • Monday, April 17, 8:00 am Under Tack Show, Hips 1-200
  • Tuesday, April 18, 8:00 am Under Tack Show, Hips 201-400
  • Wednesday, April 19, 8:00 am Under Tack Show, Hips 401-600
  • Thursday, April 20, 8:00 am Under Tack Show, Hips 601-800
  • Friday, April 21, 8:00 am Under Tack Show, Hips 801-1000
  • Saturday, April 22, 8:00 am Under Tack Show, Hips 1001-1208
  • Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am Hips 1-302
  • Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am Hips 303–604
  • Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am Hips 605–906
  • Wednesday, April 28, 10:30 am Hips 907–1208

  • OBS Fall Sale

    Declines Steep at OBS Fall Sale Opener

    It took roughly six hours to get there, but a horse selling in the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale finally brought six figures Oct. 6, a day marked by severe across-the-board declines for the Central Florida auction.

  • Inspecting horses at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale.

    Will Trends Continue at OBS Mixed Sale?

    With a yearling auction season all but over, and one that delivered a sharp dose of economic reality, industry eyes will be fixed on the upcoming Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale, the unofficial annual kick-off to the campaign of selling of broodmares and weanlings.

  • 2yo Whip Rules Will Be Similar

    Officials of Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) announced in early September that they were banding together to make major changes in the under tack shows for their sales of 2-year-olds in training. Beginning in 2009, they said they would strictly regulate the use of whips by riders during workouts and would prohibit the use of front toe grabs on horses.

  • Major Changes Announced for 2YO Sales

    Officials of Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. have agreed to institute major changes relating to the under tack shows for their sales of 2-year-olds in training.

  • OBS Fall Sale Has 1,000 Horses

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) has cataloged 1,000 horses for its fall mixed sale, which will be held Oct. 6-8 in Central Florida. The auction will begin with a select session, and two open sessions will follow.

  • Reflecting on a Tough OBS Yearling Sale

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling produced some discouraging results, but they weren't really surprising considering the slumping American economy and the mixed bag of returns at other yearling auctions.

  • OBS Sale

    Prices Still Falling at OBS Auction

    The market continued to lag behind last year's pace on the third day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale. The gross revenue for the second of three open sessions fell 18.5%, and the average price dropped 30.4%. Meanwhile, the median price declined 26.7%.

  • This daughter of Western Pride brought the top price of $100,000 during day two of the OBS Yearling Sale.

    Slump Continues at OBS Yearling Sale

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. yearling sale didn't get pounded by Tropical Storm Fay, which rolled ashore in Florida Aug. 19. But the market did get battered by the reality of what happens to the demand for horses with modest pedigrees and physical attributes when the American economy is in the midst of a slump.

  • Hip 47 brings $200,000, the high price for the opening session of the OBS August Yearling Sale.

    OBS Yearling Sale Struggles at Start

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale got off to a rocky start in Central Florida, suffering significant downturns from the previous year in the number of horses sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price.

  • Hurricane Threat Could Affect OBS Sale

    On top of America's economic woes, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) might have to deal with a tropical storm or hurricane during its yearling sale, which is scheduled for Aug. 18-21 in Central Florida.

  • Yearlings at the OBS August Yearling Sale.

    OBS Sale to Test Market With Quantity

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) will test the yearling market with quantity at a time when some buyers might be cutting back on their purchases because of America's struggling economy. There are 1,342 horses cataloged for the auction, which begins with a select session of 230 yearlings Aug. 18. Three open sessions will follow.

  • OBS Sale Labor of Love for Erwin-Oliver

    Even though she could have gone into labor at any minute, a very pregnant Dr. Cara Erwin-Oliver spent Aug. 15 with her Marion Bloodstock consignment in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s barn area. She is scheduled to offer more than 30 horses during the four-day August yearling sale, which begins Aug. 18 in Central Florida.

  • OBS Sale Has 1,342 Yearlings

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) has cataloged 1,342 yearlings for its August yearling sale, which will be held in Central Florida Aug. 18-21. The auction will begin with a select session of 230 select yearlings; three open sessions will follow.

  • Peace Rules Filly Tops OBS June Sale

    The 2008 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June 2-year-olds in training sale saw the number of horses sold and the gross increase over last year's figures, while the average and median price fell off slightly during the two-day sale June 17-18 in Central Florida.

  • Macho Again Works Toward Belmont

    West Point Stables' Macho Again had a solid work this morning for trainer Dallas Stewart at Churchill Downs, going a half-mile in :48.20 over the fast main track under exercise rider Kenny Borque. The move ranked 11th of 55 at the distance.

  • Behindatthebar

    Belmont Profile: Behindatthebar

    Behindatthebar comes into the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) a fresh horse, having scratched from the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) due to a bruised left front foot.

  • OBS Spring Sale Holds Steady

    The Ocala Breeders Sales Co. (OBS) April sale of 2-year-olds training finished its four-day run in Central Florida Thursday with figures close to last year's results.

  • Market Improves at OBS Spring Sale

    A Silver Deputy colt, which brought $220,000, was the most expensive horse sold Tuesday during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

  • Hip 273, colt; Macho Uno - Enterprizing Cat, brought a final bid of $250,000 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training opening session.

    Macho Uno Colt Brings $250,000 at OBS

    A Macho Uno colt topped the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) spring sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday in Central Florida, bringing $250,000 from Terri Pompay, who was acting on behalf of Klaravich Stable.

  • OBS Spring Sale Begins Monday

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training begins its four-day run Monday in Central Florida.

  • Monashee Mountain is the sire of the colt Spring Mountain who worked a quarter in :21 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Spring Mountain Rolls at OBS

    Spring Mountain was among the standouts Friday during the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

  • Officer (shown) is the sire of a filly out of Not to Be Outdone who worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the third session of the under tack show for the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Officer Filly Among Fastest at OBS

    Four horses each worked an eighth of a mile in :10, which was the fastest time for the distance Thursday during the third session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Is It True Filly Sizzles at OBS

    An Is It True filly turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Wednesday during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Data Digest: OBS April 2-Year Olds

    The OBS April 2-Year Olds in Training Sale 2008 Preview Edition Data Digest is a FREE download for all subscribers, presented by AuctionEdge! An in-depth preview of the upcoming auction.

  • Stormin Fever (shown) is the sire of a filly who worked an eighth of a mile in :10 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Stormin Fever Filly Shines at OBS

    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.

  • OBS April Sale Has 1,381 Horses

    The spring juvenile auction, scheduled for April 21-24 in Central Florida, has had 11 graduates go on to earn at least $1 million.

  • Hip #242, the filly White Lamb, (Trippi - Chi by Silver Hawk) brought a final bid of $550,000 during the first hour of the second session of the OBS March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    White Lamb Sells for $550,000 at OBS

    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.

  • Hip #64, Red Vow, a colt by Broken Vow out of the Strawberry Road mare Sedona Berry was the first session's top-selling horse, bringing $625,000.

    OBS March Sale Surges at the Start

    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.

  • Darley Gets 'Prize' at OBS March Sale

    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.

  • Hip 64, Red Vow, brought $625,000 early in the OBS March 2-year-old Sale.

    Red Vow Brings $625,000 at OBS Sale

    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.

  • The Adena Springs Sale topper was bought by a partnership that includes University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.

    A.P. Indy Colt Tops Adena Springs Sale

    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.

  • Adena Springs Sale Set for Monday

    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.

  • Full Mandate Filly Sizzles at OBS

    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.

  • An Exchange Rate filly was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile, going :9 4/5, March 10 at the OBS under tack show.

    Exchange Rate Filly Sets Pace at OBS

    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.

  • No Steroid Positives at OBS Sale

    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.

  • Hip #1, Silver Deputy - Daisy Dukes by Ghazi, brought $520,000 to top the auction.

    OBS Sale Posts Record Average

    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.