Keyword: Ocala Stud

  • 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.

  • Uncaptured

    Ocala Stud Sets 2017 Fees

    J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud has set 2017 stud fees for its expanded 13-stallion roster, led again by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and grade I winner The Big Beast, who will both stand for a fee of $6,000, stands and nurses.

  • Hip 564, a colt by Gemologist, was the sale topper April 20 at $550,000.

    Big Day for Freshman Sires at OBS

    Offspring of freshman sires Gemologist and Overdriven topped the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale April 20 during a session in which gross, average, and median prices declined from the comparable sale date a year ago.

  • Hip 517, an Overdriven colt, sold for $525,000.

    Overdriven Colt Lights Up OBS Bid Board

    The O’Farrell family’s Ocala Stud hit another home run at the April 20 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale, going to $525,000 for Hip 517, a colt from the first crop of Overdriven.

  • Ocala Stud, FTBOA Commit to Ocala Initiative

    Ocala Stud and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA) have joined Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. in committing to donate $10,000 to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's Ocala Initiative.

  • Sweet Return to Nicks Farm in Indiana

    Sweet Return, a three-time grade I winner on the Southern California circuit, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, Ind., for a $2,000 live foal stands and nurses fee.

  • First Winner for Adios Charlie

    Adios Charlie, a grade II-winning son of Indian Charlie who stands at Ocala Stud in central Florida, got his first winner Sept. 3 when R Sweet Exchange won the sixth race at Gulfstream Park.

  • Calculator and owner Richard Pell following their Sham Stakes win.

    Calculator Adds to Ocala Stud Legacy

    Calculator's win in the Jan. 10 Sham Stakes (gr. III) adds to the legacy of the O'Farrell family's Ocala Stud. The Florida-bred son of In Summation races for longtime Ocala Stud client Richard Pell.

  • Calculator and Elvis Trujillo take the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Calculator Breaks Through in Sham Stakes

    Calculator entered the $100,750 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park still a maiden but left a stakes winner after posting a dominating 4 1/4-length victory over stablemate Rock Shandy.

  • Trainer Peter Miller

    Can Calculator Figure in BC Juvenile?

    Calculator lacks the high profile of several of his foes in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but he is an improving colt who is far better than his maiden status would have one believe.

  • Back to Class sold for $85,000 to top the consignor preferred session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 22.

    OBS Winter Mixed Sale Off to Steady Start

    Back to Class, a stakes-placed full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Chapel Royal, sold for $85,000 to Adena Springs to top the consignor preferred session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 22.

  • Prospective

    Prospective to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Prospective, Malibu Moon's grade II-winning earner of $719,130, has been retired from racing and will stand at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud in Florida for the 2014 breeding season.

  • J. Paul Reddam

    Top Honors Go to Reddam, Fink, and Ocala Stud

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named J. Paul Reddam the leading owner of 2012. Ocala Stud was named the top national breeder and Morton Fink was honored as the leading small breeder of 2012.

  • In Summation Sires First Winner at Delaware

    Freshman sire In Summation, a grade I-winning millionaire and two-time Santa Anita Park track record-setter, sired his first winner when his 2-year-old colt No Fruit Degroote captured his debut at Delaware Park June 1.

  • 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.

  • Unlimited Budge

    Unlimited Budget's Family Runs Deep

    Ocala Stud may no longer own undefeated Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner Unlimited Budget, but the farm's association with the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-bound filly's family goes back nearly 60 years.

  • Unlimited Budget leads them home in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes.

    Unlimited Budget Scores Rich Win in 'Rachel

    Repole Stables' favored Unlimited Budget kept her record perfect when she easily captured the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) by 3 3/4 lengths over 20-1 shot Promise Me More at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Overdriven

    Overdriven Retired, to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Repole Stable's Overdriven, an undefeated 2-year-old in 2011 and dominant winner of the Sanford Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2013 breeding season at Ocala Stud.

  • Ocala Stud Sets 2013 Stud Fees

    Leading Florida second-crop stallion High Cotton will see his fee rise 50% after leading the state's freshman sire list a year ago, when the 2013 breeding season commences at Ocala Stud.

  • OBS June Sale Kicks Off With Under Tack Show

    A filly by Exclusive Quality and colts by Bernstein and Unbridled's Song sped eighths in :10 flat, fastest at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 June sale.

  • Adios Charlie

    Adios Charlie to Stand at Ocala Stud

    Adios Charlie, winner of the 2011 Jerome Stakes (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the immediate 2012 breeding season at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud Farm. His fee is $3,500 stands and nurses.

  • Hip #180, filly, Ado (Empire Maker - Trip by Lord At War (ARG)) brought $485,000 during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Ado Tops Exciting Day at OBS March Sale

    The action-packed first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training ended with a flourish after approximately five hours of enthusiastic bidding from a variety of shoppers.

  • Southeast Regional: Blockbuster

    Ocala Stud is the setting for the longest-running Thoroughbred epic in Florida, which features tragedy and triumph, struggle and success.