/HorsercacingFLA Staff Report
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company this afternoon will hold its 27th annual Day of Champions race card on the all-weather track at the Ocala Training Center.
Four of the five races are stakes for 3-year-olds that have gone through an OBS sales ring
The fifth and feature race is the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes for males. It is 1 1/16 miles, with scheduled post of 3:45 p.m.
Stakes winners Bullet Gone Astray (Photo on home page) Swagger Jagger, Extinct Charm and Unbridled Trick are among the 12 entrants
The first race, at 1:00 p.m., is a $10,000 allowance for quarter horses at 440 yards. All six entrants have raced this season at Hialeah Park
There will be pari-mutuel wagering on the first race and second race. The OBS Web site will stream all five races.
Here is the schedule for the four thoroughbred races:
*Second (1:45 p.m.) – $50,000 OBS Sprint, 6 furlongs for males
*Third (2:15 p.m.) = $50,000 OBS Fillies Sprint, 6 furlongs males
*Fourth (2:45 p.m.) — $100,000 OBS Fillies Championship, 1 1/16 miles
*Fifth (3:15 p.m.) — $100,000 OBS Championship, 1 1/16 miles
The races are being held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, which will be this Wednesday and Thursday.
Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park do not have racing today. Thus, the OBS card will have some of the top jockeys and trainers from those two tracks.
Among the trainers are Todd Pletcher, Michael Maker, Ralph Nicks, Mark Casse and Kathleen O’Connell.
Among the jockeys are Javier Castellano, Tyler Gaffalione, Antonio Gallardo, Edgard Zayas and Joe Bravo.
On our blog we will have a preview of the fifth race later this morning and a report on the stakes’ results later today.