Keyword: Ocala Breeders Sales Co.

  • 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.

  • Horse owner-breeder Earle I. Mack

    Expanded Florida Sales Rules Published

    The most recent version of rules governing horse sales in Florida were published for public comment May 9. The regulations are being touted as a successful compromise by some of those involved in the process.

  • 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.

  • Horse owner/breeder Earle I. Mack

    Agreement Worked Out on Florida Sales

    Principal parties in a debate over rules governing horse sales in Florida announced April 22 that they had drafted joint recommendations to be delivered to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Owner-breeder Earle I. Mack.

    Hearing: Divide on Florida Sales Rules

    It is clear following an April 7 public forum in Florida that published rules concerning horse sales in the state did little to quiet those on opposite sides of the arguments over disclosure and transparency.

  • 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.

  • Florida Senate OKs Slots Legislation

    The Florida Senate approved March 13 two slot-machine bills that would help the state's Thoroughbred racetracks and other pari-mutuel facilities. However, there is considerable opposition to the bills in the Florida House of Representatives, and the influential Seminole Tribe of Florida is expressing concerns about the legislation.

  • 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.

  • Seekingthediamond went an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 March 9 to post the fastest work at the OBS under tack show for March 2-year-old in training sale.

    Forest Wildcat Filly Fastest at OBS

    Seekingthediamond, a Forest Wildcat filly consigned by Hendry Training Stables, agent, went an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 March 9 to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the under tack preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March sale of selected two-year-olds in training

  • Gaming Bills Floated in Florida

    Two Florida Senate leaders are sponsoring separate gaming bills, with goals that include increased revenue for the state's three Thoroughbred tracks and for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. As with previous years' gaming proposals in Florida, the bills face opposition from gambling opponents in the legislature.

  • Hip #20, Hold That Tiger - French Factor, worked a quarter in :20 4/5.

    Times Fast at OBS Show

    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.

  • Florida Sets Limit on Auction Rules

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services claims it doesn't have the power to regulate certain aspects of horse sales in the state, but is prepared to publish proposed rules it says are intended to prevent unfair or deceptive trade practices.

  • OBS Median Same, Average Drops

    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.

  • Horses have begun training over the all-weather SAFETRACK surface at OBS.

    OBS Unveils Synthetic Surface

    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.