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Six record fastest furlong at second OBS March breeze show
Six horses completed a one-furlong breeze in :9.80 seconds on Friday during the second day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March selected sale of 2-year-olds in training pre-sale under-tack show.
Those juveniles matched the times set by a trio of freshman-sired entries during Thursday’s portion of the under-tack show, where fillies by Colonel John, Pioneerof the Nile, and Old Fashioned also hit the wire in :9.80 seconds over the Ocala Training Center’s synthetic Safetrack surface.
Among those to clock the fastest time on Friday was a Harlan’s Holiday colt out of the Rock Hard Ten mare Cameron. Consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, agent, the bay colt is the first out of his dam and is from the family of Grade 1 winner Pompeii and Grade 3 winners Ground Storm and Omi.
Also turning in the co-fastest time of the under-tack show was a colt by Discreet Cat, consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent. The bay colt is out of the Southern Halo mare Fontal, a Group 3 winner in Argentina and a stakes winner in the U.S., who is the dam of three winners from six to race, including multiple stakes winner Fond. His notable family members include Argentine champion Fontana, as well as Argentine Group 1 winners Fontemar, First One, and Flirteador.
One of two fillies to match the fastest time was a dark bay or brown daughter of Yes It’s True, out of the Silver Deputy mare Just for You. The filly is consigned by Top Line Sales, agent. Champion and leading sire Capote, Grade/Group 1 winners Bob and John and Exceller, Grade 3 winners Minister’s Melody and Vaguely Hidden, and stakes winner Baldski are among her most successful family members.
A Roman Ruler colt out of the stakes-placed winning Aptitude mare Mila’s Fame also finished at the top of the list for the day. Consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, agent, the dark bay or brown colt is from the family of Grade 3 winner Motovato.
Rounding out the list of horses with the fastest eighth-mile that were scheduled to run on Friday was a gray or roan Smart Strike colt. Consigned by King’s Equine, agent, he is the first foal out of the Grade 2-winning Pulpit mare Mini Sermon. His notable family members include Irish champion Minstrella, Grade 2 winners A Little Warm and Colonial Minstrel, and Grade 3 winners Minidar and Pleasant Strike.
Originally scheduled to breeze on Thursday, a Cowtown Cat filly made the most of her rescheduled workout and tied for the fastest furlong of the day. The dark bay or brown filly is out of the Saint Ballado mare Sea Saint, who has produced three winners from six to race, including stakes winner Pirate Saint. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent, the filly is from the family of Canadian Broodmare of the Year Radiant Ring and Canadian champions Catch the Ring and Catch the Thrill.
Turning in the fastest time for a quarter-mile breeze was a colt by Cowboy Cal, who finished with a time of :20.80 seconds.
The dark bay or brown colt is out of the Clever Trick mare Deceptive, whose four winners from four to race include Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection and stakes winner Hurricane Bernie. He is also from the family of Grade 3 winner Jaded Dancer and is consigned by Southern Chase Farm, agent.
The fastest two-furlong time over both days came during the first session, when a Henny Hughes colt completed his breeze in :20.60 seconds.
The two-day OBS March sale will begin Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. Eastern at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Complex and will conclude the following day with the same starting time.
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And we expect these quarterhorses to win the Kentucky Derby?
horses are not meant to go this fast. these guys will all get a high price, win their first race and then disappear. this is why the breed is dying. florida breeders breed horses to run 1/4 of a mile. the only solution is to lift the ban on all drugs and let put everyone on a level playing field. the way things are today in the u.s, you are asking horseplayers to bet on lame horses. there is a reason that the pick 6 in n.y. and cal. has a carryover every other day.