OBS Spring Sale of 2YOs Begins Today

From the OBS Media Team:

The OBS Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training is set for Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd – 26th. Tuesday’s session begins at 12:00 noon instead of its originally scheduled 10:30 a.m. start to allow additional time for inspections. All other sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-304 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 305-608 on Wednesday, Hips 609-912 will be offered Thursday and Hips 913-1221 on Friday. The Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website at http://obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form and TDN websites

The catalog can be viewed via the OBS website at http://obssales.com. The website’s improved searchable and sortable master index provides links to under tack videos, pedigree and consignor information as well as pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. It has also been updated to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header and a step by step tutorial is available in the index as well.

The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capabilities. For information and downloads visit: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

At the Under Tack Show, two youngsters shared honors for the fastest quarter, stopping the timer in :20 1/5 at Tuesday’s session.

  • Hip No. 240, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Amira’s Prince (IRE) out of Lady Halite, by Medaglia d’Oro, from the family of graded stakes winning OBS graduate Buffalo Man.
  • Hip No. 365, a bay filly by Commissioner consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, is out of Money Madness, by Rahy, a half sister to stakes placed Feminine Girl.

The fastest eighth was turned in by Hip No. 706, Speedy Justice, a bay colt by Dominus consigned by TIP Thoroughbred Investment Possibilities, Agent, who worked an eighth in :9 3/5 on Thursday. He’s out of Super Seller, by Came Home, a half sister to graded stakes winner T. D. Vance.

Hip No. 865, a dark bay or brown colt by Two Step Salsa consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Inc., Agent, worked the  Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, clocked in :32 2/5 on Thursday. He’s out of Zarlanz, by Harlan’s Holiday, a daughter to graded stakes placed stakes winner Zawzooth.

On the eve of the 2019 sale, OBS April graduates hit the headlines when Wonder Gadot and Starship Jubilee collected  Sovereign Awards as 2018 Canadian champions.

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot is Canada’s Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old female after winning the Queens Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes, the first two legs of Canada’s Triple Crown, against males. She also placed in four graded stakes including a second place finish in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). To date, she has compiled an 18-5-5-4 career record for trainer Mark Casse, and earned $1,524,861. The now 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was purchased for $325,000 out of the Eisaman Equine consignment at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch her under tack video

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee is Canada’s champion Female Turf Horse after winning three of eight starts including the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Gulfstream and Woodbine’s Canadian Stakes (G2). Trained by Kevin Attard, the 6-year-old multiple graded stakes winning Florida-bred daughter of Indy Wind is now 26-12-2-2 with $652,018 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by The Acorn at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and then consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, to the 2015 April Sale where she breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch her under tack video

Videos from the five Under Tack sessions are posted online at obssales.com as well as viewable on site via video kiosks located around the sales pavilion. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

Sales results are updated frequently during each session on the OBS website and available in sortable, .pdf and excel formats at the conclusion of each session. The latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

For more information regarding the Spring Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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