Keyword: Ocala Breeders' Sales Company

  • Ned Toffey at the OBS barn area

    Spendthrift Building Awareness of Stakes Eligibility

    Some of the 2-year-olds entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March auction are sporting stickers on their rumps indicating eligibility for two stakes at Churchill Downs later this year restricted to offspring of Spendthrift Farm sires.

  • Hip 153, a colt by Super Saver, worked a quarter-mile in :20 1/5 equalling the fastest time for the distance at OBS

    Speedy Super Saver Colt Among OBS Day 1 Hips to Watch

    A Super Saver colt, several pricey yearling purchases, and juveniles sired by Quality Road and by Scat Daddy are among the Hips to Watch during the March 14 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Pinhooking partners Barry Berkelhammer and Cary Frommer

    Frommer and Berkelhammer Partner Up for Success

    Over the course of more than a dozen years, Cary Frommer and Barry Berkelhammer have built a pinhooking business that today is at the height of the marketplace, with two seven-figure transactions in each of the last two years.

  • 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.

  • Kantharos Filly Tops Second OBS Under Tack Show

    A gray daughter of promising young sire Kantharos zipped a quarter mile in :20 4/5 to post the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack session in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • OBS Championship races

    OBS Succeeds as One-Day Track Operator

    For 364 days a year, management and staff at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company operate a sales company in central Florida. For one day of the year, though, they become racetrack operators.

  • The OBS August Sale

    Mineshaft Colt Tops OBS Day 3 Watch List

    The only Mineshaft yearling in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale is among the horses to watch during the Aug. 25 final session of the two-day open sale in Ocala, Fla.

  • OBS is set for its August yearling sale

    OBS Sale Next Test of Yearling Market

    With declines in the three previous yearling sales to date this year as polarization between the top and the rest of the market continues, the next test will take place with the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s Aug. 23-25 auction.

  • Stuart Morris and clients bypassed the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale and chose OBS for their Flatter pinhook

    Flatter Colt Tops OBS Pinhook Prospects

    When Stuart Morris and his clients were deciding on venues for their yearlings being offered for sale, they chose the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August sale for a son of Flatter, bypassing the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale

  • Hip 242, a Florida-bred son of Shackleford, went a quarter in :20 3/5.

    Fastest OBS Work Times Equaled

    Workouts for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued April 12, with three horses equaling the fastest breeze time for an eighth of a mile.

  • Hip 591, a Smart Strike colt, brought $1.7 million to top the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-olds in training sale March 16.

    Smart Strike Colt Tops OBS Juvenile Sale

    They saved the best for last at the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-olds in training sale March 16, when a Smart Strike colt lit up the bid board late for $1.7 million.

  • OBS March Sale

    Signs Point Toward Positive OBS Sale

    There are so many factors that can affect the outcome of a horse sale it is often difficult to predict a probable outcome. But all signs are pointing toward a positive Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds.

  • First OBS Under Tack Show Moved Back a Day

    Due to inclement weather forecast for the Ocala, Fla., area, the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-year-olds in training sale has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7.

  • Niall Brennan

    Consignor Brennan Aiming for Another Big Year

    Photographs of stakes-winning graduates typically adorn Niall Brennan's shedrows at 2-year-olds in training sales. With the latest crop of stakes horses emerging, this season will be no exception for the Florida consignor.

  • OBS Fall Mixed Sale

    Expectations High for OBS Fall Mixed Sale

    Results from the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale and high expectations for this week's OBS fall mixed sale indicated growing confidence in additional segments of the Florida marketplac

  • OBS Fall Mixed Sale Catalog Available Online

    The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website. The site's sortable master index will provide access to pedigree updates.

  • Red Giant Filly Tops in OBS Under Tack Show

    Two youngsters worked eighths in :9 4/5, posting the fastest at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age.

  • More Than Ready Colt Zips at OBSC Show

    A colt by More Than Ready and a filly by Even the Score worked quarter miles in :21 flat to post the fastest moves at the distance during the first session of the under tack show for the upcoming OBSC June sale.

  • A filly by Limehouse, Hip No. 292, brought $320,000 from Alex and JoAnn Lieblong to top the opening session.

    Numbers Soar at OBS Spring Juvenile Sale

    Ocala Breeders' Sales Company officials could not have scripted a better start to the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Ocala, Fla., on Monday, April 22. Bidding proved fast and furious, fueling large gains.

  • Hip No. 333, a Smart Strike colt, sold for $1.8 million.

    Record Smart Strike Colt Brings $1.8M at OBS

    A hush fell over the jam-packed pavilion at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March 13 when Hip No. 333 entered the auction ring late in the OBS March select 2-year-old sale.

  • Topping the opening session at $480,000 was Hip No. 143, a Flatter colt out of the Well Decorated mare Well.

    Business Brisk During First OBS Session

    The average rose 9.2% and the median was up 23.1% during the first session of the OBS March sale of 2-year-olds March 13 in Ocala. David Ingordo went to $480,000 for the day's topper, a son of Flatter for $480,000.

  • Hip No 93, a filly by Colonel John -- Storm Key, by Storm Cat in the OBS sale preview.

    Horses to Watch at OBS March Sale

    An inside look and consignor comments from some of the top hips for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March 2-year-old sale March 12-13.

  • OBS Sale

    OBS, Consignors Ready for 2-Year-Old Sale

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s juvenile sale season kicks off on Tuesday, March 12 with the first of two sessions of the March selected sale of 2-year-olds in training in Ocala, Fla.

  • OBS August Yearling Open Session Starts Well

    A colt by Kitten's Joy topped the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August Yearling Sale in Central Florida on Aug. 22, selling to Al Pike, agent, for $110,000.