Keyword: Ocala Breeders' Sales

  • OBS Sale Begins With a New Spot on Calendar

    Management at Ocala Breeders' Sales is hopeful a new position on the calendar and the bull market for yearlings will equate to positive results when the Ocala, Fla., sales company conducts its Oct. 10-11 auction.

  • OBS June Supplemental Catalog Now Available

    The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 June Sale of 2-year-olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company's website at

  • Billy Koch of Solana Beach Sales

    Creative Cause Filly's Sale Emotional for Koch

    After scoring a big pinhooking profit during the April 28 final session of Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, Billy Koch became emotional when discussing the effort required to get a horse to that point.

  • Union Rags colt sold for $1 million

    Union Rags Colt Hits for New Partnership Group

    A new pinhooking partnership group made a big hit at the April 27 session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale, where a Union Rags colt was sold for $1 million, a tie for the second-highest price of the sale.

  • Juveniles get ready to head into the auction ring during the OBS spring sale

    Bull Run Continues at OBS Spring Sale

    Continuing the momentum from the previous day’s opening session, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring auction of 2-year-olds in training continued its bull run April 26, with strong increases in gross and average prices.

  • Hip 345, a filly by Munnings, sold for $425,000 April 26 at the OBS spring sale

    Filly’s Price Tag is Right for the Prices

    Andro and Tracey Price had the biggest score to date for their pinhooking operation when a Munnings filly bought for $67,000 sold for $425,000 during the April 26 of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale.

  • Hip 402 at the OBS spring 2-year-olds in training sale

    Pricey Filly Tops OBS Pinhook Prospects

    A daughter of leading sire Tapit, produced from multiple grade 1 winner Evening Jewel and bought as a yearling for $400,000, is the highest-priced previously purchased 2-year-old consigned to the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale.

  • Horses walk to and from the track at the OBS facility in Ocala

    OBS Spring Sale to Test Depth of Juvenile Market

    There has been strong demand for 2-year-olds in training through the first four auctions of 2017, but the juvenile marketplace will undergo its stiffest test April 25-28 when Ocala Breeders' Sales conducts its spring sale in Ocala, Fla.

  • A Malibu Moon filly breezes in :20 4/5 in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale

    Malibu Moon Filly Fastest at OBS Under Tack Session

    A Malibu Moon filly from the Eddie Woods consignment had the fastest quarter-mile time of :20 4/5 during the April 19 third session of the under tack show in preparation for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Hip 234, a Florida-bred filly from the first crop of Prospective

    Five Share Fastest OBS Work Time

    Five juveniles shared the eighth-mile workout time of :09 4/5 during the April 18 second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2017 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • 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.

  • Hip 531, a gray 2-year-old Cosmonaut -- Sum Pun, by Distorted Humor colt, worked the session's fastest half-mile in in :46 1/5.

    Filly, Gelding Top OBS Under Tack Show

    A 2-year-old Crown of Thorns filly and a 4-year-old Malibu Moon gelding zipped three-eighths of a mile in :32 4/5 to top the under tack show for the horses of racing age section of the OBS fall mixed sale.

  • OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

    The sale company will follow the uniform medication model rules adopted for racing by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Medication rule changes will begin in March.

  • OBS Open Session Rebounds

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s open session of the fall mixed sale concluded on a positive note with the average up 27.8%, the median up 37%, and the gross up 30%

  • OBS Fall Average Slips 17.1%

    The consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Tuesday, Oct. 18, was unable to keep pace statistically with last year's figures.

  • Two Work a Quarter in :20 2/5 at OBS

    The final of four under tack shows for the OBS spring 2-year-olds in training sale was held April 15. The sale will run April 18 through April 21.

  • OBS April Under Tack Show Underway

    Hook and Ladder filly has the fastest quarter-mile in :20 3/5. Seven juveniles work a quarter in :21 flat. The second of the two under tack shows begins April 13 at 8 a.m. in Ocala.

  • FTBOA Gets Quarter Horse Permit

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, under a new state law, could use the permit to run a not-for-profit Thoroughbred meet at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. track.

  • OBSC Sale Begins Tuesday; Workouts Completed

    Big House Red, a colt by Stormy Atlantic consigned by Tony Bowling and Bobby Dodd, zipped a quarter-mile in :21 flat as the fastest work at the distance at Sundays second and final session of the "Under Tack Show" for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

  • OBS Files Lawsuit Saying Tax Assessment Too High

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has filed a lawsuit complaining that a 2003 tax assessment of its facilities and property by officials in Florida's Marion County was too high.