Some shoppers at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training think the top fillies outnumber the top colts this year.
Large number of horses makes auction a "true test" of the juvenile market, according to Tom Ventura, the OBS director of sales and general manager.
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.
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.
Nick and Jaqui are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their marriage and their joint career as horse sellers.
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.
The under tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds were postponed due to a forecast of severe weather on Friday and Saturday.
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.
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.
A daughter of Silver Deputy gets OBS juvenile auction off to a fast start.
Triple Crown nominee wins his division of Darley OBS Championship Stakes.
Leprechaun Racing's Friends Lake colt among top prospects at OBS sale.
The juvenile selling season opens Tuesday with the OBS February select sale, and the mood in Central Florida has been upbeat.
A Cuvee filly turned in the fastest work ever at an eighth of a mile for an OBS sale.
Times were sizzling Sunday in Central Florida as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. held its first under tack show for a juvenile auction over its new Safetrack synthetic surface.
New SAFETRACK surface at OBS getting good reviews.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation hoping sponsorship helps attract mares.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale, which ended its three-day run Jan. 18 in Central Florida, generated a median price of $5,500 that was the same as last year's comparable figure. In addition, the buy-back/no bid rate dropped from 43.9% in 2006 to 38.4%, indicating greater consignor satisfaction with the prices.
Puerto Rican champ Leyenda Dorado sold for $50,000 on the second day of the OBS winter mixed sale.
Gross revenue holds steady as OBS winter mixed sale opens in Central Florida.
The number of horses is down for the OBS February juvenile auction.
The 2008 edition of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale will look to rebound from the across-the-board declines it suffered last year when the three-day auction kicks off Jan. 16. Sessions begin daily at 11 a.m.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale has more than 900 horses cataloged.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. will conduct its winter mixed sale Jan. 16-18, 2008.
Ocala Breeders' Sale Co., which recently completed the conversion of its one-mile dirt racetrack to an all-weather SAFETRACK surface, had its first horses work over the new track Nov. 16.
When reviewing the action during the 2007 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 8-12 in Central Florida, Tom Ventura, OBS general manager and director of sales, said it is difficult to compare the results with those of last year. This year, the sale had one less consignor-preferred session and one additional open session.
A weanling colt by El Corredor was the most expensive horse sold Thursday during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed auction.
Amazer, a stakes-placed mare in foal to Exchange Rate, led the way Wednesday during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale, selling for $40,000 to Marion G. Montanari.
The first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 8 saw mixed results following a change in sale format from last year's auction.
The highlight of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale's second open session was a $150,000 son of Macho Uno.
The first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale ended with numbers close to last year's figures.
Eddie Martin's goal is to develop a successful stallion, and he's close to achieving his dream with Spanish Steps, whose first foals race next year.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. got off to a solid start, setting a record for median during its select session.
Ryan Mahan, the director of auctions and head auctioneer for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co., is missing the Florida firm's August yearling sale because of complications following surgery.
It will be difficult for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale to avoid the correction taking place in the Thoroughbred market.
Offspring by City Place, Songandaprayer, Lightnin N Thunder, Lion Heart could make a splash Monday during the select session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. yearling auction.
There are 1,508 horses in the catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale, which will be held in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company is installing the all-weather SAFETRACK surface at its facility in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training will be conducted in Central Florida for the second year in 2008 instead of returning to its former site, Calder Race Course.
The Florida Thoroughbred Charities donated $315,000 in 2007 to benefit equine and community programs at the local and state level. Since 1990 the FTC, a non-profit organization and the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, has raised nearly $4 million.
A colt from the first crop of Hook and Ladder sold for $260,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training Wednesday in Central Florida.
Itobe, a filly by Came Home consigned by Sescan, agent for Paul D. King, worked the sale's fastest three eighths in :33 1/5 at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
A filly by Straight Man consigned by agent Eisaman Equine zipped an eighth in :10 flat, the fastest time at the distance at Friday's third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
A filly by Precise End, consigned by M & H Training & Sales, agent, worked an eighth in :10 1/5 Thursday in Central Florida to post the fastest time at the distance during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Under near perfect weather conditions, and with a cross-section of East and West Coast trainers and bloodstock agents looking on, the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-old in training sale under tack session March 24 concluded with colts by Phone Trick and Malibu Moon registering the fastest times at their respective distances.
Because of heavy rains, the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training was postponed Friday and moved to Saturday.
Smoke'n Coal sold for the top price of $550,000 to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Tuesday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February auction in Central Florida is the first major sale of the juvenile selling season.
OffSpring of Smoke Glacken, Tale of the Cat, and Stormy Atlantic are popular with shoppers heading into the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Central Florida.
Triple Crown nominee Buffalo Man scored by 1 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 colt and gelding division of the OBS Championship Stakes Monday in Central Florida.
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