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The OBS June Sale Catalog Is Now Live

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June 2022 Two-Year-Old and Racing-Age Horse Sale catalog is now available on the OBS website at obssales.com. Additional registrations will be accepted until May 17.

There are 1,059 2-year-old horses and 16 older horses listed for the three-day sale. Due to the increased catalog size, the show under tack has gone from five to six sessions and will begin on Monday, May 30 instead of May 31 and run through Saturday, June 4. Daily schedules will be announced after additional entries close. All under tack sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. ET.

All sales sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. Hips 1 – 374 will sell out Tuesday, June 7; Hips 375 – 748 will be offered on Wednesday June 8th. Thursday June 9th will include Hips 749 – 1060 plus supplements for 2 year olds followed by HRA horses cataloged as Hips 1151 – 1166 plus HRA supplements.

The show and tack sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Past The Wire websites.

Online auctions will be available again. Bidders must register in advance. For more information, please visit the OBS website at: online auction information. Walking videos and conformation photos may be available in addition to under tack videos for each horse.

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The horses pictured on the catalog cover reflect the exponential growth of the June sale as a source of horses competing at the highest levels of the sport.

Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography

War Like Goddess wins the Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland

Graduated from George Krikorian’s June 2019 sale war like goddess returned to racing last week and surpassed the $1 million mark in earnings defending her title in KeenelandBewitch Stakes (G3T). It was the fifth win for the English Channel 5-year-old who is 9-7-0-1 with $1,079,684 in earnings for trainer Bill Mott. Consigned to the June sale by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, it was sold for $30,000 after shooting an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack show.

June 2019 graduate of William and Corinne Heiligbrodt yaupon was involved in one of the most memorable moments of the last year, winning Saratoga‘s Forego Stakes (G1) despite being repeatedly attacked by Fire of Florence in the sixteenth final. It was the third graduated victory for the colt by Uncle Mo , which is 8-6-0-0 with $703,264 in earnings for coach Steve Asmussen. He finished eighth under tack in :10 flats before being bought by East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000 on the Wavertree Stables shipment in the June sale.

Bella Sofia wins the 2021 Test Stakes in Saratoga
Photo: Coglianese Photos

Bella Sofia wins the 2021 Test Stakes in Saratoga

Michael Imperio, Vincent S. Scuderi, Sofia Soares, Gabrielle Farm, Mazel Stable Partners, Matthew J. Mercurio, Medallion Racing, Parkland Thoroughbreds and Barry Fowler’s Beautiful Sophia has two victories to his credit, including the prestigious Longines Test Stakes in Saratoga (G1). Slowing down from a fourth place in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), the 4-year-old daughter of awesome patriot is in training at Belmont Park waiting for a return to action. To date, she’s compiled a 6-4-1-0 record and won $592,600 for coach Rudy Rodriquez. She was bought for $20,000 as part of basic training and sales by agent Sallusto and Albina at the 2020 OBS June sale after hitting an eighth under tack in :10 2/5.

The unfortunate June 2020 graduate of Zedan Racing Stables Spirit of Medina finished his career with a runner-up finish in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), but along the way managed to finish first in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), win the Awesome Again Stakes (G1), and Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3), placed in four more graduate stakes, compiling a career record of 10-5-4-1 and winnings of $3,545,200 for coach Bob Baffert. A double OBS graduate, he was sold for $1,000 as a yearling by agent Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck) on behalf of breeder Gail Rice at the 2019 Winter Mixed Sale, then bought for $35,000 on consignment Whitman Sales at the June 2020 sale by Gary Young, on behalf of Zedan Racing Stables after shooting three-eights in:33 flat during the show under tack.

The catalog can be viewed on the OBS website at obssales.com. The website’s searchable and sortable main index provides links to under-gear videos, pedigree and shipper information, and pedigree updates that have occurred since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow the creation of restricted lists. A link to the instructions is in the index header and a step-by-step tutorial is also available in the index.

The iPad version of the entire catalog is available through the Equineline Sales Catalog app. The app allows users to download and browse the catalog, save notes and also offers innovative search, sort and rating features. For information and downloads visit: equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/.

Auction results will be available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each auction session. In addition, the latest OBS graduate news, sales schedules, appointments, credit applications, travel information, and other news relevant to OBS shippers and customers are also available. Email should be addressed to [email protected]