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OBS 2022 Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2022 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.

A total of 1,231 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, now set for Tuesday through Friday, April 19 – April 22. All sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m.

  • Hip No 1 – 308 will sell Tuesday, April 19.
  • Hip No. 309 – 616 will be sold Wednesday, April 20.
  • Hip No. 617 – 924 will sell Thursday, April 21.
  • Hip No. 925 – 1231 will be sold Friday, April 22.

The Under Tack Show will be divided into seven sessions, set for Sunday through Saturday, April 10 – April 16, all beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Sunday, April 10: Hip No. 1 – 176
  • Monday, April 11: Hip No. 177 – 352
  • Tuesday, April 12: Hip No. 353 – 528
  • Wednesday, April 13: Hip No. 529 – 704
  • Thursday, April 14: Hip No. 705 – 880
  • Friday, April 15: Hip No. 881 – 1056
  • Saturday, April 16: Hip No. 1057 – 1231

The catalog covers are graced by photos of OBS Spring Sale graduates, winners of major graded stakes from coast to coast as well as overseas.

Book One's front cover features Speedway Stables LLC's unbeaten champion Corniche, winner of the Eclipse Award as 2021's champion 2-year-old male. After winning at first asking at Del Mar, he won Santa Anita's Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes and followed it with a victory in the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Three-for-three for trainer Bob Baffert, the son of Quality Road ended his juvenile campaign with $1,262,000 in earnings. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat and was purchased by Marette Farrell, Agent, for a sale-topping $1.5 million

Book One's back cover features the one-two finish by Spring Sale graduates in the recent $20-million G1 Saudi Cup where Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz's 2020 grad Emblem Road beat 2019 grad Country Grammer by half a length. It was the third stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Quality Road, trained by Mitab Almulawah, now 9-7-1-1 and the latest OBS millionaire with earnings of $10,204,734. Consigned to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he was purchased for $80,000 by Bruno DeBerdt, Agent, after breezing a quarter in :21 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.

Country Grammer, a 5-year-old son of Tonalist and multiple graded stakes winner  in his own right, is now 9-3-2-1 with $3,877,320 in earnings for trainer Bob Baffert. He was purchased at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat.

Book Two's cover boy is Robert E. and Lawana L. Low's Colonel Liam, who successfully defended his title in Gulfstream's recent $982,300 G1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes. It was the first start of the year for the 5-year-old son of Liam's Map, trained by Todd Pletcher, giving him four graded stakes wins, a 10-7-0-1 career record and $1,810,565 in earnings. At the 2019 OBS April Sale, he turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 and was purchased for $1,200,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.

A pair of 2021 Spring Sale graduates, unbeaten fillies Kathleen O. and Shahama, are featured on the back cover of Book Two.

Winngate Stables LLC's Kathleen O. is three for three and a graded stakes winner after a two-length victory in the $200,000 G2 Davona Dale Stakes. The 3-year-old daughter of Upstart is a two-time OBS graduate, sold by Stuart Morris at the 2020 October Yearling Sale, then purchased for $275,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 Spring Sale after working an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. Trained by Shug McGaughey, she has a pair of stakes wins to her credit and earned $226,280 to date.

KHK Racing's unbeaten Shahama is four for four and a graded stakes winner after a two-length victory in the $150,000 G3 UAE Oaks at Meydan. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings trained by Fawzi Nass, a half sister to champion Lookin At Lucky, has earned $223,484 to date and has been transferred to Todd Pletcher to prepare for the Kentucky Oaks in May. Consigned to the 2021 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, she was purchased by her trainer for $425,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat.

OBS will again offer Online Bidding during the Spring Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online bidding please go to the OBS website here.

The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Past The Wire websites.

The online catalog's main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. Under Tack videos, walking videos and conformation photos are also available.

To view the online catalog, click here.

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