Keyword: Ocala Breeders Sales Co.

  • Hip 360 sold for $1.7 million at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training

    Strong Demand Fuels Record OBS March Sale

    Zayat Stables hit it out of the park at the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training, fueling a vibrant market that resulted in increases in gross and average for the two-day auction.

  • Hip 586, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile, brought $1 million

    Lows Acquire Pioneerof the Nile Colt for $1 Million

    A Pioneerof the Nile colt produced a healthy return on his original purchase price when sold to Robert and Lawana Low for $1 million during the March 15 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Ciaran Dunne of Wavertree Stables is hoping for more buyers this year

    Will Middle Market Emerge at OBS March Sale?

    As owners, agents, and trainers began their inspections in earnest for horses entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale, there was a positive vibe on the sale grounds the morning of March 12.

  • Southeast Regional 2-18-17

    Southeast Regional: Major Makeover in Ocala

    Michael O'Farrell's Professional Life has been inextricably tied to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., the Central Florida sales entity he chairs and which his late father Joe co-founded in the mid-1970s.

  • El Areeb, OBS March sale graduate.

    OBS Three-Day Under Tack Show Begins March 9

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March sale of 2-year-olds in training begins March 9 and continues through March 11, with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. daily at the OBS track in Ocala, Fla.

  • Consignors Like OBS Mixed Sale Consolidation

    As she hustled through the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s barn area with an armload of stall door cards, Kim Harrison stopped long enough to offer her optimistic opinion about the upcoming OBS winter mixed sale.

  • A horse trains at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    OBS Restricts Louisiana Horses from Upcoming Sale

    The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hip 215, a colt by Gemologist, worked an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5.

    OBS Wins Race Against Weather

    Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s management won its race against Mother Nature June 6, completing the second under tack show workout session for the June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale before heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

  • 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.

  • Trainer Mark Casse.

    Another Colonel John for Mark Casse

    Mark Casse signed on behalf of EastWest Stable for a filly by Colonel John for $375,000 during the April 22 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Hip 469, a Speightstown filly, sold for $440,000.

    Rice Acquires Speightstown Filly for $440,000

    Trainer Linda Rice went to $440,000 to acquire a Speightstown filly from the Wavertree Stables consignment during the April 20 second day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • OBS Sale Opens on Strong Note

    Topped by an Into Mischief colt bought by Spendthrift Farm for $335,000, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training began on a strong note April 19, with across-the-board increases in gross, average, and median prices.

  • OBS Offers Sale With Broad Appeal

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April sale of 2-year-olds in training has come a long way over the last five years and in some quarters is the best juvenile sale in country.

  • Hip 257 during the OBS March Undertack Show

    Horses to Watch for OBS Day 1

    Following is a list of horses to watch during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training that begins March 15 at 11 a.m. EDT.

  • OBS Under Tack Show March 9-11

    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.

  • Industry Makes Its Case Against Decoupling

    Florida horse racing and breeding interests made their case against decoupling Feb. 9 during a House Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting, but lawmakers voted to move the legislation forward.

  • Hip 556 at the OBS January winter mixed sale under tack show.

    Filly Goes Fastest Three-Eighths at OBS Show

    A Pioneerof the Nile filly drilled three furlongs in :32 4/5, the fastest time for the distance at the Jan. 25 under tack show for the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale.

  • A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti brought $250,000 Oct. 14 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale.

    Gio Ponti Colt Tops OBS Session

    A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 14.

  • Puddifoot, a 4-year-old Red Giant filly, brought $120,000.

    Red Giant Filly Tops OBS First Session

    Topped by the stakes-winning Red Giant filly Puddifoot at $120,000, the consignor preferred session of the Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale fell in virtually all key statistical categories Oct. 13.

  • OBS Under Tack Show Set for Oct. 12

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s October horses of racing age will be held at 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 12. The mixed sale begins Oct. 13, with the horses of racing age session Oct. 14.

  • Hip 771 by Super Saver was hammered down at $575,000 to top the session.

    Record Tied Again at Third OBS June Session

    The top end of the market at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training proved a mirror image of the auction's first two sessions and a sale record was set for the third consecutive day June 18.

  • Hip 1114, an unraced 3-year-old gelding named Altar Boy, worked 3 furlongs in :32 flat on the final preview day.

    OBS Concludes June Sale Under Tack Preview

    The fastest horse of the day and of the entire preview at three furlongs was Hip 1114, an unraced 3-year-old colt named Altar Boy, who sped the distance in a lively :32 flat. The sale is June 16-19 at Ocala Training Center.

  • Hip 509, a colt by Into Mischief, worked a quarter of a mile in :20 3/5.

    Into Mischief Colt Tops OBS Breeze Show Three

    A colt by Into Mischief (Hip 509) consigned by Jaime Mejia's Thoroughbred Champions Training Center posted the fastest quarter of a mile breeze of the third under tack preview for the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Two Share Fastest Furlong Time at OBS Show

    The was business as usual June 8 at Ocala Training Center for consignors of 2-year-olds in training hopeful of selling the next big horse and prospective buyers in search of racing's next generation of stakes stars.